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After taking a year off due to COVID-19 in 2021, the decades-old steeplechase event is scheduled to resume on Saturday, March 5, 2022, at The Hill, 13257 Durantes Curve (off Rt. 522) in Boston, with a post time of 1:00 p.m. Gates open at 10 a.m. Featuring six races, the day officially kicks off the much-anticipated Virginia Steeplechase Association season, which runs into May. Tailgating and picnics are welcome and concessions and food vendors will be on site.

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I was raised during the Depression. We didn’t have money, but with a cow, pigs, chickens, and a vegetable garden, we always had enough to eat. My mother shared food with many families and helped out in the community. I can remember delivering groceries on my roller skates to folks who couldn’t get out of the house. Mother used to say, “You give someone in need a quarter and it comes back as a dollar.” During that time, I learned the value of helping others. 

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Just before 2021 came to an end, Rappahannock County took a monumental step toward ensuring universal access to reliable broadband after receiving a substantial grant from the Virginia Telecommunications Initiative (VATI).