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Friday, November 21, 2014

CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING CEREMONY DOWNTOWN SALISBURY TONIGHT 5-8pm.

I WILL BE OUT ENJOYING COME OUT FOR GREAT TIME

Nov 21st   5-8pm.    

November 21st 2014 is the next 3rd Friday in Downtown Salisbury, and this month we are kicking off the holiday season with the Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony, Santa and of course, shopping!  

Downtown Salisbury will be beautifully lit and filled with perfect locally made artwork and gifts for the holidays! 

The Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony will take place on the main Plaza stage, complete with special performances, Santa and an 18-foot Christmas Tree! 

The night will begin with Salisbury University’s Squawkappella followed by dance performances from Salisbury Dance Academyand Dancenter.   At 5:45, Anchor Light will get us in the holiday spirit with popular holiday songs until Santa arrives and the 18 foot Christmas tree is lit at 6:15! 
After the tree is lit, holiday music will continue on the Plaza as Santa heads down to First Shore Federal for pictures courtesy of SMDi Photography.  Feet of Fire Performance Troupe will present their holiday routine on Government Office Building Steps at 7pm, and the Salisbury Middle School Choir will close the evening with holiday songs on the Plaza at 7:30. 
This year’s Tree Lighting Ceremony was organized by the Malone Agency of Farmers Insurance, and made possible by donations from Gillis GilkersonDevrecoP & J Tree Farm and Rommel’s Ace Hardware.  
Local artisans and crafters will line the streets and three special holiday art sales will keep even the most veteran shoppers busy!  The 2014 CCART Foundation Art Show and Sale, and annual gathering of our areas most talented artisans, will take place in Powell Building.  
The CCART Foundation is a local non-profit that organizes this annual sale to raise money scholarship and stipend money for local high school students hoping to pursue higher education in the arts.  No buyer’s remorse here!  The Powell Buildings windows will showcase work from this year’s recipients, so be sure to check out our local talents’ work before you head over the Art Institute and Gallery’s 2014 Holiday Starving Artist Show and Sale right next door!

Salisbury University Gallery’s Downtown Campus will be another place to be sure to stop. The will be holding their annual Holiday Art Exhibition and Sale | Chrismahanukwanzakah! Participants of this show each provide their own hand-crafted works, varying from 2D mediums to the 3D works of glass. Each piece is as unique as individual snowflakes. Glass jewelry and ornaments, t-shirts, posters and 2D art will all be available.  
SU Galleries will also be presenting Nocturne by Kathleen Scott, a transformative installation that uses cut paper, moving images, sound and projection to create an environment that has both the eeriness of a forest at night, and the comfort of a nursery.  Nocturne is a perfect treat for the eye and the mind on a winters evening.  Be sure to stop by Cake Art next door for hot chocolate and holiday cookies!

The Tony Weeg Photography Studio & Gallery will have an open house featuring the Salisbury Rollergirls and the art work of their amazing graphic designer, Craig Williams aka BlitzKraig.  
The Rollergirls have not only wowed us with their athletic prowess over the years, but also with their amazing bout posters and promotional materials.  So stop in and meet the artist and the athletes, as they exhibit their full range of designs to date, and just plain hang out.

Inside Parker Place Building, Salisbury Salsa Social will be having a bachata lesson at 6:15, a salsa lesson at 7pm and an open dance from 8pm – 10:30pm, complete with a Hollywood theme.  Parker Place Garden Center will be catered by Sobo’s on the Road, the restaurant’s new food truck, offering another chance to grab an EVO brew and enjoy a bite outside!  
The Garden Center will also display the “Stash Your Trash” Heron Sculpture Contest.  Local contestants were asked to create three-foot heron sculptures out of found and recycled items, so vote on your favorite.  The winning sculpture will become the mascot to promote the City of Salisbury and Wicomico County’s “Stash Your Trash” anti-litter program. 
The Downtown Bars and Restaurants will have great specials for the dinner crowd, and plenty of entertainment planned for the night.   Roadie Joe’s has Audio Graffiti from 5-8, The Legend of Eddie from 8-11 and DJ Rusty Griswald from 10-close.  Mojo’s has music from DJ Dutch, Market Street has DJ B-Side and Cellar Door Tavern has the acoustic stylings of Ray Holiday.  The Brick Room will have happy hour specials and live music from Josh Bryant at 8pm.  Echelon Southern Bistro will have live music by Suzette Prichett and Brew Riveris having a RAR Brewing tasting with live music by Union Road from 6-10 and the Bo Dickerson Band with DJ Whisper late night.  Stay tuned with all the latest info on our Facebook Event!
3F is an all-volunteer effort, a downtown economic development initiative and a project of the Salisbury Arts & Entertainment District Committee.  There is no charge for local artists to set up, but online advance registration is required.   For Artist Registration Info:  Click HERE

