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Beasts of burden
imageUp 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 12.03.2008

Council 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 11.26.2008

Christmas Friends shopping begins
imageActivity 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 11.26.2008

Fire destroys Urbanna home
imageThe 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.

posted 11.26.2008

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