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Week 28: Travis and Ryan Croxton

Dear Batter Up friends—Meet Ryan Croxton (left) and Travis Croxton (right), the dynamic cousin duo behind Rappahannock Oysters! As many of you know I grew up at the mouth of the Rappahannock River where it empties into the Chesapeake Bay in a little town called White Stone, VA. Having spent my childhood fishing with my […]

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Week 27: Ten Thousand Villages

Dear Batter Up friends, meet a few of the ladies that are behind Ten Thousand Villages in Carytown! Ten Thousand Villages is truly a remarkable organization. It all started back in 1946 when the founder, Edna Ruth Byler, was overwhelmed by the poverty that she witnessed on a trip to Puerto Rico. Being a shrewd […]

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Week 26: Veterinary Referral & Critical Care Hospital

Dear Batter Up friends—meet two of the heart-warming employees at the Veterinary Referral & Critical Care Hospital (VRCC) in Manakin-Sabot! The VRCC is a special gem that I, someone who is unhealthily obsessed with my dog, didn’t even know existed until just a few days before Christmas. VRCC is a 24/7/365 veterinary hospital offering many […]