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Coleman image smallHistorical Profile: George P. Coleman ... Every year, thousands cross the George P. Coleman Memorial Bridge, which connects Yorktown to Gloucester. This important draw bridge has served as an important thoroughfare for transportation since 1952. But who was the namesake of this bridge? George Preston Coleman was born in Williamsburg on May 4, 1870. After completing his education at the College of William and Mary, Mr. Coleman worked in engineering in Mississippi, Georgia, West Virginia, and Minnesota. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
PoqKiw image small GHBand imagePoquoson Kiwanis Club Donates Thousands From Soccer Tournament Proceeds ... At its regular Tuesday meeting the Kiwanis Club of Poquoson awarded a total of $14,140.00 to two charities, from proceeds of the Christine Garvey Memorial Soccer Tournament, held at various peninsula venues in March. 2019 was the 20th year of the tournament which has now raised over $180,000 for different charities. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
YEarth image small York County to Celebrate Earth Day With Earth-Friendly Events ... Earth Day is Monday, April 22. To honor this occasion, York County's Department of Public Works and the County's Beautification Committee, are holding a series of earth-friendly events. Look for a tire recycling event on April 20th; ground breaking for the York County Demonstration Garden on April 22nd; and, a Drug Take Back/Shred/Plastic Bag Recycling/Food Drive combination on April 27th. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
Fishing News | Tide Chart ... No new submissions this week! Check back here for more or send your own to us at news@yorktowncrier.com. (Read Last Week's Article) (Get the Tide Chart) (Have a Comment?)
VTSat imageSatellite Built by Virginia Tech Undergraduates Ready for Launch ... In a giant leap for Virginia Tech, the first satellite built by undergraduate students is scheduled to be launched into space on April 17, 2019. One small step closer to reaching space, a group of Virginia Tech undergraduate students recently delivered their small satellite to Houston to be incorporated into NanoRacks' commercially developed CubeSat deployer. (See Page 2, April 18, 2019 Edition) (Have a Comment?
VLMEarth imageVirginia Living Museum Celebrates Earth Day! ... The Virginia Living Museum will Celebrate Earth Day, two days early, on Saturday April 20 from 9am-5pm. The Museum populated native plants will also be sold at the Spring Native Plant Sale held for two weekends, April 27-28 and May 4-5 from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm. A preview of the Spring sale will be held for Museum members only on Thursday, April 25 from 4-6 pm. The Museum's mission to protect and conserve all living things will be demonstrated during Celebrate Earth Day. (See Page 3, April 18, 2019 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Local Schools Announce Student Honors ... This week we publish the York High School Second Quarter Honors and Highest Honors Rolls. (See Page 4, April 18, 2019 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
IKEA imageIKEA Finally Opens Hampton Roads Location (Review) ... For decades, fans of the Swedish furniture and home décor company, IKEA, have been pleading with the company to open a location right here in southeastern Virginia. With such a large population and IKEA catering to the needs of the region’s demographics, it seemed like the perfect marriage. For months, fans have been watching as the gigantic blue building was built off of I-64 in Norfolk. (See Page 5, April 18, 2019 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
BDogs imageBeer and Dogs Team Together to Support Veterans at Bull Island Brewing ... On May 11th from 12PM to 5PM Bull Island Brewing Company will host Beer, Dogs & Veterans to raise money for the charity Dogs on Deployment. $1 from each beer purchased will be donated. The money raised will go directly to helping military and veteran pet owners. Dogs on Deployment will be present to socialize with all the supporters, human and canine. Live music will be presented by Audio Portrait. (See Page 5, April 18, 2019 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
KCWCF imageIntroducing a New Partnership Between Kiwanis Club of Williamsburg and Williamsburg Community Foundation ... Williamsburg Community Foundation and the Kiwanis Club of Williamsburg Foundation are excited to announce a new partnership between the two organizations. This year, the Kiwanis Club of Williamsburg Foundation established a charitable endowment fund at WCF. As with all the endowments at WCF, the Kiwanis Endowment will benefit from professional investment management, oversight and administrative support for charitable distributions from the new endowment fund. (See Page 6, April 18, 2019 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Dynamic Transition of Yorktown Helps Seniors and Ill ... When we cannot move, life stops. Imagine the scent of roasting chicken but not being able to pick up a fork to eat it. Imagine seeing your child chasing a soccer ball in the backyard but not having the ability to run with her. Functional movements, the movements we do during the course of our day, can be severely impacted for seniors and those with chronic illness. Is there any hope of getting your life back when this happens? (See Page 6, April 18, 2019 Edition) (Have a Comment?)

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