The Centrevillain

Mary McCarthy

"a funky blog about life in downtown Centreville, the capital of Queen Anne's County on Maryland's Eastern Shore"

Mary McCarthyMary McCarthy
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Mary McCarthy is a local writer, former newspaper columnist and former member of the Centreville Town Council. She lives on Chesterfield Avenue with her husband and four children in beautiful downtown Centreville, in the centre of the Eastern Shore.

Mary has written for a number of national and local publications, including the Washington Post, Baltimore Sun, Philadelphia Inquirer, Victorian Homes magazine, and What's Up Eastern Shore where she worked as Managing Editor. She is the author of Cape May for All Seasons and Adult Halloween Parties, and is also the Home Management Feature Writer at Suite101.com.

Her personal humor blog can be found at www.pajamasandcoffee.com.

Centreville Goes to the Birds....er...Chickens!

Greetings, readers!

My name’s Mary McCarthy, and I am going to be your new Centrevillain blogger! I live in a Victorian house in lovely historic downtown Centreville, and I have four kids in four different local schools, so I am often out and about, and ready to report the fun goings-on, adventures you can share with your family, or exciting news about what’s goin on in Cville!

This week, the BIG THING coming up is the Delmarva Chicken Festival. There’s a great story about this famous Chickenfest in this month’s issue of What’s Up Eastern Shore (where I used to work as Managing Editor). My pal, fellow writer and musician extraordinaire Rik Ferrell did a great job of covering the event- so if you have a magazine lying around, check it out!

The DELMARVA CHICKEN FESTIVAL is going to be held June 19 and 20 at the Queen Anne’s County 4-H Park right here in Centreville! This year marks the 60th anniversary of the festival, but this year is the first time it’s being held in Queen Anne’s County. Great news for the local poultry industry and our economy. You name the style of chicken, and you’ll see it at the festival; I’m sure you’ll be able to smell the cooking chicken from miles around! It’s making me hungry just writing about it.

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