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NHSP image smallNew Horizons Students Participate in Local Building Projects ... Students from the Construction Technology department of New Horizons Career & Technical Center located on Butler Farm Road in Hampton have become the "go to” source for items needed to for the York County/Poquoson Master Gardeners. Since 2011, the school’s students have constructed items like garden beds, benches, and tables for the association’s Learning Garden located in Poquoson. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
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HMTP image smallYorktown Celebrates with Holiday Market and Toyland Parade ... This past Saturday maked the final event of the Yorktown Market days. The Christmas holiday season was the occasion that brought families from all over the area to celebrate this special time of the year. The festivities began promptly at 9:00 a.m. as various vendors provided a cornacopia of products for purchase. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
YTPI image THSA image smallTabb High School Alumni Fights Brain Tumor with Beautiful Artwork ... Greg Martin graduated from Tabb High School in 1982 (this author graduated from there the previous year), and is now in a courageous battle for his life as he fights a malignant brain tumor. The traditional doctors have told him they can do no more, so he has traveled out to Arizona to live and receive alternative therapies. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
FI 13dec18 smallFishing News | Tide Chart ... We went out looking for some triggerfish yesterday. We had a nice catch of triggers and we kept a five-man limit of sea bass. Nice day of wreck fishing. Back at the dock, one of our dock mates had been a bit east of us dropping for swordfish. They had 3 bites, catching one sword. (Read the Article) (Get the Tide Chart) (Have a Comment?)
New Trade Agreement to Help Virginia Farmers ... TON—On Nov. 30 the revision of a 24-year-old pact between the U.S., Mexico and Canada, now called the United States- Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement, or USMCA, was agreed upon by the three countries. (See Page 2, December 13, 2018 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
PFACC imagePeninsula Fine Arts Center to Commemorate 400th Anniversary of African Arrival to Virginia Colony ... Peninsula Fine Arts Center (PFAC) is excited to announce its upcoming exhibition series. The series is comprised of two exhibitions African Art: Power and Identity and Cash Crop. This exhibition will open to the general public January 19, 2019 and concludes on April 28, 2019. (See Page 3, December 13, 2018 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Local Schools Announce Student Honors ... This week we publish the Seaford Elementary School First Quarter All A's and AB Honor Rolls; the Tabb Elementary School First Quarter All A's and AB Honor Rolls and the Waller Mill Elementary School First Quarter All A's and AB Honor Rolls. (See Page 4, December 13, 2018 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
GWCC imageGeorge Washington’s Christmas Camel ... He is known as the first president, the mighty general who won the day at Yorktown, a beloved Virginia son and Founding Father who suffered with ill-fitting dentures and became the subject of legends like the infamous chopping down of the cherry tree. But what is lesser known about George Washington was his interest in both domestic and rare animals. (See Page 5, December 13, 2018 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
CAAG imageCommunity Agencies Awarded $15,000 Grant to Help Homeless ... United Way of the Virginia Peninsula (UWVP) is proud to announce that four community agencies were awarded a 15,000 grant by a generous family foundation to purchase mats for the homeless population in the eight jurisdictions served by the UWVP: Hampton, Newport News, Gloucester, Mathews County, James City County, Poquoson, Williamsburg, and York County. (See Page 5, December 13, 2018 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
VTC Announces New Statewide Strategic Plan Devlopment ... Virginia Tourism Corporation (VTC) announced today that it will develop a long-term strategic plan to help increase tourism visitation and spending across the Commonwealth. The new strategic plan, coined DRIVE 2.0, will build on the existing findings and conclusions from a 2013 Statewide Tourism Plan and will have a strong focus on growing Virginia's tourism economy. (See Page 6, December 13, 2018 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Capital square smallNew Face To Lead House Democrats ... The New Year will bring a new House Democrat leader. In an hours-long vote among five candidates in Richmond last Saturday, the 49-member Democrat caucus elected Eileen Filler-Corn (D-Fairfax County) as the new minority leader. Several weeks ago, current Minority Leader David Toscano (D-Charlottesville), announced he would relinquish the position at the end of 2018. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)

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