October 24, 2011: Auxiliary Escorts VIPS to the Coast Guard Cutter Eagle
Members of Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 3-10 (Callao, VA) provided VIP escort service by ferrying distinguished guests to the U.S. Coast Guard Training ship The “Barque EAGLE”. The VIPs were shuttled from Coast Guard Station St. Inigoes to near Point Lookout, Maryland where the EAGLE was anchored.
EAGLE was on her way to dry dock at Baltimore after finishing a world tour. During that cruise, 63 officer candidates and 22 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Officers-in-training experienced 5 functional areas of shipboard life: deck, operations, engineering, damage control and support.
At 295 feet in length, the EAGLE is the largest tall ship flying the Stars and Stripes, and the only active square rigger in U.S. government service.
The Coast Guard Auxiliary is the civilian volunteer arm of the United States Coast Guard and administers the public programs such as recreational boating safety courses, courtesy vessel inspections, safety patrols and environmental safety monitoring.
For more information about the EAGLE, the Coast Guard, the Coast Guard Auxiliary and specifically Flotilla 3-10, call Judy Julian at 804-580-6765 or Joe Riley at 804-472-4721.
September 15, 2011: Art Workshops at Wideriver Gallery
Barney Higgins-Harris, Saturday, September 24th Stained Glass, One Day Workshop, all supplies included. Only 2 spaces so call now! Cost $100. 10-4 with break for lunch. This class is her fifth workshop here and she has received many great reviews. You will take home a finished piece to be proud of. No drawing skills required. Barney has won many awards for her large stained glass pieces and she is a WideRiver artist showing monthly.
Dave Daniels - mr.watercolor.com. Rescheduled for Saturday and Sunday, October 1st and 2nd at the gallery from 10-5 each day. Cost $200. Supply List available. Beginners welcome. Dave teaches at the Smithsonian, Montgomery College and privately. With a background in biology, his art is a feast for the eyes as well as large scale. He teaches many processes in this class geared to your individual skill level. Color, color, and more color is the focus of his work. This is his third workshop with the gallery. His skilled teaching has guided many artists in their watercolor careers. A fun, informative two days. THREE SPACES LEFT!
Willie Crockett - (Tangier Island) watercolorist. Rescheduled for Saturday and Sunday, October 8th and 9th at the Gallery, 10-4. Cost $200. He knows water and boat and sky and snow and sweeping vistas because he grew up with them. His gallery in Onancock, Virginia, where he now lives, is alive with his many water scenes and landscapes. He teaches how to loosen up, paint bigger, capture the moment, and realistic color. Three demostrations per day. He will sell reasonably to class members. Teaching tapes available during class. This will be Willie's third workshop at WideRiver. He has a crusty and quick wit, telling jokes and stories as he goes. You will enjoy his easy way and comfortable teaching manner. Supply list available. Five spaces left.
Catherine Hillis, renowned and internationally known watercolorist from Round Hill, Virginia. Saturday and Sunday November 12th and 13th at the Gallery, 10-5. Cost $200. Catherine's show will be up for the month of November so you are in for a treat and will easily see why she is in demand not only as a teacher but especially for her works. A soft lilting light filters thru most of her works and her shadows are something to behold. Realistic subjects are interpreted “lightly”. Supply list available. This is her third workshop at WideRiver. Five spaces left.
June 23, 2011: Christchurch School Spring Co-Curricular Awards
Congratulations to the following Christchurch School students who were recognized for excellence in spring co-curricular activities.
