The Rivah Visitor`s Guide, August 20124

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The Rivah Visitor`s Guide, August 20124
August 2014 • FREE
Places to go and things
to do in the Northern Neck
and Middle Peninsula
Inside:
Delicious Demo: Taste-test dishes made by local chefs
The Elsie Louise: A floating icon celebrates 100 years
Ten things to do in Colonial Beach
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Rivah (‘riv-â), n. [der. river]:
1. the lands and waters
of the Northern Neck
and Middle Peninsula of
Virginia, USA, particularly
favored by urban dwellers
for spring, summer and fall
escapes. 2. a region in these
peninsulas bound by the
Chesapeake Bay and the
Rappahannock, Potomac
and York rivers, inclusive.
adj.– rivah: reflecting an
attitude indicative of the
abundantly pleasant lifestyle
in this area.
ummer at the Rivah means good eating. Tasty seafood dishes
paired with veggies handpicked from the garden and a bottle
of wine from a local vineyard. So many of our celebrations in
Rivah country revolve around eating or music, or both. There are
crab feasts with live music on both sides of the Rappahannock
this month. Be sure to get your tickets.
For the Julia Childs among us who like to cook and dine at home,
there’s a monthly cooking demonstration at Bluewater Seafood in
Kilmarnock which features local chefs. Sip some wine with friends
while taste-testing their dishes and steal some tips from the pros.
For the kids and the young at heart, August is carnival time
at the Rivah. Don’t miss the annual Kilmarnock Volunteer Fire
Department Fireman’s Festival in Lancaster and the Richmond
County Fair in Warsaw.
August is also the Annual Chesapeake Bay Buyboat Rendevous in Maryland and DC and one local couple will be part of it.
Meg and Jim Miller of Northumberland County are celebrating
the 100th anniversary of their buyboat, Veteran. The vessel was
originally built as the Elsie Louise and has endured a century of
sailing.
Enjoy these last few weeks of true summer vacation. The kids
head back to school soon and the days will start to get shorter.
So feast on fresh seafood, sail the local waters and ride on a ferris
wheel. And remember, take pictures while you’re doing all those
things and submit them for our Rivah Life section. Also remember
to support the businesses that made this publication possible.
Inside the
August 2014
issue
Dishing up summer fun
Sample fresh, local seafood . . . . . . . . . 14
Over 100 and still cruising
Buyboat Elsie Louise celebrates . . . . . 42
We’d love to hear from you.
Write us at [email protected]
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The cover photo of the
Elsie Louise was taken
in the late 1990s when
the vessel was named
Georgeanna.
Photo by Larry Chowning
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The Rivah Visitor’s Guide is published
six times a year jointly by the Rappahannock Record, P.O. Box 400,
Kilmarnock, Va. 22482, (804) 435-1701, and the Southside Sentinel, P.O.
Box 549, Urbanna, Va. 23175, (804) 758-2328. Email: [email protected]
News Tom Hardin and Robert D. Mason Jr., editors; Larry S.
Chowning, Tom Chillemi, Lisa Hinton-Valdrighi, Audrey Thomasson,
Renss Greene and Maggie Somerville
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Camping . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
Lodging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
Concerts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Making Waves . . . . . . . . . . .9
Counties . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
Map. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C3
Dining . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Marinas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Diversions . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Museums . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3
Parks & Recreation . . . . . 50
Fishing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Rivah Fare . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Golf . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Rivah Life . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
It Happened Here . . . . . 18
Advertising Sara Amiss and Wendy Payne, managers;
K.C. Troise, Marilyn Bryant, Troy Robertson and Libby Allen
Production Julie H. Burwood, art director; Wayne Smith, manager;
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o avoid disappointment, call
the numbers where indicated to verify dates and times of
events. All area codes are (804)
unless otherwise listed.
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Thursday, July 31
Giants Of The Forest, 1-2:30
p.m., Discovery Center,
Westmoreland State Park, 145
Cliff Road, Montross. All about
trees.
Ask-A-Ranger, 3-4 p.m., Discovery Center, Westmoreland State
Park, 145 Cliff Road, Montross.
Park history, animals, fossils.
Build-A-Butterfly, 5:30 p.m.,
Discovery Center, Westmoreland
State Park, 145 Cliff Road,
Montross. All about butterflies.
$1 craft fee.
Twilight Hike, 7-9 p.m., Discovery Center, Westmoreland State
Park, 145 Cliff Road, Montross.
Guided hike to search for bats,
owls, beavers and other nocturnal animals.
Free Dance Lessons, 7 p.m.,
KC’s Crabs and Cues, 10428
Jessie Ball duPont Memorial
Highway, Kilmarnock. Shag, line
dancing. 435-7665.
79th Annual Kilmarnock
Volunteer Fire Department
Fireman’s Festival, 7-10 p.m.,
Kilmarnock Carnival Grounds,
Waverly Avenue. Rides, games,
food, raffles.
July 31-August 6
Reader’s Theater Workshop,
9 a.m.-noon. Northumberland
Public Library, 7204
Northumberland Highway,
Heathsville. 580-5051.
Friday, August 1
First Friday Reception, 5-7
p.m., Studio Gallery, 19 North
Main Street, Kilmarnock. Showcasing “Points of View,” featuring the art of four Rappahannock
Art League members. Meet the
exhibiting artists. Refreshments.
Wine on the Water/Art in the
Park, 5-p.m.-dusk, St. Margaret’s School campus, South
Water Lane, Tappahannock.
Music by the Electeds, art, wine,
craft beers, food and fun. $10.
Proceeds benefit Tappahannock
Artists Guild.
Spaghetti Dinner, 5-7:30 p.m.,
St. Paul’s Catholic Mission
Church, Hague. Advance tickets:
$10 adults/$6 ages 12 and
younger/free ages 5 and young-
Volunteer firemen in Middlesex County will hold two Crab Feasts in August. On Saturday, August 2, from 5 p.m.-midnight the Lower Middlesex
Volunteer Fire Department in Deltaville will have a Crab Feast and dance with music by the Honkytonk Heroes. On Saturday, August 23, from 5-8
p.m. there will be a Crab Feast at the Middlesex Volunteer Fire Department Firehouse in Urbanna. Check the events calendar for more details.
Above is a scene from last year’s feast in Urbanna. The Irvington Crab Festival, a fundraiser for the Irvington Steamboat Era Museum, returns at
5 p.m. Saturday, August 9, to the Town Commons on King Carter Drive, Irvington. Jumbo Lump Daddy and the Backfin Boys will provide music.
er. At the door: $12 adults/$7
children. 472-4206.
Sunset Kayak Fossil Trip, 6-8
p.m., Westmoreland State Park.
Equipment, guide and instruction
included. Reservations recommended. For fees and reservations, call 1-800-933-7275.
Keeping The Home Fires Burning, 8-9 p.m., Amphitheater,
Belle Isle State Park, 1632 Belle
Isle Road, Lancaster. Learn
about the Civil War’s impact on
the Northern Neck. 462-5030.
79th Annual Kilmarnock
Volunteer Fire Department
Fireman’s Festival, 7-10 p.m.,
Kilmarnock Carnival Grounds,
Waverly Avenue. Rides, games,
food, raffles.
are $30 in advance; $35 at gate
if not sold out. Call 776-9753.
Farm Bureau Ag Day, 9 a.m.noon, open field at Lord Mott
Road and Virginia Street near
Urbanna. All activities are free
and all ages are invited. Antique
tractors and farm equipment on
display, a variety of children’s
activities, animals, agricultural
vendors, an opportunity to make
a mini hay bale, tractor and hay
rides, safety demonstrations,
“living healthy” information.
Rock the Beat, 9 a.m.-noon,
on the corner of Lord Mott
Road and Virginia Street near
Urbanna. A healthy living and
heart awareness rally in conjunction with the Virginia Farm
Bureau AG Day.
Saturday, August 2
Montross Market Day, 8 a.m.Crab Feast, 5 p.m.-midnight,
1 p.m., Courthouse Square,
Lower Middlesex Volunteer Fire
Montross. 703-598-2112.
Department firehouse, Route
Fossils & Fun Kayak Trip, 9-11
33, Deltaville. All-you-can-eat
a.m., Westmoreland State Park.
crabs, corn-on-the-cob, hamburg- Equipment, guide and instruction
ers and of other foods served
included. Reservations recomfrom 5-8 p.m. Concert and
mended. For fees and reservadance follow until midnight. Mutions, call 1-800-933-7275.
sic by Honkytonk Heroes. Tickets Be A BackYard Naturalist,
10-11 a.m., Picnic Area, Belle
Isle State Park, 1632 Belle Isle
Road, Lancaster. Learn about
backyard wildlife. $2. 462-5030.
Irvington Farmers’ Market, 9
a.m.-1 p.m., Irvington Commons.
King Carter Drive, Irvington.
438-9371.
Bikes, Cars & Trucks, 11 a.m.6 p.m., Beulah Baptist Church,
4448 Mary Ball Road, Lively.
Show begins at 3 p.m. Spectators free/competitors, $10.
Community Festival, 1-6 p.m.,
Northumberland County Community Center Organization, 679
Browns Store Road, Wicomico
Church. Bike, car and truck
show, DJ, horse shoes, volleyball, corn hole, games and food.
$25 adults/$10 ages 6-12.
724-3240.
Fish Printing, 2-3 p.m., Picnic
Area, Belle Isle State Park, 1632
Belle Isle Road, Lancaster. Bring
t-shirts, tote bags or other materials to print. $2. 462-5030.
79th Annual Kilmarnock
Volunteer Fire Department
Fireman’s Festival, 7-10 p.m.,
Kilmarnock Carnival Grounds,
Waverly Avenue. Rides, games,
food, raffles.
“Arsenic & Old Lace”, 8 p.m.,
Westmoreland Players Theater,
16217 Richmond Road, Warsaw.
$20 adults/$12 children. Reservations, 529-9345.
Sunday, August 3
Fossils & Fun Kayak Trip, 9-11
a.m., Westmoreland State Park.
Equipment, guide and instruction
included. Reservations recommended. For fees and reservations, call 1-800-933-7275.
“Arsenic & Old Lace”, 3 p.m.,
Westmoreland Players Theater,
16217 Richmond Road, Warsaw.
$20 adults/$12 children. Reservations, 529-9345.
World Famous Breakfast, 8-11
a.m., American Legion Post 83,
Route 198, Hudgins. $8 donation. 725-9133.
Monday, August 4
Color Wars Camp, 10 a.m.3 p.m., Lancaster Community Library, 235 School Street,
Kilmarnock. Ages 9-13. 4-H lead4f
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be available. 824-9600.
Sunset Kayak Fossil Trip, 6-8
p.m., Westmoreland State Park.
Equipment, guide and instruction
included. Reservations recommended. For fees and reservations, call 1-800-933-7275.
79th Annual Kilmarnock
Volunteer Fire Department
Fireman’s Festival, 7-10 p.m.,
Kilmarnock Carnival Grounds,
Waverly Avenue. Rides, games,
food, raffles.
Night Owls & Coyote Howls
Campfire, 8-9 p.m., Amphitheater, Belle Isle State Park, 1632
Belle Isle Road, Lancaster. Nocturnal wildlife facts and folklore.
462-5030.
“Arsenic & Old Lace”, 8 p.m.,
Westmoreland Players Theater,
16217 Richmond Road, Warsaw.
$20 adults/$12 children. Reser-
ership program. $10. Continues
on August 5. 462-5780.
Chase Away Those Monday
Blues, 6-8 p.m., Essex Inn, 203
Duke Street, Tappahannock.
A night of music, food and fun
featuring blues musician Bill
Young. $20 admission includes
complimentary wine or beer and
hors d’oeuvres. 443-9900.
Mind & Muscle, 11 a.m.,
Rappahannock Westminster-Canterbury, 132 Lancaster Drive,
Irvington. Speakers: AshleyNicole Carmichael, Aulbrey Drisaldi and Kate Camacho. Topic:
Proper and improper uses of
prescription and over-the-counter
medications. Complimentary
lunch. Reservations required,
438-4000.
Make-A-Book, 1-3 p.m.,
Northumberland Public Library,
7204 Northumberland Highway,
Heathsville. Ages 8 and older.
Make a journal using luggage
tags. Materials provided. Registration required. 580-5051.
79th Annual Kilmarnock
Volunteer Fire Department
Fireman’s Festival, 7-10 p.m.,
Kilmarnock Carnival Grounds,
Waverly Avenue. Rides, games,
food, raffles.
vations, 529-9345.
August 8-9
Revolutionary War Encampment, George Washington
Birthplace National Monument,
1732 Popes Creek Road, Colonial Beach.
August 9-10
Meet The Generals, Stratford
Hall, 483 Great House Road,
Stratford. Lee’s Lieutenants,
a living history group, encampment. The camp will be open to
the public from 9:30 a.m. to 5
p.m. August 9 and 9:30 a.m. to
1 p.m. August 10. 493-8038.
Saturday, August 9
Fossils & Fun Kayak Trip, 9-11
a.m., Westmoreland State Park.
Equipment, guide and instruction
Essex
s Tappahannock Farmers’ Market 9 a.m.–1 p.m. in the
center of historic downtown Tappahannock, the third Saturday of the month. 445-2067
Gloucester
August 4-8
Model Building & Diorama
Workshop, Reedville Fishermen’s Museum, 504 Main
Street, Reedville. Register at
453-6529.
Kid’s Art Camp, Gloucester
Arts on Main, 6580B Main St.,
Gloucester. Camp is for rising
kindergarten through 2nd grade
age children in the mornings,
and grades 3-6 age children in
the afternoons. $60 per child.
804-824-9464.
4-H Cloverbud Camp, 9 a.m.noon daily, Urbanna United
Methodist Church, Marston Ave,
Urbanna. For 5-8 year olds, $20.
Pre-register by calling 758-4120.
Many folks will take a swing at ringing the bell at the Kilmarnock
Volunteer Fire Department’s 79th annual Fireman’s Festival at the
KVFD Carnival Grounds on Waverly Avenue in Kilmarnock. The carnival
opens July 31 and continues through August 9 (except Sunday).
August 5-7
Grandparent-Grandchild Summer Camp, Stratford Hall, 483
Great House Road, Stratford.
493-8038.
Wednesday, August 6
79th Annual Kilmarnock
Volunteer Fire Department
Fireman’s Festival, 7-10 p.m.,
Kilmarnock Carnival Grounds,
Waverly Avenue. Rides, games,
food, raffles.
Tuesday, August 5
Read To The Dogs, 6-7 p.m.,
Northumberland Public Library,
7204 Northumberland Highway,
Heathsville. Bring a book and
read aloud for 10 minutes to a
trained dog. 580-5051.
79th Annual Kilmarnock
Volunteer Fire Department
Fireman’s Festival, 7-10 p.m.,
Kilmarnock Carnival Grounds,
Waverly Avenue. Rides, games,
food, raffles.
4 • Rivah • August 2014 Thursday, August 7
Dragons & Minnows, 10-11
a.m., Picnic Area, Belle Isle
State Park, 1632 Belle Isle
Road, Lancaster. Catch butterflies, dragonflies, other
insects, invertebrate and small
fish. Equipment provided. $2.
462-5030.
Pocahontas’s People, 2-3
p.m., Visitors Center, Belle Isle
State Park, 1632 Belle Isle
Road, Lancaster. $2. 462-5030.
79th Annual Kilmarnock
Volunteer Fire Department
Fireman’s Festival, 7-10 p.m.,
Kilmarnock Carnival Grounds,
Waverly Avenue. Rides, games,
food, raffles.
Free Dance Lessons, 7 p.m.,
KC’s Crabs and Cues, 10428
Jessie Ball duPont Memorial
Highway, Kilmarnock. Shag, line
dancing. 435-7665.
Friday, August 8
Book Review, 2 p.m.,
Lancaster Community Library,
235 School Street, Kilmarnock.
Reviewer: Juli Ghiselin. Book:
Southport’s Art Newton by
Tommy Harrelson.
BROADway Babes musical,
7:30-10 p.m., Distinction Catering and Special Events Hall,
4888 George Washington Memorial Hwy., Hayes, Gloucester
County. $5 admission with all
proceeds donated to Laurel
Shelter. Food and cash bar will
s Summer Nights Market in Gloucester 4:30–7:30
p.m. every Wednesday beginning in June. 695-0700
s Community Market 10 a.m–2 p.m. at the Bulb Shoppe
and Gardens at Brent and Becky’s Bulbs the second Saturday of July and August. Sponsored by the Gloucester
County Chamber of Commerce. [email protected]
Lancaster
s Irvington Farmers’ Market 9 a.m.–1 p.m. at Irvington
Commons, the first Saturday of the month. 438-9088
Mathews
s Mathews Farmers’ Market 9 a.m.–1 p.m. on the Court
Green, every Saturday. 725-3318
Middlesex
s Deltaville Farmers’ Market 9 a.m.–1 p.m. at Deltaville
Maritime Museum and Holly Point Nature Park, the
fourth Saturday of the month. 776-7200
s Urbanna Farmers’ Market 9 a.m.–1 p.m. at Taber Park,
the second Saturday of the month. 758-2613
Northumberland
s Heathsville Farmers’ Market 9 a.m.–1p.m. at Rice’s Hotel/Hughlett’s Tavern, the third Saturday of the month.
580-3377
Westmoreland
s Montross Market Days 8 a.m.–1 p.m. at the old Courthouse, the first Saturday of the month. (703) 598-2112
Events
included. Reservations recommended. For fees and reservations, call 1-800-933-7275.
Stock Car Racing, 7:30 p.m.,
Virginia Motor Speedway, Route
17, Jamaica in Middlesex
County. 758-1VMS.
Young Farmer’s Day, 10 a.m.-2
p.m., Northern Neck Farm Museum-Luther Welch Agriculture
Center, 2705 Northumberland
Highway, Heathsville. Bounce
barn, face painting, corn hole
game, wagon rides, farm animals, museum tours, sawmill
demonstrations, antique farm
equipment displays, vendors,
gardening site exhibits, food.
Shake & Make Ice Cream,
2-3 p.m., Picnic Area, Belle Isle
State Park, 1632 Belle Isle
Road, Lancaster. Make a creamy
frozen dessert. Materials provided. $2. 462-5030.
Irvington Crab Festival, 4
p.m., Irvington Town Commons.
King Carter Drive, Irvington.
Crabs at 5 p.m. Music by Jumbo
Lump Daddy and the Backfin
Boys. $40 adults/$10 ages 12
and younger. Purchase tickets at
438-6888.
79th Annual Kilmarnock
Volunteer Fire Department
Fireman’s Festival, 7-10 p.m.,
Kilmarnock Carnival Grounds,
Waverly Avenue. Rides, games,
food, raffles.
“Arsenic & Old Lace”, 8 p.m.,
Westmoreland Players Theater,
16217 Richmond Road, Warsaw.
$20 adults/$12 children. Reservations, 529-9345.
Sunday, August 10
Fossils & Fun Kayak Trip, 9-11
a.m., Westmoreland State Park.
Equipment, guide and instruction
included. Reservations recommended. For fees and reservations, call 1-800-933-7275.
Virginia Indian Craft Demonstration, 2-3 p.m., Picnic Area,
Belle Isle State Park, 1632 Belle
Isle Road, Lancaster. David
Sweet, a local Indian historian
and maker of artifact reproductions, will demonstrate some
traditional Virginia Indian crafts
such as flint napping and basket
making. 462-5030.
Full Moon Canoe Trip, 9-11
a.m., Meet at Camp Store, Belle
Isle State Park, 1632 Belle Isle
Road, Lancaster. Learn how
the moon affects tides, nature
and popular culture. Ages 6 and
older. $6. Reservations required.
462-5030.
“Arsenic & Old Lace”, 3 p.m.,
Westmoreland Players Theater,
16217 Richmond Road, Warsaw.
$20 adults/$12 children. Reservations, 529-9345.
Saturday, August 16
Barbecue Dinner, 5-7 p.m.,
Hartfield Volunteer Fire Department Pavilion, Route 3,
Hartfield. $12 per person at the
door. Take-outs from 4-5 p.m.
Galleria, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.,
Middlesex Woman’s Club building, Virginia Street, Urbanna.
Vendors will sell handcrafted jewelry, bags and purses, pressed
flower stationery, baked goods
and other items. 832-9501.
The Westmoreland Players will present “Arsenic & Old Lace” August
2 through 18 at the Westmoreland Players Theater, 16217 Richmond
Road, Callao. Above, Sharon Robertson and Anita Harrower are the
kindly Brewster sisters trying to slip some poison into Cary Jones’ drink.
Shows are slated at 8 p.m. August 2, 8, 9, 14 and 15, as well as 3
p.m. August 3, 10, 16 and 17. Tickets are $20 for adults and $12 for
students. Student discounts and group rates are available. Purchase
tickets at 529-9345, or westmorelandplayers.org.
Westmoreland Players Theater,
16217 Richmond Road, Warsaw.
$20 adults/$12 children. Reservations, 529-9345.
Read To The Dogs, 6-7 p.m.,
Northumberland Public Library,
7204 Northumberland Highway,
Heathsville. Bring a book and
read aloud for 10 minutes to a
trained dog. 580-5051.
August 12-16
Friday, August 15
Richmond County Fair, 300
Community Park Lane, Warsaw.
Agriculture exhibits, rides, arts,
crafts, entertainment. General
admission $2 ages 4 and older.
Additional charge for rides.
Sunset Kayak Fossil Trip, 6-8
p.m., Westmoreland State Park.
Equipment, guide and instruction
included. Reservations recommended. For fees and reservations, call 1-800-933-7275.
Keeping The Home Fires Burning, 8-9 p.m., Amphitheater,
Belle Isle State Park, 1632 Belle
Isle Road, Lancaster. Learn
about the Civil War’s impact on
the Northern Neck. 462-5030.
“Arsenic & Old Lace”, 8 p.m.,
Chase Away Those Monday
Blues, 6-8 p.m., Essex Inn, 203
Duke Street, Tappahannock.
A night of music, food and fun
featuring blues musician Bill
Young. $20 admission includes
complimentary wine or beer and
hors d’oeuvres. 443-9900.
Tuesday, August 12
Wednesday, August 13
Book Hounds Story Hour, 1011 a.m., Northumberland Public
Library, 7204 Northumberland
Highway, Heathsville. Ages 7-11.
Topic: Healing Paws, vet visits.
Heirloom quality homes built to
suit your site, your vision, your budget,
and the way you like to live.
Thursday, August 14
Be A Backyard Naturalist,
10-11 a.m., Picnic Area, Belle
Isle State Park, 1632 Belle Isle
Road, Lancaster. Learn about
backyard wildlife. $2. 462-5030.
Fish Printing, 2-3 p.m., Picnic
Area, Belle Isle State Park, 1632
Belle Isle Road, Lancaster. Bring
t-shirts, tote bags or other materials to print. $2. 462-5030.
Free Dance Lessons, 7 p.m.,
KC’s Crabs and Cues, 10428
Jessie Ball duPont Memorial
Highway, Kilmarnock. Shag, line
dancing. 435-7665.
“Arsenic & Old Lace”, 8 p.m.,
Westmoreland Players Theater,
16217 Richmond Road, Warsaw.
$20 adults/$12 children. Reservations, 529-9345.
Monday, August 11
Scrabble Tournament, 1 p.m.,
West Mathews Civic League,
Route 660, Bohannon, Mathews
County. The tournament has two
age divisions: students through
8th grade; and adults. There
will be prizes for the highest
individual score in each division
and the highest team score.
210-9169.
Ice Cream Social, 4 p.m., West
Mathews Civic League, Route
660, Bohannon, Mathews County. Music by Buddy Waymack
from 6-7:30 p.m. $15 for adults
and $10 for students. Reservations at 210-9169.
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Events
The Irvington Farmers Market is held the first Saturday of each month from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Irvington
Commons.
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Stock Car Racing, 7:30 p.m.,
Virginia Motor Speedway, Route
17, Jamaica in Middlesex
County. 758-1VMS.
Fossils & Fun Kayak Trip, 9-11
a.m., Westmoreland State Park.
Equipment, guide and instruction
included. Reservations recommended. For fees and reservations, call 1-800-933-7275.
Heathsville Farmers’ Market,
9 a.m.-1 p.m., Rice’s Hotel/
Hughlett’s Tavern. 73 Monument
Place, Heathsville. 580-3377.
35th Annual Rod Run To The
Beach, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Town
Hill Colonial Beach.
Saturday smArt! Workshop,
10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Studio
Gallery, 19 North Main Street,
Kilmarnock. Ages 7-16. Instructor: Marilyn Sprouse. Topic:
Drawing people. Register at
436-9309.
Dragons & Minnows, 2-3 p.m.,
Picnic Area, Belle Isle State
Park, 1632 Belle Isle Road,
Lancaster. Catch butterflies,
dragonflies, other insects, invertebrate and small fish. Equipment provided. $2. 462-5030.
Arsenic & Old Lace,” 3 p.m.,
Westmoreland Players Theater,
16217 Richmond Road, Warsaw.
$20 adults/$12 children. Reservations, 529-9345.
Barbecue Dinner, 4-7 p.m.,
American Legion Post 86, 882
Waverly Avenue, Kilmarnock.
Music by Horsehead Boys. $10
adults/$5 children. Tickets
6 • Rivah • August 2014 at Lester’s Barber Shop,
Kilmarnock, or 435-6217.
Kaleidoscope Comedy,
9-11:30 p.m., The Riverboat,
301 Beach Terrace, Colonial
Beach. Three comedians.
Perfect Puppies Story Hour,
10-11 a.m., Northumberland
Public Library, 7204
Northumberland Highway,
Heathsville. Ages 3-6. Topic: Cat
Tales.
Sunday, August 17
Thursday, August 21
Fossils & Fun Kayak Trip, 9-11
a.m., Westmoreland State Park.
Equipment, guide and instruction
included. Reservations recommended. For fees and reservations, call 1-800-933-7275.
35th Annual Rod Run To The
Beach, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Town
Hill Colonial Beach.
“Arsenic & Old Lace”, 3 p.m.,
Westmoreland Players Theater,
16217 Richmond Road, Warsaw.
$20 adults/$12 children. Reservations, 529-9345.
Free Dance Lessons, 7 p.m.,
KC’s Crabs and Cues, 10428
Jessie Ball duPont Memorial
Highway, Kilmarnock. Shag, line
dancing. 435-7665.
Monday, August 18
Chase Away Those Monday
Blues, 6-8 p.m., Essex Inn, 203
Duke Street, Tappahannock.
A night of music, food and fun
featuring blues musician Bill
Young. $20 admission includes
complimentary wine or beer and
hors d’oeuvres. 443-9900.
Tuesday, August 19
Read To The Dogs, 6-7 p.m.,
Northumberland Public Library,
7204 Northumberland Highway,
Heathsville. Bring a book and
read aloud for 10 minutes to a
trained dog. 580-5051.
Wednesday, August 20
Friday, August 22
Community Dinner, 5:30-7
p.m., St. Peter’s Episcopal
Church, 2961 Kings Highway,
Oak Grove. Pancakes, sausage,
grits, baked apples.
Sunset Kayak Fossil Trip, 6-8
p.m., Westmoreland State Park.
Equipment, guide and instruction
included. Reservations recommended. For fees and reservations, call 1-800-933-7275.
Monument Place, Heathsville.
Speaker: Dr. Mike Goatley. Topics: best management practices
for establishing, renovating and
maintaining lawns, turf selection, soil preparation and testing,
fertilizing, mowing, weed control,
water and drought management,
and insect and disease management. Sponsored by Master
Gardeners.
Fossils & Fun Kayak Trip, 9-11
a.m., Westmoreland State Park.
Equipment, guide and instruction
included. Reservations recommended. For fees and reservations, call 1-800-933-7275.
Kremlin to Kremlin: The
Joseph Roane Story, 11
a.m.-2 p.m., A.T. Johnson High
School Auditorium, Montross.
Lecture and discussion revealing the life of Joseph Roane, a
Westmoreland County citizen, illustrating the late 1920s to early
1930s. Light refreshments.
Lawn Seminar, 1-3 p.m.,
Westmoreland County School
Board Meeting Room, 141
Opal Lane, Montross. Speaker:
Dr. Mike Goatley. Topics: best
management practices for
establishing, renovating and
maintaining lawns, turf selection, soil preparation and testing,
fertilizing, mowing, weed control,
water and drought management,
and insect and disease management. Sponsored by Master
Gardeners.
Sunday, August 24
Fossils & Fun Kayak Trip, 9-11
a.m., Westmoreland State Park.
Equipment, guide and instruction
included. Reservations recommended. For fees and reservations, call 1-800-933-7275.
Monday, August 25
Chase Away Those Monday
Blues, 6-8 p.m., Essex Inn, 203
Duke Street, Tappahannock.
A night of music, food and fun
featuring blues musician Bill
Young. $20 admission includes
complimentary wine or beer and
hors d’oeuvres. 443-9900.
Tuesday, August 26
Read To The Dogs, 6-7 p.m.,
Northumberland Public Library,
7204 Northumberland Highway,
Heathsville. Bring a book and
read aloud for 10 minutes to a
trained dog. 580-5051.
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Saturday, August 23
Crab Feast, 5-8 p.m., Middlesex
Volunteer Fire Department,
firehouse, 330 Virginia Street,
Urbanna. All the crabs, hamburgers, hot dogs, fries, and drinks
you can consume. Advance
tickets $28; at the door $33.
758-2320.
Southwestern Barbecue,
5-7 p.m., Church of Francis de
Sales, Mathews.
Lawn Seminar, 9-11 a.m.,
Transportation Building, Rice’s
Hotel/Hughlett’s Tavern, 73
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Events
Books alive, 7-8 p.m.,
Northumberland Public Library,
7204 Northumberland Highway,
Heathsville. Reviews by current
authors. 580-5051.
Wednesday, August 27
Story Hour, 10-11 a.m.,
Northumberland Public Library,
7204 Northumberland Highway,
Heathsville. All ages. Topic: Caring for Animals.
August 27-September 1
Labor Day Show, 10 a.m.-4
p.m., Studio Gallery, 19 North
Main Street, Kilmarnock.
Judge: Sara Linda Poly. Works
by Rappahannock Art League
members.
Thursday, August 28
Free Dance Lessons, 7 p.m.,
KC’s Crabs and Cues, 10428
Jessie Ball duPont Memorial
Highway, Kilmarnock. Shag, line
dancing. 435-7665.
Saturday, August 30
Urbanna Founders’ Day, 10
a.m.-4 p.m., downtown Urbanna.
Dedication of the restored historic John Mitchell Map, patriotic
music, refreshments, children’s
games, actors in historic garb,
a mock trial at the Middlesex
Woman’s Club. 758-2828.
Stock Car Racing, 7:30 p.m.,
Virginia Motor Speedway, Route
17, Jamaica in Middlesex
County. 758-1VMS.
Fossils & Fun Kayak Trip, 9-11
a.m., Westmoreland State Park.
Equipment, guide and instruction
included. Reservations recommended. For fees and reservations, call 1-800-933-7275.
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Sunday, August 31
Summer Music and Car Show,
noon-4 p.m., White Dog Bistro,
Mathews. Musical entertainment and vintage, classic cars of
the Mathews Automotive Club.
Donations to support Gloucester-Mathews Humane Society,
and Mathews rescue squad, fire
department and sheriff’s office.
725-7680.
Fossils & Fun Kayak Trip, 9-11
a.m., Westmoreland State Park.
Equipment, guide and instruction included. Reservations
recommended. For fees and
reservations, call 1-800-9337275.
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KILMARNOCK—American Legion Post 86, 882 Waverly Avenue,
Kilmarnock, will host their second annual barbecue dinner from 4 to 7 p.m.
August 16. Music will be provided by the Horsehead Boys.
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Urbanna Founders’ Day celebration set for Aug. 30
U R B A N N A — U r b a n n a ’s
heritage will be honored during
the “First Annual Founders’
Day Celebration” on Saturday,
August 30, from 10 a.m. to 4
p.m. The event is just 5 weeks
away and volunteers are needed.
In one sense, the Founders’
Day will be a homecoming for
many folks, including descendants of Urbanna’s founders and
area residents. “It also will be
a day for people with an appreciation of history who hunger to
better experience its importance
and far-reaching impact,” said
Barbara Hartley, chair of the
Old Tobacco Warehouse (OTW)
Committee and a member of the
Urbanna Town Council.
Founders’ Day also will be a
homecoming for the John Mitchell Map, which for more than a
year has been undergoing extensive restoration in Richmond.
