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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...
By Pamela Barefoot Special to the Eastern Shore Post In 2019, I learned of an escorted bus tour called “Journey to Montgomery” out of Durham, N.C. Nearly 60 of us from all walks of life would travel by bus to Montgomery and Selma, Ala., in the heat of August, visiting civil rights...
By Stefanie Jackson – When Eastern Shore folks on social media raised more than $1,000 in less than 24 hours to buy a headstone for a beloved community member who died seven years ago, Ritchie Turner wasn’t one bit surprised. “I knew it before I even did it,” he said...
Story and Photos by Jim Ritch — Matthew Parks, 18, will brook no “pity parties” this year. Not because he’s the sole graduate in Tangier Combined School’s Class of 2020. Not because COVID-19 restrictions have upended the traditional schedule of graduation events. He is a man with a plan. Like his father...