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By Sarah Vogelsong CP Reporter Firefighting is full of challenges, and Amy Meyer, a volunteer at the Port Royal station, is just the type of person to rise to meet them—and then inspire others to do the same. Born in New Jersey, Meyer studied physics and international relations with a focus on the Middle East at Boston University before a job offer from the federal government to work at
By Sarah Vogelsong CP Reporter The recent uptick in fitness among Ladysmith’s fire and rescue personnel is partially due to accident—two in particular. Last April, Caroline Family YMCA community relations specialist Jan Henicheck was in a high-speed crash on I-295 when a vehicle traveling over 70 miles per hour ran into her car’s passenger side, causing it to roll over several times before coming to rest in the median.
By Daniel Sherrier Editor Gloria Perry wants to make sure every child goes to school with the proper supplies. The Ruther Glen resident has been collecting school supplies on behalf of families in need for seven years. She started out small, helping out about 10 families in the first year. Last year, that number had grown to between 30 and 40. She and her fellow volunteers are getting school
By Daniel Sherrier Editor Beginnings Preschool at Bowling Green Baptist Church is coming back for Year Two, and this year will also include a class for 3-year-olds if sufficient enrollment is met. The church at 225 North Main Street is having an open house for its preschool program on Aug. 16 from 2 to 4 p.m. Classes will begin the week of Sept. 2. Linnea Woolridge, the preschool’s director
By Sarah Vogelsong CP Reporter At 4:30 p.m. on a warm Monday afternoon, the Port Royal Post Office has closed its counter for the day, but as residents stopping by to pick up mail open the doors of their P.O. boxes, the sounds of country music come floating out from the back room where postmaster Chris Hawkins is finishing up reports for the day. The snatches of song are
By Daniel Sherrier Editor Aaron Reames has been part of the Dawn branch of Caroline Library, Inc., since the current building opened in 2011. “I was here when we were moving books from the old building over into the new building,” Reames said. “It’s a very rewarding job. I love the interaction I get with other people, and I love working with my co-workers and my boss,” he said.
The trend in parenting education is a result of many social changes—among them are dual working parents, single parents, and step-families. The challenges are there, and STEP (Systematic Training for Effective Parenting) can help. Virginia Cooperative Extension will offer the STEP parenting class Tuesdays, Aug. 5 to Sept. 9 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Caroline Community Center in Milford. Parents who have participated in STEP groups say they