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December 25, 1988 | By Matthew Purdy, Inquirer Staff Writer
Bill Bradshaw wasn't in it for the money. It was his life, much as it had been his grandfather's - from the house overlooking the Chesapeake Bay to the 80-year-old wooden sailboat he used to dredge for oysters. He knew everyone in this Eastern Shore fishing hamlet, on a neck of land that cranes out into the bay, and he liked it that way. Then, three lawyers from Washington offered him more for the boat than he could make in two years working the water. To them, it was a curiosity or a tax dodge.
NEWS
August 14, 1988 | By Jonathan Sidener, Special to The Inquirer
A rumble comes from the styrofoam cooler that sits not far from the pot of steaming water on the stove. And the cooler and the stove are not all that far from the brackish, Chesapeake-bound Slaughter Creek, whence came the noble beasts that stir the peace of the styrofoam. The blue crabs within are staging an uprising. Twice the lid pops an inch into the air, then falls back into place. The third time it rises, the backfins of a defiant crustacean reach over the edge. Fortunately, the water is about to boil.
NEWS
February 27, 1994 | By Don Beideman, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
The Eastern Shore Natural Gas Co. has indicated that it will go ahead with plans to build a controversial gas treatment plant here, no matter how New Garden supervisors rule on its application. The township supervisors are scheduled to reach a decision on the company's land-use plan when they meet at 7:30 p.m. April 14 at the Avondale Fire House. In a series of 14 hearings that began in September and concluded this month, they heard from both the company and from residents opposing the plans.
NEWS
June 16, 1996 | By Ashley Halsey 3d, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Why don't you just go ahead and say it? Staying in a country inn seems about as appealing as a night in an igloo. You need space. You need privacy. And the notion of a country inn or bed and breakfast is more than you can handle, particularly the fear that you may have to be polite to strangers over the breakfast table. For years I shared your country-inn phobia. Get over it. I ended up in country inns because the sleep-in-a-tent theory came into play. I will not sleep in a tent unless it's the only way to stay in a place I very dearly want to be. The Eastern Shore of Maryland is just such a place, and there is no need to pack your air mattress and pup tent.
NEWS
January 24, 1988 | By Tom Belden, Inquirer Staff Writer
To be sure, my family was counting on a quiet and dignified holiday weekend at the sedate, restored little Imperial Hotel on Chestertown's High Street. Indeed, we had heard there was little to do but relax, especially in the winter, in this pre-Revolutionary country town at the upper end of the Eastern Shore, less than two hours' driving time from Philadelphia. But what a grand, serendipitous treat it was to also find in such a well- preserved and attractive setting a restaurant and a dinner that rank among the best we've found anywhere.
NEWS
June 5, 1994 | By Dick Cooper, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The whir of the avocado-green Hamilton Beach milkshake mixer behind the marble-topped soda fountain at Durding's Store transports you back over the decades to a time when this Eastern Shore village was a hard-working Chesapeake Bay watermen's town. Frost coats the stainless-steel canister as the clerk pours chocolate malt into a stemmed glass, rekindling a childhood memory with each falling lump. Rock Hall is like that: glimpses of the past coexisting with the present, but with a new and different future emerging around the next corner.
NEWS
May 19, 2011 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
OCEAN CITY, Md. - U.S. Rep. Andy Harris says he opposes a proposal to double the eastbound toll on the Bay Bridge. The Maryland Republican, whose district includes the Eastern Shore, said at a news conference Wednesday that state officials were unfairly shortchanging rural areas. A proposal from the Maryland Transportation Authority would raise the toll from $2.50 to $5 starting Oct. 1, with another hike to $8 following in 2013. State transportation officials defend the increase, the first since 1975, as necessary to maintain toll facilities.
NEWS
July 2, 2008 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
MIDDLEBURG, Pa. - A Snyder County company that makes potato chips is having trouble because of the weather. Normally, Ira Middleswarth & Son gets eight tractor-trailer loads of potatoes from its supplier each week. Middleswarth Vice President Jeff Golf says his company is now getting only four. Golf says lack of rain is causing low potato yields throughout the South. Floods in the Midwest are causing trouble for the crop there. He's hoping to get potatoes from southern Virginia and the Eastern Shore of Maryland.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 13, 2016 | By Chuck Darrow, FOR DoTHIS
Summer is coming to a close, but there's still time to squeeze in a beach weekend. Some Jersey Shore vacationers are no doubt drawn by tradition: Who doesn't know someone whose family has been going to Wildwood or Sea Isle City for generations? Others may be drawn to the South Jersey coast out of a passion for a particular locale. Or mere convenience. But if our closest oceanfront real estate has no particular claims on your heart and mind (and wallet), you might consider Ocean City, Md. The other Ocean City has a lot to offer if you're looking for something a little different.
NEWS
April 12, 2013
Authorities recovered the body of a 49-year-old Gloucester County man that washed up on the shore of the Delaware River on Tuesday night. At about 9 p.m., a passerby discovered the body along the shoreline at Finns Point. The deceased, from Franklinville, had jumped from the Delaware Memorial Bridge on Jan. 20, said Cpl. John Day of the Delaware State Police. Although found on the eastern shore of the river in Salem County, the small strip of land actually is part of Delaware by a quirk of history, and Delaware authorities led the investigation.