Outstanding Mentor, YMCA – Allison Crittenden
Outstanding Mentor, Boys and Girls Club – Kendra Reed
Best Overall Fencer – Tony Guo
Most Inspirational – Brandon Byrd
Coaches Award – Walter Banfield
Crew-of-the-Year – Brandon Byrd, Walter Banfield
Most Valuable Rower – Lauren Waite, Anna Snow
Most Improved Rower - Jackie Alachnowicz
Athletic Trainer’s Award – Brandon Ashworth, Robel Meky
MVP Offense – Kaylee Oliver
MVP Defense – Emily Allen
Most Improved – Lilah Beebe
Hustle Award – Kelsey Latimer
Coaches Award – Morgan Leigh, Carter Clark
MVP Offense – Michael Taylor
MVP Defense – Travis Myers
Most Improved – Zach Crabill
Hustle Award – Nate Altaffer
Coaches Award – Clark Bonin
MVP Offense – Pat Young, Reid White
MVP Defense – Connor Keehn, Win Homer
Most Improved – Jackson Neal, Owen Holt
Hustle Award – Patrick Murphy
Coaches Award – Duncan Morris
MVP – Alex Holland, Ashby Lewis
Most Improved – Bo Qiu, Xingxin Fu
Hustle Award – Hieu Pham
Coaches Award – T Bui
Medalist – Donny Lee
Coaches Award - Matthew Fritz
Most Improved – Betsy Rhoads
Medalist – James Chen
Coaches Award –Ryan Campbell
Most Improved – William Zhu
Most Improved – Sam Keesee
Coaches Award – Kyle Burgess
MVP Skipper – Blake Burgess
MVP Crew – Archer Ruffin
June 23, 2011: Mathews YMCA Summer Programs
XPLORE SOLOMONS ISLAND – Join us on Thursday, June 23 for a day trip to Solomons Island, MD to explore the Calvert Marine Museum and Drum Point Lighthouse, followed by a tour of the Cove Point Lighthouse. Bring a bag lunch and enjoy a picnic on the beach and search for shark’s teeth. Then enjoy a relaxing sightseeing cruise on the Patuxent River aboard the Wm. B. Tennison. The bus will depart from the Y parking lot at 7 am and will return about 6 pm. The fee for the trip is $28 which includes transportation, tickets to the museum and sightseeing cruise, beverages and snacks. Please bring a bag lunch. A cooler will be provided. Registration deadline is Saturday, June 18.
GOOD FOOD AND SUMMER FUN – Half-Day Camp Fun for ages 4-12! After a healthy breakfast, children are provided with lots of fun activities to get their bodies and minds movin’ and groovin’. Lunch is served prior to departure. Transportation is provided to and from camp. Wednesdays, July 13 through August 31, 9 am – 12:30 pm, at Church of Frances de Sales. This camp is FREE! Registration deadline is July 1.
REGISTER NOW FOR OUR SUMMER PROGRAMS FOR KIDS – Limited space available.
- SUMMER SOCCER CAMP – Ages 4-15
- CAMP S.A.F.E. – Ages 5-12
- OUTDOOR ADVENTURE CAMP – Two sessions: ages 8-12 and ages 10-15
- SWIM LESSONS – Ages 3-12
- SAILING CAMP – Ages 8-17
ZUMBA© – NEW SUMMER LOCATION! Zumba is offered Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6-7 pm, Church of Frances de Sales. Free for members, program fee is $45 per month or $7 per class to drop in.
PILATES - Wednesdays at 9 am. Location: Mathews Active Lifestyle Center. Free for members and seniors over 60, program fee is $40 for 7 weeks or $7 per class to drop in. No class June 22 and July 13.
YOGA – Mondays, 5:30 pm, Kingston Parish. Free for members, program fee is $40 for 7 weeks, or $7 to drop in.
50+ AEROBICS – Every Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday, 10am, Mathews Active Lifestyle Center. Free.
Register for all programs at the Mathews Family YMCA, 10746 Buckley Hall Rd. For more information about this or any other YMCA programs, call 725-1488 or visit our website at www.peninsulaymca.org. As always, financial aid is available for all programs. All of the Mathews YMCA programs are conducted with financial support from the Mathews County Parks and Recreation funding.
June 08, 2011: Christchurch School Crew Stars
Congratulations to Christchurch School rowers Lauren Waite '12 of Christchurch, Brandon Byrd '12 of Kernersville, NC and Walter Banfield '11 of Wake. The three qualified for and competed in the Scholastic Rowing Association of America National Crew Championships in Cherry Hill, New Jersey on May 26-29, 2011.
Waite narrowly missed advancing to the girls single semi-finals by .09 seconds in a photo finish.
Byrd and Banfield won their heat in the Junior Boys Double and advanced to Saturday's Grand Final, where they came in third place for the bronze.