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Club imagePoquoson Kiwanis Club Donations ... The Poquoson Kiwanis Club presented a check of $800.00 to Poquoson Public Library on May 26th to support the various early literacy programs for the library’s youngest patrons. These Reading incentive programs include "Babygarten” for 2-24 months old babies and their parents, " 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten” for preschoolers, and Reading Clubs for children. " 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten” program was brought to Virginia from the Midwestern states by Poquoson Public Library two years ago. We encourage parents/care givers to read 1,000 stories to children before they enter kindergarten. It is funded by the Poquoson Kiwanis Club.. (See Page 3, May 28, 2015 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Ritter image smallPoquoson Resident Seeks Clerks Office: Time for a Change ... Ever since announcing his candidacy in February, Tu Ritter’s campaign for Clerk of Court has been in motion as the Peninsula native anticipates changes for the betterment of both the Court staff and York- Poquoson community. Residing in York County and Poquoson for over twenty years, Ritter has held numerous positions in the community including Chairman on the York County Beautification Committee and Chairman for the 2015 March of Dimes Walk for Babies. (See Page 3, May 21, 2015 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
FI2 28may15Memorial Day Weekend ... We made it out for two short trips and a very full day of fishing over the long weekend. Wes Blow and I ran the Healthy Grin to the shoals for a short afternoon drum trip. We found out that my windless is not working. Wes became the windless and he did a good job. He also caught a big red drum before we ran in. Getting up very early to get ready to head offshore bottom fishing, I received a massage from Charles Southall. They were just heading in from the shoals and had caught 8 big red drum, loosing several others. (See Page 2, May 28, 2015 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
WCA imageWCA 3rd Grade Student Places Second in DAR National Competition ... Williamsburg Christian Academy 3rd grade student, Erin Morrison, received a Second Place Award Certificate in Community Service in the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution Junior American Citizens' 2014 Contest. The theme of the contest was "Focus on the Future." (See Page 4, May 28, 2015 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
DECA imagePoquoson DECA Students Attended the International Career Development Conference ... The Poquoson High DECA students had the pleasure of attending the International Career Development Conference at Disney Florida. The conference provided our students a competitive platform to demonstrate their skills in marketing, business, finance, and tourism. Students also participated in leadership training to help hone their business skills in the areas of collaboration, communication, and critical thinking. This year, over 18,000 students from across the country attended the event. (See Page 5, May 28, 2015 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
York County School Division and Discovery Education Partner to Host Third Annual Student Codeathon ... Discovery Education, the leading provider of digital content and professional development for K-12 classrooms, and York County School Division (YCSD) today announced they will partner to host the district’s third annual Codeathon on Saturday, May 30, 2015 from 8:30 to 3:30 p.m. at Tabb High School. During Codeathon 3.0, over 100 YCSD students and their families will experience first-hand dynamic career opportunities in the computer science and technology fields and be immersed in hands-on activities involving coding, programming, robotics and videography. (See Page 6, May 28, 2015 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
CASA imageBoard Members Retire from Colonial CASA ... Colonial CASA Board Members Sammie Campbell Parrish and Jack Gabig of Williamsburg retired from the board in May after many years of service to the organization. Colonial CASA provides trained volunteers to advocate for children who are victims of child abuse or neglect in Williamsburg, James City County, York County, and Poquoson. (See Page 7, May 28, 2015 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
5K Scholarship Race ... The Holloway-Moore American Legion Post 273 of Poquoson will be holding a 5K Scholarship Race on May 30 at 0830 at Poquoson High School. The Scholarship is in remembrance of PFC Kyle Brown, USMC who paid the ultimate sacrifice for his country while serving in Iraq. The race starts and finishes behind the high school and also has a two mile walk on the track. The cost is just $10.00 which includes a t-shirt while they last. Sign-ups start at 0730. Point of contact is Jeff Gross at JEFF144@aol.com. (See Page 10, May 28, 2015 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Yorktown And Poquoson Famous Persons Quiz ... York County and Poquoson are rich with tradition ranging from the Revolutionary War to the NASA space program. How much do you know about the people from this area? It's time to take a break from the first picnic of summer and try another Yorktown Crier / Poquoson Post quiz by John Franklin Hamilton. (See Page 10, May 28, 2015 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Spring imageSpring has Sprung and So Have the Weeds in Your Lawn! – Part 1 ... The tall purple weed with purple to white flowers that is inundating our lawns right now is officially called Lamium amplexicaule, commonly called purple deadnettle. Purple Deadnettle is a winter annual with purple-red flowers, square stems, and petioled leaves. The petioled leaves, triangular and sometimes purplish- red upper leaves help to distinguish this weed from Henbit (Lamium amplexicaule), which has upper leaves that do not occur on petioles (sessile). Henbit is another weed that is blooming now that is of the same genus as Purple Deadnettle but has some distinct differences.. (See Page 11, May 21, 2015 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Spring image1Spring image2Spring has Sprung and So Have the Weeds in Your Lawn! – Part 2 ... Other nuisance lawn weeds include two types of chickweed. Chickweed is identified by the oppositely arranged small oval or elliptic leaves and stems with rows of hairs. Mouseear Chickweed (Cerastium vulgatum) is very similar in appearance and growth habit, however this species is densely covered with hairs unlike common chickweed. Don’t forget to look for this weed! The seed heads when ripe explode sending seeds out at a distance of a foot or more! Hairy Bittercress is identified by the long narrow siliques and round leaflets that are arranged alternately. This plant might be confused with Calepina (Calepina irregularis), however calepina does not have 2 to 4 pairs of round leaflets like hairy bittercress. They are all broad leaf weeds and can be controlled with 2-4-D a registered broad leaf weed killer as recommended by the Virginia Cooperative Extension Home Grounds Pest Management Guide. A registered turf pre-emergent in Late winter can be used to prevent weed seed from germinating in the spring. (See Page 9, May 28, 2015 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Senior Center of York Announces May 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?)
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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