TUESDAY 8/21: Historic District Review Board Meeting

The Cape Charles Historic District Review Board will hold a regular session at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, August 21.

The Board will consider a request for roof line modification of the dwelling at 615 Jefferson Avenue.

TUESDAY 8/21: Focus Group on Coastal Environments

10 Volunteers Wanted for Focus Group Discussion

Coastal environments and ecosystems have been important to human communities and our quality of life, but are facing stress and change from intensifying human use.

Researchers from the University of Connecticut in conjunction with the Long-Term Ecological Research site operated by the University of Virginia at the Virginia Coastal Reserve are conducting an environmental economics focus group on Tuesday, August 21. [Read more…]

LETTER: Public Spaces Should Not Be Privatized

August 19, 2012


We the people own a collective array of resources that should not be exploited for private gain.

For the Founding Fathers, and later the high court, this notion is the original countermeasure to governmental abuse.

This is the current struggle for the old Cape Charles School — should Town Council have the ability to control the access and use of public space and assets?

Yes, the old school, especially the gymtorium, is public space, and the building and grounds are public assets.

Our public spaces have always served as a metaphor for our shared participation in the American dream of equality.

Public spaces are meant to be places where people from different backgrounds create a Cape Charles that includes everyone, and excludes no one.

It also invokes the notion of Lawrence Lessing’s idea of the Commons, “a resource in joint use or possession to be held or enjoyed equally by a number of persons.”

According to the courts, generally accessible government-owned places are tradition puble fora, and the American “traditional public forum doctrine” emphasizes the government’s role in protecting citizens’ access to public spaces such as the old school. These are the basic building blocks of our democracy. [Read more…]


FRIDAY 8/24: Community Festival at Northampton High

The 2nd Annual Community Festival at Northampton High will be 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, August 24. Admission is free, and food and entertainment will be provided. Please bring a school supply donation for the “Fill the Coach Back to School Drive.”

SUNDAY 8/26: Crab Decks & Tiki Bars Book Signing at Sunset Grille

Sunset Grille in Kiptopeke is hosting a book signing for the new Virginia edition of  Crab Decks & Tiki Bars of the Chesapeake Bay. The authors will be signing copies August 26 from 2 p.m. to  4 p.m.

Crab Decks & Tiki Bars of the Chesapeake Bay is a guide to 100 waterfront restaurants and tiki lounges that serve hot crabs and cool drinks in Virginia. Seafood fans can beat the heat at authentic gems where watermen deliver their daily catch and chefs prepare mouthwatering feasts.

Authors Susan and Bill Wade self-published the guide after spending 20+ years exploring each neck of the Bay.

For more about the book, click on www.crabdecksandtikibars.com.

SUNDAY 9/2: Support Eastern Shore Coalition Against Domestic Violence

Emmanuel Episcopal Church, Cape Charles, will have a Bucket Sunday on Labor Day weekend in support of the Eastern Shore Coalition Against Domestic Violence, which recently lost its public funding.

During the past year, a total of five women on the Eastern Shore reportedly have lost their lives from domestic violence.

Emmanuel Episcopal is encouraging other local churches to join in a special collection Labor Day weekend to support the Eastern Shore Coalition.