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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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  • Talent Extravaganza showcases local performers

    Posted on September 24, 2014 at 12:26 pm

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

    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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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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  • Understanding the Farm Bill

    Posted on January 14, 2015 at 12:51 pm

    Friday, January 16 Virginia Cooperative Extension is hosting a special program entitled “Understanding the Farm Bill” at Cobham Park Baptist Church in Warsaw (120 Islington Rd.).  The program begins at 9 a.m. and will conclude around 11:30 a.m.  The workshop will give an overview of farm program choices, as well as an introduction to decision aids producers can use to make a selection.   Please call the Westmoreland Office of Virginia

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  • Farm, Field, Craft Day

    Posted on January 14, 2015 at 12:47 pm

    Kids feeding the animals at the 2014 Farm and Field day.

    Tammy Wilkins has been organizing the Northumberland High School’s Farm and Field day for a number of years, but April 2015 is going to see a newer and bigger version of the event. This year, for the first time, Wilkins is teaming up with Lee McKenzie to combine the Farm and Field Day with the Craft Fair to create a new, school-wide event. In the past, the Farm and Field

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