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New Point Comfort: Lighthouse in Peril

Once past the friendly lights at Cape Henry and Old Point Comfort, mariners were quiet literally in the dark. An act of Congress in 1801 called for the establishment of two lighthouses on the Bay—New Point Comfort and Smith’s Point.

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Keeping it Cool as the Weather Warms

Be careful what you wish for on those frosty days when you are curled up before a fire perusing seed catalogs and dreaming of warm sunny days. Somehow during the bustle of spring with the clean up, planting and restoration of gardens, we are unaware of the sun creeping closer and...

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Summer Wines via the Northern Neck

Those refreshing summer wines! Nothing enhances casual summer times on the deck, boat, beach, at a picnic, around the pool, or just enjoying our gorgeous Northern Neck scenery as does a chilled light wine. So kick back and enjoy the company of a few or many friends with wines...

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Estate Planning in a Down Economy

Estates, Trusts, Wills…still with me? The words conjure up images of an attorney reading from a lengthy, dusty document with the family gathered around to learn what happens to a dear or not-so-dear departed relative’s assets.

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Decking and the Environment

As beautiful spring and summer unfolds before us and beckons us outdoors, we look forward to getting back on the deck for cookouts, parties, happy hours, reading and relaxing. It is time to start clearing away what winter has left behind. It’s when you start cleaning that deck that...

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7 Personality Types that Love RivahFest

For centuries, community festivals have played a key role in how we humans celebrate and represent our heritage all over the world. So if we were to study RivahFest, Tappahannock and Essex County’s annual festival in June, what personality types would be represented? Over the course...

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J.M. Kelley, LTD. Passionate Preservationist

Feet soaking wet and rain dripping down his neck, covered with cobwebs and smelling of rotting wood, – Mike Kelley is having a wonderful day. “Every old building can’t and won’t bepreserved, but at a minimum, we must use every opportunity to study them and learn more about the...

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What's Cooking Outdoors?

Outdoor kitchens have become so much more than just your father’s old charcoal grill. In the summer months, neighbors and friends tend to congregate outside. On the back deck, friends enjoy the cool breeze coming off of the river and seating seems to be endless. If you run out of...

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Countertops the Personality of Your Kitchen

We all know that a home’s countertops and cabinets set the personality for the entire house. The choices in material and colors are never ending.

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St. Margaret's School: Belong. Believe. Become.

St. Margaret’s School began, as most enduring institutions do, with a simple idea—the idea that girls’ deserve a quality education that equips them with the moral and spiritual foundation to carry them through their lives.

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Gardening with Herbs

As a child I remember spending countless hours in a magical place, meandering my way down elegant and serendipitous garden paths filled with a myriad of cultivated delights. The smell of lavender beside me, climbing roses above me and creeping thyme underfoot still beckons me, as I...

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Visit Area Farmers' Markets

Summer is on the horizon and local farmers’ markets are in the air. Whether you live in our beautiful region, spend weekends here (away from the hustle and bustle) or are just passing through, there is a farmer’s market that is just right for you. From King George to Irvington to...

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By the Bay Parade of Homes

The “By the Bay Parade of Homes” event is to promote area craftsmen to the community and visitors as well as create an opportunity for local builders and associate trades to get exposure that can lead to increased business. It is also for interested homebuyers and homeowners actively...

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Expertly Trained Surgeon Returns to his Roots

“To me, there is no place like Tappahannock, I love the area, the people and the atmosphere. It made an impression on me that never left.”

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What is a Hospitalist?

More than a decade ago, it was the norm for patients in the hospital to expect a morning visit from their primary care physician. But these days, when someone is admitted to the hospital, someone else— a hospitalist—is likely to take charge. Dr. Gregg Shivers is one of six...

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Tips from Nancy

What are 5 ways I can re-invent or refresh my bathroom for spring?

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2012 Wine on the Water/Art in the Park

Wine on the Water / Art in the Park inspires a region to come together in support of the Tappahannock Regional Free Clinic and the Tappahannock Artists’ Guild. Event Directors, Michael Faulkner and Barb Francis, collaboratively engage individual and local businesses in supporting...

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