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Urbanna Business Assocciation

Members of the Urbanna Business Association and other volunteers prepare a bump-out for the planting of shrubs and flowers as part of an ongoing beautification project.

by Karen Lowe
UBA President

The Urbanna Business Association (UBA) is excited for the kickoff of the Urbanna Farmers’ Market on Saturday, May 10, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at Taber Park.

The market committee has been working diligently to make the opening day full of vendors, music, fresh baked goodies, perennials and local homegrown produce and cheese. Shop the vendors, who will bring their talents to the market with handcrafted jewels, soaps, art and more. If you are interested in becoming a vendor, please contact the Urbanna Town Office at 758-2613.

Saturday, May 17, is the Second Annual Urbanna Cup (see story and photos in May Rivah Visitor’s Guide). Not only do we have the excitement of the men and women racing handmade wooden cocktail boats, but a full day and evening events at the Urbanna Town Marina. There will be food trucks from Richmond, including Carytown Burger and Fries, and Mosaic Cafe from River Road. There will be a wine and domestic/craft beer tent, and rounding up the evening will be a concert by “Jumbo Lump Daddy and the Backfin Boys.” For more information, visit

The UBA has a full day planned in town as well on May 17. “Cruise Urbanna” includes all Urbanna Business Association members offering discounts and a day-end drawing at each participating location. Pick up your Cruise Urbanna Card at any participating store, have it stamped, get your discount and enter into a drawing for a free gift/gift certificate. Participating stores will be announced in the next issue of the Southside Sentinel.

The new streetscape project was completed on Monday (just before the rain) under the direction of Bill Dickinson. The flags are hung and the new plantings and mulch are complete. A special thank-you goes out to Bill for his volunteer time in planning, shopping and installing, along with so many others (see photo above). I would like to extend a special thank-you to Skip and Sue McGill who saw the call for volunteers in the Southside Sentinel and showed up for a full day of turning the soil, weeding, yanking tree roots, planting and mulching. The UBA and Beautification Committee would like to unofficially award them with the Citizens of the Month Award. This project was funded by the Historic House Tour/Beautification Committee.

posted 04.30.2014

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