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Dale Clarke, owner of the sawmill at the Farm Museum, gives a demonstration.

Opening day at the Farm Museum

Posted on May 6, 2015 at 9:24 am

Unique to the Northern Neck, the doors to the Farm Museum were opened wide on May 2 to welcome the public for another season of honoring the rich agricultural tradition of the region.  Exhibits ranging from a dog-powered pulley machine to hand-powered washing machines were on display.  Members of the Board of Directors and volunteers for the museum were available for interested parties who desired more information about the many

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  • ‘All 8 circulate’ with the Square Pegs

    Posted on April 29, 2015 at 12:57 pm

    “Swing your partner” and the “do-si-doe” are familiar terms to most Americans and invoke images of circles of dancers promenading in a wholesome recreational activity called square dancing. Square dancing has roots that stretch back to 15th century Europe.  Our forefathers brought the dances of their homelands to America.  In more modern times, it was declared our “official national folk dance” by the Reagan administration in an act of Congress

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  • One hundred years young

    Posted on April 24, 2015 at 9:04 am

    James Long presents a 100th birthday card to Dorothy Taylor.

    Northumberland County must be a healthy place to live. Last week, another of its residents celebrated her 100th birthday. Dorothy Taylor, who spent most of her 100 years in Remo, reached her centennial April 19. Although she was born in Kilmarnock and now lives in an assisted living facility there, Taylor spent almost her entire life on a farm in Remo. There she and her husband, Daniel, raised three children

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  • Earth Day celebration at the tavern

    Posted on April 21, 2015 at 10:23 am

    The organizers couldn’t have ordered a better day for the first Heathsville Farmers Market of the year Saturday. The skies were clear and the weather warm. That, coupled with the Market’s teaming up with the YMCA and the Northumberland Association for Progressive Stewardship drew the largest crowd yet seen at the market and a record number of vendors, 66. Rice’s Hotel/Hughlett’s Tavern, which operates the market, teamed with NAPS to

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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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  • Heritage Arts Center opens

    Posted on April 15, 2015 at 9:22 am

    Judy Mooers at her spinning wheel.

    Rice Hotel/Hughlett’s Tavern in Heathsville planned a “soft opening” for its Heritage Arts Center Wednesday. In the sense that the opening wasn’t advertised, it was soft. It wasn’t soft at all in the commercial sense. Judy Mooers, who is leading the effort, said that members of the Tavern’s quilters and crafting guilds saw the preparations for the center and descended on it as soon as the doors opened. “We had

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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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