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WCA imageWCA Science Buddies Visit Virginia Living Museum ... Williamsburg Christian Academy's 2nd grade class (teacher Leah Prezioso), along with their 11th and 12th grade Ecology science buddies (teacher Connie Jutras), recently visited the Virginia Living Museum. The trip was the culmination of the students' year together studying hands-on science. Each 2nd grader was paired with a high school student who then explained the exhibits as they ventured through the museum. (See Page 3, Mar 26, 2015 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
It's Almost Spring - Gardening Tasks for Late Winter Days - Part 1 ... Has the snow, rain, repeat cycle gotten you down? Feeling cabin fever while banished from the garden due to waterlogged soil? I definitely do! Thank goodness there are plenty of tasks that we can do now to get a jump start on spring gardening and most topics can be researched easily online with a few key words. (See Page 12, Mar 19, 2015 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Spring2 imageIt's Almost Spring - Gardening Tasks for Late Winter Days - Part 2 ... Do you have a sunny window sill that is not too drafty? It is a great time to start some cool season veggies like cabbage, broccoli, or spinach, or even get an early start on warm season plants like peppers and tomatoes. I have to admit I pretty much wore out my catalog collection by the middle of January, but if you haven't, there is still plenty of time to peruse the catalogs for this coming season's new attractions and still get them shipped in time to plant. The last frost date in Tidewater is usually between April 10 and April 21. If you need to get out of the house, in addition to the big area home and yard themed conventions, our local garden centers and extension offices offer an incredible array of free instructional seminars and demonstrations. Keep following the events section for upcoming opportunities to expand your gardening skills and get your plant fix while we wait for longer days, drier soil, and warmer temps. (See Page 3, Mar 26, 2015 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Finance imageWedding guide iconFiancé and Finances - Five Questions to Ask Before Marriage ... Marriage is a milestone in life; yet, many enter into the next phase without asking their spouse some vital questions about money. If you are among the soon-to-be wed, consider starting a conversation using the questions below. Couples who plan their expenses ahead of time are more likely to enjoy their earnings, and less likely to need credit repair intervention. (See Page 6, Mar 26, 2015 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Wedding guide iconThree Wedding Trends Likely to Last ... Who hasn't seen a lineup of baby blue tuxedoed groomsmen on the mantle of an older relative? While some matrimonial trends thankfully expire, there are some newer ones that may be here to stay. Here are three worthwhile developments in the world of wedding planning that have taken hold in the past few years: (1)Personal training; (2)Wedding websites; and (3)Photojournalism. (See Page 6, Mar 26, 2015 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Music imageWedding guide iconMusic Mistakes to Avoid ... Wedding guests are usually anxious to head to the reception, where they can let loose and party. Music is an essential component of a lively and fun wedding reception, and there are some musical miscues couples should look to avoid to ensure the music is not memorable for all the wrong reasons. (See Page 7, Mar 26, 2015 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Vendors imageWedding guide iconHow to Successfully Negotiate with Wedding Vendors ... The average wedding tends to be one of the most costly ventures in a couple's life together. Many couples seek ways to cut costs, and negotiating with prospective vendors is one way to do just that. Too often couples overlook haggling for better prices because they may be intimidated by the process or simply want to plan the most memorable day regardless of cost. Many vendors build some wiggle room into their prices, and the key for costconscious couples is to find the right strategy to unlock that lower price. (See Page 7, Mar 26, 2015 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Science technology iconNew 2-Color X-Ray Laser Technique Could Reveal Atomic Detail of Medically Important Proteins ... A unique X-ray laser innovation developed at the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory may make it easier and faster for scientists to fully map medically important proteins whose structures have remained stubbornly out of reach. They include signaling proteins that are considered prime targets for drug design because they regulate our immune systems, moods, senses and other vital functions, as well as components of the body's delicate protein- making machinery. The innovation could also yield new information from hard-tostudy samples in other fields, such as materials science and chemistry. (See Page 5, Mar 26, 2015 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Science technology iconBoeing System Could Bring Precision to Laser Weapons on US Navy Ships ... Boeing has been awarded a $29.5 million contract to design and develop a beam control system that could provide exceptional accuracy for laser weapons on U.S. Navy warships. Boeing will begin to design a prototype High Power Beam Control Subsystem that's compatible with High Energy Lasers based on solidstate laser technology. Boeing's solution will be compatible with systems other companies are designing for the Office of Naval Research's Solid State Laser Technology Maturation program. The resulting beam control system will focus and hold a laser on a moving aimpoint long enough to disable the target. Doing that with a ship-based laser is particularly challenging, given the maritime environment and constant movement of an at-sea vessel. (See Page 5, Mar 26, 2015 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Hike imageHike for Hospice ... Registration is now open for the third annual Hike for Hospice, "A Walk to Remember," fundraiser at Governor's Land on Saturday, April 25, 2015. The event will feature a leisurely twomile walk, music by DJ Bobby Hornsby, food and drinks, a silent auction and door prizes. Participants may check in beginning at 12:15 p.m.; the hike starts at 2 p.m.; festivities conclude at 4:00. Participants may walk to celebrate the memory of loved ones, to honor someone, or simply to support Hospice House. Anyone interested in walking or supporting this event may register online at www.williamsburghikeforhospice.org or by contacting Hospice House at 253- 1220. Participants may form teams or walk as individuals. (See Page 2, Mar 12, 2015 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Wheels imageWednesdays On Your Wheels Begins in April ... "Wednesdays On Your Wheels" (WOW), a youth mountain bike race series at York County's New Quarter Park, invites youth ages 3 to 18 to enjoy the park's mountain bike trails designed especially for youth. Bikers who are interested in the series should first come to the park to meet staff and pre-ride the trails on Saturday, April 11, at 10 a.m. or Sunday, April 12, at 1 p.m. The series will be held on the following Wednesdays from 5:30 to 7 p.m.: April 15, 22, 29, and May 6. Wednesday, May 13, is a rain date. The final race in the series will be ridden on Sunday, May 17, at 10 a.m. with a final banquet for the series that day at 1 p.m. (See Page 7, Mar 12, 2015 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
8 weeks to an 8K ... The Victory Family YMCA will offer an 8k Training Program from April 4 - May 23 (Saturdays). This program prepares the beginner runner as well as the walk/runner to complete the Run for the Dream 8k (4.97 miles) on May 30, 2105. This 8 week program includes a structured exercise regimen, weekly group trainings (Saturdays) and special clinics to help you achieve your goal. At the conclusion of the program, participants are physically prepared to complete the race. (See Page 6, Mar 12, 2015 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Events imageYorktown Events - March 2015 ... Only the Yorktown Crier | Poquoson Post brings you a comprehensive list of events in and around historic Yorktown. (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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