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Langley image smallHampton Receives $1.26 Million to Buy Land in Langley Air Force Base "Clear Zone" ... The City of Hampton will receive $1.26 million from the state to purchase land around Langley Air Force Base designated as a "clear zone." The money comes from the Federal Action Contingency Trust Fund and the City of Hampton will match those funds for a total of $2.5 million. A press release from Gov. Terry McAuliffe's office stated that the FACT Fund is meant to "help Virginia counter actions taken by the federal government that may adversely impact the citizens and economy of Virginia."The fund is geared towards providing assistance particularly to military establishments. The money awarded to Hampton will help protect the land around Langley Air Force Base and the citizens who live near the base. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
Dream image smallDream Catchers Names New Board Member and Announces Executive Committee ... Dream Catchers at the Cori Sikich Therapeutic Riding Center announced the election of Dr. Virginia "Ginnie" L. McLaughlin to its Board of Directors. Dr. McLaughlin is a Chancellor Professor at the College of William and Mary's School of Education where she specializes in P-12 education. McLaughlin joined as Dream Catchers announced its executive board for the new fiscal year. Dream Catchers also announced its executive committee for its new fiscal year, which began July 1, 2014. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
Bishop fishing ad 440pxFish News - Tide Chart ... Cobia fishing is winding down. There are still some fish to be caught as they leave the bay. Sight-fishing has been very good near the mouth of Fish image 18sep14 smallthe bay and along the oceanfront when conditions allow. The recent cloudy, rainy, windy weather has not been conducive to good fishing. Hopefully, we will have a few sunny and calm days before these fish have all left. Schools of big red drum are also being encountered occasionally by anglers looking for cobia and red drum of various sizes are being caught around the islands of the CBBT. Puppy drum are being caught in the shallows from the Mobjack Bay to the James River and inside of the seaside inlets. Speckled trout action should pick up. Flounder fishing is good at the CBBT, along the Baltimore Channel and around some of the coastal wrecks. (Read full Fish News Article) (Get the Tide Chart) (Have a Comment?)
Just so you know 18sep14Race imageWorkboat Race ... The City of Poquoson and the Poquoson Yacht Club Sponsored workboat race will be held on September 28th at Messick Point, Poquoson. Activities will begin with a boaters parade at 1PM followed by 28 workboat races on the Back River.. The City Of Poquoson has authorized a guaranteed purse of $5,000. (See Page 2, Sept 18, 2014 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Yorktown Middle School Announces Honor Rolls ... Yorktown Middle School All A's and All A-B Honor Rolls. (See Page 4, Sept 18, 2014 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Top 10 Oyster Roasts and Seafood Festivals on VA's Eastern Shore ... On Virginia's Eastern Shore, watermen have been harvesting oysters from the Chesapeake Bay on one side, and the Atlantic Ocean on the other, for hundreds of years. Every fall, locals gather to swap stories over trestle tables laden with fresh caught oysters and other seafood delicacies. These local feasts - a dozen from September through November -- range from elegant, upscale wine and oyster pairings to casual get togethers where everybody shucks their own oysters. Throw in a crab cake competition, a chowder cook off, dinner cooked by a James Beard chef, and a festive oyster lunch with oyster shooters. (See Page 5, Sept 18, 2014 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Dandy imageJust Dandy: Residents Want Rural County to Ban Farming ... Attempting to pre-empt Virginia's freedom-to-farm law, residents in a York County community want local officials to ban agricultural activity in their neighborhood. More than 130 Dandy residents have signed a petition asking the Board of Supervisors to ban commercial farming - a move to thwart state legislation restricting local government's power to regulate agriculture and aquaculture. With the state law taking effect Jan. 1, residents in the small suburb of Dandy on Tuesday are taking their case to the county board. (See Page 6, Sept 18, 2014 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Linde Hughes Recognized for 20 Years of Service ... Linde was hired July 1, 1994 and brought with her sixteen years of experience in the finance industry. During her tenure in the Circuit Court Linde imageClerk's Office, Linde has proven to be a great asset to the office by possessing the qualities necessary to become a leader resulting in her January 2000 promotion to Supervisor of the Land Records Division. Linde has extensive knowledge within her division in addition to the knowledge of the office in general. (See Page 6, Sept 18, 2014 Edition) (Have a Comment?)

First Welcome Home Initiative for Hampton Roads Area Offered ... A Welcome Home Initiative©, a free program for combat veterans who may be suffering in varying degrees from post-trauma stress or moral injury, will be held November 20 - 22 at Galilee Church, Virginia Beach. The program's host is By His Wounds Ministry, Inc. and it is led by Rev. Nigel Mumford. The Welcome Home Initiative offers a warm and welcoming retreat style atmosphere where combat veterans of all ages either, alone, or with their spouses, can feel safe and open to spiritual and emotional healing. (See Page 10, Sept 18, 2014 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Market imageYorktown Market Days Continues This September with a Fall Arts Theme and First Paws on the Rivah ... Yorktown Market Days continues to operate weekly on Saturdays through September 27, along the Yorktown waterfront at Riverwalk Landing between Buckner and Ballard Streets. The market operates from 8 a.m. to noon. Following the close of the weekly market season, monthly markets will be held on October 11, November 8 and December 13, with extended hours in October from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and November and December from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The market hosts more than 35 local farmers, producers and vendors throughout the season with a variety of homegrown favorites. (See Page 11, Sept 11, 2014 Edition) (Have a Comment?)

Constitutional Corner: The Church, the State and the Court ... We had another great discussion of the Convention of the States (COS) issue last Friday morning on WFYL. Wouldn't it be great if you could walk through any mall in America and hear citizens discussing their fundamental document? The COS issue remains unresolved (even unconsidered) in the minds of many Americans and, in my view, the longer we remain divided on this the longer we allow the Supreme Court to exploit the general language used by the Framers to continue to expand the power of the federal government. Should an Article V Convention ever be convened, one of the amendments suggested by COS Project leaders would set term limits on federal judges, including the Supreme Court. (See Page 8, Sept 18, 2014 Edition) (Have a Comment?)

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