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Small Business Advice


Pets in the Workplace

As a small business owner, you may find it beneficial to have a pet-friendly work environment. Having pets around can help boost ...[more]

Life Tips


Make More Money at Your Next Yard Sale

Having a yard sale is a great way to make some extra cash during the summer months and declutter your home. If you’re no ...[more]


Our American Flag - More than Just Stars and Stripes

By Kathi Ferguson   The American flag - we pledge allegiance to it, we salute it, and we sing about it. We carry it i ...[more]

Community Events


Community Events | July 2019

Christmas In July Sale Friday-Sunday, July 5-7 from 12PM-4PM TaCaCo Alpacas Christmas in July/Store Closing Sale. 50% Off Storew ...[more]


Family Farm Offers Unique Getaway

By Kathi Ferguson   With roots dating back to the 1900s, Crow Vineyard & Winery is a third generation 365 acre fa ...[more]

Small Business Advice


7 Simple Rules for Better Customer Interactions

As a small business, the way you interact with your customers can make or break your business. Below are several simple rules to ...[more]

All About Pets


Tips to Protect Your Dogs From Ticks

It’s that time of year when ticks are becoming more and more of a pest. It’s always a good idea to check yourself fo ...[more]

Community Events


Community Events | June 2019

Delmar Festival Saturday, June 1 from 10AM-6PM The 43rd annual Delmar Day in the Park Festival will take place at State St. Park ...[more]

Life Tips


Ecological and Economical Benefits of Staycationing

Odds are that if you’re a human being who breathes oxygen, you probably are in need of a vacation right now. Americans a ...[more]


The Naming of VFW Post 5118

By Kathi Ferguson   The first official meeting of Easton’s VFW Memorial Post 5118 was held in the basement of i ...[more]

All About Pets


5 Reasons to Adopt A Senior Dog

If you’re thinking of adopting a dog, consider adopting a senior dog. Senior dogs teach us that life is too short not to ...[more]

Small Business Advice


Marketing Myths & Misconceptions

The one-size-fits-all marketing approach has never been effective, especially for small businesses. Small businesses are as un ...[more]

Community Events


Community Events | May 2019

Train & Toy Show Saturday, May 4 from 9AM-3PM Held at the Roxana Fire House on Rt. 20 between Millsboro & Fenwick Island ...[more]

All About Pets


Seasonal Allergy Treatments for Sneezy Pets

You know spring is here when the sneeze attacks begin. Have you noticed your cat or dog sneezing as well? Humans aren’t ...[more]


All About April

by Kathi Ferguson   April showers may bring May flowers, but aside from the weather, the month of April is appreciate ...[more]

Life Tips


Celebrating Easter Sustainably and Organically

Are you looking forward to Easter, but feeling unhappy about the potential to create more waste? Check out these tips below to h ...[more]

Community Events


Community Events | April 2019

Seaford Cruise-In Starting Friday, April 5 at 5PM Seaford Cruisers invites you to our Summer Cruise-In. Friday’s at Hardee ...[more]

Small Business Advice


Choosing the Right Color for Your Brand

When choosing a color for your logo and branding, it can be easy to choose a color based on personal preference or whimsy. How ...[more]

All About Pets


Health Benefits of Pet Ownership

Humans have been domesticating and befriending animals for thousands of years due to the numerous benefits of pet ownership. Pet ...[more]


Shedding New Light On Local Agriculture - One Painting At A Time

By Kathi Ferguson      Local artist Bob Manning’s love for the landscape was first inspired when he b ...[more]

Community Events


Community Events | March 2019

Cash Bingo Every Wednesday Night Cash bingo held every Wednesday night at Seaford Elks Lodge, Elks Rd. Minimum payout $140 per ...[more]

Life Tips


Practicing Self-Care

The term “self-care” has become synonymous with $5 lattes and sparkly unicorn bath bombs, but self-care is actuall ...[more]

Small Business Advice


Score Big This March

March Madness isn’t just for the court. Your business can utilize the energy and excitement surrounding March Madness to ...[more]

All About Pets


The Importance of Spaying/Neutering Your Pet

Often when you adopt your pet from a rescue or shelter, they will already be spayed or neutered. If you happen to adopt a pet ...[more]


The Shapes of Nature

By Kathi Ferguson   Creative people tend to see things differently. I can attest to that, since I am one of them! Som ...[more]

Community Events


Community Events | February 2019

Indoor Yard Sale Saturday, February 2 Indoor Yard Sale/Chinese Auction, VFW Post 7478, Governors Ave. & Mill St., Greenwood, ...[more]

Life Tips


Staying Sane in the Social Media Era

Social media has changed our society in ways we haven’t fully been able to comprehend yet. Social media allows people to ...[more]

