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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…
Free pruning class to be held Feb. 11 (1/29/2020) - The public is invited to join the Mathews-Middlesex Master Gardeners for a free pruning class with demonstration as part of the group’s Tuesday, Feb. 11 meeting. The program will follow…
Coasties adopt family for the holidays (1/22/2020) - On the Friday before Christmas, the men and women of U.S. Coast Guard Station Milford Haven hosted a local family for Christmas. Brian Green Jr., 5 years old, and Blair…
York River Garden Club gets a lesson in native bees (1/22/2020) - The York River Garden Club learned how to believe in bees. Last Thursday, the York River Garden Club held a meeting at Bethany United Methodist Church, Gloucester Point, that was…
15,000+ birds spotted in Mathews count (1/15/2020) - Mark Sopko of the Mathews Audubon Christmas Bird Count captured this image of a yellow-rumped warbler taken near the Mathews Volunteer Rescue Squad building on Jan. 5. A total of…
Bay Quilters complete year-long challenge (1/2/2020) - Bay Quilters, a Mathews County quilting guild, took one year to fulfill a challenge, with members presenting the results at its Dec. 12 meeting at Central United Methodist Church. President…
York River Garden Club to hold talk on bees (1/2/2020) - Bees are some of the hardest working creatures on the planet. The public is invited to learn more about these valuable pollinators at the Thursday, Jan. 9 meeting of the…
Tree management program to be held Jan. 8 (1/2/2020) - Tree management will be the topic of the first session of the winter Master Gardeners Winter Series at the Gloucester Library, Main Street Center. The program will be held from…
Making spirits bright (12/26/2019) - Members of the Gloucester Ruritan Club met at the home of member Janet Leigh to wrap presents for residents of community nursing and assisted living facilities. The ladies wrapped while…