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A different use for a chainsaw — creating works of art at the State Fair of Virginia

Posted on October 1, 2014 at 10:00 am

By Sarah Vogelsong CP Reporter   Ben Risney knows a thing or two about carving out a niche. The unconventional woodworker, a member of the Masters of the Chainsaw group, returned to the State Fair of Virginia at Meadow Event Park this year to amaze audiences with the skill and delicacy with which he can handle a chainsaw to create unique wooden sculptures. Three times a day throughout the fair,

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  • Community Calendar, week of October 1

    Posted on October 1, 2014 at 9:56 am

    Ongoing *Caroline High School class of 1984 is hosting its 30th class reunion Nov. 28 and 29. The event will be held at the Virginia Center Commons Wyndham Hotel in Glen Allen. Graduates of classes 1980 – 89 are invited to attend as special guests. For more information, call Sylvia Childs at (804) 994-7035. *The Port Royal Museum of American History is open to the public each Saturday from 10

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  • State Fair of Virginia readying for Friday opening

    Posted on September 24, 2014 at 9:52 am


    The tents are already going up, and other preparations are accelerating as the State Fair of Virginia readies for its 10-day run that will begin Sept. 26 at The Meadow Event Park in Caroline County. The fair will open at 10 a.m. each morning through Oct. 5, and the Midway Madness by Virginia Lottery and Virginia529 Kidway will open each morning at 11. A detailed scheduling feature on the fair

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National Entertainment


Newly designed bookmobile debuts April 16

Posted on April 3, 2014 at 11:34 am

The new Caroline Library Inc. Bookmobile will embark on its first run Wednesday, April 16 as part of the National Bookmobile Celebration. That day, the bookmobile will travel to Wright’s Chapel Daycare, Countryside Daycare, Ms. Joni’s Shining Stars Daycare, and other Caroline County points of interest. Keep up with the bookmobile by following the library’s live Twitter feed that day @CarolineLib. The bookmobile will then be on display during the

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  • Spring Vendor Fair set for April 26

    Posted on April 3, 2014 at 11:31 am

    M&M Ministries is sponsoring a Spring Vendor Fair at the Caroline High School student parking lot on April 26 from noon to 4 p.m. The fair will feature nearly 100 vendors, including prominent local businesses, for a one-stop shopping event. Visitors will be able to take advantage of specials, discounts, and much more. Businesses interested in participating should call 804-994-1623 or go online to www.mmministries.net. A portion of the proceeds

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  • 500 show up for YMCA grand opening ceremony

    Posted on March 17, 2014 at 2:46 pm

    The new YMCA will be “a transformative, powerful, positive force for Caroline and for the citizens of Caroline,” U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner, D-Va., said at the facility’s grand opening ceremony Friday afternoon. Hundreds of people gathered in the gymnasium to celebrate the development of Caroline’s first and only YMCA. Warner, who is running for re-election, was the featured guest speaker, and Y leaders and local county supervisors also delivered

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