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  • Tuesday April 14th, 2015
    By Don Hirst, Northumberland Public Library Publicist There was a big surprise in store for several groups of volunteers Sunday April 12 during the Northumberland Public Library’s Volunteer Appreciation Event. They received a special certificate from the White House to recognize them for earning the President’s Volunteer Service Award. Each recipient also received a letter from President Barack Obama congratulating them on their award. President Obama thanked ...
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  • Tuesday April 14th, 2015
    By BRETT ZONGKER Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) – Smithsonian officials are quietly working to reopen one of the oldest buildings on the National Mall that’s been shuttered for a decade. Acting Smithsonian Secretary Al Horvath said Monday that modest interior work is being completed now for the 134-year-old Arts and Industries Building to reopen in late 2015 to host special events. The building is one of the original exhibition ...
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  • Tuesday April 14th, 2015
    WASHINGTON (AP) – Ford’s Theatre is commemorating the 150th anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln’s assassination with tours and performances around the clock. The theater where Lincoln was shot will commemorate his death Tuesday and Wednesday with extensive access to the site, tours and panel discussions. On Tuesday night, the theater will host a tribute performance for Lincoln, followed by a candlelight vigil outside. A free simulcast ...
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  • Monday April 13th, 2015
    On Monday, May 4 Rappahannock Westminster-Canterbury will host the third presentation in its 2015 Viewpoints series. Steven J. Hanley, a specialist in telecommunications and the Middle East and principal at the Washington Center for Middle East Analysis, will speak on “The History of Islam and Analysis of Current Events in the Middle East.” Hanley lived in the Middle East for more than two decades and ...
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  • Monday April 13th, 2015
    Last week was a busy week for brush fires across the area. Now, local offi­cials are renew­ing reminders to every­one that con­di­tions are ripe for the pos­si­bil­ity of a con­trolled burn get­ting out of con­trol. The Abing­don Vol­un­teer Fire and Res­cue and the Vir­ginia Depart­ment of Forestry responded to a 100-plus acre burn one week ago today, just off Zack Road at Hayes. That fire ...
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  • Monday April 13th, 2015
    A for­mer pilot, offi­cer, and pris­oner of war will be the guest speaker at a func­tion in our area next week. Paul Galanti will be the guest speaker next Thurs­day, April 16, at 11:30 a.m. at the North­ern Neck-Middle Penin­sula Chap­ter of the Vir­ginia Aero­nau­ti­cal His­tor­i­cal Soci­ety meet­ing at the Pilot House restau­rant in Top­ping. The meet­ing is open to every­one. Galanti has received many ...
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  • Friday April 10th, 2015
    “I hope that my students get some flavor of chemistry and its importance, in science and the ‘real world’,” says Dr. Lekh Adhikari, who has recently joined Rappahannock Community College’s chemistry faculty as an assistant professor. Adhikari teaches general and college chemistry classes, advises students, and serves on various campus committees. He has also worked to develop and modify the curriculum, striving to “develop more ...
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