Update To Bob Culver Story

I made some phone calls today and Bob didn't have anything to do with the delay with the license



Hebron Savings Bank East Carroll Street Just Robbed






A man with a white suit and a painters mask walked in and stole a mail bag.






Major Blackout Downtown Salisbury


Culver - Have back door politics already started?

A little bird has advised LES News that at a recent Liquor Board Hearing the proprietors of Headquarters Live were scheduled to have a hearing for the Liquor Board's approval of their liquor license. Their grand opening is scheduled for December 1st and the hearing was postponed until after that date.

We are hearing that County Executive-Elect Bob Culver has pressured the liquor board on this matter because he believes this business will affect Cellar Door Tavern which Culver owns.

News flash Bob - it's called the Free Market and once again we have ignorant obstructionists. Bob you have enough issues upcoming with the County, how about you focus on that and leave the business of the City to the professionals.

Lower Eastern Shore News Editorial Committee

RT 50 bridge into OC closed due to accident

Rt 50 bridge is shut down to all traffic (east and west) due to an accident


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Thursday, November 20, 2014

Strong Boom heard Around Wicomico County

Salisbury Police investigating





Red Cross Celebrity Luncheon & Auction Set for December 3 at Wicomico Youth & Civic Center

Red Cross Celebrity Luncheon & Auction Set for December 3 at Wicomico Youth & Civic Center



Salisbury, MD – The Lower Shore Chapter of the American Red Cross and presenting sponsor, Delmarva Power, will be hosting their 20th Annual Celebrity Luncheon and Auction on Wednesday, December 3 at the Wicomico Youth & Civic Center. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. and the luncheon and auction will be from 12-1:30 p.m. The event will feature celebrity waiters, raffle, silent auction, live auction, and, of course, lunch.



For over 100 years the American Red Cross has served the Delmarva Peninsula. Thanks to their volunteers, donors, and community partners, every year the Chapter touches the lives of many thousands of people in the community. It does this by providing disaster responses for emergencies ranging from single-family house fires to major disasters like Hurricane Sandy (and the tornado in Cherrystone, VA!). The Chapter also offers emergency training (CPR, First Aid, AED), swimming lessons, water safety, lifeguard training, babysitting and Junior Red Cross Clubs. The Lower Shore Chapter also provides 24 hour/day emergency communication services for military personnel and their families.



Tickets for the event may be purchased online at http://www.redcross.org/news/event/de/wilmington/Celebrity-Luncheon-2014.



Churches Can Get Out Of Rain Tax If They Preach About Global Warming??

The Washington Post has a story here regarding Churches being given a chance to avoid the so called "Rain Tax" by preaching about Global Warming to it's congregation. I am not a fan of the tax and even less of politics of any kind being brought into the Church, whether who to vote for or how much to water your plants.

Let's be glad Hogan was elected and can undo this nonsense

RABIES ADVISORY NOTICE!!!!! POCOMOKE

RABIES ADVISORY NOTICE!!!!!
A confirmed Rabid Raccoon has been found in the area of 14th Street. Take the following actions:
- Report immediately sick animals and those acting in an unusual manner, as there may or will be additional rabid animals in this area. Prevent contact with people or pets. Contact Animal Control or Pocomoke Police Department.
- DO NOT handle your pet if contact to avoid wild animal occurs.
- Make sure all your pets (especially outdoor pets) have CURRENT rabies vaccinations.
- Do not let your pets roam free or leave food outdoors. This will attract wild and stray animals to your property.
- Teach children to stay away from wild animals and animals they dont know.
For more rabies information, visit www.worcesterhealth.org.
Please contact Environmental Health if you have any questions or information regarding this notice at 1-410-641-9559.
This message was created by the Worcester County Health Department.

