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Powwow image smallAmerican Indian Intertribal Powwow October 1-2 ... Jamestown Settlement, a museum of 17th-century Virginia history and culture, will present an American Indian Intertribal Powwow on Saturday and Sunday, October 1 and 2, featuring song and dance by members of American Indian tribes, storytelling and a film presentation. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
Horse imageMid-Atlantic Council Approves Ecosystem Approach to EAFM Guidance Document ... Today the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council unanimously approved a guidance document to facilitate the transition to an ecosystem approach to fisheries management (EAFM) in the Mid- Atlantic. (See Page 2, August 25, 2016 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
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Fall Gospel Concerts ... Check our lists for Gospel Concerts in the local area. Locations include the First Apostolic Church, Charity Independent Baptist Church, Calvary Baptist Church, Buford Road Baptist Church, Fellowship Free Methodist Church, Emmaus Baptist Church, and Deer Park Baptist Church. (See Page 3, August 25, 2016 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
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Spinal imagePoquoson Kiwanis Feeds Spinal Cord Patients at VA Hospital ... The Hampton Veterans Administration Hospital has some very happy patients in its spinal cord injury program, at least three to four times a month when Margianna Wissinger of Poquoson brings some of the local Kiwanis Club's "world famous" barbecue sandwiches to patients there. (See Page 5, August 25, 2016 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Lightning image70th imageHappy 70th Anniversary ... Gerald Ray and Rose Marie Hopkins celebrated 70 years of marriage Wednesday August 17th, 2016. They were married in Seaford, VA at Reverend John Mills’ personal home. The Hopkins have 4 children, 8 grandchildren, and 3 great grandsons that are identical triplets. (See Page 7, August 25, 2016 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
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AQuiz imageAugust Quiz ... Ah, August. That month of the year when there are no major holidays and the summer meanders on and begins to transition into cooler autumn weather and the bounty of the harvest. In the meantime high Virginia humidity is here to stay so why not grab a tall Southern iced tea and your favorite pen and try another fun yet educational YTCPP quiz by JFH. (See Page 8, August 25, 2016 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
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Women imageDistinguished Young Women Orientation ... Nine young ladies from the York County School System will compete in the Tidewater Distinguished Young Women Scholarship Program to be held in Newport News this fall. These high school senior girls will be vying for scholarships in five categories: Talent, Fitness, Interview, Self- Expression, and Scholastics. (See Page 9, August 25, 2016 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Trucking imagePoquoson Trucking Company and Locals Help Flooded Baton Rouge ... The flooding in Baton Rouge, Louisiana was so bad that over 100,000 people are currently homeless and need assistance. Wooden Shoes Trucking Company of Poquoson decided to help out and parked a 53- foot eighteen wheeler on Route 17 just down from the Tabb Walmart. (See Page 10, August 25, 2016 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
United imageUnited Way Funds Poquoson Disaster Preparedness Effort ... United Way of the Virginia Peninsula gave the City of Poquoson’s disaster preparedness efforts a boost by providing funds to support storm proofing of the administration building. The funds will help ensure the continuation of government and school operations in cases of severe weather emergencies. United Way CEO Steve Kast presented the check to Poquoson Mayor Gene Hunt. (See Page 12, August 25, 2016 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Brass imageBrass Cannon Brewery Opens in York County ... Brass Cannon owner, Tony Artrip, and York County Board of Supervisors Chairman, Jeff Wassmer, cut the ribbon on the brewery’s new facility located at 5476 Mooretown Road, in Williamsburg. Brass Cannon is the third York County brewery to join the Williamsburg Tasting Trail in the upper York County and Williamsburg areas. (See Page 12, August 25, 2016 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
HHS Awards $1,661,727 to Virginia to Improve Health Centers ... Virginia is receiving 26 awards totaling $1,661,727 to invest in health center quality improvement efforts, and to provide high quality comprehensive care. Health centers in Virginia will use these funds to expand current quality improvement systems and infrastructure and to improve primary care service delivery in the communities they serve. (See Page 12, August 25, 2016 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Anthem LemonAid Weekend Raises Record-Breaking $120,000 for CHKD ... The extreme heat wasn't the only record-breaking news this July. During the ninth annual Anthem LemonAid weekend, local families came together in recordsetting numbers to help children fighting cancer at Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters. (See Page 15, August 25, 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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