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ENTERTAINMENT
August 13, 2016 | By Chuck Darrow, FOR DoTHIS
Summer is coming to a close, but there's still time to squeeze in a beach weekend. Some Jersey Shore vacationers are no doubt drawn by tradition: Who doesn't know someone whose family has been going to Wildwood or Sea Isle City for generations? Others may be drawn to the South Jersey coast out of a passion for a particular locale. Or mere convenience. But if our closest oceanfront real estate has no particular claims on your heart and mind (and wallet), you might consider Ocean City, Md. The other Ocean City has a lot to offer if you're looking for something a little different.
NEWS
March 14, 2016 | Kevin Riordan, Inquirer South Jersey columnist
"There were four Beatles the last time we did a road trip. " Pete offers this observation as we roll through the dark somewhere in Lower Delaware. He's claimed shotgun - as usual, I suddenly remember - Scott is at the wheel, and the Fab Four yeah-yeah-yeah from the speakers. I'm in the backseat, scribbling notes and asking for the heat to be turned down. Or up. Another old friend, also named Pete, is waiting for us at a getaway he has arranged on the Eastern Shore. We twist and turn through the last few miles of frigid night, and finally arrive, greeted by Pete's hearty embrace, a lively fire, and seats as cozy as home.
SPORTS
December 31, 2015 | BY DICK JERARDI, Staff Writer
AS THEY HEAD to Richmond for Saturday's Atlantic 10 opener, this Saint Joseph's team has put itself on the periphery of postseason conversation. After a predictably sluggish effort, following a week without a game and three days without any basketball, the Hawks eventually put away game Maryland Eastern Shore on Tuesday night at Hagan Arena, winning, 78-68. Except for a game against Penn as part of the Big 5 Palestra doubleheader on Jan. 20, St. Joe's (10-2) is all A-10 from here to the regular-season finish line.
BUSINESS
November 21, 2015 | By Andrew Maykuth, Inquirer Staff Writer
Community Energy Inc., a Radnor renewable-energy developer, has signed an agreement with Eastman Chemical Co. to develop a 5-megawatt solar-generation facility on Maryland's Eastern Shore. The specialty-chemicals company will buy power from the solar farm for 20 years. "This long-term power-purchase agreement converts the company's power consumption at its locations near the solar facility from a short-term expense to a long-term commitment that enables new, clean, renewable power," said Jay Carliss, a Community Energy vice president.
SPORTS
November 18, 2015 | By Phil Anastasia, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Eastern High School field hockey team played with its standard mix of skill, speed and synchronicity on Monday. The Vikings rolled out a new weapon, too: indignation. "We wanted to make a statement," senior midfielder Madison Morano said after her team's imposing 12-0 victory over Shore in the Tournament of Champions play-in game at West Windsor-Plainsboro North High School. Senior Nikki Santore scored six goals and Morano collected two assists and played a superb all-around game for Eastern (25-0)
NEWS
July 17, 2015 | Chuck Darrow, Daily News
Think Hard-shell crabs, and you likely think of the Eastern Shore of Maryland. But according to Jeanette Burns , that region of the Chesapeake Bay area has nothing on the Jersey Shore when it comes to the variety of crab also known as the blue claw. Our piece of the Atlantic Coast, she insisted, can go claw-to-claw with the Eastern Shore any day of the (crab season) week, especially in Cape May County where, she said, they are "usually abundant. People don't realize how many crabs there are in Cape May County.
NEWS
March 19, 2015
ISSUE | VETERANS Early sign-up rules should go national Two years ago, then-U.S. Rep. Allyson Schwartz (D., Pa.) introduced a bill that should have been a no-brainer, but it died anyway. It would have given veterans the ability to register for college classes early. Veterans have limited time to complete courses, and priority registration would have given them the same privilege that athletes and some others have received for a long time. Last year, Pennsylvania joined California, Florida, Tennessee, and Wisconsin as the only states to grant veterans the right to enroll early.
SPORTS
November 19, 2014 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
The rules said that 12th-ranked Villanova had to play 40 minutes of basketball Monday night against Maryland-Eastern Shore, even though the Legends Classic first-round game ceased being competitive well before halftime. So Wildcats coach Jay Wright worked on different things on offense and defense and made sure he gave everyone in his regular nine-man rotation plenty of playing time. One of them was 6-foot-6 sophomore forward Kris Jenkins, who played 20 minutes and posted team highs of 15 points and four steals in the Wildcats' 81-44 victory over the Hawks at the Pavilion.
REAL_ESTATE
June 30, 2014 | By Sally A. Downey, For The Inquirer
The decor of Melinda and Grif Bates' Blue Bell Colonial reflects the couple's traditional tastes. Then there is the art: twenty colorful, surrealist paintings prominently displayed throughout the two-story residence. Combining abstract depictions of faces, birds, animals, and geometric shapes with conventional furnishings - china cabinets, an upright piano, and upholstered chairs and couches, for example - has produced a strikingly attractive home. The art is the work of Grif's father, Grif Bates Jr., a retired physician whose "passion is now painting," says his son, Grif Bates III. Dr. Bates' work has been exhibited at shows in Maryland and Vermont.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 18, 2014 | By Virginia A. Smith, Inquirer Staff Writer
David Hughes, a Doylestown landscape architect with an affinity for native flora and natural landscapes, often finds himself ripping out dead, overgrown, or otherwise undesirable plants to make way for new. But he doesn't haul that nasty Japanese honeysuckle, Chinese white mulberry, or Norway maple to the dump, curb, or chipper. Hughes is that rare soul who prizes what other designers and gardeners despise, more so if it's scarred by deer browsing, insect damage, or disease. That's because, in addition to designing ecologically responsible landscapes in the Philadelphia region, Hughes, 46, is a skilled woodworker who makes rustic furniture from garden "debris," a kind of plant-world Dumpster diver.
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