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CHKD image smallYoung Lady Raises $1,000 for CHKD at Yorktown Cruise Ins ... The youngest member of the Classic Cruisers Car Club, Bentley Jefferson, raised $1,000 for the Children's Hospital of the Kings Daughters (CHKD) at the July Saturday Night Cruise ins this year, which are held at Heritage Square Shopping Center in Grafton. She collected the funds through Anthem Lemonade sales at the cruise ins and additional lemonade sales at her home in Newport News. This is Bentley's third year selling lemonade. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
Board of Supervisors Expresses Sadness on the Passing of County Administrator James O. "Mac" McReynolds ... The Board of Supervisors is deeply saddened by the news of the sudden passing of James O. "Mac" McReynolds, York County Administrator, on Sunday, October 19. Chairman Don Wiggins, on behalf of the Board, County employees, and citizens said, "This shocking news saddens all of us, and our thoughts and prayers go out to his family, especially his wife, Pam, and his children, James and Melissa, at this difficult time. His leadership, dedication, and financial experience were great assets to the County throughout his 30+ years of service, and his vision, knowledge, experience and friendship will be missed enormously by the Board, the staff and the citizens of the County." (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
Brain image smallPoquoson High School AP Psychology Class Building the Cerebral Cortex of the Brain ... Students in the PHS AP Psychology course are building the cerebral cortex highlighting the lobes of the brain, cortical function and hemispheric specialization. This hands-on lesson, using creative materials, highlighted one of the three major regions of the human brain. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
Bishop fishing ad 440pxFish News - Tide Chart ... The Fiah image1 23oct14 smallspot run continues to be strong with 1/2-3/4 pound spot being caught in the York River, inside Rudee and Lynnhaven Inlets, at the MMBT, Fiah image2 23oct14 smallalong the Eastern Shore and the Virginia Beach oceanfront. Good numbers of pigfish, sea mullet and some croaker are also being caught by bottom bouncers. Flounder are still available in the normal flounder spots in the lower bay. The CBBT is still holding good numbers of flatfish but windy conditions and stirred up water is limiting catches. Flounder can be found around most ofFiah image3 23oct14 smallthe coastal wrecks. Beaverdam Reservoir was inviting for our Big Bass Classic on Saturday October 18th, however alluring she may have appeared, she was not giving up the fish easily and exhausted numerous fishermen in their efforts. Many fishermen threw their rods in at noon; they gave up to go deer hunting instead. (Read full Fish News Article) (Get the Tide Chart) (Have a Comment?)
Wings imageBuffalo Wild Wings Awards Sports Grants to Boys and Girls Clubs of the Virginia Peninsula for Cheerleading and Football ... Boys and Girls Clubs of the Virginia Peninsula announced today that Buffalo Wild Wings is supporting their ALL STARS cheerleading and football programs this fall with a $3,000 grant. As part of Buffalo Wild Wings' Team Up for Kids® initiative and partnership with Boys & Girls Clubs of America, the company is supporting 285 Clubs across the country this fall, creating sports programs that promote physical fitness and good sportsmanship. The Greater Hampton Roads Boys & Girls club participates in the Newport News recreational football league and hosts teams in each age group. (See Page 3, Oct 23, 2014 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Obama imageObama Seeks 34 Million Blank Green Cards, Work Permits ... The Obama administration wants 34 million blank work permits and green cards as the White House prepares to issue an executive order on amnesty after the November election. An online solicitation by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigrations Services seeks vendors that can produce a minimum 4 million cards per year for five years, and 9 million in the early stages. If the numbers reported by on Monday are correct, they are vastly larger than official estimates of 12 million illegal residents in this country. (See Page 4, Oct 23, 2014 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
VIMS imageVIMS Joins Forces for State-wide Science Festival ... With the help of canoes and glow sticks, people of all ages were introduced to the fun side of science during a series of events hosted by the Virginia Institute of Marine Science in honor of the first-ever Virginia Science Festival. Thousands of families from across the Commonwealth enjoyed interactive experiences during last week's statewide festival organized by the Science Museum of Western Virginia and Virginia Tech. Regional partners included Hampton Roads, Northern Virginia, Southwestern Virginia, and more. (See Page 5, Oct 23, 2014 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Halloween imageThe Traditions of Halloween ... October 31st is nearly here, and soon the streets will be filled with costumed revelers eager to get their share of the free-flowing candy and other prizes. Year after year, trick-ortreaters don their costumes and parade from home to home. But have you ever wondered where this and other traditions began? Trick-or-treating and wearing costumes seem like odd traditions to those unaccustomed to Halloween. Halloween customs are actually a blend of Celtic, Catholic, Pagan, and ancient Roman traditions. (See Page 7, Oct 23, 2014 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Volunteers imageVolunteers Needed for American Cancer Society Relay For Life of York-Poquoson ... The American Cancer Society Relay For Life is seeking volunteers in Yorktown and Poquoson who are interested in being part of the Event Leadership Team - walkers, cancer survivors, caregivers, community leaders, anyone wanting to make a difference - to organize and recruit fundraising teams, garner community support, coordinate logistics, seek refreshments and prizes, plan entertainment and lend a hand to ensure the success of the 2015 event. There are many roles on the Event Leadership Team and we need you! (See Page 8, Oct 23, 2014 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Constitutional Corner: Legislating From the Bench ... Last Friday morning on WFYL our team discussed the problem of "Legislating from the Bench." Nowhere in Article 3, which covers the Judiciary, is the court given legislative authority. In fact, Article 1 vests all legislative power in the Congress. Of course, the Court never calls what they do from time to time "legislating;" in their mind all they are doing is rendering an opinion. But We the People have given the Court's opinion the color of law, and we all obediently bow down to the new directive. The Court gets away with this because the American people, ignorant of what the Constitution says and how it was actually designed to work, lets them. (See Page 6, Oct 23, 2014 Edition) (Have a Comment?)

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