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Fire trucks from as far as Maryland were on display at Callao’s fire muster.

Callao hosts first fire muster

Posted on October 29, 2014 at 10:10 am

Tommy Lewis and Chris Neale of the Kinsale and Callao volunteer fire departments like old fire trucks and have traveled together to “musters” held in other regions. Saturday, they had the first such muster in the Northern Neck. “We started working on it last winter,’” Neale said. By Saturday, it had paid off with 30 fire trucks coming from as far away as Pocomoke City, Md. for visitors to the

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  • Polka, beer, dinner and more at Oktoberfest

    Posted on October 23, 2014 at 9:38 am

    The Low ‘n’ Brows from King George playing for Good Shepherdw Lutheran’s Oktoberfest.

    The Octoberfest season continued at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church near Callao Friday night. The Lutherans may not have had authentic cold and rainy German weather for their fest, but they did have an authentic German band livening things up. An ecumenical crowd filled the church’s meeting hall, sang along with the band, danced polkas, enjoyed beer, wine and a Bavarian dinner that featured bratwurst, sauerkraut and German potato salad, Good

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  • A Homecoming parade to mark the new school year

    Posted on October 22, 2014 at 9:06 am

    Members of the class of 2015 ride up Academic Lane in the float they made.

    School may start in September but it really doesn’t feel right until fall and Homecoming arrive as they did in Northumberland County Friday afternoon. By the time the parade kicked off at the elementary school at the end of Academic Lane the day’s modest warmth was beginning to fade and long shadows had started falling across the road. People watched from the elementary school and a larger crowd waited at

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  • Fifty years of service

    Posted on October 15, 2014 at 10:02 am

    In October 1964 a group of volunteers saw a need for a rescue service in their community.  From those roots the Northumberland County Rescue Squad was born and on Saturday, October 11, the squad celebrated its 50th anniversary at Buzzard’s Point Marina in Reedville. Fifty years ago, volunteers drove a station wagon that went home with which-… Read more in the October 15 issue of the Northumberland Echo!

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  • Local woman goes missing

    Posted on October 15, 2014 at 9:41 am

    This past Wednesday, October 8, citizens of Northumberland County helped the Northumberland County Sheriff’s Office spread a bulletin regarding the disappearance of Callao resident Sandra Jean Rose. According to the sheriff’s office Rose was seen leaving the Callao area on a red Schwinn bike at 9:30 a.m. on October 6. Sheriff Chuck Wilkins said, “She had a habit of doing some riding, so her family were not too alarmed at

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  • Same treats, new owners

    Posted on October 8, 2014 at 12:23 pm

    Chitterchat s Ice Cream Parlor in Reedville has been a local landmark for years.   It is now under the ownership and management of Jeff and Jennifer Bramblet.  It offers frozen treats, a selection of gift and a classic atmosphere.  “Sometimes we have people coming in from two hours away,” said Jennifer Bramblet. The Bramblets intend to keep Chitterchats open through the winter months and also to offer private parties.  Interested

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  • Dinner and auction raises money for the Y

    Posted on September 24, 2014 at 12:45 pm

    Young participants enjoy some of the activities featured at the YMCA’s annual dinner.

    The organizers of the Northumberland Y’s annual dinner and auction could relax and enjoy themselves Saturday night as 500 ticket holders gathered in Festival Halle in Reedville. The entire cost of the affair was already covered by corporate donors. Anything more brought in by the auction would be gravy. The dinner is a major fund raising event that supports the Y’s Guardian Program, which makes grants available to people who

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