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Shed image smallJamestowne Ed Shed ... Jamestown Rediscovery has been working at Historic Jamestowne to preserve and discover the history of Jamestown since 1994. Another main focus of the organization is educating the public on the original site of the first permanent English settlement in America. Up until June 22, 2015 the site did not have an interactive component specifically targeting children. That is where Assistant Manager of Public and Educational Programs, Jeff Aronowitz, came into the spotlight. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
School imageJamestown Settlement, Yorktown Victory Center Offer ‘Homeschool Program Days” September 12-27 ... As the traditional school year gets underway, homeschool families can enjoy history lessons at Jamestown Settlement, a museum of 17th-century Virginia, and the Yorktown Victory Center, a museum of the American Revolution, with special admission and hands-on programs and family tours available September 12-27. The two museums are administered by the Jamestown- Yorktown Foundation, an agency of the Commonwealth of Virginia. (See Page 5, August 27, 2015 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Author Hartnett to Speak At Temple Sinai ... Kimberly Marlowe Hartnett will speak about her new book "Carolina Israelite: How Harry Golden Made Us Care about Jews, the South and Civil Rights” at Temple Sinai in Newport News on Thursday, Oct. 1. (See Page 6, August 27, 2015 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Quiz imageBack To School Quiz ... Ah, school. That time of year that begins the day after Labor Day, or even earlier for colleges. When dreams of sandy beaches and theme parks transform into dreams of essays due and pencils sharpened. When warm summer breezes shift to crisp autumn winds. Well, time marches on no matter what, so why not grab a pen and one of the last ice cold lemonades of the summer and try another fun yet educational Yorktown Crier / Poquoson Post quiz by John Franklin Hamilton. (See Page 7, August 27, 2015 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
York County Offices to Close for Labor Day ... Many York County government offices and courts will be closed for the Labor Day holiday Monday, September 7. The York County/Poquoson office of Virginia Cooperative Extension will be open. There will be no curbside garbage collection on Labor Day. Those who usually receive collection on Monday will be postponed until Tuesday, Tuesday’s collection will be moved to Wednesday, etc., for the remainder of the week. Recycling collection will not be affected by the holiday. (See Page 8, August 27, 2015 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
James Madison University Welcomes the Class of 2019 ... James Madison University is excited to welcome the class of 2019 to campus this month. The incoming freshman class represents an accomplished, diverse group of individuals who hail from more than 30 states, the District of Columbia and more than 30 countries around the world. (See Page 9, August 27, 2015 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Bay imageW&M Archeologist Explores Native Use of Chesapeake Bay ... William & Mary professor Martin Gallivan will visit the Virginia Institute of Marine Science on August 27th to present an evening lecture exploring the tools and techniques used by local Indian tribes to harvest the rich marine resources of Chesapeake Bay. Gallivan 's talk, the August installment of VIMS' monthly After Hours lecture series, will begin at 7 pm in Watermen's Hall on the VIMS campus in Gloucester Point. (See Page 9, August 27, 2015 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Wanted: Rising Stars ... Is your child a gifted performer? Does he/she rise above peers when it comes to singing, acting or dancing? For the first time in its 20 year history, Centerstage Academy is offering a rigorous musical theatre program designed for Hampton Roads' elite performing arts students. The weekly class features 3 hours of intensive technique in acting, voice and dance. "This class is for truly talented young people wishing to pursue their passion for musical theatre beyond school programs and into college, community theatre and professional auditions," said Centerstage Director Rebecca Lowe. (See Page 9, August 27, 2015 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Money Prep for Prospective Parents ... It costs parents an average of $245,340 to raise a child from birth to age 18. That figure from the U.S. Agriculture Department is just one reason why prospective parents are advised to consider parallel financial planning for child-based expenses and retirement. (See Page 12, August 27 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?)
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 www.yorkcounty.gov/CountyGovernment/CommunityServices. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
August image smallAugust Events in Historic Yorktown ... Summer is here and it’s a great time to be in Yorktown! This article - special from the Yorktown Crier | Poquoson Post gives you upcoming events, programs and activities in Historic Yorktown. For a complete listing of events, please visit www.visityorktown.org. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
Events image1 smallEvents image2 smallHistoric Yorktown Summer Events Continue ... Historic Yorktown is the place to be for popular events this summer including Yorktown Market Days, Celebrate Yorktown Committee Summer Concert Series and the annual Military Band Concert Series. (Read the Article) (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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