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Risk imageYork County’s Risk Manager Receives Award ... York County's Risk Manager and Loss Administrator, Casey Nance, was the recipient of a 2015 Individual Risk Management Excellence Award from VML Insurance Programs (VMLIP). The award was presented on Friday, May 15 at the VMLIP Annual Meeting held in Glen Allen. Ms. Nance received the award due to her risk management efforts in York County. (See Page 3, May 21, 2015 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Ritter image smallPoquoson Resident Seeks Clerks Office: Time for a Change ... Ever since announcing his candidacy in February, Tu Ritter’s campaign for Clerk of Court has been in motion as the Peninsula native anticipates changes for the betterment of both the Court staff and York- Poquoson community. Residing in York County and Poquoson for over twenty years, Ritter has held numerous positions in the community including Chairman on the York County Beautification Committee and Chairman for the 2015 March of Dimes Walk for Babies. (See Page 3, May 21, 2015 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Record imageWorld Record Approved ... The Carolina Hake, caught by Johnny Boyd earlier this year, has been approved as the All- Tackle World Record for the species by the International Game Fish Association. Boyd's fish weighed 5 pounds 10 ounces when it was weighed at the Virginia Marine Resources Commission. The fish was examined at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS) to confirm the species identification. Boyd donated his fish to VIMS to be added to their fish collection. (See Page 2, May 21, 2015 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Ruritan imageKen Dress Speaks at York Ruritan Club ... Ken Drees, York County’s Special Programs Division, spoke at the regular York Ruritan Club meeting on Monday evening, May 18th. Mr. Drees has held this position since 2006. In 2011, he became the Manager of the Division of Housing and Neighborhood Revitalization. He coordinates a variety of programs and acts as a resource for information and referrals, regarding concerns and interests related to aging, health, and disabilities. (See Page 6, May 21, 2015 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Premier Men's Vocal Group to Perform May 21 at Bruton Parish Church ... Cantus, a group Fanfare magazine calls "the premier men's vocal ensemble in the United States," will present a program of sacred music at Bruton Parish Church Thursday, May 21, at 7:30 pm. The concert by the world-renowned chorus of nine singers is part of Bruton's celebration of the 300th anniversary of its present church building on Duke of Gloucester Street, and has been made possible through the nonprofit Virginia Arts Festival and the co-sponsorship of the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation and the City of Williamsburg. (See Page 6, May 21, 2015 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Share the Beauty of Your Community with a Fresh Air Child This Summer ... This summer, share the beauty of your community with a Fresh Air child while enjoying the pure joys of summer in your own backyard! Thousands of volunteer host families in rural, suburban, and small town communities across 13 states from Virginia to Maine and Canada open their hearts and homes to New York City children from low-income communities through The Fresh Air Fund’s Volunteer Host Family Program. The Fresh Air Fund, an independent, not-for-profit agency, has provided free summer experiences to more than 1.8 million New York City children from low-income communities since 1877. (See Page 7, May 21, 2015 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Memorial Day Quiz ... Memorial Day. It is a very special day of the year to honor only the women and men who died serving in the military. In November we celebrate all of the troops on Veterans Day. Quiz by John F. Hamilton. (See Page 8, May 21, 2015 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
May Ceremony Honors Fallen Heroes ... "A nation reveals itself not only by the men it produces, but also by the men it honors, the men it remembers.” These words spoken by President John F. Kennedy take on additional significance each Memorial Day. On May 25, 2015, the Hampton Roads community will gather for a Memorial Day ceremony, to honor the thousands of men and women who sacrificed their lives in this nation’s defense. The one hour observance is open to the public and will take place rain or shine. (See Page 8, May 21, 2015 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Remembering: Some Thoughts on Memorial Day ... I learned the other day of the death of a nephew of a good friend, an old shipmate from the Navy. He was a Marine, not quite 30, and was conducting operations in Central Asia. The details are, relatively speaking, unimportant. What is important is how we remember him, and all the other Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines who have sacrificed their lives for our nation. General Patton once observed that ‘rather than mourn that these men died, let us thank God that they lived.’ (See Page 9, May 21, 2015 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Star imageStargazing at New Quarter Park ... Skywatchers Astronomy Club members from NASA/Langley Exchange Skywatchers will set up their telescopes at New Quarter Park for celestial viewing on Saturday , May 23, from 9 to 11 p.m. The public is invited to arrive as early at 8:30 p.m. to talk to the astronomers as they set up their scopes and then stay to look at the night sky through club members’ equipment. The three main objects of interest will be the Moon, Venus, and Jupiter. (See Page 10, May 21, 2015 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
My Name is Walt Zaremba and I am Running for Re-Election ... It is my privilege and honor to announce my candidacy for re-election as a Republican to the York County Board of Supervisors. For the past 20 years, I have proudly served this office at the will of District 1 citizens following 33 years of service to my country as a US Army officer, including 2 combat tours to Vietnam. I’ve dedicated my life to public service and have been blessed with good health, energy, family and community support and a strong desire to continue that service. (See Page 11, May 21, 2015 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Neck image11th Annual Northern Neck Antiques Fair This Weekend ... If you are looking for the perfect antique to add to you collection, join us for the 11th Annual Northern Neck Antiques Fair. The show will take place on the grounds of Trinity Episcopal Church in the heart of Lancaster Courthouse. Dealers will be located in the enclosed Pavillion and Trinity's Parish Hall. The event takes place Saturday, May 23 and Sunday, May 24. Hours of the show are 9:00 to 6:00 Saturday and 11:00 to 4:00 Sunday! Please no pets! Admission to the show is $5.00 per person. (See Page 11, May 21, 2015 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Spring imageSpring has Sprung and So Have the Weeds in Your Lawn! – Part 1 ... The tall purple weed with purple to white flowers that is inundating our lawns right now is officially called Lamium amplexicaule, commonly called purple deadnettle. Purple Deadnettle is a winter annual with purple-red flowers, square stems, and petioled leaves. The petioled leaves, triangular and sometimes purplish- red upper leaves help to distinguish this weed from Henbit (Lamium amplexicaule), which has upper leaves that do not occur on petioles (sessile). Henbit is another weed that is blooming now that is of the same genus as Purple Deadnettle but has some distinct differences.. (See Page 11, May 21, 2015 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Run imageYorktown Memorial Day Freedom Run 8K ... The Yorktown Rotary Club recently announced a new venue and distance for its popular annual Memorial Day Freedom Run. The Run will now be held on the Yorktown Battlefield Tour Road and will be an 8K race rather than the 5K race that has been run in the past. Parking and registration will be at York High School which is in close proximity to the course. This year will mark the 25th anniversary of the Freedom Run and the Race Director, Bill Pope, is confident the new course will be the best ever. The Peninsula Track Club has designated this Race as a Grand Prix Event and will provide the timing and scoring for the runners. (See Page 6, May 14, 2015 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Senior Center of York Announces May Activities and Events ... A variety of educational and entertaining programs are being offered at the Senior Center of York in March. 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 (Rt. 17), and is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The center is closed on all county holidays. Reservations are required for all sessions and are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. To register, visit the center or call 890-3444. For more information, please visit www.yorkcounty.gov/CountyGovernment /CommunityServices. (Read the Entire Article) (Have a Comment?)
Household Chemical Collections and Electronics Recycling - 2015 Schedule. ... The Yorktown Crier | Poquoson Post brings you the complete schedule for Household Chemical Collections and Electronics Recycling in 2015. These events are only for residents of Williamsburg, James City County, York County, Hampton and Poquoson. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)

 





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