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Arts under the open sky (6/9/2021) - The Virginia Symphony Orchestra performed its Symphony Under the Stars in a free concert in Gloucester Saturday night at Woodville Park, Ordinary, under auspices of the Gloucester Arts Festival. The…
Unending (6/8/2021) - Variety, color, and beauty abound as our weekly review of flowers in bloom continues. Please send your photos to editor@gazettejournal.net. Hydrangeas are in full bloom at the home of Janet…
Memorial wreath (6/8/2021) - The Augustine Warner Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution placed a wreath at the Gloucester War Memorial wall during the American Legion Memorial Day Ceremony on May 30…
Prevent muscle and joint injuries (6/2/2021) - Sunday was my birthday. I’m not fishing for birthday wishes, and I won’t tell you my age. I will say that the years are creeping up on me, and several…
Entry deadline Tuesday for baking contest (6/2/2021) - Bakers have until Tuesday to submit their entry forms for the Old Fashioned Cake Bake Contest sponsored by the Mathews Historical Museum. There is no entry fee. Entries will be…
Geese at sunset (6/2/2021) - John Lee Callis of Grimstead captured this beautiful scene of geese swimming across the Milford Haven sunset last Thursday.
Variety show (6/1/2021) - Mother Nature is putting on a full-color display of flowers of all sizes and sorts. Please send your flower photos to editor@gazettejournal.net. Judy Moughon of Mathews welcomes the return of…
Send rain! (5/26/2021) - Send rain soon, and send a lot of it, to keep these beautiful flowers in bloom. Send your photos too, to editor@gazettejournal.net. Amaryllis in Janet Clark’s garden in Hallieford.Mary Kathryn…
Weddings (5/26/2021) - Mr. and Mrs. Nathan Winslow Dolan, Jr. Dolan-Latham Catlin Dawn Latham and Nathan Winslow Dolan Jr. were married at 4 p.m. Saturday, April 24, 2021, at North Bend Plantation in…
Live oaks (5/26/2021) - When I have a tree question, I often email Lisa Deaton, Area Forester for the Virginia Department of Forestry. Lisa always points me in the right direction to find the…
Master Naturalists conduct field training at WRYC (5/26/2021) - The Middle Peninsula Chapter of Virginia Master Naturalists is in the process of training Cohort 2 of future members. The training consists of both in-class instruction (this year via Zoom)…
Supporting CHKD (5/26/2021) - The York River Circle of The King’s Daughters and Sons made a $300 donation to the Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters and Sons during the circle’s May 4 meeting…
Food fit for caterpillars (5/19/2021) - I love butterflies. I can sit in the garden for hours watching their intricate dances among the flowers. They share the garden with bees in what appears to be a…
Geese and goslings (5/19/2021) - A family of geese calls Beaverdam Park home. Here they are getting ready to take a swim near the Fary’s Mill entrance on April 28.
Colorama (5/19/2021) - Nature’s variety of shape and color is blooming in the gardens of Gloucester and Mathews residents. Please send your photos to editor@gazettejournal.net. Shelley Tomlinson of Gloucester would like to know:…
Entries sought for cake baking contest (5/12/2021) - The Mathews Historical Museum is sponsoring a cake baking contest and sale to be held Saturday, June 19, in time for Father’s Day. Barbara Bass, contest chair, said cakes must…
Biennials bring garden color (5/12/2021) - Last week, Jim and I visited a local garden center to pick up a few plants we needed to fill in some empty spots. I have learned to arm myself…
Honoring, remembering (5/12/2021) - The pink ribbons honor special women, the white ribbons are in memory of special women, and altogether, 460 ribbons were placed on this Mother’s Day wreath sponsored by the United…
Here come the roses (5/12/2021) - The May panorama of floral color now includes the many shades of the rose family. Please send your photos to editor@gazettejournal.net. A field of white lace flowers (orlaya grandiflora) returns…
So pretty… (5/5/2021) - Beauty surrounds us in May. We received so many beautiful photos of flowers that we are forced to hold some for another week. Please be patient, and send your photos…
Costa-Jones (5/5/2021) - James and Nanette Desjarlais of Gloucester Point, and Vasco and Lucy Costa of North Providence, Rhode Island, announce the engagement of their daughter, Jessica Ann Costa, to Khalil Nafis Jones,…
Plant trees for bees (5/5/2021) - Winter is but a memory, and the summer heat hasn’t arrived to knock us flat. It is a pleasure to work outside in the garden, and I sometimes forget to…
Flower Power (4/22/2021) - Who can deny the soothing charms of Mother Nature in full bloom? Please send your photos to editor@gazettejournal.net. Wild Columbine awaiting arrival of hummingbirds, sent by Mary Bourne of Bena.Basket…
Earth Day 2021 (4/21/2021) - Thursday, April 22, 2021 is the 51st anniversary of Earth Day. The words and actions of the 20 million Americans who participated in the first Earth Day rallies helped convince…
Field of buttercups (4/21/2021) - Bright yellow buttercups fill this field on Glass Road in Hayes. The scene will soon change as crops are planted; farm equipment was already waiting in an adjacent field.