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Feb 20, 2018
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YHSSC image smallYork High School Students Compete in the 21st Annual Regional Ocean Science Bowl ... On Saturday, February 3, York High School sent a team to face off with top science students from other Virginia high schools competing in the 21st Annual Blue Crab Bowl. The Blue Crab Bowl, held this year at Old Dominion University’s Higher Education Center in Virginia Beach, is the Virginia regional competition of the National Ocean Science Bowl. The thirteen teams from across of the Commonwealth traveled from Manassas, Hampton Roads and the Eastern Shore. The 75 students spent the day in heated tournament competition focused on the marine sciences. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
STrain image smallSecond Train-Related Fatality Shakes the Region ... On Friday, February 9, 2018, news broke that a second train-related fatality occurred on railroad tracks near the 5700 block of Richmond Road in Williamsburg. At approximately 12:00 P.M., James City County police were called to the scene where 28-year-old James City County resident, Shantay Romana Smith, was struck and killed by an oncoming Amtrak train, en route to Virginia Beach from Boston. Witnesses reported seeing the woman wearing headphones as she was attempting to cross the tracks. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
FI 15feb18 smallFishing News | Tide Chart ... "Sea Bass” Fishing Report -- On Saturday, February 10th, we ran back out for sea bass again yesterday. No ice this time. Around 20 fathoms, we saw porpoise, whales and some bird action. I did not stop but I did tell the guys that on the way back in to have their tuna catching jigs on (as opposed to those bug jigs they have been using on the sea bass). We have caught bluefin tuna in those conditions. We got to our wreck and it was loaded with sea bass. Conger eels were also prevalent. We did not catch a single dogfish. We caught our limit of sea bass with fish to over 5 pounds. (Read the Article) (Get the Tide Chart) (Have a Comment?)
PPAS imageEagle15Feb imagePainted Perspectives Art Show Opening February 23 at Bay School ... The Art Speaks Gallery at the Bay School Community Arts Center will host the opening reception of "Painted Perspectives” featuring the work of Bob Carlson and Rebecca Grow on Friday, February 23rd from 5-7pm. The show will run through March 28th. Painted Perspectives features the work of Toano artist, Bob Carlson, and Mathews artist, Rebecca Grow. When paired together, their pieces offer different perspectives on what is considered a "painting”. (See Page 3, February 15, 2018 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Local Schools Announce Student Honors ... York High School has released the First Quarter Honors List (Highest Honors will be published next week) and Tabb High School has released the First Quarter Highest Honors List (Honors List was published last week). (See Page 4, February 15, 2018 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
CWEA imageColonial Williamsburg Expands On-Site Amenities for Military Guests at Liberity Lounge Welcomes 100,000 Visitor ... Colonial Williamsburg’s Liberty Lounge, a complimentary space for ticketed military guests to relax and recharge in the Historic Area, welcomed its 100,000th visitor Feb. 3. The milestone comes less than two years since the lounge first opened its doors May 26, 2016. Part of a broad military outreach initiative led by Elisabeth Reiss, wife of Colonial Williamsburg President and CEO Mitchell B. Reiss, the Liberty Lounge is staffed full-time by 63 Foundation volunteers with more than 435 years of collective service in the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps. (See Page 5, February 15, 2018 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
BuschG imageBusch Gardens Unveils New Membership Program ... On February 7th, Busch Gardens Williamsburg announced the revamping of their current membership programs for season pass holders. While the changes drew the ire of long time pass holders (many of whom pay as little as $9.00 a month per pass), the new changes offer incentives that many others can enjoy. The park is now offering three tiers of membership, each with varying levels of benefits. This article provides a simple breakdown of how they will work. (See Page 5, February 15, 2018 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Constitutional Connection: The Correct Role of the Supreme Court ... We often hear about Supreme Court Chief Justice John Marshall as being an American jurist icon. Wikipedia says of him "... the fourth Chief Justice of the United States (1801–1835). His court opinions helped lay the basis for United States constitutional law and many say he made the Supreme Court of the United States a coequal branch of government along with the legislative and executive branches." (See Page 6, February 15, 2018 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
President’s Day Quiz ... It is that special time in February when the red Valentine flowers have finally faded, and we look wistfully forward to green St. Patrick's Day and the upcoming spring season. So why not grab a warm mug of cocoa and your favorite pen and try another fun yet educational YTCPP quiz by JFH. Try to solve without Googling first. (See Page 11, February 15, 2018 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Capital square smallGeneral Assembly Week 5: Crosscurrents At Crossover ... Yesterday was officially "Crossover Day” at the General Assembly, the day on which the House and Senate had to complete work on bills that originated in their respective chambers. From now on, it’s survival of the fittest bill — or at least the savviest patron. Some bills will get amended and sent back to their original chamber. Others will die on their journeys "down the hall.” (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)

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