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By NANCY NOYES | August 20, 1995
Last weekend was one of the busiest of the year for the little Eastern Shore town of Oxford, as the annual summer regatta descended upon the Tred Avon Yacht Club, bringing big boats and one-design racers in droves to share the fun.The big boats of the seven mid-Chesapeake PHRF splits, along with MORC and Triton racers, began the event last Friday with a race from Annapolis to Oxford. In light and dying breeze, however, even with the course shortened to 21.2 miles from its originally scheduled length of 29 miles, dozens of dropouts were unable to finish the race, and many classes showed a wide variation in finish times.
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May 3, 2007
The lowdown -- Performance Workshop Theatre has bookended its season with plays by Irish dramatist Brian Friel. Having opened with Faith Healer in the fall, the theater will wrap up its season, beginning tomorrow, with a five-weekend run of Philadelphia, Here I Come!, the play that launched Friel's career in the 1960s. Tom Byrne and Kyle Riley star as the public and private incarnations of Gar O'Donnell, a young man struggling with his decision to move to the United States from his home in the Irish village of Ballybeg.
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By NANCY NOYES | August 19, 1993
It happens every August.The tiny Eastern Shore town of Oxford experiences a temporary population explosion, as hundreds of sailors converge on the Tred Avon Yacht Club for the Oxford regatta -- a three-day affair for boats of virtually every size and description and for sailors of any age.More than 115 handicap and cruising one-design boats took off from Annapolis Friday for the 29-mile sail down the Chesapeake and up the Choptank and Tred Avon rivers to...
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By Nancy Taylor Robson and Nancy Taylor Robson,Special to the Sun | January 13, 2002
The sky is a watercolor wash of gray and blue, an artist's backdrop for the ducks that paddle in the shallows near the Oxford ferry dock. I had hoped to ride across to Bellevue and bicycle to St. Michaels, but although it claims to be the oldest continuously operating as well as the oldest privately owned ferry in the country, the Oxford-Bellevue Ferry takes a three-month sabbatical in winter. My plans thwarted, I wander down to the Tred Avon Yacht Club to watch a waterman's workboat, called a bateau, incongruously pushing two barges out toward the Chesapeake Bay. The yacht club, whose beachy clubhouse on the point has a fabulous view of the Tred Avon and Choptank rivers, hints at the spiritual heart of Oxford -- its long-running love affair with boats.
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By NANCY NOYES | September 30, 1993
Sailors who won last weekend's 39th annual Naval Academy Sailing Squadron Race to Oxford or (on the return trip) the 33rd annual Hammond Memorial Race out of Tred Avon Yacht Club have a lot to be proud of.But only a few of the 250 entrants won both the 39-mile NASS race from Annapolis on Saturday and the 20.5-mile reciprocal TAYC race from Oxford to Poplar Island on Sunday.Among that elite class this year was PHRF Nonspinnaker's King Nummy crew led by Don Breder, Dave Wooldridge and his team on his Cal 25 Riders Up, and Jim Cullen and his crew on Jackrabbit, acing the J/30 class.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 3, 2007
The lowdown -- Performance Workshop Theatre has bookended its season with plays by Irish dramatist Brian Friel. Having opened with Faith Healer in the fall, the theater will wrap up its season, beginning tomorrow, with a five-weekend run of Philadelphia, Here I Come!, the play that launched Friel's career in the 1960s. Tom Byrne and Kyle Riley star as the public and private incarnations of Gar O'Donnell, a young man struggling with his decision to move to the United States from his home in the Irish village of Ballybeg.
SPORTS
By NANCY NOYES | September 30, 1992
Tropical Storm Danielle cleared out of the area just in time t make Saturday a nearly perfect day for sailing.More than 200 teams of racers started the Naval Academy Sailing Squadron's annual 29-mile Oxford Race down the bay from Annapolis, up into the Choptank and on into the Tred Avon River.The race, informally known as the Fall Oxford when paired with the following day's 20.5-mile reciprocal Tred Avon Yacht Club Hammond Memorial Race from Oxford to Poplar Island, is one of the last big weekend events of the sailing season.
