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Wes image2 smallWes image1 smallSkate for Wes ... Come out and skate to raise money for Wes Pak, and his family's fight against cancer! Wes has Stage 4 Neuroblastoma and requires treatment in NYC due to his cancer being very rare and having no cure at this time. Let's come together as a community, show support for this famiily, and spread awareness! For more information about Wes and Neuroblastoma, LIKE Wes'Facebook page at,Against.NB. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
LFCU image smallLangley Federal Credit Union Supports Child Abuse Program ... Langley Federal Credit Union presented a $7,500 check to Children's Hospital of the King's Daughters (CHKD) for their Child Abuse Program. The program provides assessment and treatment services for children throughout greater Hampton Roads and outlying areas who are suspected of being abused and/or neglected. The main program in Norfolk is supported by satellite offices in CHKD Health and Surgery Centers in both Newport News and Virginia Beach. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
Gold image smallYorktown Girl Scout Earns Gold Award ... Evelyn Archer, daughter of Richard and Maureen Archer of Yorktown, has earned the Girl Scout Gold Award, the highest honor and achievement in Girl Scouting. Evelyn has been a Girl Scout for 11 years and is currently a senior at Tabb High School. She will be attending Randolph-Macon College in the fall. For her project, Evelyn developed an educational program to prepare preschoolers for a field trip to The Watermen's Museum. Each year, the students from Chestnut Memorial Preschool take a field trip to the museum, but the students were unprepared for the amount of information they'd be learning in once day. To address this issue, Evelyn developed hands-on educational activities to engage the children in information about the ecology of the Chesapeake Bay before heading to The Watermen's Museum. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
Bishop ad apr15Fish News - Tide Chart ... The big fish news this week is - well big. Bluefin tuna FI1 16apr15 smalllarger than the current Virginia record were caught over the past week. Robert Smith caught the first one weighing in at 576.5 pounds. A few days later, Chase Robinson brought in a bluefin weighing 606 pounds. Both of these fish are heavier than the current 573 pound state record. The record application process is underway for both fish but FI2 16apr15 smallneither is record yet. To qualify for a state record the fish must be a legal recreationalFI3 16apr15 smallcatch, all rules of the VSWFT must be followed, a member of the VSWFT Committee must examine the fish, an application form, affidavits, and all other required documentation must be submitted. In addition to all of this, the fish must be found to have been caught using accepted recreational fishing practices in a sportsmanlike manner. That is where a lot of these larger fish run into issues. None of those fish caught on Wicked Tuna would qualify for a sport fishing record. (Read full Fish News Article) (Get the Tide Chart) (Have a Comment?)
Victory imageJust so you know 16apr15Yorktown Victory Center Invites Community to Experience New Museum Building ... A newly open building that will be the centerpiece of the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown - replacing the Yorktown Victory Center in late 2016 - will be showcased in a community open house on Sunday, April 19, with guided tours and light refreshments from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and free admission for residents of Gloucester, James City, Mathews and York counties and the cities of Hampton, Newport News, Poquoson and Williamsburg. Yorktown Victory Center operations transitioned into the new 80,000-square-foot building in mid-March. (See Page 2, Apr 9, 2015 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
CASA imageColonial CASA Child Abuse Prevention Month Proclamation ... Colonial CASA is pleased to announce Mayor Clyde A. Haulman issued a Proclamation officially declaring the month of April as Child Abuse Prevention Month in the City of Williamsburg. Everyone can play a role in preventing child abuse and neglect. Colonial CASA volunteers stand up for abused and neglected children, giving them a voice in the courtroom and the community. (See Page 2, Apr 16, 2015 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Local Schools Announce Honor Rolls ... Grafton High School announces their 2nd Quarter Highest Honors and Bruton High School announces their 2nd Quarter Honors. (See Page 4, Apr 16, 2015 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
York-Poquoson Sheriffs Office ... York-Poquoson Sheriffs Office lists arrests for the week April 6, 2015 -- April 12, 2015. (See Page 11, Apr 16, 2015 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Peggy Kirk Bell Girls' Golf Tour Presents the LPGA-USGA Girls Golf Team Championship ... In partnership with LPGA-USGA Girls Golf, LPGA Foundation and Sports Williamsburg, the Peggy Kirk Bell (PKB) Girls' Golf Tour is pleased to announce the 3rd annual LPGA-USGA Girls Golf Team Championships, to be held July 6-8 in Williamsburg, Virginia. The event returns following a one-year hiatus, and will be hosted by Colonial Williamsburg at the Golden Horseshoe Golf Club, one of Golf Magazine's "Top 100 Resort Golf Courses in America." (See Page 3, Apr 16, 2015 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Science technology iconBattery imageAluminum Battery from Stanford Offers Safe Alternative to Conventional Batteries ... Stanford University scientists have invented the first highperformance aluminum battery that's fast-charging, long-lasting and inexpensive. Researchers say the new technology offers a safe alternative to many commercial batteries in wide use today. "We have developed a rechargeable aluminum battery that may replace existing storage devices, such as alkaline batteries, which are bad for the environment, and lithium-ion batteries, which occasionally burst into flames," said Hongjie Dai, a professor of chemistry at Stanford. "Our new battery won't catch fire, even if you drill through it." (See Page 5, Apr 16, 2015 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Scout imageEagle Scout Project Installed at New Quarter Park ... Jalen Waller of Yorktown Boy Scout Troop 306 built, sited, and installed five nest boxes for wood ducks at New Quarter Park to receive his Eagle Scout designation. The boxes will provide nesting sites for the waterfowl, which were driven to near extinction by the early 20th century due to overharvesting and habitat destruction. Hunting regulations and the development of boxes like the ones installed by Jalen have helped the species rebound. Jalen was assisted in the project by James Scruggs. Scouts from Troop 195 of Williamsburg as well as Troop 306 scouts, led by Troop Leader Roy Zenzer, assisted with the installation of the boxes in the Queen Creek and Cub Creek wetlands surrounding New Quarter Park. (See Page 8, Apr 16, 2015 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Cloud imageInvestigation Casts Cloud over Virginia Voting Machines ... Nearly a year after Fairfax County scrapped its touchscreen voting machines, state officials are recommending decertification of the WinVote system used in 20 percent of Virginia's precincts. The investigation has raised concerns about the credibility and integrity of upcoming elections throughout the swing state. With fewer than 60 days to the June primaries, the Virginia Department of Elections is taking public comment on the machines used in 29 localities. Fairfax County General Registrar Cameron Quinn pulled the plug on the 10-yearold units last summer. (See Page 10, Apr 16, 2015 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Constitution corner iconConstitutional Corner: Freedom of Conscience ... Who can forget the despair, the hopelessness we felt when Jack Nicholson's character in "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" came out of the lobotomy lab exhibiting the zombie-like expression that demonstrated the procedure was a success; one more "rebel" brought into line by the power of the state; one more mind turned to mush. We are starting to see the signs that some today would use the power of the state to turn us all into "right-thinking" zombies spouting the party line. Some who dare think certain activities un-natural or, dare we say it, "sinful," must be brought into line. (See Page 10, Apr 9, 2015 Edition) (Have a Comment?)

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