Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Comprehensive Plan Public Meetings; Publishing Workshops at Library


York County to hold two Comprehensive Plan public input meetings
May 23, 2012
     York County has scheduled two public meetings to discuss and receive input from residents on the county's Comprehensive Plan.
     The Comprehensive Plan serves as the long-range plan for the physical development of the county. The Code of Virginia requires that comprehensive plans be reviewed periodically, and York County's plan was last updated by the Board of Supervisors in December 2005.
     The public meetings will be an opportunity for York County citizens to learn about the current plan and offer their ideas and suggestions for the update. Each meeting will include an informational presentation and an opportunity for citizens to review planning maps and talk one-on-one with Planning Commission members and staff about York County planning issues such as land use, housing, transportation, community facilities, economic development, historic resources, and the environment. Both meetings will run from 7 to 9 p.m., with the presentation taking place around 7:15 p.m.. Dates and locations are below:
·         Thursday, May 31
York High School Media Center
9300 George Washington Memorial Highway, Yorktown
·         Wednesday, June 6
Waller Mill Elementary School Cafeteria
314 Waller Mill Road, Williamsburg
     For more information, please contact the York County Planning Division at 890-3404 or by email at, or visit the website at


Free publishing workshops at Tabb Library
May 23, 2012
     The York County Public Library will be hosting three writers' workshops at the Tabb Library in June, all with the focus of helping you get your book published.
     The workshops are free, but registration is required. Register via the Event Calendar link on the library's website,
     Greg Lilly will present "Snagging a Publisher with the Perfect Query Letter" from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, June 2. Lilly, founder of Cherokee McGhee Publishing, will explore the publishing industry's tools for submitting your novel to agents and publishers from the publisher's point of view. Lilly is the author of "Scalping the Red Rocks: A Derek Mason Mystery," "Under a Copper Moon," "Devil's Bridge" and "Fingering the Family Jewels: A Derek Mason Mystery." For more information, visit his website,
     On Saturday, June 9, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., children's author Kim Norman will present "Breaking into Print: Steps to Getting your Children's Book Published." Norman's books include "Ten on the Sled," "Crocodaddy" and "Jack of All Tails." Visit her website, to learn more about this author, illustrator, poet and performer.
     "A Glimpse into Publishing" will be presented by Dora Hiers on Thursday, June 14, from 7 to 8 p.m. Hiers released her first inspirational romance, "Journey's End," in 2011 and her second, "Journey's Edge," in March 2012. Visit her website,, for more information and to read excerpts from her books.
     For more information on library programs and resources, visit our website,, or contact the Tabb Library at 890-5120 or the Yorktown Library at 890-5207. Visit the Tabb Library at 100 Long Green Blvd., Yorktown, VA 23693 or the Yorktown Library at 8500 George Washington Memorial Hwy., Yorktown, VA 23692. Library hours are Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m.

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