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Oct 21, 2016
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235 image small235 Years Since A Revolutionary Victory ... Last Saturday at the Colonial National Historic Park at the Yorktown Battlefield a special presentation occurred marking the 235th anniversary of the Battle of Yorktown and more particularly, the storming of Redoubt (or "fort emplacement” ) No. 10. Redoubt No. 10 was manned by the British under the command of General Charles Cornwallis. It, as well as Redoubt No. 9, was all that stood in the way of the American forces having access to the York River. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
Intl image smallPoquoson Kiwanis Welcomes Its First International Members ... At a very special meeting Tuesday the Kiwanis Club of Poquoson registered a first for Kiwanis international relations by inducting remotely 18 new members in the city of Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia as its new satellite committee. Kiwanis Club Member Bob Kerlinger traveled to Mongolia to join the new members in attending the Poquoson meeting via Skype video and Kiwanis International immediate past president Sue Petrisin attended from New Jersey by FaceTime. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
Bishop ad apr15Fish News | Tide Chart ... We got hit by a bit of a storm and it is taking a little time for the boats to get back out there. Prior to Mathew the offshore bite was good. A lot of dolphin were being caught, wahoo catches FI1 20oct16 smallwere good from Ocean City to Hatteras, and the tuna bite was picking up. Some billfish were still being caught. When we get back out there, expect the wahoo and tuna bite to even be better. There will still be dolphin to be caught and this is a great time of year to catch a swordfish. Offshore bottom fishing was and will continue to be excellent until the spiny dogfish show up in the winter. Sea bass will reopen on October 22 which will make bottom fishing even more attractive. (Read Full Article) (Get the Tide Chart) (Have a Comment?)
Drug imageJust so you know 20oct16Drug Take Back, Shred-In Event, and Food Drive Set for October 22nd at D.A.R.E. Office ... On Saturday, October 22, the York- Poquoson D.A.R.E. Office in partnership with the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) is holding a Drug Take Back event to provide citizens with an opportunity to drop off expired or unneeded prescription pills and patches to help prevent drug abuse or theft. Pills and/or patches can be dropped off from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the York- Poquoson D.A.R.E. Office, 5338D George Washington Memorial Highway (in the Washington Square Shopping Center). (See Page 3, October 20, 2016 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Local Schools Announce Honor Rolls ... Bruton High School has released their Fourth Quarter Honor Rolls and Grafton High School has released their Fourth Quarter Highest Honor Roll. (See Page 4, October 20, 2016 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Painting imageHeritage Humane Society Receives Two New Paintings from Williamsburg Artist ... Heritage Humane Society is attempting to find homes for cats and kittens with an adoption special this fall. Ironically, two new cats found a home at the shelter on Tuesday courtesy of local Williamsburg artist Carolee Vitaletti, who presented Heritage Humane Society with two new pieces of cat artwork to adorn the walls and welcome visitors. (See Page 5, October 20, 2016 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Graves imageRenowned Conservator Leroy Graves to be Awarded the 2017 Eric M. Wunsch Award ... Recognized world-wide as a leader in his field, Leroy Graves, the conservator of upholstery at the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation whose nonintrusive techniques for restoring upholstery have been adapted by museums around the globe, will be honored as one of the two recipients of the 2017 Eric M. Wunsch Award for Excellence in the American Arts given by the Wunsch Americana Foundation. (See Page 5, October 20, 2016 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Mapping imageSpeakers in Williamsburg Talk About Mapping The Revolution ... On Friday, October 7, 2016, Richard Brown and Paul Cohen spoke to a crowd of three to four hundred individuals about rare maps and the stories they tell at the Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg. Brown, the vice-chairman of the Boston Public Library’s Norman B. Leventhal Map Center, and Cohen, a historian and map collector, shared several maps from their new book, Revolution: Mapping the Road to American Independence, 1755-1783. (See Page 6, October 20, 2016 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
IGFA imageVIMS Professor Inducted Into IGFA Hall of Fame ... The International Game Fish Association— the global authority on recreational fishing with 22,000 individual members and 321 member clubs worldwide—has inducted Dr. John Graves of William & Mary's Virginia Institute of Marine Science into its Fishing Hall of Fame, an illustrious group that includes Zane Gray, Ernest Hemingway, Izaak Walton, and Ted Williams. (See Page 7, October 20, 2016 Edition) (Have a Comment?)

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