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Walmart image smallPoquoson Protests "Big Box” Business ... "No Walmart” signs can be seen in lawns throughout the town of Poquoson as current development plans for a 42,000 square foot Walmart Neighborhood Market on an 8.87 acre lot on Victory Boulevard has community members speaking out. The Concerned Citizens of Poquoson, a community support organization, is a major player in the protests against the proposed plan. It received over 2,500 signatures on a petition in opposition to the plan after only a short time of canvassing the city. The CCOP stated that "out of every ten houses surveyed, roughly nine said that they were not in favor of Walmart coming to Poquoson. This business is not wanted”. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
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Wet image small1Wet image small2The Peninsula Is All Wet ... This past week has been a good week to be a frog, or a duck, or anything other than a creature that likes to stay warm and dry. After the United States bade farewell to Pope Francis, it prepared to greet Hurricane Joaquin. However, before the Peninsula greeted this tropical visitor, it received a less violent rain storm as an advance guard. As of Sunday, October 4, there has been six straight days of rain on the Peninsula. As if it weren’t enough to worry about school shootings, ISIS and the 2016 presidential elections, the Peninsula itself was under assault. In the name of King Neptune, the river naiads launched a three-pronged attack. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
Bishop ad apr15Fish News - Tide Chart ... The Greatest Oyster Contest! ... Residents of theFI 8oct15 small2Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula and Tangier, please bring us the largest live native oyster (Crassostrea Virginica) you can find. We don’t care if you dredged, tonged, dived for, grew it yourself or just happen to see it on the end of a dock somewhere, that gigantic oyster could net you a big prize! Prizes will be awarded in two FI 8oct15 small1categories; Commercial Watermen and Residents. Commercial Watermen will receive a cash award of $500, while Residents will get a weekday dinner and an overnight stay for two at the 5 star Tides Inn Resort plus $100 in cash. (Read full Fish News Article) (Get the Tide Chart) (Have a Comment?
Just so you know 8oct15Local Schools Announce Honor Rolls ... Tabb High School announces their 4th Quarter Honors Roll and Grafton High School announces their 4th Quarter Highest Honors Roll. (See Page 4, October 8, 2015 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Voting imageDates Scheduled for Citizens to "Test Drive” New Voting Machines ... The York County Voter Registrar's Office will be hosting a series of open houses for York County residents to test drive the new voting machines that will be used in the upcoming November 3 General Election. Open house times and locations are as follows: Thursday, October 15, 4-7 p.m., Yorktown Library; Tuesday, October 20, 5-7 p.m., Griffin-Yeates Center; and, Thursday, October 22, 4-7 p.m., Yorktown Library. (See Page 5, October 8, 2015 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Foundaation imageYork Foundation For Public Education Announces New School Liaison ... The York Foundation for Public Education (YFPE) is pleased to announce that Belinda H. Willis, will serve as the Foundation Liaison for York County Schools. Willis, a York County resident and Peninsula native, brings a wealth of experience to the position. She retired from the County of York as the Chief of Children’s Services managing the Head Start program and other services for at-risk families. In that role she collaborated heavily with the School Division. She also brings consulting experience with numerous organizations, including nonprofit, local, state, and federal governmental agencies. Willis has also served on a number of community and civic groups over the years. (See Page 6, October 8, 2015 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Canine image1Canine image2Honoring Military Canines That Are Making A Difference ... Officer without a pension Despite being considered an officer of his county’s sheriff’s office, Dano is another retired working dog whose veterinary needs and expenses will mount after retirement. "Dano is an extraordinary dog,” said Senior Deputy Sheriff Danielle Delpit of her K-9 partner. "He’s been injured, tazed and involved in two critical incidents.” One of those incidents resulted in Dano saving his human partner’s life. For his bravery, the German shepherd received the first National Police Dog Foundation Hero Award. Recently, Delpit noticed that Dano, now 7 1/2 years old, was slowing down and she reluctantly decided it was time for him to retire. "As his handler, I am looking out for his best interests first. He couldn’t jump into the car like he used to, I could tell he was in pain,” she said. After Dano’s retirement, it became Delpit’s responsibility to care for him. "While on active duty, Dano’s veterinary care was covered. But now that he is retired, it is up to me,” she explained. (See Page 7, October 8, 2015 Edition) (Have a Comment?)

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