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Spring Is Here, Or So The Trees Tell Us

One day it is warm; one day it is cold. Only the flowering trees assure us that Spring is finally here.

Extraordinary Women on Exhibit at Essex Museum

The Essex County Museum & Historical Society held the grand opening of “Extraordinary Women in Essex County” on Wednesday, March 22, to coincide with Women’s History Month. The exhibit, which showcases ten women from the 1600s to the 1900s, highlights their lives and the contributions they made to the community, the nation and the world. Executive Director Tim Manley welcomed […]

Jury Awards $2 Million

In Civil Case

An Essex County jury has awarded a $2 million judgment in a medical malpractice case. Following a three-day civil trial in Essex County Circuit Court last week, a jury of four women and three men deliberated about three hours before determining that Dr. Lee Richard Brock violated Standards of Care in his treatment and post-operative care of Edward Livesay in […]

Essex Budget Talks Continue

During a three-hour March 22 meeting, the Essex County Board of Supervisors inched closer to crafting a balanced spending plan for fiscal year 2023. In the budget proposal, the county’s personal property tax rate is scheduled to drop 25 cents from $3.50 per $100 assessed value to $3.25 per $100 assessed value. The budget proposal’s real estate tax rate of […]

For Faster Dredgings

Middle Peninsula Gets OK

On Haven Beach on Virginia’s Middle Peninsula, trees are dying as the surrounding marshlands slowly convert into ponds. As the sea continues to rise, salt from the Chesapeake Bay is more easily sprayed through the wind onto surrounding flora, destroying it. The marshes are also becoming more susceptible to invasive plant life that thrives on high-salinity waters. That may soon […]

Spots Still Open In Academic Pandemic Recovery Program

There are still some spots remaining in a new academic program that aims to support Virginia public school students after the impact of COVID-19 on education, although a majority have been filled. The Virginia Department of Education and Graduation Alliance launched “ENGAGE Virginia’’ last month. ENGAGE Virginia will help students with learning and attendance issues after the effects of the […]

Virginia Farms in 2022

No Losses, No Gains

The number of farms and farm acreage in Virginia remained flat in 2022 despite small overall decreases in both farms and farmland nationally, according to new data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. According to the USDA’s most recent Farms and Land in Farms report, the total number of farms in Virginia remained stable at 41,500 in 2022 — the […]

Middle Peninsula Garden Week Tour Set

A sure sign of spring is The Garden Club of Virginia’s Historic Garden Week. A Day of Celebrations, History, Conservation and Faith will be the theme of this year’s house tour in King William County on April 21, hosted by the Garden Club of the Middle Peninsula. The tour will showcase four distinguished homes and two churches in the Manquin […]

VDOT Announces King and Queen County Road Work

Route 603 (Lombardy Road) The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) has closed Route 603 in King and Queen County in order to perform maintenance work on the structure over Tastine Creek. It’s located between Route 14 (The Trail) and Route 609 (Iris Road). The road for the project for approximately two months, according to VDOT. Drivers will be detoured to […]

Essex Students Experience Learning in Nature

Through a unique partnership, Essex County public school students have been experiencing environmental education opportunities at Belle Isle State Park in Lancaster County. The Meaningful Watershed Education Experience (MWEE) was established as a result of the 2014 Chesapeake Bay Watershed Agreement that commits Virginia to ensuring that all students engage in meaningful watershed educational experiences by graduation. According to Dr. […]

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