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VetDay image smallAnnual Veterans Day Ceremony Honors Great War Servicemen ... On Sunday morning, 10 am, November 11, Airmen from JB Langley-Eustis 733d Logistics Readiness Squadron/Fuels Flight and Brownie Troop 1087-Girl Scouts of the Colonial Coast, joined with parishioners of Historic Grace Episcopal Church Yorktown and visitors to the Historic Triangle in the Annual Grace Church Veterans Day Ceremony replacing US flags on the 92 known Veterans buried in the Cemetery "with Honors". (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
HRvT image smallThe History of Hampton Roads vs. Tidewater Identity Crisis ... While York County and Poquoson may sit near the border of Hampton Roads, there is no doubt how important these jurisdictions are to this corner of the Commonwealth. As I have written in the past, I am a York County "transplant,” having spent most of my life on the southside of the area. Being "only” 35 years old, I have always known this area as Hampton Roads first, Tidewater by heritage. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
 UBand image smallRLndg imageLocal High Schools Put on Unforgettable Band Performances, Grafton High School Grand Champions ... First, in October the Poquoson High School Band played at a Williamsburg band competition, and performed a stirring tribute to local soldiers who gave the ultimate sacrifice in battle. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
FI 15nov18 smallFishing News | Tide Chart ... Many black drum are caught by anglers fishing for other species. Anglers fishing for stripers, tautog, spadefish, sheepshead, red drum, and speckled trout all have a chance of tangling with a big black drum. In the lower bay area, there are several ways to target these fish. While some black drum are caught here in the cold water months, they are primarily an April through November fishery. (Read the Article) (Get the Tide Chart) (Have a Comment?)
BGXmas imageBusch Gardens Re-Opens for Christmas Town Nov. 17 Amidst New Competition ... On Saturday, November 17, Busch Gardens Williamsburg will reopen for their 10th annual Christmas Town celebration. This family friendly event will boast 10 million lights accenting the park’s already picture-perfect ambiance, include favorite shows like Scrooge No More! and ‘Twas the Night ice skating show, featuring Olympian Elvis Strojko. (See Page 3, November 15, 2018 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
CWVD imageColonial Willaismburg Veterans Day Ceremony ... Sunday, November 11th marked not only Veterans Day but also the 100th anniversity of the armistice celebration between the Allies and Germany signaling the end of World War I. At the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month the armistice was signed. Now, 100 years later, bells rang out at the National Cathedral and throughout the country at that very hour in rememberance of the event. (See Page 3, November 15, 2018 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
United Way of the Virginia Peninsula School Kindness Week ... From November 12th – 16th, schools across the Virginia Peninsula participated in United Way of the Virginia Peninsula’s School Kindness Week. Also aligning with American Education Week, School Kindness week brought the joy of kindness to the classroom and provided students a week to see how their individual acts of kindness affects themselves, their friends, classmates, their school, and entire community. (See Page 4, November 15, 2018 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
PKLib imagePoquoson Kiwanis Honors Library Director ... At their regular Tuesday breakfast meeting the Kiwanis Club of Poquoson recognized Jessica Hartley, Director of the Poquoson Public Library and an active Kiwanis member, as "Kiwanian of the Month” for her many hours of volunteer work on recent Kiwanis projects. The club regularly rewards its guest speakers and other honorees with a children’s book. (See Page 4, November 15, 2018 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
JYFBT imageJamestown-Yorktown Foundation Board of Trustees Appoint Search Committee for Agency Executive Director ... The Jamestown- Yorktown Foundation Board of Trustees announced the appointment of a search committee today at its semiannual meeting to recruit an executive director for the state educational agency that oversees Jamestown Settlement and the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown. The appointment of a search committee is the beginning of a process. (See Page 5, November 15, 2018 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
World War I Quiz ... World War I. Tragically, it was one of the bloodiest conflicts in human history. On Sunday, November 11th, 2018 we will mark the 100th Anniversary of the war's end with vigils, services, and commemorations. The poem "In Flanders Fields" by Canadian John McCrae will be read as a reminder of the many sacrifices of the soldiers. (See Page 12, November 15, 2018 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Capital square smallNew Building Should Usher in New Era ... Rising very slowly in Capitol Square — its jagged eastern boundary doesn’t make it a square at all — is the new General Assembly Building. It’s been a long process thus far. A painstakingly deliberate demolition — because of the cautious removal of large quantities of hazardous materials and the stabilization and preservation of an ornate, historic section of a building incorporated into it — has finally given way to the construction of a state of the art, 15-story tower that will give homage to the stately flavor of the square. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)

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