John Barber premiers new painting this weekend
John Morton Barber, the nationally-acclaimed American artist who has painted the Chesapeake Bay and the eastern seaboard for three decades, will personally debut his latest painting, “Chesapeake Bound-Making Sail Aboard the Schooner Man A Way, Urbanna, Virginia-Circa 1930," at the Middlesex Art Guild Gallery.
Pratt wins women’s U.S. oyster shucking title
Virginia Oyster Shucking Champion Deborah Pratt of Jamaica in Middlesex County won the Women's Division of the National Oyster Shucking Contest at St. Mary's County, Maryland, last Saturday.
A final tribute to ‘Miss Florence’
Charter boat captain John Holmes of Locust Hill left Locklies Creek on Saturday, October 4, with a party of six for a day of bottom fishing off Tabb Beach, just east of the Robert O. Norris Jr. Bridge.
Queen contestants help the Bay
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 queen was crowned on a flatbed trailer on the day of the festival.