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BSCAC image smallBay School Community Arts Center to Hold Fine Arts Auction September 23rd ... The Bay School Community Arts Center in Mathews will hold its 19th Annual Fine Arts Auction, An Affair to Remember, at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, September 23. The event will be held at Samarkand, the beautiful home of Karen Tiller and Mark Polivka of Hawaii. The 25 acre estate is located on Woodas Creek off the East River. Samarkand is quite an appropriate site to hold a nonprofit fundraiser. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
SArmy image smallThe Salvation Army Hampton Roads Deploys to Assist in Hurricane Relief Efforts ... A team of Salvation Army personnel from the Hampton Roads area is preparing to leave for disaster relief efforts, to help people affected by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. The team will depart on Tuesday for 2 weeks of service and includes 2 employees and 1 volunteer. At the end of August, The Salvation Army responded to the catastrophic flooding in the Houston area and provided extensive relief to first responders and survivors. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
Bishop ad apr15Fish News and Tide Chart ... Cobia Today. We went out with Dr. John Graves and his graduate FI 14sep17 smallstudent Douglas Jensen to tag cobia. We saw a few, caught one that was fitted with a satellite tag. We also caught some nice Spanish mackerel and false albacore. We fished just outside of Rudee Inlet. (Read the Article) (Get the Tide Chart) (Have a Comment?)

CarS image smallJustSoYouKnow 14sep17Car Strikes Power Pole in Tabb ... Monday afternoon shortly before 1:30 p.m., a car traveling northbound on Hampton Highway ran off the road, overturning and striking a power pole near the Goddard School. For a couple of hours, the power was knocked out to hundreds in Tabb. York Poquoson Sheriff’s Department, Fire and Life Safety, and Dominion Power mobilized quickly to transport the driver to the hospital, and restore power. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
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OOpry imageTroy Hedspeth to be Featured Performer at Virginia’s Li’l Ole Opry This Saturday ... Virginia’s Li’l Ole Opry welcomes home one of its past stars, Troy Hedspeth, this Saturday night, September 16th. That same night, the Opry will also be celebrating long-time emcee, "Uncle Jimmy Wickham” Smith’s, 80th birthday! 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, September 14, 2017 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
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Local Schools Announce Honor Rolls ... Queen's Lake Middle School has released the 4th Quarter All A's and AB Honors Rolls. Tabb Middle School has released the 4th Quarter AB Honors Roll. (See Page 4, September 14, 2017 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
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40Criner image40 Years of Experience with Criner Remodeling ... If 100 remodeling companies open their doors today, in five years’ time, 95 of those companies will no longer be in business. That is not an encouraging statistic for budding entrepreneurs, and I am glad nobody told me that when I started Criner Remodeling in 1977. This year we celebrate our 40th anniversary. (See Page 5, September 14, 2017 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
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Tourism Revenue on the Rise Throughout Greater Williamsburg ... The Virginia Tourism Corporation reported on Tuesday, September 5th, 2017 that Greater Williamsburg’s regional tourism expenditures have grown at a rate of 2.6%, totaling $1.2 billion across James City County, York County and the City of Williamsburg in 2016. Tourism employment has also grown, with approximately 12,000 employees working in the region. Governor McAuliffe announced the U.S. Travel Association’s statistics of tourism revenue across Virginia. (See Page 5, September 14, 2017 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
SpiritC imageSpirit Cruises Launches Virginia Elite ... Entertainment Cruises, the parent company of Spirit of Norfolk and 29 other vessels, will officially christen Virginia Elite, a new private charter yacht on October 5 at 3 pm. Berthed at Town Point Park in the Downtown Norfolk harbor, the impressive 70- foot yacht is available for private events and celebrations in October. (See Page 6, September 14, 2017 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Capital square smallThe Gentleman From Bedford ... Former Delegate Lacey Putney, an independent from Bedford County, died at the age of 89 on August 26. Last week he laid in state in the capitol rotunda, a rarity afforded only to the true giants of the commonwealth. His casket was placed in front of Houdon’s priceless, lifesize, made-from-life, marble statue of George Washington. It was a fitting tribute for the longest tenured man in General Assembly history. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)





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