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VIMSOpen image smallVirginia Institute of Marine Science’s Open House Is This Weekend in Gloucester Point ... Marine Science Day, the Virginia Institute of Marine Science’s annual open house, will take place on Saturday, May 19th, 10am - 3pm on the VIMS waterfront campus in Gloucester Point (just north of the Coleman Bridge). This event is offered free of charge and proceeds rain or shine. It's not just for kids! Sure, children of all ages will have a great time at the event, but there's plenty geared to adults. Learn about microplastics in the environment; biodegradable plastics for hunting and fishing; and protecting the shorelines we all love. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
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Lennox imageFair Transforms Hostile Atmosphere to Heaven on Earth ... The mayoral election seemed a million miles away on Friday night at the Spring County Fair. With "Silver Tongue” firmly entrenched in his role as leader of the Valley for two more years, it was as if the good folks breathed a collective sigh as they caravanned en masse to participate in the most anticipated county fair performance in memory. I somehow managed to get up the nerve to invite Mary Ann Tinkersley to attend the show with me. I wasn’t sure if she was as excited as I was about our first official date.. (See Page 2, May 17, 2018 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
RevWeek image"Revolutionary” Week in Mathews Commemorates Anniversary of the Battle of Cricket Hill ... A series of events the week of July 4 is planned to commemorate the 242nd anniversary of the Battle of Cricket Hill, which took place July 9- 10, 1776, on Gwynn’s Island, now a part of Mathews County. It was the site of one of the most defining battles of the American Revolution and the final stand of Virginia’s last royal governor, Lord Dunmore. After fleeing from the burning of Norfolk, Lord Dunmore’s fleet of approximately 80 ships set anchor in the waters of Milford Haven and Hills Bay. (See Page 3, May 17, 2018 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
YCPRM imageYork County Parks and Recreation Introduces "Movies in the Parks” Outdoor Film Fun All Summer ... York County Parks, Recreation, and Tourism (PRT) launches "Movies in the Parks!” This event features FREE outdoor movies shown at several different park sites this spring and summer. The movie series kicks off at sunset on Friday, May 18, at New Quarter Park. Moviegoers are encouraged to bring chairs and blankets for seating. Concessions will be available at each movie. Personal coolers with food/drinks are permitted, however alcohol beverages are prohibited. (See Page 3, May 17, 2018 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Sasebo imageWilliamsburg Native and Mine Hunter Serves with the U.S. Navy Half a World Away ... A Williamsburg, Virginia, native and 2012 Walsingham Academy graduate is serving in Japan in the U.S. Navy aboard one of the forward- deployed mine countermeasures ship, USS Patriot. Ensign Thomas Nanartowich is a main propulsion officer aboard the Avenger-class mine countermeasures ship, operating out of Sasebo, Japan. The ship routinely deploys to protect alliances, enhance partnerships, and be ready to respond if a natural disaster occurs in the region. (See Page 7, May 17, 2018 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
WMelon imageWatermelons are the Perfect Summer Food ... A packed schedule often leads to less meals around the table. Between balancing family, friends, work and activities, it can be easy to reach for a pre-packaged snack on-the-go that lacks important vitamins and nutrients. Instead, when looking for portable, grab-and- go foods, think about a multipurpose treat like watermelon. Not only can watermelon be diced, sliced, balled or blended, it also provides numerous health benefits. (See Page 8, May 17, 2018 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
CVMGold imageYorktown Brings Home the Gold in Coastal Virginia Magazine’s 2018 Readers’ Choice Awards ... Coastal Virginia Magazine recently released its Readers’ Choice "Best of Coastal Virginia Contest” and York County brought in top awards—including several Gold recognitions. More than 200,000 votes were cast in 156 categories such as Restaurants; Local Attractions; Shopping; and Travel and Leisure. Readers agree Historic Yorktown and Riverwalk Landing have some of the best places to eat, stay, and play on the Peninsula! Thank you to all the readers who voted for Yorktown and York County businesses. (See Page 9, May 17, 2018 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Senior 4may imageMay Activities at the Senior Center of York ... A variety of educational and entertaining programs are being offered at the Senior Center of York in May. Participation is open to seniors age 55 or better and their spouses, regardless of age. To register for these activities, sign up in person at the Senior Center or call (757) 890-3444. (See Page 5, May 3, 2018 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
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