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YorkBand image2014 National Championships ... The York High School Marching Band finished among the top 10 bands in the USBands Open Class National Championships at New Jersey's MetLife Stadium! Despite freezing temperatures, Band Director, Mr. Richard Purvis, maintained focus on precision and teamwork as the Falcons presented the Art of Structure. This national-level competition enabled the high flying Falcons to soar to new heights of school spirit and competition! (See Page 12, Nov 20, 2014 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
THSBand imageTHS Marching Band Success at Nationals ... Congratulations to the Tabb High School (THS) Competition Marching Band for their success at the US Bands National Championship Competition held in Allentown, PA, on Sunday, November 11. The THS Band placed fourth in the nation for Class 2A, while placing first overall in Music Ensemble and second overall in Percussion. In addition, Tabb High School received the "Cadets Award of Excellence" presented to the band who demonstrated the highest level of achievement in the areas of creativity, student performance, and overall effect. (See Page 12, Nov 20, 2014 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Senior Center of York Announces November Events ... A variety of educational and entertaining programs are being offered at the Senior Center of York in November. 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 (Rte. 17), and is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Center is closed all County Holidays. Reservations are required for all sessions and are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. To register, stop by the Center or call 890-3444. For more information, please visit (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
WCA imageWCA Preschool Students Learn About Fire Safety ... On Wednesday, October 29, Williamsburg Christian Academy's preschool students concluded their unit on fire safety with a presentation from firefighter and parent Tino Salud with the City of Hampton Fire Department. The children were treated to a fire truck visit from the James City Bruton Volunteer Fire Department. (See Page 3, Nov 20, 2014 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
1052 imageGirl Scout Troop 1052 Participate in Yorktown Parade ... Girl Scouts from Yorktown Troops #1052 and #1659 participated in Yorktown's patriotic parade on October 19, 2014, marking the 233rd anniversary of America's decisive Revolutionary War victory at Yorktown. The Brownies in Troop #1052 designed the banner they carried in the parade. (See Page 3, Nov 20, 2014 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Speaker imageYork Ruritan Club Speaker for November 2014 ... Claiborn L. Phillips, GIS (Global Information System) Manager for the York County Computer Support Services, spoke at the regular York Ruritan Club meeting on Monday evening, November 17th. Mr. Phillips joined York County in February, 2009, as the GIS Analyst and has been the GIS Manager since June, 2009. His demonstration of online mapping helped club members understand the GIS website available to the public. He presented information how his office maintains maps supporting real estate, long-range planning, development review, environmental protection, emergency management, county-owned utilities, elections, public schools, and much more. (See Page 4, Nov 20, 2014 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Farm Bill Informational Meeting ... A 2014 Farm Bill informational meeting will be held on Monday, December 8, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Yorktown Library meeting room, 8500 George Washington Memorial Highway. Discussion topics will include: Base Reallocation, Yield Updates, Agricultural Risk Coverage, and Price Loss Coverage. The meeting is presented by Farm Service Agency, National Resource and Conservation Service; Colonial Soil and Water Conservation, and Virginia Cooperative Extension. (See Page 4, Nov 20, 2014 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Yorktown Juried Art Show Call for Artists ... The Yorktown Foundation, York County, and the "Art at the River" Committee are pleased to announce the Call for Artists for "Art at the River," a Juried Art Show scheduled for Sunday, May 3, 2015, at Riverwalk Landing in historic Yorktown, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Artists are invited to submit their work to participate in Yorktown's 2nd annual "Art at the River"event. Applications must be submitted by January 30 for juror consideration. The application fee is $30.00. The application and information can be found at (See Page 7, Nov 13, 2014 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Ahoy Boaters! ... Join the Parade! Trim your vessel in holiday spirit and join the festivities in the 18th Annual Yorktown Lighted Boat Parade on Saturday, December 6th, 7 PM. Register now to participate in the York River competition for Best of Show. All registered boaters will receive a YLBP vessel pennant and Captain's bag. Registration forms are available at Wormley Creek Marina, online or call 890-4970. (Have a Comment?)
Thanksgiving Quiz / Pop Culture Quiz ... Ah, Thanksgiving. That magical time of year when relatives come to pester you, when we all overeat and then sit on the couch and watch too much television, and when the polar vortex comes swooping down from the North Pole to remind us Winter is on the way. Of course, in our current "Pop Culture" climate adults and students are much better at answering television related questions than they are at answering history tests. So why don't we combine Pop Culture with American History to make learning fun? (See Page 5, Nov 20, 2014 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Support Local Stores on Small Business Saturday ... Gallup did a survey this summer. It asked people how much confidence they had in various institutions. According to the survey, only 7 percent of Americans said they trusted Congress a great deal or quite a lot, compared with 29 percent who trusted the presidency. Small business, on the other hand, came in second, with 62 percent of those surveyed considering it trustworthy. The only organization to score higher, not surprisingly, was the military. While our politicians squabble, Main Street has endured. (See Page 7, Nov 20, 2014 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Garden image2014 York/Poquoson Master Gardener Graduate Interns ... Fourteen of the fifteen York/Poquoson Master Gardener Interns, all of who are recent (November 13th) graduates of the 2014 Peninsula Master Gardener Training session. (See Page 8, Nov 20, 2014 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Tree imageVirginia's Big Tree Project at New Quarter Park ... It took eight people to hug one very big tree at New Quarter Park on Saturday, November 8, at a recent Walk and Talk program. The tree, which is approximately 19 feet in diameter and 160 feet tall, is taller than any other measured tulip poplar (Liriodendron tulipifera) in the Virginia Big Tree Database maintained by Virginia Tech. However, it is eight to 10 feet smaller in circumference than the top five largest trees of its species recorded to date. Master Gardeners and Tree Stewards Larry Riddick and Larry Gaskins provided participants with these facts and many more while teaching the basics of tree measuring. The Virginia Big Tree project was established to draw awareness to Virginia's tree resources and forest health. (See Page 9, Nov 20, 2014 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Veterans imageWilliamsburg Christian Academy Observes Veterans Day ... Williamsburg Christian Academy observed Veterans Day on Wednesday, November 12 with a school-wide assembly. The assembly honored active duty and retired service men and women. Colonel Terris Kennedy, U.S. Army, Retired and Chief Nursing Officer/Senior Vice President for Riverside Health System (pictured left with Head of School, Gwen Martin) spoke to the students and guests about the importance of military service. (See Page 9, Nov 20, 2014 Edition) (Have a Comment?)


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