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When we were one
For 17 years, from 1651–1668, Middlesex was part of Lancaster County. Why the early colonial government at Jamestown decided to take land on the south and north sides of the wide Rappahannock River and make one county is somewhat of a mystery.
10.01.2009Welcome to Reedville
When sea captain Elijah Reed of Maine pulled into the Chesapeake Bay in 1874, he saw dollar signs shimmering in the schools of silvery fish that flourished here. Reed brought with him a little nugget of knowledge that was passed down to the pilgrims of Plymouth Rock by Native Americans: These small fish were a valuable fertilizer.
10.01.2009About the Artist
“Art makes my life even more wonderful than it already is,” said accomplished painter Jen Callahan, whose art is featured on the cover of this issue of The Rivah Visitor’s Guide. One of art’s rewards is knowing that others get joy from viewing her work, she added.
09.30.2009The Rivah Mailbag
Our readers have had some nice things to say about us. Feel like chiming in?