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Canoe image smallPolynesian Voyaging Canoe Hokule’a Coming to Yorktown ... Hokule’a landed at the James River Fishing Pier in Newport News on April 22 for a series of Earth Day programs. The Mariners’ Museum hosted tours of the vessel and education activities for families. The crew of Hokule’a was available for meet and greets as well. On Sunday, April 24, Hokule’a’s crew sailed to Yorktown to attend a traditional welcoming ceremony held by Virginia Indian tribes. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
Powder imageYCSD Division-wide PowderPuff Football Tournament Begins May 13th ... The York High School Class of 2018 will host the first inter-division powderpuff football tournament and fundraising event beginning at 6:30 p.m., Friday, May 13. The evening will feature two playoff games featuring junior and senior girls representing their high schools and a championship match between the playoff winners. (See Page 3, April 28, 2016 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
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Pets 21apr16Give Local 757 Day: Support the York County Library Foundation ... ThThe York County Library Foundation is participating in the third annual Give Local 757 event on May 3—and we need your support! Hosted by the Hampton Roads, Peninsula, and Southeastern Virginia Community Foundations, Give Local 757’s aim is to raise $1 million for over 200 local nonprofits in 24 hours on Tuesday, May 3. (See Page 5, April 28, 2016 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
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Visit imagePHS Visits NASA ... Poquoson High School NASA HUNCH team visited NASA. The students prepared the vacuum chamber for testing and learned how to solder in preparation for fabricating their hermetically sealed video camera case design. (See Page 6, April 28, 2016 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
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Three Ways to Make Plants Exciting - Part 3 ... Plants can also store nontoxic chemicals like silica in their cell walls that wear down insect mouth parts or calcium in the form of calcium oxalate crystals that in abundance can create kidney stones in mammals. Some common plant foods such as spinach, beets, sweet potatoes and peanuts all contain high amounts of calcium oxalate. (See Page 7, April 28, 2016 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Uproar imageUproar in Poquoson Over New "No Parking” Signs ... Faith Jones of the "Poquoson 411" group posted on Friday, April 22nd, at 12:19 pm this photo of a "No Parking" sign in the Farm Fresh parking lot. Many residents are none too happy as this is a sudden change in policy after over thirty years. The signs say that both overnight parking and storm parking are no longer permitted. (See Page 7, April 28, 2016 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
YTeacher imageYork County Teacher of the Year ... The York County School Division is proud to announce that Elizabeth O’Brien, a Yorktown Middle School math teacher, has been selected as the division’s Teacher of the Year. Elizabeth was one of three finalists for the honor and was surprised with the news at a special faculty meeting by the Teacher of the Year prize patrol. (See Page 7, April 28, 2016 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Sweet Briar College Announces a Year of Successes and Next Steps ... Less than one year after the failed attempt to close Sweet Briar College, board members and President Phil Stone concluded their sixth oncampus board meeting and celebrated a year of achievement beyond their original expectations — as well as new opportunities and next steps. (See Page 8, April 28, 2016 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Williams imageSavannah Williams, Yorktown Girl Scout Earns Gold Award ... Savannah Williams, daughter of James and Karen Williams of Yorktown, has earned the Girl Scout Gold Award, the highest honor and achievement a girl can earn in Girl Scouting. Savannah has been a Girl Scout for seven years and is currently a sophomore at Grafton High School. For her project, Savannah focused raising awareness about teen dating violence. (See Page 8, April 28, 2016 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
PTeacher imagePoquoson City Public Schools’ Teacher of the Year ... Chris Tyler was selected as the teacher of the year at Poquoson Middle School and for Poquoson City Public Schools. She is the library media specialist and has been at the middle school for six years, but has 21 years of teaching experience. She was recognized as the division teacher of the year by the School Board Chair, Steve Kast, at the recent Board meeting. (See Page 8, April 28, 2016 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
PKiwanis imagePKiwanis image2PKiwanis image3Poquoson Kiwanis Club Makes Three Donations ... Poquoson Kiwanis Club Makes Three Donations. (See Page 13, April 28, 2016 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Swing image smallSwing Into Spring With Historic Yorktown Events ... Ring in spring this year in Historic Yorktown, where events ranging from a pirate invasion to river sails on the waterfront and markets are sure to please everyone. The Schooner Alliance has returned, so don’t miss an opportunity to set sail into history aboard Yorktown’s 105- foot tall ship (Read the Article) (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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