SATURDAY 3/30: Easter Egg Hunts and Party

Families are invited to attend several holiday-related events Saturday, March 30. [Read more…]

FRIDAY 3/29: ‘Single Malt Scotch Whisky’ at ESCC

The Science and Philosophy Seminar of the Eastern Shore of Virginia will present “Single Malt Scotch Whisky.” 12:30 p.m. Friday, March 29, in the Eastern Shore Community College lecture hall, 29300 Lankford Hwy, Melfa. [Read more…]

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SHORE THING: One Lucky Dog

"Lucky" -- also affectionately known as "Mayor of Cape Charles."

“Lucky” — also affectionately known as “Mayor of Cape Charles.”

Cape Charles Wave

March 25, 2013

My wife and I are walkers (and joggers of a sort), and a big attraction of the Historic District is its walkability. So, most mornings for the past couple of years we have been “making our rounds.”

First we head to the beach, then out to the end of the pier, thence up Front Street (Mason Avenue, but I’m trying to sound like a local), left on Peach, then through Central Park, continuing on Monroe past Fig, all the way to Bahama Road (reachable from Monroe by foot but not by car).

From there we cross Lake Foster, approaching the gated community of Jellybean Village. And since what happens from that point possibly involves illegal activity, I’ll just conclude by saying that eventually we wind up back in the Historic District.

That’s a generic description of our “rounds,” which might run in the opposite direction the next day, and which also might entail detours, side paths, and shortcuts.

It’s a good way to meet people – and dogs (and cats).

In the people category, we’ve made a good friend who makes his rounds much more faithfully than we. But unlike us, he never varies his route. Visit the Natural Area Preserve behind the WACO building any morning (and I do mean any morning, rain or shine) and you’ll likely see him coming or going.

In the dog category, we’ve met any number. I consider myself very much a “dog person,” so I feel some jealousy that, invariably, any dog we encounter ignores me in favor of getting attention from my wife. She greets them, compliments them, and rubs them. Of course they like her! [Read more…]


E.W. ‘Zoot’ Richardson, Bridge-Tunnel Police Officer 40 Years

March 25, 2013

Edward Wilton “Zoot” Richardson, 81, husband of Audrey C. Richardson and a resident of Cape Charles, passed away Monday, March 25, at Riverside Shore Memorial Hospital.

A graveside service will be held 2 p.m. Friday, March 29, at the Capeville Masonic Cemetery with the Rev. Jeff Conrow officiating.

A native of Capeville, Mr. Richardson was the son of the late Wilton Richardson and Marymerle Custis Richardson. He retired after 40 years of service as a police officer with the Chesapeake Bay Bridge & Tunnel and was a member of Lower Northampton Baptist Church. [Read more…]