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Professor imageChemistry professor awarded Grant by National Science Foundation ... Michael C. Leopold, Floyd D. and Elisabeth S. Gottwald Professor of Chemistry at the University of Richmond, has been awarded a three-year grant by the National Science Foundation. The grant will continue Dr. Leopold's research in bioanalytical nanomaterials and fund his project "Xerogel-Based Amperometric Biosensors Incorporating Nanoparticle Networks: Adaptable Templates for Clinically-Relevant Measurements." The $270,000 grant will support Leopold plus several undergraduates and postbaccalaureate fellows over the course of three summers with materials and travel related to the research. (See Page 2, Sept 25, 2014 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
War imageStudents Learn First Hand About the Civil War ... United States History classes at Poquoson Middle School recently participated in a field study that commemorated the Sesquicentennial Anniversary of the American Civil War. Students were introduced to artillery, infantry and cavalry demonstrations, as well as how women dealt with the war at home. (See Page 3, Sept 25, 2014 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
HMC imageNavy HMC Christopher Caro, of Yorktown, promoted to Chief Petty Officer ... Chief Hospital Corpsman Christopher Caro, from Yorktown, Va., and the husband of Heidi Caro of Yorktown, Va., received his Gold Fouled Anchors and joined the ranks of the U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer (CPO) during a CPO Pinning ceremony on United States Coast Guard Training Center Yorktown Sept. 16. (See Page 3, Sept 25, 2014 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Yorktown Elementary MST Magnet School Kicks Off WATCH D.O.G.S.® Program ... WHO: Students, fathers and father-figures of Yorktown Elementary MST Magnet School WHAT: An innovative father involvement program called WATCH D.O.G.S.® (Dads Of Great Students). WATCH D.O.G.S.® is the safe schools initiative of the National Center for Fathering (www.fathers.com). It was created in response to the Jonesboro, AR school shooting in 1998. Since then, the program has spread to more than 800 schools in over 30 states. (See Page 5, Sept 25, 2014 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
September is Life Insurance Awareness Month - Do You Have Enough Coverage? ... If you are like most Americans, you know that life insurance is important. But do you have enough? According to the LIMRA and LIFE Foundation 2013 insurance barometer study, 85 percent of Americans say most people need life insurance, yet only 62 percent have coverage themselves. Approximately 33 percent say they don't have enough. September is the perfect opportunity to educate consumers about life insurance and its benefits. Interviews about life insurance needs are available upon request. (See Page 5, Sept 25, 2014 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Child imageNew Downtown Hampton Child Development Center Exec Addresses Kiwanians ... Heather Livingston, the new director of Downtown Hampton Child Development Center (DHCDC), spoke to members of the Kiwanis Club of City Center on Sept. 3, outlining the center's history from its 1971 inception serving nine children in space at St. Cyprian's Episcopal Church to its present life housed at the Mary Peake Center, a former Hampton city elementary school, and describing the center's growth to meet the early childhood education needs for children from infancy to 5 years of age. (See Page 6, Sept 25, 2014 Edition) (Have a Comment?
Senior imageSenior Center of York Announces October Activities and Events ... A variety of educational and entertaining programs are being offered at the Senior Center of York in October. 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 (Rte. 17), and is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Center is closed all County Holidays. Reservations are required for all sessions and are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. To register, stop by the Center or call 890-3444. For more information, please visit www.yorkcounty.gov/CountyGovernment/CommunityServices. (See Page 9, Sept 25, 2014 Edition) (Have a Comment?


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