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Northumberland Family YMCA to kick off First Annual ‘Guns and Hoses Bowl’ September 6

Posted on August 8, 2014 at 5:01 pm

The day before the first NFL Sunday of 2014, local residents can get their fill of football excitement with the first-ever Guns and Hoses Bowl hosted by the Northumberland Family YMCA! The Northumberland and Richmond County sheriff’s offices will team up with Virginia State Police to square off against the Fairfields and Callao Volunteer Fire Departments in a game of flag football. The inaugural event, organized and coordinated by Northumberland

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  • A pinch of wit and a dash of hilarity on stage with Westmoreland Players’ Arsenic and Old Lace

    Posted on August 6, 2014 at 1:46 pm

    Frank Connelly (from left) and John Pittman get ready to taste the arsenic-laced wine served by Anita Harrower (from left) and Sharon Robertson in the Westmoreland Players’ production of the classic comedy “Arsenic and Old Lace.”

    By Colston Newton   With their current production, “Arsenic and Old Lace,” the Westmoreland Players have tackled another show from the earlier Broadway and film productions that have engraved certain actors’ portrayals of their characters onto the public consciousness. That’s theatrical bravery, but the Players have gotten away with it again. The only way Michell Bruner’s portrayal of murderous Jonathan Brewster is less than that of Boris Karloff on Broadway

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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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