Friday, March 29, 2013

April Observer Newsletter

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Thursday, March 28, 2013

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Events at NQP; What's Happening at your library in April

Geocaching at New Quarter Park on April 13

March 28, 2013   


Join Ann Walters, volunteer and avid geocacher, at New Quarter Park to learn more about the outdoor treasure hunting game called Geocaching on Saturday, April 13, from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. All you need to play is a handheld GPS or a GPS-enabled Smartphone and access to the official Geocaching website on the Internet at

Geocachers navigate to specific sets of GPS coordinates and attempt to find the Geocache container hidden at a location. There are about a dozen caches hidden at New Quarter Park and about 60 others located within 5 miles. But that's not all: geocaches are hidden in nearly 2 million locations worldwide.  Geocaching is a great way to see places you wouldn't normally find.  It's a great activity for families, Individuals, or couples. Kids of all ages love a good treasure hunt!

New Quarter Park is located in upper York County at 1000 Lakeshead Drive, next to the Queens Lake neighborhood.  For more information, call York County Parks and Recreation (Monday to Friday, 757-890-3513) or New Quarter Park (Friday to Sunday, 757-890-5840).


Flora Foray at New Quarter Park on April 6 to Celebrate New Book

March 27, 2013   


Donna Ware, curator emeritus of the College of William and Mary herbarium and Flora of Virginia Project member, will lead a Flora Foray at New Quarter Park on Saturday, April 6, from
10 a.m. to 12 noon. The Flora Foray will celebrate the publication of Flora of Virginia, a landmark botanical reference book which describes 3,164 plant species and natural variants growing wild in the diverse habitats of the Old Dominion. After discussing the Flora of Virginia, Ware will lead a foray through New Quarter Park's forests and ravines to find living specimens of some native Virginia plants described in the Flora. 

More than 10 years in the making, the Flora is the first comprehensive catalog of Virginia plants since Flora Virginia, published in 1762, when the Commonwealth was still a colony and the Virginia landscape was dominated by the American Chestnut tree.

The Flora Foray is part of New Quarter Park's 2013 Saturdays in the Park education and recreation program series. The 545-acre park includes diverse mature forest, ravine, and wetland habitats.
New Quarter Park is located in upper York County at 1000 Lakeshead Drive, next to the Queens Lake neighborhood. For more information, call York County Parks and Recreation (Monday to Friday, 757-890-3513) or New Quarter Park (Friday to Sunday, 757-890-5840).


What's Happening at Your Library in April

March 28, 2013   


The York County Public Library offers a wide variety of programs, activities and fun for all ages during April. All programs are free and open to the public.

Programs for Youth:
Children ages 6-12 are invited to Peepapalooza on Tuesday, April 2, from 2 to3 p.m. in the Tabb Library meeting room. Enjoy a story and have some fun decorating peeps.  Bring your imagination and we'll provide the rest.  Registration is not required.  For more information, contact the Tabb Youth Services Department at 890-5110.  Tell all your peeps!

On Wednesday, April 3, at 5:30 p.m., the Tabb Library is hosting a Spring Break Movie night for teens.  The featured movie is "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" directed by Peter Jackson.  The movie is based on the novel "The Hobbit" by J.R.R. Tolkien and stars Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen and Richard Armitage.  This movie is rated PG-13 and runs for 169 minutes.  Registration is not required.  All ages are welcome.  An adult must accompany children ages 12 and younger.

Teens, ages 13-18, are invited to the Teen Book Club meeting on Thursday, April 18.  Read and bring your favorite mystery/thriller book.  Teen Book Club meetings are held on the third Thursday of each month from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Tabb Library Youth Services Activity Room.

Teens, if you're thinking about applying for your first "real" job, then sign up for "The Nuts and Bolts of Applying for Your First Job" from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, April 20, in the Tabb Library meeting room. This fun, interactive workshop will give students confidence and knowledge as they prepare to take that first big step into the working world.  Register online through the event calendar on the library's website,

The Tabb Library will host a summer job fair for area high school students on Saturday, April 27, from 10 a.m. to noon.  This event does not require registration.  For more information, call 890-5110.

