About twenty volunteers joined the annual Earth Day clean-up efforts at Ellis Acres Memorial Park in Dillwyn, putting the flower beds to rights, trimming new growth, weeding, mowing, and otherwise making sure the landscape was ready for visitors to enjoy throughout the warm weather seasons. The volunteers even invited the local Head Start class to join them, allowing the kids to get some fresh air, teaching them about plants, and showing them at an early age that community involvement can be fun. The park boasts a playground, picnic pavilion, basketball courts, field, nature trail, three outdoor porch swings, multiple planted beds, and ample parking, making it a great place for community residents to enjoy the day. The park is maintained by volunteers, and through volunteer efforts, everything at the park has been created and maintained—from a restoration of the building to the manicured lawns freshened up every Earth Day. (Photo by Letitia Montgomery-Rodgers)
The Buckingham Chamber of Commerce is accepting entries for its 2015 Photo Contest! This contest is open to photographers of all skill levels and ages, residents and visitors alike, with a grand prize of $50 and 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place ribbons to be awarded in four categories. To participate, submitted photos must have been taken in Buckingham County with the location identified and fit into one of the four themed divisions: landscapes/rural images, unique Buckingham locations/points of interest, local events, and wildlife/domestic animals. The original photographer must submit all photos as an 8x10 print (digital image must also be available upon request) with no copyright or watermarks on photos; matted prints are preferred but not required. There is a limit of one submission per category per photographer; submissions to each category must include their own separate submission form. All photos submitted become property of the Chamber and may be used on the Chamber’s website and publications; however, the photographer will be given credit for the photos used. Thursday, April 30, 2015
The head waters of our creeks, streams, rivers, etc. begin with springs where the waters of Mother Earth reach for the air and light. For thousands of years these springs were the source for man’s water for personal use. Many of America’s early settlers set up housekeeping near springs. So it is with our home on the southmost forks of Falling Creek. Thursday, April 30, 2015
April 30 — “A thing done right means less trouble tomorrow.” The Prospect Historical Society will hold its May meeting on Tuesday, May 5 at 7:30 p.m. in the Prospect Fire House. All are welcome.
The Commonwealth Chorale presented “Lamentation,” a world-premier performance by John Jacob Niles at Farmville Presbyterian Church Sunday. Norma Williams is director. Peggy Kelsey from the area is a new member. Thursday, April 30, 2015
April 30 — Happy birthday wishes go out to Eleanor Troutman, of Richmond, and Barbara Dunn, of Dillwyn, celebrating on Friday, May 1; Tempy Davenport, of Dillwyn, celebrating on Saturday, May 2; Carol Luke, of Cumberland, celebrating on Tuesday, May 5; and Claire Landis, of Farmville, celebrating on Thursday, May 7.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to all those who are sick and shut-in. Thursday, April 30, 2015
With the warm weather come the creepy crawly and flying things that annoy us, our pets, and our livestock. What to do to get rid of them?
Stepping back over half a century, my husband and I remember the small handheld pump sprayers. There were many available, such as Gulf, Hudson, Black Flag, Hot Shot, Crown Country, and others. Thursday, April 23, 2015
Happy birthday wishes go out to Bernice Baird and Ray Martin, both of Dillwyn, Todd Worley, of Cumberland, and Nancy Fairchild, of New Canton, all celebrating on Friday, April 24, Junior Midkiff, of Cumberland, celebrating on Saturday, April 25; Doris Roberts, of New Canton, and Caroline Martin, of Dillwyn, daughter of Toney and Rebecca Martin, celebrating on Tuesday, April 28. Thursday, April 23, 2015