The edition, which the town
owns, is one of the first Mitchell maps that was printed about
1755. The Mitchell map was
The historic Mitchell Map is being
restored and will be re-dedicated
at the Founders’ Day celebration.
used as the cartographic document consulted by Great Britain
and United States officials at
Paris, France, in 1782 and 1783
while negotiating the treaty that
terminated the Revolutionary
War.
One highlight of the celebration will be the rededication of
the map, which will be displayed
in the Old Tobacco Warehouse/
Urbanna Visitor’s Center.
The idea for Founders’ Day
evolved as the map was being
restored. “We realized that our
town, with all of its incredible
history dating back to the colonial days, has no true monument
or memorial to our founders or
to our home-grown heroes,” said
Hartley.
Plans are still being finalized. Hartley envisions patriotic
music, refreshments, children’s
games, actors in historic garb,
a mock trial at the Middlesex
Woman’s Club (the former
county courthouse).
The Founders’ Day celebration
has the support of the Middlesex
County Museum & Historical
Society Inc., Oyster Festival
Foundation, Urbanna Business
Association, Town of Urbanna,
Middlesex Tourism office, “and
Farmers’ market to host ‘Antique Car Round-up’
H E AT H S V I L L E — T h e
Heathsville Farmers’ Market will
be held from 9 to 1 p.m. August 16
at Rice’s Hotel/Hughlett’s Tavern,
73 Monument Place, Heathsville.
The theme will be “Antique Car
Round-up.”
Members of the Antique Auto
Club of America and the Northern Neck Corvette Club have been
invited to cruise in, said market
manager Corinne Anthony.
At 1:30 p.m., “Bingo for Quilts”
will take place at the Transportation Museum. Players may buy
packets of 20 bingo sheets for $20
and enjoy the excitement of an
old-fashioned game of bingo, said
Anthony. Prizes are quilted items
made by the Tavern Quilt Guild.
The grand prize is a queen-size
quilt.
Shoppers at the Heathsville
Farmers’ Market will find a
number of new vendors, she said.
Look for farm-fresh local produce,
bread and baked goods, flowers
and nursery plants, local meat and
honey, oyster floats, flavored olive
oils, jewelry, clothing, and other
locally-made handcrafts.
The Tavern’s costumed volunteers will lead a walking tour of
Heathsville’s Town Square. The
tour departs from the Transportation Museum at 10:15 a.m. Partici-
8 • Rivah • August 2014 pants will learn about Heathsville’s
interesting past as they visit the
Tavern, the old jail and the old
courthouse.
An historic landmark in the
Northern Neck since the 1700s,
Rice’s Hotel/Hughlett’s Tavern is
home to four artisan guilds.
Follow the smoke to see the
Blacksmith Guild at work in the
Tavern Forge. The Woodwork-
ers Guild can be found in their
colonial period workshop inside
the Carriage House, which also
houses a collection of antique carriages. Members of the Spinners &
Weavers Guild and the Quilt Guild
also will conduct demonstrations.
Breakfast sandwiches, hamburgers, hot dogs and beverages
are available at the Transportation
Museum.
numerous offers of support from
individuals in our community,”
said Hartley.
“Those of us working on the
event cherish and thank these
generous people,” said Hartley.
“The monetary levels of those
contributions are still under consideration. Our best figures for
the cost, including some paid
advertising, is estimated conservatively at $3,500.”
To lend your support Founders’ Day, either financially or by
volunteering, contact Hartley at
Urbanna Harbor Gallery at 7582828 or call the town office at
758-2613.
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Making Waves
Stuck On A Name
From left members of the band include, Jonny Brinkley, Josh Wright,
Drew Luffey, Joe Gaskins, and Jason Maloney sitting in on percussion.
by Renss Greene
ton and Richmond.”
The Northern Neck and Middle PenYou all have work outside
insula have plenty of both beaches and
musicians, and when it comes to beach of this band. How much time
music, reggae springs immediately to do you have to play?
mind. For four years, the area’s own
Drew
reggae band, Stuck on a Name, has been
“We practice twice a week.”
there to make the sounds of summer.
Stuck On A Name is Drew Luffey on
Are you the only reggae
guitar and lead vocals; Joe Gaskins on
guitar, keyboard, and backup vocals; band in the area?
Jonathon Brinkley on bass; and Josh
Drew
Wright on drums and backup vocals.
“Pretty much for around this area,
We caught up with them over lunch at
Something Different, where Josh is head that I know of, we’re apparently the
only reggae band. But we’ve played with
cook.
some other reggae bands in Hampton and
Why the name?
Richmond, and we played at the Hampton
Drew
reggae awards ceremony, and in Virginia
“We were all sitting around one day Beach there are some reggae bands.”
trying to come up with a name, and we’d
Why a reggae band?
been stewing on it for weeks I guess,
and we’re kind of shooting things back
Drew
and forth, and Joe just finally throws his
“At the beginning, when we had our
hands up and is like ‘so what, we’re just
stuck on a name at this point?’ And our other members, we kind of did a lot of
old drummer, Matt (Williams), his eyes punk rock and stuff like that, and we kind
got real wide and he looks up and he’s of went through a reggae twist on certain
like ‘Stuck On A Name! Okay, yeah, let’s things. And as we lost those guys and
do that!’ And we’re like mm, maybe just picked up these guys, as time goes on,
for a while until we come up with some- we evolve more and more into reggae.”
thing else. But it stuck, if you will.”
Josh
Have you played out of
“I listened to rap all the time until I got
town?
into a reggae band, now I listen to nothJoe
ing but reggae.”
“We haven’t been out of state yet, but
we’ve played in Virginia Beach, Hamp-
small. We’re grateful for every gig we get
Joe
“I’ve totally seen you change, too. so far, and thankfully we’ve been getting
Everything from the hair to your music.” quite a few. Summers get pretty busy. We
try to do things to put ourselves out there a
Is the sound still evolving, little further. We played at the Canal Club in
then?
Richmond and opened up for a larger, more
well-known band on a national tour. They
Drew
were a metal band, oddly enough. That was
“I think we’ve kind of found what our fun. Our next goal is to try to branch out to
thing is with reggae. That’s why I say we the cities as much as possible, and possibly
keep evolving more into reggae.”
get out of state.”
What’s next this summer?
Joe
“If somebody starts a jam at practice,
Joe
it doesn’t matter what it starts with, it’s
“Things are starting to wind down here.
probably going to end up at least with
some reggae feel in there. There’s a lot of Definitely in the fall we’re going to get back
different things you can do with reggae, in the studio, because these live shows are
going to slow down, so we’re going to have
too.”
time to do that. We’ve been trying to get this
Do you perform original album out for a while. Full-length album, all
songs?
original.”
Drew
Jonathon
“I’d say about a third of what we per“I’d just like to throw out this: thanks to
form live is original. When we record all our fans and all the people who have supCDs, and hopefully work on a new album ported us.”
soon, that’s all original.”
Drew
Would you do this full
“Absolutely. To all of the local following
time?
that have been there the whole time.”
Joe
“Definitely we want to expand.”
Drew
“Absolutely. I think that’s what the
long-term goal would be. We started
Stuck on a Name has three CDs, including a live performance and two EPs. All are
available at www.StuckOnAName.com.
Catch the band August 16 at Pelican’s at
the Point, 40 Windjammer Lane, Windmill
Point.
August 2014 • Rivah • 9
Rivah Concerts
o avoid disappointment, call
the numbers where indicated to verify dates and times
of events. All area codes are
(804) unless otherwise listed.
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Thursday, July 31
On The Rise Performers, 7-9
p.m., Willaby’s Cafe, 327 Old
Ferry Road, White Stone. 4350000.
Rockin’ Roger/Music On
the Boardwalk, 7 p.m., Black
Pearl Tiki Bar, High Tides on
the Potomac, 205 Taylor Street,
Colonial Beach. 224-8433.
Open Mic, 7 p.m., Northern
Neck Burger Co., 62 Irvington
Road, Kilmarnock. 577-4440.
Open Mic, 7-9 p.m., Something
Different, Virginia Street,
Urbanna. 758-8000.
The Taters (above) will play from 6-8 p.m. on Saturday, August 23, at
the Deltaville Maritime Museum.
side Restaurant & Blue Heron
Pub, 1787 Castlewood Drive,
Colonial Beach. 224-8726.
Sunday, August 3
Friday, August 1
John Emil, 7–10 p.m., Willaby’s
Cafe, 327 Old Ferry Road, White
Stone. 435-0000.
Electeds, 5 p.m.-dusk, St. Margaret’s School campus, South
Water Lane, Tappahannock. Part
of the Wine on the Water/Art in
the Park summer series.
Charles Arthur, 7-9 p.m., Tides
Inn Terrace Lounge, 480 King
Carter Drive, Irvington. Sunset,
Moonshine & Music. 438-4489.
Levi Stephens, 8 p.m.-midnight,
The Landing at Coles Point,
307 Plantation Drive, Hague.
472-5599.
Franklin Square, 7 p.m., Black
Pearl Tiki Bar, High Tides on the
Potomac, 205 Taylor Street,
Colonial Beach. 224-8433.
Explore The Shore, 8 -11:30
a.m., Colonial Beach Boardwalk,
209 Taylor Street, Colonial
Beach.
Wave On Wave, noon-4 p.m.,
The Landing at Coles Point,
307 Plantation Drive, Hague.
472-5599.
Steve Jarrell, 3 p.m., Dockside
Restaurant & Blue Heron Pub,
1787 Castlewood Drive, Colonial
Beach. 224-8726.
Nighthawks, 4 p.m., Black
Pearl Tiki Bar, High Tides on the
Potomac, 205 Taylor Street,
Colonial Beach. 224-8433.
Pat Moore, 5-8 p.m., KC’s
Crabs & Cues, 10428 Jessie
Ball DuPont Memorial Highway,
Kilmarnock. 435-7665.
Monday, August 4
Saturday, August 2
Honkytonk Heroes, 8 p.m.-midnight, Lower Middlesex Volunteer
Fire Department Crab Feast,
Deltaville Firehouse. All-youcan-eat crabs and other foods
served from 5-8 p.m. Music and
dance follow. Tickets are $30 in
advance; $35 at gate if not sold
out. Call 776-9753.
The Piranhas, 7 p.m., Black
Pearl Tiki Bar, High Tides on the
Potomac, 205 Taylor Street,
Colonial Beach. 224-8433.
The Mullins Sisters, 8 p.m.,
Donk’s Theater, Route 198,
Mathews. $12 for adults; $5 for
ages 12 and under. 725-7760.
TripleRoc, 8 p.m.-midnight, The
Landing at Coles Point, 307 Plantation Drive, Hague. 472-5599.
One Fine Mess, 9 p.m., Dock-
Bill Young, 6-8 p.m., Essex Inn,
203 Duke Street, Tappahannock.
A night of music, food and fun.
$20 admission includes complimentary wine or beer and hors
d’oeuvres. 443-9900.
435-0000.
Rockin’ Roger/Music On
the Boardwalk, 7 p.m., Black
Pearl Tiki Bar, High Tides on the
Potomac, 205 Taylor Street,
Colonial Beach. 224-8433.
Open Mic, 7 p.m., Northern
Neck Burger Co., 62 Irvington
Road, Kilmarnock. 577-4440.
Open Mic, 7-9 p.m., Something Different, Virginia Street,
Urbanna. 758-8000.
Friday, August 8
Sweet Justice, 6-9:30 p.m.,
Jammin’ On The Point, Town
Square, 8th & 9th Streets, West
Point.
L.P.&J., 7-9 p.m., Tides Inn
Terrace Lounge, 480 King Carter
Drive, Irvington. Sunset, Moonshine & Music. 438-4489.
Rappahannock Crossing,
7–10 p.m., Willaby’s Cafe, 327
Old Ferry Road, White Stone.
435-0000.
Funk U, 7 p.m., Black Pearl Tiki
Bar, High Tides on the Potomac,
205 Taylor Street, Colonial
Beach. 224-8433.
Rip Tide, 8-midnight., Pelicans
At The Point Tiki Bar, 40 Windjammer Lane, Windmill Point.
435-8915.
Too Many Mikes, 7 p.m. Black
Pearl Tiki Bar, High Tides on the
Potomac, 205 Taylor Street,
Colonial Beach. 224-8433.
Morgan Stewart, 7-9 p.m.
Tides Inn Terrace Lounge, 480
King Carter Drive, Irvington.
Sunset, Moonshine & Music.
438-4489.
The Shack band, 8 p.m.midnight, The Landing at Coles
Point, 307 Plantation Drive,
Hague. 472-5599.
Ray Pittman Project, 8-midnight. Pelicans At The Point
Tiki Bar, 40 Windjammer Lane,
Windmill Point. 435-8915.
Kristen And The Noise, 9 p.m.
Dockside Restaurant & Blue Heron Pub, 1787 Castlewood Drive,
Colonial Beach. 224-8726.
Sunday, August 10
Jason Masi, noon-4 p.m., The
Landing at Coles Point, 307 Plantation Drive, Hague. 472-5599.
Get Off My Lawn, 3 p.m. Dockside Restaurant & Blue Heron
Pub, 1787 Castlewood Drive,
Colonial Beach. 224-8726.
Pat Moore, 5-8 p.m., KC’s
Crabs & Cues, 10428 Jessie
Ball DuPont Memorial Highway,
Kilmarnock. 435-7665.
Patty Reese, 4 p.m., Black
Pearl Tiki Bar, High Tides on the
Potomac, 205 Taylor Street,
Colonial Beach. 224-8433.
Monday, August 11
Bill Young, 6-8 p.m., Essex Inn,
203 Duke Street, Tappahannock.
A night of music, food and fun.
$20 admission includes complimentary wine or beer and hors
d’oeuvres. 443-9900.
Tuesday, August 12
Full Spectrum, 6:30-8 p.m.,
Riverwalk Landing, 425 Water
Street, Yorktown. Bring blankets and/or lawn chairs. Free.
757-890-3500.
Wednesday, August 6
Chris Stanley, 7-9 p.m., Tides
Inn Terrace Lounge, 480 King
Carter Drive, Irvington. Sunset,
Moonshine & Music. 438-4489.
U.S. Fleet Forces Band, 6:30-8
p.m. Riverwalk Landing, 425
Water Street, Yorktown. Bring
blankets and/or lawn chairs.
Free. 757-890-3500.
Thursday, August 7
On The Rise Performers,
7-9 p.m., Willaby’s Cafe, 327
Old Ferry Road, White Stone.
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Wednesday, August 13
Jumbo Lump Daddy and the
Backfin Boys, Irvington Crab
Festival, 4 p.m., Irvington Town
Commons. King Carter Drive,
Irvington. Crabs at 5 p.m.
$40 adults/$10 ages 12 and
younger. Purchase tickets at
438-6888.
Northern Neck Big Band, 6
p.m., Music by the River, Belle
Isle State Park, 1632 Belle Isle
Road, Lancaster, $4 parking fee.
462-5030.
Amy Henderson, 7-9 p.m.,
Tides Inn Terrace Lounge, 480
King Carter Drive, Irvington.
Sunset, Moonshine & Music.
438-4489.
Thursday, August 14
HorseHead Boys, 10 a.m12:30 p.m., Mid-County Rescue
Squad, 7990 Northumberland
Highway, Heathsville. Oldies,
classic country, gospel and
bluegrass.
On The Rise Performers,
7-9 p.m., Willaby’s Cafe, 327
Old Ferry Road, White Stone.
435-0000.
Rockin’ Roger/Music On
the Boardwalk, 7 p.m., Black
Pearl Tiki Bar, High Tides on the
Potomac, 205 Taylor Street,
Colonial Beach. 224-8433.
Open Mic, 7-9 p.m., Something Different, Virginia Street,
Urbanna. 758-8000.
Open Mic, 7 p.m., Northern
Neck Burger Co., 62 Irvington
Road, Kilmarnock. 577-4440.
Friday, August 15
Megan Jean And The KFB,
7–10 p.m., Willaby’s Cafe, 327
Old Ferry Road, White Stone.
435-0000.
Charles Arthur, 7-9 p.m.,Tides
Inn Terrace Lounge, 480 King
Carter Drive, Irvington. Sunset,
Moonshine & Music. 438-4489.
Southern Bred, 7 p.m., Black
Pearl Tiki Bar, High Tides on the
Potomac, 205 Taylor Street,
Colonial Beach. 224-8433.
Dixie Power Trio, 8 p.m.midnight, The Landing at Coles
Point, 307 Plantation Drive,
Hague. 472-5599.
Saturday, August 16
Cat Daddy Band, 7-9 p.m.,
Taber Park, Urbanna, free. Part
of the Music Under the Stars
concert series. Bring lawn chairs
or blankets. Picnics are welcome. 758-2613.
Toby & Larry, 7-10 p.m., White
Dog Bistro, Mathews. 725-7680.
Buddy Waymack, 6-7:30 p.m.,
at ice cream social at West
Mathews Civic League, Route
660, Bohannon, Mathews
County. $15 for adults and $10
for students. Reservations at
210-9169.
HorseHead Boys, Barbecue Dinner, 4-7 p.m., American Legion
Post 86, 882 Waverly Avenue,
Kilmarnock. $10 adults/$5 children. Tickets at Lester’s Barber
Shop, Kilmarnock, or 435-6217.
Lynda Smith, 8 p.m., Donk’s
Theater, Route 198, Mathews.
$12 for adults; $5 for ages 12
and under. 725-7760.
Southern Grace, 6 p.m., Music
by the River, Belle Isle State
Park, 1632 Belle Isle Road,
Lancaster, $4 parking fee.
462-5030.
Bluegrass Jam, 6-9 p.m., Colonial Beach Lions Club Recreation
Center, 717 Marshall Avenue,
Concerts
Colonial Beach. 224-7557.
Paige Melton, 7-9 p.m., Tides
Inn Terrace Lounge, 480 King
Carter Drive, Irvington. Sunset,
Moonshine & Music. 438-4489.
The Radio Redline, 7 p.m.,
Black Pearl Tiki Bar, High
Tides on the Potomac, 205
Taylor Street, Colonial Beach.
224-8433.
Swamp Trash, 8 p.m.-midnight,
The Landing at Coles Point,
307 Plantation Drive, Hague.
472-5599.
Stuck On A Name, 8-midnight.,
Pelicans At The Point Tiki Bar,
40 Windjammer Lane, Windmill
Point. 435-8915.
Dashboard Lemon, 9 p.m.,
Dockside Restaurant & Blue Heron Pub, 1787 Castlewood Drive,
Colonial Beach. 224-8726.
house Green, Gloucester Court
House. Free.
Clayton Neal, 7-9 p.m., Tides
Inn Terrace Lounge, 480 King
Carter Drive, Irvington. Sunset,
Moonshine & Music. 438-4489.
Thursday, August 21
On The Rise Performers,
7-9 p.m., Willaby’s Cafe, 327
Old Ferry Road, White Stone.
435-0000.
Rockin’ Roger/Music On
the Boardwalk, 7 p.m., Black
Pearl Tiki Bar, High Tides on the
Potomac, 205 Taylor Street,
Colonial Beach. 224-8433.
Open Mic, 7-9 p.m., Something Different, Virginia Street,
Urbanna. 758-8000.
Open Mic, 7 p.m., Northern
Neck Burger Co., 62 Irvington
Road, Kilmarnock. 577-4440.
Sunday, August 17
Ray Pittman Duo, noon-4 p.m.,
The Landing at Coles Point,
307 Plantation Drive, Hague.
472-5599.
Southern Grace, 9:45 a.m.,
White Stone Church of the
Nazarene, 57 Whisk Drive, White
Stone. 435-9886.
Sara Grey, 3 p.m., Dockside
Restaurant & Blue Heron Pub,
1787 Castlewood Drive, Colonial
Beach. 224-8726.
Pat Moore, 5-8 p.m., KC’s
Crabs & Cues, 10428 Jessie
Ball DuPont Memorial Highway,
Kilmarnock. 435-7665.
Out On A Limb, 6-8 p.m.,
Reedville Fishermen’s Museum,
504 Main Street, Reedville.
Picnics welcome. Bring a chair.
Pavilion opens at 5:15 p.m. $5.
453-6529.
Moonshine Society, 4 p.m.,
Black Pearl Tiki Bar, High
Tides on the Potomac, 205
Taylor Street, Colonial Beach.
224-8433.
Itchy Dog, 7–10 p.m., Willaby’s
Cafe, 327 Old Ferry Road, White
Stone. 435-0000.
Morgan Stewart, 7-9 p.m.,
Tides Inn Terrace Lounge, 480
King Carter Drive, Irvington.
Sunset, Moonshine & Music.
438-4489.
Jettstream, 7 p.m., Black
Pearl Tiki Bar, High Tides on the
Potomac, 205 Taylor Street,
Colonial Beach. 224-8433.
Wednesday, August 20
Sunday, August 24
U.S. Air Force Heritage of
America Band, 7 p.m., Court-
Phil Kominski, noon-4 p.m., The
Landing at Coles Point, 307 Plan-
Tuesday, August 19
Bill Young, 6-8 p.m., Essex Inn,
203 Duke Street, Tappahannock.
A night of music, food and fun.
$20 admission includes complimentary wine or beer and hors
d’oeuvres. 443-9900.
Blue Aces, 6:30-8 p.m.,
Riverwalk Landing, 425 Water
Street, Yorktown. Bring blankets and/or lawn chairs. Free.
757-890-3500.
Wednesday, August 27
Blue Aces, 6:30 p.m., Courthouse Green, Gloucester Court
House. Free.
Paige Melton, 7-9 p.m., Tides
Inn Terrace Lounge, 480 King
Carter Drive, Irvington. Sunset,
Moonshine & Music. 438-4489.
Saturday, August 23
TRADOC Jazz Combo, 6:30-8
p.m., Riverwalk Landing, 425
Water Street, Yorktown. Bring
blankets and/or lawn chairs.
Free. 757-890-3500.
Bill Young, 6-8 p.m., Essex Inn,
203 Duke Street, Tappahannock.
A night of music, food and fun.
$20 admission includes complimentary wine or beer and hors
d’oeuvres. 443-9900.
Monday, August 25
Southern Grace, a country gospel group from the Shenandoah Valley,
returns August 16 to the Music by the River Stage at Belle Isle State
Park in Lancaster. The free concert begins at 6 p.m. On August 17,
Southern Grace will perform at 9:45 a.m. at the White Stone Church of
the Nazarene.
Tuesday, August 26
Friday, August 22
The Taters, 6-8 p.m., Deltaville
Maritime Museum, 287 Jackson
Creek Road on Mill Creek,
Deltaville. $10. Bring lawn
chairs and picnics. Part of the
museum’s Groovin’ in the Park
concert series. 776-7200.
Gospel Explosion, 10 a.m.7 p.m., Town Stage, Colonial
Beach.
The Craze, 7 p.m., Black
Pearl Tiki Bar, High Tides on the
Potomac, 205 Taylor Street,
Colonial Beach. 224-8433.
Amy Henderson, 7-9 p.m.,
Tides Inn Terrace Lounge, 480
King Carter Drive, Irvington.
Sunset, Moonshine & Music.
438-4489.
UBU, 8-midnight., Pelicans At
The Point Tiki Bar, 40 Windjammer Lane, Windmill Point.
435-8915.
The Fuzz, 9 p.m., Dockside
Restaurant & Blue Heron Pub,
1787 Castlewood Drive, Colonial
Beach. 224-8726.
Monday, August 18
tation Drive, Hague. 472-5599.
Pat Moore, 5-8 p.m., KC’s
Crabs & Cues, 10428 Jessie
Ball DuPont Memorial Highway,
Kilmarnock. 435-7665.
Jerry Wimmer Trio, 3 p.m.,
Dockside Restaurant & Blue
Heron Pub, 1787 Castlewood
Drive, Colonial Beach. 224-8726
Doug Parks And The Lonewolves, 7 p.m., Black Pearl Tiki
Bar, High Tides on the Potomac,
205 Taylor Street, Colonial
Beach. 224-8433.
Thursday, August 28
HorseHead Boys, 10 a.m12:30 p.m., Mid-County Rescue
Squad, 7990 Northumberland
Highway, Heathsville. Oldies,
classic country, gospel and
bluegrass.
Ambrosia Quartet of the Virginia Symphony Orchestra, 4
p.m., Mathews Memorial Library,
Mathews Court House.
Open Mic, 7-9 p.m., Something Different, Virginia Street,
Urbanna. 758-8000.
On The Rise Performers,
7-9 p.m., Willaby’s Cafe, 327
Old Ferry Road, White Stone.
435-0000.
Rockin’ Roger/Music On
the Boardwalk, 7 p.m., Black
Pearl Tiki Bar, High Tides on the
Potomac, 205 Taylor Street,
Colonial Beach. 224-8433.
Open Mic, 7 p.m., Northern
Neck Burger Co., 62 Irvington
Road, Kilmarnock. 577-4440.
Friday, August 29
The New Morning String Band
With Bill Gurley, 7–10 p.m.,
Willaby’s Cafe, 327 Old Ferry
Road, White Stone. 435-0000.
Clayton Neal, 7-9 p.m., Tides
Inn Terrace Lounge, 480 King
Carter Drive, Irvington. Sunset,
Moonshine & Music. 438-4489.
The Rock Bottom Band, 7
p.m., Black Pearl Tiki Bar, High
Tides on the Potomac, 205
Taylor Street, Colonial Beach.
224-8433.
Blues Society, 8-midnight.,
Pelicans At The Point Tiki Bar,
40 Windjammer Lane, Windmill
Point. 435-8915.
Johnstone Reggae, 9 p.m.,
Dockside Restaurant & Blue
Heron Pub, 1787 Castlewood
Drive, Colonial Beach. 224-8726
Ray Pittman Band, 8 p.m.midnight, The Landing at Coles
Point, 307 Plantation Drive,
Hague. 472-5599.
Janitors, 8-midnight., Pelicans
At The Point Tiki Bar, 40 Windjammer Lane, Windmill Point.
435-8915.
Sweet Justice, 8:30 p.m., Sunset Grill, 16197 General Puller
Highway, Deltaville. 776-8803.
Hydra FX, 9 p.m., Dockside
Restaurant & Blue Heron Pub,
1787 Castlewood Drive, Colonial
Beach. 224-8726
Sunday, August 31
Saturday, August 30
Josh Walker Quartet, 6-8 p.m.,
Deltaville Maritime Museum,
287 Jackson Creek Road on Mill
Creek, Deltaville. $10. Bring lawn
chairs and picnics. Part of the
museum’s Groovin’ in the Park
concert series. 776-7200.
L.P.&J., 5-7 p.m., Tides Inn
Pool, 480 King Carter Drive,
Irvington. Sunset, Moonshine &
Music. 438-4489.
Mike Wind, 7-10 p.m., White
Dog Bistro, Mathews. 725-7680.
The Articles, 7-9 p.m., Tides Inn
Terrace Lounge, 480 King Carter
Drive, Irvington. Sunset, Moonshine & Music. 438-4489.
Tracy Hill, 8 p.m., Donk’s Theater, Route 198, Mathews. $12
for adults; $5 for ages 12 and
under. 725-7760.
Kashmir, The Ultimate Led
Zeppelin Show, 7 p.m., Black
Pearl Tiki Bar, High Tides on the
Potomac, 205 Taylor Street,
Colonial Beach. 224-8433.
Sam Grow Band, 3 p.m., Dockside Restaurant & Blue Heron
Pub, 1787 Castlewood Drive,
Colonial Beach. 224-8726
Mercy Creek, 4–10 p.m.,
Willaby’s Cafe, 327 Old Ferry
Road, White Stone. Willaby’s
Labor Day Weekend Beach Blast.
435-0000.
Pat Moore, 5-8 p.m., KC’s
Crabs & Cues, 10428 Jessie
Ball DuPont Memorial Highway,
Kilmarnock. 435-7665.
Kashmir, The Ultimate Led
Zeppelin Show, 7 p.m., Black
Pearl Tiki Bar, High Tides on the
Potomac, 205 Taylor Street, Colonial Beach. 224-8433.
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August 2014 • Rivah • 11
Rivah Life
1. From left, Anne Carter Harding, Emma
Oliver, Stephanie Flear, Vince Flear, Christina
Flear and Matt Luiggi enjoy a day of swimming
on Shark Tooth Island. Photo by Lisa Flear.
2. From left, Megan George, Carrington Kilduff
Blencowe, Hailey Estes, Lindsay Bishoff,
Daphne Brown and Lindsey Faulkner enjoy an
afternoon of swimming off Cedar’s Beach on
July 4. Photo by Matt Pruitt.
7. Fishing and watching dolphins as the sun
sets on the Rappahannock River. Photo by
Austin Blanton.
8. Chris Fleet plays fetch with his dog Blue.
Photo by Cindy Blankenship.
9. Katherine Cooper enjoys a hammock swing
at Cooper’s cottage in Deltaville. Photo by
Sharon Moody.
3. Two-year-old Nathan Froehlich practices for
when he is old enough to be the boat captain.
Photo by Erin Froehlich.
10. An osprey scoops his lunch out of the
Rappahanock River near Jamaica. Photo by
Jane Ruth.
4. Jacob Froehlich searches for “pirate
treasure” with his grandfather, Tom Braun, on
the bank of Sturgeon Creek in Deltaville. Photo
by Erin Froehlich.
11. From left, Gabrielle Migliara and her aunt
Jennifer Mills take Harley for his first kayak
ride on Harvey’s Creek. Photo by Jessica Mills.
5. “Go ahead. I dare you. Try and pick me up!”
said a blue crab. Photo by Nadege Watson.
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dip in the river near the White Stone Bridge
at their home at Highbank. Photo by Laura
Purcell.
6. David Powers is accompanied by a school
of dolphins while he paddle boards on the
Potomac River. Photo by Nadege Watson.
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Deadline for the September 2014 Rivah: August 18, 2014 • Email them to: [email protected]
Please Include: Photographer’s name, names of people in the photo, location of photo and
a brief description of what’s happening in the photo.
August 2014 • Rivah • 13
Dishing up
summer fun
A cooking demonstration can be a good
way to hone your cooking skills, entertain
visitors, or occupy a grandchild on the
by Audrey Thomasson
Photos by Lisa
Hinton-Valdrighi
annual summer visit with grandparents.
On first Saturdays, the back room of Bluewater Seafood & Deli fills with people for a cooking demonstration of seafood dishes.
14 • Rivah • August 2014 M
y grandmother didn’t speak a word of
English and I had a limited understanding of Hungarian, but she was still able
to teach me how to whip up a delicious,
artery-clogging meal from the old coun-
try.
Those memories are perhaps why I succumbed to my
2-year-old grandson Tyler’s insistence to cook and bake
with me on his visits. For several years, all he needed
was a step-stool and spatula to help scramble eggs,
spoon waffle batter or frost cupcakes. Now, the 9-yearold is nearly as tall as me so the step stool is put away.
Prior to a recent summer visit, I discovered a littleknown treat: Gus Shelton, owner of Bluewater Seafood
and Deli in Kilmarnock, offers cooking demonstrations
by top area chefs. Shelton knows good food. Before
opening the fresh seafood deli, he spent 22 years in food
business management at the Tides Inn in Irvington.
For the past year Bluewater has hosted 11 a.m. and
1 p.m. classes on first Saturdays for 15 to 20 people in
his back room. Executive chefs like Bruce Watson, Cora
Tiggle and Keon Hall share recipes with participants and
demonstrate the art of cooking seafood dishes to perfection. Samples of each dish are passed out to the “classroom” along with a wine chosen specifically for the dish
from Gus’s stock. And it’s free.
I signed us up.
“We’ve had kids participate before,” Gus said with
enthusiasm. “It’s a good experience for youngsters. It’s
great for them to see other choices besides pizza.”
I decided not to burst his bubble by revealing that
no fish of any kind would pass through the lips of this
finicky 9-year-old.
Chef Keon Hall is currently Gus’s featured chef along
with his sous chef Mathew Greene.
Keon is the former chef of Currents in Shockoe Slip
in Richmond, most recently spent two years as executive
chef at Lancaster Tavern, and has been specializing in
seafood in restaurants from Ocean City to Cape Cod. On
July 18, he opened The Works Bar and Grill, on Virginia
Continued on the next page
Gus Shelton of Bluewater Seafood & Deli cuts up fresh salmon for a
customer.
Chef Keon Hall fries sausage for
shrimp and grits.
Gloria Bosher samples shrimp and grits.
Heavy cream is added.
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Street in Urbanna.
“I started with a genuine love of cooking,” he said.
Brooklyn-born Keon grew up in Richmond. He started
cooking with his grandmother and mother at the age of
8, so he welcomed Tyler and made him junior sous chef
forcing me to confess the “no fish, no way” thing. Keon
totally understood and didn’t even demote his new helper.
