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Angels with Metal Wings

In church one Sunday, the young mother of an infant baby noticed there was something unusual about her baby girl’s eyes. She said she didn’t know what was wrong with the baby’s eyes, but she knew in her heart there was something wrong. The following morning she took the baby to her...

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Bark: The Outer Beauty of Trees

Structurally gardens progress from the relatively minor size of perennials and annuals to shrubs and then trees. To create a pleasing garden you need to configure the spaces to step up from the lawn height to the height of the towering tallest of the trees. Landscape designers often...

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For the Love of Chocolate

The mere mention of that sweet treat conjures up images of love, comfort, luxury, indulgence. It’s a favored gift for special occasions — holidays (especially Valentine’s Day), birthdays, anniversaries, rainy days, sick days, or any day that needs a little lift.

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The Moon by Any Other Name

February’s moon is cold and white. A chilling moon that shines into my bedroom window reminding me that winter still has its grip upon the land. The silhouette of bare tree branches stands out in stark relief as winds off the Bay whistle in the eaves.

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Willard Norris: Chesapeake Bay Deadrise Master Builder

In those days a summer morning on Jackson Creek began with the occasional chirp of a fire red cardinal or the whistle of a whippoorwill. The early morning chorus grew louder as a seagull sounded his shrill alert to his mates that a school of fish is rippling the surface of the water.

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Book Club

Books clubs can be an enjoyable way to connect with friends over lively conversations about good books. Here are some reads recommended by several area book clubs. The synopses were provided by author/publisher websites, GoodReads.com, Wikipedia or Amazon.com

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2014 Garden Week Tour

The waterways of Gloucester County have been witness to the lives of the Powhatan Indians and Capt. John Smith, to Revolutionary battles, to visits by Thomas Jefferson, to historic mansions and watermen’s cottages, to the cultivation and proliferation of the daffodil and to the...

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Gloucester County, Virginia

In the heart of Virginia’s vast and wondrous Tidewater region, lies Gloucester County, Virginia—which has been at the heart of American history from the very outset, in ways that might surprise you.

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Navigating the Land of the Life Worth Living…And Visiting

Chief Powhatan knew it when the natural beauty of this place inspired the Algonquin Indians to establish their capital, Werowocomoco, here. It set the stage for Pocahontas to meet Capt. John Smith.

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Fostering a Sense of Community, Medically and Personally

When Dr. Fred Arnold moved his family to Gloucester, Virginia to open a urology practice in 1985 he thought “worst case scenario, it will be like an Air Force assignment and we’ll be here three years and move on.”

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Regional Art Galleries: A Touch of Class

On my wall hangs a large giclée by artist James Way that depicts a marsh in summer with a thunderstorm brewing in the distance. It speaks of my love for warm weather, salt water, and the natural beauty of our region. The painting is akin to a window looking out onto the world, and we...

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