Lifestyles

John Clegg (L) and Andrew Jenkins (R) burn a flag that has faded.

Cub Pack honors the stars and stripes

Posted on May 20, 2015 at 7:30 am

“Everybody sees that their flag is getting faded, worn, or tattered.  I always wonder what they do.  Do they just throw it out or leave it gathering dust in a corner?” John Clegg wondered Sunday after a flag retirement ceremony at Mila United Methodist Church. Though nearly every citizen knows that the United States flag should be treated with honor, not many know all the details of proper behavior towards

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  • Opening day at the Farm Museum

    Posted on May 6, 2015 at 9:24 am

    Dale Clarke, owner of the sawmill at the Farm Museum, gives a demonstration.

    Unique to the Northern Neck, the doors to the Farm Museum were opened wide on May 2 to welcome the public for another season of honoring the rich agricultural tradition of the region.  Exhibits ranging from a dog-powered pulley machine to hand-powered washing machines were on display.  Members of the Board of Directors and volunteers for the museum were available for interested parties who desired more information about the many

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  • ‘All 8 circulate’ with the Square Pegs

    Posted on April 29, 2015 at 12:57 pm

    “Swing your partner” and the “do-si-doe” are familiar terms to most Americans and invoke images of circles of dancers promenading in a wholesome recreational activity called square dancing. Square dancing has roots that stretch back to 15th century Europe.  Our forefathers brought the dances of their homelands to America.  In more modern times, it was declared our “official national folk dance” by the Reagan administration in an act of Congress

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John Clegg (L) and Andrew Jenkins (R) burn a flag that has faded.

Cub Pack honors the stars and stripes

Posted on May 20, 2015 at 7:30 am

“Everybody sees that their flag is getting faded, worn, or tattered.  I always wonder what they do.  Do they just throw it out or leave it gathering dust in a corner?” John Clegg wondered Sunday after a flag retirement ceremony at Mila United Methodist Church. Though nearly every citizen knows that the United States flag should be treated with honor, not many know all the details of proper behavior towards

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  • Farm and Field Day expands

    Posted on April 29, 2015 at 1:09 pm

    Students sold flowers, herbs and produce that they grew in the greenhouse, and even helped visitors load plants into their vehicles.

    It started out as just a greenhouse where high school students grew and sold plants they grew each spring. They were very good plants that the people in Northumberland County enjoyed buying and they returned each year to buy more.  This year, the Northumberland County High School plant sale combined with the annual Craft Fair for an all new Farm and Field Day event. There were not only the usual

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  • Two programs show disability from new angles

    Posted on April 28, 2015 at 10:53 am

    The Northumberland Indians square off against the Charlottesville Cardinals in a game of wheelchair basketball for Inclusion Day.

    “Being focused, concentrating and being organized, doing my work.  It helps you in the real world.”  Several students in the I’m Determined program at Northumberland Middle School shared what being determined means to them in a meeting Monday. Last week, the school put on two events that aimed to expand awareness of disabilities.  On Monday, all the special education students from the elementary, middle and high school shared presentations based

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Religion

Joined together in prayer

Posted on May 13, 2015 at 9:33 am

The lawn of the old courthouse in Heathsville became an outdoor chapel last Thursday as people of a variety of ages, races and religious denomination gathered to celebrate the National Day of Prayer. ‘It was a great day, and it’s good for Christians to come together and pray.  I think that every day should be a National Day of Prayer,’ said Rev. Willard Felton, of Shiloh Baptist Church, who led

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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

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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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Health

Marvin Johnson (L) and Christopher Stone at the Relay for Life at Northumberland High School.

Have some fun for a cause

Posted on May 19, 2015 at 11:05 am

39.6% of people will be diagnosed with cancer at some point in their lives, according to the National Cancer Institute.  That’s almost four in every ten people.  Either directly or through friends and family, cancer affects nearly everyone in America. The Relay for Life of Lancaster, like Relay for Life events across the world, is working to change that by raising awareness of cancer, and raising funds that go towards

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  • 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

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