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Church image smallA Williamsburg Historic Church’s Long-Silent Bell Rings Again ... The historic First Baptist Church bell – silent for decades dating to segregation – sounded once again Monday when descendants of Virginians Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings, an enslaved woman, and Martha Wayles Jefferson, his wife, rang the bell to mark the house of worship’s 240th anniversary and launch an unprecedented national call for healing, peace and justice throughout Black History Month. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
Adult imageAdult Coloring Club at Poquoson Public Library ... Nineteen aspiring adults gathered at Poquoson Public Library in the evening of January 27th to unleash their creativity and socialize in the "Inside the Line: Adult Coloring Club” program. This latest craze and destress program will be held in the library meeting room on the 4th Wednesday of each monthly for adult patrons. (See Page 2, February 4, 2016 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
YCYC imageSunset image2016-2017 York County Youth Commission Applications Due March 9th ... The York County Board of Supervisors is currently seeking students interested in representing youth interests and concerns by serving on the York County Youth Commission (YCYC) for the 2016-2017 school year. Applicants must be York County residents who are currently enrolled in grades 8-11 in a public, private, or home school. (See Page 3, February 4, 2016 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
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WTKR imageSecond Graders Skype with WTKR Meteorologist ... On Thursday, November 21, 60 second grade students at Yorktown Elementary School learned about weather forecasting during a Skype session with WTKR meteorologist, Myles Henderson. Mr. Henderson took time to answer students' questions about weather in general and, specifically, about the impending snow storm. (See Page 3, February 4, 2016 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Lodge imageYorktown Lodge Gives Credit Where Credit is Due ... At Yorktown Lodge’s December meeting, Senior Warden, Nathan Faison presented this past years Golf Tournament Sponsors with a plaque of appreciation. The Sponsors and sponsor levels are as listed: Keller America as the Gold Sponsor, Dr. James A. Burden DDS as the Bronze Sponsor, and Auto Haus, Person Toyota, and Hampton Roads Harley Davidson as Hole-In-One Sponsors. (See Page 5, February 4, 2016 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Cade imageCadeFit Opens in Yorktown ... On January 27, 2016, Brian Cade and Jeff Wassmer cut a ribbon for the grand opening of CadeFit at 301 Village Avenue, Yorktown, Virginia. CadeFit is Virginia’s first Fitness and Self- Development Center. Their philosophy and efforts are designed to guide and motivate people to actively live their dream life everyday through fitness and personal growth. (See Page 6, February 4, 2016 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Avoid a Food Safety Penalty This Super Bowl Sunday ... The Super Bowl is already the most-watched television program in the United States, and this year's 50th game is sure to take the experience to a whole new level. The game (or the ads) may be the main event, but the food usually steals the show. (See Page 6, February 4, 2016 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Tabb and Yorktown Libraries Host Screening of "Love Between the Covers” ... The York County Public Library will be hosting a screening of the film "Love Between the Covers” at the Yorktown Library on Thursday, February 11, at 2 p.m., and at the Tabb Library on Saturday, February 13, at 1:30 p.m. "Love Between the Covers” is a documentary about the billion dollar romance fiction business and the remarkable community of women who create, consume, and love romance novels. (See Page 8, February 4, 2016 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Winter Quiz Part II ... Ah, February. January was trudging along like a turtle in molasses and now we are dreaming of Hawaiian beaches and sunny summers at the water park. At least the bugs and mosquitoes are gone and there is no pollen to ravage my asthma and allergies. Let's all just relax by the fire with a delicious nonalcoholic southern Hot Toddy and a warm fuzzy blanket and crackle our cerebrums with another fun yet educational Yorktown Crier / Poquoson Post Quiz by John F. Hamilton. (See Page 13, February 4, 2016 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Registration for York County Adult Softball Begins Feb. 1st ... York County Parks, Recreation, and Tourism (PRT) will be taking registration for its spring-summer Adult Softball program in February. Two co-ed divisions will be offered on Friday nights, and two men’s leagues will play on Monday and Tuesday nights. (See Page 12, January 28, 2016 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Safety at Sea Seminar Includes US Sailing Certifications ... Learn the information and skills required for safe sailing at the Safety at Sea Seminar on February 20, 2016, presented by The Mariners' Museum and Landfall Navigation. This day-long seminar, designed and conducted by sailors and experts in their fields, provides novice and experienced mariners with information and skills required to prepare for sailing the Chesapeake Bay or offshore, handling heavy weather, conducting rescue procedures and much more. (See Page 3, January 28, 2016 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Black imageNewport News Celebrates February, Black History Month, With Events ... From a planetarium show, film festival, and theater productions to a living history presentation, concert and storyteller, Newport News has a number of ways to celebrate the African-American experience to commemorate Black History Month in February.At the Virginia Living Museum, patrons will be able to see the night skies from more than 100 years ago in Follow the Drinking Gourd, a FREE planetarium show that explains how the stars of the northern sky led slaves to freedom during the era of the Underground Railroad. (See Page 7, January 21, 2016 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
YSoccer imageork County Youth Soccer Registration Begins Jan. 25th ... Registration for York County Parks, Recreation and Tourism’s spring youth soccer program will be open January 25 to February 12. This popular program emphasizes fun, skill development, sportsmanship, and participation and is open to York County residents currently enrolled in grades K-12. Age-grouped Coed leagues are organized for grades 1-12, while Girls only leagues are also offered for grades 3-6 if enough girls are registered for them. League practices are scheduled to begin on Saturday, March 12. (See Page 7, January 21, 2016 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
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