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Saturday, April 4, 2009
This choir was incredible. Very moving. They are here from the Gloucester Region of England and put on a wonderful event. We had a chance to meet with some of them and what a wonderful bunch they are and incredibly talented. This was their 5th year here and we can't wait til next year when they join us again. If you missed this event and would like one more chance to see them, they will be singing with the regular choir at the Abingdon Episcopal Church this coming Sunday morning, 10:00 AM service, April 5th, 2009.
We would also like to thank them for allowing us to both photograph and video them. Because this is not normally allowed, this video is exclusive to Gloucester Links & News and is not being hosted on YouTube or any other hosting sites that we would normally use. Plus this hosting on this site will be for a limited time as well.
We are going to put up a page soon with photos from the event for everyone to see. The choir is internationally known and recognized for their live performances and recordings. We will see if we can come up with a link to where their recordings are sold in the event anyone would like to order one of their CD's. We will also see if we can talk them into producing a DVD recording as it's the live event that makes it so moving when you see and hear them them.
We look forward to their return next year and wish them well on their journey home.
Friday, April 3, 2009
This Friday night is the Tewkesbury Abbey Schola Cantorum at the Abingdon Episcopal church on route 17 North, Gloucester, Virginia. Internationally acclaimed for their live performances and recordings, this is a very special event you may not want to miss. It is this Friday night only, starting at 7:30 PM. This event will not be repeated. Click Here to view the web site for the choir and their home town. This video will give you an idea of what to expect.
Thursday, April 2, 2009
Salsa's Mexican Grill located on route 17 North, George Washington Memorial Hwy. We ate at this restaurant over the past weekend and the place has plenty of nice atmosphere. Service was top notch. Menu selection didn't appeal to well to me and the food was okay. Having been to Mexico myself and having eaten the real deal, this was not even close. This is more along the lines of the United States Version of what we think Mexican Food is.
Also having been to a few excellent Mexican restaurants in Williamsburg, I'm rather spoiled. The food was not bad, it was just not great especially when compared to the ambiance and top notch service. Friday and Saturday nights is Karaoke night which is s big hit there. The restaurant was full. The food holds us off from giving this place a 4 star rating. Well worth the time to visit and enjoy a nice night out.
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Come and meet author Norman Snowden at Carter's Cove Clubhouse this Friday and learn about his new book, "The Maine Connection". Time is from 6:30 PM til 8:30 PM Friday April 3rd, 2009. Also come and meet author Lizzette G Carter, and learn about her new book, "Across The Color Line".
Monday, March 30, 2009
Photo's by; Chuck Thompson
From time to time we include book reviews about local authors or books that cover the local area. Lizzette G Carter's new book, "Across The Color Line", is the latest book in her career as a writer. Lizzette Lives in Mathews County and is a superb writer and a wonderful person. We met her at the Daffodil Festival this past weekend and she did a marvelous job explaining the book to anyone interested.
Okay so what is the book about? Well here is the story line off the back cover of her new book;
It's a happy New Year and great start for Lacie and Tony's interracial relationship. But turmoil ensues once Lacie meets Tony's parents - namely his mother, Abigail. Circumstances get even more complicated for the couple as they work on a lucrative business deal with a new associate, Trevor Weeks, who is quite vocal about their relationship. Surprisingly,
Joe, Tony's best friend and Lacie's ex- fiance, returns to team up with them on the business deal. However, the friendly reunion sours once the identity of Joe's secret lover is exposed.
In the prequel, the question whether Lacie would have enough courage to cross the color line was answered. Now the follow-up social novel with compelling twists and emotionally charged dialogue, gives a raw and honest look inside the struggles of an interracial relationship and poses another question: Will Lacie and Tony be strong enough to survive being Across The Color Line?
Book from C.L. Press
PO Box 1
Hallieford, VA 23068
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Sunday, March 29, 2009
Our 23rd Annual Daffodil Festival here in Gloucester County was one of the best yet. These pictures are from Saturday the 28th, and there is still one more day to go, so if you didn't get there yet, you still have Sunday the 29th, from 12:00 til 5:00 PM. It's a great time and great people there to meet. We took several hundred photos and we were trying to come up with the best way to share as many as possible with you, so we made a slide show video for you to enjoy.
We have a lot to cover here within the next few weeks and a lot more great surprises coming up soon. So be sure to stay tuned as we are working hard to bring you the best of Gloucester County.
Here is a video of one of the bands that played at the Daffodil Festival today. They did a good job and were very entertaining.