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Hughlett Point Natural Area Preserve

This area of the world is so special. We have natural vistas ever changing with the seasons. Our love of these surroundings brought many of us here. There are countless hidden treasures and resources. It is always a delight to explore. Hughlett Point is one of these wonderful...

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Bring Back Our Show Boat

Mrs. Louise E. Rice’s words clearly express the feelings of patrons of the original James Adams Floating Theatre, an 850 seat show boat that presented live stage performances around the Chesapeake Bay. During the early part of the 1900s, people in the Mid-Atlantic coastal communities...

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North End Plantation

Near to where the Rappahannock River meets the Chesapeake Bay there stands a stately tract of waterfront land known as North End Plantation. High on the southern shore and west of Broad Creek, it commands a magnificent unobstructed view of the river essentially unchanged since it was...

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Westmoreland Players

Community theatres and playhouses have been part of the American cultural and performing arts landscape since Colonial days in America. These ventures saw intermittent periods of growth and decline until the 1920s when the idea of American Community Theatre began to take...

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Indoor Air: Nasty or Nice?

Baby, it’s cold outside, but we’re all warm and snug in our homes, so let it snow! The problem is that, while we’re all cozy inside, we’re breathing air which is polluted! Concern about the environment isn’t just about climate change, ozone depletion and water and energy conservation....

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Jazz Up Your Kitchen

Has your outdated kitchen sink worn out its welcome? If you are looking to add some pizzazz to your kitchen, the solution could be as simple as the kitchen sink. A new sink and an updated faucet could change the entire look and feel in the heart of your home. Maybe your sink has just...

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There's Always Room for Chocolate

It’s no surprise, chocolate cookies are usually the first to disappear from the cookie tray at any party. From a dense chocolate cookie to a creamy chocolate filling or a delicate chocolate drizzle—adding chocolate nearly always guarantees a richly satisfying and delicious cookie,...

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Senior Living & Health Section

In early 1989, Riverside acquired the financially-troubled Tidewater Memorial Hospital, located in Tappahannock, Virginia. Renamed Riverside Tappahannock Hospital (RTH), the 67-bed facility serves citizens in the Upper Middle Peninsula and Northern Neck communities. Riverside has...

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Avoiding the Post-holiday Letdown

It happens every year. Your house looks its absolute best, inside and out, between November and New Year’s day. After all, it’s the holiday season and the time of year when you want to put your home’s best face forward for visiting friends and family. Everything’s clean, bright and...

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What's Your Water Footprint?

What’s the one natural resource you rely on most in a day? If you think about it from the first things you do in the morning, to the chores you do, to the last things you do to wrap up your day, you’ll likely conclude it’s water. We use it for showering, brushing teeth, flushing the...

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Eight Tax Tips


Hundreds of changes are made to federal tax law every year. Dedicating a few minutes to learning about major changes can save you money and time. When all the holiday dust settles, tax time begins for millions of Americans. Regardless of when you file, follow these tips to make...

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Hail the Mighty Plant


There should be a “take a plant to work” day. And while you’re at it, you should keep one on your desk. Or, better yet, have two or more in your office and for every room in your home for cleaner, fresher air. Most people spend 90 percent of their lives inside, where the indoor air...

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