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Sep 22, 2017
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33History image smallLocal Historian Works to Preserve Memory of August ‘33 Hurricane ... It was the most destructive storm the Peninsula could recount in decades. Piers ripped from the shoreline, a ferry boat thrown five miles upriver, and buildings completely disappeared from the landscape. It was a storm that was used to compare future storms to and one that remains palpable in the historical memory of York County and Poquoson. This was the Chesapeake -Potomac Hurricane, which came without warning on the night of August 22-23, 1933. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
Colonial Williamsburg Honors "The Famous Barber” John Hope with New Historic Site ... On Sunday, Sept. 17, Colonial Williamsburg hosts the ceremonial ribbon-cutting of its newest historic site, Hope’s Barber Shop. The site interprets the remarkable story of John Hope, also known as "Barber Caesar,” who endured enslavement before winning freedom and achieving professional success. It opens to the public Oct. 1. Colonial Williamsburg welcomes to Sunday’s ceremony Peggy Hammond, a direct descendant of John Hope. Hammond is available for interviews following the ceremony. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
Bishop ad apr15Fish News and Tide Chart ... Tautog catches have been very good for those targeting sheepshead at the CBBT. They have had to release those fish but that changed as of FI 21sep17 smallSeptember 20 when the tautog season re-opens. While tautog opens up, sea bass closes for a month. The sea bass season is closed as of September 22. The other season changes include the closure of cobia…make sure to get your catch reports in….and the opening of the bay striped bass season on October 4. There are a lot of small striped bass in the bay. Last fall, they were mostly too small to keep. This fall, there will be a lot 20-plus inch available. (Read the Article) (Get the Tide Chart) (Have a Comment?)

JustSoYouKnow 14sep17DMadison image smallLocal Author and Lecturer Presents "Dolley Madison, Fashionista” on October 1st ... Author/lecturer Feather Schwartz Foster presents Dolley Madison, Fashionista - a discussion on the incomparable Dolley Madison who became one of our best-known, best-loved and best dressed First Ladies and a social icon for nearly half a century. This free presentation on Sunday, October 1, from 3 to 4 p.m. in York Hall, 301 Main Street in Yorktown, is sponsored by the York County Historical Committee. Ms. Foster specializes in the lives of America’s First Ladies. She has made several hundred presentations, programs, and lectures. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
WWIOct imageAnnual World War One Airshow Returns to Military Aviation Museum in October ... The Military Aviation Museum's Biplanes and Triplanes World War One Air Show kicks off Saturday, Oct. 7-8, in the Pungo section of Virginia Beach, Va., transporting guests back to the days of the War to End All Wars for a weekend of aerial displays from colorful World War One aircraft, live performances from 1920s era entertainers, elaborate reenactor encampments, and much more. (See Page 3, September 21, 2017 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Local Schools Announce Honor Rolls ... Yorktown Middle School has released the 4th Quarter All A's and AB Honor Rolls. Tabb Middle School has released the 4th Quarter All A's Honor Roll. (See Page 4, September 21, 2017 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
VLMVol imageVirginia Living Museum Honors Volunteers at Annual Banquet ... The Virginia Living Museum (VLM) honored 144 volunteers during a banquet dinner at the Museum on Friday, August 25, 2017. The evening also acknowledged Cardinal Club Inductees, hourly and yearly volunteer milestones and the highest volunteer honor, The Gloria Lombardi Award for Volunteer Excellence. In the 2016-17 fiscal year, 494 volunteers gave a total of over 40,331 hours of service. (See Page 5, September 21, 2017 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
NSUAlive imageYorktown Girl Scouts Explore and Discover at Science Alive at Norfolk State University ... Nearly 200 Girl Scouts spent the day exploring the world of STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) during Science Alive, an annual event hosted by Norfolk State University. Now in its eighth year, Science Alive gives Girl Scouts the chance to explore and discover their own interests in STEM through workshops facilitated by Norfolk State University students and faculty. A highlight of the day for the Girl Scout Brownies, second and third graders, was the chemistry workshop where they made color-changing milk with dish soap and food coloring. (See Page 5, September 21, 2017 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Constitutional Connection: What Would Davy Do? ... Davy Crockett that is. When we think of Davy Crockett what usually comes to mind are his exploits as a pioneer wearing a raccoon-tail cap and his death at The Alamo. What is lesser known is that he was also a highly respected member of the United States House of Representatives from Tennessee. While he was serving in D. C., a bill was being voted on to appropriate money for the widow of a distinguished naval officer. It was very much favored until Davy Crockett gave a speech to the contrary. (See Page 6, September 21, 2017 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Capital square smallPushing and Pulling The Meaning of the Virginia Constitution ... The push and pull over the authority the three branches of government have over each other is as old as the establishment of the republic. Or, in the matter of last week’s historic ruling at the Supreme Court of Virginia, the commonwealth. The latest dispute had its roots set in 1971, when Virginia adopted its most recent, recalibrated constitution. At issue was a 2015 law passed by the General Assembly that froze base rates charged by Dominion Energy Virginia (formerly Dominion Virginia Power) and other utilities for seven years ending in 2022. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)

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