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Submitted article — The Eastern Shore of Virginia Tourism Commission has launched a new tourism film to attract visitors and travel writers for years to come. The nearly four-minute video, created by Jim Baugh Outdoors TV, highlights the Shore’s charming coastal towns, accommodations, outdoor adventures, local restaurants, museums, shopping experiences,...
By Stefanie Jackson – In light of the coronavirus pandemic, which shut down schools and businesses across the country, and the death of George Floyd, which sparked protests calling for an end to systemic racism, the Virginia Department of Education webinar, “Culturally Relevant Remote Instruction,”  offers timely advice to...
By Stefanie Jackson – Across the U.S., protesters reacting to the death of George Floyd – a black man who died while a white police officer knelt on his neck – are calling to defund the police, but on the Eastern Shore, spiritual leaders are calling to collaborate with...
By Stefanie Jackson – The Eastern Shore Regional Housing Coalition, whose goal is to provide more affordable housing opportunities on the Shore, held a quarterly meeting in June, and a recurring theme appeared to be, “think big, start small, and build up.” Ava Wise, of the New Road Community Development...
By Carol Vaughn — Family and friends of Eastern Shore residents who died of COVID-19 gathered Saturday at a community memorial service at Exmore Town Park. Names of those who died were read aloud during the service, which included prayers, scripture readings, and a song performed by Elizabeth Wolfe of St....
An Eastern Shore Community Memorial Service for Eastern Shore residents who died of COVID-19 was held Saturday, June 27, 2020, at the Exmore Town Park. Click on any photo to enter the gallery.
Story and Photo by Jim Ritch — Drivers on Route 13 in Machipongo have watched for two years as a red farm market building rose at the intersection of Bell Lane. Now, the Baines Farm Market is open and has moved from a former carport on the same property to its...
By Stefanie Jackson – The Eastern Shore is known for its close-knit communities, with neighbors helping neighbors, and that same spirit pervaded the small-business community when the Pearl Market, near the town of Cape Charles, opened last Saturday, June 20. Pearl Market isn’t a farmer’s market, general store, restaurant, bar,...
By Carol Vaughn — Family and friends of nursing home residents on the Eastern Shore have not been able to visit them in person since March, when facilities imposed restrictions because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Still, anyone with concerns about a nursing home resident on the Eastern Shore — whether it’s...
By Carol Vaughn — We all have been on a journey of sorts these past few months, as the coronavirus pandemic changed our lives in fundamental ways. Wachapreague resident Claire Poole recently took that journey to the literal level by circumambulating the Eastern Shore of Virginia — a 212-mile journey on...