CAreer image smallGreater Williamsburg Chamber and Tourism Alliance To Host Annual Williamsburg Area Career Fair ... The Greater Williamsburg Chamber and Tourism Alliance will be hosting the Williamsburg Area Career Fair on Tuesday, March 8, 2016 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Williamsburg from 8:00am to 5:00pm. The Alliance wants to offer the job seekers in the community a chance to find a career path perfect for them. The event is going to include employer booths open all day featuring opportunities for full time and part time employment. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
Blueline imageBig Bluelines and a Little Snowy ... We clobbered big tautog all January long. We went out after them again yesterday. For our first trip in February, for some reason, we decided to leave the wrecks that we have been fishing and try somewhere else. We caught a single tautog on our first wreck. There were some big swells out there and we were never able to get anchored up on our second wreck. (See Page 2, February 11, 2016 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
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Lecture imageFree Historical Lecture Scheduled for February 21st ... The public is invited to a free historical lecture entitled "Freemasons at the Battle of Yorktown.” The lecture is being presented at 2 p.m. on Sunday, February 21, at in York Hall, 301 Main Street, Yorktown. The lecturer, Brian Croteau, is a history teacher at Thomas Nelson Community College. (See Page 3, February 11, 2016 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
York County School Division Upcoming Events ... Students from the York County School Division School of the Arts and Middle School Arts Magnet program dance classes have been invited to perform in the Kaleidoscope Gala at the SHAPE America Southern District Convention 2016 to be held at 7 p.m., Thursday, February 11, at the Williamsburg Lodge. (See Page 4, February 11, 2016 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Fire imageSpring Fire Season, 4 P.M. Burning Law in Effect February 15th ... Virginia’s 4 p.m. Burning Law goes into effect Feb. 15, 2016 – the start of spring fire season in the Commonwealth. This law prohibits burning before 4 p.m. each day (Feb. 15 – April 30) if the fire is in, or within 300 feet of, woodland, brushland or fields containing dry grass or other flammable materials. (See Page 5, February 11, 2016 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Local Sign Language Interpreters to Provide ADA-Required Interpreting Services ... Today, Sorenson Communications, the leader in breaking down communication barriers between the deaf and hearing, announced it will expand its offering beyond Video Relay Service by opening Sorenson Community Interpreting Services in Norfolk, Va. (See Page 5, February 11, 2016 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Valentine imageValentine’s Day Around the World ... Are you tired of the same old Valentine’s Day clichés? Take a note from another culture and shake things up. Not everyone declares their love through boxes of chocolates and extravagant gestures. Here’s an overview of some unique and interesting Valentine’s Day traditions in other countries. (See Page 6, February 11, 2016 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
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How to Pick the Right Watch for Your Valentine ... The stakes are high on Valentine’s Day. When you are shopping for just one special someone, there’s very little room for error. While flowers or chocolate are a great way to say "I love you,” you may want to indulge your love with something longer lasting. (See Page 7, February 11, 2016 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Kindness imageGreat Kindness Challenge ... York County School Division elementary schools are participating in the Great Kindness Challenge. The Great Kindness Challenge is a proactive and positive bully prevention initiative that improves school climate and increases student engagement by encouraging student to perform as many acts of kindness as possible in one week. (See Page 8, February 11, 2016 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Prose imagePizza Prose ... Tweens, ages 9 - 12 gathered for a delicious book talk on Thursday night, Feb 4th. Poquoson Public Library served up some fiction and non-fiction pizza book selections and also slices of delicious local pizza cuisine generously donated by our community partners Uno's, Mellow Mushroom and Donatos. (See Page 8, February 11, 2016 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Yorktown Woman’s Club Art Contest Winners ... Dozens of York County School Division students have been recognized by the Yorktown Woman’s Club in the club’s annual art contest. In addition to those entries that were awarded first place in a specific category, four students were named Best in Show for their respective grade level areas. (See Page 13, February 11, 2016 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Greater Williamsburg Partnership Launches New Website ... The recentlyformed Greater Williamsburg Partnership (GWP) is excited to announce the launch of their new website www.gwpva.com. The Economic Development Authorities of James City County, the City of Williamsburg, and York County joined forces in early 2015 to create the Greater Williamsburg Partnership, a regional economic development marketing and business development entity. (See Page 15, February 11, 2016 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Black imageNewport News Celebrates February, Black History Month, With Events ... From a planetarium show, film festival, and theater productions to a living history presentation, concert and storyteller, Newport News has a number of ways to celebrate the African-American experience to commemorate Black History Month in February.At the Virginia Living Museum, patrons will be able to see the night skies from more than 100 years ago in Follow the Drinking Gourd, a FREE planetarium show that explains how the stars of the northern sky led slaves to freedom during the era of the Underground Railroad. (See Page 7, January 21, 2016 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
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