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EdithN image smallWho Was Edith Nason, R.N.? ... There is no doubting the countless lives that have been touched – and saved – by Children’s Hospital of the Kings Daughters. The organization, whose main hospital is anchored in Norfolk next to Eastern Virginia Medical School, boasts state-of-the-art facilities and clinics all over Hampton Roads, including two in Oyster Point which care for the Peninsula’s children. Known not just for their incredible medical expertise, but for their ceaseless caring, CHKD is a cut above many other children’s hospitals. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
DAJS image small‘A Diplomatic America’ at Jamestown Settlement ... Jamestown Settlement, a museum of 17th-century Virginia history and culture, will present "A Diplomatic America" public lecture series on Thursday, September 6, 13 and 27. The free public lectures will begin at 7 p.m. in Jamestown Settlement's Robins Foundation Theater. Ever since Europeans set foot in Virginia, diplomacy has been part of our country's evolution and role on the world stage. This three-part lecture series examines the complexities and challenges of diplomatic negotiation. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
YTStorm imageFishing News | Tide Chart ... No new article this week. (Read Last Week's Article) (Get the Tide Chart) (Have a Comment?)
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FerryB image smallNewest Jamestown-Scotland Ferry Boat Lowered Into Water For the First Time ... The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) ferryboat Powhatan is getting its first taste of life on the water this week after shipbuilders successfully launched, or lowered it into the water, for the first time. The Saturday, August 11, launch marked the start of the final phase of construction before the boat undergoes sea trials, testing and mandatory U.S. Coast Guard inspections. Once it has passed the necessary tests,Powhatan is expected to travel to Virginia and join the fleet this fall. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
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GGEX imageGo Green Expo 2018 Marks 10th Anniversary of Hampton Roads Green Educations Event ... On September 8th, 2018, Go Green Expo, the Hampton Roads Premier Indoor Festival, will celebrate its 10th Anniversary at Brittingham-Midtown Community Center. "A bigger, bolder, brighter and greener event than ever before,” promised Go Green Expo 2018 event chair Rick Johnson. (See Page 2, August 16, 2018 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Virginia Corn and Soybean Production Expected to Increase ... The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services announced today that the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) released the August Crop Production report forecasting larger Virginia soybean and corn crops. This month's report is the first of the season to forecast row crop production. (See Page 2, August 16, 2018 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Local Schools Announce Student Honors ... This week we publish the Dare Elementary School Fourth Quarter All A's and AB Honors Rolls; the Grafton Bethel Elementary School Fourth Quarter All A's and AB Honors Rolls; and, the Magruder Elementary School Fourth Quarter All A's and AB Honors Rolls. (See Page 4, August 16, 2018 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
BGPM imageBusch Garden’s "Project Madrid” Begins to Take Shape ... The long-rumored new hamlet at Busch Gardens Williamsburg, nicknamed "Project Madrid,” is beginning to take shape. In previous filings to James City County that included permits for some new construction at a height of 315 feet, "Project Madrid” will be located behind the water ride, Roman Rapids. (See Page 5, August 16, 2018 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
CHKDP imageThe King’s Daughters Presents $700,000 Gift to CHKD ... On Thursday, July 26, The King's Daughters, founding organization of Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters, presented a $700,000 donation to CHKD. The King's Daughters raised the funds through Circle (member) events and larger special events like RunWalk for the Kids, and the annual holiday gala, Moonlight & Mistletoe, as well as their popular collection canisters at retail locations throughout the region. (See Page 5, August 16, 2018 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Pop-Up Art Show at Art Speaks Gallery Featuring Papier-Mâché ... On Friday, August 24th, the Art Speaks Gallery, at the Bay School Community Arts Center, will host a week-long pop-up art show. "Pop Ups” are shows that are available for a very short window of time. This particular show features the works of local papier-mâché artists. (See Page 5, August 16, 2018 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
1st Annual Presidents One Through Ten Quiz ... The first ten presidents. They risked it all to defeat the mighty British Empire and start their very own country. How much do you really know about these leaders? (See Page 9, August 16, 2018 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Capital square smallWhat to Do With All That Cash? ... Tim Kaine has the distinction of being the only Virginia governor in recent history to leave office with less revenue coming into the state than when he began his term. Ralph Northam licked that problem in his first year as Virginia may see record revenues, in large part due to the Trump tax cuts that have put Virginia’s economy in overdrive to the tune of an estimated additional $500 million annually. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)





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