For this class, Keon made two dishes that will be on
the menu at The Works: fried calamari with sweet peppers
and red onions and a mild and scrumptious shrimp and
grits with andouille sausage over pimento cheese grits
with garlic cream sauce. Each was paired with a white
wine, one from Argentina and a California Chardonnay.
Tyler was treated to a soda.
According to Gus, enthusiastic participants have been
known to jump up and help serve and pick up the plates.
But that’s all part of the fun at the very casual and lighthearted demonstrations. Also, it’s a great way to meet new
friends.
Gus is happy with the success of the program. “People
have the opportunity to learn to cook seafood and pair it
with the right wine. I enjoy seeing the activity in the back
room. It’s neat.” said Gus.
Register for classes by emailing [email protected]
Junior sous chef Tyler Wren passes out samples to the class.
From left, Chef Keon Hall shows Tyler Wren that calamari should not be
over fried, while sous chef Mathew Greene dishes up a pimento based
dipping sauce.
16 • Rivah • August 2014 Adult Literacy group plans Scrabble Tournament/ Fewer than
100 tickets
Ice Cream Social and two spelling bees
MATHEWS—Adult Literacy on the
Middle Peninsula Inc. will sponsor a Scrabble
Tournament/Ice Cream Social on Saturday,
August 16, beginning at 1 p.m. at the West
Mathews Civic League in Bohannon (Route
660 in Mathews County).
The tournament has two age divisions: students through 8th grade; and adults. There
will be prizes for the highest individual score
in each division and the highest team score.
The Ice Cream Social will begin at 4 p.m.
with music by Buddy Waymack from 6-7:30
p.m. Tickets for the event will be $15 for
adults and $10 for students. Reservations may
be made by calling 804-210-9169.
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$189
The Spelling Bee season begins with the
Mathews Market Days student bee at 10 a.m.
on Saturday, September 6. This bee is for students in grades 3-8 and is good practice for
those students who want to try their word
knowledge and spelling abilities in anticipation of participating in the 2014-15 Scripps
National Spelling Bee.
Registration for the Student Spelling Bee is
free with forms and word lists available beginning this Saturday at the Adult Literacy booth
at the Mathews Farmers’ Market, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
on the Court House Green in Mathews. Registration forms also will be available at both
branches of the Middlesex Public Library
beginning July 28. For additional information,
call 804-210-9169.
While the Student Spelling Bee is free to
students, the annual Spelling for Literacy is
the fund-raising event and is for adult teams
of three. The registration fee is $125 and the
word list is the Merriam Webster Collegiate
Dictionary. The fund-raising aspect comes
into play as teams pay fines to remain in the
bee if they spell a word incorrectly, have a
“too hard” word, or wish to pass a word to
another team.
The registration forms for Spelling for Literacy will be available beginning August 1 at
local libraries or by calling 804-210-9169.
remain for
the Irvington
Crab Festival
IRVINGTON—The
third
annual Irvington Crab Festival
will take place August 9 on the
Irvington Town Commons.
Tickets will not be available at
the gate, reported Steamboat Era
Museum executive director Barbara Brecher.
The crab pickin’ will be under
a big tent in front of the museum,
she said.
Jumbo Lump Daddy and
the Backfin Boys will rock the
crowd, said Brecher. Barbecue,
hot dogs, an assortment of Dog
and Oyster wine, and beer will
be available. The gates will open
at 4 p.m. Crabs will be served at
5 p.m.
Crabs will be supplied by
Jim-Dan-Dee Seafood and Crab
King.
This event would not be possible without loyal sponsors, said
Brecher.
Returning sponsors include
Chesapeake Bank, Bank of
Lancaster,
Rappahannock
We s t m i n s t e r - C a n t e r b u r y,
Northern Neck Insurance Co.,
Visiting Angels, Sherry Germaine of Davenport & Company,
Dog & Oyster Winery, Objects,
Town of Irvington, Lee Stephens
Law LLC, The Dandelion, White
Stone Pharmacy and Connemara.
In-kind sponsors are Tri-Star,
Tides Inn, 101.7 Bay FM and
104.9 WIGO Country, Creative
deSIGNS, Rappahannock Rentals and Rapphannock Record.
New sponsors include Jimmy
& Sook, C&F Investment Services, Ann Meekins Real Estate,
A. DeRose & Sons LLC, Steven
Hollberg, CPA, CP, and Brecher
Design Group.
Adult tickets are $40. Tickets
for children ages 12 and younger
are $10.
Tickets may be purchased at
steamboateramuseum.org, at the
museum, 156 King Carter Drive,
Irvington, or 438-6888.
Call 804-758-2328
or 804-435-1701
to advertise in
The Rivah Visitor’s Guide
August 2014 • Rivah • 17
It happened here
by Larry S. Chowning
T
he Works Bar & Grill opened July 18 at the Chesapeake Inn in Urbanna and with it
comes a glimpse into the history of a soda bottling factory that thrived in Urbanna from
the 1920s through the early 1960s.
The restaurant is in the same building that once housed the Coca-Cola Bottling Works
Plant, and because of that the restaurant is named “The Works.”
The history of bottling soda pop in Urbanna goes back to 1921 when E.W. Chappell Jr.
purchased a franchise to bottle and sell Coca-Cola in five counties—Middlesex, Essex, King
& Queen, King William and part of Gloucester County.
Charles A. (Shorty) Long was manager of the plant in 1951 when he interviewed Chappell’s wife, May. Long’s daughter, Eva Ann (Long) Graham, recently found notes from that
interview and shared them with the restaurant owners and The Rivah Visitor’s Guide.
In 1951 Long and Mrs. Chappell were having dinner together in the dining room at the
old Urbanna Lodge when she told him the history of the plant. Mrs. Chappell, who also is
credited as being the founder of the Middlesex County Museum in Saluda, told Long that
prior to 1921 Coca-Cola was regularly delivered by boat to Urbanna from a bottling plant
in Fredericksburg.
Mr. Chappell purchased the franchise in 1921 from the Coca-Cola Company of Chattanooga owned by James E. Crass. Chappell bottled and sold Coca-Cola “with the help of
one negro” out of the basement of what is today Nearly New Thrift Shop on Cross Street.
He distributed Cokes in six counties.
Mrs. Chappell told Long that her husband often did not get home until midnight from
delivering Coke due to muddy road conditions or snow drifts, but that he was happy because
his drink was catching on and he was selling more and more as time went on.
In 1923, Mr. Chappell built a new brick Coca-Cola plant building on Virginia Street
across the street from what is today the vacant lot between the ABC Store and Urbanna
Post Office.
At the Fourth Annual Labor Day Regatta in Urbanna in 1941, Mr. Chappell purchased the
ad space on the back cover of the regatta program. It stated “Pause and Refresh Drink CocaCola bottled in Urbanna by Richmond Coca-Cola Bottling Works Inc. Urbanna, Virginia.”
In November of 1944, Mr. Chappell died and controlling interest in the business went
to Walter Sams, who would later build a home at Walesa Point just outside of Urbanna on
Robinson Creek. Walesa is an abbreviation of Walter Lee Sams.
Shorty Long’s notes from Mrs. Chappell state that she recalls the new bottling plant building he was managing was built in 1947 across from Lansdowne on Virginia Street, the building that now houses the Chesapeake Inn.
In the early 1950s, the new plant served 410 dealers with eight located in Urbanna, and
in 1953 led all Virginia Coca-Cola operations in percentage of sales increases. It also bottled
Crass sodas. Mrs. Graham recently said, “As Daddy’s boss commented, ‘Shorty spends 90%
of his time in the field selling Coca-Cola and building goodwill. Hence, it is easy to understand why he is never at home. With less than 2% of his dealers located in the plant area, he
must travel daily if he is to sell Coke.’ “
During the Christmas of 1953 the plant window facing the street had a large cardboard
image of Santa Claus drinking a Coke and holding a sign “Drink Coca-Cola in Bottles.”
There was also an old-fashioned Coke cooler and a Christmas tree fully decorated with
Christmas cards at the base. A letter from Long to J. Roland Rooke of James E. Crass
Coca-Cola Bottling Plant in Richmond dated January 6, 1953 stated, “Our Christmas Party
included all the employees and their families. The party was held at the Urbanna Lodge with
a turkey dinner and all the trimmings. We enjoyed very much a fine dinner, Christmas tree
and presents, service pin ceremony, bingo and exchange of gifts among employees.”
At the 1955 Christmas party, employees Shorty Long, Robert Hall, Junnie Knapp, Ray
Burch, Dan Davis, Archie Miller and Punch Pannell all posed for a photo. The 1957 plant
window at Christmas had Santa Claus in a rocket ship drinking Coca-Cola, indicative of the
time as Russia launched their Sputnik satellite in October 1957. Another poster had a pretty
red-cheeked gal holding a Coke.
On November 16, 1963, the Urbanna Coca-Cola Bottling Works closed as part of a consolidation of plants, and Shorty Long was transferred to a plant in Capital Heights, Maryland.
Today, sitting on many fireplace mantels and kitchen shelves in homes throughout
Middlesex County are glass Coca-Cola bottles with “Urbanna, Va.” embossed on the bottom—a reminder of a time when soda pop bottled in Urbanna was distributed to many
backroad country stores throughout the area.
It happened right here in Rivah Country!
The old Urbanna Coca-Cola Plant (above) was the third location in town to be used as a
bottling plant and this one, the last one, was built in 1947. Today, it houses the Chesapeake
Inn and The Works Bar & Grill.
This photo was taken in July,
1958 inside the bottling plant.
It shows a workman inspecting
freshly washed, empty bottles.
Above, Henry Jackson, removes full and capped soda
pop bottles from the conveyor and into wooden cases.
The delivery truck drivers in the late 1950s were, from left, Dan Davis, Ray Burch Sr. and
Junior Knapp. (All photos courtesy of Eva Ann Long Graham)
18 • Rivah • August 2014 Rivah Fare
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Get the works at ‘The Works’
by Tom Hardin
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If You Go
The Works Bar & Grill
250 Virginia Street
Urbanna, VA 23175
758-5555
Open
Wednesday, 3-10 p.m.
Thursday & Friday, 3
p.m.-midnight
Saturday, 10 a.m.midnight
Sunday Brunch, 10
a.m.-3 p.m.
On the Menu
Seafood entrees, sandwiches, wraps, appetizers and dips; soups and
salads; steak; wings;
burgers; desserts; kids
menu; breakfast meals
and omelets (Sundays
only); and beer, wine
and mixed drinks.
Did you know?
The Urbanna Coca-Cola
Bottling Works was
established in 1921
and closed in 1963 as
part of a consolidation
of plants.
t’s a double treat to eat at the
recently-opened The Works Bar
& Grill on Virginia Street in
historic Urbanna. Not only do you
get delicious food and quality spirits, but also a nostalgic trip back in
time.
The Works is in the same building that once housed the Coca-Cola
Bottling Works Plant in Urbanna.
The plant was closed in 1963, but
memories from the old factory that
turned out cases of Coca-Cola and
Crass beverages are still vivid to
many in the area (see related article
and photos on previous page).
The Works, which opened on July
18 of this year, is the accompanying
restaurant to the Chesapeake Inn,
which is owned by a group of local
businessmen. “We were searching
for a name for our new restaurant
and finally decided to bring the
name ‘back home,’ and call it The
Works because the building was
exactly that—The Coca-Cola Bottling Works,” said managing partner John Milby. “It gave us a good
theme to work with.”
The restaurant’s decor is a
“throwback” to earlier times. The
bar pays homage to the Coca-Cola
Bottling days with old Coke bottles
and old signs on display. The hallway features old black-and-white
photos of the Coca-Cola plant when
it was in its heyday.
Step into the game room and
you’ll find sports memorabilia on
the walls, an antique hand-played
shuffleboard game, dart board, big
screen TV and more.
The dining room features a tasteful variety of sea creature paintings.
Outside, oyster shells are piled
against the front of the building, and
a large patio has a nautical theme
highlighted by vintage boat signal
flags and minnow trap chandeliers.
The food
My wife Bev and I dined at The
Works on opening night and went
back for more the following weekend. Everything we ate was delicious.
I had the broiled rockfish stuffed
with crabmeat, which consisted of a
1.5-inch thick broiled rockfish steak
with a jumbo lump crab cake on
top. The seafood was covered with a
butter-based “citrus Beurre Blanc”
sauce that was fantastic.
Chef Keon Hall had told me
earlier he “hung his hat on his crab
cakes and fried oysters,” so Bev
ordered the crab cakes that were
served with “chipotle aioli,” a garlic-citrus sauce with the zesty bite
of chipotle. She ranked it among the
best crab cakes she ever had, and
also high praise for her side dish of
truffle mac and cheese.
For dessert we shared the peach
cobbler with vanilla ice cream.
Again, excellent.
We sat near the entrance to the
dining room and, as customers were
leaving, I asked them about their
meals. I didn’t hear one complaint.
Chef Keon said he came to The
Works “because I felt the partners
and I had the same vision for a good
seafood restaurant in a good seafood town. I like the challenge of
being chef of a new restaurant, and
I think we found the right combination of fresh, high-quality seafood
at affordable prices.”
In addition to a variety of seafood
dishes, other menu items include
ribeye steak, meatloaf, burgers, club
sandwiches, wraps, soups, salads,
dips, wings, pizza, desserts, a kids
menu and more.
On Sundays The Works offers
a brunch with eggs, French toast,
waffles, meats, and a variety of
omelets and egg benedicts.
Restaurant manager Jessica
Fearing said she has received good
feedback from customers on Chef
Keon’s food and on the performance of her wait staff. “We were
busier than I thought we’d be on
opening weekend,” she said. “We
are still getting equipment in place
and getting adjusted, but overall I’m
very pleased.”
Jessica pointed out that diners
can choose to eat in five different
areas—the dining room (45 seats),
outside patio (30 seats), bar (28
seats), game room (22 seats), and a
private VIP room that seats 8 and is
used for special gatherings.
Drinks
The bar is well stocked with
domestic, imported and craft beers.
It offers six beers on tap and 16 bottled beers. There are over 30 wines
and numerous standard and special
mixed drinks from which to choose.
Four of the bar’s five signature
cocktails are named for events or
things associated with Urbanna,
such as August Storm (infamous
hurricane of 1933), Boyd’s Favorite Bloody Mary (the old Urbanna
tomato cannery), Whiskey Run
(tribute to the whiskey runs between
Irvington and Urbanna in the 1940s),
and The Shorty Long (a salute to the
one-time manager of the Urbanna
Coca Cola Bottling Works).
One thing that made a big impression on me was that the wait staff,
bartenders, Chef Keon and Manager Jessica were very friendly and
anxious to please, which made the
restaurant a very happy place to be.
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Rivah Dining
estaurants are listed by
county and all are in the
(804) area code unless noted.
Call for hours. B=breakfast,
L=lunch, D=dinner. $ indicates
average price range of entrees:
$ = under $10; $$ = $10 to $16;
$$$ = over $16.
R
Bangkok Noi
6724 Main St.
Gloucester
695-1177
Authentic Thai cuisine. Full sushi
bar. Breakfast Fr.–Sun. L/D/$-$$.
Almost There Family Dining
6501 Richmond-Tapp. Hwy.
Tappahannock
443-2622
American cuisine. Steaks, burgers, barbecue, sandwiches, seafood and daily specials. B/L/D/$.
Courthouse Restaurant
6714 Main St.
Gloucester
210-1506
Serving breakfast all day. Daily
specials and homemade pies.
B/L/D/$.
Damon’s
7104 Geo. Wash. Mem. Hwy.
Gloucester
693-7218
Seafood, prime rib, sandwiches,
subs. B/L/D/$$.
Applebee’s
1650 Tappahannock Blvd.
Tappahannock
443-0361
American cuisine, steaks, ribs,
stir-fried specialties and more.
L/D/$$.
Distinction
4888 Geo. Wash. Mem. Hwy.
Hayes
824-9600
A variety of entrees and specials.
Dinner Fri. and Sat., Sun. brunch.
D/$$.
Asia Café
1619 Tappahannock Blvd.
Tappahannock
445-9991
Chinese
restaurant
serving
Szechwan, Hunan and Cantonese
cuisine. Take out. L/D/$.
Egghead’s Diner
1759 Geo. Wash. Mem. Hwy.
Gloucester
684-1222
Fresh, local seafood, desserts,
full menu including breakfast
available all day. B/L/D $-$$.
Essex
Bella’s Italian Restaurant
and Pizzeria
1673 Tappahannock Blvd.
Tappahannock
443-4912
Pizza, subs, spaghetti, and wraps.
Lunch specials. L/D/$-$$.
Better Than a Great Day
1388-C Tappahannock Blvd.
Tappahannock
443-4064
Ice cream, fudge, candy. $.
Captain’s Grill and Patio
528 Church Ln.
Tappahannock
443-2800
Appetizers, burgers, seafood,
sandwiches, and a late night
menu. L/D/$$.
China King Buffet
1392 Tappahannock Blvd.
Tappahannock
443-2999
Chinese Szechwan, Cantonese
and Peking cuisines plus American foods. Lunch specials, family
dinners. L/D/$$.
Fat Finch in Tappahannock
324 Prince Street
Tappahannock
333-3188
Steaks and seafood. L/D/$–$$.
Java Jacks
504 Church Lane
Tappahannock
443-5225
Open 7 days a week, serving
The Northern Neck Burger Company on Irvington Road in Kilmarnock is the place to get a burger. Choose
from a variety of toppings.
breakfast all day, lunch everyday. Tappahannock
443-2333
L/D/$.
Signature items include burgers,
homemade chicken salad and
Los Portales
soups. B/L/$.
1425 Tappahannock Blvd.
Tappahannock
443-0132 Roma’s Italian Restaurant
Authentic Mexican cuisine. Featur- 1250 Tappahannock Blvd.
ing quesadillas, fajitas, burritos, Tappahannock
443-5240
enchiladas and more. L/D/$-$$. Complete Italian menu. Lunch
and dinner specials. L/D/$-$$.
Lowery’s Seafood
Now with Twister’s premium yo528 North Church Ln.
gurt. Offering 10 flavors $.
Tappahannock
443-2800
Family dining, specializing in crab The Sandbar
cakes, oysters, shrimp, fish, beef 1267 Hobbs Hole Dr.
and all-American chicken. House Tappahannock
443-1800
salad dressings. Meeting facili- Open 6 days a week. L/D/$–$$.
ties. L/D/$$.
Shoney’s
Parr’s Drive Inn
1607 Tappahannock Blvd.
715 N. Church Ln.
Tappahannock
443-5306
Tappahannock
443-2000 Breakfast, lunch & dinner buffets.
Burgers, sandwiches, ice cream Serving fresh local seafood every
and more. B/L/D/$.
weekend. B/L/D/$.
Pizza Hut
1685 Tappahannock Blvd.
Tappahannock
443-2915
Different styles of pizza along
with side dishes including salad,
pasta, buffalo wings, breadsticks,
and garlic bread. L/D/$$.
Rivahside Cafe
221 Prince St.
TBonz and Tuna
429 Dock St.
Tappahannock
445-8862
A specialty meat and seafood
shop. Boar’s Head deli meats
and cheeses, specialty items and
ready-to-cook meals, beers and
wines. Fresh bait and ice for your
river fishing needs. Carry out only.
L/$$.
Good Fortune
Chinese Restaurant
6904 Main St.
To Do Cafe & Restaurant
Gloucester
694-0111
1008 Church Ln.
Tappahannock
443-2002 Cantonese and Szechwan. Beer,
Traditional American food: Bar- wine, cocktails. L/D/$$.
beque, burgers, hot dogs, seaGoodfellas
food and steaks. L/D/$.
5036 Geo. Wash. Mem. Hwy.
Gloucester
693-5950
Gloucester
Seafood, steaks, Blue Crab marAnna’s Pizza
garitas. Open 7 days a week.
6545 Market Dr.
L/D/$$–$$$.
Gloucester
693-4171
Pizza, subs, salads, Italian din- Great Wall
ners. L/D/$$.
6585 Market Dr.
Gloucester
695-0500
Anna’s Pizza
Hunan and Szechwan Chinese
14911 Geo. Wash. Mem. Hwy.
cuisine. L/D/$.
Glenns
758-1112
Pasta dishes, subs, pizza. Take Hana Sushi
out only. L/D/$-$$.
2274 York Crossing Dr.
Hayes
642-3055
Ann’s Family Dining
Sushi bar and Japanese Hibachi
14761 Geo. Wash. Mem. Hwy.
cooking. Watch the chefs perform
Glenns
758-3031 tricks with knives as they cook to
Traditional American menu served order. D/$$.
country style. B/L/D/$.
Hong Kong
Applebee’s
2328 York Crossing Dr.
6086 Walton Ln.
Hayes
642-5555
Gloucester
694-3160 Chinese takeout. Small eat-in
American cuisine, steaks, ribs, area. L/D/$$.
stir-fried specialties and more.
Take out available. L/D/$$.
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Jay Sushi
1759 Geo. Wash. Mem. Hwy.
Gloucester Point
642-4422
Sushi, Sashimi, Terriyaki, noodles, soups, salads. L/D/$$.
Jessica’s On Main
6553 Main St.
Gloucester
693-2020
Fine, casual dining on Main St.
Pasta, seafood, sandwiches,
weekend specials include fish
fry and prime rib. Wed. German
night, full bar. Desserts, coffee,
Dock & Dine
Looking for a place where you
can pull up in your boat and
enjoy a meal by the water?
The following restaurants offer moorings for customers.
See full restaurant listings for
more information.
Potomac River Area
s The Mooring Restaurant –
Yeocomico River
s Dockside Restaurant and
The Blue Heron Pub – Monroe Creek
s AC’s Cafe & Sports Grill –
Lower Machodoc Creek
s The Landing Restaurant and
Waterfront Bar
s Kinsale Harbour Restaurant
–Yeocomico River
s Riverboat on the Potomac
Great Wicomico
River Area
s The Crazy Crab – Cockrell’s
Creek
s Deli at Cockrell’s Creek
Seafood – Cockrell’s Creek
s Leadbelly’s – Cockrell’s
Creek
s Horn Harbor House Restaurant – Great Wicomico River
Rappahannock
River Area
s The Barnacle – LaGrange
Creek
s The Railway – Broad Creek
s Merroir Tasting Room –
Locklies Creek
s The Tides Inn – Carters
Creek
Piankatank River Area
s Seabreeze Restaurant – Milford Haven
s Sandpiper Reef
York River Area
s York River Oyster Company Sarah’s Creek
salads, baked goods and more! Subs, pizza, pastas. L/D/$$.
Closed Sun. B/L/D $-$$.
Salsa’s Mexican Grill
Juan’s Mexican Cafe
4329 Geo. Wash. Mem. Hwy.
and Cantina
Hayes
684-5545
2310 Geo. Wash. Mem. Hwy.
Mexican atmosphere. Fajitas, taHayes
642-5401 cos, chimichangas, enchiladas
Mexican menu. L/D/$$.
and vegetarian entrees. Karaoke.
L/D/$.
Kelsick Specialty Market
6632 Main St.
Short Lane
Gloucester
693-6500 Ice Cream Company
Carry-out catering, box lunches, 6721 Geo. Wash. Mem. Hwy.
gourmet baskets. Wine and beer Gloucester
695-2999
selection and tastings. $-$$.
Over 20 flavors of homemade ice
cream. Banana splits, fancy sunLas Tunas Mexican
daes, cones and dishes. $.
6870 Main St.
Gloucester
693-2153 Sunrise Donuts
Authentic Mexican fare. L/D/$.
4744 Geo. Wash. Mem. Hwy.
Hayes
210-1215
Little Italy
Open 7 days a week. Bakery, cof6685
Fox
Centre
Pkwy. fee, donuts, cheesecakes, baked
Gloucester
993-2646 goods. $.
Wide selection of delicious
and affordable Italian cuisine. Sweet Frog of Gloucester
L/D/$-$$.
6826 Walton Ln.
Gloucester
693-4065
Nick’s Spaghetti
Family friendly frozen yogurt shop
and Steak House
featuring a wide variety of flavors
1440 Geo. Wash. Mem. Hwy.
and 60 toppings. $.
Gloucester Point
642-2330
Traditional Greek cuisine, Ital- The Office Bar and Grille
ian dishes, steaks and seafood. 4115 Geo. Wash. Mem. Hwy.
L/D/$$.
Hayes
993-7266
Southern food, casual atmoNumber One
sphere. L/D/$-$$.
7481 Hargett Blvd.
Gloucester
693-3851 Tony and Milena’s Pizzeria
Chinese cuisine. L/D/$$.
2364 Geo. Wash. Mem. Hwy.
Hayes
684-0708
Olivia’s in the Village
Authentic Italian food. $$.
6597 Main St.
Gloucester
694-0057 Tropical Pancake and Waffle
Steaks, seafood and pasta,
B/L/D/$$.
Papa John’s
4766 Geo. Wash. Mem. Hwy.
Hayes
693-4433
Take out and delivery only.
L/D/$-$$.
Pizza Hut
1725 Geo. Wash. Mem. Hwy.
Gloucester Point
642-4620
Different styles of pizza along
with side dishes including salad,
pasta, buffalo wings, breadsticks,
and garlic bread. L/D/$$.
Ruby Tuesday
6749 Fox Center Pkwy.
Gloucester
694-4955
Burgers, extensive salad bar.
American style cooking. L/D/$$.
Sal’s Pizza
2520 Geo. Wash. Mem. Hwy.
Hayes
642-6470
22 • Rivah • August 2014 House
7313 Main St.
Gloucester
210-1990
Breakfast, omelets, burgers,
brunch. B/L/$.
Wild Ginger
6904 Main St.
Gloucester
694-0111
Fine Chinese and Asian cuisine.
L/D/$$.
Wild Rabbit Café
6558 Main St.
Gloucester
694-5100
Coffee bar with latte, cappuccino,
espresso, brewed coffees, iced
or hot, and smoothies. Soups,
salads, deli sandwiches, paninis.
L/$.
York River Oyster Company
8109 Yacht Haven Rd.
Gloucester Point
993-7174
Provides seasonal entrees using
fresh, local seafood and produce.
Views of Sarah Creek on the York
River. Outdoor dining available.
L/D/$$-$$$.
King & Queen
Antonio’s Pizza
6564 Gen. Puller Hwy.
Mattaponi
785-2720
Pizza, pasta, subs, salads and
more. Italian food, friendly atmosphere. L/D/$-$$.
Nick’s Spaghetti
and Steak House
3483 Gen. Puller Hwy.
Shacklefords
785-6300
Specializing in Italian food and
steaks. L/D/$$.
Lancaster
Alley Cafe Sports Lounge
608 N. Main St.
Kilmarnock
436-1100
Daily specials. B/L/D/$.
Anna’s
150 Old Fairgrounds Way
Kilmarnock
435-8960
Pasta, pizza, subs, seafood and
steaks. L/D/$-$$.
Bentley’s Grille
572 Rappahannock Dr.,
White
Stone
435-2000
American-continental
cuisine
with a French flair. Closed Sun.
L/D/$$-$$$
Bluewater Seafood and Deli
459 N. Main St.
Kilmarnock
435-3530
Fresh Seafood and homemade
deli items. Wide selection of
wines. Lunch on weekends. $$.
Carwash Cafe and Catering
481 North Main St.
Kilmarnock
435-0405
Take out available. B/L/$.
Carried Away Cuisine
10 N. Main St.
Kilmarnock
435-9191
Specialty coffees, sandwiches,
fresh salads, homemade soups
and desserts. Gourmet entrees
to go. B/L/$-$$.
Corner Bar and Grill
5360 Mary Ball Rd.
We live on the Chesapeake
and so does our food.
4357 irvington road
irvington, VA 22480
804-438-6363
www.natestrickdogcafe.com
Dining
850 Rappahannock Dr.
White Stone
435-6176
Established in 1982. Specializing
in fresh seafood and hand cut
meats. D/$$$.
www.sandpiper-restaurant.com
What is your favorite way to eat
Chesapeake Bay blue crabs?
“ Eating a crabcake on a beach.”
––Samantha Randolph, from White Stone
Lively
462-0110
Home of the ½ lb. black angus
burger, no filler crab cake. Thurs.
night is shrimp night. L/D/$.
Country Cottage
Ice Cream Shop
and Fudge Factory
795 Rappahannock Dr.
White Stone
435-3812
Hand-packed ice cream cones,
sundaes, splits and milkshakes.
Homemade fudge and gourmet
chocolate. $.
Dixie Deli
55 Irvington Rd.
Kilmarnock
435-6745
Soups, hot and cold sandwiches
and salads. L/$.
Golden Eagle Grill
364 Clubhouse Dr.
Irvington
438-6740
Closed Tues. Local seafood, salads and sandwiches. Available for
private parties. L/$-$$.
www.tidesinn.com
Great Fortune
Chinese Restaurant
443 N. Main St.
Kilmarnock
435-6333
Specializing in authentic Mandarin, Szechwan, Hunan, Peking and
Cantonese cuisine. L/D/$.
Historic Lancaster Tavern
8373 Mary Ball Rd.
Lancaster
462-0080
Providing homestyle cooking
and fine dining for over 200
years. Breakfast Sat. and Sun.
B/L/D/$-$$.
Hong Kong
410 N. Main St.
Kilmarnock
435-7979
Chinese, Szechwan, Hunan and
Cantonese. L/D/$.
The Dining Hall
of the Hope and Glory Inn
65 Tavern Rd.
Irvington
438-6053
Fine dining, three/four courses,
prix fixe. Reservations required.
D/$$$.
KC’s Crabs and Cues
10428 Jessie Ball duPont Mem.
Hwy.
Kilmarnock
435-7665
Open 7 days a week 11 a.m. ‘till
late night. Family dining and entertainment. Cheseapeake Bay
blue crabs. L/D/$-$$.
Kilmarnock Inn
34 E. Church St.
Kilmarnock
435-0034
Serving breakfast and lunch everyday. Dinner Mon.–Sat. Available
for private events. B/L/D/$$.
King Carter Golf Club Cafe
480 Old Saint Johns Rd.
Irvington
435-7843
Located in the clubhouse at King
Carter Golf Club. Sandwiches and
salads with fresh local seafood.
L/$.
Lee’s Restaurant
30 S. Main St.
Kilmarnock
435-1255
Hometown cooking and atmosphere. Full menu, local seafood
in season, homemade desserts.
Serving since 1939. B/L/D/$.
The Local
4337 Irvington Rd.
Irvington
438-9356
Coffee, espresso, bagels, and
muffins for breakfast and soups,
salads and sandwiches for lunch.
Outdoor patio. On/Off ABC.
B/L/$.
Los Patrones
Mexican Restaurant
652 N. Main St
Kilmarnock
435-3176
L/D/$$.
Nate’s Trick Dog Cafe
4357 Irvington Rd.
Irvington
438-6363
A restaurant full of music, laughter, and food. Reservations suggested. D/$$$.
www.natestrickdogcafe.com
Northern Neck Burger
Company
62 Irvington Rd.
Savannah Joe’s Barbecue
55 Irvington Rd.
Kilmarnock
435-6000
Real hickory pit, slow smoked
barbecued pork, ribs, chicken.
Kilmarnock
577-4400 L/D/$.
Serving steakhouse quality burgers, cooked on a real wood grill. Stevie’s Ice Cream
469 N. Main St.
$-$$.
Kilmarnock
435-2252
Cones, milkshakes, sundaes,
The Oaks
specialty sundaes, Bay Blast,
5434 Mary Ball Rd.
Lively
462-7050 lattes, smoothies and snow
Casual family dining. Fresh meats cones. Outside seating only. $.
and seafood specials weekly. Daily specials. L/D/$$.
Pelicans
40 Windjammer Ln.
White Stone
435-8915
Crab cakes, fish tacos, fried oysters, steamed shrimp, barbecue.
L/D/$.
Pizza Hut
589 N. Main St.
Kilmarnock
435-3551
Different styles of pizza along
with side dishes including salad,
pasta, buffalo wings, breadsticks,
and garlic bread. L/D/$$.
Rappahannock Grill
37 N. Main St
Kilmarnock
435-5152
Open 7 days a week. Appetizers,
soups, salads, sandwiches and
entrees. Nightly seafood specials.
L/D/$$-$$$.
River Market
1 Rappahannock Dr.
White
Stone
435-1725
Gourmet shop featuring lunches
and dinners to go. Homemade
bread and salads, large wine selection. L/D/$-$$.
Rocket Billy’s
851 Rappahannock Dr.
White Stone
435-7040
Breakfast, sandwiches, burgers,
crab cakes, Rappahannock oysters and more. Outdoor pick-up
window. B/L/$.
