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Rappahannock Industrial Academy

This is a story of pride, determination, commitment to a common goal and a quest for knowledge which had been suppressed for over 100 years. As the Civil War came to an end many former slaves, now “freedmen”, looked forward to a better life.

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Happily Ever After Begins Here

Shortly after a couple becomes engaged, the well-wishes and congratulations begin – followed by the inevitable questions of when and where the wedding will take place. It wasn’t so long ago that a couple would select from maybe a couple wedding venues in their hometown and then check...

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Tak Time for Tea

Tea rituals have been observed for centuries in countries across the globe where tea is more than a delicious beverage or even a hot drink with health benefits, it is an indulgence deemed worthy of a complete stop in the day’s activities. Studies show that a few short breaks in the...

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Small Town Grocery Stores

Local grocery stores are shining stars in customer service in the face of huge conglomerates all around them. The continued success of these grocery stores is as deep as the history of their existence.

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Goodman's Interiors

Goodman’s Interiors is a specialty home and outdoor space design center located in Historic Gloucester Courthouse on the Middle Peninsula. The store boasts more than 8,000 square feet of showrooms filled with period antiques, colonial reproductions, mid-century modern, and...

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Stewed in Comfort

It’s that time of year. Our kids wait by the windows, waiting for snow to fall and cover the ground in a fresh blanket of white. Grown-ups rush outside, into the cold snap winds, running into the warmth of our cars, homes or stores. Gloves, scarves, mittens and boots scatter the floor...

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Woolly Bears and Red Skies

With dozens of weather satellites circling the globe, computer-generated weather models running 24/7, and forecasters generating reams of data each day, weather forecasting should be fairly straightforward. But as everyone living in coastal Virginia knows, our regional weather...

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Bayside Youth Ballet

Students at the Diggs School of Dance in Gloucester soon discover the many ways this place is so different from “real” school. Even when it’s hard work—which it is—dancing brings a special kind of enjoyment. The time spent learning flies by all too quickly.

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Rappahannock River Valley Wildlife Refuge

 

It’s The Rappahannock River is a priceless jewel winding its way down the Northern Neck from Fredericksburg through Caroline, King George, Westmoreland, Richmond, and Lancaster County. Notable along this jewel of rivers are the gems of the Rappahannock River Valley National Wildlife...

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Aylett Country Day School Celebrates 50 Years

 

Celebrating 50 years of teaching and impacting young lives, Aylett Country Day School began in 1965 as several families came together with a vision for a concentrated learning environment. Bette Gwathmey, along with her husband, Dr. Owen Gwathmey had the dream of opening a school with...

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