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HRVK image smallHampton Roads Nonprofit Veteran’s Kitchen Marks Milestone in Ending Homelessness ... Veterans Kitchen, a Hampton Roads nonprofit organization, is preparing to place its 500th veteran into new housing within the next week. The organization strives to end homelessness among veterans and provide them with the tools they need to live a healthy and stable life. Since 2014, Veterans Kitchen has partnered with the Department of Veterans Affairs to support homeless veterans in need as they get back on their feet and find affordable housing and employment. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
LowBus image smallYork County School Division Responds to Bus Driver’s Low Wages ... Last week, Yorktown Crier | Poquoson Post highlighted pay disparity faced by York County School Division bus drivers. While York County School Division was unable to comment by press time for that article, Katherine Goff, YCSD Public Relations and Communications Officer, provided the response printed in this article on behalf of the school division. Despite an informative response, the school system did not address the issue of pay equity for their bus drivers. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
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V4200 image smallVeteran Bikes 4,200 Miles to Yorktown for Widow Project ... Jay Blanchard, a Western New York military veteran and financial advisor, crossed the finish line this Saturday in Yorktown, Virginia, completing a 4,200-mile ultraendurance bike race to raise funds and increase awareness for programs that aid military widows. Beginning June 2nd in Astoria, Oregon, the Trans America Bike Race is the longest unsupported bike race in the world, taking participants approximately 25 days to finish. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
FI 19jul18 smallFishing News | Tide Chart ... July 11, 2018, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 200, a bipartisan bill that includes the Modernizing Recreational Fisheries Management Act of 2017 (Modern Fish Act). This historic vote marks the first time the priorities of the recreational fishing sector are included in the reauthorization of our nation's primary marine fisheries law, the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act. The provisions of the Modern Fish Act were included in H.R. 200 by the House Committee on Natural Resources. (Read the Article) (Get the Tide Chart) (Have a Comment?)
PGuide imageVirginia Master Naturalist Chapter Publishes Poisonous Plants Guide ... Just in time for the summer months when more people venture into the outdoors — and come into contact with poison ivy and other plants that are best avoided — there is a new reference guide to some of Virginia's poisonous plants. The Socrates Project: Poisonous Plants in Virginia is collaborative effort between the Virginia Master Naturalist Program and Virginia Cooperative Extension. (See Page 2, July 19, 2018 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Forestland Transfer Workshops Help Sustain Virginia’s Woodlands ... Virginia’s forestland is a valuable asset to society, providing clean air and water, wildlife habitat, recreation opportunities and renewable wood resources for all Virginians. Because almost two-thirds of Virginia’s woods are owned by private individuals, the decisions they make for their land can have far reaching impacts on the sustainability of Virginia’s forests. (See Page 3, July 19, 2018 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Local Schools Announce Student Honors ... This week we publish the Tabb High School Third Quarter Honors and Highest Honors Rolls. (See Page 4, July 12, 2018 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
NNCR imageNavy’s Newest Carrier Returns to the Peninsula ... On Sunday, July 15, the Navy’s newest aircraft carrier, USS GERALD R. FORD (CVN 78) returned to Newport News Shipbuilding for its post-shakedown availability. Commissioned on July 22, 2017 at Naval Station Norfolk, FORD is the first in the newest class of aircraft carriers. Since getting underway in April 2017, FORD has completed ten underway periods where the ship and crew were able to test new systems. (See Page 5, July 19, 2018 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Riordan imageRiordan Resigns from Greater Williamsburg Chambert and Tourism Alliance ... Karen Riordan has resigned from the Greater Williamsburg Chamber and Tourism Alliance, in order to assume duties as the President and CEO of the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce. She will begin her new appointment in late August. (See Page 5, July 19, 2018 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Beehive imageBeehive Distribution Program to Provide Hives to Beekeepers ... Virginia's recently established Beehive Distribution Program provides beehives to both new and established beekeepers in an effort to increase the number of actively managed bee colonies across the Commonwealth. The program is administered by the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS). The Beehive Distribution Program provides beehive equipment directly to eligible beekeepers. (See Page 6, July 19, 2018 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Capital square smallHerring’s Unconventional Favor For His Friends ... In what the media reported as a surprise move, late last week Attorney General Mark Herring filed a motion to dismiss a lawsuit brought by the abortion industry in federal court that challenges the constitutionality of Virginia’s abortion center safety standards. Not only is Herring adamantly pro-abortion (he has received tens of thousands of dollars from the abortion industry) he has established a dangerous precedent of not only refusing to defend Virginia’s laws, but of siding with the plaintiff. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)

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