Tag: Grant

By Stefanie Jackson – One of Northampton’s hidden gems, a boardwalk overlooking the seaside behind the county landfill, was badly deteriorated but has been repaired thanks to Northampton public works staff and volunteers from Birding Eastern Shore and Eastern Shore Master Naturalists. The birders were drawn to the project because...
By Stefanie Jackson – Shore Breeze Farms in Cheriton, owned and operated by fourth-generation farmer Steve Sturgis, was recently awarded a $15,000 Agriculture and Forestry Industries Development grant by Gov. Ralph Northam to expand the farm’s hydroponic greenhouse operations. “It is exciting to see homegrown companies like Shore Breeze Farms...
By Stefanie Jackson – The Northampton Historic Preservation Society has received a $50,000 grant to restore the 1907 jail on the county courthouse green in Eastville. “This time it is our turn to save this 113-year-old structure for future generations,” states the historical society’s website. Members will follow in the footsteps...
By Stefanie Jackson – Local nonprofit Eastern Shore Birding and Wildlife Programs Inc. is having its first Birds, Brews, & BBQ, Saturday, Sept. 14, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., at Cape Charles Brewing Company, an all-you-can-eat event promoting education about Eastern Shore birds and wildlife. Free birding walks are also...
By Stefanie Jackson – Cape Charles Main Street has accepted a $5,000 grant from the Virginia Tourism Corporation’s Marketing Leverage program. According to a recent Cape Charles Main Street press release, the nonprofit received one of 33 tourism marketing grants given out across the state, totaling $625,000. Gov. Ralph Northam announced,...
By Stefanie Jackson – The Northampton Historic Preservation Society has persevered in educating the public and saving the history of the 1700s and 1800s, whether it means looking beyond the county for funding or accomplishing its goals by more creative means. The group recently received a $3,000 grant from Virginia...
By Linda Cicoira Replacement, repairs, and pump outs for about 30 septic systems in Northampton County watersheds between Eastville and Birdsnest will be done with an $82,500 grant awarded this week to the Accomack-Northampton Planning District Commission (A-NPDC). Officials said the work will reduce pollution in the Gulf, Barlow, Mattawoman, Jacobus,...
By Stefanie Jackson Cape Charles has the chance to receive up to $5 million in grant funds to build a multi-use trail that would improve safety for area pedestrians and bicyclists at minimal cost to the town. Curtis Smith, director of planning for the Accomack-Northampton Planning District Commission (A-NPDC), presented the...