Children, ages 6 to 12, are invited to read to a certified pet therapy dog during our monthly Paws to Read program on Saturday, April 27, at 2 p.m. in the Tabb Library meeting room.  Reading to dogs is fun, and these dogs are great listeners.  A signed parental permission slip is required.

Join us this spring for story hours at the Tabb and Yorktown Libraries.  Children who are ages 6 to 14 months will enjoy Tiny Tales; Toddler Tales is for ages 15 to 30 months; and Preschool Story Time is for children ages 2½ to 5.  The story hour schedule is available on the library's website, The next session of Tiny Tales, Toddler Tales and Preschool Story Time begins Tuesday, April 30, and runs through Thursday, May 30.  Tiny Tales and Toddler Tales registration begins on Monday, April 22, while Preschool Story Time registration begins on Tuesday, April 23.

Students in grades three through twelve can get free homework help in math, reading and writing from a live, online tutor.  All you need is your library card and an Internet connection. Homework Help is available from 3 to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays.  Access Homework Help via the Research and Homework link on the library's website,

Programs for Adults:
The Library's free technology programs for adults continue with iPad Calendar App classes on Thursdays, April 11 or 25.  Why keep a paper schedule when you can use your iPad's Calendar app to manage your time?  Learn how to add events and alerts to your calendar to become more efficient and productive.  Classes begin at 4 p.m. and last approximately one hour.  Bring your own iPad, if possible.  Register online through the "Event Calendar" link on the library's website,, beginning Monday, April 1.

York County will host the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles' mobile customer service center on Tuesday, April 23, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Yorktown Library.  DMV2Go is a full service office on wheels that conducts DMV transactions that would usually have to be done at a DMV office including applying or renewing driver's licenses and ID cards, obtaining vehicle titles and license plates, ordering disabled parking placards or plates, and more.

The Yorktown Book Club will discuss "Don't Sing at the Table: Life Lessons From my Grandmothers" by Adriana Trigiani at their meeting on Tuesday, April 30.  This adult book discussion group meets from 10 to 11:30 a.m. on the last Tuesday of each month at the Yorktown Library.  New members are always welcome.  Contact the Yorktown Reference desk at 890-5207 for more information.

Programs for All Ages:
The Library, in cooperation with the York County Civil War Sesquicentennial Committee, will celebrate National Library Week by hosting Virginia's Civil War 150 HistoryMobile.  This "museum on wheels" uses state-of-the-art technology and immersive exhibit spaces to present individual stories of the Civil War from the perspectives of those who experienced it—young and old, enslaved and free, soldiers and civilians.  The HistoryMobile will be open to the public on Sunday, April 17, and Monday, April 18, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the parking lot of the Tabb Library.  Admission is free.

For more information, visit our website at 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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Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Agenda for April 2 Board of Supervisors Meeting


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Spring Happenings in Historic Yorktown


