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Ready imageThe Boys and Girls Clubs of the Virginia Peninsula Host "Be Ready for High School? Workshop ... The Boys and Girls Clubs of the Virginia Peninsula, with support from Taco Bell, will host a "Be Ready for High School? workshop on Thursday, February 26th to prepare 8th grade students for a successful transition into high school, however 6th through 11th grade students are welcome to attend. This event is free of charge and will take place from 5:15 to 6:45pm in the Boys and Girls Club Gym at York Middle School. The "Be Ready for High School? workshop will provide students with an opportunity to learn about different high school options, selecting core classes, as well as the option to be placed in college access courses. (See Page 3, Feb 26, 2015 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Sister Cities Yorktown Elects New Officers, Announces 25th Anniversary Activities ... Sister Cities Yorktown, which celebrates a sister city relationship with Port- Vendres, France, elected new officers at its recent semi-annual business meeting. The officers will lead the organization in a busy year of activities highlighted by a key role in the arrival of the L'Hermione, Lafayette's replica ship making its first North American landing in Yorktown in June, and the group's 25th anniversary with Port- Vendres. (See Page 2, Feb 26, 2015 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Wayne imageWayne and Maria Dickerson?s 50th Anniversary ... Wayne and Maria Dickerson celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Feb 6th with a blessing of their marriage by Fr. Mike Joly and a recommitment to each other in the Chapel at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church. It was witnessed by their three children and spouses, Maria's mother and several of their nine grandchildren. (See Page 3, Feb 26, 2015 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Students imageStudents Practiced Estimation and Nonstandard Measurement ... 3rd grade Poquoson Elementary Students in Mrs. Heldreth's class practiced estimation and nonstandard measurement. Evelyn Murphy, Kyle Richardon, Kate Zohn, Ethan Little, and Jayce Backus each estimated the length of their flowers and then used candy hearts to measure their objects. (See Page 4, Feb 26, 2015 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
WCA imageWCA Students Make Regular Visits to Local Senior Healthcare Facility ... This year, elementary classes at Williamsburg Christian Academy are reaching out to Envoy of Williamsburg, a local senior care facility, as an ongoing service project. Through monthly visits, the intent is to build a relationship with the residents and caregivers that will develop into lasting friendships. Handmade Christmas cards were delivered in December, and in January, the 5th grade class lifted residents' spirits by singing worship songs, playing violins, reading books, and distributing student artwork. (See Page 5, Feb 26, 2015 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Ninth Judicial District Circuit Court Endorsement ... The York- Poquoson Bar Association is pleased to announce that at a Special Meeting of the Bar Association on February 18, 2015 the membership voted to endorse Richard H. Rizk as their candidate to fill the Circuit Court position recently vacated by the Honorable Richard Y. Atlee, Jr. upon his appointment to the Virginia Court of Appeals. (See Page 6, Feb 26, 2015 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Cindy imageRe-elect Cindy Kirschke ... Cindy Kirschke announced her plans to run for a second term to the York County School Board. Kirschke, 48, was elected by citizens in District 2 in 2011 after winning 76% of the vote. "I ran for election to the School Board because I wanted to be the voice for children, families, teachers, and citizens who felt like they were never heard,? said Kirschke. "I serve as that squeaky wheel that questions policy, pushes common sense, and works to ensure that the student is always the primary focus of all decisions.? (See Page 6, Feb 26, 2015 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
George imageGeorge Announces Re-election Campaign for York County School Board?s 5th District ... York County dentist and current school board vice chairman Dr. Robert George is running for a 3rd term on the York County School Board, looking forward to another opportunity to serve residents of the 5th District. "We?re a great team,? says George of the current school board, "and we?ve accomplished much together. Developing a well-rounded student by having opportunities for kids across the spectrum is paramount. (See Page 6, Feb 26, 2015 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Dreaming Of Spring Quiz ... Ah, Spring. That wonderful time of year when polar vortexes and endless drear coupled with cold are replaced by singing birds and blooming flowers. It is a time for renewed hopes of love and laughter and a symbol of the circle of life returning in all its abundant glory with nature's showcases. Of course it is also a time for surprise March and April snows and allergies and asthma and sneezing and the return of bugs and then mosquitoes, but hey, you can't win 'em all. (See Page 7, Feb 26, 2015 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
VIMS imageVIMS After Hours lecture Explores Native Use of Chesapeake Bay ... N a t i v e Americans have relied on Chesapeake Bay's natural resources for thousands of years. On Thursday, February 26 at 7:00 pm, William & Mary Professor Martin Gallivan will use archaeological evidence and colonial accounts to reveal the tools and techniques employed by local tribes to harvest the Bay's bounty. Gallivan's talk, the February installment of the monthly After Hours lecture series at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science, will take place in Watermen's Hall on the VIMS campus in Gloucester Point. (See Page 12, Feb 26, 2015 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Samoa imageGirl Scouts to Present 7th Annual Samoa Soiree ... On Saturday, March 7, Girl Scouts of the Colonial Coast will be hosting the 7th annual Samoa Soiree from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Half Moone Cruise and Celebration Center in Norfolk. At the event, top chefs from Hampton Roads will create unique appetizers and desserts using Girl Scout Cookies as key ingredients. The evening includes delicious food, live music, a silent auction and adult beverages. Tickets are $60 per person and can be purchased online at (See Page 7, Feb 5, 2015 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
York County Sports Complex to Begin Extended Seasonal Operating Hours ... Extended operating hours will begin at the York County Sports Complex on Sunday, March 1, and will continue through Saturday, October 31. The sports complex will be open daily from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. unless closing later to allow daily and nightly activities to conclude. The park will remain subject to closure during inclement weather. (See Page 12, Feb 26, 2015 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Senior Center of York Announces February Activities and Events ... A variety of educational and entertaining programs are being offered at the Senior Center of York in January. 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 on 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 visit (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
February - March 2015 Events at Jamestown Settlement and Yorktown Victory Center ... "Working and Racing on the Bay: The Chesapeake Log Canoe," is a special ongoing exhibition at the Jamestown Settlement, September 19, 2014-September 8, 2015. Objects from The Mariners' Museum collection are featured in this exhibition tracing the evolution of the dugout canoe through the centuries, from the watercraft of the Powhatan people 400 years ago to multi-canoe trade vessels and work and racing boats. Admission to Jamestown Settlement, a museum of 17th-century Virginia history and culture, is $16.75 for adults and $7.75 ages 6-12. Children under 6 are free. Museum hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. Jamestown Settlement is located on Route 31 South in Williamsburg. See this and many other exhibitions at the Jamestown Settlement and Yorktown Victory Center. (See Page 3, Jan 22, 2015 Edition) (Have a Comment?)


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