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Change is in the air (2/24/2021) - Residents are still enjoying their indoor blooms and finding cold weather outdoors, but some early spring flowers are also making a welcome appearance. Please send your photos to editor@gazettejournal.net. Amaryllis…
Sunshine, green leaves, and a ladybug (2/24/2021) - Last Saturday and Sunday, the sun magically appeared after a weeks-long stretch of rain, freezing rain, sleet, snow, wintry mix, and more rain. On Saturday, we saw blue sky, and…
Lewis steps down as president of TOGA (2/24/2021) - Terry Lewis of Gloucester stepped down in January as president of the Tidewater Oyster Gardeners Association (TOGA) at the nonprofit organization’s virtual Annual Meeting. Lewis was TOGA’s president from 2017…
VersAbility to hold virtual gala (2/24/2021) - VersAbility Resources will hold its annual “All Abilities Shine” gala virtually for the first time this year. The public is invited to join the celebration of people with disabilities of…
Gift of the lemon tree (2/24/2021) - Melissa Ashe of Gloucester Point received a very nice wintertime present from her lemon tree: five fresh homegrown lemons. The story of Melissa’s lemon tree appeared in Betty Day’s column…
Cards of Thanks (2/17/2021) - WEST--The family of Carlton Lee West would like to thank the staff of Heron Cove 1/Sanders and Riverside Walter Reed Hospice for the compassionate care he received during his illness.…
All the signs are there (2/17/2021) - Through snow, ice, rain and clouds, our readers have found signs that spring is on the way and that nature never goes south for the winter. Please send your photos…
Early spring cleanup (2/17/2021) - As I sit at my desk on another cold, rainy day, I find it difficult to imagine that spring will ever arrive. We are halfway through a long, dreary February,…
Historical marker contest underway (2/17/2021) - Virginia’s second annual Black History Month Historical Marker Contest is underway. This initiative offers opportunities to learn about African Americans who have made important contributions to Virginia history, provides teachers…
Backyard visitors (2/17/2021) - Gloucester resident Barbara J. King has had a number of visitors to her yard in Wicomico during the early weeks of 2021. From top, they include a northern flicker, a…
In the snow, in the window, in the yard (2/10/2021) - Plant life pushes on even as the snowflakes fall. Please send your photos to editor@gazettejournal.net. Lauren McManus sent these photo of the promise of spring on her property on Cedar…
MCWC members learn about needlework during program (2/10/2021) - Members of the Mathews County Woman’s Club were told about different types of samplers and stitchery at its meeting Monday at the clubhouse. Presenter Cheryl Dale of Mathews, told members…
Plant flowers that attract native bees (2/10/2021) - We are into the second week of February, which means that it is time to start thinking of early spring chores like pruning trees and shrubs. It also is time…
Two confusing oaks (2/10/2021) - Without fresh leaves on trees, in winter it’s fun to try identification of the dry leaves as we scuffle through them on paths in wooded areas. In any season, oaks…
Emergence (2/10/2021) - Vanessa West of Hayes reported that this Black Swallowtail Butterfly emerged from its chrysalis on Sunday, Jan. 24. The Chrysalis had been in the habitat since late July.
Brrr… (2/3/2021) - Somehow, flowers are blooming here, in spite of snowy, rainy, very cold deep-winter days. Spots of color and life indoors and out lift our spirits. Please send your photos to…
Native bees will pollinate your garden (2/3/2021) - February has arrived, and while we can’t start new gardening projects yet, we can make plans for spring planting. Last night, Jim mentioned that next fall he wants to plant…
Day brighteners… (1/27/2021) - lowers in the midst of a cold, gray season. Please send your photos to editor@gazettejournal.net. Sue Henshaw finds “the jewels that winter brings” to be a cure for cold weather.Ginger…
Gardening projects for kids (1/27/2021) - Last year was a difficult one for most of us, and partial relief is still in the future as we await distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine. This terrible disease has…
Sidewalk crack mosses (1/27/2021) - The growing season for most plants is over by the end of fall—even the asters that can persist into December have shriveled and finished their blooming for the season. Byrum…
Beauty in midwinter… (1/20/2021) - The atmosphere in January is not all gray and cold. Indoors and out, nature provides us something beautiful to enjoy. Please send your photos to editor@gazettejournal.net. A 70+ year old…
Engagement (1/20/2021) - Gregory-Smith Brenda Gregory and Jerry and Mary Fitzgerald, all of Gloucester, announce the engagement of their daughter, Amanda Gregory, to Lucas Smith, son of Kenny and Michele Smith, also of…
Birth (1/20/2021) - Charles Brown Jr. and Tabitha West of Gloucester, announce the birth of a daughter on Saturday, Jan. 2, 2021, in Riverside Regional Medical Center, Newport News. She has been named…
Winter broadleaf weeds (1/20/2021) - Last Friday was a perfect day to spend some time outdoors. Bright sunshine in an almost cloudless blue sky, and a mild temperature around 60° lured me outside to take…
Happy Birthday (1/20/2021) - Alice Corbett of Gloucester, woke up last Thursday morning to a “Happy Birthday Mom” sign in her front yard. Corbett celebrated her 77th birthday on Jan. 14.