MiddleNeck Living


  • Friday June 10th, 2016 fathersday
    Father’s Day can be a tough one. Sure, you could just pick him up another tie or “World’s Best Dad” coffee mug – he probably wouldn’t make a fuss. But why not get him something unique this year? After all, we’re talking about the guy who probably taught you how to tie your shoelaces, play catch, build your first aircraft kit, and likely a thing ...
  • Monday June 06th, 2016 river drive
    Virginia’s byways are iconic statewide and nationwide. Our beautiful mountains, valleys, rivers, and oceans sometimes look most beautiful when seen from the perspective of a gently winding road. With over 3,500 miles of scenic byways here, there are plenty of memorable routes to choose from. The following byways will provide the perfect vision of our beautiful state. Cue up some great music, grab a friend, ...
  • Monday June 06th, 2016 Bald Eagle-3
    The bald eagle is the emblem of the United States. These majestic raptors represent strength and resilience, and here in the Chesapeake region there are dozens of places where you can see them in the wild. It hasn’t always been this way. In the mid-20th century, bald eagles nearly disappeared because of habitat loss, illegal hunting, and the pesticide DDT. By 1978, bald eagles were ...
  • Friday June 03rd, 2016 lancaster_chamber
    The Lancaster by the Bay Chamber’s new event for 2016. Rhythm, Brews and BBQ will make its debut at the carnival grounds on Waverly Avenue in Kilmarnock June 25th, and will feature three bands, beginning with Pretty Heavy a local favorite, followed by the Trongone (tron-GO-knee), playing Southern Rock and Soul and Americana Jam, ending with the Big Pay Back, a James Brown tribute band. The ...
  • Friday June 03rd, 2016 grilled-oysters-940
    Prepare a grill for medium-high heat. Scrub oysters. Place, cupped side down, on grate, cover grill, and grill until oysters begin to open, about 2 minutes. Transfer opened oysters to a platter (discard any that do not open). Let cool slightly, then use an oyster knife or screwdriver to pry shells open, keeping cupped side down and retaining as much liquid as possible. Using an ...
  • Friday June 03rd, 2016 Virginia_Stuff_to_Do
    Let’s face it: Virginia is for outdoor lovers. Kayakers, hikers, surfers, zip-liners and more find ample opportunity for fun in the Old Dominion. But what’s even better is that you don’t have to participate in these epic activities to enjoy epic “outdoorsy” things. As you’ll see with the following activities, there are so many ways to experience the beauty of the great outdoors without breaking ...
  • Friday June 03rd, 2016 kid-fishing
    Here in Virginia, you can fish without a license again this year, during the first weekend in June. Free fishing days this year begin today, June 3rd, and continue tomorrow and Sunday. This weekend, no fishing license of any kind will be required for recreational rod and reel fishing during free fishing days, except in designated stocked trout waters. All fishing regulations though, including size, ...
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