Gooch image smallHistorical Local Profile: Major William Gooch ... Hidden on a corner of the United States Coast Guard Training Center Yorktown lies what remains of the settlers of Yorke Village. A cross marks the location of what was once the parish church and historical markers tell what is known of the life of the early days of Yorke Village. In the midst of the wooded outline indicating the original perimeter of the church lies a limestone grave for Major William Gooch. But who was this man given such an important burial location? (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
Lennox imagePerry Prince. He is One Fine Grocer ... Perry Prince was the kind of man everyone would want living in their hometown. As owner of Valley Country Store, Perry was a friend to just about everyone in The Valley. With the closest real supermarket 16 miles away in Springfield, the good folks of Lennox Valley relied on Perry for their everyday goods like fruit, dairy products and Jell-O. It wasn’t unusual for Perry to toss an apple to an entering customer, "On the house.” (See Page 2, May 18, 2017 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
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Fish On! Free Fishing Days Coming in June ... If you’ve always wanted to try fishing, now is your chance! You may fish without a license again this year, during the first weekend in June. Take advantage of the free fishing days, June 2, 3 and 4, 2017, and enjoy the great outdoors with your family and friends without having to spend money for a fishing license. (See Page 3, May 18, 2017 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
ChillO imageChill Out Celebrates Grand Opening ... Chill Out Ice Cream Parlor and Grill celebrated its grand opening and ribbon cutting on Friday, May 12, 2017. Chill Out is located at 2809 Hampton Highway, Yorktown, Virginia, formerly the Dairy Queen for many years. This new restaurant has fabulous foods on its menu including fresh, never-frozen, 100% all-American beef burgers, hotdogs, chicken, steak fries, soft-served and hand-dipped ice creams. (See Page 5, May 18, 2017 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
LFCUAbuse imageLangley Federal Credit Union Supports CHKD Child Abuse Program ... Langley Federal Credit Union donated $5,000 to support the child abuse program at Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters (CHKD). The program provides assessment and treatment services for children throughout greater Hampton Roads and outlying areas who are suspected of being abused or neglected. "The donation from Langley will help the CHKD child abuse program continue to provide services to some of the most fragile and vulnerable children throughout our community – those who are abused and neglected,” says Karen Gershman. (See Page 8, May 18, 2017 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Memorial Day Car Show ... Monday, May 29 Classic Cruisers Car Club Memorial Day Car, Truck, and Bike Show, Coastal Community Church, 101 Village Ave, Yorktown, VA 23693.9 a.m.-3 p.m. Open to all years/makes/models. DJ, raffle and 50/50. Benefits Gathering of Mountain Eagles -- non-profit for combat wounded veterans and selected family members. (See Page 8, May 18, 2017 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
FPLib imageFriends of Poquoson Public Library Essay Contest Winners ... The awards ceremony for the Friends of the Poquoson Public Library Essay Contest was held Thursday, April 20, 2017 at 7 PM, in the Poquoson City Council Chambers. This year’s essay prompt for the primary and elementary school divisions was "I cannot live without books…” by Thomas Jefferson. Middle school and high school contestants considered quotes from 4 wise citizens and took a stand on the importance of reading and writing in our democracy. (See Page 8, May 18, 2017 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
RicB imageFilmmaker Ric Burns to Preview New Film at Kimball Theatre ... Colonial Williamsburg welcomes award-winning filmmaker Ric Burns as its newest Revolutionary in Residence, in a collaboration to include a special partial pre-release screening of his forthcoming film, "The Chinese Exclusion Act,” as part of a REV Talk program May 21 at the Kimball Theatre in Merchants Square. A writer, producer and director of historical documentaries for public television for nearly 30 years, Burns’ honors include seven Emmy Awards, three DuPont Awards, and two Peabody Awards. (See Page 10, May 18, 2017 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
York County Seeks Applicants for Planning Commission ... The York County Board of Supervisors is seeking applications from County citizens interested in serving on the York County Planning Commission to fill upcoming vacancies in Districts 1 and 2 and one at-large position. York County citizens interested in applying for future appointments to the Planning Commission may apply online. (See Page 10, May 18, 2017 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
MayHY imageMay Happenings in Historic Yorktown ... Yorktown is in full swing this Spring as we continue to offer plenty of events, programs and activities with the return of Yorktown Market Days as well as Plant sales, Garden Strolls, live entertainment, workshops, Blues, Blues and BBQ, Art at the River, Memorial Day ceremonies, and more. (See Page 3, May 11, 2017 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
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