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By Peter Jensen | August 22, 1991
It may not be the Taj Mahal but residents of Somerset County's tiny Deal Island are ready to boast about their first-ever post office building anyway."
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By Ian Duncan, The Baltimore Sun | September 21, 2013
A century-old skipjack oyster boat capsized during a race on the Choptank River near Cambridge on Saturday, throwing 10 people into the water and sending one of its owners to the hospital with a dislocated shoulder. The 42-foot boat, Ida May, was leading the race and closing in on the finish line when it was caught in a strong gust of wind as it was turning and was knocked over, according to Mary Sue Gladden, the wife of co-owner Gordon Gladden. "They're large and they're heavy and they have a flat bottom," Gladden said.
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By TOM HORTON | July 22, 1995
It's one of those steam-bath evenings only a mosquito could love when the Rev. Henry Zollinhofer and I get to Deal Island for the annual Camp Meeting, one of Methodism's oldest practices.These weeklong events, providing spiritual revival and a time for socializing and homecoming, were key to a revolution some 200 years ago that affected the Eastern Shore as much as the War for Independence.Now, only two are left, here at Deal and at Smith Island. Henry was running the one on Smith when I first met him some 15 years ago.He was rigged out that night: jaunty admiral's cap, blue blazer with twin rows of brass buttons, an electric-blue clerical shirt overlaid by striped silk tie and ivory, triple cross necklace; and creased white cotton trousers and white loafers.
SPORTS
December 31, 2011
Portions of the Deal Island WMA that was closed by the Maryland Department of Natural Resouces last month because of the illegal distribution of waterfowl bait will reopen Wednesday. Small grains discovered in a marshy dump area west of Riley Roberts Road and south of State Route 363 near Chance forced the temporary closure. The grains could have attracted wild waterfowl, according to the DNR. The signs announcing the closure, posted at known access points to the marsh area, will be removed prior to the reopening.
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By Liz Bowie and Liz Bowie,LIZ BOWIE is The Sun's environmental reporter | December 1, 1991
Follow the road through golden brown marshland dotted with white pine and decaying wooden boats. Keep on past yards with rusting, wire mesh crab pots piled high, and there among the clutter of a fishing village is the future of Deal Island: modern gray town houses. They perch irreverently on the very tip of this Chesapeake Bay island, testing the wind and water.A stone's throw away on Wenona harbor is another sign of the changing times. Stanley Daniels is nudging his rotting skipjack out of the harbor, relying on faith that she won't sink to the muddy bottom as she did last winter.
FEATURES
September 1, 1991
The eight-mile Skipjack Races off Deal Island, in their 32nd year, are scheduled tomorrow at 9:30 a.m.A Labor Day tradition in Maryland, the event has now been expanded to two days. Festivities get under way at 1 p.m. today with an all-you-can-eat crab feast. Other events will include boat races, fishing, swimming, canoe races and small- and large-boat docking contests.On the festival grounds there will be arts and crafts exhibits, demonstrations, live music, children's activities and an assortment of Eastern Shore seafood and other fare.
FEATURES
August 30, 1992
The annual Labor Day Skipjack Races off Deal Island are tradition in Maryland. This year you can watch the entire race from aboard the Tyler I, which leaves the harbor at 8:30 a.m. Sept. 7 for a cruise of Tangier Sound. The cost is $10 for adults, $5 for children.The harbor area will be the site for two days of festivities beginning Sunday with a parade, open canoe race, canoe joust and a full afternoon of feasting on freshly steamed crabs. There are also crab races, arts and crafts, food and musical entertainment both days until 10 p.m.Activities on Labor Day start with the blessing of the fleet at 8 a.m., followed by boat races and the skipjack race at 9:30 a.m. The day continues with boat docking contests, fishing and swimming contests and lots more fun for children and adults.
NEWS
March 12, 2000
Dorothy W. Deacon, 86, churchwoman and artist Dorothy W. Deacon, a churchwoman who later in life began painting scenes from her youth on Deal Island, died Wednesday at Stella Maris Hospice of complications from a respiratory illness. She was 86 and had lived in Towson for more than 20 years. The former Dorothy Webster was born in Baltimore, but called Deal Island home until she was 18, when she came to Baltimore to attend Strayer Business College. After completing her studies, she worked 10 years for the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Federal Land Bank.
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By Jason Song and Jason Song,SUN STAFF | January 19, 2003
Rescuers found the body yesterday of one of three duck hunters who have been missing since Friday, said a spokeswoman for the state Department of Natural Resources said. Adam M. Miller, 25, of Elizabethtown, Pa., was found near Janes Island State Park in Somerset County yesterday about noon, said Heather Lynch, a DNR spokeswoman. Michael A. Jones, 27, of Marietta, Pa., and William E. Nurmi of Ocean City were still missing yesterday evening and authorities had little hope of finding the men. Temperatures stayed below freezing all day yesterday, and rescuers shifted their efforts toward "recovery rather than rescue" after sunset last night, Lynch said.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 2, 2004
One last splash Stuck here Labor Day? This is the last weekend that Baltimore's public pools will be open, so you can still cool off in the water. Many of the smaller pools have already closed, but the pools listed below will be open through Monday. Cost is $1.50 The Clifton Park pool is at 2013 Sinclair Lane. Call 410-396-9330. The Druid Hill Park pool is at 800 Wyman Park Drive. Call 410-396-6477. The Riverside Park pool is at 1800 Covington St. Call 410-396-8059. The Roosevelt Park pool is at 3500 Poole St. Call 410-396-6487.
