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W&L prom gets a helping hand

Posted on April 24, 2013 at 10:21 am

Cooperative Helping Hands Association member Coty Dameron recently presented a donation to the Washington and Lee High School Prom. Junior Class Sponsor Holly Rynard accepted along with Manoa Wurth, Alexa Weeks and Principal Andrea Roane. The Cooperative Helping Hands Association is the fundraising organization created by Northern Neck Electric Cooperative’s employees to support the local community. They raise funds through activities such as bake sales and their annual golf tournament.

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  • Women of the Moose donate scholarship

    Posted on April 24, 2013 at 10:18 am


    Chairman Peggy Burdett and Senior Regent Protem Jacque Cason of the Colonial Beach Women of the Moose (WOTM) recently presented the annual Nursing Scholarship to Rappahannock Community College senior Amber Umphlitte from Dunnsville. Amber has wanted to be a nurse since she was a child and suffered health issues. She says she would sit in the doctor’s office reading medical magazines and understood much of what she read, later amazing

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  • Publicity Chair, Northumberland Public Library Arts Alive Tour

    Posted on March 27, 2013 at 11:14 am

    Lydia and Vincent Haynie, owners of Ingram Bay Contracting, of Reedville make a generous donation to this spring’s Arts Alive Studio Tour set for the weekend of April 13 and 14. The tour is a major fund-raising event that benefits Northumberland Public Library. Ingram Bay Contracting, Inc. of Reedville, Virginia is a custom residential building and renovation company, owned by Lydia and Vincent Haynie. “We are committed to the community

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Rappahannock River Run, Oct. 19

Posted on October 16, 2013 at 10:31 am

Mark your calendars for the 2013 Rappahannock River Run/Walk, hosted by the St. Margaret’s School Alumnae Association. In its 15th year, this event offers competitive and recreational runners and walkers the chance to come together for a 5k (3.1 mile) course through the scenic streets of Historic Downtown Tappahannock.  Race day is Saturday, October 19th at St. Margaret’s School. A portion of the proceeds from this event will go to

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  • 2013 Stars of Tomorrow Baseball & Softball Tournament

    Posted on August 9, 2013 at 2:38 pm


    The Stars of Tomorrow Baseball & Softball Tournament, featuring some of the rising talent from around the area, began on Aug. 8 at Dreamfields in Lancaster County. Below are the schedules and scores from the tournament. 12u Boys Thursday Westmoreland def. Northumberland 9-3 Lancaster def. Denbigh 8-5 Northumberland def. Denbigh 14-1 Lancaster def. Westmoreland 7-2 Friday, 6:00 Gloucester vs Essex, Major Boys Field Friday, 8:00 Mathews vs Gloucester, Major Boys Field

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  • Mud run in Kilmarnock, Sept. 14

    Posted on August 5, 2013 at 11:12 am


    The Peninsula Metropolitan YMCA’s Resident Camp, Camp Kekoka is excited to announce they are hosing their first annual Mud Run Saturday Sept. 14 in Kilmarnock. This is a fundraiser to benefit the YMCA/APYC Camp Kekoka’s Guardian Program.  This financial scholarship program, enables children to participate and attend camp, regardless of their family’s ability to pay. The Kekoka Mud Run is a seriously fun 5K run with obstacles! Test your mental

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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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Church Brief

Posted on October 17, 2014 at 1:16 pm

Pastor Charles V. Payton and the Morning Star Baptist Church family cordially invite you to share in the setting apart to gospel ministry for Sister Karen Ashton on Sunday, November 2, 2014, at 3:00 P.M. Karen is the daughter of Margie & Ernest Ashton of Tappahannock, Virginia.

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  • Lunch with Santa

    Posted on November 13, 2013 at 12:21 pm

    On December 7 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Callao Moose lodge is excited to invite children of all ages to come out and join Santa for a lunch and get a FREE picture taken with him, plus have story time with Ms. Clause. Other activities are offered during this time such as “make your own ginger bread house” or “Make a Christmas Ornament”. We do ask that you pre-register

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  • BSA Venture Crew 258 to hold Fundraiser Dance at Colonial Beach High Scool

    Posted on March 27, 2013 at 11:17 am

    BSA Coed Venture Crew to Host Fundraiser Dance Featuring the ‘8-Bit Panda’ of CBVA and his Panda Phonics Remixes bordering on Pandamonium in Electronic-Techno-House & Dub-Step creative mixing. Special Guest appearance by CBVA Guitarist Jonathan Walworth of the band ‘Conclusion’ Pass the Word and Pass the Mike! Colonial Beach High School Cafetorium – March 30th, 2013 from 6 -10 p.m. Cover Charge: $5 per Person. Drinks and snacks available for purchase.

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Raising Alzheimer’s awareness

Posted on September 25, 2012 at 5:37 pm

The Alzheimer’s Association is hosting a community program on Tuesday, October 23, 2012. The program: “Know the 10 Warning signs: When to take action” will be held at the Colonial Beach Library ( Cooper Library) at 1:00pm. Please call 540-370-0835 for more information or to register.

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  • St. Margaret’s School to host KAPLAN SAT Preparation Course

    Posted on August 7, 2012 at 11:54 am

    This Fall, St. Margaret’s School is planning to host a KAPLAN SAT preparation course. Interested students and parents can find out more about the course content, cost, and registration information by calling 1-800-KAP-TEST or visiting the KAPLAN web site at Registration for this 10-session Saturday/Sunday class is open to the public with a start date of Saturday, September 8, 2012. The St. Margaret’s session code is “sakf12858”. For St.

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  • Roane receives masters degree

    Posted on August 3, 2012 at 9:17 am


    Lyndon C. Roane a native of Westmoreland County and a 1986 graduate of Washington and Lee High School has earned his Masters of Science Degree in Public Safety Leadership from The Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Md.  Roane also received his undergraduate degree from Virginia State University in 1991 where he earned his Bachelors of Science degree in Public Administration. Roane has over sixteen years of federal law enforcement experience

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Posted on June 7, 2012 at 10:57 am

DATELINE COLONIAL BEACH, VA — The Colonial Beach Baptist Church has made a request of the Girl Scout and Boy Scout Units in Colonial Beach for assistance in response to critical food shortages at the Church’s Food pantry. At the request of the Pastor, the Colonial Beach Scout Units are preparing for a Special Emergency Food Drive with in the Town of Colonial Beach and its surrounding area. The Colonial

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