Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Fwd: Press Releases from York County

Swing into spring with a series of events in Historic Yorktown
April 6, 2011
Ring in spring this year in Historic Yorktown, where events ranging from a pirate takeover of the waterfront to river sails and markets are sure to please everyone. 
On April 12, from 12 to 8 p.m., Ben & Jerry's Scoop Shop at Riverwalk Landing will hold its annual Free Cone Day. One hundred percent of all donations collected will be contributed to the Lackey Free Clinic, the HELP Clinic in Hampton, and the Gloucester-Mathews Clinic. 
Don't miss the return of the Schooner Alliance on April 15. Sail into history aboard Yorktown's 105-foot-tall ship. Sails continue daily through October.
Celebrate Earth Day at the 19th Annual Historic Triangle Earth Day Fair on April 22. Come down to the Historic Freight Shed at Riverwalk Landing from 12 to 2 p.m. and see how local businesses and organizations are earth-friendly. Learn about energy conservation techniques, discover how to shop green and keep your community clean.
A family favorite on April 23 is the National Park Service Junior Ranger Day. Bring the kids out to enjoy special activities while they work toward earning their Junior Ranger patches. 
Pirates invade Yorktown April 29 from 6 to 9 p.m. and April 30 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Enjoy living history performances, educational activities, encampment, and demonstrations at Riverwalk Landing. On Saturday, April 30, the Schooner Alliance offers a Pirate Day Special. Anyone dressed in a pirate costume will get half price admission for the 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. sails.
Also on April 30, and the last Saturday of each month through Oct. 29, don't miss the ColonialMarket Fair & Militia Muster at the Watermen's Museum from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Riverwalk Restaurant has some changes for the upcoming season, including outside, waterfront seating at Riverwalk Restaurant and the addition of a new Kobe Beef Hamburger on the dinner menu, as well as chicken, fish, steak, shrimp, and more. In addition, the "tide" has changed. The High Tide Bar & Grill (formerly the Rivah Café) officially opens in April. High Tide offers outdoor (weather permitting) and indoor seating. Live music begins on the High Tide patio in May. 
Yorktown Market Days kicks off the 2011 season with a fitness market on Saturday, May 14, with weekly markets through Sept. 17 featuring fresh produce, meat & seafood, gourmet herbs, cheese, cut flowers, artwork, musical entertainment and more.
The Fifes and Drums of York Town will perform on May 28 at 4:30 p.m. at the Nelson House on Historic Main Street.
Spring 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 the free Yorktown trolley. Event parking is available at Riverwalk Landing in the two-level parking terrace. Additional parking is available 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 Please note: dates, times and activities are subject to change.
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County seeks architect to apply for Board of Building Appeals
April 6, 2011
The York County Board of Supervisors is currently seeking applications from interested and qualified York County citizens to serve on the Board of Building Code Appeals.
The Board is seeking a Licensed Architect to fill a new vacancy on the board. 
The Board of Building Code Appeals is responsible for hearing and ruling on appeals from the decision of the Building Official. The board meets when an appeal has been filed.
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