Local Entertainment

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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Events

Carol Towne addresses the guests at Festival Halle.

Dancing with history

Posted on October 17, 2014 at 10:56 am

On Saturday, October 11 the Reedville Fishermen’s Museum held a Fall Dance at Festival Halle.  The proceeds from the dance will go towards the continued restoration of the Festival Halle building. Festival Halle was donated to the Fishermen’s Museum in 2009.  The building was constructed in 1912 and the museum has been working to restore it. Completed restoration projects include the roof, the heating and air conditioning and the kitchen.

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  • Fifty years of service

    Posted on October 15, 2014 at 10:02 am

    In October 1964 a group of volunteers saw a need for a rescue service in their community.  From those roots the Northumberland County Rescue Squad was born and on Saturday, October 11, the squad celebrated its 50th anniversary at Buzzard’s Point Marina in Reedville. Fifty years ago, volunteers drove a station wagon that went home with which-… Read more in the October 15 issue of the Northumberland Echo!

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  • How sweet the sound

    Posted on October 8, 2014 at 12:19 pm

    Sunday afternoon, a house of education was turned into a house of praise when the first Christian Music Contest was held in the Northumberland High School Auditorium.  The program consisted of thirteen performances by local individuals competing for first, second and third prizes. Derek Baliles introduced each entry in the contest and then it was up to the audience to vote for their choice of winners… Read more in the

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