General Interest Items – July 16, 2014

Posted on Jul 12 2014 in General by admin

2.1 Farming Life Fair – Onancock – August 8
2.2 Liberty University to Sponsor Online Beginning Flight Training – Begins Soon
2.3 Keeping Sharp This Summer; Current Events Are Lessons – New Bike-Passing Law in Effect

 

2.1 Farming Life Fair – Onancock – August 8

Ker Place
69 Market Street
Onancock, VA

Friday, August 8, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.; August 9, 2014, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free and open to the public.

Join the Historical Society to celebrate farm life on the Eastern Shore. The event kicks off on Friday night at 6 p.m. with the exhibit opening and music on the lawn featuring big band style music. Saturday’s festivities will include a panel discussion about the farming life at 10 a.m. and a fair with a myriad of activities and vendors to include antique farming equipment, “Ten Good Sheep,” “the Book Bin,” children’s games and activities, and much more from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event is based on a series of oral history recordings centered on Eastern Shore farming life in the 1930s and 40s and supported by the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities.

See the website for more information or contact Brittany Haywood at 757-787-8012 or events@shorehistory.org.

www.shorehistory.org

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2.2 Liberty University to Sponsor Online Beginning Flight Training – Begins Soon

Liberty University (LU) is working on a website for the “New Horizons High School Initiative Flight Training Program.” Students who successfully complete the program can earn up to 4 ground credits and 10 aviation college credits transferable to LU while still in high school! Federal Aviation Administration rules allow 16-year-olds to fly solo and 17-year-olds to become certified private pilots. If you achieve those milestones, it could lead to a career in aviation.

You will need to coordinate the online portion of the program with LU’s Flight Training Affiliates or another flight school in your area that is willing to take part. You can then continue your studies at the LU School of Aeronautics (LUSOA)

For more information contact New Horizons Project Manager Chris Cartwright at 434-238-6467 or cmcartwright@liberty.edu.

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2.3 Keeping Sharp This Summer; Current Events Are Lessons – New Bike-Passing Law in Effect

Daily news items, such as Virginia’s brand new three-foot bicycle passing law, can be easy lessons. The new law requires passing drivers to leave at least a three-foot space between their cars and bike riders. In addition, current events are wonderful opportunities to review lessons already learned–bike safety in this case. Scan the rest of the page to refresh your memory of related Virginia laws and general bicycle safety–it has all the makings of a bike safety unit study.

www.vdot.virginia.gov/programs/bk-laws.asp#Passing

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