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Northampton Grades Options for New Middle School By Ron West In an effort to re-establish a standalone middle school in Northampton County, the Board of Supervisors and School Board, along with staff members, gathered Monday to examine their options. They discussed repurposing the school administration building as a middle school, refurbishing the former middle school and re-opening it, and building a new facility. A walk-through of the school administration building, itself a former elementary school that was closed when Occohannock and Kiptopeke elementary schools opened 20 years ago, revealed that it would need a number of additions to make it usable as a middle school. While the dozen rooms could be refurbished as classrooms and might handle students in Grades 7 and 8, space would be needed for a cafeteria, library, gym, and elective courses. While there is ample property to build an addition or install portable units, the cost to do so is more than the county has in its coffers. The group next visited the former middle school and concluded that there are a number of problems there that would need to be addressed. The heating and AC system, plumbing, wiring and cafeteria would need to be upgraded. Portions of the structure are used by the County Extension Service and Parks and Recreation Department. The former appointed School Board proposed to build a new middle/high school campus in Eastville to replace both schools. Cost estimates for such a facility top off at $35 million.
It is expected that the county’s borrowing power won’t be sufficient to consider the amount needed for a new middle school for at least another five years. Short of conducting a referendum on a tax increase to fund a new school, there are few, if any, options to resolve the funding problem. County Administrator Katie Nunez suggested that the School Board look into the possibility of constructing a new middle school, with a new high school added later. Even then, the county would be far short of the needed funding for several years. School Board member Shannon Dunham, a graduate of Northampton High School, noted concerns over structural issues with the high school, which has seen a number of repairs in recent years. School Board member Randy Parks spoke of the need to provide a true middle-school setting for students in Grades 6 through 8. He noted that the current “school within a school” concept at the high school is not acceptable and the county owes it to students to provide a separate facility. “The middle-school kids have been short changed for years,” Parks said. Board of Supervisors Chairman Larry LeMond suggested that the School Board consider relocating its offices to the rear portion of the former middle school and then selling the school administration building to help procure funds for a new middle school. Following Monday’s site visits and discussions, no decision was made on the best means to provide Northampton a middle school.
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For the fourth time in as many weeks, a late winter snowfall promised to be the last of the season. While weathercasters predicted that the weekend would be more springlike — as they correctly had forecast in preceding weeks — only time will tell whether the middle of next week will bring what its predecessors have delivered: more snow.
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Planning Commission Has 100 Days To Review Zoning Odinance By Ron West The Northampton County Board of Supervisors conducted a joint session with the county Planning Commission regarding the proposed Zoning Ordinance and Comprehensive Plan. The Planning Commission has been reviewing and rewriting the county’s Comprehensive Plan since 2010. The present timeline calls for it to be completed and sent to a public hearing at the end of the year. Some commissioners have said paid consultants are needed if they are to complete the project, which is more extensive than they can handle. Commission Chairman Dixon Leatherbury said one consulting company might be available for about $15,000, which would be used only to determine which parts of the proposed Zoning Ordinance are in line with the Comprehensive Plan. County Administrator Katie Nunez remarked that by law, the commissioners had only a 100-day window to review the Zoning Ordinance and submit a recommendation on it to the Board
of Supervisors, and that period would expire in May. Supervisor Larry Trala said he does not support hiring an outside consultant when there are qualified county residents who could assist the commissioners. A survey of the Board of Supervisors determined that there was not a consensus of opinion on hiring a consultant. Commissioner Roberta Kellam raised the issue of affordable housing and the need for viable roads for some residents seeking loans to update their homes. She noted that there are an estimated 100 homes in the county without indoor plumbing. Nunez explained that the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) works from a “Six-Year Plan” with regards to road construction. Supervisor Rick Hubbard noted that the state usually provides approximately $40,000 per year for the Six-Year Plan, and as such, it takes several years to acquire enough funding to do any roadway con-
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Northampton Grand Jury A quiet indictment handed down by a Northampton Grand Jury earlier this month was made public Monday. The jury indicted Gregory Eugene Waters, 29, of Bayside Road in Exmore on counts of receiving a stolen iPad and attempting to sell the stolen property between Aug. 8 and 15, 2013. Reports filed in Northampton General District Court state Waters turned himself in on March 13. He was released on $5,000 unsecured bond the next day. ………………………… Accomack Circuit Court A 60-year-old New Church man pleaded guilty last week in Accomack Circuit Court to four counts of possessing videos in which young children were engaged in sex acts. Judge W. Revell Lewis accepted a plea agreement between the defendant, James Michael Bowles of Stoney
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charges of possession of marijuana. Secured bail was set at $10,000. Brijido Robles (Ricky) Guzman, 51, of Cattail Road in Parksley was charged with possession with intent to manufacture an unspecified Schedule I or II drug. Guzman listed “income from drug sales” as his financial resource. Guzman was arrested March 21, the day the alleged offense occurred. He is being held without bail. Angela L. Taylor, 33, an Eastern Shore native who lives on Nipigon Court in Virginia Beach, was charged with embezzling an unspecified amount of money belonging to Girl Scout Troop 393 on Jan. 28, 2013. She was arrested March 18. Jillian Floyd, 29, of Pear Plain Lane in Machipongo is charged with felony shoplifting and misdemeanor obtaining money by false pretenses from Walmart in Onley on March 11. She was arrested eight days later. Floyd is free on $5,000 unsecured bond. Janet Lee Cannon, 37, of Pine Ridge Drive in Melfa was arrested March 14 and charged with unauthorized use of a motor vehicle belonging to James Brown on Feb. 23. Cannon is free on $5,000 unsecured bond. A checklist for bond stated Cannon “did not return boyfriend’s car on time.” Glen Lee Williams, 59, of Mary N. Smith Road in Accomac is accused of passing a bad check on Aug. 3, 2013. He was arrested on March 19 and is being held without bail. Ronrecus Leslie Robins, 44, of Greta Road in Atlantic was convicted Monday of misdemeanor obstruction of justice. He was initially accused of felony escaping from custody. Robins was sentenced to 100 days in jail, with all but 10 days suspended, and fined $50. ………………………… Northampton District Court An Accomack man was arrested last week and accused of shooting two brothers outside an Exmore nightspot in November 2013. Darnell Alfonso Sears, 23, of Racetrack Road in Melfa was charged with two counts of malicious wounding and two counts of using a firearm in those felonies. He is being held without bond. Chief A.P. Dimartino of the Exmore Police Department (EPD) said the incident occurred at about 1:30 a.m. Nov. 30. Both victims, who were not identi-
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fied, “suffered gunshot wounds to the arms,” said Dimartino. An investigation found that a vehicle pulled up in front the victims in the Sage parking lot “and blocked them in.” One victim was shot “outside and one was inside” another vehicle. A bullet went straight through the arm of one of the brothers. The chief said Sears was identified as a passenger in the first vehicle. A motive for the shooting was not disclosed. Sears was arrested on March 17 during a traffic stop. Warrants were issued for him in early December. According to a document filed in Northampton General District Court, Sears told authorities “he doesn’t know anything about these charges.” An April preliminary hearing is scheduled. William (Billy) M. Perry, 56, of Trailer Circle in Eastville was charged with strangulation and misdemeanor assault and battery of Valerie Elliott on
March 12. Perry has been living on the Eastern Shore for between five to six months, has minimal ties to the community and could be facing “possible rape charges to come once victim is interviewed,” the records stated. Witnesses saw Perry and Elliott arguing and then observed him choke Elliott just after she called for help. Police were called to the scene and observed Perry having sex with the woman, who was unconscious. When police knocked on the door and identified themselves, Perry left the room and returned to put down a shade. Police then entered the residence, according to the file. Upon further investigation officers learned the Elliott and Perry had been drinking whiskey and smoking crack. Perry told police it was the first time he ever smoked crack. “I just had one hit.” He is free on $3,000 secured bond.
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Accomack GOP Trying To Get School Boards Elected By Linda Cicoira Accomack Republicans are circulating petitions aimed at getting school board members elected. The county’s School Board Selection Commission currently appoints them. “We decided collectively to get more involved in local issues,” said Paul Muhly of Parksley, a GOP member. The school division’s funds are “a big part of the county budget.” In nearby Northampton County, a similar referendum passed. Voters went back to the polls last November to select school board members. The winners took office in January. In that county, the Board of Supervisors previously chose school board members. “Northampton, by pushing this, probably raised awareness” in Accomack, said Muhly. “This is the only way to get it on the ballot to be voted on. We’re going to reach out to the (Accomack) Democratic Party” to see if they are also interested in the endeavor. In Accomack, the circuit court judge
appoints members to the selection commission. By law, “before circulating any petition pages one individual who is a registered and qualified voter of the county … must file with the clerk of circuit court.” Accomack Republican Party Chairman Wesley Edwards is on record as the initial petitioner. “Petitions must be filed with the court no later than nine months following the clerk’s certification or early enough to allow the general registrar to verify the petitions and allow the court to enter its order calling the election at least 81 days before the election date, whichever is earlier,” according to law. As of Monday, there were 23,546 registered voters in Accomack, which means 2,355 of them would have to sign the petition before the court could order a referendum. “The only requirement is to have that number,” Accomack Registrar Patricia White said Wednesday. Accomack Schools requested a total of $45,880,695 in federal, state and lo-
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Felon Is Denied Request To Have in His Case Evidence Analyzed By Linda Cicoira An Onancock man, who was sentenced last July to 58 years in prison for abduction, shooting, robbing and beating an admitted marijuana dealer before leaving him for dead in 2012, was denied a motion Thursday in Accomack Circuit Court to have evidence from his trial analyzed for DNA and fingerprints. Morris Deshawn Townsend, who was 17 when the incidents occurred, contends he is innocent. “The victim said I came in contact of him,” Townsend told the court. “My fingerprints were never found. My clothes and my fibers never came in contact with him. … DNA was not found in the trunk.” The defendant said the analysis of the evidence would prove relevant because “it would show
that I never came in contact with him. It would show that he was lying.” Townsend’s appeal of his convictions to the Supreme Court of Virginia was turned down. Townsend also denies telling Sgt. Anthony Bright of the Accomack Sheriff’s Office that he and the victim, John Gerald Sepeda Jr., 19, of Parsons Road in Greenbush, were fighting. His initials were on the statement along with his mother’s signature. She was present during the questioning because of his age. A jury found Townsend guilty of the crimes, but because of his age, did not sentence him. Instead, Judge W. Revell Lewis III handed down the sentence. Lewis also denied the recent motion, ruling that Townsend had not proven relevance.
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~ Opportunities Available for Local Youths ~ The Virginia Institute of Marine Science’s Eastern Shore Laboratory again will offer summer intern opportunities for several local high-school and college students to work at the lab on various research projects related to marine science. Interns will have the opportunity to work directly with research scientists and graduate students on projects ranging from shellfish aquaculture to water quality to restoration ecology. The goal of the program is to provide hands-on learning and employment opportunities for local students interested in careers in science. The program is open to college students who are home for the summer and to high-school students 16 years of age and older from Northampton and Accomack counties. Admission to the internship program is highly competitive, with the number of applicants exceeding available positions. Interested students should apply online at https://jobs.wm.edu High-school
students should apply to position number T0364V. College students should apply to position number T0374V. The deadline for submitting applications is April 11. If assistance is needed, contact Linda Ward at 787-5816. ………………………… Eastern Shore of Virginia residents enrolled in or having applied to a college curriculum related to naturalresources conservation may apply for scholarship funding from local sources. The W. Foster Fletcher Conservation Scholarship and the William H. Beasley Sr. Memorial Scholarship, both administered by the Eastern Shore Soil and Water Conservation District’s endowment committee, are available only to Eastern Shore of Virginia residents who are full-time undergraduate or graduate students or who have applied to a college undergraduate level curriculum. Two $500 scholarships will be awarded. The deadline to apply for the W. Foster Fletcher Conservation Scholarship
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or logging on to www.esswcd.org/Scholarships.html ………………………… The Virginia Association of Soil & Water Conservation Youth Conservation Camp includes a week at Virginia Tech, July 13-19, learning about forestry, agricultural, conservation and watersheds. Activities include hiking up to the Cascades waterfall, canoeing on the New River, and taking informational tours at Virginia Tech Centers. Interested students can obtain an application form from the district office in Accomac by calling 787-0918, ext. 129, emailing [email protected]
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ition will be sponsored by the Eastern Shore Soil & Water Conservation District and the Ye Accawmacke Garden Club. ………………………… Accomack County Sheriff Todd E. Godwin is accepting applications for the Virginia Sheriffs’ Institute Scholarship Program for young people who want to pursue an education in law enforcement or criminal justice. Full- and part-time students are eligible for this program. Applicants must live in the locality where the sheriff is a member of the Virginia Sheriffs’ Institute and must be accepted to a Virginia colleges or university with a major in the criminal-justice field. Interested students should contact their school guidance office or Karen Barrett of the Accomack Sheriff’s Office at 787-1131, 824-5666, or 891-2489. Applications also may be obtained at website www.vasheriffsinstitute.org Applications must be submitted to the Sheriff’s Office by 5 p.m. April 11.
