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15Tons image smallNearly 15 Tons of Litter Pulled From Hampton Roads Landscape During Great American Cleanup ... Mother Earth received an early Mother’s Day gift, courtesy of more than 1,000 volunteers who teamed up to clean up Hampton Roads, May 3-4, during the Great American Cleanup Kickoff. The event organizers, askHRgreen.org and Keep Virginia Beautiful, worked months in advance to coordinate with local volunteers, military commands and local businesses across 13 municipalities to bring the two-day clean-up event to Hampton Roads. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
EagleYN imageLennox 65px imageHoliday Joy Seems to Bypass Raymond and Friends ... While much of Lennox Valley huddled around fireplaces in homes filled with families and friends after attending one of the many Christmas Eve services on the town square, Raymond Cooper, Farley Puckett, Marvin Walsh and Elbert Lee Jones gathered around the lobby of The Valley’s only radio station to discuss more important topics. (See Page 2, May 16, 2019 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
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TComicon imageTidewater Comicon Returns with Big Name Guests ... On May 18-19, 2019, the Virginia Beach Convention Center will welcome fans from near and far to meet their favorite celebrities, interact with other enthusiasts, and explore creativity at the fifth annual Tidewater Comicon. Founded by comic book collector, Mike Federali, Tidewater Comicon has grown into a gathering of celebrities, artists, and fans that boasted attendance in previous years of more than 23,000 fans. (See Page 3, May 16, 2019 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
PKPig imagePoquoson Kiwanis Pig Roast This Saturday ... The Poquoson Kiwanis Club will be conducting its annual Pig Roast on Saturday, May 18 from 11:00 to 5:30 in front of the Wells Fargo Bank on Wythe Creek Road in Poquoson. Three times a year, selling barbecue to the public is an "allhands" effort for the membership. Besides the original Spring event, the club has a sandwich booth at the Poquoson Seafood Festival in the Fall. (See Page 3, May 16, 2019 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
GBECC imageGrafton Bethel Ementary Great Computer Challenge ... The Grafton Bethel Elementary School Great Computer Challenge team competed on May 4, 2019 at Old Dominion University. These second graders competed in four categories. The team brought home 1 good rating and 2 excellent ratings. So proud of all their hard work. Congratulations! (See Page 4, May 16, 2019 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
THSArt imageFormer Tabb High Student and Artist Passes Away From Brain Tumor ... Greg Martin was an artist, a poet, and even an Army medic. He was also a loving family man. You may have read about him and seen his paintings on the front page of the December 13th, 2018 issue of the Yorktown Crier | Poquoson Post. Greg was also proudly involved with the Bartlett Veterans Memorial project. He was a 1982 Tabb High School graduate. His family has announced they will be publishing a book of Greg's paintings and poems he courageously created while fighting for his life. (See Page 5, May 16, 2019 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
TPMG to Present Men’s Health Seminar ... Tidewater Physicians Multispecialty Group (TPMG) is proud to partner with Virginia Oncology Associates (VOA) to present the "Man Up" Men's Health Seminar on Saturday, June 8th from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. The seminar features physicians from a variety of medical specialties and includes topics ranging from prostate cancer to genetic testing for cancer. This is a great opportunity for men across Hampton Roads to learn more about specific topics related to their health and speak to professionals who specialize in the field. (See Page 8, May 16, 2019 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Senior2May imageSenior Center of York’s May Activies and Events ... A variety of educational and entertaining programs are being offered at the Senior Center of York in May. Participation is open to seniors age 55 or better and their spouses, regardless of age. To register for these activities, sign up in person at the Senior Center or call (757) 890- 3444. Many of these events require pre-registration. Call the Senior Center at (757) 890-3444 to register and for more information about these and other events. (See Page 9, May 2, 2019 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
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