Monthly Archives: June 2016

Hebe and the Harpist

Photo by SG Atkinson: Hebe and the Harpist
During the National Music Festival in Chestertown there were performances held during the Farmers’ Market on Saturdays. One of these performances was by a fantastic harpist.

I don’t know if she set up in such a location that the figure on the top of the fountain (The water carrier of the Gods, the Goddess Hebe) was looking down on her. For a little background, Hebe was just recently announced as being the figure head of the new logo for Chestertown’s Art and Entertainment District.

This photo will soon be available as a Delmarva Scenes Print.

Flag Decommissioning Ceremony

Photo by SG Atkinson: Flag Decommissioning Ceremony
The U. S. Flag Code says, “The flag, when it is in such condition that it is no longer a fitting emblem for display, should be destroyed in a dignified way, preferably by burning.”

In many communities this is done on or near Flag Day, June 14th and often with assistance of the Boy Scouts. This past Saturday June 12, 2016 the Frank M. Jarman American Legion Post 36 in Chestertown, MD with the assistance of Boy Scout Troup 175 from Sudlersville, MD held such a ceremony.

Chestertown Tea Party

Photo by SG Atkinson: Chestertown Tea Party
Memorial Day Weekend was a busy one for me as I spent the weekend photographing the Chestertown Tea Party Festival in Chestertown. The day was capped with the re-enactment of the Townsfolk of Chestertown throwing tea (and an effigy of King George) into the river in protest.

A slideshow of Photos from the Weekend can be seen at