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Pink imageWCA Goes Pink for the Cure ... The Williamsburg Christian Academy Key Club sponsored a "Go Pink for the Cure!" Day on Friday, October 24 to raise awareness and funding for breast cancer research/treatment. Students, parents, teachers, and volunteers showed their support by wearing pink that day in conjunction with a $2 per person donation. A total of $371 was raised to benefit the Susan G. Komen organization. (See Page 3, Oct 30, 2014 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Crash imageSimulated Helicopter Crash/Fire ... A firefighter from Naval Weapons Station Yorktown (WPNSTA Yorktown) Fire Department responds to a simulated helicopter crash/fire aboard the installation, October 23, during a Regional Training Team (RTT) exercise. The drill was conducted as a joint training opportunity for the installation with York County Emergency Responders. Additionally, the Nightingale Air Ambulance was included in the exercise to simulate a helicopter evacuation of a critically injured Sailor. (See Page 3, Oct 30, 2014 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Page imagePage-Nelson Society of Virginia - Yorktown Day ... The Page-Nelson Society of Virginia gathered at the grave of Governor Thomas Nelson, Jr., on Yorktown Day, October 19th at Grace Church in Yorktown. Members came from across the country to honor the patriot. Nearly forty wreaths were presented and over 200 visitors attended the ceremony. Fifes and Drums of Yorktown, Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) Color Guard, and dignitaries of the patriotic organizations of SAR and Daughters of the American Revolution participated. (See Page 4, Oct 30, 2014 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Salvation Army News ... The Salvation Army of the Virginia Peninsula welcomes Captains Ryan and Shawana Brown, who will serve as the new Corps Officers. The Browns replaced Majors Kim and Roxanne Feinauer who were transferred to the Northern Virginia Corp in late June. Coming from the Central Virginia Area Command in Richmond, VA the Browns are 1st generation Salvation Army Officers and were the Corps Officers for the Richmond Citadel Corps. Prior to that assignment, the Browns were Corps Officers in Clarksville TN, Richmond KY and Roanoke VA. (See Page 5, Oct 30, 2014 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
VHSL imageVHSL Recognizes the Poquoson High School Newspaper ... The Poquoson High School newspaper, Island Echo, won Trophy class by the VHSL for last year's publications. (See Page 5, Oct 30, 2014 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
BlueStar imageNational Blue Star Award for PHS Recognized at School Board Meeting ... Poquoson High School was recognized by the national group, Working In Support of Education as a Blue Star School. A school, testing ten or more students, must have achieved a 75% passing rate on the Financial Literacy Certification Test and have either a majority of students on a given grade level take the Test or have the students who took it achieve an average score of 80% or higher. This test is given to students who take the Economics and Personal Finance course. (See Page 7, Oct 30, 2014 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Sine imageSine Nomine Concert Series ... St. Mark Lutheran Church (118 Old York-Hampton Highway) announces the third concert of the 2014-2015 Sine Nomine series - the Virginia Handbell Consort on Sunday, November 30, 2014 at 4:30 PM. Now in their 23rd season the Virginia Handbell Consort is comprised of auditioned musicians performing on over five octaves of Schulmerich bells, five and a half octaves of Melody Chimes, three octaves of Petit and Fritsen bells, and other percussion instruments. (See Page 8, Oct 30, 2014 Edition) (Have a Comment?
PHSBand imagePHS Islander Band Opens Annual Poquoson Seafood Festival ... For the 27 years Doug Spruill has taught at Poquoson High School, the PHS Islander Band has opened the Annual Poquoson Seafood Festival. The band performs the music from their marching show, a round of pep tunes and drum line cadences, and finish with another performance of their show music. Pictured is Megan Peterson, one of three drum majors for the 2014- 15 marching band season. The theme for this year is "After Midnight by the Dark of the Moon." Megan conducts music from Edward Scissorhands, Corpse Bride, and the Batman reprise. (See Page 10, Oct 30, 2014 Edition) (Have a Comment?


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