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YoungP image smallFifty Young People to Be Recognized as U.S. Citizens at Jamestown Settlement ... A Citizenship Ceremony for children of naturalized United States citizens and those adopted by American citizens will be held on Saturday, April 29, at Jamestown Settlement, a museum of 17th-century Virginia. The event is hosted by the Williamsburg Chapter National Society Daughters of the American Revolution and the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation in partnership with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services of the Department of Homeland Security. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
DonateWM image smallYorktown Resident Donates Collection to William and Mary ... William Cole, of Courtland and Yorktown, recently donated a collection of 25 signatures, prints, and other primary material related to some of the 17th- and 18th-century governors of Virginia to the Special Collections Research Center of the College of William and Mary. "I became interested in the stories of some of the more interesting but obscure governors of Virginia during my college years and later when I worked for the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation for 18 years," said Cole. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
Bishop ad apr15Fish News and Tide Chart ... It’s Just Drum Fishing. No names have been changed to protect the innocent...because there are no innocent when it comes to drum fishing on the Eastern Shore. We FI 27apr17 smallhad a Cobia Bowl planning meeting last night. While there, Rick Wineman was getting updates from Wally Veal and Ricky Higgins who were drum fishing in Smith Island Inlet on the Eastern Shore. They had had one run that did not stay hooked-up. They had a dead battery and were waiting for a tow boat. At the end of our meeting, I asked Wineman if the guys were back in yet. Nope, the tow boat broke down on the way to get them. They were waiting on a second tow boat, still no fish. (Read the Article) (Get the Tide Chart) (Have a Comment?)
ArborD imageJust so you know 27apr17Governor Honors 145th Anniversary of Arbor Day ... Gov. Terry McAuliffe and First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe recognized the upcoming 145th anniversary of Arbor Day (Friday, April 28) at a tree planting and reception celebrating the future of Virginia’s forests and natural resources. To mark the special anniversary of Arbor Day and the 47th anniversary of Earth Day, the Governor and First Lady, Secretary of Agriculture and Forestry Basil Gooden, Secretary of Natural Resources Molly Ward and staff from the Virginia Department of Forestry (VDOF) planted a willow oak on Capitol Square. (See Page 2, April 27, 2017 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Local Schools Announce Honor Rolls ... Tabb High School has released the 2nd Quarter Highest Honors Roll. (See Page 4, April 27, 2017 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
AT17 imageAtlantic Trident 17: An Exercise in International Air Power ... The rush of excitement filled the air on the morning of April 21st as media flocked to the front of the flight line to watch history made as three countries came together in a joint force of military power and international friendship. On an airfield almost as old as aviation itself, the United States, Royal, and French air forces came together to put on a display of might, power, and astonishment over Joint Base Langley- Eustis. (See Page 5, April 27, 2017 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
NewMM imageNew Exhibition at The Mariner’s Museum Features America’s Cup Yacht ... The Mariners' Museum and Park's newest exhibition, Speed and Innovation in the America's Cup, will open Saturday, May 27 with an incredible sight for visitors to see: ORACLE TEAM USA's AC72 catamaran USA 17 suspended in the air. Sailors have been racing to win the America's Cup since 1851. They are chasing the history and fame that comes with winning the Cup. Powered only by wind and human strength, America's Cup yachts have always been on the leading edge of technology. (See Page 5, April 27, 2017 Edition) (Have a Comment?
CrabsSS imageScientific Survey Shows Highest-Ever Level of Spawning-Age Female Crabs ... The Virginia Marine Resources Commission today released the results of the 2017 Blue Crab Winter Dredge Survey, which shows a 31% increase in adult female crabs and forecasts another year of improved harvests. This is the highest level of adult, spawning-age females recorded in the survey's 28-year history. Conducted annually by the Virginia Insitute of Marine Science and the Maryland Department of Natural Resources since 1990, the winter dredge survey is the primary assessment of Chesapeake Bay’s blue crab population. (See Page 7, April 27, 2017 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
PQD imagePoquoson Kiwanis Donates Proceeds from Garvey Tournament ... At the The Kiwanis Club of Poquoson regular Tuesday morning breakfast meeting the club donated $2,000 each to the Portsmouth-based Edmarc Hospice for Children and the Williamsburg-based Beyond Boobs!, from proceeds of the 2017 Christine Garvey Memorial Soccer Tournament. Club president Phil Tawney presented the checks to Debbie Stitzer-Brame, Executive Director, Edmarc and Mary Beth Gibson, breast cancer survivor and cofounder of Beyond Boobs! (See Page 7, April 27, 2017 Edition) (Have a Comment?)

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