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Hannah Hall of Callao at the tractor pull last weekend.

Ruritan Club Antique Tractor Pull

Posted on April 1, 2015 at 9:08 am

It was in the 40’s and the wind was blowing fiercely on Saturday, but at the Callao Recreation Park you could hear the motors running, the children laughing and old friends calling out greetings to one another.  Why, I asked, would all these people show up on such a chilly day to spend hours out-of-doors?  As one man told me, it’s because it’s been a long cold winter, we’re all

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Hannah Hall of Callao at the tractor pull last weekend.

Ruritan Club Antique Tractor Pull

Posted on April 1, 2015 at 9:08 am

It was in the 40’s and the wind was blowing fiercely on Saturday, but at the Callao Recreation Park you could hear the motors running, the children laughing and old friends calling out greetings to one another.  Why, I asked, would all these people show up on such a chilly day to spend hours out-of-doors?  As one man told me, it’s because it’s been a long cold winter, we’re all

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  • New home underway

    Posted on March 27, 2015 at 10:00 am

    Kathy Thompson (front) and husband Curtiss Thompson break ground where soon their new house will stand.

    Steady, chilly rain may have turned the groundbreaking ceremony into more of a “mudbreaking,” but the Lancaster/Northumberland Habitat for Humanity, as well as a crowd of volunteers, Kilmarnock officials and interested parties attended, undaunted. The groundbreaking on Friday in Kilmarnock marked the start of construction for the Habitat’s 18th house.  When this house is complete, Kathy and Curtiss Thompson will be the new homeowners. “We did kick around what we

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  • Another contender for County Sheriff steps up

    Posted on March 25, 2015 at 9:19 am

    Peyton Waller, Sr.

    Rumors had been circulating for several weeks that Peyton Waller, Sr. was going to run for Sheriff of Northumberland County this fall. Monday, Waller made it official. He’s in. Waller, a lieutenant in the Sheriff’s department said he had already gathered and filed enough signatures on petitions to allow him a place on the November ballot. “I got a good response; good feedback,” Waller said. Waller, who has been part

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Baseball team gets another win

Posted on April 1, 2015 at 8:57 am

It took a trip across the bay to get in a second spring game for the Northumberland Indians varsity baseball team.  They won a 16-0 five inning contest at Nandua last Monday.  The rest of the week’s schedule was postponed due to rain and wet fields. In their second win this season, the Indians put together some timely hits, aggressive base running, an alert defensive game and some excellent pitching. 

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  • Baseball team gets opening game win

    Posted on March 25, 2015 at 9:12 am

    After a lot of snow and several days of spring rains, the baseball and softball teams from Northumberland got in games last week.  For the baseball team it was a great opening day with a 14-1 win over the visiting Middlesex team on Tuesday.  After that came, guess what, more rain. The Indians varsity baseball team wasted little time in getting on the scoreboard in their first game.  In the

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  • Indians place well in indoor track

    Posted on March 11, 2015 at 1:02 pm

    The Northumberland Indians indoor track team rode the strong legs and big heart of Ameer Veney to an overall ninth place finish among the twenty five teams that scored in the Virginia High School League’s group 2A indoor state championships last week. The meet, held over for a week because of inclement weather, was held at Liberty University in Lynchburg.  Originally promoted as the 2A/1A indoor championships, it was changed

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Buddy Medlin photographs members of the CBGC surrounded by the first blooms of the daffodil garden.

Daffodils bloom on Route 360

Posted on April 1, 2015 at 9:28 am

This Sunday, under a brilliant sun but buffeted by chilly wind, the Chesapeake Bay Garden Club dedicated its daffodil garden and monument on Route 360 in front of the high school. The garden was originally planned to have 1500 bulbs, but Brent Heath, of Brent and Becky’s Bulbs in Gloucester told the CBGC that that was not nearly enough for the kind of large display they wanted.  He wound up

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  • Ruritan Club Antique Tractor Pull

    Posted on April 1, 2015 at 9:08 am

    Hannah Hall of Callao at the tractor pull last weekend.

    It was in the 40’s and the wind was blowing fiercely on Saturday, but at the Callao Recreation Park you could hear the motors running, the children laughing and old friends calling out greetings to one another.  Why, I asked, would all these people show up on such a chilly day to spend hours out-of-doors?  As one man told me, it’s because it’s been a long cold winter, we’re all

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  • Crafting marathon at the tavern

    Posted on March 27, 2015 at 10:17 am

    Lori Tyler and Beverly Warbinski demonstrate how to use the die cut machine.

    Rice Hotel/Hughlett’s Tavern held its annual Scrapathon the weekend of March 21 and 22.  True to the name, a number of scrap bookers were in attendance but there were also crafters doing crochet, stencils, doll making and more. Crafters paid an entry fee that bought them table space to work as well as lunch both days.  There was also a tool table for everyone’s use and door prizes. On Sunday,

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Entertainment

Auditions for ‘Harvey’ at Westmoreland Players, April 6 and 7

Posted on April 1, 2015 at 9:22 pm

Auditions for “Harvey,” a comedy by Mary Chase will  be held at the Westmoreland Players playhouse from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on April 6 and 7.  There are roles for six men and six women ranging in ages from 20 to 70. The characters are as follows: Myrtle Mae Simmons, a single woman who is looking to connect with a man but cannot because her uncle Elwood and his

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  • Young music lovers treated to special concert

    Posted on March 25, 2015 at 9:02 am

    Concert pianist Michael Chertock played for youth from Northumberland and Westmoreland Counties at Northumberland High School on Monday Morning.

    After delighting a Rappahannock Concert Association crowd that was so big the association ran out of playbills at Sunday’s afternoon concert, pianist Michael Chertock kept an auditorium full of children mesmerized at Northumberland High School Monday morning. Chertock was entertaining the pre-school through second grade youngsters from Northumberland and Westmoreland counties as part of the association’s student concert series. Chertock played works of some of the same composers he played

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  • St. Paddy’s Day at Festival Halle

    Posted on March 20, 2015 at 8:42 am

    A green-clad couple share a tete-a-tete at the St. Patrick’s Day Dance at Festival Halle.

    The Reedville Fishermen’s Museum kicked off a new tradition with their first St. Patrick’s Day party at Festival Halle this past Saturday evening. “Since all the people around here are starting to come back from Florida, we’re having a party,” explained Shawn Hall, the museum’s Executive Director. The party featured music by DJ Russ and thought it was a BYOB affair, there was a station with snacks, soda and ice.

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