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Ladybugs: Good Luck for the Garden

Who doesn’t love a ladybug? Cheerful and colorful, the ladybug is beloved by children, the subject of songs and nursery rhymes, and considered in many cultures to be a symbol of good luck.

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Garden Week

The Garden Club of the Northern Neck presents “Following Country Roads in Lancaster County” as part of the Garden Club of Virginia’s Historic Garden Week. Lancaster County, the southernmost county of the Northern Neck of Virginia, is a land of rivers, creeks, and coves, all feeding...

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Ground Cover: The Secret to Easier Gardening

Gardening is as contagious as the common cold. You begin breaking ground with the firm conviction of making a garden only so big. But soon one favored plant makes way for another shared one, innocently named a “pass along.” This simply means a plant that became so rambunctious in its...

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Four Paws Law Enforecement

Dogs have a long and storied past working alongside their human companions. 14th century Spanish conquistadors brought them to the Americas as part of their expeditionary forces.

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Local Music Lore

If we listen, we can hear that there is a persistent hum that seems to come from the bones of our ancestors and those around us. It is almost as if the music emanates from the land.

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Citrus Fruits: Awakening the Sense

After the dreary winter, our souls long for the warm sunshine. The smell of citrus is reminiscent of rays of sunshine brightening up our palates and awakening our senses.

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Jim Vajda: An Intrepid Patriot

Jim Vajda was born in Washington DC to parents who immigrated to the U.S. from Austro-Hungary in 1908. It was a large family with a total of seven children. His father first worked for the Dodge Brothers building luxury horse-drawn carriages in Detroit, Michigan then moved on to...

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The Yorktown Onion

Walking around historical sites like Yorktown is a welcome calm in many people’s very busy lifestyles. The kind people and colonial sites capture our attention, and as you stroll from Water Street to Church Street you experience a taste of life from where our country began to take shape.

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Bring Out Your Best: Beautiful and Useful Silver

Do you have family treasures tucked away that you save for the “very best” occasions like holidays, family reunions, or special events? It’s certain that somewhere you have some prized heirlooms that haven’t seen the light of day in a long time. What are you waiting for? We can’t take...

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Spiritual Silver

For nearly 300 years, the sterling silver communion service shared by Farnham Church and St. John’s Church in Warsaw has served the spiritual needs of its communicants.

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EVB Lending a Helping Hand

The people at EVB are big believers — in their communities, in their customers and in their fellow teammates. That’s why the company has an ongoing program to encourage its staff members to reach out in their localities and lend a helping hand

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Screening for Colorectal Cancer

It was 1966. LBJ was president and people were protesting the war in Vietnam; Ronald Reagan was elected Governor of California; Adam West debuted as Batman; and people watched the first episode of Star Trek on TV. If you were born that year—along with celebrities like Adam Sandler,...

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