Saturday, October 06, 2007
The Maryland RT13 Produce Stand
Sidewalk Chalk Art
The classic police dead body outline
another body, this one filled in.
Foggy Morning Yard Sales
Outside in the fog
Inside yard sale, no fog
Over at the Nursing Home Yard Sale. I think fog must be worst than rain for a yard sale. With rain you just pack up and go home, with fog you stay hoping it will burn off shortly but while you are waiting all the items you are trying to sell become damp.
Delmarva Campgrounds, incorporated 1879
About 1915, the cottages.
About 1915, in center area. People who did not own a cottage would pay a nickle to enter the campgrounds and spent the day and evening. There was a a large auditorium in the center surrounded by trees where religious sermons were given. Food concessions were available.
About 1915 with the auditorium in background surrounded by a circle of cottages. It had the classical Church Campground layout.
Today, the auditorium is gone and now it is an open playground area for the residents.
Front of a Cottage. The cottages were one and a half story units. This one has a number of details still left on it from the sleeping pourch, to the detailing with rick-rack and gingerbread work on the front gable.
Front of a cottage. As you can see by these photos the same fate has befallen these cottages as the older houses in Delmar and Laurel. People have tried to expand them by adding lean to type shed to the back of the buildings, closing in the porch, installing siding over the old weather boards, and eliminating the gingerbread that once was there.
Front of a Cottage. As you can see the second floor leads to an open veranda porch with square post balustrade and plain rails. Today there are about 45 units left in the campground.
No body's backside look good. The road Cottage Circle road runs around the backside of the cottages and is not the best view of the campgrounds. You can however see the density. I can only think, due to age and the way the community went from only being used two weeks out of the year to year-around private residences, this site has flown under the radar of the Public Health Department and DNREC in regards to water wells and sewage.
Some people own two cottages and connected them for added space.
The campgrounds has about 15 acres and the land is owned by the Downs Grounds Association. The cottages are individually owned. I read somewhere that if you want to buy a cottage approval has to be given by everyone in the association before it can be sold. The campground is eligible for nomination to the National Register of Historic Places.
The campground was responsible for Laurel organizing a volunteer fire company after a great fire in June of 1899 and a subsequent fire that destroyed 38 cottages and an auditorium at the Laurel Compgrounds (Del Mar Va Camp).
From The Bi-State Weekly July 20, 1945
Delmarva Camp, one of the largest and most successful religious institutions of its kind on the peninsula will return to its old status of an all Methodist event this year when it is opened on August 5 to continue to August 25.
The camp is directed by a board of trustees and in former years was in charge of the pastor of the Methodist church at Laurel. For some years past, however, it has been conducted by evangelists and ministers of other denominations. A Pentecostal minister was in charge of the camp for the last two years, and before that the Rev. George Cook, an evangelist, directed it, with Harold H. Vignuelle of Wilmington, in charge of music.
The camp program this year will be in charge of the Rev. F. D. Milbury, pastor of Centenary Methodist Church, Laurel. He will have numerous ministers from that area as speakers at service held every day in the week during the three week period.
The music on Sunday will be in charge of Mrs. W. T. Jones, organist at Centenary Church, Laurel, and during the week, Mrs. Catherine McQuay will be the pianist. The Centenary Church Choir and quartet, and the Christ-Methodist Church trio will render special musical selections and assist with the regular musical program.
On the opening Sunday, Aug. 5, the Rev. Dr. Thomas Mulligan, district superintendent of the Dover district, will be the special speaker at three services, at 11 a. m., 2:30 p. m. and at 6 p. m. Other services on the opening day will include class meeting at 10 a. m., led by William Boyce; Young People service at 7 p. m. led by Mr. Milbury and a song service at 7:30.
Other speakers for the opening week of the camp will include: Dr. Franklin B. Bailey of Christ Church, Laurel; the Rev. J. W. Townsend of First Church, Delmar; the Rev. Walter G. Stone of Mt Olivet Church, Seaford; the Rev. S. B. Bradley of St. John’s Church, Seaford; and the Rev. John Trader, of Trinity Church, Salisbury, Md.
