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Brides and grooms once felt compelled to conform to the trappings of traditional weddings. From uber-romantic vows to pastel colors to the penultimate white tiered cake, various wedding components were long considered must-haves. But modern couples are increasingly expressing their individua…

Colonial Beach citizens, in conjunction with the town, are working hard on an application to HGTV’s new short series, “Hometown Takeover.” Ben and Erin Napier will be taking over, and making over, a small town somewhere in the United States.

American Red Cross Blood Drives January 23, Northern Neck YMCA, 10-3 p.m., 39 William B Graham Ct., Kilmarnock. January 27, Montross Community, 1-6 p.m., Montross Rescue Squad, 72 Lyells Street, Montross. February 4, Shiloh Baptist Church “Help” Center, Noon – 6 p.m., 16042 Northumberland Hw…

Did you get the opportunity to get out one afternoon or over the weekend to do any fishing? I got out with my brother Bill this past Monday to do a little fishing over at Gardy’s Mill Pond. We only had a couple hours that afternoon and Bill managed to find the first bass of the day, a nice 5…

Renowned Colonial Beach artist Ebbie Hynson will celebrate her 100th birthday on Sunday, January 26, 4-6 p.m., at the JarrettThor Gallery. In addition to the usual birthday cake and live music, Ebbie will be treated to a special entertainment that has been promised by successive mayors since…

Commonwealth Senior Living at Farnham events January 16 – Community Cops and Coffee with Northumberland Law Enforcement, 9:30 a.m. at Callao Coffee Café. American Red Cross Blood Drives January 16, Warsaw Community, 1:30 – 6:30 p.m., Warsaw Baptist Church, 226 Main Street, Warsaw. January 23…

American Red Cross Blood Drives January 9, Colonial Beach Community, 1-7 p.m., St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, 203 Dennison St., Colonial Beach. January 14, Cooper Branch Library, 3-7 p.m., 20 Washington Ave, Colonial Beach; Essex Community, 1-7 p.m., Tappahannock-Essex Volunteer Fire Dept., 62…

Commonwealth Senior Living at Farnham events January 8 – Seniors Breakfast at Rappahannock Church of Christ Wednesday January 8 at 9:00 a.m.; Caregivers Support Group at 3:30 p.m. at the Essex Public Library. January 9 – Networking Brunch at 10 a.m. and Caregivers Support Group at 12;30 p.m.…

Commonwealth Senior Living at Farnham events January 8 – Seniors Breakfast at Rappahannock Church of Christ Wednesday January 8 at 9:00 a.m.; Caregivers Support Group at 3:30 p.m. at the Essex Public Library. January 9 – Networking Brunch at 10 a.m.  and Caregivers Support Group at 12;30 p.m…

Sher Lee may have dressed up as a naughty child for the Colonial Beach Kids’ Christmas party but with all the work she does for the children of Colonial Beach she would never be on Santa’s naughty list. For 110 children Colonial Beach Kids is bringing them Christmas cheer. The group works fo…

Northumberland Public Library events, 7204 Northumberland Hwy., Heathsville. More information: 580-5051 or northumberlandpubliclibrary.org “Game Day,” Friday, December 27 – 1 – 4 p.m. Play our games or bring your favorite. Bring a friend or find one here. This is a free event for ages 3 and …

Second Annual Meal Pack It is more than a meal. It’s a tangible way to share Jesus’ love. This food provides a nutritious meal for hungry children in Le Mer Frappee, Haiti. Our goal is 45,000 meals.  All ages and abilities are welcome. We challenge you to bring your church families, youth gr…

Northumberland Public Library events, 7204 Northumberland Hwy., Heathsville. More information: 580-5051 or northumberlandpubliclibrary.org “Game Day,” Friday, December 27 – 1 – 4 p.m. Play our games or bring your favorite. Bring a friend or find one here. This is a free event for ages 3 and …

The Northern Neck is steeped in history, from James Monroe and George Washington’s birthplace to Stratford Hall. Every December, Stratford Hall holds their Christmastide event, and this year, it happened to be this previous Saturday, December 14. When a place like this has been running this …

Over the weekend, Warsaw’s Tractor Supply Company made sure to spread the Holiday cheer by hosting a Pet Photos with Santa event. On Saturday, December 14, locals dropped by the supply store with their four-legged family members to snap photos with Santa, while also being able to check out l…

