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CC2017 image smallCelebrating ‘A Colonial Christmas’ in Yorktown and Jamestown ... History makes the holidays fun at Jamestown Settlement and the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown during "A Colonial Christmas,” December 1-31. Visitors can explore 17th- and 18th-century holiday traditions through interpretive programs and, December 23-31, festivities abound with musical entertainment of the period and daily appearances by Jamestown Settlement’s Lord of Misrule. The two living history museums tell the story of our nation’s beginnings throughout the year. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
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Wassail image smallWassailing in Colonial Virginia ... ‘Tis the season for merriment and cheer, to gather with loved ones, and celebrate a season of hope, love, joy, and wassailing. But what in the world does "wassailing” mean? I’m sure you’ve participated in wassailing without ever even knowing it. The term "wassail” is derived from the Old English phrase, was hál, meaning, "be fortunate” or "be in good health.” (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
FI 7dec17 smallJustSoYouKnow 7dec17Fishing News | Tide Chart ... Starting on January 5, 2018, Atlantic highly migratory species (HMS) Charter/Headboat permitted vessels are prohibited from selling any catch of HMS unless they obtain a "commercial sale" endorsement as part of the permit. Interested permit holders can obtain the commercial sale endorsement for no additional cost when renewing or obtaining their 2018 HMS Charter/Headboat permit. NOAA Fisheries is creating a separate provision for the commercial sale of Atlantic HMS by HMS Charter/Headboat permit holders. (Read the Article) (Get the Tide Chart) (Have a Comment?)
JLCEB imageJefferson Lab’s CEBAF Begins Operations Following Upgrade ... The world's most advanced particle accelerator for investigating the quark structure of matter is gearing up to begin its first experiments following official completion of an upgrade to triple its original design energy. The Continuous Electron Beam Accelerator Facility (CEBAF) at the Department of Energy's Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility is now back online and ramping up for the start of experiments. (See Page 2, December 7, 2017 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Local Schools Announce Student Honors ... Bethel Manor Elementary has published the First Quarter All A and A-B Honor Rolls. Coventry Elementary has published the First Quarter All A and A-B Honor Rolls (See Page 4, December 7, 2017 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
York Lions Club Hosts 24th Annual Yorktown Battlefield Run 5K/10Mile ... York Lions Club staged their 24th annual Yorktown Battlefield Run on November 4th in the Yorktown Battlefield Part of the Colonial National Historical Park at Surrender Field. The Club and their "Partners in Service” sponsored a 5K and 10 Mile run to help fund the Club’s many community projects.. (See Page 5, December 7, 2017 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
CurseDar imageUncertainty for the Curse of DarKastle ... For 12 seasons, the Curse of DarKastle filled a gap missing in the impressive array of attractions at Busch Gardens Williamsburg – a haunted ride. The Bavarian themed ride with a storyline of taking guests on a tour through a frozen, enchanted, yet haunted castle, sought to thrill and chill guests. With dizzying movements, creepy animations, a slew of puns, and 4-D special effects, DarKastle has become an anchor attraction in the Oktoberfest hamlet of the park. However, rumors abound that the future of the ride is uncertain. (See Page 5, December 7, 2017 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
4th Annual Christmas Quiz (Part II) ... It is a time for twinkling lights and cozy fireplaces and magical music. Of course, it is also a time for overcrowded malls and overpriced trinkets, but hey, you can't win 'em all. So why not snuggle up with a cozy blanket, find your favorite pen, and take another fun yet educational YTCPP quiz by JFH. Try to solve without Googling first. (See Page 7, December 7, 2017 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Capital square smallPicking Winners and Losers is a Loser ... Tax reform is the big policy issue in Washington right now with the real possibility of a sweeping simplification of the tax code as well as rate reductions for individuals and corporations for the first time in 30 years. In Virginia, there has been an on-going look into tax reform for at least a couple of years by way of examining how the commonwealth provides tax credits for specific industries. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)

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