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Is Your Boat Ready For Summer?

Ahhhh…the boating life! Is there any better way to spend a summer day? Although a view of the water from land is satisfying, venturing out and becoming a part of that scenery truly stirs the emotions. As you move along a creek’s path or around the next river bend, you leave your...

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A Garden's Portico

More often than not, the air these days is warm enough to step outside in your pajamas and slippers. The ground is cool, probably muddy. Trees and flowers are burgeoning. Some have been untended, yet are stoically blossoming; others respond to a green thumb and display the brilliance...

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Colorful Palettes

As you stretch out your arms and embrace the warmer weather, the colors of summer make themselves obvious. Colorful blooms of bright greens, yellows and purples cheer the soul. So why not bring that same optimism into your home, giving rooms an easy, colorful facelift with a fresh...

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Now is the Time for a Deck Safety Check

Your deck is the perfect place to enjoy the warm weather with friends and loved ones. But an unsafe deck could possibly collapse, causing serious injuries to you and your guests. The number of deck failures and resulting injuries has been increasing at an alarming rate. Between...

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Blue Crabs

In this area eating crabs isn’t something you do just because you are hungry, it is an event. Some would even say it is a way of life. You will never see person eating a bushel of crabs alone. A picnic table covered in newspaper and a bushel of crabs will bring together more friends...

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Heirloom Vegetables

The subject of heirloom vegetables is something that is near and dear to my heart! Having grown my own vegetables and herbs for over twenty-years, I have come to the conclusion that heirloom vegetables are among the very best vegetables in my garden for a myriad of reasons. Yes, there...

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Living and Building Greener Homes and Lives

We are particularly blessed to live in this portion of Virginia, as scenic resources are all around us. We enjoy beautiful rivers, creeks, landscapes and of course the Chesapeake Bay. Our winters run the gamut from very cold to fairly mild and our summers are often very hot and...

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What's Cooking Outdoors

As the economy woes begin to be felt instead of just heard about, vacations are beginning to take on a whole new feel. You may decide instead of taking the family to Florida or Hawaii now may be the perfect time to try out a stay-cation and enjoy the comforts of your own backyard....

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Outdoor Furniture

Whether you live in one of the many small towns found in this part of Virginia, in the suburbs of Richmond or Williamsburg, on a farm with vast acreage or a historic property—it is the time of year again for outdoor living and gardens! Now more than ever we are moving our most...

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RivahFest 2009

Welcome to RivahFest 2009, a fun community festival that will be held in downtown Tappahannock Prince Street on June 20, 2009. RivahFest 2009 will be even better than last year, when more than 12,000 visitors got a first-hand look at our community’s most outstanding features—and had...

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Swimming Pools

When your family decides to go to the beach for summer vacation, where do the kids end up? What about during your Walt Disney World vacation? How about your vacation to Puerto Rico—where was most of your time spent? Like many others with children, it is likely all three of those...

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Top Ten Gardening Tips

Americans craving authenticity and fretting over a bleak economy have reinvigorated the trend to grow-it-yourself (GIY). From blueberries to houseplants, GIY is the new mantra as folks turn “back to the future” to simplify their lives while gardening for the greener good. “It’s a...

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