NEWS
By Edward Gunts and Edward Gunts,Staff Writer | February 4, 1993
At the end of a lane on the outskirts of Easton, a simple wood-frame structure stands as a national symbol of architectural tenacity.The Third Haven Meetinghouse, built between 1682 and 1684, is the oldest surviving structure in Maryland and one of the oldest frame houses of worship in the country. In the mid-1980s, it seemed doubtful the Quaker meeting site could last much longer because it had suffered extensive termite damage.Now it's ready for another 300 years of use, following a six-year, $500,000 restoration that won a national Honor Award last year from the National Trust for Historic Preservation -- one of the country's highest honors for preservation work.
TRAVEL
By Nancy Taylor Robson and Nancy Taylor Robson,Special to the Sun | January 13, 2002
The sky is a watercolor wash of gray and blue, an artist's backdrop for the ducks that paddle in the shallows near the Oxford ferry dock. I had hoped to ride across to Bellevue and bicycle to St. Michaels, but although it claims to be the oldest continuously operating as well as the oldest privately owned ferry in the country, the Oxford-Bellevue Ferry takes a three-month sabbatical in winter. My plans thwarted, I wander down to the Tred Avon Yacht Club to watch a waterman's workboat, called a bateau, incongruously pushing two barges out toward the Chesapeake Bay. The yacht club, whose beachy clubhouse on the point has a fabulous view of the Tred Avon and Choptank rivers, hints at the spiritual heart of Oxford -- its long-running love affair with boats.
NEWS
By Nancy Noyes | August 14, 1991
For the sailors in this year's summer Oxford Regatta, with the Tred Avon and Chesapeake Bay yacht clubs as hosts, it was another memorable event.The event combined a big-boat race to Oxford on Friday and buoy race Saturday with a major one-design regatta Saturday and Sunday. Even a special event for the picturesque and exciting log canoeswas part of the festivities.The big-boat racers found the Friday-Saturday event to be a bizarre combination of feast and famine as far as weather went.Friday's fleet of at least 120 PHRF, IMS and MORC boats and Tritons met at the starting line in a torrential downpour and strong, gusty winds reported at 30 knots or better.
FEATURES
By Reed Hellman and Reed Hellman,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | September 27, 1998
The front lawn of St. Michaels' Two Swan Inn offers one of the finest harbor views on the East Coast. Guests spend entire vacations perched in fan chairs, ogling a panoply of yachtdom cruising by on the Miles River, literally at arm's distance. But, after the obvious enticements wear thin, St. Michaels is a great place to leave.Getting out of town reveals the less varnished Chesapeake, rich in history, natural spectacle and singular experiences. Using St. Michaels as a hub for exploring the Eastern Shore puts you just down the road from an abundance of singular destinations.
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By Dail Willis and Dail Willis,SUN STAFF | June 15, 1997
OXFORD -- A boat shaped like a duck. A boat that resembled a tank. A boat full of people wearing fruit-topped straw hats. Those were among the colorful entrants yesterday in the Ninth Annual International Cardboard Boat Race.Some of the boats had clever names, too: Cleopaddlers, Duck's Breath, Red, White and Bullip, the Plain Brown Rapper, S.S. Sinks-alot. And some of the boat crews were plain silly as they overturned or missed marker buoys on the Tred Avon River in the three-race fund-raiser for charity.
SPORTS
By Nancy Noyes and Nancy Noyes,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | October 8, 1995
There was a big turnout among Star sailors last weekend, when 25 teams from as far away as southern California, the Midwest and New England arrived at the Tred Avon Yacht Club in Oxford for the 45th annual Oxford Fall Windups regatta.Winning overall was Elliott Oldak of Annapolis and his crew Paul Amlong, with a 2-1 finish. They edged Bill Allen and Chuck Neville from Willamette, Ill., at 1-3.The fleet was somewhat larger than usual and contained more out-of-town boats, due to the Star North American Championships, which will be at West River Sailing Club in Galesville Oct. 23-29.
