Thursday, September 23, 2010

Updated York County Tax Map

The following tax map was recently updated on the website.  You may download it manually, or click on the link below.

http://www.yorkcounty.gov/Portals/gis/i14.pdf  (Daniel Junior Jackson - PLV - 1160 Springfield Rd)

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Wednesday, September 22, 2010

New Press Releases from York County

 

Kayakers enjoy New Quarter Park event – next one set for Oct. 16
 
 
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More than 35 people brought their own kayak or rented one for New Quarter Park's Sept. 18 Bring Your Own Kayak paddle.
 
The fall leaves along Queen's Creek were beginning to turn and paddlers saw Egrets, Great Blue Herons, Bald Eagles, Clapper Rails, and other birds along the way. Chesapeake Bay Foundation Clean Water Kits were given away and paddlers who weren't already CBF members were given a free one-year membership. 
 
New Quarter Park's last BYOK this year will be held on Oct. 16. Participants should arrive at 9 a.m., drive 3/4 mile to the put-in site with park staff, and expect to launch by 9:20. The out-and-back paddle will last about two and a half hours with take-out at the same site by noon. The program is free and open to the public. Kayaks are available to rent for BYOK from Chesapeake Experience for $25 by calling 890-0502 or e-mailing Jill@chesapeakeexperience.org.
 
New Quarter Park is located at 1000 Lakeshead Drive between the Queens Lake neighborhood and Cheatham Annex. From the Colonial Parkway, exit at Queen's Lake and turn right at the end of the exit ramp. Travel a short distance to Lakeshead Drive. Follow this road into the park. If traveling to Williamsburg on Interstate 64, take exit 242, Route 199 toward Jamestown, then take the first exit on Route 143 west. Turn right on Penniman Road, travel one block, and then turn left on Hubbard Lane. Travel toward Queens Lake and turn right on Lakeshead Drive. Follow this road to the New Quarter Park office.
 
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Yorktown Market Days to feature more local artists this fall
 
September 22, 2010
 
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Yorktown Market Daysbegan this year's season in May with more than 30 vendors offering fresh produce, meat and seafood, gourmet herbs and spices, organic items, plants, baked goods, cut flowers, pasta, sauces, herbal soaps and lotions and more. 
 
Located on the banks of the York River between Buckner and Ballard Streets, the markets continue this fall and holiday months on Saturdays, Oct. 9, Nov. 13, and Dec. 11 from 8 a.m. to noon. 
 
More than 25 local artists are participating in the 2010 season, offering one-of-a-kind quality art for sale.
 
Featured artists in the upcoming markets include:
  • Tammy Bacot (Jewelry and Stained Glass)
  • Jill Balsamo (Photography)
  • Doris Brzezicki (Weaving)
  • Jennifer Burton-Rawlings (Handmade Etched Mirrors)
  • Steven Chabra (Blacksmith)
  • Ray Doolan (Dublin Flora Creations/Pressed Flower Designs)
  • Barbara Dowdy (Stained Glass)
  • Seth Fisher (Photography)
  • Paige Joyner (Jewelry, Blankets and Dog Coats)
  • Jordan Knutson-Steele (Australian Aboriginal Art)
  • Emily Krapf (Memorycard Photography)
  • Mike Kravchak (Watercolor and Acrylic Paintings)
  • Peggy McCabe (Jewelry)
  • Tina McCloud (Acrylics and Jewelry)
  • Lynn McPherson (Seashell Art and Christmas Santas)
  • Okie Morris (Wine Bottle Lamps and Hummingbird Feeders) 
  • Kim Steele (Jewelry)
  • Susan Thomas (Jewelry)
  • Jean Thompson (Wine Bottle Cheese Plates)
  • Jay White (Silversmith)
 
If you are an artist interested in participating in the market or would like additional information, please contact Susan Powell at susan.p17@gmail.com or Maydel Nelson at ladynelson06@cox.net
 
Entertainment is also offered each week including bluegrass, folksongs, sea shanties, country, western, swing, and Americana tunes. Visitors can also sample specialty shops at Riverwalk Landing offering patriotic items, home d├ęcor, clothing, jewelry, art, rugs and more, all while enjoying the river view.
 
