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Beekeeping in Sandbridge

By Holly Tower, Ph.D. Longtime Sandbridge resident Marjorie Thompson first became interested in beekeeping after visiting her aunt’s hives that were placed in a field of blackberries. “When you opened the jars of honey,” said Thompson, “the smell of blackberries just wafted out of the jar. It was lovely. I wondered to myself, if I had hives at my house, would the honey smell like…

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The “Blue Goose” Tram Service

By Holly Tower, Ph.D. Within and around the sweet beach community of Sandbridge are endless hidden gems. Each of these local treasures are worth its own post detailing the history and legends of special interest to visitors and locals alike. Some are “hidden” right under our noses and one of these is the “Blue Goose” tram service that takes passengers from the Back Bay Wildlife…

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Long-Time Local Icon Marshall Belanga Has Passed Away

Marshall E. Belanga, Sr. March 31, 1937 – March 12, 2017 Marshall E. Belanga, Sr. 79, passed away Sunday March 12, 2017. Born in Princess Anne County to the late Luther and Melissa Ballance Belanga, he was preceded in death by his beloved brothers, Luther, Jesse,and Marvin “Peanut” Belanga and half-sister Pearl Yocum. A commercial fisherman by trade, he was the happiest spending time in…

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