Thursday, January 19, 2017

A Winter's Romance in St. Michaels, Maryland

A Winter's Romance in St. Michaels, Maryland is a special time indeed. A Winter Romance in St. Michaels will be held Friday, February 10, 2017 through Sunday, February 19, 2017. Visiting St. Michaels during the Winter is the perfect time for a romantic getaway, especially around Valentine's Day.

Participating lodging partners are embracing "A Winter's Romance" and offering their guests romance packages. Restaurants will offer a variety of tantalizing dishes during the event, focusing on tempting your taste buds with special menu items. St. Michaels boutiques, jewelry and gift shops are also offering our visitors a unique shopping experience during A Winter Romance in St. Michaels. It's the perfect time to visit St. Michaels, and getting away to relax and unwind with a someone special. Businesses throughout town are offering specials for those that want to get away during A Winter's Romance in St. Michaels.
Please see below for participating businesses and their specials:


Five Gables Inn
209 N Talbot St, St Michaels, MD 21663
(410) 745-0100
Winter Romantic Getaway
2 night stay, 2 herbal baths, a couples massage, champagne and chocolates

202 Cherry Street, St. Michaels, MD 21663
For every guest couple staying with us for two nights, we provide a complementary bottle of champagne and chocolate covered strawberries.

308 Watkins Lane, St. Michaels, MD 21663
Voted recently as the most romantic inn in the country, Inn at Perry Cabin is featuring and promoting a "Retreat to Romance" package that we'll offer year-round but promote heavily around Valentine's Day and A Winter Romance in St. Michaels. The package includes 10% off of our Best Available Rate for luxury accommodation; Breakfast for two in Stars restaurant or in bed (USD $45 maximum value); Dinner for two per night in Stars restaurant (USD $150 maximum value per room); A USD $125 credit with Linden Spa for use in your room or at the spa.

401 S. Talbot Street, St. Michaels, MD 21663
Dinner Included with your stay Tuesday Feb. 14th.
Winter Rates Available. Mention Winter Romance and receive a pair of keepsake wine glasses or OBI coffee mugs.

1228 S. Talbot Street, St. Michaels, MD 21663
Offer a special package for couples with a special rate and a complimentary bottle of wine and chocolates.


902 S. Talbot Street St. Michaels, MD 21663
Romance is in the air, stop by and visit Higgins and Spencer for home decor such to spark romance.

Olivin's Fine Olive Oils
205 S. Talbot Street, St. Michaels MD 21663
Olivins is offering couples free chocolate tastings , strawberries tossed in chocolate balsamic, blood orange olive oil brownies and special romantic gift packs. Open later on Friday and Saturdays on both weekends on either side of Valentine's Day. 

609 S. Talbot Street, St. Michaels, MD 21663
Love, Love Me Do...You know we Love You!  Come enjoy special discounts and sip while you shop! Get something special to remember your trip to St. Michaels!
FebYOUary at Ophiuroidea and The Mill Vintage Market - 
FebYOUary, because you have to love YOUrself First. Come sip and shop at Ophiuroidea and The Mill Vintage Market 11am - 5pm on February 11th, 2017. Enjoy special sales throughout both shops, product sampling, trunk shows and a chance to win a gift basket.

104 Railroad Ave. St. Michaels, MD 21663
Special Sparkling Free Wine Tasting of our "I Love You" Wine from the Piedmonte region of Italy. 10% off during Winter Romance Days.
Winter Romance Gift Basket of the "I Love You" Wine, Piave Cheese, Crostini crackers, Olive pate, and Baci chocolates for $30. Free Baci (Kiss) chocolates with any $25 purchase.

110  N. Talbot Street, St. Michaels, MD 21663
Chocolates available for delivery for your weekend getaway. Choose from three pre-made options: a box of large truffles, a half pound box, and a pound box. Or choose your own. Call for details.

605 S. Talbot Street, St. Michaels, MD 21663
We've stocked up with LOVE and romance items for your home and you!  Come enjoy special discounts and sip while you shop!  Open Friday - Sunday
FebYOUary at Ophiuroidea and The Mill Vintage Market - 
FebYOUary, because you have to love YOUrself First. Come sip and shop at Ophiuroidea and The Mill Vintage Market 11am - 5pm on February 11th, 2017. Enjoy special sales throughout both shops, product sampling, trunk shows and a chance to win a gift basket.


Blue Heron Coffee
500 S Talbot St, St Michaels, MD 21663
(410) 714-0334

"The Key to your Heart" Show us a copy of your room key (or a copy of this flyer)and get a free chocolate/pastry with your cup of coffee

St. Michaels Winery
609 S. Talbot St. St. Michaels, MD 21663
February 10 at 7pm: GALentine Sip and Paint Gather your girls, paint a pair of custom wine glasses, and drink local wine. What's not to LOVE? Reservations Required, please call 410-745-0808.
 $39 per person 

February 11 & 12: "Wine Is My Valentine" Weekend Specialty Drinks, Novelty Tastings, and Bottle Discounts all weekend Hours: Saturday 11am – 5pm Sunday 11am – 4pm No Reservation Required. 

February 13 – 19: “Love The Wine You’re With” Week Get 15% off your favorite bottle! Offer Limited 1 per person

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