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AEagle image smallVote to Name the American Eagles then Brave the Maze at The Living Museum ... The Virginia Living Museum is polling the community to help name 2 of their most majestic ambassador animals, 2 male American Bald Eagles. The Museum is asking the community to vote to name them just in time for opening of the AMERICAN ADVENTURE exhibit January 19, 2019. The Museum solicited names for the eagles, reaching out via social media and receiving hundreds of suggestions. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
BPoq imageLennox 65px imageSeasoned Journalist Refuses to Give up on Story ... A less-seasoned journalist would have given up much earlier, but not Iris Long. This "was not her first rodeo,” as she often said, and she had every intention of getting to the bottom of the story concerning the events at First Baptist Church on Sunday. (See Page 2, January 17, 2019 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
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Area Hospitals Collectively Take Measure to Stop the Spread of Flu ... Public health officials report seasonal influenza in Hampton Roads is entering the second week for widespread levels. Effective immediately, area hospitals and healthcare systems strongly recommend all patients and visitors wear a mask inside hospitals. (See Page 3, January 17, 2019 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
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VWM7 imageVirginia War Museum Seventh Annual Kids Day ... The Virginia War Museum will host its fifth annual Kids Day on Monday January 21, 2018 between 10AM and 3PM. Activities will include: Miniature War Games, Kid friendly Living Historians and Re-enactors, A police SWAT team display, Star Wars Characters from the 501st Legion, a museum scavenger hunt, Peninsula SPCA activity area as well as the official announcement of the Museum’s 2018 WWII Summer Camp dates and theme. (See Page 3, January 17, 2019 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
PRPPL imagePaws to Read at Poquoson Public Library ... On January 7th the Poquoson Public Library debuted what will be a new monthly program at the library. The Paws to Read program is designed to encourage reading to among preschool and school age readers, especially those who have difficulty or are reluctant to read aloud. Preschoolers through 5th graders who are reading on their own are invited to sign up for a 15 minute session with one of four trained and certified therapy dogs. (See Page 5, January 17, 2019 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
WHRV Welcomes New Morning Host ... WHRV is pleased to welcome a new host and producer to the family! Gina Gambony will host and produce Morning Edition on WHRV starting Friday, February 1st. Gina hails from Wilmington, North Carolina, where she worked as an arts and culture reporter/producer, classical music host, backup Host for Morning Edition and All Things Considered, and arts liaison for WHQR Public Media. (See Page 6, January 17, 2019 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
PMCS imageCGEmp imageLocal Citizens Rally to Help Our Coast Guard Employees ... As you may know, Yorktown is home to one of the few Coast Guard stations in the entire country. Now that the government shutdown has reached three weeks and set a record, our local Coast Guard members have officially missed a paycheck.However, the local citizenry is stepping up to the plate and helping with the situation. (See Page 6, January 17, 2019 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
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HP101 imageHouseplants 101: Improving Your Indoor Environment ... Lift your spirits and improve your indoor environment by taking part in the indoor gardening movement. An apartment or home filled with tropical, succulent and flowering plants can provide beauty, extend your garden season, improve air quality and create a peaceful environment to de-stress. (See Page 8, January 17, 2019 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
PMGA imagePoquoson Middle Genetics Activity ... Poquoson Middle School’s Life Science 7 students completed an activity called "Baby in a Bag". This partner activity involved students choosing alleles for various human traits from paper bags and then determining the genotypes and phenotypes of their "babies" for the various traits. Each trait came with a paragraph that described the trait and told if it was dominant or recessive. By applying their knowledge of genetics, students were able to create a profile of their potential babies. (See Page 11, January 17, 2019 Edition) (Have a Comment?)

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