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A birthday party and a hay ride (5/20/2020) - 110 YEARS AGOThursday, May 19, 1910from the Mathews Journal Little Miss Earlyne and Maurice Hughes entertained a few of her friends on Friday from two to six p.m. Those being…
MHS commencement is at Red Men’s Hall (5/13/2020) - 110 YEARS AGOThursday, May 12, 1910from the Mathews Journal The commencement exercises of the Mathews High School will be held in the Red Men’s Hall on Friday night, May 20,…
Mr. Clements may have a wondrous hen (5/6/2020) - 110 YEARS AGOThursday, May 5, 1910from the Mathews Journal A strange rumor is at present going around. Its origin is as follows: Mr. John Burke says that Mr. Henry Hunley…
Consolidated school under consideration in western part of Mathews (4/29/2020) - 110 YEARS AGOThursday, April 28, 1910from the Mathews Journal To the Patrons of the Battery School: Having been appointed a member of a committee to advise as to the desirability…
Residents to concentrate on a cleaner village (4/22/2020) - 110 YEARS AGOThursday, April 21, 1910from the Mathews Journal A meeting of the residents of Mathews C.H. will be held in the Courthouse on Tuesday, April 26 at 8 p.m.,…
Bay Aging volunteers step up during COVID-19 pandemic (4/22/2020) - As residents across the Middle Peninsula and Northern Neck confront the COVID-19 pandemic, heartwarming stories about Bay Aging’s volunteers are emerging. Social distancing is now the new normal, exacerbating feelings…
News on a new library, Sunday school, and residents visiting (4/15/2020) - 110 YEARS AGOThursday, April 14, 1910from the Mathews Journal Mr. Marshall White is spending some time at his Diggs home. The Milford Haven School has had a new library put…
A party for young people held at Blakes (4/8/2020) - 110 YEARS AGO Thursday, April 7, 1910from the Mathews Journal Blakes: The young people of this place gave a very delightful entertainment at the Chapel Lodge, I.O.O.F., on last Tuesday…
Classifieds from one century ago (4/1/2020) - 100 YEARS AGO Thursday, April 1, 1920 from the Gloucester Gazette People’s Wants. For sale: One complete gasoline lighting system, consisting of three swinging lamps, one new wall lamp, 10-gallon…
Battle of the Bands (3/25/2020) - The spring of 1966 brought the usual appearance of new things in Mathews County, including two rock bands formed by Mathews High School students. They faced off in June for…
Many cases continued in Gloucester court (3/18/2020) - 100 YEARS AGO Thursday, March 18, 1920 from the Gloucester Gazette Owing to changes in the jury law which invalidated the jury drawn for this term of Court, no cases…
Terrible roads at Owl Trap (3/11/2020) - 100 YEARS AGO Thursday, March 11, 1920 from the Gloucester Gazette The Owl Trap roads to Gloucester C.H. are in a deplorable condition. Cannot something be done? Our financial condition…
Petitions due to support school tax (3/4/2020) - 110 YEARS AGO Thursday, March 3, 1910 from the Mathews Journal At their next meeting to be held on March 11th, the Board of Supervisors will consider the petitions now…
A word from Severn School (2/26/2020) - 100 YEARS AGO Thursday, Feb. 26, 1920 from the Gloucester Gazette Just a word from Severn School. Some think that it is dead, but ah! not yet. We only teach…
News from Moon in 1910 (2/19/2020) - 110 YEARS AGO Thursday, February 24, 1910 from the Mathews Journal Moon: Mr. Otis Story spent last week in Norfolk having his eyes treated. We are sorry to say the…
Pound net fishermen are cutting down too many trees (2/11/2020) - 110 YEARS AGO Thursday, Feb. 17, 1910 from the Mathews Journal Susan: If something is not done to protect the pine woods, it is only a question of time when…
Gearing up for the 1910 census; and old classified ads (2/5/2020) - 110 YEARS AGO Thursday, Feb. 10, 1910 from the Mathews Journal The examination for census takers was held in the Court House on Saturday by Mr. G.S. Marchant. Sixteen candidates…
News from Mobjack in 1910 (1/29/2020) - 110 YEARS AGO Thursday, Feb. 3, 1910 from the Mathews Journal Everything is going on smoothly and quietly at Mobjack, where the sun shines brighter in winter, and the breezes…
Snowy days (1/22/2020) - Two snowstorms of the past cast their beauty over the area. At left, a long-idle workboat on Timberneck Creek in Gloucester is further iced in by a storm in the…
Literary society is thriving at Cardinal (1/15/2020) - 110 YEARS AGO Thursday, Jan. 20, 1910 from the Mathews Journal The annual election of officers of the Cardinal Athenaeum took place Saturday, Jan. 15. The following officers were elected:…
News from Susan: marriages and deaths (1/2/2020) - 110 YEARS AGO Thursday, January 6, 1910 from the Mathews Journal Susan: Cupid, who it seems has made many captures during the summer, is now turning them over to Hymen,…
Bay Aging partners with Home Instead make holidays special for area seniors (12/26/2019) - Bay Aging partnered with Home Instead Senior Care as it did last year, to provide 142 seniors across the Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula with gifts this holiday season. With…
Time to register your automobile: new law takes effect in 1920 (12/26/2019) - 100 YEARS AGO Thursday, Dec. 25, 1919 from the Gloucester Gazette To Whom This May Concern: The new Automobile Law of Virginia requires owners of Cars to register their titles…
A new doctor is practicing medicine at Mobjack (12/18/2019) - 110 YEARS AGO Thursday, Dec. 16, 1909 from the Mathews Journal Dr. T.B. Henderson of Wakefield has located at Mobjack and will take up the practice of his profession at…