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Blue image1Blue image2Blue Marlin and The Mystery Orange Fish ... We went to try live-baiting for white marlin yesterday. While catching chub mackerel, we caught an orange fish...another one. We have been through the blackbelly rosefish and Darwin's Slimehead (set All-Tackle World Records for both, since retired) and have a pending IGFA record for Spineycheek Scorpionfish. This was none of those. We caught plenty of chub mackerel to bridle up for bait and managed to not catch any white marlin. We had a couple hooked up but lost them and managed to not hook others. We did catch a blue marlin and 2 of 4 big hammerheads that ate our marlin baits. (See Page 2, July 30, 2015 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
ACFHP and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Seek Habitat Projects for FY2016 Funding ... The Atlantic Coastal Fish Habitat Partnership (ACFHP) is requesting project applications to restore and conserve habitat necessary to support coastal, es tuar ine-dependent , and diadromous fish species along the Atlantic Coast. Federal funding available under the National Fish Habitat Action Plan through the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) will be used to support the top ranked proposals. To ensure available funding is being directed most effectively, projects should be geared toward meeting ACFHP's protection and restoration objectives described in its Conservation Strategic Plan. (See Page 2, July 30 2015 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
The Couple That Lost The Use Of Their Legs ... My grandfather and my great-grandfather used to both live in Port Charlotte, Florida. I went down several times to visit them and enjoyed the beach there and also attended games played by the Texas Rangers farm club at the local stadium in town. They both lived in an apartment community by the name of Presbyterian Village and on the first floor there was a nice couple who sat out on their small patio with blankets over their legs. (See Page 3, July 30, 2015 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Dog imageWhy You Should Adopt a Dog ... Dogs make a house a home; there is no doubt about it. If you have ever thought about including a dog in your family, here are several reasons to consider moving ahead on adoption. (See Page 3, July 30, 2015 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Historic Yorktown Wins Awards in the Coastal Virginia Magazine Readers’ Choice Contest ... Coastal Virginia Magazine has promoted their annual Readers’ Choice "Best of Coastal Virginia Contest” with over one hundred categories specific to our region. Over 70,000 votes were cast in a wide variety of categories such as Restaurants, Local Attractions, Home & Garden, Shopping, and more that included locations from the Peninsula to the Southside. York County Parks, Recreation and Tourism was nominated for and won multiple awards in various categories for Historic Yorktown and Riverwalk Landing. (See Page 5, July 30, 2015 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Cedar Fair Theme Parks and the American Red Cross Partner to Offer Blood Donors Summer Fun ... American Red Cross and Cedar Fair theme parks are partnering to thank those who come out to donate blood or platelets at select blood drives with a free Cedar Fair theme park ticket. "Blood and platelet donations are especially needed during the summer months when we see donations slow due to summer vacations and travel among regular donors,” said Page Gambill, CEO for the American Red Cross Mid- Atlantic Blood Services Region. (See Page 5, July 30, 2015 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Meet imageMeeting the Orchestra at Poquoson Public Library ... Over 65 music enthusiasts came to the Poquoson Public Library on Wednesday, July 22 to enjoy "Meeting the Orchestra!" program. In a fun "children to children" program, young musicians from an awesome group called Soundscapes introduced the audience to lots of different types of instruments and the unique sound each makes including brass, woodwind, percussion, and strings. Soundscapes is a nonprofit, intervention, and educational organization dedicated to teaching transformational life skills to disadvantaged youth in Virginia, using intensive music study and ensemble performance. (See Page 6, July 30, 2015 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Registration for York County Fall Softball Program ... Parks, Recreation, and Tourism will be taking registration for its fall Adult Softball program in August. One Coed softball league will be offered on Friday nights and one Men’s League will be offered on Monday nights. All leagues will play double headers and games will be held at either Chisman Creek Park or the York County Sports Complex. (See Page 6, July 30 2015 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Summer Of The Shark Quiz ... The "Summer of the Shark" is upon us in 2015. From a famous movie about a shark to "Shark Week" on the Discovery Channel to the many attacks that have occurred on the east coast it seems everyone is talking about these feared creatures of the deep. But how much do you really know about these kings of the sea? Instead of venturing out into the deep water why not grab a pen and an ice cold lemonade and take another fun yet educational Yorktown Crier / Poquoson Post quiz by John F. Hamilton. (See Page 7, July 30 2015 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Senior image smallSenior Center of York Announces August Activities and Events ... A variety of educational and entertaining programs are being offered at the Senior Center of York. 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 (See Page 10, July 30 2015 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Nest imageSnowy Egret Nest on Camera 24/7 ... Four Snowy Egret babies at the Virginia Living Museum are growing up before our eyes and through the lens of the Virginia Living Museum's streaming Egretcam. The camera stream is being hosted by media partner WVEC-TV. The four babies were born in the museum's Coastal Plain Aviary July 14-18 and are expected to stay around the nest for about four weeks. The camera captures nest activity 24/7 and can even be viewed at night. (See Page 9, July 30 2015 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
