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Retreat image smallWeekend Workshop/Retreat Slated for Forest Landowners ... Eastern Virginia landowners can learn more about actively managing their forestlands during the Beginning Landowners’ Weekend Retreat, which will be held August 26 – 28 at the Airfield Conference Center in Wakefield, Va. Discussion topics will include forest stewardship planning, pine silviculture, timber sales, wildlife management, forest health and more. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
Local image 28jul16York County Longwood Graduates ... Longwood University, with its distinct mission of citizen leadership, is the thirdoldest public university in Virginia and one of the hundred-oldest colleges and universities in the United States. (See Page 4, July 28, 2016 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Speak imageYork-Poquoson Sheriff’s Speak at Tabb Kiwanis Club ... Lt. Kyle Hahn and Deputy Mike Plessinger , the School Resource Officers at York-Poquoson Sheriff's Office, Spoke at the Tabb Kiwanis Club meeting on July 19th about the school safety in four York County high schools. They interact with the school staff and students daily , and will respond to criminal acts. (See Page 5, July 28, 2016 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Scoop image"Hears the Scoop” Ice Cream Available at Poquoson Pool ... There are only a few more days through Sunday, July 31st to try "Hears the Scoop" ice cream at the Poquoson Pool. Steffanie Graham posted this notice on July 17th at 4:42 p.m. on Facebook. So come on out for a swim and a hand dipped ice cream treat! (See Page 5, July 28, 2016 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Olympics imageLibrary Olympics at Poquoson Public Library ... Nine Library Olympians conquered Mr. Lemoncello's Scavenger Hunt at Poquoson Public Library on Tuesday, July 19th. The teens had to locate books within the library with clues using the Dewey Decimal system. All agreed that "your library is the key to open your eyes to the world," which was the secret message. (See Page 7, July 28, 2016 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Tea image"Drink Your Tea” Eastern Towhee Birds ... Have you heard a bird sound like they are saying "drink your tea”? Well, the Eastern Towhee is the answer to what bird sings that. The scientific name for the Eastern Towhee is Pipilo erythrophthalmus. Male Eastern Towhees are the ones that chirp "drink your tea;” the females don’t tweet that specific sound. (See Page 8, July 28, 2016 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Beaching imageBeaching it in Hampton Roads...Do Your Part to Keep the Shorelines Clean ... Residents and visitors alike flock to Hampton Roads’ beaches each year to enjoy the ocean spray and feel the sand between their toes. But did you know that what we do at home and at play can have an impact on whether our coastal resources remain open for swimming, boating and fun on the water? (See Page 8, July 28, 2016 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
State Fair Guests Will Kick Up Their Heels at Black Tie & Boots Sept. 22 ... What annual Virginia social event combines formal fashion and country style? It’s Black Tie & Boots, the State Fair of Virginia’s opening-night benefit gala, which will be held Sept. 22 at The Meadow Event Park in Caroline County. (See Page 8, July 28, 2016 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Homocide imageYork-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office Statement on York Co. Homicide ... On Friday July 22, 2016 at approximately 6:32 pm we received a report of a shooting that occurred in front of a residence in the 1000 block of Stewart Dr. in the Bruton District of York County. The victim Kameron Stanley, an 18 year old black male, was standing next to the curb in front of the residence when three suspects pulled up in a green Mercedes. One of the occupants pulled out a gun and shot Kameron several times. (See Page 8, July 28, 2016 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Retire imageWant to Retire at Some Point in Your Life? Prepare Yourself Financially ... Retirement is supposed to be a reward for decades of hard work, but if you haven’t planned well, the milestone may be a dark cloud on your horizon. In fact, new data shows that nearly 50 percent of Americans are most afraid of outliving their income or the inability to maintain their current lifestyle, and nearly 20 percent are worried about having enough money to cover health care expenses. (See Page 9, July 28, 2016 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
York County Fall Youth Soccer Registration Begins, Will End August 12th ... Registrations are now being accepted for York County Parks, Recreation, and Tourism fall youth soccer. The registration period will end August 12. Youth in Kindergarten may participate in the instructional program, while youth in grades 1 through 12 may participate in co-ed or girls-only leagues. Practices begin on Saturday, September 10. (See Page 12, July 28, 2016 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Quilts imageQuilts "Inspired by the National Parks” Arrive at Museum ... To borrow from Trey Amos, "The Art of the Natural” finally arrived this week at the Virginia Quilt Museum in the form of 177 small quilts. These are not your grandmother’s quilts – they are art quilts, an art form born of the 1960s return to the earth and old ways, when people realized a newfound respect for a craftsman’s creative skills. These 177 art quilts are collectively known as "Inspired by the National Parks”. (See Page 13, July 28, 2016 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Household Checmical Collections and Computer Recycling ... The 2016 schedule of Household Chemical Collections and Computer Recycling. These events provide environmentally safe disposal to the residents of Williamsburg, James City County, York County, Hampton and Poquoson. The events are only for residents of the above listed communities; proof of residency may be required. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
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