LETTER: Thanks to All Who Made Tall Ships A Success

June 14, 2012


On behalf of Eastern Shore Virginia Festivals (ESVAF, Inc.) and Tall Ships At Cape Charles, I want to extend our deep gratitude to our sponsors and the community at large, including all who helped make our June 8 -12 festival such a huge success.

In Cape Charles, the five-day festival brought throngs of visitors (more than 7,000 of them, by a conservative count) to tour the tall ships and go on day sails, while also enjoying the food music, and entertainment, plus all kinds of family-friendly activities and  43 terrific vendors selling crafts and wares of all kinds. In a boost to the local economy, cash registers were ringing all over town as visitors patronized shops, filled B&Bs and the new Cape Charles hotel, and packed restaurants.  We thank our local merchants and business community for their support and great efforts in preparing to welcome all these visitors – the town never looked better!

The way in which both towns and the larger Northampton County community came together in support of such a huge and challenging initiative was truly inspirational to me personally as well as to the members of the Tall Ships At Cape Charles Steering Committee— more than 30 people from throughout the County, who worked and planned for nine months to bring this amazing event to fruition.  Other towns participated through their volunteers and sponsors, making Tall Ships At Cape Charles truly a County-wide festival.  We are grateful to our state tourism representative, Lynne Lochen, whose expert advice and guidance kept us on track, and to Jonny Stevenson and her team in Eastville for their enthusiasm and hard work planning their own Star Spangled Day.

With such a magnificent effort, it is challenging, indeed, to try to thank everyone, and not leave anyone out; in addition to all listed here, Eastville organizers are preparing their own, special thank-you letter to those who made their Star Spangled Day such a success. [Read more…]

WEDNESDAY 6/20 Nature Walk in the Park

Every Wednesday:  Fun Days in the Park: All events meet at the Gazebo in Central park and last approximately 2 hours. All events require registration and a fee of$3 per child.

June 20 at 9 a.m. – Nature Walk

June 27 at 9 a.m. – Field Day

July 11 at 9 a.m. – Tie Dye

August 8 at 9 a.m. – Flowers



FRIDAY 6/22: Courageous Movie at Cape Charles Baptist Church

Cape Charles Baptist Church will offer a free viewing of the movie “Courageous,” on Friday, June 22 at 7 p.m. Click on “Read More” to access the preview link: [Read more…]

SATURDAY 6/23 Car Wash at Bay Storage for ‘Shorely Talented’

9 a.m. to 2 p.m.: Shorely Talented is having a Car Wash at Bay Storage in Cape Charles to raise money to go to Hurrah Players Musical Theater Day Camp in Norfolk. We will also be selling baked treats , water and sodas, and 50/50 raffle tickets ($1 per ticket , 6 tickets for $5 or 15 tickets for$10) while you wait to have your car washed. You do not need to be present to win! Winner will be picked July 4.


SATURDAY 6/23 Bands Performing at Local Restaurants

2 p.m. to 6 p.m. – HM Johnson Band at the Sunset Grille (Sunset Beach Resort)

10 p.m. – Pretty Gritty performing at Kelly’s Gingernut Pub. $5 cover after 9 p.m.



TUESDAY 6/26 Kids Arts & Crafts at Library

Every Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. – Join Jen Lewis of the Cape Charles Recreation Department for Kids Arts & Crafts at the Cape Charles Memorial Library (500 Tazewell Avenue), (New Day!). Crafts held in the Children’s Section of the Cape Charles Memorial Library. Open to all ages.

WEDNESDAY 6/27 La Leche League at Cape Charles Baptist Church

10 a.m. to noon – La Leche League Meeting at Cape Charles Baptist Church. Pregnant women, mothers, and their babies/ children are welcome. The meetings are a great place to get your questions answered and to give and receive breastfeeding support. Accredited Leaders are also available by phone. The topic for this meeting is “The Importance of Breastfeeding.” For questions, call 204-LLL7 or Jenn Philpot at 678-7671.