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Summit logoCharity donation imageFarm Fresh Receipts Earn School Donations ... Help Summit Christian Academy earn free educational equipment and supplies from Farm Fresh. All you have to do is shop at Farm Fresh and Pharmacy, save the bottom of your receipts (and entire gas receipts) and drop them off at Summit Christian Academy 4209 Big Bethel Road, Yorktown, VA or 69 Saunders Road, Newport News, VA. Each receipt will help our school earn credit towards free educational equipment and positively impact our students. Thank you in advance and our students appreciate your support. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
February - March 2015 Events at Jamestown Settlement and Yorktown Victory Center ... "Working and Racing on the Bay: The Chesapeake Log Canoe," is a special ongoing exhibition at the Jamestown Settlement, September 19, 2014-September 8, 2015. Objects from The Mariners' Museum collection are featured in this exhibition tracing the evolution of the dugout canoe through the centuries, from the watercraft of the Powhatan people 400 years ago to multi-canoe trade vessels and work and racing boats. Admission to Jamestown Settlement, a museum of 17th-century Virginia history and culture, is $16.75 for adults and $7.75 ages 6-12. Children under 6 are free. Museum hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. Jamestown Settlement is located on Route 31 South in Williamsburg. See this and many other exhibitions at the Jamestown Settlement and Yorktown Victory Center. (See Page 3, Jan 22, 2015 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Events imageJanuary 2015 Yorktown Events ... Yorktown offers plenty of indoor activities to keep you entertained through the winter with wine dinners at Riverwalk Restaurant, Cabin Fever Concert Series at the Freight Shed, and Oyster Roasts and live entertainment at Water Street Grille. The Yorktown Victory Center and Yorktown Battlefield are open daily for visitors to learn more about the revolutionary history in Yorktown. (See Page 3, Jan 15, 2015 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Senior Center of York Announces January Activities and Events ... A variety of educational and entertaining programs are being offered at the Senior Center of York in January. Participation is open to seniors age 55 or better and their spouses, regardless of age. The 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 center is closed on all county holidays. Reservations are required for all sessions and are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. To register, stop by the Center or call 890-3444. For more information, please visit www.yorkcounty.gov/CountyGovernment/CommunityServices. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
New Hampton Roads Prescription Drug Discount Program Announced Today ... In an effort to provide the Hampton Roads community with more affordable access to health care, prescription benefits manager Paramount Rx has established a free prescription discount program to help area residents save money on medications. The program is open to the public to utilize at area pharmacies, including preferred provider Farm Fresh Food & Pharmacy. To participate in the program, residents can simply print a Hampton Roads Rx discount card from the program website and present it to the local pharmacy each time they fill a prescription. The program provides card users with valuable cost savings, including up to 70 percent off generic drugs and 20 percent off brand-name medications. (See Page 3, Jan 29, 2015 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Bee imageSpelling Bee at Poquoson Middle School ... On January 7, 2015, twelve students participated in the first annual spelling bee at Poquoson Middle School. Students, families, and teachers were in attendance to support the participants. Jessica Washburn won with the word: cordillera-noun a system or group of parallel mountain ranges together with the intervening plateaus and other features, especially in the Andes or the Rockies. She will now advance to The Virginian-Pilot Spelling Bee to be held February 21, 2015, 2:00PM at WHRO Studios in Norfolk, VA. (See Page 4, Jan 29, 2015 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Local Gospel Concerts ... See a full listing of Gospel Concerts during January/February 2015 at Pinecrest Baptist Church, Second Community Baptist Church, Emmaus Baptist Church, First Lady of Suffolk, and Calvary Baptist Church. (See Page 5, Jan 8, 2015 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Cooking