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Ginger imageGingerbread Houses at Poquoson Public Library ... Strands of Christmas music and happy children's voices filled the meeting room at the Poquoson Public Library on Saturday, December 6, as 64 children and their parents gathered to make gingerbread houses for the holidays. With thoughts of Hansel and Gretel's house and many other original ideas, children quickly began to shape their creations with graham crackers and royal icing! Then came the candies to fill out the details! Each house was so fun and unique! It was a great time and a great memory made! (See Page 2, Dec 11, 2014 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
SES imageSES New Addition Opens ... Students and staff at Seaford Elementary School (SES) are enjoying the six new classrooms that have been added to the building as part of the division's Capital Improvements Program. York County School Board Chair Mark Medford, Division Superintendent Victor Shandor, Ed.D., York County Board of Supervisor Chair Don Wiggins, and Principal Christina Head were joined by student representatives for the official ribbon-cutting. The new addition houses fourth grade classrooms along with classrooms for reading and speech. It also created room in the building for the art and music classrooms to be relocated into the main building from mobile units on campus. (See Page 2, Dec 11, 2014 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Senior Center of York Announces December Activities and Events ... A variety of educational and entertaining programs are being offered at the Senior Center of York in November. 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 890-3444. For more information, please visitwww.yorkcounty.gov/CountyGovernment/CommunityServices. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
Sam imageSam the Therapy Dog Loves to Visit Poquoson Elementary School ... Poquoson Elementary School third graders read to Sam, a Therapy Dog from "Waggin' Tails" and her owner, Michael Lightfoot. Third graders spend time with a different Therapy Dog each week and are able to practice their reading skills and social skills in a warm and relaxing environment. (See Page 3, Dec 11, 2014 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Life imageLife Treats You the Way You Treat It Available December 20th ... Local entrepreneur L. D'Shawn Wright, owner of the Body By D Gym and Fitness Center in Yorktown, has added yet another title to his awards for bodybuilding and guest posing: he is now a published author. Wright and his co-author Jim McGrath will debut the book Life Treats You the Way You Treat It on December 20th. The fourteen chapter book tells Wright's story, provides his particular life and fitness principles, and features profiles of athletes with whom he has worked at his gym. Interspersed throughout the fourteen chapters are seven athlete biographies and the gym members' reflections on Wright's influence as a trainer. Wright came up with the idea of the book, and he approached McGrath with his concept six months ago. (See Page 5, Dec 11, 2014 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Tradition imageHoliday Tradition ... A Christmas Carol is coming to the stage at York High School. On Saturday, December 13th, Centerstage Academy of Performing Arts presents the heartwarming Dickens' classic at 2pm and 7pm. Go to spotlightoncenterstage.com for more information and to purchase tickets for this wonderful family event. (See Page 5, Dec 11, 2014 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
King imageKing to Speak in Newport News on "Midnight At the Pera Palace" ... Georgetown University professor Charles King will speak at Temple Sinai Sunday, January 13 at 3 p.m. about his new book "Midnight at the Pera Palace."When the Ottoman Empire collapsed after WWI, so many spies mingled in the lobby of Istanbul's Pera Palace Hotel that the manager posted a sign asking them to relinquish seats to paying guests. As the multi-ethnic empire became a Turkish republic, Russian emigres sold family heirlooms, an African American impresario founded a jazz club, Miss Turkey became the first Muslim beauty queen, a Boston professor unveiled the lost treasures of the Hagia Sophia, and desperate refugees arrived on their way to Palestine. (See Page 6, Dec 11, 2014 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Yorktown Juried Art Show Call for Artists ... The Yorktown Foundation, York County, and the "Art at the River" Committee are pleased to announce the Call for Artists for "Art at the River," a Juried Art Show scheduled for Sunday, May 3, 2015, at Riverwalk Landing in historic Yorktown, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Artists are invited to submit their work to participate in Yorktown's 2nd annual "Art at the River"event. Applications must be submitted by January 30 for juror consideration. The application fee is $30.00. The application and information can be found atwww.artattheriver.com. (See Page 7, Nov 13, 2014 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Party image1Party image2Dress Up Your Party for the Holidays ... Delicious food, fine wine, friends and family. These are a few of everyone's favorite things during the holiday season. Luckily, there are a few ways to help you host the ultimate party with family and friends this season without breaking the bank. Shoppers who switch to ALDI can save as much as 50 percent on products such as wine, cooking and baking necessities.* A menu consisting of mulled wine and beautifully presented appetizers can make your holiday gatherings truly special. Consider these tips from food stylist and loyal ALDI shopper Janice Stahl. (See Page 7, Dec 11, 2014 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
97 image97-Year-Old Commits to Three More Years of Service ... A Yorktown, Virginia woman recently recommitted to three more years of service with the Sisters of St. Francis of the Neumann Communities as a Franciscan Associate, at the grand age of 97! Genevieve Graham is the oldest member of the more than 250 Franciscan Associates who are located throughout the U.S. She joined when the program was first established in eastern Virginia in 2003. Associates are women and men who commit to the values of St. Francis of Assisi and assist the sisters in their ministries with the poor, the elderly and the young. (See Page 11, Dec11, 2014 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Athlete imageStudent-Athlete Achievement Award Winners Announced ... Student-Athlete Achievement Award Finalists were announced. They are Destiny Ward, Kelly Coleman, Michelle Heinitz, Mary Hagopian, Sara Vigen, Courtney King, Emma Haupt, Libby Davidson, Jeff Rouse, Mark Lawrence, Jr., Bryan Moon, Bennett Thomas, Alexander Kearney, Joshua Barlow, Christopher Bianchi, Zach Lechthaler, Rob Johnson, Wheelabrator. (See Page 14, Dec 11, 2014 Edition) (Have a Comment?)

 





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