MONDAY 11/17: Last Chance for a New Roots Pecan Pie

The New Roots Youth Garden is now running their annual Thanksgiving Pie Sale Fundraiser. As in past years, the group is using local ingredients to make absolutely delicious pies, created in the kitchen of Amy B Catering with Chef Amy Brandt at the helm, so you know they are yummy!

With the combination of neighbors donating pecans from their trees,  local farmers donating sweet potatoes,  and incredible volunteers assisting the chef, these pies are full of a lot more than good taste — they are made with the love of a community to help make a difference in a child’s life.

Support New Roots Youth Garden’s annual pie sale by placing your order for a Mocha Pecan Pie or a Sweet Potato Cheesecake Pie at  100% of the proceeds from this sale go to supporting the programs and operations of the New Roots Youth Garden.  If you want to help the Garden but will not be in town to get the pie, don’t worry- we will deliver it to a needy family for you!  Please, place your order today – the order deadline to order pies is Monday, November 17. [Read more…]

THURSDAY 11/20: Creekwatcher Meeting on Dredging and Oyster Grounds

Virginia Eastern Shorekeeper Creekwatchers are the eyes and ears around the over 1,600 miles of coast in the region. Through education programs, on the water monitoring, and coordination with local government agencies, Creekwatchers help to safeguard local waters. Meetings are open to the public, and the next meeting is 6:30 p.m. Thursday, November 20, at the  Barrier Island Center in Machipongo. Guest speaker is Hank Badger, Chief Engineer with the Virginia Marine Resources Commission, Habitat Management division, and a 37 year veteran of VMRC. He will talk about his critical work with the permitting of piers and dredging along shores. He will also discuss the process for leasing oyster grounds.

St. Stephen’s AME
Oldest Church in Town Celebrates 125 Years

The St. Stephen's edifice, constructed in 1885, originally housed

Church edifice was  constructed in 1885 and purchased in 1889 by St. Stephen’s congregation. (Wave photo)

November 17, 2014

St. Stephen’s AME Church held their 125th Anniversary Celebration Sunday, November 16. The guest speaker was the Rev. Timothy Johnson, pastor of Bethel AME Church in Eastville. St. Stephen’s African Methodist Episcopal Church is the oldest surviving church structure in Cape Charles, according to the National Register of Historic Places. The building was constructed in 1885 as Bethany Methodist Episcopal church and originally was located at the corner of Monroe Avenue and Plum Street across from the Cape Charles School. [Read more…]