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The Tavern Re-Opens Its Doors

Posted on May 26, 2015 at 12:08 pm

The Rice’s Hotel/Hughlett Tavern is one of the oldest surviving wood structures in Virginia’s Northern Neck.  The original three room tavern was built by John Hughlett some 250 years ago and is on both the Virginia and National Registers of historic places.  Rice’s/Hughlett Tavern Foundation in partnership with MaMargaret’s House Culinary Services is proud to announce the re-opening of The Tavern. Alva Jackson owner of MaMargaret’s House Bed & Breakfast

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  • They may be last, but not least

    Posted on May 20, 2015 at 9:26 am

    L-R: Jeff Little, Josh Scott and Steve Lewis on stage at Northumberland High School.

    Before the Rappahannock Concert Association’s final offering of the season at the Northumberland High School auditorium Saturday night, the association passed out a survey to those coming to the concert asking their preference for next year’s shows. By the time the Jeff Little Trio finished playing about two hours later, a lot of those surveys may have been marked, “Bring Jeff Little back five times.” Pianist, singer and harmonica player

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  • The Fantasticks

    Posted on May 8, 2015 at 8:45 am

    L-R: Sean Thompson, Alan Hooker and Lynn Brownley on stage the opening night of The Fantasticks.

    A young man, Matt, is in love with the girl next door.  The girl, Louisa, “Upon becoming pretty became almost immediately incurably insane,” the narrator explains early in the first act of the Fantasticks.  By insane he means teenaged-girl antics; swooning frequently, taking herself far too seriously and falling in love with the idea of falling in love. This is how The Fantasticks, performed by the Westmoreland Players, begins.  The

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  • May rose festival

    Posted on May 6, 2015 at 9:54 am

    The Northern Neck Rose Society will host a Rose Festival from 9 -1 a.m. at the May 16th Farmer’s Market in Heathsville. This is a great opportunity to learn how to produce beautiful blooms on your roses. Tips will be given on rose identification, soil amendments, tools needed, companion plants, etc. Charlotte Hundley, award-winning American Rose Society judge, will share from her experience and lead a discussion at 11am. Please

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  • Opening day at the Farm Museum

    Posted on May 6, 2015 at 9:24 am

    Dale Clarke, owner of the sawmill at the Farm Museum, gives a demonstration.

    Unique to the Northern Neck, the doors to the Farm Museum were opened wide on May 2 to welcome the public for another season of honoring the rich agricultural tradition of the region.  Exhibits ranging from a dog-powered pulley machine to hand-powered washing machines were on display.  Members of the Board of Directors and volunteers for the museum were available for interested parties who desired more information about the many

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  • ‘All 8 circulate’ with the Square Pegs

    Posted on April 29, 2015 at 12:57 pm

    “Swing your partner” and the “do-si-doe” are familiar terms to most Americans and invoke images of circles of dancers promenading in a wholesome recreational activity called square dancing. Square dancing has roots that stretch back to 15th century Europe.  Our forefathers brought the dances of their homelands to America.  In more modern times, it was declared our “official national folk dance” by the Reagan administration in an act of Congress

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  • Broadway hits on the local stage

    Posted on April 21, 2015 at 10:28 am

    The Rappahannock Concert Association packed Northumberland High and Middle Schools’ auditorium again Saturday night with its latest concert series offering. “Ciaran Sheehan and Friends” may have sounded like an Irish act in its advertising but while born Irishman Sheehan did sing several Irish songs, most of the show was devoted to Broadway hits and songs by writers such as Steven Sondheim and Jerome Kern. Indeed, before he sang it, Sheehan

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