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April Trimmer, a first-time puller and winner of two Antique Tractor classes

A tractor pull for all ages

Posted on April 9, 2014 at 9:20 am

Finally saying good-bye to the long winter, enthusiasts gathered at Turner Field on Saturday and Sunday for the Callao Ruritan Club annual spring lawn mower and antique tractor pull. Numerous children registered to pull their lawn mowers on Saturday; four youngsters walked away with the trophies from the three youth classes. On Sunday, among the winners of the antique tractor classes was April Trimmer, a first-time puller who won the

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  • Jazzing the day away

    Posted on March 19, 2014 at 8:00 am

    Of the Charlottesville Swing Orchestra: John D’Earth on trumpet, Jeff Decker on alto sax, Robert Jospe on drums and Peter Spaar on bass.

      The Rappahannock Concert Association hit another one out of the park when it filled Northumberland High School’s auditorium with an audience that stood to cheer the Charlottesville Swing Orchestra when it finished its concert Saturday afternoon. The orchestra, led by trumpeter John D’Earth had the crowds’ feet tapping as it offered pieces from jazz greats such as Count Basie, Charlie Parker and Duke Ellington. Featured singer Stephanie Nakashian nearly

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  • Dance helps in restoring a local landmark

    Posted on March 19, 2014 at 7:00 am

    The “Ides of March” Dance in Reedville was sold out with 100 attendees aiding the restoration of the historic Festival Halle with their dancing feet.

    As a beautiful Saturday in Reedville faded to dusk, the Festival Halle came alive with the sounds of upbeat music and 100 attendees laughing, eating and dancing the night away. The proceeds from last week’s Ides of March Dance, hosted by the Reedville Fishermen’s Museum, helped benefit the Festival Halle’s restoration.  Since they acquired the building in 2009, RFM’s Carol Towne said they had put in at least 180 volunteer

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Courageous actions on The Dolphin honored after 200 years

Posted on December 4, 2013 at 9:37 am

A historical highway marker that was unveiled yesterday in Lancaster County drew attention to the courageous stand of one American privateer during one of the largest naval battles in Virginia waters in the War of 1812. The unveiling ceremony for the marker “Capture of the Dolphin” took place Tuesday, Dec. 3 just off of Route 3 at Willaby’s Café in White Stone. Historian Stuart Butler, County Supervisors Wally Beauchamp and

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