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Community Cape Charles Evaluates Its Financial Situation Notes The Eastern Shore Railway Museum in Parksley Parksley will be having a Spaghetti Supper Friday, March 28, at the Parksley Firehouse Social Hall. Dinner will be served from 5 until 7 p.m. The menu includes spaghetti, garlic bread, salad, and an assortment of cakes for dessert. The cost of the dinner is $7 for adults and $4 for children under 12 years of age. Carryout dinners also will be available. All money raised will benefit the Eastern Shore Railway Museum. If you have any questions, please call 665-5060 or 665-6271.
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By Ron West Cape Charles Town Council reviewed a number of financial issues at its session last week. Fire Chief Jay Bell asked that the town increase its donation to the fire company from $18,000 to $25,000. The department also receives a donation from Northampton County. Bell listed a number of expensive repairs that the department has had to make to several of its trucks, including the replacement of a number of tires, totaling several thousand dollars. Asked by Councilman Chris Bannon if he would support a small tax increase to help fund the department, Bell said he would not. He stated that a similar fire tax is used in Accomack County, but he has found Northampton to be less receptive to such a tax. Council agreed to review the funding request as it works on the FY 2015 budget. Speaking for Cape Charles Historical Society, Marion Naar, who serves as a volunteer director, urged council to budget $3,000 to partially fund a professional museum director. The museum’s
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current budget of $35,000 does not provide enough funding to hire a director. Former Councilman Larry Veber expressed concern over comments being made in town that the town is about to go bankrupt. Veber noted that the town’s finances are in good shape and it is meeting its financial obligations. “Whoever is saying these things is dong a disservice to the town,” Veber said. A proposal to increase the Transient Occupancy Tax from 3.0 percent to 3.7 percent to help tourism faced opposition from some council members and attendees. Councilman Frank Wendell opposes the increase and urged council to dismiss the idea of a tax increase, adding that the town needs to cut the number of employees, as well as some planned equipment purchases. Councilman Chris Bannon, himself a bed-and-breakfast operator, argued that it would be a pass-through tax only affecting visitors. He noted that he has never heard a customer complain that the tax is too high or that it would prevent them from lodging in the area. Bannon noted that the local tax is much lower than the tax in Virginia Beach, where it is about 11 percent. Speaking in support of the move was Donna Olney-Kohler who said she sees it as a way to support tourism and other business efforts in town. Also supporting the tax increase was Hank Mayor, another B&B owner. He cited a need to create a tourism board for the town. Town Clerk Libby Hume read into the record, a letter from Blue Heron Realty contending that the tax in-
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Marriages ons i t a Gradu •a son, born to Brandy and Joe Pruitt of Chincoteague March 15 •a daughter, born to Telma Garcia of Mappsville March 16 •a son, born to Victoria Branch of Cape Charles March 17 •a son, born to Shonda Reid of Parksley March 18 •a daughter, born to Lindsey Marshall and Adam James of Onancock March 19 •a daughter, born to Amber and Jason Kirby of Belle Haven March 19
Rural Health Wins Ground Water Award The Eastern Shore of Virginia Ground Water Committee has awarded the 2013 Ground Water Award to the Eastern Shore Rural Health Onley Community Health Center for its commitment to stormwater runoff reduction and water conservation. The Ground Water Committee recognized the sustainable site development concepts incorporated at the facility that provide for cleaner stormwater runoff and lower demand of ground water resources. Specifically, the facility landscape design includes a wetlands stormwater treatment system and a “Healing Garden” that utilizes native plants that require less water during the growing season. The landscape design was intended to serve as a community model for conservation and runoff reduction. The Ground Water Committee presented the award to Eastern Shore Rural Health CEO Nancy Stern during its meeting on March 18. The Ground Water Committee established the Ground Water Awards Pro-
gram in 2004 to publicize efforts to protect our regional ground water supply. For more information about the award program and the Ground Wa-
ter Committee, contact Curt Smith of the Accomack-Northampton Planning District Commission at 787-2936 or [email protected]
AES Jr. Beta Headed to Nationals
Accawmacke Elementary School’s Junior Beta Club of 22 fifth graders traveled to Hampton March 11 to compete in the Virginia State Beta Convention. The entire club competed in Group Talent, bringing home second place behind sister school Nandua Middle. The club also took third place in scrapbooking. Jake Ethington won first place in woodworking and Carolyn Kio received second in water colors. The Beta Club has received an invitation to represent Virginia at the National Convention in Richmond this June. Beta Club sponsors are Gwen Blake, Diana Kio, Kathy Cullen Henley and Sandra Ellenberger.
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Parksley Woman Dies Mrs. Margaret Eleanor Cox Justis, 88, of Parksley passed away Sunday, March 16, 2014, at Riverside Shore Memorial Hospital in Nassawadox. Born in Alabama, she was the daughter of the late Joseph Cox. She was a member of Grace U.M. Church. Mrs. Justis was predeceased by her husband, Billy W. Justis; and a daughter, Connie Oliver. She is survived by her son, Billy Ray Justis (and wife, Mary Ann) of Parksley; daughter, Micky Dunkle and Billy Webb of Modest Town; five grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be private. Memorial donations may be made to Grace U.M. Church, P.O. Box 156, Parksley, VA 23421. To sign the guest book, visit www.thorntonfuneralhome.net Arrangements were made by Thornton Funeral Home in Parksley.
Tangier Boat Capt. Dies Mr. Rudy Adonnell Thomas Jr., 57, of Tangier Island died Monday, March 17, 2014, at his home.
Born on Tangier Island, he was a son of Barbara Pruitt Thomas of Crisfield, Md., and the late Rudy Adonnell Thomas, who died April 21, 1991. Mr. Thomas was the fourth-genMr.Thomas eration owner and captain of Tangier Mail & Freight, running mail to the island for many years. He attended Tangier Combined School and was a 32nd Degree Mason with Central Masonic Lodge 300 AF&AM in Onley. Capt. Thomas loved everything to do with boats. He enjoyed going out on his boat; buying, fixing and selling boats; fishing; and the water in general. In addition to his mother, survivors include his wife of almost 35 years, Beth Parks Thomas of Tangier; children, Rudy A. “Tripp” Thomas III (and wife, Alicia) of Tangier, Courtney Thomas Ward (and husband, Keith) of Crisfield, and Brett Edward Thomas of Norfolk (and fiancée, Elana Parks); sister, Dorolena Thomas Bowis (and husband, Linwood) of Reedville, Va.;
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brothers, Wallace Thomas and Steven Thomas (and wife Denise), all of Crisfield; grandsons, Lukas and Nelson Thomas and Kash Ward; and numerous other relatives. Funeral services, officiated by Duane Crockett, were held Friday, March 21, at Swain Memorial U.M. Church on Tangier. Interment was in Sunnyridge Memorial Park in Crisfield. Memorial contributions may be sent to Tangier Volunteer Fire Dept. & EMS, P.O. Box 239, Tangier, VA 23440. Condolences may be offered at www.bradshawandsonsfuneralhome.com Arrangements were made by Bradshaw & Sons Funeral Home, Crisfield.
Ex-Holly Farms Worker Dies Mrs. Ruth Geraldine Smith Redmond, 80, a resident of Riverside Shore Rehabilitation Center in Parksley for the past 15 years, formerly of Accomac, died Tuesday, March 18, 2014. Born in Maryland, and a longtime resident of Ellicott City, Mrs. Redmond Md., she was a daughter of the late George Lester Smith and Gladys Lefferd Smith. Mrs. Redmond was a former employee of R&G Shirt Factory and Holly Farms, and enjoyed playing bingo with her friends. She was predeceased by her husband, Floyd Matthew Redmond; sons, Randy and Michael Redmond; and siblings, Lola Shumaker, Nevada Justice, and Calvin Smith. Survivors include her children, Floyd M. Redmond Jr. (and wife, Kathey) of Parksley, Gary A. Redmond of Finksburg, Md., and Ruth R. Perry (and husband, Henry) of Parksley; sisters, Carrie Ecker (and husband, Sam) of Finksburg, Shirley Silvius of Randallstown, Md., and Jane White of Hanover, Md.; brother, George Smith (and wife, Charlotte) of Finksburg; grandchildren, Matthew, Jennifer, Rachel, Gene, Terry, Lori, Vickie and Christopher; great-grandchildren, Skyler, Kaden, Kya, Gaven, Gina, Derek, Laura Beth, Aaron, Brittany, Joseph, Cody, Brad, Travis, Austin and Nathan; great-great-grandchildren, Peyton, Hailey, Wyatt and Ivy; and sev-
eral nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted at Williams-Parksley Funeral Home, Saturday, March 22, by Rev. Robert I. Kelly. Interment was in Edgehill Cemetery in Accomac. Memory tributes may be shared at www.williamsfuneralhomes.com
Postal Retiree Dies Mr. Franklin R. Garner, 80, of Bloxom passed away Monday, March 18, 2014, at his home, surrounded by his loving family. Born in Nansemond County, Va., he was the youngest son of the late Benjamin O. and Ida Holland GarMr. Garner ner. Mr. Garner served four years in the U.S. Air Force and retired from the U.S. Postal Service with 32 years of service. After retiring, he enjoyed gardening and working a small farm in Accomack County. Mr. Garner is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Kathleen L. Garner; daughter, Debra Garner Ricks of Sedley, Va.; son, Larry Franklin Garner and wife, Patricia of Parksley; grandchildren, Sara D. Finney of Ivor, Va., Ryan Paul Ricks and wife, Katie (U.S. Coast Guard), and Robert Franklin Ricks of Ivor; and great-grandchildren, Jocelyn Douglass Finney, Robert Tristan Labrecque, and Nicholas Paul Ricks. He was predeceased by two sisters, Lucy White and Myrtle Jenkins; and four brothers, Benjamin, Robert, Russell, and Irvin Garner. A memorial service will be conducted from the chapel of Williams-Parksley Funeral Home Sunday, March 30, at 3 p.m., with Rev. Andrew Matthews and Mrs. Lucy Huffman officiating. A reception will follow in Zion Baptist Church Social Hall. Interment will be private. Memorial donations may be made to Hospice on the Eastern Shore, 165 Market St., Suite 3, Onancock, VA 23417; the American Cancer Society, 4416 Expressway Dr., Virginia Beach, VA 23452; or the SPCA, P.O. Box 164, Onley, VA 23418. Memory tributes may be shared at www.williamsfuneralhomes.com (Obituaries Cont’d. on Next Page)
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Monthly Church Bulletin
Monthly Church Bulletin Friday, Feb. 22
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March 28, potatoes, Friday, stringbeans, cornbread and and Saturday, March 29 Wadessert, will be served at Living Foundation ofinFaith Worship ters Church of God Pocomoke, Md., Center Belle last from 11 in a.m. to Haven 1 p.m. will Thehold costthe is $10. two nights of its four-nightcall Healing and For business deliveries, 410-957Deliverance Rivial and Miracle Crusade 3389 or email [email protected]
beginning at 7:30Dinner on Friday and 6 on = A Spaghetti will be hosted Saturday. TheU.M. guestChurch evangelist is Overat Epworth in Exmore seer YoVanda pastor of New from 5 to 7 p.m.Jenkins, In addition to spaghetBeginnings Ministries Salisbury, Md. ti with meat or plain in sauce, the menu will include garlic bread, beverage, and Friday, March 28 dessert. The cost is $7 to eat in or take African Baptist Church is out. Theaevent is aFest fund-raiser recoghosting Gospel at 4 p.m.toSeveral nize Exmore first responders. local groups will perform. Saturday, Feb. 23 Chicken and Dumplings = ANew Allen Memorial Dinner AME will be held Oak Grove U.M. Church in at Franktown will hostChurch a “Men in Melfa fromof4:30 to 7 p.m.Breakfast” The menu and Women Distinction also includes sides,Thomas dessert,Glover and teawill or at 9 a.m. Dr. Linda coffee. costTickets is $7. Eat or carry out. be theThe guest. areinavailable for Todonation place orders or for questions, call 710a of $7. 4920, 710-0392, orU.M. 710-8730. = Downing’s Church in Oak Hall The will ladies hold an All-You-Can-Eat of Onley Baptist Chili Cookoff (mild,their medium blazChurch will hold 17th or Annual ing) from 6 to 8 p.m. to benefit Adams Women’s Seminar, “Attitude of GratiU.M. of Parksley which Regishad a tude,”Church at Nandua High School. fire in January. The cost is $6 (includes tration begins at 5 p.m., with free dinner beverage dessert. CallThe Pastor Don and door and prizes at 6 p.m. seminar at 824-4585 or Larry Thornton at 894begins at 7 p.m. with Praise and Worship 9810 enter your chili orLynn for tickets. musictoand guest speaker Brooks. = The Women’s Ministry of Antioch For dinner reservations, call Lisa McBaptist Churchorwill host a Musical Neal at 442-4783 Dawn Clark at 787Celebration at 5 p.m. Featured guests 7024. No child care will be provided. will include The Ames Sisters, Jerome Saturday, March 29 Custis, and praise dancers. Foundation Faith Sunday,of Feb. 24 Worship Center in History Belle Haven will host its = Black will be celebrated Choosing To Change Women’s Empowat New Hope Church on Saxis Road erment Fellowship beginning at noon. at 2:30 p.m. Women 14 on or Parade” older arewill invited. Elder = “Hats be presentLakishia BanisterBaptist is the facilitator. ed at Ebenezer Church on Occohannock Road at 2:30 p.m. = The Gospel Crusaders of Salisbury, Md., will render a full service at Mt. Zion Independent Methodist Church in Withams at 4 p.m. Need Help with Funeral Expenses? = The Christian music group Practicing Praise will perform at Guilford Call Lawrence Land United Methodist Church at 7 p.m. free advice A love offering will be taken for the Ac“The Accident Lawyer from comack/Northampton Pregnancy Center. theSaturday, other side March of the bay.” 2 = A Gospel I will Concert come towill you.be held at Bible Church of God on Dream Road 757-442-7272 • 757-787-1911 in Wattsville at 6 p.m. Various groups will berogers performing. 10181 drive, Nassawadox, va 23413
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Accomac. All Gospel groups and singers are invited to perform two selections.
