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Suicide prevention roundtable to be held in Saluda (5/12/2021) - We Are Not Alone, a suicide prevention roundtable, will be held from 12-1:30 p.m. Monday at the Middlesex Historic Courthouse, 877 General Puller Highway, Saluda. Local leaders and mental health…
Alzheimer’s Association has several upcoming online programs (5/12/2021) - The Alzheimer’s Association has several upcoming educational opportunities for the Middle Peninsula/Northern Neck area, beginning with a program from noon to 1:30 o’clock today, “Having the Talk: Dementia Conversations.” From…
Small business profile: Hayes salon adapts to Covid reality (5/5/2021) - Blown Away Salon at Hayes, like most small businesses, saw devastating impacts from COVID-19 and has had to adapt to survive. Owner Michelle Green said, “We were forced to close…
Our recovery depends on small businesses (5/5/2021) - At the end of last year, more than 10 million Americans were unemployed, 3.7 million of whom had suffered permanent job loss amid the pandemic. It’s no secret that so…
The backbone of the American economy (5/5/2021) - Small business has always formed the backbone of the American economy. After a year of hardship suffered as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, we celebrate National Small Business Week…
Supporting small business growth in Mathews (5/5/2021) - Mathews County Supervisor Amy Dubois, a former small business owner herself, said the board of supervisors has a vision for small businesses that includes encouraging water-based tourism; pushing to get…
Gloucester’s celebrating local businesses all month long (5/5/2021) - May is Gloucester Business Appreciation Month. Gloucester’s Economic Development Authority chose May to be the month to recognize the local businesses and their owners. In years past, the county has…
Small business profile: 39 years in the same location (5/5/2021) - Gus Shelton of Courthouse Antiques at Saluda, will celebrate 39 years in business this year.Shelton has been in the same location at Route 17 (Bypass) in Saluda since the business…
Small business profile: Staying open in a pandemic (5/5/2021) - Loree Powell, owner of The Nurtury on Gloucester Main Street, has kept her apothecary shop open daily throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, though the business did a lot more shipping in…
Small business profile: Adjusting to conditions (5/5/2021) - The Vintage Pearl on Main Street in Mathews opened in October 2020, in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, in the former Hudgins Drug Store building. Owner Kim Genduso said…
Gloucester business offers landscaping, hardscaping services (4/28/2021) - Village Landscapes offers a wide range of services to meet the needs of their customers. The stone work seen here is on example of the work they do. Village Landscapes,…
Bill Blair spends retirement creating healthy environments (4/28/2021) - Master Naturalist and Master Gardener Bill Blair is spending his retirement helping to create and maintain beautiful, healthy natural environments. From coordinating the Gloucester Master Gardener program to helping establish…
93-year-old hard at work preparing his garden (4/28/2021) - Planting season preparations are in full swing for Eugene Ripley of Onemo. The 93-year-old has been hard at work preparing his garden and growing produce in his front porch to…
Let ‘Er Fly owner/operator loves what he does (4/28/2021) - Cliff Pugh is shown above on the job cutting down a tree. Cliff Pugh, owner and operator of Let ’Er Fly Landworks in Mathews, loves what he does.“I am a…
Native plant book offered free for joining Bay Star Homes initiative (4/28/2021) - Now through May 30, Hampton Roads residents who sign up to be a member of askHRgreen.org’s Bay Star Homes program will receive a free paperback copy of the “Native Plants…
A dazzling display (4/28/2021) - Shelby Dickerson and her late husband Richard began planting azaleas on their Woods Cross Roads property in the late 1960s. The couple built their own home and raised most of…
Tributes to our Earth from seventh graders at Page Middle School (4/22/2021) - Beautiful Earthby Sean Edwards God made the place we live on,The place that we call homeFrom the small creatures to the big,And everything in between. We, as humans, have much…
Earth Day Drawings (4/22/2021) - Earth Day Tributeby Alexis Disman ofPage Middle School.Earth Day message from Kylie Nuttall, grade 6, Peasley Middle School.Earth Day Tributeby Madison Gibson ofPage Middle School. Drawings from Kathy Autrey’s first…
Earth Day Every Day (4/22/2021) - Cambria Phillips of Gloucester Point, above, enjoys Gloucester Clean Community’s Earth Day Every Day Storybook Trail at Woodville Park. The books for the trail were purchased and donated by the…
Roadside cleanup (4/22/2021) - A Gloucester homeschool group cleaned up their little corner of the earth on March 30, picking up trash along Route 198. Among the youngsters taking part in the roadside cleanup…
Mary Shipko’s life in the skies began at an early age (4/22/2021) - Mary Shipko Flying was a part of Mary Shipko’s life from the time she was born. “My first flight was as an infant sitting on my dad’s lap,” she said.…
A lifelong love affair with the Chevy Vega (4/22/2021) - Steve Forrest of Hallieford has had a lifelong love affair with the Chevrolet, but the one he’s loved the longest is the Chevy Vega. The first Vega he ever loved…
Outboard motor collection (4/22/2021) - Michael Gregg of Foster, treasures items that have been a part of his life, and since he grew up on the East River, boats and their motors are among those…
Cutting a wake (4/22/2021) - Outboard motor collector Michael Gregg said legend has it that Ole Evinrude, the inventor of the first widely used outboard motor under his previous company, was at a party on…
5 simple towing tips for novices (4/21/2021) - (METRO) Drivers may haul trailers for a variety of reasons. Some may haul trailers on vacation, while others may do so when moving to a new home. Regardless of why…