A Perfect Day for Oysters

If one had to choose a day for having an Oyster Tasting, then the first Sunday of November would be the day of choice. The weather was just right (not too hot, and not too cold), the location was lovely (oysters served right on the banks of the York River),…

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28th Annual Golf Tourney Draws Big Numbers

The 28th Annual Jacob’s Ladder Golf tournament arrived out of COVID like a smooth swing hitting the sweet spot for a long drive to the tee. With a shotgun start at noon on May 17th, a field of 18 teams (the largest in memory) filled the Irvington, Virginia, Golden Eagle…

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Thankful Thoughts for 2020

As the leaves fall and the air chills, our thoughts turn to the season when we give thanks. On Saturday several Climbers and staff met on Zoom to pause and share a few thoughts of how we need to be thankful in all circumstances, even in the midst of the…

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A record day for golf

The 27th Annual Jacob’s Ladder Golf Tourney was held on Monday 19 October. The day was one of those not-too-cold, not-too-hot, but *just right* days in Fall when the light, the air, and all the stars align to produce a great day for golf!

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Zoom Calls and Devotionals

During the second Zoom get-together, Climbers began to think and talk about strategies of how to better deal with life DURING COVID and what Jacob’s Ladder is going to be like AFTER COVID. Kelly’s group gave us feedback about the Climbers wanting virtual field trips. One of the students stated,…

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The Passing of Chic Silver

The family of Earl Charles “Chic” Silver II announces his passing on Sunday, Aug. 30, 2020, at the age of 76. Chic is survived by his wife, Susan; children Garrett (Kim), Austin (Brent), Andy (Kelley); son-in-law, Steve; 11 grandchildren, Chris, Grace, Jon, Coalter, Tanner, Tymber, Ethan, Skye, Connor, Lucas and…

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