Sunday, April 6 The Senior Usher Board of New Allen Memorial AME Church in Franktown will celebrate Annual Ushers’ Day. The New Hallelujah Gospel Singers will be in concert at 3 p.m. A free-will offering will be taken. For additional information, call 414-0351.
Saturday, March 29, ebrate his seventh pastoral anniversaand Sunday, ry at New Mt. Olive March Baptist30 Church Baptist in at 2:30Antioch p.m. Pastor Frank Church Morris and Treherneville willfrom hostHerbert its Choosing To his congregation Baptist Change will Women’s FelChurch be the Empowerment guests. lowship at noon. Women = Thebeginning Annual Choir Festival will 14 be and older invited. Elder Lakishia held at Mt.are Zion Independent MethBanister will beinthe facilitator. odist Church Withams at 4 p.m. Sunday, March 17 30 = St. James U.M. Church Senior Citizens’ Day willinbePococelmoke, Md., will celebrate Annual Womebrated at 10 a.m. at Tabernacle Bapen’s at 3:30 The guest preachtist Day Church in p.m. Horntown. er will be Rev. Tamela Wise from New Eastville Baptist Church will Macedonia Baptist Church in Bloxom. present a Hymn Sing at 2 p.m. Refreshments will be provided.
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Shiloh Baptist Church in Boston will hold a “100 Men in Black & White” worship service at 3 p.m. The Thewill Northampton Social Davis Minis-of guest be Pastor Harvey tries, organized in 2005 by churches Shiloh Baptist Church in Atlantic. and other partners to help meet the The crises Hallelujah Gospel Singers financial of Northampton resiwill be is in in concert at volunteers 3 p.m. at Bethel dents, need of to inAME Church terview people.in Onancock to benefit Women’s Day. Northampton residents needing assistance are interviewed on the Mt. Nebo Baptist Church in first and third Tuesday of the month Onancock will observe Women’s Day from 9 towith 11 a.m. by speakers, NSM volunteers at 3 p.m. guest dancers at the Northampton Social Services and soloists. building in Eastville. 5 People Saturday, seeking April assistance are First Baptist Church in Mappsasked to bring their bills and proof ville will hold a birthday celebration for of income.Services include assistance First Sis Georgie The serwith Lady mortgages, rent, Boyd. fuel, electric, vice begins atand 5 p.m. with supplies. Pastor Sally medications medical Heath bringing the preached word. To volunteer or contribute, call 6785133,The ext. 338, or write to NorthampCNT Faith Gospel Singers ton celebrate Social Ministries, P.O.anniversary Box 553, will their 20th Eastville, VA 23347. at 5 p.m. at St. Luke AME Church in
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Men and Women’s Day will be celebrated at 3 p.m. at Tabernacle Baptist Church in Horntown. Saturday, April 12 A Prayer Breakfast will be held at 9 a.m. at Bethel AME Church in Onancock. The cost is $8. Proceeds will benefit Woman’s Day.
Bake and Bloom will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Capeville U.M. Church. Potatoes and fixings will be on sale, as will baked goods and plants. Experts from local companies will discuss gardening, bread baking, candy making and flower arranging. Door prizes will be given. Proceeds will benefit the church’s outreach projects.
First Baptist Church in Mappsville will hold a special service at 5 p.m. for the seven churches of Asia. Friday, April 18
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ville will hold Good Friday Service of Seven Last Words, beginning at 7 p.m.
Sunday, April 20 First Baptist Church in Mappsville will hold Easter Sunrise Service at 6 a.m.
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Property Transactions •From Gregory Hart To Pierson Group, Inc. Parks Road parcel, Pastoria For $18,000 •From Benjamin Thomas To Amanda Thomas Atlantic parcel For $132,000 •From William Taylor
To Aydelotte L&P Atlantic District property For $557,000 •From Stella Rohde To Pierson Group, Inc. Lot 3, Vineyard Estates For $17,000 •From New Jerusalem Ministries, Inc. To Billy Hunter Onancock parcel For $2,000 •From CCG Land, LLC To Veronica Kidder Lot 1010, Section 1, Captain’s Cove For $500 •From Mary Lou Birch To Michael and Teena Haugh Parcel 2E Piney Island, Chincoteague For $120,000 •From Christopher Martin To Paul Sears and Kathleen McGarvey 10.32 acres, Messongo Neck For $40,000 •From Phillip Ettinger To James Stevens Lot 2389, Section 5, Captain’s Cove For $120,000 •From CCG Note, LLC To Sarah Daugherty & Shannon Wright Lot 61, Section 6, Captain’s Cove For $7,500 •From Patrick O’Brien and William McAllister
To Sarah Daugherty & Shannon Wright Lot 60, Section 6, Captain’s Cove For $250,000 •From LGB Group, Inc. To Matthew Bogdon and Michael M. Bogdon Living Trust Lots 2 & 4, Meadow Wood, Belle Haven For $49,600 •From Ladawn Sample To Michael Watson Painter parcel For $20,000 •From Captain’s Cove Golf & Yacht Club, Inc. To Tommy Wells and Janie Stevenson Lot 2095, Section 4, Captain’s Cove For $3,500 •From Preston, Penny, Craig and Zebie Shellenberger and Nicolaos and Christina Tountas To Nicolaos and Christina Tountas 3 Chincoteague parcels For $255,000 •From William Brewer and Priscilla H. Brewer Trust To Thomas Miele 2 Chincoteague parcels For $240,000 •From Susan and Richard Sterrett
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Man Who Attacked First Responders Is Suing Drug Companies By Linda Cicoira Bradley Scott Colas, the Virginia Beach police officer who admitted he stabbed two Atlantic firefighters and shot a hole through the pant leg of another in March 2012, is suing the maker and distributor of the antibiotic he took before the bizarre encounter occurred. The 26-year-old blames the prescription drug Biaxin, which he was prescribed for a respiratory ailment, for making him psychotic and delusional “to the point that it endangered his life and the lives of others, suffering injuries, pain, humiliation, harm to his reputation and incarceration.” He claims, “This was not the first time Biaxin or its generic equivalent affected a user in this way.” Colas says that after three doses of Biaxin, he “began experiencing symptoms of psychosis, becoming manic and at times fixated and obsessed with religious ideas.” After a fourth dose he was “still unable to sleep … began feeling as if he has some special religious powers and would be given a religious
mission.” He says he called the doctor, who was unavailable and then spoke with a pharmacist, who told him “she was not aware of the kinds of side effects he was describing as being associated with Biaxin and that he could ‘stay on it.’ ” In his suit, Colas says he again called the doctor whose nurse said he was unaware of any psychotic reaction to Biaxin. Colas says it was suggested that he take another dose, which he did, but was still unable to sleep. Colas says he made about 30 phone calls between 2 and 9 a.m., acted bizarre and out of character while viewing a movie with friends the next night and eventually “became convinced he was a prophet.” His delusions set him on a trip to Philadelphia to protect his former girlfriend. It was during that journey that he crashed his car on Lankford Highway near Hallwood, according to reports. Colas was later charged with attempted murder, use of a firearm and maliciously causing bodily injury. He was not prosecuted because “the single conclusion is that the acts … were the
result of the defendant’s involuntary intoxication.” Five doctors agreed about the decision, according to the record. When firefighters arrived following his accident, “I thought they were up to something,” Colas testified, adding that he demanded their radio so he could speak to their supervisor. They didn’t give him the equipment and at some point someone realized he had a gun. When they tried to take it from him, “he stabbed at them … I didn’t know what was real and what wasn’t,” Colas said. Firefighters Timmy McCready and Edward Taylor were stabbed, according to court records. At a bond hearing, Colas testified that that he meant to kill the volunteers. Colas also admitted he got fixated on the numbers 444 while hallucinating from the drug and got scared when he saw that number (Station 4) on the firefighters’ helmets. Colas is asking U.S. District Court in northern Illinois, where the pharmaceutical companies are headquar-
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tered, to order Abbott Laboratories and AbbVie, Inc., to pay him in excess of $75,000 in general damages including the cost of defending himself in the criminal proceedings, more than $75,000 in special damages and more than $75,000 for past and future mental and emotional distress. He wants a trial by jury. His lawsuit states, he “had no history of psychosis or any mental disorder” before the incident. “Additionally he had never taken any medication for nor been treated for any psychological disorder. In fact, he had passed multiple law enforcement psychological screening tests all prior to February 2012.” Colas contends, “Abbott aggressively marketed Biaxin and emphasized its safety in comparison to other available antibiotics. “In Phase II and III clinical trials preceding Biaxin’s FDA approval,” Colas says, “Abbott became aware that Biaxin caused various adverse reactions relating to the central nervous system in approximately 2-3 percent of users … effects became the subject of reported studies in scientific, psychiatric and pharmaceutical journals and treatises.” Colas says the FDA documented more than 1,000 cases of neuropsychiatric adverse effects associated with Biaxin and that the defendants were aware of the reports and studies. He claims the companies did not adequately warn physicians, pharmacists and patients about the side effects. The companies have not yet responded to the allegations. AbbVie was given until May 2 to answer. The company plans to file a motion to dismiss, according to court records.
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FRIDAY MARCH 28
H10 a.m. Duplicate Bridge - Sage Diner, Onley - 442-2474 H6 p.m. - Celebrate Recovery Group mtg. - Family Life Center, Onancock - Meal: $6/single or $10/family H7 p.m. - Life Teach Series Rachel/Leah Covenant Ministries Center - 787-2486 H7:30 p.m. - Bingo (doors open at 6:30 p.m.) - Exmore Moose Lodge, Belle Haven
H9 a.m. - Zumba Class - Chincoteague YMCA - $5 - 336-3535 H10 a.m.-noon - Foster Care Workshop - Northampton Cty. DDS - adults only - 678-5153 x328 H10 a.m.-1 p.m. - Soup Kitchen - Faith Christian Tabernacle Ministries, Accomac - 787-1811 Hnoon & 7:30 p.m. - AA mtg. - Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, Onancock H4:30-7 p.m. - Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser by Hoof Beats by the Beach - Atlantic UMC - $8/person (eat-in or carry-out) - 894-0707 H7:30 p.m. - Bingo - Eastville Vol. Fire Co.
