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Oakland A's Sending 7 to Arizona Fall League
A Texas League MVP, a recent first-round pick and a highly regarded mid-season acquisition are part of a group of talented Oakland A's prospects slated to play in the 2015 Arizona Fall League. Chad Pinder, Matt Chapman, Sean Manaea, Jaycob Brugman, Kris Hall, Aaron Kurcz and Brendan McCurry are the seven A's prospects currently scheduled to play in this year's Arizona Fall League. The AFL is a prospect showcase league that features many of the top up-and-coming talents from around Major League Baseball each fall.
The AFL announced its 2015 rosters on Tuesday. The A's have seven players set to suit up for the Mesa Solar Sox. The A's will join the Chicago Cubs, Los Angeles Angels, Miami Marlins and Tampa Bay Rays as the teams contributing to the Solar Sox's roster. The Solar Sox will play their home games at Sloan Park, the spring training home of the Cubs. The season will run from mid October until late November.
Pinder heads to Arizona after a breakout 2015 campaign that saw him take home the award for top player in the Texas League. The A's 2013 competitive balance round A pick is batting .318/.363/.487 with a career-high 15 homeruns through Monday. Pinder will have the opportunity to show teams around baseball that his Texas League campaign wasn't a fluke. He is also likely to showcase his defensive versatility. Pinder, who played shortstop and third base in college, spent the 2014 season mostly at second base. He moved to shortstop full-time in 2015 and could see playing time at short, second and third this fall.
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Tuesday - September 1, 2015
Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Basic Training
The Poquoson Fire and Rescue Department and Poquoson CERT Council periodically conducts Basic CERT training courses. These courses provide citizens with the knowledge and skills to help their families as well as neighbors to be better prepared for emergencies.
Topics covered include: CERT overview/expectations, disaster preparedness, fire safety/suppression, medical operations, light search and rescue, CERT organization, disaster psychology, terrorism, practical skills and exercise. The course is free/limited to Poquoson residents 18 years or older.
The next CERT Basic Course begins Tues, Sept 8 thru Nov 3, 2015. The end-of-course exercise/graduation is scheduled for Sat morning, Nov 7. Classes normally begin at 6:30 thru 9:00 PM or so, depending on the class size/subject. The first class on Sept 8 begins at 6PM due to introduction to city leaders. Classes will take place at Fire Station #1, Training Room, 1035 Poquoson Avenue in front of the Elementary School.
If you are interested in participating in CERT training, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Bob Sampe @ (757) 755-5262 - leave message.
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Yard & Garage Sales
Huge Estate Sale
Labor Day Weekend
September 5, 6, 7
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
15 Philips Rd., Poquoson [map]
Furniture, Flat Screen TV's, Jewelry, Hundreds of Vintage Hallmark Ornaments 1985-2013, American Girl Dolls, Beanies and more!!!!! [photos]
The Poquoson Museum, a volunteer operated community museum, needs your help! We need volunteers to help with our buildings and grounds, the Haunts of Poquoson program, Programs Committee, and individuals who can spare a few hours a month to help man the museum as docents during the weekends.
If you have a few hours to spare, please visit the museum website
for more info.