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Halloween in Middlesex County
A record crowd of over 4,000 fun and candy seekers of all ages attended the annual “Scary Halloween in the Park” last Saturday at the Deltaville Maritime Museum and Holly Point Nature Park in Deltaville. Elaborate Halloween displays were also enjoyed at Bush Park Camping Resort and Gone to the Dogs.
posted 11.03.2010Turkey Shoot Regatta attracts 119 sailboats
Last weekend's 17th annual Turkey Shoot Regatta featured 119 antique sailboats 25 years or older. The regatta was sponsored and held at Yankee Point Marina on Meyers Creek off the Corrotoman River. The 3-day event has benefited the Northern Neck Hospice for 15 years and raises an annual average of about $50,000.
posted 10.12.2010Wings & Wheels wow 3,600
Since before the horseless carriage there have been those who wanted something more than just transportation. For them, the trip was more important than getting to their destination. Cars, like carriages that preceded them, had something extra. More than just a powered farm wagon, their cars had a smooth ride, engines that could power them over hills and shiny paint.
posted 09.29.2010Friendly goose becomes town marina mascot
No one knows from where the white goose came. But her agreeable personality has made her popular at the Urbanna Town Marina at Upton’s Point. “Aflac” as she is known, showed up about 6 weeks ago at the town marina on Urbanna Creek. Aflac’s flapping wings, captured in photographs, gives a fascinating insight to her wing structure and feathers.
posted 09.29.2010Oyster reef balls in the Piankatank River
The Chesapeake Bay Foundation has planted “reef balls” laden with oyster larvae at the mouth of the Piankatank River. On September 10, the Bay Foundation’s boat, “Chesapeake Golden,” arrived at Gwynn’s Island with 50 reef balls, with thousands of spat attached to each concrete ball.