History comes alive this Fri & Sat in Urbanna
For centuries, Urbanna Creek has been visited by all types of vessels that have come from all around the world. One of the most unique vessels to visit the creek regularly from 1910 to 1980 was the Chesapeake Bay buyboat. In the heyday of the Rappahannock River oyster fishery, Urbanna had three oyster shucking houses along its shores and over 100,000 bushels of oysters were shucked there each year.
Keith to perform Saturday in Deltaville
Deltaville Maritime Museum and Holly Point Nature Park’s popular music series Groovin’ in the Park continues with well-known musician Steve Keith this Saturday, August 1, from 6 to 8 p.m. With many local performances at Donk’s Theater and the Sandpiper Reef in Mathews, the Mooring in Kinsale, Urbanna and other localities, Keith has a loyal following of area fans.
Local Civil Air Patrol promotes two cadets
Jessica E. Olmedo was recently promoted to the rank of Cadet Airman First Class (C/A1C) by the Hummel Field Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol. Cadets must pass an aerospace test, along with a leadership, and physical fitness test in order to advance in rank. Cadets also must attend at least one Moral Leadership session. C/A1C Olmedo was also presented with the General H.H. “Hap” Arnold Award from Lt. Col. Bert Jones during the ceremony.
An interview with Rob Wittman
First District Congressman Rob Wittman of Westmoreland County is just like us. While he might spend his weekdays working in the hallowed halls of our nation’s capital, he finds life hasn’t changed too much at home.
‘Storm tides’ workshop is Thursday in Deltaville
On July 30, researchers from Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS) will host a workshop to help residents understand the factors that impact storm tide risk in their communities. The workshop is free and includes lunch and presentations from Dr. John Brubaker, Dr. John Boon and Dr. David Forrest.