Small Business Advice


Take Action Against Cold Weather Risks

Winter can create a lot of risks for small businesses. Make sure your business is prepared during the coldest days of winter. ...[more]

All About Pets


Winter Pet Safety

The winter months can be a tough time for pets. Less time outdoors can make for a mean case of canine/feline cabin fever. Asid ...[more]


The Edna E. Lockwood - Built to Last

By Kathi Ferguson      Tales of Tilghman Island’s history are many, although they are not always told ...[more]

Community Events


Community Events | January 2019

Wicomico Young Farmers Consignment Auction Saturday, January 5 Wicomico County Young Farmers 25th Annual Consignment Auction. In ...[more]


Hot Chocolate

This cup of liquid comfort has a history all its own. By Kathi Ferguson       There is something ab ...[more]

Life Tips


Tips for Tackling the Wintertime Blues

Winter isn’t exactly the most popular season. It’s cold and often gloomy, and many people find that they aren&rsqu ...[more]

Small Business Advice


Make Your Business Shine Bright This Holiday Season

We all tend to get caught up in the frantic energy of Christmas, but the holiday season doesn’t stop there. Keep your ho ...[more]

Community Events


Community Events | December

Friday, December 7 at 7PM Selbyville Christmas Parade Parade will take place on Church Street in Downtown Selbyville.   ...[more]

All About Pets


Bark the Halls - Keeping Your Pets Safe During the Holidays

Turning your living space into a magical winter wonderland is one of the joys of the holidays. However, the trimmings and deco ...[more]


Plymouth Rock - A "Piece" of America's History

By Kathi Ferguson   Perhaps one of the most remembered lessons in American history is of the Mayflower bringing the P ...[more]

Small Business Advice


6 Simple Ways to Help Your Business Shine this Small Business Saturday

It’s the most wonderful time of the year - especially for small businesses. Small Business Saturday is a wonderful opportu ...[more]

Community Events


Community Events | November

  Quarter Auction | Thursday, November 8 Quarter Auction Benefits Alzheimer’s Association. Held at the Seaford Elks ...[more]


Creatures of the Delmarva Night

By Kathi Ferguson      Nocturnal animals have long been associated with Halloween, and there is surely no s ...[more]

Life Tips


Fire Prevention Week Home Safety Tips

Fires can be a devastating, life changing event, that could often have been easily prevented. For Fire Prevention Week, make s ...[more]

Community Events


Community Events | October

Slaughter House Farm | Every Friday & Saturday in October Located at 32076 Gordy Road, Laurel. Halloween attraction  ...[more]

All About Pets


Rainy Day Activities For Bored & Active Dogs

An important part of canine health and wellbeing is regular outdoor activities and exercise. However, some days the weather ju ...[more]

Small Business Advice


Cyber Safety Tips For Home & Office

We use locks on our doors and windows, and take care to make sure that our homes and offices are secure. So why do we leave th ...[more]


Tilghman Islands’s “W” Houses

By Kathi Ferguson      The Lee House, the grand old “W” house that sits back from Tilghman Isla ...[more]

Community Events


Community Events | September

Charity Chicken & Ribs | Saturday, September 1 Laurel Ruritan Club Chicken & Ribs BBQ. Held on Saturday, September 1 from ...[more]

Life Tips


Back to School Bus Safety

For many school-age children, the school day begins and ends with a bus ride. Statistically speaking, buses are the safest form ...[more]


There's This Place Called “Spocott”

By Kathi Ferguson      On the bank of Gary’s Creek six miles west of Cambridge on what is now Route 3 ...[more]

All About Pets


Why You Should Become an Animal Shelter Volunteer

Have you been thinking about volunteering at a local shelter, but are undecided? These 6 reasons will convince you.    ...[more]

Small Business Advice


How to Establish and Grow Your Personal Brand

Usually, when you hear the term branding, you think of businesses and corporations. However, branding is critical for the surv ...[more]

Community Events


Community Events | August

Author Meet & Greet | Friday, August 3 Meet & Greet the Author & Artists for “Les Legumes from Space” B ...[more]


Painting The Shore

Artists from near and far interact with the Eastern Shore landscape through their painting. By Kathi Ferguson   We a ...[more]

All About Pets


Tips For Traveling With Pets

Whether prepping for a move, a vacation, or just a vet visit, it is likely that you will be traveling with your pet at one poi ...[more]

Life Tips


6 Ways to Get a Better Night’s Sleep

Arguably one of the most noticeable casualties of our modern lifestyle is our sleep. We constantly trade sleep for more time a ...[more]

Community Events


Community Events | July

Delaware Fireworks & Celebrations   Bethany Beach, DE | Wednesday, July 4 Fireworks launched at dusk from the be ...[more]

