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Issues with largemouth

Posted on December 17, 2014 at 11:09 am

By Susan Pietras-Smith At the December quarterly Potomac River Fisheries Commission meeting, discussion over perceived levels of largemouth bass loomed large. The commissioners heard information on why the number of bass caught has gone down according to local fishermen. Joseph Love, Tidal Bass Manager of the Maryland Department of Natural Resources gave background on the none indigenous species. Directly following the United States Civil War a program to introduce largemouth

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  • Senior Spotlight: Connecting the past to the future

    Posted on December 10, 2014 at 2:30 pm

    William “Bill” Doerken has worn many hats in his 76 years, but the one he occasionally wears now is an 18th century tri-corn hat. Bill is the creator and director of the grandparent and grandchildren Summer Camps at Stratford Hall. The camps serve to allow grandparents and their grandchildren quality time together on an 18th century plantation. At the three-day residential camps, grandchildren engage in activities with their grandparents that

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  • Audubon Birdwalk at Hughlett Point, May 25

    Posted on May 13, 2013 at 2:24 pm


    On Saturday, May 25, the Northern Neck Audubon society (NNAS) will conduct a bird walk at Hughlett Point Natural Area Preserve in Northumberland County.  This diverse preserve lies on a peninsula jutting into the Chesapeake Bay and offers a wonderful opportunity for viewing birds and wildlife as it includes coastal forest, shrub, salt marsh, and sandy beach habitats. Possible sightings are migrating Sandpipers, Vireos and Warblers (Black-coated, Northern Parula, and

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  • Olten to wed France

    Posted on May 8, 2013 at 9:54 am


    “There are three things that last: faith, hope and love, and the greatest of these is love. “ I Corinthians 13:13 Wayne and Tracey France of Warsaw are happy to announce the engagement of their daughter, Patricia Jane “PJ” France to Mr. Michael Olten. Miss France is the pre-school teacher at Woodland Academy. Mr. Olten is a firefighter with  Spotsylvania County Fire and Rescue. As many that know Miss France,

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  • Northern Neck RiverRide returns

    Posted on September 13, 2012 at 12:57 pm

    The Lancaster by the Bay Chamber of Commerce is proud to present the 7th Annual Northern Neck RiverRide, September 28-30, 2012, and you are invited to take part in this fun event. “We have some very exciting changes this year for the ride”, said Chamber Executive Director Edie Jett. The location has been moved to Windmill Point Marina Resort in White Stone.  There will also be a post ride Ole

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  • Hutt-Passagaluppi wed

    Posted on August 30, 2012 at 9:17 am


    The marriage of Miss Viola Maria Amorosa Passagaluppi, daughter of Mr. David W. Passagaluppi of Center Cross, Va., and Mr. and Mrs. Donald W. Bartlett, of New Kent, to Mr. William Andrew Hutt Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs.  William A. Hutt Sr., of Kinsale, took place on July 7 at Rappahannock Christian Church in Dunnsville. The marriage was  officiated by Dr. Kenneth Wilbur. The bride is the granddaughter of

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  • February Gardening Tip

    Posted on February 20, 2012 at 3:29 pm

    Daffodil seeds can be started indoors to get a jump on spring.

    Get a jump on spring; start seeds indoors Story and photo provided by the Northern Neck Master Gardeners   If tending houseplants and cleaning garden tools is just not enough for you, consider starting seeds for your vegetable and flower gardens. Many seeds are very easy to germinate. You will need a sunny, warm spot, seed-starting medium,pre- pots or containers. The choices for seed containers are numerous, ranging from peat

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