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Decorating Christmas Doorways

Decorating for the holidays should encompass all the senses. The smell of freshly cut pine boughs, the sound of bells jingling softly, the visual delight of green garlands against brightly colored bows and twinkling lights, the softness of a velvet ribbon, the sweet taste of spicy...

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Naturalizing Inside Your Home

With the holidays upon us we get ready for the parties and celebrations of the season. Out come the time tested decorations from years past and in come the evergreens from our yards. Hot chocolate fills our mugs (don’t forget the marsh­mallows) as we sort through and try to temper...

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Musical Moods of Christmas

The moods of the Christmas season will certainly be found in Tappahannock and surrounding counties on December 12, 2010. Two musical concerts called “The Musical Moods Of Christmas” will be presented in the sanctuary of Tappahannock Memorial United Methodist Church. The Musical Moods...

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Getting Ready for Waterfowl

Waterfowling. It is a pursuit that evokes images of traditions passed from generation to generation. There are the fathers and sons sitting in duck blinds on subfreezing January mornings with a husky retriever at the ready. The hunting buddies waiting with great anticipation in a...

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"Green" Paint

Did you know that paints and finishes today are the #2 cause of air pollution, automobiles being #1? Did you know that the “fresh paint” smell comes from harmful toxins? The seemingly innocuous paint that we use every day in our homes may seem an unlikely cause of environmental and...

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Agriculture in the Northern Neck

Along with our wonderful water views, the expansive fields of agriculture are an amazing sight in this area of the world. Vast fields of green corn, oats, barley, wheat and soybeans stretch out to the horizon. In the spring, summer and fall, farmers’ stands dot the road-front offering...

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The Magic of Colonial Williamsburg

It’s that time of year again when the Holidays beckon to us. The leaves on the trees rustle with the autumn breeze as their once brilliant hues of yellow, gold, orange and red that glistened in the October sun have now past their peak. The air has become clear and cold as the fresh...

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The Rare Breeds Program Will Astound You

There is much more to Colonial Williamsburg than restored colonial buildings. Every aspect of Williamsburg during its colonial heyday has been reproduced including the livestock. Until recently, I was completely unaware that the livestock featured here were part of an ongoing effort...

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Countertops - The Personality of Your Home

Are you tired of your kitchen or bathroom but not sure just where to begin sprucing them up? Have you tried buying new rugs, curtains or towels but still not getting the bang you were looking for? Why not think about replacing your countertops? Upgrading or just changing the color of...

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Reedville Christmas

Betty Nuckols and Jude Kelly are the great-great granddaughters of Elijah Reed who founded the menhaden fishing industry in Reedville. Their home, the Reed House, is featured on Reedville’s Christmas House tour this year. They grew up in the family home on Main Street which was built...

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Fireplace Mantels

The place where the fire is made has been the central gathering place for people living in all manner of dwellings since man first discovered it was smarter to come in out of the cold and light a fire than to be out in the elements. From Saxon times through Mediaeval times, the most...

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Seniors & Health Sections

At Riverside Tappahannock General Surgery and Gastroenterology, we share a common belief, supported by strong medical evidence; colonoscopy saves lives and prevents colon cancer. Colon cancer is cancer of the large intestine (colon), the lower part of your digestive system. Rectal...

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1019 Crab Point Road

In 2002, Penne Poole and Ed Fuehrer purchased this vintage 1926 property when it was in a very deteriorated state and of questionable renovation potential. After literally two years of discussion and indecision, the couple finally decided to tackle the project, driven perhaps in part,...

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Cookie Tips

The holidays are fast-approaching and chances are you’ll soon be receiving invitations to a cookie exchange or other requests for baked goods. While some people jump at the opportunity to bake, others are stymied by memories of previous unsuccessful attempts. Passing off the grocery...

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