Small Business Advice


Boost Your Summertime Productivity

If you thought staying motivated in the office during the winter was rough, that was nothing compared to the challenge of main ...[more]

Life Tips


7 Tips for Safer Beach Days on Delmarva

Arguably one of the best parts of the summer is cooling off at the beach. We love the warm sand and the rolling waves and cool ...[more]

Community Events


Community Events | June

4th Annual Car Show | Saturday, June 9 Car show will take place from 10am to 2pm. Held at 26299 Sennett Rd., Denton, MD. For ...[more]

All About Pets


Summer Pet Safety

As much as we look forward to summer, there comes a time when the heat is too much to bear. When the weather is hot and you&rs ...[more]

Life Tips


Memorial Day Survival Guide

It’s that time of year again! Pools are opening, meters are going up at the boardwalk, seasonal businesses are opening t ...[more]

Small Business Advice


How to Stand Out From Your Competition

In the age of multimedia advertising, it is paramount that your business stand out from your competition. Your customers have ...[more]

Small Business Advice


Office Posture Survival Tips

You may have heard the new adage “sitting is the new smoking”. While this isn’t at all an accurate compariso ...[more]

Community Events


Community Events | May

Live for Chocolate | Friday, May 4 Don’t miss the 5th Annual Live for Chocolate, an evening of fun, laughter, and sup ...[more]

All About Pets


Caring For a Senior Kitty

The joy of cat ownership doesn’t stop at kittenhood. As you grow and change as a person, so does your cat. Once a feline ...[more]

Small Business Advice


Sustainable Small Business

Now more than ever it is important that your business aligns itself with the values of your customers. Individuals are becomin ...[more]

Life Tips


8 Simple Ways to Help the Environment

Recycle. Making recycling a routine part of your lifestyle is one of the simplest and most effective ways to help the environm ...[more]

Community Events


Community Events | April

Book Exchange Fundraiser | Saturday, April 4 Held at the Bethany Community Church, 28015 Kaye Rd., Laurel, DE 19956. Book e ...[more]

Life Tips


Interior Decorating Tips for Spring

Are you looking for a way to fight off the lingering winter blues in your home and embrace the magic of spring? Take your home ...[more]

All About Pets


Spring Pet Safety

  Spring is here, but so are bugs! Make sure your pet is protected. After a long winter, who doesn’t delight i ...[more]

Small Business Advice


Spring Cleaning Strategies for the Office

When spring arrives, many of us turn our attention to spring cleaning. We focus on our home, yard, and vehicles, but what abou ...[more]

Life Tips


Daylight Saving Time Survival Guide

Daylight Saving Time is upon us. It’s time to set your clocks forward and wake up even earlier than you usually do. ...[more]

Community Events


Community Events | March

Thursday, March 1 | Ride For Autism Fundraiser Ride For Autism DE fundraiser to benefit local schools Autism programs & ...[more]

Life Tips


Tax Tips for Easy Filing

People from all walks of life and income brackets, from college students to retirees, all have one thing in common: A universal he ...[more]

Small Business Advice


Managing Stress At Work

Are you feeling stressed at work? Stress can cause a tangled mess of physical and mental symptoms that will take a toll on your we ...[more]

Life Tips


Meal Prep Like a Pro

The benefits of home cooked meals are well known and boundless. It’s healthier, cheaper, and fun to take a sense of pride in ...[more]

Community Events


Community Events | January

Seaford Cash Bingo | Every Wednesday Held every Wednesday night at Seaford Elks Lodge, Elks Rd. Minimum payout $140 per Bingo e ...[more]

All About Pets


Choosing the Right Pet for Your Home

Adopting a pet can be an immense source of joy and companionship. However, there are many responsibilities and complications that ...[more]

Small Business Advice


Advertising Dos and Don’ts

“Creative without strategy is called art. Creative with strategy is called advertising” – Jef I. Richards Sma ...[more]

Life Tips


How to Stay Motivated During Cold Days

Are you having a hard time staying motivated now that winter is upon us? Don’t worry, it’s not just you. Shorter d ...[more]

Life Tips


Thanksgiving Survival Guide

Shop Early. Don’t get caught shopping on Thanksgiving day. The earlier you shop, the better, so that you can avoid stre ...[more]

Life Tips


8 Ways to Show Gratitude on Veterans Day

On Veterans Day, we honor the past and present members of our military to thank them for the immeasurable sacrifices they have mad ...[more]

All About Pets


Top 10 Dog-Friendly Destinations on Delmarva

One of the joys and responsibilities of being a dog owner is providing your dog with fun and adventure. If you’re looking ...[more]

Small Business Advice


5 Productivity Tips for a Better Work Day

Are you getting the most out of your work day? Some days it might seem like there is more on your to-do list than could possibly b ...[more]

