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www.journalpress.com THE JOURNAL Wednesday, Aug, 21,2013 3 A writer from Classic Shore in Colonial Beach has sent several photographs of this pottery jug that her mother purchased about 20 years ago at an antique shop. The photographsare not very clear, but they show a nice unmarked piece with an unusual spout on the side. The overall condition appears to be HENRY LANE quite good, HULL and the color of the glaze is unusual. All pottery and stoneware is highly in demand at this time. Regionally, the most important pieces are those from the Shenandoah Valley and Alexandria. As this piece is not marked, attribution is difficult. The unusual positioning of the spout is reminiscent of ones produced in the Carolinas and Georgia, but the color and texturing seem to be more in keeping with that of the Virginia makers. The reddish hue also opens the possibility that the jug is Pennsylvania Redware, another antique genre that has become extremely popular over the past generatign. Fifty years ago crocks and jugs of this nature were readily available for under $5, but then they were "discovered", and the prices have soared and books and articles have been written describing the potteries and offering price guides. Today some pieces are bringing well over $1,000. This one is worth $200, and possibly more were I to examine it in person. In attributing value, in this case the spout is a major factor in estimating its worth. I suggest a close examination, particularly around the rim and on the bottom, to try to find any incised markings indicating by whom and where the jug was made. An identifying mark could increase the estimate I have given considerably, and as all antiques have regional appeal, should the jug be of Virginia origin, could be much greater. Happy Antiquing! the value Henry Lane Hull and his wife, Lisa, own Commonwealth Antiques & Appraisals, Inc. at P.O. Box 35, Wicomico Church, VA 22579 You may reach them at their home at 804-580-3301, or at errfail at henrylanehull@ commonwealthantiques.com As my final day as the King George Farmers Market Intern approaches, I am overwhelmed by emotions. I am thankful to have had the opportunity to serve the farmers market and for the new experiences I gained through this internship. Over the past four months, I have enjoyed working with the KGFM Board of Directors, vendors, volunteers, community day participants, and customers. Early mornings of putting up signs, setting up the hospitality tent, and greeting hundred of market visitors each week were well worth it. It was great catching up with old friends as well as getting to know so many new faces at the market. Even though I did not meet my internship goal of having 1,000 visitors in a day, I am still incredibly happy with how much the market has grown this year! Our average number of visitors increased as well as our number of vendors. I am really going to miss being at the market every week and seeing everyone. However, I am excited to continue supporting local farmers markets by shopping at the Town of Blacksburg Farmers Market when I return to Virginia Tech. Be sure to stop by the King George Farmers Market this Saturday to check out everything going onl KIDS SPACE face painting is back again this Saturday after popular demand. We also still have many great produce items in season including watermelons, corn, zucchini, squash, eggplant, and many more! The market is open every Saturday 8 a.m. - noon at KG Elementary School, corner of Route 3 and 205. Rain or shine. No pets, please. -Aldyn Abell, Market Intern in Due to widespread interest in the topic, the Rappahannock Community College Educational Foundation's Rappahannock Institute for Lifelong Learning (RILL) has brought back the popular course on genealogy that made its debut in Spring 2013. Dr. Hilary Derby will once more present "Discover Your Family History;' on Sept. 11, 18, and 25 (Wednesdays), 1-3 p.m., at the headquarters of the Northumberland Historical Society, 86 Back Derby Street, Heathsville. Individuals who are eager to reconstruct their family stories, but lack the necessary skills and knowledge, can learn how to use available resources for that purpose in this basic course. Students will learn to organize their search, and to examine records both in historical libraries and archives, and on the Internet. They will investigate birth and death certificates, wills, and family Bibles, as well as census, military, and other primary records, in order to identify their ancestor~' and build a family tree. Dr. Derby is an active genealogist who compiled information for the book "Rocks of Ages" by Prosser Crowther, Jr., and is currently at work on her own book, "Northumberland County, VA Birth Records 1853-18967 She holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in architectural engineering, family history, and history, and has completed three genealogical missions for the Mormon Church. She is a member of several genealogical and hereditary societies and associations. For those who wish to do more extensive family research, Dr. Derby has graciously agreed to teach "Discover Your Family History, Part II" in October. More details will be available in a later announcement. Advance registration, with a tuition payment of $35, is required to take either of these courses. For more information on "Discover Your Family History" and other RILL courses, or to register, please call Sharon Drotleff at RCC'S Educational Foundation office (804-333-6707, or toll-free at 877-722-3679), or e-mail her at sdrotleff@ rappahannock.edu. Fine Art Auction Fundraiser is The Dahlgren Heritage Foundation for almost a century are a key part will host a unique fundraiser Aug. of the story. So is the impact of that 24, with Fine Art Auction beginning research on other innovations, like at 5:30 p.m. with a preview hour, the GPS tracking system we use in followed by the actual auction at our cars. 6:30 p.m. The event will be held at Teamed with Bob Romeo of Azalea the University of Mary Washington Fine Art in Atlanta, Ga., the event will campus in Dahlgren. be used to raise much needed funding The Auction will feature gallery for the Museum as it moves towards a matted and framed fine art from soft opening in October2013. popular artists like Chagall, Disney Tickets are $25 pp, and include hors and Patricia, and attendees will be dbeuvres and beverages. Purchase of treated to sports memorabilia, movie a souvenir wine glass ($5) will let you & music photos, posters, rock and drink wine brought from Oak Crest roll collectibles and other items. Winery, a local King George winery. Naval themed items will also be They will be serving different wines, available tobidon, including a Cannon Ridge Red, The goal and vision of the that has a commemorative label for Foundation is to generate a public Adm. John A. Dahlgren's Civil War understanding of the impact the contributions to the U.S. Navy. community and U.S. Navy base Visit the Museum website at at Dahlgren, Virginia, have had dahlgrenmuseum.org for more in using science and technology information and to purchase your to strengthen national defense, tickets. Tickets will also be available on particularly through support for war site. Dress code for the event is business fighters, casual. 