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Yeh image smallGrafton High Alumnus Robin Yeh Achieves Her Dream of Inspiring Others ... Robin Yeh, a Yorktown resident and recent graduate of the University of Virginia, has always felt inspired by youth, and now she wants to use that passion to inspire others. Yeh was selected to join the Virginia College Advising Corps, a prestigious program that works with local high schools across Virginia in helping guide high school students toward college. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
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Finale image1 smallFinale image2 smallThe Great Summer of Reading Finale at Poquoson Public Library ... On Wednesday, August 17, approximately 225 children and their guests came together for our Grand Finale Celebration of Summer Reading. There were LOTS of laughs and fun times as Jonathan Austin, the 24-Hour Emergency Juggler, provided hilarious entertainment! Young readers also participated in drawings for lots of prizes, donated by generous local citizens and merchants. Smiles could be seen on many children's faces, but especially on Ruby Philbeck and Emma Turk as they were the two winners of new bicycles. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
Bishop ad apr15Fish News | Tide Chart ... In 1624, the Dutch established a trading post in what would become Manhattan, Louis XIII began building Versailles, and Jamestown in Virginia became an English crown colony. Cold image smallIt's also the most likely birth year of a Greenland shark that was recently captured in the frigid waters of the North Atlantic.That's according to research reported in the cover story of today's issue of the prestigious international journal Science. The study, led by Julius Nielsen and Dr. John Steffensen of the University of Copenhagen, is coauthored by Dr. Richard Brill of William & Mary's Virginia Institute of Marine Science and a team of other researchers from Denmark, Greenland, England, and the U.S. (Read Full Article) (Get the Tide Chart) (Have a Comment?)
Just so you know 25aug16Local Schools Announce Honor Rolls ... Poquoson High School has released their Fourth Quarter A-B Honor Roll; Poquoson Middle School has released their Fourth Quarter A and A-B Honors Lists; and, Poquoson Elementary School has released their Fourth Quarter A Honor Roll. (See Page 4, August 25, 2016 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
VACo imageYork County Receives VACo Achievement Awards ... The York County departments of Fire & Life Safety and Information Technology have been selected as 2016 Virginia Association of Counties (VACo) Achievement Awards recipients. The awards were presented by Larry Land, VACo Director of Policy Development, at the August 16 meeting of the York County Board of Supervisors. (See Page 5, August 25, 2016 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Curse imageThe "Curse of the Sea Witch” Falls on the Colonial Capital October 28th-31st ... Halloween frights and fun for all ages return to Colonial Williamsburg's Historic Area for four nights Oct. 28-31. "A Haunting on DoG Street: Curse of the Sea Witch" promises family- friendly festivities early each evening followed by spookier action for older — and bolder — souls once the sun sets. This year's event follows on the success of Colonial Williamsburg's first-ever "Haunting on DoG Street" program. (See Page 5, August 25, 2016 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
BOS imageBOS Congratulates Al Maddalena on his Retirement ... At its August 16 meeting, the York County Board of Supervisors commended Al Maddalena, Chief of Development Services, on his retirement from County service. Mr. Maddalena began his career with York County in August of 1987 as a Planner in the former Department of Planning and Community Development. (See Page 7, August 25, 2016 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Lab imageJefferson Lab 2015 Thesis Prize Awarded for Research on Interacting Protons and Neutrons ... Or Hen spent six years studying how protons and neutrons interact inside the nucleus of the atom at the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility. Now, he’s been awarded the 2015 Jefferson Science Associates Thesis Prize for the thesis he wrote about the research. Hen studies protons and neutrons, collectively called nucleons. (See Page 9, August 25, 2016 Edition) (Have a Comment?
Southern imageSouthern Leadership Conference Honors the York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Department For Outstanding Service ... The Virginia State Unit of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC), the Peninsula District Chapter of the SCLC and York County Board of Supervisors member Chad Green in partnership with Greg Garrett Realty representing the business community honored Sheriff J. D. Diggs and the York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office for their dedication and service to humanity at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 16, 2016 during the York County Board of Supervisors meeting. (See Page 10, August 25, 2016 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Pokemon imageColonial Williamsburg Brings on the "Pokémon Revolution” ... Colonial Williamsburg is finding a way to get creative with its history. On Thursday, August 18, from 5 to 8:30 pm, Colonial Williamsburg hosted their second Pokémon Revolution event. In an approach aimed to attract children, families, and adults of all ages, the Colonial Williamsburg hosted its second "Pokémon Revolution”- an event combining history and the popular game Pokémon Go.. (See Page 10, August 25, 2016 Edition) (Have a Comment?)

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