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.

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News from the Southside Sentinel, Urbanna, VA

Our local weekly newspaper covering Middlesex county (Urbanna and Deltaville)
Community News
Ghosts, ghouls, & goblins to gather at ‘Scary Halloween in the Park’
Deltaville Maritime Museum and Holly Point Nature Park’s extremely popular “Scary Halloween in the Park” will take place Friday, October 31, from 6-8 p.m. at the park. This is the actual date of Halloween and the official date to observe Halloween as set by Middlesex County. All area families are welcome.

R&B concert in Urbanna attracts over 1,000 fans
More than 1,000 people attended the “Raise Our Voices” concert of old-school Rythym & Blues hit-makers on August 29 behind the Urbanna Firehouse. During the concert, attendees donated nearly $1,500 for the Middlesex Volunteer Fire Department.

Antique Automobile Club plans several fall events
The Northern Neck Region of the Antique Automobile Club of America helped Allison’s ACE Hardware celebrate its annual Fall Festival again on October 18. But unlike last year’s dark and rainy event, this was fall at its best with plenty of sunshine and warm temperatures.

Oyster and ham supper set for Nov. 1 in Water View
The Upper Middlesex Volunteer Fire Department (UMVFD) Auxiliary will hold its annual fall oyster and ham buffet at the Water View Firehouse on Rt. 640 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. on Saturday, November 1.

Brick wall being restored in Urbanna
Perhaps you noticed the masons working on the brick wall around the Middlesex County Woman’s Club as you passed along Virginia Street in Urbanna. After nearly 75 years, the wall that faces the street is getting a much-needed restoration.

Great-grandmother wins Barber art raffle
Congratulations to Harriet Puckett who won the John M. Barber original painting “Schooner Maggie Off Stingray Point” in the raffle drawing at the final Barber reception last Saturday at the Deltaville Maritime Museum.

New Exhibit opens Friday at Urbanna Harbor Gallery
Urbanna Harbor Gallery is excited to present a new exhibit that includes beautiful Raku pottery and crystalline glazed porcelain by Denis Orton, plus paintings by seven members of the Rappahannock Art League’s Experimental Art Group.

River Counties Foundation launches ‘Together.Stronger.’
River Counties Community Foundation (RCCF) will launch a fund-raising campaign titled “Together.Stronger.” this month in response to the increasing needs of nonprofits in Northumberland, Lancaster and Middlesex counties, according to board chair Ronald Mihills.

Five bands and 20 micro-brews to be featured at Main Street Blues & Brews
Historic Gloucester Village will rock again this year when Main Street Blues and Brews returns for its fifth year on Saturday, October 11, from 11:30 a.m.-7 p.m. at 6596 Main Street.

UMVFD oyster and ham supper due Nov. 1
The Upper Middlesex Volunteer Fire Department (UMVFD) Auxiliary has changed its fall oyster and ham buffet supper date to Saturday, November 1, due to the date of the 2014 Urbanna Oyster Festival.