Welcome to the Delmarva Almanac

The Delmarva Almanac is an independent media service providing content relevant to residents and visitors to the region known as Delmarva: all of Delaware, and the Eastern Shore counties of Maryland and Virginia. The mission of the Delmarva Almanac is to serve the public interest by providing multimedia news and information publications with the highest regard for accuracy and integrity.

Beginning April 4, 2015 the Delmarva Almanac will become a half hour radio show on Delmarva Public Radio. Each week meet local artists and get connected to the latest cultural events here on the shore. Jim Rapp will tell us all about the natural wonders found here; and there'll be a variety of other folks who'll share stories about our heritage and the way of life here on Delmarva. Tune in Saturdays at 11am on WSDL 90.7fm and again at 3:30pm on WSCL 89.5fm.

We could not do this work with out the help and encouragement of the Friends of Delmarva Public Radio, our community partners, and our underwriters. (See below.) Thank you to our loyal audience and to all those who support us with their financial contributions. If you would like to support this work click here to find out how.

The Delmarva Almanac is proud to also present online: Arts & Times, a Quarterly magazine and community calendar which highlights local artists, special events, exhibits, rural arts, performances, and classes on the Delmarva. Look quarterly for the print edition, which focuses on the the Lower Eastern Shore of Maryland. It can be found in the local galleries and cultural attractions of Worcester, Wicomico, and Somerset Counties. The quarterly print edition (available in PDF) at is produced by Gerlitzski Design. Arts & Times is funded by Worcester County Tourism. If you would like to submit an event for the print edition of Arts & Times (lower shore Maryland), please forward the information to

Please contact us if you would like to have a date added to our online calendar, or if you have any questions or comments.

Thank you for taking time to view the Delmarva Almanac. Please visit us often.

Dana Kester-McCabe
Publisher, Delmarva Almanac
10603 Bishopville Road
Bishopville, Maryland 21813

Our Staff

Dana Kester-McCabe is the primary writer, photographer, designer, and publisher of the Delmarva Almanac. A resident of Bishopville, Maryland, she has almost forty years of creative experience. Dana has a BFA in painting and communications design from Kutztown University in Pennsylvania. She has designed for print, video, and internet. Dana has writen for public relations, advertising, and news, as well as curriculum planning for arts and Quaker religious education. Dana's freelance design business is Moonshell Productions.
Jim Rapp is a naturalist and tireless promoter of nature and heritage travel experiences on Delmarva. His weekly column connects the audience to all the natural wonders that can be experienced here on Delmarva. He has served as the Executive Director of the Salisbury Zoological Park, and as the Executive Director of Delmarva Low-Impact Tourism Experiences (DLITE). In 1995, Jim helped found and manage the award-winning Delmarva Birding Weekend, which he continues to organize for the last weekend in April each year. Jim also serves as director of the Hazel Outdoor Discovery Center in Eden, Maryland, a 525-acre preserve and resource for outdoor exploration by local youth organizations.
H. Scott Duncan, is a master gardener and beekeeper living in Quantico, Maryland. His monthly column is Gardening On Delmarva and he welcomes your gardening questions and ideas! Scott has a PhD. in anthropology from the University of California at Los Angeles. He has been the Country Director for the United States Peace Corps in Sri Lanka, the Philippines, and the Republic of Georgia, Director of Development for the American Friends Service Committee, and as a classical music program announcer on WSCL. He is currently retired and serving on the Wicomico County Library Board of Trustees as well as volunteering with the Salisbury Chorale Advisory Board.

Keyanna Bowen is a Howard University graduate with a Bachelor of Arts in Broadcast Journalism and Communications. She is a professional writer and blogger experienced in developing editorial content for print and online media as well as web content. Keyanna is an accomplished photographer and has her own blog about interior design and fashion at

Marilyn L. Buerkle is a Visual Information Specialist and Lecturer at the University of Maryland, Eastern Shore. She has a master's degree in Journalism and Public Affairs from American University and a B.A. in Speech Communication from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. She is the former Station Manager and News Director of WBOC TV.

Gretchen Hanson is the Executive Chef and Owner of Hobos Restaurant and Bar. She describes her culinary style as Global Eco-Fusion, a celebration of locally sourced foods, and the subtle simplicity of street food from around the world. Each month she will share stories about the changing food tradtions of Delmarva, about food as love, food as healing, and food as community. You can find out more about her at:

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Thank you to our community partners.

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