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The ladies watched the nets being fished, and got much more (5/15/2019) - 110 YEARS AGO Thursday, May 13, 1909 from the Mathews Journal They did not consult the Oracles. On last Monday morning most any fisherman might safely have predicted a rainy…
Fishing season appears to be a success (5/8/2019) - 110 YEARS AGO Thursday, May 6, 1909 from the Mathews Journal Susan: The fishing season, which at one time was thought to prove almost a failure, bids fair to be…
Old maids invite the men to Cricket Hill (5/1/2019) - 110 YEARS AGO Thursday, April 29, 1909 from the Mathews Journal “The Old Maids” are still hunting the bachelors and widowers. Not being able to captivate the Mathews bachelors, they…
A big revival at Bethel Church (4/24/2019) - 110 YEARS AGO Thursday, April 22, 1909 from the Mathews Journal The revival services that have been going on for nearly three weeks at Bethel Church closed last Thursday night.…
A good old party at the Red Men’s Hall (4/17/2019) - 110 YEARS AGO Thursday, April 15, 1909 from the Mathews Journal A merry entertainment by the ancient maids and bachelors of Mathews Baptist Church will come to pass in the…
News from Gwynn’s Island (4/10/2019) - 110 YEARS AGO Thursday, April 8, 1909 from the Mathews Journal Gwynn’s Island: Miss Maggie Adams, who has been visiting friends on Gwynn’s Island, has returned to her home in…
Miss Dillehay receives a wonderful gift (4/3/2019) - 110 YEARS AGO Thursday, April 1, 1909 from the Mathews Journal Redart: Miss Gravelle Dillehay was presented with a handsome pony and rig last week as a gift from her…
A pleasant quilting party was held at Diggs—in 1909 (3/27/2019) - 110 YEARS AGO Thursday, March 25, 1909 from the Mathews Journal Diggs: Mrs. Dollie Owens gave a quilting party at her home last Thursday; everyone present seemed to enjoy the…
Shade trees planted at Susan parsonage for Arbor Day (3/20/2019) - 110 YEARS AGO Thursday, March 18, 1909 from the Mathews Journal Last week the people around here had an Arbor Day, and met at the parsonage lot at Susan and…
Warren to discuss senior scams, other dangers at NARFE meeting (3/13/2019) - Gloucester Sheriff Darrell Warren will address at the next meeting of Chapter 1757 of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees, alerting the group to senior scam dangers and drugs…
Births and other changes from Redart (3/13/2019) - 110 YEARS AGO Thursday, March 11, 1909 from the Mathews Journal Redart correspondent says, Hello Journal! Mr. and Mrs. Joe M. Ogden are the proud parents of a fine baby…
News of centuries ago (3/6/2019) - Compiled by Sara E. Lewis, who collects Gloucester-related mentions from the Virginia Gazette in her blog, “…it yields to no Place in Virginia” at gloucestercounty.blogspot.com. 280 YEARS AGO Feb. 2,…
The horse hitch that did not hold (3/6/2019) - 110 YEARS AGO Thursday, March 4, 1909 from the Mathews Journal Susan: On last Friday night Mr. John Borum Diggs tied his horse to a peach tree that was decayed…
Bird walk Tuesday at Brent and Becky’s (2/27/2019) - The Middle Peninsula Bird Club will conduct a bird walk starting at 8 a.m. Tuesday at Brent and Becky’s, 7900 Daffodil Lane, Ware Neck area. A release said that “with…
Busy days at Mobjack (2/27/2019) - 110 YEARS AGO Thursday, Feb. 25, 1909 from the Mathews Journal The carpenters are busy adding improvements to Messrs. O.O. Rhea’s and O.A. White’s residences at Mobjack. Capt. V.H. Machen’s…
Bay Home Care to hold series of Alzheimer’s programs (2/20/2019) - Bay Home Care, a division of Bay Aging, is partnering with the Alzheimer’s Association to offer several community education programs that are free and open to the public. The first…
Singing and prayer planned at Bethel Church (2/20/2019) - 110 YEARS AGO Thursday, Feb. 18, 1909 from the Mathews Journal There will be a singing school and prayer meeting at Bethel next Thursday night. All who are interested in…
Supervisors adopt taxes for 1919 (2/13/2019) - 100 YEARS AGO Thursday, Feb. 13, 1919 from the Mathews Journal The Mathews Board of Supervisors, at a meeting held on February 7, laid the following levies which will govern…
The rector should put his horse to pasture and be given an automobile (2/6/2019) - 100 YEARS AGO Thursday, Feb. 6, 1919 from the Gloucester Gazette A prominent citizen of Gloucester county and a parishioner of Abingdon church requests The Gazette to make the suggestion…
Classified ads from one century ago (1/30/2019) - 100 YEARS AGO Thursday, Feb. 7, 1919 from the Gloucester Gazette Lost: One automobile extra tire and rim between Dixondale and Ark. Reward if returned to Miss Virginia Cary, Gloucester,…
Gloucester Library to host Alzheimer’s forum (1/23/2019) - The Alzheimer’s Association Greater Richmond Chapter will hold a community forum from 2:30-4:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 1, at the Gloucester Library, Main Street Center. For more information, visit action.alz.org/PersonifyEbusiness/Events/alz/MeetingRegistration.aspx?productId=41612520.…
A dance in the Glebe (1/23/2019) - 110 YEARS AGO Thursday, Jan. 28, 1909 from the Mathews Journal The young people of the Glebe gave a very delightful dance at the vacated home of Mrs. Will Marchant…
Yearly Lee-Jackson fete held by Lane-Diggs Camp (1/16/2019) - 110 YEARS AGO Thursday, Jan. 21, 1909 from the Mathews Journal The usual annual celebration of the Lee-Jackson Day by the Lane-Diggs Camp of Mathews which was held in the…
A busy social season was noted at Laban (1/9/2019) - 110 YEARS AGO Thursday, Jan. 14, 1909 from the Mathews Journal Laban: Christmas passed off quite lively in this vicinity, weddings and parties being the chief feature of the season.…
Mathews VFD officers (1/2/2019) - Officers of the Mathews Volunteer Fire Department in 1969 were, seated from left, president Robert M. Soles, secretary Coles Diggs; standing, vice president David Barrick, station chief Thomas S. Hunley…