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Oct 21, 2014
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Scholarship image smallJust so you know 16oct14Veterans Group Offers Educational Scholarships to Local Students ... The Veterans of Foreign Wars offers millions of dollars in educational scholarships for students across the country each year. York County students have a chance to win scholarship money from VFW's local Post 824, as well as on the state and national level. Middle school students in grades sixth through eighth may enter the "Patriot's Pen" contest and those students in high school grades ninth through twelfth may participate in the "Voice of Democracy" contest. Homeschool students may also participate in both contests. "Last year, our Post 824 awarded over $1,200 in prizes for the youth entrants," stated Bobby Edwards, VFW Post 824 adjutant. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
Museum image smallVirginia Living Museum Offers Non-scary Halloween Fun Oct. 18 ... Are you ready for a "wild" night of scary animals, trail walks, pumpkin carving and Mad Scientists' Night of the Living Museum returns to the Virginia Living Museum for its 15th year on Saturday, Oct. 18 from 5 to 8 p.m. This is a non-scary Halloween event for families with kids ages 12 and under. Come dressed as your favorite character or wild animal. Enjoy live animal shows featuring fierce and not-so-fierce Halloween critters in the amphitheater. Discover pumpkin carving secrets in the Pumpkin Patch. Learn the ways of spiders large and small from the Spider Lady. Watch as our Mad Scientists conduct awesome experiments. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
York High School and York River Academy Announce Fourth Quarter Honor Rolls ... York High School All A's and All A-B Honor Rolls. York River Academy Honor Roll. (See Page 4, Oct 16, 2014 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Bishop fishing ad 440pxFish News - Tide Chart ... Offshore, there are still a few billfish being caught. There have been Fish image1 16oct14 smallsome big catches of dolphin along with some yellowfin and bigeye tuna around the Norfolk Canyon. Good catches of wahoo are being made at Wayne's World and the Cigar. Tilefish and the occasional grouper are available for offshore bottom bouncers. Sea bass remains closed so any bycatch must be released. The sea bass season will reopen on October 18. When the season opens, sea bass will be available Fish image2 16oct14 smallon the coastal wrecks where there are big triggerfish available and some really nice flounder hanging close to the structures. Some nice flounder are still being caught inside the bay with the CBBT and the channel edges near the mouth of the bay being the best locations. There are flounder being caught up in the bay and still in the York River and on Hampton Bar and at the HRBT. (Read full Fish News Article) (Get the Tide Chart) (Have a Comment?)
Foundation imageYork Foundation for Public Education, Inc. Hosts Second Annual Restaurant Week to Benefit the York County School Division ... The York Foundation for Public Education, Inc. would like to thank the participating restaurants, York County School Division teachers and staff, and the families and community members of York County for participating in the Second Annual YFPE, Inc. Restaurant Week, which was held last year during the week of November 1- 8, 2013. A complimentary appetizer celebration at Uno Chicago Grill of Yorktown served as a great kick off to start the week of various restaurant specials throughout the community. Other special events that occurred during Restaurant Week included a delivery of complimentary hot rolls from Texas Roadhouse, and Bonefish Grill gift certificates distributed to YFPE, Inc. school contacts in our nineteen schools. (See Page 2, Oct 16, 2014 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Business imageBusiness Development Caucus Begins Drafts for 2015 Legislative Session ... Members meet in Richmond to review recommendations from 165 Virginia businesses. Mayors, college presidents, and local chambers also participated. Participants were asked to identify specific changes to Virginia law that would help their company, their industry, or their region foster economic growth and create jobs. Following its final town hall event last week, BDC members convened in Richmond to identify systemic concerns as well as discrete issues that might affect specific industries only. (See Page 3, Oct 16, 2014 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Crazy imageCrazy J's Grand Re-Opening ... Crazy J's Home Furnishings, located in the Hayes Plaza Shopping Center on RT 17 in Gloucester, will be celebrating their Grand Re-Opening on Saturday, October 18th from 10am until 8pm. WIGO Country Radio 104.9 will be broadcasting live onsite from 1-3pm, and drawings will be held throughout the day for door prizes and gift certificates. (See Page 5, Oct 16, 2014 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Constitutional Corner: Legislating From the Bench ... By stating in Everson v. Board of Education that there should be an "impregnable wall" separating church and state, the Supreme Court didn't base their opinion on "the sense in which [the Constitution] was ratified by the nation," as James Madison suggested, nor did they take Thomas Jefferson's advice and base their interpretation on the "probable [meaning] in which [the Constitution] was passed." Nor did the court refer to Madison's own remarks on the floor of Congress as he explained the First Amendment's intent. Instead, they reached deep into a stack of Thomas Jefferson's presidential correspondence and located the idiom they were looking for: a "wall of separation." In fabricating their "wall," the Court essentially amended the amendment. They created a new law that then needed new rules (i.e., the Lemon Test and Yoder Test) for its interpretation. (See Page 6, Oct 16, 2014 Edition) (Have a Comment?)

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