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YCBus image smallYork County School Division Bus Drivers Not Making Living Wages ... For parents of York County School Division students, the first person in the morning and the last person in the afternoon they entrust with their child’s safety are bus drivers. However, York County School Division does not pay their bus drivers what could be considered a "living wage.” According to studies conducted by the Department of Urban Studies and Planning at M.I.T., a living wage in York County for 1 adult without dependents is $13.47/hour. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
SBR image smallSwimming, Biking, Running to Win The 6th Annual Williamsburg Triathlon ... Chi ckahominy Riverfront Park was the site of the Williamsburg Triathlon for 2018. This past Saturday and Sunday from 600 to 700 athletes participated in the Olympic and the "Half” triathlon events. There were even sprint events and a Duathlon for the kids. The weather was near perfect with temperatures mostly in the mid to upper 70’s. The swim part of the events took place in the river adjacent to the park. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
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CarT image smallCar Thieves Arrested After Wrecking Havoc in Poquoson ... On Saturday morning, July 7th, at approximately 2:15 a.m., Poquoson police officers responded to Charles Parish Dr. for a report of a possible stolen vehicle. While checking the area, a grey SUV matching the description given by the caller was seen, along with four other vehicles, leaving the area traveling south on Wythe Creek Rd. Officers attempted to stop the vehicles on Victory Blvd. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
FI2 12jul18 smallFishing News | Tide Chart ... I have been content with jumping into the skiff, running 5 minutes, and catching cobia. There are a tremendous number of small cobia in the bay with enough larger fish around to keep things interesting. But, some of the guys wanted a change of pace and to do the offshore bottom fishing thing. So, offshore we ran yesterday. It was ridiculously calm and the Healthy Grin still remembered her way out there. (Read the Article) (Get the Tide Chart) (Have a Comment?)
SharkDay imageSink Your Teeth into Shark Day July 14th at the Virginia Living Museum ... Shark Day is coming to the Virginia Living Museum Saturday, July 14, 2018 from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm. Learn about these amazing animals and their relatives, and about the work being done to preserve their populations and habitats through educational crafts, activities, and displays. Catch an 11:00 am fish/turtle feeding. (See Page 3, July 12, 2018 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Celebrate Summer with Country Tunes at Virginia’s Li’l Ole Opry July 21st ... Join Virginia's Li'l Ole Opry on Saturday, July 21st, for a night of wonderful music filled with sunshine and summertime! The "Sounds of Summer" concert will feature the house band, Shades of Country, and all of the Opry singers performing their favorite country summer tunes and great beach music by the likes of Jimmy Buffett and the Beach Boys among others! The show will be at Mathews High School's Harry M. Ward auditorium. Doors open at 7:30 and the show begins at 8 p.m. (See Page 3, July 12, 2018 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Local Schools Announce Student Honors ... This week we publish the Grafton High School Third Quarter Honors and Highest Honors Rolls. (See Page 4, July 12, 2018 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
AStaggs imageInterview: Al Staggs and His York County Band Release a New Video ... In a March 2016 issue of the YTCPP, Al Staggs and his bands the Left Wing Fascists and the Moaning Lisas were profiled, as the former reached Number One on the Amazon Adult Alternative Chart. In a June 2017 issue, Al was again profiled as his fun summer song "Cow Tippin'" racked up the Youtube views. Now in July of 2018, Al and The Moaning Lisas have released a new EP titled "Extra Cheese". (See Page 5, July 12, 2018 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
CSSArt imageChildren’s Summer Sampler Art Camp at On the Hill Gallery ... For the second consecutive year, York County children and teens are invited to "sample” art at On the Hill Gallery. Students may take a total of six hours of classes – either on a single day or on two separate days. If students take a full day, they should bring a packed lunch and snacks. (See Page 5, July 12, 2018 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
VLMBF imageLiving Museum to Lead Butterfly Count in Blue Ridge Mountains ... Join the Virginia Living Museum for our 27th annual North American Butterfly Association Butterfly Count in the Blue Ridge Mountains on Saturday, July 21, 2018 from 7 am – 9 pm. Participants are part of this nationwide activity to count, identify, collect and release butterflies, while also enjoying the native insects and flowers along the Blue Ridge Parkway. This full day trip is a great way to share nature with your family. (See Page 6, July 12, 2018 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Capital square smallCourt Days ... In the Colonial era, there was no bigger time in the Colony of Virginia than court days. Whether at the county seat or in the capital city of Williamsburg people, not even involved in the cases, came to town. The trials were great forms of entertainment and the crowds attracted merchants selling their wares. Taverns were filled at night with men trading stories and political news and views. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)

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