Sunday, November 27, 2016

Bay Hundred Small Businesses Give Back- Fireman’s Auction Successful

The 36th annual Fireman’s Auction was held Sunday, Oct. 30th at Awful Arthur’s in St. Michael’s, MD. A record $73,125 was raised to benefit the St. Michael’s and Tilghman Island Fire Departments.  Over a hundred local residents, small business owners and lucky weekend tourists enjoyed a tented event full of fun, laughter and the best of small-town life. 

Arthur Webb, owner of Awful Arthur’s, remarked “I am so thankful and proud to have such a great committee who worked together for a significant cause, the local fire departments. We are grateful to so many people who opened up their hearts and wallets to come together for our community.” 

 The committee will remain together for next year.  

For more information or to donate, call event chairman Donna Pierson at 410-822-5866.

The Great Tilghman Island Crab Pot Tree Lighting and Boat Parade

The Great Tilghman Island Crab Pot Christmas Tree Lighting and Annual Boat Parade 
December 3, 2016

Festivities for the Annual Tilghman Island Great Crab Pot Tree Lighting will begin at 5:30 at Character’s Bridge Restaurant.  Walk across the street to witness the Crab Pot Christmas Tree Lighting at 6:30 pm on the Phillips Wharf Campus in Tilghman Island, MD. Santa will be available for photos and cocoa and cookies will be available on site. Following the tree lighting, there will be a boat parade featuring local sailboats, powerboats and fishing boats decorated by Tilghman Island residents. The events at Phillips Wharf are free to the public. 
“This has become a highlight of the Christmas season for the island,” explains Kelley Cox, executive director of the Phillips Wharf Environmental Center, the organization spearheading the celebration. “While it’s a local tradition, we welcome everyone to come see us and enjoy the beauty of the season.”

Immediately following the boat parade the Best Decorated Boat Trophy presentation will be held at Harrison’s Chesapeake House. Food and drink will be available for purchase at the restaurant.

To donate a crab pot in honor or in memory of a loved one please email or call 410-886-9200. 

Phillips Wharf Environmental Center is a volunteer, non-profit organization that informs and inspires people to become good stewards of the Chesapeake Bay through hands-on education, our Fishmobile outreach program and our lecture series. For more information about our working waterfront and other educational programs see our events tab on our website: and on twitter, @phillipswharfEC #followthefishmobile!
Phillips Wharf Environmental Center
6129 Tilghman Island Road
Tilghman Island MD 21671

Monday, November 21, 2016

Join St. Michaels for their 15th Annual Midnight Madness, Saturday, December 3rd, 2016

15th Annual Midnight Madness to be held
Saturday, December 3, 2016
in St. Michaels, Maryland

Mark your calendar for Saturday, December 3, 2016 for our 15th Annual MidnightMadness in St. Michaels, where you’ll take part in the annual holiday shopping tradition while enjoying a festive atmosphere in one the nation’s top ten best small coastal towns.
Each year, the Town of St Michaels is transformed into a picture perfect holiday postcard, the shops, restaurants and B&B’s are decorated with stunning greenery, lights and festive cheer. The holiday spirit is felt throughout town, which makes coming to St Michaels during the holiday season a special experience, year after year.
Great shops will be open until Midnight with refreshments and snacks, and special holiday sales all day and evening. The Town of St. Michaels will be festively decorated for the season, where you’ll hear carolers singing holiday tunes and you may even catch glimpses of Santa.  
Best of all, with every purchase you’ll receive raffle tickets to WIN fabulous prizes! Last year lucky ticket holders won over $17,000 in gift baskets and special bonus prizes.
Drawings start at 11:30pm at the corner of Mill Street and Talbot Street, and you must present to win.
Participating retailers are giving raffle tickets now, and sponsoring restaurants and accommodations will also be giving out drawing tickets to patrons on December 2nd and 3rd, so make your reservations today!
 For a complete listing of SMBA events or for information on participating retailers, visit the SMBA website at        

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Concours d’ Elegance returns home to St. Michaels September 24th - 26th

After three years in Cambridge, the St. Michaels Concours d’ Elegance is returning home, with its 10th anniversary celebration to be held on Sunday, September 25, along Fogg’s Landing at the waterfront Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum.

The St. Michaels Concours d’ Elegance was founded in 2007 and originally took place on the waterside lawn of the Inn at Perry Cabin. This year’s event will benefit the construction of the new Classic Motor Museum of St. Michaels.

“We are excited to bring the Concours home. The alliance with the new Classic Motor Museum is a natural fit,” said George M. Walish Jr., founding chairman. “It is our mutual objective to position St. Michaels as the classic car destination of the Mid-Atlantic region.”

The show field on September 25 will feature rare, pre-war (1900-1942) European and American coach-built automobiles, as well as significantly important post-war (1946-1966) sports cars. A special class of previous Best in Show winners has been created and will be joined by the Senior Award Winning Automobiles from Concours events throughout the country, including Pebble Beach, Amelia Island, and Radnor Hunt.

