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Art imagePoquoson Art League at Poquoson Library ... The Poquoson Art League has a display at the Poquoson Library for the month of August. It includes varied forms of art for patrons of the library to enjoy. (See Page 3, August 14, 2014 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Run imageNaval Weapons Station's Yorktown 8k Run ... Military and civilian personnel took part in the inaugural Naval Weapons Station (WPNSTA) Yorktown 8k run, August 8, in celebration of the installation's 96th birthday. WPNSTA Yorktown was commissioned on August 7, 1918, as Navy Mine Depot Yorktown in support of the infamous North Sea Mine Barrage of World War I. Today, WPNSTA Yorktown serves as one of the explosive corridors to the sea, providing more than 90,000 tons of ordnance to the fleet annually. (See Page 3, August 14, 2014 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Penn imageFour Area Rising Penn State Freshmen off to Good Start ... Hampton Roads Penn State alumni, on Aug. 3, honored three Yorktown students, and one from Fort Eustis, as they prepare to start their college careers at that school in the fall. They were among a dozen Hampton Roads rising PSU freshmen who were introduced at an annual event held at Fort Monroe. (See Page 11, August 14, 2014 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
WCA imageWCA Varsity Soccer Team Holds Skills Clinic for Kids, Raises Money for New Uniforms ... WCA's varsity soccer team, under the leadership of Head Coach Tim Cristian, recently held a fun summer soccer clinic at the school for boys and girls ages 5-13. Over the course of three evenings, the younger players learned individual ball skills, practiced technical exercises, and played small-sided games. All funds earned from the camp are being used to purchase new uniforms for the team. (See Page 11, August 14, 2014 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Direct Auto Insurance Gives Back By Offering Free Backpacks and School Supplies to Norfolk Families ... Schools may be out for summer, but many parents in the Norfolk area are already planning for the costs associated with back to school. And for good reason. According to the National Retail Federation, the average parent spent more than $634 on items ranging from backpacks and traditional supplies to clothing and electronics during the 2013 back to school season. For the third consecutive year, Direct Auto Insurance is committing to easing that financial burden for parents in Norfolk. Parents who stop by participating Direct Auto Insurance locations July 19- Aug. 16 and get a free noobligation quote will receive a free school supply kit.* While there, parents can also enter a Back-to-School Sweepstakes for a chance to win a $250 gift card to help pay for school materials and at the same time nominate their favorite school for a chance to win a $250 shopping spree. (See Page 12, August 14, 2014 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Genesis imageGenesis Counseling Center Holds Grand Opening Ceremony in Yorktown ... Genesis Counseling Center is pleased to announce the opening of a new Yorktown office located at 4034 George Washington Memorial Highway. A Ribbon Cutting Ceremony was held Wednesday, August 6 to welcome new patients and clinicians. The new Yorktown office will be the fourth Genesis office in the Hampton Roads community with others in Chesapeake, Hampton and Williamsburg. All locations offer professional Christian counseling services to the Hampton Roads community by providing a variety of mental health services including the treatment of anxiety, depression, autism, bipolar disorder, pre-marital and marital counseling, psychological testing, anger and more.. (See Page 12, August 14, 2014 Edition) (Have a Comment?
NEX imageNaval Exchange at Naval Weapons Station Earns Bingham Award ... The Navy Exchange (NEX) at Naval Weapons Station (WPNSTA) Yorktown was awarded the Bingham Award by the Navy Exchange Service Command (NEXCOM), July 31, Sales Category 6 ($3-$7 million) for superior performance in 2013. The Bingham Award program was established in 1979 to recognize excellence in customer service, operations and management at NEX activities. This was the first time in 23 years that the mini-mart was recognized with the Bingham Award, thanks to the work of store manager Monica Brown and her team of associates and senior management. (See Page 14, August 14, 2014 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Farm imageState Farm Insurance Opens ... Owner Che Henderson cut a ceremonial ribbon at the grand opening of his new insurance firm located at 2960 Hampton Highway, Yorktown, VA. State Farm is one of three new businesses to open in the Shady Banks Shopping Center on July 31, 2014. (See Page 14, August 14, 2014 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Senior Center of York Announces August Events ... A variety of educational and entertaining programs are being offered at the Senior Center of York in August. Participation is open to seniors age 55 or better and their spouses, regardless of age. The Senior 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 Senior 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 Senior Center or call 890-3444. For more information, please visit (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)


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