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Ice Cream: A Sweet Icon with a Rich Past

The ice cream parlor, ice cream social and ice cream truck are all images of simple summer fun. There is hardly a more satisfying treat to mark our warm weather celebrations than that cool, creamy indulgence and all-American dessert icon.

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Butterflies: A Delight of the Summer Garden

Just living is not enough. One must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower,” said the butterfly. This short poem by an unknown poet says it all.

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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 occasionally travel away from your home market.

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Whelks: Mapping an Invasion

The shell sat heavy in my hand, its large body whorl, the size of a softball, exposed a brilliant salmon- orange interior with dashes of black

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The Lighting of the Rappahannock River

Since the founding of Jamestown in 1607, the Chesapeake Bay and its rivers and their estuaries have been an integral part of the civilization, growth, commerce and development of the Old Dominion. Our Rappahannock is one of those rivers. Spacious as it appears, many shoals, rocks,...

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Small Boats for Rivah Country

Anew fleet of boats came to the Rappahannock recently, brought by a come-here who settled in Weems. Dave Gentry moved to the Northern Neck from the Shenandoah Valley last summer, and quickly became a familiar sight on the creek as he rowed, paddled, and sailed an assortment of...

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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. The synopses were provided by author/publisher websites, GoodReads.com, Wikipedia or Amazon.com. If you participate in a...

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A Pound of Prevention

Personally, I have been waiting for the warm weather since last fall, for many good reasons; shorts, flip flops, fresh vegetables, longer days and most important, playing in the water. Be it the pool, lake, river or ocean, we are all attracted to the water. Unfortunately, as much fun...

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Sunday Supper: The Ward Family Gathers

Helen Ward gave up her living room years ago. Sure, there’s a room off of her kitchen where the family gathers.

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Objects Art and More Celebrates One Year Anniversary

The little town of Irvington added another interesting landmark called Objects. Located on Irvington Road right across the street from the post office, the gallery is housed in what was once a gas station from the 1950’s. The old dilapidated building was transformed more than a year...

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Westmoreland's Cople Episcopal Parish

On Sunday, May 25, 2014, The Most Reverend Katharine Jefferts Schori, Presiding Bishop and Primate of the Episcopal Church, visited historic Cople Parish and conducted services at the 1706 Yeocomico Church on the 350th anniversary of the parish’s establishment on May 25, 1664.

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The Burwell's Fairfield Plantation

If you have had the occasion to drive through Gloucester Courthouse you may have, as I did, wondered what it is that is going on with the little old Texaco Service Station at the intersection of Main Street and Route 14 that has generated so much interest.

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River Haven

Encompassing 45 supremely private acres with spectacular water views, this French Country estate is comprised of a main residence, guest house, stable with 5 acre fenced pasture and an extensive outdoor patio & pool with stone fireplace and grilling kitchen.

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Weekends Fashions for Him & Her Opens in Restored Victorian House

Great care was taken to bring the 110-year-old building of Weekends to its former original glory. Housed in a 1904 Sears Roebuck catalog house on Main Street in Kilmarnock, Weekends, Fashions for Him and Her, boasts a sophisticated and stylish offering for men and women.

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