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Youth image smallSt. Jerome Youth Group Rebuilds Buckingham County ... Saturday, July 11, began as a drab, overcast day for Buckingham County, Virginia. With the clouds threatening to rain all day, youth mission teams from St. Jerome Catholic Church in Newport News prepared for another day of work. From July 8 through July 15, these youths from York, Poquoson, Hampton and Newport News, with their adult chaperones, called Buckingham County their home. Their mission: to show the love of God by repairing homes and visiting with residents. While they were the "hands and feet of Christ”, they also took this week as a time of refreshment for their souls. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
Fury image smallGirl Scout Camp Fury ... The youngest firefighting trainees in Hampton are at it again— climbing 85 feet up a ladder, rappelling down a four-story tower and racing against the clock to open fire hydrants and get the water flowing. But, these trainees aren’t the newest recruits in the fire academy. They’re a group of 24 Girl Scouts participating in a unique summer camp session, Camp Fury, at the City of Hampton Division of Fire & Rescue Station 9. In addition to challenging themselves to reach new heights and try new things, the girls learned a variety of firefighting skills during their week at camp. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
Bishop ad apr15Fish News - Tide Chart ... Flounder fishing is good. It is very good if you are in the right spot. Good catches are being made at the CBBT. Some very impressive catches are FI 23jul15 smallbeing made around most of the coastal wrecks. The Tower Reef area has been a very good flounder producer this week. Flatfish continue to be caught in the bay are places like Hampton Bar, Bluefish Rock, Back River Reef, Deadman’s Hill, in the York River, and at 36A. Cobia fishing remains excellent with double-digit catches not being uncommon. Most of the fish are in the 40- something inch range with smaller and larger cobia being caught. (Read full Fish News Article) (Get the Tide Chart) (Have a Comment?)
Just so you know 23jul15PTA imageYork County School Division PTA Groups Support Modern Technology In Their Schools ... York County School Division PTA groups offer more than just cookie sales ... they bring much needed technology into their schools! Over the past five years, PTA groups at each of the 19 York County Schools committed to support the Bay Electric Company Inc. Technology Initiative. Knowing that growing the $100,000 donated by Bay Electric Company Inc. into an endowment would provide technology for the schools into the future, they pledged $1,000.00 per school each year. "After five years, our groups donated nearly $100,000 and will be able to watch the schools benefit for years to come." (See Page 3, July 23, 2015 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Local Schools Announce Honor Rolls ... York River Academy announces their 3rd Quarter Honor Roll and Tabb High School announces their 3rd Quarter A Honor Roll. (See Page 4, July 23, 2015 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Festival imageAbingdon Ruritan Club Fall Seafood Festival ... Tickets are now on sale for the next Abingdon Ruritan Club's fundraising Seafood Festival which will be on October 21, 2015. This is an all you-can-eat and drink event. The menu includes oysters fried, roasted and on the half-shell, clams in our chowder, or in our famous fritters or on the halfshell, fried scallops, and fried fish, steamed shrimp and crabs, barbeque with coleslaw, wine and cheese, cake and ice cream. Beverages include mixed drinks, beer, wine, soft drinks, water, tea and coffee. (See Page 5, July 23, 2015 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
TV imageEmmy Award-Winning TV Show Focuses on VIMS Science ... The cast and crew of the Aqua Kids television series traveled to the Virginia Institute of Marine Science's Gloucester Point and Wachapreague campuses in July to interview scientists and learn about local marine research as they filmed several episodes for their 11th season airing this fall. An educational children's program, Aqua Kids strives to educate young people about the importance of protecting marine environments and the animals that live there. The show—currently in the middle of filming its new season— is broadcast weekly on more than 130 stations across the United States. With a target audience of children ages four to seven years old, the show's stars travel the globe and share their adventures and lessons learned about preserving the ocean. (See Page 6, July 23, 2015 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Foundation image1Foundation image2The York Foundation for Public Education, Inc. Extends Thanks for Their 16th Annual Golf Tournament ... The York Foundation for Public Education, Inc. (YFPE, Inc.) continues to develop additional events and endowed scholarships which benefit the students, staff and faculty of the York County School Division. The Foundation’s fundraising efforts proved to be very rewarding especially with the Annual Golf Tournament that brought in over $23,000. "In our last year of the campaign, we have had several teachers, staff members and students receive additional funding for various projects throughout the year. I am once again proud to say that the YFPE, Inc. awarded almost $47,500 in grants and scholarships to the students, faculty and staff of the York County School Division in the 2014- 2015 school year,” remarked Kris Moore, Foundation Treasurer. (See Page 7, July 23, 2015 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Oyster imageOyster Talk and Tasting Highlight VIMS After Hours Lecture ... Oyster expert Mark Luckenbach will explore the past, present, and future of Chesapeake Bay's iconic shellfish during a July 30th evening lecture at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science. An optional tasting featuring local oysters will precede his presentation. Luckenbach's talk, the July installment of VIMS' monthly After Hours lecture series, will begin at 7 pm in Watermen's Hall on the VIMS campus in Gloucester Point. It continues a yearlong series of keynote lectures scheduled to celebrate VIMS' 75th anniversary in 2015. The optional tasting, featuring oysters provided by the Rappahannock Oyster Company, will begin at 6:15 pm. It is open to the first 100 registrants. (See Page 9, July 23, 2015 Edition) (Have a Comment?)

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