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Annual Strawberry Festival
For over a century, strawberry lovers have flocked to Heathsville, not to a pick-your-own farm or produce market but to St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church’s annual festival where strawberries, by the truckload, are devoured with shortcake and whipped topping and sold by the quart.
04.25.2012Unleashing pet-friendly Rivah spots
It’s perhaps the most common travel conundrum of dog owners: What to do with a furry family member when you go on vacation? Based on a survey of local residents around the Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula, Lancaster County stands out for its variety of vacation spots welcoming travelers and their furry family members.
04.25.2012Bike, Band & Bay Festival
The 14th annual Tour de Chesapeake on Friday and Saturday, May 18-19, will feature the “Bike, Band and Bay Festival” in Mathews County. This year the Mathews Land Conservancy and the Mathews Visitor Center are teaming up to host the annual cycling event that in the past was sponsored by Bike Virginia.
04.25.2012President James Monroe’s birthplace gains in stature
There’s an historical marker along James Monroe Highway in Westmoreland County, just east of Colonial Beach. In a brief paragraph, it marks the birthplace and importance of James Monroe, the fifth president of the United States. Behind the marker, down a gravel road and hidden from passersby, is a new brick building chock full of memorabilia honoring the man responsible for the Monroe Doctrine.