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Friendly 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.
posted 09.25.2010All aboard for Tangier Island
Hummel Field airport near Topping in Middlesex County saw a whirl of activity Sunday as dignitaries and donors from across the state gathered for flights to the dedication of the new Tangier Island Health Clinic. The air caravan also filled the small airfield on Tangier Island. (Photo courtesy of Eric Deagle, Cloud 9 Photography)
posted 09.01.2010Middlesex Volunteer Fire Department Crab Feast
A record crowd of 585 attended the Middlesex Volunteer Fire Department Crab Feast last Saturday on the firehouse grounds in Urbanna. The annual crab feast is one of the major fundraisers for the fire department. Supporters feasted on steamed crabs, french fries, hot dogs, hamburgers and ice-cold soft drinks and beer. Later in the evening they enjoyed live music by Jumbo Lump Daddy and the Backfin Boys. (Photos by Tom Hardin)
posted 09.01.2010A conservation lesson filled with fun and fish
Middlesex County is nearly surrounded by water, but many local children have never fished from a boat or even been in a boat on the water. The Coastal Conservation Association (CCA) fixed that for 19 such children on Saturday when it took them on a fishing adventure aboard a charter boat. The kids, ages 10-16, enjoyed seeing different species of fish that were caught, including a small shark.