MiddleNeck Living

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  • Thursday May 18th, 2017
    Though they weren’t expected until 2021, Virginia’s cicadas are making an unexpected appearance this spring. As many long-time Virginians will know, cicadas typically pop out of the earth every 17 and 13 years. The last major invasion occurred in 2004, and the next wasn’t expected for quite a few years. Scientists don’t know why this batch of the bugs is emerging early. The massive “Brood X” is ...
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  • Thursday May 18th, 2017
    Short ribs are a beef cut that requires a long, slow cooking process. That’s because the tough, collagen-rich connective tissue between the ribs needs to break down into tender gelatin. They are not a one-minute steak, but they do reheat well. That means you can get the prep done on a weekend morning, go off and enjoy your day, and come back to a nearly ...
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  • Thursday May 18th, 2017
    Urbanna Cup boat races: May 20 @10 a.m.  The 5th annual Urbanna Cup boat races are this Saturday. The 8-foot boats are powered by 6 or 8 horsepower engines, and compete with rules designed to keep them all equal. In Cocktail Class Wooden Boat Racing the drivers’ skills give the winning edge. This Saturday, a skippers’ meeting will be at 9 a.m.; races will begin at ...
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  • Thursday May 11th, 2017
    The Epic Zipline In Virginia That Will Take You On An Adventure Of A Lifetime For those with a knack for adventures, zip lines offer the perfect amount of thrill. It’s a way to step out of your comfort zone in a totally safe environment, and in the case of Harpers Ferry Adventure Center, you’ll get an amazing view as you soar through the trees. Here’s ...
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  • Thursday May 11th, 2017
    During the month of May, Rappahannock Art League gallery in Kilmarnock will display photographs from the 1920’s and 1930’s and feature screenings of James Wharton’s films from that era. Come to RAL at 19 N. Main Street in Kilmarnock Tuesdays through Saturdays in May to view the Lost Films and share stories from Northern Neck history. To learn more, see ralgallery.com, call the gallery at ...
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  • Thursday May 11th, 2017
    The Koreans and the Argentineans know something that we don’t: Short rib is the best cut of meat for grilling. I very strongly suggest cooking your short ribs to medium-rare—about 130°F. Any cooler than that and the intramuscular fat will remain solid and waxy, rather than unctuous and juicy. Much hotter and the fat will start leaking out copiously, making your ribs tough and dry. Note: ...
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  • Thursday May 11th, 2017
    Just Gardens is pleased to host its 17th year of garden tours in the Northern Neck, a benefit for The Haven Shelter & Services, located in Warsaw. This Friday and Saturday, four gardens will be featured. Shiloh School, a Historic Virginia Landmark built in 1906 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, will be open in honor of Just Gardens 2017 as will ...
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