Sal’s Pizza
456 North Main St.
Kilmarnock
435-6770
Hot and cold subs, Italian dishes
and pizza. L/D/$$.
Sting Ray’s Food Service
3611 Irvington Rd.
Irvington
436-2720
Specialty burgers, Italian sausage, steak philly, chicken philly,
reuben, sandwiches, french fries
and more. Corn hole games. Family oriented, pet friendly. B/L/$.
Thai Pot
36 N. Main St.
Kilmarnock
436-THAI
Thai and American food. Outdoor
dining available. L/D/$$.
Tides Inn – Dining Room and
Chesapeake Club
480 King Carter Dr.
Irvington
438-5000
Regional favorites and gourmet
fare with bar, award winning wine
list, draft craft beers, wine flights,
24 f
Rivah Fast Food
Arby’s
s 7065 Geo. Wash. Mem.
Hwy. Gloucester, 695-2745.
Burger King
s 6678 John Hudgins Dr.
Gloucester, 693-6053.
s 1810
Tapp.
Blvd.,
Tappahannock, 443-3151.
Domino’s Pizza
s 6101 Geo. Wash. Mem.
Hwy., Gloucester 693-6800.
Hardee’s
Geo.
Wash.
s 7007
Mem. Hwy., Gloucester,
693-0363.
s 2148 Geo. Wash. Mem.
Hwy., Hayes, 642-3950.
s 323
14th
St.
West Point, 843-4274.
s 27 Main St., Mathews,
725-7468.
s 199 Gen. Puller Hwy.,
Saluda, 758-4931.
Kentucky Fried Chicken
s 6975
Geo.
Wash.
Mem. Hwy., Gloucester.
693-9482.
s 433 N. Main St., Kilmarnock,
435-9410.
s 1658
Tapp.
Blvd.,
Tappahannock, 443-3912.
McDonald’s
s 7099
Geo.
Wash.
Mem. Hwy., Gloucester,
694-4810.
s 3192 Geo. Wash. Mem.
Hwy., Hayes, 642-4330.
s 432 14th St., 843-4139.
s 1617 Tapp. Blvd., Tappahannock, 435-9900.
s 388 Main St., Kilmarnock,
435-2331.
Sonic Drive-in
s 7060
Geo.
Wash.
Mem. Hwy., Gloucester,
694-4447.
Starbuck’s
s 6705 Fox Mill Center Pkwy.,
Gloucester 694-3146.
Subway
s 416 14th St., West Point,
843-2782.
s 4915 Richmond-Tapp. Hwy.,
Aylett 769-7889.
s 6547
Market
Dr.,
Gloucester, 693-4617.
s 2226 York Crossing Dr.
Hayes, 642-3420.
s 10968-B Buckley Hall Rd.,
Mathews, 725-3181.
s 1820
Tapp.
Blvd.,
Tappahannock, 443-6787.
s 364 N. Main St., Kilmarnock,
435-0198.
s 200 Old Fair Grounds Way,
Kilmarnock 435-1240.
Taco Bell
s 2226 York Crossing Dr.
Hayes, 642-6622.
s 1658
Tapp.
Blvd.,
Tappahannock, 443-3912.
Tropical Smoothie Cafe
s 6828 Walton Ln. Gloucester,
693-6900.
Wendy’s
s 3022 Geo. Wash. Mem.
Hwy., Hayes, 642-7475.
s 7149
Geo.
Wash.
Mem. Hwy., Gloucester,
694-4825.
s 1433 Tapp. Blvd., Tappahannock, 443-5262.
Sandpiper
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views of Carter’s Creek. Dock and
dine. D/$-$$$.
www.tidesinn.com
Willaby’s
327 Old Ferry Rd.
White Stone
435-0000
Serving lunch and dinner with a
view of the Rappahannock River.
L/D/$-$$.
www.willaby’s.com
Windows on the Water
1303 Oak Hill Rd
Lancaster
462-7635
Steaks, crab cakes, seafood
dishes, chicken dishes and more.
Sun. brunch. D/$$.
Yolicious
20 Old Fairgrounds Way
Kilmarnock
436-8889
Serving frozen yogurt. $.
Mathews
Classic Cafe
10532 Buckley Hall Rd.
Mathews
725-3352
Family restaurant, pizza and hot
dogs. Closed Wed. and Sun.
L/D/$.
Cobbs Creek Diner
12 Linden Ave
Cobbs
Creek
725-9300
Barbecue, ribs and brisket. Ice
cream and shakes. Weekend specials. Free Wifi. L/D/$-$$.
Linda’s Diner
56 Buckley Hall Rd.
Mathews
725-7070
Hamburgers, BBQ, sandwiches,
breakfast specials. Dinner specials Friday. B/L/$.
Lynne’s Family Restaurant
9303 Buckley Hall Rd.
Mathews
725-9996
Fresh seafood platter, prime rib
and fresh cut steaks. B/L/D/$$.
White Dog Bistro
68 Church St.
Mathews
725-7680
Mi Casa Azteca Mexican
Fine dining and catering. Open
Restaurant and Cantina
Thurs.–Sun. Wine Down Bar open
286 Main St.
Thurs.–Sat. Late night menu availMathews
725-7272 able. Entertainment Fri. and Sat.
Authentic Mexican cuisine. Take nights. $$-$$$.
out available. Open 7 days.
Middlesex
L/D/$-$$.
Antonio’s Pizza
16273 Gen Puller Hwy
Richardson’s Café
Deltaville
776-0010
12 Church St.
Mathews
725-7772 Pizza, subs, Italian fare. $$
Old-fashioned soda fountain and
ice cream bar. Daily specials and The Barnacle
old time favorites. Lunch sand- 485 Burch Rd.
363-4600
wiches, paninis, wraps and burg- Remlik
ers. Dinner steaks, pastas and Concession stand at Remlik Mafresh, local seafood. Breakfast rina on LaGrange Creek. Floating
pontoon boat open Sat. and Sun.
Sat.–Sun. L/D/$-$$.
Call ahead boxed breakfasts and
lunches available. B/L/$.
Sandpiper Reef
342 Misti Cove Rd.
Hallieford
725-3331 Bethpage Miniature Golf and
A view of the Piankatank River. Ice Creamery
Fresh seafood and prime beef, 4817 Old Virginia St.
Urbanna
758-GOLF
original desserts. D/$$.
Twenty flavors of Hershey’s hand
dipped ice cream and soft serve.
Seabreeze
Banana splits, sundaes, home384 Old Ferry Rd.
Gwynn’s Island
725-4000 made waffle cones, milkshakes,
Local seafood on the waterfront. smoothies and more. $.
B/L/D/$$.
Blue Dog Restaurant
15170 Geo. Wash. Mem. Hwy.
Shun Xing
Saluda
758-2070
Chinese Restaurant
L/D/$.
183 Main St.
Mathews
725-4682
Szechwan, Canton and Hunan cui- Cafe By the Bay
17435 Gen. Puller Hwy.
sine. L/D/$.
Deltaville
776-0303
Sandwiches, paninis, salads and
Southwind Pizza
coffee. B/L/$.
44 Church St.
Mathews
725-2766
Homemade pizzas, sandwiches The Chesapeake Bay Oyster
on homemade bread, fresh local
seafood, handcrafted beer on tap,
live music on the first, third and
fifth Sat. of the month. Brunch
Sun. L/D/$$.
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Doghouse Deli
16314 Gen. Puller Hwy.
758-2882 Deltaville
776-0099
restaurant. Breakfast,
sandwiches,
ice
cream, daily specials. Local marina pick-up available. Hours vary.
B/L/$.
China Spring
126 Gen. Puller Hwy.
Saluda
758-2266 Eckhard’s
Szechuan, Hunan and Cantonese 2700 Greys Pt. Rd.
cuisine. L/D/$.
Topping
758-4060
German, Italian, fresh seafood,
The Railway
Black Angus steaks. Chef’s daily
1134 Timberneck Rd.
specials. Featuring Black Angus
Deltaville
776-8822 prime rib Fri. and Sat. ReservaOffering fresh seafood, steaks, tions suggested. D/$$$.
burgers and sandwiches as well
as a full bar. L/D/$$-$$$.
G’s Country Store & Deli
Route 33,
Colonial Pizza
Saluda
758-5412.
50 Watling St.
Deli, sandwich shop, convenience
Urbanna
758-4079 store. B/L/$
Greek-Italian and American food.
L/D/$$.
Keepers
15447 Geo. Wash. Mem. Hwy.
Cross Street Coffee & Cafe
Saluda
758-5720
51 Cross St.
Hot grill. B/L/$.
Urbanna
758-1002
Gourmet and organic coffee. Marshall’s Drug Store
Sandwiches, paninis, pastries 50 Cross St.
and smoothies. B/L/$.
Urbanna
758-5344
www.crossstreetcoffee.com
Drug store lunch counter serving
sandwiches, soups, ice cream,
Dano’s Pizza
and real milkshakes. B/L/$.
10880 Gen. Puller Hwy.
Hartfield
776-8031 Merroir Tasting Room
Pizza and subs. Free delivery. 784 Locklies Creek Rd.
L/D/$$.
Topping
758-2871
Waterfront dining by the owners
Debbie’s Family Restaurant
of Rappahannock River Oysters,
6209 Gen. Puller Hwy.
showcasing their nationally reLocust Hill
758-9595 nowned shellfish along with arSteak, salmon, pastas, salads, tisanal small plates, wines,
sandwiches, seafood, Build your specialty beers. Open daily.
own burgers. B/L/D/$$.
L/D/$$.
Dining
Mi Jalisco
Urbanna
Mexican. L/D/$-$$.
Steamboat Restaurant
758-2011 6198 Stormont Rd.
Hartfield
776-6589
Dining overlooking the green.
The Railway
L/D/$$-$$$.
1134 Timberneck Rd.
www.piankatankrivergolfclub.com
Deltaville
776-8822
Burgers, seafood. L/D.
Sunset Bar and Grill
16197 Gen. Puller Hwy.
Pilot House Inn
Deltaville
776-8803
2737 Greys Point Rd.
Seafood and steaks. Karaoke
Topping
758-2262 and live music. B/L/D/$-$$.
Serving food “just like Granny
made.” Buffets and menu. Taylor’s
17321 General Puller Hwy.
B/L/D/$$.
Deltaville
776-9611
Rudy’s Pizza
Fresh seafood, steaks and pasta.
2324 Greys Point Rd.
L/D/$$.
Topping
758-0605
Pizza, subs, ribs, BBQ. Carry-out The Galley
only. L/D/$.
16236 Gen. Puller Hwy.
Deltaville
776-6040
Something Different
Steaks, seafood, BBQ. L/D/$$.
213 Virginia St.
758-8000 The Works Bar and Grill
Urbanna
Homemade foods. BBQ, smoked Urbanna
758-5555
meats, local seafood, soups, Fresh seafood. Open Wed.–Sat.
sandwiches, homemade sides, for dinner, Sat. and Sun. brunch.
coffee, freshly roasted peanuts, L/D/$-$$$.
fine wines, cheeses and desserts, including premium natural Urbanna Seafood Market
ice creams. Closed Mon.–Tues. 453 Johnson Dr.
Urbanna
758-8588
B/L/$.
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Virginia Street Cafe
201 Virginia St.
Urbanna
758-3798
Fresh seafood, grilled steaks, local clam chowder, Belgian waffles,
reuben sandwiches. B/L/D/$.
Northumberland
Callao Dairy Freeze
362 Northumberland Hwy.
Callao
529-6881
Burgers, fries, bbq, subs, fried
chicken, soft serve ice cream,
milkshakes, sundaes & more.
L/D/$.
Chitterchats
846 Main St.
Reedville
453-3335
Ice cream, desserts, gifts and
coffee. $.
The Country Store
227 Sunnybank Rd.
Reedville
Deli. B/L/D/$–$$.
453-3110
Crazy Crab
902 Main St.
Reedville
453-6789
Views of Cockrell’s Creek from
both the dining room and deck.
Daily chef’s specials feature seafood, steaks and chicken dishes.
Tues.–Sun. L/D/$$.
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Cockrell’s Creek Seafood
567 Seaboard Rd.
Reedville
453-6326
Crab cakes and seafood salads.
Full sandwich menu, luncheon
plates, entrees. Overlooking Cockrell’s Creek. ABC on/off. L/$.
The Vineyard Restaurant
619 Train Lane
Wicomico Church
580-4053
Enjoy unique dining experiences
in the center of our vineyard.
Serving lunch Thursday through
Saturday. Tapas menu. Monthly
wine-pairing dinners. L$-$$.
Leadbelly’s
252 Polly Cove Rd.
Reedville
453-5002
Casual
waterfront
dining.
L/D/$-$$.
Lottsburg Cafe
2919 Walmsley Rd.
Callao
B/L/D/$-$$.
529-5300
Luna Restaurant
17390 Richmond Rd.
Callao
529-LUNA
Steak and seafood with a touch of
Italy. L/D/$-$$$.
Newsome’s Restaurant
235 Jessie Ball duPont Mem.
Hwy.
Burgess
453-9071
Closed Sun. L/D/$.
Nino’s Pizza and Subs
58 Northumberland Hwy.
Callao
529-7548
Featuring New York and Sicilian
pizzas, subs and Italian dinners.
L/D/$.
T&J’s Dairy Barn
718 Jessie Ball duPont Mem.
Hwy.
Burgess
453-4455
Ice cream, pizza. L/D/$.
The Tavern Restaurant
73 Monument Place
Heathsville
580-7900
Seafood and all-American favorites, served in Heathsville’s
For the Occasions
historic Rice’s Hotel/Hughlett’s
803 Northumberland Hwy.
Tavern, a Northern Neck landCallao
529-6993 mark since the 1700’s. Serving
Seafood, steaks and chicken. lunch Mon. through Sat.; dinner
L/D/$-$$.
Fri. and Sat.; and Sun. brunch.
L/D/$–$$$.
The Health Nut
www.rhhtfoundation.org
30 Northumberland Hwy.
Callao
529-5888 Tommy’s
Organic grocery store serving real 729 Main St.
fruit smoothies. L/$.
Reedville
453-4666
Prime beef, seafood. Wine and
Horn Harbor House
bar. Dock and dine. D/$$.
Restaurant
836 Horn Harbor Rd.
Waterman’s Restaurant
Burgess
453-3351 8200 Northumberland Hwy.
Come by land or sea. Fresh sea- Heathsville
580-2220
food, hand-cut steaks. D/$$-$$$. Local seafood and shellfish,
steaks and traditional cuisine.
Jacey Vineyards –
Sun. brunch, Wed.–Sat. D/$$.
Richmond
Anna’s Italian
Restaurant and Pizza
53 Gordon Ln.
Warsaw
333-9222
Pasta, pizza, subs, seafood and
steaks. L/D/$$.
China Inn
5059 Richmond Rd.
Warsaw
L/D/$$.
333-9333
The Daily
130 Court Circle
Warsaw
333-3455
Coffee shop with breakfast sandwiches, paninis, deli sandwiches
and salads. B/L/$.
Hunan Village
Chinese Restaurant
453 Main St.
Warsaw
333-1688
Specializing in Hunan and Szechwan Cuisine. L/D/$.
Relish
115 Main St.
Warsaw
333-3012
Contemporary Southern style cuisine. Open Thurs.–Sun. D/$$$.
Roma’s Italian Restaurant
5061 Richmond Rd.
Warsaw
333-1932
Complete Italian menu. L/D/$-$$.
Westmoreland
Angelo’s
15835 Kings Hwy.
Montross
493-8694
Italian dishes including pasta,
sandwiches, subs, gyros, steaks
and more. L/D/$-$$.
The Art of Coffee
15722 Kings Hwy.
Montross
493-9651
Serving full breakfast, lunches
and gourmet coffees, lattes,
pastries, frappes and smoothies.
B/L/$.
Backdraft
7415 Oldhams Rd.
Kinsale
B/L/D/$$.
472-4200
Coles Point Tavern
Restaurant and Bar
850 Salisburg Park Rd.
Hague
472-3856
Sun. breakfast, closed Mon.
L/D/$.
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Dockside Restaurant
and the Blue Heron Pub
1787 Castlewood Dr.
Colonial Beach
224-8726
Seafood, steak, veal, pasta and
chicken. L/D/$$.
The Driftwood Restaurant
5157 Coles Point Rd.
Hague
472-3892
Fresh seafood, steaks and home
cooked vegetables. Closed Wed.
L/D/$-–$$.
Erica Mall
3128 Erica Rd.
Montross
472-7017
Sandwiches, hot dogs, BBQ,
breakfast sandwiches. New York
Cheddar cheese wheel by the
pound, souse. $.
Espresso Station
215 Washington Ave.
Colonial Beach
224-0045
Gourmet coffee shop. $.
Steak and seafood restaurant
and tiki bar. L/D/$-$$.
The Inn at Montross
21 Polk St.
Montross
493-8624
Dining Thurs.–Sat., Sun. Brunch,
locally sourced. D/$$.
Kelsea’s Kitchen
119 Hawthorne St.
Colonial
Beach
224-7075
Sandwiches, burgers, seafood.
B/L/D.
Nancy’s Ice Cream Shoppe
301 Washington Ave.
Colonial Beach
224-1212
Soft serve ice cream cones, milkshakes, sundaes, flurries, floats,
malts, brownie a la modes, banana splits, snowballs. $.
201 Wilder Ave.
Colonial Beach
L/D/$$.
224-2410
Stratford Hall Dining Room
483 Great House Rd.
Stratford
493-1965
Soups, sandwiches, seafood and
more. L/$.
Riverboat on the Potomac
301 Beach Terrace
Colonial Beach
224-7055 Tattle Tale Cafe
Potomac
River
views. 215 Washington Ave.
B/L/D/$$-$$$.
Colonial
Beach
224-0045
Coffee, gourmet entrees, paniSeaside French and Thai
nis, burgers, soups. B/L/$.
Wilkerson’s
Seafood Restaurant
3900 Mckinney Blvd.
Colonial Beach
224-7117
Seafood, buffet and sandwiches.
L/D/$-$$.
Yesterday’s
15220 Kings Hwy.
Montross
493-0718
Prime rib, seafood, steaks,
chops, pasta and Mexican.
L/D/$$.
Kinsale Harbour Restaurant
285 Kinsale Rd.
Kinsale
472-2514
Come by boat or by car.
B/L/D/$-$$.
Ledo Pizza
700 McKinney Blvd.
Colonial
Beach
224-5336
Pasta, pizza, subs. L/D/$-$$.
The Landing Restaurant &
Waterfront Bar
Good Eats Cafe
307 Plantation Dr.
12720 Cople Hwy.
Coles
Point
472-5599
Kinsale
472-4385 A family restaurant with a vibrant
Chef-owned since 1997. Your waterfront bar. At Coles Point Mabest chance for a great meal with rina. Open Wed.–Sun. L/D/$-$$.
local wines, children’s menu and
full bar. D/$$.
Montross Dairy Freeze
7456 Kings Hwy.
High Tides on the Potomac
Montross
493-9550
205 Taylor St.
Burgers, fries, sundaes, milkColonial Beach
224-8433 shakes and more. L/D/$
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Department Crab Feast will be held at
the Deltaville Firehouse on Saturday,
August 2.
Featured will be all-you-can-eat
steamed crabs, hamburgers, hot dogs
and corn-on-the-cob from 5-8 p.m.,
with music by “Honky-Tonk Heroes”
from 8 p.m.-midnight.
Tickets are available at Harrow’s
Home Center at Cooks Corner; Hurd’s
Hardware, J&W Seafood, and Pat’s
Gallery in Deltaville; Urbanna Builders Supply in Saluda; or by calling
776-9753. Tickets are $30 in advance;
$35 on the event date. Children age 6
and under are admitted free.
Tickets will be available at the gate
only if the event is not sold out.
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dinner slated
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HAGUE—St. Paul’s Catholic
Mission Church in Hague will hold
its 37th annual spaghetti dinner from
5 to 7:30 p.m. August 1. The menu
includes salad, spaghetti with meat
sauce, bread, wine, beverages and
dessert.
Advance tickets are $10 for adults,
$6 for ages 12 and younger and free
for ages 5 and younger. Tickets at the
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Bay Seafood
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LANCASTER—The 24th annual
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the
Kilmarnock-Irvington-White
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In addition to seafood and traditional southern fare, there will be a
silent auction, a raffle and music by
Trademark. Gates open at 4:30 p.m.
Proceeds benefit local charities.
Admission is by advance ticket sales
only. Tickets are $57 and are available
at local banks and merchants, KIWSrotary.org, 1-800-777-9717, or from
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Burkes Fine Jewelers celebrates 45 years
KILMARNOCK––Dorothy and
Fred Burke Sr. didn’t realize
they were establishing a Northern Neck tradition in August of
1969.
They had a vision for their
new company. They wanted to
offer quality items and service to
their friends and neighbors. They
did just that when they opened
the doors of Burkes Jewelers in
Kilmarnock 45 years ago.
The jewelry industry was an
unlikely career choice for the
couple. Fred was a meat cutter
at Safeway Stores for 25 years
and Dorothy was a secretary at
a local insurance company for
more than 20 years. They made
the decision to buy Finney’s
Quality Jewelers from Mr. and
Mrs. Forrest Finney and on
August 25, 1969, Burkes Jewelers was born. Of course, Mr. and
Mrs. Burke knew the decision to
buy the company would have an
impact on their family, but they
had no idea that 45 years later
Burkes Fine Jewelers would
be three generations deep and
growing faster than ever.
Fred Jr. became a jeweler 36
years ago and joined the business to help expand services. In
1987, Fred Jr. met Karen, got
married and took over the business shortly after.
we create it!” said Karen.
Family and community
Dorothy and Fred Burke Sr.
Fred tied a knot on their wedding day symbolizing strength
of love that will never waiver,
they say.
Years later, their son, Justin,
and his wife, Melissa, tied their
own knot to serve as a token
from their wedding day.
There are variations in the
Knot collection named after all
of the Burke women—Dorothy,
Karen, Melissa and Courtney.
The Lady of the Bay is another
popular collection. To Karen,
the Lady of the Bay Collection
celebrates her most beloved
aquatic
creature—imaginary
of course—the mermaid. The
mystical mermaid is feminine,
romantic and mysterious.
There is something Karen
loves more than mermaids—
Northern Neck designs
diamonds! There is nothing
Karen not only fell in love she enjoys more than helping a
with Fred but also a lifestyle that customer choose or design the
Karen joined with her love of perfect ring for their soon to be
jewelry to create the River Col- wife.
lection.
“There are countless settings
The Northern Neck Knot is in our River Rocks Collection
a particularly special collection and if you don’t find one that
to the Burke family. Karen and reflects her perfectly, well, then
Justin and Melissa Burke, Karen and Fred Burke Jr.
28 • Rivah • August 2014 “Last July, our son, Justin,
and his wife, Melissa, joined the
company,” said Fred. Justin is a
third generation salesman and
he wears many other hats. He is
the creator of the advertisements
for the company and he loves to
design custom pieces of jewelry
for customers. Melissa is a bench
jeweler, working alongside Fred
and learning the profession.
“Family is the foundation of
our company. We value faith and
family above everything else;
not only our Burke family but
our wonderful team and their
families. Sarah, Whitney, Sharon
and Libbie are like family to us.
This is truly a family owned and
operated small town business.”
said Fred.
“In our neck of the woods,
owning and operating a small
business isn’t easy but it’s
what keeps our area alive.” said
Fred, owner and Master Jeweler. “There is something very
encouraging about looking
down Main Street at our neighbor businesses. I’m proud to
run our company alongside all
of the great locally owned and
operated businesses, not only
here in Kilmarnock but in all
of our surrounding small towns.
It’s the businesses like ours that
help draw folks to our area and
keep the Northern Neck alive.”
To celebrate the store’s 45th
anniversary, Burkes Fine Jewelers on Friday, August 22, will
open with 45% off for 45 minutes from 9 a.m. to 9:45 a.m.
There will also be hourly drawings to give away jewelry to customers who shopped at the store
during the month of August.
Melissa, Justin, Karen and
Fred designed a beautiful Bay
Bangle topper to honor their
45th anniversary with 45 points
of blue sapphire (the gemstone
that represents 45th anniversaries) and three gold bars representing the three generations.
On Saturday, August 23, they
will host a customer appreciation day to thank their customers
for making them a true Northern
Neck tradition.
Burkes Fine Jewelers is
at 86 South Main Street in
Kilmarnock.
Al Langer of By the Bay Stained Glass stands beside his latest creation,
a beautiful stained glass window piece that will be raffled for the benefit
of the Middlesex County Museum.
‘The River’s Keeper’
raffle to benefit the
Middlesex Museum
SALUDA—Stained glass artisan Al Langer has created a tribute
to Rivah life that is part of the historical heritage of Middlesex
County. Measuring 19 inches by 25.5 inches, the hanging window
piece titled “The River’s Keeper” has multiple panes of colorful
wavy glass that recall the water and the life that is lived around it
every day.
“For anyone who boats, fishes, sails or enjoys Middlesex
waters, this piece will bring to mind time spent traveling through
the local tranquil shorelines; a tranquility that has been part of
our 350 years of recorded life here on the river,” said Middlesex
County Museum Director Holly Horton.
“The River’s Keeper is just stunning,” continued Horton.
“Al has done a wonderful job of capturing the essence that has
brought people to our area for centuries. It will be a stunning
addition to anyone’s home or business.”
Created as a fundraiser piece, this artwork will be raffled with
proceeds benefiting the museum. Valued at $400, The River’s
Keeper raffle tickets sell for $3 each, two for $5, or 10 for $20
and are on sale at the museum. Tickets also can be ordered
through the museum website, www.middlesexmuseum.com.
The River’s Keeper will be on display in the museum, open
Wednesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Located in
Saluda, the museum is one block from the historical courthouse
square and across from Puller Park.
The artwork also will be on display at the Middlesex Woman’s
Club in Urbanna during the club’s event on August 16. Raffle
tickets also can be purchased at that time.
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Yorktown Market Days
Saturdays - 8 am to 12 pm
Naval Weapons Station Yorktown
96th Anniversary Band Concert
Wednesday - August 6, 6:30 to 8 pm
Military Band Concert Series
Tuesdays - August 12, 19, 26, 6:30 to 8 pm
Virginia Symphony Concert
Saturday - August 30, 7:30 pm
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Rivah Diversions
here can you go in
Rivah Country for a family friendly excursion or day
of fun? Below are listings of
places that may be of interest. All area codes are (804)
unless otherwise listed.
W
Sailing camps, soccer camps,
summer day camps.
Missoula
Children’s Theatre Camps
(406)728-1911
Week-long residency “starring” local students in a fullscale musical.
Air Excursion
Bay Aviation
Hummel Field
Topping
Northern Neck Family
YMCA
39 William B. Graham Ct.
Kilmarnock
435-0223
Weekly summer sessions.
436-2977
Animal Farm
River Birch Animal Farm
5952 Gen. Puller Hwy.
Locust Hill
758-3522
Open daily, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Free admission.
The Dog and the Oyster vineyard of the Hope and Glory Inn, Irvington.
Ingleside Vineyards.
14–18' boats with 25 hp outboard motors. Fishing licensBoat Cruises
“Serenity”
es included in rental. Rod and
Bay Water Excursions
Yorktown
(757) 710-1233 reel rental at marina tackle
308 Railway Rd.
A 65' schooner of fers two- shop.
Port Haywood
725-2876 hour cruises. Weekends only. www.captbillyschar ters.com
Boat tours on the Chesa- Private char ters, group reserpeake Bay with USCG cer ti- vations and “locals” specials. Jackson Creek Outfitters
fied captain.
274 Bucks View Ln.
Smith Island Cruise
Deltaville
776-9812
Captain Billy’s Charters/
382 Campground Rd.
Kayak rentals, paddleboat
River Cruises
Reedville
453-3430 rentals, small sailboat rent545 Harvey’s Neck Rd.
Depar ts from Chesapeake als, eco tours, and fishing
Heathsville
580-7292 Bay Camp-Resor t. Reser va- guide ser vices. Located at
Custom cruises ever y Sat. tions required.
Deltaville Marina.
evening.
Private
cruises
Tangier Island Cruise
available.
Tucker’s Recreation
468 Buzzard Point Rd.
www.captbillyschar ters.com
Park and Marine
Reedville
453-2628 244 Barn Rd.
“Faded Glory” – The
Depar ts from Buzzard’s Point Shacklefords
785-4464
Hope and Glory Inn’s 25
Marina.
16' and 17' open bow fiberPassenger Vessel
glass boats with outboard
Urbanna Cruises
65 Tavern Rd.
motors. Fishing license in366-1778 cluded in rental.
Irvington
438-6053 Urbanna
Luncheon and cocktail cruis- Cruise local creeks and rivers
es aboard a restored Ches- aboard a comfy, char tered
apeake Bay oyster boat. pontoon boat. Now ser ving Bowling
The Tides Inn in addition to Evans Bowling Center
Reser vations required.
34 Cralle Ct.
Urbanna marinas.
Kilmarnock
435-3950
www.urbannacruises.com
Jackson Creek Outfitters
274 Bucks View Ln.
Village Lanes
Deltaville
776-9812
7307 John Clayton Mem.
Kayak rentals, paddleboat Boat Rentals
Hwy.
rentals, small sailboat rent- Belle Isle State Park
Gloucester
693-3720
als, eco tours, and fishing 1632 Belle Isle Rd.
(800)933-Park
guide ser vices. Located at Lancaster
Kayak, canoe and small boat
Deltaville Marina.
Camps for Kids
rentals.
4–H Camps
Let’s Go Sailing!
Contact
local
extension
Urbanna
824-4006 Boatyard at Christchurch
of fices.
Day cruises, boat rides and 1228 Crafton Quarter Rd.
758-4067
lessons on “Free Spirit”. By Saluda
Near Christchurch School in Aylett Country Day School
appointment.
Powcan Rd.
Middlesex.
Millers Tavern
443-3214
Rappahannock River
Day camps June, July, Aug.
Ingram Bay Marina
Cruise
Tappahannock
453-2628 545 Harvey’s Neck Rd.
580-7292 Belle Isle State Park
“Captain Thomas” travels to Heathsville
30 • Rivah • August 2014 1632 Belle Isle Rd.
Lancaster
462-5030
Boys and Girls Club
of the Northern Neck
517 Main St.
Kilmarnock
435-2422
Summer camps in 2-week
sessions. Activities, field
trips, swimming, ar ts and
crafts, more.
Bridlewise
Summer Horse Camps
12612 Gen. Puller Hwy.
Hartfield
776-0606
Camp of fered by Bridlewise Riding Academy Day and
Boarding Camp from beginner
to advanced riders.
Camp Piankatank
1586 Stampers Bay Rd.
Hartfield
776-9552
Day and residential camps for
ages 7–17. Activities include
sailing, rock wall, archer y,
swimming and Bible study.
Chesapeake Academy
107 Steamboat Rd.
Irvington
438-5575
Camp Ir vington, Camp Chesapeake and Camp Osprey.
Ages 4-14.
Gloucester County
Parks and Recreation
6467 Main St.
Gloucester
693-2355
Mathews County YMCA
10746 Buckley Hall Rd.
Mathews
725-1488
Northumberland
Family YMCA
6348 Northumberland Hwy.
Heathsville
580-8901
Weekly summer camp in
conjunction with the public
schools.
Rappahannock Art League
Camps
19 N. Main St.
Kilmarnock
436-9309
Weekly ar t camps for ages
6–17. Held in Kilmarnock.
Reedville
Fisherman’s Museum
504 Main St.
Reedville
453-6529
Family boat building June 27–
29, Model making-Aug. 4–8.
Richmond County YMCA
45 George Brown Ln.
Warsaw
333-4117
Weekly summer sessions.
Stratford Hall Camps
483 Great House Rd.
Montross
493-8038
Grandparent/grandchild
camp June 24–26, July 8–10,
Aug. 5–7.
Summer Camps on the
River
49 Seahorse Ln.
Christchurch
758-2306 (ext. 177)
Residential and day co-ed
summer camp, Christchurch
School in Middlesex.
VIMS Summer Camps
1375 Greate Rd.
Gloucester Point 684-7878
Westmoreland Family
YMCA
18849 Kings Hwy.
Middlesex Family YMCA
Montross
493-8163
11487 Gen. Puller Hwy.
Hartfield
776-8846 Licensed summer day camp
Diversions
program.
Westmoreland County
Camps
18849 Kings Hwy.
Montross
493-8163
Day camp.
