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VLMBW image smallVirginia Living Museum Bacchus Wine and Food Festival Successful Sellout ... The Virginia Living Museum's 13th annual Bacchus Wine and Food Festival, presented by Old Point National Bank, successfully concluded February 3. With more than 680 guests in attendance and raising approximately $73,000, it was truly a night for the gods. From top to bottom, both levels of the museum were filled with festive games, live music, diverse tastes from local restaurants, fine wines and craft beer. As the Divine Reception began, Bacchus met guests at the door to greet "the mortals." (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
DEQ imageVirginia Seeks Public Comment on Proposed Approval of U.S. Army Corps Wetland Permits ... The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality is seeking public comment on its proposal to certify the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers 2017 Nationwide Permits. DEQ, under the authority of the State Water Control Board, may issue a final certification decision on a Corps permit if the permit meets the requirements of the Virginia Water Protection permit program regulations. (See Page 2, February 23, 2017 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
PHSTour imageAnother Eventful Yorktown Sunday ... Well, for the second Sunday in a row there was unusual activity at our beloved Yorktown Beach. Last Sunday, which was February 12th, a fairly large fire burned up the bushes near the bath houses. This Sunday, on February 19th in the early afternoon, a suspicious package was reported. (See Page 7, February 23, 2017 Edition) (Have a Comment?
EDUGMS imageBreakout EDU for Learning at GMS ... Grafton Middle School (GMS) French students recently completed a Breakout EDU activity in class. Breakout EDU, a concept similar to the popular Escape Room game, requires participants to solve a series of puzzles and locate clues to open a locked box within a specified time. For each activity solved, students earn the combinations for locks on the box. GMS French students were able to complete all their French activities to save their teacher’s children from the Queen of Hearts. (See Page 7, February 23, 2017 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Senior2Feb17 image smallSenior Center of York February Activities and Events ... A variety of educational and entertaining programs are being offered at the Senior Center of York in February. Participation is open to seniors age 55 or better and their spouses, regardless of age. The Senior 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 Senior 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 Senior Center or call (757) 890- 3444. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
FHHY image smallFebruary 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?)
March Schedule for Candlelight Concerts at Bruton Parish Church ... Concerts are scheduled in Bruton Parish Church on Saturday, March 4 at 8:00 pm; Tuesday, March 7 at 8:00 pm; Saturday, March 11 at 8:00 pm; Tuesday, March 14 at 8:00 pm; Thursday, March 16 at 8:00 pm; Saturday, March 18 at 8:00 pm; Sunday, March 19 at 5:30 pm; Tuesday, March 21 at 8:00 pm; Thursday, March 23 at 8:00 pm; Saturday, March 25 at 8:00 pm; Tuesday, March 28 at 8:00 pm; and, Thursday, March 30 at 8:00 pm. (See Page 3, February 16, 2017 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
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