SATURDAY MARCH 29
Monday MARCH 31
H10 a.m. - TOPS mtg. - Market Street UMC, Onancock - 787-3635 H5-6 p.m. - Al-Anon mtg. - Market St. UMC, Onancock H6 p.m. - Bingo - Elks Lodge, Tasley H6:30 p.m. - Cub Scout Pack 300 mtg. - Grace UMC, Leemont Hall, Parksley
WEDNESDAY H7:45 a.m. - Kiwanis Club of Accomack mtg. Sage Diner, Onley april 2
H11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. - Debedeavon Toastmasters’ mtg. - NASA/Wallops Base - Call Owen Hooks at 757-824-1941. H2 p.m. - Children’s Story Hour - E.S. Public Library, Accomac H4 p.m. - Arts & Crafts Time - Cape Charles Memorial Library H5:30-6:30 p.m. - Free Meals for the Hungry - Epworth UMC, Exmore - 442-6391 H6-7 p.m. - Prayer Line Open - Call 665-7403 or 387-7021 or 894-1521 w/prayer requests H7 p.m. - AA & Al-Anon mtgs. - RSMH, Nassawadox H7:30 p.m. - Bingo - Painter VFC
H9 a.m.-3 p.m. - E.S. Master Gardeners’ Training Class - Experimental Station, Painter - 678-7946 x29 H9:30-11:30 a.m. - Community Fellowship - Grace UMC, Lee Mont Hall, Parksley H10:30 a.m. - Children’s Story Hour - E.S. Public Library, Accomac H2 p.m. - Children’s Story Hour - library, Nassawadox H4 p.m. - Chess Club - Cape Charles Memorial Library - all ages & levels welcome H6 p.m. - TOPS VA-550 mtg. - Zion Baptist Church, Social Hall, Parksley - 787-2903 H6:30 p.m. - American Legion Post 101 mtg. - Chapter Bldg., 25534 East Main St., Onley H6:30 p.m. - Kiwanis Club of Chincoteague mtg. - St. Andrew’s Catholic Church H6:30 - 8:30 p.m. - GED Class - ESCC, Classroom A-51, Melfa H7 p.m. - E.S. Shooting Club mtg. - Exmore Fire Dept. - 678-9038 H7 p.m. - Bingo - Parksley VFC H7 p.m. - NA mtg. - Painter Garrison UMC
THURSDAY april 3
Emergency Medical Technician Course Offered
Sunday MARCH 30 H2:30 p.m. - Bingo - Vietnam Veterans’ Bldg., Main St., Onley H3-6 p.m. - Taste of the Eastern Shore E.S.Y.C.C., Melfa $30/tickets at the door - 787-2557
POST TIMES MARCH 28– APRIL 3
TUESDAY april 1
H9 a.m. - Al-Anon mtg. - St. Andrew's Catholic Church, Chincoteague H10 a.m. - Bingo - Accomack Sr. Village, Onancock - 787-3900 H5:30 p.m. - TOPS mtg. - Belle Haven Presbyterian Church - 442-9776 H5:30 p.m. - Onancock Business & Civic Assn. mtg. - Naomi Makemie Presbyterian Church, Onancock H6 p.m. - Rachel Leah Ministries - 787-2486 H6 p.m. - Bingo - Pocomoke Elks, next to YMCA H6:30-8:30 p.m. - GED Class - ESCC, Melfa H7 p.m. - Vietnam Veterans’ E.S. Chapter 614 mtg. - Chapter Bldg., 25534 Main St., Onley H7 p.m. - Narcotics Anon. mtg. - Jerusalem Baptist Church, Temperanceville H7:30 p.m. - Al-Anon mtg. - Atlantic UMC - 824-5386 H7:30 p.m. - Bingo - smoke free - Cheriton VFC H7:30 p.m. - Central Masonic Lodge mtg.
E.S. Art League Holding Spring Show Now
The Eastern Shore Art League is currently holding a Spring Show through the first week of April. The Red Queen Gallery, 57 Market St., Onancock, will display more than 50 artworks Wednesday to Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Student Show is scheduled for April 24-25 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Shore Bank Headquarters in Onley.
Ferry Presentation by Ron West
The Eastern Shore Watermen’s Museum and Research Center will sponsor a presentation by Ron West: Gone But Not Forgotten: The Ferries of Kiptopeke and Cape Charles. The talk will take place Friday, April 11 at 7 p.m. (with a reception of 6:30 p.m.) at the Historic Onancock School, 6 College Ave. There is no charge but donations will be accepted. Seating is limited so response is encouraged. To R.S.V.P. please email [email protected]
Northampton County EMS and Eastern Shore EMS Council are sponsoring an EMT Course starting Wednesday, April 2 at 6:30 p.m. The classes will be on Wednesdays and Thursdays 6:30-9:30 p.m. at Cape Charles Rescue Service, 22215 South Bayside Rd., Cape Charles. Go to http://2014emt.eventbrite.com
Spell-Rite on April 11
On April 11 at 5:30 p.m. there will be a spelling challenge at E.S.Y.C.C. in Melfa. Tickets are $25 through April 1 and $30 after April 1. Tickets are available The Book Bin, Sundial Books, Rayfield’s Pharmacies, Runninger’s Pharmacy, H&H Pharmacy in Chincoteague and the GED building at the community college. Proceeds will benefit the Eastern Shore Literacy Council.
to register or call 678-0411. A CPR certification is required to attend. On March 19 at 6 p.m. there will be a CPR class offered at Cape Charles Rescue Squad and one on March 29 at 1 p.m. at Exmore Fire Company. The CPR class is $30/person. Call 678-0411 to register.
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n i t s Po Up
ix Mornings on Sanibel,” a book you may never have heard of, has been compared to “Tuesdays with Morrie” and Hemmingway’s “Old Man and the Sea.” That’s high praise, since the first is an all-time best seller, and the latter is a classic for the ages. I had never heard of “Six Mornings on Sanibel” by Charles Sobczak until my son passed the book on recently. He and his wife spent a week at the tiny island off the coast of Florida last year and came across an autographed copy of the book. After reading it, my son thought I might enjoy it since fishing dominates the story line. He was right, but “Six Mornings on Sanibel” is much more than a story of two men who meet at a fishing pier for six mornings. It is a story of two contrasting lives that show the choices we make lead us down a path that can be difficult to change. Carl Johnson, a wise, retired fishing guide from Sanibel, and Richard Evans, a young, stressed-out divorce attorney from Peoria, share more than cold Cokes and snook runs. Stories of lost love, mortality and heroism are intertwined with catching big snooks and reds that run off the island’s fishing pier. They all add up to wisdom, something sometimes lost in our hurried age. Evans has been forced by his wife to take her and their two children on a vacation and finds himself booked for a week on an island of fewer than 7,000 people. Partly to get away from his nagging wife and the two boys who only find pleasure in high-tech gadgets, Evans walks down to the fishing pier each morning. He keeps returning, not so much for the fishing but for the com-
‘Sanibel’ Book Brings Perspective
pany of Johnson, who tells a good story. Richard Evans, by some measures, is a success. He has a nice home, luxury cars and a thriving practice that charges $390 an hour. But he’s extremely overweight and chain smokes his way through three packs a day. In his practice he will go to any lengths to find dirt on the spouse of the client he represents. He almost always wins. Carl Johnson worked as a lender in a bank many years ago. When he and his family vacationed on Sanibel one year, he never returned home — literally. Sending word to the real-estate company to sell his house and ship his belongings, he took up fishing and learned the secrets of the trade well enough to become one of the top guides on the island. He eventually retired to spend a blissful life with his wife, who loved to garden. Their two children were leading successful lives in the big city. Fate changed all that, however, when she was diagnosed with cancer that led to a painful death. At first, Carl had no interest in fishing following his wife’s death. Never thinking he would enjoy pier fishing after a lifetime of chasing big fish in the ocean, he was encouraged by a friend to give it a try. He found he enjoyed not only the fishing, but the camaraderie of the fellows at the pier. It became a morning ritual. Always willing to help a tourist, Carl stumbles upon Richard, who had entered the local tackle shop with his credit card and bought three of everything with no knowledge of how to use anything. Richard senses a change coming over himself each day as he returns from the pier after listening to the stories told by the wise, old fishing guide. He questions his drive to sacrifice everything for his job, including the rela-
tionship with his boys, who constantly fight over the toys he continually gives them in lieu of his own presence. He knows his wife only sees him as a ticket to the country clubs and high-society parties. Carl’s children call regularly and beg him to come live with them in the big city, but he knows his place is on Sanibel near the sea. Carl can’t hide the grief he carries for his wife, showing emotions that Richard has never seen in his law practice. Carl talks of a simplistic existence that has clear choices for a life that should be lived with passion and to the fullest. Yet when the time comes, death should be met with dignity and grace. I won’t give away the ending, but take my word that “Six Mornings on Sanibel” is a worthy book regardless of whether you enjoy fishing. Wherever you are in your life, it may make you take stock of your own existence.
Four remain with the club, now meeting eight times a year, taking off summers and Christmas. Through marriages, children and all the things that come with life, the women, who started as 18- and 19-yearolds, still play in their early 80s. Although they keep score, the competition is secondary. Tallies are tossed after each session, and the women start with a clean slate the next time they meet. It’s the shared friendships they count most. The original four are Sally Ann Mason Manuel, Patsy Warren Gladden, Nancy Hutchinson Prettyman and Anne Drewer Sterling, my mother.
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This might be a stretch for sports fans and has a personal connection, but you’ve got to find this remarkable. There are four women on the Eastern Shore who have met regularly to play bridge for 63 years. They learned to play the card game in high school at Central when tables were set up on rainy days in the recreation hall during physical education classes. Guidance counselor Betty Bryant taught the girls the basics of the game. Bridge, once hugely popular with both men and women, is a card game that seems to be lost on younger generations who have numerous visual forms of entertainment competing for their time. In January of 1951, eight of the students formed a bridge club shortly after graduation and started meeting every other week.
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Run for Animals April 6
The 3rd Annual Run For The Animals is set to take place on Sunday, April 6, at 8:30 a.m. at the Historic Onancock School. All net proceeds will go to benefit local needy animals. Participants can choose either the half marathon (13.1 miles) or the 10K (6.2 miles) run/walk. There will be commemorative Tshirts, finishing medals, trophies by age division, door prizes, and awards for the top three fund-raisers. Leashed canine companions are welcome. There will be a post-race celebration. The event is rain or shine. The registration fee is $40 ($50 after March 31). The reduced student fee is $20 ($25 after March 31). To register, volunteer, or sponsor, contact Andrea Derby, race director, call 757-999-4999 or e-mail [email protected]
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YMCA Soccer for Youth
The Eastern Shore Family YMCA will be hosting a youth soccer league this spring. There will be age groups competing by grade level in K-2nd, 3rd-4th and 5th-6th. Children must be at least 5 years old to register. Y Soccer is designed to teach the basic skills of soccer to children who have never played the game and improve the skills of those who have. Games will be held at the YMCA on Friday evenings starting April 11. The member rate is $45 and the non-member rate is $60. Register online or at the Y in Onley. For questions, conta
Bay-to-Bay Run/Walk Set on Chincoteague The Chincoteague Island Family YMCA has announced its third annual Bay-to-Bay 10K Run and 5K Run/Walk to be held Saturday, April 19, the day before Easter. Check-in will start at 6:30 a.m. at
Robert Reed Park and the race will start at 8 a.m. The registration fee is $25 for early registration and $35 for registration after April 12. Active military personnel qualify for a $5 discount. Children under the age of 14 can participate for free. This year’s participants in the 5K portion can either run or walk the course. First-, second- and third-place awards will be given to male and female runners in 10-year age groupings in both the 5K and 10K races. Free child care will be available on site for participating parents. Following the race, there will be a kids’ Easter egg hunt and family games in the park To register, call the YMCA at 3366626, stop by the Y at 6395 Maddox Blvd. or visit www.ymcachesapeake.org ct member services at 787-5601.
Canoe, Kayak Course Set Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 1202 is offering its Paddlesports America course designed to attract the novice and experienced paddle enthusiasts. The course will be held on April 5 at 9 a.m. at the new VIMS building in Wachapreague. Topics will include Know Your Paddlecraft, Operating Your Paddlecraft Safely and Legal Requirements. For more information or pre-registration, call Russell Vreeland at 442-7029.
building which replaces the previous building that was flooded during Hurricane Sandy. The new clubhouse is approximately 1,200 square feet with a private meeting room, outdoor deck, pro shop, snack bar, and restrooms. Coffee, doughnuts and other items will be provided for all attendees of the grand opening ceremony. In order to celebrate the clubhouse grand opening, free golf will be provided for any area golfer on either Saturday, April 5, or Sunday, April 6. Golfers may play one round of 18 holes on either day at no cost. The purpose of this promotional weekend is to highlight the new clubhouse and show off the nine-hole course on the Pocomoke River. Golfers are asked to call 401-9571171 or 410-957-1333 to reserve a tee time and optional golf cart, if they prefer one.
Aquatic Center in Northampton County The Northampton County Parks and Recreation Advisory Board is forming a 501c3 nonprofit organization to raise funds for a community aquatic center in Northampton County. There will be an organizational meeting at Indiantown Park on Thursday, April 3, beginning at 5:30 p.m. This event is for anyone interested in expressing thoughts and ideas or joining the committee. This will be a family event with refreshments, crafts for the kids and an open playground.
Free Golf Weekend for New WQ Clubhouse Chamber Golf Tourney Pocomoke City officials have anAnnounced for May 2 nounced a grand opening and ribbon cutting for their new clubhouse building at Winter Quarters Municipal Golf Course. The event is scheduled for Saturday, April 5, beginning at 10 a.m. at the clubhouse at the end of Winter Quarters Drive adjacent to the Pocomoke River. Mayor Bruce Morrison and City Council members will cut a ribbon to officially open the new clubhouse
The Eastern Shore of Virginia Chamber of Commerce has announced its first annual golf tournament to be held Friday, May 2, replacing the annual Shore Fest tournament which will not be held this year by the hospital. The tournament will tee off at 1 p.m. at Eastern Shore Yacht and Country Club after an 11 a.m. registration and 11:30 lunch.
