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RIGHT AT HOME

ST. MICHAELS SHINES BRIGHTLY

Written By: Robbie Tarpley Raffish

It started for the need of a childcare center. In the mid-1980s, many mothers in the Bay Hundred — the area that encompasses St. Michaels and Tilghman Island — did not have stable childcare resources, making it very difficult for them to work. 

According to Mary Lou McAllister, a founder of Christmas in St. Michaels and this year’s chair of the Yuletide Party, “There was nowhere for...

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ST. MICHAELS SHINES BRIGHTLY

RIGHT AT HOME

WALL OF INSPIRATION

When Laura and I got engaged, we moved out of Ocean City and into our villa in Windhurst Manor, a small community in Millville in the spring of 2013. Laura had just retired, and we were looking for a low-maintenance home in tax-free Delaware. 

As the home was brand-new, it meant a fresh start for home décor. I constructed a feature wall in the living room with two shelves, beaded board and...

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WALL OF INSPIRATION

FLAVORS

FULL OF CHEER!

Written By: Bob Yesbek

During holiday time, Jews will often mark the event with a stuffed cookie called hamentaschen. The French love their fruit-stuffed galettes when they celebrate, and Greeks revel in special occasions with fig-or walnut-stuffed cookies. Farther to the east, the Chinese celebrate autumn with the ancient moon cake stuffed with meats or dark bean paste. Holiday partiers in Lebanon indulge in a...

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Paul Cullen and Bob Yesbek

FOR THE HOLIDAYS

SALISBURY LIGHTS UP THE NIGHT FOR CHANUKAH

Written By: Robbie Tarpley Raffish

With an estimated population of about 300 Jewish families, Salisbury holds a unique place in the Maryland record books: It has the largest outdoor Chanukah menorah in the state. Proudly lit on the Downtown Plaza each year, it is a shining testament to the vision of the merchants who in 1985 came together to create it.

According to local businessman Gary Kleiman, who helped lead the effort to...

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SALISBURY LIGHTS UP THE NIGHT FOR CHANUKAH

Right At Home

ST. MICHAELS SHINES BRIGHTLY

RIGHT AT HOME

ST. MICHAELS SHINES BRIGHTLY

Written By: Robbie Tarpley Raffish

It started for the need of a childcare center. In the mid-1980s, many mothers in the Bay Hundred — the area that encompasses St. Michaels and Tilghman Island — did not have stable childcare resources, making it very difficult for them to work. 

According to Mary Lou McAllister, a founder of Christmas in St. Michaels and this year’s chair of the Yuletide Party, “There was nowhere for...

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WALL OF INSPIRATION

RIGHT AT HOME

WALL OF INSPIRATION

When Laura and I got engaged, we moved out of Ocean City and into our villa in Windhurst Manor, a small community in Millville in the spring of 2013. Laura had just retired, and we were looking for a low-maintenance home in tax-free Delaware. 

As the home was brand-new, it meant a fresh start for home décor. I constructed a feature wall in the living room with two shelves, beaded board and...

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WOOD WORKING

RIGHT AT HOME

WOOD WORKING

Written By: Robbie Tarpley Raffish

Each day this summer, thousands of people will have stepped out onto the Bethany Beach Boardwalk, a mile-long, 150-foot wide walkway paralleling the ocean. You may wonder what stands out about this man-made track. The answer is… nothing. At least not under their feet, because in 2012, the Bethany Beach replaced its older traditional “boards” with a new walkway, featuring an innovative...

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Flavors

Paul Cullen and Bob Yesbek

FLAVORS

FULL OF CHEER!

Written By: Bob Yesbek

During holiday time, Jews will often mark the event with a stuffed cookie called hamentaschen. The French love their fruit-stuffed galettes when they celebrate, and Greeks revel in special occasions with fig-or walnut-stuffed cookies. Farther to the east, the Chinese celebrate autumn with the ancient moon cake stuffed with meats or dark bean paste. Holiday partiers in Lebanon indulge in a...

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TART CHERRY BOURBON JAM WITH

FLAVORS

TART CHERRY BOURBON JAM WITH "BAKED" BRIE

Holiday party menus are not complete without an offering of cheese, and what could be better than an appetizer of warm, melty, baked Brie? Brie can be found in most every grocery store and is relatively inexpensive. It’s rich and creamy texture can be prepared simply, with both sweet and savory toppings, and makes for an elegant presentation despite the fact that it’s super-easy to...

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CLASSIC EASTERN SHORE CRAB DIP

FLAVORS

CLASSIC EASTERN SHORE CRAB DIP

A staple of Eastern Shore gatherings any time of year, why not celebrate the season with some good old-fashioned crab dip. Mark Buchanan’s personal recipe will have you reaching for another scoop.  
 

Ingredients

8 oz cream cheese

¼ cup mayonnaise

½ cup cheddar, shredded

1 Tbsp Old Bay

1 tsp lemon juice

2 oz jumbo lump crabmeat

 

Directions

Mix all ingredients (except crabmeat)...

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Mind, Body, Soul

MISSION OF MERCY

MIND, BODY, SOUL

MISSION OF MERCY

Written By: Robbie Tarpley Raffish

For all of the arguing about how expensive it is, who should pay for it, and how (or whether) it should be insured, healthcare is something Americans tend to take for granted. So, four years ago, when Veronique Diriker, Ph.D., volunteered to go on a mission trip to Managua, Nicaragua, with the Salisbury-based organization La Merced, she was unprepared for what was waiting for her. “It...

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HOPE SPRINGS ETERNAL

MIND, BODY, SOUL

HOPE SPRINGS ETERNAL

Written By: Robbie Tarpley Raffish

On a gray and drizzly Saturday in late spring, seven families, with many friends, gathered at the West Ocean City Marina to commemorate the lives of loved ones lost to illness, accident and age. But while the weather may have been heavy and depressing, the tone of the event certainly was not.

All were gathered around seven large, hollow, bell-shaped Eternal Reef memorial balls. They had been...

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THE TRUTH ABOUT SKIN CANCER SCREENINGS

MIND, BODY, SOUL

THE TRUTH ABOUT SKIN CANCER SCREENINGS

Written By: Dr. Sara Moghaddam

I’m sure at one point in your life you may have asked yourself this: When am I supposed to start getting checked for skin cancer? The truth is that there is no well-established answer for age-appropriate skin cancer screenings like there is for colon or breast cancer. However, the rest of what I’m about to tell you will hopefully give you some better guidance. There is no doubt that there...

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