Deborah Pratt: still the fastest oyster shucker
Deborah Pratt bested her nephew Jermaine Brokenborough in the state oyster shucking contest November 6, at the 53rd annual Urbanna Oyster Festival. Brokenborough actually finished first, but lost the race after his time was adjusted due to penalties.
posted 11.06.2010Lauren Figg crowned Oyster Festival Queen; Emma Fairheart named Little Miss Spat
Lauren Figg was crowned Queen of the 53rd Urbanna Oyster Festival and Emma Fairheart was crowned Little Miss Spat on Friday in Taber Park. As Urbanna Oyster Festival Queen, Figg received a $5,000 college scholarship. Fairheart received a $150 savings bond.
posted 11.06.2010Meals tax defeated
For a third time in the past 12 years, Middlesex County voters have rejected a proposed 4% county food and beverage tax. Click through for more on the meals tax and local election results.
posted 11.03.2010Two days of festival fun await thousands of visitors
Oysters, prepared with flair, will be everywhere: raw on the half shell, warmed in stews or “sandwiched” as fritters. But, save room for dessert. How about a festival favorite, a funnel cake?