Free parkingis available in several public parking areas throughout historic Yorktown. No rain dates are scheduled for the Market Days. In the event of inclement weather, please call the event weather hotline at 890-3520 for updated information. For directions to Yorktown and a more detailed schedule of events, call 890-3500 or visityorktown.org.
 
Yorktown Market Days is presented by the Riverwalk Landing Business Association and York County. Special thanks to the market founding sponsor 1st Advantage Federal Credit Union and market sponsors C&F Bank, and Farm Bureau Insurance for their support.
 
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Senior Center to host White Elephant Sale on Oct. 2
 
September 22, 2010
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
 
The public is cordially invited to donate to and/or participate in the Senior Center of York's 2010White Elephant, Bake Sale and Craft Fair to be held on Saturday, Oct. 2, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 
 
This event will be held at the Senior Center, which is located in the Washington Square Shopping Center at 5314 George Washington Memorial Highway in Grafton. All proceeds from the fundraiser will benefit the Senior Center. 
 
Donations, such as household items, crafts, and articles other than clothing may be delivered to the center Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Bake sale items may be delivered Friday, Oct. 1 from 12-4 p.m., or on the day of the sale at 8:30 a.m. 
 
The Craft Fair will feature a wide array of crafts, including knitting, crocheting, paintings and more. Those in attendance can also purchase tickets for a chance to win some great door prizes. Those donating items for the sale are asked to tag their items with suggested prices. Limited pickup may be available for anyone wishing to donate larger items. For more information, please call the center at 898-3807.
 
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Tuesday, September 21, 2010

York County Public Library Newsletter

The September/October edition of the York County Public Library's newsletter, Literally Speaking..., is available on the library's website, www.yorkcounty.gov/library. Highlights include:

  • Author Orson Scott Card to speak at Ferguson Center
  • Employment assistance available at the Library
  • Upcoming Resume Seminar and Clinic
  • Breast cancer books added to collection
  • Halloween Story Times

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Friday, September 17, 2010

York County, Virginia Press Releases

 

York

 

fire officials issue immediate county-wide burn ban
 
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
 
York County has issued an immediatecounty-wide ban on all fires to include burn barrels, recreational fires and fires in established fire pits at approved campgrounds or on private property.
 
The use of gas and propane self-contained stoves, barbecues and/or grills continue to be allowed. The ban will remain in effect until environmental conditions improve.
 
Fire officials evaluate the risk of fire for residents based on the Cumulative Severity Index (CSI). This number accurately describes the amount of moisture that is missing from the environment; a rating of 0 defines a point of no moisture deficiency and 800 defines the maximum moisture deficiency possible.
 
The Virginia Department of Forestry's Eastern Region, which includes York County, has a current Cumulative Severity Index over 640. As a point of reference, a normal Cumulative Severity Index for our area would be about 100. Other factors, such as wind, temperature, relative humidity and atmospheric stability also play a major role in determining the actual fire danger.
 
For additional information please contact the York County Department of Fire and Life Safety Monday – Friday between the hours of 8:15 a.m. and 5 p.m. at 890-3600.
 
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2011 international business conference to be held in Williamsburg
 
September 17, 2010
 
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The 2011 Business Retention and Expansion International (BREI) Conference, co-hosted by the York County, James City County and Williamsburg Economic Development Authorities, will be held in Williamsburg at the Colonial Williamsburg Lodge, May 9-12.  
 
The conference is expected to bring at least 350 attendees to the Williamsburg area for the four day gathering. The 2010 conference was held in New Orleans.
 
"This conference will help Virginia officials learn more about how to improve our economy here at home, while also bringing visitors from around the country and the world to Williamsburg," said Governor Bob McDonnell. "Virginia is the best place in America for conferences of all sizes, and I look forward to this great event next May."
 
