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May 26, 2017
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GraftonB image smallSpotlight: Grafton High School Marching Band ... Grafton High School opened in 1996, and Darren Kirsch, the band director, has been a part of it since the beginning. Grafton’s band has been looked at as being one of the best public school bands in the area within the last two decades, and the ball is not done rolling yet. This year’s marching band show is based on the concept of "flight”. Langely and NASA are celebrating their 100th anniversary. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
UnityC image smallYork-Poquoson Sheriff Signs Covenant For Unity ... Williamsburg area law enforcement and African American community leaders signed a covenant Friday that is designed as phase one in developing "an atmosphere of unity, respect, understanding and cooperation" among the two groups. Police chiefs from James City and York counties, Williamsburg, William and Mary and Colonial Williamsburg, along with African American community leaders, signed the community covenant at the Williamsburg Library. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
Bishop ad apr15Fish News and Tide Chart ... Big Red Drum Run. We were supposed to head offshore yesterday but the windy forecast got us to cancel those plans. I FI 25may17 smallsuggested that we try an afternoon drum trip. Half the crew decided that staying home was a better option and we could not find any other takers so it was just Stan Simmerman, Wes Blow and myself that headed out. When we saw the breakers at the mouth of Rudee Inlet, we thought that the other guys were the smart ones. We went out anyway and made it over to Fisherman's Island. The wind was howling and the drum bite was on fire. (Read the Article) (Get the Tide Chart) (Have a Comment?)
Crossings image smallJust so you know 25may17The Crossings on the Peninsula Holds Grand Opening ... The Crossings on the Peninsula, located at 3540 Victory Boulevard, Yorktown, Virginia, celebrated its grand opening and ribbon cutting on Thursday, May 11, 2017. This beautiful senior living facility, managed by Harmony Senior Service, offers 106 units - 70 assisted living and 36 memory care. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
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TeaP imageAll-American Tea Parties Return This Spring and Summer ... Colonial Williamsburg invites guests of all ages to take time to go back with its All-American Tea Parties the first and third Saturday of each month beginning May 20 until August 19. The events, hosted by Mrs. Campbell herself at Christiana Campbell’s Tavern, feature a special blend of tea and sippets of mid-day fare to be shared. Guests are encouraged to bring along their periodinspired dolls and partake in the midday festivities. (See Page 3, May 25, 2017 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
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WaterW imageWATER|WAYS to Make Waves at the Virginia Living Museum ... The Smithsonian Traveling Exhibit, WATER|WAYS will make a splash at the Virginia Living Museum May 27 through July 9. The exhibit comes to the museum’s changing exhibit gallery with support from the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities (VFH), in cooperation with the Virginia Association of Museums (VAM) and is sponsored by Waterway Surveys & Engineering, Ltd. and Zeigler Pluming and Sewer, Inc. (See Page 3, May 25, 2017 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
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Local Schools Announce Honor Rolls ... Dare Elementary School has released the 2nd Quarter All A's and AB Honor Rolls. Grafton Bethel Elementary School has released the 3rd Quarter All A's and AB Honor Rolls; Coventry Elementary School has released the 3rd Quarter All A's Honor Roll. (See Page 4, May 25, 2017 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
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YorkMG imageBecome a York/Poquoson Master Gardener ... Master Gardeners are a unique group of volunteers trained by Virginia Cooperative Extension to provide an effective network of educational gardening programs and activities to enhance their communities. To become a Master Gardener, an individual must complete 50 hours of horticulture instruction and return an equal number of hours (50) as a Master Gardener volunteer. (See Page 5, May 25, 2017 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
BikeC imageGrafton Kiwanis Hosts National Biking Champion ... Avanell Scales, Peninsula resident and national Cyclocross Gold Medal winner treated members of the Kiwanis Club of Grafton to the joys and challenges of Cyclocross recently. Avanell spoke about her training and experience riding of the national championship course in Connecticut – cold temperatures, semi-frozen mud – in January 2017. She described it as "a steeplechase on bikes.” (See Page 5, May 25, 2017 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
CWMil imageFree Admission to Colonial Williamsburg for Military Families This Weekend ... Colonial Williamsburg honors service to America this Memorial Day weekend with free admission tickets for active duty military, reservists, retirees, veterans, National Guard members and their immediate dependents. The Honoring Service program is made possible by a $100,000 grant from the Home Depot Foundation. The Honoring Service to America ticket offers all the benefits of a regular admission ticket. (See Page 7, May 25, 2017 Edition) (Have a Comment?)

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