Hospice House’s First Paid Executive Director to Retire

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Linda Taylor Stallings will retire from Hospice House and Support Care of Williamsburg in June. (Submitted)
Linda Taylor Stallings will retire from Hospice House and Support Care of Williamsburg in June. (Submitted)

The Hospice House and Support Care of Williamsburg is on a search to fill the shoes of a woman who has led the organization for 32 years.

Linda Taylor Stallings, who became the Hospice House’s first paid executive director in 1983, announced last month she would retire June 30.

Though Stallings left the Williamsburg area in the early ‘90s, she returned in 1994 and served in a number of positions before again being named executive director in 2004. She will continue her association with the nonprofit as a consultant through December.

“We are very grateful for Linda’s commitment and passion to Hospice House and her 32 years of service to the organization,” David Kilgore, chairman of the Hospice House’s Board of Directors, said in a news release.

The board has formed a selection committee to find the best candidate for the position.

In the news release, Stallings is credited with not only enhancing hospice services locally, but developing a state organization with the goal of educating and promoting the hospice movement.

Two Rivers Country Club Makes Top Wedding Vendor List

Virginia Living magazine honored Two Rivers Country Club at Governor’s Land as a top wedding vendor in 2015 — the only venue on the Peninsula to receive the recognition.

The club, which can host up to 500 people outdoors or 190 people inside its River Room, offers full-service wedding planning events both big and small, according to a news release. Both members and nonmembers can use the club and its services for their events.

“We are honored to receive this statewide recognition from the editors of Virginia Living magazine,” said Ken Underwood, the general manager of the club. “This is affirmation of the hard work by our staff and our focus to provide a best-in-class wedding and reception experience for all of our wedding couples and their guests.”

Lackey Free Clinic Receives Donation from Credit Union

Langley Senior Vice President Vic Puliafico presented Lackey Free Clinic's Executive Director Carol Sale with a $5,000 check in front of the Langley FCU Exam Room. The monies donated are used to support the clinic's many services. (Submitted)
Langley Senior Vice President Vic Puliafico presented Lackey Free Clinic’s Executive Director Carol Sale with a $5,000 check in front of the Langley FCU Exam Room. The monies donated are used to support the clinic’s many services. (Submitted)

Langley Federal Credit Union gifted Lackey Free Clinic with a $5,000 check in support of the clinic’s mission to offer medical care at no cost.

A portion of the $5,000 helped to provide an additional exam room named after the credit union to bring the clinic up to 10 medical exam rooms and five dental rooms.

“Lackey Free Clinic fulfills a very critical need by providing medical and dental services to many in our community who would otherwise not get the care they they so urgently need,” said Vic Puliafico, who is Langley’s financial services senior vice president in a news release. “Langley is proud to support such a worthy cause that can benefit so many families and individuals right here where we live and work.”

The clinic serves people who qualify and live in York County, Williamsburg, James City County, Poquoson and Newport News.