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Noel imageYork Ruritan Club - Speaker of the Month ... York County Office of Economic Development Director James (Jim) W. Noel, Jr. spoke at the August 18th meeting of the York Ruritan Club. He has served York County for twenty years in the Economic Development Office. He spoke about the changes in how the county his office has developed ways to attract businesses to the county. In order to keep taxes down, more business will mean less dependence on real estate taxes from home owners. One program, "Keep It in York County", is helping citizens to identify local business contacts for their needs. (See Page 2, August 21, 2014 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Fifes imageFifes and Drums of Yorktown ... Visitors to Yorktown were treated to a performance by two fifes and drum corps this past Sunday, August 10th. The Fifes and Drums of York Town hosted the Plymouth Fife and Drum Corps from Plymouth, Michigan. The two corps performed together at the weekly Sunday National Park Service show at the Yorktown National Battlefield Visitor Center, with a parade and performance following on the Yorktown waterfront. Both corps take an annual summer trip and had the opportunity to perform in many of the same venues, including Monticello, Montpelier and Mt. Vernon. (See Page 3, August 21, 2014 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Pet image 21aug14Pet of the Week: Annie Duke ... Annie Duke was nine years old (born in 2005) and was from a reputable breeder in Missouri (they have a lot of puppy mills there). She was named for the female poker player who had just won a big tournament at the time. She was petrified of thunderstorms and hated baths and water (A spaniel afraid of water (ha ha)). She loved Uncle Ben's vegetable rice and belly rubs. She loved her dog crate. She refused to be walked on a leash and killed two mice in her lifetime. (See Page 4 August 21, 2014 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Local Groups Support Local Talent ... The Celebrate Yorktown Committee's popular Summer Concert Series has enjoyed an active schedule of performing musicians thanks to the financial support of several local organizations. Eight concerts during the summer of 2014 were made possible by grants from the York County Arts Commission and the Williamsburg Area Arts Commission. In addition, the Ruritan Club of York. the Kiwanis Club of York, the Masonic Lodge #205 of Yorktown, the Yorktown Women's Club, and an anonymous friend contributed significantly, allowing the CYC to expand its schedule this year. (See Page 5, August 21, 2014 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
College imageOff to College? Be Prepared! ... The month of August usually brings to mind the dog days of summer, sweltering heat, and the final stretch of weeks before parents and students hear those oft-dreaded words, "Back to School." For parents, children, and teenagers who might be returning to one of the public schools in York and Poquoson right after Labor Day, the routine is familiar. But if college is on the horizon this August, the routine is much, much different. (See Page 7, August 21, 2014 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Athlete imageEnsure Your Student Athletes are Ready for the Season ... For many kids, playing sports is an important part of growing up, and that's a good thing. Sports are a great way for children and adolescents to develop lifelong exercise habits, build relationships, and learn teamwork. "Parents can play a vital role in ensuring young athletes train and condition properly," says Dr. James M. Perrin, 2014 president of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). "From staying hydrated to wearing safety gear, kids may need periodic reminders."Here are ways to help your child avoid common sports hazards. (See Page 10, August 21, 2014 Edition) (Have a Comment?
Treat imageHow to Prep a Fun Treat for Back-to-School Season ... Some parents look forward to the backto- school rush, handling it like the school-shopping, scheduling pros they are. Even planning school snacks is part of the agenda. When it comes to school snacks, one easy place to start is watermelon. Watermelon is 92 percent water, meaning those dribbling, sweet juices are hydrating as well as delicious. According to registered dietitian and author of "Eat Your Way to Happiness" Elizabeth Somers, the tasty fruit is also low in or free of cholesterol, fat and sodium. What's more, eating watermelon increases free arginine, which helps maintain cardiovascular function. (See Page 10, August 21, 2014 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Senior Center of York Announces August Events ... A variety of educational and entertaining programs are being offered at the Senior Center of York in August. Participation is open to seniors age 55 or better and their spouses, regardless of age. The Senior Center is located in the Washington Square Shopping Center at 5314 George Washington Memorial Highway (Rte. 17), and is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Senior Center is closed all county holidays. Reservations are required for all sessions and are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. To register, stop by the Senior Center or call 890-3444. For more information, please visit www.yorkcounty.gov/CountyGovernment/CommunityServices. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)

 





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