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Two years! (3/30/2022) - We started this feature in 2020 when Covid-19 forced cancellation of the Gloucester Daffodil Festival. Readers have kept it going. Shall we continue? Please let us know by sending your…
Bird outing (3/30/2022) - The Middle Peninsula Bird Club will guide participants in a bird outing at 8 a.m. Tuesday at Brent and Becky’s Bulbs, 7900 Daffodil Lane, in Ware Neck. Bring binoculars to…
Bluebird visitor (3/30/2022) - April and Owen Nuttall of Ware Neck saw a bluebird visit this week, which perched for a while on the flagpole at the house on the Ware River.
Knights to hold Italian Feast in Topping (3/30/2022) - The Knights of Columbus, Council 11210, will host its 13th annual Italian Feast at 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 23, at the Church of the Visitation, Route 33, Topping. Dinner…
OES officers (3/30/2022) - Oriental No. 30 Order of the Eastern Star installed its officers for 2022-2023 on March 19. Leading the Masonic appendant organization in the coming year are front row from left,…
Space still available at gardening seminar (3/23/2022) - Space is still available to participate in the 28th annual Gardening in the Northern Neck Seminar (GNN). The seminar will be held Saturday at the White Stone Church of the…
Kirk-Polk (3/23/2022) - Renea Kirk and Bobby Polk announce their engagement. Renea is the daughter of Carl and Louise Elkins of Urbanna. Bobby is the son of Noah and Linda Polk of Gloucester.…
Add perennials to your garden (3/23/2022) - Spring has arrived and what a welcome visitor she is! She will stay for just a few weeks, then quietly leave to make way for her hotter, flashier sister. For…
Bradford pear is in the news again (3/16/2022) - An email about Bradford pear trees from fellow Master Gardener Rose Sullivan and an article in the newspaper concerning a North Carolina bounty on Bradford pears revived my interest in…
Commotion on the creek (3/16/2022) - Timberneck Creek was at low tide on the afternoon of Sunday, March 6. The herons take advantage of this opportunity to catch their dinner. On this day, a large shad…
Can you feel spring coming? (3/9/2022) - While indoor bloomers continue to delight us, we can’t help but watch the unfolding display of color outdoors. Please send your photos to editor@gazettejournal.net. What says “spring” more than daffodils?…
Free children’s daffodil arranging offered during festival (3/9/2022) - A children’s daffodil arranging event, sponsored by the Garden Club of Gloucester, will be held next month in conjunction with the Gloucester Daffodil Festival at Arts on Main. Children ages…
Undesirable tree invaders (3/9/2022) - In last week’s column, I wrote about bagworms, unwelcome pests that build nests that look like upside-down ice cream cones in evergreens and some hardwoods. Homeowners often refer to all…
Almost spring (3/2/2022) - Crocuses, snowdrops and early daffodils are appearing, pointing toward the arrival of spring on March 20. At the same time, winter blooms add color to the still-drab landscape. Please send…
Bagworms on evergreens, revisited (3/2/2022) - An interesting email last week from a curious reader prompted me to review a topic I last wrote about in 2014: bagworms, insects we all despair of finding on our…
Celebrating 25 years (3/2/2022) - The Chesapeake Bay Circle of The King’s Daughters and Sons celebrated its 25th birthday last Thursday at New Point Friends Church. The circle was formed on Feb. 24, 1997 with…
Quilt exhibit (3/2/2022) - Bay Quilters of Mathews had the opportunity to exhibit challenge quilts on the theme “Black and White” in last week’s Mid-Atlantic Quilt Show held in Hampton. Works of members shown…
Birds, bees, blooms (2/23/2022) - Signs of spring are peeking through the last weeks of winter. Please send your photos to editor@gazettejournal.net. Julie Shields of Hayes sent her first daffodil of the season. Camellia japonica…
4 Mathews homes on 2022 Garden Week tour (2/23/2022) - An all-Mathews tour is lined up for the local segment of Historic Garden Week in Virginia, with four homes to be opened on April 23 from 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Ticket…
How to prune evergreens (2/23/2022) - Discussion of tree and shrub pruning would be incomplete if we neglected to examine some basics of evergreen pruning. Native and exotic, mostly Asian, species of evergreens grow in yards…
AARP TaxAide services ongoing (2/23/2022) - The Middle Peninsula AARP TaxAide group has begun its tax services at Gloucester Library (Main Street Center), Mathews Memorial Library, Bethany United Methodist Church in Gloucester Point, and the Cryer…
Kain honored (2/23/2022) - Teta Kain of Gloucester, above, was one of two recipients of the Friends of the Dragon Run’s Bald Cypress Award in 2021, presented by the nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting…
Winter beauty (2/16/2022) - Our readers continue to brighten our pages even as frigid and cloudy days intrude on the promise of spring. Please send your photos to editor@gazettejournal.net. Julie Shields of Hayes found…
It’s all good from Wanda Hailey’s kitchen (2/16/2022) - Wanda Hailey, a Henrico County native who now makes her home in Mathews, has many talents and appears to enjoy each day as she always greets you with a welcoming…
Deciduous tree, shrub pruning (2/16/2022) - Last week’s column covered a few tree pruning basics related to proper equipment use and care and safety and injury prevention. Basic pruning always includes removal of dead, damaged, or…
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