Library kicks off summer reading

— June 28, 2012, 8:00 am

Readers of all ages will explore the night this summer as the Chincoteague Island Library presents “Dream Big–READ!” during the summer reading program. Activities may include programs on stargazing and moon lore, dreams and wishes, space exploration, nocturnal animals, a pajama story time, music and more. The 2012 Summer Reading Program will consist of a [...]

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Chincoteague Fire Company Salutes Military Men and Women

— June 27, 2012, 12:54 pm

CHINCOTEAGUE, Va., June 26, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ –┬áNow in its 87th year, the Chincoteague Annual Carnival and Pony Penning event will kick off Fri., June 29 with a special focus on military men and women in uniform during every carnival weekend. The event begins with a patriotic rendition of the National Anthem and a posting of [...]

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Assateague Island Beaches to Open for Labor Day Weekend

— August 30, 2011, 4:55 pm

Workers at Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge, Assateague National Seashore and Assateague State Park have been busy repairing damage from Hurricane Irene just one week before the 2011 Labor Day weekend. On the Virginia side, Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge reopened on a limited basis on Tuesday August 30, 2011. Although the southern beach and parking lots [...]

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Chincoteague Ponies Safe After Hurricane Irene

— , 4:54 pm

According to local sources, the Chincoteague ponies made out well during Hurricane Irene. The ponies reside on Assateague Island for most of the year, surviving a variety of severe weather conditions. On Saturday, August 27, 2011, Assateague Island experienced heavy rainfall, high winds, storm surges, and minor flooding from Hurricane Irene. By Sunday afternoon, skies [...]

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Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge to Reopen

— August 29, 2011, 7:50 pm

Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge will be partially open to public access starting Tuesday, August 30th. General public access will be permitted from 7am to 8pm on a temporary basis. Normal hours are expected to resume on Friday. Entrance to the Refuge will be free for the next few days during the recovery process. Visitors will [...]

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