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Plans imageAnticipation and The Best Laid Plans ... An old axiom I (Martin) lived by is that you never know what will go wrong on the water. Sometimes it's things you would never expect, so when you know that something isn't operating properly, you do not leave the dock. That was demonstrated to us yesterday when our steering wheel fell apart. Who would have ever thought of that! The day did not start out very well. The weather prediction was for winds in the morning of about 3mph out of the ENE. When we dropped the SeaWyf into Quinby Harbor at 6:30, it was obvious that was wrong. (See Page 2, Sept 11, 2014 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
2014 Poquoson Seafood Festival Fishing Tournament to Benefit American Heart Association ... Poquoson will be alive with anglers trying their luck and skill at catching the "big one" at a new fishing tournament and weigh-in after party including food, music, beverages, vendors and other fun activities. The Bull Island Anglers, a notfor- profit fishing club, has partnered with the Bon Secours Mary Immaculate Hospital to raise money for The American Heart Association's Heart Walk at the 2014 Poquoson Seafood Festival Fishing tournament and Weigh-in Party. Date: Saturday, September 27; Time: 4:00pm - 9:00pm; Location: Messick Point/Bull Island BBQ, 435 Messick Road, Poquoson, VA 23662. (See Page 3, Sept 11, 2014 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Inidigo imageMammoth Indigo Play County Grill ... Virginia-based indie-rock band Mammoth Indigo will be playing at the Yorktown County Grill on Saturday, September 13th. The band recently released their debut selftitled album Mammoth Indigo in late 2013 to an amazing response, which resulted in a headline gig at the prestigious VA venue The National. Since then, the band has been on a mini nationwide tour where they played the Sundown Festival, IMR Music Festival, and many other notable venues all around the US. (See Page 3, Sept 11, 2014 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Education imagePoquoson School Superintendent Commended by Education Foundation ... Dr. Jennifer Parish, Superintendent of Poquoson City Schools, was honored with a commendation of exemplary service by Poquoson Education Foundation (PEF) President Judy McCormick during the city-wide Convocation that kicked off the start of the 2014-2015 school year. Dr. Parish was recognized for her vision, dedication and commitment to Poquoson City Schools. In May the school system received the 2014 Distinguished Achievement Award from Governor McAuliffe and the Virginia State Board of Education. (See Page 4, Sept 11, 2014 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Chocolate imageColonial Williamsburg Presents Chocolate Symposium Nov. 2-4 ... Colonial Williamsburg presents "400 Years of Chocolate: Aztec to Artisan" Nov. 2- 4. From its early use as a ceremonial beverage and an important crop in Mesoamerica to its transformation into one of the most popular foodstuffs in the world, chocolate has been carried up mountains, crossed oceans and flown into outer space. Colonial Williamsburg's Historic Foodways staff, curators and distinguished guest scholars explore how the cacao plant is grown and processed and how the seeds are transformed into a product that delights and entices people the world over. (See Page 5, Sept 11, 2014 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Veterans Corner ... On August 7, 2014, President Obama signed into law the Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014, a $17 billion funding bill providing the Department of Veterans Affairs the resources to improve access and quality of care for veterans. The legislation was in response to reports of veterans dying while awaiting appointments to see VA doctors and of a widespread practice of employees covering up months-long wait times for appointments. The bill gives resources to the Department of Veterans Affairs to improve access and quality of care for veterans. (See Page 7, Sept 11, 2014 Edition) (Have a Comment?
Senior Center of York Announces September Activities and Events ... A variety of educational and entertaining programs are being offered at the Senior Center of York in September. 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 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/CountyGover nment/CommunityServic es. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
Park Partners Bring Expertise to New Quarter Park Programs ... The Williamsburg Bird Club and Historic Rivers Chapter of Virginia Master Naturalists lend their expertise and enthusiasm for birds, animals, and natural habitats to free public programs at New Quarter Park in September. (See Page 11, Sept 11, 2014 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Pogge imageDelegate Pogge Appointed to Virginia Commission on Civics Education ... Delegate Brenda Pogge, Vice Chairman of the House Education Committee, was recently appointed to serve on the Virginia Commission on Civics Education. Among other objectives, the commission is tasked with educating students on the importance of citizen involvement in a constitutional republic. Additionally, the commission promotes the study of state and local government among the Commonwealth's citizenry. "I believe strongly in the importance of an engaged and well-educated electorate," stated Pogge. (See Page 11, Sept 11, 2014 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Foundation imageYork Foundation Teams Up with Cookie Text to Greet New Teachers for the YCSD ... On Monday, August 18, 2014 in collaboration with the York Foundation for Public Education, Inc. (YFPE, Inc.) over eighty newly hired teachers attended their first full day of work for the York County School Division. These educators enjoyed personalized complimentary cookies from Jeanne Fiocca, owner of Cookie Text ~An Edible Tweet! "Our tradition of greeting new teachers with special gifts on their first day of work has always been one of our favorite things to do in the beginning of the school year," stated Kathy Young, YFPE, Inc. Vice - President. (See Page 12, Sept 11, 2014 Edition) (Have a Comment?)

 





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