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YCSDWork image smallYork County School Division Recognizes Employees’ Hard Work ... Congratulations to the 2017 York County School Division (YCSD) Employee Recognition Program recipients! Amy Hunter, a health teacher at Grafton High School, was honored with the Spirit of Education Award. The Superintendent’s Award went to Chrissy Wagner, coordinator of Language Arts and Social Studies - Grades K-5. The Para-Educator of the Year Award was given to Katharine Fulop from Seaford Elementary School. Linda Sulik, daytime custodian from Yorktown Middle School, was presented the Support Staff Member of the Year Award. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
Colonial Williamsburg Named One of America’s Best Employers by Forbes ... Forbes this week unveiled its list of America’s Best Mid-Size Employers of 2017 and for the first time ever, the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation has been named among the nation’s institutions that are best at making their employees feel "happy, inspired and well-compensated.” Colonial Williamsburg is listed 69th among the 301 organizations recognized that employ between 1,000 and 5,000 personnel, and placed second among all travel and leisure institutions nationwide. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
Bishop ad apr15Fish News and Tide Chart ... The first cobia and spadefish have arrived in the Chesapeake Bay. Only Spanish mackerel are left of our summertimeFI 18may17 smallarrivals and there will be reports of them soon. We will have to wait until June to keep any cobia in Virginia. The bay’s drum run is going full bore. Red drum are episodic spawners. There are new drum every year but occasionally we have a very successful spawn which results in tremendous puppy drum fishing. The Beaverdam Reservoir Fishing Report is also included this week. (Read the Article) (Get the Tide Chart) (Have a Comment?)
PCERT image smallJust so you know 18may17City of Poquoson to Offer Free CERT Training ... The Poquoson CERT Team will host a FREE CERT Basic course beginning Thurs, Jun 15, 2017. Classes are scheduled for Tuesday’s and Thursday’s, Jun 15, 20, 22, 27, 29, July 6, 11, and 13, 18 plus Sat July 15. CERT training provides citizens the knowledge and skills to help their families be better prepared for emergencies, to help their neighbors and the city following major emergencies or disasters. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
SoundsS imageThe Sounds of Summer are Coming to Yorktown ... York County announces the 2017 Yorktown "Sounds of Summer” concert series (formerly known as "Shagging on the Riverwalk”), Thursday nights in June and July at Riverwalk Landing in Historic Yorktown. Concert times are 7 to 9:30 p.m. "This popular concert series has been a favorite of visitors and locals for the past 11 years. And we have plenty of beach music on the schedule,” said Kristi Olsen-Hayes, Tourism Development Manager for York County. (See Page 3, May 18, 2017 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
BayS imageCommunity Events at the Bay School ... On Saturday, May 20, the Bay School Community Arts Center will welcome bicyclists, their families, and visitors to downtown Mathews with enticing artistic experiences. This is the Bay School’s second year hosting Art deTour, and event associated with the Tour de Chesapeake bicycling event. (See Page 3, May 18, 2017 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Local Schools Announce Honor Rolls ... Poquoson High School has released the 2nd Quarter A and AB Honor Rolls. Bethel Manor Elementary School has released the 3rd Quarter A and AB Honor Rolls; Coventry Elementary School has released the 3rd Quarter AB Honor Roll. (See Page 4, May 18, 2017 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
GSE imageYork County Girl Scouts Recongnized for Entrepeneurship ... On Saturday, May 6, the 100 local Girl Scouts who sold at least 1,000 boxes of Girl Scout Cookies this year were recognized as CEOs, or Cookie Entrepreneur Officers, during a luncheon held in their honor. The event was held on the top floor of the Dominion Enterprises building in downtown Norfolk. Among the 100 Girl Scouts were four York County Girl Scouts. (See Page 5, May 18, 2017 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
MQuiz image3rd Annual May Quiz ... It is a time for the cookouts to begin and the lemonade to be served. It is a time for sweet sumptuous flowers and chilly starry nights. Of course, in Poquoson and York County it is a time for mosquitoes the size of bald eagles, but hey, you can't win 'em all. So why not grab your favorite pen and try another fun yet educational YTCPP quiz by JFH. Try to solve without Googling first. (See Page 7, May 18, 2017 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
VIMSDay imageVIMS Marine Science Day is This Saturday ... Marine Science Day, the Virginia Institute of Marine Science’s annual open house, will take place on Saturday, May 20th, 10AM-3PM on the VIMS waterfront campus in Gloucester Point (just north of the Coleman Bridge). This event is offered free of charge and proceeds rain or shine. This fun and educational day gives the public an inside view of how VIMS’ research in Chesapeake Bay and around the world helps protect and restore marine ecosystems. (See Page 8, May 18, 2017 Edition) (Have a Comment?)

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