Spring has arrived and Historic Yorktown continues to offer plenty of events, programs and activities with the season opening of the Gallery at York Hall, the Watermen's Museum, the return of the Yorktown trolley and Schooner Alliance as well as Easter specials, literary teas, wine dinners, and a kite demo and gathering. For a complete listing of events and activities, please visit
Cole Digges House (circa 1720), 411 Main Street
Enjoy a delightful high tea featuring; Silk Sachet Teas; Scones & Biscuits; Petite Quiche; Tea Sandwiches; Dessert Plates, and more. This month's guest, Justin Pantzer, Harney & Son's, The History of Tea. Please join us at the Cole Digges House (circa 1720), 411 Main Street. Reservations recommended. Seating is limited. Call for pricing and more information. 757-988-1999.
Monthly High Tea lectures:
  • April 24th, Brad Parks, The Good Cop, A Carter Ross Mystery
  • May 29th, J. Michael Moore, The War of 1812 in the Chesapeake Bay
Riverwalk Restaurant, 323 Water Street, Yorktown, VA
Celebrate Easter with Riverwalk Restaurant's delicious menu with added festive Easter Entrées. Reservations are filling up quick, please call soon! Call or visit for information and pricing (757)875.1522.
York Hall, 301 Main Street, Yorktown, VA
Come and enjoy the opening season with a beautiful Quilt Exhibit at The Gallery at York Hall. Relish in our revolving exhibit of fine art in all media by local artists for display and sale. Open April-Dec. Tues. - Sat., 10 am to 4 pm; Sun., 1 to 4 pm. York Hall, 301 Main Street. Free. (757) 890.4490.
Watermen's Museum (309 Water Street)
Tells the story of the maritime traditions of the Chesapeake Bay watermen. Museum opens for the season on Tuesday, April 2nd. Regular museum hours will be 10am - 4pm Tuesdays through Saturdays and 1pm - 4pm on Sundays through Thanksgiving. 309 Water Street. Admission. $ (757) 877.2641.
The River Room, 508 Water Street, Yorktown, VA
Enjoy The River Room's 3rd Annual Greek Night serving traditional and delicious Greek dinners such as Mousaka, Pasta, Seafood and Lamb. Portion of sales will be donated to Relay for Life. The River Room located in the Duke of York Hotel, 508 Water Street, 757-898-5270.
Watermen's Museum (309 Water Street)
The Watermen's Museum is hosting the York River Floating Folk Jam series every second Wednesday from 5:30 till 9pm through June 12th. Join us for a fun-filled evening of sea shanties, maritime tunes and folk music. Please feel free to join in whether youare a musician or not and bring snacks and drinks to share. 309 Water Street. (757) 877.2641. Visit for more information.
Riverwalk Landing, 425 Water Street, Yorktown, VA
Join us at the Yorktown beach front for kite demonstrations and an afternoon of kite flying. Bring your kite or borrow one of ours. For more information call Patriot Tours and Provisions at 757-969-5400 or email for any questions.
Nancy Thomas Gallery, 301 Ballard Street, Yorktown, VA 23690
Join us for our 2013 Garden party Open House, featuring seasonal wine tasting and cheese pairing from 2pm till 5pm. Visit with guest artist - Noreen Dobratz: Clothing Designer, E. L. Myers: Painter, Diane Husson: Ceramic Artist, B. J. Elvgren: Textile/Fabric Artist, Vivian Driskill: Jewelry Designer and Laura Thomas: Jewelry Designer. Extended hours from 10am till 6pm. Visit or for more information call 757.898.0738
Cole Digges House (circa 1720), 411 Main Street
Enjoy a delightful high tea featuring; Silk Sachet Teas; Scones & Biscuits; Petite Quiche; Tea Sandwiches; Dessert Plates, and more. This month's guest, Brad Parks, The Good Cop, A Carter Ross Mystery. Please join us at the Cole Digges House (circa 1720), 411 Main Street. Reservations recommended. Seating is limited. Call for pricing and more information. 757-988-1999.
Monthly High Tea lectures:
  • May 29th, J. Michael Moore, The War of 1812 in the Chesapeake Bay
Riverwalk Restaurant, 323 Water Street, Yorktown, VA
Enjoy a fabulous Wine Dinner with the Riverwalk Restaurant celebrating wines from France. Reservations Required. Call or visit for menu and ticket information (757)875.1522 Riverwalk Restaurant hours: lunch 11am-4pm and dinner 4pm-9pm daily.
 Thank you,
York County Tourism Development
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Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Governor Signs Several Bills Supported by TFF!


Victoria Cobb, President

Tuesday, March 26, 2013


Governor Signs Several Bills Supported by TFF!


Governor Bob McDonnell has signed several bills that were supported by The Family Foundation this year!


Our top legislative priority in 2013 protects the freedom of association and religious liberty rights of student groups on public college campuses.  These bills, patroned by Senator Mark Obenshain (R-26, Harrisonburg) and Delegate Todd Gilbert (R-15, Woodstock), simply ensure that student groups can set their own criteria for membership and leadership and not be discriminated against simply because a university doesn’t like the content of their speech.  The bills include language ensuring that the groups cannot violate state or federal discrimination laws regarding race, religion, etc. 


