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Ray Pittman to cap off Groovin’ in the Park series (9/16/2020) - The Deltaville Maritime Museum will cap off its 2020 Groovin’ in the Park outdoor concert series with back-to-back concerts by Ray Pittman, beginning at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 26.…
Flat Iron Crossroads plans to go out with a bang (9/16/2020) - Flat Iron Crossroads, the entertainment venue that opened with such hope and promise last year at Flat Iron in Gloucester, is closing its doors, but it’s not going quietly. Instead,…
Arts on Main to celebrate theme of ‘metamorphosis’ (9/16/2020) - Arts on Main will host its ninth annual Gala virtually from 6-8 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 17, from the gallery on Main Street in Gloucester. The event will celebrate the…
13th annual Bluegrass by the Bay Festival underway (9/16/2020) - The 13th annual Bluegrass by the Bay Festival got underway on Wednesday and continues through Saturday at the Thousand Trails Chesapeake campground off Route 198 in northern Gloucester County. This…
Concert series at Bethany UMC canceled (9/16/2020) - The George Nelson Memorial Concert Series, hosted by Bethany United Methodist Church at Gloucester Point, has canceled both its fall 2020 and spring 2021 series due to COVID-19, a release…
Tappahannock studio opens to visitors Saturday (9/16/2020) - The Tappahannock Art Gallery at 200 Prince Street will again welcome COVID-19-protected visitors from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Tappahannock’s Market Day. This will be one of the few…
Williamsburg photographer Bay School’s artist of the month (9/9/2020) - Photographer Sue Maida of Williamsburg is the Bay School Community Arts Center’s artist of the month. An exhibit of nine photographs in her Sea Glass collection is on display at…
Bay School to provide Saturday shopping opportunities (9/9/2020) - With Market Days canceled this year, the Bay School Community Arts Center in Mathews and the Mathews Farmers’ Market decided to provide shopping opportunities on Saturday in its stead. Vendors…
Virtual program on how Virginia’s enslaved cooks invented American cuisine (9/9/2020) - The Middle Peninsula African-American Genealogical and Historical Society will meet at 11 a.m. Saturday via a virtual platform. Dr. Kelley Fanto Deetz will discuss her book, “Bound to the Fire:…
Folk Festival at Watermen’s Museum Sept. 26-27 (9/9/2020) - Fall activities at the Watermen’s Museum, Yorktown, will include a Folk Festival on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 26 and 27, starting at 10 a.m. on Saturday and noon on Sunday.…
Mathews documentarian takes on story of ‘The Judge’ (9/2/2020) - Documentary filmmaker Robert Griffith of Moon is excited about his latest project. With a subject that has broad resonance and a major film star as the narrator, “The Judge: Character,…
Cook Foundation gives $15,000 to Arts on Main for securing matching donations (9/2/2020) - Arts on Main in Gloucester recently received a $15,000 check from the Cook Foundation of Gloucester, for securing matching contributions from “never-before” friends and donors during the past fiscal year.…
Jazz artist performs at Groovin’ in the Park (9/2/2020) - Jazz songstress Sharon Rae North will perform with the Josh Walker Trio from 6-8 p.m. Saturday in a Groovin’ in the Park bonus concert at Deltaville Maritime Museum, 287 Jackson…
‘Pearl and its People’ exhibit opens tomorrow (8/26/2020) - “The Pearl and its People,” an exhibit at the Bay School Community Arts Center, opens Friday with a meet-and-greet with artists at the gallery on Main Street in Mathews. Live…
Jazz artist performs at Groovin’ in the Park (8/26/2020) - Jazz songstress Sharon Rae North will perform with the Josh Walker Trio from 6-8 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 5, in a Groovin’ in the Park bonus concert at Deltaville Maritime…
Wiatt completes 3rd book of local history, ‘Alleged Pirate’ (8/26/2020) - Thomas T. Wiatt of Newport News,has just completed his third book of local history, “Alleged Pirate: The Legend of Captain John Sinclair of Smithfield and Gloucester, Virginia.” It tells the…
Nurtury co-owners publish young adult fantasy book (8/19/2020) - Alexis and Sean Powell II, co-owners of The Nurtury which is located on Gloucester Main Street, published their book “The Tales of the Hedge Twins” in May. The siblings got…
Santiago is Bay School’s featured artist (8/19/2020) - Nicole M. Santiago is August’s featured artist at the Bay School Community Arts Center in Mathews. The judge and juror of the Art Speaks 2020 Juried Show, now on virtual…
‘Continuum’ exhibit opens Sept. 4 (8/19/2020) - “Continuum,” an exhibition of works by Gloucester artist Theresa Wells Stifel, will open at Arts on Main’s First Friday on Sept. 4 at the Gloucester Court House studio. Live music…
Brad Parks to have virtual launch of new book (8/19/2020) - The Friends of Essex Public Library will celebrate a book launch virtually via Zoom with bestselling author Brad Parks at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept.1. Parks is marking the publication…
Artist seeks to express connection between physical, digital worlds (8/12/2020) - Artist Mensah Bey of Norfolk seeks through his paintings to express the connection between the physical world and the digital world. He views the virtual world as “an evolutionary subconscious…
Natalie Clark opens La Voce Studio (8/12/2020) - Local music educator and Mathews native Natalie Clark has opened La Voce Studio in Deltaville. She said her goal is to help her students “become the singers they have always…
Bayside Ballet scholarship (8/12/2020) - Bayside Youth Ballet awarded Mathews High School 2020 graduate Jessie Mills a college scholarship in the amount of $1,500 in memory of Jerry and Jahn Ramsey and Heidi Jo South.…
TAG gallery open Saturday (8/12/2020) - The Tappahannock Art Gallery at 200 Prince Street will again welcome COVID-19-protected visitors from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Tappahannock’s Market Day. This will be one of the…
Comments sought on SWCD strategic plan (8/12/2020) - The Tidewater Soil and Water Conservation District is requesting community input in preparing its 2021-2024 Strategic Plan. The district’s current mission statement is to promote the conservation of natural resources…