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The Fairfields’ volunteers were scraping the bottom of the stew pot after just 45 minutes.


Posted on December 19, 2014 at 10:54 am

The Fairfields Volunteer Fire Department added their own savory contribution to Reedville’s Christmas celebrations on Saturday with their third annual Stew-Through. The Stew-Through sold quarts of Fairfields’ Brunswick stew, made under the supervision of Stewmaster Randy Bush.   The booth was arranged in drive-through fashion, so customers could pick up their stew without having to get out of their vehicle. The day was a long one for the Fairfields crew, since

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  • Festival of light in Kilmarnock

    Posted on December 18, 2014 at 8:36 am

    Mundane vehicles take on a festive glow as floats in the 2014 Kilmarnock Lighted Christmas Parade.

    The annual Kilmarnock Lighted Christmas parade took place on Friday, Dec. 12.  This was the 36th year that the parade has lit up Main Street in Kilmarnock to usher in the holiday season.  The theme of the parade was “A Star Spangled Christmas.” The parade was scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. but the festivities started at 5:30.  Santa was available to meet children before the parade, and a crowd

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  • Reedville’s Christmas on Cockrell’s Creek

    Posted on December 17, 2014 at 8:45 am

    Northern Neck Railroad operator Larry McMurray supervised the trains on Saturday.

    Christmas on Cockrell’s Creek had the best weather it’s offered in several years, according to Shawn Hill, of the Reedville Fishermen’s Museum.  The clear, temperate weather brought out the crowds for the festivities which spanned the weekend. “We had one of our bigger crowds of kids here to see Santa come in on the boat,” Hill said.  Santa’s Workshop in the Masonic Lodge featured handcrafted gifts for sale. There were

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  • For the love of music

    Posted on December 12, 2014 at 9:03 am

    Director Cheryl Davis and members of the Chesapeake Chorale.

    At 7 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 5, the Chesapeake Chorale was warming up in the Northumberland High School auditorium, and discussing the minutiae of their performance prior to their first holiday concert of the season.  This is the 19th year that the chorale has been performing to support music programs in local schools. During the warm up, Director Cheryl Davis chided her chorus for poorly timed breaths, but also cheered

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  • St. Stephen’s Episcopal’s Oysters & Oldies

    Posted on December 12, 2014 at 8:55 am

    St. Stephen’s members who volunteered at the oyster roast.

    Oysters being a cool weather delicacy, Saturday was perfect for St. Stephens Episcopal Church’s annual “Oysters and Oldies” oyster roast. It wasn’t cold enough for the oyster juice to numb the fingers of those who were opening them, and the light rain wasn’t heavy enough to chase everybody into the barn at Mason Brent’s “Roanoke” in Heathsville. Bill Kirby who organized the roast and provides the recipe for the chili

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  • Golden Village Christmas

    Posted on December 11, 2014 at 8:37 am

    A small visitor to the Golden Village Christmas meets Larry the pig.

    Rice’s Hotel and Hughlett’s Tavern decked their halls for the 2014 Golden Village Christmas on Saturday, December 6.  The festivities featured a combination of shopping opportunities, historical recreation and holiday celebration. Gift items for sale included woodworked ornaments, cutting boards, and serving platters; jewelry; quilts and quilted items; and greenery arrangements made by tavern volunteers. There was also farm produce for sale, including honey, beeswax candles, sausage, pork chops and

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  • Lunch with Santa at Callao Moose Lodge

    Posted on November 18, 2013 at 11:22 am

    On December 7th from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Callao Moose lodge is excited to invite children of all ages to come out and join Santa for a lunch and get a FREE picture taken with him, plus have story time with Ms. Clause. Other activities are offered during this time such as “make your own ginger bread house” or “Make a Christmas Ornament”. We do ask that you pre-register

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