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Crowds gather for crab feast in Montross

Posted on August 13, 2014 at 11:39 am

Saturday afternoon saw about 150 people inside the Westmoreland County Fire Department in Montross bellying up to all the crabs, slaw, desert,  fixins’ and beer one could hold for only 40 bucks. As people ate, drank and got merry, the band, Black Coffee-Heavy Cream jammed inside the firehouse where people from every walk of life gathered to socialize. The lead singer of the group, Aaron Tucker Saunders, is the son

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  • Friendship and artistic talent on display at museum

    Posted on August 13, 2014 at 9:00 am

    Rosa Noyes with one of her enchanting seascapes.

    Two friends of about 50 years, both former teachers, will display artistic talents that, waiting in the wings to be developed, took flight after they retired. Theirs is the August Art and Wine event sponsored by the Westmoreland County Museum, and the Inn at Montross. It will run for a month beginning Wednesday, Aug. 13 at 5 p.m. with an artist’s reception at the museum and refreshments available at the

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  • Colonial Beach High Reunion

    Posted on August 6, 2014 at 1:09 pm


    The Colonial Beach graduating class of 1984 had their 30th reunion on the exact day they graduated in 1984, June 7. Eighteen classmates came together for a fun time at the High Tides Tiki Bar. High times were had by all. The old high school has burned out but their caring for each other will never burn out. Some graduates still live close to Colonial Beach. But others came from

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  • Westmoreland Ladies Brave New River Gorge

    Posted on July 30, 2014 at 11:54 am


    During the week of July 21, four Westmoreland ladies and two companions set out for a challenging adventure in the high country of West Virginia, specifically the New River Gorge.  Their destination was “Adventures on the Gorge”, an all-inclusive family resort located on the rim of the New River.  These adventurous souls are the stellar members of the Women’s Expeditionary Trailblazers International (WETBI), and they had their pick of a

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  • Westmoreland County Public Schools Calendar

    Posted on July 30, 2014 at 11:12 am

    Wednesday, July 30 Summer Holiday for Students Thursday, July 31 Summer Holiday for Students Friday, August 1 Summer Holiday for Students Monday, August 4 Summer Holiday for Students Tuesday, August 5 Summer Holiday for Students Wednesday, August 6 Summer Holiday for Students Thursday, August 7 Summer Holiday for Students Friday, August 8 Summer Holiday for Students Monday, August 11 Summer Holiday for Students Tuesday, August 12 Summer Holiday for Students

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  • Montross Health Clinic celebrates 20 years

    Posted on July 25, 2014 at 12:23 pm


    For those who need medical assistance but are uninsured and financially deprived, Andrew Chapel United Methodist Church in Montross could truly be what the doctor ordered. Every other Thursday from 9 a.m. until about 2 p.m., they offer a full service medical clinic and prescription services. The clinic is an outreach program of the Northern Neck Free Health Clinic located in Kilmarnock. The Montross clinic celebrated its 20th year anniversary

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  • Garden Club of the Northern Neck presents three Beautification Awards

    Posted on July 13, 2014 at 4:00 pm

    Garden of honorees William and Joan Dawson in Hague.

    The Garden Club of the Northern Neck presented its biannual Beautification Awards last month to three outstanding examples of landscaping and improvement of surroundings by civic, commercial, educational or professional establishments in the Northern Neck, according to Jane Henley, Conservation and Beautification Committee Chair. Honorees were Rappahannock Westminster-Canterbury Irvington (Lancaster County), the Town of Warsaw (Richmond County), and garden of William and Joan Dawson in Hague (Westmoreland County). Damon S.

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