Heathsville’s Golden Village Christmas was a resounding success Saturday. Early morning winds had subsided by the time the event started and “We just had a great time,” Rice’s Hotel/Hughlett’s Tavern Executive Director Corrine Becker said afterward. While the tavern’s green was ringed with v…

While last year’s weather stopped most normal participants from entering, this year’s Lighted Boat Parade on the Potomac sponsored by Colonial Yacht Club had more entrants for the event. The temperatures were cold, but the wind was low and waves were tiny, a perfect night for the wonderful e…

This year’s Grand Marshals for the annual Warsaw Christmas parade are the members of the 2019 state finalist Rappahannock Raiders Ladies’ Tennis team.  This season the team had a record of 20-1, with the lone loss coming at the state finals. In addition to the team’s runner-up status, Laura …

Get into the Christmas spirit with shopping, greenery, caroling and holiday cheer at this year’s “Golden Village Christmas,” Saturday, December 7 in Heathsville! This annual celebration of Christmastide on the Northern Neck takes place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Rice’s Hotel/Hughlett’s Tavern…

The Rappahannock Raiders and Essex Trojans football teams survived and advanced to the class 1 Region A championship game at Essex High School on Saturday, November 30. This was the second time in the school’s history that the Raiders reached the title game; the last on was 1993. The Trojans…

As the final month of the year rolls through, the town of Montross is gearing up for its annual Christmas Spirit Festival. The best way to describe it is as something of a mix between a First Friday and the Fall Festival. Town Manager Patricia Lewis had high hopes for the festival, especiall…

The Town of Kilmarnock’s tradition will continue this year with “Countdown to Christmas” and the yearly ceremonial tree lighting, “I am super excited to invite the entire community to come and join us. It is surely going to be a long-lasting tradition for our town,” said Mae Umphlett, Mayor …

As a result of this year’s 7th annual Alexander Gram Bell Croquet Tournament, more than $12,000 has been donated to the Colonial Beach Volunteer Fire Department over the past seven years. The annual September event brings 30 competitors together in Colonial Beach along the Potomac River. Eve…

Middle Peninsula/Northern Neck education programs  Understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia Monday, December 9, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. White Stone United Methodist Church 118 Methodist Church Road, White Stone, VA 22578 http://bit.ly/335zpGs Monday, December 16, 2-3:30 p.m. Lancaster Community …

November & December Northern Neck Blood Drives: Thursday, November 21, 1:30-6:30 p.m., Warsaw Baptist Church,  226 Main St., Warsaw. Monday, November 25, 1-6 p.m., Montross Rescue Squad, 72 Lyells St., Montross. Monday, November 25, 10-3 p.m., Kilmarnock Baptist Church, 65 East Church St…

Photographer and philosopher, Vernon Bailey brings his new exhibit, “Path of Light,” to the Westmoreland County Museum for the November Pop ’N Art series. For this show, he tells the Biblical story of searching for goodness and light, in part through a series of photos of mainly local church…

November & December Northern Neck Blood Drives: Thursday, November 21, 1:30-6:30 p.m., Warsaw Baptist Church,  226 Main St., Warsaw. Monday, November 25, 1-6 p.m., Montross Rescue Squad, 72 Lyells St., Montross. Monday, November 25, 10-3 p.m., Kilmarnock Baptist Church, 65 East Church St…

The singing group Alabama had a hit song based on the observation, “If you’re gonna play in Texas, you gotta have a fiddle in the band.” Well, most of the band at the Rappahannock Concert Association’s concert Saturday night was fiddlers. The concert by the Quebe Sisters consisted of the thr…

On November 9, the Westmoreland Players Theatre celebrated the premier of their play, “My Three Angels” with a packed audience, laughter and delicious food. Directed by Tommy Neuman and produced by Marcia Peters, “My Three Angels” showcased the talents of its casts as well as its gorgeous se…

On November 9, the Westmoreland Players Theatre celebrated the premier of their play, “My Three Angels” with a packed audience, laughter and delicious food. Directed by Tommy Neuman and produced by Marcia Peters, “My Three Angels” showcased the talents of its casts as well as its gorgeous se…

It was fortunate –  particularly for the high school homecoming queen nominees who rode in open convertibles – that the temperatures rose from flat cold to tolerable by the time First Baptist Church’s annual Community Parade kicked off in Heathsville, Saturday. A couple hundred onlookers lin…

