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Pope image smallPope Francis Blesses Wes Pak ... Pope Francis came to America September 22-27, 2015. His primary purpose was to preside at the Catholic Church’s World Meeting of Families held in Philadelphia. Along the way, the Successor of Saint Peter and Sovereign of the State of Vatican City made official visits in Washington D.C. and New York City. Pope Francis brought Christian messages to the White House, Congress, the United Nations, the World Meeting of Families and vast multitudes of people watching him in person and through the airwaves. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
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Aid imageLegal Aid Society of Eastern Virginia Names New Director of Development and Community Relations ... Peggy M. Myatt has been named the new Director of Development and Community Relations for the Legal Aid Society of Eastern Virginia (LASEV). The non-profit organization provides high-quality civil legal services to low-income and disadvantaged people in 15 cities and counties, including: Accomack County, Chesapeake, Gloucester County, Hampton, James City County, Mathews County, Middlesex County, Newport News, Norfolk, Northampton County, Poquoson, Portsmouth, Virginia Beach, Williamsburg and York County. Myatt formerly served as the York Foundation for Public Education Liaison for the York County School Division. (See Page 3, October 1, 2015 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Bishop ad apr15Fish News - Tide Chart ... The PSWSFA spot tournament is scheduled for Sept. 26 and 27. Check the club’s Facebook page FI2 1oct15 smallbefore fishing or coming to the picnic. With the forecasted heavy winds and rain, the tournament may be moved to the following weekend, Oct. 3 and 4. The entry fee is $20 for members and $30 for guest fishing with a member. Make sure that you are entered into the tournament prior to fishing. Saturday is a fishing day and you can fish Sunday morning but bring your spot to be weighed to Dare Marina by FI3 1oct15 small2PM on Sunday. Also bring the rest of your catch to be fried FI4 1oct15 smallup at the picnic immediately following the tournament weigh-in. The picnic is open to all club members even if you do not fish the tournament. This event is being sponsored by Grafton Fishing Supply. Fishing has been very good for most species right up to the northeast blow. What cobia that had not left yet, were concentrated at the mouth of the bay and along the oceanfront making for some good sight-fishing opportunities. It is likely that they will be gone when the water is fishable again. (Read full Fish News Article) (Get the Tide Chart) (Have a Comment?
Just so you know 1oct15Local Schools Announce Honor Rolls ... Bruton High School announces their 4th Quarter Honors and Highest Honors Rolls and Grafton High School announces their 4th Quarter Honors Roll. (See Page 4, October 1, 2015 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Honoring imageHonoring Vietnam Veterans in Poquoson ... The Poquoson Community Center was full of camaraderie as the Charles Parish Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution honored Poquoson Vietnam veterans with a special event commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War. Special guests were veterans and employees from the spinal cord injury unit of the VA Hospital in Hampton. Guest speaker Delegate Gordon C. Helsel, Jr. told about his experiences in Vietnam which he has written into a book entitled The Day God Showed Up. With heartfelt thanks, the veterans were given certificates from DAR recognizing their service, valor, and sacrifice. (See Page 5, October 1, 2015 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
York County Chamber of Commerce Hosts Political Debates ... On September 24, 2015, the York County Chamber of Commerce hosted political debates at Grafton Middle School for candidates seeking public offices. Sixteen candidates were represented. A few candidates for contested seats did not appear at the debate, and one candidate, Delegate Gordon Helsel, was unopposed. The Board of Supervisors were asked about their views on county development, the boat tax, what items they would cut from county expenditures before they would raise taxes, and their opinions on regionalism between York County and other jurisdictions on the Peninsula. (See Page 9, October 1, 2015 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Science imageYork County Girl Scouts Explore and Discover at Science Alive ... On Saturday, September 26, over 200 Girl Scouts spent the day exploring and discovering during Science Alive, an event hosted by Norfolk State University to introduce girls to the world of STEM (science, technology, engineering and math). Over 100 students and faculty from Norfolk State volunteered to assist with the event. Girl Scouts were welcomed to Norfolk State University by Dr. Sandra DeLoatch, provost and vice president for academic affairs at the university. (See Page 10, October 1, 2015 Edition) (Have a Comment?)

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