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Anna Snedden reacting as she is announced the Homecoming Queen with her brother Andrew happily looking on.

‘Unbelievable courage:’ Anna Snedden’s battle with Leukemia from childhood through high school

Posted on October 22, 2014 at 10:13 am

  Anna Snedden was a typical 10 year old girl who loved to draw and paint, loved school and enjoyed playing with her younger brother, Andrew. Right before Thanksgiving in 2007,  she complained to her mother that her hip hurt. After a few days, the pain was still present.  Concerned for her daughter’s well-being, Debbie Snedden, took her to see her pediatrician. At first, her doctor thought it could be

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  • Innovation in style at longtime Warsaw staple

    Posted on October 15, 2014 at 9:00 am

    Celia Winfield with one of her custom-made dresses.

    “Innovative Designs” for all occasions fill the room and line the walls in a bustling business on Main Street in Warsaw. “Amisha’s Fashions,” a long-standing specialized clothing store in town, first opened its doors in 1995.  It is one of the few businesses that have “stood the test of time” by having satisfied customers  again and again according to owner, Celia Winfield, and by “word of mouth,” which has attested

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  • Commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War

    Posted on October 15, 2014 at 9:00 am

    Tony Booth

    The Chantilly Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution invites the public and  veterans to this special occasion on Saturday, October 18 at 1:30 p.m. at the American Legion Building in Montross. Refreshments will be served. Guest speaker will be Mr. Tony Booth, President of Millenium Marketing in Richmond, and also a radio broadcaster on station 107.3. Mr. Booth has spoken over the years on his military position as

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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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  • Northern Neck Bar Association’s ‘Senior Law Day’

    Posted on October 8, 2014 at 4:38 pm

    COMMONWEALTH’S ATTORNEY’S COMMENTS Robert Cunningham, Lancaster County Commonwealth’s Attorney There is a very important event taking place this coming Saturday for Seniors and their families. The Northern Neck Bar Association is holding its “Senior Law Day” presentation on Saturday, October 11, 2014, from 9:30 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 435 East Church Street, Kilmarnock. This program is designed with senior citizens in mind, and also, equally

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  • ‘Just ask Linda’

    Posted on October 8, 2014 at 10:42 am

    Linda Taylor

    Thirty-five years ago, there were no computers at the Richmond County Public Library.  Nothing digital.  No virtual memory devices.  No email. But there was Linda Taylor,  a native from Richmond County who was fresh out of high school. She was hired by Sally King, a former librarian, to be  an essential employee who did all the “behind the scenes” work. “There was nothing automated back in those days,” Taylor recalled

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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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