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House image smallHouse Coastal Flooding Committee Meets at VIMS ... Members of a House subcommittee joined with citizens, policymakers, and researchers at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science on September 21 as part of their on-going efforts to develop a comprehensive and coordinated plan for addressing coastal flooding and sea-level rise in the Commonwealth. The meeting was scheduled long before the current bout of flooding throughout Tidewater Virginia, but the issues discussed closely parallel the challenges faced during the last week by localities from Mathews to Virginia Beach and beyond. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
Channel Dredging and Aids to Navigation in Mathews ... For several years maritime-related businesses and the recreational boating community have been concerned over cutbacks to dredging by the Corps of Army Engineers and to Aids to Navigation (ATON) by the Coast Guard. ATONs consist of day marks and buoys. Recently there were rumors that neither Queens Creek nor Holein- the Wall would continue to be dredged, and that maintenance of those waterways' ATONs would be phased out. (See Page 2, October 8, 2015 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Earn imagePoquoson Girl Scouts Earn Religious Recognition ... In Girl Scouts, everything that girls do is based on the Girl Scout Promise and Law— a pledge that includes many of the values and principles common to most faiths. Since Girl Scouts was founded in 1912, the organization has encouraged girls to take spiritual journeys by earning recognitions created by national religious organizations. Recently, Girl Scout Juniors Emily Swartzbaugh and Hailey Swartzbaugh from Poquoson earned the God and Family recognition at Emmaus Baptist Church. (See Page 3, October 8, 2015 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Store imageYorktown Fabric Store Closing ... After more than thirty-five years of operating in York County, the Shade Tree Upoholstree fabric store will be closing within the next few months. Opening in 1980, Shade Tree has operated out of three locations in York County, ending its three decades of business on the 4000 block of Route 17. (See Page 5, October 8, 2015 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Seaford image1Seaford image2Seaford Elementary Second Grade Scientists ... As an introduction to scientific observation and animal adaptations, Seaford Elementary School second graders examined blue crabs and discussed how they are adapted to their environment. They also listened to Two Crabs in the Moonlight, a Japanese story about crab adaptations and, as a culminating activity, created tshirts using the ancient Japanese printing art of gyotaku! Community and parent volunteers helped students in their work. (See Page 6, October 8, 2015 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Sports imagePoquoson Puts Away Smithfield ... In what was expected to be a fairly even matchup, the Poquoson Bull Islanders surrendered six points on the game’s first offensive play to the Smithfield Packers, then responded with 47 unanswered points and "floated” to a surprisingly easy 47-6 victory on Thursday, October 1. (See Page 8, October 8, 2015 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Sports imageHockey imageTabb Tigers Field Hockey Remain Undefeated In District Play ... Tabb had a field hockey game the other night, or a fockey game, as it is called by some. The team played Smithfield. Tabb is undefeated in the district and has never even been scored on by anyone in the district. All that changed— well at least part of that— the night of the game. (See Page 8, October 8, 2015 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Sports imageGrafton Football Must Go On Rain or...Rain ... The hurricane did not make it to the Virginia mainland; however, a lot of its rain did. The Peninsula’s sports felt Joaquin’s wrath. On Thursday field hockey games were postponed; on Friday football games. Some volleyball games were still played – but they were inside. Some teams, such as Grafton, decided to play Thursday night against New Kent. It was a cold, wet, low-scoring game, but at least it got played. (See Page 8, October 8, 2015 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Sports imageVBall imageYork and Jamestown Volleyball Teams Duke it Out Over the Net ... The York High Volleyball team faced the Jamestown High Volleyball team. It was quite the challenge for York from the get go. Jamestown is undefeated in the district. The Eagles have been beaten once outside of the Bay Rivers district. The Falcons are the opposite, having not won a game yet this season. (See Page 8, October 8, 2015 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
York County Youth Basketball Registration October 12th-30th ... Registration for York County Parks, Recreation and Tourism (PRT) youth basketball will be open from Monday, October 12, through Friday, October 30. Youth in grades 3 through 12 may participate in boys or girls only leagues. Children in grade 2 will participate in a specially designed instructional program. (See Page 8, October 8, 2015 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Tween image1Tween image2Tween Talk at Poquoson Public Library ... Eight tweens braved the hurricane rain and participated in the " Tween Talk” program held at Poquoson Public Library in the afternoon of October 1. This is the first official meeting for 9 to 12 year olds ( the "in between " years). We brainstormed ideas of things the tweens like to do and talk about. Then we had a book talk on the Chocolate Covered Fictions. (See Page 10, October 8, 2015 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Fall quiz imageFall Fun Facts Quiz ... Ah, the fall season is here. Okay, so we've now had wind and rain for 72 straight days and we may never see the sun again, but who's counting? There's not much we can do about the weather so why not grab your favorite pen and a mug of warm cocoa and curl up with a blanket and take another fun yet educational Yorktown Crier / Poquoson Post quiz by John F. Hamilton. (See Page 10, October 8, 2015 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Senior october image smallSenior Center of York Announces October Activities and Events ... A variety of educational and entertaining programs are being offered at the Senior Center of York. 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 Article) (Have a Comment?)
Sine Nomine Concert Series ... On Friday, October 30, 2015, 7:30 PM, St Mark Lutheran Church (118 Old York-Hampton Highway, Yorktown, VA 23692) and the Sine Nomine Concert Series welcomes Core Theater Ensemble just in time for Hallowe'en. Core Theater is an internationally touring independent theatre company based out of Hampton Roads, Virginia. It is currently headed by Emel Ertugrul and Edwin Castillo. (See Page 6, September 24, 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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