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Read what customers and faithful readers say about Tidewater Trader.

Nanny Porter, Nearly New Shop • Chestertown, MD • 410-778-1781

"A small size paper that carries all the news worth printing. It has been my pleasure since becoming manager of the Nearly New Shop to rely upon the Tidewater Trader for our advertising. This deceptively small newspaper is packed with interesting and useful information that the Kent and Queen Annes communities have come to rely upon. It carries the Sheriff’s Report and Street Heat, upcoming events, and most recently obituaries. Best of all, it is available in most all stores – and it’s free. Quite a bargain!"


Timothy Flynn, Georgetown, MD
"Wednesday…Wednesday…Read all about it!!!! That means a fresh Tidewater Trader. It’s the little things that bring me happiness. I had Captain Crumpton right and I didn’t know anyone in the “Fond Farewells”. All is well with the world."

Shirley Foster, Chestertown, MD

"Have my Trader - really enjoy all the information! Like ‘My Dog is Friendly' reminder’ - I run into this issue when I walk my little dog - not every dog is friendly we found out the hard way! Also ‘Winter Safety Tips’ and ‘Cutting a Recipe in Half'…and of course Dr. Truth! Such an informative paper!"

Brittany Clough, Galena, MD
"I grab a Tidewater Trader every single week…I always check the Tides, Sunsets, Horoscopes and DR. TRUTH!"

Elevate Your Health, LLC, Chestertown, MD • 410-708-2798 •

"I continue to have surprise after surprise with my results from Tidewater Trader. There have been grandparents, children, groups of ladies here on retreat, friends and family that had visitors, and even people that traveled from further then I ever thought to come see my store and get the support they need to improve their health. The results have truly been mind blowing. Thank You Tidewater Trader!"

Chestertown Elks Lodge #2474, Chestertown, MD • 40-778-6370
"The Elks Lodge thanks you for all your support! We appreciate all you do in Kent County and everywhere. We are grateful to be a part of an organization that does so much for our community. We are equally grateful for our friends at Tidewater Trader that are spreading great news for all of us to cherish and enjoy!"

Jeff Schubert, Ellicott City, MD
"As an avid reader of Tidewater Trader, I tried the Baked Zucchini Fries recipe and it turned out delicious!! They were simple to make, not fried but baked, and the parmesan cheese added a wonderful flavor. The outside was crispy and the zucchini stayed very moist and tender inside. This was a great simple recipe, and now I’ll look for the next “Who’s Cookin’ With Carla” recipe to try with my family. Thanks for a great newspaper!"

The Golden Rule, Rock Hall, MD • 410-639-7378
"Tidewater Trader is the ONLY advertising that we use other than “word of mouth”. The Trader does everything that we need it to do, and more. It is such a great return on our investment! Thank you!"

Sally Powell, Chestertown, MD
"EVERYTHING! Starting with Carla and her dedicated staff! The fact that you can find anything that you are looking for…even a recipe! Oh, and we can’t forget the birthdays!"

Kelly Naill
"If you're new to an area like myself, all you need to do is pick up Tidewater Trader and open up your new world of information for your area and nearby. Need a plumber or firewood? Just open up the Trader. Thinking of going out to eat? Just flip a couple pages and see what restaurants have going on. There is practically something in there for everyone – from a job to getting a makeover. Think you need to get rid of something? Well, this is the perfect spot to post your treasures. Its great if you just want to sit and relax, do a puzzle, and maybe read what is in store for your sign in the weekly horoscope. From homes to bones, to fishing and dishing, Tidewater Trader had reading for now and later."

Jethro "Jed" Kahler, Reader, Centreville, MD
"I can remember as a youngster picking up Tidewater Trader from any local establishment. I loved checking out all the business names and seeing familiar names and dear friends, Cooking with Carla, Dr. Truth, and the horoscopes. One of my favorite things in the Tidewater Trader is guessing the Where’s Where. Tidewater Trader has been a local mainstay and advertising resource for over 40 years that has helped so many businesses grow, no matter how big or small. As I have gotten older, I still love reading Tidewater Trader. I love that we can read it on-line and still pick up a printed version, if we so desire. When I think of Kent County or Chestertown, I think about the Tidewater Trader! Looking forward to reading your paper for many years to come!"

Sheri Darling
"Tidewater Trader is important to my family because it connects us to the community. We can read about upcoming meetings and activities that we can participate in! The Trader is full of information about the times of tides and hunting season facts. I have found great recipes, thanks to Carla! From crossword puzzles to Dr. Truth, it is my periodical of choice. Here’s to another 40 years!"

