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12th Annual Preakness Party

The National Historic Landmark property, Mount Airy in Warsaw, VA, the private residence of the Tayloe family for over 260 years, was the venue for this year’s Preakness Party on May 21, 2016. The mood was festive as guests gathered under the event tent on the historic bowling lawn...

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Table Linens: A lovely necessity

ike so many elegant and useful treasures in our homes today, table linens (including tablecloths, toppers, runners and napkins) have evolved from simple utilities into essential staples of well-dressed dining. Table linens have an extremely long history and have been customary and...

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Summer Seafood Grilling

The weather is warm and that means that it is time for cooking outside. There are many reasons we like to cook outdoors, but the most important is that throwing something on the grill adds flavor that you just cannot get from the top of a stove.

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Humane Societies: Working Together to Find Forver Homes

No question that pet owners dote on their pets. Go to any area farmers’ market and watch the informal canine parade. Often, a pat on the puppy’s head will prompt the owner to tell how the pet was found. More and more often, the response starts with “he was a shelter dog”… or “she’s a...

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Burgh Westra

The Christmas morning that Tom Boyd opened his gift from his two children and found an antiquarian book of Andrew Jackson Downing’s “Victorian Cottage Residences”, he saw the story of Burgh Westra come full circle. Within the book’s pages lay its origin and its rebirth.

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The Mathews Men

One night in July 1942, a fisherman hauled a big shark out of the Nicholas Channel off the northern coast of Cuba and gutted it, slicing open its belly with a knife. Out into the humid air spilled a mass of human remains containing two rings. One of the rings bore the initials of...

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Hometown Flavor Served at Marshall's Soda Fountain

For nearly a century, Marshall’s Drugstore soda fountain in Urbanna has been serving up tasty meals with a generous helping of hometown charm. The cozy soda fountain, possibly one of the last remaining drugstore lunch counters, is a reminder of a bygone era and a sentimental favorite...

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Happenings: Summer Sampler

The Tides Inn Classic Car Show weekend begins with a Friday evening oyster roast and movie. The fun continues on Saturday with The Northern Neck Road Tour. The classic car show on Sunday will feature cars from every decade. The show will have an authentic 50’s vibe — rocking and...

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Urbanna Marina Fire: A Step Toward Recovery with Delta Marine

In a step toward recovery from the devastating February fire that destroyed a large section of Dozier’s Port Urbanna Marina, Delta Marine Construction has completed its comprehensive salvage effort to clean up and stabilize Urbanna Creek.

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Piers with Personality

The Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula boast nearly two thousand miles of shoreline along the Potomac and Rappahannock Rivers, the Chesapeake Bay and nearly 200 smaller rivers and winding creeks. The tranquil pace, natural beauty and reasonable prices make it an alluring locale for...

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Window Treatments: Framing your views

Choosing window treatments for your home can seem like a daunting task. Because it is the look that finishes a room, fear of making the wrong choice for curtains or shades can paralyze you as you wander through any home décor store.

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The Art of the Auction

Going once…going twice…SOLD! to the man in the back row. All of us who have attended an auction are familiar with the “roll” of the auctioneer’s call. According to an internet auction blog by auctioneer, Mike Brandly, auctions have been part of almost every century, every industry and...

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Senior Ling: Keeping the Golden Years Glowing

When you picture the golden years, you may imagine serenely sitting in a rocking chair on the front porch, sipping lemonade and watching the sun go down. When this idyllic image is interrupted by the daily circumstances of growing older, like a medical emergency or an increasing loss...

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EVB's KASASA

KASASA sounds like the latest dance sensation at the club, and it may have EVB customers dancing all the way to the bank. Nearing the one year anniversary of its launch last August, Kasasa is a convenient line of checking products for customers who are looking for a banking option...

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The Bad news and the Good News

Let’s go with the bad news first. Lymphedema, a medical condition that refers to an excessive accumulation of fluid and subsequent swelling in parts of the body, has no cure, at least not after it’s progressed. For most people who are diagnosed with the condition, it has to be...

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