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Pirates image smallPirates image 2 smallYaarrrghh! Pirates Invade Yorktown! ... In the days of colonial Yorktown, pirates plied the Atlantic. Now, thanks to the efforts of the Moody Crewe, an "Overland Pre-Emptive Salvage Company,” piracy is back on the Riverwalk. The annual Pirate Invasion, held the last weekend of April, is now in its fourth year. This fun, family-friendly, educational experience began as the collaboration of "Pirate Pete” and the Moody Crewe, the Riverwalk merchants, York County, the Watermen’s Museum, and the Schooner Alliance. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
Fallen image smallVirginia’s "Run For the Fallen” Travels Through York County ... Over 240 miles, each one dedicated to a fallen member of the U.S. military.Beginning in 2013 Honor and Remember Inc. established the Virginia Run for the Fallen to call attention to and honor the men and women who have recently died in military service to America. A team of more than 30 active duty military members from bases throughout Virginia and other locations across the U.S. will embark on a 240 plusmile journey to honor every Virginia service member who died as a result of serving during the War on Terror and in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
Bishop ad apr15Fish News | Tide Chart ... Until Virginia decides what to do with its cobia fishery, FI 5may16 smallcobia will remain the main fish story. Cobia fishing will close in federal waters on June 20. It remains to be seen if Virginia and North Carolina will follow suit with closures in state waters. This would be much more problematic for Virginia as the closure would occur just about the time the cobia season begins to heat up here.FI2 5may16 smallVirginia will decide at the May 24 VMRC meeting. This is one you may want to attend if cobia fishing is important to you. In the meantime, there will be a meeting on May 9 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Kitty Hawk, NC where the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council will try to explain just how we have arrived at this situation with cobia. Also, beyond this year, work needs to be started on cobia management for 2017 and beyond. (Read Full Article) (Get the Tide Chart) (Have a Comment?)

ArtShow imageJust so you know 5may16Art at the River Juried Art Show Returns to Yorktown May 8th ... Art at the River, Yorktown’s third annual juried art show, returns to Riverwalk Landing on Sunday, May 8, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The show will feature works in a variety of media by more than 40 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 Carlton Abbott, well-known Williamsburg architect and artist, who also contributed to the revitalization of Yorktown as the designer and architect of Chischiak Watch. (See Page 3, May 5, 2016 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
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Local Schools Announce Honor Rolls ... Bruton High School has released their Second Quarter Honors List and Highest Honors List; Yorktown Middle School has released their Second Quarter A Honor Roll. (See Page 4, May 5, 2016 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
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Capitol square icon smallThe Final Wrap - The General Assembly Adjourns | Capitol Square Diary ... Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s record number of vetoes and bill recommendations (i.e., amendments) – not including 30 to the budget – were a lot to digest. Throw in his bombshell executive order to restore voting and jury sitting rights to as many as 206,000 felons – murderers, rapists, child molesters – only two days after the April 20 "Veto Session” adjourned and you have news cycle chaos. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
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Beer imageMariner’s Museum Craft Beer Festival ... The Mariner’s Museum’s annual Craft Beer Festival was held on Saturday, May 1st. The event boasted over 40 brews from sixteen local craft breweries. Food trucks were also on site offering bites to eat along with the beer selection. In addition to beer tasting, guests also had the opportunity to hear beer talks from several breweries. (See Page 5, May 5, 2016 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
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Dinosaurs Return to the Virginia Living Museum May 7th ... In honor of its 50th anniversary, the Virginia Living Museum is bringing back some of the most popular dinosaurs, including T. rex. and Triceratops, for a summer of roaring, life-like prehistoric creatures. Opening May 7, the exhibit will take visitors back millions of years to the Jurassic and Cretaceous periods when dinosaurs ruled the world. (See Page 5, May 5, 2016 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
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TQuiz image2nd Annual National Teacher Appreciation Week Quiz ... Teachers. Where would we be without them? Probably living in the Stone Age chasing after our next meal while other animals chased after us. Of course at least there wouldn't be any Kardashians to see on the television. Teachers work really hard to enrich our lives and don't make a lot of money, but how much do you really know about them? The warm season has arrived here in Virginia so why not grab that first cool lemonade of the year and your favorite pen and try another fun yet educational Yorktown Crier / Poquoson Post quiz by John Franklin Hamilton. (See Page 7, May 5, 2016 Edition) (Have a Comment?)





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