Annemarie Hamilton
"I look forward to reading your publication every week! I enjoy the notices of events in my neighborhood. And I love trying all the terrific recipes! I love to cook, and have found some great new dishes, thanks to Tidewater Trader!""

Mary McHenry, Images Salon and Spa, Kennedyville, MD • 410-778-8186 •
"Tidewater Trader has always been our “go to” for advertising. We reach so many people by simply placing an ad! With a busy schedule we are always last minute trying to get our ads in, and the staff at Tidewater Trader is always accommodating. Their advertising team is highly trained in customer service and always know what we are looking for. The paper is free of charge and is a highlight to many readers every week. We are thankful to have this wonderful business in our community!""

Kathy Bozarth, Sudlersville, MD
"I enjoy Tidewater Trader from Front Page to Back Page. There isn’t anything I don’t like about this paper. It keeps everyone who reads it up to date on the Community and surrounding areas. Thank You for an awesome paper!"

Christine and Robert Large, Shine Pro Cleaning • 410-708-5328 •
"We have been advertising with the Tidewater Trader for several years now! We have found that the reach and response to our ads have been great and George and the entire team have always been great to work with. Anytime we need to adjust our ad copy or design all we have to do is ask and within a short time, they will help to design the exact ad that you are looking for. We highly recommend the Tidewater Trader for your advertising needs!"

Dave Moenrich, Rock Hall, MD
"I always look forward to picking up the current issue of Tidewater Trader! It kind of ties together the coming days with local activities, and ads for goods and services that I need. It certainly unites the community here on the Shore. I’m a transplant from Baltimore County almost 20 years now (Rock Hall). The best move I’ve ever made. Tidewater Trader has the “friendly feel“ that I can appreciate, as with most people I’ve met and befriended. I’m told Carla has been at the helm for many years. Thanks to her and all the staff! I hope you all continue for a very long time and all my best to everyone there."

Lisa Boone, Church Hill, MD
"Tidewater Trader is the best paper around! I like Where’s Where the best. That is the first thing that I look at. I enjoy the recipes and all the local ads. This paper is awesome!"

Cindy Newsome, Sarah Paige Studio Salon, Chestertown, MD • 443-282-0092 •

Tidewater Trader is our favorite source of print advertising. I am never disappointed in the feedback that we receive from our guests about the ads that we place with this community based publication. From the initial contact to the finished preview, this team of local professionals always performs. It is simply part of our monthly budget to use the ads to stay in touch with our guests with what is current and to reach out to invite new customers to experience what we most currently offer. Tidewater Trader is a 'Gem'."

Diana Nichols, Chestertown, MD
"I can not wait for Wednesday to come around for the Tidewater Trader. It is very informative on what is going on in the community and is great for people like me who need to find help for things that we can not do on our own. I would be lost without this paper. The staff is very helpful and kind when I call."

Natalie Lane, Chestertown, MD
"Tidewater Trader was the first magazine I picked up when I moved to Chestertown. It helped me find a place to live twice in the years I’ve been here! A wonderful resource for the community."

Suzanne Prentice, Still Pond, MD
"I always read the ads in the Tidewater Trader, especially when looking to hire someone. Over the years, I have come to appreciate the ease of use and the variety of advertisers available. I highly recommend that service folks and sellers put their word out for people to see what is in the community and to get the flavor of what’s out there."

Katherine Myers, The Guernsey Depot, Chestertown, MD • 410-708-8317 •
"Tidewater Trader has been a part of my life since I moved here many years ago. As a teen, I read the weekly horoscope and even would try some of the recipes from Who’s Cookin’ With Carla. As I have grown older, I always turn to the Trader for local numbers of businesses. Now that I have opened The Guernsey Depot, I know I can rely on them for my ads. Tidewater Trader has always been and is a great resource. Many thanks to their many years of continues support of our community."

Libby VanSant, Chestertown, MD
"I totally enjoy the Word Hunt… it helps strengthen my eyes and helps me focus. You never know what you will see in Tidewater Trader or what Dr. Truth is going to say…lol! I enjoy reading the Horoscopes and trying to figure out the Where’s Where."

Angela Washington, Middletown, DE
"As a new resident in Delaware, I found the publication to be an essential resource on pertinent information for the Delaware and Surrounding Areas. The plethora of business, employment, event, entertainment and services found in the paper are quite helpful and useful. For me, it’s a exceptionally beneficial periodical!!"

