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April 11, 2013 Online Homepage

Mardi Gras Comes to Poquoson ... With the belief that it takes a village to educate a child, the Poquoson Education Foundation (PEF) draws members of the community together to support the teachers and students in Poquoson City Public Schools. Community spirit was evident at the Foundation’s recent fundraising gala, Mardi Gras Nights. Supporters donned beads and masks for an evening of revelry at the Poquoson Yacht Club. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)

Poquoson Economic Development Office Consoladates Funds for Local Marinas ... The Poquoson Economic Development Office hosted a meeting of current marina and water‐based businesses interested in joining talents and funds to promote Poquoson's waterfront. The group is looking to apply for grants and share the costs for an advertising campaign. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)

State Record Threatened ... Bluefin tuna fishing remains strong out of the Outer Banks. There is a wide size range of tuna being caught from 100 pounders on up to true giants. Enough of the 73-inch and over fish have been landed that the southern trophy fishery (1 fish per boat per year) is closed as of April 4th, 11:30 pm. You will still be able to keep your one under 73-inch fish per day. In Virginia, a fantastic tautog bite is going on over the coastal wrecks. In fact, Virginia's tautog fishing has been reminiscent of the "good 'ol days" so far this spring. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)

"Power to End Stroke" Jazz Brunch Offers Free Stroke Screenings ... Sentara, Norfolk State University, and the American Heart and Stroke Association are holding a Power to End Stroke campaign on Saturday, April 20, 2013 from 10:00 am – 2 p.m at Norfolk State University, Scott Dozier Dining Hall, 700 Park Ave Norfolk, VA 23504 with free admission and parking on campus. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)

Stroke and Osteoporosis Screenings Coming to Seaford, Virginiase ... Residents living in and around the Seaford, Virginia community can be screened to reduce their risk of having a stroke or bone fracture. Zion United Methodist Church will host Life Line Screening on 4/17/2013. The site is located at 2109 Seaford Road in Seaford. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)

24-Hour Treadmill Challenge Fundraiser for Cancer ... Still Easier Than Chemo and Point 2 Running Company have teamed up to challenge local runners to a 24-hour treadmill-a-thon on May 10-11 to raise money in support of research at Virginia Commonwealth University’s Massey Cancer Center. After losing her mom to metastatic colon cancer in August of 2012, Briana Kirby decided to channel her grief into making a difference in the lives of those affected by cancer. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)

Obamacare is Full of Surprises ... Among the newest revelations is that subsidies for low and middle income families have 'strings attached'. It's almost as if we hear about new and unpleasant revelations each week," according to Dan Weber, president of the Association of Mature American Citizens. Among the newest disclosures is that the government subsidies Obamacare will provide starting in 2014 for those who
need help buying private health coverage have strings attached, Weber warned.. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)

April is National Safe Digging Month ... April is National Safe Digging Month – dedicated to bringing attention to the importance of calling 811 before beginning any digging or demolishing project to avoid damaging underground utility lines. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)

President William Nelson's House and Property Destroyed in 1814 ... Nearly 200 years ago on March 4, 1814, at 3 P.M., Yorktown was nearly destroyed by a fire which originated from the ordinary of Mrs. Mary Gibbons, near the present day York Hall. The courthouse and church burned, as well as the “Commons”, the lower town below the hill, according to the press (Richmond Enquirer, March 9, 1814). The home of President Nelson and two “storehouses” were destroyed. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)

Be Bear Aware! ... With a healthy, growing black bear population, bear sightings are becoming common throughout much of Virginia. A highly adaptable and intelligent animal, bears can live close to people. While local residents often do not know bears are living close by, some bears may wander into residential areas due to the smell of food around homes. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month ... In recognition of Distracted Driving Awareness Month, the Virginia Coalition for Distraction Free Driving will join with key lawmakers involved in passing HB1907/SB1222. Lawmakers will discuss the statewide impact a primary texting and driving law will have on the safety of Virginia’s roadways. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)


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