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Foundation image smallYork Foundation for Public Education, Inc. Selects Grant Winners ... The York Foundation for Public Education, Inc. (YFPE) has announced the most recent Innovative Instructional Grant Program winners. The YFPE Prize Patrol surprised staff at eight schools as foundation members awarded a total of $4,010 to fund projects above and beyond regular classroom work. A panel of judges, all YFPE trustees, selected the winners through an application process in which the names of teachers and schools are withheld from panel participants. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
French imageYorktown Middle French Students Meet French Pen Pals ... On Tuesday, October 20, Madame Kaufmann-Perry's French 1 and 2 students met their French pen pals from the French American School of Norfolk, Virginia. The native French students presented a PowerPoint to explain their perspective regarding the victory at Yorktown or Yorktown Day. (See Page 2, November 19, 2015 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Jamboree imageRotary Club of Historic Triangle Annouces 5th Annual Rotary Invitational Basketball Jamboree ... The Rotary Club of the Historic Triangle is pleased to announce the fifth annual Rotary Invitational Basketball Jamboree on the Friday and Saturday after Thanksgiving. The Jamboree has grown to include a combination of eight local private and public high schools that will compete against each other as they gear up for the regular season. (See Page 3, November 19, 2015 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
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Yorktown Juried Art Show Call for Artists ... The Art at the River Committee is pleased to announce the Call for Artists for the third annual "Art at the River” Juried Art Show scheduled for Sunday, May 8, 2016, at Riverwalk Landing in historic Yorktown. Artists are invited to submit their applications no later than January 30, 2016, and invitations to participate will be issued on February 27, 2016. (See Page 3, November 19, 2015 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Officers imageInternational Maritime Officers Visit Poquoson High School ... On Veterans Day, members of the International Maritime Officers Course (IMOC) Class 54 visited Poquoson High School. They spoke in the Spanish and French classes as well as World Geography and World Studies classes. The Officers were from the countries of Argentina, El Salvador, Dominican Republic, Mauritius, Madagascar, Ivory Coast, Nigeria, Philipines, Trinidad & Tobago, Croatia, and Sri Lanka. (See Page 3, November 19, 2015 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Ice imageLiberty’s Ice Pavilion Opens Nov. 20 ... Colonial Williamsburg will open its new ice skating rink with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 20, followed that evening by a program of seasonal entertainment. The rink has been named Liberty's Ice Pavilion in honor of the precious tenet held dear by freedom lovers everywhere and a nod to Colonial Williamsburg's canine mascot Liberty, who will be on hand for the opening. (See Page 4, November 19, 2015 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
BMES imageBMES Recognizes Bethel Manor Fire Department ... Members of Bethel Manor Elementary School's (BMES) fifth grade safety patrol team met with the Bethel Manor Fire Department to express our appreciation for all the help they provide our school and the Bethel Manor community. Classrooms throughout the school created wonderful posters, cards and letters expressing our appreciation. (See Page 4, November 19, 2015 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Robot imagePoquoson High School Robotics Team Takes First Place ... FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Competition Team 122, NASA Knights, won the Rumble in the Roads on November 7. The Rumble in the Roads is an annual one-day off-season FIRST Robotics Competition hosted in Newport News. The FIRST Robotics Competition challenges high school students to raise funds, hone teamwork skills, and design, build and program robots to perform prescribed tasks in competition with an international field of competitors. (See Page 4, November 19, 2015 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Rescue imageThe Great, Great Blue Heron Rescue of 2015 ... Sometimes our fellow friends in nature need a helping hand and that certainly applied on Monday, November 16th when a Great Blue Heron became entangled in some fishing line in York County. Back on August 27th Elwood the Tortoise needed a hand but this time it was a beautiful blue bird that was in distress. (See Page 5, November 19, 2015 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Turkey imageThanksgiving supplement imageTurkey Carving Tips for Thanksgiving ... Cooking is only part of Thanksgiving prep. For many hosts, carving the bird represents the most intimidating feast feat. Don’t chicken out! There are some quick tips you can follow to demystify the process, from the carving experts at Smith’s Housewares, a manufacturer of innovative knife sharpeners and kitchen tools. (See Page 6, November 19, 2015 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Thanksgiving supplement imageThanksgiving Day Presents Hidden Hazards ... When most of us think about Thanksgiving, images of turkey, stuffing and time spent with loved ones typically come to mind, not fire hazards. However, an increased risk of fire is, in fact, a reality of Thanksgiving. (See Page 8, November 19, 2015 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Thanksgiving supplement imageHoliday Dog Safety Tips ... You may have heard that dogs should never eat chocolate, grapes, or onions. However, there are 3 very dangerous items that you may not be as familiar with that I want to explain here. (See Page 8, November 19, 2015 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
PTA imageHarbin Builders Help Rebuild SES PTA Shed ... "Before and after" photos of the PTA shed at Seaford Elementary School. Harbin Builders, Inc. lent their skills to SES at no cost on Monday November 16th, rebuilding the old shed which was falling apart. (See Page 10, November 19, 2015 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Parade imageAhoy Boaters! Yorktown Lighted Boat Parade ... Join the Parade… Trim your vessel in holiday spirit and join the festivities in the 19th Annual Yorktown Lighted Boat Parade on Saturday, December 5th, 7 PM. Register now to participate in the York River competition for Best of Show. All registered boaters will receive a YLBP vessel pennant & Captain’s bag. Registration forms are available at Wormley Creek Marina, online at or call 890-4970. (See Page 3, October 29, 2015 Edition) (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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