SPORTS
By NANCY NOYES | August 20, 1995
Last weekend was one of the busiest of the year for the little Eastern Shore town of Oxford, as the annual summer regatta descended upon the Tred Avon Yacht Club, bringing big boats and one-design racers in droves to share the fun.The big boats of the seven mid-Chesapeake PHRF splits, along with MORC and Triton racers, began the event last Friday with a race from Annapolis to Oxford. In light and dying breeze, however, even with the course shortened to 21.2 miles from its originally scheduled length of 29 miles, dozens of dropouts were unable to finish the race, and many classes showed a wide variation in finish times.
SPORTS
By NANCY NOYES | October 2, 1994
The back-to-back races between Annapolis and Oxford last weekend, the Naval Academy Sailing Squadron Race to Oxford on Saturday and the Tred Avon Yacht Club's Hammond Memorial Race from Oxford to Poplar Island known as "Fall Oxford," suffered a bit from lack of wind but certainly not from lack of fun.The NASS Race Committee, finding no morning wind on the bay and expecting a southerly sea breeze to come in later in the day, postponed the start at the mouth...
SPORTS
By NANCY NOYES | August 21, 1994
Last weekend's annual Tred Avon Yacht Club Oxford Regatta was one for the memory books and hopefully one not to be repeated for a while.For Annapolitan Ron Steele and his crew on his Melges24 Airheads, winners of PHRF A-2 and the TAYC Poker Bowl for best corrected time in the fleet, it was a memorable experience.The big-boat race from Annapolis to Oxford on Friday, Aug. 12, began blandly for the 110-plus starters in seven handicap classes and a Triton one-design start with a one-hour postponement in little or no wind.
SPORTS
By NANCY NOYES | August 21, 1994
Last weekend's annual Tred Avon Yacht Club Oxford Regatta was one for the memory books and hopefully one not to be repeated for a while.For Annapolitan Ron Steele and his crew on his Melges24 Airheads, winners of PHRF A-2 and the TAYC Poker Bowl for best corrected time in the fleet, it was a memorable experience.The big-boat race from Annapolis to Oxford on Friday, Aug. 12, began blandly for the 110-plus starters in seven handicap classes and a Triton one-design start with a one-hour postponement in little or no wind.
SPORTS
By Nancy Noyes and Nancy Noyes,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | October 8, 1995
There was a big turnout among Star sailors last weekend, when 25 teams from as far away as southern California, the Midwest and New England arrived at the Tred Avon Yacht Club in Oxford for the 45th annual Oxford Fall Windups regatta.Winning overall was Elliott Oldak of Annapolis and his crew Paul Amlong, with a 2-1 finish. They edged Bill Allen and Chuck Neville from Willamette, Ill., at 1-3.The fleet was somewhat larger than usual and contained more out-of-town boats, due to the Star North American Championships, which will be at West River Sailing Club in Galesville Oct. 23-29.
SPORTS
By NANCY NOYES | September 30, 1993
Sailors who won last weekend's 39th annual Naval Academy Sailing Squadron Race to Oxford or (on the return trip) the 33rd annual Hammond Memorial Race out of Tred Avon Yacht Club have a lot to be proud of.But only a few of the 250 entrants won both the 39-mile NASS race from Annapolis on Saturday and the 20.5-mile reciprocal TAYC race from Oxford to Poplar Island on Sunday.Among that elite class this year was PHRF Nonspinnaker's King Nummy crew led by Don Breder, Dave Wooldridge and his team on his Cal 25 Riders Up, and Jim Cullen and his crew on Jackrabbit, acing the J/30 class.
SPORTS
By NANCY NOYES | August 19, 1993
It happens every August.The tiny Eastern Shore town of Oxford experiences a temporary population explosion, as hundreds of sailors converge on the Tred Avon Yacht Club for the Oxford regatta -- a three-day affair for boats of virtually every size and description and for sailors of any age.More than 115 handicap and cruising one-design boats took off from Annapolis Friday for the 29-mile sail down the Chesapeake and up the Choptank and Tred Avon rivers to...
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