The Governor also signed bills that affirm that parental rights are fundamental.  The bills, patroned by Senator Bryce Reeves (R-17, Fredericksburg) and Delegate Brenda Pogge (R-96, Yorktown), elevate the common law understanding of parental rights in place in Virginia for 400 years to that of a fundamental right.  While no rights are absolute, courts give special deference to fundamental rights, requiring the state’s “compelling interest” to intervene.   This is especially important since 24 other state courts have reduced parental rights to “ordinary” – a standard more easily trumped by government authorities that attempt to interpose themselves in family decisions.  Distractors continue to make claims about the potential impact of this new law that are simply not accurate.  The state’s authority to protect children who need intervention doesn’t change.


The Governor also submitted clarifying amendments to another Family Foundation priority, a bill that removes a serious barrier to helping families in crisis limit the amount of government intrusion while providing opportunity for reunification.  More and more, families are relying on close relatives to help take care of their children during a crisis, using what is called kinship care.  But these relatives often face barriers when trying to enroll the children in their local school, as some school divisions require the relative caregiver to obtain legal custody of the child before enrollment is possible, which requires the action of a court.  SB 960, patroned by Senator George Barker (D-39, Alexandria), allows for the use of a power of attorney, better enabling families to work together through a crisis.  Once the Governor’s amendments are adopted, he will sign the bill into law.


The Governor also signed into law HB 1871, patroned by Delegate Jennifer McClellan (D-71, Richmond), defining bullying in our state Code.  This will ensure that state education officials have clear guidance as they develop policies relating to the growing problem of bullying that needs to be addressed in an effective and reasonable manner.  Having a clear definition of bullying will equip school leaders to develop the most effective strategies to keep our kids safe and produce an environment conducive to learning.  The bill includes First Amendment protections to ensure that students cannot be punished for simply voicing an opinion that is unpopular.


We appreciate the Governor’s actions on all of these important bills!  You can email him to thank him for his support by clicking here.

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YCRC Update: Tues phone banking @ HQ; NO Mass Mtg 3/28

Greetings, Fellow Republicans!

Just a few reminders for you:


The Cuccinelli for Governor campaign will be hosting phone banking at our York County HQ this evening from 5 PM to 9 PM, with dinner being served from 5 – 6 PM. Call Cuccinelli Field Director Tim Pogge if you plan to attend: 593-3871!

This phone banking is scheduled to be held every Tuesday from 5 PM – 9 PM at the York County HQ. Please mark your calendars to come out to help get voters fired up to support our Republican candidates! Don’t wait until Election Day to help – that will be too late!


We had 103 people turn in the Delegate Pre-File Forms for the RPV State Convention. Since this number is below the authorized number of York County Delegates (670), we will NOT be having the Mass Meeting this Thursday, 28 March, as noted in the Call. All applicants who meet the requirements (registered York County voter, sign to support Republican candidates) will be duly elected as York County Delegates to the RPV State Convention, 17-18 May, in Richmond. For more details, check the Convention info at . Delegates will be informed when their applications have been checked.


I hope you all have a wonderful week and a blessed Easter!


For God and Country,



Lynda Fairman

Chairman, York County Republican Committee

Monday, March 25, 2013

RPV Delegates - no YC Mass Mtg

Good Morning, Fellow Republicans,


Thank you for turning in your Delegate Pre-File Forms to attend the 2013 RPV State Convention on 17-18 May 2013. We received 103 Pre-File Forms by the 21 March deadline. Since we did not receive Delegate Pre-File Forms from the maximum number of authorized York County Delegates (670), all applicants who meet the stated qualifications of being a registered York County voter  and signed to support our Republican nominees are hereby elected as delegates, as per the information on the York County Mass Meeting Call. Because of this, we will NOT be having the York County Mass Meeting this coming Thursday, 28 March, as originally scheduled.


Once you have been certified as a registered York County voter, I will send email confirmation to you as an authorized York County Delegate to represent York County Republican voters at the 2013 RPV State Convention.


As I receive more specific information for Delegates about the RPV State Convention, I will forward that information to you.

For now, you can check out the overall 2013 RPV Convention information at and

Delegate information at  on the RPV website ( ).


I look forward to seeing you all at the RPV State Convention in May!


