Town’s First ‘Great Bay Run’ Draws 128 Competitors

Perfect weather helped as runners threaded Cape Charles streets. (Photo courtesy Eric Hack)

Perfect weather helped as runners threaded Cape Charles streets. (Photo courtesy Eric Hack)

CAPE CHARLES WAVE

June 17, 2013

In conjunction with the Tall Ships Festival, the Great Bay Run in Cape Charles Saturday morning featured both a 5k and a 1.25 mile fun run/walk.

Perfect weather made for a great race, and 128 athletes competed.

The overall 5k winner on the men’s side was Van Lewin, a Broadwater Academy alumnus, in 18:15. Van is currently competing for Christopher Newport University in both cross country and track.

The women’s race was won by Samantha Sawyer of Indian Trail, NC.

The 1.25 mile division was won by Jackson Rose and Michaux Tankard, both middle school students at Broadwater Academy.

The race was co-directed by Eric Hack, a teacher and coss country/track and field coach at Broadwater Academy, and Eva Noonan, an agent at Blue Heron Realty and assistant coach at Broadwater.

Proceeds will benefit both the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and the Broadwater Academy Cross Country and Track & Field Teams.

Runners enjoyed post-race refreshments courtesy of Cape Charles Yacht Club and Hook-U-Up Gourmet.

Here are the complete results: [Read more…]

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New Roots Youth Garden Plans Farm Stand This Year

Collecting seeds for next year's garden is one of the learning experiences at New Roots. (Photo: Tammy Holloway)

Collecting seeds for next year’s garden is one of the learning experiences at New Roots. (Photo: Tammy Holloway)

By TAMMY HOLLOWAY
Special to the Wave

June 17, 2013

The youth of Cape Charles have already planted the seeds for their vegetable garden and are gearing up to begin to reap their harvest.

The New Roots Youth Group are taking applications for the 2nd annual Summer Garden Club on the corner of Fig and Randolph beside Rayfield’s Pharmacy.

The club begins Thursday, June 20. Youths 6-12 can sign up for the free program, organized by volunteers from the youth recreation department of the Town of Cape Charles, Cape Charles Rotary, Eastern Shore Master Gardeners, and Northampton 4-H program.

The NRYG Summer Garden Club meets twice a week on Tuesdays and Thursdays and offers hands-on vegetable gardening, composting, and learning from garden gurus.

Children can attend the entire program or select from the weeks focused on an area of interest they may have (insects, butterflies, birds, etc.).

This year the NRYG participants will be running their very own farm stand on Thursday at the garden site. [Read more…]

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Pirates Ball Treasure Chest Raffle Winners

In conjunction with the Tall Ships Festival, Citizens for Central Park held a Treasure Chest Raffle. ¬†Winners were drawn at the June 15 Pirates Ball. [Read more…]

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