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J300 image smallThe Jamestown Ter-Centennial Exposition of 1907 ... It was the dawn of the 20th century and World Fair were all the rage. These were elaborate festivals ripe with amusements, cultural engagement, exhibits featuring new technology and innovations, and with beautiful buildings unlike anything anyone had seen before. For the 300th anniversary of the founding of Jamestown, a group of associates came together to stage just such a fair… something unlike anything Hampton Roads had ever seen before. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
VLMPrep image smallLiving Museum Helps Prep For Fall with Plant Sale ... The Virginia Living Museum will hold its annual Fall Native Plant Sale for two weekends on September 22-23, and 29- 30 from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm in the Museum's Conservation Garden. A preview of the sale will be held for Museum members only on Thursday, September 20 from 4-6 pm. The sale is held rain or shine in the Museum's conservation garden and is open to the public. Choose from an array of native plants for a variety of garden sites and styles. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
FI 20sep18 smallPVY imageFishing News | Tide Chart ... Yesterday, we ran the Healthy Grin with Dr. John Graves out in search of young-of-the year bluefin tuna. Basically, it is fishing for Spanish mackerel offshore. There are special research permits involved....so don't do this at home. We caught a bunch of little blackfin tuna...which look very similar to bluefin at that size...skipjack tuna, dolphin, bullet tuna, and a single bluefin tuna. (Read the Article) (Get the Tide Chart) (Have a Comment?)
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LFGive image smallLong and Foster’s Yorktown Give Students a Head Start ... Long and Foster Real Estate has announced that its York/Peninsula office, located in Yorktown, Virginia, recently took part in the a back-to-school supply drive. Long and Foster's York/Peninsula Office has offered support to the York County Head Start program for the last several years. This back-to-school season, the office collected school supplies for the incoming preschoolers. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
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JGSS imageJamestown’s Godspeed to Set Sail Up Chesapeake Bay to Alexandria and Baltimore ... As the 2019 Commemoration nears, Jamestown Settlement's Godspeed, a re-creation of one of the three ships that brought America's first permanent English colonists to Virginia in 1607, will sail to Baltimore and Alexandria in October to host public tours and school field trips and raise awareness of the 400th anniversary of 1619 events that shaped American history. (See Page 2, September 20, 2018 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Local Schools Announce Student Honors ... This week we publish the Yorktown Middle School Fourth Quarter All A's and AB Honor Rolls, and the Bruton High School Fourth Quarter Honors and Highest Honors Rolls. (See Page 4, September 20, 2018 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
BGTR imageBusch Gardens Announces New Thrill Ride for 2019 ... After months of anticipation, SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment announced that Busch Gardens Williamsburg will receive a welcomed new addition for the 2019 operating season: an S&S Screamin’ Swing flat ride, Finnegan’s Flyer. The new ride will be located in the Ireland hamlet of the park, adjacent to the Killarney Bridge. (See Page 5, September 20, 2018 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
MMWS imageMariners’ Museum to Take Guests Around the World Saturday ... The Mariners' Museum and Park will allow visitors to get up close and personal with artifacts that have rarely, or possibly never, been seen by the public at the fourth annual Mariners' Gallery Crawl this Saturday, September 22. The Mariners' Gallery Crawl is presented by TowneBank. Only two percent of The Mariners' Museum's vast collection is currently on display. This event is a chance for guests to experience specially selected artifacts normally stored behind closed doors. (See Page 5, September 20, 2018 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Presidents Twenty-One Through Thirty Quiz ... Ah, presidents Twenty-one through Thirty. Quickly, can you name one other than Teddy Roosevelt?Actually, they have some interesting stories to tell. So why not grab a soothing beverage and your favorite pen and take another fun yet educational YTCPP quiz by JFH. Try to solve without Googling first. (See Page 6, September 20, 2018 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Free Admission to Colonial Williamsburg Art Museums ... Colonial Williamsburg invites guests to enjoy free admission to the DeWitt Wallace Decorative Art Museum and the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum Sept. 22-29 for a weeklong welcome kicking off on Smithsonian magazine’s national Museum Day. "Colonial Williamsburg offers guests living history and so much more, including our two world-renowned art museums,” said Ronald L. Hurst. (See Page 9, September 20, 2018 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Capital square smallJLARC Reveals The Not-So-Secret Secret ... The Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission, the General Assembly’s investigative arm, last week issued one of several anticipated reports it has been charged with compiling at the legislature’s request. While results of its probe into the Department of Elections were shocking, they were not unexpected. Its finding — that former Governor Terry McAuliffe politicized the department to the point of "open support for one party” — normally would have stirred the political version of a hurricane. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)





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