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34th Annual Poquoson Seafood Festival Scheduled for October 17-19, 2014 ... The City of Poquoson presents the 34th Annual Poquoson Seafood Festival October 17-19, 2014 in Poquoson Municipal Park, 830 Poquoson Avenue, Poquoson, VA 23662. The Festival honors the Working Watermen of the Chesapeake Bay and the rich coastal heritage of Poquoson. It includes musical entertainment, juried arts & crafts show, dozens of food vendors, children's area, and coastal kick-off events including the Fishing Tournament with weigh-in and Weigh-in Party at Messick Point on September 27th, a Work Boat Race at Messick Point on September 28th and a 5K Run/2 Mile Walk on October 4th. The events are all family-oriented and offer something for everyone. Holding with its rich tradition, the Festival will feature outstanding Regional and Local musical entertainment on our Municipal Stage sponsored by Ferguson Center for the Arts. (See Page 2, August 28, 2014 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Teachers imagePoquoson Kiwanis Welcomes New Teachers ... In an annual tradition, the Kiwanis Club of Poquoson welcomed new teachers in the Poquoson School System at its regular morning breakfast on Tuesday, August 19, 2014 and introduced them to the many services the local club provides for children of Poquoson. After the pledge of allegiance, patriotic song, blessing, and breakfast, Dr. Jennifer Parish, Kiwanis Club member and Poquoson School Superintendent, introduced visiting school staff and the new teachers. (See Page 3, August 28, 2014 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Troop imageAnother Yorktown Girl Scout Troop Earns Bronze Award ... The Junior Girl Scouts in Yorktown Troop 1324 were recently awarded their Bronze Award -- the highest award 4th and 5th graders can earn. To earn this honor, the troop members worked as a team to decide upon a group project which would benefit the community. There were two distinct aspects to their project. First, they hosted "Thinking Day" for Yorktown Girl Scouts. World Thinking Day is an annual event celebrated by Girl Scouts and Girl Guides throughout the world on or about February 22nd. (See Page 3, August 28, 2014 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Science imageChanging How Science Is Taught ... Four teachers from York County are now part of a year-long initiative through the Virginia Initiative for Science Teaching and Achievement (VISTA) designed to change how science is taught across Virginia. Dare Elementary School (DES) teachers Deborah Buckley and Colleen Lawrence, along with Magruder Elementary School (MES) teachers Maribeth Miller and Jennifer Walker kicked off this program with an intensive, fourweek Elementary Science Institute at the College of William & Mary. Another MES teacher, Liz Fike, who attended VISTA two years ago returned to the summer program as a "co-teacher" this year. (See Page 5, August 28, 2014 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Summer imageCelebrate Summer Reading at Poquoson Public Library ... It has been a busy summer of reading at the Poquoson Public Library as children, teens, and adults have all enjoyed their various reading programs! In fact, 528 children , teens and adults participated in the Library's 2014 Summer Reading Programs reading a total of 11,944 books! On Wednesday, August 20, approximately 250 children and their guests came together on the lawn in front of the library for the Grand Finale Celebration of Summer Reading. Young readers who met the reading requirements in their age group participated in drawings for lots of prizes donated by local citizens and the merchants. (See Page 5, August 28, 2014 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Abingdon Ruritan Club Fall 2014 Seafood Festival ... Tickets for the next Abingdon Ruritan Club Seafood Festival, on October 15, 2014 are going fast and the September 27th deadline for purchasing tickets is quickly approaching. Tickets will not be sold after that date nor sold at the gate. The price of the ticket includes all-you-can eat seafood, beverages (alcoholic and nonalcoholic), a live band and free convenient parking. Tickets are $50 each. The location of this fund-raising festival is the Abingdon Ruritan Club's fair grounds in Bena which is in Gloucester County just across the York River from Yorktown. (See Page 5, August 28, 2014 Edition) (Have a Comment?
Fall imageFall Registration for York County Instructional Classes ... Beginning August 25, the York County Division of Parks, Recreation and Tourism will register participants for its seasonal instructional classes. "Now Playing," the online seasonal program guide, is now available at rksandrec. The guide contains program descriptions, schedules, and costs. Upcoming class offerings include: a variety of adult Fitness classes; Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced levels of TaeKwonDo for children and adults; children's Beginner Art Classes in Basic Drawing and Acrylic Painting; Basic Drawing II with Color and a Beginner Watercolor Workshop, both of which are open for children and adults; two children's Beginning Jewelry Design classes; an adult Beginning Quilting class and a Christmas Stocking Quilting Workshop; a Kid's Yoga class as well as Iddy Biddy Soccer instruction for 3-5 year olds; and Beginners and Intermediate level Roller Skating classes for 4-12 year olds. (See Page 6, August 28, 2014 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Coleman imageLaurie Coleman Recognized for 20 Years of Service ... In the attached picture, Board of Supervisors Chairman Don Wiggins and Community Services department director Laurie Coleman read the service recognition award given to her for her 20 years of service to York County. Laurie was hired in 1994 as the Human Resources Manager and brought with her a Bachelor's Degree in Industrial/Organization Psychology from Christopher Newport University as well as 10 years of human resources experience in both the public and private sectors. While in this position, Laurie obtained her Master's Degree in Human Resources Management from Troy State University. (See Page 12, August 28, 2014 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Challenge imageAll-Military Wilderness Challenge Comes to An End in 2014 ... The Naval Weapons Station Yorktown Morale, Welfare, and Recreation (MWR) Department annual all-military Wilderness Challenge will come to an end in 2014 after 14 years of competition. The Wilderness Challenge will take place Oct. 9-11, in the heart of the Appalachian Mountains on the New and the Gauley Rivers in Minden, West Virginia. Military personnel representing more than 30 teams from around the world are expected to compete for the title of the "Ultimate Extreme Military Race Team". (See Page 12, August 28, 2014 Edition) (Have a Comment?)


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