100% of ticket sales and a The research and innovation that commission from the art sales will go have gone into weapons development directly into the Museum coffers. Going, going, gone! Don't miss out on this opportunity to help the Dahlgren Museum, and add a fine art piece to your personal collection. Lori Deem, Secretary Dahlgren Heritage Foundation (540) 709-7495 secretary@dahlgrenmuseum.org. DAHLGREN HERITAGE M PRESERVING NAVAL HISTORY rim The Board of Directors of NSWC Federal Credit Union has appointed Virginia Sebastian Storage and Charles Armstrong as Interim CO-CEOs until a permanent CEO is selected. Mrs. Storage and Mr. Armstrong will be handling the duties of the former CEO, Harry C. Ovitt, who passed away on Aug. 8. Mrs. Storage, the Credit Union's Vice President of Administration has been with NSWC'Federal Credit Union for over 20 years and has 27 years of experience in the financial industry. She has been active in the credit union industry at the state level and holds the designation of Certified Credit Union Executive. Mr. Armstrong, the Credit Union's Vice President of Operations has been with NSWC Federal Credit Union for over 16 years and has over 35 years of experience in the financial industry. He currently serves on the Financial Literacy Committee for the Virginia Credit Union League and holds the designation of Certified Credit Union Executive. The Board of Directors of NSWC Federal Credit Union has had a Succession Plan in place for many years to address such an unfortunate circumstance. With their planning, members can expect business as usual as the search for a new CEO takes place. :i i August 24th, 2013 8 a.m. - 10 a.m. King George High School Cafeteria PANCAKES, EGGS, SAUSAGE, JUICE, MILK Will Be Served By Football Teams' The Breakfast Is FREE To Everyone (Donations Accepted) ROAD TO WELLNESS Never make financial decisions when you're hungry! Of ourse, make sure your financial advisor and stock brokers are also well fed. Maybe call them and make sure have a good breakfast before they start their work day! Onamore seriousnote, it is obvious that blood chemistry is seriously affected SHAWN PALLO'I-rl, DC by what and when you eat. Your blood chemistry is extremely important when it comes to both your physical and mental health. Hangry may seem funny, but when you are hungry, your body is not functioning optimally. Your muscles and brain are not getting the nutrients they need. Bad decisions and risk taking are just the tip of the iceberg. Not giving your body the nutrients it needs ' when it needs them can affect every organ and cell in your body. Understand this: If you want to GAIN WEIGHT, being "hangry" is one of the best ways to do it. Why? Because weight.loss is best accomplished when you keep your blood sugar levels stabilized. This can be accomplished by eating small portions of the correct foods multiple times throughout the day. Often times, eating five or more small meals is ideal. If yofi have reached the point when you feel hunger, then you are falling behind. Hunger means your blood sugar levels have already dropped. (Becoming "hangry" is a whole different level!) But this does not mean you should eat as much as you want FOR YOUTH DEVELOPMENT FOR HEALTHY LIVING FOR SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY PICNIC IN THE PARK ton Birthplace NM George Washing August 2 2 4pm-6pm whenever you want. The answer is to eat the right foods, at the right times, in the right portions. Portion size is a BIG problem for most people. But, believe it or not, you can be "tricked" into eatingor drinking more (or less) than you think you are. Here is how: You've heard the statement, "Everything is relative." Well, relative is a HUGE factor when it comes to how much you decide to eat. There is something called the Delboef illusion. ~his illusion occurs when people misjudge the size of identical circles when they are surrounded by larger circles of different sizes. For example, people will think a circle is smaller if the Circle surrounding it is huge and vice versa. Researchers found that the same illusion applies to plates we eat our food on. When the same portion of food is served on a very large plate, it seems like less food than when it is served on a small plate. According to an article published by the Cornell University Food and Brand Lab, "For example, in a study conducted at a health and fitness camp, campers who were given larger bowls served and consumed 16% more cereal than those given smaller bowls. Despite the fact that those campers were eating more, their estimates of their cereal consumption were 7% lower than the estimates of the group eating from the smaller bowls." The Cornell article also revealed how we can use this optical illusion to our favor. Here is how: Serve the vegetables and healthy foods many people do not like on large plates. The large plate will make the portion look small and easier to eat. On the contrary, serve bad foods, like desserts, on smallplates to make the serving look bigger. / BUPg In King George Get Back-To'School Cash Being Paid United Recovery and Refiners, LLC 7183 Kings Highway (Rt. 3, next to Pern's Market/Citgo Station) Open Tuesday- Friday 10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. On weekends just call for appointment 540-645-8022 The Journal -- Your weekly paper - The Journal's news is about our community .- that's it. We don't try to be anything but local. Call 540,775-2024 to subscribe- $24 per year 1