World-class oyster shucker is Oyster Festival grand marshal
Middlesex County oyster shucker Deborah Pratt has been named grand marshal of the 54th annual Urbanna Oyster Festival. Pratt has represented the United States four times in the World Oyster Shucking Championship in Ireland and finished second in the world in 1997.
posted 10.12.2011Funding for highway markers approved
The Middlesex County Board of Supervisors voted on October 4 to allocate $3,000 to cover the cost of installing road markers recognizing historical African-American figures John Henry St. Clare Walker and Irene Morgan.
posted 10.12.2011Progress continues on Urbanna Firehouse addition
Progress continues on the 3-bay addition to the Middlesex Volunteer Fire Department in Urbanna. Also continuing is a building fund drive so the addition can be paid off as soon as possible. Citizens can pay directly for some parts of the building and have their donation made in honor or memory of someone.
posted 10.12.2011Urbanna Harbour Gallery creates Oyster Festival poster
Urbanna Harbor Gallery and Art Services is still fresh out of the box, but stitching itself into the community’s tapestry as rapidly and deeply as time and personnel will allow. Among their most recent efforts, business owners Cloyde W. Wiley III and his wife, Barbara Hartley, have scored the winning entry for the 2011 Oyster Festival poster contest.