Tag: Barrier Islands Center

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 Carol Vaughn — A collaboration between scientists and artists resulted in a virtual art gallery that highlights the ghost forests of the Eastern Shore. The show opens Nov. 1 at the website www.coastaleducation.virginia.edu No, a ghost forest is not a woods haunted by spirits of dead people. The term is used to...
By Stefanie Jackson – Science and art come together and beckon the willing listener to embark on a sonic journey at the newest exhibit that opened Sept. 21 at the Barrier Islands Center in Machipongo, Sounding Science: Listening for Coastal Futures. “You’ve heard the phrase, ‘We need to listen to...
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By Stefanie Jackson – A local nonprofit recently asked Northampton supervisors to waive the fee the county normally charges to review plans for new construction, but it turned into a debate about who gets more breaks in Northampton County, the “haves” or the “have-nots.” Laura Vaughn, executive director of the...
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Hundreds turned out on a sunny Saturday of Memorial Day weekend for the Barrier Islands Center's popular Art and Music on the Farm Festival. Art, music, landscaping plants, food, beer and wine, and visiting friends and neighbors were all on the agenda.
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Story and Photo by Stefanie Jackson – The Barrier Islands Center in Machipongo screened the documentary, “From the Marsh: Decoy Carvers from Jersey to Carolina,” May 15. The 32-minute film by Jim Talone and J.P. Hand, with music by Thelma Peterson, offers a peek into the workshops of master carvers...