Girl with rabbit at Wicomico County Fair

There was gunfire, a lot of it, but no screaming or running. In fact no one even flinched. Kids and adults alike posed before antique tractors, ate popcorn and generally wandered around taking in the county fair. If you’ve never been, let this serve as fair warning. There is gunplay at the Wicomico County Fair and everyone there is fine with it. Art Williams of Felton galloped on horseback, executing balloon after balloon in a demonstration of horsemanship. He and a half-dozen or so other riders were part of a show and competition at the extreme west side of the Wicomico County Fair at Winterplace park. Held, appropriately enough, in the ring nearest the Wicomico County Equestrian center, people lined the fences watching as rider after rider shot as many balloons as he or she could while riding as fast as they dared. And it never got tedious. One riderContinue Reading

Life at the Beach: The happy hour todcast

This week Todd and Tony talk houses, why Tony’s wife says granite is out and killing time at the beach with real estate guy Greg Goldman. Apropos of nothing (here and in the show as well) Tony also loses it a bit over how much he liked “Hello Dolly.” Reach Out, Show Up We record at about 4 p.m. Each Wednesday on the second floor of Bethany Blues in Bethany Beach. It’s an important distinction since there also is one in Lewes. Feel free to come by and hang out or to reach out to us through the site and we can schedule you to be a guest. The only thing you need to be on the show is a willingness to talk about living at the beach. Additionally, we send out a newsletter about once per month. You can sign up here: Sign up for Our Newsletter The HappyContinue Reading

Life at the Beach: The happy hour todcast

This week graphic designer and podcast correspondent Josh Wood joins Todd and Tony. Topics include Todd’s trip to Sundance, Josh’s new gig as a teacher and why the show is recorded on the wrong side of the tracks. Reach Out, Show Up We record at about 4 p.m. Each Wednesday on the second floor of Bethany Blues in Bethany Beach. It’s an important distinction since there also is one in Lewes. Feel free to come by and hang out or to reach out to us through the site and we can schedule you to be a guest. The only thing you need to be on the show is a willingness to talk about living at the beach. Additionally, we send out a newsletter about once per month. You can sign up here: Sign up for Our Newsletter The Happy Hour Todcast: Life at the Beach is a weekly show interviewingContinue Reading

Life at the Beach: The happy hour todcast

Tech correspondent Patty Gregorio joins us to talk about the new Apple iPhone update and ensuing hysteria. Reach Out, Show Up We record at about 4 p.m. Each Wednesday on the second floor of Bethany Blues in Bethany Beach. It’s an important distinction since there also is one in Lewes. Feel free to come by and hang out or to reach out to us through the site and we can schedule you to be a guest. The only thing you need to be on the show is a willingness to talk about living at the beach. Additionally, we send out a newsletter about once per month. You can sign up here: Sign up for Our Newsletter The Happy Hour Todcast: Life at the Beach is a weekly show interviewing people who make their living working at the beach. It’s a (sometimes-alcohol-infused) look at the very specific approach to the work/lifeContinue Reading

southern boys concepts Evo restaurant salisbury

For Southern Boys Concepts, which owns and operates five restaurants in the region, developing a culture of quality always has been a priority. As owners Tom and John Knorr worked with their chefs to develop the particulars of each restaurant, they retained an imprint that ran through all the company’s endeavors. Although each place specializes in a different style and presentation, respect for the guest experience and a commitment to a spectacular culinary experience is present across the spectrum. Since putting their own imprint on the Red Roost Crabhouse and Restaurant in 1996, Southern Boys Concepts has specialized in identifying a culinary niche and developing the restaurant around it. Boonies Restaurant and Tiki Bar in Tyaskin, for example, emphasizes the family night out experience both in its menu and pricing, while the upscale SoBo’s Wine Beerstro in Salisbury is a place for grownups to spend a quality night out. SpecificContinue Reading

crystal steel delmar

When you ask locals about Crystal Steel Fabricators in Delmar, many have a vague knowledge of its existence. It sits at the edge of town, beyond the water plant and feed mill on the west side of railroad tracks it does not use to ship steel. What many people may not know is that Crystal Steel is a premiere manufacturer of steel with a global presence. Headquartered in Delmar, it has offices in Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Manila and employs hundreds of people internationally. The company has supplied steel for one of the most haunting 911 memorials in the country (the Empty Sky memorial at Liberty State Park in Jersey City, N.J., the United States Diplomacy Center in Washington, D.C., and many of the new buildings both at Salisbury University and UMES. A decade ago, the company’s annual income was in the neighborhood of a few million dollars. Today it doesContinue Reading

It has been more than a decade since George Sakellis and his sister, Maria Sakellis, moved to the area and established Laurel Pizzeria and more has happened in the ensuing decade than either originally had imagined. They were drawn to Laurel because of the opportunity the town presented. It was a town, they thought, on the move with a nice balance of older people and young families. From George’s perspective, it was a great place for a start. If you had asked him then, his 10 year plan might not have included growing old in Laurel but times change and roots get planted. Within the first few years both he and Maria had become attached to the town and its people. George has begun raising a family in town and the siblings have become not only prominent and respected business owners, but also good friends and neighbors both personally andContinue Reading