Lifestyles

Lori Tyler and Beverly Warbinski demonstrate how to use the die cut machine.

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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  • Future agriculturists

    Posted on March 27, 2015 at 10:08 am

    L-R: Shelby Asbury, Celia Perry, Jonathan Clark and Damien Dobbins reading “My Virginia Plate” to first grade students at NES.

    “And do not climb on the big children today,” Sherry Tarleton said to her pre-kindergarten class at Northumberland Elementary School, “Just listen to them.” Last Wednesday morning nine high school students, all of them members of the PAES program, visited to the elementary school to read to some of the classes.  The PAES students have been reading to the younger kids monthly since last year, but this visit was special

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  • New home underway

    Posted on March 27, 2015 at 10:00 am

    Kathy Thompson (front) and husband Curtiss Thompson break ground where soon their new house will stand.

    Steady, chilly rain may have turned the groundbreaking ceremony into more of a “mudbreaking,” but the Lancaster/Northumberland Habitat for Humanity, as well as a crowd of volunteers, Kilmarnock officials and interested parties attended, undaunted. The groundbreaking on Friday in Kilmarnock marked the start of construction for the Habitat’s 18th house.  When this house is complete, Kathy and Curtiss Thompson will be the new homeowners. “We did kick around what we

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Education

L-R: Shelby Asbury, Celia Perry, Jonathan Clark and Damien Dobbins reading “My Virginia Plate” to first grade students at NES.

Future agriculturists

Posted on March 27, 2015 at 10:08 am

“And do not climb on the big children today,” Sherry Tarleton said to her pre-kindergarten class at Northumberland Elementary School, “Just listen to them.” Last Wednesday morning nine high school students, all of them members of the PAES program, visited to the elementary school to read to some of the classes.  The PAES students have been reading to the younger kids monthly since last year, but this visit was special

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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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  • One School, One Book

    Posted on March 19, 2015 at 9:08 am

    Joseph Scripture (center) with schoolmates and his approximately 9 foot tall BFG.

    The Northumberland Elementary School Library and the Northumberland Public Library are currently displaying a giant art project, literally.  As a new addition to the One School, One Book program, Northumberland Elementary students made giants out of paper, clay and other materials. “The whole point of it is to encourage parents to read with their children and start discussions about the books,” Library Media Specialist Meghan Bowis explained. Bowis said that

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Religion

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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  • Ash Wednesday Worship at Good Shepherd Lutheran

    Posted on February 11, 2015 at 8:55 am

    The members of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church invite the community to attend Ash Wednesday Worship Service on February 18 at 5:30 p.m. and the entire family is welcome to attend.  The service will be conducted by Rev. Mike Ramming, Pastor of Good Shepherd, with the imposition of ashes offered.  Ash Wednesday begins the Lenten season, which is the 40 days prior to the celebration of Easter and is a Christian

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  • A spaghetti dinner date

    Posted on February 4, 2015 at 8:56 am

    On Thursday, January 29, the Kilmarnock United Methodist Church welcomed guests to its 41st Annual Spaghetti dinner. The church’s fellowship hall was decorated like an Italian restaurant, complete with red checkered tablecloths and candlelight. The spaghetti sauce recipe has such a history with the church that not even everyone in the kitchen was aware of its full story at first.  Eventually, Eric Nost was able to piece the truth together.

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Health

Northumberland YMCA’s Volunteer of the Year

Posted on March 18, 2015 at 11:17 am

The Northumberland Family YMCA recently honored Edith Withers as Volunteer of the Year.  She was recognized at the Peninsula Metropolitan YMCA’s Annual Dinner held in Hampton Virginia, by YMCA CEO Danny Carroll and YMCA COO Stacia Roeth. “Edith’s dedication to the community shows every day through her work with the Y,” commented Cristian Shirilla, Branch Executive Director. “It is an honor to work with her for a positive impact in

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  • Rappahannock’s robot invasion

    Posted on March 4, 2015 at 8:37 am

    Rappahannock General Hospital’s new robot will allow for stroke victims to receive quick and expert care.

    “I can truly see your eye reacting to the light there in the cafeteria,” the robot said as she zoomed in on a man’s eye.  “I can do the same thing to your other eye to make sure they are reacting the same way. That’s one of the big pieces of a neurologic exam.” The robot was in the Rappahannock General Hospital Cafeteria in Kilmarnock. It had a screen and

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  • YMCA trains 5K newcomers

    Posted on February 4, 2015 at 9:04 am

    Under the theme, “You Can Run a 5K Too,” the Northumberland Family YMCA in Heathsville, has invited first-time participants age 18 and up to join a training program, called “Couch to 5K.”  The goal is to be physically fit to enter the Earth Day 5K, sponsored by the Northumberland Assn. for Progressive Stewardship (NAPS) on April 18. Classes consist of weekly meetings on Saturdays from 8 to 9 a.m. starting

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