Canoe/Kayak Rentals
Belle Isle State Park
1632 Belle Isle Rd.
Lancaster
462-5030
Chesapeake Bay
Camp-Resort
382 Campground Rd.
Reedville
453-3430
Ingram Bay Marina
545 Harvey’s Neck Rd.
Heathsville
580-7292
Rent or bring your own and
explore miles of shoreline or
join a group tour to remote locations around the rivers and
bay.
www.captbillyschar ters.com
rentals, small sailboat rent- Studio of fers vinyasa flows
als, eco tours, and fishing and hatha blends along with
guide ser vices. Located at various other forms of yoga.
Deltaville Marina.
InsideOut Yoga
366 James Wharf Rd.
Lazy Days Adventures
Stone
436-2204
Hardyville
776-9853 White
Rentals and eco-tours of local Four levels of vinyasa flow
yoga classes. Classes intewaters. Will deliver.
grate breath and movement,
Westmoreland State Park
awareness and alignment,
1650 State Park Rd.
strength and flexibility, stillMontross
493-8821 ness and joy.
Group kayak trips, paddle
TriYoga
boats and paddle boards
370-4856
Of fering a multi-level hatha
Enrichment Classes blend. Class times and locaChestnut Cove
tions var y.
Bed and Breakfast
and Zekiah Glass
Farmers’ Markets
511 Oakley Ln.
Farnham
394-3142 Deltaville Farmers’ Market
Two guest rooms with pri- 287 Jackson Creek Rd.
776-6950
vate baths, full breakfast and Deltaville
lunch. Two-day classes in Four th Sat. of the month
creating stained glass, with May–Nov.; 9 a.m.–1 p.m.
a separate fee, is of fered in- Holly Point Nature Park at the
clusively with overnight stays. Deltaville Maritime Museum.
Jackson Creek Outfitters
Dragonfly Yoga Studio, LLC Gloucester Market
274 Bucks View Ln.
Deltaville
776-9812 16314 Gen. Puller Hwy. 6523 Main St.
695-0700
832-9353 Gloucester
Kayak rentals, paddleboat Deltaville
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Monthly June–Aug., Wed. eve- Tappahannock
445-2076
nings 4–7 p.m. Located at Third week each month Apr.–
the histor y museum.
Nov. except for June which is
RivahFest.
Heathsville Farmers’
Market
Urbanna Farmers’ Market
73 Monument Place
351 Bonner St.
Heathsville
580-3377 Urbanna
761-4840
Third Sat. of the month Apr.– The second Sat. of each
Oct., 9 a.m.–1 p.m. Behind month May–Sept.; 9 a.m.–1
Rice’s
Hotel/Hughlett’s p.m. in Taber Park.
Tavern.
Irvington Farmers Market
Irvington Commons
Irvington
480-0697
First Sat. of the month from
May–Nov., 9 a.m.–1 p.m.
Mathews Farmers’ Market
10494 Buckley Hall Rd.
Mathews
725-7196
Ever y Sat., 9 a.m.–1 p.m. at
Mathews historic cour thouse
green.
Montross Market Days
15803 Kings Hwy.
Montross
703-598-2112
First Sat. of the month
May–Sept.
Tappahannock Farmers’
Market
Prince St. and Cross St.
Fun Parks
Swamp Fun Park
2735 Geo. Wash. Mem. Hwy.
Gloucester
642-8778
Paint ball.
Learn to Sail
Norton’s Sailing School
97 Marina Rd.
Deltaville
776-9211
Premier Sailing
744 St. Andrews Ln.
Weems
438-9300
Stingray Point Sailing
School
18355 Gen. Puller Hwy.
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Deltaville
Jamaica
758-1867
909-2655 Dir t track racing select Sat.
nights through October.
Movies
Colonial Beach Dragway
Essex 5 Cinemas
2035 James Monroe Hwy.
1653 Tap pahannock Blvd.
Colonial Beach
224-7455
Tappahannock
445-1166 1/8th mile asphalt drag track.
Hillside Cinema
7321 John Clayton Mem.
Hwy.
Gloucester
693-2770
Dragon Motor Sports
1790 Howerton Rd.
Dunnsville
443-1903
Truck and tractor pulls.
York River Crossing
Skating
Cinema
Stan’s Skateland
2226 York Crossing Dr.
Hayes
642-5999 17408 Kings Hwy.
Montross
493-9890
Fri.–Sat., 7:30–10 p.m.
Pick Your Own
Bentwaters Farm
1083 Circle Dr.
Mathews
725-5839
Spray-free blueberries, homegrown yarns from sheep
raised on the farm, lambs and
Kids, Cashmere and Nigerian
goats. Open by appointment.
Eastfields Farms
85 Preston Point Rd.
Mathews
725-3948
Spray-free blueberries in July/
Aug. Open Fri.–Sun.
Lew Bristow’s
Blackberry Farm
9607 Gen. Puller Hwy.
Hartfield
776-7785
8 a.m.–4 p.m., Mon.–Sat. in
season.
Theaters
Court House Players
Mathews
725-0474
Community theater ser ving
Gloucester, Mathews and
Middlesex counties. Dinner
theater.
Donk’s Theater
223 Buckley Hall Rd.
Mathews
725-7760
Virginia’s Lil’ Ole Opr y. Live
countr y music in a family
atmosphere.
Belle Mount Vineyards
Hague
472-5283
2570 Newland Rd.
Warsaw
333-4700 Ingleside Vineyards
and Winery
The Dog and Oyster
5872 Leedstown Rd.
Vineyard
Oak Grove
224-8687
170 White Fences Dr.
Irvington
438-9463 Oak Crest Vineyard
Wine tastings, 11 a.m.–6 and Winery
p.m. Thurs.–Mon.
8215 Oak Crest Dr.
King George (540)663-2813
General’s Ridge Vineyard
1618 Weldons Dr.
Specials Wine Seller
Hague
(703) 313-9742 52 S. Main St.
Tasting room, appetizers. Fri. Kilmarnock
436-9463
noon–7 p.m.; Sat. noon–6 Free wine tastings each Fri. at
p.m.; Sun. noon–5 p.m. 703- 5 p.m.
313-9742 Mon.–Thurs.; 4723172 Fri.–Sun.
Vault Field Vineyards
2953 Kings Mill Rd.
Good Luck Cellars
Kinsale
472-4430
1025 Good Luck Rd.
Kilmarnock
435-1416
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Open Mon. noon to 5 p.m.,
please email: [email protected]
Thurs. 11 a.m.–6 p.m., Fri. 11
a.m.–8 p.m., Sat. 11 a.m.–6
p.m. and Sun. noon–5 p.m.
www.goodluckcellars.com
Hague Winery
8268 Cople Hwy.
Lancaster Players
361 Chesapeake Dr.
White Stone
435-3776
Readers Theater
offered at
Northumberland
library
HEATHVILLE—A free fourday workshop for kids of middle
school age will be held from 9
a.m. to noon July 31 and August
4-6 at the Northumberland Public
Library, 7204 Northumberland
Highway, Heathsville.
The “Readers Theater” will be
conducted by award-winning storyteller Josh McKinley. The class is
limited to 12 participants and preregistration is required, said children’s
program coordinator Jan Bates.
According to Bates, participants’
groups will pick a children’s story to
dramatize and become the storytellers. The program will culminate in
group presentations during an allages story hour at 10 a.m. August 6.
“We welcome anyone ages 12
through 15 with or without any prior
theater experience,” said Bates.
To register, visit the library, or
580-5051.
804-333-4700
Westmoreland Players
16217 Richmond Rd.
Callao
529-9345
Tater Neck Blueberry Farm
Potato Neck Rd.
Port Haywood
725-2623
Open mid-July through La- Trolley Rides
bor Day, during daylight. No Triangle Trolley
435-1552
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Between
Kilmarnock,
varieties available.
Ir vington and White Stone.
Ever y Fri. and Sat. May 2–Oct
Westmoreland Berry Farm
4 and Sun. May 25 and Aug.
1235 Berry Farm Ln.
Oak Grove
224-9171 31.
The Pearl Trolley
Urbanna
758-2613
Bethpage Miniature Golf
The Pearl runs in and around
and Ice Creamery
Urbanna in Middlesex County,
4817 Old Virginia St.
from May 24–Sept. 3 25¢.
Urbanna
758-GOLF (4653) Sponsors needed.
Putt-putt golf. Rt. 602 just outside of Urbanna, Middlesex
Wine Tastings
County.
Athena Vineyards
and Winery, Inc.
Racing
3138 Jessie Ball duPont
Bill Sawyer’s
Mem. Hwy.
Virginia Motor Speedway
Burgess
580-4944
4426 Tidewater Tr.
See what flying is really meant to be
in our impeccably restored
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Book review slated Aug. 8
KILMARNOCK—Juli Ghiselin will discuss the
book Southport’s Art Newton by Tommy Harrelson at
2 p.m. August 8 at the Lancaster Community Library,
235 School Street, Kilmarnock.
Newton was Southport, N.C.’s, first professional
photographer in the ‘40s through the early ‘60s. He
documented the life of the small fishing village in
those days. Ghiselin is his daughter and has lived
in Kilmarnock with her family for the past seven
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Billy Pipkin
The Fishing Line
Chillin’ and Fishin’ Beating
the Heat of August
T
he month of August can be
very hot and dry inland. The
best way to beat the heat is head
to the water.
There’s nothing better than
catching fish at sunrise. Early
morning offers good fishing and
cooler temperatures. Of course,
nocturnal anglers find that sunset
offers many of the same benefits.
Many fish find their way into
shallow waters at night to feed.
This offers great early morning
and evening fishing for inshore
anglers.
We have a wide variety of species available this month in the
Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula: Spanish mackerel, bluefish, cobia, spadefish, flounder,
whiting, speckled trout, puppy
drum, spot, croaker and more.
For the small boat owner, the
rivers and creeks offer ideal
locations to find bottom feeders
as well as trout and small drum.
Simply fishing with a two-hook
bottom rig using squid strips,
shrimp or bloodworms will work
well in most cases. Bloodworm
offerings are yielding good numbers of spot on in-shore oyster
beds. Spot are running larger and
more plentiful this year.
For those anglers preferring
to jig and cast lures, the Berkley
Gulp baits are producing results
on a variety of species. The swimming mullets and the jerk baits
are most popular. Mirrolures
and other similar presentations
are working as well. Grass beds
in skinny water are the home for
speckled trout, puppy drum and
larger croaker. Locations holding
the best populations are Mobjack
Bay, the North River, East River,
Piankatank River, Dividing
Creek and Ingram Bay. Due to
a hard freeze that killed many
speckled trout last winter, the
season was closed until August
1. The remainder of the summer
months should yield good numbers of trout.
Trolling action will land
mackerel and blues this month.
There have already been several
mackerel in our catches since
mid-July. The blues and mackerels are often found schooling together in close proximity.
This offers an opportunity for
small boat anglers to get into the
action. Windmill Point, outside
of Ingram Bay, Smith Point and
Coles Point are all locations that
hold these fish. They are also
found along the shipping channel
as they travel up the bay.
Just outside of Ingram Bay
Marina folks are catching both
mackerel and blues trolling at
the mouth of the Great Wicomico
River.
For best results, I recommend
using a small #0 Drone or Clark
spoon either in chrome, gold
or a variety of colors including
hot pink and chartreuse. Use a
15-foot-long #20 leader with a
good quality swivel in the center
behind a #1 planer or light inline sinkers to keep the baits
down below the surface 12-15
feet. For a deeper presentation, I
use #2 planers, which will place
your spoons at depths of 15- 20
feet.
Chumming is popular for gathering catches of bluefish, cobia
and spadefish. For blues and
cobia, the standard grind of menhaden chum will suffice, yet the
spadefish prefer a clam chum.
Blues can be found on any of the
numerous artificial reefs including Windmill Point, Asphalt
Pile and Northern Neck Reef.
The S.W. Middle Grounds off of
Smith Island holds good numbers as well. Spadefish frequent
structures such as lighthouses,
wrecks and reefs. Cobia are more
free swimming and can be drawn
to the boat with chum and take
live offerings such as spot and
eels. The strong run of cobia in
the lower bay this year translated
into good numbers making their
way into local waters.
August is a great month for
fishing. Don’t let the heat get you
down. Temperatures on the water
are always cooler than on land.
Our gentle, refreshing Northern
Neck breeze should be patented.
During August the stinging nettles die off and many anglers
split their time with other activities such as swimming, water
skiing and just plain cruising. No
matter what activity you prefer,
it’s great to be on the water.
I have included a fish cakes
recipe out of my private collection for you to try. Enjoy!
Until next time . . . Fair winds.
Fish Cakes
• 2 pounds of steamed boneless fish fillets (croaker works
great)
• 1 cup of celery finely chopped
• 1 cup of sweet onion chopped
(optional-include some green
onion for flavor and color)
• 2 or 3 eggs
•1-2 tablespoons of yellow
mustard (not dry mustard)
• 1 tablespoon of lemon juice
• 4 tablespoons of Worcestershire sauce
• 2 tablespoons of fresh parsley chopped (try more or less to
fit taste)
• 1 small can of Rotel with
liquid drained. Can use regular
or hot depending on taste. May
also wish to add a bit more or try
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34 • Rivah • August 2014 one of the other salsa-type mixes.
Seems to be a major contributor
of taste for this recipe.
• 2 bags of instant herb potatoes (will not add water for this
recipe)
• 1-1.5 cups of mayonnaise
• Hot sauce to taste if looking
for “hotter” flavor. If in doubt
skip this ingredient.
• Old Bay seasoning
• Pepper .5 teaspoons or so
sure the fish is chilled.
Mix all the ingredients except
the fish in a bowl. Make sure it
is well mixed. Add the fish and
mix again. Using your hands,
form cakes of the size you wish
to fry. Place the formed cakes in
the refrigerator so they can set up
(roughly 30 minutes).
Can be fried as is or they can be
“breaded” (with or without dipping in egg) with bread crumbs,
cracker crumbs or
House Autry Seafood breader mix.
Fry in small amount
of olive oil for about
5 minutes per side.
Makes about 10
large cakes or 20
small cakes.
Feel
free
to
experiment. Add or
subtract to fit your
tastes. Adding ½ lb.
depending on taste
of chopped shrimp adds texture
• Salt to taste (better to go light and flavor.
and add when eaten if needed)
Steam (do not boil) fish. Capt. Billy Pipkin owns and
Season fish with Old Bay before operates Capt. Billy’s Charters
steaming. When done the fish and Ingram Bay Marina in
should be chilled. With the sea- Wicomico Church —580-7292.
soning the fish should taste a For the latest fishing informalittle like steamed crab. Can be tion and tips, read his column
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2014 Sizes and Limits
Recreational Fishing Regulations in Virginia’s Marine Waters
Black Drum
Minimum Size Limit: 16" Total Length
Limit: 1 Black Drum per person per day
Blue Catfish
Minimum Size Limit: None
Limit: Only one over 32" per day
Bluefish
Minimum Size Limit: None
Limit: 10 Bluefish per person per day
Spadefish
Minimum Size Limit: None
Limit: 4 Spadefish per person per day
Spanish Mackerel
Minimum Size Limit: 14" Total Length
Limit: 15 Spanish Mackerel per person per day
Speckled Trout (Spotted Sea Trout)
Season closed through July 31, 2014
Minimum Size Limit: 14" Total Length
Limit: 5 Speckled Trout per person per day, only one may be 24" or greater
Cobia
Minimum Size Limit: 37" Total Length
Limit: 1 Cobia per person per day
Striped Bass (Striper, Rockfish)
Grey Trout (Weakfish)
Minimum Size Limit: 12" Total Length
Limit: 1 Grey Trout per day per person
Virginia Trophy Season in Chesapeake Bay, May 1 through June 15
Minimum Size Limit: 32"
Possession Limit: 1 Rockfish per person per day
Spring Season, May 16–June 15
Minimum Size Limit: 18" | Maximum Size Limit **: 28"
Limit: 2 Rockfish per person per day
** One fish of the two fish limit may be larger than 32" in length or larger
Fall Season, October 4–December 31
2 per person per day
1 Rockfish 28" or longer can be kept
Minimum Size Limit: 18" | Maximum Size Limit: 28"
Red Drum (Channel Bass)
Minimum Size Limit: 18" Total Length
Maximum Size Limit: 26" Total Length
Limit: 3 Red Drum per person per day
Summer Flounder (Fluke)
Sheepshead
Minimum Size Limit: none
Limit: 4 Sheepshead per person per day
Minimum Size Limit: 16"
Limit: 4 Flounder per person per day
Tautog
Minimum Size Limit: 16"
Limit: 3 Tautog per person per day
Closed Season: May 1–September 19
For information on the most current regulations, contact Virginia Marine Resources Commission, 2600 Washington Ave., P.O. Box 756, Newport News, Va. 23607: (757) 247-2200. VMRC “Hotline” number to report
violations: (800) 541-4646. VMRC monitors VHF Channel 17. The VMRC website is www.mrc.state.va.us. Fish illustrations, courtesy Duane Raver, may not be reproduced without permission (919) 553-0280.
Anglers club
welcomes
new members
KILMARNOCK—The
Northern Neck Anglers Club is
dedicated to educating anglers
about saltwater fishing techniques and sharing information
about tackle, bait selection,
techniques and locations. The
club meets periodically and
conducts several tournaments
during the season.
Upcoming
meetings
are
August 9 at Rice’s Hotel/
Hughlett’s Tavern Transportation Building, 73 Monument
Place, Heathsville; and October 4, Lancaster Community
Library, 235 School Street,
Kilmarnock. The
meetings
begin at 7 p.m.
Upcoming tournaments are
August 16-17, Spanish mackerel/bluefish/puppy drum; September 13-14, speckled trout/
Spanish
mackerel/spot/puppy
drum; October 11-12, rockfish/bluefish/speckled
trout;
and November 29-December 7,
rockfish.
Annual dues are $30 and all
tournaments are free to members. To join, visit northernn e c k a n g l e r s c l u b. wo r d p r e s s .
com; or call secretary Mark Roy
at 540-550-7108.
Boaters’ Boutique
August 16th
Sales Event
20% OFF
Everything!
Quite a catch
From left, John Neimiller, Lindsay Janeway and Jeremy Neimiller on
July 16 enjoyed a day of fishing with Capt. Bob Reed on a “Bob-ALong Your Boat Charter” fishing out of Gwynn’s Island. They caught
spadefish, trigger fish, sheepshead and black drum.
Annapolis Yacht Sales has served
Chesapeake Bay boaters for over 60 years.
With offices in Deltaville, Annapolis, Kent Island &
Rock Hall, we cover the Bay.
Citation cat
From left, Anna and Sarah Powell of Warner and Xola De-Beau of
Hartfield hold the 36-lb., 6-oz. citation catfish Sarah recently caught
in the Dragon Run.
Community Festival set August 2
WICOMICO CHURCH – The
Northumberland County Community Center Organization will
host a community festival from
1 to 6 p.m. August 2 at its facili-
Hidden Inside Deltaville Yachting Center Ships’ Store
Mon. – Sat. 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
18355 Gen. Puller Hwy. • Deltaville • 804-776-9898
ties at 679 Browns Store Road,
Wicomico Church.
There will be a bike, car and
truck show, a DJ, horse shoes,
volleyball, corn hole, games and
food.
Tickets are $25 for adults and
$10 for ages 6-12. Vendor tables
are $20. Call Jim Long, 7243240.
Submit your photos of people having fun at the Rivah!
Email them to: [email protected]
Please Include: Names of people in the photo, location of photo and a brief description of what’s happening in the photo.
36 • Rivah • August 2014 Beneteau Sail • Beneteau Power
Edgewater • Greenline Hybrid • Steiger Craft • Vanquish
274 Buck’s View Lane • Deltaville, Virginia
In Deltaville Marina on Jackson Creek
Phone: 804-776-7575
www.annapolisyachtsales.com
Rivah Marinas
ll area codes are (804) unless otherwise listed.
A
Essex
QRappahannock River
Garrett’s Marina
339 Catch Penny Ln.
Bowler’s Wharf
443-2573
At Buoy 19 on Rappahannock
River. Gas, ship’s store, engine
repair, boat sales, launching
ramp, restrooms, showers and
boat storage. www.garretts.com
Harborside Storage
at Garrett’s Marina
339 Catch Penny Ln.
Bowler’s Wharf
443-0190
Fully enclosed dry stack and
open dry stack storage.
Dozier’s Port Urbanna Yachting Center
June Parker Marina
531 Church Ln.
Tappahannock
443-2131
High/dry storage, ship’s store, At mouth of Sarah’s Creek af- www.tidesinn.com
Fuel docks, deep water slips.
boat ramp, and slips. Gas and ter green marker #9. Gas, dieElectric service, pumpout,
on-demand diesel.
sel, 10 ft. depth at fuel dock, Rappahannock Yachts/
restrooms, swimming pools
sewage pumpout, ship’s store, Sanders Yacht Yard
and restaurant with tiki bar and
ice, hull and engine repair, full 70 Rappahannock Rd.
grill.
Gloucester
438-5353
service yard or do-it-yourself. Irvington
Q Perrin River
35- and 60-ton lifts, courtesy Located on Carter’s Creek. Full
Crown Pointe Marina
car, car rental nearby, show- service boatyard for power and Mathews
9737 Cook’s Landing Rd.
ers, restrooms, pool and picnic sail. 30-ton travel lift, carpentry QCobbs Creek
Hayes
642-6177 area, transient slips.
and engine shop. Paint shed for Ginney Point Marina
On Perrin River off York River.
Awlgrip/restoration
projects. 22 Ginney Point Ln.
725-7407
Yamaha dealer, Valvtect gas, Q Severn River
Slips, dry storage, restrooms Cobbs Creek
At Piankatank River and Cobbs
diesel, ice, bait, pumpout, Severn River Marina
and showers.
Creek; depth at fuel dock, 5.5';
ship’s store, 20-ton travel lift, 3398 Stonewall Rd.
www.rappyachts.com
gas, diesel and oil; ramp, ice,
restrooms, showers, ramp, fish Hayes
642-6969
toilets and showers, electric
cleaning station. Fishing char- On southwest branch of Severn QIndian Creek
boat for charter. Engine, hull,
ters, two pools, 235 slips plus River near marker #4, off Chesapeake Boat Basin
electrical and sail repairs;
transient slips.
Mobjack Bay. Full service re- 1686 Waverly Ave.
435-3110 slip rental, wet, dry, open and
pairs with 75-ton travel lift, wet Kilmarnock
Q Rowes Creek
and dry storage, ship’s store, Gas/diesel, complete ship’s covered boat storage; limited
Holiday Marina
pool, transient facilities and store, inboard/outboard en- marine supplies, one rental
3143 Holiday Marina Rd.
gine repairs, Suzuki, Mercury, apartment.
other amenities.
Hayes
642-2528
Nauticstar and Boston Whaler
On Rowes Creek off the Severn
dealer, brokerage sales, slips, QDavis Creek
River. Diesel, non-ethanol gaso- Lancaster
restrooms, launching ramp, ice The Marina on Davis Creek
343 Davis Creek Rd.
line, ice, showers, restrooms, QCarter’s Creek
and swimming pool.
Bavon
725-3343
transient slips, marine parts, Carter’s Cove Marina
Located by the water, northfull service marina, hull repair, 347 Carter’s Cove Dr.
QMeyer Creek
Weems
438-5273 Yankee Point
west of New Point Light just
60-ton lift, ramp.
Deep water slips, electric Sailboat Marina
off the Mobjack Bay; Lat.37service to all slips, sewage 1303 Oak Hill Rd.
Q Sarah’s Creek
19.8' N Long.76-17.9' W. Deep
pumpout, laundry facilities, Lancaster 462-7635
Jordan Marine
water slips for boats to 50',
restrooms, modern bath house, In Ottoman near the Merry Point pumpout station, ramp usage
7804 Jordan Rd.
Gloucester Point
642-4360 wireless internet.
Ferry. Gas/diesel, pumpout, with dry slip rental, showers
On Sarah’s Creek off the York
restaurant, swimming pool, and restrooms, Valvtect gas
River. 60-ton travel lift, 100-ton Marina at The Tides Inn
boat brokerage, rental cottag- and diesel.
railway, paint and hull repairs, 480 King Carter Dr.
es, ship’s store, repairs, slips,
438-5000 restrooms, ramp.
QHorn Harbor
wet and dry storage, showers Irvington
Gas/diesel, sewage pumpout,
Horn Harbor Marina
and restrooms.
mini ship’s store, showers, QRappahannock River
308 Railway Rd.
laundry, dining, lodging, slips, Windmill Point Marina
York River Yacht Haven
Port Haywood
725-3223
restrooms, access to golf, ten- 40 Windjammer Ln.
8109 Yacht Haven Rd.
Located north of New Point
Gloucester Point
642-2156 nis and swimming pools.
White Stone
436-1818 Comfort. Gas, diesel, ice,
6' depth. Pool, showers,
restrooms, pumpout; 15-ton
travel lift, 80-ton railway. Hull
repairs for fiberglass and wood.
Covered and open slips.
Q East River
Compass Marina
6199 East River Rd.
Mobjack
725-7999
From East River at Mobjack
Bay, enter at the #5 Daymark.
Floating docks, in-slip pumpout,
up to twin 50 amp electrical
service, bathhouse, 17 slips
for boats up to 50', dredged to
8' MLW.
QMilford Haven
Morningstar Marina
249 Mill Point Rd.
Hudgins
725-9343
Next to the Milford Haven Coast
Guard Station, Gwynn’s Island.
Gas and oil, fuel dock depth, 4’.
Engine repairs, bottom painting,
ship’s store, ice, bait and fishing supplies. Sewage pumpout,
dry storage only. Picnic area,
bathhouse, rental apartment.
QNorth River
Mobjack Bay Marina
454 Marina Rd.
North
725-7245
On Blackwater Creek near marker #2. Gas, diesel, fuel dock,
low tide depth—4’. Primarily
a sailboat marina. Repairs to
hulls, electrical systems, minor
engine repairs, bottom painting. 20-ton travel lift. Dockage,
boat ramp, dry storage, sewage
pumpout, showers, restrooms,
ship’s store.
QQueen’s Creek
Queen’s Creek Marina
321 Walnut Acres Ln.
Hudgins
240-8670
Sail and powerboat slips, some
covered, electric, fresh water.
Clubhouse, restrooms, showers, ice, covered picnic area,
play area, fish cleaning station,
pumpout station. Land boat/
trailer storage.
Middlesex
QBroad Creek
Chesapeake Cove Marina
170 Greens Cove Rd.
Deltaville
776-6855
Gas and diesel fuel, sewage
pumpout, ship’s store, hull
38 f
August 2014 • Rivah • 37
Marinas
f 37
and engine repair, restrooms,
Finatic fishing charters, travel
lift and prop service. Powerboat
sales.
www.chesapeakecovemarina.com
Rivertime Marina
and Boatyard
141 Hamble Ln.
Deltaville
776-7574
Full service boat yard. 30- ton
travel lift, boat forklift, haul
and launch, quick haul, bottom
painting, engine and transmission repair and replacements,
winterizations, wooden and fiberglass boat repairs.
Coastal Marine Inc.
160 Dockside Dr.
Deltaville
776-6585
Full service boatyard for power
and sail, 50-ton travel-lift, engine and mechanical shop,
specializes in repair of Mercury Stingray Point Marina
outboards, Crusader engines 19167 Gen. Puller Hwy.
Deltaville
776-7272
repair and service.
Ship’s store, hull and engine reDeltaville Yachting Center
pair, restrooms, travel lift, boat
18355 Gen. Puller Hwy.
storage and annual rentals.
Deltaville
776-9898
Gas, ship’s store, clubhouse, Walden’s Marina
pool, hull refinishing/painting, 1224 Timberneck Rd.
776-9440
engine repairs and installation, Deltaville
full rigging service, a/c and 75 covered and open boat
heat install and repair, boatel, slips, ship’s store, gas and dieyard storage, slips, forklift, sel fuel, restrooms, pumpout
50-ton travel lift. Chesapeake facility, full-service boatyard,
Yacht Sales; dealer for Cata- hull and engine repair, ice, tranlina yachts and Carolina classic sient space, travel lift.
powerboats. Mainship and Albin specialist. VA clean marina. QFishing Bay
Chesapeake Boat Works
www.dycboat.com
548 Deagles Rd.
Deltaville
776-8833
Norton Yacht Sales, Inc.
97 Marina Dr.
Ship’s store, hull and engine reDeltaville
776-9211 pair, restrooms, travel lift, railSlips,
fuel,
pumpouts, way, dockage and boat storage.
restrooms, laundry, full service www.chesapeakeboatworks.
yacht repair yard, Yanmar diesel com
engine repairs, 35 ton travel
lift, dealer for Marlow Hunter, Fishing Bay Harbor Marina
Marlow Mainship and Jeanneau 519 Deagles Rd.
776-6800
sailboats, brokerage sail and Deltaville
power, ASA sailing school, sail Gas and diesel, sewage
pumpout,
ship’s
store,
charters.
restrooms, swimming pool,
Norview Marina
laundromat, bicycles, Wi-Fi,
18691 Gen. Puller Hwy.
ValvTect marine fuel, floating
Deltaville
776-6463 and fixed, open and covered
Gas and diesel, sewage slips.
pumpout, ship’s store, boatel, hull and engine repair, QJackson Creek
restrooms, boat ramp, swim- Deltaville Boat Yard
ming pool, laundromat, con- 274 Bucks View Ln.
776-8900
venience market, travel lift, Deltaville
forklift, Delta boat sales and Hull and engine repair, dry storbrokerage.
www.norviewma- age, fiberglass repair, carpentry
work, travel lift, full rigging serrina.com
vices, full service yard.
Regatta Point
Deltaville Marina
Yachting Center
274 Bucks View Ln.
137 Neptune Ln.
776-9812
Deltaville
776-8400 Deltaville
Open and covered slips to 70’, Gas and diesel, sewage
ship’s
store,
clubhouse, conference room, pumpout,
pool, private bathrooms, laun- restrooms, swimming pool,
yacht
repair
dry, pumpout, 30 transient laundromat,
slips for individuals/groups, services.
wireless internet access, conQLaGrange Creek
crete floating docks.
38 • Rivah • August 2014 What is your favorite way to eat
Chesapeake Bay blue crabs?
“Eating steamed crabs with a cold
beer on a screened in porch with the
breeze blowing.”
––Susan Haydon of Weems
Remlik Marina and
Danny’s Marine Services
485 Burch Rd.
Urbanna
758-5450
Full-service boatyard, hull and
engine repairs, ship’s store,
pumpout, 30-ton travel lift,
swimming pool, restrooms, onshore winter storage, gas, 99
covered slips.
QLocklies Creek
Locklies Marina
784 Locklies Creek Rd.
Topping
758-2871
Gas and diesel fuel, ship’s
store, dry storage, charter boats
moor at the facility, restrooms,
two launching ramps, boat rentals, picnic tables.
Regent Point Marina
and Boatyard
317 Regent Point Dr.
Topping
758-4457
Trawlers welcome. Sewage
pumpout, restrooms, showers, boat ramp for leaseholders, playground, covered picnic
area, storage lockers, and full
service boatyard including hauling and ground storage.
www.regentpointmarina.com
QRappahannock River
Boatyard at Christchurch
1228 Crafton Quarter Rd.
Saluda
758-4067
Boatel, 30-ton travel lift, gas,
dry storage, ship’s store, bait,
bathhouse, launch, ramp, hull
and mechanical repair.
QRobinson Creek
Sunset Point Marina
792 Burrell’s Marina Rd.
Urbanna
758-5016
40 slips on Robinson Creek,
handmade
rockfish,
flounder and trout tackle on sale,
restrooms and bath houses,
pumpout facilities, ramp, picnic
tables, ice, gas grills and East
Coast houseboats sales and
manufacturing.
QUrbanna Creek
Dozier’s Port Urbanna
Yachting Center
1 Waterfront St.
Urbanna
758-0000
Hull
and
engine
repair,
restrooms, outside boat stor-
Deltaville, Va.
804-776-6855
Broad Creek &
Green’s Cove Rd.
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Gas & Diesel • Covered Slips
AUTHORIZED DEALER FOR:
Marinas
age facilities, limited transient
dockage. Groceries and downtown Urbanna within walking
distance. Covered slips to 70',
clubhouse and 40-ton lift.
Urbanna Creek Marina
at the Bridge
10 Watling St.
Urbanna
(540) 226-5357
Adjacent to Urbanna Creek
Bridge. 44 slips, bath and
shower facilities, restaurant access, apartment complex for
yearly rental.
sel, sewage pumpout, ship’s shop, restaurant with inside/
store, laundry, restrooms, full outside dining, 30 and 50 amp
electric.
repairs, 25-ton travelift.
