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Ice Cream: A Sweet Icon with a Rich Past

The ice cream parlor, ice cream social and ice cream truck are all images of simple summer fun. There is hardly a more satisfying treat to mark our warm weather celebrations than that cool, creamy indulgence and all-American dessert icon.

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Butterflies: A Delight of the Summer Garden

Just living is not enough. One must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower,” said the butterfly. This short poem by an unknown poet says it all.

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The Lighting of the Rappahannock River

Since the founding of Jamestown in 1607, the Chesapeake Bay and its rivers and their estuaries have been an integral part of the civilization, growth, commerce and development of the Old Dominion. Our Rappahannock is one of those rivers. Spacious as it appears, many shoals, rocks,...

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Small Boats for Rivah Country

Anew fleet of boats came to the Rappahannock recently, brought by a come-here who settled in Weems. Dave Gentry moved to the Northern Neck from the Shenandoah Valley last summer, and quickly became a familiar sight on the creek as he rowed, paddled, and sailed an assortment of...

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Sunday Supper: The Ward Family Gathers

Helen Ward gave up her living room years ago. Sure, there’s a room off of her kitchen where the family gathers.

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The Burwell's Fairfield Plantation

If you have had the occasion to drive through Gloucester Courthouse you may have, as I did, wondered what it is that is going on with the little old Texaco Service Station at the intersection of Main Street and Route 14 that has generated so much interest.

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