Rigbie Cove Grill
Reprinted from the October 6th 1950 edition of the BiState Weekly
RIGBIE COVE GRILL TO OPEN SATURDAY
The Rigbie Cove Grill, located in the Rigbie Hotel at Laurel, will open Saturday night, October 7th for the Fall and Winter season.
Hearn's Band will again furnish the music for both round and square dancing. The well-known Eastern Shore Combination has gained much popularity in the past few years and is fast becoming the most outstanding square dance band on the Shore.
According to an announcement by Garland Bloodsworth, manager of the Rigbie Cove Grill, there will be no admission charge, no cover and no minimum. All persons however, must be at least twenty-one years of age to gain admittance.
Music will be furnished from nine until twelve o'clock each Saturday night and reservations can be made by calling Laurel 3277.
Friday, October 05, 2007
Thursday, October 04, 2007
Delmar Fire Department Open House
It will also be a good time to buy your ticket to the Delmar Sportsman Give A Way. The donation/ticket is $25.00 and the drawing will be November 3rd.
Delmar Police Auction
It's Pumpkin Time
Delmar accident leaves 1 dead and 3 injured
A 7 year old died in a two car accident last evening west of Delmar. State Police are continuing their investigation but say a car driven by 30 year old Stacey Messick of Laurel was westbound on Old Race Track Road and failed to stop for a stop sign at the intersection with St. Georges Road. Messick’s car collided with a car driven by 39 year old Deanna Karpavage of Delmar. Messick’s car overturned and her son, 7 year old Dylan Deshields was ejected – he was pronounced dead at the scene. Both drivers and Messick’s daughter were all treated for non-life-threatening injuries at area hospitals. Alcohol is not believed to be a factor in this crash.
I received this from Owen Richardson and am posting it as received.
Wednesday, October 03, 2007
Broken Wing on Angel
Broken Sun Dial
Delmar Heritage Day
Yard Sale at Delmar Nursing Home
Tuesday, October 02, 2007
The Old Delmar Moose Hall
From the October 2, 1930 Wicomico News
The old Masonic Hall, erected in 1901, was purchased by the Loyal Order of Moose, when the new Masonic Temple was built on State Street and the old building has been greatly improved. The balcony in the first floor which was originally an opera house of the old regime, has been removed and an additional floor has been laid, giving the building three large rooms and making it a three story structure. The first floor will be used for social purposes, the second has been leased by the Pennsylvania Railroad Company to be used by it's employees in sports and social activities, while the third floor is the lodge room of the Moose.
The building has been newly wired and the exterior will be shingled, with the exception of the front which will be of brick. the cost of these improvements is estimated at $4,000.
The Moose Hall stood on what is now the parking lot for Town Hall. In 1978 the Delmar Fire Department did a control burning of Moose Hall. Below are some photographs of the burning I took at the time.
Monday, October 01, 2007
The Ten Concerns of Delmar Residents
1) Water; When they turn the faucet on they want water to come out of it and they want clear, odor free water.
2) Trash Pickup; They want all the trash they put out at curbside picked up. They don't want it scattered around the street when it is picked up and they want their trash cans put back in an orderly fashion, not tossed all over the place.
3) Sewer; When they flush the toilet they want for it to go away with no backups or odors.
4) Safety; They want to see the police. They want their property protected from damage. They want to feel safe.
5) Animal control; They don't want dogs and cats running thru their yard.
6) Teenagers; They don't want them bunched in groups or taking over the parks or wandering around town in groups and they want them quiet.
7) Street upkeep; They want the potholes fixed, they want the streets and gutters sweep. If a road cut is made they want it repaired in good fashion and in a timely fashion.
8) Neighborhood/town upkeep; They want to see run down buildings torn down or fixed up. They don't want tall grass and weeds growing in their neighborhood. They don't want drug areas.
9) Town employees; There are too many. What are they doing? Why aren't they doing more?
10) Traffic/Parking; Areas in town are being taking over by too much parking (school, woodcreek). Can't get down a street because of parking. Too many trucks running down streets. People parking in fire lanes.
Sunday, September 30, 2007
Meetings This Week
October 3rd, Wednesday, at 8PM the Parks and Recs Committee meets at Town hall. This is your chance to have an input on basketball, skateboarding, little league, or just general comments on our parks.