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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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Auditions for ‘Harvey’ at Westmoreland Players, April 6 and 7

Posted on April 1, 2015 at 9:16 pm

Auditions for “Harvey,” a comedy by Mary Chase will  be held at the Westmoreland Players playhouse from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on April 6 and 7.  There are roles for six men and six women ranging in ages from 20 to 70. The characters are as follows: Myrtle Mae Simmons, a single woman who is looking to connect with a man but cannot because her uncle Elwood and his

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  • Richmond Heroes unite to double lung cancer survival

    Posted on April 1, 2015 at 12:06 pm

    WHAT:           Register, raise funds, and run or walk – that’s all it takes to be a hero in the eyes of a person facing lung cancer. Join hundreds of community members as they gather for a day of impact at the Richmond Free to Breathe Run/Walk on Saturday, April 25, at the Innsbrook North Shore Commons. The inspirational event will feature a 5K run/walk and 1-mile walk, with awards for top fundraisers. All

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  • One week left to prepay college tuition

    Posted on March 24, 2015 at 1:43 pm

    Enrollment for Virginia529’s Prepaid Tuition Program Closes March 31 The deadline to enroll in Virginia’s prepaid college tuition program is fast approaching. With Virginia529 prePAID (prePAID), parents, grandparents and other loved ones can purchase defined benefit contracts, for newborn children through ninth graders. The prePAID program is designed to cover the normal full-time undergraduate tuition and fees assessed to all students at a Virginia public university. “Our customers find that

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