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Posted on September 24, 2014 at 9:42 am

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  • Constructing a memory box

    Posted on September 24, 2014 at 9:41 am

    People with Alzheimer’s or related dementias generally experience problems with memory and thinking. To the extent their ability to store new information efficiently becomes compromised, they may use past experiences to make sense of the present. Therefore, the Home Instead Senior Care® network is inviting Tappahannock families and friends of loved ones living with Alzheimer’s to share the gift of memory, by creating a Memory Box with their loved one

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  • Essex Inn gains new innkeepers

    Posted on September 11, 2014 at 8:00 am

    September, 3, 2014-The Bed and Breakfast Association of Virginia welcomes Jeremy Gassen and Ric Jefferson as the new innkeepers of Essex Inn. This perfect pairing stems from Jeremy’s nearly ten years working in the hospitality industry for an international hotel chain and Ric’s extensive culinary skills. “We come from the world of 300-room hotels with astounding amenities, but virtually no guest interaction.  We checked in hundreds of people every day

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  • Over 70 donors attend Northumberland Red Cross Blood Drive

    Posted on August 7, 2014 at 9:38 am

    The Northumberland Chapter of the Red Cross held its Blood Drive on Tuesday, July 29 at Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Heathsville, VA.  The chapter thanks St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church for hosting the Drive, as well as the Northumberland Lions Club for hosting the Canteen for us.  The gentlemen who prepared the “goodies” were  Joel Stubbs, Bob Binsky, Beg Groenwald, Bob Holley, Lee Allain, and Dick Saxer. Red Cross Volunteers were

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  • Quarter-century milestone marks longtime success of family-owned Tappahannock dealership

    Posted on August 7, 2014 at 9:36 am

    From left: Malcolm Ball, Jean Ball, Carter Ball, Page Ball and Joey Fore celebrate Page’s 25 years as the locally owned business’s Buick and GMC Dealer.

    Many businesses come and go, but there are the select few that weather the severe economic downturns and changing times to not only remain in the game, but stand tall as local mainstays. In Tappahannock, Bareford Buick GMC is among the select few. The local car dealership that is said to have begun on a tree stump has been meeting the transportation needs of customers for 67 years, and Page

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  • Essex County Airport Authority looking to rezone property for potential dry fertilizer mixing business

    Posted on June 26, 2014 at 10:51 am

    The Essex County Airport Authority is seeking to rezone 24 acres of airport property outside Tappahannock from agriculture to light industry. Barry Bates of the Airport Authority said one business has showed interest in establishing a dry fertilizer blending facility at the site in question. In response to a citizen’s inquiry, Bates said  Southern States is currently the only business offering that type of service in Essex County. The retail

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  • Frank Johnson shares his vision for Warsaw, Richmond County

    Posted on June 3, 2014 at 3:06 pm

    Frank Johnson is an organization development professional with the Warsaw-based Hope for Family and Business Prosperity.  Johnson specializes in the creation of strategic plans and visions.

    A convention center. A marketing team. A proactive approach to recruiting employers. Internships for youth. These are part of Frank Johnson’s vision for facilitating growth in Richmond County and its county seat, the Town of Warsaw. “If we’re going to be a rural place, then let’s be the rural heaven,” Johnson said before giving the following assessment of Richmond County. “We have an aging population. We have not too many professionals

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