Lewisetta Marina
369 Church Ln.
Lottsburg
529-7299
Gas/diesel, pumpout, ship’s
store, ice, hull and engine repair, restrooms, ramp.
QCockrell’s Creek
Buzzards Point Marina
468 Buzzard Point Rd.
Reedville
453-3545
Restrooms, showers, gas/dieUrbanna Town Marina
sel, ice, pumpout service, 70
210 Oyster Rd.
in-water slips, dry storage, WiUrbanna
758-5440 Fi, Tangier Island ferry service,
At foot of Virginia St. 32 slips, picnic area.
16 transient. Bath and shower
facilities, laundry, bikes and Fairport Marina
golf cart rentals, pumpout sta- 252 Polly Cove Rd.
tion, handicapped accessible.
Fairport
453-5002
Gas/diesel, ship’s store and
restaurant, restrooms.
Northumberland
QCoan River
Coan River Marina
3170 Lake Rd.
Lottsburg
529-6767
Deep water slips with easy access to bay and river. Gas/die-
Reedville Marina
902 Main St.
Reedville
453-6789
At Crazy Crab on Cockrell’s
Creek, boat slips, gas/diesel,
showers, pumpout, Wi-Fi, gift
QGreat Wicomico River
Great Wicomico River
Marina
836 Horn Harbor Rd.
Burgess
580-0716
QLittle Wicomico River
Chesapeake Bay
Camp-Resort
382 Campground Rd.
Reedville
453-3430
Covered slips, store, showers,
swimming pool, mini-golf, pavilion, Sun. breakfast. Overnight
or annual slip rentals. Cabins,
lodges, tent, RV sites.
Cockrell’s Marine Railway
309 Railway Dr.
Heathsville
453-3560
Hull and engine repair, sewage
pumpout, ramp.
Smith Point Marina
989 Smith Point Rd.
Reedville
453-4077
Full service, covered and uncovered slips, ramp, forklift and
12-ton travel lift, camping, bathhouse, laundry, ship’s store.
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mile to the bay.
Westmoreland
QMattox Creek
QLodge Creek
Stepp’s Harbor View Marina
Olverson’s Lodge Creek
277 Harbor View Circle
Marina Inc.
Oak Grove
224-9265
1161 Melrose Rd.
Slip rentals, showers, pool,
Lottsburg
529-6868 store, snack bar, boat sales and
Gas/diesel, pumpout, ramp, repairs, fuel, sewage pumpout.
sand beach, heated pool, laundry, restrooms/showers, boat QMonroe Bay
with trailer storage, covered and Bayside Marina
open slips, transients welcome. 11 Monroe Bay Ave.
Colonial Beach
224-7570
QTowles Creek
40-slip marina, close to downIngram Bay Marina
town Colonial Beach. New
545 Harveys Neck Rd.
bathhouse and club room.
Heathsville
580-7292 Lighthouse Restaurant. TranNear Wicomico Church. Covered sients welcome.
slips up to 48', outside slips up
to 60'. Transient slips, rental Nightingale’s Motel
cabins, banquet facilities. Gas/ and Marina
diesel, sewage pumpout, ship’s 101 Monroe Bay Ave.
224-7956
store, tackle/bait shop, deep Colonial Beach
boat ramp, restrooms, show- 10 transient slips, restrooms,
ers, beach. Fishing charters, restaurant next door, motel
cruises (dinner, sunset or desti- accommodations.
nation), boat/canoe rentals.
Stanford’s Marina
www.captbillyscharters.com
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472-4011
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Above photo: The Elsie Louise was used to haul freight for Lord Mott Co. of Baltimore, Maryland and
Urbanna, Virginia. J. Wood Tull built her in Irvington, Virginia in 1914. (Courtesy of Selden Richardson)
Right photo: In the early 1980s, Dootsie Walker of White Stone converted the Elsie Louise into a snapper
rig vessel to harvest menhaden for bait for crab potters and sports-fishermen. He changed the name to
Georgeanna.
Over 100 and still cruising
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by Larry Chowning
deck, and it was hard, cold work. I told Johnny, ‘You might
have to do this but I’m just a youngster and after this winter
that would be it for me.’
“The Elsie Louise was a great boat for catching oysters,”
Payne continued. “It took us about four hours to catch 450
bushels with two dredges. Catching them wasn’t the problem, it was unloading that took the time. We never missed a
day for weather either. It could be blowing a gale or pouring
rain or snow. It didn’t make any difference, we went and she
always brought us back.”
ne hundred years is a long time for a wooden
boat to survive on the Chesapeake Bay. However, one such vessel still plying bay waters after a century
is Elsie Louise, also named Georgeanna and Veteran, which
was built in 1914 in Irvington by boatbuilder J. Wood Tull.
Elsie Louise has had a remarkable career, starting out
as a freight and oyster dredge boat for Morattico Packing
Company of Baltimore and Urbanna. She was converted to
a menhaden snapper rig vessel in the 1980s and renamed
Georgeanna. She has recently been completely overhauled
into a pleasure craft with all the modern conveniences and In the early 1980s, Elsie Louise was converted to a menhaden snapper rig by Captain Wesley “Dootsie” Walker of
renamed Veteran.
White Stone. Walker took the aft house/pilothouse off and
built a new house forward giving her the appearance of an
When she was a commercial working craft, the Elsie Louise old wooden fish (menhaden) steamer.
was used to haul cans and products to and from Urbanna’s
“Dootsie used the boat to tow his purse boats and offLord Mott canning factory to the main facility in Baltimore. load his fish from his menhaden nets into the Georgeanna’s
She was also used to haul seed oysters and to dredge for fish hold; said Eric Hedberg, who along with his partner
oysters.
Junior Fisher bought the boat from Walker around 2002 and
Ed Payne of Urbanna worked aboard her in the winter of used it for towing and salvage work.
1948. “We were dredging oyster grounds in the Elsie Louise
“Dootsie used the boat to chase menhaden up into Little
from Morattico Bar all up and down the Rappahannock Bay and areas in the rivers where the big menhaden steamRiver,” he said. “We caught 450 bushels just about every ers couldn’t go. I’ve been told that one day Dootsie loaded
day we worked. When we finished dredging, we’d go back 1,110 50-pound boxes of menhaden on her. He filled the
to the factory in Urbanna and shovel them off her deck into fish hold and decks with fish. She was so low in the water
wheelbarrows.
that he had all the water pumps running wide open and all
“It was just me and Johnny Hodges out working on the you could see was the pilothouse and bow stem. He was
Mid life
Early life
42 • Rivah • August 2014 like a submarine coming up the bay. Dootsie loved to fish!”
Today
Hedberg and Fisher sold the boat to Jim Miller of Burgess who converted Georgeanna into an upscale yacht and
renamed her Veteran. “I named her Veteran because she
has been around for a long, long time and has always done
her job, whether as a freighter, oyster boat, menhaden boat
or yacht,” said Miller. “She’s a century-old wooden boat.
There is not much, if any, of her original wood in her but
her hull shape is still that of a 1914-built deadrise wooden
buyboat.
“I owned a boatyard on Long Island Sound and one day
I had to make a service call. On my way there by boat I saw
this beautiful boat, the Coastal Queen,” said Miller. (The
Coastal Queen was one of the earliest commercial Chesapeake Bay buyboats to be converted to a yacht. Formerly
the A.G. Price, she was converted in 1958 by Ralph Wiley
at his boatyard in Oxford, Maryland. She was renamed
Coastal Queen.)
“I looked at her anchored in the harbor with the sun just
coming up,” he said. “I thought to myself, that’s a nice boat!
I’d never seen anything like that in my life. I went home,
got my camera, went back out and photographed her,” said
Miller. “When I moved to the Chesapeake Bay in 1988, I
started looking around for a buyboat to convert to a yacht.”
Miller looked at Kathleen II, originally named the Midland, which was built in 1961 by George Clark, Ernest Bryant
and Alvin Sibley of Deltaville. She had been converted to a
The 100 year old hull of the Elsie Louise is an impressive image
traveling today as a motor cruiser under the name of Veteran.
yacht in the mid-1980s by Bill Jeter of Gywnn’s Island. Naval architect
Alan F. Bowles came up with the design to transform the commercial
dredge boat into an elegant pleasure boat.
“I got some ideas from her about what I wanted in my boat and some
ideas of things that I didn’t want in my boat,” said Miller. “Mostly I
thought she was too small for what I wanted to do.”
Miller knew the Georgeanna, as many people did, as the boat that was
so heavy it had broken George Butler’s railway in Reedville. He also
knew she was bigger than Midland. One day Miller ran into Hedberg
at Cockrell’s Marine Railway and Hedberg offered to sell him the boat.
Miller eventually took ownership.
He transformed the 100-year-old hull of the Elsie Louise into an
upscale pleasure boat. He took various parts from old buyboats to give
her the appearance of a buyboat instead of the menhaden vessel she had
been. He moved the house/pilothouse aft. He took port lights from the
trunk cabin of the buyboat Peggy and installed them in his cabin. He
also installed a wood stove in the living area of the Veteran that came
out of Peggy.
Miller built a trunk cabin to give height in the hold for comfortable
head room and extended the house aft. He installed a galley, head, and a
large forward compartment for sleeping quarters in the extended hold. Meg and Jim Miller, above, are taking their 100 year old Elsie Louise, alias Veteran, on the this year’s annual
“I’ll tell you one thing, she is very comfortable and a great cruising Chesapeake Bay Buy Boat Rendezvous in August.
boat,” he said.
Miller and his wife Meg are celebrating the Veteran’s heritage by
cruising in the Annual Chesapeake Bay Buyboat Rendezvous in August
at Leonardtown, Maryland and Washington, D.C.
For 100 years the Elsie Louise has won over worms, rot, rust and
barnacles. She has sailed through stormy and fair winds, and rough and
calm seas. Most of her former captains and mates are in graveyards
now—but she’s still sailing.
Hats off to Elsie Louise, and happy birthday old girl!
continued on page 44
August 2014 • Rivah • 43
continued from page 43
Jim Miller has converted the forward portion of the cabin on the Veteran into a spacious living area. The
documented hull number 213839 and gross 17 and net 11 tonnage are the same as when the Elsie Louise
was built in 1914. (Photo by Larry Chowning)
The head is almost like the one at home.
The aft outside wall of Veteran is used to accommodate grilling on the
back deck. The outboard motor powers the boat’s yawl.
The wood stove was given to the Millers by Kim and Gretchen
Granberry, former owners of the Peggy, a 1925-built buyboat. The port
holes in the trunk cabin of the Peggy were also installed in the trunk
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Rivah Museums & Historic Sites
ll area codes are (804) unless otherwise listed.
tre. Open Mon.–Fri. 9 a.m.–5:30
p.m., Sat. 9 a.m.–4 p.m.
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Essex
Essex County Museum
and Historical Society
218 Water Ln.
Tappahannock
443-4690
Included is the “Carl D. Silver
Gallery,” another smaller gallery,
a gift shop, reference room, document storage room, and handicap accessible restrooms.
Exhibits of interest include
“from Sandlot to Semipro: Baseball in Essex County,” which
follows the story of America’s
pastime in the county from just
after the Civil War to present
day. The museum also houses
a civil war diorama: “Ft. Lowry.”
Continuing exhibits include prehistoric fossils, Native American
artifacts, colonial relics, and
items from the American Revolution, Bacon’s Rebellion, the Civil
War and World Wars I and II.
Open free of charge daily (except for Wed. and Sun.) from 10
a.m.–3 p.m.
Gloucester
Gloucester Museum
of History
6539 Main St.
Gloucester
693-1234
The Botetourt Building, built
about 1770, was New’s Ordinary, a roadside tavern. On display is the “Battle of the Hook”
exhibit, which was donated by
the Battle of the Hook Committee and created by Warren Deal.
Other displays of military conflicts focus on Gloucester’s WW
II veterans. Also on display is the
“Good Old Days” exhibit.
The free museum is open
Mon.–Sat. from 11 a.m.–3 p.m.
and by appointment.
Pocahontas Museum
7335 Lewis Ave.
Gloucester
815-0988
The Museum has information,
artifacts and pictures relating to
the Indian Pocahontas, Captain
John Smith and the Powhatan
Indians. On display is a rock traditionally known as the one on
which Capt. John Smith’s head
was placed when Pocahontas
saved his life at Werawocomoco
(Wicomico) in Gloucester County.
The museum is open by
appointment.
Steamboat Era Museum
156 King Carter Dr.
Irvington
438-6888
The museum offers a visual
history of the steamboats’ importance to area commerce,
culture, social connections and
life to small towns along the
Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries. Dioramas, oral histories,
models, artifacts, paintings,
photos and audio and interactive
components.
The “Welcome Aboard” exhibit
features an eight foot cutaway
model of the steamer Lancaster.
Also featured are vignettes of
various rooms such as a typical
stateroom, wheelhouse, boiler
Visit the Kilmarnock Museum to learn the town’s history through photos and artifacts. Free admission.
room, galley and dining room.
The exhibit includes a six foot
map showing steamboat wharf
Weems
438-6855 data, business information, vi- stops.
Rosewell
The church was built in 1735 tal records, county histories,
Open Thurs.–Sat., 10 a.m.–4
5113 Old Rosewell Ln.
Gloucester
693-2585 by Robert “King” Carter.
church records, and family files. p.m., May–Nov. Group tours by
The church, reception center The card catalogue is available appointment. Admission: Adults:
Begun in 1725, Rosewell was
$5.00. Children under 12 and achome to the Page family for more and museum are open to the online.
than 100 years. The ruins sit on public Apr.–Nov. from 10 a.m.–4
Open Wed.-Fri. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. tive military free.
the bank of the York River. Here, p.m. Mon.–Sat. and 1–4 p.m. Admission is $3.
you may see the brickwork and Sun. Call for group tours. Other
Research library open Tues.Mathews
grace of form and scale which times by appointment.
Fri. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. with a $5
Fort Nonsense
have inspired poets and archi- www.christchurch1735.org
daily use fee.
tects since Thomas Jefferson.
Both facilities open some VA-14/John Clayton Memorial
In 1916, a tragic fire swept the Kilmarnock Museum
Saturdays. Closed major holiday Hwy. at the intersection of VA-3.
Built in 1861 and known as
mansion, leaving a magnificent 76 N. Main St.
weekends. Check website for
“Fort Nonsense”, this fort was
436-9100 complete listing and hours.
shell which is testament to 18th Kilmarnock
also identified as “Smart’s Mill/
This museum features discentury craftsmanship.
North End Mill Fortification”. On
Remaining are the four chim- plays and exhibits focusing on Morattico Waterfront
the site there is a park area with
neys, the east wall with its com- Kilmarnock’s past and present.
Museum
trails leading through the trees
Rotating exhibits are featured 6584 Morattico Rd.
pass head window and carved
and over the earthen remains of
keystone, the wine cellar and plus displays of local artifacts Morattico
enough of the walls to sense and a timeline of events throughThe museum offers exhibits of the old Fort.
There are a number of informathe proportion and scale of the out area history. Currently on ex- an old fashioned country store,
origninal structure. The last fam- hibit is news photography by the the history of the work life, gear tional posters that tell some of
ily to own Rosewell donated the late Tanyua Dickenson, reporter and agriculture of local watermen the history of the area and Fort
ruins to the Gloucester Historical for the Rappahannock Record.
of the village. Also on display are Nonsense.
The museum is open Thurs.– Native American artifacts, phoSociety in 1979. Since 1995,
the Rosewell Foundation has Sat., 11 a.m.–4 p.m. Free.
tos and documents relating to Gwynn’s Island Museum
1775 Old Ferry Rd.
taken on the mission of preservvillage history.
725-7949
ing, studying, and presenting the Mary Ball Washington
The museum is open Sat. Gwynn
Features an exhibit of the
Museum
historic ruin.
noon–4 p.m. and Sun. 1–4 p.m.
“CINMAR” Discovery—the oldest
Visitor center and gift shop. 8346 Mary Ball Rd.
May–Oct.
man-made stone tool found in
Open April–Oct. Mon.–Thurs. Lancaster Courthouse
the Americas. The original stone
462-7280 Northern Neck
& Sat. 10 a.m.–4 p.m., Sun. 1
blade was dated at 20,000
Located in the Historic District, Sports Wall of Fame
p.m.–4 p.m. General admission
years old and is on display in the
$4, student/groups (10 or more) the museum comprises three 60 South Main St.
historic buildings and library. Kilmarnock
435-1211 Smithsonian Institution. It was
$3, child (6-12) $2.
More than 350 years of area
The Northern Neck Sports dredged from 240 feet of water
history is on exhibit in the 1797 Wall of Fame features plaques about 40 miles offshore in the
Lancaster
clerk’s office, 1821 jail, and with bios and photos of indi- Atlantic Ocean by Mathews scalChrist Church and
1828 Lancaster House.
viduals past and present that lop boat captain Thurston Shawn
Carter Reception Center and
The Genealogy and History Li- have excelled in sports from the in 1970.
Museum
Other exhibits include a prebrary provides more than 7000 Northern Neck of Virginia. Free.
420 Christ Church Rd.
reference materials including Located inside The Sports Cen- Civil War Wheeler and Wilson
local court records, census
46 • Rivah • August 2014 Museums
sewing machine and a tableaux
depicting the legend of Col. Hugh
Gwynn accepting what is now
called Gwynn’s Island from Princess Pocahontas in gratitude for
saving her life when she fell from
her canoe.
Also featured is memorabilia
from the 1907 Jamestown Exposition, an extensive display of
antique spectacles collected by
the late Dr. Wm. H. Gatten, and
artifacts from a mid-18th century
home site, including glass and
pottery shards from the 17th
century, a King George III half
penny dated 1773, Native American points, pottery and fossils.
There also are photos of two barrel wells.
Also on display are items relating to the Black American history
of Gwynn’s Island, prehistoric
Native Americans, and an extensive history on the life of Captain
John Smith and his connection to
Gwynn’s Island. There is a 100plus year old corn sheller, with
original red paint and name.
There is a large collection of
antique medical instruments
from the estate of the late
Mathews physician, Dr. James
Warren Dorsey Haynes, and the
old Grimstead Post Office.
The museum, open 1–5 p.m.
each Fri., Sat. and Sun. May–
Oct., also has a research library
and gift shop.
Admission is free, donations
welcome.
Mathews Maritime Museum
482 Main St.
Mathews
725-4444
The museum features memorabilia, artifacts, documents,
photos, models, and many memories of time gone by. Long a boat
building area of note, Mathews
additionally has had its share of
local watermen, menhaden fishermen, merchant mariners, US
Navy sailors, fish packing houses, boat repair facilities, and marinas. The museum honors the
past and works to educate the
future about maritime history.
The museum is staffed by
volunteers, generally on Fri. and
Sat. from Apr.–Nov. from 10–2,
or by request for groups. If the
“open” flag is flying, you’re invited inside.
Tompkins Cottage
43 Brickbat Rd.
Mathews
725-3487
Near the Mathews Courthouse, is a typical tidewater
cottage of the early 1800s. It
houses a museum and headquarters of the Mathews Historical Society.
The oldest wooden structure in
the courthouse, it was used by
Christopher Tompkins as a general store starting in 1816.
The museum houses a permanent exhibit of Mathews history
including information on Captain
Sally Tompkins, the only woman
officer in the Confederate Army.
Also included is an area of changing exhibits, a county map, and a
sales area offering publications
concerning Mathews history and
related gift items.
Admission is free. Open Fri. Markets held with vendors, free
and Sat. from 10 a.m.–1 p.m. creek cruises and, in the evenings, a Groovin’ in the Park outthrough Oct.
door concert.
The Holly Point Nature Park is
Middlesex
open daily, dawn to dusk.
Deltaville Maritime Museum
and Holly Point Nature Park
Middlesex County Museum
287 Jackson Creek Rd.
777 Gen. Puller Hwy.
Deltaville
776-7200 Saluda
758-3663
The new museum building is
As one of the oldest county
featuring the “John M. Barber’s museums in the state of VirChesapeake-50 Years of Mari- ginia, the museum covers over
time Art” exhibition with 58 of 400 years of local history. ReBarber’s original paintings on cently remodeled, our expanded
loan from their owners. Also on exhibits feature a vast array of
display are the exhibits: “Civil objects and items not seen toWar in Middlesex 1864,” “Histor- gether before: fossils and Indian
ic buildings of Middlesex”, “What artifacts, 19th Century textiles
is a Deadrise?”, “Restoration of and clothing, a 1930’s country
the F.D. Crockett” and a Family store, agricultural and industrial
Boatbuilding Week Wright Skiff. tools, historical money, toys and
Various ships models are also on medical instruments. The exhibdisplay. The Museum is open 10 its contain stories of our past,
a.m.-4 p.m. daily.
including our African American
The F. D. Crockett, a 64’ log- history, Civil War, Revolutionary
bottom buyboat, is at the mu- War, WWI, and WWII era, and
seum’s pierwalk, along with tales of our most famous local
the Explorer, a 31’ museum resident, Lt. General “Chesty”
built reproduction of the shallop Puller, the most decorated MaJohn Smith used in 1608 to ex- rine in corps history.
plore and map Chesapeake Bay,
The museum has local histhe custom deadrise “Francis tory books for sale and resource
Smith,” and the museum’s re- books for the public’s use in the
stored Deltaville round-sterned research center.
deadrise “Cooper Hill.” Also on
Open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
the pier are a variety of boats Wed.–Sat.
typical of those built in Deltaville.
In the newly redesigned park Old Tobacco Warehouse
are picnic tables, a sculpture Virginia Street
garden, kayak landing, children’s Urbanna
758-2613
garden and walking trails.
The restored James Mill ScotOn fourth Saturdays from tish Factor Store or “Old TobacMay–Nov., the are Farmers’ co Warehouse” is used as the
Urbanna Town Visitor Center.
For years, it was thought to have
been used to store hogsheads
of tobacco. In 1958, The Association for the Preservation of
Virginia Antiquities sponsored a
study of the building. Historian
Wesley Newton Laing’s research
revealed that the structure was
not a warehouse but, rather, a
Scottish Colonial merchant factor store, where tobacco could
be traded for finished goods
from Europe. (Courtesy of Emily
Chowning. Excerpt from “Images
of America Urbanna” by Larry S.
Chowning)
Fri.–Sun. from 11 a.m. – 4
p.m.
.
Northumberland
Northern Neck Farm Museum
12705 Northumberland Hwy.
Burgess
761-5952
Luther Welch donated the property and much of the equipment
to create a museum to tell the
history of farming in the Northern
Neck. The big red barn houses a
photographic exhibit of farms, an
American Indian exhibit and farm
equipment such as antique tractors, hand tools, planters, seed
hullers and butter churns. Other
exhibits include a children’s area
and an exhibit on Northern Neck
rural electrification.
The gift shop features many
items including a first edition collectible tractor and toys. Hours
are Sat. 10 a.m.–2 p.m. and
Sun. 1–4 p.m. Admission is $2
for adults, $1 for students, and
children under 12 are free.
Reedville
Fishermen’s Museum
504 Main St.
Reedville
453-6529
The museum offers visitors a
glimpse of the rich heritage of
the fishermen and watermen of
Virginia’s Northern Neck and the
Chesapeake Bay.
In addition to the main mu48 f
Reedville Fishermen’s Museum
Preserving the Watermen’s Heritage
804-453-6529 Open Tues.–Sun. May-Oct.
504 Main St., Reedville, VA 22539
www.rfmuseum.org
August 2014 • Rivah • 47
Museums
f 47
seum gallery housing its permanent and changing exhibits, the
museum features the Pendleton
Building with its boat and model
workshops and the historic William Walker House.
In the water, the museum
showcases the Claud W. Somers,
a 42-foot skipjack built in 1911,
which offers tours twice monthly,
and the Elva C., a 55-foot traditional workboat built in 1922,
which offers tours to members.
The museum also offers a gift
shop and is open Tues.–Sun.
from 10:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. May
through Oct. Admission is $5 for
adults, $3 for seniors and free
for children under 12.
Hike trails to Cat Point Creek
through the Rappahannock River
Valley National Wildlife Refuge.
From Apr.–Oct., open Mon.–
Sat., 10 a.m.–4 p.m. From
Nov.–March, open Mon.–Fri. 10
a.m.–4 p.m. and weekends by
appointment.
Richmond County Museum
5874 East Richmond Rd.
Warsaw
333-3607
The museum is in the county’s
old jail, which was built in 1872.
It includes three galleries, exhibit
rooms and an office. The jail’s
hanging chamber is also on the
second floor.
On permanent display is a
scale model of the historic 1748
Richmond County Courthouse,
Rice’s Hotel/
the third oldest courthouse in
Hughlett’s Tavern
Virginia, a collection of Forrest
73 Monument Place
Patton photography and an old
Heathsville
580-3377 fashioned country store. Another
A 1700’s restored Tavern exhibit features Francis Lightfoot
and community square, the site Lee, signer of the Declaration of
includes a gift shop, founda- Independence.
tion office, blacksmith shop,
Open Wed.–Sat. from 11
woodworkers shop, spinning a.m.–3 p.m.
and weaving studio and Carriage House. The Transportation
Westmoreland
Museum Building houses a permanent exhibit of the Chicacoan A.T. Johnson Museum
Oak. The museum also offers 18849 Kings Hwy.
493-7070
a community room for rent and Montross
The museum preserves the
various classes in heritage arts.
Gift Shop: Call for hours. 580- history and legacy of education
3536. Blacksmith shop hours: for African American students in
Tues., Thurs., Sat. 10 a.m.–3 the Northern Neck, especially in
p.m. Spinning and weaving stu- Westmoreland County.
The museum is a depository
dio hours: Wed. 10 a.m.–2 p.m.;
Sun. 11 a.m.–3 p.m. Quilt Guild for collections, artifacts, memohours: First Tues. of the month, rabilia, documents and other
10 a.m.–2 p.m. Woodworkers items related to education.
Built in 1937 in the Colonial
studio hours: Fri. 10 a.m.–3
p.m. Restaurant hours: lunch Revival style, A. T. Johnson High
and dinner Thurs.–Sat. and Sun. School was the first public educalunch, call 580-7900. Tavern tion facility serving African AmeriFoundation hours: Mon.–Fri. 9 can students in Westmoreland.
The school was named for Arma.m.–noon.
stead Tasker Johnson, a black
www.rhhtfoundation.org
educator and community leader
instrumental in its construction.
Richmond
Open on Sat.,10 a.m.–2 p.m.,
Menokin
Sun., 2 p.m.–4 p.m. and other
4037 Menokin Rd.
times by appointment.
Warsaw
Menokin was built c. 1769. It George Washington
was the home of Independence Birthplace National
signer Francis Lightfoot Lee. A Monument
partial ruin, the house provides 1732 Popes Creek Rd.
a unique opportunity to see “be- Colonial Beach
224-1732
hind the walls” of an 18th cenGeorge Washington is among
tury mansion.
Westmoreland’s most famous
The King Conservation and native sons. Commander of the
Visitors Center provides informa- Continental Army, Revolutionary
tion on the history of the property War hero and first President of
and the architectural conserva- the United States, he professed
tion work going on at Menokin. to be first and foremost a farmer.
48 • Rivah • August 2014 Open to the public 9 a.m.–5 meeting space. The 1909 Bank
p.m. Admission is free.
of Kinsale building stands just
off the green beside the Kinsale
James Monroe Birthplace
Motor Corp. building (1919).
Museum and Visitor Center
Open Fri. and Sat. from 10
4460 James Monroe Hwy.
a.m.–5 p.m.
Colonial Beach
214-9145
Open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Museum at Colonial Beach
Saturdays and Sundays from 128 Hawthorne St.
Memorial Day through Labor Day. Colonial Beach
224-3379
Admission is free. A picnic area
It is housed in the former Hoffis on the grounds and a canoe man Gas Building (c. 1893).
launch is at a dock on Monroe
The museum depicts ColoCreek.
nial Beach heritage through
various artifacts. Emphasis is
Kinsale Museum
on the period from 1890 through
449 Kinsale Rd.
1958 when the town was a
Kinsale
472-3001 busy river tourism attraction
The museum is dedicated to that drew huge summer crowds.
the preservation, collection, exhibition and interpretation of local Westmoreland County
history. It’s in a late 19th century Museum and Library
barroom, which was used as a 43 Court Square
meat market in the 1920s; the Montross
493-8440
old Ice Cream Parlor next door is
Believed to be the oldest mubeing renovated by the Kinsale seum in the Northern Neck, this
Foundation for gallery, library and museum was chartered in 1939
146 General Puller Hwy,
Saluda, VA 23149
(804) 758-5347
and dedicated in 1941. It was
established to give a permanent
home to the life-sized portrait
of William Pitt, the Earl of Chatham (1768), painted by Charles
Willson Peale and to provide a
location for artistic, recreational, and educational facilities.
Permanent exhibits include
portraits of Westmoreland County’s historical figures, fossils
and native American artifacts.
A temporary exhibit, which runs
from Oct. through Mar., features
“mourning jewelry” as a nod to
Halloween. In addition to these
exhibits, the Museum hosts
several receptions and lectures
each year and houses a history
and genealogy research library.
Open Mon.-Sat. from 10 a.m.4 p.m. Admission is free. It also
serves as the Visitor Center for
Westmoreland County.
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Golf tournament to raise funds
for American Cancer Society A
WEST POINT—One hundred years ago the American Cancer Society started the fight of a lifetime. Today,
cancer touches over one million people in the United
States each year.
Larry Burch was no exception. He fought a twoyear battle with tongue cancer and the fight ended
on September 17, 2012. He was born and raised
in Middlesex and lived his adult life in West Point.
Larry’s family will honor him and his fight by hosting a golf tournament to raise money to help with the
ongoing battle to find a cure for cancer.
On Saturday, August 2, The Larry Burch Memorial
Golf Tournament and Family Fun Day will be held at the
West Point Country Club with all proceeds donated to
the American Cancer Society in Larry’s memory.
Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. with the first tee-off
at 8:30 a.m. The second tee-off is at 12:30 p.m. with
registration at 11:30 a.m. The format is captain’s choice
with four-person teams. The entry fee per team is $300,
which includes green fees, cart, and lunch.
To register, contact Elizabeth Faudree at [email protected]
va.metrocast.net, or visit http://bit.ly/LBMGT2014.
Farm Bureau Ag Day to offer fun for all ages
URBANNA—Middlesex Farm Bureau Ag Day will
be held Saturday, August 2, from 9 a.m.-noon on the open
field at Lord Mott Road and Virginia Street in Urbanna.
All activities are free and all ages are invited to
attend. There will be antique tractors and farm equipment on display, a variety of children’s activities, animals, agricultural vendors, an opportunity to make a
mini hay bale, tractor and hay rides, a safety demonstration by conservation/education specialist Carl
Thiel-Goin, a “living healthy” exhibit presented by
Angel Abbott in support of the American Heart Association, and much more.
Ag Day is organized by the Middlesex County
Farm Bureau Women’s Committee.
Indian Creek Yacht & Country Club
Offering:
18 Hole Golf Course
Indoor/Outdoor Tennis & Pickleball
Year-Round Social Events
Fine & Casual Dining
Marina & Active Yacht Club Swimming
Summer Youth Sport & Sail Programs
Rivah Golf
ll area codes are (804) un- King Carter Golf Course
480 Old Saint Johns Rd.
less otherwise listed.
Weems
435-7842
An 18-hole course. Restaurant.
Essex
Pro shop.
Hobbs Hole
1267 Hobbs Hole Dr.
Middlesex
Tappahannock
443-4500
An 18-hole course behind Piankatank River
Golf Club
Walmart. Restaurant, pro shop.
6198 Stormont Rd.
Hartfield
776-6516
Gloucester
An 18-hole course. Pro shop, fullGloucester Country Club
service restaurant.
6731 Golf Club Rd.
www.piankatankrivergolfclub.com
Gloucester
693-2662
A 9-hole course. Pro shop, snack
Northumberland
bar.
Quinton Oaks
262 Quinton Oaks Ln.
Lancaster
Callao
529-5367
The Golden Eagle
An 18-hole course. Restau364 Clubhouse Rd.
rant. Pro shop.
