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Crafting marathon at the tavern

Posted on March 27, 2015 at 10:17 am

Rice Hotel/Hughlett’s Tavern held its annual Scrapathon the weekend of March 21 and 22.  True to the name, a number of scrap bookers were in attendance but there were also crafters doing crochet, stencils, doll making and more. Crafters paid an entry fee that bought them table space to work as well as lunch both days.  There was also a tool table for everyone’s use and door prizes. On Sunday,

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  • Young music lovers treated to special concert

    Posted on March 25, 2015 at 9:02 am

    Concert pianist Michael Chertock played for youth from Northumberland and Westmoreland Counties at Northumberland High School on Monday Morning.

    After delighting a Rappahannock Concert Association crowd that was so big the association ran out of playbills at Sunday’s afternoon concert, pianist Michael Chertock kept an auditorium full of children mesmerized at Northumberland High School Monday morning. Chertock was entertaining the pre-school through second grade youngsters from Northumberland and Westmoreland counties as part of the association’s student concert series. Chertock played works of some of the same composers he played

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  • St. Paddy’s Day at Festival Halle

    Posted on March 20, 2015 at 8:42 am

    A green-clad couple share a tete-a-tete at the St. Patrick’s Day Dance at Festival Halle.

    The Reedville Fishermen’s Museum kicked off a new tradition with their first St. Patrick’s Day party at Festival Halle this past Saturday evening. “Since all the people around here are starting to come back from Florida, we’re having a party,” explained Shawn Hall, the museum’s Executive Director. The party featured music by DJ Russ and thought it was a BYOB affair, there was a station with snacks, soda and ice.

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  • All-you-can-eat seafood feast

    Posted on March 13, 2015 at 8:52 am

    One of the feast chefs steams shrimp for the all-you-can-eat event.

    The Callao Volunteer Fire Department’s annual oyster and shrimp dinner attracted 300 diners Saturday evening even though it was competing with similar events in Montross and Tappahannock. The department’s trucks were all lined up outside the firehouse as their garage area served as a dining room. The department’s meeting room was simply not big enough to handle the whole crowd. In both rooms oyster shells and shrimp hulls piled up

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  • Waterfowl Show March 21 & 22

    Posted on March 11, 2015 at 12:56 pm

    The 36th Annual Rappahannock River Waterfowl Show will be March 21 and 22 at the White Stone Firehouse in White Stone. Over eighty artists and carvers from nine states will be participating this year with original paintings, decorative carvings, working decoys and folk artcarvings, bronze sculptures, photography, and carving supplies. The 2015 Artist of the Year is Nancy Richards West of Chincoteague. For the show, Nancy has created a lovely

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  • Melrose’s fundraiser ‘on the rocks’

    Posted on March 11, 2015 at 12:35 pm

    The third annual “Freezin’ for a Reason” fundraiser sponsored by Melrose United Methodist Church (UMC) of Lottsburg took place at high noon on Saturday, March 7 at the Lewisetta Marina beach. Moments before the plunge, the floating inches of ice were broken up by ice-busters Tony Innosenti and Edgar Wilson.  Using bricks tied to long ropes, the ice-busters cleared an entry path into the freezing waters of the Potomac River

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  • Mystery and dialect

    Posted on March 6, 2015 at 8:47 am

    Those who attended “Books Alive!” at the Northumberland Public Library in Heathsville last Tuesday may have been at the last un-canceled event in the county all week. Those who went to Books Alive! heard Jerry Piell, of Somers, tell about how he came to write his most recent book, “The Curious Case of the Conjure Woman.” Piell, who is originally from England, said the story set in the mountains of

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