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Wes image2 smallWes image1 small"Skate for Wes” a Success! ... "Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.” (Joshua 1:9) This is a favorite Bible verse of one brave York County boy, Wes Pak, in his fight against stage four neuroblastoma. Fortunately for Wes, God has given him friends to help bear his burden. On April 18, Wes’s friends participated in "Skate for Wes” at Dare Elementary School. "Skate for Wes” was a successful collaboration of local businesses, concerned citizens, the Seaford Elementary Lego Club, Dare Elementary School and the York County Parks and Recreation Department to raise money for the Pak family. The Paks are juggling the cost of living and the cost of keeping their eldest son and brother alive. Present and skating was Wes Pak himself, smiling among his friends. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
Shrek image smallShrek the Musical Opens Friday ... What do you get when you mix an ornery ogre, a feisty princess, a wisecracking donkey and dozens of quirky fairy tale creatures? Simply put: "Magic!" Yorktown's Centerstage Academy presents Shrek the Musical. This dazzling production brings all the beloved characters you know from the Oscar-winning film to life on stage, and proves there's more to the story of Shrek than meets the ears. Dozens of incredibly talented children and young adults from across Hampton Roads are joining together for a show that is truly fun for the whole family. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
Bishop ad apr15FI1 23apr15 smallFish News - Tide Chart ... Tautog are going out with a bang. The bite seems to just get better every day. The bay water temperatures warm up faster than the ocean so the bay bite is FI2 23apr15 smallheating up faster but as typical, the largest tog are being caught on the ocean wrecks. Just about the time that the bite will reach its seasonal peak, the tog fishery will close. You have the rest of April to get in on a very good tautog fishery. Anglers targeting tautog on the ocean wrecks are catching some really nice sea bass that they have to release. The sea bass season will open in FI4 23apr15 smallmid-May. In addition to FI3 23apr15 smallthe sea bass bycatch, cod are also being caught in good numbers over some of the wrecks. The cod are not being released but are making it to the dinner table. Most of the cod are being caught over the coastal wrecks but some have been caught inside of the bay. There have been some encounters with Boston mackerel. This used to be a popular springtime fishery. There will be some boats checking this out to see if Boston mackerel have returned in significant numbers. (Read full Fish News Article) (Get the Tide Chart) (Have a Comment?)
Just so you know 23apr15CASA imageColonial CASA Celebrates 20th Anniversary ... Colonial CASA is observing its 20th anniversary of service in Williamsburg, James City County, York County and Poquoson this year. A recent celebration honored staff, current and former advocates and board members, with special guests Lelia Hopper, Director of the Court Improvement Program of the Supreme Court of Virginia; and Melissa O’Neill, Virginia CASA Program Coordinator at the Department of Criminal Justice Services. Colonial CASA is a child advocacy organization that provides trained volunteers to speak for abused and neglected children as they go through the court process. (See Page 3, Apr 23, 2015 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Art icon smallArt at the River Juried Art Show Returns to Yorktown on Sunday, May 3rd, 2015 ... Art at the River, Yorktown’s second annual juried art show, returns to Riverwalk Landing on Sunday, May 3, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The show will feature works in a variety of media by 48 local artists. Their work displays the imagination, innovation and creative talents that make Art at the River an outstanding venue for these participants. Judging the show will be Gulay Berryman and Bob Oller, both wellknown and highly qualified Williamsburg artists. Prizes totaling $3,000 will be awarded for Best of Show and 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places by the judges at Art imageapproximately 12:30 p.m. In addition, art show attendees will be able to vote for the People’s Choice Award. Ballots for this award will be available from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., with the presentation of a banner of recognition that the winner can display on his/her tent for the remainder of the show and also at Art at the River in 2016 should the winner choose to return. (See Page 10, Apr 23, 2015 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Local Schools Announce Honor Rolls ... Grafton High School announces their 2nd Quarter Honors and Tabb High School announces their 2nd Quarter Highest Honors. (See Page 4, Apr 23, 2015 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
York-Poquoson Sheriffs Office ... York-Poquoson Sheriffs Office lists arrests for the week April 13, 2015 -- April 19, 2015. (See Page 9, Apr 23, 2015 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Art Speaks on the Bay Juried Art Show ... The Bay School Community Arts Center in Mathews is hosting its third annual statewide Art Speaks on the Bay Juried Art Show from May 2-30. The opening reception is Saturday, May 2, from 4-7pm, and the public is encouraged to attend. Many of the artists will be in attendance, as well as exhibition juror/judge Jill Jensen, a mixed media fiber artist from Lynchburg. Seventy-three artists from as far away as Christiansburg and as close as North will be participating in the show. (See Page 7, Apr 23, 2015 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Hospitality image"Hospitality Day” Comes a Little Earlier This Year ... In support and celebration of National Travel and Tourism Week in Newport News, the Newport News Hospitality Association will hold its annual "Hospitality Day” activities from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 29, in City Center at Oyster Point. This year’s event will be held a few days prio r to the start of National Travel and Tourism Week , which begins May 2 and continues through May 10. This year’s event will take on a carnival-like atmosphere, so there will be many opportunities to win prizes. Included in the fun will be a dunk tank, a pie-throwing booth, corn hole boards, and many more games. (See Page 7, Apr 23, 2015 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Science technology iconMars imageNASA Mars Rover's Weather Data Bolster Case for Brine ... Martian weather and soil conditions that NASA's Curiosity rover has measured, together with a type of salt found in Martian soil, could put liquid brine in the soil at night. Perchlorate identified in Martian soil by the Curiosity mission, and previously by NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander mission, has properties of absorbing water vapor from the atmosphere and lowering the freezing temperature of water. This has been proposed for years as a mechanism for possible existence of transient liquid brines at higher latitudes on modern Mars, despite the Red Planet's cold and dry conditions. (See Page 5, Apr 23, 2015 Edition) (Have a Comment?)

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