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Features

AlvyPowell
By Stefanie Jackson – An Eastern Shore native who became a nationally recognized opera singer and member of the U.S. Army Chorus will open the annual Juneteenth music festival at Exmore Town Park to be held Saturday, June 15. The festival continues Sunday, June 16. Alvy R. Powell Jr., who...
RevKelvinJones
By Stefanie Jackson – The Rev. Kelvin Jones, who has pastored First Baptist Church in Capeville for 30 years, will hold a prayer service and call to action this Thursday in response to the recent mass shooting in Virginia Beach. The service will be held in cooperation with the...
PaperTigersGrad
By Stefanie Jackson – Local organization Eastern Shore Healthy Communities, in cooperation with the Roseland Theatre in Onancock, presented the documentary “Paper Tigers” May 23, the story of how one high school turned itself around, reducing the number of suspensions given to students and supporting their academic success. “Stressed brains...

Many of the memorable TV stars were not what I remember. Can we learn that age is relative by watching television? I think so. Yippee! I thought Carroll O’Connor was at least 65 when he played Archie Bunker in the 1970s series, “All in the Family.” I was wrong as...
art and music doggie
Hundreds turned out on a sunny Saturday of Memorial Day weekend for the Barrier Islands Center's popular Art and Music on the Farm Festival. Art, music, landscaping plants, food, beer and wine, and visiting friends and neighbors were all on the agenda.
Leland - Waldrep 2
Editor’s Note: This article was originally published in 1999. It is republished in the Eastern Shore Post with permission. By Michael Segers -- We started early on a Thursday morning and stopped at a fast food restaurant for breakfast. With my friend Ken’s typical luck, his order got lost. While...
Harmon
By Stefanie Jackson – A young man who just received his associate degree from Eastern Shore Community College was the keynote speaker at the third annual Kids Count forum at the ESCC Workforce Development Center May 22. Accomack and Northampton are low-ranking for children’s quality of life of children. The...

I’m one of those people who can disregard my own mess and work around it. I am not bothered by a kitchen table that is covered with documents. The desktop on my computer has 4,000 things stored on it, all in disarray, and I can still usually find what...
carvers
Story and Photo by Stefanie Jackson – The Barrier Islands Center in Machipongo screened the documentary, “From the Marsh: Decoy Carvers from Jersey to Carolina,” May 15. The 32-minute film by Jim Talone and J.P. Hand, with music by Thelma Peterson, offers a peek into the workshops of master carvers...