This month, in honor of Valentine’s Day, the spotlight is on the Isle of Wight Wedding Chapel. Step back in time at this rustic country chapel to celebrate your special day. Isle of Wight County Schools is asking all local farmers to nominate them for America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education Grant.

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Janice Hardison loves weddings. She has been a Marriage Commissioner since 1999 and thought there was a need for some place that people could get married that would be pretty, but not cost a lot of money. “Every bride wants to be lovely and have pretty pictures and memories of her wedding, so I created it,” Hardison said.

She had a building built on her 100-acre farm in Windsor just for weddings. The Isle of Wight Wedding Chapel opened in 1999. The little white chapel seats up to 60 guests and is completely decorated with a 10-foot arch with over 1,500 tiny lights. It has candelabra on each side of the arch with small lamps in each window. The benches are handmade of oak. As soon as you enter the chapel door you feel as if you are stepping back in time. The horses in the pasture welcome the wedding party and guests and love to come up and have their picture taken with the bride and groom.

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This month the spotlight is on Granny’s Kitchen, a new food truck vendor in Isle of Wight County featuring neo-southern cuisine. Chef Daniel and Scott Horne got rolling just in time to participate in the Genuine Smithfield & Isle of Wight County Restaurant Week, January 30-February 7. We highlighted an upcoming Biologicals workshop, a recent tour of the Clover Power Plant, the revised Equine Services Directory, and a STEM competition taking place at Isle of Wight County Schools.

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