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Senior1Dec16 image smallSenior Center of York Announces December Activities and Events ... A variety of educational and entertaining programs are being offered at the Senior Center of York in December. 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 (Rt. 17), and is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Senior Center is closed on all York County holidays. Reservations are required for all sessions and are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
Sentara Healthcare Brings Three New Heart Specialists to the Peninsula ... Conveniently located on the campus of Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center, Stephen Hunley, M.D., Kerry Prewitt, M.D., and Christina Hunley, PA-C, join the Sentara Cardiology Specialists team to provide comprehensive and personalized cardiac care for the community. (See Page 2, December 1, 2016 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Supermoon2 imageClubTree imagePoquoson Kiwanis Club Tree Lighting - Everyone Is Invited ... With a flip of a switch, Poquoson Mayor Gene Hunt will turn on the lights on the city's tree donated by the Kiwanis Club Of Poquoson and dedicated to the memory of the late General George W. Dickerson. The annual community Christmas Tree Lighting will be held in front of the Poquoson City Hall Friday Dec. 9 at 4:30 p.m. beginning with a welcome by local club president Phillip Tawney. (See Page 3, December 1, 2016 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
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ArtCall imageYorktown - Call for Artists ... The Art at the River Committee is pleased to announce the Call for Artists for the fourth annual "Art at the River” Juried Art Show scheduled for Sunday, May 7, 2017, at Riverwalk Landing in historic Yorktown. Artists are invited to submit their applications no later than January 30, 2017; invitations to participate will be issued on February 27, 2017. The application fee is $30.00. (See Page 3, December 1, 2016 Edition) (Have a Comment?
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ColorThon imagePoquoson Elementary Color-A-Thon ... The 2nd annual Color-A-Thon was held on November 20, 2016. This is a Poquoson Elementary PTO sponsored event with students raising monies over the course of a month. Proceeds will go towards funding two school-wide assemblies and for teacher and student supplies. Parent and staff volunteers worked registration, water/nurse stations and color toss stations during a run/walk on the school front lawn. (See Page 5, December 1, 2016 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Adopt imageTabb Kiwanians Adobt-a-Highway ... Members of the Kiwanis Club of Tabb and members of Tabb High School Key Club volunteered for the Virginia Department of Transportation Adopt-a- Highway program on Saturday, November 19, 2016. The clubs picked up approximately 50 bags of litter along the Hampton Highway between Big Bethel Road and First Street. This is the second year the Kiwanis Club of Tabb has participated. (See Page 5, December 1, 2016 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Murder imageMan Wanted For York County Thanksgiving Murder ... [Wednesday night] the County Grill, located in the 1200 block of Route 17 in Yorktown, hosted a Tent Event in the parking lot. This party had armed private security from a company that had been hired by the restaurant. Shortly before 2 am, as a security guard was escorting a man off the property, the man shot and killed him. The suspect then ran across the street towards the Rip's store after the shooting occurred. (See Page 6, December 1, 2016 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Holiday Dog Safety Tips ... You may have heard that dogs should never eat chocolate, grapes, or onions. However, there are 3 very dangerous items that you may not be as familiar with that I want to explain here: (See Page 7, December 1, 2016 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Hectic imageMake Your Own Holidays a Little Less Hectic by Giving Some of Santa’s Favorite Gadgets ... From running his workshop to delivering toys around the world, the holiday season is a busy time for Santa. To keep himself going, Saint Nick relies on some essential gadgets to stay connected, organized and entertained throughout the holidays. This year, make your own holidays a little less hectic or someone else’s holiday a little more merry. (See Page 10, December 1, 2016 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
YPSO imageYPSO Celebrates Retirements ... On Wednesday 11-23-16 we celebrated the retirement of Sergeant Freddie White and his wife Deputy Karen White. Freddie came to work here in 2005 in patrol and worked his way up to Sergeant of Investigations. Karen came to work here in 2006 in the courthouse and is retiring as the General District Court Bailiff. Karen is also the daughter of retired Chief Deputy the late Charlie Camden. (See Page 12, December 1, 2016 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
A Busy Hour in Tabb, Virginia ... You never know when you go out in the neighborhood for a walk, jog, or bicycle ride what is going to happen. On November 9th it was unseasonably warm, and thus I ventured out on my bicycle from roughly 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. or so. (See Page 15, December 1, 2016 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Household Chemical 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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