Prices for first, second and third places, longest drives and closest to the pin will be given for both men and women. The entry fee is $100 per golfer, which includes, greens fees, cart, lunch, on-course beverages and the awards reception. The field will be limited to 32 teams. To enter, send name and address with handicap to Eastern Shore of Virginia Chamber of Commerce, P.O. Box 460, Melfa, VA 23410. For more information, call 787-2460 or go to [email protected]
Flounder Talk at VIMS April 2 The Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS) will present a public seminar titled “Investigation of Summer Flounder Behavior from the Flounder Capital of the World” on Wednesday, April 2, at 7:30 p.m. at the VIMS Library in Wachapreague. The seminar will be presented by Karen Capossela, fisheries biologist at the Maryland Department of Natural Resources. She will discuss how continued degradation of estaurine environment necessitates a better understanding of how seasonal residents like summer flounder use mid-Atlantic estuaries. The seminar is free and open to everyone; there is a seating capacity of 60. For further information, call VIMS at 787-5816.
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Arcadia’s Mills Tosses 8-Inning Shutout Win The Arcadia High School boys’ baseball team beat King William 2-0 in an 8-inning battle Friday. Zach Mills led the Firebirds to victory by striking out 18 King William batters while allowing only one hit. The Firebirds scored two runs in the top of the eighth inning with hits by Mills and Mason Grove and the help of Mills a walk and passed ball. very King William could not answer in
the bottom of the eighth. Arcadia coach Terry Mohler said, “Our team was down three starters, but we came out and competed and brought home the victory. I am proud of our kids and how they were able to stay composed and finish the game. We still have a lot of work to do, but to go out and get a conference win over an opponent like King William is rewarding.”
Nandua Splits with Northumberland Nandua exploded for nine runs in the fourth en route to a 14-4 win over Northumberland in the first game of a double header Saturday on the road. Hunter Taylor went 3 for 3, including a pair of doubles and three RBIs. Curtis Ormsby, Ryan Haynie and Jake Guy each had two hits, with Ormsby and Haynie knocking in two runs each. Devanta Mason also had a double and a pair of RBIs. Derek Bjorlo had a double and scored three runs. Haynie pitched four innings to get the win, allowing seven hits and four earned runs while striking out one batter and walking one.
Nandua dropped the second game of a double header to Northumberland 8-2 last Saturday. Nothumberland broke open a close game with four runs in the fifth and three more in the sixth inning while holding the Warrior attack to a pair of runs in the sixth. Taylor collected two of the three Nandua hits, including a triple. Mason also had a double. Ormsby took the loss, allowing three earned runs in four innings. Nandua opens its district schedule on Monday against Northampton in Eastville.
Jackets Tie W&L, Fall to Ocean Lakes
Northampton battled to a 2-2 soccer tie with Washington & Lee Friday in a contest ended after two overtimes. Junior Guildo and Omar Cruz scored goals for the Jackets. After getting home at 1:30 a.m. Saturday, the Jackets were on a bus less that eight hours later to travel to Ocean
Lakes, where they were tied 1-1 in the second half before the fatigued Jackets gave up two late goals in a 3-1 loss. Jesus Maldonado scored the lone goal for the Northampton. “The game was much closer than the score depicted,” said Jacket coach John Gorman. “We just ran out of gas at the end.”
Nandua Kickers Split Pair of Games The Nandua soccer squad toppled Churchland of Portsmouth 3-1 recently behind two goals by David Wright and a goal by Elmis Mayorga before dropping a 2-1 decision to Smithfield on Friday. Majorga scored in the first half
on an assist by Trevor Cooper before Smithfield netted two goals in the second half for the win. Nandua opens its district season against Northampton at home next Wednesday at 6 p.m.
Ponies’ Riefler Paces Win With 5 RBIs
Chincoteague won its season opener over St. Peter and Paul of Easton, Md., 16-6 as Corey Reifler went 3 for 5 with two doubles and five RBIs last Friday. Pony freshman Trey Fisher started on the mound and threw 3.2 innings with four strikeouts. Alex McGee relieved and threw 2.1 innings, striking out six. Chincoteague coach Will Thompson said he was pleased his pitchers allowed only three walks in the season debut. “Our bats were huge today,” added Thompson. In addition to Riefler, who also threw a runner out from left field, Spencer White had three singles and two RBIs, Mason Marshall had two singles and two RBIs, and Trey Fisher had two singles and an RBI. Trevor Reed had a double with two RBIs, and Kyle Gentry had a single with two RBIs.
Photo by Jackie Derrickson Corey Riefler celebrates after a double.
Broadwater Makes Good Showing in New Kent Track and Field Meet
The Broadwater boys’ track and field team finished sixth among 13 teams in the Shoot the Gun and Run Invitational Meet hosted by New Kent last week. Preston RichRichardson ardson set meet records in winning both the discus with a throw of 159’5” and the shot put with a toss of 52’08.25”. Adam Bowen finished second in the 400-meter dash with a time of 54.37. Other top-10 finishers were Frank Long in the 800-meter finals with a time of 2:21.18 and Matthew McCaskill in the long jump with a leap of 17’1.2”. For the girls, Jenna Pittman had the top finish with an 11th place in the 800 meters in 3:11.04. Broadwater coach Eric Hack said
the team made a good showing considering the meet was held during the school’s spring break and several competitors were absent. “We will have our full team when we compete Bowen in a meet at Christopher Newport University on April 4,” Hack said. “It will be interesting to see how we do with everyone there.”
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Nandua Softballers Finish 2nd in 16-team Richmond Tourney Nandua finished second in the 16team L.C. Bird Sports Play softball tournament last weekend in Chesterfield. Nandua coach Lynn Williams was pleased with the results. “We’re a young team, and to finish runner-up in a tournament with some large schools was a great showing for us,” he said. “I was very pleased with our play.” Nandua used a five-run second inning to defeat Essex 10-2 to advance to the championship game of the tournament Saturday. RBI singles by Chandler Davis and Sarah Puchalski and a two-run double by Amanda Baylis, then an RBI single by Michaela Wescott fueled the secondinning rally for the Warriors. Kimberly Wert, Wescott and Puchalski each had two hits and Caroline Harvie had three RBIs to pace the Lady Warrior attack. D’errica Toppin contributed two RBIs in addition to be-
ing the winning pitcher, allowing three hits in 4.2 innings. Nandua came from behind in a back-and-forth affair to beat Bluestone 7-4 Friday in the tournament. The Lady Warriors took a 2-0 lead in the first inning with a Wert double plating Toppin and Autumn Ferguson. The Lady Warriors were trailing 4-2 entering the fifth inning when they pushed two runs across to tie the game at 4-4, then tacked on a single run in the sixth on a Wert solo home run and two more in the seventh for the final three-run margin. Wert and Puchalski had two hits each, with Wert also getting three RBIs and Ferguson adding two more. Toppin pitched 4.1 innings, striking out three batters. Emily Justis pitched the final 2.2 innings, allowing no hits. A six-run fourth inning propelled Nandua to a 10-7 win over Fluvana
Northampton Girls Get Soccer Win Northampton defeated West Point 4-1 in girls’ soccer last Friday with three second-half goals. Erica Head started the scoring for Northampton with her first career goal, on an assist by Madisen Lewis. Northampton coach Tabi Webb said West Point played a “heavy defense” in the first half and was difficult to penetrate. In addition, the West Point goalie made nice saves on the shots Northampton was able to get. Webb said that in the second half, Northampton made some adjustments
Jacket Girl Netters Defeat Pocomoke The Northampton girls’ varsity tennis team began its 2014 season with an 8-1 victory over Pocomoke High School last week. Winning their singles matches were Sarah Head, 8-5; Angela Head, 8-0; Haley Potts, 8-5; Sara Gildo, 8-6; and Claudia Fernandez, 8-6. Winning their doubles matches were the teams of Sarah and Angela Head, 8-2; Gildo and Potts, 8-0; and Early and Fernandez, 8-3. The team is coached by Mike Varricchio.
to counter the West Point style and scored three goals. An unassisted long-range goal by Caroline Hiler got the scoring started, then first-year player Ashley Carpenter scored before Taylor Webb added the Hiler final goal on a penalty kick. “All the girls played well,” said Coach Webb, who added that Kennedy Webb and Michelle Martinez had great games at midfield. Northampton hosts Essex today with the varsity game starting at 6:30 p.m. and the JV game at 5 p.m.
Arcadia Softball Win
The Arcadia softball team, which opens its season Monday with a home game against Salisbury Christian, won a scrimmage over Snow Hill 8-7 Friday behind a first inning three-run homer by Tiffany Trader and two hits each by Sarah Jones and Taylor Lewis. Ashley Justis and Jones shared the pitching duties.
The Nandua softball team finished second in the 16-team Sports Play tournament hosted by L.C. Bird of Richmond last weekend. Friday, advancing the Lady Warriors in the tournament. Harvie had two hits and Puchalski collected two RBIs to lead the Warriors. Tyra Bjorlo homered for the Warriors and scored two runs. Justis pitched five effective innings, striking out four, allowing four hits and walking three while giving up two
earned runs. Nandua lost the championship game 13-0 to Park View Saturday. The Lady Warriors were overmatched by the Group AAA school, which scored five runs in the first inning and added six in the second. Kimberly Wert and Autumn Ferguson were named to the all-tourney team.
Heenan 2nd on VMI Staff with 1.23 ERA Through eight appearances with 8.1 innings pitched, former Nandua pitcher Austin Heenan has a 1.23 earned run average for VMI, the second lowest on the team. Heenan A lefthander who led Nandua to two consecutive Final Four appearances as a pitcher and first baseman, Heenan has made all his appearances in relief for the Keydets. Heenan was named All-Region and honorable mention All-State as a senior when he went 7-0 with two no-hitters, striking out 81 to only 14 walks. At VMI, Heenan has allowed four hits, all singles, and two runs while facing 25 batters. Heenan last plyed for the Mid-Atlantic Shockers and the Mid-Atlantic
Pirates, coached by Jimmy Anderson, and appeared in the East-West AllStar baseball tournament. He intends to major in business and economics at VMI.
Haugh Leads Ponies to 14-0 Softball Win Chincoteague softballers blanked St. Peter and Paul of Easton, Md. 14-0 Monday as Emily Haugh threw a 2-hit shutout, striking out 10. Stella Everett scored three runs Haugh for the Lady Ponies, with Kristen Fox collecting five RBIs with two triples. Haugh also had a triple and an RBI.
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Golf Funds Go to Hospice, Custis Park Hospice and Palliative Care of the Eastern Shore and the Randy Custis Memorial Fund each received a check for $7,500 from the proceeds of the 12th annual Northampton County Sheriff’s Golf Tournament held in September at Bay Creek Golf Club. A record 164 players attended with over $11,000 in prizes given out, including a seven-night Caribbean Cruise. Northampton County Sheriff David Doughty said, “This tournament has become one of the largest charity golf outings on the Eastern Shore, and each year we strive to make it better. I would like to personally thank all the sponsors, players, and volunteers who help make the tournament a success each year. Additionally, I would like
to thank all the staff at Bay Creek for their support.” Hospice and Palliative Care of the Eastern Shore is a non-profit agency that provides a special way of caring for people with limited life expectancies. Hospice has been a recipient since 2002. The Randy Custis Memorial Fund is a non-profit organization that provides direct financial assistance to the Randy Custis Memorial Park in Nassawadox and has been a recipient since 2008. Phil Custis said, “We really appreciate the years of financial support and assistance the Sheriff’s Office has provided to the Randy Custis Memorial Fund.”
Broadwater’s Riopel Named to All-State Hoop Team Michael Riopel of Broadwater Academy has been named to the first team of the Virginia Independent Schools Athletic Association All-State basketball team. Riopel, a 6’5” senior guard, was one of eight players in Division III named to the first squad. He also made the team as a junior. Riopel also was named the Metro Conference Player of the Year this season in a unanimous vote by the coaches. Riopel averaged 19.8 points per game this season and led his team in rebounding with 6.3 per game. He finished his career with 1,936 points, more than 700 assists and more than 500 rebounds. Riopel is the second leading scorer in school history. He also became the second Broadwater basketball player to have his jersey retired. Philip Smith, the leading Viking scorer in history with 1,994 points, had his jersey retired in 1995. “I’ve coached Michael since he was 5 years old at some level,” said Broadwater coach Eddie Spencer, “and it’s his work ethic that separates him from other good players. He’s always looking to improve his game.” Riopel is being recruited by several Division 3 colleges.
