MiddleNeck Living

  • Friday August 18th, 2017
    For many, a total solar eclipse generated fear. After all, the Sun is a constant in our lives—and integral to our well-being. We truly couldn’t live without the Sun’s light. Ancient peoples thought that the world would come to an end or a great evil would follow. Myths often involved a beast trying to destroy the Sun with the fate of Earth hanging in the balance—or, a Sun-god becoming angry, sad, or sick. Fear led Chippewa ...
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  • Friday August 18th, 2017
    The Lancaster Community Library invites everybody to Town Centre Park, 150 North Main Street, Kilmarnock, on Monday, August 21, to view the solar eclipse. The library will distribute free eclipse glasses. Only 100 pairs will available so family members may have to share. The event will begin at 1:30 p.m. with peak viewing at 2:50 p.m. How to watch the eclipse safely Wherever you are in the United States ...
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  • Friday August 18th, 2017
    Here are five of the most important things to know about how the solar eclipse could affect your pet: The August 21 Great American Solar Eclipse will be the first total solar eclipse to stretch coast to coast in the continental United States in 99 years. Humans are expected to react with amazement when the thin path of totality, or total eclipse, passes through portions of 14 states, ...
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  • Friday August 18th, 2017
    According to the USDA, Americans consume an awful lot of chicken each year—we’re up to about 90 pounds per person annually.* It’s safe to assume that very little of that chicken is poached. I get it. Baked, roasted, braised, and fried chicken are inarguably delicious. Poaching, by comparison, can seem bland. And yet, when done well, poached chicken breast is unsurpassed in its tender texture, ...
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  • Friday August 11th, 2017
    SWAN LAKE/FLAG POND BIRD WALK – On Monday, August 14, the Northern Neck Audubon Society (NNAS) will conduct a bird walk at 9:00 am at Swan Lake / Flag Pond near the mouth of the Potomac River in Northumberland County. The walk will begin at the home of NNAS members Edie and Sandy Dodge at 250 Flag Pond Drive, Heathsville, VA 22473. A wooded path ...
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  • Friday August 11th, 2017
    As summer comes to an end, it can be hard to get back into a regular schedule — for both kids and adults. Whether you’re a parent that’s dreading the back-to-school rush, or a babysitter or tutor struggling to help children rediscover homework success, we’ve got some tips for you. The trick is to plan ahead. Identify strategies and approaches to stay organized, to help ease ...
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  • Friday August 11th, 2017
    A good host remembers to stock up on beer, wine and liquor, but a great host remembers to provide a non-alcoholic option, too. From family-friendly punches to mocktails and virgin cocktails, we’ve got just the thing to keep everyone at the party happy and in good sips.  Punch Bowls: Serves 15+ If there’s an easier way than punch to make sure everyone has a drink and can ...
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