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Dogwoods

As the winter doldrums have lingered on and the gray cast landscape of winter has worn out its welcome, the first glimmers of spring have stirred from a long winter’s nap. Little by little, the first harbingers of spring awaken—as the stage is set for the return of joy to the...

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Native Orchids

When you speak about an orchid, most often tropical orchids come to mind. These are mostly found in florist’s climate-controlled coolers and used for corsages or grown as house plants. In order to grow them successfully as house plants you need knowledge of their watering needs,...

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Just Gardens

May 16th and 17th will mark the 13th annual Just Gardens tour to benefit The Haven Shelter & Services, Inc. This tour has become a favorite spring event for thousands of garden lovers from across Virginia and beyond. As of the end of last year, the Just Gardens Committee had donated...

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Marvelous Minis

You might imagine you have suddenly happened into a farm in Lilliput, the land of miniature animals and folks immortalized by Jonathan Swift in his classic novel, Gulliver’s Travels. There at the entrance to Jackie and David Hook’s horse farm begins our odyssey through the world of...

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Rivahfest 2014

As the RivahFest afternoon activities draw to a close, 3,000 rubber ducks paddle their way to a $1,000 victory on the Rappahannock Rivah urged on by emcee John Lawler. John and wife Joni decked out in their yellow duck suits treat this like the Kentucky Derby.

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The Gloucester Institute

There stands on the banks of the York River at Cappahosic, Virginia, a regal two and one half story Georgian Revival style home known as Holly Knoll. It was designated a National Historic Landmark December 21, 1881. The house was originally built as a retirement home for Robert Russa...

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Book Club

Lancaster Community Library (LCL) Brook Group The LCL Book Group meets monthly at the Lancaster Community Library in Kilmarnock VA and consists of twenty-one members. The library is most supportive of the group and the library director, Lindsy Gardner, attends the meetings and...

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Pick a Pepper

I f there were a beauty contest for vegetables (or fruits posing as vegetables), the snappy, spicy pepper would be a strong contender for the crown. With its glossy, smooth skin in hues of green, red, yellow, orange or brown, this versatile veggie isn’t just pretty produce, it packs a...

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Chesapeake: The Film

It started as rumors. An airplane rented for “aerial photography”. A deadrise commissioned for “location scouting”. A well-known actor spotted having lunch with some locals. Talk of the environment, of waterman culture, of capturing the Chesapeake Bay’s presence on film; but at its...

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Middlesex County

Perhaps it’s the first rays of morning light that break over the Chesapeake Bay and bathe the water in pink hues. Some say it’s the spray in the wind as the sailboat tacks, the hull cutting across the waves. Or maybe the sound 
of the fish breaking the surface as it’s pulled up into...

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By the Bay Parade of Homes

The goal of the “Parade of Homes by the Bay” event is to showcase the high quality of craftsmanship that we have here in our community” said Cindi Huey, executive director of the Chamber. “This is a great opportunity for local builders, associate trades and real estate brokers to get...

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Rappahannock Art League

Enter the Main Street gallery in Kilmarnock and you will discover all sorts of artwork on display. What you won’t see are the many other aspects of the Rappahannock Art League that are significant and may well be of interest to you. You might ask how the Art League could be important...

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Honoring the Past and Building our Future

Riverside Tappahannock Hospital looks back on fifty years of care 2014 commemorates the 50th anniversary of having a community hospital in our region. At the same time, this year marks the 25th anniversary of this important resource becoming part of the Riverside Health System (RHS)....

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Sandbar, Play - Eat - Relax

"Same latitude, different attitude,” perhaps best describes the vibe at The Sandbar, celebrating its first anniversary in Tappahannock this month. “Play, eat and relax,” is the advice posted inside the doors leading to the spacious dining room and bar, where laughter, spirited...

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Second Home, Closer than You Think

It’s that annual rite of summer—vacation—time to load up the family car! Of course now it’s the van or SUV because, face it, we are putting more things into it now. There’s golf clubs, wet suits, boogie boards, laptops, electronic games, bikes, beach toys, fishing gear, volleyball...

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Vacation Cottage Designed to Fit the Neighborhhood Context

Situated between the Potomac and Rappahannock Rivers, Virginia’s Northern Neck is filled with three centuries of history and charm.

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