‘F.D. Crockett’ represents museum at Oyster Festival
This year, the “F.D. Crockett,” Deltaville Maritime Museum’s 5-year restoration project of a 9-log Chesapeake Bay buyboat, will take her place for the first time at the Urbanna Oyster Festival as a “waterborne ambassador” of the museum.
posted 11.03.2010Fire consumes trailer at Grey’s Point Campground
Fire consumed a trailer at Grey's Point Campground in Topping at about 1:18 a.m. on Sunday, October 31. According to Hartfield Volunteer Fire Department chief Alan Blake, the trailer was unoccupied, winterized, and in the storage area of the campground when the blaze started.
posted 11.01.2010Sentinel has early deadlines next week
The Southside Sentinel will have early deadlines twice in November. Because post offices will be closed on Veterans Day, Thursday, November 11, the Sentinel will appear on Wednesday, November 10. News items can be emailed to .
posted 11.01.2010Local author Brad Parks wins literary award
Middlesex County author Brad Parks has won the Shamus Award, one of the top prizes in crime fiction writing. Parks received the award last Friday in San Francisco during a ceremony at Bouchercon, the world mystery convention.
posted 11.01.2010Supervisors seek extension of public comment period on proposal to drain Healy’s Mill Pond
The Middlesex County Board of Supervisors has asked the Army Corps of Engineers to extend the public comment period on an application by Gene Ruark of Deltaville to establish a “compensatory wetland and stream bank” at Healy’s Mill Pond off Stormont Road near Hartfield.
posted 10.28.2010New Name for Humane Society animal shelter
Since 1987, Middlesex County has been served by the Gloucester-Mathews Humane Society (GMHS). In August, the humane society named its new building the Gloucester-Mathews-Middlesex Animal Shelter to reflect the three county area it serves, which is evident in their new sign.