Irvington
438-4460
An 18-hole course. Operated by To make updates to this directory,
The Tides resort. Restaurant. Pro
please email: [email protected]
shop. www.tidesinn.com
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Piankatank
River Golf Club
Open to The Public
804.435.1340 ~ www.ICYCC.com ~ 362 Club Drive, Kilmarnock, VA 22482
(804) 776-6516
The
Steamboat
Restaurant
(804) 776-6589
Both located at
Memberships
Available
Group Outings
Lessons
Clinics – Juniors’,
Ladies’ & Men’s
RT. 629,
HARTFIELD, VA
Call for Tee Times
up to 7 days in advance
Turn on 707
at Hartfield P.O.
turn on 629
Open Every Day
20 minutes North of Gloucester
10 minutes from Norris Bridge
August 2014 • Rivah • 49
Rivah Parks & Recreation
ll area codes are (804) unless otherwise listed.
A
museum.
Urbanna Waterman’s Park
Colorado Ave.
Urbanna
Overlooks the Rappahannock
River. There is a picnic area and
the park is open from sunrise to
sunset.
Essex
Essex County Parks and
Recreation Department
305 Cross Street
443-2470
Sports activities for youth and
adults. Ball fields at Essex High
School.
Marsh Street Park
Marsh St.
Tappahannock
443-2470
The park is run by Essex County
Parks and Recreation Department, pool open June–Aug.,
Tues.–Sat. 11 a.m.–6 p.m. and
Sun. 1–6 p.m.
Tennis Courts
833 High School Circle
Tappahannock
443-2470
At Essex High School. Open to
the public from 5 p.m. until dark
when school is not in session.
Gloucester
Ark Park
7963 Number Nine Rd.
Gloucester
This active park features soccer
fields, a softball field, outdoor
basketball court, restrooms and
a large playground.
Beaverdam Park
8687 Roaring Springs Rd.
Gloucester
693-2107
The park contains a 635-acre
freshwater lake. Eleven fish attractors and several species of
fish are found there. Canoes,
kayaks, paddle boats, and Jon
boats with or without electric
motors are for rent. Launch your
own for a fee. Motors powered by
fuels are not permitted. The park
has a playground, picnic shelter and an extensive hiking trail
system including an interpretive
trail, and multi-use trail for horseback riding or biking. Open daily
from sunrise to sunset. Fishing
and hunting licenses, bait and
snacks are available.
Brown Park
Foster Rd.
Gloucester
Features a half pipe and large
concrete area with ramps and
rails for skateboarders. An open,
tree-lined grass area is also
available.
Middlesex County
Sports Complex
Sports Complex Road
Locust Hill
Walking track, volleyball and
basketball courts, soccer/footThe Deltaville Community Center has a playground, tennis courts and open spaces for fun family activities.
ball field. Open dawn to dusk.
Softball/baseball fields must be
scheduled through Sports ComGloucester Point Beach Park A 700-acre park on the Turn left on Rt. 611 just south of plex Committee.
Rappahannock River, Mulberry the town of Mathews. Turn right
1255 Greate Rd.
and Deep creeks. Open daily, on Rt. 643, then left on Rt. 609. Public Beach
Gloucester Point
The park offers fishing with no sunrise to sunset. Picnic areas, This 50-acre parcel contains a Wake Beach at the end of Rt.
license required, public beach, handicap accessible boardwalk sandy beach, low dunes and 627.
playground, restrooms, snack and fishing pier, hiking/biking salt marsh habitat bordering the
bar, an observation deck with trails, bridle paths, motorboat Chesapeake Bay. Over 90 bird Swimming Pools
high powered binoculars to view ramp ($3 fee). Canoe and kayak species have been reported on Town of Urbanna and Deltaville
rentals, bicycle and motorboat the preserve, which also pro- Community Association (for resibirds and wildlife.
rentals. The park also offers sun- tects the globally rare Northeast- dents and guests of residents).
set and moonlight canoe trips, ern Beach Tiger Beetle.
The Gloucester Department
nature programs and overnight
Taber Park
of Parks and Recreation
camping and accommodations. Mathews Recreation Park
351 Bonner St.
6467 Main Street
Gloucester
693-2355 Parking fee $4 weekends/holi- The park is next to Mathews High Urbanna
School. It has a softball field, For residents and guests of resi25 public parks or water access days, $3 weekdays.
basketball court, playground and dents: playground and swimming.
areas.
two lighted tennis courts. Rt. 14
Scottie Yard
N. Main St. and Town Centre Dr. about a mile north of Mathews
Public Beach
King George
Courthouse.
Gloucester Point Beach on Rt. Kilmarnock
Caledon Natural Area
1208 at the York River. Fishing The Kilmarnock Dog Park fea11617 Caledon Rd.
tures off-leash play areas for Public Beaches
and restrooms.
small and large dogs. Open dawn New Point Comfort Island at the King George
(800) 933-PARK
Bay is accessible only by boat at
to dusk.
Tyndall Point Park
A National Natural Landmark,
high tide.
1376 Vernon St.
Haven Beach, Diggs on Rt. 643 Caledon was the early colonial
Hiking Trails
Gloucester Point
seat of the Alexander family. John
The park contains remnants of Hickory Hollow Trail, 2 miles of at the Bay.
and Philip Alexander founded the
Confederate and Union fortifica- marked trail, Regina Rd. (Rt.
city of Alexandria and established
tions. It is the site of colonial 604) in Lancaster Courthouse.
Middlesex
Caledon Plantation in 1659. PresGloucester Towne, the first build- Open dawn to dusk.
ervation of the bald eagle habitat
ing of which was a tobacco ware- Chesapeake Trail, 1.5 mi. hiking Holly Point Nature Park
is the primary focus of the natuhouse built in 1632. It also has trail geared to kids, Mary Ball Rd. Deltaville
(Rt.3) ¼ mile east of Lancaster The park offers a retreat on the ral area. Five hiking trails. Limopen play areas.
Courthouse. Open dawn to dusk. banks of Mill Creek. Activities ited tours of the eagle area are
Baylor Nature Trail on Norris Pond available are picnicking, bird offered mid-June through Aug.
Woodville Park
in Kilmarnock is on a former log- watching or walking the nature by reservation only. Guests can
Bray’s Point Road/
ging road. On Mary Ball Rd. (Rt. trail. Visitors can explore the learn more about Caledon by tourWoodville Park Road
The county’s newest park con- 3) east of downtown Kilmarnock. fish-shaped wildflower meadow ing the visitor center.
and view the boats exhibited by
tains hundreds of acres of land Open dawn to dusk.
the Deltaville Maritime Museum. Barnesfield Park
donated to Gloucester for preserThere is also a children’s garden
(540) 663-3205
vation of green space. Includes Public Beach
soccer and football fields, gar- Westland Beach at the terminus and kayak landing. Open daily Hwy. 301 at the Potomac Gateway Welcome Center, King
dens, hiking paths and an area of Windmill Point Rd. (Rt. 695) from dawn to dusk.
George. 175-acre county park on
for events and social activities. provides access to the ChesaLewis B. Puller Memorial Park
the Potomac River with nature
peake Bay. Open dawn to dusk.
Saluda
trails, picnic areas, playground,
Lancaster
The park is sponsored by the and beach fishing.
Mathews
Belle Isle State Park
Middlesex County Museum and
Bethel Beach
1632 Belle Isle Rd.
is open 24 hours a day and is on
Lancaster
462-5030 Natural Area Preserve
Business Rt. 17 across from the Northumberland
50 • Rivah • August 2014 Parks
Bush Mill Stream
Natural Area Preserve
At the mouth of Bush Mill Stream
freshwater meets the saltwater
of the Great Wicomico River.
Tidal marshes and mud flats
are hidden between steep-sided
forested shores. Access by foot
or canoe. Open daylight hours.
Trails, boardwalk, viewing platform and interpretive signs for an
abundance of wildlife. Four miles
from Heathsville on Courthouse
Rd. (Rt. 201), continue straight
on Knights Lodge Dr. (Rt. 642)
for half a mile, and turn left at
the sign.
Hughlett Point
Natural Area Preserve
225-2303
The 205-acre preserve has sand
beaches on the Chesapeake Bay
and the mouth of Dividing Creek,
hiking trails and observation
decks to view shorebirds, deer,
turkey and migratory waterfowl.
The beaches are home to the
threatened Northeastern Beach
Tiger Beetle. Take Jessie Ball
duPont Mem. Hwy. (Rt. 200) turn
on Shiloh School Rd. (Rt. 606) to
the end. Turn right on Balls Neck
Rd. (Rt. 605).
Public Beach
Dameron Marsh
Vir-Mar Beach at the end of
Natural Area Preserve
Vir-Mar Beach Rd. (Rt. 643 ) in
225-2303 Hack’s Neck.
This 316-acre preserve contains
one of the most significant wetlands on the Chesapeake Bay for Richmond
marsh-bird communities. Sand Fishing Pier
beach habitat is important for Rt. 624 to Rt. 638.
the threatened Northeastern
Beach Tiger Beetle. Facilities Public Beach
include a trail and boardwalk, 4011 Naylors Beach Rd.
a wildlife viewing platform, and Warsaw
parking area. Jessie Ball duPont Take Rt. 360 to Rt. 624 to Rt.
Mem. Hwy (Rt. 200) to Shiloh 634.
School Rd. (Rt. 606) turn left on
Public Hiking Trails
Balls Neck Rd. (Rt. 605).
Warsaw
Richmond County trail behind
Fishing Piers
The Great Wicomico Public Fish- Rappahannock Community Coling Pier is on the southern shore lege, Rt. 360.
of the Great Wicomico River just
off Jessie Ball duPont Mem. Rappahannock River Valley
Hwy. (Rt. 200) near the bridge at National Wildlife Refuge
Glebe Point. Open from sunrise 336 Wilna Rd.
Warsaw
to sunset.
One of four refuges that comprise the Eastern Virginia Rivers
National Wildlife Refuge Complex. It protects 20,000 acres
of wetlands and associated
uplands along the river and its
major tributaries. At least four
federally-listed threatened or endangered species may be found,
including the American bald eagle, peregrine falcon, shortnose
sturgeon, and sensitive joint
vetch. The refuge hosts three
sites on the Virginia Birding and
Wildlife Trail.
Totuskey Tricentennial Park
With boat landing, Rt. 3 at Totuskey Creek Bridge.
Wilna Pond
333-1470
A 35-acre site, is open to public
fishing. The pond is home to large
mouth bass, bluegill sunfish, fliers, yellow bullhead catfish and
American eel. The Wilna Unit is
open for observation and photography daily, sunrise to sunset.
Access for canoes and kayaks is
available. All other refuge units
are open by advanced reservation only. Headquarters are open
Mon.–Fri., 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m.,
except federal holidays. From
Tappahannock, take US-360 E.
toward Warsaw. Follow US-360
E. for 4.1 miles, then turn left
onto Rt. 624/Newland Rd. Follow Newland Rd. for 4.2 miles,
then turn left onto Strangeway/
Rt 636. Follow Strangeway for ¼
mile, then turn right onto Sandy
Ln./Rt 640. Follow Sandy Ln.
for 1.1 miles, then turn left into
Rappahannock River Valley NWR.
Westmoreland
A.T. Johnson
Recreation Center
18849 Kings Hwy.
Montross
Aerobics, dance classes, cooking programs, basketball, gymnastics, volleyball, enclosed
batting cage, soccer and baseball fields and small auditorium.
Meeting room and patio available
for rental.
Castlewood Park
On Castlewood Dr. Permit required for parties over 20 people.
Hurt Field at Legion Park
Rt. 3 west of Montross. Fouracre public park adjacent to
Chandlers Mill Pond offering recreational opportunities for county
residents.
Oak Grove Park
Rt. 205 between Oak Grove and
Colonial Beach. Eight-acre public
park featuring a sports field, playground and picnic area.
Robin Grove Park
Colonial Beach
On Robin Grove, off Monroe Bay
Ave.
Public Beach
Colonial Beach
Sunrise to sunset.
Voorhees Nature Preserve
1235 Berry Farm Ln.
Colonial Beach
(434) 295-6106
A 729-acre preserve on the northeast bank of Rappahannock River, next to Westmoreland Berry
Farm. Four miles of wooded trails
for self-guided walks. Trail map
available at the Westmoreland
Berry Farm store. Open weekends, 8 a.m.–6 p.m., Apr. 22–
Dec. 17.
Westmoreland Parks and
Recreation Department
493-8163
Provides recreation services to
all county citizens and visitors.
Westmoreland State Park
1650 State Park Rd.
Montross
The park extends about one
and a half miles along the
Potomac River, and its 1,299
acres neighbor the former
homes of both George Washington and Robert E. Lee. The
Horsehead Cliffs provide visitors with a spectacular view of
the Potomac River. The park
offers hiking, camping, cabins,
fishing, boating and swimming.
The visitor center gives a historical and ecological perspective
to an important natural area on
the coastal plain.
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please email: [email protected]
7 Wooldridge Cove Drive, Deltaville
This 3 bedroom 2 bath Craftsman style ranch was
renovated in 2005 - both inside and out. The kitchen
has Alder cabinetry, granite counters and top-ofthe-line stainless appliances. There is a large open
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ceilings plus a wonderful sunroom overlooking the
headwaters of Moore’s Creek and
natural marshland. This home shares
a pier with the home next door and the
slip (3’ water depth) has a new East
Coast boat lift. There are plenty of
outside areas to enjoy - front porch plus
deck and patio on the waterside. The
renovation included cedar shingles,
a 30 year roof and new windows and
Offered at $399,000
doors. HVAC system was completely
replaced within the past 2 years. Great for a primary residence or second home the community of Lucy’s Cove says “Welcome”.
August 2014 • Rivah • 51
Rivah Lodging
nless noted, all rates are
per night and all lodgings
are with the (804) area code.
Call the lodging place for more
information. $ indicates average
nightly room rates $ = $40 to 80;
$$ = $90 to $120; $$$ = $130 to
$160; $$$$ over $160.
U
Inn at Levelfields
10155 Mary Ball Rd.
Lancaster
435-6887
B&B featuring six guest rooms.
King/queen beds, fireplaces; four
rooms with private baths and two
with shared bath. Rowing school,
pool, library. $$-$$$.
Essex
Days Inn Motel
1414 Tappahannock Blvd.
Tappahannock
443-9200
60 rooms. Cable TV. Free continental breakfast. Pet friendly. $.
www.daysinntappahannock.com
The Essex Inn
Bed and Breakfast
203 Duke St.
Tappahannock
443-9900
An historic Tappahannock Greek
Revival inn. Four rooms and four
suites all with private baths, Wi-Fi
access, cable TV, most with working fireplaces. Full gourmet breakfast. $$$.
The Tides Inn resort is located on Carters Creek.
table, TV room, pool and full break- Inn at Warner Hall
fast. Water access to Mobjack 4750 Warner Hall Rd.
Bay. $$-$$$.
Gloucester
(800) 331-2720
A plantation created in 1642 by
Comfort Inn
George Washington’s great-great6639 Forest Hill Ave.
grandfather, Augustine Warner.
Gloucester
695-1900 The inn is a 38-acre waterfront
Close to the Historic District. Free retreat. Fine dining Fri. and Sat.
Holiday Inn Express
hot breakfast, Wi-Fi, and outdoor Rooms feature antiques and pri1648 Tappahannock Blvd.
pool. Hot tub rooms available. All vate baths. Some have views of
Tappahannock
445-1200 79 rooms have TVs and internet. the Severn River, a fireplace and
63 rooms, pool, business center, Call for group discounts. $$.
jacuzzi. $$$$.
fitness center, washer and dryer,
North River Inn
free internet and breakfast. $$$.
Gloucester Inn
Bed and Breakfast
1408 Geo. Wash. Mem. Hwy.
Southside Motel and Marina
Gloucester Point
642-3337 8777 Toddsbury Ln.
693-1616
910 S. Church Ln.
16 rooms with refrigerators and Gloucester
Bed and breakfast and retreat
Tappahannock
443-3363 microwaves. Cable TV. $-$$.
lodging. 100 acre waterfront es30 rooms, TV, microwave and
tate dating from the 1650’s. Narefrigerator, pool. Free boat slips Hampton Inn
tional Register, Virginia Historic
available. $.
6638 Forest Hill Ave.
Gloucester
693-9393 Landmark and Century Farm. 3
Super 8
Close to the Historic District. Free private buildings. Canoes, kayaks,
1800 Tappahannock Blvd.
hot breakfast, Wi-Fi, indoor pool, deep water dock. $$-$$$.
Tappahannock
443-3888 fitness center, meeting room, on43 rooms with cable TV, high site guest laundry. All 84 rooms The Willows
speed internet, microwaves, re- have TV, coffee makers and a lap- Bed and Breakfast
frigerators, flat screen TVs. Suites top desk. Group discounts avail- 5344 Roanes Wharf Rd.
and king-sized rooms available. able. $$-$$$.
Gloucester
693-0270
Free continental breakfast, recentIn a former Victorian country store
Historic Cottage at Glebefield
ly renovated. $.
and post office. Private baths, TV,
Gloucester
516-5261 queen-sized beds and breakfast.
Dollar Inn
Two story post and beam cottage. No smoking. $$.
823 S. Church Ln.
One bedroom, one bath, living
Tappahannock
443-3366 room, kitchen fireplace, washer/ Tidewater Motel
25 rooms with cable TV. $.
dryer. Located on Ware River. Non- 3666 Geo. Wash. Mem. Hwy.
smoking. No pets. $$ - $$$.
Hayes
642-2155
.
33 rooms, some with kitchenGloucester
ettes. Pool. Non-smoking rooms
Inn at Sandy Creek
Airville Plantation
available. $.
9689 Burkes Pond Rd.
6423 TC Walker Rd.
North
654-9151
Gloucester
694-0287 2 bedroom carriage house located
A pre-Revolutionary estate on 400 on historic property in James Store Lancaster
acres in Zanoni. This bed and area. Hot tub, seasonal pool, full Back Inn Time
breakfast has two guest rooms in kitchen, washer/dryer, satellite TV, 445 Irvington Rd.
Kilmarnock
435-2318
the main house (circa 1756) and Wi-Fi, pet friendly. $$.
A classic B&B. Features four
a cottage with kitchenette. Pool
52 • Rivah • August 2014 rooms with private baths, AC, WiFi, gourmet breakfast. $$-$$$.
Bel Air Mansion
and Guest House
1632 Belle Isle Rd.
Lancaster
462-5030
Fully furnished waterfront homes
at Belle Isle State Park. Mansion
has whirlpool tub and accommodates six. Guest house accommodates eight. Canoes and bicycles
included. Seasonal rates. $$$.
The Blue House
331 King Carter Dr.
Irvington
571-331-2877
2BR, 2BA cottage in the heart of
Irvington. Available year round for
weekend or weekly rental. $$$
Flowering Fields
Bed and Breakfast
232 Flowering Field Rd.
White Stone
435-6238
Full breakfast. Golf packages and
fishing charters arranged. King,
queen and twin rooms, all with private baths. Weekday and weekend
specials. $$.
Holiday Inn Express
599 North Main St.
Kilmarnock
436-1500
68 rooms with Wi-Fi, extended stay
rooms, handicap rooms, meeting
room, business center and outdoor pool. Full hot breakfast. $$$.
Hope and Glory Inn
65 Tavern Rd.
Irvington
438-6053
Boutique hotel fashioned from an
historic schoolhouse, eclectically
styled. Soak in a hip pool, taste
wine in the vineyard or cruise
aboard a private boat. $$$$.
Kilmarnock Inn
34 East Church St.
Kilmarnock
435-0034
16 private guest rooms and suites,
breakfast served each morning.
Meeting room and event space.
Private lunches and dinners. Walk
to restaurants and shops. Wi-Fi.
$$$-$$$$.
Historical Lancaster Tavern
Bed and Breakfast
8373 Mary Ball Rd.
Lancaster
462-0080
Two master suites. Internet, antique furnishings. Restaurant, includes full breakfast. $$$$.
Tides Inn
480 King Carter Dr.
Irvington
438-5000
Par 3 golf course on-site, championship golf at The Golden Eagle,
swimming, tennis, sailing, biking,
summer children’s program, spa,
special events, golf and family package plans. $$$$ www.
tidesinn.com
Whispering Pines Motel
226 Methodist Church Rd.
White Stone
435-1101
Twenty-five guest rooms, 2 suites;
swimming pool, Wi-Fi. $-$$.
Yankee Point Marina Cottages
1303 Oak Hill Rd.
Ottoman
462-7018
Pool. Cottages: fully equipped with
3 bedrooms and 2 baths on creek
with dock and ramp.
Mathews
The Inn at Tabbs Creek
384 Turpin Ln.
Port Haywood
725-5136
A waterfront retreat situated on
a secluded creek. Over 800 ft. of
waterfront and 8 acres of wooded
and open space. The main inn is
an 1820’s newly renovated farmhouse with separate cottages
housing the suites just across the
garden and pool. $$-$$$$.
Middlesex
Lodging
Atherston Hall
250 Prince George St.
Urbanna
758-2809
Immerse yourself in true English
country living at this B&B just
a stroll from Urbanna’s waterfront. Beautiful gardens, relaxing
porches, traditional sailing and pet
friendly. $$-$$$.
Bethany Inn at Leafwood
820 Gloucester Rd.
Saluda
(864) 934-7308
1780’s Colonial home located
in Saluda, relax in the gardens.
The garden cottage has a queen
bed, sitting room, kitchenette and
private bath. The Acacia Room
and Leafwood Room are upstairs
in the main house and rented as
one. Rooms include full breakfast,
snacks, robes, Wi-Fi, TV with DVD
player, DVD library, sunroom with
DirecTV and library. $$$.
www.bethanyinatleafwood.com
The Chesapeake Inn
250 Old Virginia St.
Urbanna
758-1111
Urbanna’s unique boutique hotel
catering to the boater, business
and leisure traveler. $$$.
The Deltaville Inn
15378 Gen. Puller Hwy.
Hardyville
761-7059
A bed and breakfast. $$$.
Deltaville Dockside Inn
70 Dockside Dr.
Deltaville
776-9224
Air-conditioning, cable TV, pool. $.
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Chesapeake Bay blue crabs?
Edentide Inn
204 Bland Point Rd.
Deltaville
776-6915
Three air-conditioned rooms with
TV and VCR. Private sitting room
with fireplace, private screened
porch. Boat slips available. Sand
beach and fishing pier. Full breakfast. $$-$$$.
Harrow House
167 Lovers Ln.
Deltaville
815-3102
View of Jackson Creek and the
Bay. Three double rooms with
shared bath, air-conditioned, cable
TV, continental breakfast. $.
Heaven Scent
Bed and Breakfast
14180 Gen. Puller Hwy.
Deltaville
832-6200
Farmhouse with ground floor room
with king bed. Upstairs family suite
with king, queen and twin beds.
Refreshments and full breakfast
on porch. Wi-Fi, guest computers,
cable TV, DVD collection and library. Will shuttle to local marinas.
Parking area for boats and trailers.
Children welcome. Pet friendly.
Late arrival okay. Open year round.
$$-$$$.
Inn at Urbanna Creek
Bed and Breakfast
210 Watling St.
“Steam them, absolutely!”
––Lee Harrison of Reedville
Urbanna
758-4661
Virginia’s Cottage has a queen
bed, kitchenette, bath, porch with
rockers, and private garden with
hot tub. King Suite includes separate sitting room, jacuzzi bath and
shower. Watling Suite includes two
rooms with queen beds, and a
private bath. All include full breakfast, robes, DirecTV, W-iFi, library
and patio. $$-$$$.
Ivy Cottage
323 Twiggs Ferry Rd.
Hartfield
Upscale guest cottage for two on
the Piankatank River. Features
central air, full kitchen, living room,
bedroom with adjoining bath and
a year-round porch. Non-smoking.
Amenities include cable TV, VCR,
DVD, telephone, pier, complimentary breads, cereals, coffee and
teas. $$$.
Pilot House Inn
2737 Greys Point Rd.
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Cats Cove Cottage
per night. $$-$$$.
2273 Mundy Point Rd.
Callao
529-5056 Fleeton Fields
A private waterfront cottage for Bed and Breakfast
two. Sailboat depth deep-water 2783 Fleeton Rd.
pier. Swimming pool, rowboat. Reedville
800-497-8215
Continental breakfast served Three water view suites with priweekends. Two night minimum. vate baths, robes, DirecTV, Wi-Fi.
$$.
Kayak and canoe available. Children and pets with prior arrangeCabins at Ingram Bay
ment. Breakfast. $$$$.
545 Harvey’s Neck Rd.
Heathsville
580-7292 Gables Bed and Breakfast Inn
Two cedar cabins with view of 859 Main St.
Chesapeake Bay. Sleeps up to 6. Reedville
453-5209
Kitchen, bath, Wi-Fi, satellite TV, Victorian Captain’s Mansion
access to fishing, crabbing, canoe, c.1874 National Register with
kayak and outboard boat rentals. 1800’s schooner mast built into
Daily or weekly rentals. www.capt- the home. One guest room with
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private bath in main house. Coach
house with four guest rooms with
private baths and water views.
Waterside cottage with two luxury
suites. Boat slips available. Breakfast. $$$$.
GrandView Bed and Breakfast
114 Riverside Ln.
Reedville
453-3851
Waterfront bed and breakfast on
the Chesapeake Bay, close to
Smith Island and Tangier cruises.
Private pier, breakfast, wheelchair
accessible. $$.
Ma’Margaret’s House
249 Greenfield Rd.
Reedville
453-9110
A restored grandmother’s home
expanded to meet the needs of the
twenty-first century. Built in 1914.
All rooms have private baths, personal thermostat, TV and Wi-Fi.
Northumberland Motel
436 Northumberland Hwy.
Callao
529-6370
11 rooms; daily/weekly/monthly
rentals. $.
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Lodging
f 53
21 Polk St.
Montross
493-8624
Richmond
18th century tavern bed & breakGreenwood Bed and Breakfast fast. 5 guest rooms with private
99 Maple St.
baths, queen beds & Wi-Fi. Full
Warsaw
333-4353 breakfast. Winery tours arranged.
Two guest rooms with private Can accommodate meetings and
baths, cable TV; central dining for special events, on site or catered.
guests. Country breakfast. $.
$$$.
Northern Neck Inn Warsaw
4522 Richmond Rd.
Warsaw
333-1700
38 rooms, including suites, satellite TV, air conditioning, swimming
pool, exercise room. Continental
breakfast. Pets accepted. $-$$$.
Westmoreland
Beachside Cottages at Coles
Point Marina & Boatyard
307 Plantation Drive
Coles Point
472-4011
Two two-bedroom cottages sleep
4-6; three three-bedroom cottages
sleep 6-9. The Rustic Cottage and
Camping Cottage are also available. Nightly and weekly rentals.
Cottages are within 500 feet of
the beach and less than 1000 feet
from the pool, marina and restaurant. $-$$$$.
Nightingale Motel
and Marina
101 Monroe Bay Ave.
Colonial Beach
224-7956
35-slip marina with electric and
water, motel with five guest rooms,
restaurant next door. $.
Oyster Reef
347 Allen Point Ln.
Kinsale
Bell House Bed and Breakfast
821 Irving Ave.
Colonial Beach
224-7000
Alexander Graham Bell’s summer
home on the Potomac River. Listed
on the National Register of Historic
Places and is a Virginia Historic
Landmark. Four rooms with private
baths. Wine and cheese each evening, full breakfast. $$$.
General’s Ridge Vineyard
1618 Weldons Dr.
Hague
223-2478
The Manor House, a threebedroom home with full kitchen,
dining and living spaces. Vineyard Views, a two-bedroom
home with full kitchen, dining
and living spaces. Homes situated in the vineyard. Complimentary bottle of wine. $$$-$$$$.
Guest Houses
at Stratford Hall
483 Great House Rd.
Montross
493-8038
The Cheek and the Astor guest
houses each have a fully-equipped
kitchen, living room, central heating and air conditioning and guest
rooms with private baths. 21
guest rooms. Breakfast and tour
included. $$.
The Inn at Montross
54 • Rivah • August 2014 472-2044
One-bedroom cottage overlooking
Yeocomico River. Queen bed, sleep Skipjack Inn
sofa, roll-away. Sleeps five. $$$$. 347 Allen Point Ln.
Kinsale
472-2044
Four guest rooms, private bath,
River Edge Inn
individual temperature controls. A
30 Colonial Ave.
Colonial Beach
410-2024 guest kitchenette is available on
Remodeled 60-room hotel on the the main floor. $$$-$$$$.
riverfront and boardwalk. Double,
queen, king rooms available. Free The Plaza B & B
Wi-Fi, mini-refrigerators, micro- 21 Weems St.
waves, swimming pool. Compli- Colonial Beach
224-1101
mentary continental breakfast. Pet Six guest rooms with private
friendly rooms available. Handicap baths; two full suites, four miniaccessible room. $$.
suites. Full breakfast and afternoon refreshments included.
Riverview Inn
Heated pool. Two cottages also
available. The Garden Cottage,
24 Hawthorne St.
Colonial Beach
224-0006 is equipped with kitchen, central
21 guest rooms. Internet, cable air, washer/dryer, dishwasher,
cable TV. Accommodates six. The
TV, waterfront. $-$$.
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Potomac Porch Cottage I has three
bedrooms and Potomac Porch Cottage II has one bedroom. Both with
river views and comparable amenities to the Garden Cottage. Linens
provided. $$$$.
www.colonialbeachplaza.com
Wakefield Motel
1513 Irving Ave.
Colonial
Beach
224-7311
Twenty rooms, some with refrigerator, microwave. Some with kitchenettes. Private pier. $-$$.
Washington and Lee Motel
17055 Kings Hwy.
Montross
493-8093
Twenty-eight rooms with microwaves and refrigerators, free WiFi. $.
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ll campgrounds provide full
water, electric and sewage
hookups unless noted and all
phone numbers are in the (804)
area code. Contact the camp for
more information and for rates.
Heritage Park
2570 Newland Rd.
Warsaw
333-4038
78 sites plus log cabins, 243
acres, boat ramp, hiking trails,
shaded picnic grounds. 2 BR
cabins available.
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Gloucester
Naylors Beach Campground
4011 Naylors Beach Rd.
Warsaw
333-3951
Sites for tents and trailers, camp
store, playground, boat ramp.
Open May 1-Sept. 30.
Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park™
Camp-Resort
3149 Campground Rd.
Hayes
642-4316
On the Severn River with fishing and crabbing piers and boat
ramp. Over 200 sites for RV and
tent camping, as well as cottages. Yogi Bear’s Water Zone™,
Jumping Pillow, recreation center, playground, kayak and paddleboat rentals. Family fun with
planned activities. Party packages and day passes available.
Thousand Trails –
Chesapeake Bay Preserve
12014 Trails Ln.
Gloucester
693-6924
On Piankatank River. 400 sites,
nationwide membership and public camping, pool, boating facilities, camp store, entertainment,
Westmoreland
The Cross Rip Campground in Deltaville
campsites (4), rental cabins,
mansion and guest house. Free
Lancaster
boat launch for overnight guests.
Belle Isle State Park
Trails, fishing pier, canoe and
1632 Belle Isle Rd.
motor boat rentals, camp store,
Lancaster
(800) 933-Park laundry facilities, bath house and
Campsites (28), canoe/kayak restrooms.
organized activities.
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551 Buck Chase Rd.
Gwynn
725-5700
125 sites, beach, portable boat
launching, boat ramp nearby, recreation hall, camp store.
New Point Comfort
RV Resort
846 Sand Bank Rd.
New Point
725-5120
300 sites, boating facilities,
pool, playgrounds, recreation
hall, planned entertainment.
Sites on waterfront.
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Bethpage Camp-Resort
679 Browns Ln.
Urbanna
758-4349
18 holes of miniature golf and
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daily activities, live music, wellness programs, charter fishing,
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Bush Park Camp Resort
724 Bushy Park Rd.
Wake
776-6750
400 sites, year-round section,
pool, recreation hall, laundry,
scheduled activities, pier, boat
ramp.
Coles Point Campground at
Coles Point Marina
307 Plantation Dr.
Coles Point
472-4011
Sites for tents and trailers. Annual and transient rates. Camping cabin available. Restrooms,
showers and laundry facilities.
Pool, marina, restaurant, camp
store and beach within walking
distance.
Harbor View Campground
15 Harbor View Circle
Colonial Beach
224-8164
Open Apr.–Nov. 140 campsites
with full hookups. Family oriented, outdoor pool, recreation
Cross Rip Ltd.
center, boat slips, fishing, picnic
Cross Rip Rd.
area, horseshoes, playground
Deltaville
776-9324 and basketball.
Beach, boat basin, water and
electric. Reservations requested. Leedstown Campground
2195 Leedstown Rd.
Grey’s Point Camp
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224-7445
3601 Greys Point Rd.
Open May 1–Nov. 1. 20 RV sites.
