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Cats, steamboats and illustration

Posted on April 3, 2015 at 9:13 am

By Colston Newton Barbara Dietz started writing stories when she was about four years old and has kept at it. Now, she’s published her first book, “Chippiepierre’s Magic Paintbrush Tail,” a children’s book about two cats’ adventures on an old-time Chesapeake Bay steamboat. At the Northumberland Public Library’s “Books Alive!” program last Tuesday, Dietz talked about how she came to write the book after she and her husband, Richard Kantor,

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  • Auditions for ‘Harvey’ at Westmoreland Players, April 6 and 7

    Posted on April 1, 2015 at 9:22 pm

    Auditions for “Harvey,” a comedy by Mary Chase will  be held at the Westmoreland Players playhouse from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on April 6 and 7.  There are roles for six men and six women ranging in ages from 20 to 70. The characters are as follows: Myrtle Mae Simmons, a single woman who is looking to connect with a man but cannot because her uncle Elwood and his

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  • Young music lovers treated to special concert

    Posted on March 25, 2015 at 9:02 am

    Concert pianist Michael Chertock played for youth from Northumberland and Westmoreland Counties at Northumberland High School on Monday Morning.

    After delighting a Rappahannock Concert Association crowd that was so big the association ran out of playbills at Sunday’s afternoon concert, pianist Michael Chertock kept an auditorium full of children mesmerized at Northumberland High School Monday morning. Chertock was entertaining the pre-school through second grade youngsters from Northumberland and Westmoreland counties as part of the association’s student concert series. Chertock played works of some of the same composers he played

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National Entertainment


Bon Secours Rappahannock General Hospital Hosts Town Hall Meeting

Posted on April 16, 2015 at 10:38 am

Bon Secours Rappahannock General Hospital Hosts Town Hall Meeting Participants to learn about Bon Secours services and future plans WHO: •    James Holmes, Jr., CEO, Bon Secours Rappahannock General Hospital •    Michael Robinson, CEO, Bon Secours Memorial Regional Medical Center •    Jill Kennedy, Chief Nurse Executive & VP of Patient Care, Bon Secours Virginia •    Thomas Auer, PhD, CEO, Bon Secours Virginia Medical Group •    Leigh Sewell, VP of Service

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  • Living history at Lancaster Court Day

    Posted on April 16, 2015 at 9:37 am

    The militia fires a round from their muskets.

    From its opening moments a steady stream of visitors came to Lancaster Court Day at Lancaster Courthouse. From the Lancaster militia in period costumes carrying period muskets opening the day by marching in to their encampment and firing several smoky volleys, visitors were surrounded by the colonial past. Sailors in 17th century garb showed off the Reedville Fishermen’s Museum’s recreation of the shallop in which John Smith explored the Chesapeake

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  • Easter egg hunting by the creek

    Posted on April 10, 2015 at 9:07 am


    It was a slightly smaller crowd than last year at the Reedville Fishermen’s Museum Easter egg hunt on Saturday, April 4, according to the museum’s Executive Director, Shawn Hall.  That might have had something to do with the wind that kept the sunny morning on the cool side. “We’ll see how well the boat does.  It is a little gusty,” Hall said. However, the Easter Bunny arrived at the dock

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