COMMENTARY: On a Come-Here Meeting Born-Heres

Just outside Cape Charles, the wheat field has gone golden. (Photo by Sher Horosko)


June 12, 2013

Outside my window, a fleece of gray wool covers the sky. A white ibis with her pinky-orange beak prowls the ground while a blue bird stands atop his new cedar house. The wheat field has gone golden. I came here a couple of weeks ago to fall into the arms of wonder. I haven’t been disappointed.

The stories of the “born-here’s” captivate me. Your language is filled with color and sound. You may not even know this is so, because you’re steeped in a lifetime of conversation that draws from the storm and bounty of the land and water, that is tuned to the rhythms of harvest and migration.

But I know a living language when I hear it. I came to Cape Charles with ears used to listening to the thin, plain, read “dull” language of people who live as far away from the natural world as they can be. They don’t know when the flounder is running or the sweet corn will be picked. They buy food from six grocery stores, not one. [Read more…]


Tall Ships Festival Features Onboard Entertainment

The second annual Tall Ships At Cape Charles Festival June 14-16 presents a rare opportunity to get up close and personal as you explore the decks and meet the crews of magnificent tall ships and encounter roving pirates, costumed Elizabethan re-enactors, musicians, arts and crafts vendors and all kinds of family fun throughout our picturesque small town and harbor. [Read more…]

Cruising Trawlers Visiting Cape Charles for Tall Ships Festival

The Southern Chesapeake Bay Cruisers, a regional group of the Marine Trawler Owners Association, will be represented by four cruising trawlers at the Cape Charles Tall Ships Celebration June 14-16. [Read more…]

FRIDAY 6/14: Pipe Organ Concert at Historic Hungars Church

The next in a series of pipe organ concerts will take place 7 p.m. Friday, June 14, at Hungars Episcopal Church in Bridgetown. [Read more…]

SATURDAY 6/15: Great Bay 5K and Fun Run/Walk for Charity

A 5K and 1.25 mile fun run/walk will be held Saturday, June 15, in cooperation with the Tall Ships at Cape Charles Festival. [Read more…]