PERRYVILLE — Chrissy Shepard started crocheting about 5 years ago when her local church began making prayer shawls for people in need and she has been hooked ever since.

EARLEVILLE — When the Greenfingers Garden Club began gathering at the Mount Harmon Plantation about 12 years ago to make decorative greens for the holidays, they set out to bring a bit of Colonial Williamsburg-style wreaths and decorations to Cecil County.

CHESAPEAKE CITY — For Greg and Dawn Shelton, the Christmas season isn’t about fending off crowds to buy the newest, hottest gifts from a big box store; it’s meant to be spent with loved ones and giving a few handmade presents with a personal touch to the special people in your life.

Its summer and we are well into the heart of growing season in Maryland. This is a great time to enjoy foods grown locally. Buying local food has many advantages. It helps support independent family farms in our community and strengthen our local economy. Farming is a family business that is…

EARLEVILLE — In honor of the largest water lily in North America, Mount Harmon’s Lotus Blossom Festival on Saturday, Aug. 10, will feature the event’s eponymous flower, an array of artisans and craft vendors, colonial living history, bluegrass music and much more.

NORTH EAST — With summer at our doorstep, the Women’s Civic League of North East will once again host its annual Secret Garden Tour from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 8.

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