The Longest Day: Traditions for the Summer Solstice

Take a moment to savor the summer delights and craft some new traditions while learning the legends of summer. Ancient Stargazers Humans in prehistoric times built monuments to commemorate both the winter and the summer solstices throughout the world. Solstice comes from the Latin words sol meaning sun and sistere meaning to cause to stand still. As the days…
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Book Corner: Wilderness Thrillers to Kick Off Summer Reading

The word “adventure” evokes a sense of fun and a break from the everyday. It can be something adrenaline-pumping (or panic-inducing), such as cordless bungee jumping, or mildly stimulating, such as checking a new national park off your must-see list. Since we’re talking about reading, a relatively low-risk activity, I’ve decided to take the “Adventure…
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Brick by Brick: A History of LEGO

People of all ages have come to love the LEGO Group and its plastic bricks. A wealth of experience in engineering, testing, and development has changed LEGO from a maker of wooden toys in Europe to a global manufacturer of construction toys based around interlocking plastic bricks. The turn of the millennium has seen LEGO…
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American Indians on the Rappahannock

The Rappahannock River and the surrounding forests provided rich land and plentiful game for the American Indians who lived here before the colonists arrived. Some of the tribes still live in and around the Rappahannock region. The Patawomeck, Rappahannock, Mattaponi, and Pamunkey all live in this area, and their people tell rich histories through their…
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