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Bird walk Tuesday at Beaverdam (1/16/2019) - The Middle Peninsula Bird Club will guide participants in a bird walk on Tuesday at Gloucester’s Beaverdam Park; meet at the main entrance on Roaring Springs Road at 8 a.m.…
Gloucester Masons install officers for 2019 (1/2/2019) - Botetourt Lodge No. 7 AF&AM installed its officers for 2019 at an end-of-year program at the Gloucester Masonic lodge building on Dec. 7. Joe Pescador was installed as the lodge’s…
Central Village Homemakers (1/2/2019) - Installation of officers for the Central Village Homemakers was held at the organization’s annual Christmas luncheon on Dec. 5. Installed by Eileen Ripley, left, and serving for 2019 are, from…
Father/daughter Navy vets honored by UDC (12/26/2018) - Members of the Captain Sally Tompkins chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy participated in the UDC Military Award Ceremony for two United States Navy veterans, father and daughter,…
Wreath workshop (12/19/2018) - Virginia Cooperative Extension in Mathews and the Mathews-Middlesex Master Gardeners held their eighth annual Holiday Wreath Workshop on Dec. 1 at the Extension office in Mathews. With a little instruction,…
Holiday decorations (12/12/2018) - The Walter Reed Garden Club met on Tuesday, Nov. 27, for its annual “Christmas Wreaths for the County” project, in cooperation with Gloucester’s Department of Buildings and Grounds. Members gathered…
Singing in the season (12/5/2018) - Local musicians entertained on Sunday afternoon at Central United Methodist Church, Mathews, in the annual Community Christmas Sing-Along sponsored by Central Village Homemakers. Those taking part included, in top photo, Jessie…
Gloucester restaurants to help Samaritan Group with Giving Tuesday (11/20/2018) - Giving Tuesday, a movement to create an international day of giving at the beginning of the Christmas and holiday season, will be held next week, and the Samaritan Group in…
Winter garden (11/20/2018) - The Mathews-Middlesex Master Gardeners group held its Nov. 13 meeting at the Mathews home of Tony and Marianne Rizzio of Lilly’s Neck, where members toured the couple’s winter garden. The…
Garden Club of Gloucester marks 90 years of local service (11/7/2018) - As it observes its 90th anniversary, the Garden Club of Gloucester has announced a gift of $6,000 for a fountain for the County’s planned pocket park on the Court Circle…
Bird walk next week at Brent and Becky’s (11/7/2018) - The Middle Peninsula Bird Club will guide participants in a bird walk at 8 a.m. next Thursday, Nov. 15, at Brent and Becky’s, 7900 Daffodil Lane, Ware Neck area. Participants…
Church goes pink (10/31/2018) - The congregation of St. Paul United Methodist Church at Susan donned pink attire on Sunday in honor of all those touched by cancer during Breast Cancer Awareness Month, observed during…
White Hall to open its doors for Christmas Open House (10/31/2018) - The Ware River Circle of The King’s Daughters and Sons, with the help of the Chesapeake Bay, North River and York River circles, will celebrate its 29th annual Christmas Open…
Foliage arrangement workshops planned (10/31/2018) - Members of the Walter Reed Garden Club will lead two seminars on how to create arrangements for your Thanksgiving table. The first session is scheduled for Nov. 17 from 10:30…
Bird walk to be held locally on Oct. 18 (10/10/2018) - The Middle Peninsula Bird Club will guide participants in a bird walk at 8 a.m. next Thursday, Oct. 18, at a large, private conservation property in Gloucester. The property features…
Daffodil judging school offered next spring (10/10/2018) - An American Daffodil Society Judging School I will be offered on Friday, April 5, 2019 in the Chesapeake Lounge at Brent & Becky’s, Gloucester. This school is the first step…
A new daffodil club blossoms in Gloucester (10/3/2018) - A new daffodil club in Gloucester County is charting a golden yellow path into the future. The club was founded to encourage more people to plant daffodils throughout the area…
Holly Society to hold fall meeting at VIMS (10/3/2018) - The Colonial Virginia Holly Society will have its fall meeting at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, at Watermen’s Hall, Virginia Institute of Marine Science, Gloucester Point. Speakers will include: Gordon…
Bird walk Tuesday at Brent and Becky’s (9/26/2018) - The Middle Peninsula Bird Club will guide participants in a bird walk at 8 a.m. Tuesday at Brent and Becky’s, Gloucester. Bring binoculars and enjoy watching and listening to the…
Volunteer watermelon (9/19/2018) -  Edwin Billups of Cobbs Creek came across unexpected bounty in his yard, when this volunteer watermelon sprouted from a seed that had been inadvertently left there. The watermelon was 21½…
50+ entries in Market Days Home Goods show (9/19/2018) - The 2018 Mathews Market Days Home Goods Competition was a success with more than 50 items entered in seven categories, a 25 percent increase in participation over last year. Attendance…
DAR officers (8/22/2018) - Officers of Augustine Warner DAR were installed for the 2018-2021 term at the Aug. 4 District II meeting by Amanda Atkinson, District II Director. The officers, from left, are: Winona…
Feed sack quilts topic of presentation (8/22/2018) - Maryethel Miller of Gloucester gave a presentation on Aug. 9 on feed sack quilts to a meeting of Bay Quilters in Mathews.  Her topic was “Feed Sacks—Then and Now.” Miller…
Creating a lasting environment for butterflies (8/8/2018) - For the last four years, Vanessa West of Bena has been attracting butterflies like the ones pictured here to her garden. West has planted so-called “host plants,” such as milkweed,…
Kingston Parish to host Market Days Home Goods Competition (8/8/2018) - The 2018 Mathews Market Days Home Goods Competition will be held at Kingston Episcopal Parish House, 370 Main Street. Competition is open to anyone with a Mathews County mailing address.…