Showing posts with label Gloucester Links and News. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Gloucester Links and News. Show all posts

Sunday, April 12, 2009

The Signs of Spring in Gloucester County, VA

The signs of spring are popping up all around us. It's nice to see the green again. The flowers on the Azalea bushes are now blooming. It's a bit chilly but nice to see everything growing once again.

The Easter Bunny In Gloucester

Happy Easter Everyone. Just a quick note that we saw the Easter Bunny just before he started his deliveries and he was very excited about delivering goodies to all the children here. Plus all the Easter Egg hunts he has been busy planning for so many of us. And for us adults, it's a time of celebration of the gift that Christ has given us all.

So relax. Have fun, and enjoy the day.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Tewkesbury Abbey Schola Cantorum at the Abingdon Episcopal Church 4-3-09, Video 9

This is our 9th and final video of the actual Tewkesbury Abbey Schola Cantorum live performance series. The next video we are going to produce is a series of pictures that were taken during and after the event and we are going to add some background music to the slide show video. We hope you have enjoyed this mini series. We once again want to thank the choir for allowing us to host these videos for the world to see and enjoy.

We have added a link to this post for the Tewkesbury Abbey Schola Cantorum USA blog spot web site so that you can view their tour while here in the USA.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Tewkesbury Abbey Schola Cantorum 5, With Links For CD Sales

Here is the link to the store in Tewkesbury Abbey if you are interested in purchasing any of their musical CD's. I am hoping they will produce a DVD of their music. Click Here to go to their store.

Now this video I want to point out the lead singer. Here is a guy with a very potential future. A great voice. Need to talk him into quitting smoking though. (I shouldn't speak, but I am older and my voice isn't going to get me anywhere in the musical field). I had the pleasure of speaking with him for a few moments and he is as gracious as he is talented. I'll let the video speak for itself from here though.

At the end of this video is father Steve. Another gracious man with a great sense of humor and a wonderful speaker. We had the pleasure of speaking with him on numerous occasions and may we say that the folks back in England are very blessed to have him as one of their own. If we could take him away from there and have him here, I'm sure that would be happily arranged.

Tewkesbury Abbey Schola Cantorum 4

This is the 4th video in our mini series. We have about two or three more to go. Then we are going to produce a picture slide show video with background music. Hope everyone is enjoying the videos.

A USA Tewkesbury Abbey Schola Cantorum Blogspot Web Site

We just found a site where some great photos and more information on this choir is being hosted. Click Here to view the site. And here is another video.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Tewkesbury Abbey Schola Cantorum at the Abingdon Episcopal Church This Past Friday Night April 3rd

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.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

ABC Liquor Store, Gloucester VA

ABC Liquor store. Located by Food Lion in Hayes. A nice selection of spirits. I've always found the staff to be nice and friendly the few times I've been in there. If you are new to Virginia, beer and wine are sold pretty much everywhere. Liquor however is state controlled and only sold in state controlled ABC stores. This brings me to a few questions. One, even though I understand the need to control a substance that has extreme potential danger, isn't state control a form of monopoly hence legalizing a monopoly which in other cases is against the law? Also, ABC stores are run for a profit. If a store is not making money, I've seen these stores shut down. So these stores are run for profit. Okay, so where are the profits allocated to? In these times of rising taxes, just some questions to ponder.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Hong Kong, Chinese Restaurant, Hayes, Gloucester VA

Hong Kong restaurant. No web site found. We've been there a number of times and there is good reason for that. The food is good, the service is decent and the prices are in line. You can eat in or take out. A nice and extensive menu selection and the place is always clean. This restaurant has been serving Gloucester for years and for good reason. Please be sure to stop in.

Big Bob's Flooring Outlets

Big Bob's Flooring Outlets located next door to Food Lion in Hayes. This may be a franchise store. We looked for a web site and found the franchise opportunity site. Interesting site with a lot of flash animation. Click Here if you want to see it.

Food Lion In Hayes, Gloucester, VA

Here is a rare picture of the Food Lion in Hayes. Notice there are no cars in the parking lot. We took this picture Christmas day. Click Here to check out their web site. You can shop on line, get meal ideas, watch videos, see the weekly flier and more.