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PawsRiv imageYWFest image smallYorktown’s Wine Festival to Feature Tastings, Music, Food Trucks and Over 30 Vendors ... Riverwalk Landing is hosting the Yorktown Wine Festival 2017 – The Best of Virginia and Beyond – on Saturday, October 7. Whether you consider yourself a wine connoisseur or an aspiring novice, you don't want to miss this grand tasting event presented by Village Events, Ltd. The festival showcases more than a dozen Virginia wineries, a local cidery, and for the first time, internationally featured wines! This expanded sampling is an effort to show that Yorktown shares more than just history with its sister cities Zweibrücken and Port-Vendres. In a nod to both countries, ticket holders may sample Rieslings from Germany and indulge in sparkling wine from France! (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
Lennox imageMarvin and Elbert Lee Have Some Explainin’ To Do ... Raymond Cooper was feeling pretty good about himself as he took to the airways on Friday, July 17, 1998. After all, with just five weeks until the mayoral election, Cooper felt like he could almost hear the victory celebration that would take place at the VFW Post on Highway 11, just south of town. Little did he know as he began his opening monologue, Iris Long was exiting the office of Hometown News to make the drive to visit Marvin Walsh. (See Page 2, September 21, 2017 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Volunteers Requested for Senior Home in Poquoson ... Bayside of Poquoson is looking for volunteers who would like to dance, play music, read poetry, sing, or perform other similar talents. Gwen Floyd posted this notice at 12:16 p.m. on Saturday, September 9th, on Facebook. Several people have already responded to the post, including a local dance academy. The times are between 10:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. daily, and the dates are flexible. So if you would like to volunteer, contact Gwen Floyd and Bayside, and showcase your talents for our local senior citizens. (See Page 5, September 21, 2017 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
GCCrane imageDawgs imageBull Island Dawgs and Cones Opens in Poquoson ... The City of Poquoson is pleased to announce the opening of a new restaurant, Bull Island Dawgs & Cones, at 1165 Poquoson Avenue, Poquoson. The new restaurant opened just in time for Labor Day weekend and has enjoyed steady business since that time. A Ribbon Cutting ceremony was held on Wednesday, September 6 at 4 pm and included owners Jim Warren and Chris Brauer and staff. (See Page 6, September 21, 2017 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
VDOF Want Your Nuts and Acorns ... The Virginia Department of Forestry is seeking 13 species of acorns or nuts that can be planted at its Augusta Forestry Center to grow into tree seedlings that will become the forests of tomorrow. Virginia landowners interested in sharing their acorns/nuts are asked to follow the following guidelines: During September and early October, it is easy to pick up acorns/nuts in many yards and parking lots. Try to stay away from trees in the forest because there may be different species of trees nearby and the acorns/nuts need to be sorted by species for proper planting. (See Page 6, September 21, 2017 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Senior7Sep17 image smallSeptember Events and Activities at the Senior Center of York ... A variety of educational and entertaining programs are being offered at the Senior Center of York in September. 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 all County holidays. Reservations are required for all sessions and are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. To register, stop by the Center or call (757) 890-3444. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
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