Best of Virginia Names Five Cape Charles Businesses

Breezes Day Spa owner Marian van Geijn with 'Best of Virginia' plaque (Wave photo)

Breezes Day Spa owner Marian van Geijn with ‘Best of Virginia’ plaque (Wave photo)


June 4, 2014

What’s the best golf course in Eastern Virginia? The best outdoor dining? The best pub? The best ice cream? The best day spa?  According to Virginia Living magazine, Cape Charles businesses rank among the best in all those categories. The third annual Best of Virginia Readers Survey tallied 32,000 readers’ votes in 91 categories, and local businesses placed among the best in five categories:

Best Golf Course — Bay Creek (2nd place)

Best Outdoor Dining — The Shanty (3rd place)

Best Overall Bar — Kelly’s Gingernut Pub (3rd place)

Best Local Ice Cream — Brown Dog (3rd place)

Best Day Spa — Breezes (3rd place)

Breezes Day Spa owner Marian van Geijn said she had not even been aware of the contest before learning that Breezes had taken third place. “We did not try to influence the voting at all,” she said. “It’s quite a big deal that so many Cape Charles businesses placed in the contest. Cape Charles is really making a name for itself.” [Read more…]


William Smith, 85, Life-Long Cape Charles Resident

June 4, 2014

William H. Smith, 85, husband of Anne Lambertson Smith, passed away June 3 at his residence. A graveside service will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, June 5, at Cape Charles Cemetery, conducted by the Rev. Elizabeth A. Lutz and the Rev. Jeff Conrow.

He is survived by Anne, his wife of 53 years; son, Steven D. Smith and his wife Christy Fugate Smith; granddaughter Palmer Elizabeth Smith; grandsons William Wade Smith and Henry Fugate Smith; nephews Russell P. Dunton and his wife Kim, all of Cape Charles; H. Bruce Lambertson and his wife Violet of Eastville; two nieces, Brenda E. Dunton of Cape Charles and Pamela L. Parks of Eastville; and numerous great-nieces and great-nephews. He was predeceased by his son, William H. Smith Jr.; his sister, Phyllis S. Dunton; and brother-in-law, H.J. “Herky” Lambertson Jr.

A life-long resident of Cape Charles, Mr. Smith was born May 21, 1929, to the late Harold Charles Smith and Hilda Wilson Smith at their home on Madison Avenue. He was an active Boy Scout and attained the rank of Eagle. Following graduation from Cape Charles High School, he attended Virginia Tech before transferring to Richmond Professional Institute and later entering the United States Marine Corps. After completing training at the U.S. Naval Air Training Command, Pensacola, FL, he was designated a Naval Aviator. He served overseas in Korea and Japan toward the end of the Korean Conflict, retiring from the Marine Corps Reserves in 1966, with the rank of Captain. After his tour of active duty, Mr. Smith resumed his studies at Richmond Professional Institute, where he received a Bachelor of Science Degree. [Read more…]

THURSDAY 6/5: Town Hall Meeting with Granville Hogg at Kiptopeke Elementary

Northampton County Supervisor Granville Hogg is holding a Town Hall meeting 6:30 p.m Thursday, June 5, at Kiptopeke Elementary School. Issues include schools, emergency medical services, and “business friendly” agricultural/forestry districts.

SATURDAY 6/7: ‘Spring Fling’ Yard Sale and More at Cheriton UMC

9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Saturday, June 6 — Please join us at Cheriton United Methodist Church for our Spring Fling event. We will have chicken salad box lunches with a ticket; yard sale spaces; clam fritters; children’s activities with a bounce house. [Read more…]

SUNDAY 6/8: ESO Live Classical Concert at Hungars Church

Classical ESO Live! concert with BJ Rogers, Richard Williams and Stefan Dulcie at Hungars Episcopal Church (10107 Bayside Rd., Machipongo) Sunday, June 8, at 4 p.m. Admission $15. [Read more…]

Register for Arts Enter Summer Theater Camps

Arts Enter in Cape Charles offers two theater camps this summer: June 16-28 (Cinderella’s Glass Slipper) and July 7-19 (Pocahontas). Camp is 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday-Friday and is limited to 30 children ages 6-16. [Read more…]