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Coastal Consignment Fall Kids Sale

~Registration for both sales now open~
2009 Fall/Winter
Children’s Consignment Sale and Mommy Boutique

Admission is FREE !!!
We accept Visa/Matercard and CASH

Shop Friday for best selection
Many items ½ price on Saturday

We have a limited number of shopping baskets available, but feel free to bring laundry baskets to use while shopping. Due to space restrictions and shoplifting, strollers & bags (diaper, shopping etc) are not permitted for shopping and will be checked at the door...please do not bring them to the event.

DE State Fairgrounds (Exhibit Hall) ~ Harrington, Delaware
Friday, August 14th 9am - 7pm
Saturday August 15th 9am - 1pm

Wicomico Youth & Civic Center (Midway Room) ~ Salisbury, Maryland
Friday September 11th 9am - 7pm
Saturday September 12th 9am - 1pm

A portion of the proceeds from the Salisbury event will go to the United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore.

Coastal Consignment Fall Kid's Sale

~Registration for both sales now open~
2009 Fall/Winter
Children’s Consignment Sale and Mommy Boutique

Admission is FREE !!!
We accept Visa/Matercard and CASH

Shop Friday for best selection
Many items ½ price on Saturday

We have a limited number of shopping baskets available, but feel free to bring laundry baskets to use while shopping. Due to space restrictions and shoplifting, strollers & bags (diaper, shopping etc) are not permitted for shopping and will be checked at the door...please do not bring them to the event.

DE State Fairgrounds (Exhibit Hall) ~ Harrington, Delaware
Friday, August 14th 9am - 7pm
Saturday August 15th 9am - 1pm

Wicomico Youth & Civic Center (Midway Room) ~ Salisbury, Maryland
Friday September 11th 9am - 7pm
Saturday September 12th 9am - 1pm

A portion of the proceeds from the Salisbury event will go to the United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore.

Exploring Downtown Centreville

SerendipideeSerendipidee

by Cyndi Paxton Johnson

Fantastic gifts for all ages, delicious food and outstanding coffee, knitting circles, pottery and personalized care and attention. Yes, my friends, Centreville, MD has it all!

Centreville is a small, historic town in Queen Anne's County - about halfway between Chesapeake College and Chestertown on Route 213. The houses are large and stately and the people warm and friendly! There's an eclectic selection of retail stores and eateries - and the store owners go out of their way to make you feel at home and appreciated!

How should a small business celebrate in this economy?

Harrison Street BooksHarrison Street BooksHarrison Street Books and proprietors Peggy Neviaser and Aly Valentine pondered that very question and have come up with an answer that might surprise you.

Harrison Street Books opened in 2007 to be a community partner for people of all ages in reading, education and literacy, so what better way to commemorate their second anniversary then sponsoring a month of giving to four local community charities! "We want to celebrate what we have become; not just an anniversary of business longevity, but of integration within our fine community." says Valentine.

Everything Irish!

Local couple turn passion into profit!

by Cyndi Paxton Johnson
Caroline County residents, Robert and Debbie Riggin, have turned their love for Irish folk music and Irish jewelry into a low-overhead, online store! Their website,
http://www.irelandsfolkmusic.com/[ _new ]Tri Color Music, teams with Amazon.com to showcase the couple's favorite music!

Miniatures and More!

By Erin Mawn

Mistletoe Christmas Shop (Cecil County)
As a dollhouse enthusiast ( I have 14 of them!), I am constantly on the watch for stores and shops that cater especially to miniaturists. Stores such as AC Moore and Michael’s are good for general craft needs, but when you’re looking for the perfect finishing touch to a room-box or a dollhouse that you’ve been laboring on for months, the same-old-same-old stuff won’t do. Having only been an Eastern Shore-er for a little over a year now, when I first moved here I was (and still am) anxious to explore my new area and I always enjoy finding new haunts. When I first drove by the Mistletoe Christmas Shop over a year ago, I noticed that it said “dollhouses” on the sign, but it was closed. Not too long afterwards, I drove by again and it was open, so I turned into the tree-lined drive that leads up to the shop.

Meandering Through Kent County

by Cyndi Paxton Johnson

Kent County, MDKent County, MDIt was a perfect day - filled with sunshine, country charm and joyful people. Which may explain why the streets of Rock Hall and Chestertown were overflowing with laughter, fun and people!

Kent County is the northernmost Mid-Shore county. It's off the beaten path - you don't tend to wander through on your way to somewhere else. However, as the many friendly residents and tourists will quickly inform you - it's worth the trip!

We began our day in Rock Hall. The quaint, charming village is perched on the end of a peninsula - which explains their famous seafood! Rock Hall offers intriguing events year-round, including music, festivals and the annual New Year's Eve "Rock-Fish Drop".

We wandered through the town and stopped at the Harbor Shack Waterfront Bar & Grill (20895 Bayside Ave.) for lunch. The place had a pretty good crowd, many folks opted to eat on the Bay-front porch or in the front room dominated by a large, wooden, guest-friendly bar.

Dixon's Auction at Crumpton

by Erin Mawn

The Place to Be on WednesdaysThe Place to Be on WednesdaysOld sewing machine? Check. Salvaged corbels from Victorian building? Check. New Kids on the Block lunchbox with matching thermos? Check! These are just a few of the more interesting items I have brought home after a day at Crumpton. For those of you in the loop, you know exactly what I’m talking about. But, for those of you that don’t, I’ll explain.

Dixon's Auction at Crumpton

Amish Market & Dixon's Auction

is a renowned destination for furniture, produce, and Amish goods. At Dixon, Crumpton. 9 a.m. every Wednesday. (fantastic cheesecake!)

A Toasty Alternative to High Heating Prices!

Hearthstone PhoenixHearthstone Phoenix

by Cyndi Paxton Johnson

Are you dreading the approaching winter? Trying to find the balance between freezing and paying $10,000 for heating oil? Is Florida starting to look better and better? Fear not - help is at hand!

Our primary source of heat is our beloved woodstove. We have friends that heat with corn or pellet stoves - but wood just seems more - real to me. Our wood stove keeps us warm and saves us money - while providing a beautiful focal point in our country living room. I love our stove!

Please note, however, not all wood stoves are created equal! We began with a large, cast iron stove that had been with the house for years. There was nothing wrong with it - but it was hard to light, hard to maintain the fire, and seemed to burn through an inordinate amount of wood...

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