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Tappahannock-Essex Volunteer Fire Department Fundraiser at SUBWAY, April 18

Posted on April 16, 2015 at 9:11 am

Saturday, April 18, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at SUBWAY, 1830 Tappahannock Blvd., Tappahannock – The Tappahannock-Essex Volunteer Fire Department is partnering with SUBWAY restaurant in Tappahannock to celebrate the store’s grand re-opening. Firefighters will participate in a community meet-and-greet at the restaurant as they collect donations for the fire department. Anyone who makes at least a $1 donation will receive a FREE 6-inch sub. Two fire engines will also

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  • Come early for the Farmers Market, stay late for the wine in Heathsville

    Posted on April 15, 2015 at 1:10 pm

    Garner’s Produce from Westmoreland County showcased fresh vegetables from their latest harvest at last year’s farmers market.

    This year, shoppers at the season-opening Heathsville Farmers Market on Saturday, April 18th will find a lot more than just fresh produce. Yes, there will be the usual vendors purveying fine organic meat and honey, flowers and nursery plants, bread and baked goods, fruits and vegetables, and locally-made handcrafts. But in addition, visitors will find a whole section devoted to Earth Day, a Wine Tasting festival, and a Quilt Show

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  • New exhibition at Essex County Museum and Historical Society highlights historic R.I. Academy

    Posted on April 8, 2015 at 11:55 pm

    Professor William E. Robinson and his children, circa 1920.

    The Rappahannock Industrial Academy, an early private high school for African American youth living in Essex, Middlesex, and King and Queen counties is the focus of a new exhibition at Essex County Museum and Historical Society, located at 218 Water Lane in Tappahannock. Sponsored by the Southside Rappahannock Baptist Association of black churches, the Academy opened its doors in Ozeana, Essex County, in 1902.  Classes were held in an old

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  • From paintbrush to pen: Virginia artist turns whimsical paintings into imaginative story for young children

    Posted on April 8, 2015 at 11:53 pm


    Virginia artist and Northern Neck author Mary Jo Beswick will be introducing her new picture book, Lonely Lola Ladybug, at events and appearances in the coming weeks. On April 19, Beswick will be signing books at a “ladybug” tea party for young children in Richmond. On June 14, she will make an appearance at the Rappahannock Art League Studio Gallery, Kilmarnock, at another “ladybug” tea party. A timid ladybug who

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  • Performers, Vendors added to Lancaster Court Day Festivities, April 11

    Posted on April 3, 2015 at 1:05 pm


    The Mary Ball Washington Museum’s Lancaster Court Day, scheduled for April 11 on the grounds of the Museum, continues to add educational and entertainment offerings as the day of the festivities draws closer. Laurie McCord, event organizer, says that Darci Tucker has join the impressive group of performers, re-enactors, and historical character interpreters. Tucker, a regular performer at Colonial Williamsburg, brings history to life for her audiences by portraying the

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  • The Hot Sardines at Lancaster Middle School Theatre

    Posted on April 3, 2015 at 12:06 pm


    Join the fun on Sunday afternoon, April 19 at 3 PM, as the Rappahannock Foundation for the Arts wraps up its 2014-15 season with The Hot Sardines in the Lancaster Middle School Theatre. The Hot Sardines is a band that brings a toe-tapping rhythm section and fuses it all together with the iconic sounds of Depression Era New York, Paris and New Orleans. But the band is way more than

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  • HonkyTonk Heroes to play Reedville

    Posted on April 3, 2015 at 11:40 am

    Honky-Tonk Heroes

    The popular band from Richmond, the HonkyTonk Heroes, will be performing a benefit concert for the Reedville Fishermen’s Museum on May 16th at Festival Halle. There is a limit of only 200 tickets that will be available and they go on sale on April 13th. HonkyTonk Heroes are well known throughout Virginia and beyond, opening for a number of big country stars. Now the Northern Neck gets a chance to

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