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Slabtown image smallIn Memory of Slabtown ... On May 24, 1861, three men bravely escaped the only lives they ever knew, enslaved by Confederate Colonel Charles Mallory. At the gates of Fort Monroe, they begged Federal Major General Benjamin F. Butler, for refuge. The next morning, Confederate Major John Cary arrived on behalf of Colonel Mallory, demanding the return of the three men under the pretense of the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850. Butler, a Massachusetts lawyer by trade, declared that Virginia residents were no longer afforded rights and protections guaranteed by federal law. Furthermore, since Virginia was considered an enemy to the federal government, and since slaves were considered property, they could be confiscated at will as contraband of war. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
Lennox imageTight Race Makes for Odd Bedfellows ... On a riser at the front of the room, a large whiteboard with the names Bland, Cooper and Stoughton across the top secured everyone’s attention. A fourth column with the word, "Other,” fit along the right edge. Tallies were recorded by Maxine Miller, who used a large black marker. To begin the process, Vera Pinrod shouted, "Cooper!” twice. Two tallies were recorded under Raymond’s name. (See Page 2, February 22, 2018 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
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Rise Against Hunger Event This Sunday ... On Sunday February 25 from 12:00 to 3:00 PM, at the parish hall, Grace Church Yorktown will hold a Rise Against Hunger event. Parishioners; along with neighbors, friends, and a group from the U.S. Coast Guard Training Center, Yorktown will conduct an assembly-line meal-packaging process. Our goal is to package 10,152 dehydrated, high-protein, nutritious meals in two hours. The packaged meals will benefit individuals and families assisted by Rise Against Hunger, an international hunger relief agency. (See Page 3, February 22, 2018 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Local March and April Gospel Concerts ... Pinecrest Baptist Church, Charity Independent Baptist Church, Emmaus Baptist Church, Charity Independent Baptist Church, and Calvary Baptist Church will host Gospel Concerts throughout the months of March and April. See the schedule in this article. (See Page 3, February 22, 2018 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Board Seeks Applicants for York County Youth Commission ... The York County Board of Supervisors is seeking students who are interested in representing youth interests and concerns by serving on the York County Youth Commission (YCYC) for the 2018-2019 school year. Applicants must be York County residents currently enrolled in grades 8-11 in a public, private, or home school. A completed application form and a letter of recommendation must be received in the York County Parks, Recreation, and Tourism (PRT) office by 5 p.m., Monday, March 12. (See Page 6, February 22, 2018 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
UDPBC imageUnexpected Donation to Peninsula Bridge Club ... Several years ago, Chuck Sadowski, a retired USAF pilot, started teaching bridge (the card game) lessons. He decided to donate all his lesson fees back to his local bridge club. Perhaps unbeknownst to Chuck, his generous actions made an impression on a newer player, Mi Hamm. Multi-talented, Mi created splendid convention card holders. These are tri-folds that hold a bridge player's score card. Mi's handmade cloth card holders became wildly popular. (See Page 7, February 22, 2018 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
PHSPC imagePHS Physics Class Study Circular Motion ... Poquoson High School students from Daniel Diggs' Physics classes are investigating circular motion and analyzing what causes it. Their discussion led to the conclusion that objects undergo circular motion when they experience a centripetal force. In this lab, they looked at different ways of causing this force and applied previously-learned ideas in order to calculate the speed of a spinning object. (See Page 7, February 22, 2018 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Senior8Feb imageFebruary Activities and Events at the Senior Center of York ... A variety of educational and entertaining programs are being offered at the Senior Center of York in February. Participation is open to seniors age 55 or better and their spouses, regardless of age. To register for these activities, sign up in person at the Senior Center or call (757) 890-3444. Please note: The Senior Center is closed on Monday, February 19. (See Page 3, February 8, 2018 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
WWMarch image"Weekend On Your Wheels” Begins in March ... Registration is open for "Weekend On Your Wheels," a youth mountain bike race series at York County's New Quarter Park. The program invites kids ages 3 to 18 to enjoy the park's mountain bike trail designed especially for children. The first race of the series will begin Sunday, March 25, with registration at 12:45 p.m. and race time at 1:30 p.m. (See Page 7, January 18, 2018 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
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