Bill LeCato (left) of Hospice and Palliative Care of the Eastern Shore, accepts from Northampton County Sheriff David Doughty a check for $7,500 from the proceeds of the golf tournament held in September at Bay Creek. Also receiving a check for $7,500 was the Randy Custis Memorial Fund. Spencer Nottingham accepted the check on behalf of that group.
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Eastern Shore Trading POST Announcements happy 2nd birthday in heaven
HAPPY 39TH ANNIVERSARY
david harmon 7-13-57 – 3-25-13
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Gone but not forgotten
Love, Mom, Billy Wayne, Don, Michael & Sandy THANK YOU The family of Martha H. Cowan would like to extend our heartfelt gratitude to Riverside Shore Rehabilitation Center of Parksley, Va. for the wonderful care Martha was given during the past four years. After each hospital stay, The Rehab Dept. would work their magic and before long she would have her strength back. The nurses and nurses’ aides on C-Wing became like family to Martha and her family, with their patience and consideration. Thank you to all who helped in the care of Martha. We would also like to thank all of the Administration Staff, especially Ann Obenshain, who gave so much help with all that paperwork. You were there for us when it became impossible to care for Martha at home and we will be forever grateful. Thank you. Roy, Teri and Family
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A Message from your children: (Kevin) “29 March 1975 a 2-year friendship became a life-long journey. Rudolph asked Helen to be his wife, she said yes. Love, Bump” (Tysha) “I love you two...Happy 39th anniversary from your crew in Salisbury, NC. Lisa, Chauncey & The Children”
$100 REWARD for the safe return of missing cat. 1-year-old neutered male, gray-striped tiger cat w/white face, chest, belly & legs. Went missing March 13, 2014 in vicinity of Johnson Landing Rd. & Lee Mont Rd.
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(Troy) “Dad and Mom you are my personal portrait of black love. I honor and respect you both to the utmost. Love, love, love you both to infinity!” (Tanya) “Thanks for showing us how its done Mom & Dad. 39 years married: now this is what love looks like. I feel so blessed to have you both as my parents. I love you both. Always and Forever, your baby girl.” (Colby) “Your love & lives are a tribute to doing marriage the right way. I love you more than words can ever express.”
The family of the late Margaret T. Grinnalds wish to express our sincere thanks and appreciation to those who have offered such kindness, support, condolences, food and flowers. They were a great comfort to us in our time of sorrow. The Kambarn and The Annis Families
eastern shore beauty academy looking to hire instructors for cosmetology, barbering & nail technician. For more info. call 757-442-2600 or 419-344-4831 workers needed on tree farm in birdsnest - Must lift 70 lbs. Call 757-678-5547. cook wanted - Experienced or will train the right person. Apply in person at Stuckey’s in Mappsville. Class A CDL Driver needed. Local & long distance. Must have current physical, clean driving record, produce experience preferred, references required. Drug free workplace, good equipment, benefits available. CALL (757) 678-5097.
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Reese 12k gtw dual kam hp weight-distribution & antisway system – Plus shank & ball. Used twice. Regular: $800, Sell $395. Call 757-350-9055.
Help Wanted Regional Planner Accomack-Northampton Planning District Commission, Accomac, VA Varied responsibilities for regional planning organization include project management for various state and federal planning activities and technical assistance to local jurisdictions. Position is focused on hazard mitigation, natural resource, environmental and transportation planning. Responsible for administration of, management of, and reporting on funded projects. Must have excellent writing skills, great organizational skills, effective communication skills, and have ability to develop excellent working relationships with various governmental representatives, stakeholder groups, and local residents. Coordinates, facilitates, and participates in meetings with the public and various committees and boards. Working knowledge of federal, state, and private grant programs; website development; and GIS mapping, a plus. Relevant Bachelor’s Degree (Master’s preferred) or 4 years relevant experience required. Full-time salaried position with benefits including VRS. Send cover letter and resume with references to: Curt Smith, Director of Planning, at [email protected]
or mail to: PO Box 417, Accomac, VA 23301. Application materials accepted until May 15. EOE.
Calvin B. Taylor Banking Company, a local community bank, is seeking a team player to fill a year-round parttime position at our Pocomoke location. Applicants must be flexible and available to work in our various southern Worcester County locations if needed. Those interested in part-time employment need only to apply. The Customer Service Associate will perform transactions in an efficient and courteous manner and suggest products and services to customers to meet the customers’ needs while performing other branch duties. Previous cash-handling and customer service experience is required; banking experience is strongly preferred, but not necessary. The successful candidate must be professional, friendly, organized, detail-oriented and analytical. Computer skills are a must. If you are a team-player with excellent communication skills, we would like to hear from you. We offer competitive compensation commensurate with background and experience. HOW TO APPLY: Please submit a resume indicating position applied for and salary requirements to: Online: http://www.taylorbank.com/bank-application-process.php or https:// home2.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=2859012 Mail: Calvin B. Taylor Bank Attention: Human Resources Job Number: 2014-03 P.O. Box 5 Berlin, Maryland 21811 Calvin B. Taylor Bank is an Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. help wanted Psychosocial Aide and Driver The Eastern Shore Community Services Board (ESCSB) is recruiting for a part-time aide & driver for its Parksley outpatient services and day program for seriously mentally ill adults. For the Aide position a Qualified Mental Health Paraprofessional (QMHPP) with one year work-related experience is preferred. Experience in food preparation and serving and retail sales is also preferred. $8.13 per hour, up to 25 hours per week. Drivers must have job-related experience and hold a valid driver’s license with a satisfactory driving record that meets all ESCSB established criteria. Individuals with out-of-state licenses must submit a copy of their driving record. $8.13 per hour, up to 25 hours per week. Interested individuals should apply at the ESCSB’s website at www.escsb.org or contact the Virginia Employment Commission, P.O. Box 9, Onley, VA 23418, phone 757-302-2029, for an ESCSB application and job description. A thoroughly completed ESCSB application citing the position applied for is required. A resume may accompany the application but will not be considered alone. Successful candidates will be subject to a pre-employment drug test and a nationwide criminal background check via fingerprinting. The ESCSB participates in E-Verify for employment eligibility. All positions are open until filled. ESCSB is an EOE
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Shore Christian Academy in Exmore is seeking a Grade 7 teacher for the 2014 – 2015 school year. The successful applicant will have strengths in mathematics and sciences as are appropriate for middle school curriculum including algebra and life and/or earth science. A complete job description can be obtained by calling the school at 757-442-9791 or visiting the school at 11624 Occohannock Road. A&N Electric Cooperative now hiring Information Technology (IT) Support Technician Full time position with an excellent benefits package Associate’s Degree and a minimum of 2-3 years experience preferred View a copy of the job description at www.vec.virginia.gov. Applications must be submitted through the Virginia Employment Commission. Real estate office hiring for full-time position. VA Real Estate license required. Flexible hours & benefits. If interested, stop by our office for an employment application. Chincoteague Resort Realty 6426 Maddox Blvd., Chincoteague Job Title: Financial Analyst Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance with 4 years experience Job Skills: Ability to analyze financial data and prepare financial reports. Knowledge of federal and state financial regulations. Work requires professional written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills. Responsibilities: Coordinate agency financial planning and budget management functions. Prepare agency financial statements and reports. Oversee daily financial operations and payroll process of agency. Manage the preparation of the official month-end and year-end closes. Salary: $45,000 - $55,000 with benefits Contact: Wayne Bell, Director of Operations Therapeutic Interventions 757-442-6147 [email protected]
Boats, Etc. mercury outboard propeller ss 22-Pitch - Like new. $450. 757-710-0070 16-ft. canoe - Sears Roebuck - 4-person, 600-lb. weight limit, $175 OBO. Call 757-336-4507. 23’ bayliner - 5.7 I/O, 9.9 aux. motor w/hyd. lift, anchor puller, sink, fridge, stove, head, sleeps 4, trailer. $8,995. 757-302-1185 1999 JOHNSON OUTBOARD - 115 h.p. $1800. Can be demoed. Good condition. 757-442-1345 boat wheels - 3-blade, 1 pair, 22” x 23-11/2” shaft. $650. Call 757-999-3437 & leave message. ’83 CHRIS-CRAFT - 31’ Commander, flying bridge, twin Tamd 41 Volvo diesel, low hours, all new electronics, offshore fishing gear available. $17,000. REDUCED to $13,500. Call 757-999-0002
’91 SeaRay Sundancer - 28’, 10’6” Beam, Twin Mercruiser I/O 5.0LX Engines; A/C w/reverse cycle heat, nice galley, head w/ shower, sleeps 6, 2 custom canvases, much more. 787-3454 ’77 20’ Penn yan Boat. Hard top. Tunnel drive. No trailer. Needs motor repair. Transmission OK. $1,295 or trade. 787-4136 30’ sportscraft 300 Sea Eagle. Updated 350 Vortex 315 h.p. Low hrs. Reduced to $10,000 OBO. Selling due to illness. 854-1834. 18-ft. ’75 laguna windsor sailboat - w/ ’01 Load-rite trailer, like new, good learner boat, 6 h.p. Johnson, $2,000, at Cape Charles Marina. 757-331-4940.
22-ft. aquasport – Cutty Cabin, 140 h.p. Evinrude (low hrs.), 4-wheel trailer, new tires, stainless rollers & bearings, power winch. $2,400 firm. Call 757-894-0860. 2011 starcraft semiv aluminum boat w/Loadrite trailer (used 3 times) includes anchor, life preservers, 4 rod holder & Hummingbird fish finder. Asking $2,000. 336-5683. 27-ft. F.G. work boat - 6 cyl. Perkins Diesel with net drum. $7,000. Call 757-789-3336. 20’ 4” open c-hawk ‘95 Mercury 200 outboard, trailer, $7,800. 710-2958. ’02 catamaran - 18’, 75 h.p. Mercury eng. & trailer. Bought new in 2002. Low engine hours & exc. cond. $8,000 OBO. 331-1319 quinby area – 14-ft. Duck Boat for sale w/motor. Call after 6 p.m.: 442-6422. pro sport prokat ‘02, 27-ft., twin 130 h.p. Hondas, trim tabs, radar, 2 GPSs, VHS radio, auto pilot, elec. anchor windless, outriggers, down-riggers, 3-axle trailer, plus extras,
24-ft. privateer w/130 H.P. Yamaha 2-stroke Boat, motor, & trailer: asking $8,000 OBO. Pot puller included. 757-678-6226. ’98 sunbird cuttycab - 130 h.p. Evinrude, 222 hours, w/trailer. $5,000. 757-709-1191, leave msg.
Commercial Bldgs. - Rent or Purchase 3008 sq. ft. bldg. 16,580 sq. ft. bldg. exmore, va - Sturdy well-built buildings. Good for church/bingo parlor; veterinarian clinic/grooming facility; senior citizen activity center; church hall; child care; dance studio; gym; woodworking shop; artisan/craft guild; call center; Internet business; bar & dance hall; mail-order shipping business; offices. Put your business here! CALL 757-678-7630. pocomoke, md. - 5,500 sq. ft. bldg. Newly renovated, secure– one of two best built bldgs. in town. Perfect for offices or one user, w/ parking. $6.50/ sq. ft. CALL 757-678-7630
Farm & Lawn Equipment 1988 Grady White 20’, 225 h.p. Yamaha, 2 axle trailer. Ready to go. $10,000. Call 757-824-5748. $32,000. 757-789-3893. 2005 22-ft. trophy pro - W/A, 150 h.p. Mercury Saltwater, color d.f./ g.p.s., Bimini cover & full cockpit enclosure. 1 new batt., seat covers, exc. cond., $19, 500. NOW $16,500. 304-671-1879. 28’ carver mariner Two 305 Mercruiser engines (low hrs.), sleeps 4, fridge, microwave, compass. Recently hulled & painted. NOW $15K OBO. 757-619-8841 boat wheels - 4-blade, 1 pair, 19” x 23-11/2” shaft. $650. Call 757-999-3437 & leave message. ’97 21-ft. omc neptune cutty cabin – 150 h.p. Johnson engine (completely refurbished), many extras. Boat & trailer in very good running cond. Call for details. $8,500 OBO. 824-0236.
for sale - John Deere 2240 tractor, runs great. Call 757-710-1431 for details. farm equipment John Deere Tractor - 8 ft. disk - chisel plow - Ph. # 757-824-5592. 1953 ANNIVERSARY JUBILEE 600 FORD TRACTOR - $3,500. 442-7507.
Feed/Seed horse hay - $5 per bale. straw - $3.50 per bale. Call 757-824-3930 or call 757-894-1339 (cell).
