Lifestyles

Some of the local hunters who received boxed lunches from Warsaw Baptist Church on Saturday were Gary Sanders (from left), Jennifer Masiak, Joseph Masiak and Joseph Jr.

Hunter’s Lunch at Warsaw Baptist Church helps raise funds for Standing Rock mission trip

Posted on December 17, 2014 at 10:01 am

By selling boxed lunches to local hunters, the women of Warsaw Baptist Church are gearing up to provide their seventh year of ministry services to the Standing Rock reservation in South Dakota. The Hunter’s Lunch fundraisers at the Warsaw Baptist church on Dec. 6 and Dec. 13 were two of many fundraisers that help raise the $36,000 needed for 27 individuals to go on their yearly mission trip each August. For

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  • Students embrace hands-on classes at ‘Be Proud, Be Protected’ event in Northern Neck Technical Center in Warsaw

    Posted on December 17, 2014 at 9:56 am

    Students look on as Christina Dempsey (left) speaks on Distracted Driving and the impact of losing loved ones at “Be Proud, Be Protected.”

    At first, Richmond County school students and brothers Jacob and John Lee Grindstaff were not initially happy with their mother’s request that they attend the “Be Proud Be Protected” presentations held at the Northern Neck Technical Center on Wednesday, Dec. 10. After attending the three classes and enjoying their hands-on experiences, the brothers said that they’d like to do it again. “Be Proud Be Protected” hosted by Delegate Margaret Ransone

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  • Song, dance and holiday cheer at The Orchard’s Open House in Warsaw

    Posted on December 17, 2014 at 9:52 am

    Martie Allman (right) dances with one of the residents at The Garden with music provided by David Hall (center).

    The Holiday Open House was in full swing from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 13 at The Orchard, the area’s multi-dimensional care facility in Warsaw.  Live music and the sound of loved ones’ laughter filled the center, while the aromas of a freshly prepared feast filled the air in the dining room of Magnolia Manor. Each one of the residential facilities at the Orchard featured its own

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Travel

Education

St. Margaret’s to Enhance River Program with duPont Fund Grant

Posted on December 11, 2014 at 4:07 pm

  St. Margaret’s School secures a $140,000 grant from the Jessie Ball duPont Fund to expand environmental initiatives within the School and the region.  This is the second largest grant St. Margaret’s has received from the duPont Fund, which has generously supported various programs and activities for the School.  Funds will be used to establish a central focus on the Rappahannock River and advancing environmental education.   Since becoming installed

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  • New programs proliferate at Rappahannock Community College

    Posted on December 11, 2014 at 1:32 pm

    The myRCC publication for Spring 2015 includes schedule information for seven recently added programs.

    As of the Spring 2015 semester, Rappahannock Community College has added six career-friendly programs to its already wide selection. The New Year will bring new educational opportunities in the form of an Associate of Arts and Sciences (AA&S) transfer degree with health-STEM specialization; Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degrees in horticulture technology and respiratory therapy; and career studies certificates in pre-medical laboratory technology, pre-nursing, and pre-paramedic. The AA&S transfer degree

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  • Rappahannock Community College shares in statewide college application event

    Posted on December 11, 2014 at 1:30 pm

    RCC career coach Nic’ole Conaway, at left, helps a high school student to apply for college admission during the State Council of Higher Education of Virginia’s College Application Week.

    During the November 17-21 “College Application Week” sponsored by the State Council of Higher Education of Virginia (SCHEV), students of five area high schools (Colonial Beach, Essex, King and Queen Central, Lancaster, and Westmoreland’s Washington and Lee) received encouragement and assistance in applying to the two- or four-year colleges of their choice. Staff members from Rappahannock Community College’s Admissions and Records Office and its Counseling Center, as well as dual

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Religion

Warsaw Baptist Church mission trip fund raiser

Posted on November 19, 2014 at 3:32 pm

Warsaw Baptist Church is getting into the spirit of Christmas by hosting a luminaria night. The church’s first luminaria endeavor will take place on Christmas Eve, Dec. 24. The tradition of lighting luminaries on Christmas Eve is that the lights will guide the spirit of the Christ child to one’s home. Community members can buy luminaria kits ahead of time and place them around their property and steps for that

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  • St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, Heathsville youth organize ‘Undie Sundie,’ help The Haven

    Posted on October 15, 2014 at 8:00 am

    Kendall Lloyd (left), Hadley Foulk, Mary Lloyd, Ava Foulk and Jetzzabel Vega

    The children and teens of St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church organized “Undie Sundie” and asked the congregation to bring new undies, socks, and diapers to give to the kids at The Haven.  The congregation responded by donating even more than the youth expected: 283 undies, 56 socks, and assorted diapers for the children.  11-year-old parishioner Hadley Foulk said, “Undie Sundie was really fun.  I enjoyed thinking about it as you’re getting

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  • Blessing of the Animals in Irvington

    Posted on October 8, 2014 at 10:37 am

    Amy Lewis and her hen with Chaplain Davis Smith. Photo by Karen Reynolds.

    The bond between a person and a pet is like no other relationship because the communication is at its most basic.  According to Kevin E. Mackin, a Franciscan of the Holy Name Province, “the love we give to a pet, and receive from a pet, draws us into the larger circle of life.” On October 3 at Rappahannock Westminster Canterbury (RWC) in Irvington, there was a large circle of pets with

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Health

PPE class 4

Riverside Tappahannock Hospital prepares for potential Ebola threats

Posted on November 18, 2014 at 3:15 pm

Riverside Tappahannock Hospital conducted training recently to prepare for any potential Ebola threats in the community.   “Just as we rehearse during our mass casualty drills, practicing for unexpected or unusual situations, we regularly evaluate and update protocols as community health situations or threats arise,” said John Peterman, Vice President and Administrator for Riverside Tappahannock. “We have been paying attention to what has been happening in the rest of the

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  • Essex looking to combine rescue squads

    Posted on April 23, 2014 at 10:02 am

    Essex County could soon be bidding farewell to the long-standing non-profit Tappahannock Volunteer Rescue Squad as a standalone organization. The board of supervisors is considering a merger that would later this year combine the volunteer agency and Essex County Emergency Medical Services (EMS) into one EMS agency serving all Essex County citizens. County Administrator Reese Peck indicated that the Tappahannock rescue squad was part of a nationwide trend of volunteer

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  • Budget gridlock impacts ’Neck: Local hospital and county budgets on the line after state officials clash

    Posted on March 26, 2014 at 10:15 am

    99th District Del. Ransone (R-VA)

    A deadlock in the state’s budget, centered over Medicare reimbursement expansion, may have far reaching consequences for smaller localities, especially those on the Northern Neck. On Monday, March 24, Democratic Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe attempted to open the door to the currently deadlocked commonwealth’s budget negotiations by proposing a health-care system that would include $225M in state savings by the expansion of Medicaid. It was a move that divided the

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