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758-2485 10 tent sites. Waterfront campA Woodall’s five star rated re- ing, fishing pier, boat launch, gas
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waterpark, pavilion, playgrounds,
daily activities, live music, na- Monroe Bay Campground
ture trails, train rides, sun deck, 1412 Monroe Bay Circle
charter fishing, bait and tackle Colonial Beach
224-7418
shop, boat slips, and boat 302 sites, including 134 full
storage.
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453-3430
On Little Wicomico River. Pool, Westmoreland State Park
children’s playground, mini golf, 1650 State Park Rd.
satellite TV, hot showers, canoe Montross
493-8821
rentals and boat ramp. Big rig Camping (133 sites), group campsites, tent and smaller RV sites ing (3 sites), and 26 cabins. Pool
available.
and boat launch free for overnight
guests. Camp store, laundry facilities and bathhouse.
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August 2014 • Rivah • 55
RAL posts August events
KILMARNOCK—The Rappahannock Art League recently announced its
special events for August.
Unless otherwise noted, all events take place at the Studio Gallery, 19
North Main Street, Kilmarnock, reported Barbara Pulling. Gallery hours are
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays.
A new exhibit, “Points of View,” will be featured August 1 through 23.
Exhibiting artists will include Mary Jo Beswick, Cheryl Mihills, Mel Neale
and Judy Penry, said Pulling.
This diverse show will open Friday, August 1, and will be the highlight
of the First Friday Reception from 5 to 7 p.m. The public is invited to visit
the gallery and discuss the “Points of View” with the exhibiting artists. Light
refreshments will be served, added Pulling.
Labor Day Show
The RAL’s annual Labor Day Show will hang August 27 through September 1, she said. Sara Linda Poly, a prominent artist known for her sweeping
skies and landscapes, will serve as judge of this highly anticipated show.
Poly’s work is inspired by local eastern scenes, western vistas and other
locations to which her love of plein air painting has taken her. RAL members
will submit original works of art in all mediums.
Poly also will lead a class, Landscape and Plein Air Painting, August 27
and 28. To register, visit the gallery, or call 436-9309.
Auto show set in Lively
LIVELY—Beulah Baptist, 4448 Mary Ball Road, Lively, will holds its
third annual Bike, Car and Truck fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. August 2.
The show will begin at 3 p.m.
Spectators will be admitted free. There is a $10 entry fee for those competing in the show.
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10 things to do in Colonial Beach
1
A tourist destination for over 50 years, Colonial Beach offers swimmers and sunbathers the
second longest public beach in Virginia. So take the kids, the grandkids and the family to the
beach for a day of fun on the Potomac River. The boardwalk includes gift shops and restaurants
and offers public restrooms. There’s even a tiki bar along the boardwalk where visitors can
watch the sunset while sipping a fruity drink and listening to live music.
2
Grab the fishing pole and head to Hawthorn Street to the Municipal Pier, which marks the
south end of the boardwalk. The pier extends 500 feet into the Potomac River and offers
great bottom fishing.
3
Sunbathers and swimmers spend a summer afternoon on the beach
along the Potomac River in Colonial Beach.
Take a tour on the trolley, which will carry visitors along Irving Avenue and other streets
where they’ll see dozens of pristine 1900 Victorian-era houses, including the historic Bell
House. It’s a Virginia Historic Landmark on the National Register of Historic Places and it was
the summer home of Alexander Graham Bell—inventor of the telephone. If you don’t want to
trolley along the avenues and roads in Colonial Beach, then rent a golf cart. It’s a golf cart
community.
4
Try your luck, enjoy a comedy show and dine over the water at Riverboat on the Potomac.
Tom and Penny Flanagan, who purchased the Old Reno and renamed it, offer the Virginia
and Maryland Lottery and Keno, which they added in 1992. Riverboat received its license for Off
Track Betting in 1994. The building was destroyed by Hurricane Isabel, but rebuilt. The dining
room sits over the Potomac River, while a pub room offers musical entertainment, along with
comedy shows on third Saturdays. The Riverboat also holds a Saturday Texas Hold’em at 6:30
p.m.
Art galleries and local businesses, in conjunction with the Colonial Beach Art Guild, hold a
“Second Friday Art Walk” year round which draws residents and tourists. Check out some
of the finest art in the Northern Neck. The town also will host the 48th annual Boardwalk Arts
and Crafts Festival, September 7-8.
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For the avid runners and want-to-be athletes, the town will host an Explore the Shore 5K from
8 to 11:30 a.m. Sunday, August 3. Enjoy the scenery as you walk, jog or run along the race
route which winds around the peninsula overlooking Monroe Bay and the Potomac. The race is
held in participation with the Wounded Warrior Project.
Visitors can fish, stroll or sit on a bench and people watch at the pier.
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Bikers and lovers of southern rock, don’t miss the first Colonial Beach Bike Fest, October
9-12. The event will feature a battle of the bands, poker run, hula and fire dancers, a swimsuit contest and, of course, motorcycle demos and shows. The 1970s classic southern rock
band, Molly Hatchet, is the special guest performer.
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The Colonial Beach Chamber of Commerce and the Colonial Beach Education Foundation
will sponsor the 35th annual Rod Run to the Beach, August 16-17. The event includes a
judged car show featuring antiques, street rods, street machines and classics.
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The fish will be biting in the Potomac this fall, so anglers bait your lines and head to the
beach for the 20th annual Rockfish Tournament, sponsored by the Colonial Beach Chamber
of Commerce, the Colonial Beach Volunteer Fire Department and the Dockside Restaurant and
Tiki Bar. There’ll be food, fun and music.
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Although Colonial Beach’s population and activity level increases in the summer, the
town doesn’t sleep through the winter. In fact, there’s a Halloween golf cart parade and
costume contest and on, December 6, a Santa’s Wonderland and Winter Festival.
Compiled by Lisa Hinton-Valdrighi
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Graham Bell in Colonial Beach.
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Essex County
History
Essex County’s history in written form
dates from Captain John Smith’s visit during the winter of 1607-08, when he wrote
of the “excellent, pleasant, fertile, and
navigable” Rappahannock Valley.
In 1645 Bartholomew Hoskins patented
the Tappahannock site, which became
known at various times as Hobbs His Hole,
Hobb’s Hole, the short-lived New Plymouth, and the Indian name Tappahannock.
The port town was to become a center of
commerce during the 17th and 18th centuries, establishing a crossroads.
The county came into being in 1692
when Old Rappahannock County, which
once encompassed at least 50 modern
counties in Virginia and West Virginia, was
divided along the river with the north side
becoming Richmond County and the south
becoming Essex.
During Bacon’s Rebellion in 1676,
armed men gathered near Piscataway
Creek and defeated Governor Berkeley’s
cavalrymen. Later they prevailed in the
Dragon Swamp, but eventually English warships and troops suppressed the uprising.
Frontier patrols, however, were maintained
against hostile northern Indians into the
early 1700’s.
The British Stamp Act of 1765 led
directly to the American Revolution, and it
oldest records in Virginia. James B. Slaughter’s history of the area, “Settlers, Southerners, Americans: The History of Essex
County, Virginia 1608–1984,” recounts in
detail the county’s 350-year-old story. The
book is available at the county administrator’s office.
Today Essex has a population of 9,989
and Tappahannock is one of the largest
commercial centers in the region.
Government
The Essex County seat is at 205 Cross St.
in the Tappahannock Courthouse Square.
443-4331. Essex County has one town,
Tappahannock. 443-3336. The sheriff’s office can be reached at 443-3346.
Libraries
Essex Public
443-4945.
The Colonial Customs House (above) in Tappahannock was where tobacco was inspected,
graded and hauled onto sailing ships in hogsheads (large barrels) bound for England.
Library,
Tappahannock,
For Visitors
The Tappahannock-Essex Chamber of
Commerce is at 205 Cross St.
was in Tappahannock that one of the first
confrontations occurred.
Leading merchant Archibald Ritchie, who
supported the Stamp Act, was labeled as
“the greatest enemy of his country.” On
February 27, 1766, gentlemen from nine
counties gathered at Leedstown to draft
the “Resolutions” that led Virginians to
disobey Parliament. They also made plans
to publicly humiliate Ritchie and the Scots
merchant Archibald McCall. These events
occurred seven years before the Boston
Tea Party.
The Essex Courthouse contains the
Don’t Miss
sChase Away Those Monday Blues,
6-8 p.m. on Mondays, Essex Inn,
Tappahannock.
Gloucester County
History
Exploration of what would become
Gloucester County began soon after 1607 when Jamestown, the first
permanent English settlement in the
New World, was star ted 25 miles to
its south.
Gloucester County was formed in
1651 from York County. It contained
Kingston Parish, which became
Mathews County in 1791.
Gloucester was home to several
well-known persons including Pocahontas, daughter of Indian Chief
Powhatan. According to legend, she
petitioned her father to spare the
life of English explorer Captain John
Smith, who was one of the first white
men to see the area in the early
1600s.
Another infamous resident was
Nathaniel Bacon who, in 1676, led
a force of planters against the Indians. Bacon’s Rebellion defeated the
Indians and then attempted to make
the governor reform colonial policies.
His army burned Jamestown and he
briefly controlled the colony before
his death ended the revolt.
For tified during Bacon’s Rebellion,
Gloucester Point is just across the
York River from Yorktown, site of the
British surrender to end the American
Revolution.
Originally called Tyndall’s Point,
named for an early mapmaker, it was
renamed Gloucester Towne and was
once the county seat until it was
moved 13 miles nor th during the
1700s.
When Jamestown was burned by
Bacon in 1676, the Virginia Executive Council considered moving the
state capital to Tyndall’s Point, but
the motion was rejected. Jamestown
remained the state capital until it was
shifted to Williamsburg.
In 1769, the new county seat, Botetour t Towne (old town Gloucester),
was laid out. It was named for Baron
de Botetour t, then governor of Virginia.
Today, Gloucester is the largest of
the eight counties that make up the
Nor thern Neck and Middle Peninsula
with 34,500 residents.
Government
Most Gloucester County of fices are in
the cour ts and of fice building at 6467
Main St. 693-4042. The sherif f’s office can be reached at 693-4042.
Libraries
Gloucester Librar y, 6920 Main St.
693-2998. Gloucester Pt. Branch Librar y, 2354 York River Crossing Dr.,
642-9790.
For Visitors
The Gloucester Visitor Center is in
the Roane Building at 6509 Main
St. Open Mon.–Sat., 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
and Sun., 1–4 p.m. 693-3215. Blue
Aces, 6:30 p.m., Cour thouse Green,
Gloucester Cour t House.
Don’t Miss
sBlue Aces concert, 6:30 p.m.,
Wednesday, August 27, Courthouse
Green, Gloucester Court House.
sU.S. Air Force Heritage of America
Band concert, 7 p.m., Wednesday, August 20, Courthouse Green,
Gloucester Court House.
sNight fishing, 8 p.m.-midnight, Friday,
August 1, Beaverdam Park.
sNot So Lazy Days of Summer 5K, 8
a.m., Beaverdam Park.
sPublic tours of Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS), 10:30 a.m.-noon,
Fridays, August 1, 8, and 15, Watermen’s Hall, Gloucester Point.
sAfter Hours Lecture: A Long History of
Coming to the Point, 7-8 p.m., Thursday, August 28, Virginia Institute of
Marine Science (VIMS), Watermen’s
Hall, McHugh Auditorium, Gloucester
Point.
Gloucester legend holds that Powhatan’s
Chimney is all that remains of the house
that John Smith built for Indian chief
Powhatan in 1609. The current structure
was rebuilt in the 1930s. In Wicomico,
Gloucester County, near Timberneck Creek.
August 2014 • Rivah • 59
Lancaster County
History
Indians occupied the Northern Neck
for some 10,000 years before Capt. John
Smith sailed up the Rappahannock River in
1608. The Powhatan Confederate was represented here by the Moraughtacunds and
the Cuttatawomen tribes. A short 43 years
later, Lancaster County was established
from neighboring Northumberland.
Families of notable influence in the social, political and economic climate of the
colonies built magnificent “empires” here,
and family names like Carter and Ball still
are prevalent today.
Robert “King” Carter (1663–1732) of
Corrotoman Plantation (in Weems) was the
son of immigrant John Carter. He acquired
over 300,000 acres with some 1,000
slaves working his various properties.
Married twice, “King” Carter fathered
15 children. Among his descendants were
eight governors of Virginia, three signers of
the Declaration of Independence, two presidents, leader of the confederate armies
Gen. Robert E. Lee, and a Supreme Court
Justice.
Carter is buried alongside his wives at
the church he built near Irvington, Historic
Christ Church.
The Ball family, meanwhile, established
themselves at Millenbeck and Epping
Forest. Mary Ball, the mother of George
The world class Steamboat Era Museum on the Commons in Irvington and the
Kilmarnock Museum on North Main Street
in Kilmarnock offer visitors a nostalgic trip
back in time.
Government
Lancaster County offices are headquartered at 8311 Mary Ball Road in Lancaster
Courthouse. 462-5129. There are three
incorporated towns in Lancaster County:
Kilmarnock, White Stone and Irvington.
The sheriff’s office can be reached at
462-5111.
Libraries
Lancaster
Community
Kilmarnock, 435-1729.
Library,
For Visitors
Information Center in the Lancaster
by the Bay Chamber, 506 N. Main in
The Kilmarnock Volunteer Fire Department’s annual carnival opens July 31 for 10 days at Kilmarnock (weekdays) or Kilmarnock Anthe fairgrounds on Waverly Avenue in Kilmarnock.
tique Mall at 144 School St.
Don’t Miss
Washington, was born about 1708. The
Mary Ball Washington Museum is located
in Lancaster Courthouse and offers an extensive genealogy library.
A courthouse was established in 1698
at Queenstown on the Corrotoman River
but in 1742 was relocated to a central area
were the militia gathered, now known as
historic Lancaster Courthouse.
Today Lancaster County, with a population of some 11,400, has one of the largest communities of retirees in the state
thanks to its picturesque shoreline and
temperate climate.
sIrvington Crab Festival, 4 p.m. Saturday, August 9, Irvington Town
Commons.
sLabor Day Art Show, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. ,
August 27-Sept. 1, Studio Gallery, 19
North Main Street, Kilmarnock.
Mathews County
History
Mathews County was an established
shipbuilding center for the Chesapeake
Bay when it broke away from Gloucester
in 1791 to become a separate county.
About that time, 12 sailing ships over
20 tons each were built in a single year
in Mathews, which the Chiskiake Indians
had called Werowocomico.
Between 1790 and 1820, approximately a third of the ships built in Virginia came
from Mathews. The sharp, fast vessels,
popularly known as Baltimore Clippers,
were built throughout the Chesapeake
Bay region. Before the War of 1812, these
fast ships were simply known as “Virginia
built.”
From 1802 to 1844, Mathews was an
official port of entry for the registration
and enrollment of ships. During this period, 10,000 vessels called at the “Port of
East River.” The customs house stood at
Williams Wharf (marker 13), which was a
center of maritime activity until the steamers quit running in the 1940s.
Cricket Hill, near Gwynn’s Island, was
the site of one of the last naval engagements of the Revolutionary War. In June
1776, Continental forces bombarded the
British fleet and encampment on Gwynn’s
Island. Lord Dunsmore, the last royal governor, was driven from the colony, ending
British rule in Virginia.
When water was the highway, boats
60 • Rivah • August 2014 county in the Northern Neck and Middle
Peninsula with only 87 square miles, it
has some 367 miles of shoreline and
some of the area’s best public access.
Government
Most county government offices are in Liberty Square at 10604 Buckley Hall Road,
Mathews, 725-7172 or co.mathews.
va.us. The sheriff’s office can be reached
at 725-7177.
Libraries
Mathews Memorial Library, 251 Main St.
725-4123.
For Visitors
The Mathews County Visitor and Information Center is in historic Sibley’s General
Store at 239 Main St. 725-4229.
All crafts sold at the Mathews Visitor’s Center, located on Main Street, are made by
Mathews County artisans.
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were the standard means of travel. The
arrival of steamships at Williams Wharf
with cargo from Norfolk, Newport News or
Baltimore was a daily highlight.
World War II put most of the steamboat
lines out of business. In 1942 the government requisitioned most of the bay and
coastal steamers for service in the war
effort.
The last remaining steamboat line, the
Old Bay Line, stopped its York River to Baltimore run in 1942. About 20 years later,
the Old Bay Line dropped passenger service between Baltimore and Norfolk. The
steamers stopped for good in the spring
of 1962.
Today Mathews has a population of
9,200 people. While it is the smallest
sWorld Famous Breakfast, 8-11 a.m.,
Sunday, August 3, American Legion
Post 83, Hudgins.
sSouthwestern Barbecue, 5-7 p.m.,
Saturday, August 23, Church of Francis de Sales, Mathews.
sSummer Music and Car Show, noon-4
p.m., Sunday, August 31, White Dog
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his fiancée Elaine (Carolyn Reiner).
His brothers, Teddy (Alan Campbell)
and Jonathan (Michael Bruner) vie
for a final resting place in the Panama
Canal.
All the while, Brooklyn’s finest
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catching one bad guy and letting
the other culprit slip through their
fingers. John Pitman heads the fumbling force of officers. Ellen Gaines
and Lynn Brownley and the Rev. Al
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Bruce Lawyer portrays Dr.
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Superintendent of the Happy Dale
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Shows are slated at 8 p.m. August
2, 8, 9, 14 and 15, as well as 3 p.m.
August 3, 10, 16 and 17.
Tickets are $20 for adults and $12
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of Middlesex Public Library
Lottery tickets is now in full
swing. Tickets can be purchased
at Urbanna and Deltaville
branches of the library every
day. On the weekends, Friends
of the Library can be found selling tickets at tables in front of
several cooperating local businesses, including Deltaville
Market, J&W Seafood, West
Marine,
Hurd’s,
Urbanna
Market, Something Different, and at the Deltaville and
Urbanna farmers’ markets.
The drawing will be August
30, at the Groovin’ in the Park
Labor Day weekend concert at
the Deltaville Maritime Museum.
A person does not have to be
present at the drawing to win,
but in order to win a person does
have to have a ticket!
“The odds of winning $10,000
are really very good,” said a
Library Lottery spokesperson. A
single ticket is $20, a packet of
six tickets is just $100. No more
than 2,000 tickets will be sold.
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Visit
Once a bustling colonial port — Now
a harbor town big with charm and
surprises.
Stroll along the streets where friendly
neighbors stop to chat and where kids
still ride their bikes after school.
— a town that can capture
your heart — and bring you back again.
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Calendar of Events
August 9, 2014 - Urbanna Farmer's Market. 9am - 1pm at Taber
Park. Stock up on home grown and homemade goodies: choice
perennials, annuals, flower arrangements and topiaries, just-picked
produce, fresh baked goods, artisan cheeses, clothing, jewelry,
soaps, candles and who knows what else. Visit our special section
just for local artists!
August 16, 2014 - Music Under The Stars. Cat Daddy Band, 7-9
p.m., Taber Park, Urbanna, free. Part of the Music Under the Stars
concert series. Bring lawn chairs or blankets. Picnics are welcome.
758-2613.
August 23, 2014 - Urbanna Volunteer Fire Department Crab Feast.
5-8pm. Crabs, hamburger, hot dogs, fries, and drinks. Advance
tickets on sale now $28.00. At the door $33.00
Middlesex County
History
Middlesex County was formed around
1669 from Lancaster County, making
it one of the oldest English settlements
in the United States. Many plantation
homes still stand from the Colonial era.
Bordered by the Rappahannock and
Piankatank rivers and the Chesapeake
Bay, much of its history centers around
the water. The town of Urbanna was
formed in 1680 as a center for shipping
tobacco from surrounding plantations.
Urbanna was the county seat until 1852
when it was moved to Saluda. Throughout
the county are homes built in the 1700s.
Wartime stories abound dating back to
the Revolutionary and Civil wars. During
these wars, plantations such as Providence and Rosegill were bombarded and
looted.
Stingray Point near Deltaville gained immortal fame as the spot where Captain
John Smith was nearly killed by a stingray.
Three centuries ago ships from London, Liverpool, Bristol and Glasgow were
common sights on Urbanna Creek. Just
across the creek from Urbanna is Rosegill,
one of the oldest plantations in America.
Home to five generations of Wormeleys, it
was for many years a center of influence
in the Colony and a power in the political
and commercial life of this area.
Government
Middlesex County offices are in the
Woodward Building at the Courthouse
Complex in Saluda. 758-4330. Middlesex
has one town, Urbanna: 758-2613.
Libraries
Middlesex Public Library Urbanna
Branch, 758-5717. Deltaville Branch,
776-7362.
For Visitors
Urbanna’s Music Under the Stars concert series is held the third Saturday of each month
from 7-9 p.m. at Taber Park in Urbanna. Bring a lawn chair or blanket, picnic, and enjoy
a free concert. The Cat Daddy Band will perform on Saturday, August 16. Above, the 33
East band performs earlier this year.
Old Tobacco Warehouse, 45 Cross St.
in Urbanna. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Serves as a visitors
center. 758-2613.
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During the Civil War, General George
McClellan formulated a plan of attack to
take Richmond starting from Urbanna.
Named the Urbanna Plan, it was never
instituted.
In 1862, several Yankee warships
bombarded the town but legend has it
that the only thing the Yanks killed was
an old hare. One of the cannonballs did
hit the old courthouse, which today is the
Middlesex Woman’s Club building on Virginia St.
During the bombardment, townsfolk
congregated on the creek bank at the current site of the Urbanna Bridge. Legend
has it an old man stood at the hilltop and
whenever he saw a flash of a cannon firing
would scream “squat” and the townsfolk
would squat to the ground.
Today Middlesex County has a population of 9,600 and is home to the popular Urbanna Oyster Festival, which draws
thousands for a weekend of music and
mollusks every November.
sCrab Feast and Dance, 5 p.m.-midnight, August 2, Deltaville Firehouse.
sBarbecue Dinner, 5-7 p.m., August 16,
Hartfield Firehouse.
sDeltaville Farmers’ Market, 9 a.m.-1
p.m., August 23, Deltaville Maritime
Museum.
sCrab Feast, 5-8 p.m., August 23,
Urbanna Firehouse.
sUrbanna Founders’ Day celebration,
10 a.m.-4 p.m., August 30.
Northumberland County
History
Northumberland County is called the
Mother County of the Northern Neck.
Settled by the English in 1648,
Northumberland was officially established
by an act of the Burgesses in Jamestown
in 1648. It was later divided into three additional counties, Lancaster, Richmond
and Westmoreland Counties.
At its heart is Heathsville, the county
seat. Located between the headwaters of
the Coan and the Great Wicomico rivers,
in 1679 it was chosen as the site of the
county courthouse. The building was completed and county justices were moved in
1681.
In 1797, citizens established a 20-acre
town around the courthouse square naming it in honor of citizen leader John Heath
who lived just down the road at Springfield, an historic plantation mansion still
standing and occupied today.
In 1992, the National Register of Historic Places designated Heathsville an
Historic District, along with the original
courthouse and tavern, now a restaurant,
gift shop and museum. The courthouse
square also includes a blacksmith shop,
transportation museum, old jail and carriage house.
Northumberland was once dependent
upon tobacco as its major cash crop and
currency. Later, most of its residents relied
on the water for their livelihoods. Today,
tools that assisted the farmers and learn
the impact of these industries on the people of this region.
With more than 556 miles of scenic shoreline, more than 12,300 call
Northumberland County home.
Government
The Northumberland County seat is
on Rt. 360 in Heathsville. 580-7666 or
co.northumberland.va.us. The sheriff’s
office can be reached at 580-5221.
Libraries
Northumberland Public Library is
at 7204 Northumberland Highway in
Heathsville, 580-5051. High speed wireless internet access available.
For Visitors
Antique and unique cars will abound at the Heathsville Farmers’ Market on Saturday,
August 16. The theme of this month’s market is “Antique Car Round-up.” Market hours
are 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
there are many charter boat captains. And
cruises, like those to Tangier and Smith
Island, are major tourist attractions.
The quaint fishing village of Reedville,
with its “Millionaire’s Row” of Victorian
homes, remains a tribute to the area’s
heritage. The Reedville Fisherman’s Museum provides a comprehensive overview
of the village’s fishing industry, both past
and current.
Burgess is home to the Northern Neck
Farm Museum, which features the area’s
agricultural history, from the Indians who
roamed the lands to the large commercial
canneries that once lined the shores. Visitors can learn about agriculture, view the
The Northumberland County Chamber of Commerce Visitors Center,129
Northumberland Hwy. (Rt. 360) in Callao
is open Wed., Thurs. and Sat., 9 a.m.–1
p.m. and Fri., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 529-5031.
Don’t Miss
sCommunity Festival, 1-6 p.m., August
2, Northumberland Community Center
Organization.
sLawn Seminar, 9-11 a.m., August 23,
Transportation Building, Rice’s Hotel/
Hughlett’s Tavern, Heathsville.
August 2014 • Rivah • 63
Richmond County
History
Known as the Gateway to the
Nor thern Neck, Richmond County
was established in 1692 from the
old Rappahannock County.
Originally explored by Captain John
Smith in 1607–1608, the county
was settled in 1640 when people
migrated up from settlements below
the Rappahannock River. It was presumably named after the First Duke
of Richmond, cousin to both King
William III and Queen Mar y. One of
the early settlers was Colonel Moore
Fauntleroy, who patented land in the
county in 1650.
The first county seat was thought
to be at the mouth of Little Car ter’s Creek, then moved to Naylors,
an early river settlement. The seat
moved inland in 1730 and renamed
the Richmond County Cour thouse.
In 1831, the name was changed to
Warsaw in sympathy with the Polish
struggle for independence. Warsaw
was incorporated as the county’s
only town in 1947.
The Downing Bridge was built
across the Rappahannock River in
1927, connecting Richmond County
to Essex and opening up travel to
and from the Nor thern Neck. The
bridge replaced 200 years of ferr y
ser vice and was dedicated by Sen.
Thomas Downing of the Nor thern
Neck.
Richmond County was home of
the last president elected under the
Ar ticles of Confederation. In 1788,
Judge Cyrus Grif fin was elected president of the U.S. Congress Assembly
and held that position until the U.S.
Constitution was adopted and his
successor, George Washington, was
elected as the first U.S. President.
William A. Jones gained recognition for Richmond County in 1916
when, in suppor ting self-government
for all people, he authorized a bill
that guaranteed independence for
the Philippines. In 1926, the people
of the Philippines erected a memorial
at Jones’ gravesite in the St. John’s
Episcopal Churchyard in Warsaw.
Today Richmond County has a
population of 9,300. Ser ving as the
crossroads of U.S. Route 360 and
State Route 3, the county seat of
Warsaw is currently the headquarters for many regional government
agencies as well as a community college, vocational center and regional
jail.
Government
The Richmond County seat is at
101 Cour t Circle in Warsaw. 3333415. Richmond County has one
incorporated town, Warsaw. The
sherif f’s of fice can be reached at
333-3611.
Libraries
The Richmond County Public Librar y is at 52 Campus Dr. in Warsaw.
333-3025.
For Visitors
The Richmond County Museum
and Visitors Center is open Wed. Sun. and is at 5874 Richmond Rd. in
Warsaw. 333-3607
Don’t Miss
sDuck Stamp Camp, August 11–12
and 14–15 at Menokin. For ages
10-13. Learn about waterfowl in the
Rappahannock River Valley watershed.
sRichmond County Museum, Warsaw.
The Richmond County Fair is August 12-16
at the Community Park on the Route 3
by-pass in Warsaw.
Westmoreland County
History
Established in 1653 by the colonial
government in Jamestown, Westmoreland
County was named for a British shire. The
county’s most significant contributions to
history include its fostering of more statesmen than any other county in the country,
and for the Leedstown Resolutions.
Considered the forerunner of the Declaration of Independence, the Leedstown
Resolutions were signed in February,
1766. Prepared by Richard Henry Lee,
the document was signed by 115 patriots
who bound themselves together “To Prevent The Execution of The Stamp Act.”
Stratford Hall was the boyhood home
of Richard Henry Lee and Francis Lightfoot Lee, signers of the Declaration of
Independence.
General Henry “Light-Horse Harry” Lee
was a Revolutionary War hero and served
as one of General George Washington’s
most trusted officers. He is the father of
Robert E. Lee.
General Robert E. Lee was born in 1807
at Stratford Hall. Lee was a colonel in the
U. S. Army when the Civil War broke out.
Offered the command of the Union Army,
Lee declined because he “could take no There are dozens of exhibits in the visitor’s center at the George Washington Birthplace
National Monument.
part in an invasion” of his homeland.
Most notable among the statesmen of
Westmoreland, George Washington was
dent, was born in 1758 on a farm near
Today, Westmoreland has a populaborn at Popes Creek in 1732.
tion of 16,700 and is home to the only
James Monroe, the nation’s fifth presi- Monroe Bay.
64 • Rivah • August 2014 off-track betting casino in the area. Fishing and agriculture are still the area’s
mainstays, with wineries, produce farms
and seafood packers among some of the
most prominent businesses in the county.
Government
The Westmoreland County offices are
at 111 Polk St. in Montross. 493-0130.
westmoreland-county.org. Westmoreland
has two towns, Colonial Beach and
Montross. The sheriff’s office can be
reached 493-8066.
Libraries
Abraham and William I. Cooper Memorial Branch is at 18 Washington Ave. in Colonial Beach. 224-0921. Montross Branch
is at 56 Polk St. in Montross. 493-8194.
Blake T. Newton Memorial Branch is at 22
Coles Point Road in Hague. 472-3820.
For Visitors
The Westmoreland County Visitors Center is in the county museum and library at
43 Court Square, Montross. 493-8440.
Don’t Miss
s35th Annual Rod Run To The Beach,
10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, August 16,
Town Hill Colonial Beach.
Maryland
Gateway
+ Potomac
Visitor Center
Rivah Country
301
James Monroe Birthplace
Sites of Interest in the Northern Neck
and Middle Peninsula
+ Colonial Beach
+Colonial Beach Museum
3
George Washington Birthplace
+
+Westmoreland State Park
+ Stratford Hall
WESTMORELAND
COUNTY
Coles Point
+
Montross
Westmoreland County
Museum and Visitor’s Center
Rap. Riv.
Wild Refuge
17
Po
Hague
202
3
+ Kinsale Museum
+
ESSEX
COUNTY
tom
a
+
Naylors Beach
360
Callao
Warsaw
+
Smith Island
NORTHUMBERLAND
COUNTY +Virmar Public Beach
360
Richmond County Museum
Tappahannock
cR
i ve
r
+
Essex County Museum
Cruise to Smith Island
360
644
Rice’s Hotel
Hughletts Tavern
3
p
Ra
RICHMOND
COUNTY
pa
360
King William
Courthouse
Riv
er
KING & QUEEN
COUNTY
30
633
+Pamunkey
Indian Reservation
+
17
Dragon Run
KING WILLIAM
COUNTY
+
+
MIDDLESEX
COUNTY
Middlesex County
Museum
Merry Point Free Ferry
Steamboat Era
Museum
+
354
200
Irvington
Urbanna
Saluda
+
Cruise to Tangier Island
605
Washington Museum
Urbanna Visitor’s Center +
+ Mattaponi
Indian Reservation
626
Museum
+Mary Ball
201
+Hughlett Point
Natural Area Preserve
607
+Lancaster Visitors Center
3
+Historic Christ Church
White Stone
3
+Public Beach
33
33
64
17
k
Yor
Historic Gloucester
Courthouse Square &
Beaverdam Park
+Holly Point Nature Park/
Deltaville Maritime Museum
+ Gwynn’s Island Museum
MATHEWS
COUNTY
+ Tompkins Cottage
v er
Ri
+ Williams Wharf Rowing Center
14
+ Bethel Beach Natural Area Preserve
Mobjack
Bay
17
+
Chesapeake
Bay
Wolf Trap Lighthouse
+
Visitor’s Center
Rosewell Ruins
Stingray Point Light
Stingray Point
Gwynn’s Island
3
14
64
Deltaville
3
GLOUCESTER
COUNTY
Windmill Point Light
Windmill Point
33
33
+Dameron March
Kilmarnock
30
West Point
Tangier Island
Reedville
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200
Lancaster
683
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ni
Canoe House
Public Beach
Smith Point Light
Sunnybank Ferry
Neck
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Farm Museum 652
Bushmill Stream
Natural Area
Preserve
LANCASTER
Lively COUNTY
354
Belle Isle
State Park
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po
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k
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Morattico
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Museum
ha
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Heathsville
Burgess
+
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Gloucester
Point
Williamsburg
+
New Point Comfort Observation Walkway
New Point Comfort Island
VIMS Aquarium/
Gloucester Point Beach Park
Yorktown
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