Urbanna man authors book on Haiti
When Stan Hovey of Urbanna lived in Haiti 65 years ago, 60 percent of the original forest was there—now only about 2 percent remains. Hovey’s fond memories of the island nation sparked him to write a book, “Haitian Recollections And Haitian Returns.”
Oyster Festival Queen & Spat to be crowned Nov. 5
The selection of the Urbanna Oyster Festival Queen is a long-standing tradition that dates back to 1960, the year before Urbanna Days became the Urbanna Oyster Festival. The first Festival Queen was crowned on a flatbed trailer on the day of the festival.
Habitat begins $20,000 fund-raising campaign
Millard Fuller (1935-2009), the founder of Habitat For Humanity (HFH) International, was often heard to say: “I’ve tried it both ways: I’ve tried not asking for money; and I’ve tried asking. And it is funny, but I get more when I ask!” In the spirit of our founder, Habitat-Middlesex is asking.
Noffsinger wins top award in Market Days show
Sunny skies and gentle breezes made last weekend’s Market Days one of the most pleasant in memory for strollers, shoppers and participants at the Mathews Art Group’s Market Days Art Show. Awards given by show judge Sheron Hodges were as follows…