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2008-09-21 09:00:28

Shoppers at Greenbrier and Chesapeake Square Mall - among others throughout Hampton Roads - will get little messages of peace and unity by Girl Scouts this weekend. The scouts will be at local malls from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday to pass out their Pinwheels for Peace. The program began in 2005 as a way to spread messages of peace. This is the first year the Girl Scout Council of Colonial Coast is joining the movement. Participants may take the pinwheels home as a reminder or...

2008-09-21 09:00:17

By IRENE BOWERS By Irene Bowers Correspondent BAYSIDE If you think twice before applying fertilizer to your lawn, you know how to make Susan French happy. French was recently named "2008 Volunteer of the Year" by Lynnhaven River NOW. Her work to educate the public on water-friendly landscape practices, as well as her efforts to help introduce rain barrel use to the area, earned her praise from the executive committee. "She is an asset to all of us," said Karen Forget ,...

2008-09-11 09:00:20

Bobby Melatti, the Beach entertainment maestro fired Aug. 1 from a job he held since the early '90s, has landed on his feet with a local events promoter who manages nTelos Wireless Pavilion in Portsmouth. His first day on the job was Sept. 3, said Ken MacDonald , a partner at Integrated Management Group , which has offices in Virginia Beach and Portsmouth. "We can't leave that kind of talent just sitting on the sidelines," MacDonald said. In addition to nTelos Wireless Pavilion, IMG...

2008-08-28 09:00:47

By NORA FIRESTONE By Nora Firestone Correspondent LYNNHAVEN Lynnhaven River NOW wants 35 teachers to participate in 2008's World Water Monitoring Day. The day is celebrated on Sept. 18, but between then and Oct. 18 thousands of people throughout the world collect samples from their local waterways and test for four essential water-quality indicators: dissolved oxygen, pH, temperature and turbidity (clarity). The educational and outreach program promotes awareness and stewardship...

2008-07-27 09:00:23

By IRENE BOWERS By Irene Bowers Correspondent Lynnhaven Locals are invited to focus on the natural and recreational aspects of a historic watershed in the Lynnhaven River NOW 2009 calendar contest. "Restore the Legend" digital photography contest wraps up Aug. 15, and event organizers said there is time to get snapping with views of the beautiful flora and fauna of the river and watershed. "Our major goal is to inspire people to appreciate the natural treasure we have here," said...

2008-07-18 09:00:41

By SCOTT HARPER By Scott Harper The Virginian-Pilot virginia beach State marine police completed a massive enforcement sweep Thursday against illegal crabbing in coastal waters and the Chesapeake Bay, a campaign described as the first of its kind in Virginia, aimed at protecting slumping crab stocks during the summer harvest season. The crackdown, from the Potomac River to the North Carolina line and along the Eastern Shore, involved almost the entire marine police force of 70 men...

2008-07-17 18:00:27

By Scott Harper, The Virginian-Pilot, Norfolk, Va. Jul. 17--VIRGINIA BEACH -- State marine police completed a massive enforcement sweep Thursday against illegal crabbing in coastal waters and the Chesapeake Bay, a campaign described as the first of its kind in Virginia, aimed at protecting slumping crab stocks during the summer harvest season. The crackdown, from the Potomac River to the North Carolina line and along the Eastern Shore, involved almost the entire marine police force of 70...

2008-07-10 09:00:56

By NORA FIRESTONE By Nora Firestone Correspondent LYNNHAVEN Some folks arrive early, regardless of the occasion. Others may want to check out the free music, particularly when planning to dine, shop or catch a movie at Lynnhaven Mall this summer. Through Aug. 29 the mall presents live music from 6:30 until 8:30 every Friday evening, rain or shine, during its first Summer Concert Series. The outdoor shows feature current Top 40, pop and soft rock performed by local artists at the...

2008-06-19 09:00:29

By JAN GAILLARD By Jan Gaillard Correspondent LYNNHAVEN Mosaic butterflies, beautiful gardens and cheerful rain barrels are the most noticeable elements of the Lynnhaven Legacy . Less visible, but more rewarding, is the environmental education/ stewardship that the two-year project promotes at Lynnhaven Middle School. It will improve the Lynnhaven River's water quality over the years . Led by seventh-grade science teachers Mark Kinzel and Lydia McNeal , Lynnhaven Legacy culminated...


Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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