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ScienceT image smallVIMS Alumna Receives National Recognition for Science Teaching ... Tami Lunsford, who earned her Master's degree at William and Mary's Virginia Institute of Marine Science in 2002, has been named Delaware's first winner of a Milken Educator Award for her success in teaching science at Newark Charter High School. The Awards, hailed by Teacher magazine as the "Oscars of Teaching," come with an unrestricted $25,000 prize. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
Lennox imageNotDeer imageNever Before! Cooper Silenced by Shocking News ... Raymond Cooper’s plan was simple on Wednesday as he began his daily program at noon on Talk Radio 88.3. As had become his custom, the show commenced with Lee Greenwood singing "I’m Proud to Be an American,” followed by a heart-warming prayer by Raymond. (See Page 2, November 16, 2017 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
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Local Drop-Off Sites Open for Operation Christmas Child’s National Collection Week ... Yorktown families are on a mission to make an impact in the lives of children in need. They are donating colorfully wrapped shoebox gifts to be sent to children around the world—many of whom have never received a gift before and have very little to call their own. Nov. 13 –20 is Operation Christmas Child's National Collection Week, when local residents will collect shoebox gifts filled with fun toys, school supplies and hygiene items. (See Page 6, November 16, 2017 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
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York Seeks Applicants for Social Services and Parks and Rec Boards ... The York County Board of Supervisors is seeking applications from county citizens interesting in serving on the York-Poquoson Social Services Board and the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board. The Social Services Board is an administrative board that provides oversight for benefit and services programs for the citizens of York County and Poquoson. The Parks and Recreation Advisory Board provides information to the Board of Supervisors on the needs of citizens for parks and recreational services, policies, finances, acquisitions, and long-range programs. (See Page 7, November 16, 2017 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
FreshD imageThis Friendsgiving Gather Your Favorite People With These Fresh Dish Ideas ... Friendsgiving is the perfect opportunity to celebrate your second family with festive, fun recipes that stray a bit away from traditional fare. "Friendsgiving is often held on the Saturday before Thanksgiving,” said Chef Kevan Vetter of the McCormick Kitchens. "It’s more of a potluck party than a traditional Thanksgiving – everyone is usually assigned a dish. Instead of stuffing or a green bean casserole, bring a dish that’s a little more fun, like corn pudding with a dash of smoky heat from chipotle chili pepper.” (See Page 8, November 16, 2017 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
IACut imageSantaYC imageIslander Antiquities and Consignments Holds Ribbon Cutting in Poquoson ... The City of Poquoson welcomed new business Islander Antiquities and Consignments with a Ribbon Cutting ceremony on Tuesday, November 7 at 4 pm. at their business address at 487 A Wythe Creek Road (to Left of Parish Thrift Store). The owners look forward to displaying and offering for sale a variety of products that appeal to a broad age and interest range. (See Page 9, November 16, 2017 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
YogaB imageYorktown Veteran Opens INBalence Mobile Yoga Business ... Navy veteran and owner, Holly Siedlecki, In Balance Mobile Yoga, prepares to cut a ribbon to celebrate the grand opening of her mobile yoga business. Classes are offered to businesses, senior living facilities, after school, bridal showers, private groups and corporate wellness programs. (See Page 9, November 16, 2017 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
RunBull image2017 "Run for the Bulls” ... On October 28th the fifth annual 5K Run/2- Mile Walk called "Run for the Bulls" was a successful event for the Poquoson community. The Poquoson Education Foundation and Kiwanis Club of Poquoson co-host this annual event that raises monies to support classroom grants, student grants for national/international competitions, school-wide technology grants, and graduating seniors scholarships. (See Page 13, November 16, 2017 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Senior9Nov17 image smallSenior Center of York Announces November Activities and Events ... A variety of educational and entertaining programs are being offered at the Senior Center of York in October. 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. Please note: The Senior Center is closed on Friday, November 10 (Veterans Day observed), and Thursday/Friday, November 23/24 (Thanksgiving). (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
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