Lifestyles

Westmoreland State Park Food Drive

Posted on December 17, 2014 at 11:17 am

By Christopher Schmitt Westmoreland State Park is accepting donations in the form of dry or canned goods to give to the local food bank. Park Office Manager, Trisha Lewis, credited Business Manager Jim Wyman with coming up with the idea of donating to the Northern Neck Food Bank for the holidays. Lewis said, “Instead of us giving to each other here at the park, we decided we were going to

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  • A Colonial Beach Winterfest

    Posted on December 17, 2014 at 11:08 am

    By Susan Pietras-Smith Even with a week’s delay due to bad weather, the 2014 Colonial Beach WinterFest and Santa Parade drew a good crowd of the young and young at heart. Children from infants to tweens joined their parents and the town’s mayor to welcome Santa to town on the 13th. A bright sunny day greeted the gathered crowds as floats from local Girl Scout, Boy Scouts, and others led

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  • Getting to know your officials: Superintendent Rebecca Lowry

    Posted on December 10, 2014 at 12:55 pm

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    “I always knew I wanted to be a teacher. When I was in elementary school I used to cry when they would make me go home in the evenings…. I just really kind of loved it from the beginning.” Rebecca Lowry is Superintendent of the Westmoreland County school system and it would be hard for anyone to say that Dr. Lowry is not qualified for her position. With a PhD

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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

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    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

Rebecca Lowry

Getting to know your officials: Superintendent Rebecca Lowry

Posted on December 10, 2014 at 12:55 pm

“I always knew I wanted to be a teacher. When I was in elementary school I used to cry when they would make me go home in the evenings…. I just really kind of loved it from the beginning.” Rebecca Lowry is Superintendent of the Westmoreland County school system and it would be hard for anyone to say that Dr. Lowry is not qualified for her position. With a PhD

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  • $711 from 7-Eleven to Colonial Beach Public Schools

    Posted on November 26, 2014 at 11:09 am

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    Colonial Beach Public Schools is proud to have been selected to receive the Project – A – Game grant. In an effort to support local young athletes and local school divisions, Colonial Beach’s 7-Eleven store has donated $711 to Colonial Beach Public Schools. This grant was made possible through 7-Eleven’s Project A-Game youth outreach program.  The mission of Project-A-Game is to help kids develop their full potential by promoting academics

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  • Rappahannock Community College honors scholarship recipients and donors for 2014-15

    Posted on November 20, 2014 at 12:37 pm

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    A formal ceremony followed by a reception, recognizing students who won scholarships for the academic year of 2014-15 as well as the donors of those awards, was held at Rappahannock Community College’s Glenns Campus on October 22. RCC’s president, Dr. Elizabeth Crowther, welcomed attendees to the event. She acknowledged members of the College Board and the RCC Educational Foundation Board of Directors, then introduced Foundation board representative and long-time friend

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Religion

Unitarian Universalist Sunday Service Announcement, December 28: ‘Unitarian Universalism as a World Faith Movement’

Posted on December 20, 2014 at 12:11 pm

On Sunday, December 28, at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of the Rappahannock (UUFR-VA,) Bob Weekley will present: “Unitarian Universalism as a World Faith Movement.” Our little White Stone UU congregation has partnered with the Walmsey Unitarian Chapel in Bolton, England. Our brothers and sisters at Walmsey represent the worldwide linking of Unitarian and Universalist faiths. And we have more global connections that can energize our spirits. Come and learn about

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  • Dinner and Fellowship at First Baptist Church, Colonial Beach

    Posted on December 10, 2014 at 12:26 pm

    December 16, 2014 at 6pm: From First Baptist Church: Pre-Christmas “Feed the Community” Dinner and Fellowship Tuesday, December 16 at 6 p.m., 619 Jackson St., Colonial Beach, Rev. David Cunningham, Senior Pastor. Info: 804-224-7198.

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  • 2nd Chances Ministry: helping young first time offenders make better choices

    Posted on November 19, 2014 at 9:23 am

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    Westmoreland County School Board Vice-Chairman Gernard Reed has his finger in many productive pies, including his involvement in a program which provides non-violent first time law offenders of 14 to 24 years of age a chance to right and re-insert themselves into their community. The pastoral counseling group that offers the program is known as “2nd Chances Ministry.” Successfully completing this program is a means by which qualified offenders can

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Health

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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  • Getting a close shave

    Posted on April 6, 2012 at 4:00 am

    The Montross Fire Department held a silent auction and “shave-off” to benefit the St. Baldrick’s Foundation for children’s cancer research. Monica Dowell, with Shear Madness, shaved many heads on March 31

    Montross Fire Department hosts St. Baldrick’s event for children’s cancer research Story and photos by Nikki Clifton, Contributing Writer     On March 31 the Montross Volunteer Fire Department hosted a silent auction as a benefit for the St. Balderick’s charity in the department’s dining hall. St. Baldrick’s Foundation is a volunteer-driven charity committed to funding the most promising research to find cures for childhood cancers and give survivors long and

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