MiddleNeck Living

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  • Saturday April 08th, 2017
    Nothing like getting outside after a long winter. It’s so invigorating, even household chores are refreshing. So while you’re reveling in clean spring air, get after these simple maintenance jobs that fend off potential moisture problems, prevent costly repairs, and pave the way for a trouble-free summer. First: Examine roof shingles to see if any were lost or damaged during winter. If your home has an ...
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  • Wednesday April 05th, 2017
    Spring has officially arrived in Virginia, and there’s no better way to celebrate than to admire the natural beauty of this new season. Pops of color have already begun to decorate the landscape, and to help you take advantage of this phenomenon, we’ve tracked some of the best spots for viewing the beloved cherry blossoms. While some have already begun to bloom, there should still ...
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  • Wednesday April 05th, 2017
    Savor the flavor of the wines of Virginia’s “Northern Neck”, all in one afternoon, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Northern Neck Wine Tasting Festival at Rice’s Hotel / Hughlett’s Tavern in Heathsville gathers local wineries on the grounds behind this historic building, the last surviving 1700’s era structure of its kind in the Northern Neck. Food will also be available for purchase. Come early for Heathsville’s ...
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  • Wednesday April 05th, 2017
    Preparing a stir-fry for dinner gives us food that checks off two boxes: It’s delicious, and it’s fast. This pork lo mein delivers on both points, plus it’s loaded with noodles, meat, and plenty of vegetables—a complete meal in one wok. We like using inexpensive country-style boneless pork ribs for this, cutting them down into small strips. Cutting everything small is important in a stir-fry, because ...
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  • Friday March 31st, 2017
    Did a Parisian bartender invent the Bloody Mary, as many cocktail historians maintain, or was it a comedian with a hangover in Palm Beach, Florida, as folklore claims? Is the best garnish celery, olives, pickled okra, or all the above, plus bacon? Bartenders and drinkers may argue over the origins and ingredients of Bloodies, but no one disagrees that the cocktail is a beloved staple ...
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  • Friday March 31st, 2017
    Mark your calendar – The Gloucester Daffodil Festival, a celebration of spring and a Gloucester County tradition since 1987 is this weekend, April 1st and 2nd. The Daffodil Festival Committee invites you – visitors and vendors alike – to come and enjoy this true community event. Watch the parade. Meet the Daffodil Festival Queen and the scholarship winner. Tour the internationally known farms at Brent & ...
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  • Friday March 31st, 2017
    Rich in history and prominent in Gloucester’s culture, daffodils have been around almost as long as Gloucester County itself. Look around Warner Hall’s estate next time you are here in the spring. You’ll see these sweet blooms popping out all over the Virginia plantation. When Gloucester County was formed in 1651, the early settlers had brought with them daffodils—their “soft reminders of English springs”—and the ...
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