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MBCS image smallMilitary Band Concert Series Coming to Yorktown in August ... York County is thrilled to once again partner with the U.S. Air Force, Navy, and Army to provide outdoor concerts for military families and civilians alike. Join us Tuesday nights in August at Riverwalk Landing in Historic Yorktown for our Military Band Concert series. This year’s four-week lineup is packed with music that will appeal to all ages. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
Lennox imageOPhoto imageRaymond Cooper Prepares his Greatest Performance ... July 4, 1998, is a date that will live in infamy in the annals of Lennox Valley. Let’s look back at the events that led up to this remarkable date in Valley history. The daily talk radio show, "Renderings with Raymond,” is as good a place to begin as any, I suppose. (See Page 2, July 20, 2017 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
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BSFish imageBipartisan Group of Senators Introduce Modern Fish Act ... The recreational fishing and boating community praised the Senate introduction of the Modern Fish Act by Senators Roger Wicker, Bill Nelson, Roy Blunt, Brian Schatz, John Kennedy and Joe Manchin. The "Modernizing Recreational Fisheries Management Act of 2017" would improve public access to America's federal waters, promote conservation of our natural marine resources and spur economic growth. (See Page 2, July 20, 2017 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
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GWCTA to Host 16th Annual Chamber Challenge Golf Tournament ... The Greater Williamsburg Chamber and Tourism Alliance will be hosting the 16th Annual Chamber Challenge Golf Tournament at the Blackheath Course of Ford’s Colony Country Club on Friday, August 11th, with registration at 8am and a shotgun start promptly at 9am. (See Page 3, July 20, 2017 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
WBoots imageWhite Boots on Deck! ... As local artist Patty Richards spends an afternoon in her studio in Kilmarnock, VA, she imagines the waves and wildlife splashing up against the white boots of local watermen....the men and women who are the backbone of the region's coastal culture and essential to the Virginia oyster. With every brush stroke, Richards is working to turn her vision into a work of art as a part of the Watemen’s Way white boots community art project. (See Page 5, July 20, 2017 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
OspreyR imagePWPhoto imageYork County Osprey Rescue ... The York County Department of Fire and Life Safety shared a post on Facebook of an injured osprey (sea hawk) desperately in need. A local surveyor had spotted the bird at a pier, and called York County Animal Services. The bird was eventually taken to the Peninsula Veterinary Clinic, where it will undergo rehabilitative services, and then be released back into the wild. (See Page 5, July 20, 2017 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
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FSIS Issues Recall for Hot Dog Products ... Marathon Enterprises Inc., a Bronx, N.Y. establishment, is recalling approximately 7,196,084 pounds of hot dog products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically bone fragments, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. (See Page 6, July 20, 2017 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
ForestL imageMaintaining Forestland Key to Economic and Enviromental Health of Chesapeake Bay ... The Commonwealths of Virginia and Pennsylvania have completed a two-tier analysis of the economic benefits of meeting the Chesapeake Bay clean-up goals through the retention of forestland. The effort first tested alternative growth scenarios to see the impact of retaining more forestland. The results prove the validity of models that will help localities implement policy changes and financial incentives to better protect the Chesapeake Bay. (See Page 7, July 20, 2017 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
This Week is Virginia Probation and Parole Officer’s Week ... The annual celebration of Probation and Parole Officers' Week, July 16-22, 2017, holds special meaning this year as the Virginia Department of Corrections commemorates the 75th anniversary of the creation of its probation and parole system. (See Page 11, July 20, 2017 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Senior 7jul17 image smallSenior Center of York July Activities and Events ... A variety of educational and entertaining programs are being offered at the Senior Center of York in July. 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 and are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. To register, stop by the Senior Center or call (757) 890-3444. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)

 





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