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Bursting with spring (5/13/2020) - The trees are fully green, the grass is growing, and flowers of every shape and color are in bloom. We thank our readers for continuing to send photographs of their…
The flowering faces of spring: all different, all beautiful (5/6/2020) - In the flower garden, in the border around the house, in the woods, and alongside the ditches, the flowers of spring are blooming in every color and form. Our readers…
Hampton-Rikard (5/6/2020) - Tim and Susan Hill of Mathews and Richmond, announce the engagement of their daughter, Ashley Elisabeth Hampton, to Garett Samuel Rikard, son of Sammy and Dottie Rickard of Lexington, South…
Another look (5/6/2020) - We asked readers for photos of themselves in protective masks, receiving these images in the past week. Top to bottom, Gini Hill of Horn Harbor posing at Bethel Beach in…
Daffodils need their leaves (5/6/2020) - The best way to take care of daffodils after they bloom is to forget about them for a while. That’s the advice from the Gloucester Daffodil Club. Don’t mow over…
Beautiful springtime (4/29/2020) - Our readers continue to send photographs of the beautiful flowering face of spring, bringing cheer to our readers as the state and nation continue with social isolation. We are happy…
Variegated Weigela shows its true color (4/29/2020) - Gloucester Master Gardeners, like all groups, has curtailed our community activities, but that doesn’t mean that we aren’t available by phone, text, or email to answer gardening questions. Master Gardeners…
Golden Ragwort (4/29/2020) - Golden Ragwort, Packera aurea, is a welcome sign of spring, covering swampy areas with bright yellow, from mid-March through early summer. The buds are purple, and open to display yellow…
Beautiful springtime (4/22/2020) - We are so grateful that our readers continue to send photos that remind us of life renewed each spring, even as the nation struggles to contain the coronavirus pandemic. Please…
The New Victory Garden (4/22/2020) - During a trip to Boston in 2015, Jim and I visited the Fenway Victory Gardens, the oldest surviving victory gardens in the United States. They were established in 1942 in…
Tips for safely buying takeout food and handling packages (4/22/2020) - The reliance on takeout and food delivery are increasing because of the COVID-19 pandemic, and, while the food supply is safe, there are ways to emphasize food safety from these…
Asparagus, springtime delight (4/15/2020) - Like most of you, Jim and I spent a quiet Easter this year in self-isolation. Our family is spread all across the country. Still, Easter Sunday was a perfect spring…
Tea time reenacted in Gloucester and Mathews (4/15/2020) - The Central Village Homemakers’ tea held in March began when chairman Nancy Reno poured the first cup of tea. Being served from left are Gaylia Hudgins, Mildred Hudgins, Eileen Ripley,…
Redbud, loveliest of spring trees (4/8/2020) - Spring has arrived in Virginia despite the atmosphere of dread and doom that has surrounded us for the last two months. She is gowned in the delicate beauty of juicy…
Book Author Luncheon postponed (4/8/2020) - The York River Circle of The King’s Daughters and Sons’ annual Book Author Luncheon, which had been scheduled for May 15 at Providence Baptist Church, has been postponed in response…
Ambrose-White (4/8/2020) - Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence W. Ambrose Jr. of Cobbs Creek, announce the engagement of their daughter, Lauren Leigh Ambrose, to Aaron Dalton White, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Allen…
Spring beauties…the world opens into bloom (4/8/2020) - Again, our readers and staff members have submitted images of spring in bloom to brighten days during the coronavirus pandemic. We will print your photos as long as we receive…
Centennial celebration: Gloucester resident marks 100 years (4/8/2020) - Longtime Gloucester County resident Betty Ratcliffe Marshall turned 100 years old on Sunday, March 8, in a weekend celebration that included visits from her large family and her church friends.…
VDOT projects underway in area (4/1/2020) - The Virginia Department of Transportation has announced several highway projects here and nearby that may slow your travel. In Gloucester, the Fox Mill Run Bridge on Route 17 will undergo…
Red Maple (3/25/2020) - One of the first signs of spring is the red haze over the bare limbs of our local maple trees. This would be the male and female flowers of Red…
Some beautiful things to see, in a time of uncertainty (3/25/2020) - Kayla Sears sent in these pictures that she and her family took of their two dogs—Brenda, left, and Tux, right. Both photos were taken at the Gloucester courthouse circle. Jeri-Lee…
How to clean when faced with a shortage of supplies (3/18/2020) - (Metro) In light of concerns about COVID-19, various health organizations have issued specific instructions on how to maintain personal safety and cleanliness. These recommendations involve using common household products to…
Musings on self-care in nature (3/18/2020) - Last week feels like a million light-years in the past. Last Thursday, I told you I would write about rose diseases and insect pests. Last week coronavirus seemed far away,…
Schmitz-Hamilton (3/18/2020) - Gregg and Jackie Schmitz of Gloucester, announce the engagement of their daughter, Rebecca Ann Schmitz, to Jonathan Paul Hamilton, son of Douglas and Susan Hamilton of Charlotte, North Carolina. Jonathan…
King’s Daughters (3/18/2020) -