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Chris Ludwig explains how to use the modern Flora of Virginia.

Nature Camp and the Flora of Virginia

Posted on November 25, 2014 at 10:14 am

The Northern Neck chapter of the Virginia Native Plant society held its last regular meeting of 2014 on Thursday, Nov. 20.  The meeting featured presentations by two local kids who the NNNPS sponsored to go to Nature Camp, and guest speaker Chris Ludwig, chief biologist in the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation’s Division of Natural Heritage. Every year the NNNPS sponsors two kids from the Kilmarnock Boys & Girls

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  • Showing appreciation for veterans and nation

    Posted on November 12, 2014 at 8:48 am

    Citizens of Northumberland County gathered to celebrate Veteran’s Day on the Old Northumberland County courthouse lawn.

    Citizens of all ages gathered beneath the golden foliage of the old Northumberland County courthouse’s maple trees Monday afternoon to show their appreciation of the nation’s veterans. The Northumberland Public Library and the Marine Corps League of the Northern Neck arranged the “Freedom is Not Free” ceremony as a salute to members of the nation’s military, past and present. Lance Marston, commandant of the Marine Corps League’s local chapter, welcomed

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  • Cold weather for Heathsville’s stew sale

    Posted on November 7, 2014 at 11:15 am

    Heathville’s stew chefs started the stew boiling at 7 a.m. for the annual Four in One sale.

    Early Saturday morning things didn’t look good for Heathville United Methodist Church’s yard, bake and Brunswick stew sale.  It was raining and cold.  Few people were in the church’s meeting hall where the sale goods were displayed.  Then, as the morning progressed, things turned around. “We sold almost 250 quarts of stew,” Lee Allain, one of the stew cooks who, with chief stew chef Andy Pitts, had started teh cauldrons

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  • Callao hosts first fire muster

    Posted on October 29, 2014 at 10:10 am

    Fire trucks from as far as Maryland were on display at Callao’s fire muster.

    Tommy Lewis and Chris Neale of the Kinsale and Callao volunteer fire departments like old fire trucks and have traveled together to “musters” held in other regions. Saturday, they had the first such muster in the Northern Neck. “We started working on it last winter,’” Neale said. By Saturday, it had paid off with 30 fire trucks coming from as far away as Pocomoke City, Md. for visitors to the

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  • Family fun is a Lottsburg tradition

    Posted on October 24, 2014 at 10:00 am

    Buzzie the clown paints the kids’ faces at Ace Hardware’s Family Fun Day

    Saturday, October 18 was bright and warm for Allison’s Ace Hardware’s Family Fun day. The event boasted several free activities.  A crowd of children kept the pumpkin painting table perpetually busy.  There was an apple and duck bobbing game kids could play for prizes.  Buzzie the clown painted faces with clown makeup, camouflage, Spiderman’s mask and other designs.  There was also a photo booth taking free photos against a backdrop

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  • Polka, beer, dinner and more at Oktoberfest

    Posted on October 23, 2014 at 9:38 am

    The Low ‘n’ Brows from King George playing for Good Shepherdw Lutheran’s Oktoberfest.

    The Octoberfest season continued at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church near Callao Friday night. The Lutherans may not have had authentic cold and rainy German weather for their fest, but they did have an authentic German band livening things up. An ecumenical crowd filled the church’s meeting hall, sang along with the band, danced polkas, enjoyed beer, wine and a Bavarian dinner that featured bratwurst, sauerkraut and German potato salad, Good

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  • A Homecoming parade to mark the new school year

    Posted on October 22, 2014 at 9:06 am

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

    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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