• A Quiet Week by Helen Chappell
    It’s been a quiet week somewhere, but not on the street where I live. As concerns my neighbors, it’s my practice to keep a low profile and stay out of the line of fire. I like to be on cordial terms here on, shall we say, Sesame Street, but I’m not in and out of other people’s houses all day.
    As far as I’m concerned, your drama is not my drama. As the Polish saying goes ~ Not my circus, not my monkeys.
  • Exploring the Miles River Aboard Winnie Estelle by Dick Cooper

    The high bow of the Chesapeake buyboat Winnie Estelle cuts a sharp path across the Miles River on a bearing for the northern tip of Long Point Island carrying a full complement of passengers and crew in search of an isolated great blue heron rookery.
    “The herons roost in trees, which is weird because you usually see them standing on the edge of the water,” Elle O’Brien, an educator for the Miles-Wye Riverkeeper Conservancy, explains to the attentive passengers.

  • Lodestar by Gary D. Crawford

    It all began a long time ago, in a place far, far away ~ Springfield, VA. It was January 31, 1993, when I first met a gentleman who was to figure large in my life. We had recently bought a gift shop, the former Tilghman Bank building, with the intention of one day retiring here. I wanted to open a strange kind of bookstore, one specializing in books about the water ~ the sea, ships, and the people who sail them. The sea has always been an attraction to me, which is curious since I grew up in Dayton, Ohio.

  • Abacos Adventures by Bonna L. Nelson

    The wind caught the sails of the Alpha Cat as we skimmed across the turquoise waters of the Sea of Abaco in the direction of Tahiti Beach. Riley, a Portuguese water dog, pranced along the gunnels of the catamaran, occasionally hopping into the cockpit to lick our toes or to be petted by his owner, Captain Robbie Robinson, who was at the helm. First mate Petra shared her insights with us on the best dining spots near our first night dockage, between Lubbers Quarters Island and Elbow Cay.

Tidewater Times was established in 1952 as a specialized monthly magazine which would appeal to the tourist, the prospective land buyer, and others for whom the Eastern Shore has a special allure. It was created to be small enough to fit into a woman's purse or a man's coat pocket. Today it has blossomed as a vital symbol of our thriving community.

Our award-winning group of Feature Writers include Helen Chappell, Marc Teffeau, Pamela Meredith-Doyle, Anne Stinson, Gary Crawford and Dick Cooper. Distribution covers an area including Dorchester, Talbot, Caroline, Queen Anne's and Kent counties.

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