Many of these slide shows include audio.
53rd Urbanna Oyster Festival slide show
The 53rd Urbanna Oyster Festival drew thousands of visitors of all ages and walks of life to the small town in Middlesex County. They came near and far to celebrate the venerable bivalve. Food vendors, artists, and craftsmen lined the streets of Urbanna to take advantage of the surging crowds. Historic buyboats such as the Ellen Marie and F.D. Crockett, and the tall ship Godspeed entertained guests at the waterfront.
posted 11.12.2010Local oysters gaining nationwide recognition
In 2001, brothers Ryan and Scott Croxton and their cousin Travis Croxton “re-invented” Rappahannock River Oysters LLC. Their great grandfather began the oyster company in 1899 near Tappahannock. In a very short time RRO has won acclaim among oyster connoisseurs and discerning chefs of the finest metropolitan restaurants.
posted 11.04.2010Halloween 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.