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Rivah Visitor's Guide

One Woman's Opinion

Order Mary Buxton’s books
imageLife and love in the rural tidewater area of Virginia is a common thread that runs through nearly all of Mary Wakefield Buxton's books. The push and pull of old and new, North and South, man and woman, life and death, are discovered, illuminated and reflected upon in each of them. Such is the heart and soul of a writer.


Urbanna Oyster Festival
Urbanna, Va.— Every year I know it is time for the Urbanna Oyster Festival by three indicators: the maple tree in Taber Park turns bright red orange, there is a constant drone of machinery as the town cleans up (leaf blowers, lawn mowers, and trucks hauling in “boothery”), and Lewis Filling, town manager, starts calling me “Ma’am.”


Fall Festivals in Full Swing
imageIt was fun to pack the car with visiting daughter Liz and two grandchildren, and head for Holly Point Art and Seafood Festival in Deltaville last month. All signs were go. Everyone was happy (not necessarily a given) as we squeezed into the sporty Jaguar.


Issues On My Mind
Those who win in this coming election, whether as president or congressman, will surely have their hands full. Great challenges lie ahead. May future leaders be aptly inspired.


Baltic Sea Passage, Part 6
imageKnown for their exceptional courage crossing the seas in tiny boats, the Vikings sailed to far away places in the North Atlantic, up and down the coastline of Europe, and even to the Mediterranean.


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