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Pratt wins state oyster shucking championship
imageDeborah Pratt of Jamaica in upper Middlesex County emerged as champion of the 2012 Virginia Oyster Shucking Competition held last Saturday at the 55th annual Urbanna Oyster Festival. Pratt defeated the men’s professional winner, Jermaine Brokenborough of Ashland, in the finals. Pratt’s time to shuck two dozen oysters was 2:54, compared to Brokenborough’s time of 5:03.
posted 11.07.2012

‘History of Middlesex County’ book to be unveiled Nov. 18
“Signatures In Time—A Living History of Middlesex County, Virginia” will be released on Sunday, November 18, at an unveiling at Rosegill Plantation, just outside of Urbanna. The book is a six-year project completed by the Middlesex County Jamestown 2007 Book Committee.

posted 11.07.2012

‘Oldies’ take center stage at Donk’s Theater Saturday
This Saturday, November 10, Donk’s Theater in Mathews will feature its “Oldies Show” with country songs and R&R/disco favorites from the 1970s complete with costumes. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. The show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are available at the door.

posted 11.07.2012

Secretary of Public Safety visits Oyster Festival
imageVirginia Secretary of Public Safety Marla Decker paid a visit to the Urbanna Oyster Festival this year to meet with officials and emergency personnel working the event. Middlesex Sheriff David Bushey met Secretary Decker upon her arrival and gave her a tour of the Oyster Festival command center and the festival itself.

posted 11.07.2012

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