Nanny Porter, Nearly New Shop, Chestertown, MD • 410-778-1781

“I have been dealing with the Tidewater Trader since becoming manager of the Nearly New Shop in 2019, and have found it to be so very friendly and helpful. I always look forward to hearing George Kennedy’s cheery voice on the other end of the phone reminding me that it’s time to write another ad. Tidewater Trader is a marvelous news media for the local area."

Curtis and Karen Biggs, Biggs Fuel Company, Galena, MD • 410-648-2056 •

"No matter how busy we are, we know how important it is to advertise. The Tidewater Trader staff is so helpful with their friendly reminders and excellent design staff. We all need to work together to keep our community strong."

Geraldine Munson, Chestertown, MD
"I’ve advertised in Tidewater Trader and received calls immediately - the day of the paper release - from people as far as New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Wilmington…The staff is very friendly and accessible."

Lisa Sewell, Chestertown, MD
"Don’t know where to start… It is one paper that I pickup on my way out the door of a store - love reading the ads, yardsales, employment, animals and so much more…If you have never grabbed one - see for yourself! Very informative and free to you!"

Reen Waterman, Exit Realty, Grasonville, MD • 410-708-9957 •

"Tidewater Trader works…pure and simple. I have never found a more efficient cost-effective publication. And certainly, NOT one as friendly and customer service oriented. One tip though-advertising takes time. It takes repetition for your advertisement to gain exposure and traction. Running an ad for 4 weeks is just common sense. If you are not satisfied with the results, simply change it up for another 4 weeks."

Ralph Deaton, Chestertown, MD
"I enjoy Tidewater Trader very much and anticipate reading it each week and seeing what’s going on in the community.
I especially like all the different articles, the Word Hunt and the Horoscopes, and delight in sitting down with friends and sharing the paper together. I was the lucky winner in Tidewater Trader’s “Holiday Giveaway” and I love the 40 inch flat screen TV I won. I am looking forward to all the contests that are coming up this year in Tidewater Trader in celebration of the 40th Anniversary!"

Michele and Steve Moon, Moon Air, Inc., Elkton, MD • 410-684-0050 •

"Tidewater Trader is the only print media we use (they are also online!). We have tried other publications with little or no results. We also advertise on TV, radio, and direct mail. The very best return on investment is consistently from
Tidewater Trader."

Katie Blaha, Queenstown, MD
"Tidewater Trader has been, and continues to be, an important (camouflage!) fabric in the telling of the eastern shore story. A true community, family, and regional publication that shares our shore’s stories by photos, quotes, recipes, and captivating articles of the happenings by our water - I always look forward to each issue with its local content and know it will continue to thrive the next 40 years!"

Toby Lloyd, Chestertown, MD
"Over 40 years Tidewater Trader has grown to an institution for our area. Stop, step backwards, pick up an issue and you’re on your many times have we seen THAT happen!"

Anne Kendall, Chestertown, MD
"Congratulations on 40 years of having a unique community paper. I was surprisingly happy that I won Tidewater Traders April Giveaway. I will be sharing my array of gifts. It was welcoming to be greeted by friendly staff. Thank you to the generous donors!"

Anna Mae Dorsey, Chestertown, MD
"I enjoy doing the Word Hunt puzzles and checking for the church notices and yard sales in Tidewater Trader every week.
The monthly giveaway gifts and looking for the bird are encouraging to the readers. Thank you so much for the gifts I won in the January giveaway; Thank you for everything. May God bless all of you!"

Tom Schreppler, Schreppler Chiropractic Cllinic, Chestertown, MD • 410-778-4696

"Tidewater Trader is unquestionably the best value for advertising in Kent and Queen Anne’s Counties. A decade of uninterrupted ads has kept my practice in the public eye. Thanks for everyone at Tidewater Trader."

Judith Thompson, Chestertown, MD
"I just want to thank everyone at Tidewater Trader for being so nice when I call to identify where the “Trader Bird” is found each week. I also want to thank everyone at Tidewater Trader and all the sponsors for my gifts when I won the prizes for the July giveaway. I particularly enjoy doing the Word Search puzzles. Congratulations to Tidewater Trader on 43 years of great community service."

Nick Fritz, Nick Works Trees, Chestertown, MD • 267-614-8374 •

"I have been advertising in Tidewater Trader for years. I am way overbooked and am having trouble handling the calls that I am receiving. Thank you for all you have done to help my business."

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