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Academy image small20 Years Later, Summit Christian Academy Celebrates Growth and Remembers Beginnings ... In 1996, a group of children sat at prop-up tables, reciting Latin declensions from a textbook. They were a misfit class of different ages, different families, and different backgrounds, but all of them were receiving a classical education. They were the first students of Summit Christian Academy, which celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. Originally founded in 1996 as a ministry of Peninsula Community Chapel, Summit Christian Academy is among the only classical schools on the Peninsula. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
Merit image smallNational Merit Commended Students at Poquoson High ... Dr. Shelly Cihak of Poquoson High School announced today that Brett Hodges, Christine Siu, and Camden Schwarting (2016 Graduate) have been named Commended Students in the 2017 National Merit Scholarship Program. A Letter of Commendation from the school and National Merit Scholarship Corporation, which conducts the program, was presented by the principal to these scholastically talented seniors. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
Bishop ad apr15Fish News | Tide Chart ... Offshore, the billfish bite continues to roll along. It will slow down soon but we probably have a couple more weeks of good billfish action. FI 29sep16 smallWhite marlin are the main catch. Good numbers of blue marlin and roundscale spearfish are around and some sailfish are still being caught. Boats overnighting and some deep-dropping during the day are having good success with swordfish. The swordfish action should remain good through the fall even after the other billfish have moved out.FI4 29sep16 smallDolphin catches remain strong. More wahoo are being caught and that bite should be just continue to improve through October. As the billfish action slows down the tuna bite should pick up. Right now, there are some yellowfin tuna and bigeyes around but not enough to make a day on them. (Read Full Article) (Get the Tide Chart) (Have a Comment?)
Just so you know 29sep16Local Schools Announce Honor Rolls ... Grafton Middle School has released their Fourth Quarter Honor Rolls. (See Page 4, September 29, 2016 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
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Harvest imageWilliamsburg Harvest Celebration Gives Back to the Community ... The Williamsburg Harvest Celebration is a collaborative effort of The City of Williamsburg, York County, James City County, The Williamsburg Winery, and the Greater Williamsburg Chamber & Tourism Alliance. The celebration, happening this year November 4-13, 2016, will feature culinary inspired events throughout Williamsburg, Yorktown, and James City County. (See Page 5, September 29, 2016 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
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New Standards Improve Quality and Safety for Child Care in Virginia ... The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Administration for Children and Families (ACF) today announced new quality and safety standards aimed at providing for higher quality care and safer environments for millions of children, including our youngest learners. (See Page 6, September 29, 2016 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
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Herring imageAttorney General Herring Launches New Effort to Prevent Heroin and Opiod Abuse ... Attorney General Mark R. Herring announced today that he is launching a coordinated effort this fall to prevent overdose deaths and to educate Virginians, especially young people, on the dangers of heroin and prescription opioids. With overdose fatalities expected to approach or exceed 1,000 in 2016, a number that would will exceed car crashes, Attorney General Herring is redoubling his work to address heroin and prescription drug abuse through, education, prevention, enforcement, and legislative solutions. (See Page 6, September 29, 2016 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
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Russian imageRussian Choral Group "Lyra” Performs at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church on North American Tour ... Last Sunday, at the St. Mark Lutheran Church in Yorktown, members of the church and the public were treated to a rare event when members of the choral group "Lyra" gave a memorable performance as part of their North American tour. The singers performing were Anna Makarenko - soprano, Olga Turkina -mezzo soprano, Denis Patsiuk - tenor, Sergey Tupitsyn - baritone, and Alexandr Kudriashov - bass. All members did their postgraduate work at the St. Petersburg conservatory except Mr. Patsiuk who graduated from Minsk (Belarus) conservatory. (See Page 7, September 29, 2016 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Pence imageVice Presidential Candidate Mike Pence Makes Soggy Campaign Stop in Williamsburg ... On September 20th, the Republican vice-presidential candidate Mike Pence visited our area. Stopping in Norfolk before making the trip to Williamsburg, Pence spoke aboard the U.S.S. Wisconsin where he hosted a round table discussion with a group of Navy veterans. Topics included Donald Trump’s desire to reform the Veterans Administration and rebuild the military stating "We have the smallest Navy since 1950 and Donald Trump and I know that for America to be the leader of the free world, for us to continue to provide security for our people and all the navigable waters of the seven seas, we’ve got to rebuild this Navy and right here in these waters we’re going to rebuild American strength.” (See Page 8, September 29, 2016 Edition) (Have a Comment?)

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