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Jul 5, 2015
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Address: 3526 Geo. Wash. Mem. Hwy. - Yorktown, VA 23692
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Culture image smallCelebrate Local Culture at the Watermen’s Museum ... During the Independence Day celebrations, there will be plenty of festivities along the Yorktown waterfront. One littleknown gem on that waterfront is the Watermen’s Museum, located at 309 Water Street. Visitors to the Watermen’s Museum will come away enriched with greater appreciation for the local culture before and after the War of Independence. According to Steve Ormsby, President of the Board, the term "waterman” originated on the Thames River of England. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
Kick image smallPoquoson Library's Summer Reading Kick Off Programs ... Poquoson Public Library kicked off their Summer Reading Programs with a bang! "Read to the Rhythm!" is the theme for all age groups - children, teens, and adults - and we are stepping to the beat with lots of fun and educational programs! Each day, families can be seen choosing and checking out LOTS of books to read and record on their logs (either online or on paper) as they read for fun and prizes! Come join us! (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
Bishop ad apr15Fish News - Tide Chart ... The Flounder Bowl is here. Weather permitting; we will FI1 2jul15 smallhave a new champion this weekend. The captains meeting is at Dare Marina on June 26 with June 27 the scheduled day of competition. www.flounderbowl. com . Capt. Jorj Head fished the VBAC Cobia Classic this past weekend and won. FI2 2jul15 smallHis 63.5 pound fish was caught while chumming and was almost as heavy as the 2nd and 3rd place fish combined. Limits of flounder are being caught at the CBBT with some being FI3 2jul15 smalldoormats. Flounder are also being caught in the Back River Reef area, 36A, Hampton Bar, in the York River, inside the seaside inlets of the Eastern Shore, and some have begun to show at the Cell area. (Read full Fish News Article) (Get the Tide Chart) (Have a Comment?)
Fireworks imageArrive Early for Yorktown July 4th Fireworks and Evening Activities ... The 36th annual Yorktown Fourth of July fireworks display promises to light up the sky over the York River beginning at 9:15 p.m. The best viewing area is along the Yorktown waterfront. The Beach Picnic Area will be open to the public but not to vehicular traffic on July 4. Please note: The Victory Monument area will NOT be available as a viewing area nor will it host a concert or provide concessions space. All activities will take place along the Yorktown waterfront. Visitors are urged to arrive in Yorktown before 6 p.m. for the fireworks show due to heavy traffic volumes. Free parking for the evening activities will be on the Battlefield beginning at 4 p.m. (See Page 11, July 2, 2015 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Just so you know 2jul15Safe imageHave a Happy and Fireworks Safe Fourth of July! ... Fireworks and celebrations go together, especially on and around July 4th, but if you do not take the proper fireworks safety precautions your celebrations could come to a sudden and possibly tragic conclusion. The Virginia Department of Fire Programs and the State Fire Marshal’s Office would like to remind everyone not to forget about fireworks safety as they make their holiday preparations. (See Page 3, July 2, 2015 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Local Schools Announce Honor Rolls ... Yorktown Middle School announces their 3rd Quarter A and A-B Honor Rolls and Bruton High School announces their 3rd Quarter A Honor Roll. (See Page 4, July 2, 2015 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Horizon imageNew Horizons Regional Education Center's (NHREC) Career and Technical Education (CTE) 2025 Conference ... Over 50 professionals representing 20 employers gathered at Ferguson's Training Center in Newport News, Virginia to begin the journey to changing the way Virginia Peninsula Employers partner with New Horizons Career and Technical Education Center to hire and retain top quality CTE High School graduates as Employees. NHREC is operated by the Newport News, Hampton, Williamsburg/James City County, Gloucester, and Poquoson School Divisions. The event was sponsored by the Virginia Peninsula Chamber of Commerce and Ferguson. (See Page 5, July 2, 2015 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Ft. Eustis Blvd Shooting ... The incident on Ft. Eustis Blvd this morning [6-24-15] started as a vehicle accident investigation that ended up resulting in a confrontation with a suspect armed with a hand gun and a deputy sheriff. After the suspect pulled a handgun on the deputy, the deputy shot him. The suspect was transported to Riverside Hospital where he was pronounced dead. The investigation has revealed that the suspect was wanted for multiple charges from a Newport News. He had an extensive criminal history and was considered armed and dangerous with violent tendencies. (See Page 6, July 2, 2015 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Season imageHurricane Season is June 1st - November 30th: Plan Now ... A hurricane is a severe tropical storm that forms in the southern Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea, Gulf of Mexico or eastern Pacific Ocean. To form, hurricanes need warm tropical oceans, moisture and light winds. They gather heat and energy from the warm waters. Evaporation from seawater increases their power. (See Page 8, July 2, 2015 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
AAA Offers Tips for Parents and Teens When Hitting the Road for the 4th ... While the 4th of July weekend marks a welcome mid-summer break, it also marks the midway point in the "100 Deadliest Days of Summer” for teen drivers. Among the "100 Deadliest Days” of summer is the second deadliest of month them all – July. (See Page 10, July 2, 2015 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Bad imageBad for Business: Virginia’s Tax Structure, Reliance on D.C. Discourages Growth ... In 2011, CNBC ranked Virginia first in the nation for business. This year, plummeting for the fourth year in a row, Virginia was 12th. In the past year, the commonwealth had zero GDP growth — worse than 47 other states and neighboring District of Columbia. It’s a consistent and concerning fall from grace that, experts say, has a lot to do with the commonwealth’s longtime reliance on the federal government for job creation and its discouraging business tax structure. The cost of doing business, infrastructure, cost of living and overall economy all dragged Virginia down in the rankings. (See Page 16, July 2, 2015 Edition) (Have a Comment?)

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