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Children enjoy the Bungee Trampoline at Rivahfest in Tappahannock.

RivahFest in Tappahannock around the corner

Posted on May 27, 2015 at 10:22 am

The anticipation rises as RivahFest nears, especially for those of us who enjoy spending time with family on a beautiful day outdoors.  While traveling the festival streets on Saturday, June 20, 2015, be sure to swing by two of RivahFest’s most popular event areas: the Maritime Display Area and the Children’s Area. There would be no RivahFest without the “rivah” and thanks to the Maritime Displays, festival attendees can peruse

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  • Love storms the stage in Farnham at former Julia G. Page School

    Posted on May 20, 2015 at 1:05 pm

    Margie Sumiel (at right), who played the part of Claire. with her actual life husband, Troy Sumiel, who played the part of Dave in “What’s Love Got to Do with It?” Ann Veney, the writer, director and producer, looks on in the background at far left.

    The Richmond County Community Services Association (RCCSA) hosted the third performance of Ann Veney’s latest play entitled “What’s Love Got to Do with It?” on May 16. Veney’s play was performed at two different venues in the Northern Neck before its final show at the former Julia G. Page School in Farnham. Built in 1953, the original purpose of the Julia G. Page School was to consolidate the schools located

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  • Richmond County schools exceeding in Niche

    Posted on May 13, 2015 at 10:20 am

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    Richmond County Superintendent Greg Smith said he is proud of an exceptional ranking that his school district recently earned. A national school system ranking website known as Niche.com gave Richmond County Public Schools the highest ranking among public school systems in the Northern Neck. Niche.com, which was originally developed to rank colleges, has evolved to rank K-12 school systems as well as entire communities.  Part of Niche.com’s mission statement is

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  • Tenth grader from Rappahannock High School joins Rappahannock Community College honor society

    Posted on May 6, 2015 at 10:27 am

    John Lee Grindstaff receives congratulations from The Honorable Mike McKenney.

    At the tender age of four, John Lee Grindstaff informed his mother that raccoons were nocturnal animals and explained the difference between nocturnal and diurnal mammals.  At the age of seven, he volunteered to help Bonnie at her week-end job at an auction house.  When he was paid ten dollars for his services, he donated the money to a fundraiser that his mother was working on at the time. John

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  • 2nd Annual ‘On Fire’ wrestling show raises funds for Richmond County Volunteer Fire Department

    Posted on May 6, 2015 at 10:05 am

    Wrestlers from near and far showed off to local crowds in the new Rappahannock High School gym as part of Fusion Wrestling’s ‘On Fire’ event the benefit of Richmond County firefighters.

    Event held in new Rappahannock High School gymnasium For the second straight year, Rappahannock High School hosted Fusion Wrestling for the event “On Fire 2015.” Headliners included Road Warrior Animal and Gunner from TNA Wrestling. The event kicked off with a meet and greet. Proceeds from the show benefited the Richmond County Volunteer Fire Department. The Mempho MOFO, or Mark Bravura, a Professional Wrestler and also the Co-Owner of Fusion

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  • Middle schoolers ‘think outside the sink’ with field day and activities at Belle Isle State Park

    Posted on April 29, 2015 at 3:19 pm

    Richmond County Intermediate School students start their work on water quality monitoring.

    Middle school science teacher Patty Ptucha has incorporated a fresh new program into her academic curriculum. Through Think Outside the Sink (TOTS), sixth grade students from Richmond County Intermediate School embraced the opportunity to learn and explore the concepts of conserving water as well as protecting the Chesapeake Bay and Rappahannock River. The initiative is a part of the organization ‘A River Runs Through Us,’ which has local community organizations

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  • St. Margaret’s student is a STEM essay scholarship winner

    Posted on April 22, 2015 at 10:30 am

    Paige Haley, far right, placed third in the annual STEM Essay Contest.

    First Lady of Virginia, Dorothy McAuliffe, and the Virginia Council on Women announced the winners of the 4th annual STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) Essay Contest for high school junior and senior girls.  Paige Haley, a senior at St. Margaret’s School who plans to attend the College of William & Mary in the fall, placed third in the contest, receiving a $5,000 scholarship.  In her essay about wanting to

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