Life Tips


How to Make The Best of Labor Day

Savor The Sun. The days are slowly getting shorter, but there’s still some summer sun left to enjoy. Weather permitting ...[more]

All About Pets


Puppy Training Tips & Tricks

Adopting a puppy will bring you joy and companionship for years to come. However, puppies need a lot of care and attention, and br ...[more]

Small Business Advice


10 Ways to Feel More Energized at Work

Have you ever fallen victim to the mid afternoon slump? Even the most driven and motivated people can get hit with fatigue at ...[more]

All About Pets


How to Keep Your Pets Calm During Independence Day Festivities

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All About Pets


D.I.Y. Dog Treats

Making homemade dog treats is a fun and inexpensive way to reward your furry friend for being a wonderful companion. Bake ...[more]

Life Tips


D.I.Y. Mother's Day Gifts

Nothing says “I Love You” more than a handmade, personalized gift. Homemade gifts aren't just for children, and ...[more]

Life Tips


Used Car Buying Tips

For many of us, buying a new car just doesn’t fit into our budget or lifestyle. However, buying a used car can seem a ch ...[more]

All About Pets


The Hazards of Houseplants

Nothing brightens a home quite like plants and flowers. But plants can pose a safety hazard to your animal friends. Many popul ...[more]

Life Tips


How to Have the Best Valentine’s Day Ever

Did you know that Valentine’s Day has its roots in the ancient Roman festival of Lupercalia? Valentine’s Day start ...[more]

Life Tips


Fall Home Maintenance Checklist

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Small Business Advice


Fall Marketing Ideas

As summer comes to a close, keep the summer momentum going at your business with fresh marketing ideas for fall. Fall is a tim ...[more]

Life Tips


5 Reasons to Visit the Beach Right Now

Summer may be winding down, but right now is the absolute best time to visit Delmarva beaches. Here’s why:   ...[more]

Life Tips


5 Reasons to Buy Local Produce

1. It tastes better. If you’re buying produce from your local stand, chances are it was probably picked within the ...[more]

Life Tips


8 Ways to Celebrate Dad This Father’s Day

Father’s Day is a day to celebrate the life of your father, and thank him for everything he has done for you. The way yo ...[more]

Small Business Advice


5 Ways to Help Your Business Grow This Spring

Spring is a time of growth, and that growth shouldn’t be limited to just plants. Take this time of awakening and renewal ...[more]

Small Business Advice


Advertising for Small Businesses - It is a MUST

Here at The Guide, we know advertising. We’ve been around since 1959, and we’re not going anywhere. So take our wo ...[more]

Life Tips


10 Ways to Celebrate Mom This Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is fast approaching, and many people are pondering how best to show mom how much they care this year. Check ...[more]

Life Tips


7 Home Remedies for Seasonal Allergies

Spring…time for warmer weather, colorful flowers in bloom, and allergies. Allergies can make you miserable and unable t ...[more]

Life Tips


How to Have the Most Successful Yard Sale Ever

Here on Delmarva, it’s not uncommon for many yard sale enthusiasts to spend an entire Saturday cruising for bargains. Do ...[more]

Life Tips


7 Easy Tips to Help You Stick With Your Exercise Routine

Did part of your New Year’s Resolution include sticking to an exercise routine? How’s that going for you? If you&r ...[more]

All About Pets


Tips for Adopting a New Pet

The connection between humans and animals is a wonderful thing. Pets can bring smiles, laughs, comfort, and love into your hom ...[more]

Small Business Advice


Celebrating 57 Years

This week marks 57 years of The Guide. From our beginnings as a small advertising flyer, to where we are today, has been a jou ...[more]

Small Business Advice


Eating Healthier at Work

It’s no secret that eating right benefits your mind, body, and can help you focus and perform better at work. However, i ...[more]

Life Tips


How to Save Time in the Morning

Time doesn’t always seem to pass consistently. Why is it that an hour at the DMV feels like a lifetime, and yet, an hour ...[more]

Life Tips


Valentine’s Day on a Budget

Valentine’s Day is a day to celebrate love. Husbands, wives, partners, boyfriends, girlfriends, soul mates, dear friends ...[more]

Life Tips


Back to School Tips

The first day of school can be a day of both excitement and stress for children, parents, and teachers. Follow these tips for ...[more]

Small Business Advice


Attract Tourists to Your Business This Summer

It’s no surprise that the tourism industry is booming on Delmarva. Our rich history, beautiful beaches, and tax free sho ...[more]

Life Tips


5 Tips For Summer Travel

Summer is officially here on Delmarva, and for many of us, we get the urge to travel. Whether it’s a day trip to the bea ...[more]