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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…
Fitness classes for seniors begin in January (12/11/2019) - It’s time to make your New Year’s Resolutions. The next six-week session of Gentle Yoga (designed for those aged 55 and older) will begin on Jan. 2 at Gloucester’s Botetourt…
Wells are going dry during a very warm fall (12/11/2019) - 110 YEARS AGO Thursday, Dec. 9, 1909 from the Mathews Journal We are having the warmest and driest fall that has been known for a long time if ever. Some…
Senior exercise programs offered by Gloucester PRT (12/4/2019) - Gloucester Parks, Recreation and Tourism has several athletic programs geared toward men and women ages 55 and above. Chair Yoga is currently held at 11 a.m. on Mondays and Fridays…
A lady’s mare, farm horse for sale, and lots of firewood (12/4/2019) - 110 YEARS AGO Thursday, Dec. 2, 1909 from the Mathews Journal For sale: A lady’s riding and driving mare, also fine road and farm horse, neither afraid of automobiles. —Dr.…
School parade (11/26/2019) - Gloucester County schools staged a parade down Main Street in November 1934. Shown above are some of the 1,500 marching pupils and teachers of Achilles, Botetourt, Hayes, Martin’s, Naxera, Shelly,…
Deer me! (11/26/2019) - Vashti Wilcher, owner of Vashti’s Jewelry and Gifts in Edgehill Shopping Center, Gloucester, holds up the only item in her front window left undamaged after a doe crashed into the…
High school fundraising slackens (11/26/2019) - 110 YEARS AGO Thursday, Nov. 25, 1909 from the Mathews Journal Apparently, the committee appointed to solicit funds for the new High School has relaxed efforts to a great extent.…
Remainder of poll tax may be awarded to schools (11/20/2019) - 110 YEARS AGO Thursday, Nov. 18, 1909 from the Mathews Journal At the next meeting of the Board of Supervisors that portion of the poll tax which is returned from…
Cardinal boasts a new log library (11/13/2019) - 110 YEARS AGO Thursday, Nov. 11, 1909 from the Mathews Journal A very interesting musical and literary entertainment will be given at the Cardinal Athenaeum by Mr. C.H. Rowe, of…