November & December Northern Neck Blood Drives: Tuesday, November 19, 1-7 p.m., Tappahannock-Essex Volunteer Fire Dept., 620 Airport Rd., Tappahannock. Thursday, November 21, 1:30-6:30 p.m., Warsaw Baptist Church,  226 Main St., Warsaw. Monday, November 25, 1-6 p.m., Montross Rescue Squa…

November & December Northern Neck Blood Drives: Tuesday, November 19, 1-7 p.m., Tappahannock-Essex Volunteer Fire Dept., 620 Airport Rd., Tappahannock. Thursday, November 21, 1:30-6:30 p.m., Warsaw Baptist Church,  226 Main St., Warsaw. Monday, November 25, 1-6 p.m., Montross Rescue Squa…

RAL Art Center Schedule of Events October 29 – November 23 ‘Abstract Show’  uses the visual language of shape, form, color, and line which may exist with a degree of independence from visual reality. Opening Reception is scheduled for Friday, November 1st from 5-7 p.m. Light refreshments wil…

One could be forgiven for thinking that with Montross’s Fall Festival having now passed, not much will be going on there as the temperature drops and people bundle up for the biting cold to come. Those who know better, however, would not be surprised to find that the Fall Festival Committee …

WarsawFest Car & Truck Show Winners People’s Choice- 1928 Pontiac: George Johnson Farthest Traveled- 2016 Dodge Charger: Link Lingefelter (Ohio) Club with Most Members Present- Pony Rider Mustang Club Most Miles- 1985 Truck: Cullen Saunders Best in Show- 1965 Ford Mustang: Cindy Franklin…

Market Season Will Return It may be the end of the Market season but the town of Kilmarnock promises it will be back next year! “The community really seems to enjoy the Market and its unique approach to an old school concept,” stated Ashley Jones Market Coordinator. “We have grown in just si…

On October 19, the Rappahannock Church of Christ celebrated its 2019 Fall Festival Praise by inviting the Grammy nominated gospel trio, The Martins to perform as the church’s musical guests. The Arkansas born, musical siblings, Joyce Martin Sanders, Jonathan Martin and Judy Martin Hess perfo…

On October 19, the Rappahannock Church of Christ celebrated its 2019 Fall Festival Praise by inviting the Grammy nominated gospel trio, The Martins to perform as the church’s musical guests. The Arkansas born, musical siblings, Joyce Martin Sanders, Jonathan Martin and Judy Martin Hess perfo…

The Rappahannock Concert Association launched its 2019-2020 season Saturday with a performance by The Tidewater Trio before a full house in the Northumberland High School auditorium. Since the three performers, Christopher Philpotts (oboe), Hugh Michie (bassoon) and Michael Chertock (piano) …

If you like nature and whimsy, you’ll love this month’s Pop ’n Art show at the Westmoreland County Museum featuring the artwork of Kelly Stitzer and Jackie Kaiser. Both are newcomers to the county, and each, living in the Mt. Holly area, were encouraged to share their talents by Mt. Holly’s …

With a slight bit of fall chill in the air, the weather was ideal for Family Fun Night on Friday, which kicked off WarsawFest and what would be two days of activities for many people. Families came to the Town Park with chairs and blankets to stretch on the lawn to watch Monsters Inc., and

Area Republicans gathered at Cowart’s Seafood plant in Lake Saturday for the Northumberland County Republican’s annual oyster roast. Ricky and the Republicans, lead by Mike Baughan, had the place rocking to the point people quit shaking hands and started shaking legs. Even so, the steamed oy…

The Sixth Annual Colonial Beach BikeFest runs Thursday to Sunday in downtown Colonial Beach. Started by a group of local friends the four day event draws up to 30,000 bikers over the long weekend. Headlining the event this year are nationally known artists, Fuel, Puddle of Mudd and LongReef …

WarsawFest is a sign that fall has indeed arrived, and it will kick-off Friday with Family Fun Night in the Town Park from 6 to 9 p.m. This year, the Kids Zone will be open with attractions including slides, bounce houses, the Bungee Run and Rock ‘n Roll. Wristbands for unlimited rides will be sold

The Northumberland Indian football team went on the road Friday a little out of their normal comfort zone in a trip to York County’s 2A Bruton High School Panthers. After struggle in the first half, they lit up the scoreboard with a 60-22 win. Bruton has had trouble getting a football team s…