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Where Only Ravens Dare to Fly

It was a warm, sunny day in the little farming town of Mankato, Minnesota, in the mid-1950s. A young 12 year-old boy, Craig Duehring, found himself at the local airport, drawn by the sound of airplane engines and the sight of small aircraft circling overhead.

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Focusing on Sharps: A Forgotten History

Towards the end of Richmond County you will find a twisting and curvy road that is easy to get lost on. If, however, you make it to the end of Sharps Road, you will find a rare treasure — an idyllic small town reminiscent of a Norman Rockwell painting.

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Summer Melons: Nature's Refresher

After a hot and humid day, that first bite out of a cold, ruby red watermelon is like no other. Instant refreshment to chase away the heat. Melons are some of nature’s sweetest treats. Fresh, sun-ripened melons capture the taste the summer.

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Classy Cars for Country Roads

Within its acres of forests and farmlands and vineyards, the Northern Neck is home to three active car clubs. What better place to enjoy a Sunday or any day drive than the byways of this scenic rural community? This is a pastime or hobby that gathers people from diverse backgrounds,...

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Grasses: More than Just Lawns

In the spring and summer of the year, green becomes the predominant color. Leaves appear and change our sunny areas to shade to give shelter from the summer sun. Grass pokes through the soil and grows with the onset of spring rains.

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The Leedstown Resolves

The harmonious relationship between England and the American Colonies began to unravel at the end of the French and Indian War (1754 -1463). England had accrued tremendous debt, and the English Parliament decided since most of the cost was protecting the American colonies, they should...

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Star Light, Star Bright

In the wee hours of a summer’s night, I lie stretched out on my deck, the boards still warm from the afternoon sun. As my eyes adjust to the dark, silhouettes of hickory and beech trees frame the only opening in the tree canopy over our house in which to view the night sky. On this...

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11th Annual Preakness Party

This year’s event was graciously hosted at Wheatland in Loretto, VA. The historic venue is located on a bend overlooking the Rappahannock River in Upper Essex County. It has one of the few surviving steamboat wharves in the Chesapeake watershed.

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Visit Area Farmers' Markets

Summer is here and local farmers’ markets are getting more and more popular and are popping up in several counties far and wide. One can be found every weekend if you are willing to travel away from your home market. Whether you live in our beautiful region, spend weekends here (away...

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Kalmia

A unique opportunity awaits you to reside in this classic home located on 24 acres that consists of 1,140±feet of water frontage along Balls Creek off the Great Wicomico River with woodlands, beautiful rolling land, native plantings and an abundance of raised gardens and rare and...

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Family Boatbuilding Week: July 13-18

Are you tired of doing the same old thing every summer? Here’s something traditional, fun, hands-on and it floats! 
It’s Family Boatbuilding Week at the Deltaville Maritime 
Museum the wee

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Hair Today, Wig Tomorrow

Blockhead, big wig, and powder room; words as familiar today as they were three centuries ago. Few trades have contributed to contemporary jargon as the perukes or periwig makers of the 17th and 18th centuries. A gentleman’s wig was his crowning glory, a substantial monetary...

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Need a Doctor? A Guide to Choosing the Best Medicine

It’s Sunday afternoon and you have an earache. Should you go to the emergency room? What about an urgent care clinic? Should you wait it out and try to see your doctor on Monday? Illness and injury can come without warning and when you’re hurt or not feeling well, you want to feel...

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