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FirstF image smallThe First Family of Pocahontas ... In fourth grade social studies, every student in the Commonwealth of Virginia learns about our native-born folk heroine, Pocahontas. Her life has been romanticized in art, literature, television, and film. She is a figure that those of us in the Commonwealth hold as sacred and her marriage to John Rolfe, the birth of her son, Thomas Rolfe, and her tragic death at a young age in England are facts that are common knowledge. But did you know that she was married before John Rolfe? (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
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SchoolZ image smallPublic Hearing Scheduled for YCSD Elementary School Rezoning Proposal ... The York County School Board has scheduled a public hearing on proposed elementary attendances zones for 7 p.m., December 18, at York Hall, 301 Main Street, Yorktown. The York County School Division is considering adjusting elementary attendance zones to address the increase in elementary student enrollment in recent years. This process began last school year, with a consultant analyzing county data and preparing potential options for adjusting elementary attendance zones. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
WBurgCP image small52nd Annual Williamsburg Christmas Parade Winners! ... The Greater Williamsburg Chamber and Tourism Alliance hosted the 52nd annual Community Christmas Parade on Saturday, December 2nd. We had a number of beautiful "Winter Wonderland” themed floats, lively bands, multiple community organizations, and of course our special guests, Santa & Mrs. Claus, that participated as we ushered in the holiday season in Williamsburg! (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
FI 14dec17 smallFishing News | Tide Chart ... State Record Gray Triggerfish Certified. A 6-pound 12- ounce gray triggerfish, caught on November 1, 2017 by Dave Walden of Yorktown, VA has been certified as the initial Virginia State Record for the species by the Virginia Saltwater Fishing Tournament. The recordsetting gray triggerfish measured 18.5 inches (TL) and the fish sported a robust 17-inch girth. Walden was bottom fishing off the Virginia Beach coast over the Chenango wreck site. (Read the Article) (Get the Tide Chart) (Have a Comment?)
Call for Artists for Art at the River Juried Art Show ... The Art at the River Committee is pleased to announce the Call for Artists for the fifth annual "Art at the River” Juried Art Show scheduled for Sunday, May 6, 2018, at Riverwalk Landing in historic Yorktown. Artists are invited to submit their applications no later than January 31, 2018. (See Page 3, December 14, 2017 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Local Schools Announce Student Honors ... Grafton Bethel Elementary has published the First Quarter All A and A-B Honor Rolls. Dare Elementary has published the First Quarter All A and A-B Honor Rolls (See Page 4, December 14, 2017 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
LocalHT imageWhat Are Your Favorite Local Holiday Traditions? ... Since I am a native of southside Hampton Roads, I am fascinated by deep roots and traditions of the Yorktown and Poquoson communities. Recently, I turned to social media to ask the question to our communities, "What are your favorite local holiday traditions?” These could be both defunct events to currently running traditions. Here is what you said! (See Page 5, December 14, 2017 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
6Oyster imageVirginia Living Museum 6th Oyster Roast a Sell-Out Success ... Six hundred and forty-eight guests enjoyed all-you-can-eat Chesapeake Bay oysters, fresh fried flounder, hushpuppies, fried oysters steamed shrimp, assorted desserts, and much more at the Virginia Living Museum (VLM) 6th Annual Oyster Roast on November 11, 2017. The event raised $57,817 for the Museum’s award-winning educational programs and animal care needs. VLM Board Member Ross Mugler, casked the exclusive Oyster Stout brewed by St. George Brewing Company. (See Page 5, December 14, 2017 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
The York County Public Library Challenges Readers to Try Digital ... The York County Public Library is on a mission: get more people to try digital reading! While the Library has offered eBooks and digital audiobooks to the community through our partnership with OverDrive for six years, many people are still surprised to learn their library card gives them access to over 6,000 free digital titles. (See Page 5, December 14, 2017 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
PCP imagePoquoson Government Leaders Help Students With Class Project ... Poquoson Government leaders spoke to the PHS freshman World Geography students to explain their role in our City's Government and planning Poquoson's economic development. They provided students with insight into the process of determining land use. The students are currently involved in a Project Based Learning Project and through this project students will demonstrate skills for geographical analysis, economic decision making and responsible citizenship. (See Page 5, December 14, 2017 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
It’s Time for Virginia Farmers to be Counted ... Virginia farmers have a special project awaiting them over the holidays. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service has begun mailing the 2017 Census of Agriculture form to nearly 45,000 Virginia producers. (See Page 6, December 14, 2017 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Capital square smallThe New Englandization of Virginia and Political Law ... For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction, or so goes Newton’s Third Law. In the modern era, governors of the party opposite the president try to put that theory into public policy practice. Governor Terry McAuliffe is no different as his work toward a Virginia carbon emissions limitation program continues to grind forward in the face of President Donald Trump’s moves to roll back massive carbon regulations implemented over the previous eight years. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)

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