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Old 08-06-2009, 04:11 PM
 
Location: coastlines
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I'll be relocating to the Eastern Shore in a few weeks.

I'd appreciate information on clubs, places or events where I can find kindred spirits who have migrated here or are well-traveled, who are interested in classical music, opera, scholarly inquiry, world-views, and respectful of diversity. Diplomatic balance or liberal perspective preferred.

Thank you.
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Old 08-06-2009, 07:38 PM
 
Location: North Beach, MD on the Chesapeake
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You're serious aren't you?
Have you researched the Eastern Shore at all?

Salisbury is a college town, relatively small state school.
The Shore is primarily rural, very few jobs unrelated to farming, tourism, or the water.

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Old 08-06-2009, 09:03 PM
 
Location: coastlines
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[quote=North Beach Person;10151666]You're serious aren't you?
Have you researched the Eastern Shore at all?

Salisbury is a college town, relatively small state school.
The Shore is primarily rural, very few jobs unrelated to farming, tourism, or the water.


Hi, North Beach Person,

Yes, I know the area a little, so from what I know it sounds ludicrous.

But I figured that it doesn't hurt to ask. Maybe there's something that I don't know about, like a pocket of community somewhere in the area.

Maybe if I drift over to St Michael's, or another nearby town?
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Old 08-08-2009, 04:45 AM
 
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Well next weekend there is the Farm and Home show in Wicomico County.

Not much scholarly/worldly/well traveled around here.
I moved down here from NJ about 8-9 yrs ago. Its very laid back and not a whole lot going on.
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Old 08-08-2009, 12:34 PM
 
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I hope you're relocating WITH a job offer.
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Old 08-08-2009, 03:35 PM
 
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We come to Salisbury, MD to escape the high-strung suburban dwellers on the other side of the bay. We prefer to shop in the retail stores in this area because we get a free smile and people seem to care more. The folks here might not be very scholarly but they sure are learned.

For classical music, check out:

Salisbury University Orchestra http://www.salisbury.edu/sso/
Chesapeake College Chesapeake College: Performing Arts Center -- News & Events ... sometimes Baltimore Symphony Orchestra performs there.

Autumn Wine Festival is coming up, maybe you can meet some people there http://www.autumnwinefestival.org/ .

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Old 08-08-2009, 08:34 PM
 
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We come to Salisbury, MD to escape the high-strung suburban dwellers on the other side of the bay. We prefer to shop in the retail stores in this area because we get a free smile and people seem to care more.
I couldnt disagree more. After actually living here for nearly 6 yrs I can tell you that ppl arent friendlier here. Ive lived in big cities and rural areas and its absolutely no different. Holding doors is just as much of a rarity here as it is in the big bad city. Its perspective, if you are coming from an area w/ a nasty self centered general public then it will seem friendly. If you are used to good service, competent help and courtesy, this area overall will disappoint.

I really hope you have a job lined up. The area isnt known for a strong economy or a good job market. Regardless, good luck.

BTW, there are positives to the area, but jobs, entertainment and scholarly "learned " ppl isnt it.
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Old 08-09-2009, 12:35 AM
 
Location: coastlines
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Thanks for your posts, suggestions, and best wishes. I know the area a little, having visited for many years, but it's not the same as living there.

I'm comfortable in the country because I like the quiet pace and simplicity of rural communities. I figured that there might be others like me, people who grew up in small towns, left them, and later returned.

Rudeness exists in all areas; I find it to be more personality related than regionally. Some communities are close-knit, but I'm pretty quiet, and I've found that people open up when you're not pushy.

I'm not looking for work, or a social scene, just maybe a few people with whom I might share common interests.

I appreciate your comments, and look forward to visiting the events that you've mentioned.
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