York County Public Library 2015 Digital Photography Contest Winners Selected ... York County Public Library recently announced the winners of its 2015 Digital Photography Contest. The contest was open to amateur photographers, except employees of the Library and their immediate families. Entrants were divided into two categories – teens ages 13- 17 and adults age 18 and older. Participants were allowed to submit two photographs. There were 64 participants and 99 images submitted. Congratulations to the winners and thank you to all those who participated in the contest.. (See Page 9, July 30 2015 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Free Summer Public Tours ... The Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS) is offering free public tours on select dates through September 18th. Reserve space on an1.5-hour guided walking tour to learn more about research at VIMS. You'll visit a laboratory to speak with a scientist, learn about Bay animals and related research in VIMS' Visitors Center, and tour the Preserved Fisheries Collection or Teaching Marsh. (See Page 9, July 30 2015 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Music imageBuild to the Music at Poquoson Public Library ... On Tuesday afternoon, July 21, seventeen 6-12 year old LEGO lovers eagerly found their places and began "Building to the Music" during the 1st of 3 LEGO Club summer programs. Experimenting with various genres of music, we are observing each week how different music affects our LEGO building as we build to the strains of Star Wars and Despicable Me, Mozart and Bach, One Direction and Taylor Swift. (See Page 9, July 30 2015 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Do You Have an Advance Care Directive for Health Care? ... Adults with an advance care directive for end-of-life health care wishes know the value and benefit of this important document. Most adults however, do not have an advance directive. The As You Wish Advance Care Planning program is seeking Community Ambassadors to help address the gap in guidance that contributes to this lack of knowledge and personal protective action.. (See Page 10, July 30 2015 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Style imageSend Them off in Style! ... Academics aside, gearing up for college is a big job. Whether you’re headed to the dorms or sharing an apartment or house with friends, making your surroundings comfortable and functional will let you focus on your studies. From cozy bedding to help you catch your zzzz’s to the right technology for cramming to storage space that makes the most of your cramped quarters, show your smarts by decking out your living space right so you can turn your attention to hitting the books and having some fun. (See Page 12, July 30 2015 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Soccer imageRegistration for York County Youth Soccer ... Registration for York County Parks, Recreation and Tourism’s youth soccer program will be held July 27 to August 14. This program is available to York County residents only. The registration cost is $50 per child. The cost for additional children in the same family is $45. Youth in grades 1 through 12 may participate in Coed or Girls Only leagues. Youth in kindergarten may participate in our instructional program. Leagues will begin practices on Saturday, September 12. Registration may be made in person, by mail or on-line. (See Page 6, July 16, 2015 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Band imageMilitary Band Concert Series at Riverwalk Landing in August ... to partner with the U.S. Coast Guard Ceremonial Band from Training Center Yorktown, USAF Heritage of America Band, the U.S. Fleet Forces Band, and the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command Band in presenting the Military Band Concert Series this August at Riverwalk Landing in historic Yorktown. The shows will take place on the performance stage overlooking the York River. The series will be held from August 4 through 25. Concerts will begin promptly at 6:30 p.m. Guests are encouraged to bring blankets and/or lawn chairs for seating. (See Page 5, July 16, 2015 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
The Celebrate Yorktown Committee Summer Concerts Scheduled ... The Celebrate Yorktown Committee is pleased to announce its 2015 Summer Concert schedule. All concerts are free and open to the public and will take place in the churchyard at Grace Episcopal Church, 112 Church Street, Yorktown. While some of the performers are returning artists to the concerts, two new musicians will be joining the series this year. (See Page 5, June 25, 2015 Edition) (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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