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Victor Di Sylvester with Joe Gaines.

Longtime friends reunite, recollect the ‘golden days’ of Wildwood

Posted on July 17, 2014 at 12:20 pm

A longtime friend of Richmond County resident and Warsaw native Joseph Gaines paid him a special visit this past week. It was Victor Di Sylvester, the former Mayor of Wildwood, New Jersey and the very same man to whom Gaines had spoken and longed for his beloved city of 40 years. Gaines was able to return this year to Wildwood where he reunited with family and friends. Commissioner Pete Byron

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  • Missing woman described as private, soft-spoken, gentle

    Posted on July 13, 2014 at 10:00 pm

    A recent picture of Claudine Jaquier Gifford taking a few weeks ago. It was not taken the day that she disappeared.

    People move to the Northern Neck for many reasons. Claudine Jaquier Gifford moved from Orlando, Florida to escape her 17-year marriage. She arrived at a close friend’s home in Burgess last June, in a beat up van, with a pile of clothes and her dog. Gifford, who is turning 44 this month, is a tiny woman at just 112 pounds and 5-foot 4. She has a quiet demeanor and, friends

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  • Warsaw chiropractor and Northumberland educator adjusts to his new clinic

    Posted on July 12, 2014 at 2:44 pm

    Dr. Mathieu Sisk, whose chiropractic
influence is B.J. Palmer (in frame).

    It all started with a love for the game of rugby. Inside his newly opened, spacious chiropractic center on Warsaw’s Main Street, Dr. Mathieu W. Sisk, D.C. walked into a room filled with memories of experiences, triumphs and inspirations. Lined atop a row of white cabinets in the room were two rugby game balls next to a collection of buoys from Sisk’s travels; they were adorned with the signatures of

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  • More books and videos: Town of Warsaw, Richmond County play roles in state fund boost for public library

    Posted on July 12, 2014 at 2:31 pm

    Additional state monies will enable Richmond County Public Library to purchase over $20,000 worth of books and videos for its patrons. The acquisition of said state monies was made possible by increased funding efforts from both the Town of Warsaw and Richmond County, Library Director Dan Ream said Thursday. “Our past funding fell short of the minimum local government funding required to be eligible for State Aid to Public Libraries,

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  • Rappahannock High School JROTC cadets attend camp at Fort A.P. Hill

    Posted on July 2, 2014 at 11:21 am

    Sgt. Connor Samuel (left) with his JROTC students before they boarded the bus and attended Camp at Fort A.P. Hill. The cadets who had the privilege to partake in the week-long event (pictured in no particular order) were Abigail Bartlett, Steven Barrett, Kenneth Blake, Wyatt English, Tinia Gray, Jordan Hoover, Matthew Karvetski, Oscar Lopez-Torres, Jared O’Connell, Marquel Reed, Casey Roane, Marisol Rodriquez, Triston Sebra, Jordyn Stanley, Jay Vargas, Rayshawn Veney, China Watt and Shane Wilson.

    Select JROTC students left Rappahannock High School by bus on Friday to take advantage of a unique opportunity. The first year of the JROTC program at RHS culminated with a week-long summer camp at Fort A.P. Hill near Bowling Green, where local cadets completed exercises and learned teamwork, leadership and how to be respectful alongside their 700-plus peers from various locations. “Watch the change when they come back,” Sgt. Connor

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  • A remodeling to remember at historic site in Farnham

    Posted on June 5, 2014 at 10:38 am

    Residents at Commonwealth Assisted Living are all smiles as they participate in a groundbreaking ceremony at Farnham Manor.

      When you walk into Commonwealth Assisted Living at Farnham, a building rich in local history as a former school, you may not want to leave. Vibrant carpeting, spacious rooms and bathrooms, restored furniture and walls colored in soft shades come together to serve as a safe and comforting home for senior citizens. Pictures of the Hale family, the original owners of the assisted living building also known as Farnham

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  • Lead Northern Neck preparing community leaders to work collaboratively

    Posted on May 29, 2014 at 9:52 am

    When Susan McFadden of Warsaw was invited to join the new class of Lead Northern Neck forming last fall, she was delighted. The owner of Open Door Communication said she had heard wonderful things about the program from participants in the first class. Now that her class is approaching the end of its nine-month program, she realizes that her decision was a great one. “I’ve learned so much that I

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