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Kids Day at Heathsville Farmers Market, July 19

Posted on July 17, 2014 at 9:14 am

This month’s theme is “Kids Day”! Bring the kids and the grand-kids! We’ve got fun things for them to see and do. The 4-H is bringing their miniature horses. Several corn-hole games will be set up for playing in front of the Carriage House. A “mystery hunt” will take place at 10 a.m. Prizes will be awarded and every participant will get a special treat. There will be special kids’

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  • Art speaks on the Bay 2014

    Posted on July 17, 2014 at 8:59 am

    The Bay School Community Arts Center is proud to present Virginia artists in its second annual juried art show at the Art Speaks Gallery at the Bay School.  “Art Speaks on the Bay” will run until July 19. The show includes 84 pieces of two-dimensional and three-dimensional artists, exhibiting the works of 70 artists from across the state.  120 artists with 328 artworks entered the juried competition, presenting a diverse and

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  • Imprisoned by comedy: Westmoreland Players perform Neil Simon classic

    Posted on May 7, 2014 at 4:39 pm

    The Westmoreland Players current production, Neil Simon’s “The Prisoner of Second Avenue,” will bring back memories to older members of the audience. The background soundtrack includes Speedy Alka Selzer and Dinah Shore’s “See the USA, in your Chevrolet” commercials. Other than that, younger members of the audience can identify with the trials and tribulations of Mel and Edna Edison as Mel, at age 47, gets downsized out of his job

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  • A tractor pull for all ages

    Posted on April 9, 2014 at 9:20 am

    April Trimmer, a first-time puller and winner of two Antique Tractor classes

    Finally saying good-bye to the long winter, enthusiasts gathered at Turner Field on Saturday and Sunday for the Callao Ruritan Club annual spring lawn mower and antique tractor pull. Numerous children registered to pull their lawn mowers on Saturday; four youngsters walked away with the trophies from the three youth classes. On Sunday, among the winners of the antique tractor classes was April Trimmer, a first-time puller who won the

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  • Jazzing the day away

    Posted on March 19, 2014 at 8:00 am

    Of the Charlottesville Swing Orchestra: John D’Earth on trumpet, Jeff Decker on alto sax, Robert Jospe on drums and Peter Spaar on bass.

      The Rappahannock Concert Association hit another one out of the park when it filled Northumberland High School’s auditorium with an audience that stood to cheer the Charlottesville Swing Orchestra when it finished its concert Saturday afternoon. The orchestra, led by trumpeter John D’Earth had the crowds’ feet tapping as it offered pieces from jazz greats such as Count Basie, Charlie Parker and Duke Ellington. Featured singer Stephanie Nakashian nearly

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  • Dance helps in restoring a local landmark

    Posted on March 19, 2014 at 7:00 am

    The “Ides of March” Dance in Reedville was sold out with 100 attendees aiding the restoration of the historic Festival Halle with their dancing feet.

    As a beautiful Saturday in Reedville faded to dusk, the Festival Halle came alive with the sounds of upbeat music and 100 attendees laughing, eating and dancing the night away. The proceeds from last week’s Ides of March Dance, hosted by the Reedville Fishermen’s Museum, helped benefit the Festival Halle’s restoration.  Since they acquired the building in 2009, RFM’s Carol Towne said they had put in at least 180 volunteer

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  • Getting away with laughter and applause

    Posted on March 12, 2014 at 10:49 am

    Sitting (from left) are Christina Thompson and Katherine Ballentine Shepherd; standing (from left) are Frank Connelly, Sean Thompson, Marcia Peters, Dan Peters and Michael Bruner.

    The Westmoreland Players current production, “Getting Away with Murder” isn’t so much a “whodunit” as a “Howcome he dunit” because the killer is pretty well established by the end of the first act. That makes the play more interesting than the usual search for the butler in a room full of suspects. Joy Evans, who co-directed the show with her husband, Glenn, called the play the Players’ “murder and mayhem

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