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A vortex of necessary services flies as the spirits of Maryland look on.

What services qualify as “essential” in Maryland during the coronavirus pandemic?

Essential and Non-Essential Services in Salisbury, MD

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to escalate, countries, states and cities across the planet have been implementing bans on all non-essential businesses and services, and only allowing those classified as “essential” to remain open. This is a continuation of efforts to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus through minimizing public mingling. Though it’s certainly a sacrifice, such measures have been deemed necessary if humanity is to get through this ordeal intact.

However, many folks find themselves unclear as to which services are actually essential, and which not. This is exacerbated by the fact that, in the US, it’s been left up to states to determine which services fall into which category. Which services qualify as essential, and which unessential, during the lockdown period in Maryland? Continue reading

A bearded man carries an axe over to a pine tree in the deep wilderness of Maryland.

Where can I chop down my own Christmas tree on the Delmarva Peninsula?

Cutting Your Own Christmas Tree near Salisbury, MD

If you don’t have your tree yet, and are the kind of person who likes to “get your hands dirty,” so to speak, we’ve got some good news: there are still places open right up to Christmas Eve here on the Delmarva Peninsula where you can go to chop down your own tree. Or, you can also just pick out a pre-cut tree, or choose one and have them cut it, or several other options. The point is, you can still get your tree, and however you prefer to obtain it.

Read on to bless your mind database with the knowledge of a few choice Christmas tree farms adorning Maryland’s eastern shore.

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Cawley Family Farm

  • When? Open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday; make appointments for other days through their website.
  • Where? 24320 Willow Pond Road, Denton, MD

At Cawley Family farm, you can cut the tree down yourself, have them cut the tree you choose, or just pick out a pre-cut tree. You can even get a living tree to plant later, or take a tree that is “baled.” However you like to take your Christmas tree, they can probably accommodate.

Besides trees, the Cawleys provide handmade Christmas Wreaths that are made daily with fresh greens from the farm. They also make a few interesting items on request, including custom-made horse heads, crosses and grave blankets.

Simmons’ Christmas Trees

  • When? Saturdays and Sundays only, until Christmas; 9 am until 5 pm.
  • Where? 26004 Still Pond Neck Road, Still Pond, MD

If Still Pond is closer to your neck of the woods, Simmons’ Christmas Trees may be calling your name. Like the farm above, you can choose to chop one down yourself, take a pre-cut, or get a balled and burlapped living tree. Additional amenities include wreaths, white pine rope, and beverages.

Pine Valley Christmas Trees

  • When? Open until December 23rd; Monday through Friday, 9 am until 6 pm, Saturday and Sunday from 8 am to 5 pm.
  • Where? 361 Fairview Road, Elkton, MD

Our final selection is located right at the head of Chesapeake Bay (for exact directions, visit their website through the link above). In addition to your usual tree options, they offer tabletop trees, white pine roping, and fresh Fraser fir and boxwood wreaths. They also have a Christmas shop that sells all the necessary tree accessories. All visitors get to enjoy complimentary hot cider and hot chocolate.

Pine Valley specializes in Fraser Fir trees, but they also grow Douglas Fir, White Pine, Blue Spruce, Canaan Fir and Concolor Fir.

Red 2019 Nissan Sentra turns a corner on a city street.

Where can I find special offers on new sedans on the Delmarva peninsula in fall 2019?

Buying a new sedan is exciting, but it can often be pricey. That’s why it’s good to look for deals wherever you can find them. Where can you currently find incentives on new sedans in Salisbury, MD?

Incentives on New Sedans Fall 2019 in Salisbury, MD

Here at Pohanka Nissan, we’re happily offering a variety of incentives on new sedans throughout the tail end of 2019. Part of the reason is we need to clear some space on our lot for the new 2020 models on their way, and part of the reason is we just love giving you all great deals! Check out the full, up-to-date list of our new sedan offers through the link below.

View Our Current New Sedan Specials

Nissan already makes some of the most value-infused sedans in the business, so getting one on-sale is a double whammy (in a good way). Current sedan specials include both 2019 and 2020 model year vehicles such as the Altima, Sentra, and Maxima.

