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Teens_ImageTeens Visited Dominion Village Nursing Home in Poquoson ... Members of the Poquoson Public Library's Teen Advisory Board visited Dominion Village Nursing Home at Poquoson on Monday, April 13th. Teens shared their handmade bookmarks and flower pens as a special treat for the residents to celebrate spring and the National library Week ( April 13-18). This is one of the Library Teen Advisory Board community services which include collecting can food and winter accessories for the needy families during the holiday season, and sponsoring the Poetry Contest for all ages in April, National Poetry Month. (See Page 3, Apr 16, 2015 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Yard Sale in Park Event in Poquoson ... The Annual Yard Sale in the Park event will occur Saturday, April 25, 2015 at Poquoson Municipal Park from 7am -1pm. Bargain Shoppers, and trinket collectors galore are encouraged to attend this event at 16 Municipal Drive, Poquoson Virginia, 23662. The Yard Sale in the Park typically features over 25 sellers of general yard sale items and household goodies. (See Page 3, Apr 16, 2015 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Park imageTwo Reasons to Celebrate New Quarter Park on May 2 ... York County Parks, Recreation and Tourism (PRT) is celebrating two grand opening anniversaries at New Quarter Park on Saturday May 2, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. At 11:30 a.m., the York County Board of Supervisors will host a ceremony to celebrate all of those who have made the park a success. Beginning in 1985, the park opened to groups by appointment, and in 2005, the park expanded to include a park office, restrooms, picnic shelters, hiking trails, mountain bike trails, staff, and regular public hours. (See Page 4, Apr 16, 2015 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Science technology iconMars image1Mars Reconnaisance Orbiter Discovers Belts of Glaciers Consisting of Frozen Water ... Mars has distinct polar ice caps, but Mars also has belts of glaciers at its central latitudes in both the southern and northern hemispheres. A thick layer of dust covers the glaciers, so they appear as surface of the ground, but radar measurements show Mars image2that underneath the dust there are glaciers composed of frozen water. New studies have now calculated the size of the glaciers and thus the amount of water in the glaciers. It is the equivalent of all of Mars being covered by more than one meter of ice. The results are published in the scientific journal, Geophysical Research Letter. Several satellites orbit Mars and on satellite images, researchers have been able to observe the shape of glaciers just below the surface. (See Page 5, Apr 16, 2015 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Tomato imageGrowing Pest-Free Tomatoes in Hampton Roads ... Few things taste better than vegetables you've grown in your own garden. Tomatoes are a personal favorite for many and a number of varieties are easy for novice gardeners to grow here in Hampton Roads. Tomatoes are started easily from seeds in peat pots on your windowsill or healthy, ready-to-transplant, vines can be purchased from many local sources. However getting your plants started and into the ground is only the first step. As with puppies and children, what is most important to the longterm health and growth of your tomato plants is how you care for them. (See Page 8, Apr 16, 2015 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Kenyan Dhow Sails into the International Small Craft Center ... The Mariners' Museum and Park is pleased to announce the newest addition to its International Small Craft Center Lamu, a sailing dhow from Kenya, is fully rigged and on display. There are now 42 countries represented in the center. This newly donated boat is a jahazi--a type of dhow built in Lamu, Kenya. (See Page 8, Apr 16, 2015 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Poquoson Summer Camps for 2015 ... Programs For Summer Camps are Now Registering at Poquoson Office of Community Recreation 868-3580 New This Year, The Office of Community Recreation is now offering summer sailing instructional camps. Discover the magic of captaining your own boat and learn the fun of sailing this summer. Everyone can learn to sail and skills learned can be used and enjoyed for a lifetime. (See Page 9, Apr 16, 2015 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Happy imageHappy Mother's Day From the Fresh Air Fund ... Mother's Day is a special occasion to celebrate the women in our lives who take the time to care for us. Many women in Hampton Roads take on the role of Fresh Air mom, as they open their hearts to New York City children through The Fresh Air Fund's Volunteer Host Family Program. This Mother's Day, consider sharing the pure joys of summer with a Fresh Air child. Each summer, nearly 4,000 children visit volunteer host families in rural, suburban, and small town communities across 13 states from Virginia to Maine and Canada. (See Page 11, Apr 16, 2015 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
YVC image4th Annual YVC Canstructure Contest, Sponsored by the Youth Volunteer Corps of Hampton Roads ... Teams of youth volunteers from 12 area schools will be coming together on April 18th at Patrick Henry Mall to build structures using non-perishable canned goods as their building materials. These students are representing Youth Volunteer Corp of Hampton Roads, a nonprofit, that introduces teens to volunteering their time on service projects that are educational, rewarding and FUN! The canned goods that will be used will be donated to the Virginia Peninsula Foodbank following this event. (See Page 8, Apr 9, 2015 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Hike imageHike for Hospice ... Registration is now open for the third annual Hike for Hospice, "A Walk to Remember," fundraiser at Governor's Land on Saturday, April 25, 2015. The event will feature a leisurely twomile walk, music by DJ Bobby Hornsby, food and drinks, a silent auction and door prizes. Participants may check in beginning at 12:15 p.m.; the hike starts at 2 p.m.; festivities conclude at 4:00. Participants may walk to celebrate the memory of loved ones, to honor someone, or simply to support Hospice House. Anyone interested in walking or supporting this event may register online at www.williamsburghikeforhospice.org or by contacting Hospice House at 253- 1220. Participants may form teams or walk as individuals. (See Page 2, Mar 12, 2015 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Dogs image2Dogs image1EcoFest Going to the Dogs ... There is something for everyone at ecoFest on the Lafayette, a new, action-oriented environmental festival in the Colonial Place section of Norfolk. This event is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 2 at the 600 - 700 blocks of Mayflower Road. Dogs are a welcome addition to this party on the river, and this year "Canine Country" comes to ecoFest. Canine Country is devoted to all things Fido, and offers everything from demonstrations, free goods and toys, adoptions and more. The dog part of ecoFest begins at 11:10 a.m. with a Dog Carting Demo featuring the Bernese Mountain Dog Club of Hampton Roads. (See Page 12, Apr 2, 2015 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Senior imageSenior Center of York Announces April Activities and Events ... A variety of educational and entertaining programs are being offered at the Senior Center of York in March. 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 (Rt. 17), and is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The center is closed on all county holidays. Reservations are required for all sessions and are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. To register, visit the center or call 890-3444. For more information, please visit www.yorkcounty.gov/CountyGovernment/CommunityServices. (Read the Entire Article) (Have a Comment?)
Events imageHistoric Yorktown Events - April 2015 ... Spring is here. Historic Yorktown continues to offer plenty of activities this April with the return of the Yorktown trolley and the Schooner Alliance as well as live music, workshops, beer dinners, oyster roasts, and a kite demo and gathering. For a complete listing of events and activities, please visit www.visityorktown.org. (Read the Entire Article) (Have a Comment?)
Household Chemical Collections and Electronics Recycling - 2015 Schedule. ... The Yorktown Crier | Poquoson Post brings you the complete schedule for Household Chemical Collections and Electronics Recycling in 2015. These events are only for residents of Williamsburg, James City County, York County, Hampton and Poquoson. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)

 





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