The BREI Conference is the premier event for economic developers and others involved in assisting existing businesses and industries to prosper and grow. The May 2011 conference will be BREI's 18th annual conference.
 
BREI is the leading professional association for business retention and expansion. BREI is a non-profit association of educators and economic development professionals who work to advance business retention and expansion as an economic development strategy through scientific research, instruction, publications, meetings and other activities designed to advance and disseminate knowledge in retaining and expanding existing businesses in a given region.
 
 
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County starts work on ARRA-funded road projects
 
September 17, 2010
 
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With funds designated from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, the county has begun a series of sidewalk, road improvement and paving projects, the first of which should be completed next week.
 
The county was awarded about $1.5 million from federal stimulus funds last year for use on road and pedestrian system improvements. That money will go toward: the installation of sidewalks on Commons Way, a section of Hubbard Lane and a section of Route 134; repaving all or parts of Newman Road, Wolftrap Road, Cary's Chapel Road and possibly Seaford Road; and extending a median break turning lane on Route 134.        
 
"Each of these projects has been identified as a priority by the county or by the Virginia Department of Transportation, based on the need for repairs, traffic volumes and various safety issues," said Assistant County Administrator Mark Carter. "Construction has already begun on the Route 134 turning lane project, the Newman Road repaving is scheduled to start before the end of September, and the others should be underway within the next few months."
 
The ARRA funds were awarded to the county through the Hampton Roads Transportation Planning Organization in 2009. Since then, the county has been working with VDOT to identify key areas in need of improvement and secure construction designs and contracts for those projects.
 
A detailed description of the work to be done is as follows:
 
n Paving of Newman Road from Fenton Mill Road to James City County line; paving of Wolf Trap Road from Hornsbyville Road to Rt. 17; paving of Cary's Chapel Road from Victory Boulevard to Poquoson City line; paving of Seaford Road from Goodwin Neck Road to Back Creek Road. Project scope for each of these paving projects includes pavement milling, installation of an asphalt overlay, placement of shoulder stone and re-installation of pavement markings.
 
n Extension of the existing eastbound turning lane at the existing Rt. 134 median break just east of Tabb Smith Trail. The lane will be extended to provide a 200-foot stacking/storage lane and a 200-foot taper/deceleration lane.
 
n Sidewalk installation on Rt. 134 from its intersection with St. Clair Circle to Indian Summer Drive; sidewalk installation on Hubbard Lane from Penniman Road to Colonial Avenue; and sidewalk installation on Commons Way from Bypass Road to the end of State Maintenance portion of Commons Way.
 
For more information, contact Assistant County Administrator Mark Carter at 890-3320.
 
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Board seeks applicants for York County Senior Center Board
 
September 17, 2010
 
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The York County Board of Supervisors seeks applications from county citizens interested in serving on the York County Senior Center Board when future vacancies occur.
 
The Senior Center Board serves as an advisory body to the Board of Supervisors, providing operations support for senior programs. Members meet the second Wednesday of each month at 10 a.m. in the Senior Center of York.
 
York County citizens interested in applying for appointment to the Senior Center Board may obtain an application at the County Administrator's Office at 224 Ballard Street in Yorktown, or by calling 890-3320. Applications can also be obtained and filed online at www.yorkcounty.gov. Click on On-Line Services, click on Board Bank Application and click on Continue to Board/Commission Application Form.
 
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Wednesday, September 15, 2010

York County Board of Supervisors Meeting Agenda

To view the agenda for the September 21, 2010, meeting of the York County Board of Supervisors, click on the link below:

http://www.yorkcounty.gov/Default.aspx?tabid=11303 

 

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Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Updated York County Tax Maps

The following tax maps were recently updated on the website.  You may download them manually, or click on the links below.

http://www.yorkcounty.gov/Portals/gis/q09.pdf  (Villas at Yorktown, Phase 9 - 101-105-Z Ambrose Lane and 208, 210 Garman Loop)
http://www.yorkcounty.gov/Portals/gis/f14.pdf  (Ebby, LLC, Parcels A & B - PLV - 535 Second St)

If you have any questions, please feel free to e-mail or call the GIS department at gis@yorkcounty.gov (757) 890-3899.

