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Eagle image smallJust so you know 30oct14York Eagle Scout Preserves Yorktown Battlefield ... Garrett Washburn of Yorktown, received the highest rank in Scouting, that of Eagle Scout on Thursday, October 2, at a ceremony at Zion Methodist Church, Seaford. He achieved the rank, having been a member of Troop 123, Seaford for 8 years, earning 28 merit badges, and planning, coordinating his Eagle Scout Project at the Yorktown Battlefield, part of the Colonial National Historical Park. Garrett is a Senior at York High School. He coordinated his Eagle Project with Mr. Dan Smith, Park Superintendent in obtaining approval for the activity which involved several days of intensive work in removing a deer fence and related structures that had fallen into disrepair. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
Supervisors Vote to Create Agricultural Performance Standards, Cut Farming Rights ... The York County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously on Tuesday, Oct. 21 to establish performance standards for agriculture and aquaculture operations. The proposed performance standards, primarily dealing with acreage and setbacks, would prevent over 6,000 properties from engaging in commercial farming activity. Agriculture is currently a permitted use in both Resource Conservation and Rural Residential zoning districts. Aquaculture is currently only permitted in the RC district. However, properties in these districts will lose their farming rights if their property does not meet the proposed standards. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
Eagle image smallTrunk or Treat at Tabernacle UMC in Poquoson ... Tabernacle Church at 831 Poquoson Ave in Poquoson is hosting a free Halloween event from 6 to 8 pm on Halloween evening on the church grounds. It will be a great place for children to come have fun and do lots of trick or treating all in one place, safely on the church grounds. There will be lots of decorated cars with tons of candy, games, cake walk, bounce house, balloon artist, hot dogs, and live music by the Greasetones Band. EVERYTHING IS FREE!! Everyone is invited to a fun, off-the-street, Halloween evening at Tabernacle Church this Halloween. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
Bishop fishing ad 440pxFish News - Tide Chart ... When Fish image3 30oct14 smallboats can get offshore, fishing has been pretty good. Out of Virginia, the wahoo bite is good and there are some yellowfin tuna, blackfin tuna, king mackerel and dolphin being caught. Out of Oregon Inlet, the main catches are yellowfin and blackfin tuna along with some dolphin, king mackerel and wahoo. Boats out of Hatteras are experiencing very good king mackerel Fish image1 30oct14 smallfishing and a good wahoo bite along with good catches of dolphin and some blackfin tuna. Offshore bottom fishing will produce predictable catches of blueline tilefish and you can now keep the sea bass by-catch. Sea bass can be caught on the offshore Fish image2 30oct14 smallwrecks all the way into those close to the beach. You may need to do some wreck hopping to find the right wreck. Triggerfish are also holding on the wrecks and this is a good time of year to find some nice flounder around the wrecks. The Triangle Reef area will be holding some nice flatfish. There are still some sheepshead holding on the inshore wrecks and you are likely to encounter both red and black drum while fishing wrecks close to the beach and in the lower bay. (Read full Fish News Article) (Get the Tide Chart) (Have a Comment?)
Wings imageBuffalo Wild Wings Awards Sports Grants to Boys and Girls Clubs of the Virginia Peninsula for Cheerleading and Football ... Boys and Girls Clubs of the Virginia Peninsula announced today that Buffalo Wild Wings is supporting their ALL STARS cheerleading and football programs this fall with a $3,000 grant. As part of Buffalo Wild Wings' Team Up for Kids® initiative and partnership with Boys & Girls Clubs of America, the company is supporting 285 Clubs across the country this fall, creating sports programs that promote physical fitness and good sportsmanship. The Greater Hampton Roads Boys & Girls club participates in the Newport News recreational football league and hosts teams in each age group. (See Page 3, Oct 23, 2014 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Obama imageObama Seeks 34 Million Blank Green Cards, Work Permits ... The Obama administration wants 34 million blank work permits and green cards as the White House prepares to issue an executive order on amnesty after the November election. An online solicitation by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigrations Services seeks vendors that can produce a minimum 4 million cards per year for five years, and 9 million in the early stages. If the numbers reported by on Monday are correct, they are vastly larger than official estimates of 12 million illegal residents in this country. (See Page 4, Oct 23, 2014 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
VIMS imageVIMS Joins Forces for State-wide Science Festival ... With the help of canoes and glow sticks, people of all ages were introduced to the fun side of science during a series of events hosted by the Virginia Institute of Marine Science in honor of the first-ever Virginia Science Festival. Thousands of families from across the Commonwealth enjoyed interactive experiences during last week's statewide festival organized by the Science Museum of Western Virginia and Virginia Tech. Regional partners included Hampton Roads, Northern Virginia, Southwestern Virginia, and more. (See Page 5, Oct 23, 2014 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Halloween imageThe Traditions of Halloween ... October 31st is nearly here, and soon the streets will be filled with costumed revelers eager to get their share of the free-flowing candy and other prizes. Year after year, trick-ortreaters don their costumes and parade from home to home. But have you ever wondered where this and other traditions began? Trick-or-treating and wearing costumes seem like odd traditions to those unaccustomed to Halloween. Halloween customs are actually a blend of Celtic, Catholic, Pagan, and ancient Roman traditions. (See Page 7, Oct 23, 2014 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Volunteers imageVolunteers Needed for American Cancer Society Relay For Life of York-Poquoson ... The American Cancer Society Relay For Life is seeking volunteers in Yorktown and Poquoson who are interested in being part of the Event Leadership Team - walkers, cancer survivors, caregivers, community leaders, anyone wanting to make a difference - to organize and recruit fundraising teams, garner community support, coordinate logistics, seek refreshments and prizes, plan entertainment and lend a hand to ensure the success of the 2015 event. There are many roles on the Event Leadership Team and we need you! (See Page 8, Oct 23, 2014 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Constitutional Corner: Legislating From the Bench ... Last Friday morning on WFYL our team discussed the problem of "Legislating from the Bench." Nowhere in Article 3, which covers the Judiciary, is the court given legislative authority. In fact, Article 1 vests all legislative power in the Congress. Of course, the Court never calls what they do from time to time "legislating;" in their mind all they are doing is rendering an opinion. But We the People have given the Court's opinion the color of law, and we all obediently bow down to the new directive. The Court gets away with this because the American people, ignorant of what the Constitution says and how it was actually designed to work, lets them. (See Page 6, Oct 23, 2014 Edition) (Have a Comment?)

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