SATURDAY 8/30: Yard Sale at 517 Randolph Avenue

YARD SALE – Saturday, August 30, 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. at 517 Randolph Avenue, Cape Charles. Tools, household items, and much more.

SATURDAY 8/30: Ice Bucket Challenge on Mason Avenue

Shore Living Properties Challenges All Cape Charles Businesses and Cape Charles Residents to the Community Ice Bucket Challenge 4 p.m. Saturday, August 30. Bring ice buckets or cooler ready, sit or stand, and line the sidewalk of Mason Avenue to benefit ALS.  [Read more…]

WEDNESDAY 9/10: Hoop Houses and High Tunnels for Gardeners

The Eastern Shore Resource Conservation and Development Council will present a free workshop on Hoop Houses and High Tunnels 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday, September 10, at Quail Cove Farms in Machipongo. Both commercial and home gardeners are welcome and can learn how hoop houses can extend the growing season.

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Shorekeeper Jay Ford Joins Climate Change Commission

Virginia Eastern Shorekeeper Executive Director Jay Ford is joining the Governor’s Climate Change and Resiliency Commission. The bipartisan Commission includes local elected officials, members of the General Assembly, business leaders, environmental advocates, faith leaders, and industry representatives. [Read more…]

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ESCC Selected for ‘Achieving the Dream’

“Achieving the Dream” has selected Eastern Shore Community College and 15 other community colleges in four states to implement a strategy to help low-income individuals and families achieve financial stability by promoting postsecondary completion for students whose economic challenges can thwart their academic and career goals. [Read more…]

WEDNESDAY 9/10: Awana Registration at Cheriton Baptist

Cheriton Baptist Church Awana will register on September 10 at 5:45. Parents and children/youth need to be present to register and go over guidelines and schedule. [Read more…]

Town Again Postpones Decision on County Sewage Rate

Assistant Town Manager Bob Panek has yet to convince Town Council to subsidize out-of-town sewage collection. (Wave photo)

Assistant Town Manager Bob Panek has yet to convince Town Council to subsidize out-of-town sewage collection. (Wave photo)

Cape Charles Wave

August 25, 2014

Despite Assistant Town Manager Bob Panek’s best efforts, Cape Charles Town Council once again has sidestepped any decision on how much to charge to accept sewage from out-of-town commercial properties on and near Route 13. Panek recommended providing the county with “updated cost estimates” to process sewage, but Town Council balked at their August 21 meeting, voting instead to hold a work session to further consider the matter.

The “update” would be to an earlier cost estimate that Panek provided the County Public Service Authority without authorization from Town Council. That was when Panek was also chairman of the PSA, a position he lost following complaints of conflict of interest. But he remains the town’s representative to the PSA.

Almost a year has passed since Town Council last wrestled with the question of how much to charge for sewage coming from the highway. Since then, one strong opponent of subsidizing out-of-town businesses – Mike Sullivan — has left the council. That leaves Frank Wendell as adamantly opposed, with Joan Natali and Chris Bannon on Panek’s side. Mayor George Proto and Councilman Steve Bennett also expressed reservations at last Thursday’s meeting, which prevented Panek from getting his wish.

Newly elected Councilman Sambo Brown said he believed the county simply wanted to know whether the town was willing to accept sewage, to which Panek responded “That’s right.” Panek did not explain to the new councilman that Town Council had already twice indicated a willingness to accept county sewage, first informally at a June 24, 2010, work session, and later, at Panek’s insistence, on August 9, 2012, with a formal motion. All council members approved that motion with the exception of Wendell. [Read more…]


Big Renovations at Cape Charles Christian School

Former Presbyterian Church sanctuary is

Former Presbyterian Church sanctuary will become a multi-use event space for everything from conferences to weddings.

Cape Charles Christian School

August 25, 2014

Cape Charles Christian School is beginning its sixth year with exciting physical, educational, and administrative changes. “If you have driven by the corner of Tazewell and Strawberry lately you have seen a lot of action taking place both inside and out,” said Gwen Coghill, CCCS Board member. From the outside additional parking sets the stage in the front of the school but the exciting part occurs when you open the doors of the sanctuary of the former Presbyterian Church of Cape Charles, built in 1925.

The renovation will bring new life to the former sanctuary while maintaining and respecting its historical bones. The space is being transformed into a multi-use event space that will serve as the school’s fellowship hall as well as host anything from wedding ceremonies to meetings and conferences. An exciting component to this project is the unveiling of the magnificent stained glass windows that have been shielded by a protective plexiglass for years. The school will launch a fundraising campaign this fall providing donors with a chance to dedicate a window in honor or memory of someone significant to them. “Take a drive by one evening and you too will witness this glorious site,” says CCCS Board Chair John Burdiss. [Read more…]

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