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Friday, September 10, 2010

New Press Releases from York County

 

Historian to talk about slavery for Oct. 2 Walk & Talk
 
 
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Historian Robert Watson will lead a special Walk and Talk, "Remembering the Forgotten," at New Quarter Park on Saturday, Oct. 2, at 10 a.m. The program is dedicated to the memory of the African and Virginia-born slaves who toiled on New Quarter farm between the mid- 1660s and early 19th century.
 
The original 2,000-acre farm, 545-acres of which are now the York County Park, was one of more than a dozen attached to the prominent Burwell family. Their plantations stretched from Isle of Wight to James City, York, and Gloucester counties and included Carter's Grove and Kingsmill in James City County, King's Creek in York, and Fairfield in Gloucester.
 
An archeology site on the property will be the program setting. Visitors who arrive early will be able to view the site and see a display of artifacts. They may also read about "Burwell's New Quarter" on a sign to be unveiled on the site where a structure, possible the overseers house, once stood.
 
At 10 a.m., African drumming will open the program. Watson will talk about the African origins of the slaves at New Quarter and Tidewater Virginia as well as the traditions they brought to the new world and the culture of slavery. Dr. Robert A. Whitehead Sr., pastor of New Zion Baptist Church, will offer a prayer in memory of the forgotten people who lived, toiled, and died at New Quarter during the approximately 150 years that the property served as an outlying farm. The program will conclude with a procession from the site led by African drumming.
 
The program site is located about one-quarter mile from the parking lot. A van will be available to take those who need transportation to the site, located in a wooded area. Those who wish to use the van should arrive no later than 9:45 a.m. A limited number of chairs will be available at the program site; participants may wish to bring folding chairs or cushions for sitting on the ground and wear clothes and shoes appropriate for walking and weather conditions.
 
New Quarter Park is located at 1000 Lakeshead Drive near Williamsburg. From the Colonial Parkway, exit at Queens Lake, turn right, and travel a short distance to Lakeshead Drive. Follow the signs to the park. From Interstate 64, take Exit 242 to Route 199. Take the first exit from Route 199 to Route 143 and turn right. Next, turn right on Penniman Road, and then left on Hubbard Lane. Finally, turn right on Lakeshead Drive and follow this road to the park.
 
For more information, call York County Parks and Recreation at 890-3500 or New Quarter Park at 890-5840.
 
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Fall Landscape Extravaganza to be held Oct. 2
 
 
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The annual Fall Landscape Extravaganza sponsored by the Virginia Cooperative Extension-York County Office will be held on Saturday, Oct. 2, at St. Joan of Arc Church, 9041 George Washington Memorial Highway in Yorktown. 
 
Sign-in begins at 8:30 a.m., with orientation at 9 a.m. Two blocks of concurrent educational programs will be offered from 9:15 to 10:30 a.m. and from 10:45 a.m. to 12 p.m. 
 
The event is offered free of charge and is open to the public. Register at http://www.yorkcounty.gov/Default.aspx?tabid=5753, or call the extension office at 890-4940 with any questions.
 
Those attending the event will have their choice of participating in one class from each session: 
1st Session:      "Native Plants" 
                         Phillip Merritt, Hertzler and George Landscape
 
                        "The ABCs of Starting a Garden"
                         Lisa Ziegler, The Gardener's Workshop
 
                        "Landscaping Small Spaces"
                         Mary Ann Newton, McDonald's Garden Center
 
2nd Session:      "Landscaping the Right Way"
                         Eric Bailey, Nickerson's Landscaping
 
                        "Hardscaping Ideas"
                         Matt Kaminski, Yorktown Materials
 
                        "Plants for Honey Bees"
                         Mike Andruczyk, Extension Agent, Chesapeake
 
Fall is the perfect time to renovate your landscape plan, plant some seeds, bulbs and shrubs and plan ahead for the spring. The goal of the Fall Landscape Extravaganza is to provide practical, useful information for homeowners, and to provide it via experts. 
 
