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Teacher Appreciation Week: Mama Duck and the reading specialist




Okay.  We don't usually go cutsie around here.  But, in honor of our local city schools celebrating teacher appreciation week, I had to post this one.  Get ready for the warm gooey feelings, Checkered Flag fans.

Flock of ducklings melts hearts at Chesapeake school
By Mike Connors
The Virginian-Pilot  CHESAPEAKE


A member of the G.A. Treakle Elementary School family recently gave birth - to 17 children.

In 2010, a female duck found her way to a courtyard near the center of the school on Gilmerton Road in Deep Creek. Donna Sheffer, a reading specialist with a green thumb, decided…
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Rare Goblin Shark Caught off Keys

Every once in a while you hear some news on the radio that you just have to look up.  This morning was one such morning.  I heard a news report about a Goblin Shark.  I, having a very curious child, thought I had heard every known detail about sharks, and today I learned something new. 

I thought I would share with the Checkered Flag fans out there a bit about a shark found off the Keys of Florida.  If you thought Jaws was scary, take a look at this creature.

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Do You Have a Healthy Relationship with Your Ride?

I want to take a poll.  Checkered Flag fans, do you feel that your car is connected to you?  I feel that my Honda Pilot is an extension of myself.  It has a personality, and although it has no name, it is one of my loves.  I love how it handles, its behavior, and that it listens to me, often when others are not (namely my children in the back seat, or my husband playing back seat driver).

I am not alone in…
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Check those policies closely. Odd items covered by insurance.



All of our Checkered Flag drivers know the value of having great Car Insurance coverage, but, if you are like me, you may not know exactly how many different scenarios of what a new commercial calls "mayhem" you are actually covered against. 

Now, for that matter, most of us don't know the ins and outs of our life, home, or any other…
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