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Rivah Visitor's Guide

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Wings & 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 09.29.2010

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 09.29.2010

Oyster 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 09.25.2010

All 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 09.01.2010

Middlesex Volunteer Fire Department Crab Feast
imageA 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 09.01.2010

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