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Rappahannock Art League

The town of Kilmarnock, VA, tucked along the banks of the Rappahannock and Corrotoman Rivers, is becoming a mecca for city-weary folks seeking a cottage to call home on the weekends or a home place forever. The town sits in the southern half of Lancaster County, historically an area...

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The Kilmarnock Inn

Kilmarnock Inn is Lancaster’s newest bed and breakfast, just opening their doors the beginning of July this year. But don’t be fooled by the newness of this inn, it is enriched with history. Stepping into the inn will automatically give you the feel of years gone by in Virginia,...

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Sycamore at Hobb's Hole

Nestled within the greens of the Hobb’s Hole Golf Course in Tappahannock you will find a gem of a restaurant. The Sycamore at Hobb’s Hole is quickly becoming a destination for Middle Peninsula and Northern Neck residents to enjoy a lovely meal with friends. Each meal that comes out of...

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Ten Mini-Makeover Ideas

Your home is your oasis and your bedroom should be your haven. If your home is the place you can relax and unwind away from the rest of the world then your bedroom should be the place where you can unwind from the responsibilities of your home.

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Kitchen Cabinets

Summer often inspires the desire to remodel. Warm breezes blow through the windows to dry fresh coats of paint, and backyard picnics offer relaxing respite between projects. Beyond the weather, a shifting economy is also causing homeowners to remodel and make repairs. If you dream...

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Outdoor Lighting

With the summer heat slowly melting away it is no longer necessary to take refuge from the sweltering sun indoors. One pitfall to outdoor entertaining can be poor lighting. With the proper lighting, and maybe a few extra layers of clothes, the party can continue outdoors long after...

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Preservation

The 19th century was a time of growing throughout the United States. The union of states was spreading west as lawmakers were trying to work through our newly formed government structure. As the nation was growing new homes were popping up throughout. The new homes of yesteryear are...

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Finding Furniture You Can Fall In Love With

Last fall you fell in love. Now, just three short seasons later, your beloved has let you down. Time has revealed that your love affair—not to mention the object of your affection—wasn’t nearly as timeless or as durable as you thought. How did this happen, you wonder. How could you...

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Tile It Up

Hard surfaces are the new big thing for flooring. Carpet is beautiful and soft underfoot, but when it comes to cleaning, hard surfaces take the cake. With the rise in popularity of hard surfaces we are beginning to see a rise in the popularity of tile. Tile is still the perfect...

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How to Clean and Care for Outdoor Furniture

When summer rains rinse and refresh the outdoors, decks, patios and everything on them get a bath, too. But, once it’s dry you see the remaining film that stays: dirt, bird droppings, sticky tree sap and buds, and whatever other debris that gets carried in the wind to land on your...

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Renovation with Integrity

You find a great old home in a great location. The home has charm, but many structural flaws. There is not quite enough space, but the location just can’t be beat. You must ask yourself, do you demolish the structure and start from scratch, or do you renovate the home and try to...

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Early Fall Gardening Checklist

As September inches towards us we are beginning to enjoy cooler evenings. With this change in temperature we also must make some changes to our summer flowerbeds and gardens. Yards tend to be full of beautiful blooms in the spring and summer months. Once the fall begins we see fewer...

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The 2009 Digital TV Transition

By now nearly everyone has heard something about the digital TV transition set to take place on Feb. 17, 2009. That’s the day when all full-power broadcast television stations in the United States will cease broadcasting on analog airwaves and begin broadcasting solely in digital....

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Is Your Roof Past Its Peak?

As every homeowner knows, the houses we live in are in constant need of repair. It seems like there’s always a squeaky door or dripping faucet crying out for attention. But there’s one important part of your house that may go unnoticed, yet it’s responsible for protecting everything...

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Windows: Out with the Old, In with the New

Homeowners across the country are taking a fresh look at their homes and evaluating their remodeling needs. When determining what remodeling projects are most deserving, homeowners should consider that windows offer some of the biggest payoffs. When updating windows, homeowners can...

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