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Reading imagePoquoson Library's Summer Reading Kick Off Programs ... Approximately 285 children of all ages officially kicked off their Summer Reading on Wednesday, June 24 with two great programs by the Virginia Living Museum! Museum educator Robert (Bo) Baker brought reptiles found around the world and highlighted the unique characteristics that distinguished each coldblooded creature. Children, parents and teachers alike learned all about the African ball snake, the Australian bearded lizard, the Mexican milk snake, and the Eastern American box turtle. (See Page 5, July 2, 2015 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Senior Center of York Announces June 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 CommunityServices. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
AARP imageSenior Center of York Receives AARP Driver Safety's Top State Host Award ... At an award presentation on June 19, the Senior Center of York was recognized by the AARP Driver Safety Program with the inaugural Top State Host Award for having the highest number of participants statewide at a single location and for making a profound impact on reaching drivers in the community. Between January 1 and December 31, 2014, the Senior Center held ten, two-day AARP Smart Driver courses at its facility, reaching 200 participants. (See Page 3, July 2, 2015 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Control imageEco-Friendly Mosquito Control ... Don't let mosquitoes keep you from enjoying your garden and outdoor parties. Look for environmentally sound ways to manage these pests in your garden and landscape. Start by eliminating standing water in the yard. Buckets, old tires and clogged gutters and downspouts that hold water make the perfect breeding ground for mosquitoes. (See Page 3, July 2, 2015 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Upcoming Events at Williamsburg Farmers Market ... Check our listing of events for the Williamsburg Farmers Market. There are music groups performing every Saturday and several demonstrations by Master Gardeners. (See Page 3, July 2, 2015 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Don’t Be Left in the Dark ... During extreme weather, especially storms, it’s more than likely that you may experience a power outage. Every home should be equipped with some basic safety measures if a power outage occurs. Power outages can cost you money depending on the length of time you go without electricity. Food can spoil in refrigerators and freezers – that could be hundreds of dollars in the trash! During the summer our region experiences heat advisories and that can be fatal for elderly or other people home with illness. (See Page 8, July 2, 2015 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Animals imageCaring For Animals ... If you are like millions of animal owners nationwide, your pet is an important member of your household. Unfortunately, animals are also affected by disaster. The likelihood that you and your animals will survive an emergency such as a fire or flood, tornado or terrorist attack depends largely on emergency planning done today. Some of the things you can do to prepare for the unexpected, such as assembling an animal emergency supply kit and developing a pet care buddy system, are the same for any emergency. (See Page 9, July 2, 2015 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Fourth of July Patriotic Quiz ... Ah, Fourth of July in Virginia. It's that time of year again. You walk into a 7-11 or Walmart and people that really shouldn't be are wearing cutoff shorts and halter tops. Against their better judgement people that have been drinking beer all day set off homemade fireworks. And almost everyone eats way too much food and stays out in the sun way too long. Also, 40 years after the movie Jaws was released the 'Summer of the Shark' is back at the local beaches. So let's all try to stay safe and keep an eye on one another and have a great weekend, but in the meantime grab an ice cold lemonade and find a pen and take another fun yet educational Yorktown Crier / Poquoson Post quiz by John Franklin Hamilton. (See Page 10, July 2, 2015 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Feast imageDazzle Guests with a July 4th Feast ... Celebrate warm weather, abundant outdoor activities and all the fun of July Fourth with a flavorful and festive gathering. Independence Day only comes once a year, so make it count and invite your favorite guests over for a memorable event. You’ll go out with a bang when you serve up these palate-pleasing dishes at your patriotic party. (See Page 12, July 2, 2015 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
60 image60th Wedding Anniversary ... A celebration was held in honor of Mr. & Mrs. Paul Lindsay at Whitehouse Cove Marina, shared by their family and friends. Gloria Ann & Paul began dating in 1953 while still in high school. They were married in June 1955 at Emmaus Baptist Church and 4 years later their family began to grow as Paul Jr. arrived. Then 5 years later, Timmy was born. (See Page 14, July 2, 2015 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Girl Scouts Accepting Nominations to Recognize Famous Former Girl Scouts ... Girl Scouts of the Colonial Coast is currently accepting nominations for their annual Girl Scout Famous Formers recognition. Each year, Girl Scouts of the Colonial Coast honors women in the community who have distinguished themselves as outstanding role models for girls and women through individual excellence and high levels of achievement in their professional activities and volunteer efforts. (See Page 17, July 2, 2015 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
The Celebrate Yorktown Committee Summer Concerts Scheduled ... The Celebrate Yorktown Committee is pleased to announce its 2015 Summer Concert schedule. All concerts are free and open to the public and will take place in the churchyard at Grace Episcopal Church, 112 Church Street, Yorktown. While some of the performers are returning artists to the concerts, two new musicians will be joining the series this year. (See Page 5, June 25, 2015 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Events image smallHistoric Yorktown Summer Events ... Summer is here! Included in this article is a great list of upcoming events, programs and activities in Historic Yorktown. (Read the 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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