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Oct 23, 2018
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Address: P.O. Box 978 - Yorktown, VA 23692
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Michael image smallAfter Bringing Destruction to the Florida Panhandle, Michael Hits York and Poquoson as Tropical Storm ... After making landfall near Mexico Beach, Florida as the third most intense hurricane (by pressure) in recorded US history, the storm tracked up the east coast, with the path eventually crossing right over the Virginia Peninsula. Wind gusts as high as 70 mph were reported on the Peninsula as Michael actually reintensified as it passed over North Carolina and Virginia. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
GWHouse image smallThe Ghosts of the Wythe House ... The two-story Flemish bond brick Colonial era building known as the Wythe House in Williamsburg sits just north of the cemetery for Bruton Parish Church. Dating back to the 1750’s, the house has paid witness to the constant evolution of this "ancient” corner of the United States and is the scene of legends and alleged ghostly encounters. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
2Eagles imageFishing News | Tide Chart ... Sorry, no entry this week. (Get the Tide Chart) (Have a Comment?)
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PMSS image smallPoquoson Middle Students Solve The Case ... Poquoson Middle School students turned criminal investigators? This isn’t your average lesson or everyday classroom experience—students in Mrs. Felmeten’s English class, having read Poe’s famous "The Tell Tale Heart”, participated in an investigative escape room to analyze the literary piece and its characters. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
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Fourth VALOR Class to Hone Problem-Solving Skills and Promote Virginia Agriculture ... The fourth and largest class of Virginia’s annual agricultural leadership program has begun, and participants are looking forward to learning more about Virginia agriculture in a regional, state and world context. (See Page 2, October 18, 2018 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
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RVABook imageRVA Booklover’s Festival Will Features Local Authors ... On Saturday, October 20, 2018, Brandylane Publishers, Inc. will host the first annual RVA Booklovers’ Festival at Jefferson Park in Richmond from 10:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. The event will include authors of all genres from across the Commonwealth of Virginia. (See Page 3, October 18, 2018 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Local Schools Announce Student Honors ... This week we publish the Poquoson Elementary School Fourth Quarter All A's and AB Honor Rolls and the Poquoson Middle School Fourth Quarter All A's and AB Honor Rolls. (See Page 4, October 18, 2018 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
CCCDog imageCanine Carnival Celebrates All Things Dog at Waller Mill Park ... Last Saturday the Williamsburg Parks and Recreation Department hosted the 3rd annual Canine Carnival at Waller Mill Park. The parking areas filled up fast as many arrived early with "man’s best friend "in tow. Those who came without a dog could make their way to the spot where dogs from area rescues were looking for homes. (See Page 5, October 18, 2018 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
3YAF imageYorktown Arts Foundation to Host Third Annual Small Works Silent Auction Fundraiser ... The Yorktown Arts Foundation will host a silent auction of small works by members and "notable neighbors” beginning at 5:55 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27 at On The Hill Gallery in historic Yorktown. Earlier this year, YAF members were challenged to create and donate works of art in their chosen medium on 5x5-inch canvases, or provided other small works for the fundraiser. (See Page 5, October 18, 2018 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
LWW2 imageHistorian Seeking Local WWII Stories ... Local historian, Frank Green, is asking for locals’ assistance in his research for a book he is planning on writing on the little spoken of history of York County and Poquoson during World War II. Green, whose family stretches back through this part of Hampton Roads for several generations, is a fixture in the preservation and advocacy of local history. (See Page 7, October 18, 2018 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
5th Annual October/Halloween Quiz ... So much to see and to do in so few days. How much do you really know about this amazing month that combines scary spookiness with visceral views of nature? So why not grab your favorite pen and those cozy slippers and a pumpkin spice something and take another fun yet educational YTCPP quiz by JFH. (See Page 12, October 18, 2018 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Capital square smallCapitol Square Diary - Capitol Designs ... An unsightly parking lot sits on the southwest corner of Broad and Ninth Streets in downtown Richmond, once occupied by historic buildings. There is a construction sight on the southeast corner where the General Assembly Building once stood and, before the hodgepodge of buildings that were stitched together to create the GAB, was graced by dignified architecture. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)

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