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Genealogy group meets Monday at Gloucester Library (9/19/2018) - The Gloucester Genealogical Society of Virginia will meet at 10 a.m. Monday in the Community Room of the Gloucester Public Library, Main Street Center. Rob Garnett will talk about Robert…
Court week draws out-of-towners (9/19/2018) - 110 YEARS AGO Thursday, Sept. 24, 1908 from the Mathews Journal Judge Claggett B. Jones, of King and Queen, Major James N. Stubbs of Gloucester, Col. John R. Saunders and…
How editors get rich (9/12/2018) - 110 YEARS AGO Thursday, Sept. 10, 1908 from the Mathews Journal “After a good deal of study and work we have at last figured out why so many country editors…
A rainy August finally comes to an end (9/5/2018) - 110 YEARS AGO Thursday, Sept. 3, 1908 from the Mathews Journal North correspondent reports: What phrase can better describe the weather of last week than the proverb, “It never rains…
Island crowd enjoys a watermelon party (8/29/2018) - 110 YEARS AGO Thursday, Aug. 27, 1908 from the Mathews Journal A watermelon party was given at the home of Miss Bernice Callis on Gwynn’s Island on Tuesday evening last.…
Overturned lamp almost causes a calamity (8/22/2018) - 110 YEARS AGO Thursday, Aug. 20, 1908 from the Mathews Journal Bohannon: Mr. J.B. White’s house came near to being burned on Thursday night of last week by the overturning…
Bay Aging receives national award for its veteran care program (8/22/2018) - Bay Aging’s Veteran Directed Care Program has been honored with an Aging Achievement Award by the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a). The awards program is supported by…
Sailing, swimming, tub races planned in North River regatta (8/15/2018) - 110 YEARS AGO Thursday, Aug. 13, 1908 from The Mathews Journal The Annual Regatta in North River will be held on Aug. 15th this year and will include some water…
Five-pointers (8/8/2018) - Five-Pointer students of the second grade at New Point Elementary School in 1938 were, seated from left, Virginia Dare Hudgins, Walter Coles Burroughs, Franklin Grinnell, Charlotte Brown, Carrie Ann Belvin,…
Island boys beat Cobbs Creek in base-ball (8/8/2018) - 110 YEARS AGO Thursday, Aug. 6, 1908 from the Mathews Journal There was an interesting game of base-ball played here on Saturday, Aug. 1st, between the Cobbs Creek and Island…
Rain showers refresh the local crops (8/1/2018) - 110 YEARS AGO Thursday, July 30, 1908 from the Mathews Journal From North: The refreshing showers which fell here last Sunday and Tuesday made the farmers all feel as if…
Devastating drought (8/1/2018) - Bobby Soles of Dutton is shown in August 1980 while harvesting what he could after three months of what he called a “disastrous” drought. According to the Gazette-Journal of that…
Eight hound pups move to Port Haywood (7/25/2018) - 110 YEARS AGO Thursday, July 23, 1908 from the Mathews Journal Among the freight that was landed at Diggs Wharf on last Saturday was a box containing eight hound pups,…
Red Men’s service held at Bethel Church (7/18/2018) - 110 YEARS AGO Thursday, July 16, 1908 from the Mathews Journal An elegant sermon was delivered last Sunday afternoon at Bethel by the Rev. R. F.  Gayle. The church was…
Gloucester Point residents attend Mathews Chautauqua (7/11/2018) - 110 YEARS AGO Thursday, July 9, 1908 from tThe Mathews Journal Among the large number of people from Gloucester attending the Chautauqua on Monday were Mr. and Mrs. A.W. Clopton…
What happened when a dog bit onto a baited fishhook (7/3/2018) - 110 YEARS AGO Thursday, July 2, 1908 from the Mathews Journal Susan: Master Clifford Hudgins is the owner of a fishing line and hook; he also claims a large stock…
A dance lasts into the wee hours (6/27/2018) - 110 YEARS AGO Thursday, June 25, 1908 from the Mathews Journal The dance given by Miss Elvira Maxwell in honor of her cousin, Miss Dresser, of Wisconsin, at her beautiful…
A grand summer wedding for Miss Knight (6/20/2018) - 110 YEARS AGO Thursday, June 18, 1908 from the Mathews Journal Hudgins-Knight: A very pretty marriage was celebrated Wednesday forenoon at 10 o’clock when Miss Mary L. Knight, daughter of…
News from Laban: A picnic at Bethel Church (6/13/2018) - 110 YEARS AGO Thursday, June 11, 1908 from the Mathews Journal Laban: Time flies swiftly. The refreshing showers of last week and the hot sun of this, reminds us of…
A strawberry and ice cream festival is planned (6/6/2018) - 110 YEARS AGO Thursday, June 4, 1908 from the Mathews Journal A strawberry and ice cream festival will be held at the parsonage of the Old Baptist Church on Thursday,…
Piano fund for the high school is growing (5/30/2018) - 110 YEARS AGO Thursday, May 28, 1908 from the Mathews Journal The entertainments given by the Mathews High School on Friday and Monday nights proved a great success in every…
A surprise marriage at Susan (5/23/2018) - 110 YEARS AGO Thursday, May 21, 1908 from the Mathews Journal Susan: It is not everybody that knows how to keep a secret, but it seems that Mr. Monroe Stewart…
Cleanup at the cottage (5/16/2018) - Members of the fifth and seventh grade 4-H clubs of Lee-Jackson School in Mathews helped to clean up the grounds and hedge of “the Miller property,” now known as the…
Salesmen stop over in Mathews (5/16/2018) - 110 YEARS AGO Thursday, May 14, 1908 from the Mathews Journal Among the traveling men registered at Hotel Mathews the past week were: J.R Butler, A.C. Fitzhugh, Overall, Hart, Renzie,…
Mrs. Stoakes, 92, attends Salem Church (5/2/2018) - 110 YEARS AGO Thursday, April 30, 1908 from the Mathews Journal Mrs. Harriet Stoakes, mother of Mr. W.R. Stoakes, now 92 years old, was at Salem Church last Sunday. She…