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By Timothy B. Wheeler, The Baltimore Sun | November 19, 2010
— David Whitelock stood in the open stern of the workboat and reveled in the nearly pristine view as the vessel cruised the Nanticoke River. A bald eagle flew along the wooded shoreline while his 6-year-old daughter Hannah fidgeted around him. The 39-year-old from Deal Island and a few other watermen took off from oystering this week and spent a day retracing a voyage of Capt. John Smith, the 17th-century English explorer whose adventures helped open up the Chesapeake Bay to European settlement.
ENTERTAINMENT
By [SARAH KICKLER KELBER] | August 30, 2007
Rock the park The lowdown -- More than 100 bands will perform at this weekend's Park Rock Fest 2007 at Chancellors Run Regional Park in Great Mills. Performers include HydraFX and Kneel to Zod. If you go -- The festival runs 9 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the park, 21905 Chancellors Run Road in Great Mills. $15-$20 per day. Call 301-737-5680 or go to parkrock.com. Skipjack race The lowdown -- Check out this year's Skipjack Race and Land Festival at Deal Island Harbor. Sunday's events include a 1 p.m. parade, kayak races from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., musical performances from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. and more.
NEWS
By Chris Guy and Chris Guy,Sun reporter | May 21, 2007
DEAL ISLAND -- A team of federal trappers that killed 10,000 nutria in the sprawling Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge has a new mission: Ridding the rest of the Eastern Shore of the invasive herbivore. The South American rodents destroyed 8,000 acres of delicate marshland in the 24,000-acre Blackwater refuge before government hunters wiped them out. Then nutria were targeted in the Fishing Bay Wildlife Management Area and other publicly owned tracts in Dorchester County. Now the trappers are moving south, stalking smaller pockets of nutria on both public and private land here in this remote corner of Somerset County and other parts of Lower Eastern Shore.
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By CHRIS GUY and CHRIS GUY,SUN REPORTER | January 30, 2006
WENONA -- Let's face it, hardly anyone here in Maryland's remote southern reaches ever thought they'd be talking $6 million - not for a scruffy watermen's marina with 13 acres of marsh, crab shanties and rickety docks overlooking the commercial harbor. Now, with the sale final for the asking price and rumors churning about how the waterfront will be developed, folks all over Deal Island and in nearby Chance seem to have one only question in mind - "How much is my place worth?" Many who scoffed at the prospects for a windfall here, cynics who called it pie-in-the-sky, are quickly changing their tune - and scrambling to calculate riches they never knew they had. And who can blame them?
ENTERTAINMENT
September 2, 2004
One last splash Stuck here Labor Day? This is the last weekend that Baltimore's public pools will be open, so you can still cool off in the water. Many of the smaller pools have already closed, but the pools listed below will be open through Monday. Cost is $1.50 The Clifton Park pool is at 2013 Sinclair Lane. Call 410-396-9330. The Druid Hill Park pool is at 800 Wyman Park Drive. Call 410-396-6477. The Riverside Park pool is at 1800 Covington St. Call 410-396-8059. The Roosevelt Park pool is at 3500 Poole St. Call 410-396-6487.
NEWS
By Jason Song and Jason Song,SUN STAFF | January 19, 2003
Rescuers found the body yesterday of one of three duck hunters who have been missing since Friday, said a spokeswoman for the state Department of Natural Resources said. Adam M. Miller, 25, of Elizabethtown, Pa., was found near Janes Island State Park in Somerset County yesterday about noon, said Heather Lynch, a DNR spokeswoman. Michael A. Jones, 27, of Marietta, Pa., and William E. Nurmi of Ocean City were still missing yesterday evening and authorities had little hope of finding the men. Temperatures stayed below freezing all day yesterday, and rescuers shifted their efforts toward "recovery rather than rescue" after sunset last night, Lynch said.
NEWS
By Dail Willis and Dail Willis,Ocean City Bureau of the Sun | May 1, 1994
DEAL ISLAND -- A community-based benefit eight days ago for two children with staggering medical bills has raised more than $18,000, with $3,000 coming from donors on the western side of Chesapeake Bay, sponsors reported yesterday."
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By Dail Willis and Dail Willis,Ocean City Bureau of The Sun | April 23, 1994
DEAL ISLAND -- At the Island Seafood Deli here, owners Millie Gruver and Liz Simmons bought tickets to a benefit over in Princess Anne tonight. So did the staff and customers on a recent sunny afternoon in front of Arby's General Store.Residents across the bridge -- in Chance, Dames Quarter and the other tiny communities that dot Route 363 as it winds across the lower Eastern Shore -- also have bought tickets. They want to help two hard-hit Deal Island families facing sizable medical bills.
NEWS
March 12, 2000
Dorothy W. Deacon, 86, churchwoman and artist Dorothy W. Deacon, a churchwoman who later in life began painting scenes from her youth on Deal Island, died Wednesday at Stella Maris Hospice of complications from a respiratory illness. She was 86 and had lived in Towson for more than 20 years. The former Dorothy Webster was born in Baltimore, but called Deal Island home until she was 18, when she came to Baltimore to attend Strayer Business College. After completing her studies, she worked 10 years for the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Federal Land Bank.
SPORTS
By Peter Baker and Peter Baker,Sun Staff Writer | July 23, 1995
The Chesapeake Bay Boat Show won't roll into the convention center until the second week of January, but show organizers said last week that they hope to concentrate on introducing families to boating.Show officials said that displays of 16- to 18-foot fishing, day and skiing boats may be prominently placed near the main entrance, along with displays that will help first-time buyers through the steps of buying, operating and maintaining a boat.Other areas of the show, of course, will continue to display and sell full lines of boats of all sizes and equipment and accessories.
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