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By Stefanie Jackson – In celebration of upcoming Election Day, several Cape Charles restaurants held a political straw poll Tuesday, Oct. 29, in which diners signified their choice for state senate by selecting one of two special menu items. For example, at the dining counter at Rayfield’s Pharmacy, customers could...
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Parksley has had lots to celebrate lately, but Wednesday’s groundbreaking for the new library might have been the biggest of them all. Hundreds, including Gov. Ralph Northam, Sen. Lynwood Lewis, Del. Robert Bloxom, and students from Metompkin Elementary School, turned out for the galvanizing event. “I like to see projects...
By Stefanie Jackson – Birding Eastern Shore and the Eastern Shore Master Naturalists are partnering with Northampton County to restore one of its hidden gems, a nature path and boardwalk tucked away in a seemingly unlikely spot behind the Northampton landfill. The project “fits with our mission to enhance the...
Photos and Story by Linda Cicoira Ten-year-old Tracy Brooke Selby, of Greenbush, wanted to be allowed to achieve the way her brothers do. In November, after years of going camping with her family — her parents are Boy Scout leaders and her teenage siblings are Scouts — she finally got a...
Submitted Article Fire and rescue vehicles packed the front lawn of Ker Place last Oct. 12 for Fire Safety Family Fun Day, hosted by the Eastern Shore of Virginia Historical Society in conjunction with its fall exhibit. Kids and adults explored a brush truck; a heavy rescue unit; a ladder truck;...
Submitted Article and Photo The Summer of Love spirit that filled Cape Charles in the heat of the season lives on this fall at the Historic Palace Theatre, with the ultimate throwback performance. Saturday, Oct.26, festivities start at 6 p.m. with the full-throttle Rolling Stones tribute ensemble, Wilder Horses, bringing...
Submitted Article and Image Rain or shine. Wind or calm. Saturday, Oct. 26, 1,100 cyclists from across the U.S. will depart the Exmore Town Park to begin their pedal-powered, bi-coastal exploration of Virginia’s Eastern Shore. It’s the CBES 27th Annual Between the Waters Bike Tour and it’s the biggest ever,...
Story and Photo by Bill Sterling A celebration of 23 years since the formation of the Barrier Islands Center (BIC) was held Wednesday, Oct. 9, with past and current board members sharing stories of the BIC’s past, present, and future. Held at the BIC in Machipongo, once the county’s almshouse where...
Submitted Article and Photo The Eastern Shore’s Dot Field was honored recently as Chapter Advisor of the Year by the State of Virginia Master Naturalist Program. Field founded the Eastern Shore Chapter in 2006 and has been the dedicated chapter advisor ever since. She works tirelessly to ensure that the Eastern...