Let the Open Road Lead You to Clarksville

first_imgIt’s no surprise that Virginia’s Lake Region is a natural choice for camping: the lakefront scenery and water activities draw visitors from across the country every year. The many public parks in the area make camping easy, safe and affordable for everyone. Whether you’re interested in fishing, hiking, boating, horseback riding, canoeing or just relaxing and enjoying the view, there’s a campsite with your name on it. Beyond the shores of Buggs Island Lake there are many opportunities for the outdoor enthusiast, including golfing, hiking, hunting, visitor/educational centers and picnicking. Not much for the outdoors? Than explore the abundance of history our town & area has to tell, visit the area museums, plantations & walking tour. Or stop & shop the many one-of-a-kind stores in our great town. Clarksville is at the heart of it all. Camping Ready for a road trip? Need to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life or just need to find your next getaway? Let your sense and Love of Wander drive you to discover Clarksville on the Lake. Virginia’s Lake Region is blessed with a great climate for golf: temperate weather with an average temperature of 65° allows for golfing 9-10 months out of the year. The region is also blessed with great terrain: the same geological processes that created the rivers in the area smoothed out the land, but didn’t completely flatten it. The result is one golf-friendly region, with some of the state’s finest courses. Kerr Lake is an incredibly popular fishing spot: anglers spend an estimated 900,000 hours fishing at Kerr Lake each year (for reference, 900,000 hours is more than 103 years!). The 48,900-acre lake is known for the number and size of its fish: striped and largemouth bass, blue, channel and flathead catfish, crappie and perch are plentiful. Buggs Island Lake is also one of Virginia’s best places to catch crappie. center_img Cover photo by Justin Eubank The lake offers some of the best fishing on the East Coast and is a haven for outdoor recreation including boating, sailing, skiing, and swimming. Wildlife is plentiful along the 800 miles of wooded shoreline, where you might see a Bald Eagle, heron, or other migratory waterfowl. Golfing Virginia’s Lake Region is a paradise for outdoor and sports enthusiasts. With more than 800 miles of beautiful shoreline, Lake Kerr is home to two Virginia State Parks and more than a dozen parks. Whether you’re into hiking, biking, horseback riding, canoeing, or motorsports, there’s lots of options for you, within a short driving distance or right here in the heart of Clarksville! https://dc.arrivalist.com/px/?pixel_id=978&a_source=Blue_Ridge_Outdoors&a_medium=Standard_Travel&a_campaign=FY_2020&a_content=CoOp&a_type=paid Fishinglast_img read more

Heritage Sports 2016 kicks off

first_imgTWO more days of sporting action among Guyana’s finest Amerindian regions will take place at the Everest Cricket Club ground in Georgetown. Minister within the Ministry of Indigenous People’s Affairs, Valarie Garrido-Lowe, blocks a delivery from Director of Sport Christopher Jones during yesterday’s opening ceremony of the Indigenous Heritage Sports 2016. (Samuel Maughn photo)Minister within the Ministry of Indigenous People’s Affairs, Valarie Garrido-Lowe, blocks a delivery from Director of Sport Christopher Jones during yesterday’s opening ceremony of the Indigenous Heritage Sports 2016. (Samuel Maughn photo)The Indigenous Heritage Sports 2016, a feature of the Ministry of Indigenous People’s Affairs commenced yesterday with a brief opening ceremony at the venue, followed by the ceremonial bowl-off by Director of Sport Christopher Jones to Minister within the Indigenous People’s Affairs Valarie Garrido-Lowe.With over 600 athletes expected in competition over the weekend, the ceremony was fittingly addressed by the minister, who called for a weekend of competitive activities.According to Minister Garrido-Lowe, her vision is for the regions to have a ‘Playoff before the games in order to give them as much games preparation as possible through a knockout competition.She added, “Let’s see some of the talent that you have that we will know exactly where to focus our attention … whether it is archery, whether it’s football, track and field, football or swimming.”Meanwhile, Director of Sport Jones reminded those in attendance of the recently concluded Rio Olympics and the amount of talent the world had on display there.He likened the games as the spotting ground for future Olympians, saying “We’re looking at the heritage games to be a step upwards, to have more competition and to have many more teams come out, those who have not had a chance to showcase their skills.”The event kicked off yesterday with football action while today will feature archery, cricket and volleyball.The event is being held under the theme: ‘Our Culture, Earth’s Future – Save the Environment, Live the Indigenous Way’.last_img read more

