Features

Recipe and Photo by Laura Davis -- Pumpkin season is here! We’ve got so many great seasonal events coming up here on the Shore. One that is always on our family’s must-do list is the annual Chincoteague Pumpkin Tour, hosted by our elementary school’s PTA. It’s always a great time that...
Submitted Article and Photos -- The Orchestra of the Eastern Shore’s October concerts will celebrate Anne Nock and the Rev. Harry Crandall, both of whom died during the summer, and who through their service to others left a lasting legacy. Anne Nock will be honored during two performances Friday, Oct. 25, at 7:30 p.m., and Saturday,...
Story by Stefanie Jackson – Photo by Angie H. Crutchley – Participants in the Eastern Shore Regional Jail’s new re-entry program are growing into productive citizens, but that’s not all they’re growing. The participants attend classes every day, but they also get to go outside, breathe fresh air, and get...
Story and Photos by Connie Morrison Candidates in contested Accomack County races fielded questions for almost two hours Tuesday night at a forum sponsored by Citizens for a Better Eastern Shore (CBES). Three groups of candidates participated: those running for the treasurer’s seat (Brandy Custis Childress and James Lilliston); candidates in...
By Stefanie Jackson – Eastern Shore birders were treated to a rare sight this week that drove enthusiasts more than 17 miles out of their way from Kiptopeke State Park to Quail Cove Farms in Machipongo. They spotted a northern wheatear, a small, thrush-like bird with a distinctive, black-and-white pattern...
Submitted Article The Virginia Department of Forestry is seeking 12 species of acorns and nuts that can be planted at its Augusta Forestry Center in Crimora, Va. to grow into tree seedlings that will become the forests of tomorrow. “Some acorns and nuts can be difficult to find in the region...
By Connie Morrison The Northampton Agricultural County Fair, now in its fourth year, returns to Machipongo this weekend, with good, old-fashioned fun. Events will run Saturday, Oct. 5, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. More than 1,000 people are expected to descend on the grounds of the former middle school in...
Submitted Article and Photo The Virginia Chorale will perform at Hungars Episcopal Church Sunday, Oct. 6, at 4 p.m. The Commonwealth’s premier professional chamber chorus, now in its 36th season, will present “Music of the Chapel Royal.” Anglophiles will delight in this concert of 16th and 17th century motets and madrigals...
Story and Photos by Connie Morrison Nandua Middle School seventh-grade science students had a touchy-feely experience at VIMS this week when they toured the saltwater lab in Wachapreague. The objective, said science teachers Nancy Biegel and Sarah Prior, was to introduce students to VIMS and the ecosystem of the Eastern Shore. “I...