Friday Blogging

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Be on the lookout next week for the Grand Opening of the No Limits Hot Dog Cart!  We will be opening Wednesdays and Thursdays from 11 AM to 1:30 PM and will be located at 24546 Coastal Boulevard in Tasley!  Come on by and grab a hot dog and a cold soda!

The cart, which will provide supervised PT employment to survivors of brain injury, was generously funded by the Eastern Shore of Virginia Community Foundation!!

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There is a new community-wide scavenger hunt in our area called “ESVA Rocks”.  The idea is you decorate a rock, hide it somewhere easily accessible and available to the public, and then wait to see if anyone finds your rock using the Social Media Group dedicated to the challenge.

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We really enjoyed this activity and are very excited to place them out in the community when we go on our next Walking Trail Assessment!  Brandon says “Good luck finding my rock it is extra special and camouflaged!” 

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Making Sherry’s birthday cake!  Woot woot!

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Happy, happy birthday Sherry and many, many more!!  Have a nice vacation 🙂

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Amy dehydrating lemon balm grown in our Pollinator Garden!  Thank you to YouthWorks volunteers for helping us to pick the lemon balm!

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We think there has been activity in our bee house! Are you doing your part to help Native Pollinators on the Eastern Shore?! We grow native flowers and provide bee, bird, and butterfly houses on our property to attract native pollinators! Thank you to the Eastern Shore Soil & Water Conservation District for awarding us grant funding to help establish and upkeep the No Limits Pollinator Garden!

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Bundick Well & Pump came out to mark our drain fields and taught Zel how to use the “dowsing rods”.  So cool!

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We were told that not every one is able to use these rods to find a drain field. They say that Zel had the magic touch!  Good work Zel.

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We celebrated Amy’s birthday this week! Happy birthday Amy!

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Visiting with our buddy Matt on an Outreach Visit where we get to spend time with survivors of brain injury who are not able to come to program regularly!

YouthWorks Week 7 2017

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After a day of learning about No Limits Eastern Shore and Brain Injury Prevention for Teens and practicing Gross Motor Skills, YouthWorks Week 7 helped us with lots of painting and gardening work!

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Helping us to weed around our front “sign” box so that we may plant ground cover plants in the fall!

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They also helped us to freshen up our sign with a new coat of paint!

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Weeding and painting all in one shot!

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We were able to save and dehydrate lots of lemon balm to be used as an herb!

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Hard at work! Thanks for helping to paint our lowered boxes!

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More painting! Our bench now looks brand new – thank you!

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Moving our old chicken coop so that it could be cleaned out and prepped for sale!

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Looking so great! Thank you all!

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These young ladies worked very hard to clean out the old chicken coop! It really looks nice. Thank you.

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Volunteers spending quality time with No Limits’ hens!

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Thank you ALL so much for your hard work! Everything looks wonderful and our plants out front are breathing easier!

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YouthWorks Week 6 2017

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Sticking with tradition, YouthWorks Week 6 joined us for 2 days! On their first day, we presented a “Welcome to No Limits” and “Brain Injury Prevention for Teens” lesson followed by a gross motor game!

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On their 2nd day with us, YouthWorks Week 6 helped us with lots of painting and lots of gardening work!

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YouthWorks Week 5 put on a beautiful first coat, and YouthWorks Week 6 has finished the picnic table’s “makeover” with a second coat!

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These awesome folks also helped us to touch up 

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Hard at work!  Great job!

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YouthWorks Week 6 also helped us with some heavy duty weeding!

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Before…

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After!  (from a different angle 🙂 )

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DJ and Kyle stepped in to help lift the tomato plants!

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DJ saving the day and bringing us the power washer!

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We were lucky enough to have a mechanic on board this week!  Thank you so much for helping us to fix the push mower!!!

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More painting of pump/septic markers!

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It looks brand new!

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Painting around the watermelons wasn’t easy but y’all got it done!  Thank you!

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FIXED!!!  Thank you!

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Wonderful people working hard.

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Time to clean up, unfortunately, because we enjoyed your company YouthWorks Week 6!!

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Thank you ALL again so much for all of your hard work!

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Presentation by the disAbility Law Center of VA on Voting/Rights!

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The disAbility Law Center of Virginia came to give a 3-part presentation on “Knowing Your Rights”,  “Voting Rules/Regulations”, and “Rights Restoration” geared for disabled Virginians.

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It was a very interesting presentation!  We are more confident in our understanding of the “voting process,” and feel that it was important to learn about special accommodations that are available for voters who have a disability.  For example, have you heard of “Curbside Voting?”  Curbside Voting is a special accommodation that can be made for disabled voters who are unable to vote absentee, or do not have the ability to enter their polling location.  It means just what you think it means – poll workers will come out and assist you if you are unable to get inside!

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It is important to know that this organization is available to assist disabled Virginians!  They have an easy to use website (www.dlcv.org) as well as having an advocate on-duty Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 8:30 AM-4:00 PM to discuss disability advocacy issues.  Give them a call toll-free at 800-552-3962!

Friday Blogging

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The No Limits Hot Dog Cart!!!! Say what?! We are so excited to get cooking with our new cart!  We had a “practice run” with the cart this week during our cookout held in memory of our dear friend, Grandmaster Elton Trower.

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CL getting ‘er all set up!

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Going to add the dogs now…

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Ready to serve!

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We intend for the No Limits Hot Dog Cart to be opened to the public VERY SOON! Look out for an “OPEN” sign and/or further announcements on our blog! This hot dog cart was funded by the Eastern Shore of Virginia Community Foundation as part of our Productivity and Sustainability Project!

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Zel was making himself a salad with lettuce from our garden! Mmm, mmm, mmm!

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Brandon and David are the Batman twins!

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We celebrated Teresa’s birthday today! Happy, happy birthday Teresa!

YouthWorks Week Five 2017

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YouthWorks Week 5 joined us for a gross motor game after receiving their “Welcome to No Limits” and “Brain Injury Prevention for Teens” lessons!

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On their second day, YouthWorks Week 5 helped us with a whole bunch of painting!

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Here you can see some volunteers taping up the walls so that they don’t accidentally get painted!

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YouthWorks Week 5 also helped us to paint our newly fixed picnic table!

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Protecting the kitchen partition’s “feet”! Good thinking!

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Looking like professional painters!

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We just LOVE this color blue!

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Thank you ALL so much for your hard work! Everything is looking beautiful!

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You all rock!  Thank you again!