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Dogs image smallSniff Out the Truth About Dogs at the Virginia Living Museum ... The Virginia Living Museum (VLM) is slated to open the "Wolf to Woof: Story of Dogs” exhibit Jan. 14 at the museum in Newport News, Virginia. The exhibit opens to museum members at 9 am and will open to the public at 11 am. Wolf to Woof is part of the VLM’s changing exhibits and will run through May 14.. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
Woods and Wildlife Conference: Bring Out the Best in Your Property ... Owners of woodlands large and small can learn how to maximize their property’s potential at the 13th annual Woods and Wildlife Conference. This educational event will be held Feb. 25, 2017 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Germanna Community College’s Daniel Technology Center in Culpeper. (See Page 2, January 19, 2017 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
YMCAD imageYMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program Begins this January ... Currently, there are 29 million people that have diabetes and 86 million people that have prediabetes in the United States. This translates to 1 out of every 3 people has prediabetes and only 10 million know that they have prediabetes. The YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program is a year- long program that helps adults at high risk for developing type 2 diabetes adopt and maintain a healthy lifestyle. (See Page 2, January 19, 2017 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
18th imageHair Cuttery’s 18th Annual Share-A-Haircut Campaign ... While the holiday season has come and gone,Hair Cuttery, the largest family-owned and operated chain of hair salons in the country, is upholding the spirit of giving. Since 1999, the Share-A-Haircut program has donated more than 2.01 million free haircut certificates valued at nearly $33 million. (See Page 3, January 19, 2017 Edition) (Have a Comment?
DMV2Go imageDMV2Go Returns to Yorktown Library January 25 ... The Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles’ DMV2Go mobile office program visits the Yorktown Library on Wednesday, January 25, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Yorktown Library is located at 8500 George Washington Memorial Highway (Route 17). DMV2Go is a full service office on wheels that conducts DMV transactions that would usually have to be done at a DMV office. (See Page 3, January 19, 2017 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
HFire imageYork County Fire and Life Safety Responds to House Fire in Seaford ... January 13 - Late last night, personnel from the York County Department of Fire and Life Safety were dispatched to the report of "smoke in a building” in the 3700 block of Seaford Road in the Seaford area of York County. Upon arrival of fire and rescue units, they found heavy smoke and fire conditions on the second floor. The occupants were out of the residence. The fire was primarily contained to the second floor and attic areas and that portion of the house sustained significant damage. (See Page 5, January 19, 2017 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Delegate Matthew James Named Vice Chairman of the Hampton Roads Caucus ... Delegate Matthew James (D-Hampton Roads) has been named Vice Chairman of the Hampton Roads Caucus. The Hampton Roads Caucus is comprised of legislators in both the House and Senate from all localities in Hampton Roads. (See Page 6, January 19, 2017 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
JMUDean imageJames Madison University Announces Local Students to Fall Presdient’s and Dean’s Lists ... James Madison University is pleased to announce that the following students made the president's list for the fall 2016 semester. To qualify for the honor of being placed on the President's List, a student must earn a grade point average of 3.900 or above and carry a course load of at least twelve graded credit hours. James Madison University offers each student a future of significance -- not an education of mere prestige. (See Page 7, January 19, 2017 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Flu imageTake Steps to Protect Yourself and Minimize Serious Illness This Cold and Flu Season ... Colder weather and cold and flu season go hand-in-hand. While you may not be able to completely avoid getting sick, you can take some steps to protect yourself and minimize the chances of a serious illness. The flu is a highly contagious illness that can result in hospitalization and even death. Managing your own risk of exposure to the flu not only protects you, but can help minimize the chances of passing on a potentially dangerous illness to those in higher risk groups. (See Page 8, January 19, 2017 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
ArtCall imageYorktown - Call for Artists ... The Art at the River Committee is pleased to announce the Call for Artists for the fourth annual "Art at the River” Juried Art Show scheduled for Sunday, May 7, 2017, at Riverwalk Landing in historic Yorktown. Artists are invited to submit their applications no later than January 30, 2017; invitations to participate will be issued on February 27, 2017. The application fee is $30.00. (See Page 3, December 1, 2016 Edition) (Have a Comment?
JHappen image smallJanuary 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?)
Senior5Jan17 image smallSenior Center of York Announces January Activities and Events ... A variety of educational and entertaining programs are being offered at the Senior Center of York in January. Participation is open to seniors age 55 or better and their spouses, regardless of age. The 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 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 Center or call 890-3444. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
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