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Dec 22, 2014
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Calendar insert iconWes image smallWes' Cancer Battle -- Relapsed Neuroblastoma ... On Friday December 12 right before the morning madness of Seaford Elementary School's Sing-a-long, two extraordinary boys, Mason Staley and Wes Pak, were presented with quilts. These quilts were made for the boys by The Quilted Cup, a business that donates quilts for cancer patients. The entire school was involved in creating these quilts. Each classroom created their own square for each quilt to show their support for their sick classmates. Mason recently had surgery to remove a brain tumor and is doing much better. Wes is battling stage 4 high risk neuroblastoma. His mother, Krista Pak passed along information about his condition and the family's situation. There is little government funding for childhood cancers and knowledge is power. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
Toys image smallTruckload of Toys ... On Tuesday, at their weekly breakfast, The Kiwanis Club of Poquoson presented a "Truck Load of Toys" to the Poquoson Empty Stocking Fund. This is the fourth year Kiwanis has participated in this worthwhile program, spearheaded by Frank and Madonna Kreiger and Tom and Carol Mann, all of Poquoson. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
Fish image1 small 18dec14Fish News - Tide Chart ... The VSWFT Committee met this week. All minimum qualifying sizes for citations will remain the same in 2015. The one change is the addition of golden tilefish to the citation program. Starting in 2015, a golden tilefish weighing at least 30 pounds will be eligible for a trophy fish citation. The committee reiterated the requirement that to be eligible for citations or state records, fish must be caught in waters open to fishing to Fish image2 18dec14 smallthe general public. An example of this is striped bass where you can earn release citations inside the bay when the season is closed (but catch and release fishing is legal) but not in the EEZ where even catch and release fishing for striped bass. Other examples are a variety of special exempted permits or commercial licenses that allow some to keep fish during closed recreational seasons. Even if it is legal for these fish to be kept, they are not eligible for recreational citations or records because the general public is closed from the fishery. The Little Creek Reservoir Fishing Report is also included in the article. (Read full Fish News Article) (Get the Tide Chart) (Have a Comment?)
Just so you know 18dec14Honor imageYork High School National Honor Society ... York High School's National Honor Society student volunteerism rings in the holiday spirit and raises much needed funds and awareness for the Salvation Army's "Red Kettle Christmas Campaign". The students' small but selfless contribution helps The Salvation Army achieve its goal of providing food, toys and clothing to over 6 million people during the Christmas season and helping more than 34 million Americans recovering from all kinds of personal disasters nationwide. (See Page 3, Dec 18, 2014 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Local Schools Honor Rolls ... Seaford Elementary School, Tabb Elementary School and Waller Mill Elementary School announce the All A's and All A-B Honor Rolls for the First Marking Period. (See Page 4, Dec 18, 2014 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Learn imageYork County Girl Scouts Learn to Think Like a Scientist ... From learning about constellations in the night sky to discovering the life under the sea, over 400 Girl Scouts learned how to think like a scientist during a special event hosted for Girl Scouts on December 6 at the Virginia Living Museum in Newport News. During the event, the girls participated in a variety of activities that taught them about the regions of Virginia and the plants and animals that live there. From the coastal plains to the mountain coves, girls toured a variety of exhibits where they looked at sand and feather samples under a microscope, explored types of butterflies native to the region and discovered the rich biological history of the commonwealth. (See Page 5, Dec 18, 2014 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Fever image7th Annual Cabin Fever Concert Series Begins January 22 ... York County is excited to announce the seventh annual "Cabin Fever Concert Series,"scheduled for this winter inside the Freight Shed located at Riverwalk Landing in historic Yorktown. As in the past, this event will feature local musicians in an informal, friendly and close performance setting. Audience members will have the opportunity to interact and engage with the musicians throughout each concert to learn more about the artists and their inspirations or simply to grasp the message that's being delivered through the music. For more information about the Cabin Fever Concert Series or any other events in York County, please call Parks, Recreation, and Tourism at 890-3500 or visit www.visityorktown.org. This concert series is sponsored by York County and The Carrot Tree Kitchens. (See Page 12, Dec 18, 2014 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
VLM imageVirginia Living Museum receives Green Travel Leader Award ... You might smell French Fries when Virginia Living Museum staffers Robby Ackerman, Mike Behan and George Mathews, Jr. drive by. That's because their cars are powered by used frying oil from the museum's Wild Side Cafe. The project, which began several years ago, now involves five area personal vehicles and 100% of the cafe's used frying oil. It has earned the museum a Green Travel Leader Award from the Virginia Green Program. "Having staff members driving veggieoil cars has eliminated all waste oil from our museum cafe while making our air cleaner!" said Deputy Director Fred Farris. "'Green Oil' takes an otherwise museum 'waste product' and turns it into a green recycling material." (See Page 14, Dec 18, 2014 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Constitutional Corner: Life Without the Bill of Rights ... On last week's WFYL "Constitution Matters," co-host Corinne Lillis posed an intriguing question: "What would life be like without the rights we currently enjoy?" It's a great question, and, with Bill of Rights Day coming up on December 15th (you were preparing a big celebration, weren't you?) , the question is quite timely. Americans have enjoyed the greatest freedoms of any civilized country for more than 200 years; but far too often we take those freedoms for granted, treating them as though they are somehow permanent. (See Page 10, Dec 18, 2014 Edition) (Have a Comment?)

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