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Members of the class of 2015 ride up Academic Lane in the float they made.

A Homecoming parade to mark the new school year

Posted on October 22, 2014 at 9:06 am

School may start in September but it really doesn’t feel right until fall and Homecoming arrive as they did in Northumberland County Friday afternoon. By the time the parade kicked off at the elementary school at the end of Academic Lane the day’s modest warmth was beginning to fade and long shadows had started falling across the road. People watched from the elementary school and a larger crowd waited at

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  • Dancing with history

    Posted on October 17, 2014 at 10:56 am

    Carol Towne addresses the guests at Festival Halle.

    On Saturday, October 11 the Reedville Fishermen’s Museum held a Fall Dance at Festival Halle.  The proceeds from the dance will go towards the continued restoration of the Festival Halle building. Festival Halle was donated to the Fishermen’s Museum in 2009.  The building was constructed in 1912 and the museum has been working to restore it. Completed restoration projects include the roof, the heating and air conditioning and the kitchen.

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  • Fifty years of service

    Posted on October 15, 2014 at 10:02 am

    In October 1964 a group of volunteers saw a need for a rescue service in their community.  From those roots the Northumberland County Rescue Squad was born and on Saturday, October 11, the squad celebrated its 50th anniversary at Buzzard’s Point Marina in Reedville. Fifty years ago, volunteers drove a station wagon that went home with which-… Read more in the October 15 issue of the Northumberland Echo!

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  • How sweet the sound

    Posted on October 8, 2014 at 12:19 pm

    Sunday afternoon, a house of education was turned into a house of praise when the first Christian Music Contest was held in the Northumberland High School Auditorium.  The program consisted of thirteen performances by local individuals competing for first, second and third prizes. Derek Baliles introduced each entry in the contest and then it was up to the audience to vote for their choice of winners… Read more in the

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  • Sixth annual Blessing of the Animals at St. Stephen’s

    Posted on October 8, 2014 at 12:11 pm

    Rev. Lucia Lloyd blesses each animal, even he python.

    Clucks, barks, meows, and the sound of a tortoise ripping up mouthfuls of clover filled the morning air as St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Heathsville opened its sixth annual Blessing of the Animals on Saturday, October 4. Animal attendees outnumbered the humans and included dogs, cats, chickens, rats and a hamster.  Gavin Rogers, owner of Gordon’s Pets in Warsaw, brought a number of exotic animals from his shop including a

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  • Rescue Squad open house features new ambulance

    Posted on October 1, 2014 at 3:09 pm

    Learning resuscitation techniques at the open house

    Like all the other rescue squads in Northumberland County, Mid-County Rescue Squad is an all volunteer operation. Like the others, it raises its operating money mostly the hard way: through donations, bake sales, fried chicken dinners and other small-return efforts. Even so, it was able to raise enough money to buy more than $200,000 worth of new equipment and build an addition to the squad building. Saturday Mid-County showed it

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  • Dog show at the Farmer’s Market

    Posted on September 25, 2014 at 1:06 pm

    Children show off their Dachshund at the farmer’s market.

    Heathsville’s Farmers Market continues to grow by leaps and bounds. Vendors pretty much covered all the space on the green and in the pavilion behind the Rice Hotel/Hughlett Tavern Saturday morning and dozens upon dozens of people wandered around the booths looking at the vendors’ offerings. They also had to watch their steps because it was dog show day and even people who weren’t putting their dogs through the Northern

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