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Inclement weather doesn’t put damper on May Faire (5/11/2022) - May Faire 2022, Celebrating Mathews Watermen, was a bit drizzly and cool, but that didn’t stop people from participating and enjoying it. Throughout the day, rain or shine, people attended…
Historic Garden Week (4/27/2022) - The Garden Club of Gloucester and Mathews held the 89th celebration of Historic Garden Week on Saturday with four Mathews homes—Eastham, Riverlawn, Samarkand and The Cottage—on this year’s tour. The…
Welcome to Garden Week (4/20/2022) - The Garden Club of Gloucester and Mathews is happy to announce the 89th celebration of Historic Garden Week in Virginia. This year’s event, hosted by the local garden club under…
Eastham, on the East River, once stood in Mathews village (4/20/2022) - Eastham was once known as Nottingham House and stood in the middle of Mathews village. In 1954, when it looked as if the house would be torn down, it was…
From humble beginnings, Treakle achieves ‘desire of (his) heart’ (4/20/2022) - The barefooted boy J. Edwin Treakle, born in 1877 in Mathews County, followed the one-horse plow on his father’s farm as soon as he was old enough to work. “I…
J. Edwin Treakle, a county native, built Samarkand (4/20/2022) - This estate embraces 26 bucolic acres on Woodas Creek, an estuary of the East River. Visitors will find beauty everywhere—from the winding allée of crepe myrtles that frame the driveway…
Many volunteers make Garden Week happen (4/20/2022) - Historic Garden Week would not be possible without the generous participation of those who open their homes and gardens and the tireless efforts of our members and others in our…
Historic Christ Church to serve as headquarters for 2022 Garden Week (4/20/2022) - Historic Christ Episcopal Church in Mathews is the headquarters for the annual Historic Garden Week tour on Saturday, April 23, 2022. The tour is hosted by the Garden Club of…
A special day at Brent and Becky’s (4/20/2022) - Celebrate spring at Brent and Becky’s, Gloucester, during the Gloucester-Mathews Historic Garden Tour on Saturday. Gloucester Master Gardeners will be giving tours of the company’s gardens throughout the day. Also,…
Places of interest in Gloucester and Mathews that are open to visitors during Garden Week (4/20/2022) - Chesapeake Bay-Friendly Teaching Gardens at Brent and Becky’s Bulbs, 7900 Daffodil Lane, Gloucester, Va. 23061. This 8+ acre garden contains more than 20 themed “rooms” to demonstrate gardening that honors…
Riverlawn dates to 1874, looks over East River (4/20/2022) - This classic white frame house on the banks of the East River was built in 1874 and has undergone an impressive rehabilitation that began in 2012. Riverlawn’s interior is a…
The Cottage has airy, sunny outlook on life (4/20/2022) - The Cottage was built c. 1931, and was raised and completely remodeled in 2017. There are 10 steps from the ground level to the first floor, and the building consists…
VLM to celebrate Earth Day this weekend (4/20/2022) - The Virginia Living Museum in Newport News invites the public to celebrate Earth Day there this weekend. Activities are designed to show just how interesting and fun conservation can be,…
Walter Reed’s Birthplace (4/20/2022) - In conjunction with the Gloucester-Mathews Garden Week tours, Dr. Walter Reed’s Birthplace at 4021 Hickory Fork Road in Gloucester will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday for…
Knights to hold Italian Feast in Topping (4/5/2022) - The Knights of Columbus, Council 11210, will host its 13th annual Italian Feast at 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 23, at the Church of the Visitation, Route 33, Topping. Dinner…
Millers to serve as Daffodil Festival grand marshals (3/30/2022) - C.W. and Earlene Miller of Harcum have been selected as grand marshals of this year’s Gloucester Daffodil Festival parade. The couple was previously chosen as grand marshals for the festival’s…
Official print (3/30/2022) - MELANY SLAUGHTER / GAZETTE-JOURNAL The official print of 2022 Daffodil Festival, “Loading Up,” by artist Carol Aldridge, depicts a classic pickup truck filled with daffodils, above. Below left is this…
Aldridge’s artwork chosen as this year’s official print (3/30/2022) - Carol Aldridge’s artwork, “Loading Up,” is the winner of this year’s Daffodil Festival print contest. Aldridge was born in England, but moved to the United States at an early age.…
Princesses, Little Miss contestants (3/30/2022) - The Daffodil Festival Interview Reception for the 2022 Daffodil Festival Princesses and Little Miss contestants was held on March 20 at The Inn at Warner Hall. Pictured, front row from…
Crowded gathering (3/30/2022) - Not a mask in sight and absolutely no social distancing at the 2019 Daffodil Festival. This year’s festival may not quite look like the photo above, as many are still…
Daffodil Show returns this weekend (3/30/2022) - The 2022 annual Gloucester Daffodil Show, a signature event of the Daffodil Festival sanctioned by the American Daffodil Society, will be held from 2-5 p.m. Saturday and noon to 5…
Bulb tours this weekend at Brent and Becky’s (3/30/2022) - Brent and Becky’s Bulbs, 7900 Daffodil Lane, will hold bulb tours this Friday and Saturday as part of the Daffodil Festival. These tours will include a brief video of Brent…
Watching the world go by (3/30/2022) - Sarah and Kristen Trowbridge decided to watch the action of the 1988 Daffodil Festival from the steps of Tomlinson’s Exterminating on Main Street.
Gloucester Daffodil Festival schedule of events (3/30/2022) - This year’s Gloucester Daffodil Festival is packed with plenty of family-friendly activities and events. Locals and tourists alike will be able to celebrate the first normal festival in three years…
2022 vendors (3/30/2022) - A list of vendors you can expect to see when visiting this year’s Gloucester Daffodil Festival.
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