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Andrew Hudnall: Bushido, the Way of the Warrior

Posted on August 20, 2014 at 10:36 am

For Andrew Hudnall, Martial Arts is more than a form of fighting or breaking boards.  It is Bushido, the Way of the Warrior, embodying the principles of respect, discipline and honor. Every person who requests to study with either Hudnall or his one of his associates must undergo an interview to determine why they want to begin learning martial arts.  Many, he said, want to learn because of something they

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  • A gleaning culture in the Northern Neck

    Posted on August 12, 2014 at 3:36 pm

    The book of Ruth in the Old Testament describes a process of food gathering called gleaning that many today neither understand nor see the need. Unless, of course, you are from the Northern Neck and happen to know Lance Barton, who is the CEO of the Northern Neck Food Bank. Gleaning is the act of collecting leftover crops from farmers’ fields after they have been commercially harvested, or from fields

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  • No wasted efforts: teens harvest food for those in need

    Posted on August 12, 2014 at 2:32 pm

    Harvest for Hope youth and adults standing outside of St. John’s Episcopal in Warsaw, where they were served lunch by church members after picking corn at Holyoke Farm in the pouring rain.

    Imagine rows of tall, lush green corn stalks, enveloping fresh, flavorful golden corn that could be plucked off the plant and eaten right away. There’s nothing wrong with it. It’s perfectly good. But it didn’t make it to market this season, so what happens? It gets discarded and goes uneaten, while malnutrition remains a plight faced by households throughout the region. That’s where Harvest of Hope comes in. Through the

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  • Seventh Annual Girls Empowerment Camp, Macedonia Baptist Church

    Posted on August 7, 2014 at 12:54 pm

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    On July 31st thirty seven very excited and bright young girls from the Northern Neck and ten equally excited chaperones boarded a charter bus and traveled to New York City. This trip was the highlight of the two week 7th Annual Girls Empowerment Camp held at Macedonia Baptist Church in Heathsville where the Rev. Kenneth Rioland, Jr. is pastor. Empowering our young girls, helping them to believe in themselves and

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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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  • Lancaster County farmer Ronnie Forrester is rooted in his passion for agriculture, helping others

    Posted on August 6, 2014 at 12:34 pm

    Across the line into Lancaster County from Richmond County lies a farm described by its owner as a small operation. This “small operation” consists of one thousand acres of commodity farm and one hundred head of cattle.  Ron Forrester, a modest man, owns and operates Holyoke Farm along with his family, working, as most farmers do, from sun up to past sun down. The actual farm, with its surrounding two

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  • Bicycle business a firm fixture in Callao with ‘Mark’s Father’ Al Scerbo

    Posted on August 5, 2014 at 6:04 pm


        Located on the Northumberland Highway in Callao is Nina’s New and Nearly New with enough bicycles out front to make one think there must be a school nearby.  The bicycles are one part of a business run by Al Scerbo, better known in the area as Mark’s Father.  Inside the building is a treasure trove of collectibles and antiques. Scerbo, a naturally gifted athlete, was born of immigrant Italian

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