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Historic Garden Week cancelled for first time since WWII (3/18/2020) - Historic Garden Week 2020 is officially cancelled. The event, which had been planned statewide for the week of April 18-25, was put on hold this year over concerns of COVID-19.…
Duplicate bridge winners named (3/18/2020) - Winners in Gwynn’s Island duplicate bridge on Wednesday, March 11, included: Tom Doyle and Libby Boyer, first; Arden Durham and Malena McGrath, second; Emily Leap and Nick Koch, tied for…
Bird walk to be held March 19 at Beaverdam Park (3/11/2020) - The Middle Peninsula Bird Club will guide participants in a bird walk on Thursday, March 19, at Beaverdam Park in Gloucester; meet at the main entrance at 8 a.m. to…
Tree walk Saturday in Williamsburg (3/11/2020) - The John Clayton chapter of the Virginia Native Plant Society is hosting a free walk Saturday around Freedom Park in Williamsburg to learn how to distinguish woody plants by their…
‘Bloom and Grow’ gets children into daffodil fun (3/11/2020) - Children ages 6-13 are invited to take part in a free flower-arranging session on Saturday, April 4, at Arts on Main, during the Gloucester Daffodil Festival. With the theme “Bloom…
Charitable Rummage Sale (3/11/2020) -
Grow roses this year! (3/11/2020) - In a recent email, a friend mentioned that a visitor to her office had recommended that more people should plant roses. My friend said to me, “If you have springtime…
Daffodils and Art event part of festival (3/11/2020) - Arts, daffodils and imagination will combine in the annual Daffodils and Art event to take place Saturday and Sunday, April 4 and 5, at Arts on Main during the Gloucester…
4 Mathews homes featured on Garden Tour (2/26/2020) - Historic Garden Week in Virginia this year will include a one-day tour of homes in Mathews County on Saturday, April 18. The local tour is sponsored by the Garden Club…
hummingbird The hummingbird that spent the winter (2/26/2020) - Hummingbird lovers set their seasonal clocks by the tiny birds, which arrive from Southern climes in April and depart in September. Tenna Safrit of Gwynn’s Island is one such lover,…
Bird walk Tuesday at Brent and Becky’s (2/26/2020) - The Middle Peninsula Bird Club will guide participants in a bird walk at 8 a.m. Tuesday at Brent and Becky’s, 7900 Daffodil Lane, Ware Neck area. Participants are invited to…
Museum to hold St. Patrick’s Eve dinner (2/19/2020) - A St. Patrick’s Day Eve dinner is planned for 6 p.m. Monday, March 16 as a fundraiser for the Mathews Historical Museum. It will be held at Kingston Parish House…
abingdon_women_02_20 A Valentine tradition (2/19/2020) - Abingdon Woman’s Club members delivered 310 Valentines on Feb. 11 to residents at Walter Reed Convalescent Home, Sanders Assisted Living, Heron Cove, Gloucester House and Cary House.  The members continued…
Spaghetti dinner to benefit Gloucester Lions (2/19/2020) - The Courthouse Restaurant will host a spaghetti dinner fundraiser from 5-7 p.m. Friday to benefit the Gloucester Lions Club. Proceeds will help the club provide glasses, eye exams and hearing…
quilters_2020_officers River Country Quilters (2/19/2020) - The River Country Quilters Guild welcomed a new executive board for 2020. Leading the group are, front row from left: president Cassi Fritzius, treasurer Patsy Bell, secretary Emma Crawford; back…
Connie Lapello York Circle’s Book Author Luncheon to be held March 20 (2/11/2020) - The York River Circle of The King’s Daughters and Sons will hold its annual Book Author Luncheon at noon on Friday, March 20, at Providence Baptist Church, Ordinary. The guest…
dragon_run_Red_bat Friends of Dragon Run to discuss bats (2/11/2020) - Whether you love bats or fear them, you may want to attend the next meeting of the Friends of the Dragon Run. Bonnie Miles, a bat specialist and an active…
Lavender farm topic of YRGC meeting (2/5/2020) - The York River Garden Club will meet on Thursday, Feb. 13, at Bethany United Methodist Church, 1860 Hayes Road, Gloucester Point. A coffee social begins at 10 a.m., with the…
Mindfulness classes begin next week (2/5/2020) - Four free classes on mindfulness and meditation are being offered by Steve Zimmerman from 6:45-8 p.m. every other Wednesday beginning Wednesday, Feb. 13. Classes will be held at Ware Episcopal…
Ruritan chowder sale this Saturday (1/29/2020) - The Abingdon Ruritan Club will hold its clam chowder sale beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday in front of the club building at 8784 Guinea Road in Bena. The sale will…
NAMI course begins Feb. 24 in Gloucester (1/29/2020) - Family-to-Family, a 10-session education program for people who have a family member with mental illness, is being offered locally by the Mid-Tidewater affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness…
Suicide, opioid task force meetings Feb. 13 (1/29/2020) - Suicide Prevention Awareness and Opioid Misuse Awareness task force meetings will be held on Thursday, Feb. 13, at the Bay Aging Meeting Room, 5959 Fiddlers Green Road, Gloucester. The Suicide…
Winter Read Fest kicks off Saturday (1/29/2020) - Saturday will be the kickoff for the Gloucester Library’s Winter Read Fest. The kickoff will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at both the Main Street Center and…
Bird walk Tuesday; Great Backyard Bird Count set for Feb. 15 (1/29/2020) - The Middle Peninsula Bird Club will guide participants in a bird walk at 8 a.m. Tuesday at Brent and Becky’s Bulbs, 7900 Daffodil Lane, Ware Neck area. Participants are encouraged…