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30K image small30K Donation to Lackey Free Clinic ... The Virginia Eye Foundation (VEF) donated $30,000 to Lackey Free Clinic (LFC) to assist the clinic with continuous patient care. The VEF, an independent agency, and 501(c) 3, is dedicated to the improvement of eye care and the prevention of blindness in Virginia. They assess charitable interests dedicated to their focus upon visual sciences , both clinical and basic laboratory. The emphasis on clinical concerns to provide medical and surgical eye care to needy and uninsured individuals makes them a perfect match to Lackey Free Clinic's mission serving "the least of these", the working poor and uninsured. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
Chorus image smallPoquoson High School Students Selected for All Virginia Chorus ... Two PHS students were recently selected to participate in All Virginia Chorus. Sam McMullin and Cole Mercado were chosen out of high school choir students throughout the state. They will participate in a weekend event with other high school singers from all over Virginia which will be held in Tyson's Corner the end of April. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
Crabs image smallBlue Crabs Topic of Upcoming VIMS After Hours Lecture ... Blue crab stocks in Chesapeake Bay have shown signs of rebounding toward a healthy, sustainable level after decades of decline. On Thursday, March 26 at 7:00 pm, Professor Rom Lipcius of the Virginia Institute of Marine Science will examine blue crab biology, the science behind blue crab management, and the new environmental challenges that threaten the long-term sustainability of the Bay's blue crab population. Lipcius's talk, the March installment of VIMS' monthly After Hours lecture series, will take place in Watermen's Hall on the VIMS campus in Gloucester Point. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
Bishop fishing ad 440pxFish News - Tide Chart ... This is the time of year that I should beFI1 26mar15 smallreminding you to make sure your fishing licenses are up to date before heading out on your first trip of the season. If you have not purchased your Virginia Saltwater license you may want to wait. License fees are changing again and this time FI2 26mar15 smallin the right direction. Saltwater license fees will be decreased by about $5. This could happen as soon as April 1. The date of the change will be decided at the March 24 VMRC meeting. So if you do not have a fishing trip planned for this weekend, you may want to wait and see when the new fees will take effect. You may save yourself $5. (Read full Fish News Article) (Get the Tide Chart) (Have a Comment?)
Just so you know 26mar15YHS imageYHS Student Wins Tidewater Science and Engineering Fair ... On Saturday, March 14, dozens of York County students competed in the 64th Annual Tidewater Science and Engineering Fair at Old Dominion University. Students presented their scientific research to industry professionals from across the region. The 1st Place Overall Grand Prize was awarded to Suparnamaaya Prasad of York High School (YHS) for her project titled, "Nanotechnology-Based Wrinkled Graphene for Flexible Electronics." Suparnamaaya will receive an all-expense paid trip to the International Science and Engineering Fair in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in May. Additionally, Everest Litchford of Grafton Middle School was awarded the Junior Division Second Award of Excellence for his physics project. (See Page 2, Mar 26, 2015 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
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Science technology iconSOFIA imageNASA's SOFIA Finds Missing Link Between Supernovae and Planet Formation ... Using NASA's Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA), an international scientific team discovered that supernovae are capable of producing a substantial amount of the material from which planets like Earth can form. These findings are published in the March 19 online issue of Science magazine. "Our observations reveal a particular cloud produced by a supernova explosion 10,000 years ago contains enough dust to make 7,000 Earths," said Ryan Lau of Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. (See Page 5, Mar 26, 2015 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
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Local Schools Announce Honor Rolls ... Grafton Middle School, Queens Lake Middle School and Tabb Middle School announce their All A's and All A-B Honor Rolls for the Second Quarter. (See Page 4, Mar 26, 2015 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
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Announce imageEngagement Announcement ... Cory Nealon of Buffalo, NY and Jackie Heatwole of Newport News, VA got engaged in Isla Damas, Costa Rica on January 17, 2015. The future bride graduated from Christopher Newport University with a bachelor of science degree, and is finishing a master of science in biological sciences at the University at Buffalo this spring. The future bride is also a locally renowned polar bear whisperer in Buffalo. The future groom graduated from the University at Buffalo with a bachelor of arts, and works in public relations. The future groom is also an expert pancake chef. The couple is planning a fall 2016 wedding in Virginia. (See Page 6, Mar 26, 2015 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Senior imageSenior Center of York Announces April Activities and Events ... A variety of educational and entertaining programs are being offered at the Senior Center of York in March. Participation is open to seniors age 55 or better and their spouses, regardless of age. The center is located in the Washington Square Shopping Center at 5314 George Washington Memorial Highway (Rt. 17), and is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The center is closed on all county holidays. Reservations are required for all sessions and are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. To register, visit the center or call 890-3444. For more information, please visit www.yorkcounty.gov/CountyGovernment/CommunityServices. (Read the Entire Article) (Have a Comment?)
Constitution corner iconConstitutional Corner: Lex Rex? ... Lex Rex, the Law is King. When Samuel Rutherford published his famous book by the same name in 1644, two years into the first of the three English Civil Wars, it created quite a stir. As the title might suggest the book argued against its antithesis, that the King, as the direct representative of God, was the Law and thus supreme over that law. Rutherford argued instead that Divine Law (as revealed in the Bible) and Natural Law, as well as positive (man-made) law were, all three, supreme over even the King. (See Page 8, Mar 26, 2015 Edition) (Have a Comment?)





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