Author: Terry Brooks

VDOT TO TEMPORARILY CLOSE A PORTION OF ROUTE 607 IN ESSEX COUNTY

Beginning at 9 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 25, Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) crews will begin work to replace the existing metal culvert located on Route 607 (Cheaney’s Bridge Road) in Essex County near the King and Queen County line. The existing metal culvert will be replaced with a new concrete drainage culvert. Route 607 (Cheaney’s Mill) will be closed to through traffic between Route 612 (Bestland Road) in Essex County and Route 617 (Providence Road) in King and Queen County. The road closure will begin near Jones Bridge Road. Work is expected to be complete by 5 p.m....

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Special Meeting re: proposed use of June Parker Marina property

PUBLIC NOTICE SPECIAL MEETING OF THE ESSEX COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS AND ESSEX COUNTY PARKS & RECREATION ADVISORY COMMISSION NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that in accordance with §15.2-1418 of the Code of Virginia, the Essex County Board of Supervisors (the “Board”) will hold a Special Meeting starting at 7:00 P.M. on Tuesday, September 26, 2017 in the Essex County High School Auditorium, 833 High School Circle, Tappahannock, Virginia 22560. The purpose of this special meeting is for the reporting and presentation of recommendations by the Essex County Parks & Recreation Advisory Commission (the “Commission”) for the proposed use and development of...

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GRASP Awards Scholarships

RICHMOND, VA – GReat Aspirations Scholarship Program, Inc. (GRASP), a non-profit, education organization, headquartered in Glen Allen, recently awarded 175 Last Dollar scholarships totaling $156,500 to Virginia high school students graduating in 2017. GRASP’s goal is to ensure that every student has an equal opportunity for continuing education after high school, regardless of financial or social circumstances. Because of this goal, GRASP is especially dedicated to helping low income and disabled students overcome financial and social barriers to attending college or vocational education after high school. Supported by individual, foundation and business donations, GRASP has advisors in 76 public...

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POW/MIA Recognition Service in Tappahannock

Today we were honored on the Courthouse Green in Tappahannock to hear from Debra Anderson, a MIA daughter of Col. Robert D. Anderson, Air Force.  Col. Anderson was shot down on Oct. 6, 1972.  You can read about their story at https://www.facebook.com/JourneyToVietnam/ and at https://www.fracturedatlas.org/site/fiscal/profile?id=7118 Today is POW/MIA Recognition Day. This annual event honors our missing service members and their families, and highlights the government’s commitment to account for them.  Across the country, local POW/MIA ceremonies are encouraged throughout POW/MIA Recognition Week, culminating with countless events and the national ceremony in Washington, DC, on Recognition Day.  Support for these missing Americans and...

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POW/MIA Recognition Ceremony

POW/MIA Recognition Day is Friday, Sept. 15th. A ceremony will be held at the Essex County Courthouse Green in Tappahannock at 10am. The guest speaker is Debra Anderson, a MIA daughter, of Col. Robert D. Anderson, Air Force. Col. Anderson was shot down on Oct. 6, 1972. Her story is compelling. This annual event honors our missing service members and their families, and highlights the government’s commitment to account for them.  Across the country, local POW/MIA ceremonies are encouraged throughout POW/MIA Recognition Week, culminating with countless events and the national ceremony in Washington, DC, on Recognition Day.  Support for...

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all-day New Year’s Eve in Reedville @ Festival Halle
New Year’s Eve in Reedville @ Festival Halle
Dec 17 all-day
Dust off your dancing shoes and join family, friends and neighbors at Festival Halle on Main Street in Reedville, Virginia on Sunday, December 31st as the Reedville Fishermen’s Museum celebrates the end of 2017 and[...]
9:30 am Joint Cantata
Joint Cantata
Dec 17 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
The joint choirs of Farnham Baptist and Milden Presbyterian Churches will present the cantata, Peace Has Come, on Sunday, December 17, 2017. The cantata will be presented at 10:00 a.m. at Milden and at 11:00[...]
4:30 pm Community Christmas Event
Community Christmas Event
Dec 17 @ 4:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Begin the holiday season in the Tappahannock Historic District on Sunday, December 17th from 5 – 8pm. At 5pm, the Tappahannock Artists Guild will display local artists’ paintings, and conduct Christmas Carols and offer refreshments[...]
6:00 pm Drive-Thru Nativity @ Howertons Baptist Church
Drive-Thru Nativity @ Howertons Baptist Church
Dec 17 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Howertons Baptist Church in Dunnsville will have a Drive Thru Live Nativity on Sunday December 17th from 6 – 7:30pm
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all-day New Year’s Eve in Reedville @ Festival Halle
New Year’s Eve in Reedville @ Festival Halle
Dec 18 all-day
Dust off your dancing shoes and join family, friends and neighbors at Festival Halle on Main Street in Reedville, Virginia on Sunday, December 31st as the Reedville Fishermen’s Museum celebrates the end of 2017 and[...]

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