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Fundraising supper at North (4/14/2021) - 110 YEARS AGOThursday, April 13, 1911from the Mathews Journal The ladies of the Battery Citizens League will have a progressive supper and Bazaar in their new hall at North, Va.,…
Supervisors changing levies in Mathews (4/7/2021) - 110 YEARS AGOThursday, April 6, 1911from the Mathews Journal The Board of Supervisors, at a meeting held on March 31, changed the different levies as follows: 5 cents on each…
School supper raises $35 (3/31/2021) - 110 YEARS AGOThursday, March 30, 1911from the Mathews Journal The Educational Rally, held at Mathews C.H., on Tuesday under the auspices of the Ladies Civic League, was an interesting and…
News from the Piankitank River neighborhood (3/24/2021) - 110 YEARS AGOThursday, March 25, 1911from the Mathews Journal Mr. Callie Grey is moving his poultry business to Holland Point. Boyd Twigg is home from a towing contract on the…
Odd vine at Sibley’s (3/17/2021) - Cecil Sibley, right, owner of Sibley’s General Store in Mathews, and his helper Timmy Rowe show an oddly twisted wisteria vine that Sibley found in the yard of his home…
County board to set tax rate (3/17/2021) - 110 YEARS AGO Thursday, March 16, 1911 from the Mathews JournalThe Board of Supervisors has decided to meet on March 31 to decide upon the rate of taxation for the…
Town Hall to be Built at North (3/10/2021) - 110 YEARS AGOThursday, March 9, 1911from the Mathews Journal The progressive citizens of North have perfected plans for the building of a town hall at that point. Already lumber is…
Farmers prepare for spring planting (3/3/2021) - 110 YEARS AGOThursday, March 2, 1911from the Mathews Journal The farmers are beginning to make preparations for the spring work. They can be seen cleaning their fields of stalks and…
Central Church ladies hold a tacky wedding fundraiser (2/24/2021) - 110 YEARS AGOThursday, Feb. 23, 1911from the Mathews Journal On Wednesday night, March 8, at 8 o’clock p.m., the ladies of Central Church will hold a Tacky Wedding, Basket Social…
Large audience watches comedy performance at Port Haywood (2/17/2021) - 110 YEARS AGOThursday, Feb. 16, 1911from the Mathews Journal The comedy, “The Six Kleptomaniacs,” given at the Red Men’s Hall, at Port Haywood on Tuesday night was a success, financially…
Graveyard fund seeks contributions (2/10/2021) - 110 YEARS AGOThursday, Feb. 9, 1911from the Mathews Journal The Battery Cemetery Benefit Society, which has for its object the maintenance of Trinity church yard, through the courtesy of the…
Farm implements, fresh ground flour in our towns (2/3/2021) - 110 YEARS AGOThursday, Feb. 11, 1911from the Mathews Journal A two-horse manure and lime spreader which cost me $110, for $50. Have bought a three-horse one and have new castings…
Old Vets honored with gala day, music and dinner (1/27/2021) - 110 YEARS AGOThursday, Jan. 26, 1911from the Mathews Journal Lee-Jackson Day, Thursday last, was a gala day for the Old Vets and the U.D.C. of Mathews. An enormous crowd assembled…
Middlesex Fish Factory case opens January court term (1/20/2021) - 110 YEARS AGOThursday, Jan. 19, 1911from the Mathews Journal The first day of the January term of Court opened very slowly. A small crowd was in attendance and no business…
Mathews Board of Trade to meet (1/13/2021) - 110 YEARS AGOThursday, Jan. 12, 1911from the Mathews Journal On account of the unclemency of the weather the meeting of the Board of Trade and of the Committee selected by…
Classified ads from 1911 (1/6/2021) - 110 YEARS AGOThursday, Jan. 5, 1911from the Mathews Journal For Sale: 23 sheep cheap. Apply to John F. Hudgins, Laban, Va. For Sale: Pound stakes between 30 and 40 feet…
Colonial Monument roadways to connect historic sites (12/30/2020) - 90 YEARS AGOThursday, Jan. 1, 1931from the Gloucester Gazette It developed Saturday that the National Park Service is planning to spend approximately $250,000 on the parkway which will connect Jamestown…
Your admission charge is based on your waist size (12/22/2020) - 100 YEARS AGO Thursday, Dec. 23, 1920from the Gloucester GazetteA unique feature of the birthday party to be given at the Woman’s Club New Year’s afternoon is a measuring party.…
Ten years ago (12/22/2020) - OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Last week we ran two photos from local Christmas parades of 2010. Here are two more to fill the gap in a year without parades. Above, members…
Bazaar supports work of Botetourt High School (12/16/2020) - 100 YEARS AGOThursday, Dec. 16, 1920from the Gloucester Gazette Friday evening, Dec. 17, commencing at 5 o’clock, the Gloucester Superintendent of Schools desires to call special notice to all the…
Santa Claus to visit Achilles (12/9/2020) - 100 YEARS AGOThursday, Dec. 9, 1920from the Gloucester Gazette All the pupils of Achilles High School are eagerly looking forward to the visit of Santa Claus. Each is expecting something…
Help wanted in 1910 (12/2/2020) - 110 YEARS AGOThursday, Dec. 1, 1910from the Mathews Journal Wanted: A Pardner to engage in the Dry Goods business at Mathews C.H. Old stand and one of the best locations.…
When Thanksgiving wasn’t just a day’s holiday (11/24/2020) - 110 YEARS AGOThursday, Nov. 24, 1910from the Mathews Journal In olden days our Puritan forefathers were wont to regard Thanksgiving as almost a holy day. They rested and feasted and…
Mathews teachers may attend conference without penalty (11/18/2020) - 110 YEARS AGOThursday, Nov. 17, 1910from the Mathews Journal At a meeting of the County School Board, held at Mathews C.H. on Nov. 15, it was decided to allow all…
Comings and goings in neighborhoods (11/11/2020) - 110 YEARS AGOThursday, Nov. 10, 1910from the Mathews Journal In news from Blakes area we are sorry to report the illness of Mr. Dwight Godfrey. Mr. Harry Wilson, who has…