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By Connie Morrison – On-and-off drizzle didn't seem to hamper attendance or enthusiasm for this year's annual festival. The theme for the fest reflected the two-year pause for COVID-19: "Long Time No Sea."   Photos by Connie Morrison unless otherwise noted.
By Bill Hall – The calendar may read May, but the recent winds have felt more like March and the showers have been more reminiscent of April, as the local fishing action was severely affected from the effects of last weekend’s slow moving nor’easter. Windy conditions impacted the area well...
Photos by Connie Morrison unless otherwise noted – After a cancellation in 2020, and an outdoor-only tour in 2021, Historic Garden Week on the Eastern Shore returned to its full splendor April 29 with homes and gardens both open to visitors. This year’s tour featured four properties: Windingdale, circa 1780,...
Story by Jim Ritch – Submitted Photos by Paula Henry –  Supporters and children gathered Sunday for the annual Blessing of the Worms at the New Roots Youth Garden, Cape Charles.  Every one of the nonprofit’s 96 plastic cups bearing worms and dirt were picked up by attendees, said Phil Goetkin, of Cape Charles,...
By Carol Vaughn — A filmmaker who lived at Inlet View campground in the final weeks before residents had to leave after the property was sold to a developer is making a documentary about the storied community. Amy Nicholson, a commercial director and documentary filmmaker based in New York City, spent...
By Bill Hall – The recent stretch of nice weather, combined with two large flounder tournaments, produced a surge of activity on the water. Last weekend brought about a noticeable increase in boat traffic, with many local anglers putting their boats in the water for the first fishing trip of...
Staff Report –  The Eastern Shore Post was recognized for excellence this week by the Virginia Press Association.  Joni Hamilton, of Shore Marketing Services, won a total of 10 awards for ads she created for the Eastern Shore Post. Hamilton is the Post’s graphic designer and creates ads for the weekly...
By David Martin –  When we opened our internet tubes this week, green growing gardens were revealed. In some parts of the world, a “garden” is assumed to mean areas for flowers and frillies while a plot for growing food is referred to as a kitchen garden, vegetable garden, potager...
By Martha Wessells Steger  Special to the Eastern Shore Post  The railroad is gone from Accomack and Northampton counties. It can’t even make another comeback – the tracks have been ripped up – after several reincarnations in its hundred-plus-years’ use in Virginia’s two easternmost counties.  A distant-future generation might someday wonder what...