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By David Martin — When we looked into our internet tubes last week, we saw beady red eyes staring back at us. Did these belong to some of the trillions of Brood X cicadas emerging this month after 17 years underground? No. These bloodshot eyes belonged to friends and relatives...
By Matthew Yoder — A months-long collaborative effort of real estate agents and businesses on the Shore will culminate Sunday on Chincoteague in a softball tournament aimed at raising money for a new park on the island to honor the life of Brianna Merritt. The Brianna Kindness Park, at the intersection...
By Stefanie Jackson – Nandua Middle School’s Comics for Cancer raised a record-breaking $1,300 for the American Cancer Society this year, all from hand-drawn, photocopied comics made by students and sold for $3 apiece. “It was done out of love,” said English teacher Matt Bell, who began Comics for Cancer...
Submitted Content – It has been 429 days since the first COVID-19 case was diagnosed and treated at Riverside Health System. To commemorate the date, May 12, 2021, has become a day of honor, remembrance and recognition for care teams, patients and loved ones impacted by the pandemic. Riverside facilities were...
Story and Photos by Jim Ritch – A crowd of 214 runners and walkers crossed the starting line for three Run for the Animals events in Wachapreague Saturday. The participants, up from about 170 last year, ran or walked half-marathon, 10K, and 5K events. The run, which finished its 10th year, aims...
Story and Photos by Jim Ritch – Mayor Smitty Dize made a plea for upholding watermen and their culture at the annual Blessing of the Fleet Friday in Cape Charles. “Let’s not make history. Let’s protect our heritage. I don’t want to see this in a museum,” Mayor Dize said. Offering prayers...
Story and Photos by Jim Ritch – School children hunted for species of local trees and visitors met with local arborists at an Arbor Day celebration hosted Friday by Cape Charles’ new Tree Advisory Board. The board, which facilitated the town’s designation as a Tree City in February, advises the town...
Story and Photos by Jim Ritch - Sunny skies and warm temperatures made for picture-perfect strolls through the five stops of the Eastern Shore Garden Tour Saturday, April 24. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, organizers halved the usual number of tickets, from over 1,000 to about 500, and switched to bracelets from...
By Stefanie Jackson – The Eastern Shore District PTA’s annual meeting and awards ceremony in Exmore Town Park April 27 was an event of special significance to parents, teachers, and students, since last year’s event was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Eastern Shore PTA District Director Joy Phillips, who...
By Stefanie Jackson – Construction is nearing completion on the $4.5 million, 15,000-square-foot Northampton County YMCA in Cape Charles, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony scheduled for May 29, and doors officially opening soon after. Memberships are climbing steadily and are expected to reach 300 to 400 membership units (memberships for individuals,...