Lifestyles

Indoor yard sale for memorial scholarship fund

Posted on February 1, 2015 at 3:18 pm

On Saturday, December 10, Afton United Methodist Church held an Indoor Yard Sale.  The event was one of many fund raisers the church holds through the year to support the Betty Smith Gaskins Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship awards $2,000 to any second year student from Northumberland County who is attending Rappahannock Community College.  Betsy Appleby, a member of the scholarship committee noted that the amount usually covers tuition for a

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  • National Youth of the Year contender

    Posted on January 30, 2015 at 9:28 am

    Northumberland High School senior Alonza Sutton is a pretty good teen, and he has the certificate to prove it.  Sutton was recently named Youth of the Year for the Northern Neck in the Boys and Girls Club of America’s Youth of the Year recognition program. The Youth of the Year program was established in 1947.  It is used as a year-round tool to encourage personal growth and good character in

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  • This Northern Neck club is the bees’ knees

    Posted on January 28, 2015 at 9:59 am

    Catherine Bennett, Maggie Peill and Susan Christopher, three beginner beekeepers from Wicomico Church, founded the Northern Neck Beekeeping Club in 2009. Bennet had been keeping bees for years, she said, but, “making a bloody mess of it.” The three attended a class in Fredericksburg, but found that there was so much information that taking it all in was “like trying to drink from a firehose,” Bennett said. Rather than continue

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Education

Preparing to block

Posted on January 22, 2015 at 9:18 am

Last week the Northumberland County School Board voted to change the high school’s scheduling to a block format.  The new system will have four 90 minute classes per semester. The block system will come into effect in fall, 2015.  That leaves the school with the remainder of this year and the summer to prepare the teachers and students. “Thankfully we have a lot of expertise,” said Dr. Travis Burns, Principal

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  • WATCH D.O.G.S. at Northumberland

    Posted on January 21, 2015 at 8:47 am

    “We have never had this many men in our school before!” Theresa Larsen, Principal of Northumberland Elementary School said as she welcomed a crowd of fathers and father-figures in the auditorium on Tuesday, January 13.  The reason for the numerous masculine presence was the inauguration of the WATCH D.O.G.S. program at N.E.S. Larsen, along with Assistant Principal Kathleen Howard and Guidance Counselor Lynne Haynie, organized and hosted the event. WATCH

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  • Northumberland County educator named Virginia AITC Teacher of the Year regional finalist

    Posted on January 20, 2015 at 10:29 am

    Tammy Wilkins of Northumberland County, an educator at Northumberland High School, has been recognized as a 2015 regional finalist in Virginia’s Agriculture in the Classroom Teacher of the Year program. There were five regional finalists for the Virginia AITC Teacher of the Year program. Marlena “K” Preston of Montgomery County, who teaches kindergarten at Belview Elementary School in Radford, was named the state-level winner. The program recognizes a Virginia educator

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Religion

Visitors peruse the items for sale at the Afton UMC Indoor Yard Sale.

Indoor yard sale for memorial scholarship fund

Posted on January 15, 2015 at 8:03 am

On Saturday, December 10, Afton United Methodist Church held an Indoor Yard Sale.  The event was one of many fund raisers the church holds through the year to support the Betty Smith Gaskins Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship awards $2,000 to any second year student from Northumberland County who is attending Rappahannock Community College.  Betsy Appleby, a member of the scholarship committee noted that the amount usually covers tuition for a

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  • Unitarian Universalist Sunday Service Announcement, December 28: ‘Unitarian Universalism as a World Faith Movement’

    Posted on December 20, 2014 at 12:11 pm

    On Sunday, December 28, at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of the Rappahannock (UUFR-VA,) Bob Weekley will present: “Unitarian Universalism as a World Faith Movement.” Our little White Stone UU congregation has partnered with the Walmsey Unitarian Chapel in Bolton, England. Our brothers and sisters at Walmsey represent the worldwide linking of Unitarian and Universalist faiths. And we have more global connections that can energize our spirits. Come and learn about

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  • St. Stephen’s Episcopal’s Oysters & Oldies

    Posted on December 12, 2014 at 8:55 am

    St. Stephen’s members who volunteered at the oyster roast.

    Oysters being a cool weather delicacy, Saturday was perfect for St. Stephens Episcopal Church’s annual “Oysters and Oldies” oyster roast. It wasn’t cold enough for the oyster juice to numb the fingers of those who were opening them, and the light rain wasn’t heavy enough to chase everybody into the barn at Mason Brent’s “Roanoke” in Heathsville. Bill Kirby who organized the roast and provides the recipe for the chili

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Health

"Congratulations! You found me!"

Posted on September 24, 2014 at 9:43 am

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  • Regaining strength a little closer to home

    Posted on March 25, 2014 at 4:46 pm

    Brian Belfield

    A helping hand has embraced the lower part of Northumberland and its residents in need of physical therapy. After having seen patients that were coming from as far as Reedville to Belfield Physical Therapy in Warsaw, Brian Belfield, D.P.T., has expanded his business to include a clinic in the Burgess area, where he has already treated a number of locals since its recent opening. “All the patients yesterday were saying,

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  • Mid-County expresses need for volunteers

    Posted on January 24, 2014 at 7:00 am

    Last Thursday, Northumberland County Democrats learned about Mid-County Volunteer Rescue Squad’s services and costs, as well as the challenges faced by volunteer first responders in the county. The rescue squad’s newly elected captain Joe Schlatter said his organization was in strong need of personnel. He added that the same volunteers have virtually been answering calls all of the time. Kitty Creeth said that the county has one of the oldest

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