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The militia fires a round from their muskets.

Living history at Lancaster Court Day

Posted on April 16, 2015 at 9:37 am

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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  • Big Sisters

    Posted on April 10, 2015 at 9:19 am

    NMS Lady Indians softball team pictured with Little Sisters after the April 3 Little Sister Big Sister Program.

    When learning a new game, a big sister is a good thing for a little sister to have. With that in mind, a new Big Sister softball program began April 3 when the Northumberland Middle School Lady Indians hosted the program at the Northumberland Middle School practice field. Children ages 4 to 10 years old, participated in the two hour session and were paired with a NMS Lady Indians softball

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  • Future agriculturists

    Posted on March 27, 2015 at 10:08 am

    L-R: Shelby Asbury, Celia Perry, Jonathan Clark and Damien Dobbins reading “My Virginia Plate” to first grade students at NES.

    “And do not climb on the big children today,” Sherry Tarleton said to her pre-kindergarten class at Northumberland Elementary School, “Just listen to them.” Last Wednesday morning nine high school students, all of them members of the PAES program, visited to the elementary school to read to some of the classes.  The PAES students have been reading to the younger kids monthly since last year, but this visit was special

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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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  • One School, One Book

    Posted on March 19, 2015 at 9:08 am

    Joseph Scripture (center) with schoolmates and his approximately 9 foot tall BFG.

    The Northumberland Elementary School Library and the Northumberland Public Library are currently displaying a giant art project, literally.  As a new addition to the One School, One Book program, Northumberland Elementary students made giants out of paper, clay and other materials. “The whole point of it is to encourage parents to read with their children and start discussions about the books,” Library Media Specialist Meghan Bowis explained. Bowis said that

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  • Dads volunteering at Northumberland

    Posted on February 12, 2015 at 9:11 am

    A couple of weeks have passed since Northumberland Elementary School implemented the WATCH D.O.G.S. program.  Lynne Haynie, guidance counselor at NES says that there is now a regular presence from fathers and father figures. Tyrone Newton and Lawrence Green Sr. recently took the time to describe their experiences as WATCH D.O.G.S. volunteers. Newton, whose granddaughters Allysia, Alliya and Nyriel attend NES, started in Mrs. Mitchell’s head-start class. “The kids, they

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  • Michel joins the School Board

    Posted on February 11, 2015 at 8:42 am

    The Northumberland County School Board elected Jim Michel to fill its vacant District 1 seat at a special meeting Thursday night, but the election wasn’t a walk-over. Chairman Dick Saxer opened the meeting by explaining what was happening and saying how difficult the process was. As the four applicants, Mathew Brent, Susan Smith-Leland, Dana O’Bier and Michel listened, Saxer noted that they had “Stepped forward and offered their services.” He

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