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
‘Ballast Band’ to release debut album Saturday
The rock group “The Ballast Band” of Gloucester will release its debut album, “Constellation,” at a 7 p.m. concert on Saturday, July 26, at Gloucester Arts on Main, 6850-B Main St., Gloucester. Tickets are $5, and the album will be available for $12.

Bassett/Thompson live in Deltaville this Saturday
It’s July in the maritime park and time for the annual Groovin’ in the Park concert by Steve Bassett and Robbin Thompson. Relax in the “Sweet Virginia Breeze” as Robbin and Steve “Take Me Away” to “Virginia in the Springtime” and say, “Let’s Do One Together.” All your favorites and the new stuff too!

“Rhythms Around the World” by Kim & Jimbo Cary
The Middlesex County Library’s last special children’s program of the summer will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, July 31, at the Middlesex YMCA at Hartfield.

RAL ‘Points of View’ exhibit opens August 1
During the month of August, four Rappahannock Art League (RAL) exhibiting artists, Mary Jo Beswick, Cheryl Mihills, Mel Neale and Judy Penry, will present their very different artistic “Points of View” at the Studio Gallery in Kilmarnock.

New three-artist exhibit opens at Urbanna Harbor Gallery on Friday
Urbanna Harbor Gallery is pleased to present an exciting new exhibit titled “Cruising Shores Near and Far” that will open this Friday, July 18, and continue through mid-September.

Salty Dawgs to perform Saturday in Urbanna
The Music Under the Stars concert series will feature the band “Salty Dawgs” (above) from 7-9 p.m. this Saturday, July 19, at Taber Park in Urbanna. Admission is free and all are invited. Bring lawn chairs and/or blankets.

Farmers’ market & concert in Deltaville July 26
As a fitting follow-up to the feverish activity and fun of Family Boatbuilding Week, the Deltaville Maritime Museum and Holly Point Nature Park will host the July Farmers’ Market and annual concert by Robbin Thompson and Steve Bassett on Saturday, July 26.

Pancoast wins RAL Small Works Award
Shauna McCrainie, judge and former art teacher at Lancaster High School, awarded first place to Jim Pancoast in the Rappahannock Art League’s (RAL) July exhibit Small Works.

Urbanna Independence Day celebration attracts large crowd
Nearly perfect weather Saturday evening brought people by land and water for the annual Urbanna Boat Parade and Independence Day fireworks on Urbanna Creek.

Urbanna Farmers’ Market to feature organic food
The Urbanna Farmers’ Market is right in the middle of its annual summer season and is enjoying more vendors and bigger crowds as the summer progresses. At Taber Park this Saturday, July 12, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m., visitors and shoppers will have the benefit of listening to the songs of vocalist Paige Melton of West Point while browsing.