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Crafting marathon at the tavern

Posted on March 27, 2015 at 10:17 am

Rice Hotel/Hughlett’s Tavern held its annual Scrapathon the weekend of March 21 and 22.  True to the name, a number of scrap bookers were in attendance but there were also crafters doing crochet, stencils, doll making and more. Crafters paid an entry fee that bought them table space to work as well as lunch both days.  There was also a tool table for everyone’s use and door prizes. On Sunday,

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  • New home underway

    Posted on March 27, 2015 at 10:00 am

    Kathy Thompson (front) and husband Curtiss Thompson break ground where soon their new house will stand.

    Steady, chilly rain may have turned the groundbreaking ceremony into more of a “mudbreaking,” but the Lancaster/Northumberland Habitat for Humanity, as well as a crowd of volunteers, Kilmarnock officials and interested parties attended, undaunted. The groundbreaking on Friday in Kilmarnock marked the start of construction for the Habitat’s 18th house.  When this house is complete, Kathy and Curtiss Thompson will be the new homeowners. “We did kick around what we

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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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  • St. Paddy’s Day at Festival Halle

    Posted on March 20, 2015 at 8:42 am

    A green-clad couple share a tete-a-tete at the St. Patrick’s Day Dance at Festival Halle.

    The Reedville Fishermen’s Museum kicked off a new tradition with their first St. Patrick’s Day party at Festival Halle this past Saturday evening. “Since all the people around here are starting to come back from Florida, we’re having a party,” explained Shawn Hall, the museum’s Executive Director. The party featured music by DJ Russ and thought it was a BYOB affair, there was a station with snacks, soda and ice.

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  • Northumberland YMCA’s Volunteer of the Year

    Posted on March 18, 2015 at 11:17 am

    The Northumberland Family YMCA recently honored Edith Withers as Volunteer of the Year.  She was recognized at the Peninsula Metropolitan YMCA’s Annual Dinner held in Hampton Virginia, by YMCA CEO Danny Carroll and YMCA COO Stacia Roeth. “Edith’s dedication to the community shows every day through her work with the Y,” commented Cristian Shirilla, Branch Executive Director. “It is an honor to work with her for a positive impact in

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  • All-you-can-eat seafood feast

    Posted on March 13, 2015 at 8:52 am

    One of the feast chefs steams shrimp for the all-you-can-eat event.

    The Callao Volunteer Fire Department’s annual oyster and shrimp dinner attracted 300 diners Saturday evening even though it was competing with similar events in Montross and Tappahannock. The department’s trucks were all lined up outside the firehouse as their garage area served as a dining room. The department’s meeting room was simply not big enough to handle the whole crowd. In both rooms oyster shells and shrimp hulls piled up

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  • Melrose’s fundraiser ‘on the rocks’

    Posted on March 11, 2015 at 12:35 pm

    The third annual “Freezin’ for a Reason” fundraiser sponsored by Melrose United Methodist Church (UMC) of Lottsburg took place at high noon on Saturday, March 7 at the Lewisetta Marina beach. Moments before the plunge, the floating inches of ice were broken up by ice-busters Tony Innosenti and Edgar Wilson.  Using bricks tied to long ropes, the ice-busters cleared an entry path into the freezing waters of the Potomac River

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