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SGrant image smallSpring Grants Awarded by Poquoson Education Foundation ... Over $6,500 in classroom grants were recently awarded to 29 teachers by the Poquoson Education Foundation (PEF). The classroom grant program was initiated by the PEF during the spring of 2010 and has been generously supported by the Poquoson community, families, businesses, organizations and former PHS graduates. Over $17,500 in grant funds have been awarded this year. Awards are made during the fall and spring of each school year. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
CBSun imageLennox 65px imageLike Old Friends ... If you have been reading "The Good Folks of Lennox Valley” since the first installment, I know how you are going to respond to the following question: "Can you believe it has been 100 weeks?” (See Page 2, February 21, 2019 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
NQP19 imageUpcoming Events at New Quarter Park ... Hike to New Quarter Park's 150-yearold "Big Tree" with Forestry Specialist Molly O'Liddy. The big tree, a tulip poplar, has been nominated for the Virginia Big Tree Register. (See Page 2, February 21, 2019 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Sundial imageLearning Through Sundials ... Mrs. Griffin’s first grade class at Poquoson Primary School made sundials. The sundials helped students learn how the sun casts shadows and moves across the sky as the day progresses. (See Page 3, February 21, 2019 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
CHKD Welcomes New Specialists ... Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters is pleased to welcome the following new pediatric specialists to its professional staff -- Dr. Thomas Gallagher, Dr. Daniel Spencer and Dr. Bettina Gyr. (See Page 5, February 21, 2019 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
FPWM imageNew Exhibit Celebrates Hampton Roads Women as Role Models for Other Women ... A Hampton gallery is celebrating International Women’s Day, March 8, with a 15-piece exhibit, Women of Tidewater #WINNING 2019, featuring photography by Patty Locklear of Patty Locklear Photography in Yorktown. (See Page 5, February 21, 2019 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
FPhoto imageThe Mystery of the Found Photo ... Bobby Hawkins posted this charming photo in a Facebook group on Sunday, February 17th, 2019. It seems a few months ago he was strolling near the Yorktown Victory Monument when he found a memory card with this photo. He forgot to check the memory card until recently. He would love to return the memory card to the rightful owners. (See Page 9, February 21, 2019 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Fresh Herbs Resurge Under Virginia Greenhouses ... Greenhouse herb operations are popular in Virginia, and there seems to be a resurgence in the popularity of locally grown herbs. Greenhouses are located on 51 Virginia herb farms, which produced 29 acres of freshcut herbs in 2012. (See Page 9, February 21, 2019 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Virginia’s Spring Wildfire Season and 4 PM Law Begins ... Virginia’s 75-day spring wildfire season is set to begin at 4 p.m. on Friday, February 15. The law prohibits burning before 4 p.m. each day until April 30, if the fire is in, or within 300 feet of woodland, brushland or fields containing dry grass or other flammable materials. (See Page 11, February 21, 2019 Edition) (Have a Comment?)

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