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Lincoln image smallThe Hampton Roads Tie to Lincoln’s Assassination ... The grave of Reverend Dr. Richard B. Garrett at Cedar Grove Cemetery in Portsmouth is a simple one, lovingly erected by the congregation that turned to him for ministry for 21 years. It is the type of grave that most would walk by without paying it a second glance. But beneath the slab of stone lies the body of the last person to see John Wilkes Booth alive. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
WOFA image smallColonial Williamsburg’s ‘Occasion For the Arts’ ... Last Friday a grand celebration began in Colonial Williamsburg. It was the 50th annual "An Occasion for the Arts” event. The kickoff for the affair began at 6:30 p.m. and featured the music of Jose Lorenzo and Timbasol La Original. Guests ate, drank and mingled with the attending artists who came from all over the country to attend this year’s event. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
YSun imageFishing News | Tide Chart ... Sorry, no entry this week. (Get the Tide Chart) (Have a Comment?)
Kanopy image smallYork County Library Partners with Kanopy to Bring Free Film Streaming ... The popular ondemand film streaming service Kanopy is now available for free at your York County Public Library. Library card holders can sign up to start streaming films instantly. Films can be streamed from any computer, television, mobile device or platform. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
VSFP imageVirginia State Forester Presents Highest Honor to Matthews Foundation Board of Trustees ... State Forester Robert W. Farrell recognized the Matthews Foundation Board of Trustees on October 3, 2018, as recipients of the Crown Award for their leadership, support and commitment to the Matthews State Forest and Matthews Natural Resource Education Center in Galax, Virginia. (See Page 2, October 11, 2018 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
FamilyF image‘Family Frights’ Returns to Jamestown Settlement October 26-27 ... "Family Frights at Jamestown Settlement," a Halloween-theme museum night for children and families, returns for the fifth year on Friday and Saturday, October 26 and 27. Festivities include trick-or-treating, ghostly tales and grisly games from 6:30 to 9 p.m. on both dates. (See Page 3, October 11, 2018 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Local Schools Announce Student Honors ... This week we publish the York High School Fourth Quarter Honors and Highest Honors Rolls. (See Page 4, October 11, 2018 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
PO2Mar imageYork High School Grad Maintains Undersea Rescue Mission Readiness with Navy ... A 2008 York High School graduate and Yorktown, Virginia, native is serving aboard the U. S. Navy’s only capable Undersea Rescue Command at Submarine Squadron 11. Petty Officer 2nd Class Kayton Marshall is a Navy diver serving with URC. A Navy diver is responsible for being an underwater specialist and expert that performs everything from repairs to salvage and rescue. (See Page 5, October 11, 2018 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
MAMC imageMilitary Aviation Museum WWI Centennial Celebration ... On the weekend of October 5-7, 2018, the Military Aviation Museum, located at 1341 Princess Anne Road in Virginia Beach, held their annual World War I air show and festival, but with a brand-new twist: Brews. With the rebranded "Biplanes and Brews” festival, several local craft brewers came out to help celebrate their trade and alongside the historic aircraft. This year’s celebration truly captured the history of this era. (See Page 5, October 11, 2018 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Virginia Board for People with Disabilities Awards $444,000 in Grants ... The Virginia Board for People with Disabilities (VBPD) is pleased to announce it is awarding three federal grants, administered by the Board, for over $444,000. The grants are designed to increase competitive, integrated employment opportunities for people with developmental disabilities. (See Page 6, October 11, 2018 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Poquoson Schools Awarded $500,000 from Department of Defense Education Activity ... Poquoson City Public Schools has been selected to receive a 2018 Department of Defense Education Activity grant award. These grants support military students and the school divisions that serve them. Recognizing that over 600,000 military- connected students attend public schools, our ability to influence educational outcomes is best leveraged through community partnerships with school districts and professional organizations. (See Page 7, October 11, 2018 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
5th Annual Autumn Is Here Quiz ... Autumn is that bittersweet time of year when we mourn the passing of balmy summer days, but welcome the arrival of crisp cooling winds. It is a time to celebrate the bounty of the plentiful harvest and the arrival of the holiday season. So why not grab your favorite pen and take another fun yet educational YTCPP quiz by JFH. (See Page 12, October 11, 2018 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Capital square smallNo Strange Bedfellows On Redistricting ... Delegate Steve Heretick (D-Portsmouth) probably has had a lifetime of ribbing over his name. Now, the man who occasionally votes with the Republican majority appears to be the most appropriately named member of the House Democrat Caucus — at least to Governor Ralph Northam and other Democrat leaders. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)

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