We are all in this together
Chamber President Josh Bass, in honoring the Floras, noted the Citizen of the Year award traditionally is presented to an individual for lifetime service. In the case of the Floras, however, the Chamber couldn’t think of one of them and their contributions to the community without thinking of both of them.
The ghoulish guests I’m referring to of course, are those pathogens found on food that has been mishandled. First, there is Listeria which takes up residence in and haunts the leftovers in the refrigerator. It can sometimes possess cold foods served at buffets like deli meats and smoked salmon.
Connecting People Who Care
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If you are interested in leading a Power of Art workshop or learning more about the program, Dare County Arts Council is hosting a Power of Art Meet-And-Greet reception on Thursday, December 7 from 5-7pm at Mako Mikes restaurant in Kill Devil Hills. The reception will feature light refreshments and will be a fun, casual way to learn about the Power of Art program. To attend the Meet-And-Greet or sign up to lead a Power of Art workshop, please contact Dare County Arts Council Executive Director Chris Sawin at 252 473 5558 or DareArtsInfo@gmail.com.
Last May the Dare County League sponsored a forum with Mano Al Hermano for the general public focusing on national policy regarding immigration, current issues associated with it and the impacts on our community. This panel discussion included guest speakers Ama Frimpong, Carlos Babilonia, Jessica Loose and Kay Mini with different perspectives: Legal, Employment, Education, Family Advocacy.
You can watch this forum in its entity on Youtube
256,000—number of children in North Carolina covered by N.C. Health Choice, the states version of CHIP (“Editorial: Burr and Tillis need to lead so 256,650 N.C. kids keep health coverage, WRAL-TV, October 3, 2017)
48—number of states—including North Carolina—that assumed continuation of federal CHIP funding in their FY 2018 state budgets. (“Current Status of State Planning for the Future of CHIP, Kaiser Family Foundation, November 4, 2017)
Establishment Clause, means that government cannot police anyone’s religious beliefs. It does not mean that your beliefs are permitted to trump over someone else’s rights simply because your beliefs are against some practice or preference of theirs.
The ‘R’ Month thing. I’m sure you’ve heard it: only eat oysters in months containing the letter R. Well, that was sound advice in ancient Romans times, which is when it prevented lots of toga wearing oyster lovers from getting sick from lugging those bivalves inland from the Italian coast in Summer heat. Fast forward a couple dozen centuries, and know that oysters can now be enjoyed year round thanks to another ‘R’ word… refrigeration! Once harvested, oysters need to be kept refrigerated to prevent any bacteria from growing (just like milk and other proteins), and they will actually live for a couple weeks out of water.
The energy company’s transmission group on Tuesday used a helicopter to remove the few remaining wooden platforms and installed larger, stronger, more durable aluminum alloy platforms over every pole.
The Currituck County Cooperative Extension “Healthy” video series has received state and national accolades for social networking and communications!
It holds two blood drives, provides volunteers to Food for Thought to help pack weekend meal bags for area children in need, donates items for the Food Pantry, provides a scholarship to an area student whose post-secondary education has been interrupted or delayed, and participates in the Christmas Families program, part of the Angel Gift program coordinated by the Outer Banks Women’s Association through Dare County Social Services.
The North Carolina Senior Tar Heel Legislature was created to provide information to senior citizens on the legislative process and matters being considered by the North Carolina General Assembly.
The NC Department of Health & Human Services, Division of Aging & Adult Services – “no Wrong Door” Initiative
The mission of the No Wrong Door initiative is to unify entry into North Carolina’s long-term services and supports system and ensure that every individual is on a direct path to receive meaningful assistance that meets their needs.
America’s Health Rankings® and America’s Health Rankings® Senior Report were built upon the World Health Organization definition of health:
“Health is a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.”
What worked one way last year, or even last month, may not work the same way now. For example. Pages had subscribers who would be notified when an event was added. That function disappeared! It’s not just our page. You can’t subscribe to anyone’s page in the same way.
While the dolphins may seem like the stars of this story – and they are, in their own right – there would be no story without people like Jessica. Originally from New Jersey, she graduated from Rutgers University with a B.S. in Marine Sciences and from Duke University with a M.E.M. (Master of Environmental Management) with a Coastal Management concentration. Her master’s research focused on studying foraging behaviors of bottlenose dolphins in Sarasota, Florida.
After such a mild summer, it seems like we’ve had fall weather already doesn’t it?
The summer was wonderful for our plant collection. The constant supply of rain (thank you mother nature) really kept us growing! So we expect fall to be exceptional as well.
(Believe it or not) we are setting out lights in preparations for WinterLights!
How Can I Be a Responsible Citizen for the Common Good?
Curriculum Unit Outline
For 5th grade
Directly in the path of the planned Bonner Bridge extension project, the shipwreck’s identity remained a mystery for years, with local oral history suggesting it was a gravel barge that ran aground in the 1960s.
Kaye White, Dare County Delegate attended the North Carolina Senior Tar Heel Legislature (NCSTHL) held October 3 and 4 in Chapel Hill. Over the coming weeks, CommonGood will look closer at the issues presented at the meeting.
Outer Banks Woman’s Club is seeking sponsors and donors for their Angel Gift Program, now in it’s 30th year. The club partners in a collaborative effort with the Dare County Department of Health and Human Services, whose role is the screening of applicants.
I confess I don’t like tree frogs. They gather on my glass door and windows on the back side of my house. Going in and out the door has to be done with stealth. I don’t know which is worse, to have one jump at me or jump into the house. They also leave drips and drops all summer. Washing windows is a futile exercise. I admit they are cute but they don’t have very good manners. I found this article in Sea Grant and think they may be on the rise.
The Outer Banks Woman’s Club received the 2017 Non-Profit of the Year Award for their work assisting many in the community, including the Children at Play Museum, Outer Banks Hotline, NC Aquarium on Roanoke Island Star Center, the Outer Banks Seafood Festival and more. They are most often recognized for the work they do with the Angel Gift Program.
What is OBXmas Weekends? A promotion highlighting Outer Banks holiday events, running the weekend before Thanksgiving through New Year’s, highlighting these weekends and all the events in between. The idea is to drive visitation during the holiday season and “feature” different areas of the Outer Banks.
So what’s with all these bears and what can you do about them?First, it is important to note that the black bear is the only bear species found in North Carolina. As a general rule, they are very non-aggressive and prefer to avoid contact with human