Misc. - For Sale set of 4 chrome 20” universal car rims & 2 brand new tires – Asking $450 for everything. 678-2566. toolbox for f-150 or chevy pickup – Asking $100. Call 757-678-2566. lumber - Birch 1/2”-plywood cabinet grade. 757-999-3437. bathtub lift chair Operated by water pressure. Almost brand new--only used twice. $500. Call 665-5040 or 894-0669
NEW VOGUE PRIMA: Above-ground pool. 24’ round with auto cleaner. Must be moved. $2,950 OBO. 757-709-0409 simplicity basinet - Like brand new with music and vibrations. $75. Call 757-854-1637. gold engagement ring - Sz. 7, never worn, center diamond 1/2 karat w/side diamonds–6 on each side, Asking $800 ($1,200 assessed value). Call 757-787-3628. 754 taylor triplehead soft-serve ice cream machine - Bought new & only used 6 mos. Water cooled. $2,500. Call 757-710-7000. tungsten wedding band for sale - Size 9, $50. Call 757-894-8908. ’88-’92 maxx racing card set - And 1990 Skybox NBA Card Sets: Make Offer. 710-8637
Mobile Homes land/home packages in your area $500 deposit. Call for details. 302-846-0494. trailer lots - Land lots available to lease for singlewide trailer homes at Modest Town Trailer Park. Call Carl at 410-262-3070.
Holland Hill Residential Community 29279 Tyler Drive New Church, VA 23415 2- & 3-BDRM mobile homes rent starts at $450 per month. Refrigerator/range/ washer/dryer hook-up. Weekly trash pick-up/ water/sewer are included in rent. Transit Bus Service. No pets. Vouchers accepted. (757)824-0315 melfa - 2BR, 2BA, Central heat & air, new refrigerator & range, large garden tub. $585/mo. + sec. dep. Call 757-710-1431. birdsnest - 2BR mobile home for rent. Quiet, peaceful neighborhood. Sec. 8 welcome to apply. Call & leave msg. @ 757-789-7654. Mobile Home Parts for sale. We also move mobile homes. Dreamland Homes, Rt. 13, Accomac, VA. 787-2823. We pay top dollar for your trade. Call for your free appraisal. 302-846-9100.
3 recamara, 2 banos casa. $500 deposito. Llame 302-846-9100 para los requesitos. do you own your own land? You can buy a home and use your land as a down payment. Call 302-846-9100 for details. fire your landlord!!!! New 3BR, 2BA home. $500 deposit. Call for details. 302-846-9100.
Pets happy jack® Duraspot®: latest technology in flea, tick, mosquito & mite control without prescription. 92% flea control in 24 hours. Lasts longer. Contains NO Fipronil!!! Eastern Shore Pets (787-1462.) (www.happyjackinc.com)
Real Estate For sale in onancock area - 9.5 acres of land & timber already cruised & marked. Asking price: $50K. Call 710-4428. Only 1 lot left!!! 1.5-acre lots for sale. Melfa. Only $449/mo. w/ $0 down. No credit check. Includes well & septic. Call 302-674-5540. spectacular waterfront executive home site. 3.5 cleared acres, lot faces Bogues Bay & Wallops Island. 150-ft. T-shaped pier. Just $189,900. Possible owner financing. Call Earl at 302-236-6215. for sale: near wachapreague - Tax Map 113, double circle 2, parcel G. 26.43 acres. Asking $5K/acre. Call 442-9791 Fly south for the winter!! - 2BR, 2BA fully furnished house for sale by owner in lovely gated mobile park in Florida City for only $29,950. Clubhouse, pool, hot tub, & more. Call 757-710-7000.
Rentals - Apts. Hartley Hall Senior Housing in Pocomoke City, Md., is accepting applications for 1-bedroom and efficiency apartments in an elderly housing subsidized apartment complex. Contact 410957-2252 for application or visit office at 1006 Market Street in Pocomoke City. Equal Housing Opportunity
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Bayview Heritage Gardens Now accepting applications for future rentals 1-, 2- & 3-bedrooms - rent based on income Central Heat/AC ~ Private Entrance ~ Stove ~ Refrigerator ~ Laundry Facility ~ Mini-blinds ~ Free Cable & Water Office Hrs. - Mon., Wed., & Thurs. 8 am - 3 pm Ph. No. 757-331-4606 TDD: 1-800-828-1140 This institution is an Equal Housing Opportunity Provider & Employer
Culls Woods Apartments Now accepting applications for future rentals 1- & 2-bedrooms - rent based on income Central Heat/AC ~ Private Entrance ~ Stove ~ Refrigerator ~ Laundry Facility ~ Mini-blinds ~ Free Cable & Water Office Hrs. - Mon., Wed., & Thurs. 8 am - 3 pm Ph. No. 757-331-4606 TDD: 1-800-828-1140 This institution is an Equal Housing Opportunity Provider & Employer onancock - Downtown lge. 1BR, unfurnished apt. Upstairs in restored house. Central heat & A/C, nice appliances, W/D. No pets. No Sec. 8. $750/mo. + electric. Application & credit check. 540-921-7415.
accomack manor apartments for seniors (55 & over) fitness, computer, & community rooms Planned activities & pet friendly
Exmore Village I & II Apartments Looking for a cool affordable apartment? 1-Bedroom Apartments for persons 62 and older or persons with disabilities. Rent based on income. Qualified applicants will be placed on the waiting list. (757)442-9471
cape charles - 2BR, 3 blocks to beach, $600/ mo. Credit check. Call 757-331-2206. harborton - Luxury 1BR apt. on waterfront property. Beautiful condition, all appliances. Lge. deck w/lovely view, dock & beach rights included. Furnished or unfurnished. $800/mo. 757-955-5160.
newtowne apartments Immediate Occupancy to those who qualify EFFICIENCY APTS. AVAILABLE AGE 62+ Apply at Newtowne Apartments, Pocomoke Rent based on income Call: (410) 957-1562
Rentals - Houses melfa rfd - 2BR, 1BA, elec. heat, $750/mo. + sec. dep., no programs, no pets. We cut grass. 757-787-3129. onancock - House, like new, furnished, handicap ready. 2BR, 1BA w/water, elec. & sat. TV included. $1,100/mo. 757-710-0070
for rent - 3- or 4BR house. Good credit & personal ref. req’d. Need sec. dep. & 1st mo. rent. Call 757-665-6447. 33 hill st., onancock - 3BR, central heat & air, 1.5BA, no pets. $900/mo., ref. & 1 mo. sec. dep., no programs. 710-1574. birdsnest area - 3BR house, W/D hook-up, nice neighborhood, Sec. 8 welcome. Call 678-7483 & leave name & number. exmore - In-town 4BR, 1.5BA, lge. kit., LR, DR, laundry rm., 3-season front porch, car port, lge. fenced back yard, $850/mo., $1,000/ sec. dep. No pets, references required. Call 804-746-0998 chincoteague - 2BR, 1BA, electric heat & central air, W/D hook-up. $650/mo. + sec. dep. 757-336-5804. harborton - Restored 2BR, 2BA home for rent. 10 mi. South of Onancock. $850/mo. + util. + dep. Some pets allowed. 757-709-9483. melfa 3BR, 3.5BA, wooded lot, central air & heat, jacuzzi tub, lge. deck, 1 yr. lease, no pets. $1,125/ mo. + 1 mo. sec. dep. Call 757-710-1884 between hours of 9 and 5.
Rentals - Office Space onley - Front St., 1,200 sq. ft. commercial space. Central air. Call for more info. 757-710-1750. business opportunity in parksley!! Prime location at 24264 Bennett Street for office or business. Central air & heat, will alter to suit for office space. $500 per mo., first & last, and 1 year lease. Call 757-787-7900 to get application.
Room for Rent room for rent in onancock - $400/mo., $100 security deposit. W/D, all amenities & house privileges. Call 757-710-0171. house sharing in onancock - $400/mo., 1st & last. 302-752-8827.
Services Simpson Tree & BOBCAT Service - Tree trimming, removal and stump grinding. 787-2100 or 7108477. FREE ESTIMATES. We accept credit cards. paRKS paving Driveways, parking lots, paving, sealcoating, joint crack sealing and all patchwork. 757-710-9600.
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Dry Shells, Stone, Clam Shells, Top Soil, Fill Dirt, Excavation, & Backhoe Work Just Call Site Work Specialist John C. Miller at 757-665-4026 Pine, Oak, Walnut, Cherry and more for sale. Rough cut or planed available or we saw your logs. Portable Sawmill. 757-331-4848 MARSHALL MARSHALL TREESERVICE SERVICE TREE Capable, Capable, Affordable, Affordable, Dependable Dependable ISA Certified Arborist ISA Certified Arborist (#MA-3138A) (#MA-3138A) Licensed & insured Licensed & estimates. Insured Free Free estimates.442-7540 442-7540
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Affordable Rates Call 894-3151 Custom sewing & alterations, clothes, miscellaneous items - Judie Gibbs - 442-6836.
Storage nandua mini storage Rt. 650, Taylor Rd., Tasley. 757-787-3059. $10 Off 1st month’s rent
Vehicles – Cars, Trucks, SUVs, RVs ’95 ford escort - 95K mi., automatic, air, 4-door, power windows & locks. $1,800 OBO. 336-4507.
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FREE Estimates • Stump Grinding Stump Removal • Lot Clearing • Excavation Licensed and Insured ’06 buick lucerne CX Garnet red w/grey interior, good cond., 1 owner, $4,000. 757-824-5200. ’79 4x4 chevy 3/4 tonStake body, low miles, great work truck. REDUCED: $2,000. Located in Parksley. Call 609-462-8003. ’05 Grand Marquis – $3,995, 164K miles, exc. cond. 757-824-5555. ’01 chevy ext. cab - 1/2 T., 64,800 mi., red, matching top, bedliner, new brakes, $9,995. 410-9570203 or 410-726-5667. ’03 ford mustang Newly painted yellow, P/S, A/T, A/C, CD player w/remote, full power, V6, exc. cond., 112.5K mi., $4,750. 757-709-3613. ’06 holiday rambler admiral se – 33’, only 20K mi., low hours on gen., very clean, exc. cond., auto. leveling, C/C, sat., 2-TVs, refrig., $55,900. 442-7875. ’04 Chrysler Town & Country 144,100 miles. 1 dent in tailgate/fact. installed child seat. Power locks/windows. Heat/AC. Very dependable. Dk. Blue/gray int. $4500.757-665-5138. ’99 35th anniversary gt mustang - Professionally installed engine 9/15/11, 36-mo. warranty on engine still good. $7,500. Good cond. 757-377-8261. ’08 toyota prius 115K miles, fully loaded, all leather, highly maintained,
$10,500. 787-3208. ’00 mustang – 150K mi. New tires, brakes clutch & windshield-wiper motor. $4,300 Firm. Call 710-7571. 1969 4-door chevy malibu – Has a solid frame. Restoration project. 350 rebuilt engine. Title included. $2,200 OBO. Leave message: 787-4143. ’04 f150 4x4 ford xlt lariet - All options, 200K mi., mechanically & physically sound. $7,800. Call 757-620-9042 or 757-6530371. ’04 F-350 Supercrew diesel, 4x4, long bed, lift kit, off-road tires, tinted windows, billet grille. $17,500. Call 757-710-4144 1983 silverado chevrolet pick-up – Auto. trans., power steering & brakes, A/C, cruise, antique. 44K original miles. $10,000 or make offer. 787-8885. ’81 Cadillac El Dorado Diesel. Very good cond. Low mileage. $4,850. Call Rodney 665-4639 ’97 gmc truck - Extended cab, 3-door, 5.7 V8, 235K mi., $3,200. 999-4999 ’76 Chevy Impala 2-dr. sedan. $1,800 firm. 442-2263 after 5. ’84 Monte Carlo Classic. 45,000 actual miles, AM/FM cassette, power brakes & steering. $8,800. 442-5009.
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Vehicles – Motorcycles & ATVs motorcycle for sale: 2003 Honda Nighthawk CB-750, like new cond., 7,000 miles, $1,800. 665-7292. ’05 SPORTSTER HARLEY, 2,000 miles, blue, $7,500 negotiable, Excellent cond. 757-710-9107 ’98 moto-guzzi 1100V motorcycle - Low miles. Exc. cond. 757-710-0359. ‘04 Harley fat boy Apehangers, Triple Exhaust, 6,773 miles. Asking $9,500. Call 757-7099112 or 757-709-4963. 2007 Harley davidson- Super Glide Custom. 2100 miles. Garage kept. $16,000. Now Only $13,000. 710-8676 (After 4 p.m. only, please.) ’88 BMW motorcycle - K100RS, 52K miles. Has bags, fairing, & windshield. $3,000 OBO. 50 m.p.g. Call 757-694-5332.
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Wanted buying junk cars, scrap metal, copper, aluminum, brass, tin, & aluminum rims. Paying top dollar. Turn your scrap into cash!! Cars picked up the same day, free of charge. We also buy Elec. Motors & batteries. So call Bowser & Son Salvage Yard ph. 824-3719 or cell 8945859.
