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Spotlight Studio dance group performs A Tribute to Disney during the talent Extravaganza.

Talent Extravaganza showcases local performers

Posted on September 24, 2014 at 12:26 pm

A packed audience enjoyed the 2014 Talent Extravaganza presented by the Kilmarnock museum at Lancaster Middle School this September 20th.  The performances ranged from solo acts to dance troupes and even hula hoop demonstrations. The tone of the evening was set early by the Master of Ceremonies, Dick Saxer, who has hosted the Talent Extravaganza for 12 years now.  He kept the audience entertained between acts with lines like “Does

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  • Northumberland Family YMCA to kick off First Annual ‘Guns and Hoses Bowl’ September 6

    Posted on August 8, 2014 at 5:01 pm

    The day before the first NFL Sunday of 2014, local residents can get their fill of football excitement with the first-ever Guns and Hoses Bowl hosted by the Northumberland Family YMCA! The Northumberland and Richmond County sheriff’s offices will team up with Virginia State Police to square off against the Fairfields and Callao Volunteer Fire Departments in a game of flag football. The inaugural event, organized and coordinated by Northumberland

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  • A pinch of wit and a dash of hilarity on stage with Westmoreland Players’ Arsenic and Old Lace

    Posted on August 6, 2014 at 1:46 pm

    Frank Connelly (from left) and John Pittman get ready to taste the arsenic-laced wine served by Anita Harrower (from left) and Sharon Robertson in the Westmoreland Players’ production of the classic comedy “Arsenic and Old Lace.”

    By Colston Newton   With their current production, “Arsenic and Old Lace,” the Westmoreland Players have tackled another show from the earlier Broadway and film productions that have engraved certain actors’ portrayals of their characters onto the public consciousness. That’s theatrical bravery, but the Players have gotten away with it again. The only way Michell Bruner’s portrayal of murderous Jonathan Brewster is less than that of Boris Karloff on Broadway

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National Entertainment


Citizens of Northumberland County gathered to celebrate Veteran’s Day on the Old Northumberland County courthouse lawn.

Showing appreciation for veterans and nation

Posted on November 12, 2014 at 8:48 am

Citizens of all ages gathered beneath the golden foliage of the old Northumberland County courthouse’s maple trees Monday afternoon to show their appreciation of the nation’s veterans. The Northumberland Public Library and the Marine Corps League of the Northern Neck arranged the “Freedom is Not Free” ceremony as a salute to members of the nation’s military, past and present. Lance Marston, commandant of the Marine Corps League’s local chapter, welcomed

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  • Cold weather for Heathsville’s stew sale

    Posted on November 7, 2014 at 11:15 am

    Heathville’s stew chefs started the stew boiling at 7 a.m. for the annual Four in One sale.

    Early Saturday morning things didn’t look good for Heathville United Methodist Church’s yard, bake and Brunswick stew sale.  It was raining and cold.  Few people were in the church’s meeting hall where the sale goods were displayed.  Then, as the morning progressed, things turned around. “We sold almost 250 quarts of stew,” Lee Allain, one of the stew cooks who, with chief stew chef Andy Pitts, had started teh cauldrons

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  • Callao hosts first fire muster

    Posted on October 29, 2014 at 10:10 am

    Fire trucks from as far as Maryland were on display at Callao’s fire muster.

    Tommy Lewis and Chris Neale of the Kinsale and Callao volunteer fire departments like old fire trucks and have traveled together to “musters” held in other regions. Saturday, they had the first such muster in the Northern Neck. “We started working on it last winter,’” Neale said. By Saturday, it had paid off with 30 fire trucks coming from as far away as Pocomoke City, Md. for visitors to the

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