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When Liam Duncan opened Cape Charles Distillery last year on Strawberry Street, he began a great new adventure. And we, in Cape Charles, had a lot to be excited about: the warm, rich décor, the incredible artisanal spirits, and the friendly, knowledgeable proprietor and mixologists. Now, scarcely a year later, he has already outgrown the […]

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If the names don’t get you smiling, the taste of these incredible local oysters will.  Autumn on the Eastern Shore and oysters go hand in hand. The air here will soon get cooler and crisper, and oyster lovers will find themselves with that old familiar craving again… This time of year, towns and communities across the […]

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A Bay Creek couple is creating a new waterfront haven—again—on the Chesapeake Bay. When Warren and Penny Birdsong of Smithfield, Virginia, began talking about full-time retirement a few years ago, they knew what they were looking for. They already had a location and a home plan they loved: the Birdsongs had been coming to Cape […]

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Sure, we all know every month is worthy of a healthy helping of wine but, rejoice! October is Wine Month in Virginia so now it’s official. 2019 marks the milestone 31st anniversary of ‘Virginia Wine Month,’ which was started in 1988 by then governor, Gerald Baliles.  Why is the thirty-first anniversary so special, you ask? The same reason the 17th  and 23rd was—it’s an […]

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Local Artisan Spotlight: Tammy Edmonds Artists have always been inspired by nature and the world around them. So is the case with Eastern Shore artisan and Bay Creek resident, Tammy Edmonds. Her objects d’art are elegant and intriguing in their own right. But we think one of the best parts is that each piece reveals […]

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The Cape Charles Memorial Library has just turned the page on a new century. 2019 marks the library’s 100th anniversary of existence. And what a story it’s been! It started in June of 1919 with thirty-two local women who gathered in earnest with the mission of creating a town library. They each brought a book […]

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It’s amazing what you can discover when you look at how things work together. Take for instance, our charming hometown of Cape Charles (Prettiest Beach Town in Virginia, according to Coastal Living). It has a unique artsy vibe, a relaxed waterfront lifestyle, and historic charm. Within that, there’s us, Bay Creek—with Palmer and Nicklaus golf, […]

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If you haven’t yet discovered Ambrogia Caffè & Enoteca in Cape Charles, you’re missing an incredible experience. The official ribbon cutting for Ambrogia was July 31st, but people have been buzzing about it for quite some time. Ambrogia is a departure from the ordinary here in Cape Charles. This is intensely authentic Italian food— handcrafted […]

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Artists and art enthusiasts from Cape Charles and beyond recently participated in LOVE is in the Air, a Plein Air event weekend that was hosted by Cape Charles Main Street and Cape Charles, Virginia’s Cape. The event, created to celebrate the natural beauty and diversity of our hometown of Cape Charles, was a huge success. […]

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“The memory of things gone is important to a jazz musician. Things like old folks singing in the moonlight in the back yard on a hot night or something said long ago.”  -Louis Armstrong Our Eastern Shore area has a rhythm and style all its own. Unpredictable to some, perfectly familiar to others who know […]

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David and Anna Lee of Cape Charles have turned to local waters to revive the age-old Eastern Shore practice of salt making. It’s not your everyday pastime, but salt making was a surprisingly perfect fit for this high-energy couple who has now turned a passion into a thriving business, Barrier Islands Salt Co. Anna Lee […]

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What do Kailua, Hawaii, Homer, Alaska and Cape Charles, Virginia have in common? According to Coastal Living magazine, we’re all the prettiest beach towns in our respective states. We can’t personally vouch for Homer, Alaska, but we must agree—Cape Charles is oh-so-pretty. In their recently published list of ‘The Prettiest Beach Town in Every State,’ […]

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Silas and Harrison have been friends for a good portion of their lives—a whole year. When the duo graduated Kindergarten together this June, they already knew they’d bump into one another over the summer at their hometown pool in Richmond. They also knew their grandparents—who are yet unacquainted— would probably meet each other soon. They […]

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You’ve heard it said that the eyes are the window to the soul. Here in Cape Charles, we’re pretty sure that porches are the soul of the community. Porches are a big part of our culture on the Eastern Shore and certainly at Bay Creek. The porch is a beloved icon of Americana. It’s a […]

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We consider the waterways and shores of Cape Charles a true work of art and, this month, Cape Charles Main Street is putting on an event that will make it even more so. From August 15th to 17th, Cape Charles will be the site of an exciting juried Plein Air event—part of the Summer of […]

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One of the most action-packed months of summer is nearly done and we’re already loving the memories we made this July. Last month, we introduced you to the July Fourth ‘Guppie Challenge’ Kids Fishing Tournament and now we’re excited to announce this year’s winners. First, let’s just say, this annual favorite was absolutely packed, once […]

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If you’ve visited or reside in Cape Charles, you’re likely familiar with the culinary delights of Hook-U-Up Gourmet. They have been creating memorable, delectable meals at their original Mason Avenue location for years. But like most culinary artists, renown chef and proprietor, Tim Brown, likes to experiment with new combinations. This summer, Brown has unveiled […]

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Bay Creek is a place where getting together with friends comes naturally—the beach, the golf course, the Beach Club. Now, thanks to our amazing fun-loving residents, it’s even easier to enjoy the company of neighbors and friends. We’re pleased to help get the word out about a new Friday evening frolic called the Bay Creek […]

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The Fourth of July in Cape Charles is a picture-perfect, old fashioned Americana experience. Neighbors, fun, festivities and of course red white and blue on every charming street corner. It’s a BIG time, no doubt. But one of our favorite parts of the Fourth of July is all about the ‘small.’ We can’t think of […]

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300 Mason Avenue in Cape Charles is about to bloom with coastal beauty and inspiration. This is the site of a new kind of home and lifestyle shop that promises to be like none Cape Charles has ever experienced: Coastal Classics ESVA, launching July 1. It all began in earnest when Amy Plew, Chief of […]

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