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Mason Burkton with his Maniac Magee project.

Maniac Magee takes over Washington District Elementary School

Posted on April 23, 2015 at 5:57 pm

As part of the All School Read program, students at Washington District Elementary School have all been reading Jerry Spinelli’s novel “Maniac Magee.” Written by Spinelli in 1990, the novel explores themes of racism and homelessness. It is a story about an orphan boy who is looking for a home in a fictional town in Pennsylvania. As the story unfolds, Jeffrey  “Maniac”  Magee becomes a local legend for his feats

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  • 4-H Program, Westmoreland County and Montross Middle School: Call for volunteers, May 1

    Posted on April 17, 2015 at 12:40 pm

    The 4-H program of Westmoreland County is partnering with Montross Middle School to offer a financial literacy program called Reality Store  to 8th grade students during their career unit.  The Reality Store program culminates with a simulation event that requires help from the community.  Community volunteers are needed to person the stations that represent life’s daily expenses.  No experience necessary, all training provided on the morning of the event.  We would

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  • Celebrating Ingleside Vineyards’ 35th Anniversary with 2015 Spring Barrel Tasting

    Posted on April 15, 2015 at 11:20 am

    Westmoreland friends enjoy the Spring Barrel Tasting at Ingleside Vineyards.

    This past Saturday featured plenty of sunshine and a light breeze as more than 150 people ventured to Ingleside Vineyards for their 2015 Spring Barrel Tasting. The special glass handed out for the day’s tasting featured a 35th anniversary slogan of excellence notation (1980-2015). Guests were treated to the featured barrel tastings of a Chardonnay 2014 straight from the barrel and then tasted it against the Chardonnay Reserve 2013 in

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  • Washington District Elementary students win state awards for scenario writing

    Posted on April 9, 2015 at 12:29 am

    William Luzier and Conner Benson are state award winners in scenario writing.

    Undertaking the writing of a 1500-word scenario that is set at least 20 years in the future and must adhere to certain topic areas sounds like a task you would undertake in a college writing course. For several fourth and fifth graders at Washington District Elementary School, it is a task that they work on for months as part of the gifted and talented program. This year, two of the

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  • A glass and a brush: Painting at General’s Ridge Vineyard in Hague

    Posted on April 2, 2015 at 9:27 am

    Artist and teacher Nancy Jacey (background) demonstrates a technique for the class and Three generations of painters attended Nancy’s class.  Julia Forrest in foreground with granddaughter Lindsay and her mother Elizabeth Franklin.

    General’s Ridge Winery in Hague hosted Nancy Jacey’s acrylic painting workshops on March 21 and 22 in their activities room.  Fifty people from the region and as far away as Lexington came to the Vineyard to enjoy some local wine and paint along with Jacey.  Participants in the workshops were guided step by step by Jacey to create a large painting of a peacock in brilliant colors. Jacey lives in

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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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