Massive, locally grown turnip
Jimmy Hogge of Church View displays the seven-pound turnip he grew in his home garden. Hogge sells his turnips at a farmers’ market in Washington, D.C., but most are much smaller than the whopper here, he said.
Retired educator sings the songs of his first job
Smith never forgot his days on a menhaden boat. In 2001, he became a member of the “Northern Neck Chantey Singers,” a group dedicated to preserving the work songs of the menhaden fishing industry. This group, all of whom are former menhaden fishermen, sings the work songs, called chanteys, that the men sang to make the back-breaking work go easier.
Parks to unveil new book with Essex Library Friends
Award-winning mystery author Brad Parks will celebrate the premier of his latest novel, “The Girl Next Door,” with the Friends of the Essex Public Library at Hobbs Hole Restaurant in Tappahannock on March 13—the first day the book will be available to the general public.
Volunteer social is Friday at Deltaville Museum
Volunteering at the museum and park does not have to be an everyday or even every-week thing. If you are interested in being a museum docent, meeting and greeting visitors from all around the country and showing off the history and exhibits of the area’s maritime traditions, you can help out once a week, once a month or whenever your schedule allows.