YWWII image smallLife in York County During World War II Free Presentation on February 26th ... Local historian Frank Green will present the story of "York County during the Second World War” in a free presentation from 3 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, February 26, in York Hall, 301 Main Street, in historic Yorktown. The 75th anniversary of America’s participation in the war makes this a particularly timely topic. Mr. Green is a 12th generation York County native who has researched extensively World War II. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
AshB imageEmerald Ash Borers Damaging Virginia Trees ... Landowners across Northern Virginia and Northwest Virginia are seeing damage to the bark of ash trees, and many are calling the Virginia Department of Forestry asking what is wrong. Bark on these trees is being stripped off by woodpeckers hunting for Emerald Ash Borer larvae – a process called "blonding.” Emerald Ash Borers (EAB) are woodboring beetles with a metallic green body that are feeding on the layer of the tree just under bark. (See Page 2, February 16, 2017 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
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March Schedule for Candlelight Concerts at Bruton Parish Church ... Concerts are scheduled in Bruton Parish Church on Saturday, March 4 at 8:00 pm; Tuesday, March 7 at 8:00 pm; Saturday, March 11 at 8:00 pm; Tuesday, March 14 at 8:00 pm; Thursday, March 16 at 8:00 pm; Saturday, March 18 at 8:00 pm; Sunday, March 19 at 5:30 pm; Tuesday, March 21 at 8:00 pm; Thursday, March 23 at 8:00 pm; Saturday, March 25 at 8:00 pm; Tuesday, March 28 at 8:00 pm; and, Thursday, March 30 at 8:00 pm. (See Page 3, February 16, 2017 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Special Needs and Children’s Art Celebrated at Bay School ... "OpenArts, Through Special Eyes” is an annual exhibition featuring the artwork of The Bay School Community Arts Center’s community outreach programs and our community members with special needs. Opening Friday, February 24th, at 5pm, at The Art Speaks Gallery at The Bay School Community Arts Center. (See Page 3, February 16, 2017 Edition) (Have a Comment?
Local College Student Achievements ... Local students were named to the Dean's List and the Presidential Scholar's List at Clarkson University, Georgia Southern University, Seton Hall University, Mary Baldwin University, the University of Alabama, and the University of the Sciences. (See Page 5, February 16, 2017 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Scorpio imageScorpio’s Deli Holds Ribbon Cutting in Poquoson ... The City of Poquoson Economic Development Office coordinated the Mayor’s Quarterly Breakfast at Scorpio’s Deli on Monday, January 23, 2017. At the meeting, the Mayor provided a City update to those gathered and the Economic Development Staff outlined plans for a Spring Poquoson Restaurant Week. Following the event, a ribbon cutting was conducted for Scorpio’s Deli. (See Page 5, February 16, 2017 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Covenant Christian School Open House ... Covenant Christian School invites you to join us at our Open House on Thursday, March 2, 2017, beginning at 8 a.m. Guests will have the opportunity to attend chapel, meet current students and faculty, explore our Charlotte Mason-inspired philosophy, and more. (See Page 6, February 16, 2017 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Kindness imageGreat Kindness Challenge ... Elementary students across York County took part in the annual Great Kindness Challenge in January. The Great Kindness Challenge is a national initiative that many school systems across the nation have adopted. The mantra is One Week. One Checklist. Infinite Happiness. Kim Stratton's fifth grade class at Seaford Elementary School elected to participate by creating "Choose Kind” t-shirts on which each student wrote something about their classmate. (See Page 7, February 16, 2017 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
WFair imageMt. Vernon Elementary School Holds Writing Fair ... Fifth graders at Mt. Vernon Elementary School (MVES) recently participated in the school’s first Power of Persuasion Writing Fair. As part of the division’s new literacy model, fifth grade students craft a persuasive essay during the second quarter of the school year. To celebrate the conclusion of their writing this quarter, the students created a fair where they could share their writing sample, give a speech, or share a Sway presentation with fellow students, parents and community members. (See Page 11, February 16, 2017 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Senior2Feb17 image smallSenior Center of York February Activities and Events ... A variety of educational and entertaining programs are being offered at the Senior Center of York in February. Participation is open to seniors age 55 or better and their spouses, regardless of age. The Senior 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 Senior 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 Senior Center or call (757) 890- 3444. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
FHHY image smallFebruary Happenings in Historic Yorktown ... Yorktown offers plenty of indoor activities to keep you entertained through the winter with Craft Beer Dinners and Live Entertainment at Water Street Grille, Cabin Fever Concert Series at the Freight Shed, Live music, swing dance and storytelling at the Watermen’s Museum. The new American Revolution Museum at Yorktown and the Yorktown Battlefield are open daily for visitors to learn more about the revolutionary history in Yorktown. The Galleries and Shops offer winter exhibits and art classes for adults and children. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
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