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PRASH image smallPeninsula Regional Animal Shelter: More Than a Shelter, It is Hope ... When walking into the beautiful lobby of Peninsula Regional Animal Shelter, located at 5843 Jefferson Avenue in Newport News, one thing is quite clear – this isn’t your typical, government-agency animal shelter. Their mission statement, "Rehome, Reunite, Reeducate,” emanates in every corner of the 30,000 square foot, state-of-the art facility. Servicing York County, Poquoson, Newport News, and Hampton, Peninsula Regional Animal Shelter was founded in 2015 to not only serve as the government shelter and animal control facility for all four municipalities, but with a duty to reunite lost animals with their owners. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
50YP image small50 Young People to be Recognized as U.S. Citizens in April 21 Ceremony 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 21, 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. Fifty people from 28 countries will take the Oath of Allegiance to the United States. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
Fishing News | Tide Chart ... No Fish News Submissions this week. Check back next week! (Read the Article from Week Before Last) (Get the Tide Chart) (Have a Comment?)
EDay22 imageYork County Celebrates Earth Day April 22 ... Sunday, April 22, is Earth Day. But that doesn’t mean we can’t begin celebrating now! In fact, in York County, we believe that every day is Earth Day. To honor this year’s event, the county has a few environmentally-friendly events for residents. Saturday, April 21 – Join us from 8 a.m. to noon at the Waste Management Center (145 Goodwin Neck Road) to help us celebrate Earth Day. (See Page 2, April 19, 2018 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
StareE imageVirginia Folklife Program Announces Apprenticeship Class of 2018-2019 ... The Virginia Folklife Program at Virginia Humanities announces the 2018-2019 class of Master Artists in the Virginia Folklife Apprenticeship Program. Master artists are selected through a competitive process in all forms of Virginia’s expressive cultures. The eight new teams join more than one hundred pairs of masters and apprentices who have taken part in the Apprenticeship Program since its inception in 2002. (See Page 2, April 19, 2018 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
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ASpeak imageArt Speaks on the Bay 2018 Juried Art Show Opens April 28 ... The Bay School Community Arts Center announces its 6th Annual Art Speaks on the Bay Juried Art Show. The show will feature 69 Virginia artists and will run from April 28 – May 29. It will open with a reception on April 28 from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. in the Art Speaks Gallery at the Bay School, located at 279 Main Street in Mathews. The public is invited to attend. The Bay School is honored to have Joe Seipel as Juror of the show and Lester Van Winkle as Judge. (See Page 3, April 19, 2018 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
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Local Schools Announce Student Honors ... Yorktown Middle School has released the Second Quarter All A's and AB Honor Rolls and Bruton High School has released the Honors and Highest Honors Rolls. (See Page 4, April 19, 2018 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
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64WideU imageInterstate 64 Widening Project Update ... More than 50 members of the Segment III project team made up of representatives from VDOT, design-builder Shirley Contracting Company and their subcontractor teams participated in a Segment III Kick-Off meeting held on February 6, at the VDOT Hampton Roads District Office. VDOT issued a Notice to Proceed to the Segment III design-build contractor, Shirley Contracting on January 3, 2018, and geotechnical work is currently underway. (See Page 5, April 19, 2018 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
HistoryA imageAutism Awareness Month: The History of Autism ... Data shows that 1 in 68 U.S. children have a diagnosis somewhere on the Autism Spectrum. While these numbers seem staggering, they truthfully reflect the greater awareness and understanding that the medical community has for this diagnosis and ability to guide more parents towards earlier interventions to help their children. However, the medical recognition of Autism Spectrum Disorder as a formal diagnosis is less than forty years old. Where did it all begin? (See Page 5, April 19, 2018 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Drug Take Back, and Food Drive April 28 ... On Saturday, April 28, the York- Poquoson D.A.R.E. Office, in partnership with the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), is holding a Drug Take Back event to provide citizens the opportunity to drop off expired or unneeded prescription pills and patches to help prevent drug abuse or theft, and to ensure drugs are disposed of properly. (See Page 6, April 19, 2018 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Capital square smallSpecial Session Opens ... The halls of the Pocahontas Building and Mr. Jefferson’s Capitol on the morning of the first day of the General Assembly’s special session to adopt a new two-year budget did not approximate a ghost town, as many non-regular legislative meetings often seem. But it was uncanny how many arrived early and how much access was available without all the chaotic regular session activity. Many had office time or meetings. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)





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