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Montross Ministerial Association: Annual Easter Sunrise Service

Posted on April 1, 2015 at 3:52 pm

The Montross Ministerial Association would like to invite our community of faith to join with us for our Annual Easter Sunrise Service. This special event will be held at Westmoreland State Park beginning at 6:00 a.m. near the boathouse. A free will offering will be taken to be used to assist our citizens throughout the year. All are welcome to join with us as we celebrate our Faith in Christ

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  • Richmond Heroes unite to double lung cancer survival

    Posted on April 1, 2015 at 12:13 pm

    WHAT:           Register, raise funds, and run or walk – that’s all it takes to be a hero in the eyes of a person facing lung cancer. Join hundreds of community members as they gather for a day of impact at the Richmond Free to Breathe Run/Walk on Saturday, April 25, at the Innsbrook North Shore Commons. The inspirational event will feature a 5K run/walk and 1-mile walk, with awards for top fundraisers. All

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  • Creative young talent makes for colorful art walk in Montross

    Posted on April 1, 2015 at 9:37 am

    MacKenzie Fauntleroy shows off her drawing of the Westmoreland County Court House. Her butterfly face paint was done by Dakota Minor.

    Student art show winners announced   Sites of the Northern Neck was the theme of the local student’s art walk hosted by the Westmoreland County Museum and The Inn at Montross.  Over 100 students contributed their artistic creations for the show that will be on display until April 11. The students from Washington District Elementary School and Cople Elementary School used oil pastels, crayons and mixed media to produce their

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  • Courtney Garrett, Miss Virginia, visits with students at Washington District Elementary School

    Posted on March 19, 2015 at 11:16 am

    Courtney Garrett (second from left) with Washington District Elementary School first grade students Autumn Dove, Lucian Henderson and Leah Straughan.

    Courtney Garrett, Miss Virginia 2014, arrived at Washington District Elementary School on Friday, March 13, with little fanfare wearing normal street clothes. Once she donned her sparkling crown and Miss Virginia sash however, it was like a princess was born. As Garrett sat at a lunch table surrounded by duly impressed kindergarteners and first graders who had been selected for the honor of having lunch with Miss Virginia, starry-eyed fifth

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  • Couple helps littlest family member, Chihuahua Olivia, find her footing

    Posted on March 19, 2015 at 11:12 am


    Auto body repair professional and sign painter Donald Payne and his wife, Tammy met the “special needs” Chihuahua puppy at a craft show event in King George. “We had stopped to look at some hand painted signs at a booth and saw this tiny puppy in a basket,” Tammy said.  “I thought the pup was having a seizure, so I spoke to the woman at the booth about it.  That’s

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  • Committed to fighting cancer: Daiger family unites for Relay for Life

    Posted on March 18, 2015 at 9:48 am

    Lenna Daiger, lower right, with her husband Tim above, and parents, Joyce and John Sydnor have been helping to raise money for Relay for Life for 20 years.

    We never know when our actions to help others may have a return impact on our own lives. Hague resident Lenna Sydnor Daiger, along with her family, has helped raise money for cancer research for 20 years. Last fall, Daiger, 49, was diagnosed with breast cancer. Her annual mammogram in November of 2013 was clear, yet last August, Daiger knew something was not quite right. “I was at work,” she

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  • 2015 National Agriculture Week: Progressive farming in Erica

    Posted on March 18, 2015 at 9:42 am

    Hull Springs Farm

    Westmoreland County’s Hull Springs Farm in Erica may be among the most progressive in Virginia. It is owned by Longwood University, which provides funding for a number of farming, wetland and agriculture research projects for the future of the agriculture industry and preservation and improvement of area wetlands. The 662-acre farm was, for hundreds of years, cultivated to produce corn, soybeans, timber and other crops. Today, the farm grows corn

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