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By Angie H. Crutchley  -- Nathaniel Metzger has an appetite for life (and food) like most 17-month-old boys. Watching his brown curls bounce as he gains footing, and distance, to get the fruit plate his dad is feeding him, one wouldn’t suspect the tumultuous beginning of his life. Le’Andra...
By Connie Morrison --  Neil Simon has been called one of the greatest American writers. Beginning April 5 at The Palace Theatre in Cape Charles, local audiences can judge for themselves when GEAR (Global Exchange Arts Roundtable) presents his farcical play, “Rumors.” The comedy is set at a dinner party...
By Martha Wessells Steger Special to the Eastern Shore Post It’s been a long time coming, but Virginia women in history are getting recognition with the Virginia Women’s Monument on Capitol Square in downtown Richmond. Two Eastern Shore women — Dr. Susie May Ames and Anne Makemie Holden — are among...
By Linda Cicoira -- If you saw last week’s Eastern Shore Post, you might have been as amazed as I was.  Del. Robert Bloxom’s column contained the world’s worse excuses for his stand against the Equal Rights Amendment. Virginia did not become the final state needed to ratify this amendment that...
By Connie Morrison -- Chincoteague’s Dalton Elliott is going to Hollywood. After three nights of audience audition suspense, Elliott finally made his American Idol debut during the fourth episode of the popular singing show, which aired March 17. Elliott chose “Boy,” by Lee Brice for his audition song, which he dedicated...
By Connie Morrison -- Local performer Ashley Aigner Antunes’ life could be the script for a Broadway show. Dance training led her to Virginia Ballet Theatre, the Richmond Ballet, Interlochen, the Governor’s School for The Visual and Performing Arts, and American Dance Festival, New York. She lived in Vermont, fell...
By Stefanie Jackson – The Northampton Historic Preservation Society has persevered in educating the public and saving the history of the 1700s and 1800s, whether it means looking beyond the county for funding or accomplishing its goals by more creative means. The group recently received a $3,000 grant from Virginia...
Story and Photo by Stefanie Jackson – The Magothy Bay Natural Area Preserve, near Cape Charles, originally a 285-acre preserve, recently acquired an additional 55 acres of former farmland on Latimer Siding Road that’s being transformed into a haven for migratory songbirds, insect pollinators, and even bicyclists. The field where...
Story by Stefanie Jackson and Photos by Della Jordan – Arcadia High School students recreated a “wax museum” by posing as figures of black history at the school Feb. 5. in honor of Black History Month. The students treated the Accomack school board to a performance before their meeting and public hearing...
By Connie Morrison A former Eastern Shore resident, now living in Connecticut, has invented a device that prevents drunk driving by measuring blood alcohol content on drivers’ hands. “My sensors will calculate your alcohol level through the perspiration of the palm of your hands, and if your alcohol level is above...