Local Entertainment

The Tavern Re-Opens Its Doors

Posted on May 26, 2015 at 12:08 pm

The Rice’s Hotel/Hughlett Tavern is one of the oldest surviving wood structures in Virginia’s Northern Neck.  The original three room tavern was built by John Hughlett some 250 years ago and is on both the Virginia and National Registers of historic places.  Rice’s/Hughlett Tavern Foundation in partnership with MaMargaret’s House Culinary Services is proud to announce the re-opening of The Tavern. Alva Jackson owner of MaMargaret’s House Bed & Breakfast

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  • They may be last, but not least

    Posted on May 20, 2015 at 9:26 am

    L-R: Jeff Little, Josh Scott and Steve Lewis on stage at Northumberland High School.

    Before the Rappahannock Concert Association’s final offering of the season at the Northumberland High School auditorium Saturday night, the association passed out a survey to those coming to the concert asking their preference for next year’s shows. By the time the Jeff Little Trio finished playing about two hours later, a lot of those surveys may have been marked, “Bring Jeff Little back five times.” Pianist, singer and harmonica player

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  • The Fantasticks

    Posted on May 8, 2015 at 8:45 am

    L-R: Sean Thompson, Alan Hooker and Lynn Brownley on stage the opening night of The Fantasticks.

    A young man, Matt, is in love with the girl next door.  The girl, Louisa, “Upon becoming pretty became almost immediately incurably insane,” the narrator explains early in the first act of the Fantasticks.  By insane he means teenaged-girl antics; swooning frequently, taking herself far too seriously and falling in love with the idea of falling in love. This is how The Fantasticks, performed by the Westmoreland Players, begins.  The

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Events

St. Stephen’s members serve strawberry shortcake to hungry visitors.

A sweet celebration

Posted on May 27, 2015 at 11:52 am

Last weekend, people from across the Northern Neck flocked to Heathsville for the annual Strawberry Festival at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church.  The event was so popular that, although there was parking in the large field across from the church grounds, spaces filled up within an hour of the festival’s opening ceremonies. “Of all the years I’ve come here, this is the biggest crowd I’ve ever seen.  I had to park

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  • The Tavern Re-Opens Its Doors

    Posted on May 26, 2015 at 12:08 pm

    The Rice’s Hotel/Hughlett Tavern is one of the oldest surviving wood structures in Virginia’s Northern Neck.  The original three room tavern was built by John Hughlett some 250 years ago and is on both the Virginia and National Registers of historic places.  Rice’s/Hughlett Tavern Foundation in partnership with MaMargaret’s House Culinary Services is proud to announce the re-opening of The Tavern. Alva Jackson owner of MaMargaret’s House Bed & Breakfast

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  • Car and garden clubs strut their stuff

    Posted on May 20, 2015 at 7:30 am

    Farmers markets are always fun but Heathville’s market Saturday had extra attractions that made it special.  Whether your preference is for gears and oil or petals and mulch, there was something for everyone at the tavern on Saturday. In addition to dozens of vendors selling everything from goat cheese to belts, the Antique Auto Club of the Northern Neck and the Northern Neck Corvette Club had almost two dozen gleaming

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