Tag: ESVA

Photos and Story by Linda Cicoira Ten-year-old Tracy Brooke Selby, of Greenbush, wanted to be allowed to achieve the way her brothers do. In November, after years of going camping with her family — her parents are Boy Scout leaders and her teenage siblings are Scouts — she finally got a...
By Matthew Yoder Historically, Atlantic striped bass and menhaden are species existing in a predatory/prey relationship in the Chesapeake Bay. At next week’s meeting of the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission in New Hampshire, their futures will be hotly discussed, signaling ramifications for anglers in our area. Created in the 1940s to foster a more...
By Connie Morrison -- A late afternoon fire Friday claimed a Townsend house that was under renovation and damaged a neighboring home. There were no injuries, said Cheriton Volunteer Fire Company Chief Thomas Moore. The Eastern Shore 9-1-1 center took the call at 4:01 p.m., according to Moore. “The first engine...
By Bill Hall The 2019 edition of the Bay Challenge Fishing Tournament was held on Saturday, October 12, 2019, and attracted a field of 140 anglers. Based at the Onancock Town Wharf, the family-oriented tournament is held by the Eastern Shore Anglers Club and proceeds from the tournament go towards scholarships for local youth...
On Tuesday, September 24, the Virginia Marine Resources Commission (VMRC) officially approved its own proposed emergency restrictions on the taking of striped bass in the Virginia portion of the Chesapeake Bay.  By a vote of 7-1, the commission set a one fish per person bag limit and a 20-36-inch slot limit for striped...
It is the first official week of autumn, but fishing remains as good or better than it has been most of the summer. Productive speckled trout action has occurred along the entire length of the Eastern Shore over the last week, on both the bayside and the seaside. Pompano...
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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.
NWSWakefieldVA on Heavy rain/flooding Potential This weekend
The National Weather Service has issued the following briefing on the potentially heavy rainfall over the weekend as of 7 a.m. EDT Saturday. In summary, there is a threat of heavy rain and a marginal risk for severe thunderstorms. A frontal boundary will drop over the region this morning and...
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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.
Team Expands with New Onley-Based Caseworker; Office Opens Monday WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Elaine Luria, of Virginia's 2nd Congressional District, this week added an Eastern Shore caseworker to her team and will open a new office in Onley on Monday, March 25. Starting next week, Luria will have offices in Washington, Virginia...