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Art image2Just so you know 17apr14Art image1Yorktown’s Art at the River Event ... "When you’re volunteers, you can call yourself whatever you want,” Susan Powell explains about dubbing herself and fellow arts promoter, Maydel Nelson, as Yorktown’s Arts Coordinators. New York native, Susan, has three daughters, five grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren. Maydel has one son, one daughter and one four-year-old granddaughter. She grew up in Hampton. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
CAP imageYorktown Resident Receives the Commander’s Commendation Award ... On the 5th of April, at the Civil Air Patrol National Capital/Virginia Wing/ Mid East Region Conference; Major General Charles Carr, Civil Air Patrol Commander, presented Major Truman Whiting from Yorktown, the Commander’s Commendation Award for 2013 as the Virginia Wing Squadron Commander of the Year. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
Fish 17apr14 image1Fish 17apr14 image2Fish News ... The recreational trophy bluefin tuna fishery closed as of April 11. Speckled trout are closed. Striped bass: closed, sea bass: closed, tautog: closes at the end of the month…seeing the pattern? You can keep one gray trout per day but there are no gray trout. It has been a tough winter/spring for everyone who is part of the recreational fishing industry. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?
Janie imageJanie Darone to Perform Recital at Providence UMC ... Janie Rebecca Darone, soprano, will complete her bachelor’s degree in Vocal Music Education with a minor in Theatre, from James Madison University in December 2014. Culminating her four years of study are student teaching assignments in Hampton Roads in the fall of 2014. Janie, an honors graduate, will present a reprise of her senior vocal recital at Providence United Methodist Church in Yorktown on Sunday, May 18, 2014, 4:00 PM. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
Honor Rolls ... Check the Honor Rolls for Yorktown Elementary and Grafton Middle Schools. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)

Library imageNational Library Week ... Poquoson Public Library will celebrate the National Library Week, April13-19, with many special events for the public which include a riddle contest for all ages, Friends’ Essay Contest Awards Ceremony, and Snapshot Virginia Library program which captures the impact that library on their citizens. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)

York County Launches New Emergency Notification System to Help Keep Citizens Safe ... Citizens in York County can now sign up to receive emergency alerts with new, state-of-the-art emergency notification technology. The system, GeoCast® Web™, provided by Cassidian Communications, which also supplies York County’s E9-1-1 equipment, includes a Self- Registration Portal (SRP) so citizens can easily sign up and be notified in the event of an emergency. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)

Kiwanis imageTabb Kiwanis Club Donations ... The President of Tabb Kiwanis Club, Vivian Kruger presented a check of $1,000.00 to Tabb Elementary School Principal, Cheryl Parr on April 2, 2014 to help purchase school supplies for students. The fund was raised at the Club’s 6th annual Super Pancake Breakfast event. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)

Blues, Brews and BBQ ... A Festival on the River at Riverwalk Landing in Historic Yorktown, May 3, 2014, 12:00pm to 6:00pm. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)

Oyster Aquaculture Could Significantly Improve Potomac River Estuary Water Quality ... Oyster aquaculture in the Potomac River estuary could result in significant improvements to water quality, according to a new NOAA and U.S. Geological Survey study published in the journal Aquatic Geochemistry. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)

Constitutional Corner - Happy Birthday TJ! ... "Happy Birthday dear Tommy, Happy Birthday to you.” Yes, Thomas Jefferson’s birthday was last Sunday and I’m sure all patriotic Virginians observed the day with appropriate celebration. A more reluctant public servant one could not find. Jefferson was born April 13, 1743 near Shadwell, VA. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)

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