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The centerpiece of Chesapeake Academy’s campus is a majestic oak tree that’s more than 150 years old. Like that oak, the independent school in Irvington, which is celebrating its fiftieth anniversary, has deep roots in the Northern Neck... Read more


When I was younger, I thought “getting away” was a function of geography. But after our family’s first year as part-timers on the Northern Neck, we’ve realized that “getting away” really means getting not further from where we are... Read more


Helen Scerbo has collected sea glass for over twenty years. “When I started collecting the sea glass, I didn’t have a plan around what I would do with it. I just liked the way it looked and how it reflected light,” says Helen. Read more