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Peninsula Fine Arts Center to Add Summer Preschool Programming

Peninsula Fine Arts Center to Add Summer Preschool Programming

Newpot News, Va. – Starting July 2, the Peninsula Fine Arts Center will supplement its Hands on for Kids Gallery with additional summer preschool programming.

The program will provide guided instruction designed to develop visual learning skills and creative expression in preschool-aged children. For example, the July 2 class will create a star-inspired art project for Independence Day.

New lessons will be offered each week from 10:30 to 11:30am Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Parents are asked to register for each week’s classes by the preceding Friday.

Hands on for Kids Paint Days are offered from 10am to 4pm Tuesdays and Thursdays for the price of admission, and free for members. The Hands on for Kids Gallery is open to families from 10am to 4pm Tuesday through Saturday, and from 1 to 4pm on Sunday.

Peninsula Fine Arts Center admission is, regularly, $7.50 for adults, $4 for children 6-12, and free for children 5 and under.

Fifth Annual Gridiron Legends Tailgate Party takes place July 11th

Fifth Annual Gridiron Legends Tailgate Party takes place July 11th

Are you ready for some football? Pittsburgh Steelers Head Coach Mike Tomlin is!

Coach Tomlin is celebrating the start of NFL football season with the Fifth annual Gridiron Legends Tailgate Party, presented by the Hampton Roads Youth Foundation.

The fifth annual tailgate party will take place Thursday, July 11th 6:30pm – 9:30 pm at the Hampton Roads Convention Center.  

There will be activities such as corn hole competitions, football drill stations, Wii Madden football challenges, field goal kick, QB throw, and raffle giveaways.

If that doesn’t sound fun enough, some of your favorite NFL players will be in attendance including, Washing Redskin Darryl Tapp, former New Orleans Saint Aaron Brooks, Tennesse Titan Justin Hunter, Dallas Cowboy B.W. Webb, New England Patriot Jerod Mayo, former Miami Dolphin Dwight Hollier, and Buffalo Bill EJ Manuel.

Pets Cause $3 Billion in Damages

Pets Cause $3 Billion in Damages


Good thing our pets are cute...because they are costing us around $3 billion in annual electrical damages.

According to a survey done by an electronics and warranty provider, SquareTrade, pets damage around 8 billion

electronic items a year. The leading crimes come from chewing as well as animals causing an owner to drop a

device while using it. 1 in 6 owners reported that their animal had vomited or used the bathroom on their device.

July begins Firework Safety Month

July begins Firework Safety Month

We all know that July 4th, wouldn’t be the same without fireworks. July is Fireworks Safety Month, which couldn’t come at a better time.

In 2012 there were an estimated 8,700 injuries reported from the use of fireworks. Most of the energies were reported around July 4th, says the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.

Prevent Blindness America wants people to know the dangers of fireworks. The organization encourages you only attend authorized firework displayed. There are many people that will put on firework shows without a license, be aware, and protect yourself.

With July 4th quickly approaching, no one wants to take away from the fun of the holiday. But, before you go out to purchase illegal fireworks remember the dangers and charges that come along with the use.

Sales tax increase for the Commonwealth of Virginia

July 1, 2013, the state of Virginia will take into effect the House Bill 2313, the Retail Sales and Use Tax rate. The bill will increase funds for the Commonwealth Matt Transit Fund, Highway Maintenance and Operating Fund, the Intercity Passenger Rail Operating and Capital Fund.

Lightning Safety Awareness Week:June 23-29

When thunder roars, go indoors! This lightning safety rule could save you from dangerous lightning strikes.

The week of June 23- 29 has been recognized as National Lightning Safety Awareness Week to educate and raise awareness about the hazards of lightening.

In the U.S., an average of 54 people are killed yearly by lightning with hundreds more being injured.

Although lightning is unpredictable, knowing safety guideline can reduce the risk of injury or death. Be prepared and familiarize yourself with the weather forecast before heading outside.

Lightning can strike as far as 10 miles away from its parent thunderstorm. This means if you can hear thunder, you are in striking distance.  

Seek shelter immediately and stay there until 30 minutes after the last sound of thunder. Stay away from windows and doors.

Recall on Jeep Liberty Strollers

96,000 Jeep Liberty strollers have been recalled by Kolcraft. The Consumer Product Safety Commission said that 18 people have been injured by the tires of these strollers blowing out. The injuries took place when the tires were being inflated, causing cuts and bruises to the face, head, torso, arms, or legs. The strollers were sold at Burlington Coat Factory, Sears, Toys R Us, and other retailers in the US and Canada between June 2010 and June 2013.