Deals on Nissan Sentra and Nissan Altima

The fully-redesigned 2019 Nissan Altima is one vehicle that shoppers can find great deals on at Pohanka Nissan. This beloved car is praised for its comfortable seats and full available suite of semi-automated driving features. It is also blessed with a new engine that beautifully weds power to its longtime nemesis, efficiency. Examples of our current offers include a 2019 Nissan Altima 2.5 SL, which has a starting MSRP of $34,750, getting knocked down to $26,952. That’s nearly an $8,000 discount!

Another much-loved sedan from Nissan is the Sentra. The 2019 model gets a larger standard touchscreen and the availability of the highly sought-after Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity systems. It’s praised for its spacious seats, large trunk, and user-friendly infotainment system. Discounts on the 2019 Sentra from Pohanka Nissan range from $2,000 to about $2,500 below the MSRP.


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Rocky Ridge Packages Available for New Nissan Trucks

Every automotive customer that comes in to check out the new cars, trucks and SUVs here at Pohanka Nissan of Salisbury on the Delmarva Peninsula is different – with unique needs, unique wants and a unique list of requirements their new vehicle needs to meet. And that’s especially true for those looking at purchasing a new Nissan truck like the 2019 Nissan Frontier and the 2019 Nissan TITAN. That’s because truck customers aren’t just looking for a new vehicle – they’re looking for a new co-worker, a new tool, and a new employee of the month. That’s why our new Nissan trucks feature so many engine, feature and package options to choose from. And now there’s even more to choose from when customizing your new Nissan truck thanks to new Rocky Ridge packages now available. And we’re going to tell you all about them right here.


Which New Nissan Trucks at Pohanka Nissan of Salisbury on the Delmarva Peninsula have Rocky Ridge Packages Available?

As we mentioned in our introduction, new Rocky Ridge packages are available for the new Nissan Frontier lineup and the new Nissan TITAN lineup, but that’s not all. Rocky Ridge packages are also available for the 2019 Nissan TITAN XD lineup and even the 2019 Nissan Armada lineup. That’s right, you don’t even have to be a truck customer to enjoy these impressive new Rocky Ridge packages – packages that feature interior and exterior performance and style upgrades. The 2019 TITAN lineup has K2, Altitude, and X packages available. The 2019 TITAN XD lineup has Stealth, K2, and Altitude packages available. The 2019 Frontier and Armada lineups each have a Z3 package available.

“Truck buyers are unique and so are their trucks. And while truck buyers are the most brand loyal automotive segment, consumers are willing to consider other brands if the product and value proposition is right. We’ve found there remains great opportunity within the truck and enthusiast market – and these big, bad, custom-lifted, Rocky Ridge-warranted Nissan trucks are definitely going to drive excitement and traffic to Nissan showrooms for a closer look.” – Fred DePerez, Vice President, North America LCV Business Unit, Nissan North America, Inc.

For more on everything Nissan, including more about all of the new Nissan cars, trucks and SUVs available at Pohanka Nissan of Salisbury on the Delmarva Peninsula, please contact our staff.

Enjoy Life on Two Wheels: 4 Best Bike Trails Near Salisbury, MD

Best Bike Trails near Salisbury, MDBoth spring and fall make for excellent times to get outside and enjoy the cool temperatures and the breezy days, especially on a bicycle. Fortunately, if you live near Fredericksburg, Virginia, you can spend most of your time on the many dedicated bike paths in the area instead of limiting yourself to going around on the more dangerous city streets.

1. Fredericksburg Quarry Mountain Trails

At the northern edge of Fredericksburg along the Rappahannock River, you can find several short bike trails that follow the river or the top of the ridge above it. The ones down by the river are mostly easy, but the 2.5-mile Ridgeline Trail is more difficult, and the short trails that cross between elevations have black diamond, or very difficult, ratings. All told, the Quarry Mountain Trails have 13.8 miles for cyclists to explore.

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