Oyster lovers delight
Sue was content last Friday to watch Tom down a plate of Middlesex Kiwanis oysters. She declined his first offer of a roasted oyster. However, something piqued her taste buds. Customers looked like they were really enjoying the oysters. She was missing something.
posted 11.11.2009Higher composite index will cost schools $300,000
The Middlesex County School Board learned Monday night that the county’s composite index, which determines the county’s ability to fund its own school expenses and other aspects of local government, will increase from .6786 to .7431.
posted 11.11.2009McNamee, Brooke reign over 52nd Oyster Festival
Kendall McNamee was crowned Queen of the 52nd Urbanna Oyster Festival and Katie Brooke was crowned Little Miss Spat last Friday in Taber Park. The Queen and Little Miss Spat were chosen separately by judges who do not live in Middlesex County and have no prior knowledge of the contestants.
posted 11.11.2009Study reveals threat to tidal wetlands
A new study co-authored by VIMS professor Carl Hershner shows that more than half the tidal wetlands along the U.S. East Coast will disappear by 2100 if current shoreline-protection strategies continue to block their landward migration in the face of rising sea level.