MiddleNeck Living

  • Friday June 30th, 2017
    Summer holidays are the best! Sunshine, friends and family, picnics, pot lucks, beverages and activities all help to make great memories. It takes one accident to bring about not-so-good memories of these holidays, however. Fireworks come with warnings, and there are also some things we can practice to keep everybody safe from food poisoning. The high temperatures of summer can be beneficial for bacterial growth on ...
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  • Friday June 30th, 2017
    Celebrating the Fourth of July In the United States, Independence Day is a federal holiday traditionally observed with parades, band concerts, picnic food, and fireworks (just as John Adams had hoped, as you’ll see below). In order to celebrate the Fourth of July with as much patriotism as possible, many Americans like to have picnics or barbecues and are sure to have the American flag waving outside their homes. ...
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  • Thursday June 22nd, 2017
    Are you looking for a fun outing in the Northern Neck? On Saturday, June 24, Paula Boundy of the Northern Neck Audubon Society will lead a bird walk on the Westmoreland Berry Farm / Voorhees Nature Preserve segment of the Virginia Birding and Wildlife Trail. From the VDGIF website: “The preserve has trails through deciduous forest, boardwalks that cross open wetlands, and spectacular vistas ...
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  • Thursday June 22nd, 2017
    Since its discovery in the early 1600’s, the island of Tangier has held a special place in Virginia’s identity. Not only is this charming town a gorgeous place to visit, it also has an extensive history with crabbing, fishing, and the bay of water that may soon cause it to disappear. Here’s more on this unique island whose coastline is receding drastically every year: Holding a ...
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  • Thursday June 22nd, 2017
    When it comes to steak, I’m an economy cuts man. Well, I say with a bit of a grumble that I was an economy man before my choice cuts of skirt, hanger, and flank became so desirable that their market value shot up beyond “bargain” territory. Still, they’re easier on the wallet than high-end cuts like rib-eyes and T-bones, which I certainly love but can ...
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  • Thursday June 22nd, 2017
    Do you or your nanny need help thinking of kid-friendly activities for summer? Here are some great ideas to get you started. Ilene Jacobs, Contributor   Summer may be a time to relax, but tell that to kids who are bouncing off the walls or shrieking “I’m bored.” As parents and nannies, we want each summer to be more memorable than the next, and with that comes the need ...
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  • Thursday June 15th, 2017
    There are lots of fun things to do on Father’s Day to celebrate Dad and show appreciation for all he does throughout the year. Plan to partake in one of Dad’s favorite activities that incorporates all the kids, regardless of age. Father’s Day ideas for any lucky Dad: Lunch or Dinner Out: Make reservations in advance and take Dad to his favorite restaurant for lunch or dinner. ...
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