2014 Christmas In Berlin The Coolest Christmas Ever



Delmar Christmas Parade Info


Winterfest Of Lights Celebrates 22 Years Of Dazzling Lights On Winter Nights In OC

Join Santa Claus at Ocean City’s Winterfest of Lights, November 20th through January 4th. Board the Winterfest Express for a one mile journey set to music through 58 acres of spectacular lights featuring themed displays and a 50-foot Christmas tree! After your ride, warm up with a cup of hot chocolate at the Winterfest Pavilion and browse the Yukon Cornelius Gift Shop. Santa will be available every evening through December 23rd.

Admission is $5.00 for guests 12 years and older; FREE for those 11 and younger.

Hours: Sunday through Thursday, 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 5:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

For additional information, please call 1-800-626-2326 or contact Ocean City’s Recreation and Parks Department at 410-250-0125.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

BRANDON COREY JACKSON CONVICTED OF ATTMPED 1st DEGREE MURDER, ATTEMPTED 1st DEGREE ARSON AND RELATED CHARGES

BRANDON COREY JACKSON CONVICTED OF ATTMPED 1st DEGREE MURDER, ATTEMPTED 1st DEGREE ARSON AND RELATED CHARGES



On November 19, Brandon Corey Jackson, age 35, of Salisbury, Maryland, was convicted of four (4) counts of Attempted 1st Degree Murder, twelve (12) counts of Attempted 1st Degree Arson, eighteen (18) counts of Reckless Endangerment and related charges.  The charges against Jackson arose from an incident that occurred on May 3, 2014, in the area of 1018 Fairground Drive, Salisbury, Wicomico County, Maryland.  At midnight on May 3, 2014, Jackson, who was not a resident of the complex, was involved in a disagreement with a resident of building 1018.  At 2:00 a.m., Jackson returned to the complex with lighter fluid and sprayed the lighter fluid throughout the entire interior of the building, as well as the front walkway; Jackson covered each individual door, doormat, and stairwell in building 1018.  Police arrived as Jackson was attempting to light the end of the trial of lighter fluid.   Sentencing has been deferred to a later date.



Wicomico County State’s Attorney Matthew A. Maciarello commended the Salisbury City Police, and investigating officer, Reed Plaskin, as well as, Det. Jeff Hughes, Det. Jeff Miller, and Ofc. Scott Horengic, for their work in the investigation and prosecution of this case.  Mr. Maciarello also thanked Senior Assistant State’s Attorney Kristen Schultz who prosecuted this case.



For more information or for an interview please call the Office of the State’s Attorney at (410) 548-4880 or go to www.wicomicosao.com.





Do You Have Everything You Need For Thanksgiving?





Stirring The Racial Pot


The latest run of stories locally on the makeup of who gets arrested by police is another poor example of stirring the racial pot for no reason. The Police Departments arrest who commits the crimes, regardless of color. People want to claim it's discrimination to be patrolling the black neighborhoods, but sadly the poorer neighborhoods are where most crime occurs black or white.

I will even make fun of myself to give you an example. Say a bunch of dunkin donuts have been being broke into and the only description at all the break ins was an overweight guy . An alarm rings out at another break in the police arrive and spot 2 people in the area, I'm one and Jillian Michaels is the other. Which one do you think they would suspect first? That's the nature of the Law Enforcement. Am I then to cry out I'm only being looked at because I'm fat? Police have to go by patterns and descriptions to know what to look out for.

It is sad that there aren't enough good paying jobs around the country to help the impoverished be able to live a good life, but it's not the fault of any Police department to look at the people who historically are committing the crimes.  It just really concerns me with the news of the Missouri Governor calling in the National Guard for when the grand jury makes it's decision on the police involved shooting, for the news to be all about the color of the people being arrested.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Help Sponsor A Family At Maple Shade

Jeep Invasion Meet November 22nd At Heron Ponds


Susie Stiltner Missing












Suspicious package at Wicomico Circuit Court

All clear

Somerset Wind Turbines An Explosive Topic


117 comments on the poll question
234 on the Turbine in limbo story

There is some really good discussion taking place in these comments that I hope both supporters and detractors will read. It seems like an almost 50/50 split of for and against which is what makes it such a hot button topic. I would like to get some more independent input in regards to what these things can do before I can really chime in one way or the other. Thanks everyone for good stuff and keep it going this is how you solve problems with open dialect .