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SurfR image smallBeloved Poquoson Restaurant Burns ... Just after 2:00 a.m. on June 12, 2019, Poquoson residents were left in disbelief as they looked out their windows and saw Surf Rider, a seafood restaurant located at 103 Rens Road, engulfed in flames. Poquoson resident Jeff Grizzard was the first to call 9-1-1 when he saw the fire break out. Witnesses in the homes and boats located adjacent to the restaurant’s property described being awoken by the sounds of sirens. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?) KidWind image smallTabb Wins Big in KidWind Competition ... Students from Tabb Middle School placed first in the National KidWind Challenge held in Houston, Texas during the American Wind Energy Association Trade Show. The KidWind Project seeks to engage students in learning more about wind power by developing and testing their own wind turbines. The national competition brings together students from all over the United States. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
Joint Base Langley-Eustis Welcomes New Commanders ... Joint Base Langley-Eustis will hold change of command ceremonies for both the 633rd Air Base Wing and 1st Fighter Wing commanders at Langley Air Force Base, June 20-21, 2019. U.S. Air Force Col. Clinton Ross will assume command of the 633rd Air Base Wing and Col. David Lopez will assume command of the 1st Fighter Wing. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
FI 20jun19 smallFishing News | Tide Chart ... I went chumming for a few hours today. Caught 5 cobia, missed some others, and let the biggest one break me off around the chum pot. For those that have not heard, the boats that fished the Norfolk Canyon area this weekend had good catches of dolphin, white and blue marlin, and what has everyone excited...yellowfin tuna. (Read the Article) (Get the Tide Chart) (Have a Comment?)
TaiS imageTai Scholarship Honors Former Library Director ... The Tai Scholarship of the Poquoson Public Library honors the library’s former director, Elizabeth Tai, in appreciation of her achievement, service, dedication and standards of excellence. The scholarship is awarded to high school seniors who have volunteered with Poquoson Public Library. Funding for the scholarship comes from various fundraising events held by the Friends of the Library. (See Page 2, June 20, 2019 Edition) (Have a Comment?
LuriaAH imageCongresswoman Luria Advances Hampton Roads Priorities in NDAA ... Today, key priorities for the Hampton Roads region were included in this year’s National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), following nearly 20 hours of debate in the House Armed Services Committee (HASC) and weeks of advocacy by Seapower and Projection Forces Subcommittee Vice Chair Congresswoman Elaine Luria (VA-02). (See Page 2, June 20, 2019 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
TAirman imageTransportation Museum Hosts Local Tuskegee Airman ... Tucked within the US Army Transportation Museum is the Delevan C. Close Auditorium. Its dark wood paneled walls are lined with photos of the Army’s Transportation Corps, along with regimental colors, and ornate silverware neatly tucked into display cases. Each artifact adds to the story of how soldiers and their equipment are transported. (See Page 2, June 20, 2019 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
ArtMS imageArts on Main and Art Speaks Host Creative Exchange ... The Bay School Community Arts Center’s Art Speaks Gallery and Arts on Main are hosting collaborative exhibitions featuring artists from Gloucester and Mathews Counties. This summer, ten artists from Mathews will exhibit their work at Arts on Main, and ten artists from Gloucester will show at the Bay School’s Art Speaks Gallery. (See Page 3, June 20, 2019 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Local Schools Announce Student Honors ... This week we publish the Tabb Midddle School Third Quarter All A's and AB Honor Rolls and the Queen's Lake Middle School Third Quarter All A's and AB Honor Rolls. (See Page 4, June 20, 2019 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Local History: Tragedy at Back Creek ... The spring of 1941 was extremely hot with temperatures averaging 96 degrees for most of the month. The heatwave was to continue for most of the spring with an occasional break for thunderstorms. War clouds were also forming over the horizon. The Peninsula was beginning to prepare for a war that almost everybody knew was coming. (See Page 6, June 20, 2019 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Virginia Law Probhibiting Sale of Nicotine Products to Persons Under the Age of 21 to Go Into Effect July 1st ... During the 2019 Virginia General Assembly Session, lawmakers voted to increase the minimum age to purchase tobacco, nicotine vapor and alternative nicotine products from 18 to 21 years old. The law goes into effect beginning July 1. (See Page 10, June 20, 2019 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
American History Math Puzzle ... The following fun puzzle will give you a chance to test not only your American History knowledge, but also your arithmetical prowess as well. A cool, soothing lemonade is recommended as a companion. You can Google, but at least try to answer the ten questions first of your own accord. As instructed, either add or subtract the following numbers in order to find the final answer, which is a special year. (See Page 11, June 20, 2019 Edition) (Have a Comment?)