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Delegate Monty Mason Named Legislative Hero for Conservation Efforts ... Delegate Monty Mason (93rd- Williamsburg) was recently recognized as a Legislative Hero by the League of Conservation Voters for his work in the 2014 legislative session. Legislative Heroes have shown "special dedication to conservation priorities.” (See Page 2, July 17, 2014 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Ahoy image1Ahoy image2Ahoy Matey! and other Summer fun at Poquoson Public Library ... On Wednesday, July 9 Over 110 landlubbers of all ages hung out with swashbucklers and pirates at "Ahoy Matey” event in the Poquoson Public Library. The Moody Crewe gave us the skinny on life aboard a pirate ship! With many fun songs and stories, they helped the audience learn of a multitude of superstitions on board the ship and we all "yo, ho, hoed" and joined in singing the refrains! Seventeen teen Whovians gathered in the Poquoson Public Library on July 9th to build a Tardis Time Machine and Spacecraft, assemble Adipose creatures with marshmallows, and make other duct tape items from the Dr. Who series. (See Page 3, July 17, 2014 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Garden imageShade Gardening – Part Two ... Last fall I went to the Agricultural Research and Extension Center in Virginia Beach where I was introduced to the leopard plant. The leopard plant has glossy green leaves with yellow spots. In the fall it produces spikes of yellow flowers. But I had to have it when the tour guide said the leopard plant likes moist soil and shade. Like many shade gardeners, I have searched for something else to put in my yard besides azaleas, hostas and ferns. It takes some work, but there are options for including flowers as well as interesting foliage and textures in the shade garden. (See Page 4, July 17, 2014 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Artifacts imageVolunteers Help Wash and Sort New Quarter Park Artifacts ... Volunteers helped archaeologists from the Fairfield Foundation in Gloucester wash and sort artifacts during a program on July 10 at York Hall in Yorktown. The artifacts were uncovered during archaeology digs at New Quarter Park in 2013 and 2014. Many of the artifacts such as tobacco pipe stems, wine bottle glass, ceramics, and building materials date to the mideighteenth century and some date from the seventeenth century. (See Page 5, July 17, 2014 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Shag image"Shagging on the Riverwalk” Returns for Ninth Year ... The ninth annual "Shagging on the Riverwalk” Beach Music Concert Series is back in Historic Yorktown’s Riverwalk Landing for seven Thursday nights of shag dancing and beach music this summer. The concert series was started after York County revitalized Riverwalk Landing and built a performance stage in 2005. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
Pet imageNew Weekly Column! Crier-Post Pet of the Week! ... Magic lives in Seaford with her Mama, Mary. She is an 11 year old flat coated retreiver. Magic enjoys working at the Yorktown Crier Poquoson Post office during the week with her Mama. On the weekends she likes to spend time swimming with her ‘nephews’ Bruce and Merlin. She is about eighty pounds of love. (See Page 7, July 17, 2014 Edition) (Have a Comment?
Concert in the Park with TRADOC Rock ... The United States Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) Band serves as an outreach asset. Members of the band have passed a highly selective audition, and are among the finest musicians in the Army band program. In addition to its outreach mission, the band also serves as the primary ceremonial unit of Forts Eustis and Story, supporting numerous military ceremonies, and performing for visiting American and foreign dignitaries. The band’s various small ensembles frequently travel throughout the country, performing several concert tours each year. (See Page 8, July 17, 2014 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Senior Center of York Announces July Events ... A variety of educational and entertaining programs are being offered at the Senior Center of York in July. 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 visitwww.yorkcounty.gov/CountyGovernment/CommunityServices. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)

 





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