This is a popular event and seating is limited, so early registration is strongly advised. This event is open to the public and is free of charge. 
 
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Thursday, September 9, 2010

September 8, 2010 Planning Commission Agenda UPDATE

 

York County
Planning Division Website Update
 
The website has been updated with the following information:
 
The agenda for the September 8, 2010 Planning Commission meeting has been updated.
 
To see the agenda visit:
 
 
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If you have questions regarding this notification, please contact the Planning Division (757) 890-3404 or by email at planning@yorkcounty.gov.
 
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Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Fwd: An Invitation and Small Request from Greg Garrett - You're Invited to an Event with Scott Rigell

Dear Friend,

 

We need to elect Republican Scott Rigell to Congress to send a message that "WE DON'T APPROVE OF WHAT'S GOING ON IN WASHINGTON" !!!

 

This is not a district-by-district issue anymore....We all have to reach out beyond our own Congressional District and support candidates like Scott who will go to Washington and begin to turn things around. If we can't elect Scott in Hampton Roads, then the Democrats will believe that they have a mandate to keep going in this current unsustainable, destructive direction.

 

Please come meet Scott & his wonderful wife, Teri.

 

But even if you cannot join us on Sunday, Sept 12th..... PLEASE send a donation.....Whether you send $5 or $2,500.........it will be your small part of turning our Nation around.

 

Thanks,

 

Greg Garrett

 

CO-HOST COMMITTEE

 

The Honorable Glenn & Chelle Davis

Sheriff Danny and Patty Diggs

The Honorable Bruce Goodson

The Honorable Glenn and Mary Oder

The Honorable Brenda & Roger Pogge

The Honorable Chris and Nicole Stuart

Gen. Dick and Ann Abel

Teresa Altemus

Dr. and Mrs. Biral Amin

Dick and Terri Ashe

John and Tricia Biagas

Randy and Sharon Biagas

Brian Bloxom

Chris Canavos

Dean Canavos

Tom and Mary Foley

Steve Groce

Phil and Kim Hamilton

Bruce Hoogstraten

Tom and Ann Hunnicutt

Winston Lawrence

Ryan Lawrence

Dan and Kelly Morris

Jeff and Penny Morris

Charlie and Marcia Sapp

Gen. Ron Sconyers

Ward Scull

John Shephard

Norman and Lynn Witten

Chuck Young

 

 

 

YOU ARE CORDIALLY INVITED TO A LEMONADE SOCIAL WITH FRESH LOCAL SEAFOOD HONORING

 

Scott Rigell – Republican Candidate

Virginia's Second Congressional District United States House of Representatives

 

Come to meet the next Congressman of the Second District of Virginia and his lovely wife Teri!

 

Sunday, September 12TH

4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. General Reception

5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Co-Host Dinner

 

The Home of Greg and Libby Garrett

122 Sandbox Lane, Yorktown, Virginia 23692

- Casual Summer Festive Attire -

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              Click Here to RSVP

            Kindly RSVP to Page at events@scottrigell.com or 757-802-9936 or mail this form with your check payable to Scott Rigell for Congress to:  915 First Colonial Road , Suite 100, Va. Beach, VA  23454 or Greg Garrett at 122 Sandbox Lane, Yorktown, VA 23692.

__ FRIEND: $100                  Per person. General reception only.

__ CO-HOST: $250*             Per person. General reception and private dinner included

 

*INCLUDES A SPECIAL PHOTO OPPORTUNITY WITH SCOTT RIGELL & A PRIVATE DINNER FROM 5:30 - 7:00P.M.

