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ArtShow image smallArtShow image2 smallArt at the River Juried Art Show in Yorktown ... Winners at the recent third annual Art at the River juried art show in Yorktown represent an exceptional group of artists. Named "Best in Show” was Russ Turnage of Lanexa, a potter of both large and small highly detailed works which include vases, bowls, and other decorative and utilitarian pieces. Russ has exhibited not only at Art at the River, but also at Williamsburg’s "Occcasion for the Arts” and Richmond’s "Arts in the Park” over the years. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
Concert image smallSpring Concert Held at York High School - A Farewell to Wayne Powell ... The Spring Concert always holds bittersweet endings for the York High School Concert Band. It is the final concert the band’s seniors perform before graduating and heading off to college, leaving behind friendships they have cultivated for four years. Never has there been a more heartfelt good-bye, however, than the farewell given to Wayne Powell, the band director of Yorktown Middle School for 41 years. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
Bishop ad apr15Fish News | Tide Chart ... While many have trailered their boats down to Hatteras FI 26may16 smallto get in on the cobia bite, the cobia have made a very good early showing in Virginia. Anglers are catching cobia while targeting drum and the boats that have tried targeting cobia have had good success sight fishing when conditions have allowed. Now that we know they are here, there will be a lot of anglers out after FI2 26may16 smallthem while the season is open. Cobia fishing will close in federal waters on June 20. Virginia will decide what to do in state waters at the May 24 VMRC meeting. This is one you may want to attend if cobia fishing is important to you. Options are anywhere between closing state waters June 20 to keeping the season open as is. In between these are many combinations of boat limits, changes in size limits, different closure dates and so on. (Read Full Article) (Get the Tide Chart) (Have a Comment?)

Just so you know 26may16The Liberty Lounge Welcomes Military Guests ... The Liberty Lounge, a new complimentary space where ticketed Colonial Williamsburg military guests – including retirees, veterans and their dependents – can relax and recharge in the Revolutionary City, officially opens Thursday, May 26. (See Page 3, May 26, 2016 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Local Schools Announce Honor Rolls ... York High School has released their Second Quarter Honors List and Highest Honors List; York River Academy has released their Second Quarter Honor Roll. (See Page 4, May 26, 2016 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Putting for Patriots Event at Pirates Cove Adventure Golf in Williamsburg ... This weekend Pirates Cove Adventure Golf in Williamsburg, Virginia, will host the tenth annual "Putting for Patriots” event. This national event will occur simultaneously with over 30 different miniature golf courses participating, all united by a common goal of raising money for our wounded veterans and families of the fallen. (See Page 5, May 26, 2016 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Cookie imageCookie image2Top Girl Scout Cookie Sellers Celebrated for Entrepreneurial Achievement ... On Saturday, May 14, a group of the youngest entrepreneurs in southeastern Virginia and northeastern North Carolina gathered in the boardroom at TowneBank near the Virginia Beach Oceanfront to be recognized as CEOs, or Cookie Entrepreneur Officers, for each selling at least 1,000 boxes of Girl Scout Cookies this year. During the 2016 Girl Scout Cookie Program, 65 local Girl Scouts achieved this milestone. (See Page 5, May 26, 2016 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Sentinel imageSentinel image2‘Freedom’s Sentinel’ Sculpture Flies Over Yorktown Museum Entrance ... An iconic symbol of the United States of America – sculpted by nationally prominent artist David H. Turner – is newly mounted on the pediment crowning the main entrance of the Yorktown Victory Center, transitioning to American Revolution Museum at Yorktown in October. Titled "Freedom’s Sentinel,” the 18-foot-wide, 500-pound sculpture depicts an eagle mantling two eaglets between its outspread wings. (See Page 7, May 26, 2016 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Winning the Battle for Energy Security ... Armed Forces Day is May 21st. It is a good reminder to thank the men and women in uniform who spend every day protecting our freedom, on and off the battlefield. Strange as it may seem, sometimes those victories don’t require bombs or bullets. (See Page 8, May 26, 2016 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Older Adults: Include Connectedness in Your Hurricane Plan ... Hurricane season is fast approaching and disaster preparedness should be something that everybody, including older Americans, is thinking about. It only takes one hurricane to change your life and your community. But that one hurricane can do some serious damage, especially if you aren’t ready for it. (See Page 9, May 26, 2016 Edition) (Have a Comment?)

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