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Jewels of Summer

“Creatures of the sunlight that pirouette on sparkling wings in plain view of all who take the time to look, dragonflies are nonetheless among the most elusive of insects. Few people take the time to get a close look at these ever-vigilant aerial predators, and fewer still know what...

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Edmonds Bison Farm

There I was staring into the eye of a massive 2200 pound animal I had always believed was a called a buffalo. I thought I knew a lot about buffalos. I have probably seen Kevin Costner’s epic film Dances with Wolves a half dozen times. So it was a surprise to learn from Don Edmonds,...

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Magnolias: Glorious Icons of the Southern Landscape

Of all the flowering trees and shrubs associated with the Southern landscape, nothing captures our senses like the magnolia. Besides being visually stunning—its heady ethereal scent fills the air with a fragrance so sublime that it is utterly captivating. The memory of it lingers in...

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Renaissance Man

Equally at home piloting an airplane on secret government missions over the jungles of South America as he is at the helm of a passenger carrying riverboat, Pete Cardozo is one of those rare people who has lived life on the edge doing incredibly interesting and dangerous things all...

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What's in Your Water?

Almost everywhere in the United States, we are blessed to have an abundance of potable water. But increasingly dangerous contaminants are found in the water used for drinking, cooking, bathing and laundering.

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O'Shucks Raw Bar and Restaurant: A New Vibe in Town

There is a new face on Prince Street and its name is O’Shucks. Located in the historic downtown district of Tappahannock at 324 Prince Street, the new raw bar/restaurant recently opened in April.

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Edible Flowers: Dinner is Blooming

With the increasing knowledge of organic gardening, the blossoming trend of growing your own food, and demand for farm-to-table dining, home-grown culinary options are expanding as quickly as fields in springtime. Consequently, flowers are earning a new place of honor on the table...

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Marsh Madness: The Misunderstood Miracle of Life

Marshes or shallow water neighborhoods dot our coastline and integrate themselves into the interior of our land. They have a history of being misunderstood and mistreated all the while creating the miracle of life.

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Visit Area Farmers Markets

Summer is on the horizon and local farmer’s markets are getting more and more popular and can be found every weekend if you are willing to occasionally travel away from your home market. Whether you live in our beautiful region, spend weekends here (away from the hustle and bustle) or...

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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.

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RivahFest: Music. Food. Fun.

A celebration of this good fortune takes place every summer when, much like the circus, RivahFest comes to town! Now in its 11th year, this major event will grace the streets of Historic Downtown Tappahannock on Saturday, June 15th and give both residents and tourists an excuse to...

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The Residences at Oyster Harbor

When Herman Beckstoffer and his longtime friend and business partner Jack Hanky saw the vacant structure beside a harbor dock on Urbanna Creek just off the Rappahannock River, they knew they could turn it into something special—a place where people can enjoy the relaxed pace of this...

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Telemedicine

More than 2,500 years ago, Aesop wrote one of his enduring fables centering on the differences between urban and rural living. Called The City Mouse and the Country Mouse, Aesop’s simple but insightful tale set up the marked contrast between the two locales and lifestyles. It’s a...

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W.F. Booth & Son, Inc.: It's a Family Affair

When Wayland F. Booth signed a five year lease on a vacant lot in the village of Kilmarnock on October 14, 1920, he had no way of knowing he was establishing a family legacy that would sustain four generations of Booths yet to come. Wandering off the family’s Eagle Point Farm at...

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Dreams Can Come True

Outdoor living spaces can be added to your home at any time, but the best and most cost efficient way to add aesthetically pleasing and truly useful outdoor spaces is accomplished with early planning.

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