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Opera image smallVirginia Opera Opens Their 2016-2017 Season with a Dynamic Double Bill ... Virginia Opera, "The Official Opera Company of the Commonwealth of Virginia,” opens its 2016- 2017 opera season with a landmark double-bill of Kurt Weill’s compelling The Seven Deadly Sins paired with a gripping new production of Leoncavallo’s standard of the operatic stage, Pagliacci. Adam Turner, Virginia Opera’s Principal Conductor and Artistic Advisor, conducts the Virginia Symphony Orchestra with an all-star cast. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
Reminder for Anglers: No Stripped Bass Fishing in the EEZ ... It's that time of year, again -- striped bass are on the move and NOAA's Office of Law Enforcement wants to make sure anglers understand and abide by federal regulations. (See Page 2, September 22, 2016 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Endview imageHarvest Faire Returns to Endview Plantation for 22nd Season October 7th-9th ... Harvest Faire, the Virginia Peninsula's oldest Renaissance Festival, will return to Newport News to celebrate its 22nd season October 7-9, 2016. The Faire is held at Endview Plantation, 362 Yorktown Rd. Come and enjoy medieval combat and encampments, knights on horseback, live music and dance, merchants, food and period games. (See Page 3, September 22, 2016 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Shrimp imageShrimp Boil at Shirley Plantation ... On Saturday, September 17, join the Carter family for a shrimp boil on Shirley Plantation in the old green barn. These shrimp have travelled less than 200 yards from where they were raised. Fresh harvested Shirley shrimp, potatoes, corn and kielbasa cooked in a spicy Creole broth will be served for the 3:30 PM and 5:30 PM seating. (See Page 3, September 22, 2016 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Shooter imageWilliamsburg Shooter in Custody ... A suspect in the August shooting outside of Williamsburg location, The Crust, turned himself in Wednesday September 14. The suspect is 22- year-old John Lee Johnson of Newport News, wanted for maiming, reckless discharge of a firearm, and shooting into an occupied dwelling and brandishing. (See Page 5, September 22, 2016 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Photo 22sep16Veteran’s Corner ... The end of 2016 and the start of 2017 mark the anniversaries of two events, 25 years apart, that changed the course of history— the 75th anniversary of America's entry into World War II in December of 1941, and the 100th anniversary of America's entry into World War I in April of 1917. (See Page 5, September 22, 2016 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
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Surgeon imageCHKD Welcomes New Pediatric Surgeon ... Children's Hospital of The Kings Daughters is pleased to welcome Margaret McGuire, MD, to the pediatric surgery team. A board-certified general surgeon and board-eligible pediatric surgeon, Dr. McGuire comes to CHKD after completing fellowships in pediatric surgery at Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital and surgical critical care at Children's National Medical Center. (See Page 6, September 22, 2016 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Marathon imageTabb Resident Competes in Air Force Marathon ... Tabb resident and United States Air Force soldier Eric Haselby recently traveled to Ohio to compete in the grueling, hilly 26.2 mile Air Force Marathon. Eric is a member of the national United States Military Endurance Sports Team. The team's motto is "Fit for Duty, Fit for Life." Conditions were tough and humid, and the race was even delayed by morning thunderstorms on Saturday, September 17th. (See Page 7, September 22, 2016 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
ACLU Files Brief in Gloucester Transgender Student Case ... In a brief filed with the Supreme Court today, the American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU of Virginia argue that the Supreme Court should not step in to review a ruling that a local school board violated federal law when it denied a transgender boy access to restrooms consistent with his gender identity. (See Page 7, September 22, 2016 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
PetFood imageThink All Pet Foods Are Equal? Think Again Feed Your Pet Right Without Making Any Sacrifices ... When a beloved family pet experiences health problems, it can take a toll on the whole family. In some cases, it can take weeks or even months to identify the problem, and more importantly, where the solution lies. In some cases, the answer is as simple as changing what your pet eats. If you’ve always thought all pet foods were equal, think again. (See Page 8, September 22, 2016 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Senior09 image smallSenior Center of York September 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. (Read the Article) (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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