FRIDAY 1/9: Ron West Describes Ferries of the Eastern Shore

“Gone But Not Forgotten:  Ferries of the Eastern Shore” is a free 90-minute seminar beginning 12:30 p.m. Friday, January 9, at Eastern Shore Community College lecture hall, 29300 Lankford Hwy. in Melfa. Ron West will address the history of the Cape Charles and Kiptopeke car ferry service which started in the 1920s and ended with the opening of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel in 1964. West was born and raised on the Shore and worked in education here. The event is sponsored by the Science and Philosophy Seminar of the Eastern Shore of Virginia.


FRIDAY 1/9: ESO LIVE! Season Begins with Loaded Goat

Prepare to be blown away at ESO LIVE’s first show of 2015 with Loaded Goat on Friday, January 9, at ESO Arts Center in Belle Haven.

Loaded Goat, the local band known for its eclectic mix of raw acoustic stomp and groove, has an unusual source for its atypical moniker. “Loaded Goat” is also the name of a 1963 episode of the Andy Griffith Show, when the town of Mayberry feared disaster after the sheriff discovers a farmer’s goat has eaten a whole lot of dynamite.

Loaded Goat Band also promises the unexpected, with an array of songs performed by a blend of mandolin, guitar, stand-up bass, and percussion quartet. Andy Malik, Scott Wade, and Brian Irminger collaborate on a soulful, modern brew of past and present music, along with special guest Ryan Davis on the stand-up bass. [Read more…]

MONDAY 1/19: Annual Community Unity Breakfast and Walk in Remembrance of Martin Luther King



The 24th Annual Community Unity Breakfast celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday will be held January 19 at 8:30 a.m. in the Northampton High School cafeteria. Tickets are $6 for adults and no charge for students. As always the focus will be on the youth of the community.

The featured speaker for this year’s breakfast is the Honorable Mignon L. Clyburn, who was appointed by President Obama to the Federal Communications Commission including serving as chairman. Commissioner Clyburn is a longtime champion of consumers and a defender of the public interest. She is from South Carolina and has a wealth of experience to share.

The breakfast will be followed by the 25th Annual Unity Walk, which is dedicated to “Walking for Good Health.” Warm clothing and comfortable shoes are strongly advised. Participants will walk to the nearby Courthouse grounds, where the speaker will be Rev. Calvin Washington, Sr., pastor of Antioch Baptist Church in Treherneville. Pastor Washington is the 2nd Vice Moderator of the Virginia/Maryland Baptist Association and its Ministries. He is a General Production Manager at Tyson Foods in Treherneville. [Read more…]