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Oct 1, 2014
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Award image smallPoquoson Girl Scout Earns Gold Award ... Poppy Crawshaw, daughter of Fiona and Michael Crawshaw of Poquoson, has earned the Girl Scout Gold Award, the highest honor and achievement in Girl Scouting. Poppy has been a Girl Scout for 12 years and is currently a senior at Poquoson High School. For her project, Poppy organized a seven-week basketball skills and drills camp that she hosted for 74 students at Sanford Elementary School in Newport News. She chose to run a camp at Sanford because the school has very few after school activities, and she wanted to provide an outlet for children to release stress, learn, play and be active. During the camp, Poppy and a team of volunteers that she organized taught the children basketball skills, including dribbling, passing and shooting. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
Stroll image small3rd Annual Yorktown Art Stroll Announces Participating Artists and Entertainment ... The Yorktown Arts Foundation and York County invite the public to celebrate Fall Arts in Yorktown for the 3rd Annual Yorktown Art Stroll on Sunday, September 28, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. This one-of-a-kind event will meld local businesses with artists and their work. Enjoy a stroll through the town while artists display and sell their work in the Yorktown Freight Shed as well as in the following businesses: Black Dog Gallery, Viccellio Goldsmith, Gallery at York Hall, Auntie M's American Cottage, Riverwalk Restaurant, Patriot Tours & Provisions, On the Hill Gallery, and River Fruit Tropical Wines. You will have an opportunity to meet the artists and chat with them about their artwork. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
Bishop fishing ad 440pxFish News - Tide Chart ... Most have given up on cobia and have moved onto other fish.Fish image3 25sep14 smallThere are still some cobia to be caught though, and there were some nice catches this past week. Big red drum are receiving a lot of attention now. Schools of red drum are being encountered by sight-fishermen. More red drum are being caught fishing around the islands of the CBBT. Some blackFish image2 25sep14 smalldrum are also being caught. Puppy drum, speckled trout and striped bass are being caught in the shallows from the Mobjack Bay to the James River. Flounder are being caught at the CBBT and around some of the coastal wrecks. Anglers targeting flounder at the Fish image1 25sep14 smallCBBT and at the HRBT had to deal with an influx of bluefish this week. Bluefish in the 1-4 pound range are plentiful throughout the lower bay. The striped bass season in the bay will open on Oct. 4. The coastal wrecks are holding sea bass, sheepshead, and triggerfish. Tautog will become more active over near-shore wrecks and structures inside the bay as the water cools. The tautog season opens on Sept. 20 while the sea bass season closes on Sept. 22. (Read full Fish News Article) (Get the Tide Chart) (Have a Comment?)
Merit image1Merit image2National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists for Poquoson and York High Schools ... York High School (YHS) is pleased to announce that three students have been selected as 2015 National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists. Please join Dr. Kendra Crump, YHS principal, and the rest of the Falcon family in congratulating Christopher Dollesin, Fenton Reichle and Matthew Shih on this tremendous accomplishment. Molly Giffin (left) and Shalni Kumar (right) have been named National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists at Poquoson High School. The program is based upon student performance on the PSAT taken during a student's junior year. (See Page 4, Sept 25, 2014 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Just so you know 25sep14Bruton High School Announces Honor Rolls ... Bruton High School All A's and All A-B Honor Rolls. (See Page 4, Sept 25, 2014 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Pastor imageDavid C. Magruder is New Pastor of Zion UMC ... Raised in the United Methodist Church, the Reverend David C. Magruder fondly recalls how his parents and grandparents greatly influenced his life of faith. Born in Greensboro, North Carolina, Pastor Magruder was one of three children. His parents, Phil and Linda Magruder were very active in the church and would assure attendance of the entire family each week at worship services. Magruder's father and grandfather also served on various committees within the church as well as in various leadership positions. His grandfather was even a Lay Speaker for the church. (See Page 5, Sept 25, 2014 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Norment imagePoquoson Kiwanis Hosts State Senator Norment ... Senator Tommy Norment visited the Kiwanis Club of Poquoson at their regular Tuesday morning meeting September 16, giving an update on happenings in Richmond. Sen. Norment commented on a new tenor in State government, referring to the day's front page article in the Daily Press about budget agreements. "It's encouraging to see a change in attitude between the General Assembly and the Governor, allowing for more compromise and cooperation." "It might be nice to move forward instead of backwards for a change," he added. (See Page 9, Sept 25, 2014 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Constitutional Corner: Jefferson's Wall ... On WFYL last Friday we broached the subject of the First Amendment with our intrepid hosts and commentators. It is a complex subject and I suspect we'll spend several more weeks discussing it. I encourage you to "tune-in" to future broadcasts at www.1180wfyl.com. In last week's column I mentioned the 1947 Supreme Court case of "Everson v. Board of Education" in which Justice Hugo Black established that there should be a "high and impregnable" "wall of separation" between government and religion, having lifted the "wall of separation" phrase from Jefferson's famous letter to the Danbury Baptists. Let's look closer at that letter. (See Page 8, Sept 25, 2014 Edition) (Have a Comment?)

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