Beasts of burden
Up until the early 20th century animals such as teams of oxen provided power on land. These beasts of burden built civilizations. They were the “bulldozers” and trucks of ancient man. With them, humans could clear land, plow fields and pull carts loaded with grain to be stored for the winter.
posted 12.03.2008Council hopes schooner makes Urbanna home port
Members of Urbanna Town Council are all aboard on a proposal to get the sailing schooner “Serenity” to dock at the Urbanna Town Marina at Upton’s Point on Urbanna Creek.
posted 11.26.2008Christmas Friends shopping begins
Activity is picking up for Christmas Friends Inc., the gift-giving program in its 23rd year of helping the less fortunate of Middlesex County. “We appreciate the shoppers who have responded,” said Christmas Friends’ secretary and shopping director Bettie Lee Gaskins.
posted 11.26.2008Fire destroys Urbanna home
The home, located on the corner of Howard Street and Rappahannock Avenue, caught fire about 5 a.m. in the area of the furnace and spread throughout the house, said fireman Joe Moschetti of the Middlesex Volunteer Fire Department (MVFD) of Urbanna.