[Posted on May 23, 2018 | 106 views]
Virginia Institute of Marine Science volunteer Gabrielle Saluta explains the biology of a Chesapeake Bay Blue Crab to attendees at Saturday’s Marine Science Day. Despite rain much of the afternoon, the event was well-attended by families. In addition to marine life, there were exhibits on marsh health, survey technology, a seafood cooking demonstration and a costume contest, among other activities. Photo by Peter J. Teagle
While weather conditions were not ideal on Saturday, rain held off long enough for cyclists to explore the roads of Mathews during the 20th annual Tour de Chesapeake. Elizabeth Granahan, Shari Cassel, Brian Cassel and Micki Gajderowicz, from left, gathered in front of the Mathews Visitor and Information Center to look at a map before embarking. The group traveled from Pennsylvania for the event and were joined by mascot Teddie (in basket). Photo by Peter J. Teagle
PhD student Daniel Wong (left), volunteer Noah Iveson (right, in purple), and Assistant Professor Dongli Gong (not pictured) gave demonstrations of the technology used to survey above and below the waterline of the Bay during Marine Science Day at VIMS on Saturday. At center is a survey drone, which is flanked on either side by underwater gliders. The gliders collect data like salinity, water temperature, and phytoplankton concentration and can stay underwater for extended periods of time. Photo by Peter J. Teagle
William’s Wharf was a popular destination for cyclists, as it featured both a Poker Pedal stop and ferry rides for participants during the Tour de Chesapeake in Mathews this weekend. Sandy Tignor (left) and Chris Tignor (right), of Glenn Allen, paused for a photo before returning to the bike path. Photo by Peter J. Teagle
Justin Shawnee gives a presentation on marsh ecology to visitors to the VIMS Marine Science Day on Saturday. Shawnee spoke on, among other topics, the ways area marshes have changed in the last 150 years. Photo by Peter J. Teagle
 

{image_1} Events were held in Gloucester and Mathews over the weekend


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Gloucester names new superintendent

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The announcement was made Wednesday evening

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Where is the next generation of veterans?

Legion posts pay tribute to fallen comrades

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New charges for Gores

Commonwealth’s attorney cites new information received

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G-M Care Clinic to hold grand opening celebration Friday

Ceremony at 2 p.m., followed by refreshments and tours

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Funding approved for high school chillers

Supervisor Jack White votes against the motion

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Revolutionary War encampment

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Re-enactors visit Gloucester Court House

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Civic group raising money to outfit new fire engine

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Project would support Station 4 and Harcum residents

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Mathews moves ahead with Main Street improvements

Work expected to be completed over two-year period

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Boaters would like access to Mathews Court House

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Enjoy anchoring in the East River on weekends and holidays

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Gloucester’s Werowocomoco site envisioned as national park

Gloucester residents Bob and Lynn Ripley, from left, give Governor Terry McAuliffe a tour of their Purton Bay property, the site of Werowocomoco, Chief Powhatan’s capital. With them is anthropologist Martin Gallivan of the College of William and Mary. Photo by Sherry Hamilton

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