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Youth offered a chance to learn sailing at free local classes. STAFF WRITER john coffelt Sailing is a mastery, or at the least an attempt at using the natural world to fuel the heart of exploration. To foster sailing passion in a new generation, the Highland Yacht Club, located on the north shore of Woods Reservoir, will offer a free series of youth sailing classes starting with a beginner’s
Local senior receives diploma after 66 years of anticipation Staff Writer John Coffelt That local grandmother Peggy Tate Reeves, originally of South Pittsburgh, didn’t graduate was such a guarded secret even her children didn’t know. “You can imagine what going all that time thinking, I don’t have a high school diploma,” Reeves said. Reeves, a smart, lively senior has held a range of jobs over the years since she would
Staff Writer John Coffelt As of last week, young library patron Norah Butler has read over 1,042 books and she’s not yet in kindergarten. She is one of 21 readers working on reaching the 1,000-book milestone thanks, in part, to an ongoing youth reading program at Coffee County Manchester Public Library that started in the fall. “It’s so easy to do,” Youth Services librarian Virginia Kiviniemi said. “One book a
Hillsboro Elementary School held its fifth annual Run for a Cause 5K Saturday to benefit veteran’s charity the Fisher House Foundation. Event organizer, school nurse Dawn Selvage described the charity as being similar to Ronald McDonald House, but for military families. “They’re setup at most VA facilities, especially acute care hospitals. They allow housing if your family member has been wounded. They also offer plane tickets if a spouse has
Staff Writer John Coffelt Tod “Doc” Mishler, of Ulster Park, N.Y., a self-styled itinerant missionary with a fiery brand of anti-establishment religion that takes him crisscrossing the United States on horseback to raise awareness about childhood hunger, is one of the most interesting people you might ever meet. First of all, “Doc” is a retired military officer, and he has a Ph.D. in philosophy that he doesn’t want to
Staff Writer John Coffelt Students at New Union Elementary School are getting a detailed look at what they can do to help protect the environment during an outdoor, all-day event Wednesday for Earth Day. “One thing that I’ve tried to impress upon them in the lessons leading up to Earth Day is the power they have themselves to make a difference,” said New Union librarian and media specialist Jennifer Hartley.
Staff Writer John Coffelt Bouldering, an offshoot of rock climbing, involves much more than ascending a large rock. It’s a demanding sport that in addition to strength, requires purpose, agility and, moreover, dogged perseverance. Sewanee’s Saint Andrew’s Sewanee School climbing club members seek to perfect their bouldering Monday nights at the campus Bouldering Cave, a small lean-to section of the campus recreation shed, which had been turned into a