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Aggie image smallHistorical Profile: The Case of Mary Aggie ... When driving down Goosley Road in Yorktown and blink, and you’ll miss the historic marker for one of the first small victories for the enslaved people in the Virginia Colony. This historic highway marker, almost obscured by the tree line, honors Mary Aggie. Not terribly much is known about who Mary Aggie was but only what can be drawn from existing documents. Her birthdate is unknown, but records suggest she was born in Virginia. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
Chaz image smallChaz Mena Announced As Next "Revolutionary in Residence” ... Colonial Williamsburg continues with its second month of the "Revolutionary in Residence” program, celebrating the perspectives that capture the spirit of America’s founding era. The program began in February with the African American culinary blogger, Michael Twitty, whose work focused on the intersection of history, food, and race. The actor and scholar Chaz Mena is welcomed as the newest Revolutionary in Residence. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
Bishop ad apr15Fish News and Tide Chart ... Our cobia fishery is in a state of turmoil. There are many questions as to how to manage the fishery, the health of the cobia stock, just what is the cobia stock (one bigFI 30mar17 smallgroup, two big groups, or multiple cobia stocks?), how many fish can be caught while maintaining a heathy stock, and the accuracy of estimates of how many cobia anglers are actually catching. To help find answers to some of these questions, the "Flounder Bowl" has become the "Cobia Bowl" to raise funds for cobia research at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science. (Read the Article) (Get the Tide Chart) (Have a Comment?)
YCParks imageJustSoYouKnow 30mar17York County Parks Begin New Hours Saturday April 1st ... Enjoy the great outdoors at New Quarter Park when seven day-a-week summer hours begin. Beginning April 1, New Quarter Park’s hours of 8 a.m. to dusk provide visitors more time to experience the park’s 545-acres of natural beauty including its mature woodlands, meadows, and scenic views of Queens Creek, wetlands, and the York River. Located off of the Colonial Parkway in the Greater Williamsburg area, New Quarter Park features hiking trails and many other family attractions. (See Page 2, March 30, 2017 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Local Schools Announce Honor Rolls ... Queens Lake Middle School has released the 2nd Quarter All A and AB Honor Rolls and Tabb Middle School has released the 2nd Quarter A-B Honor Roll. (See Page 4, March 30, 2017 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
MikeK imageYorktown Artist to Show ‘Portraits of the Bay’ at On The Hill Gallery ... Yorktown Arts Foundation’s On The Hill Gallery presents an solo show by Michael S. "Mike” Kravchak, titled "Portraits of the Bay,” April 8 through May 6, 2017. Yorktown resident Mike Kravchak, who has been painting in watercolor for more than 20 years, finds his inspiration from the working boats on the Chesapeake Bay, and the people who make their livelihood on them. (See Page 5, March 30, 2017 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Square2017 image smallCapitol Square Diary -Veto Session Preview ... Governor Terry McAuliffe entered office in 2014 as a showman. He prepares to leave it four years later as all showmen exit —with a bang. As the General Assembly prepares to reconvene April 5 for its annual "Veto Session,” he has swelled its floor calendar with a record 97 vetoes — more than three times his 2016 total of 32 and smashing the previous record of 90 by Jim Gilmore. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
AmeriC imageAmeriCorps: A Viable Option for York County High School Graduates ... As the 2016-2017 school year comes to a close, York County high school seniors are looking for opportunities for after graduation. Some students will be continuing their education in college and others will be joining the workforce or the military. However, there is another option available to them. AmeriCorps is a network of national volunteer programs for young adults ages 18 to 24. Volunteers dedicate about a year to serving their country through community involvement. (See Page 6, March 30, 2017 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
BullyHG imageYorktown Girl Scouts Learn About Bullying Prevention from the Harlem Globetrotters ... Nearly 200 Girl Scouts enjoyed a Sunday afternoon with the Harlem Globetrotters during the Norfolk-stop on their 2017 World Tour. Prior to the game, Firefly, known for holding the record for most consecutive 4-pointers made by a Globetrotter, met with the Girl Scouts and a group of Boy Scouts to talk about the ABCs of Bullying Prevention. The program, which was designed in coordination with the National Campaign to Stop Violence (NCSV), focuses on teaching children about Action, Bravery and Compassion. (See Page 7, March 30, 2017 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Minick imageAmanda Minick of Gloucester is the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Virginia Peninsula’s 2017 Youth of the Year ... Boys and Girls Clubs of the Virginia Peninsula (BGCVP) announced on March 23, during the 29th Annual Steak ‘N Burger Dinner, that Amanda Minick from the Gloucester Unit is the 2017 Boys and Girls Clubs of the Virginia Peninsula Youth of the Year. Hundreds of guests including donors, community partners, volunteers, board members, staff, and Club members, gathered to celebrate the outstanding youth and four Youth of the Year Finalists at the Hellenic Center on Thursday evening. (See Page 7, March 30, 2017 Edition) (Have a Comment?)

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