Tag: Chincoteague

By Carol Vaughn — Lexi Hubb’s goal in making a new podcast series called “The Bivalve Trail” is “to dig deep into history and uncover one of the greatest stories most people have never heard of” — the story of Thomas Downing. Downing, born in 1791, was a free Black man...
By Carol Vaughn — The Chincoteague town council is accepting applications from anyone interested in serving on the council to fill the seat vacated when Matthew Reed resigned. The person must be a full-time Chincoteague resident and a registered voter in Chincoteague. The appointee will fill the seat until a special election...
Mrs. Rieta Cheryl LeCato, 73, was born Sept. 8, 1947, on Chincoteague Island. Known as “TuTu,” she went to be with the Lord on Thursday, Dec. 24, 2020, at her home in Wilmington, N.C. Rieta graduated from CHS and then traveled with her husband, Jerry W. LeCato (deceased). She had...
Dear Editor: I hope it will be interesting to some folks of the mainland and Chincoteague to know that not all of the filming of “Misty of Chincoteague” was done on Chincoteague. A lot of the home scenes, for whatever reason, were filmed on Folly Creek, down Custis Neck, back...
Mrs. Jean Anna Gonzoph, 86, of Chincoteague Island, passed away on Dec. 13, 2020, at her residence. She was born in Camden, N.J., on Aug. 26, 1934, a daughter to the late Eugene and Margaret (Kelley) Vogel. She worked at the Christ United Methodist Opportunity Shop for many years alongside...
By Carol Vaughn — Chincoteague will hold “a little parade” for Christmas, after all, according to Mayor J. Arthur Leonard. Leonard at the town council meeting Monday said the “Mayor’s Pop-Up Parade” will start Saturday at 6 p.m. at Chincoteague High School and follow the trolley route around town. “Hopefully, people will...
By Carol Vaughn — The Island Theatre on Chincoteague received an early Christmas present — the original script for the movie “Misty.” It was Ken Lang’s copy of the script for the movie, which was based on Marguerite Henry’s 1947 novel, “Misty of Chincoteague.” Lang was a member of the electrical group...
Mr. Wade W. Shrieves, 80, passed away at his home, surrounded by his loving wife and family on Dec. 6, 2020. He was born June 30, 1940, in Onancock, a son to the late Brantley Alfred and the late Mattie Miller Shrieves. Wade was an accomplished butcher at Colonial Stores,...
Mrs. Jean Stuart Bonde, 86, passed away peacefully Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020. Jean was born in Portsmouth, Va., on Oct. 31, 1934, to David and Flora (Moffat) Critchlow and was the beloved wife of Wayne Leo Bonde for the last 43 years. Jean grew up in Livermore, Calif., and graduated...