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

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
Ann’s Diner re-opens at Glenns
Ann’s Diner, a longtime cornerstone business at Glenns, is currently having a grand re-opening. Ann’s Diner has been closed for several months but has been re-opened by Joshua Hollandsworth, who ran the restaurant from 2002-2010.

Christchurch Students Rock
“Rockin’ the Rappahannock . . . a Sixties Revue” students were challenged to use critical thinking  and research skills to understand and analyze the intersection of music with political, scientific and social milestones of the 1960s.

2015 ‘Groovin’ in the Park’ concert series announced
To all you fans of the Deltaville Maritime Museum’s casual concert series “Groovin’ in the Park”—hold onto your hats, lawn chairs and picnic baskets ‘cause have we got a season of music for you.

Midnight Coal Company to play at ‘The National’
“Midnight Coal Company” is a classic southern rock band with members from Richmond County, Essex County and Urbanna. The band will be opening at “The National” in Richmond March 6.

MVFD Oyster Roast is March 7 in Urbanna
The Middlesex Volunteer Fire Department (MVFD) will host its annual Oyster Roast on Saturday, March 7, from 5-7 p.m. at the Urbanna Firehouse. The menu will consist of all-you-can-eat roasted and fried oysters, hot dogs, cole slaw, baked beans, hush puppies and drinks.

2015 Chili Cook-Off emphasized Dan Gill’s personality, influence
The second annual Chili Cook-Off at the Chili Plunge in Urbanna on Saturday held a special significance for those who worked with the late Dan Gill. Gill, who founded Something Different restaurant, was instrumental in setting up the town’s first Chili Cook-Off in 2014.

Violinist Ànnika Jenkins to perform with NNO
International-award-winning violinist Ànnika Brynn-Lascara Jenkins will return to perform with the Northern Neck Orchestra (NNO), conductor Guy Hayden announced recently.

Tickets are available for Robbin Thompson Band
The Robbin Thompson Band will present a concert at 8 p.m. on Saturday, February 28, at the Lancaster Middle School Theater, 191 School Street, Kilmarnock. Doors will open at 7 p.m.

Art show features Rappahannock River
The Rappahannock River and its landscapes will be featured at the Tappahannock Art Gallery (TAG) during the next six weeks. Area artist Frank Rixey and photographer Bill Portlock will combine their work in a gallery show that opens with a reception for the public from 5-7 p.m. Friday, February 20.

It’s Chili Plunge time in Urbanna!
The Polar Plunge and Chili Cook-Off will be held this Saturday, Feburary 14, beginning at 10 a.m. in the rain, shine, snow or sleet at the Urbanna Town Marina on Urbanna Creek.