Tag: Machipongo

Ms. Gwendolyn Downing Riggin, 92, a native and resident of Myrtle Grove, Machipongo, passed away Tuesday, July 6, 2021, at her residence. She was the daughter of the late James W. Downing and the late Dorothy Higbee Downing. Gwen was a most talented pianist, a retired hairdresser, a business owner...
Dear Editor: Thank you to all who have welcomed Katie and Lester Cook and The Little Farm Rescue & Sanctuary to Machipongo! Some of the animals have arrived and are decompressing and exploring their new spaces after their long journey. More animals will arrive next week, and the move from California...
Dear Editor: There is a wonderful animal rescue organization coming to Machipongo in May. Katie Cook, founder, will be moving her nonprofit operation from Ojai, Calif., to Machipongo. Katie and her husband, Les, recently purchased a 115-acre farm with the dream of moving their children and all their 100+ rescue animals...
Mr. Otto Kinbacher, 78, husband of Helen Kinbacher and a resident of Machipongo, passed away Sunday, April 11, 2021, at his residence. A native of Babylon, N.Y., he was the son of the late Otto Kinbacher and the late Rose La Porte Kinbacher. He was a retired ISD Foreman...
Mr. Harold Bruce Arnold, 78, a resident of Machipongo, passed away Saturday, Feb. 13, 2021, at Shore Health and Rehabilitation Center in Parksley. Born in Tacoma, Wash., he was the son of the late Buckly Bruce Arnold and the late Rosemary Montag Arnold. He was a retired officer for...
Mr. Joseph Francis Bohi, 90, husband of Dolores Louise Bohi and a resident of Machipongo, passed away Monday, July 6, 2020, at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital. A native of South River, N.J., he was the son of the late Oscar Bohi and the late Frances Barrett Bohi. He was...
Submitted Article The organization Friends of Northampton County Parks and Recreation has a 10-year goal to transform the old Machipongo Middle School into a community center. Its current project is fundraising to replace the old gym’s original drinking fountains, of which only one is functional. The gym is used for youth...
By Stefanie Jackson – Eastern Shore birders were treated to a rare sight this week that drove enthusiasts more than 17 miles out of their way from Kiptopeke State Park to Quail Cove Farms in Machipongo. They spotted a northern wheatear, a small, thrush-like bird with a distinctive, black-and-white pattern...
Submitted Article The Barrier Islands Center in Machipongo is hosting a temporary exhibit on loan from the Library of Virginia, “True Sons of Freedom.” To commemorate World War I, “True Sons of Freedom” uses photographs of African-American soldiers from Virginia who fought overseas to defend freedoms they were denied at home....