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Take a Hike with the Northern Neck Audubon Society

Ask someone to go birding, and you may get a curious look along with a polite refusal. Ask the same person to go for a hike in the woods, at a park, or on the beach, and you’ll likely have a willing companion. Yet the two choices are hardly separate activities. Birding is just one...

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Grand Trees: Sign Posts to History

In Virginia, history is very evident all around us every day. Family gravesites can be seen situated in the middle of lush fields of corn or soybeans. Historical churches are restored, revered and filled with music and people. Villages take pride in their eldest buildings which are...

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Crossing the Ice

The 1970 deep-sea scallop season was underway, and Captain Thurston Shawn of Mathews County was skippering the scallop boat Cinmar out of Hampton, Virginia. While dredging forty miles off the Virginia Capes in 240 feet of water on the outer edge of the Continental Shelf, the crew...

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Menhaden Fishing: 18060s through Present Day

It is an oily little fish only surpassed by its ugliness. But to the Native Americans and subsequently the early settlers along the eastern seaboard, it was more valuable than caviar. When the settlers came to Virginia and New England, methods of growing food were much different than...

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Planting the Seeds to Success

Academic success. Exemplary character. Responsible citizenship. Healthy lifestyles. These are the guiding principles of the 4,000 Boys & Girls Clubs across America and the four million children they serve. Likewise, these concepts are the framework for the activities provided by three...

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Cast Iron Cooking: A Timeless Tradition

Cast iron cooking can evoke many happy memories from the past. When cast iron cookware has been loved and taken care of, it is often passed down through many generations. I am sure many of us have sat at the feet of their grandmother while she was cooking up something wonderful. Just...

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Ed Deagle: Take it to Deagle's

Seven-year -old Ed Deagle was on the corner of Lover’s Lane and Norton’s Lane in Deltaville with his dad just hanging out at the general store. It was August 23, 1933, a normal day until suddenly the skies darkened and it began to rain.

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Stratford Hall's 9th Annual Wine & Oyster Festival

Built by Thomas Lee in the 1730s, Stratford Hall is one of the great houses of American history. Four generations of the Lee family passed through its stately doors, including Richard Henry Lee and Francis Lightfoot Lee, the only two brothers to sign the Declaration of Independence,...

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Taste the River Life This Fall

Virginia Oyster Country’s, “Taste of the River Life this Fall,” program invites visitors to experience our culture, natural beauty and how the oyster transitions from the waterman to the table. This partnership between Lancaster, Middlesex & Gloucester Counties proudly makes up Region...

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House Wine of the South

Sweet tea could be easily called the house wine of the South. Almost every home has iced tea at the ready whenever you stop by for a visit. At church suppers, family meals, reunions, or any kind of get together you can be sure there will be some form of sweet tea served.

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Antique or Vintage

I love walking into an antique store, looking through furnishings, dishes, silver, and linens, and just try to imagine what the world was like when that item was first used. What was it like to live in a world before paper plates and foam cups at dinner parties, or beautiful linens at...

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