Author: Kyle Scott

Washington’s Mount Vernon mansion to close temporarily

MOUNT VERNON, Va. (AP) — George Washington’s Mount Vernon mansion in northern Virginia will be closing temporarily for scheduled preservation work. The mansion on the banks of the Potomac River will be closed from Jan. 22 through Feb. 4. The estate itself will remain open, and tourists can visit the museum, Washington’s grave, the 4-D theater and the other attractions. Admission to the estate will be 50 percent off while the mansion is closed. During the closure, the mansion’s central passage will be repainted to better reflect its appearance in 1799 and staff archaeologists will do excavation work in...

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Fire destroys vacant Petersburg building, forces evacuations

PETERSBURG, Va. (AP) — Fire officials in Petersburg say a massive blaze that broke out at a vacant warehouse destroyed that building and spread to nearby apartments, forcing evacuations. Officials said at a news conference Tuesday afternoon that crews were dispatched to the scene around 5:20 a.m. They say the fire spread from the warehouse into the loft apartments through a catwalk between the two structures. The Progress-Index reports about 40 to 50 apartments in the complex were affected, and the warehouse and breezeway were completely destroyed. Fire officials say they had to rescue two residents but there were...

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Hospital bill fails after Democrats threatened Republicans

(Information from: The Washington Post, RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A bill intended to help a shuttered hospital has failed in Virginia after Democrats had pressured a Republican state senator into supporting Medicaid expansion. The Washington Post reports the vote on Tuesday was 30-to-10 with all 21 Republicans, along with nine Democrats, for it. The votes were short of the supermajority needed for emergency legislation. Republican Sen. William Stanley says he was angry and ashamed of his colleagues. Stanley said he has never told any of them that “Unless you do something for me, I will kill your bill.”...

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Youth Tour Applications Available From Rappahannock Electric Cooperative

Fredericksburg, Va. — Picture this: an opportunity to travel to Washington D.C., meeting nearly 2,000 other students, a tour of Capitol Hill, meeting congressional representatives, a Potomac River cruise, touring museums like the National Museum of African American History, and so much more! All of this is available through Rappahannock Electric Cooperative’s (REC) Youth Tour and open to high school students in REC’s service territory. Applications for REC’s Youth Tour are due February 19, 2018. Completed applications can be dropped off at any REC office, faxed, emailed, or postmarked by the deadline.  To learn more and access the application,...

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Art Speaks on the Bay 2018 Juried Art Show Call for Artists

Mathews – The Bay School has issued a call for artists for the Art Speaks 6th Annual Juried Art Show. The show will open April 28 with a reception and will run through May 29. Prizes will total $5000 with $1500 for Best in Show. The show is open to all Virginia artists and includes both 2-D and 3-D media. The early-bird deadline for entries is February 1, 2018; the final entry deadline is March 1, 2018. Joe Seipel, an American sculptor and conceptual artist, will be the show’s judge and juror. Professor Emeritus in sculpture and prior Dean...

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Dave Ramsey Seminar @ Carter Memorial Church
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Never worry about money again. Financial Peace will help you take control of your money, plan your future, and transform your life. This Dave Ramsey Financial Seminar will be held Thursdays beginning at 6:30pm until[...]
5:00 pm Pancake Dinner @ Rappahannock Church of Christ
Pancake Dinner @ Rappahannock Church of Christ
Apr 20 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
The Standing Rock Mission Team will host a Pancake Dinner at Rappahannock Church of Christ on Friday, April 20th from 5 – 7pm. The menu consists of pancakes, sausage, baked apples, water, coffee, and tea.[...]
8:00 am Household Chemical Collection an... @ Essex High School
Household Chemical Collection an... @ Essex High School
Apr 21 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
The Virginia Peninsula Public Service Authority will hold a household chemical collection and computer recycling at Essex High School on Saturday, April 21st from 8am – noon. If you have any questions on what items[...]
9:00 am Boy Scouts Fundraiser @ Tappahannock Farmer's Market
Boy Scouts Fundraiser @ Tappahannock Farmer's Market
Apr 21 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Tappahannock Boy Scout Troop #316 will host a soup fundraiser on Saturday, April 21st during at the Tappahannock Farmer’s Market. Their booth will be located near the ellipse, across from NNBurger. They will be preparing[...]
9:00 am Earth Day Festival
Earth Day Festival
Apr 21 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
The Northumberland Association for Progressive Stewardship (NAPS) will host its 4th annual Earth Day Festival in downtown Heathsville on Saturday, April 21st from 9am – 1pm, during the season’s first Farmer’s Market. An Earth Day[...]

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