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By Stefanie Jackson – The Cape Charles Yacht Club started its own charitable outreach program this year and raised $3,000 for the Cape Charles Food Pantry from their very first event Feb. 14. They set out to spread the love on Valentine’s Day by holding a drive-thru donation event at...
By Carol Vaughn — A working group was formed recently to promote and support development of a 50-mile hiking and bicycling trail along the Eastern Shore’s railroad line, where the last train ran in 2018. The trail is planned to eventually extend from Cape Charles to Hallwood. Community groups may become members...
By Connie Morrison — Michael Teets was destined to have a music-filled life, said his cousin Jody Leonard. As an 8-year-old, he drank in organist Diane Bish’s “The Joy of Music” on PBS at Leonard’s house, a show in which Bish plays and demonstrates features of pipe organs around the...
By Carol Vaughn — A Chincoteague cookbook from the 1970s is being reprinted as part of the Museum of Chincoteague Island’s Heritage Days 2021 celebration. Heritage Days kicks off with opening day Friday, March 19, with both in-person and virtual events throughout the following week. The theme of this year’s Heritage Days...
By Carol Vaughn — The Eastern Shore lost one of its most renowned and beloved artists Monday when Tangier native Willie Crockett died at age 82 after a brief illness. Crockett was perhaps best known for his watercolor paintings of Shore landscapes, in particular of the Chesapeake Bay and the salt...
By Carol Vaughn — Planning for the future of the former Mary N. Smith School, now called the Mary N. Smith Cultural Enrichment Center, is making strides after Accomack County, on behalf of the MNS Alumni Association, was awarded a $10,000 grant a year ago. The Virginia Department of Housing and...
By Stefanie Jackson – Smart Beginnings Eastern Shore (SBES), an organization that advocates for the health, well-being, and education of children, hosted the first virtual session of its annual Kids Count forum Feb. 23, coordinated by Barbara O’Hare and titled “It’s Our Nature – Healthy Outdoor Activities for Kids...
By Stefanie Jackson – Northampton County Education Foundation (NCEF) donations totaling more than $50,000 supported students and classrooms in Northampton County Public Schools last year during the COVID-19 pandemic. “It is heartwarming to see how the community stepped up to support our schools in 2020,” said Linda Schulz, chair of...
Staff Report — The History Channel's popular "American Pickers" show plans to return to Virginia in April and is looking for leads throughout the state, said spokesperson Sarah Perkins. "American Pickers" is a documentary series that explores the world of antique “picking,” following the show's hosts, Mike and Frank, as they...
By Stefanie Jackson – Accomack and Northampton are two of many rural counties across Virginia and six other states that could receive federal grant money to support their economic development if the Southeast Crescent Regional Commission is finally activated in 2021, about 13 years after its creation. The Farm Bill...