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Ski imageRay Carmines Wins at Local Ski Club ... Ray Carmines of Poquoson won a ski helmet at Peninsula Ski Club of Virginia's October meeting. The next club meeting is Nov 13th, at Anna's pizza on Armistead Ave, Hampton, near Langley AFB. - Social 7 - 8, followed by program and door prizes. Snowboarders, Skiers and other snow enthusiasts are welcome to attend. (See Page 2, Oct 16, 2014 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Academy imageWilliamsburg Christian Academy Thanks Farm Fresh ... Students at Williamsburg Christian Academy, along with Head of Elementary & Preschool Michelle Flanagan, thanked Farm Fresh for new items the school earned through Farm Fresh's receipt collection program, which enables schools to earn free educational tools for classrooms. Thanks to parents turning in their Farm Fresh receipts, WCA received items such as interactive "Hot Dots" tools for vocabulary and math, equipment for audio books, and dryerase boards. (See Page 3, Oct 16, 2014 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Kiwanis imageTabb Kiwanis Club Installed New Officers ... The Tabb Kiwanis Club installation of new officers was held at the Club's October business meeting on Tuesday, October 7th at Joe & Mimma's Restaurant. Tabb Kiwanis Club , a community volunteer group , was founded in 2003, and its mission is to enhance the enhance the community. Its community service projects include food bank, USO, Books for Breakfast for children, Books for Babies, Teen of the Year Scholarship, and Lackey Free Family Medicine Clinic.. (See Page 3, Oct 16, 2014 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Butterfly imageMonarch Butterfly Sanctuary ... Monarch butterflies have been taking flight at elementary schools across the York County School Division in recent weeks. Students have had the chance to witness the life cycle of the monarch butterfly. A few weeks ago they were given a butterfly cage that contained milkweed, eggs, caterpillars, and chrysalis. Students made monarch observations, tagged the adult butterflies, and then released them into the wild so they may prepare for the monarch migration. (See Page 6, Oct 16, 2014 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Mutt imageMutt Strut ... Mary Leedom from the Yorktown Crier and Lauren Mundy from Lions Bridge Financial attended the Mutt Strut fashion show October 9th to benefit Gloucester-Matthews Humane Society. (See Page 6, Oct 16, 2014 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
BBQ imageKiwanis Club of Grafton's Barbeque and Brunswick Stew Sale ... The Grafton Kiwanis Club believes that all major fundraisers should reflect the National Kiwanis motto "Serving Children of the world." From community involvement ranging from sponsoring a number of leadership development programs for the youth of York County, the Club also hosts lucrative fundraisers. A signature fundraising event that the club hosts twice a year is the barbeque and Brunswick stew sale. This fundraiser is notorious for being held "rain or shine", as this past spring the event hosted a chance of sunshine with a guarantee of showers. (See Page 10, Oct 9, 2014 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Bishop imageBishop of London to Preach at Bruton Parish Church ... The Bishop of London -- The Rt. Rev. and Rt. Hon. Richard Chartres -- will preach at four services at Bruton Parish Church Sunday, Oct. 26, in honor of Bruton's 300th anniversary of its present building. The services will be at 7 am, 8:30 am, 10:15 am, and 12 noon. During the colonial period, the Anglican churches of Virginia, including Bruton Parish, were overseen by the Bishop of London. The Bishop will present a forum on the history and ongoing relationships within the Anglican Communion on Friday, Oct. 24, at 6 pm in the church. A reception will follow at Lewis Hall. The public is invited. Parking is permitted on Duke of Gloucester Street for the forum and services. (See Page 8, Oct 16, 2014 Edition) (Have a Comment?
Band imageNews from the York Falcon Band ... The York High School Marching Band leaders prepare for the award ceremony at the Cox Classic Band Competition in Virginia Beach. York continues to improve their performance and is recognized for a second week in a row for excellence, earning 2nd place in their division. (See Page 10, Oct 16, 2014 Edition) (Have a Comment?
Hockey imageGMS Field Hockey Ovarian Cancer Awareness Game ... The Grafton Middle School (GMS) field hockey parents hosted an Ovarian Cancer Awareness event in coordination with the GMSYMS field hockey game. The team wore teal team t-shirts and teal shoelaces, and there was a raffle to help raise funds. They raised $357 to donate to a local ovarian cancer organization, the Karen O'Hare Ovarian Cancer Memorial Run. The money will help to fund Ovarian Cancer screening and testing programs for under-insured and uninsured women, of all ages, who reside in the greater Williamsburg community. (See Page 10, Oct 16, 2014 Edition) (Have a Comment?
Senior Safety Summit ... The Peninsula Seniors and Law Enforcement Together (S.A.L.T.) Council will conduct its 19th Annual Senior Safety Summit at Northside Christian Church in Yorktown on October 22, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. The theme this year "Empowering Seniors to Take Action"will focus on engaging seniors to become actively involved in promoting awareness of safety issues they may encounter. Topics will include "Keeping the Keys: Smart Tips to Driving Safer and Longer, Aging Gracefully with a Little Help, Active Shooter, Empowering Seniors through Neighborhood/Crime Watch and, Hoarding: Health and Safety Issues. (See Page 16, Oct 2, 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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