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PDogI image smallLocal Man Saves Parents’ Dog from Ice ... Among the many things that York County- Poquoson is known for is neighbor helping neighbor, and family always being there to help one another. This quality was shown time and time again during the recent Winter Storm Grayson, especially in the heartwarming story of Kevin Earley and a golden retriever, Boggie. On a post shared on local Facebook group, York County VA 411, Monique Earley recounted the events that transpired on Wednesday, January 10, 2017. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
YCSWS image smallYork County Student Wins State Distinguished Young Women Scholarship ... Three senior girls from the Tidewater area were recently selected to represent their hometowns in the Virginia Distinguished Young Women Scholarship Program held in Midlothian, VA. This scholarship program encourages continued education and provides college scholarships. It is designed to help young women develop self-confidence and the ability to interview effectively, to speak in public, to perform on stage, and to build interpersonal relationships. With the support and participation of volunteers, this program provided more than $65 million in cash and college scholarships. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
PShelter imageFishing News | Tide Chart ... South Atlantic Fishery Managment Council Seeks FI 18jan18 smallInput on Proposed Changes for Atlantic Cobia Management. Members of the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council are soliciting public input on proposed management changes for Atlantic cobia as they consider revising the current management system. Public hearings will be held via webinar with public listening stations beginning January 22, 2018. Information on the proposed changes is now available from the Council's website. Written comments are also being solicited using the online comment form available from the website page.. (Read the Article) (Get the Tide Chart) (Have a Comment?)
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AraVLM imageArachnids Invade the Virginia Living Museum The Science of Arachnids Exhibit Opens January 20th ... The Virginia Living Museum welcomes the touring exhibit, The Art and Science of Arachnids, Saturday, January 20 through through April 10, 2018.Presented by National Exterminating Company, The Art and Science of Arachnids is not your typical "bug" exhibit, as it invites guests to explore the connections between arachnids and the human world in a fun, meaningful and informative way. Guests will explore the connections between spiders and literature, art, folklore, paleontology, science, and history. (See Page 3, January 18, 2018 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
PMission imageJustSoYouKnow 18jan18GMHS Accepts an Impossible Mission and Makes It Possible ... The Gloucester-Mathews Humane Society (GMHS) is leading the Possible Mission Force to make the impossible, possible. Their mission is to support the Gloucester- Mathews Humane Society (GMHS) and homeless animals in your community by attending the organization’s annual auction fundraiser, sponsored by Guardian Sponsor Chesapeake Bank. This year, the auction attendees will engage in clandestine activities in order to help homeless animals of the Middle Peninsula. (See Page 3, January 18, 2018 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
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Local Schools Announce Student Honors ... Queens Lake Middle School has released the First Quarter All A and A-B Honor Rolls and Tabb Middle School has released the First Quarter A-B Honor Roll (All A's list coming next week). (See Page 4, January 18, 2018 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
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RDAM imageExtremely Rare Danish Abolitionist Medal Acquired By The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation ... One of the most important medallic items related to the Atlantic slave trade and one of Denmark’s most iconic medals is now part of the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation’s collections. Designed by the Danish artist Nicolai Abildgaard and struck in bronze in 1792 from dies by the Italian medalist Pietro Leonardo Gianelli, the extremely rare piece commemorates that year’s royal edict ending trade in enslaved persons on Danish ships. Only a small handful of these medals produced in a variety of metals are known to exist: two white metal examples are in Danish museums and others, held in private collections, were struck in bronze and silver. (See Page 5, January 18, 2018 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Virginian Presidents Quiz ... The Old Dominion. Many presidents consider her home, but how much do you really know about the relationship between the state and the men? The Blizzard of 2018 is a relic of the past but the winter chill remains, so why not grab a warm mug of cocoa, fuzzy slippers, and your favorite pen and try another fun yet educational YTCPP quiz by JFH. Try to solve without Googling first. (See Page 12, January 18, 2018 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Capital square smallWeek 1: Nothing Doing ... Yet ... The first week of the General Assembly always is a feeling out process, especially after elections. Committees need to be constituted with new members and organized. New rules and procedural issues need to be instituted and there’s a bit of waiting around until the spigot on pipeline of bills is fully turned open. This year the House is especially slow. Given the late decision of which party actually won the majority, the rules package — which is adopted on the first day and which determines representation on committees and the operating procedures of the chamber — wasn’t finalized until days before the start of session. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)





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