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Marine image smallVIMS to Host Annual Marine Science Day on May 21st ... Marine Science Day, the Virginia Institute of Marine Science's annual open house, will take place on Saturday, May 21st from 10 am to 3 pm on VIMS' bayfront campus in Gloucester Point. The popular event is offered free of charge and proceeds rain or shine. The theme for this year's event is "Sounds of the Sea," in recognition of the important role that audio communications play in the life of many marine animals. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
Fire imageOver 300 Virginia Firefighters Gather for Training ... Hundreds of firefighters from across Virginia and several states will convene May 24 - 28 at Longwood University for specialized training at the 16th annual Virginia Interagency Wildland Fire Academy, hosted by the Virginia Department of Forestry and the U.S. Forest Service. (See Page 2, May 19, 2016 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Pets 5may16Salon imageLa Bella Salon and Day Spa Opens in Poquoson ... The City of Poquoson is pleased to announce a new business, La Bella Salon and Day Spa, located in the newly renovated facility at 404 Wythe Creek Road in Poquoson. A ribbon cutting ceremony and grand opening took place on Friday afternoon, April 29 at 4 pm and included family, staff and clients from La Bella Salon. Owner Casie Bates was on hand to cut the ribbon with City of Poquoson Vice-Mayor Carey Freeman. (See Page 5, May 19, 2016 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Memorial Day Ceremony at Historic Grace Episcopal Church May 29 ... The Annual Memorial Day Ceremony will be held at the Historic Grace Episcopal Church (ca 1697) cemetery , 111 Church Street, Yorktown, Monday, May 30 10 am-11 am, rain or shine. (See Page 5, May 19, 2016 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Swap imagePoquoson Plant Swap Presented by Master Gardeners ... Bodina Wright posted in Facebook on May 12th at 9:43 am about the Poquoson Plant Swap presented by Keep Poquoson Beautiful and the York / Poquoson Master Gardeners. Not sure what a plant swap is or how it works? Bring in your annuals, perennials, small shrubs or trees, and / or vegetable plants potted and labeled. (See Page 6, May 19, 2016 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Moonlight and Music at New Quarter Park ... Bring your acoustic instrument to New Quarter Park and join in a round-robin music jam led by local musician Joe Duggan of Joe's Day Off. "Moonlight and Music” jams are free to the public and begin Wednesday, May 25, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., and continue on the fourth Wednesday of each month through September. (See Page 7, May 19, 2016 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Horse imageCheap imageCheap Mulching Technique ... During the heat of summer gardening can become quite demanding if you don’t take the necessary steps to minimize your time and resources. One of the essentials to your garden’s survival is mulching. By simply mulching your garden you will maintain optimal soil texture and moisture. (See Page 8, May 19, 2016 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
BBQ imageThe York Ruritan BBQ ... On May 21st the York Ruritan Club will have another Fund Raising Pork Barbeque on the property adjacent to Ragans Western Auto on Rt. 17. The hours of this barbeque will be 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., unless we sell out sooner. (See Page 8, May 19, 2016 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Armed Forces Day Quiz ... This is Armed Forces Week, a time to celebrate and thank all the women and men of the Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, and Navy plus the National Guard and Reserves that serve this country with honor and distinction. Hampton Roads has one of the largest military populations in the country and York County and Poquoson boast many military personnel as well. So why not take a break from planning your summer vacation and reading travel brochures and try another fun yet educational Yorktown Crier / Poquoson Post quiz by John F. Hamilton. (See Page 8, May 19, 2016 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Sydney Omweg Achieves Belmont U. Dean’s List ... Sydney Omweg of Yorktown, VA (23693), qualified for the spring 2016 Dean's List at Belmont University. Eligibility is based on a minimum course load of 12 hours and a quality grade point average of 3.5 with no grade below a C. (See Page 11, May 19, 2016 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Local Student Graduates from Midwestern State University ... Jessica Song Casarez of Yorktown, VA, graduated from Midwestern State University in May 2016. Midwestern State University had 667 undergraduate and graduate students who were awarded degrees in May 2016. (See Page 11, May 19, 2016 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
YCSD Kindergarten Registration ... All York County School Division elementary schools are accepting kindergarten registration forms for the 2016-17 school year throughout the month of May. Parents should register their child, at the school they will attend, during normal business hours. (See Page 11, May 19, 2016 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Custom imageYorktown Custon House Recieves Gift of Lafayette Commemorative Soil ... In 1824 when the Marquis de Lafayette returned to America, he brought with him a large wooden chest that he filled with soil. He took it back to France so that he could be buried on American soil and that soil lines the bottom of his grave. (See Page 13, May 19, 2016 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Household Checmical Collections and Computer Recycling ... The 2016 schedule of Household Chemical Collections and Computer Recycling. These events provide environmentally safe disposal to the residents of Williamsburg, James City County, York County, Hampton and Poquoson. The events are only for residents of the above listed communities; proof of residency may be required. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
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