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In Search of Ancient Artifacts

The day I found my first arrowhead was a powerful experience. As it lay in the palm of my hand, I was overwhelmed with questions: where did it come from, how old was it, and who made it? Like finding buried treasure, the stemmed point was a link to our distant past. I was hooked,...

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Old Country Stores

Traveling the Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula, the scenic byways are peppered with skeletons of bygone days. These houses, barns and windmills that have fallen into non-use and decay are memories of a different time and a simpler way of life.

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Northern Neck Food Bank

Last year, a group of some 950 summertime visitors gained a special kind of reward from a special trip to the Northern Neck. They weren’t on vacation. They came to work, specifically to help with an annual harvest of vegetables. They weren’t farm workers, not even gardeners. All were...

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2015 Historic Garden Week

The Garden Club of the Northern Neck presents “Explore the Treasures of Kinsale” as part of the Garden Club of Virginia’s Historic Garden Week. Kinsale, the oldest municipal entity in the Northern Neck, was created as a “town” by the House of Burgesses in 1706. Kinsale boasts a...

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Migration: Moving with the Seasons

In nature seasonal changes are occurring all the time. These can be observed by watching the way the wind moves through trees, the waving grasses of a meadow and by observing the migration of animals and birds.

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Coffee: Nectar of the Gods

There is a legend which tells of an ancient people who would customarily plant a coffee tree on the graves of their powerful sorcerers. The people believed that the first coffee bush sprang up from the tears shed by the god of heaven over the recently departed mystic. While coffee...

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The Holly Ball

It was the Yuletide season of 1895, and the Eubank Hotel in Kilmarnock glowed with candlelight and twinkling eyes. Amidst the lilt of banjos and violins, dancers in their finest party attire were swirling about the room when John Armistead Palmer placed a chair beneath the chandelier...

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2nd Annual RE Strong Run

Registration is now open for the 2nd Annual RE Strong Run (10K, 5K and fun run distances) on April 25, benefiting VCU Massey Cancer Center. The run, developed to celebrate the life of Ruth Ellen Hurley and all who have bravely battled cancer, will start at Hewick Plantation and wind...

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Carson Flooring

Carson Flooring is the area’s premiere flooring store. “We know carpet, hardwood, laminate, stone, ceramic tile, luxury vinyl tile and vinyl better than anybody – especially the “big box” stores. Dedication to customer service through our expertise is what truly sets us apart,” says...

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Feeling the Power: Women in Business

Women entrepreneurs in the Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula are getting a power boost thanks to a new program launched in September by Tappahannock-based EVB, an independent community bank serving eastern and central Virginia.

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Advance Care Planing

Advance Care Planning describes the process by which people can state the kind of care they would like to receive in the event they are unable to speak for themselves due to a serious illness or injury. Advance Care Planning for medical treatment can include a number of other...

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Daffodils: Meet Me at the Show

Daffodil is the common name for the genus Narcissus, which is a bulb plant in the Amaryllis family. The name is full of legend and ethnobotany. The word Narcissus shares its root with narcotic, and Roman soldiers were said to carry a bulb with them to eat in the case that suicide was...

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