Lifestyles

James Long presents a 100th birthday card to Dorothy Taylor.

One hundred years young

Posted on April 24, 2015 at 9:04 am

Northumberland County must be a healthy place to live. Last week, another of its residents celebrated her 100th birthday. Dorothy Taylor, who spent most of her 100 years in Remo, reached her centennial April 19. Although she was born in Kilmarnock and now lives in an assisted living facility there, Taylor spent almost her entire life on a farm in Remo. There she and her husband, Daniel, raised three children

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  • Living history at Lancaster Court Day

    Posted on April 16, 2015 at 9:37 am

    The militia fires a round from their muskets.

    From its opening moments a steady stream of visitors came to Lancaster Court Day at Lancaster Courthouse. From the Lancaster militia in period costumes carrying period muskets opening the day by marching in to their encampment and firing several smoky volleys, visitors were surrounded by the colonial past. Sailors in 17th century garb showed off the Reedville Fishermen’s Museum’s recreation of the shallop in which John Smith explored the Chesapeake

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  • Heritage Arts Center opens

    Posted on April 15, 2015 at 9:22 am

    Judy Mooers at her spinning wheel.

    Rice Hotel/Hughlett’s Tavern in Heathsville planned a “soft opening” for its Heritage Arts Center Wednesday. In the sense that the opening wasn’t advertised, it was soft. It wasn’t soft at all in the commercial sense. Judy Mooers, who is leading the effort, said that members of the Tavern’s quilters and crafting guilds saw the preparations for the center and descended on it as soon as the doors opened. “We had

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Travel

Education

Taking our students onwards and upwards

Posted on April 21, 2015 at 10:26 am

Northumberland Middle School teacher Stacy Lee has been named Northumberland’s teacher of the year.  Lee was first selected as teacher of the year for the middle school, while Jennifer Saunders and Javonda Ashton represented the elementary and high school, respectively.  Of the three, Lee was chosen as the county’s superlative teacher. Lee tried to summarize her feelings about the honor.  “I feel blessed.  I’m in a state of awe.  It’s

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  • Living history at Lancaster Court Day

    Posted on April 16, 2015 at 9:37 am

    The militia fires a round from their muskets.

    From its opening moments a steady stream of visitors came to Lancaster Court Day at Lancaster Courthouse. From the Lancaster militia in period costumes carrying period muskets opening the day by marching in to their encampment and firing several smoky volleys, visitors were surrounded by the colonial past. Sailors in 17th century garb showed off the Reedville Fishermen’s Museum’s recreation of the shallop in which John Smith explored the Chesapeake

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  • Big Sisters

    Posted on April 10, 2015 at 9:19 am

    NMS Lady Indians softball team pictured with Little Sisters after the April 3 Little Sister Big Sister Program.

    When learning a new game, a big sister is a good thing for a little sister to have. With that in mind, a new Big Sister softball program began April 3 when the Northumberland Middle School Lady Indians hosted the program at the Northumberland Middle School practice field. Children ages 4 to 10 years old, participated in the two hour session and were paired with a NMS Lady Indians softball

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Religion

Caleb Park, winner of the Lisa Spiers Memorial 5K.

First memorial 5K a success

Posted on April 15, 2015 at 10:02 am

Saturday, April 11, at 9 a.m. runners took off from the starting line of the Lisa Spiers Memorial 5K.  Kilmarnock Baptist Church organized the event to raise awareness for ocular melanoma. Matthew Tennant, the church’s pastor, said that Lisa Spiers was a member of the congregation, who passed away last September from ocular melanoma.  On the morning of the race he estimated that close to 300 people participated and the

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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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  • 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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Health

Bon Secours Rappahannock General Hospital Hosts Town Hall Meeting

Posted on April 16, 2015 at 10:38 am

Bon Secours Rappahannock General Hospital Hosts Town Hall Meeting Participants to learn about Bon Secours services and future plans WHO: •    James Holmes, Jr., CEO, Bon Secours Rappahannock General Hospital •    Michael Robinson, CEO, Bon Secours Memorial Regional Medical Center •    Jill Kennedy, Chief Nurse Executive & VP of Patient Care, Bon Secours Virginia •    Thomas Auer, PhD, CEO, Bon Secours Virginia Medical Group •    Leigh Sewell, VP of Service

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  • First memorial 5K a success

    Posted on April 15, 2015 at 10:02 am

    Caleb Park, winner of the Lisa Spiers Memorial 5K.

    Saturday, April 11, at 9 a.m. runners took off from the starting line of the Lisa Spiers Memorial 5K.  Kilmarnock Baptist Church organized the event to raise awareness for ocular melanoma. Matthew Tennant, the church’s pastor, said that Lisa Spiers was a member of the congregation, who passed away last September from ocular melanoma.  On the morning of the race he estimated that close to 300 people participated and the

    Read Full Story
  • Big Sisters

    Posted on April 10, 2015 at 9:19 am

    NMS Lady Indians softball team pictured with Little Sisters after the April 3 Little Sister Big Sister Program.

    When learning a new game, a big sister is a good thing for a little sister to have. With that in mind, a new Big Sister softball program began April 3 when the Northumberland Middle School Lady Indians hosted the program at the Northumberland Middle School practice field. Children ages 4 to 10 years old, participated in the two hour session and were paired with a NMS Lady Indians softball

    Read Full Story

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