                      __ I/we cannot attend, but enclosed is my donation to support Scott's Campaign for Congress.                              

Name(s)_________________________________________________________________

Address_________________________________________________________________

Cell phone _________________Email ________________________________________

Employer ___________________Occupation___________________________________

Contributions to Scott Rigell for Congress are not deductible as charitable contributions for federal income tax purposes. Federal election law requires political committees to use best efforts to report the name, mailing address, occupation, and name of employer of individuals whose contributions exceed $200 during an election cycle. Funds received in response to this solicitation are subject to federal contribution limits. Individuals may contribute up to $4,800 per election cycle to Scott Rigell for Congress ($2,400 for the Primary election and $2,400 for the General election). Federal law prohibits contributions from the general treasury funds of corporations, labor organizations or national banks. Contributions from Federal government contractors and foreign nationals who lack permanent resident status are also prohibited. Contributions must be drawn on personal, not corporate, credit cards.

PAID FOR BY SCOTT RIGELL FOR CONGRESS

Friday, September 3, 2010

Labor Day Holiday

 

Waste Management Center closed for Labor Day
 
The Waste Management Center will be closed in observance of Labor Day. This closing includes the Recycling Center Drop-off, Transfer Station Operation, Citizens Garbage Drop-off area, and VPPSA's Composting Facility. Normal operations for the center will resume Tuesday, September 7, 2010.
 
Curbside garbage collection will be canceled Monday, September 6, 2010 in observance of Labor Day.
 
All garbage collection for the week of September 6, 2010 will be running one day behind. Monday's collection will take place Tuesday. Tuesday's collection will take place Wednesday and so on. Collection for this week will end on Saturday September 11, 2010. This collection schedule is for garbage only.
 
Curbside recycling collection for the week of September 6, 2010 will remain on schedule as normal.

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Historic Yorktown celebrates the arrival of fall

September 3, 2010

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With cooler temperatures just around the corner, Historic Yorktown is the place to be for a fantastic fall lineup of activities such as Rhythms on the Riverwalk, the Yorktown Wine Festival and Yorktown Market Days/Fall Festival, all held on the waterfront, not to mention the popular annual Yorktown Day festivities.
 
Yorktown Market Days continues this fall featuring fresh produce, meat and seafood, cut flowers, gourmet herbs, cheese, baked goods, quality art, and entertainment. Markets are scheduled for Sept. 4 and 18, Oct. 9, Nov. 13, and Dec. 11 with the 2nd Annual Fall Festival joining the Oct. 9 market days event. The Fall Festival will feature added activities including a pumpkin patch, hayrides and hay maze, face painting and other children's games.
 
A local favorite returns on Friday, Sept. 10 with the annual "Rhythms on the Riverwalk" Concert Series from 6 to 9 p.m. This year's concert series features three Fridays of toe tappin' jazz followed by two Fridays of knee slappin' country. 
 
Come and sample wines from premiere wineries throughout Virginia at the Oct. 2 Yorktown Wine Festival.
 
Don't miss the annual Reenactment of the York Town, Virginia Tea Party of 1774 on Oct. 3 with a portrayal of Thomas Nelson, Jr., performances and a reenactment play.
 
Grace Episcopal Church continues with the Historic Tours on Saturdays in September and October from 12 to 3 p.m.
The Carrot Treer estaurant continues the Historical Dinner Series on Sept. 16 with a Murder Mystery Evening and book signing event coupled with a five-course dinner. 
 
The Watermen's Museum will host a Colonial Market Fair and Militia Muster including military drills, shipbuilding demonstrations, colonial music and pastimes on Sept. 11. The museum will also host four maritime music groups for a "Maritime History Festival."
 
Revolutionary War Artillery Firing Demonstrations take place daily at the Yorktown Victory Center and on select dates at the Yorktown Battlefield (included with paid admission). 
 
Oct. 19 will feature the annual Yorktown Day Celebration full of patriotic ceremonies, a parade, fifes and drums performances, tactical demonstrations and more. Special programs and tours help market the 229th anniversary of the American and French victory at the Yorktown Victory Center and Yorktown Battlefield with Yorktown Victory Weekend Oct. 16 & 17.
 