imageYorktown Girl Scouts Hone Their Culinary Skills at Cooking Workshop ... On Saturday, January 17, over 60 Girl Scouts put their culinary skills to the test as they participated in a workshop to learn cooking skills and explore careers in the culinary arts at Stratford University in Newport News. The workshop was led by Chef Dedra Blount and Debra Brabson, owners of Now You're Cooking, a culinary studio in Chesapeake. From chopping and dicing to marinating and frying, Girl Scouts spent the day learning their way around the kitchen and honed their culinary skills. During the workshop, middle-school aged Girl Scouts prepared chicken stir fry, kiwi and strawberry trifles and hummus as part of the requirements to earn their New Cuisines badge. (See Page 4, Jan 29, 2015 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Gallery imageOn The Hill Gallery Open House ... Last Saturday evening, On the Hill Gallery on Main Street in Yorktown Village hosted a wine and cheese open house for its Yorktown neighbors. The event was well-attended, and local artists were present as their works are on display in the gallery. (See Page 6, Jan 29, 2015 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Veterans' Corner ... Virginia State Sen. Linda "Toddy" Puller this week filed a bill to make it easier for judges across Virginia to give some veterans who have run-ins with the law an alternative to jail time, and possibly help them stay out of trouble. The P r o b l e m - S o l v i n g Courts Act targets state veterans, reservists and members of the Virginia National Guard for a veterans docket within the existing criminal court system -- emphasizing counseling, mental health or drug treatment, and supervision, with the aim of helping the offenders get their lives back on track. Past efforts to get veterans courts to take root across Virginia have not borne results -- there are two in the state -- but this time may prove different. (See Page 9, Jan 29, 2015 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Players imagePoquoson Island Players ... Come see Neil Simon's "Rumors" presented by Poquoson Island players at Templin Hall in Thomas Nelson Community College, 99 Thomas Nelson Drive, Hampton Feb 6 - Feb 15 Friday, Saturday at 8 pm Sunday at 2:30 $18 adults, $15 Students , Seniors, Military Buy tickets at www.showtix4you.com or call 757-881-9797. (See Page 12, Jan 29, 2015 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Art imageYorktown Juried Art Show Call for Artists ... The Yorktown Foundation, York County, and the "Art at the River" Committee are pleased to announce the Call for Artists for "Art at the River," a Juried Art Show scheduled for Sunday, May 3, 2015, at Riverwalk Landing in historic Yorktown, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Artists are invited to submit their work to participate in Yorktown's 2nd annual "Art at the River" event. Applications must be submitted by January 30 for juror consideration. The application fee is $30.00. The application and information can be found at www.artattheriver.com. (See Page 7, Nov 13, 2014 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Groundhog Day Quiz ... Ah, Groundhog Day, that fun time of year when ... Ah, Groundhog Day, that fun time of year when ... Ah, Groundhog Day, that fun time of year when ... That was a joke (remember the movie?) for all you readers, or at least my lame attempt at humor. Anyway, we're now one month and one day past New Year's and we"re only 12 days from Valentine's Day. Will there be an early spring or are we doomed to another 6 weeks of cold Virginia gloom? There's not much we can do about it, so you may as well grab a warm cupp of cocoa and a snuggly blanket and curl up in front of a crackling fire with another Yorktown Crier | Poquoson Post Quiz. (See Page 6, Jan 29, 2015 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Auction imageGloucester - Mathews Humane Society Annual Auction ... The GMHS Annual Auction & "Bootleggers' Ball" will take place on Saturday, February 7th at 6 p.m. at the Abingdon Ruritan Center in Bena. The Auction to support the Gloucester - Ma thews Humane Society is the must-go-to-event of the season, and we have something great up our sleeves for everyone again this year. Joyce Richter, Auction Co- Chair, says "Anybody who is anybody will be there to help the animals... the Great "Cats"- by, Zelda, the Babe, Coco, Capone, Lucky Lindy, the Duke, Machine Gun Kelly, Bugs, and maybe a G-man or two! How about you?" (See Page 8, Jan 22, 2015 Edition) (Have a Comment?)

 





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