Harbor for the Arts Festival Goes All Out August 3-18

IVIR Dance Company kicks off two weeks of a Spoleto-like arts festival of music, theater, and dance.

IVIR Dance Company kicks off two weeks of a Spoleto-like arts festival of music, art, theater, and dance.


August 1, 2013

Arts Enter Cape Charles is spearheading an ambitious two-week festival in August, the likes of which has never before been attempted in this little town. Dance, music, art, and theatre will be presented at the Harbor, the Park, Strawberry Street, and Mason Avenue.

The arts festival is set to kick off simultaneously with the Town’s August 3-4 Clam Slam (see related story). Some 34 staged events are scheduled — outdoors, indoors, free, and for admission.

Tony Sacco

Tony Sacco

Saturday night (August 3), Mark Jensen, Tony Sacco & Friends perform 6-8 p.m. on Mason Avenue in front of The Stage Door Gallery (Free).

That’s the warm-up for the IVIR Dance Company’s 8 p.m. performance at the Palace Theatre ($12 adults/$5 students). IVIR Dance, based in Italy, “pursues its own language and gestures inspired by the philosophy of contemporary dance but processed through new and avant-garde linguistic elements.” (If that doesn’t get the idea across, the above photo should.)

REVIEWERS WANTED: The Wave is looking for volunteer reviewers to document this unprecedented two-week Harbor for the Arts Festival. You need not be a professional (after all, many of the productions are by amateurs) — just a lover of the arts. Reviews should be submitted as quickly as possible following a performance (ideally within 24 hours). Email [email protected] to coordinate.


U.S. Air Force Jazz Band

U.S. Air Force Jazz Band

Sunday, August 4, at 6:30 p.m., the U.S. Air Force Jazz Band performs in Central Park (Free). “Rhythm in Blue” is a 13-piece ensemble which performs the American musical art forms of jazz, blues and funk. The band features repertoire from the great jazz masters and pays tribute to the Big Band leaders of the swing era. Bring a beach chair and a picnic. Wine and Margaritas will be sold. [Read more…]


THURSDAY 8/1: Town Council Special Meeting to Review Utility Fees for Vacant Houses

Cape Charles Town Council will hold a Special Meeting 6 p.m. Thursday, August 1, at Town Hall. [Read more…]

SHER: On the Shore Eight Weeks

Photo by Sher Horosko

Photo by Sher Horosko

Cape Charles Wave

July 31, 2013

The road to Custis Tomb is lined with snowflakes perched on arching green stems. I capture the beauty-burst and the swaying flowers filled with winged ones I cannot name.

Then comes the inevitable fading. Crocheted saucers fold into urns. Their time here is nearly done.

I have been on the Shore eight weeks. 
It is my spirit to watch closely, to be curious and to mark the comings and goings of life:

—the wheat fields trimmed and seeded with soybeans, tinkered with to withstand this concoction or that;

—the winged and petaled ones birthing and blooming and moving on or folding back into the sandy earth;

—how guts are transformed from expansive ripples of water where all may pass to bright white stakes marking territories like fences in the land-bound world.

I notice these things. They are subtle. The disappearance of what one loves happens slowly.

We get used to Beauty, fading, much like the lines streaking across our cheeks. Only when we see a photograph of what we looked like ten years ago, or even five, do we realize what is becoming of us: our bodies, our skin, our hair whiter and whiter. [Read more…]


SATURDAY 8/31: Cape Charles High School Reunion Classes 1954-1968

Cape Charles High School Reunion Classes 1954 to 1968: Time is getting short to get your response in. And to anyone in the class of 1969 , we would love to include you in our reunion as well. [Read more…]

8/12-16: Vacation Bible School Mega Sports and Art Camp

August 12-16 from 5:30-8:00 p..m, Cape Charles Baptist Church will have a Vacation Bible School themed around sports and the arts called Mega Sports and Art Camp. [Read more…]

Madonia Bankruptcy Auction August 19 at Aqua Restaurant

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#2 Heron Pointe in Bay Creek backs to golf course with views of the Bay. Built as developer Dickie Foster’s personal home, Foster later sold it to the Madonia family, now bankrupt.

Cape Charles Wave

July 30, 2013

Two Bay Creek mansions along with additional houses and land belonging to the Madonia family will be sold at a bankruptcy auction August 19. The auction is at Aqua Restaurant, which coincidentally  was also the object of a bankruptcy auction last December.

Properties on the block include #2 Heron Pointe in Bay Creek South, formerly owned by Bay Creek developer Dickie Foster, who sold it to Batista and Evelyn Madonia.

Once considered the prime property in Bay Creek, the long-vacant house now suffers from overgrown shrubbery. It was recently assessed by Northampton County at $2,786,300.

The Madonia family, owners of East Coast Brokers and Packers, filed for bankruptcy in March. According to the Packer, an industry newsletter, the Madonias owe over $20 million to state and federal governments and private firms.

Many of the Madonia holdings were to be offered at a sealed bid auction July 5, but the bankruptcy judge reportedly decided to withhold some of the most significant properties for a series of live auctions. [Read more…]

TUESDAY 7/30: Old School Cape Charles Meeting Open to Public

The group known as Old School Cape Charles will meet 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 30, at First Baptist Church, 549 Madison Avenue (location changed from St. Stephen’s AME Church). The public is encouraged to attend.

[Read more…]

SATURDAY 8/24: Craft Beer & Music Festival at ESO Arts Center

ESO Arts Center will turn its Belle Haven lawn into a beer garden on Saturday, August 24, from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. for a Shore first — the Eastern Shore’s Own Craft Beer & Music Festival. [Read more…]