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 for a break from your routine neighborhood walks, check out these dog-friendly Delmarva destinations.

1. Abbott’s Mill Nature Center. This historical nature preserve in Milford, Delaware features miles of trails for you to explore with your dog. Admission is free and the nature center is open to the public for hiking from dawn to dusk. 

2. Pocomoke River State Park. This Salisbury park offers many different trails for walking amongst cypress swamp and lush forest. It’s possible to spend hours hiking these winding trails, and would be a great adventure for dogs of all kinds. There are also opportunities for camping, fishing, boating, and much more.

3. Salisbury Dog Park. Located on North Park Drive just minutes from downtown Salisbury, this off-leash dog park provides plenty of opportunities for socialization for your dog, and even has agility equipment for training and play. The park is free and open year-round.

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Community Events | October

October Fest | Saturdays & Sundays in October

Wrights Market, Rt. 50, Mardela Springs, MD. 10am-4pm every Saturday and Sunday. Featuring a Pumpkin Patch, hayrides, corn maze, and more!! Click here for more information.

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Fall Sportsman’s Weekend | Starting Friday, October 6

The annual Fall Sportsman’s Weekend will take place Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, October 6-8. This is the shore’s original and largest Sportsman’s auction event. There will be decoys, firearms, oyster items, art, books, and more. Auction takes place at the Zeb B. Barfield, Inc. Auction Facility, 12100 Mears Station Rd., Hallwood, VA 23359. Check out the ad in the 10/4 issue of The Guide.

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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 be done in one day. Before you start working longer hours, make sure that you are making the most out of your time. Follow these simple strategies for a more productive work day.

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1. Don’t Multitask. Having the ability to multitask is a highly sought after skill in most workplaces. While there may be times when you will have to multitask, avoid doing it when you can. Studies have shown that attempting to focus on 2 or more tasks at a time actually wastes more time. Focus on one task and give it all your energy before moving on to the next, and you will find that you can get much more done.

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2. Don’t Try to be Perfect. Let’s face it, we all want to be perfect at everything we do. However, that is an unattainable goal. We are only human and can’t work at 100% all the time. Holding yourself to unreasonable standards will only increase your anxiety and decrease your productivity. Set your sights to doing each task as well as you possibly can in that moment, and come back to it later if needed.

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Community Events | September

Nanticoke Indian Powwow | Saturday & Sunday, September 9 & 10

Don’t miss this 40th annual celebration of native music, dance, vendors, and more. Festival will take place on Saturday and Sunday in Millsboro, Delaware. Click here for more information.

Small Business Saturday | Saturday, September 9

Come out and support local artists, crafters, and small business owners from 9am to 2pm at Bethany Community Church in Laurel, Delaware. There will be handmade crafts and soaps, jewelry, crochet creations, and more! Get started on your holiday shopping with unique and one-of-a-kind gifts. Click here for more information.

Motown Party | Saturday, September 9

Held at the Milford Senior Center. Advance tickets are only 2 for $25 or $15 each. Dinner is included in the cost of your ticket. For more information and to purchase tickets, call Theresa at 302-858-2561.

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Ice Cream on the Woodland Ferry | Saturday, September 9

Hosted by Venderwende Creamery from 8:30am-12:30pm. SHS ROTC cadets will assist guests. Woodland Ferry Association will sell T-shirts, pottery, all with Ferry Logo & Bridal Cookbooks. New 6-car ferry operated by DelDot crossing the Nanticoke River as it has been for over 300 years! The Woodland Ferry is 3 mi. SW of Seaford & 3 mi. NW of Laurel & Bethel, and 1200 mi. SE of Minneapolis. For information, call 302-542-1397.

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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, be sure to spend plenty of time outside during the holiday. The sun gives you a healthy dose of vitamin D which leads to better mood, healthier skin, hair, and teeth. Just be sure to use sunscreen, especially between the hours of 10am to 4pm, when the sun is most intense. Continue reading

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 bring new challenges into your home. This is especially true if you have never had one before. Whether you adopt a small or large breed, you will need to start socializing and training them young to cut back on destructive habits and ensure that they get along with everyone in your household. Be sure to implement these training tips and tricks to ensure that your puppy grows up to be a well behaved dog. Continue reading

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