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Fair image11Briar patch valentine ad 2015York County School Division's 2015 Science Fair ... More than 300 students participated in the annual York County School Division (YCSD) Science Fair this week. This year's theme, "Dare to Dream," challenged students to ask new questions and investigate a wide range of topics. Guest judges Fair image2 smallrepresenting local colleges, universities and businesses reviewed 232 projects before selecting the winners. First, second, and third place winners are invited to apply to participate in the regional Tidewater Science Fair held at Old Dominion University on Saturday, March 14, 2015. Congratulations to all students who participated in the fair and a sincere thank you to the science teachers who encouraged and guided students throughout the scientific process. Read the full article to see all of the winners. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
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Life image smallA Lyrical Life ... When most three year olds were learning their A-B-C's and 1-2-3's, Wendi Williams was learning tempo, melody and how to hit just the right note! This month marks Wendi's 14th year of piano study at Centerstage Academy in Yorktown. Wendi's musical journey began in January 2001 when she started taking lessons with Centerstage' piano teacher Ms. Gay Ross- Clunis. From those first notes at age 3, to the Chopin Etudes she practices today, Wendi and her family have been wonderful blessings to the performing arts academy. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
Homeschool Alumni and Advocates Ask Goochland County School Board To Give Students a Voice in Religious Exemption Policy ... On Tuesday, January 13th, the school board in Goochland County, Virginia, repealed a new policy that would have asked students over age 14 to affirm their personal religious beliefs before granting them a religious exemption from school attendance. Under Virginia's religious exemption clause, parents remove their children from attendance at school but are exempt from following the academic or assessment requirements of the state's homeschooling statute. Now that the school board has repealed its new policy, students no longer have a say in whether they are taught at home under rules that bypass academic requirements. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
Bishop fishing ad 440pxFish News - Tide Chart ... Several boats made it out to the NorfolkFI1 22jan15 smallCanyon area during a calm spell this past week. They came back was some very good catches of golden and blueline tilefish. Bluelines up to 20 pounds were caught and the first-ever golden tilefish citations were weighed in. Golden tilefish have been added to the Virginia Saltwater Fishing Tournament this year with a minimum qualifying FI2 22jan15 smallweight of thirty pounds. Blackbelly rosefish and some barrel fish were also caught. Warmer water had pushed into the canyon area. Warm enough for tuna but no tuna encounters have been reported. What were caught were in addition to the bottom fish were bluefish and there were a number of mako shark encounters. There are some tuna being caught out of North Carolina when the weather cooperates. The best of it has been the blackfin bite out of Hatteras where there are also plenty of sharks around to help you with your tuna. (Read full Fish News Article) (Get the Tide Chart) (Have a Comment?)
Just so you know 22jan15Eventrs imageFebruary - March 2015 Events at Jamestown Settlement and Yorktown Victory Center ... "Working and Racing on the Bay: The Chesapeake Log Canoe," is a special ongoing exhibition at the Jamestown Settlement, September 19, 2014-September 8, 2015. Objects from The Mariners' Museum collection are featured in this exhibition tracing the evolution of the dugout canoe through the centuries, from the watercraft of the Powhatan people 400 years ago to multi-canoe trade vessels and work and racing boats. Admission to Jamestown Settlement, a museum of 17th-century Virginia history and culture, is $16.75 for adults and $7.75 ages 6-12. Children under 6 are free. Museum hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. Jamestown Settlement is located on Route 31 South in Williamsburg. See this and many other exhibitions at the Jamestown Settlement and Yorktown Victory Center. (See Page 3, Jan 22, 2015 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
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Local Schools Announce Honor Rolls ... Yorktown Middle School announces the All A's and All A-B Honor Rolls for the First Marking Period. (See Page 4, Jan 22, 2015 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
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VIMS imageVIMS Begins 75th Anniversary Celebration ... The Virginia Institute of Marine Science begins a yearlong celebration of its 75th anniversary this month, with the launch of a special multimedia website and the first of its monthly series of anniversary- themed public lectures for 2015. VIMS began in 1940 as the Virginia Fisheries Laboratory in Yorktown. The brainchild of William & Mary biology professor Donald W. Davis, the institution moved across the York River to Gloucester Point in 1950 to make way for the Coleman Bridge, and took on its current name by an act of the General Assembly in 1962. Alumni from William & Mary's School of Marine Science at VIMS fill leadership positions in academia, government, and the private sector around the nation. "VIMS has a rich history, a compelling vision, and a bright future," says Dean and Director John Wells. "I invite everyone to partake in the exciting slate of special events and webbased products that we've created to mark our 75th anniversary." (See Page 8, Jan 22, 2015 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
York-Poquoson Sheriffs Office ... Arrests for the week January 12, 2015 through January 17, 2015. (See Page 8, Jan 22, 2015 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Constitutional Corner: Is Nullification the Answer? ... At the Valley Forge Constitution seminar on January 10th I made a new friend who gave me a copy of "The Christian Philosophy of Patrick Henry" by James M. Wells. The book is a publication of Mr. Wells' 1960 Master's thesis at Sam Houston State Teacher's College, edited by my new friend. Patrick Henry was an amazing man, a complex man, as so many of the Founders were, but definitely a man guided by a unwavering belief in Christ and the Bible. He was also a patriot who presciently saw great danger in the ambiguous wording of the document he opposed ratifying in June 1788 as part of the Virginia Ratification Convention. Henry argued like thunder - and lost to the gentle wind (but better arguments) of James Madison. In the end, he advised the convention: "I shall be in the minority, I shall have those painful sensations which arise from a conviction of being overpowered in a good cause. Yet, I will be a peaceable citizen. My head, my hand, and my heart shall be at liberty to retrieve the loss of liberty, and remove the defects of that system, in a Constitutional way." (See Page 6, Jan 22, 2015 Edition) (Have a Comment?)





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