Contest Highlighting Individuals Who Are ‘Ahead of the Curve’ in Washington…

first_imgFacebook9Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Washington Secretary of StateWashington students in grades 6-12 are invited to participate in a writing, art, and podcast contest running Jan. 6-April 30 to showcase individuals they believe are ahead of the curve in their communities. The contest is in conjunction with Legacy Washington’s “Ahead of the Curve” exhibit, which opened in September 2019 and celebrates trailblazing women in Washington state history.“I’m thrilled to offer this contest this year, and look forward to learning more about those who have made positive impressions on communities throughout our state,” said Secretary of State Kim Wyman, whose office encompasses Legacy Washington. “A strong sense of community is paramount, and I hope through fulfilling this contest, students feel even more connected to their communities and a calling for civic participation wherever their lives may lead.”Students wishing to participate in the contest must submit an entry form, along with either a written work, two-dimensional art, or a podcast no later than April 30. An entry form, as well as more information about the contest and how to enter can be found on the Secretary of State’s website or here.Winners will be selected in each category in grades 6-8 and 9-12. Selected winners will receive a gift card and a special certificate during an awards ceremony in the Secretary of State’s office in Olympia in June. Winning pieces will be featured on the Secretary of State’s website and social media accounts.Washington’s Office of Secretary of State oversees a number of areas within state government, including managing state elections, registering corporations and charities, and governing the use of the state flag and state seal. The office also manages the State Archives and the State Library, documents extraordinary stories in Washington’s history through Legacy Washington, oversees the Combined Fund Drive for charitable giving by state employees, and administers the state’s Address Confidentiality Program to help protect survivors of crime.last_img read more

Cotter returns to Tim Horton’s Brier after capturing third straight Canadian Direct Insurance Curling Championship

first_imgThe first turning point of the game happened in the third end when Geall missed on his final attempt, allowing Cotter to steal one for a 2-0 lead.However, had Geall made that attempt, the rink would have scored four.“I think a quarter inch less curl and we would have scored four,” Geall lamented.“It was one of those situation in the game where we just came out on the wrong end of it.”The second turning point occurred in the eighth end when Geall again had the opportunity to steal a point after closing the gap to 4-3 with a deuce in the seventh.This time, however, Geall’s final stone was a bit heavy allowing Cotter to pull off the double takeout to score three and grab a 7-3 lead.“They had us in trouble there in the third end and if Sean makes that it could have been a different game . . . and he wasn’t far off,” Griffith explained.“He was only maybe an inch away from making that shot. But fortunately we got a couple of breaks — his rock came a little heavy in eight, and left Jimmy a great opportunity to score three.”Cotter & Company now have a few weeks off to prepare for Ottawa March 5-13.Griffith said the rink will return to a bit of normalcy, work and family life, but will be back on the rink training to represent BC in at the Tim Horton’s Brier.Which Geall believes the rink will do just fine.“They’re a classy bunch,” said Geall, who was at the Brier representing BC in 2009.“They’re a heck of a good team . . . they do a lot of things right and they’ll compete hard in a couple of weeks.”EXTRA END: Of course in any major event there are a few hiccups along with way. Saturday night, when Sportsnet was setting up to televise the final two game Sunday, a manlift used to install new glass in the lounge area, caused a huge crack in the ice. Icemakers worked until 5 a.m. Sunday morning to make sure the ice was ready for the final two games. . . .The final two games saw the best crowds of the week as curling fans from throughout the West Kootenay turned out to watch the best in BC.Story originate at The Nelson Daily There are going to be a lot of familiar faces at the 2016 Tim Horton’s Brier in Ottawa.And Jim Cotter is one of them.The Vernon skip reeled off six consecutive victories en route to his third consecutive BC Men’s title at the 2016 Canadian Direct Insurance Curling Championships Sunday night at the Nelson Curling Club.The clincher came in the final as Cotter, third Ryan Kuhn, second Tyrell Griffith and lead Rick Sawatsky defeated Sean Geall of New Westminster 7-6.“It feels great,” Cotter said following the victory. “I owe it all to my teammates. They are phenomenal guys who made a ton of shots, more shots than I made.”“It hasn’t really sunk in yet,” said second Tyrell Griffith.“We’ve been going through the process all week, but this feels phenomenal. Anytime you can win this event to go to represent your province is just amazing. And when that last rock hits that’s when you mind can kind of come off the game.”Sunday was the second time in as many days that Cotter had knocked off Geall, who advanced to the final by stopping Dean Joanisse of New Westminster 4-2 in the semi final earlier in the day.The Geall rink includes third Andrew Bilesky, Steve Kopf and lead Mark Olsen.Saturday, the score was 5-1 in favour of the Okanagan rink in the Page Playoff 1-2 contest after Cotter won the A event and Geall the B event.Sunday, Geall gave the defending champion all he could handle, coming within a few key shots of pulling off the upset.last_img read more