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Newport News Area Kool Smiles Dental Offices Organize Halloween Candy Exchange to Benefit Troops ... Kool Smiles, a leading provider of quality dental care in Newport News is coordinating for the third year, "Operation Troop Treats" to encourage children to bring their Halloween candy to a Newport News Kool Smiles dental office in exchange for a toy. The candy will then be sent in care packages to U.S. troops serving overseas via Operation Gratitude. Kool Smiles initiated the program to help raise awareness about good dental hygiene and uplift American armed forces serving overseas. In 2013, children and families donated more than two tons of candy for the troops through Operation Troop Treats. Kool Smiles is encouraging area families to exceed last year's contribution. (See Page 2, Oct 23, 2014 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Lake imageQueens Lake Art Students Win First Place at An Occasion for the Arts ... Congratulations to the Queens Lake Middle School art students for winning first place for Middle School Art at An Occasion for the Arts, which was held in downtown Williamsburg in October. They competed against all Williamsburg area middle schools. Honorable mention awards also went to the following students: Alexis Johnston, Maria Vozikis and Josh Falcone. (See Page 3, Oct 23, 2014 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
HRIMS imageHRIMS 2014 Third Annual Fundraiser Breakfast ... Hampton Roads International Montessori School (HRIMS) upper elementary students lead guests in the Pledge of Allegiance at the Oct.9 Hampton Roads International Montessori School's Third Annual Fundraiser Breakfast in Newport News. The event raised nearly $19,000 for various school needs. (See Page 3, Oct 23, 2014 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Speaker imageYork Ruritan Club Speaker for October ... ACT for America representative, Bob Heffley, spoke at the October 20th meeting of the York Ruritan Club. ACT for America is the nation's largest non partisan grass roots organization devoted to promoting national security and defeating terrorism. The York Ruritan Club meets the 3rd Monday at 6 PM at the Grafton IHOP Restaurant. Ruritan raises funds in order to give back to a variety of community needs. (See Page 4, Oct 23, 2014 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Wedding imageWedding Announcement ... Kaelyn Krause and Geoff Owens are pleased to announce their marriage on September 6, 2014 at Bay Tree Manor in Seaford, VA. Family friend, Leroy Campbell officiated the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Tom Krause of Port Jefferson, NY and Denise Harriott of Huntington Station, NY. Geoff is the son of Mary Leedom of Seaford, VA and the late Bob Owens. The bride was escorted by her father. Her dress was from Blush Gowns in Newport News, VA and her colorful bouquet was made by Yorktown Flower Shoppe. She is originally from Oakland, NJ and graduated with her Bachelor's degree from Christopher Newport University. Kaelyn is currently the Editor of the Yorktown Crier | Poquoson Post and a special needs care attendant in Yorktown, VA. (See Page 5, Oct 23, 2014 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Friends imageFriends Feeding Friends ... Students at Dare Elementary School are learning how they can make a difference for those who are hungry in their local community. Food drive managers from the Virginia Peninsula Foodbank visited first through third grade classes and discussed how people can partner together to help hunger. Students learned that the faces of hunger can be children, neighbors, friends, and coworkers. They are having a food drive in the classrooms throughout the next month. (See Page 5, Oct 23, 2014 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Spaces imageBeautifying Your Home's Outdoor Spaces ... In the warmer months, the importance of your yard and patio becomes top-of-mind as you spend more free time outside. While there's no better place to read a book, meditate or simply kick back with some lemonade, you can only truly enjoy those activities if the space inspires tranquility and relaxation. Here are some great ideas for some alfresco upgrades. (See Page 7, Oct 23, 2014 Edition) (Have a Comment?
Band imageNews from the York Falcon Band ... The York Falcon Marching Band is recognized as the top band in back-to-back competitions! Falcon pride soared as they earned first place at both the Bayside Band Classic in Virginia Beach and the 23rd Annual Menchville Monarch Invitational in Newport News! (See Page 10, Oct 23, 2014 Edition) (Have a Comment?
Front imageDreazen to Speak in Newport News on "The Invisible Front" ... Yochi Dreazen, author of "The Invisible Front: Love and Loss in an Era of Endless War," will speak about his new book in Newport News on November 13 at 7 p.m. Dreazen, one of the most respected military journalists in the country, is the managing editor of Foreign Policy, and a frequent guest on NPR programs such as "The Diane Rehm Show." Dreazen's appearance is sponsored by Temple Sinai of Newport News through the Jewish Book Council network and will take place at the United Jewish Community of the Virginia Peninsula, 410 City Center Blvd., as part of their annual book fair. (See Page 8, Oct 23, 2014 Edition) (Have a Comment?
Senior imageSenior Center of York Announces October Activities and Events ... A variety of educational and entertaining programs are being offered at the Senior Center of York in October. 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. For more information, please visit (See Page 9, Sept 25, 2014 Edition) (Have a Comment?


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