Lifestyles

Rappahannock Community College hosts air quality presentation

Posted on February 27, 2015 at 2:57 pm

A representative of the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), Alison Rockwell, came to Rappahannock Community College on February 11 to make a preliminary report on the NCAR project WINTER: Wintertime Investigation of Transport, Emissions, and Reactivity. The project, based at Langley Research Center in Hampton, was initiated at the beginning of February, and will continue through March 15. It uses a C-130 research aircraft—a “flying laboratory”—to study the variations

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  • Economic Update Workshop and Lunch Has Been Rescheduled

    Posted on February 26, 2015 at 3:14 pm

      Due to bad weather in February, the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Callao has rescheduled the Economic Update Workshop to Saturday, March 21 at 1:00 PM in the church’s fellowship hall. This informative session will be presented by Vicki Thorpe and Anne Johns of Thrivent Financial and will cover the status of the current economy and its effect on investments and retirement.  Thrivent Financial is a financial services organization that

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  • Northern Neck artist’s talent featured far and wide

    Posted on February 25, 2015 at 11:21 am

    Phil McKenney doing a sign for people who live in the Outer Banks. The sign reads Hurricanes R Us.

    Most children enjoy coloring books at an early age, carefully trying to stay in the lines of the figures and scenes depicted in the book. Phil McKenney was busy making his own coloring books by drawing and coloring his favorite cartoons at the age of three. His favorite was Popeye, with Woody Woodpecker and Roy Rogers coming in a close second. “My mother saved some of those drawings,” McKenney said. 

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Travel

New traffic signal pattern at King George High School

Posted on July 25, 2012 at 4:25 pm

Split phase will assist drivers exiting the high school onto Route 3 FREDERICKSBURG – Starting today, a new traffic pattern on Route 3 at the intersection with King George High School (Foxes Way) and St. Anthony’s Road in King George County will separate the traffic movement from both side streets. Previously, traffic exiting King George High School and St. Anthony’s Road onto Route 3 yielded to oncoming traffic while making a

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  • The truth about traveling

    Posted on May 16, 2012 at 4:00 am

    Squeezing into a taxi in Thailand can be tough.

    Being half a world away and 12 hours ahead of America, or the east coast at least, I don’t get to talk to my loved ones very much. I do most of my talking through words typed on the computer. I realize this is a serious lack of communication, but it baffles me that everyone still has a terrible misconception about what I’m doing over here in Asia. Whenever I

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  • Holiday Season, Thailand Style

    Posted on April 2, 2012 at 4:00 am

    Thailand holiday tree

    Story and photo by Jordan Coates, Contributing Writer Holidays are part of culture and tradition. They are beautiful, cherished celebrations that run deep through most people in the world. However, what happens if you are displaced from your usual holiday atmosphere? You can take the girl out of the holiday spirit, but can you take the holiday spirit out of the girl? Let’s start with Halloween. Given that Halloween is

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Education

Rappahannock Community College hosts air quality presentation

Posted on February 27, 2015 at 2:57 pm

A representative of the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), Alison Rockwell, came to Rappahannock Community College on February 11 to make a preliminary report on the NCAR project WINTER: Wintertime Investigation of Transport, Emissions, and Reactivity. The project, based at Langley Research Center in Hampton, was initiated at the beginning of February, and will continue through March 15. It uses a C-130 research aircraft—a “flying laboratory”—to study the variations

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  • Washington and Lee High School musician hopes to turn passion into career

    Posted on February 25, 2015 at 11:15 am

    Jeremy Saunders

    The Drum Major for the Washington & Lee High School band in Montross has musical aspirations that go beyond his current status as Drum Major and bass guitar player with the school band. Jeremy Saunders, an 11th grader, is committed to continuing his education in the musical field and is looking for sponsors to help him achieve his dream of becoming a serious musician. Being involved with music has been

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  • Washington and Lee Eagles win Conference #43 Forensics Tournament

    Posted on February 18, 2015 at 12:14 pm

    Washington and Lee High School’s 2015 Conference tournament-winning Forensics team.

    The Conference 43 Forensics meet was held at Washington and Lee High School on Wednesday, February 11. The Washington and Lee orators took first place honors in this event, followed by Northumberland. Earning honors at this event and the right to proceed to the Regional Meet at West Point High School on Saturday, March 7th were the following: Washington and Lee: First place: Original Oratory-Jacob Daiger; Extemporaneous Speaking-Lamar Johnson; Impromptu-Alec

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Religion

Economic Update Workshop and Lunch Has Been Rescheduled

Posted on February 26, 2015 at 3:14 pm

  Due to bad weather in February, the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Callao has rescheduled the Economic Update Workshop to Saturday, March 21 at 1:00 PM in the church’s fellowship hall. This informative session will be presented by Vicki Thorpe and Anne Johns of Thrivent Financial and will cover the status of the current economy and its effect on investments and retirement.  Thrivent Financial is a financial services organization that

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Health

Jason Scherm

Washington District Elementary School’s Jason Scherm: a resource to count on

Posted on February 11, 2015 at 11:55 am

It was a calling that Jason Scherm has had since middle school. “I knew I wanted to be a teacher from 8th grade, just working with the students,” he said. “I worked with children growing up through middle school. I was a babysitter, I worked at a daycare when I got out of high school. I always knew I wanted to be a teacher.” Today, the Washington District Elementary math

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  • Medicare Open Enrollment is closing soon

    Posted on December 6, 2012 at 9:50 am

    The Medicare Open Enrollment deadline is fast approaching, so now is the time to check and see if you will have the Medicare coverage you need to meet your needs, at a price you can afford, starting January 1, 2013. December 7 is the last day that most people with Medicare can chose or change their Medicare health or prescription drug coverage for 2013. Medicare is stronger than ever with

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  • Medical center hosts open house

    Posted on August 20, 2012 at 4:00 am

    A VISITOR TO THE  Westmoreland County Medical Center’s open house gets a check up.

    The Westmoreland County Medical Center hosted an open house Aug. 18 in honor of National Community Health Center Week. The mid-week event was a part of state-wide celebrations that sought to inform the community of the availability of services in their area. Approximately 80 residents came out to take advantage of free blood sugar screenings, BMI measurements and blood pressure tests. Participants also enjoyed demonstrations by MedAir Home Care, were

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