Auth image smallReenacting with Authenticity ... Sunday, March 19, 2017 started off with thick flakes of snow and freezing rain falling on the tents that scattered the muddy grounds of Jamestown Settlement. However, weather would not deter the members of 1st WAC Separate Battalion, Able Company and the Old Dominion Squadron, Airmen’s Preservation Society from their dedicated efforts to bring to life the women and men of the U.S. Army during World War II for Jamestown Settlement’s annual Military Through the Ages Celebration. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
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York/Poquoson Master Gardener Training Applications Being Accepted - Due July 10th ... Applications are being accepted for the York/Poquoson Master Gardener training course offered in two formats from August - November. The deadline to apply is July 10. The training cost of $130 includes a handbook and additional materials. (See Page 2, March 23, 2017 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Lennox imageBrother Jacob Livens Things Up with "No Shoes” Church ... In 1999, Reverend Billy Joe Raymond was universally recognized as the fi eriest preacher in Lennox Valley, with good reason. Not a Sunday, or Wednesday night for that matter, passed at First Baptist Church without an altar call and at least two re-dedications by souls who had wondered astray. (See Page 2, March 23, 2017 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Politics 101 with Peninsula Voices for Change ... Want to know more about politics than what you get from scrolling through increasingly hysterical Facebook posts, but don’t know where to start? Come to Politics 101 Thursday, March 30, and get caught up on everything you need to become active in politics. Learn how to find out who your legislators are and how to contact them. (See Page 3, March 23, 2017 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
SpellB imageMt. Vernon Elementary Crowns Spelling Bee Champion ... With the winning word "Honolulu”, fifth grade student Eric Nguyen became the winner of the Mt. Vernon Elementary School (MVES) Annual Spelling Bee. Students participated in classroom competitions in February, and the classroom winner went on to compete in the school bee. Eric said that he spent over two hours every night studying the word list. (See Page 4, March 23, 2017 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Constitutional Corner - Does Federal Law Trump State Law? ... The federal Constitution is not a contract between the states and the federal government, but rather a contract between the states, in which they created an agent, the federal government, to carry out specified duties for the common good and the defense of all. (See Page 5, March 23, 2017 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Scholarship Offered by Gloucester Historical Society ... The Gloucester Historical Society in Virginia is offering a $1,000 scholarship for 2017-2018 school year. The Walter Reed Memorial Scholarship fund evaluates applicants in the third year of college or beyond to include graduate school. Residents of Gloucester County or students with a special interest in the county's history, or with majors in history, archaeology, anthropology, or related fields may apply. (See Page 5, March 23, 2017 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Farm Fresh Helps Community Member ... One of the nice things about living in communities like York County and Poquoson is that people are usually willing to come to the assistance of another community member. Charlene Guertin Campbell posted the following exact message on Sunday, 3/19 about 11:30 a.m. on Facebook: (See Page 6, March 23, 2017 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
RiteA imageRite Aid Customers Can Help Kids at CHKD With $1 Miracle Balloons ... Now through Saturday, May 6, Rite Aid associates at 77 stores in Hampton Roads will invite customers to purchase a $1 paper Miracle Balloon that will directly benefit Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters. In exchange, customers who make a donation will receive $7 in coupon offers good for a variety of popular products sold at Rite Aid. All funds raised by area stores during the seven-week Children's Miracle Network Hospitals campaign, will support local children receiving care at CHKD. (See Page 7, March 23, 2017 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
RBBQ imageYork Ruritain BBQ This Saturday ... The York Ruritan Pork BBQ fundraisers are back for 2017. Sales will begin at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday March 25th by Ragan's Western Auto on Route 17. Look for their tent and sign. They have great Sandwiches for $5, Dinners for $7 and Sandwich Kits for $12. Proceeds from these BBQ Sales go back into York County to help make it a great place to live. (See Page 7, March 23, 2017 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
EEaster imageHost an Elegant Easter Brunch with a Menu Built Around Exceptional Ingredients ... Hosting an elegant Easter brunch is easy when you build a menu around exceptional ingredients. Your dishes don’t have to be overly complicated; simple dishes are perfect for the occasion when you let stand-out flavors steal the show. Brunch calls for a combination of light and savory fare. (See Page 8, March 23, 2017 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
HTalk imageHistory Talk March 26th - Life in York County During WWI ... Local historian Tim Smith will present the story of "York County during the First World War” in a free presentation at 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 26, in York Hall, 301 Main Street, historic Yorktown. Mr. Smith will tell the stories of men from York County and Poquoson who fought in the war from September 1917 to Armistice Day 1918. The 100th anniversary of America’s entry into "The Great War" makes this a particularly timely topic. A native of Yorktown, Mr. Smith holds a Bachelor of Music Education degree from Shenandoah Conservatory of Music. (See Page 9, March 23, 2017 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
TreeT imageLeaning Tree Threatens Yorktown Road ... Well, this tree on Yorktown Road near Meyers Road looks like it is about to come crashing down. Robert S. Holloway noted on Facebook that he drives by this spot several times each day, and that each time it seems to be leaning more and more. Also, there has been a lot of wind and rain this March, and Holloway remarked that traffic often backs up near that very spot. (See Page 9, March 23, 2017 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
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