Tag: Chincoteague

Mr. Carlton Thomas Leonard, 69, of Chincoteague Island, passed away March 15, 2021, at Riverside Shore Memorial Hospital in Onanock. He was kind, loving, generous, father, grandfather, friend, captain and so much more. He was an accomplished local business owner born and raised on Chincoteague. His deepest love was...
By Carol Vaughn — Resident and former council candidate Patricia Farley spoke during the public comment period at the Chincoteague town council meeting Monday about potential uses for federal funds coming to Chincoteague as result of the American Rescue Plan Act, which Congress approved in March. “I have been so impressed...
By Carol Vaughn — Chincoteague is adapting several of its annual events in 2021 to account for ongoing COVID-19 restrictions. The Chincoteague Chamber of Commerce announced a Decoy, Art & Getaway Auction as an alternative to the Easter Decoy and Art Festival traditionally held Easter weekend. “Visiting with favorite carvers and artists...
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 — Mike Tolbert and the Curtis Merritt Harbor harbormaster, Vernon Merritt, made a virtual presentation for a Virginia Port Authority grant application Feb. 9, including an update on this year’s grant-funded project, which recently was completed. That project included construction of 20 additional boat slips, with a projected...
Mrs. Maria Elaina DeVasto, 62, of Chincoteague Island, passed away suddenly on Feb. 12, 2021. She was born in Hastings On Hudson, N.Y., on Oct. 12, 1958, a daughter to the late Gaetano and Helen (Calbo) Rufo. She will be remembered for her big heart, service to others, and being a...
By Carol Vaughn — A federal judge in Norfolk dismissed a lawsuit filed by a Chincoteague church against Gov. Ralph Northam. The order, filed Jan. 27 in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, detailed the ruling. Lighthouse Fellowship Church filed a civil lawsuit on April 24, 2020,...