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SharkW image smallVariety of Summer Programs Kick Off a SHARK Filled Summer at the Virginia Living Museum ... Summer is in full swing at the Virginia Living Museum. Get set for a shark summer at the Virginia Living Museum with Shark Zone through Sept. 2. Enter the exhibit gallery through a massive shark jaw tunnel to experience Shark Zone, a new exhibit created by the Virginia Living Museum. Meet face-to-face the awesome superheroes of the ocean world and learn why sharks deserve our respect not our fear. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
KidCorner20Jun imageBoatMM imageSummer Family Fun and #FindtheBoat at Mariners’ Museum ... Throughout the summer, staff and volunteers will bring the Mariners’ Museum and Park’s exhibitions to life through interpretation, stories, and conversations with guests. The Museum team will bring out special artifacts to enhance the visitor experience. (See Page 3, June 20, 2019 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
RideC imageLocal Man Rides for a Cause ... Ruben Fair is riding with a mission: To raise money for the Children’s Cancer Research Fund with the Great Cycle Challenge. The Great Cycle Challenge is held during the month of June. Cyclists sign up to ride in exchange for support donations. (See Page 6, June 20, 2019 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
HZones imageHurricane Season and Know Your Zone Have Returned ... "Know Your Zone” serves roughly 1.25 million residents who live in Coastal Virginia, the region of the state most vulnerable to hurricanes and other tropical storms. Twenty-three localities participate in the tiered evacuation zones. Zones were developed in close coordination with local emergency managers throughout Hampton Roads. (See Page 8, June 20, 2019 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
InsHurr imageInsurance Bureau Encourages Virginians to Prepare for Hurricane Season ... The Atlantic hurricane season had not yet begun and already we have had our first named storm for 2019. The State Corporation Commission’s (SCC) Bureau of Insurance encourages Virginians to review your insurance policies now to make sure you have the coverage you need if a hurricane or other disaster strikes. Hurricane season runs from June 1 through November 30. (See Page 9, June 20, 2019 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
YRainbow image County Seeking Educators for CCCJB ... York County is seeking applicants for appointment to the Colonial Community Criminal Justice Board (CCCJB). The vacancy must be filled by a county resident who is also an educator. This appointment is for a three-year term. (See Page 11, June 20, 2019 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
BugFest image2nd Annual BugFest and Tire Recycling Event to be Held June 22 ... York County Mosquito Control and the Tabb Library invite you to help us celebrate National Mosquito Control Awareness Week (June 23-29) with our 2nd Annual BugFest! Join us from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 22, in the Tabb Library meeting room for insect displays, local experts with bug facts, crafts, activities and more! Weather permitting, we'll have a Tip and Toss scavenger hunt beginning at 10:30 a.m., and bug-themed story time starts at 11:30 a.m. (See Page 13, June 20, 2019 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Senior Center of York June Activities and Notable Events ... A variety of educational and entertaining programs are being offered at the Senior Center of York in June. Participation is open to seniors age 55 or better and their spouses, regardless of age. To register for these activities, sign up in person at the Senior Center or call (757) 890- 3444. Along with our regular activities – Birthday Bash, Craft Day, AARP Driver Safety Program, and "War Stories and Pizza” - activities scheduled for June include: Sign Language, Up Close with the K-9 Unit, a trip to Charlottesville, The Power of Positivity, and Culture Day. (See Page 5, June 6, 2019 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
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