Press "Enter" to skip to content

Days Past

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…
Happiness abounds with many recent weddings (1/2/2019) - 110 YEARS AGO Thursday, Jan. 7, 1909 from the Mathews Journal Judging by the number of marriages recently consummated in our county it would seem that the ladies made good…
Students debate: should women have the right to vote? (12/26/2018) - 110 YEARS AGO Thursday, Dec. 24, 1908 from the Mathews Journal The open meeting of the Philomathean Literary Society of the Mathews High School, which was held in the Court…
Merchants of 1908 advertise their Christmas specials (12/19/2018) - 110 YEARS AGO Thursday, Dec. 17, 1908 from the Mathews Journal The firm of Sears & Williams will offer from now until Xmas all of their Ladies, Misses and Children’s…
A chimney fire disrupts studies at the Milford Haven School (12/12/2018) - 110 YEARS AGO Thursday, Dec. 17, 1908 from the Mathews Journal Quite a sensation was created among the scholars of Milford Haven School last week by a chimney fire. Fortunately…
Rosenwald schools talk (12/5/2018) - Gloucester Ruritan Club president Tom Swankler, at left, presented Dr. Wes Wilson with a club mug for his recent presentation on the Woodville Rosenwald School Foundation. Dr. Wilson recapped the…
A barrel factory opens at Port Haywood (12/5/2018) - 110 YEARS AGO Thursday, Dec. 10, 1908 from the Mathews Journal Notice to my fellow countymen: I desire to announce that I have opened a barrel and broom factory near…
Diphtheria-stricken school has reopened (11/28/2018) - 110 YEARS AGO Thursday, Dec. 3, 1908 from the Mathews Journal The Battery School at North, after being closed on account of diphtheria, reopened Monday with Miss Lucile Douglas as…
Redart resident is suffering from typhoid fever (11/20/2018) - 110 YEARS AGO Thursday, Nov. 26, 1908 from the Mathews Journal  We are sorry to report Miss Pamelia Marchant of Redart, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C.C. Marchant, is quite…
Happenings at Redart in 1908 (11/7/2018) - 110 YEARS AGO Thursday, Nov. 12, 1908 from the Mathews Journal Mrs. Anne Dixon came home Saturday from Norfolk. She will spend some time with her parents at Redart before…
News from the distant past (10/31/2018) - This week we begin a new occasional item, 250 (or so) years ago, with news of Gloucester County (which then included Mathews) compiled by Sara Lewis from the Virginia Gazette…
A delightful social is held at Diggs (10/31/2018) - 110 YEARS AGO Thursday, Nov. 5, 1908 from the Mathews Journal News from Diggs: The pie and ice cream social at the Haven Hall Tuesday night was much enjoyed by…
Fortune-teller coming to Halloween party in Mathews (10/24/2018) - 110 YEARS AGO Thursday, Oct. 22, 1908 from the Mathews Journal The Halloween party will come off as scheduled on Saturday evening, Oct. 31, at “Cedar Lodge,” the home of…
A boat ride and an oyster roast enliven the week (10/17/2018) - 110 YEARS AGO Thursday, Oct. 15, 1908 from the Mathews Journal The most striking and enjoyable event of this week was a delightful launch ride and oyster roast. The participants…