Sheltered waters in deep creeks just off the Chesapeake Bay, marinas to suit every boater, wonderful regattas, stunning sunsets over the rivers, the Deltaville Maritime Museum and Holly Point Nature Park, shops, restaurants, horse farms, local tomatoes, corn and melons, a farmers' market, fresh blue crab and softshells, fishing charters, tennis, golf, swimming - Deltaville has it all, under its peaceful and private veneer. The town is in Middlesex County, at the eastern tip of Virginia's Middle Peninsula, where the mouth of the Rappahannock flows into Chesapeake Bay.

In our headline image: enjoying lunch at Piankatank Golf Club on Stormont Road in nearby Hartfield; a marina view at sunset; Heaven Scent Bed & Breakfast at Chick Cove Manor on Route 33.

What's happening

  • Christmas Thursday, December 25, 2014 12:00 AM

Details and listings for the rest of the year are on our Events page.

News from the Southside Sentinel, Urbanna, VA

Our local weekly newspaper covering Middlesex county (Urbanna and Deltaville)
Community News
Jackson Creek Christmas Cruise is a huge success
Lovely weather on the evening of December 12 contributed to a large turnout for this year’s Jackson Creek Christmas Cruise in Deltaville. Merry Christmas to all and see you next year! Circle December 11 on your 2015 calendar.

Community prepares to celebrate 119th Holly Ball
The 119th Holly Ball will be celebrated on Saturday, December 27, at its traditional location, Indian Creek Yacht and Country Club in Kilmarnock. This festive occasion will be celebrated by the debutantes, their families, and friends.

Thanks for making it a ‘wonderful house tour’
Merry Christmas! It is with excitement and pride that the Urbanna Historic House Tour committee says thank-you for a wonderful house tour on December 6. We thank all the homeowners who graciously opened their homes to the tour, because without them a successful house tour would not be possible.

‘Frozen Party’ planned at Urbanna Branch Library
On Saturday, December 20, the Middlesex County Public Library will host a Frozen Party for children ages 3-7 at the Urbanna Branch from 11 a.m.-noon. There will be games for the children, such as a Snowball Toss, Snowball Carry and Snowman Wrap.

Jackson Creek Christmas Cruise is Friday
Deltaville will host a sellout crowd for the Jackson Creek Christmas Cruise this year on Friday, December 12 (rain date December 13). In order to put the community’s best foot forward, residents of Lovers Lane and Jackson Creek are asked to decorate their homes for the visitors.

Christmas parade winners named
"The Middlesex Volunteer Fire Department Woman’s Auxiliary and the Town of Urbanna want to thank everyone who came out last Friday evening to help us usher in the spirit of Christmas at our Hometown Christmas Parade." – Lois Jean Brooks, chair of last Friday’s Urbanna Hometown Christmas Parade

Santa visits Hartfield
Santa Claus arrived at the Hartfield Volunteer Fire Department’s “Breakfast with Santa” Saturday on a fire truck. Children anxiously awaited their turns to sit on Santa’s knee and advise him of their Christmas wishes.

Local author to hold book-signing Dec. 13
On Saturday, December 13, there will be a book-signing at Urbanna Harbor Gallery from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. Local author David Stutzman will sign copies of his newest book, “Soldiers’ Stories,” and the newest edition of “Ultralight Backpacking in Nature’s World 2014.”

This Friday’s Urbanna Hometown Christmas Parade
The Middlesex Volunteer Fire Department (MVFD), the MVFD Woman’s Auxiliary and the Town of Urbanna will co-sponsor the Annual Urbanna Hometown Christmas Parade and holiday activities on Friday, December 5. The parade is at 7 p.m.

Urbanna Christmas House Tour is Saturday
The Annual Historic Urbanna Christmas House Tour will take place Saturday, December 6, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and includes five homes plus the James Mills Scottish Factor Store (Old Tobacco Warehouse). Visitors will be able to tour Rosegill Plantation, Atherston Hall Bed & Breakfast, the Montague House, the Old Thrift House and Ashton on Erium Hill.