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Story by Stefanie Jackson (Photos by Connie Morrison and Stefanie Jackson) Onancock was the focal point for the 2019 Eastern Shore of Virginia House and Garden Tour, following a new, single-town tradition begun last year when the tour was exclusively in Cape Charles, save for Eyre Hall, in Cheriton,...
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The Samuel D. Outlaw Blacksmith Shop Memorial Museum opened May 4 during the 2019 Eastern Shore House and Garden Tour to give a sneak peek of the museum and its artifacts.
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By Connie Morrison Late afternoon light filled the sanctuary of Historic Cokesbury Methodist Church through its freshly restored stained glass windows, and piano and harpsichord music swelled to meet it. Musicians Lee Jordan-Anders and Thomas Marshall performed “Windows: A Keyboard Kaleidoscope,” which incorporated pieces for piano, organ, and harpsichord to celebrate...
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By Connie Morrison -- “The Hate U Give,” the film adaptation of one of the most discussed - and, according to the American Library Association, one of the most challenged - books of 2017 and 2018, tells the story of the police killing of an unarmed African American teen,...
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By Stefanie Jackson – The Boys & Girls Club of Southeast Virginia (BGCSEVA) celebrates its 100th anniversary this year, and its 11 branches, including the Eastern Shore Boys & Girls Club, are participating in the festivities. In honor of the anniversary, each locality that is home to a branch of...
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By Stefanie Jackson – What would it take for the Eastern Shore to get a four-year university and all the economic benefits that go with it? That’s the question being asked by local Terry Malarkey and a group of like-minded individuals who have formed the nonprofit, the University of...
By Stefanie Jackson – Next Saturday, April 20, the Eastern Shore will kick off its first-ever comic book convention, better known as a “comic-con,” in Cheriton, home of the “small town, big heart.” But the Eastern Shore Comicon isn’t just about comic books – it’s a celebration of everything pop culture...
By Linda Cicoira -- Her grandmother emptied whiskey bottles and filled them with hot water for a homemade dresser drawer incubator when Jessie Flynn was born in her parents’ bedroom on April 30, 1926. She was “teenie weenie” and blue and needed the help.  Now at almost 93, her life...

Pat Hart, of Wachapreague, has retired again. If she isn’t reading two books a week on her side porch on Main Street, one can find her weeding in the garden or at her nearby antique store. This time the 82-year-old, a dear friend who I love like a mother, has...