Friday Blogging

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Emma and Brandon protecting the palm tree for winter.

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We always enjoy self advocacy lessons with Rachel!

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We had a great time this week decorating for the holidays.  Doesn’t CL make a great Santa?!

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Nice job decorating David and Amy.

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CL makes a good Santa AND a good Grinch!  Haha!

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Jason’s all smiles for Christmas time!

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David and Sheri made sure everyone’s stocking was hung up.

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Maryann and Amy are happy to see how nice all of the decorations look!

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Kyle, CL, and Zel getting ready to head out for our first Salvation Army bell ringing shift for the year.  It was a really cold day.  Thanks for toughing it out guys!

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Time to ring the bells.  Great job again for volunteering guys.

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  Zel says, “It might have been cold, but we still had a good time!”  Nice false teeth and reindeer ears CL and Kyle.  No wonder Zel has such a big smile!

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Our great friend, a long time volunteer of No Limits, and the first ever recipient of the Kate Award, Iesha, came by and brought her son for all of us to meet.  He is so cute!

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It was such a nice surprise to meet your little man Iesha.  We can’t believe how big he’s getting!

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Amy was so happy to see Iesha she didn’t want her to leave.

Celebrating Our Virginia Master Naturalists!

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Brandon (and NLES Case Coordinator Kyle Fulk) recently completed the basic training class to become members of the Eastern Shore Chapter of Virginia Master Naturalists!

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We had a big party to celebrate! Here is Brandon with his family, the Stetars.

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Claudia Underwood from the Master Gardeners brought this beautiful passion flower for Brandon – an Eastern Shore Native!

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Sherry, Adrian and Maryann helping out.

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The Stetars and NLES Board Member TJ Johnson.

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Betsy Pinder joined us after the United Way Exercise Group.

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Megan Rose Jensen, Kyle Fulk, Brandon Cook, Peg Volk, and Barbara O’Hare from the Eastern Shore Chapter of Virginia Master Naturalists!!

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Tanisha Ames/CSB and Nikcole Sales/Jewish Family Service

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Amy, looking great in purple!

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Jason, with a great smile!

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Party guests

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Zel, Adrian & Maryann

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C L and Sherry

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A gift for Brandon from his friends at MyVoiceMyChoice

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Enjoying lunch!

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NLES Board Members Laurice Hohlt and TJ Johnson

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The room

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Brandon with Joyce

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Sade!

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Party Scene

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Kyle and Mr. Stetar

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The Room

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Brandon with a gift from Laurice

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We are so proud of Brandon & Kyle!!

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Brandon with his parents

Thanksgiving Week Blog 2018

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Getting dog and cat treats ready to be delivered to the local Animal Control Facility and the SPCA. We hope the dogs and cats enjoy their Thanksgiving treat!

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Brandon helping to organize the indoor garden before the long holiday weekend.

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Finishing tidying the garden by sweeping up!

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving from all of us here at No Limits Eastern Shore!  As a reminder, No Limits will be closed through the Thanksgiving holiday.  We will reopen Monday, November, 26 under normal hours of operation.

Richard “Ricky” Tyndall

It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of our long-time friend and member of No Limits, Ricky Tyndall.  Ricky was a wonderful and kind man.  We will miss him so very much and may he rest in peace.  According to Ricky’s obituary found in the Eastern Shore Post, memorial donations may be made to the Parksley Volunteer Fire Company, P.O. Box 14, Parksley, VA 23421 and any memory tributes may be shared with the family at http://www.williamsfuneralhomes.com.

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Ricky with Jackie at the old No Limits building in Onancock.

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Ricky and friends on an outing to pick blueberries with No Limits.

Congratulations CL!

Check out this awesome newsletter article on CL’s achievements with the No Limits Hot Dog Cart!  This article was produced by the Eastern Shore Center For Independent Living for a newsletter distributed at their 2nd Annual Disability Awareness Showcase & Fun Day!  Thank you to the Center for Independent Living for recognizing CL and for hosting this wonderful community event!

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Friday Blogging

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Matt and Rachel had to run an errand across the bay this week and had a nice time!

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Matt enjoying a sweet treat before heading home.

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Kyle and Brandon working HARD on their Eastern Shore Master Naturalist final exam.  Congratulations again on your recent graduation y’all!

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Amy with her brand new voting ID.  She is ready to go vote!

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Kamesha from the Virginia Cooperative Extension came in to give a lesson on nutrition this week!

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Part of our lesson was on Yogurt Parfaits.  Amy and Sherry say they enjoyed this lesson!

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David, Corina, and Jason liked the lesson as well.  Don’t mind CL’s face though, he just doesn’t like yogurt at all!

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Zel and Amy working on a memory match game while waiting for the bus!

Congratulations to the 2018 Class of Eastern Shore Master Naturalists!

We are proud to announce that long-time member of No Limits, Brandon, as well as our Case Coordinator, Kyle Fulk, have completed the 2018 Eastern Shore Master Naturalist Course!

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Brandon posing for a picture during a class outing.

This eight week course is designed to train volunteers to provide education and outreach services on the Eastern Shore of Virginia that are dedicated to the management of natural resources and natural areas within our community inevitably benefiting the entire commonwealth of Virginia.  To learn more about the Eastern Shore Chapter of Virginia Master Naturalists please visit their website here:  https://masternaturalistesva.com/

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A class on the many soil types found on the Eastern Shore.

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Brandon and Kyle working with their peers during a class activity.

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Brandon presenting his project to the 2018 Eastern Shore Master Naturalist Class.  He presented on the only cactus native to Virginia, the Eastern Prickly Pear!

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Brandon receiving his certificate with Dot Field, Natural Areas Research Coordinator and Eastern Shore Region Steward, who assists in operating the Eastern Shore Master Naturalist Program.

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Kyle receiving his certificate with Dot.

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Graduates of the 2018 Virginia Eastern Shore Master Naturalist Course!

Congratulations to Brandon, Kyle, and all other graduates of the 2018 Eastern Shore Master Naturalist Course!