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Woodfarm: "Historic Past"

Historic homes are an interesting study because of the architectural discussion and style they represent. However, to many a history buff another passion is the story that evolves and gets embellished by past and current generations; stories of the families that dwell in these homes...

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Let It Snow

The twenty years between 1960 and 1980 gave birth to some remarkable winter storms that hammered Virginia. In 1960 alone record snow fell—and stayed! From the southern Highlands to Northern Virginia repetitive snow, sleet, and persistently cold temperatures resulted in snow...

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Christmas Trees: The "Green" Debate

It’s almost time to “Deck the Halls” for the holidays! It will be time for cozy fires, Christmas carols and decorating a beautiful Christmas tree. But it turns out that many people are giving up on the expense and mess of real Christmas trees for the convenience of an artificial tree....

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Formal Table Settings

Nothing sets the stage for a truly memorable dinner party or family gathering like a well-appointed table. A well presented meal and elegant table go hand in hand and speaks volumes about the intent of the host or hostess, in addition to letting those who have been invited know that...

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Old Church Store

Old Church Store, once St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church is located in the hamlet of Champlain in Essex County, Virginia in what was once St. Anne’s Parish. It became the lower congregation and Vauter’s was the upper in St. Anne’s Parish. Beginning in 1857, the minister to St. Anne’s...

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Mathew's County, Virginia: The Pearl of the Chesapeake

For thousands of years, prior to the first visits by known and unknown explorers or before the first English colonists arrived in the lands known today as Mathews - Native American tribes of the great Powhatan Confederation, inhabited these lands and waterways. In the earliest days of...

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Rednex: Q&A with Josh Huggins

Your family has owned Historyland Nursery for the past thirty years. Why the additional move to sporting goods? Why open RedNex here in Tappahannock? My father Tom Huggins has owned Historyland Nursery for about thirty years. My brother-in-law Ed Grimes and I help manage our two...

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Good Will, Good Company: PHA Gives Back... Project Comfort and Joy

De-serv-ing – Worthy of being treated in a particular way, according to dictionary.com. But how do you define deserving? Someone who is poor through no fault of their own? An amazing volunteer with a zest for life that gives to and inspires others? When you hear the word deserving,...

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Braces by Dr. Beth

With a plethora of TV commercials expounding the virtues of healthy teeth and whiter smiles, you might think having an appealing smile is a trapping of modern society and, although the term extreme makeover is a modern cliché, oral makeovers are far from new, for even ancient man...

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White Marsh Church: A Piece of History Being Reborn

Nestled among the corn and soybean fields of Lancaster County, Virginia, along Route 3, three miles east of Lancaster Courthouse stands a precious bit of history. The puritanical brick structure, surrounding graveyard, and towering trees attests to its roots.

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Urbanna Chirstmas House Tour

There’s something about an old-fashioned Christmas that appeals to just about everyone. So as another Christmas season approaches, where more appropriate and nostalgic a destination to enjoy the spirit of the season than historic Urbanna for its annual Christmas House Tour. For nearly...

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Care Collaboration: Teamwork and Technology Centered On You

If you ever wonder about the value of teamwork, think back to January 2009 – hard to believe it was that long ago – and those unforgettable images of an Airbus 320 floating down an icy river in midtown Manhattan. The indelible memory of “The Miracle on the Hudson” is that of 150...

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Making a Difference in Medical Care on the Middle Peninsula

Tree of Lights Gala | Saturday, December 1 • 6 P.M.-12 Midnight What an older parent wouldn’t give to have all the children and grandchildren home for Christmas one more time. The reality is that dreams change as we age and that no matter what we wish for or how far ahead we plan...

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Jackson Creek

Adawn illuminates the summer sky with hues of red, yellow and pink and the early morning chorus of bird songs blends with the faint hum of a crabber heading out for the days catch, a new day begins on Jackson Creek. Osprey zero in on breakfast for their new brood, grey heron...

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