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Auction image smallHuzzah! To a Special Auction ... The weekend of November 21 and 22 marked a special time for Colonial Williamsburg: the grand opening of the newly constructed Market House. For years, an outdoor market had been conducted within the confines of a weather-beaten tent along Duke of Gloucester Street. Now, however, a sturdy, spacious wooden structure has been built on a well laid brick pavement. On the grand opening of the Market House, Colonial Williamsburg stocked it with a neat variety of seeds, craft kits, clothing, games and chocolates. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
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Grafton High Seniors Win Distinguished Young Women Scholarships ... Two Grafton High School seniors were recently selected to represent the Tidewater area in the Virginia Distinguished Women image smallYoung Women Scholarship Program to be held in Lynchburg. 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 $55 million in cash and college scholarships across the nation last year and hopes to do the same this year. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
Bishop ad apr15Fish News - Tide Chart ... The Fall has FI2 26nov15 smallbeen producing a lot of fish for anglers. The lake has turned over with a water temperature of 61 degrees. The water is stained and the grass has been dying off. The grass is floating to the top of the water creating grass mats. The Fall wind will blow it out of the way soon, but it can FI1 26nov15 smallbe an obstacle to fish around it without getting hung up. The Bass have been very active these last few weeks, they are chasing shad around the lake. The Alabama rig has been the most popular with most fishermen, but for some reason they all think they are the only ones who know about it so they ask me to keep their secret lure hush hush. (Read Full Article) (Get the Tide Chart) (Have a Comment?)

Grant imageJust so you know 26nov15Boys and Girls Clubs of the Virginia Peninsula Receives Grant ... Boys and Girls Clubs of the Virginia Peninsula was awarded a three year grant from the Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth (VFHY). The grant will help to provide youth who are members of one of thirteen Boys & Girls Clubs located on the Peninsula with vital information about the dangers associated with tobacco use. During three program cycles each year, Club professionals teach youth tobacco prevention techniques and how to make other healthy lifestyle choices through a program called Positive Action. (See Page 3, November 26, 2015 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Steam imageYorktown Girl Scouts STEAM Ahead ... Robots, hovercrafts and underwater vehicles and were all part of the fun during Girls STEAM Ahead, an event hosted by Nauticus on November 14 for Girl Scouts to explore and discover in the STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math) fields. Throughout the evening, girls took part in a variety of hands-on activities that allowed them to develop their critical thinking skills, expand their curiosity and improve their confidence in a fun and informal environment. (See Page 4, November 26, 2015 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Gold imageHandle "Autumn’s Gold” With Care ... Hampton Roads is turning red, orange and yellow with Mother Nature’s annual autumn makeover. Lovely to look at as they drift from the trees, leaves that are left to accumulate on the ground can have negative effects on the health of Hampton Roads waterways. Street and yard flooding, litter "dams” and algae growth can occur when leaves block or enter the storm drain. To keep "autumn’s gold” from becoming a nuisance, the message from is clear: Keep leaves and yard debris out of storm drains. (See Page 5, November 26, 2015 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Chocolate imageMaking Chocolate in Williamsburg ... Life is full of surprises. One of these pleasant surprises is that chocolate making was an art practiced in the Governor's Mansion at Colonial Williamsburg. Ms. Barbara Scherer, a native of England, demonstrated her skill as a chocolatier during the grand opening celebration at the new Market House. She graced the Yorktown Crier- Poquoson Post with an interview. (See Page 10, November 26, 2015 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Thanksgiving supplement imageGuide imageA Guide to Surviving Thanksgiving: Impress Your Family with these Recipes, Tips, and Tricks ... Food. Friends. Family. Football. Thanksgiving would be incomplete without any of them, but the most important is the holiday feast your family and friends have gathered to enjoy while the game plays in the background. Serving up a full holiday spread – from turkey to dessert – that is sure to bring everyone back for years to come is easy with these tips for every stage of the meal. (See Page 9, November 19, 2015 Edition) (Have a Comment?)

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