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Cuba image smallYork High School Alumnus Goes to Cuba ... Graduate of York High School, Mike Bates, traveled with President Obama to Cuba this year, staying from March 18th to March 25th. Bates is the host of a radio program on WEBY in Pensacola, Florida where he discusses news and current events. "I have long advocated an end to the economic embargo against Cuba because engagement is the better path toward a free Cuba,” said Bates. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
Sisters image smallLittle Sisters of the Poor Come to St. Jerome Catholic Church in Denbigh ... A major Supreme Court case to be decided is Little Sisters of the Poor v. Burwell. This is one of the many challenges to the Affordable Care Act, colloquially known as "Obamacare.” Under the ACA/Obamacare, employers are required to provide contraceptives as part of health care insurance coverage. The Little Sisters of the Poor, a Catholic religious society, is challenging the law as it applies to them. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
Bishop ad apr15Fish News | Tide Chart ... I learned at a fisheries meeting a week ago that cobia will close this summer - a federal closure. I cannot imagine NOAA/NMFS have any real idea what this fish's actual population is. I FI2 28apr16 smalldo know cobia can be swimming all around live bait and flip you the fin. The pattern is a perfect fit: this is simply a spike in the data like every other I've ever written about. If any difference exists, it's that MRIP catch estimates showing the average Mid-Atlantic private boat-caught cobia at 48 pounds apiece offer a new high in statistical lunacy. What the heck. If it were true, these supercobia would be the greatest managed fishery creation in history. Yeah, No. It's not true. (Read Full Article) (Get the Tide Chart) (Have a Comment?)

Just so you know 28apr16Local Schools Announce Honor Rolls ... Tabb Middle School has released their Second Quarter A-B Honor Roll and Yorktown Middle School has released their Second Quarter A-B Honor Roll. (See Page 4, April 28, 2016 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Tribe imageWildlife Photographer Visits the Tribe ... The College of William and Mary hosted Lanexa resident and renown wildlife photographer, Ken Conger, on April 22 in celebration of Earth Day. Conger discussed his recently released book of photography entitled, Wildlife’s Greatest Connection: A Mother and Her Young,” as well as his year spent in pursuit of rarely photographed or endangered species. Conger entitled the lecture "My Bucket List Year.” (See Page 5, April 28, 2016 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Monarch imageMonarch Bank Supports WJCC Scholarships ... Monarch Bank presented the WJCC Scholarship Fund at the Williamsburg Community Foundation a check for $5,000 to support scholarships for graduating WJCC high school seniors for their academic achievements and community leadership. For 40 years, starting as the Lafayette Educational Fund, the WJCC Scholarship Fund has provided scholarships to hundreds of graduating high school seniors. (See Page 5, April 28, 2016 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Faucets imageWhere are the Magic Faucets? May 3 Pop-up Events to Fill Region’s Water-Awareness Void ... Drinking Water Week will soon be underway, May 1-7, plans to fill the region’s water awareness void by hosting two fun, pop-up events in Hampton Roads. On Tuesday, May 3, they will place two gigantic Magic Faucets, one on the Southside and one on the Peninsula, and Hampton Roads residents are invited to follow the clues to find them between 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.. (See Page 5, April 28, 2016 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
AQuiz imageArbor Day Quiz ... Arbor Day. It is a day for planting trees and giving back to Mother Earth, this planet than can be so good to us. It is the middle of spring and the birds are chirping and the flowers are bursting forth with color. Of course, it is also a time for the return of buzzing bugs and annoying pollen but hey you can't win 'em all. Winter is long gone and summer is right around the corner so why not grab your favorite pen and a soothing beverage and try another fun yet educational Yorktown Crier / Poquoson Post quiz by John Franklin Hamilton. (See Page 6, April 28, 2016 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Capitol square icon small"Governor Veto” Overshadows His Record With Executive Order Restoring Felon’s Voting Rights | Capitol Square Diary ... The General Assembly’s one-day 2016 "Veto Session” predictably came and went April 20 without any major surprises. But almost before the results could be digested, Gov. Terry McAuliffe blew up the political environment on the eve of Earth Day when he issued a dubious executive order restoring the voting eligibility of an estimated 206,000 felons. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
Clubs imageBoys and Girls Clubs of the Virginia Peninsula Announces New President and CEO ... After 32 years of service to Boys and Girls Clubs of the Virginia Peninsula, Steven Kast transitioned the leadership of the organization to now President and CEO, Harold "Hal” Smith. Smith assumed the role of President and CEO beginning April 15 after being unanimously voted into the position by the Corporate Board of Directors on March 17. (See Page 8, April 28, 2016 Edition) (Have a Comment?)

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