Legal Advertising & Auctions ROTARY ANNUAL GOODTIMES AUCTION April 5, 2014 EXMORE MOOSE LODGE 15315 MERRY CAT LANE - BELLE HAVEN PREVIEW – 5 P.M. AUCTION – 6 P.M. (ALL PROCEEDS GO TO LOCAL CHARITIES.)
Yard Sales garage sale onancock - 8:30 a.m. April 4,5 & 6. Art, antqs., hshld mdse, collectables, 21 Market St./ garage on King St.
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Notice Abandoned Vessel Notice is hereby given that the following vessel has been abandoned for more than 60 DAYS on the property of: NJ VON HOLLEN, 12297 BROWN AVE., EXMORE, VA 23350, (757) 710-4532. Description of vessel: HOME BUILT 23’10” 1986 ALUMINUM REG. VA 5626 AU. Application for Watercraft Registration/Title will be made in accordance with Section 29.1–733.1 of the Code of Virginia if this vessel is not claimed and removed within 30 days of first publication of this notice. Please contact the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries with questions.
Valuable items include Barrier Island Tour by Paul Rogers, with lunch by Peggy Rogers for four people; 13 Herb Jones print collection (April Daniels); Peter Henderson decoy; 17-foot Catamaran; 1950 Marx Train set in box; Adirondack chair by Frank Dorsch; free week at YMCA Silver Beach camp (for 1st time camper only); 36-inch storm door; sideboard table; fishing gear (ES Outfitters); 14-piece cutlery set (Nancy Erkenbrack); acrylic bird carving (Hal Koenig); gift basket (ES Pets); grilling utensils (Sharp Energy); 20-pound cylinder refill (Suburban Propane); Artisan ceramic tile mirror (Vesna Zidovec); Mosaic item (New Ravenna); brass bed (double); Wren carving (Carl Allums); fresh arrangement (Florist by The Sea); season pass, North Street Playhouse; 5X6 rug (LeCato Interiors); 12 doses Frontline for puppies/dogs up to 22 pounds; and gift certificates from Little Italy, Book Bin, Exmore Diner, Quail Cove, A&J’s Meat Market, Yuk Yuk and Joe’s, Gull Hummock, A Cut Above, Aqua, and Eastville Inn.
EZ Storage LLC - Auction Thursday, May 1, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. 31608 Hudson St., New Church, VA 23415 (next to the weigh scales) We will be auctioning off abandoned and unauthorized units 1, 4, 6, 10, 15, 21, 22, 27, 30, 31, 49 & 64. If you have property in these units please contact Bonnie at 757-894-4091.
TOWN OF PARKSLEY NOTICE OF A PUBLIC HEARING The Parksley Town Council and Parksley Planning Commission will hold a public hearing at 7:00 p.m., on Monday, April 14, 2014, in the Parksley Volunteer Fire Company’s Banquet Hall, 18474 Dunne Ave. Parksley, Virginia, to receive public comment on the proposed amendments to the Town Zoning Ordinance. A full copy of the proposed Zoning Ordinance is available for review in the Town Clerk’s Office, 18444 Dunne Ave., Parksley, Virginia, during normal business hours. Anyone interested in the above matter should attend the public hearing to express their views. Handicapped Assistance Available: Call (757) 665-4618. Fred Matthews Zoning Administrator
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INVITATION TO BID Northampton County invites sealed bids on the following motor vehicles and other items: Year Make Model/Description Location Mileage VIN License 2003 Mercury Sable Facilities Mgmt. 108,686 6886 No Plates ￼ 9663 2003 Ford Crown Vic Facilities Mgmt. 164,035 No Plates ￼ 9664 2003 Ford Crown Vic Facilities Mgmt. 160,537 No Plates ￼ 3803 2005 Ford Crown Vic Facilities Mgmt. 142,626 No Plates 2007 Dodge Charger Facilities Mgmt. 187,505 4595 No Plates
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***** Vehicles can be seen at the Facilities Management Office located at 5181 Stumptown Drive (just outside Eastville) during normal business hours and are being sold AS IS. Ring the door-bell at the Side Entrance for admittance! For more information, contact Katie Nunez, County Administrator, PO Box 66, Eastville, Virginia 23347. Telephone: 757/678-0440 ext. 515. Bids will be received until 3:00 p.m., Wednesday, April 16, 2014, at the County Administrator’s Office, 16404 Courthouse Road, Eastville, Virginia, at which time bids will be opened and publicly read. Bids can be mailed to the County Administrator’s Office, PO Box 66, Eastville, Virginia 23347 or delivered to the Courthouse Road Offices. The County reserves the right to reject any and all bids, to waive any and all informalities and to disregard all nonconforming or conditional bids.
March 28, 2014 • Eastern Shore Post • 29 CHESAPEAKE BAY BRIDGE AND TUNNEL DISTRICT
CHESAPEAKE BAY BRIDGE AND TUNNEL DISTRICT
The Chesapeake Bay Bridge & Tunnel District is accepting sealed bids for the Replacement of the Roof on the Little Creek Production Building until 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 6, 2014 in the office of Robert E. Johnson, Director of Maintenance, 32386 Lankford Highway, Cape Charles, Virginia 23310.
The Chesapeake Bay Bridge & Tunnel District is accepting sealed bids for Repair of Cable Tray-Southbound until 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 6, 2014 in the office of Robert E. Johnson, Director of Maintenance, 32386 Lankford Highway, Cape Charles, Virginia 23310 at which time will be publicly opened. This project involves inspection and repair of the South Bound Cable Tray systems and the northbound Fishermans Inlet Bridge Cable Tray Systems.
RMF PROJECT NO. 1091.1904, ROOF REPLACEMENT SINGLE-PLY MEMBRANE ROOF SYSTEM, PRODUCTION BUILDING, LITTLE CREEK PROPERTY; BID NUMBER M-14-002
This is a single ply membrane retrofit roof system project to overlay on the existing metal roof at the Little Creek Production Building located at 2465 Ferry Road, Virginia Beach, Virginia. This will include approximately 30,380 sq. ft. of roof area. The application of the single ply membrane retrofit roof system around the perimeter details, four exhaust fans, four gas vents, one intake air gooseneck and one vent shall be per manufacturer’s specifications. In addition, the Contractor shall be responsible for the removal of 56 existing fiberglass translucent skylight panels and the installation of 28 clear skylight units and 28 metal roof panels to match the existing roof panels. A mandatory pre-bid conference and site visitation will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at the Little Creek Production Building located at 2465 Ferry Road, Virginia Beach, VA. Interested parties should contact Mr. Robert E. Johnson (757) 331-2960 ext 8960. For more information go to www.cbbt.com/rfp.html
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Repair work will generally consist of removing the existing damaged Expansion Connect, and replace it with a new style Expansion Support Connect type “A” or type “B” as described in the plans and the Parallel Crossing Cable Tray System Key Plan. (CBBT Dwgs. 1027-1036). Type “A” Expansion Support Connects shall be installed at locations where existing Connects have failed with no evidence of cable tray damage. Type “B” Expansion Connects shall be installed at locations where existing Connects have failed with evidence of cable tray damage. A mandatory pre-bid conference and site visitation will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at the CBBTD Administration Building, located at the North Toll Plaza, 32386 Lankford Highway, Cape Charles, VA 23310. The pre-bid conference is open to all interested potential contractors, subcontractor and/or suppliers. Interested parties should contact Mr. Robert E. Johnson, Director of Maintenance, by phone (757) 331-2960 Ext. 8960 at least two days in advance in order to arrange for toll-free passage. For additional information, visit our web page at www.cbbt.com/rfp.html.
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By Linda Cicoira
y life had a major change not so long ago. So while I struggle to get used to the ramifications, I may as well get an ultra-modern icon for this column and enjoy a totally newfangled fresh start. The periscope is no longer going to shield me from the world. I’m getting out of the water and I’m going to walk on the glorious flatland that I love. Yippee! I’ve decided I should refer to myself as Princess Handy. No, I am not expecting people to curtsy or bow. That part of life hasn’t been altered. Though if there are those who want to, I won’t
be stopping them from worshipping at my feet. The “Handy” part is because of the recent accomplishment of pulling up a toilet. Yes, you read that correctly. I can do it! A friend and I are putting tile on my bathroom floor (also a handy endeavor), and getting the commode out of the way was one of the first things we had to do. Does everyone know what it looks like under there? Very interesting for a germaphobe like me. YUCK. By the way, porcelain is heavy. Oh, and I can replace a faucet too. But, no I’m not going to be a plumber in my next life. That takes muscle. And I’m kind of worried about whether we are going to be able to get that toilet back on without some help. In this new life, sarcasm still will be prevalent. And likely, I’ll continue to be as cynical as most hardened newspaper people. But treating myself better is going to be essential. When I’m not in repair mode, I plan on sleeping late whenever possible, reading, painting and sitting on the front porch while doing absolutely nothing but watching the sun go down. I’m going to be more
Post Office Mail Why Not Obamacare for POTUS? Dear Editor: I retired from the U.S. Navy with 22 years of service and am very pleased with the insurance that I have. So far, ObamaCare has had no effect on me. However, I have heard and read how great the program is. My question is: If it is such a fine program, why aren’t President Obama, Congress and federal workers enrolled in it? Maybe I’m missing something. Rex Ingram, Nassawadox
Freeze Owes Success to Many Dear Editor: On behalf of our Habitat February Freeze committee, I would like to thank all the volunteers and dippers who made this year’s event the best ever. We had individuals, as well as teams from local churches and elementary and high schools — and even a visit from Kipper, the Kiptopeke Elementary School mascot! We especially appreciate the generous gift of time and fund-raising from Northampton County Sheriff David Doughty, our first “Celebrity Dipper.” Personally, I know that both David and his wife Kathy are
social and learn new things. I also think I will need $10 million and a maid. One can dream in this new life. I’m hoping the rest of you out there will follow my lead. Let’s embrace the wonders of the world or at least the marvels of the Eastern Shore of Virginia. I’m still not going to wear those hideous ¾-length pants that people call Capris or acquire a taste for beer, asparagus or perch. But I want to retain the aching smile I got on my face when all those carefree folks came out to wear the green at the St. Patrick’s Day parade in Onancock recently. So what if I earn a few more wrinkles from grinning? I can take it, by golly. I’ll just fix those too. Fun must be the center of the allnew me. I’m not a warm-weather lover, so I’m going to need help trying to enjoy summer tasks. Is there life beyond my air conditioner? I’m really not sure. Most importantly, I need to find out how to enjoy cutting the grass. I see people who do it all the time and they look happy. Should I pretend that I’m in the Indianapolis 500? Or shall I envision myself on safari riding on the
willing supporters of many of our youth and charitable organizations. The Annual Eastern Shore Habitat for Humanity February Freeze is a great way to get a warm and fuzzy feeling while dipping into icy Cape Charles waters. We also have lots of ways non-dippers can help. Put us on your calendars for next year (Feb. 14, 2015); come join in the fun — and make a contribution to one of our hardest working charities. Joyce Fooks Holland, Chair Habitat February Freeze Committee
ESO Repas Benefits of Event Dear Editor: On March 22, the popular local band Pound Net performed at Little Italy in Nassawadox for the benefit of ESO Arts Center in Belle Haven. The event surpassed last year’s proceeds and resulted in over $2,100 raised for ESO’s mission of fostering the development of the arts through instruction and performance. On behalf of Eastern Shore’s Own Arts Center’s Board of Directors, I want to extend a heartfelt thank you to Pound Net (Allen Caison, Fred Kern, Lee Hicklin, and Drury Stith) for putting on an awesome show for the 100 people in attendance and for their enthusiastic support of ESO. A major thanks to Bryant & Stratton College for sponsoring the benefit financially
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back of an elephant? Will there be great satisfaction in going back and forth in straight lines? Is it better to make box or circle patterns in the lawn? In my quest for this knowledge, I was told that one should always cut the grass so that it is thrown on grass that has already been cut, not on grass that still has to be mowed. That makes sense but can one do that without getting it on the sidewalk? It must be possible. If I’m going to do such work, I think I should buy the modern music machine, an iPod. Then I can sing while I mow and no one will be able to hear me over the roar. It is just more of life in my own little world. I’ve got all kinds of honey-do jobs lined up. My deck and outbuilding need paint, the flower garden needs to be weeded, the windows need washing and the grill and the garage need to be cleaned. Sound familiar? No wonder I prefer winter. Looking out at the snow falling and watching television is much more relaxing than all that stuff. And it’s cheaper, too. OK, so I’m going to have to start splurging, too. Did I say “Yippee”?
as they have done for several years. Molte grazie to Franco Nocera — owner of Little Italy Ristorante — for offering the location, providing excellent (and really busy) waitstaff, and donating all the food from the buffet again this year. Finally, thank you to those who came out to enjoy the good food and music, knowing that it was for a good cause. With your help, we’ll continue to empower the Shore through the arts, as we have done since 1985. Dawn Simpson, via email
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