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17SWS image small17th Annual "Shop with a Sheriff” to Return in December ... The York- Poquoson Sheriff’s Office is holding its 17th Annual "Shop with a Sheriff” campaign in December. With the help of local churches and schools, at least seventy five children from York County and the City of Poquoson will be selected to participate. On Saturday, December 15, 2018 at 8 a.m., the children will arrive at the Tabb K-Mart in Yorktown to go Christmas shopping with York-Poquoson Deputies. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
Lennox 65px imageThe Valley’s Constable Gives Frank Bell the Inside Scoop ... After three weeks in The Valley, Frank Bell thought he had heard just about everything. My hometown was a lot to take in, even for someone like me who was born and raised there. Just imagine moving from a big city like Terre Haute, Indiana, to our small town. In the beginning, Frank got most of his information from my group of friends. (See Page 2, October 18, 2018 Edition) (Have a Comment?))
SloDeer imageYMDAd imageVirginia Drivers: Slow Down for Deer! ... Autumn is here and along with colorful leaves, crisp air, and shorter days, deer are on the move. Fall is the breeding season for deer, so deer will be more active over the next couple of months than at any other time of the year. Motorists will also be driving more often in the dark, increasing the likelihood of encountering a deer on the road. (See Page 2, October 18, 2018 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
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PFACH imagePeninsula Fine Arts Center Hosts Day of the Dead Celebration November 3 ... The Peninsula Fine Arts Center invites the community to a free celebration of the Day of the Dead from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, October 28. Dia de los Muertos, or the Day of the Dead, is a traditional Mexican celebration of family and friends who have passed away. Loved ones are remembered with ofrendas, or altars, constructed in their honor and decorated with photos, favorite foods and special mementos. (See Page 3, October 18, 2018 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
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VLOO imageVirginia’s Li’l Ole Opry to Open Their Stage to the Best Local "Unknown” Talent ... Virginia’s Li’l Ole Opry will open its stage this Saturday night, October 20th, to some of the best local "unknown” talent around for the year’s only Talent Search Extravaganza! The show will feature the house band, Shades of Country, and all of the Opry singers on the first half. Then, for the second half of the show, contestants will perform songs that they have chosen and rehearsed with the band. (See Page 3, October 18, 2018 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Chronic Wasting Disease: A Growing Threat ... The Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (DGIF) would like to remind hunters about Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD), a serious threat to the deer in Virginia. CWD has been detected in 37 deer from Frederick County and three deer from Shenandoah County since 2009. (See Page 6, October 18, 2018 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
OPQ imageOnline Personality Quiz Engages Players to Find Their "Artifactually” Perfect Match ... Launching today on HistoryisFun.org, a new online personality quiz invites participants to ask themselves, if you were a 17th-century artifact from Virginia, which would you be? "Artifactually Yours" sets out to prove artifacts have personalities, just like people, matching "free spirits" with a Powhatan rattle, those "cool-underpressure" with Angolan bellows and "loyal friends" with an English bodkin. (See Page 6, October 18, 2018 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
5Steps imageFive Steps this Fall to a More Beautiful Landscape ... Don't let a busy schedule stop you from creating a beautiful landscape. Incorporate a few of these changes into your fall landscape care. You'll create beautiful results with a limited investment of time and effort. Cut the grass, recycle fall leaves, and improve the soil with a pass of the lawn mower. Shred leaves and leave them on the lawn as you mow this fall. (See Page 7, October 18, 2018 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
FEMA Awards Grants to Virginia ... Our firefighters, Emergency Medical Services (EMS) responders, and State Fire Academies work hard every day to keep our communities safe. They rely on equipment, training, and resources to make sure that when there is an emergency, such as a building fire or medical emergency, they can respond quickly and efficiently. (See Page 11, October 18, 2018 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
StreetC imageStreet Closures and Trolley Routes for Yorktown Day, October 19 ... The Yorktown Trolley will deviate from its normal route to accommodate the parade and patriotic exercises commemorating the 237th anniversary of the American and French Revolutionary War victory at Yorktown. The trolley will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. All public parking areas in historic Yorktown will be open to the public with some exceptions. (See Page 7, October 11, 2018 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Senior 4oct18 image smallOctober Events and Activities at the Senior Center of York ... A variety of educational and entertaining programs are being offered at the Senior Center of York in September. 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. NOTE: The Senior Center will be closed on Friday, October 19, in observance of Yorktown Day. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
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