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JJane image smallHistorical Profile: Who Was Jane? ... She was probably 14 years old… a young woman, at the brink of adult life… who was one of the 240 people to lose their lives in James Fort in what has come to be known as "The Starving Time.” We don’t know her name, we don’t even know why she was there… only that she was a girl whose tragic death and postmortem has led to one of the most groundbreaking archaeological discoveries for North American European Colonial history. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
PPLP image smallPoquoson Public Library Celebrates Harry Potter ... Over 120 Harry Potter fans gathered at the Poquoson Public Library on November 5, a pretty Sunday afternoon, to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the release of J. K. Rowling's first Harry Potter book and the beginning of the epic adventures of this bespectacled young wizard! Muggles, some in elaborate costumes, were sorted into houses and then followed a schedule of events as they moved from activity to activity. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
Bishop ad apr15Fish News | Tide Chart ... Drum Surprise. We ran to the Triangle Wrecks yesterday to see if the big bluefish were around. When we got there, weFI 16nov17 smallput out some plugs and trolled around. The bottom machine showed the fish hanging beside the Clark. I told Wes Blow and Johnny Boyd to drop jigs down to them. Wes hooks up with what has to be a record bluefish. Bluefish fight hard but he had a hard time getting this one up....because it was not a bluefish. (Read the Article) (Get the Tide Chart) (Have a Comment?)

BHFire image smallYork Firefighters Battle Bruton House Fire ... Just after 8:00 am on November 8, personnel from the York County Department of Fire and Life Safety were dispatched to the report of a "residential structure fire” in the 700 block of Queensbury Lane in the Bruton area of York County. Upon arrival of fire and rescue units, they found the two story residence with the attached garage area heavily involved in fire. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
YorkOpen imageYorktown Holiday Open House This Weekend Has Discounts, Music, and Santa! ... It’s the weekend local residents look forward to all year! Historic Yorktown kicks off the Christmas season during its annual Holiday Open House Weekend - November 18 and 19. Take advantage of exclusive offers at the shops, galleries, museums and restaurants - from Riverwalk Landing to up the hill on Main and Ballard Streets. This year features an exciting lineup of giveaways, demonstrations, special deals, live music and refreshments. (See Page 3, November 16, 2017 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Jefferson Lab Researcher Receives Award ... Dr. Hermann Grunder has been selected as one of two recipients of the IEEE NPSS Particle Accelerator Science and Technology Award. The IEEE Nuclear and Plasma Sciences Society awards the Particle Accelerator Science and Technology Award to individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the development of particle accelerator science and technology. (See Page 4, November 16, 2017 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
4Star imageVirginia Living Museum Earns Coveted 4-Star Rating from Charity Navigator ... Virginia Living Museum's strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency have earned it a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America's largest independent charity evaluator. Since 2002, using objective analysis, Charity Navigator has awarded only the most fiscally responsible organizations a 4-star rating. (See Page 5, November 16, 2017 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
SentaraH imageSentara Healthcare Brings Five New Medical Providers to the Peninsula ... Sentara Healthcare continues to grow its robust healthcare provider team on the Peninsula with the addition of three physicians, one physician assistant and one nurse practitioner to provide comprehensive care for our patients and members. "Sentara Healthcare is proud to welcome these talented healthcare providers to the Peninsula community,” said Ashford Denman, regional director of operations. (See Page 5, November 16, 2017 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
OpryT imageVirginia’s Li’l Ole Opry Thanksgiving Gospel Show Nov. 18th ... Virginia’s Li’l Ole Opry will celebrate this Thanksgiving time of year by presenting a night of uplifting gospel music this Saturday night, November 18th. The show will feature the house band, Shades of Country, and all of the Opry singers plus some amazing guest stars performing new Christian music as well as the traditional standards everyone loves. (See Page 5, November 16, 2017 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
SoftSide imageA Softer Side of Eugenics Rages On ... It can be argued that the eugenics movement is alive and well in the United States today. It is simply marketed in a more covert way than in yesteryear of forced sterilizations and overtly racist de-population campaigns. Today, it is marketed under the guise of birth control, economic betterment and women’s reproductive rights. Testimony in the writings of leaders of the eugenics movement and current statistics bear much evidence that eugenics is thriving today. (See Page 7, November 16, 2017 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Capital square smallCapitol Square Diary: Coloring Virginia Deep Blue ... Change is inevitable every four years at Mr. Jefferson’s capitol. With a one-term term limit on the governor, that’s assured. But the magnitude of the election results will guarantee more than a change of personality at the executive mansion. The shocking element of the election wasn’t that the Democrats won the governorship or that it swept all three statewide offices. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)

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