Friday, March 31, 2017

2017 Talbot Street Banners Feature Aspects of St. Michaels Life ​ ​

Talbot Street in St. Michaels is once again sporting its annual finery – the colorful art banners of 2017!  Now in its eighth year, this event is a favorite with residents and visitors alike, compliments of the members of the St. Michaels Art League.
Artist members offer their talents with paintings designed to “Celebrate St. Michaels”.  Each year, the banners are produced through a collaboration of the St. Michaels Art League, Talbot County advocates, and local merchants. 

In addition to the installation of the banners, by Choptank Electric Cooperative, an exhibit of the original banner artwork hangs throughout the month of April at the St. Michaels branch of the Talbot County Free Library, 106 Fremont Street.  The Talbot County Free Library has been a partner of the St. Michaels Art League, lending space, throughout many years of advocacy. Another partner, the Talbot County Arts Council, continues to encourage the League’s community art endeavors with funding support.
As a reward for their efforts, contributing artists can gain a commercial opportunity.  Kevin Snelling, a local merchant, singles out banner artwork and produces posters of the winning images, which are offered for sale at Creative X-Pressions on South Talbot Street.  This year, he is again joined by Ms. Alice Marie Gravely, who will show posters at her gallery, A.M. Gravely, on SouthTalbot Street.  In addition, Michael Morgan has volunteered to fly banners at the St. Michaels Marina.  Other merchants are encouraged to participate as well.
Patrons will have an additional opportunity to purchase original banner paintings during the League’s Labor Day weekend art show on the grounds of St. Luke’s United Methodist Church on Talbot Street.  The outdoor banners made from these paintings can be purchased directly from the artists in December, when the banners are taken down from the street poles. 
St. Michaels Art League membership is open to artists and art enthusiasts.  Information on events, meetings, and membership can be found at  Sincere appreciation is extended to the Talbot Arts Council, St. Michaels Branch of the Talbot County Free Library, Choptank Electric Cooperative, and local merchants for their continued support.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

6th Annual Eastern Shore Sea Glass and Coastal Arts Festival to be held April 8 - 9, 2017

The 6th Annual Eastern Shore Sea Glass and Coastal Arts Festival will be held on Saturday, April 8, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and Sunday, April 9, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.   

The Eastern Shore Sea Glass and Coastal Arts Festival will be held outdoors under tents and will be a rain or shine event.  The festival is hosted by Ophiuroidea “The O”, a coastal inspired clothing, home d├ęcor and gift shop located at 609 S. Talbot St. in St Michaels, Maryland.   The festival will be held in the Historic Mill District, creating a unique backdrop for the festival.

The Eastern Shore Sea Glass and Coastal Arts Festival will include two fun filled days and over 35 artisans from all over the East Coast, from Maine to South Carolina.   Renowned author of Pure Sea Glass, Richard LaMotte and wife Nancy, sea glass artisan, will be at the festival all day Saturday only.   Local musicians will keep the festival atmosphere going throughout the weekend.  The festival entrance fee is $5.00 per person, per day, children under 12 are free.   The festival is a tented event and will be held rain or shine.

 Parking is available at the St Michaels School Campus parking lot two short blocks away, as well as municipal parking lots throughout the Town of St. Michaels.  

Retail shops throughout town will also feature their favorite sea glass artisans all weekend long, a list of participating shops and galleries can be found on the festival website.

For a list of participating artisans, musicians, parking and general information, please visit

2017 Festival Poster available during the festival or at Ophiuroidea. 

Justine's Celebrating 30th Year of Scooping

106 Talbot Street, St Michaels, MD 21663
410 745 0404

Celebrating 30th Year of Scooping

Justine’s Ice Cream Parlor will reopen on Saturday, March 25th at 12 noon to celebrate our 30th year of scooping ice cream in St. Michaels, Maryland.

For 30 years, Justine’s has been serving ice cream to Eastern Shore residents as well as visitors to St. Michaels. Justine’s has become a stable in our town, attracting generations of loyal customers.

“There are folks in town who have been enjoying Justine’s ice cream, sundaes and shakes for decades,” said Kathy Lash owner of Justine’s. “We have seen families coming here for years and now we serve their children who have families of their own. It is pretty amazing.”

Justine’s opened in St. Michaels in 1987. Kathy Lash bought the business in 2012 and with Tyler Heim, the head churner, they have expanded the menu and added house made ice cream to the menu. This year’s homemade flavors include “Saturday Morning” a cereal infused ice cream served with a foot loop topping and “Life By Chocolate” a chocolate and coconut ice cream topped with a graham crackers, coconut flakes and chocolate sauce.

“Every year, we let our creativity expand,” said Tyler Heim. “I hope this year our customers will be delighted with our newest creations that truly represent what we love most about ice cream”.

In celebration of Justine’s 30th anniversary, there will be in store and online promotions including a birthday celebration the 30th of each month all season, Baltimore Orioles tickets give-a-way, and a special 30th anniversary shake.

Justine’s is open on the weekends from 12 noon to 8:00 p.m. until April 1st when we reopen 7 days a week. We are located in downtown St, Michaels, Maryland – 106 North Talbot Street. For more information call us at 410 745 0404 or visit our website

Justine’s new addition -- Saturday Morning

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.