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Fantasticks image"The Fantasticks” ... Poquoson High School Theater Department is proud to present "The Fantasticks." The musical is a romantic comedy that tells the tale of a boy and a girl who fall in love, grow apart and then find their way back to one another in spite of, or perhaps because of, their parents' meddling. "The Fantasticks" will star Peninsula Favorite Cole Mercado as El Gallo and Nick Biddle as Matt as well as other talented students. (See Page 3, Apr 23, 2015 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Library image1Library image2Little Library Construction at SES ... York County residents looking for a good read will soon be able to select books from one of several miniature libraries in the community. Third grade students at Seaford Elementary School (SES), with the help of students from New Horizons Regional Education Center and volunteers from Wayne Harbin Builders, Kitchen Designs, and parents designed and built "little free libraries.” Materials were donated by community businesses including Kempsville Building Supply, Wayne Harbin Builders, Design Tech Inc. and the SES PTA. (See Page 3, Apr 23, 2015 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Science technology iconLight imageLight in a Spin ... Light must travel in a straight line and at a constant speed, or so the laws of nature suggest. Now, researchers at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg have demonstrated that laser light traveling along a helical path through space, can accelerate and decelerate as it spins into the distance. This is the first time that angular acceleration has been observed with light, and is therefore likely to lead to new applications using these structured light fields. (See Page 5, Apr 23, 2015 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Hump Pilot: An Exciting New Addition To The History Of WWII ... The Hump, as the WWII airlift over the Himalayas was called, was a perilfraught yet vital mission for which many pilots lost their lives. In Hump Pilot (The History Publishing Company), Nedda R. Thomas gives an authentic first-hand account of a brave man's war story, and provides a piece of history not often portrayed in books. (See Page 6, Apr 23, 2015 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Club imageYork Ruritan Club Speaker for April 2015 ... Laurie Halperin, York County’s Recycling and Beautification Coordinator, spoke at the regular York Ruritan Club meeting on Monday evening, April 20th. Mrs. Halperin has held this position since 1997. She manages the curbside and drop off programs and serves as the County Liaison to the York County Beautification Committee. She also assists with other programs and projects in the County’s Waste Management to include Disaster Debris Removal Operations, garbage collections, and the transfer station operations. (See Page 6, Apr 23, 2015 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Spill image1Gulf Oil Spill Topic of VIMS After Hours Lecture ... Five years ago today, the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig failed catastrophically, killing 11 people and producing theSpill image2largest oil spill in U.S. history. On Thursday, April 30 at 7:00 pm, Dr. Michael Carron will recount the immediate impacts of the spill, and explore what science tells us about its long-term effects. Carron's talk, the April installment of the Virginia Institute of Marine Science's monthly After Hours lecture series, will take place in Watermen's Hall on the VIMS campus in Gloucester Point. It continues a yearlong series of lectures scheduled to celebrate VIMS' 75th anniversary in 2015. (See Page 7, Apr 23, 2015 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Forgetfulness, Orchards, Cod and No "Tog" ... Sometimes one forgets things, especially at our ages. After zigzagging our way between the breakers out of Quinby Inlet into a rolly but relatively calm ocean, the SeaWyf enjoyed the long period waves. We had to look up to see the tops of some but it a was pleasant ride out to the first wreck. (See Page 2, Apr 23, 2015 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Quiz imageArbor Day Quiz ... A lot of people have completely forgotten about Arbor Day, mainly because it is so close to Earth Day. Arbor Day is actually a much older holiday and should be celebrated as well. So why not grab a pen and take a break from washing the car after that long winter and grab a mug of your favorite coffee and try another fun yet educational Yorktown Crier | Poquoson Post quiz by John Franklin Hamilton. (See Page 9, Apr 23, 2015 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Yard Sale in Park Event in Poquoson ... The Annual Yard Sale in the Park event will occur Saturday, April 25, 2015 at Poquoson Municipal Park from 7am -1pm. Bargain Shoppers, and trinket collectors galore are encouraged to attend this event at 16 Municipal Drive, Poquoson Virginia, 23662. The Yard Sale in the Park typically features over 25 sellers of general yard sale items and household goodies. (See Page 3, Apr 16, 2015 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Hike imageHike for Hospice ... Registration is now open for the third annual Hike for Hospice, "A Walk to Remember," fundraiser at Governor's Land on Saturday, April 25, 2015. The event will feature a leisurely twomile walk, music by DJ Bobby Hornsby, food and drinks, a silent auction and door prizes. Participants may check in beginning at 12:15 p.m.; the hike starts at 2 p.m.; festivities conclude at 4:00. Participants may walk to celebrate the memory of loved ones, to honor someone, or simply to support Hospice House. Anyone interested in walking or supporting this event may register online at www.williamsburghikeforhospice.org or by contacting Hospice House at 253- 1220. Participants may form teams or walk as individuals. (See Page 2, Mar 12, 2015 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Park imageTwo Reasons to Celebrate New Quarter Park on May 2 ... York County Parks, Recreation and Tourism (PRT) is celebrating two grand opening anniversaries at New Quarter Park on Saturday May 2, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. At 11:30 a.m., the York County Board of Supervisors will host a ceremony to celebrate all of those who have made the park a success. Beginning in 1985, the park opened to groups by appointment, and in 2005, the park expanded to include a park office, restrooms, picnic shelters, hiking trails, mountain bike trails, staff, and regular public hours. (See Page 4, Apr 16, 2015 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Dogs image2Dogs image1EcoFest Going to the Dogs ... There is something for everyone at ecoFest on the Lafayette, a new, action-oriented environmental festival in the Colonial Place section of Norfolk. This event is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 2 at the 600 - 700 blocks of Mayflower Road. Dogs are a welcome addition to this party on the river, and this year "Canine Country" comes to ecoFest. Canine Country is devoted to all things Fido, and offers everything from demonstrations, free goods and toys, adoptions and more. The dog part of ecoFest begins at 11:10 a.m. with a Dog Carting Demo featuring the Bernese Mountain Dog Club of Hampton Roads. (See Page 12, Apr 2, 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?)
Events imageHistoric Yorktown Events - April 2015 ... Spring is here. Historic Yorktown continues to offer plenty of activities this April with the return of the Yorktown trolley and the Schooner Alliance as well as live music, workshops, beer dinners, oyster roasts, and a kite demo and gathering. For a complete listing of events and activities, please visit www.visityorktown.org. (Read the Entire Article) (Have a Comment?)
Household Chemical Collections and Electronics Recycling - 2015 Schedule. ... The Yorktown Crier | Poquoson Post brings you the complete schedule for Household Chemical Collections and Electronics Recycling in 2015. These events are only for residents of Williamsburg, James City County, York County, Hampton and Poquoson. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)

 





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