February 7, 2013 Online Homepage
|Our Community and Your Paper ... Yorktown Crier | Poquoson Post, The Paper, is going through its second big transition in less than a year. In July 2012, Yorktown Poquoson Truth Media, Inc. bought The Paper. Changes in style and some stories made improvements to The Paper. Effective February 1, 2013 better business practices will improve how The Paper serves the community. And, this newspaper is all our community.(Read the Article)|
Bills In The General Assembly ... The House of Delegates introduced 1,583 bills. The Senate introduced 987 bills. In those big numbers, some important bills are working their way through Virginia’s General Assembly. These bills will make a difference in the lives of Virginians. Consider these.(Read the Article)
Who Burnt the Popcorn? by Silence Dogood Nelson ... “Oh, c’mon. Who burned the popcorn?” asked Mary. “I’m sure it was me,” said Tom. “You are really distracted,” said Phil. “Still upset about the election? It’s over. The inauguration too,” said Gabriel.(Read the Article)
Community Events ... A listing of events for the York County and Poquoson Areas. (Read the Article)
|The Paper's Business Case ... Your Yorktown Crier | Poquoson Post, The Paper, is improving all of its business processes. Every one of them. Here is how they work and how you can get involved.(Read the Article)|
William Rollins, Jr. -- Last of the Poquoson Log Canoe Builders ... Edward “Ned” Maddrell, a fisherman from the Isle of Man, died on December 27, 1974. Maddrell was no celebrity, and his name is known today only because he was the last native speaker of Manx, a language related to Irish. Fortunately, there were enough audio recordings of Maddrell for a recent revival of Manx, but no one is alive today who speaks it as a first language. Poquoson Island just might have its own Ned Maddrell. William Rollins Jr.,owner of Rollins’ Boat Yard, is the last of the Poquoson log canoe builders. Unlikethe fate of Manx, Rollins doesn’t have much hope for a revival of his craft.(Read the Article)
Olivia Wilson -- Grafton Hoops Standout ... Grafton hoops standout Olivia Wilson started playing basketball in the sixth grade and suspected she had a knack for the sport. While she might not have been aware of the true extent of her abilities at the time, the evidence is now undeniable. This season, Wilson surpassed the 1,000-point mark in her career, and she’s only a junior.(Read the Article)
Festive Sweater Party at the Mariner's Museum
Thursday, December 5th 5:30pm-8:30pm. Meet up with friends after work and join us for the last First Thursdays of the year! Enjoy live music by Something Different With Brad and Ashley, tour the USS Monitor Center and engage in a friendly festive sweater competition for a prize package valued over at $100! Food and adult beverages will be available for purchase.
American Red Cross Blood Donation Opportunities:
Webb Center 49th Street, Norfolk, 23529, 12/4/2013, 10:00 AM 4:00 PM, Sponsor Code:ODU
Patrick Henry Mall 12300 Jefferson Avenue,Newport News, 12/10/2013 1:15 PM 4:15 PM Sponsor Code: PHM
Victory Family YMCA 101 Long Green Blvd, Yorktown, 23693, 12/11/2013, 12:00 PM 6:00 PM, Sponsor Code:VFYMCA
Patrick Henry Mall 12300 Jefferson Avenue, Newport News, 12/20/2013 1:00 PM 6:00 PM Sponsor Code: PHM
Join the Parade! Trim your vessel in holiday spirit and join the festivities in the 17th Annual Yorktown Lighted Boat Parade on SATURDAY, December 7th, 7 PM. Register now to participate in the York River competition for Best of Show. Registered boaters receive a participant pennant and Captain’s bag. Registration forms are available at Wormley Creek Marina, online at www.yorkcounty.gov/cyc or call 890-4970.
Yorktown Chorale Concert at Zion United Methodist Church
On Sunday, December 15th at 7:00 p.m., the Yorktown Chorale will be presenting a concert at Zion United Methodist Church, 2109 Seaford Road, in Seaford. All are welcome to this free concert. Light refreshments will follow this event. Any questions, please call (757) 898-7417.
Poquoson Baptist Church’s Christmas Musical ... "One King"
283 Wythe Creek
Rd., Poquoson, VA
birth of our Lord
Jesus Christ. For
all ages free and
open to all. Come
For more information
on the event
Summit Christian Academy is hosting two Open Houses
for families interested in classical Christian Education for children in grades K4 through 12. On Tuesday, January 28th at 7 pm, join us at our Grammar School (K4-6) campus located at 69 Saunders Road in Newport News. On Thursday, January 30th at 7 pm, at our Upper School (7-12) located at 4209 Big Bethel Road in Yorktown.