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American Revolution Museum at Yorktown

The Siege of Yorktown was a battle that was the turning point in the American Revolution. Visiting the National Park Service Yorktown Battlefield gives one an understanding of where it happened. However, to know and truly understand what happened on this hallowed ground and why it...

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Remembering Bill Martz, the artist of the Northern Neck

professional office in the area, and there’s a good chance you’ll see a framed print by artist Bill Martz, commemorating the history and culture of this unique region.

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Living on the Rim

No one knows if the cataclysm arrived in daylight while life was stirring or in the dark of night while many slept. Traveling 60,000 miles per hour, it took just seconds from the time its shadow appeared above Earth until it plunged through the sea floor, blasting a hole over fifty...

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Pieces of Culinary History

Entertaining guests can mean many things to many people. From a formal dinner party to a casual get-together, we all want to put our best efforts into making sure our guests feel welcomed and appreciated. This generally means that we clean our homes, make favored treats, and pull out...

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A Primer on Persian and Oriental Rugs

In the world of home decorating, there are perhaps no other rugs more sought after, admired and appreciated than hand-knotted Oriental rugs and carpets. Although there are many imitations, and a myriad of machine-made rugs available today, they are completely unable to replicate the...

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The Officer and the Shaman

This camp of 350 souls waited quietly while a single woman advanced towards the new arrival, her head bowed. Suddenly, she threw her arms around his neck, weeping bitterly. The prisoner showed no emotion as his daughter embraced him, but now the remaining prisoners gathered joyfully...

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An Eggcellent Option

People have been eating eggs since the dawn of the human race. As far back as time can be traced, eggs have been a staple in the human diet. In historical times, ancient Romans at peafowl eggs while the Chinese enjoyed pigeon eggs and Phoenicians dined on ostrich eggs. Today, quail...

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2017 Colors of the Year

A new year presents fresh opportunities, complete with new plans and lively prospects. Since the holidays are behind us, the decorations are stowed and the house tidied up, it’s time to look forward to a few indoor months we can spend taking stock, organizing and looking forward to a...

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Try a Trend in the Garden: a Plethora of Purple

If you’re crazy for color, but cautious of commitment, try the season’s trending shades in a more temporary setting — the garden. If you don’t want to paint it, plant it! Whether it’s for a season or forever, purple hues are both regal and restful in the landscape. Purple vegetables...

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Purple Reign

Is it an homage to the late, great pop star Prince? Nostalgia for all things ‘80s? Or a fondness for a rich and luxurious respite from a frenetic and hyper-connected world? Opinions vary, but it’s an undeniable trend that purple has penetrated all levels of design as almost a...

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Necessary Paperwork

Even efficient people who don’t normally procrastinate may find or invent excuses to avoid what could be the most important task in their life—documenting their last wishes, which necessarily include end-of-life decisions about health care.

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Bridging People and Place into a Healing Space

Kimberly Wyn Schlesinger, M.D. walked across the soft, brown wood floors of the Riverside Tappahannock Cancer Care and Infusion Center and over to the woman, sitting quietly in a reclining chair, an IV hooked into her arm.

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