MiddleNeck Living

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  • Monday August 31st, 2015
    By Alice Cooper and Don Hirst Northumberland Public Library The Northumberland Public Library hosted its Second Annual Space Camp from August 12 to 14. The summer’s theme was “Every Hero Has a Story,” and about 15 youth ages 8 to 12 learned about Space Heroes, both in history and up to the present day. Participants made space ships, created space-theme parks and ended with blasting off a Mento-CocaCola ...
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  • Monday August 31st, 2015
    Longtime Northumberland Public Library supporter Bill Estell recently dressed for success at the Heathsville Farmers Market to promote Arts Alive. The event takes place Saturday, September 5. Tickets may be obtained at the library, 7204 Northumberland Highway, Heathsville, VA 22473 (or its website www.nplva.org), Mosaics or Wildest Dreams.  Questions? Call the library at (804) 580-5051 for more information. Photo by Bruce Craig.
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  • Monday August 31st, 2015
    On Thursday, September 17, the Habitat for Humanity building site on Wiggins Avenue in Kilmarnock will be transformed into “Volunteer Central.” Lancaster/Northumberland Habitat for Humanity Board President Nan Flynn says that everyone interested in volunteer opportunities is invited to stop by between 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. to learn about the many ways to help Habitat build community on the Northern Neck, one house at a ...
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  • Monday August 31st, 2015
    By Don Hirst Publicist, Northumberland Public Library The final “Read to the Dogs” event that was part of the Northumberland Public Library’s 2015 Summer Reading Program ended Tuesday August 25. The program, held every Tuesday in August, let children of any age may come in with a book in hand and read aloud for 10 minutes or so to a docile dog. Library books also were used. Dog ...
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  • Monday August 31st, 2015
    Last year, the Town Museum introduced Urbanna’s First Annual Founders’ Day Celebration. Despite concerns that we started too late and had plans too large, it was a rousing success! They to do at least as well this year. Urbanna’s Founders’ Day was conceived and developed by members of the Town Museum’s volunteer advisory committee. Last year the focus was on the return of the restored John Mitchell ...
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  • Monday August 24th, 2015
    The Kilmarnock Museum is seeking information about Hackney’s Castle, which was located on Boys’ Camp property (Boys’ Camp Road) through the 1940’s. Information is astoundingly limited about both the “Castle” as well as Armour Scull Hackney.  The lack of information is most glaring when trying to even confirm that Hackney even had ties to the region.  There is no census data to support him being in ...
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  • Monday August 24th, 2015
    A Summer Health Academy sponsored by Rappahannock Community College’s Health Sciences department introduced rising seventh and eighth graders to concepts of health and basic safety in emergency situations. Seven students from the middle schools of Gloucester, King William, Lancaster, Middlesex, and Northumberland Counties came to RCC’s Kilmarnock Center, July 20-23, to learn from instructor Robin Kinsella. “Safety and emergency preparedness are important at all times,” says ...
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