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Dr. Mathieu Sisk, whose chiropractic influence is B.J. Palmer (in frame).

Warsaw chiropractor and Northumberland educator adjusts to his new clinic

Posted on July 12, 2014 at 2:55 pm

It all started with a love for the game of rugby. Inside his newly opened, spacious chiropractic center on Warsaw’s Main Street, Dr. Mathieu W. Sisk, D.C. walked into a room filled with memories of experiences, triumphs and inspirations. Lined atop a row of white cabinets in the room were two rugby game balls next to a collection of buoys from Sisk’s travels; they were adorned with the signatures of

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  • Missoula Children’s Theatre at Westmoreland Players Theater near Callao

    Posted on July 2, 2014 at 12:09 pm

    Children perform onstage as part of Missoula Children’s Theater.

    Pirates, mermaids, sailors, beach bums, sea creatures, crabs, crocodiles and parrots took over the stage at The Westmoreland Players Theater on Saturday.  Under the leadership of two Missoula Children’s Theatre (MCT) representatives, 51 children ages 5 to 18 years old put on two performances of “Blackbeard the Pirate” for friends and family.  From try-outs on Monday until showtime, the young actors and actresses had one week to practice for the

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  • Heathsville Farmers Market alive with color

    Posted on June 26, 2014 at 11:10 am

    Garner’s Produce from Westmoreland County showcase fresh vegetables from their latest harvest

    The Heathsville Farmers Market had more vendors Saturday than it has ever had. More than 45 attended. Although threatening clouds and competition from Tappahannock’s Riverfest may have cut down on the crowds at the market, numerous people wandered around the market looking at the vendors’ wares and visiting Rice Hotel/Hughlett Tavern’s four guilds ‑ blacksmiths, woodworkers, quilters and spinners and weavers. They also watched several artists who were set up

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  • A musical ending to elementary adventures

    Posted on June 5, 2014 at 11:15 am

    Fifth graders perform selections with their recorders as students do the Limbo.

    At first thought, a ceremony for fifth grade students who have passed into the sixth grade may seem silly. In Northumberland County, at least, it makes sense. The students have completed their studies at the elementary school and will be moving on to a completely new campus next fall. On Thursday, the 102 students moving up were recognized in a program at the middle/high school auditorium. Music teacher Stephanie Phillips

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  • Of firefighters and fellowship

    Posted on May 21, 2014 at 12:04 pm

    Fairfields VFD team members take on the motor hose challenge while the contest judge (at right) looks on.

    Firefighters came together from across the region for a fun Saturday filled with action-packed contests as part of the Rappahannock Volunteer Firefighters Association’s One Day Convention. At the start of the day, firefighters raced to and fro to complete a variety of competitions from one-man hose to ladder throw to motor hose in the quickest time possible. Following the competitions, the… Read the full story in the May 21 edition

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  • Local students take part in National Bank Day

    Posted on May 7, 2014 at 4:52 pm

    Participating in Bank Day were:  (back row – l to r): Lancaster seniors Nick Nonnemacker and Thomas Hyde; Essex senior Kaitlin Saunders; Washington & Lee senior Brandon Thompson; Northumberland senior Katie Crowther; and Washington & Lee senior Milan Bullock; (front – l to r):  Lancaster senior Olivia Beck; Northumberland seniors Imari Mitchell, Dierra Green and Emily Sprague; and Essex senior Lindsey Saunders.

    Bank of Lancaster hosted 11 high school seniors for Virginia Bank Day; and following their mornings in branches closest to the home or school, their tour of the corporate headquarters in Kilmarnock, and a visit to the Operations Center, the students enjoyed a great lunch at Lee’s Restaurant, a landmark in downtown Kilmarnock.  Bank of Lancaster, in partnership with the Virginia Bankers Association (VBA), was pleased again this year to

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  • It’s Kentucky Derby Party time!

    Posted on May 7, 2014 at 4:35 pm

    A group of ladies show off their homemade decorated hats complete with “pony” tails.

    Not everyone can go to Kentucky for the derby but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the race right in your own neighborhood.  A record-breaking number of Northern Neck fans enjoyed the beautiful weather on Saturday by gathering to celebrate the 9th Kentucky Derby Party held behind Rice’s Hotel/Hughlett’s Tavern in Heathsville. Mint juleps, the favored drink of the day, were available all afternoon, along with a wide variety of

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