Lifestyles

Eaglets in a nest lookout over the LaGrange Creek along the Rappahannock River.  The single pair on this creek during the 1960s and 1970s produced no young in more than 10 years.  Today, the creek supports five breeding pairs.

Repopulation of Rappahannock River Eagles exceeds expectations

Posted on March 25, 2015 at 10:57 am

When bald eagle surveys were initiated in the Chesapeake Bay during the late 1950s and early 1960s, the Rappahannock River was not a standout.  Compared to the historic James and Potomac Rivers, the Rappahannock was not as well known to the public.  In terms of eagle numbers, the river was overshadowed by the DDT-era strongholds of the upper Potomac, the lower James and the Blackwater.  But one has only to

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  • Mike Lyman honored by Cobbs Hall Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution

    Posted on March 19, 2015 at 12:22 pm

    Mike Lyman accepts the Excellence in Community Service Award presented by Cobbs Hall member Laura Stoddard.

    At the March meeting, members of the Cobbs Hall Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution surprised area resident, Mike Lyman, when member, Laura Stoddard, presented him with the Chapter’s Excellence in Community Service Award. Mike Lyman, a true patriot, is nationally recognized for his tireless efforts to remember and honor the men who served in our fighting forces.  This commitment to these warfighters and their families is better understood once

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  • 68th Virginia Governor Jim Gilmore delivers keynote speech at Republicans’ Regan Day Dinner in Lancaster County

    Posted on March 19, 2015 at 11:52 am

    From left: U.S. Congressman Rob Wittman, First District of Virginia; Lancaster County School Board Member Patrick McCranie; Lancaster County Commonwealth's Attorney Robert Cunningham; local student Alonza Sutton; and 68th Virginia Governor Jim Gilmore

    “First of all, the President of the United States says that the economy is just fine and everything’s going great; unemployment’s down, everything seems to be going just fine as far as he’s concerned, we can move on and discuss other things,” Jim Gilmore, the 68th Governor of Virginia, told the audience at the Lancaster County Republicans’ 18th Annual Reagan Day Dinner Sunday evening. “What I say to you: that

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Travel

Education

New Student Enrichment Program for Richmond County

Posted on March 25, 2015 at 10:50 am

The phrase “We are our brother’s keeper” was used frequently at a recent meeting in Warsaw concerning the new Student Enrichment Program in Richmond County. Plans were being solidified by those involved to establish a way to assist young people with opportunities that otherwise might have been missed. Included in the meeting were Patricia Means, Director of Student Services and Valentina Veney, Human Resource Manager, both of Richmond County Schools, 

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  • Northumberland students win KidWind qualifier

    Posted on March 18, 2015 at 11:13 am

    This was the second consecutive year in which Northumberland Middle School eighth graders Nathan Parker (left) and Izaak Hagy had placed first in this segment of the KidWind competition.

    The first of four KidWind Challenge qualifying competitions was held on March 6 at the Virginia Beach Convention Center as part of the Green Schools National Conference.  Eight middle and high school teams built their own small wind turbines, then convened at the exhibit floor of the conference to put their designs to the test in the KidWind wind tunnel and compete for cash prizes ($300 for first place, $200

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  • Dinner for Northumberland Middle School students’ parents, March 17

    Posted on March 10, 2015 at 1:23 pm

    Northumberland Middle School will be hosting a dinner for all parents of NMS students. Our theme will be, “It takes a village to educate a child.” The program begins at 6 p.m. on March 17. A very delicious dinner will be prepared for all parents in attendance! We look forward to seeing to each of you!

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Religion

Church event – Annual Ushers Day, Siloam Baptist Church, Montross

Posted on March 11, 2015 at 8:48 am

The Ushers of Siloam Baptist Church in Montross will celebrate their Annual Ushers Day, Sunday, March 15 at 4 p.m. Guest minister will be Apostle Russell B. Smith of Macedonia Baptist Church, Center Cross, Va.

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  • Economic Update Workshop and Lunch Has Been Rescheduled

    Posted on February 26, 2015 at 3:13 pm

      Due to bad weather in February, the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Callao has rescheduled the Economic Update Workshop to Saturday, March 21 at 1:00 PM in the church’s fellowship hall. This informative session will be presented by Vicki Thorpe and Anne Johns of Thrivent Financial and will cover the status of the current economy and its effect on investments and retirement.  Thrivent Financial is a financial services organization that

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  • Free Lasagna dinner in Oak Grove on Friday

    Posted on February 25, 2015 at 1:18 pm

    Free Lasagna dinner, St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Oak Grove 224-7309. Friday February 27 5:30 – 7:00. Everyone is welcome!

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Health

Nurse Hoge presents Rappahannock General Hospital’s new robot, Rita P. Vita, controlled by Kim Warren of Bon Secours.

Medical innovation from iRobot showcased at Rappahannock General Hospital in Kilmarnock

Posted on March 4, 2015 at 8:00 am

“I can truly see your eye reacting to the light there in the cafeteria,” the robot said as she zoomed in on a man’s eye.  “I can do the same thing to your other eye to make sure they are reacting the same way. That’s one of the big pieces of a neurologic exam.” The robot was in the Rappahannock General Hospital cafeteria in Kilmarnock. It had a screen and

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  • Riverside Tappahannock Hospital prepares for potential Ebola threats

    Posted on November 18, 2014 at 3:15 pm

    PPE class 4

    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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