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Garden Week in the Middle Peninsula & Northern Neck

Dogwoods, azaleas, tulips will be blooming beside the blue waters and green pastures surrounding Tappahannock in Essex County during Historic Garden Week, Friday, April 22, 2011. The Colonial port town will welcome visitors from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. to a tour sponsored by the Garden...

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Gloucester County, Virginia

In the heart of Virginia’s vast and wondrous Tidewater region, lies Gloucester County, Virginia—which has been at the heart of American history from the very outset, in ways that might surprise you. Indeed, Gloucester has seen the influence, clash and co-existence of diverse native...

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Charming Gloucester Today

It’s safe to assume that most Americans have never heard of Gloucester Virginia. After all, Gloucester is a modest place. This small hamlet has never hosted the Olympics or produced a major celebrity. However, through a combination of sheer ingenuity, hard work and community,...

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Riverside Walter Reed Hospital

Riverside Walter Reed Hospital services Gloucester and the surrounding areas of the Virginia Middle Peninsula. Since its inception, Riverside Walter Reed Hospital has been completely dedication to providing the best health care imaginable. The healthcare team of this hometown hospital...

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Why Native?

This part of the world is unique for its diversity. We are sur­rounded by many species of birds, animals, plants and yes, humans. Mankind here, Manicus here abouticus, has been divided into several species. The “Born Heres,” with blood tests positive for ham biscuits, collards and...

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Hobbs Hole Golf Course

Opened in 1996, Hobbs Hole Golf Course was a vision in William W. (Billy) Cooke’s mind for many years. His idea was to build a public, 18-hole, state-of-the-art golf course within a new golfing community that would include a restaurant with the capability of hosting wedding...

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Maintaining the Quality and Safety of Shellfish

The early morning mist still shrouded the mirror-like water as two men launched their boat into the chilly waters of the East River in Mathews County, Virginia. The temperature hovered just a little above freezing on that February day. The boat ramp was deserted. There were no fishing...

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Let there be Light ... or Lumens

The cost of lighting the average home is about 30% of the home’s total electrical bill. Replacing incandescent bulbs with more energy-efficient lights can reduce those costs significantly. But a trip to the local hardware store reveals such a confusing array of options, claims and...

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Health & Senior Living Section

“PCP” is a commonly used acronym or abbreviation to describe your primary healthcare provider.  This is usually a physician, but can also be a nurse practitioner or physician’s assistant who works under the direction of a physician. Primary care providers offer compre­hensive medical...

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Redecorating a Child's Room

If it’s time to turn your baby’s nursery into a domain fit for a big boy or girl, you may be wondering how to redo the room in a style they’re sure to love— and that won’t cost you a bundle. After all, there’s a good chance you’ll be doing it all over again in a few years when their...

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