The Yorktown Veteran's Day Ceremony will take place on Nov. 11 with a wreath laying ceremony at the War Memorial at York Hall.
Fall wraps up with the Watermen's Museum Chili Cook-Off returning on Nov. 13. Come and sample the competitors' chili and vote in the competition. 
 
Studio Foray just announced their fall class schedule, so be sure to sign up and learn about color, scale, and proper techniques as you design a necklace, bracelet or earring set. 
 
Don't miss one of Yorktown's treasures, the Schooner Alliance. Sail into history aboard Yorktown's 105-foot tall ship. Sails continue daily through October.
 
Whether you're a hiker, biker, walker, kayaker, boater or beach lover, Yorktown is an outdoor recreation destination. Fall is the perfect time to get out of the house and take in all the sights and sounds of the area. While in Yorktown, don't miss the opportunity to take a ride on our free Yorktown trolley. The trolley is celebrating 10 years of service this year and offers a great way to tour the entire town at no cost. The trolley continues daily through October.
 
Event parking is available at Riverwalk Landing in the two-level parking terrace. Additional parking is available in Yorktown at York Hall, the County Administration Building and the Courthouse/Finance Building Complex, which are all within two blocks of the waterfront.   
 
For more information on these activities or any other events in York County, visit www.visityorktown.org.
 
*Dates, times and activities are subject to change.
 
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Thursday, September 2, 2010

York County Board of Supervisors' Meeting Agenda

Click on the link below to view the September 7, 2010 Regular Meeting Agenda of the York County Board of Supervisors.

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Wednesday, September 1, 2010

New Press Releases from York County

 

Misprinted phone number in 2010/2011 Yellowbook
 
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
 
In the recently released 2010/2011 Yellowbook North Hampton Roads publication, covering Williamsburg and the Peninsula, the listings for Dominion Virginia Power's Newport News and Williamsburg offices are incorrect.
 
The correct phone number for Dominion Virginia Power is 1-888-667-3000. Please note this change in your Yellowbook for future reference throughout the year.
 
In addition, York County is asking citizens to please not call the first listed number, 890-3600, for any Dominion Virginia Power issues. That phone number is the county's Department of Fire & Life Safety direct line, and is not a call center associated with Dominion Virginia Power.
 
Again, all residents and businesses are asked to mark out the misprinted numbers included in the newly distributed 2010/2011 Yellowbook North Hampton Roads and write in 1-888-667-3000 as the correct phone number for Dominion Virginia Power. York County and Dominion Virginia Power thank everyone for their cooperation in this matter.
 
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Moonlight & Music at New Quarter Park on Sept. 22
 
 
FOR RELEASE AT WILL
 
Come to New Quarter Park on Wednesday night, Sept. 22, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. for a Moonlight and Music jam session.
 
Join musicians and music lovers as they share old-time, blues, roots music and more in the picnic shelter area near the parking lot. Bring a guitar, fiddle, or other acoustic instrument and take a turn leading a tune or join in to jam with others. Instrumentalists at all levels and in all genres are welcome. The monthly jam sessions are led by local musician Joe Duggan.
 
Toe-tappers and music-loving listeners are also welcome. Bring a picnic supper. A limited number of folding chairs and picnic tables are available; there is plenty of room to spread your blanket or lawn chair under the trees. Water, soda, candy, and snacks are available in the park office. Alcoholic beverages are not allowed at the York County park.
 
New Quarter Park is located in upper York County at 1000 Lakeshead Drive near the Queen's Lake neighborhood. From the Colonial Parkway, exit at Queen's Lake, turn right, and then turn on Lakeshead Drive and follow the signs to the park. From Interstate 64, take exit 242, Route 199, toward Jamestown, and then exit onto Route 143 West. Travel to the first stop light at Penniman Road and turn right. Turn left on Hubbard Lane and travel to Lakeshead Drive. Turn right and follow the signs to the park.
 
For more information, call York County Parks and Recreation at 890-3500 or New Quarter Park at 890-5840.
 
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