In the tradition of the historic Concours events held in Paris, the exhibit of automobiles will be complemented by an elegant fashion show. An additional display of classic wooden speed boats, around CBMM’s 18 waterfront acres along the Miles River and St. Michaels harbor, will enhance the mood of stepping back in time.

"We are delighted to have the Concours return to St. Michaels and CBMM," said CBMM President Kristen Greenaway. "Hosting the event is all part of our commitment to the larger community and bringing our guests a delightful day of antique cars and beautiful waterfront."
Advanced tickets can be purchased online at $40 at General admission tickets are otherwise $50 at the door. Advanced VIP tickets are available online at $100, which include lunch and Entrants Lounge access. Details for a Saturday, September 24 fundraising dinner will be announced at a later date.

For more information, visit the Concours d’ Elegance website at or call the Classic Motor Museum of St. Michaels at 410-745-8979.
For more information on the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, visit

Below is a schedule of functions and activities planned for entrants.
These events are hosted by the sponsors listed.

Friday, September 23
Classic Motor Museum
1:00pm - 5:00pm — Entrant registration at:
Pinkett House
102 E. Marengo Street
St. Michaels, MD 21663

Friday Evening, September 23
Classic Motor Museum
6:00pm - 7:30pm — Welcome reception

Saturday, September 24
7:00am - 5:00pm — Entrant registration at:
Pinkett House
102 E. Marengo Street
St. Michaels, MD 21663

Saturday, September 24
Motor Tour (optional via pre-registration)
9:00am — Tour lines up at Classic Motor Museum
9:30am — Tour departs for Royal Oak
11:30am — Tour departs for lunch
12:00pm — Lunch at Town Dock Restaurant, St. Michaels

Saturday Evening, September 24
Harbour Inn Marina and Spa
101 N. Harbour Rd.
St. Michaels, MD 21663
6:00pm — Cocktail Reception
7:00pm — Fundraising Dinner and Auction

Sunday, September 25—Concours d'Elegance
Fog Cove Landing waterfront portion of the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum campus
7:00am - 11:00am Entrant Registration - Entrants Lounge
7:00am - 9:00am — Automobiles take the field
10:00am — Gates open to attendees
11:30am - 1:30pm — Lunch - Entrant's Lounge - Entrants/VIP Ticket Holders/Sponsors
1:00pm —Fashion Show
2:30pm — Awards Ceremony
4:00pm — Concours concludes

CBMM’s 19th annual Boating Party Fundraising Gala set for Saturday, September 10

 The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum is hosting its 19th annual Boating Party Fundraising Gala on Saturday, September 10, 2016, themed around the historic America's Cup race and featuring foods and libations representing the six competing nations in the 2017 race; America, New Zealand, Sweden, Japan, Britain and France. Proceeds from the event support the children and adults served by CBMM’s education, restoration, and exhibition programs.

The evening event begins at 5:00 p.m. with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres served along Navy Point and the Miles River, followed by a gourmet dinner catered by PeachBlossoms Events of Easton, Md. and live music performed by DC Fusion.

Dance-band DC Fusion was named Northern Virginia Magazine’s 2015 Best Wedding Band, with band members having performed with artists such as Carlos Santana, Stevie Wonder, Chaka Khan, Patti LaBelle, Angie Stone, Isaac Hayes and more. They regularly appear at regional venues including Wolf Trap, Blues Alley, the Kennedy Center, and Bethesda Blues and Jazz Club.

This year, CBMM’s Boating Party features a rare, and up close experience aboard the schooner America. The 139-foot yacht America is a replica of the vessel that started the America’s Cup tradition in 1851 by defeating the British to win the Royal Yacht Squadron’s “100 Pound Cup.”

During the event, Boating Party guests will have the opportunity for exclusive tours and photo opportunities with America’s captain and crew while enjoying cocktails. America will also be at CBMM on other select dates in September, with the general public offered dockside tours and pre-booked private and public cruises during regular museum hours, with dates and more information at

Boating Party tickets are $250 per person with special sponsorship table reservations ranging from $2,500 to $7,500. Each table sponsorship offers special recognition in the Boating Party program, at the table, on name badges and event signage, along with a special gift. Early table sponsors include Wye Financial & Trust, a division of Shore United Bank, and the Inn at Perry Cabin by Belmond. To request an invitation, or to reserve your table, call 410-745-4978 or email Liza Ledford at

Established in 1965, the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum is a world-class maritime museum dedicated to preserving and exploring the history, environment, and people of the entire Chesapeake Bay, with the values of relevancy, authenticity, and stewardship guiding its mission. Serving nearly 70,000 guests each year, CBMM’s campus includes a floating fleet of historic boats and 12 exhibition buildings, situated in a park-like setting along the Miles River and St. Michaels’ harbor. For more information, visit