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Paws image smallPaws to Read Program Continues ... Hampton Main Library continued its Paws to Read program this Saturday from 12-1 pm, where local children age six to ten are invited to read aloud to therapy dogs and improve their reading skills. The program was started by Melanie Paul fourteen years ago, and she remains active, bringing her dogs to hear a story or two. Librarian Maria Dillon has been working with Paws to Read for seven years now. "I believe that the dogs relieve the stress of reading for the children,” said Dillon. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
DES imageDES 2015 Reflections Winners ... Dare Elementary School (DES) has announced the student winners in this year’s PTA Reflections competition, which had the theme "Let Your Imagination Fly.” Of the 13 submissions, five 1st place winners will go on to compete at the York County level, and then potentially the district, state, and national levels. The art submissions will be on display in the school’s trophy case outside the front office for all to enjoy during the next few weeks. (See Page 3, November 26, 2015 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
David imageDavid Murray Speaks to Kiwanis Club of City Center ... David Murray (third from left) spoke to the Kiwanis Club of City Center about the value of crafting an advance directive for end of life care. Murray is the executive director of the Advance Care Planning Coalition of Eastern Virginia, a unique collaboration sponsored by the region’s four major health systems and formed in partnership with the four area agencies on aging. (See Page 3, November 26, 2015 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Thanksgiving supplement icon Marriage imageA Berlinski-Bradfield Marriage ... Kathleen Victoria Berlinski and Mark Daniel Bradfield were married November 6, 2015 in the Skylight Room , Toms River, New Jersey. The Reverend Karen A Debes officiated at the double ring ceremony. Kathleen is the daughter of Robert W. Berlinski, II (Ret.) Beachwood Police Department and Mrs. Mary Berlinski of Beachwood, New Jersey. Mark Daniel Bradfield is the son/stepson of Reverend Dr. Linda Lee Debes Jackson and Lt. Commander David W. Jackson, U.S.N. of Mathews County, Virginia. (See Page 4, November 26, 2015 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Poster imagePoquoson Middle School Students Enter International Peace Poster Contest ... Each year the Lions Clubs worldwide sponsors an International Peace Poster Contest for young students. This contest has been held for the past 25 years in over 100 countries with approximately eight million participants. Poquoson Middle School participates in the contest each year to express their idea of what peace means to them. (See Page 6, November 26, 2015 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Ware River King’s Daughters Christmas Open House ... The Ware River Circle of King’s Daughters and Sons (WRCKDS) is planning its 26th Annual Christmas Open House at Exchange. Tuesday, December 8th, commemorating a grand total of $126,000 donated to the Children’s Hospital of Kings Daughters (CHKD) since 1984. Exchange is a beautifully restored historic waterfront home on 7.85 acres with English boxwoods, ancient trees and lovely gardens. Heavy crown molding, wainscoting & portrait windows accentuate the interior. The beautiful, updated kitchen boasts a brick fireplace and double wall ovens. (See Page 10, November 26, 2015 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Thanksgiving Quiz ... Ah, Thanksgiving. That time of year for turkey and cranberries and parades. It's a time when the last of the October hauntings has given way to crisp, cool days and frost on the pumpkins at night. So before that winter chill descends on Virginia why not grab a pen and a mug of cocoa and a fuzzy blanket and take another Yorktown Crier / Poquoson Post quiz by John F. Hamilton. (See Page 14, November 26, 2015 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Queens Lake Middle School Science Fair Winners ... First place winners were Lauren Smith in Biochemistry, Paul Marcuson in Engineering-Materials and Bioengineering, Xuan Tran in Animal Sciences, Anya Spara in Plant Sciences, Samuel Smith in Medicine and Health Sciences, Carolina Parziale in Behavioral and Social Sciences, Robyn Troutman and Cassandra Lopez in Physics, and Caleb Richardson in Chemistry. (See Page 15, November 26, 2015 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Turkey imageThanksgiving supplement imageTurkey Carving Tips for Thanksgiving ... Cooking is only part of Thanksgiving prep. For many hosts, carving the bird represents the most intimidating feast feat. Don’t chicken out! There are some quick tips you can follow to demystify the process, from the carving experts at Smith’s Housewares, a manufacturer of innovative knife sharpeners and kitchen tools. (See Page 6, November 19, 2015 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Thanksgiving supplement imageThanksgiving Day Presents Hidden Hazards ... When most of us think about Thanksgiving, images of turkey, stuffing and time spent with loved ones typically come to mind, not fire hazards. However, an increased risk of fire is, in fact, a reality of Thanksgiving. (See Page 8, November 19, 2015 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Thanksgiving supplement imageHoliday Dog Safety Tips ... You may have heard that dogs should never eat chocolate, grapes, or onions. However, there are 3 very dangerous items that you may not be as familiar with that I want to explain here. (See Page 8, November 19, 2015 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Parade imageAhoy Boaters! Yorktown Lighted Boat Parade ... Join the Parade… Trim your vessel in holiday spirit and join the festivities in the 19th Annual Yorktown Lighted Boat Parade on Saturday, December 5th, 7 PM. Register now to participate in the York River competition for Best of Show. All registered boaters will receive a YLBP vessel pennant & Captain’s bag. Registration forms are available at Wormley Creek Marina, online at or call 890-4970. (See Page 3, October 29, 2015 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Yorktown Juried Art Show Call for Artists ... The Art at the River Committee is pleased to announce the Call for Artists for the third annual "Art at the River” Juried Art Show scheduled for Sunday, May 8, 2016, at Riverwalk Landing in historic Yorktown. Artists are invited to submit their applications no later than January 30, 2016, and invitations to participate will be issued on February 27, 2016. (See Page 3, November 19, 2015 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
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