VHS image smallVirginia Historical Society and Altria Group Present The Private Jefferson ... On October 15, 2016, the Virginia Historical Society (VHS) and Altria Group will present The Private Jefferson: From the Collections of the Massachusetts Historical Society as a new special exhibition in the Virginia Sargeant Reynolds gallery. Admission to the exhibition is free for VHS members.. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
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Olympics Opening Night Ceremony August 6th at Virginia Sports Hall of Fame ... The Olympics are right around the corner and The Virginia Sports Hall of Fame is commemorating the festivities with its Opening Ceremony Night at the Museum on August 6 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. A fun mixture of activities will take place, including an "Around the World” basketball competition, Olympic-themed crafts, individual and team challenges, as well as an Olympic viewing area. (See Page 3, July 21, 2016 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Raising imageFlag Raising Ceremony July 23rd to Yorktown Battlefield’s Royal Welch Fusiliers Redoubt ... A British flag of the 18th century will be raised Saturday, July 23, at the Royal Welch Fusiliers Redoubt on Yorktown Battlefield in a ceremony jointly sponsored by the National Park Service and the Jamestown- Yorktown Foundation, a Virginia state agency that operates Yorktown Victory Center and Jamestown Settlement history museums. The flag will be presented by retired British Army Lieutenant General Jonathon Riley, who served in the 1990s as commanding officer of the 1st Royal Welch Fusiliers, a regiment dating to the 17th century, also known as the 23rd Regiment of Foot. (See Page 5, July 21, 2016 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Saving imageFive Way to Encourage Good Saving and Spending Habits in Your Children ... How often do you discuss money with your children? If your answer is "not often," you're not alone. There is an opportunity to help your children form strong spending and saving habits at an early age, and doing so can have a concrete impact on their futures. For example, recent research suggests that children with savings – even as little as $1 to $499 – are four times more likely to go to college than children with no savings at all. (See Page 6, July 21, 2016 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
1st Annual Yorktown / Poquoson Quiz ... Ah, Yorktown and Poquoson. Our two beloved hamlets replete with lovely homes and gorgeous scenes of nature. But how much do you really know about these two regions that we inhabit? The dewpoint is so high that even the local fish are complaining about the humidity so why not grab an icy lemonade and your favorite pen and try another fun yet educational YTCPP quiz by JFH. (See Page 7, July 21, 2016 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
4-H Chrysanthemum Project Registration Open ... Registration is open for the 4-H Chrysanthemum Project offered by Virginia Cooperative Extension in York/Poquoson! The award-winning project teaches youth skills in growing and caring for plants as well as how to account for, market, and sell a product. Youth participants will receive materials to grow and propagate 15 mums and will attend five educational sessions throughout the summer. (See Page 11, July 21, 2016 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Household Checmical Collections and Computer Recycling ... The 2016 schedule of Household Chemical Collections and Computer Recycling. These events provide environmentally safe disposal to the residents of Williamsburg, James City County, York County, Hampton and Poquoson. The events are only for residents of the above listed communities; proof of residency may be required. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
Seniors 30jun16 image smallSenior Center of York July Activities and Events ... A variety of educational and entertaining programs are being offered at the Senior Center of York in July. Participation is open to seniors age 55 or better and their spouses, regardless of age. The Senior Center is located in the Washington Square Shopping Center at 5314 George Washington Memorial Highway (Rte. 17), and is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Senior Center is closed on all county holidays. Reservations are required for all sessions and are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
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