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StarkS image smallTragedies Are A Stark Reminder of Safety for Motorcyclists ... The county was shaken on Wednesday, May 8, 2019 with two tragic and fatal accidents. At approximately 2:40 P.M., Susan D. Sarro struck motorcyclist Gary Wade Massey on Lakeside Drive in Grafton. Massey was thrown off the road and was transported to the hospital with life-threatening injuries. At 8:45 P.M. that same day, 37-year-old Brent Reynolds of Hampton was turning left onto Coventry Boulevard when he struck motorcyclist, Hubert K. Peebles, who died at the scene. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
PBKH image small Phi Beta Kappa Honors Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation with Life Long Learning Award ... The Phi Beta Kappa Alpha Chapter of Virginia at William & Mary recognized the Jamestown- Yorktown Foundation with the 2019 Life Long Learning Award for its "continuing pursuit of knowledge," given to one individual and one organization or institution each year. The Chapter acknowledged the "TENACITY: Women in Jamestown and Early Virginia" special exhibition at Jamestown Settlement. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
PEKK imageWinners of Peninsula Fine Arts’ "Prefaces 2019” ... The Peninsula Fine Arts Center recognized 12 high school students for artworks exhibited in "Prefaces 2019" at an awards reception Sunday. "Prefaces 2019" includes 60 artworks from students attending 13 Peninsula high schools. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
FI 16may19 smallFishing News | Tide Chart ... NOAA Fisheries is adjusting the Atlantic bluefin tuna (BFT) daily retention limits that apply to vessels permitted in the Highly Migratory Species (HMS) Angling category and the HMS Charter/Headboat category (when fishing recreationally for BFT). The adjustments below are effective May 11, 2019, through December 31, 2019. (Read the Article) (Get the Tide Chart) (Have a Comment?)
YArtsF imageYorktown Arts Foundation to Host Art Classes Presented by Marjorie Harris Clark ... If you are a beginner painter or have not had much experience painting faces this class is perfect for you! The class will be held at the Marlbank Farm Clubhouse which is nestled in the woods with plenty of room to paint larger pieces and a full kitchen. Located at 111 Old Landing Rd in Yorktown. (See Page 3, May 16, 2019 Edition) (Have a Comment?
DGruber imageLiving Museum Welcomes Emerging Explorer David Gruber ... Virginia Living Museum's May Naturally Speaking Series welcomes David Gruber, National Geographic Emerging Explorer. Gruber will present his talk "Glow in the Dark Sharks: Perspectives from Marine Creatures" Thursday, May 16, 2019 at 6:30pm. The talk is free and open to the public. David Gruber has been recognized as a National Geographic Emerging Explorer and is professor of Biology at City University of New York. (See Page 3, May 16, 2019 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Local Schools Announce Student Honors ... This week we publish the Poquoson High School Third Quarter All A's and AB Honor Rolls. (See Page 4, May 16, 2019 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
YGoldGS imageYorktown Gold Award Girl Scout Honored ... On Saturday, May 4, Girl Scouts of the Colonial Coast honored 27 girls who earned their Gold Award during our 2019 membership year. Among those who attended to celebrate the girls’ accomplishments was Norfolk Mayor Kenny Alexander, Delegate and Girl Scout alum Cheryl Turpin and Delegate Joseph Lindsey. Gold Award projects included creating bookshelves stocked with resources to help teens and raising awareness for honey bees in need of conservation. (See Page 5, May 16, 2019 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
JYFDir imageNew JYF Director of Curatorial Services ... Luke Pecoraro, a historical archaeologist and former director of archaeology at George Washington's Mount Vernon, has joined the James town-Yorktown Foundation as the agency's new director of curatorial services. Pecoraro, who starts on May 10, will be responsible for research, collections management and exhibit development at Jamestown Settlement and the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown. (See Page 6, May 16, 2019 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
PHSBC imagePoquoson High Student Places in Business Competition ... Gabriel Williams, a student at Poquoson High School, won third place in the Hampton Roads Business Communication Competition for high school students sponsored by the Norfolk State University School of Business. Williams received a $1,500 award: $1,000 in scholarship money and $500 cash prize. He competed against five other students from across Hampton Roads. (See Page 8, May 16, 2019 Edition) (Have a Comment?)

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