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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…
Cobbs Creek high school building plans are underway (11/6/2019) - 110 YEARS AGO Thursday, Nov. 4, 1909 from the Mathews Journal The building committee of the Cobbs Creek high school met at Cobbs Creek and agreed on a plan for…
Triad Health Fair (10/30/2019) - Walmart pharmacist Oleg Bandurco prepares Janice Higdon for her flu shot. Higdon was one of 25 of the 70 senior men and women attending the Oct. 22 Mathews Triad Fall…
Classified ads from Gloucester (10/30/2019) - 100 YEARS AGO Thursday, Oct. 30, 1919 from the Gloucester Gazette Lost: Female hound, black with white breast. Finder please notify Floyd Walker, Sassafras. Lost: An old English history, between…
Please leave your automobiles at home when you come to the fair (10/23/2019) - 110 YEARS AGO Thursday, Oct. 21, 1909 from the Mathews Journal Owing to the introduction of automobiles in our county which has taken place so lately as to prevent the…
New fall goods are in stock in Mathews (10/16/2019) - 110 YEARS AGO Thursday, Oct. 14, 1909 from the Mathews Journal News from Marchant’s Dept. Store is that we have received all of our millinery stock and it is really…
A new owner at Brighton (10/9/2019) - 110 YEARS AGO Thursday, Oct. 7, 1909 from the Mathews Journal Mr. Rosser Diggs has just completed a very nice wharf and boat house at “Brighton” for Mr. H. Hollerith,…
Report on a prosperous grocer and insurance gent (10/2/2019) - 110 YEARS AGO Thursday, Sept. 30, 1909 from the Mathews Journal Mr. S. P. James is writing insurance to beat the band but at the same time is whooping up…
Parsonage fund to benefit from ladies’ play (9/25/2019) - 110 YEARS AGO Thursday, Sept. 23, 1909 from the Mathews Journal North: The play, “Six Cups of Chocolate,” a piece of feminine gossip in one act, will be given for…
Walker to carry on Mobjack business alone (9/18/2019) - 110 YEARS AGO Thursday, Sept. 16, 1909 from the Mathews Journal Notice of Dissolution of Partnership: The business heretofore conducted at Mobjack, under the firm name and style of Walker…
Women bolster a meeting on local education (9/11/2019) - 110 YEARS AGO Thursday, Sept. 9, 1909 from the Mathews Journal We were sorry to see so few men attend the educational meeting at the Court House on Aug. 31.…