About the Website
Welcome to the Delmarva Chronicle webpage. Both this website and the print/pdf publication are under construction. This site will change frequently. Stay tuned!
The content will be both story- and news- oriented. It is more magazine-oriented but with a newspaper feel. There is a calendar of events as well as other websites which feature events listings. For now, there will not be a print version although that may change. There will be a PDF "print" version visible and accessible on the website. Currently a draft PDF version is shown. Ordinarily a "under construction" PDF won't be shown; however, it is shown here to give you a sense of what to expect. Also for now, the PDF version will be monthly editions, subject to change.
For those interested in advertising on the website, please let us know. This could be an excellent opportunity for a variety of people, particularly writers.
The mission is to focus on Delmarva Eastern Shore for the benefit of those living here and all others interested in learning more about this region, to give a sense of what people have done, are doing, and will be doing.
Originally, the title of this publication was drafted as The Delmarva Historian, but that did not seem quite right. The thesaurus identifies the word "chronicle" as a record, register, journal, story, narrative and history. This satisfies my notion of history that what is current is also history. There is a connectedness to the past, present and future. Also, there seems to be a great need to know what others are doing, so the purpose is to share. This is a work in progress, so your input is welcome.
If interested in contributing or have questions and suggestions, feel free to contact me. The contact page here sends emails to me, so feel free to let me know what you think.
About the Editor
Here is a little bit about me in case you're wondering about who is managing and editing this publication.
I am an independent writer and researcher of Delmarva history. I have been a freelance contributor to the Salisbury Independent and the Dorchester Banner although not extensively. Currently I am in the midst of writing/compiling a history of Salisbury, Maryland -- if I can just find a stopping point for the research (there is always something new, or old, to find and learn).
Book publications include 'Round the Pond, Georgetown of Salisbury, Maryland (2007) and Mob Law on Delmarva (2014). In 2009, I was the grateful recipient of the Tee O'Conner Professional Award from the Lower Eastern Shore Heritage Council. Other publications include a grant-funded report of documented African American burial sites in Dorchester and Wicomico Counties, entitled One Kind Favor, See that My Grave is Kept Clean (1997).
I have worked as a consultant conducting historical research, administrative assistant at two medical offices, and environmental analyst developing FEMA Flood Insurance maps and studies. I have been a volunteer consultant with the Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History & Culture at Salisbury University, helping to expand their Delmarva African American historical resources and outreach. For five years I was on the program committee for the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Conference which continues to be held in Cambridge, Maryland. I stepped down from that volunteer effort to pursue other projects which stress my time. Currently I am a member of the Preservation Trust of Wicomico, Inc.
I am a "come-here," born in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, and moved with my family to Salisbury at the age of two -- apparently that still qualifies me as a "come-here." My mother was from Pennsylvania, my father was from Chestertown, Maryland, a fact that was among his proudest his entire life. In Salisbury we moved first into a rental on Chinaberry Drive, then quite a sandy place much to my mother's consternation. We moved up the road in Shad Point for a time, then into town about the time I entered the first grade. Don't worry, I won't bore you with the rest.
Enough about me.