3rd Annual Crabby Blues Festival Saturday in the Park

The town turned out for last year's Crabby Blues Festival despite chilly weather. This year will be warmer!

The town turned out for last year’s Crabby Blues Festival despite chilly weather. This year will be warmer!


May 16, 2014

Saturday, May 17, from 3-8 p.m., the 3rd Annual Crabby Blues Festival sponsored by Rayfields Pharmacy will fill Central Park with the sounds of great music, the smell of good food, and the feeling of good community fellowship.

This year will be bigger and better than ever with even more adult and kids games, music sponsored by ESLAND, food from fabulous vendors, and adult beverages sold by Citizens for Central Park.

Performers include the Cape Charles Community Band, Freshwater Frank and the Fish, The Motto, Mr. B. and the Boys, and the classic sound of the Inspectors.

Don’t miss the chance to bid on a Jimmy Buffett autographed guitar, which is among many fabulous silent auction items. And you will want to shop the park green to check out the unique and creative art and gift vendors.

For the first time ever we will have commemorative Crabby Blues Festival T-shirts, sponsored by Ocean Cove Seafood and available for adults and kids. A limited number have been ordered so make sure to get them early in the day!

Advance tickets are $10/adults and $5/children. At the gate they are $15/adults and $5/children. Purchase tickets at Rayfield’s Pharmacies, Sullivan’s Office Supply, Kings Creek Marina, Northampton Lumber, Little Italy Restaurant, and the Cape Charles Christian School. [Read more…]

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Curiosity Cat Brings Kids Together Around the Shore


Cast members attend Northampton, Kiptopeke, Occohanock, Nandua, Broadwater, and Cape Charles Christian schools.


May 16, 2014

The harsh winter has finally subsided and given way to warm sun, and the hope of the coming summer. I have to admit, with chronic seasonal affective disorder, it was hard for me to get through this one (they seem to get harder each year). One thing that helped me survive was being able to spend each Saturday morning directing the youth cast of this spring’s youth show, Curiosity Cat: A Danceable Drama for Cats.

I understand that over the past few years, there have been some worries about the plight of our Shore schools, and the kids that inhabit them. From talking to some folks, you would think that we’re talking about inmates in a prison rather than students in a school. Spending any amount of time with this delightful cast would put those fears to rest.

One of the great things about Arts Enter is its commitment to bringing the arts, and the training of the arts, to so many on what is still one of the most historically underserved areas in the state. This has been highlighted with this production, where we have brought kids from all up and down the Shore, from Northampton, Kiptopeke, Occohanock, Nandua, Broadwater, and Cape Charles Christian School. This young cast brought so much energy, passion, and dedication to the task, that by now, it’s even starting to wear this old man out. Tired as I am, I wouldn’t miss a second of it — it seems each time we meet, someone does something so creative and serendipitous, so out of the box, something that fits the production so well, I sometimes have to just sit down and shake my head, thinking, “Where’d they come up with that bizzaro idea — but it works!” [Read more…]

John Bunevich, Retired Star-Ledger Editor

May 15, 2014

Cape Charles resident John James Bunevich, III, 67, passed away Friday, May 9, at his residence. The cause of death was a ruptured aortic aneurysm. A private family inurnment will be held at Immaculate Conception Cemetery in Montclair, NJ.

Mr. Bunevich was born January 2, 1947, in Clifton, NJ, the son of the late John Bunevich, Jr., and the late Ann Kapolka Bunevich. After serving as managing editor of the Nutley Sun in Nutley, NJ, he spent the remainder of his professional life as an editor for the Star Ledger of Newark, NJ, before retiring to Virginia in 2001. [Read more…]

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SUNDAY 5/18: Book Signing at Bad Girlz Has Local Connection

Author C.J. Golden will visit Bad Girlz Collective 1-3 p.m. Sunday, May 18, to sign her new book Reflections From Beyond: Sharing a Message of Hope, Peace and Kindness , a biography of near-death experiencer and local resident Tracy LaCroix. [Read more…]