A publication of the Virginia, Maryland & Delaware Association of Electric Cooperatives

Hometown Hero

Hometown Hero

Choptank co-op directors meet MLB legend May 2024 by Gregg MacDonald, Staff Writer It all began with a plan. Three Choptank Electric Cooperative board directors, and one director’s wife, were going to meet baseball legend Cal Ripken. “We are all big Orioles fans who...

Down on the Farm

Down on the Farm

Say Cheese: Special Edition May 2024 by Laura Emery, Staff Writer Double the Fun on the Farm [gallery order="ASC" itemtag="dl" icontag="dt" captiontag="dd" columns="1" link="post" size="full" style="no-strip" caption="desc" thumb_width="75" thumb_height="75"...

A Green Light to be Tickled Pink

A Green Light to be Tickled Pink

Winchester celebrates 100 years of star-studded Apple Blossom Festival April 2024 [gallery itemtag="dl" icontag="dt" captiontag="dd" columns="1" link="post" size="medium" caption="desc-title" thumb_width="75" thumb_height="75" fx="slide" controls="show" timeout="4000"...

Preserving the Past

Preserving the Past

Culpeper vineyards’ WWII museum continues to grow April 2024 by Gregg MacDonald, Staff Writer WHEN YOU WALK INTO CULPEPER’S OLD HOUSE VINEYARDS’ DISTILLERY TASTING ROOM, it’s like going back in time to a WWII officers’ club in occupied France. Military memorabilia...

Hometown Hero

Hometown Hero

Choptank co-op directors meet MLB legend May 2024 by Gregg MacDonald, Staff Writer It all began with a plan. Three Choptank Electric Cooperative board directors, and one director’s wife, were going to meet baseball legend Cal Ripken. “We are all big Orioles fans who...

Why Solar is Not Free

Why Solar is Not Free

Costs are associated with capturing the sun May 2024 by Miranda Boutelle, Contributing Columnist Q: I often hear claims you’ll never pay an electric bill again if you go solar. Is that true? A: The ability to generate renewable energy at home is an amazing thing, and...

Mud About You

Mud About You

Even if you’re facing the holidays without beloved members of your family, there’s still lots to do for the holiday hustle.

Keeping the Lights On

Keeping the Lights On

Is a battery backup right for you? May 2024 by Scott Flood, Contributing Columnist We all depend on electricity more than ever before, which is why even the briefest service interruption can be incredibly frustrating. It’s no wonder many homeowners are taking a closer...

Laying it on the Line

Laying it on the Line

Fast facts about lineworkers April 2024 by Scott Flood, Contributing Columnist You probably don’t think about them until your power goes out, but electric lineworkers protect our homes and communities 24 hours a day. Like other first responders who keep us safe,...