For God and Country,



Lynda Fairman

Chairman, York County Republican Committee

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Newt and Callista Weekly Recap

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Newt and Callista Attend CPAC 2013
Last Saturday, March 16th, Newt and Callista attended the 40th annual Conservative Political Action Conference in National Harbor, MD. Newt was introduced by Callista, and then spoke about the importance of the GOP developing new ideas, not new principles. Following Newt's remarks, Newt and Callista hosted a book signing and then introduced and screened their documentary film, America at Risk.
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  • Article: Gingrich to CPAC: GOP Needs New Ideas
  • Article: Gingrich y Bush Urgen a Republicanos a Dejar de Ser 'Anti'
  • Article: Gingrich Praises Lt. Gov. Newsom's 'Citizenville' at CPAC
  • Article: Gingrich Endorses Gavin Newsom's Book

The Reince Republican Revolution
The release of the Growth and Opportunity Project report Monday marked a critical moment in the rebuilding of the Republican Party. In this week's newsletter, Newt commends the report as an important first step, but says there are still many more steps that must be taken in order to establish a bigger, better, more inclusive GOP. Read more here>>

The Next Automotive Revolution
We are on the edge of a revolution in automobiles that will transform our lives. In this week's newsletter, Newt talks about the enormous potential of driverless cars and announces that he will host a special Newt University short course on autonomous (self-driving) cars on Monday, March 25 at 4:00 pm EDT. Read more here>>

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  • Article: Gingrich: Obama 'Has Made' Shallowness an Art Form'

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Friday, March 22, 2013

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Fellow Hobbyists: Reminder FYI – See you all tomorrow!!
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Thursday, March 21, 2013

Ken Cuccinelli Speaking

Saturday Mar 23 at 9:00am

York Republican Headquarters
3630 George Washington Memorial Hwy
Suite A
Yorktown, Virginia 23692


Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli Candidate for Governor

FOOD AND DRINKS WILL BE PROVIDED Coffee & donuts in the a.m. Lunch for those who stay for phone-banking or door-to-door canvassing

For more information or to RSVP, please call
(757) 593-3871 or email Tim at

Come Meet Ken Cuccinelli, Candidate for Governor this Saturday at 9am

Please join me in welcoming our current Attorney General and candidate for Governor, Ken Cuccinelli, this Saturday March 23rd at 9:00 am at the York County Republican Headquarters.
The headquarters is located at 3630 Rt 17 in Yorktown (Tabb) across from Harwood Mills Resoviuor.
See attachment for details.
I hope to see you there!
J. D. "Danny" Diggs
Sheriff of York County & Poquoson

[Peninsula-Patriots] Cuccinelli Rally on the Peninsula Saturday

An opportunity to support Ken Cuccinelli in his race for Governor!   We will need to gear up again for another election - this time it is is our is a great way to start.


 Cuccinelli Rally on the Peninsula
Delegate Brenda Pogge Newsletter
96th District, Virginia House of Delegates               March 19, 2013

Dear Ruth,
Please come out this Saturday for a
Join me as we welcome

 Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli
Candidate for Governor
Saturday March 23rd
at 9:00 a.m.

York Republican Headquarters
3630 George Washington Memorial HwySuite A
Yorktown, Virginia 23692

Coffee & donuts in the a.m.
Lunch for those who stay for 
phone-banking or door-to-door canvassing

For more information or to RSVP, 
please call (757) 593-3871
or email Tim at

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Libraries closed March 31; Senior Center April events


March 21, 2013
     The York County Public Library System will be closed on Sunday, March 31, 2013, in observance of Easter. The Tabb and Yorktown Libraries will reopen at 10 a.m. on Monday, April 1.
     For information on library programs, visit our website at 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.


Senior Center of York Announces April Events
March 21, 2013   
A variety of educational and entertaining programs are being offered at the Senior Center of York in April. Participation is open to seniors age 55 or better and their spouses, regardless of age. The Center is located in the Washington Square Shopping Center at 5314 George Washington Memorial Highway (Rte. 17), and is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Center is closed all County Holidays. Reservations are required for all sessions and are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. To register, stop by the Center or call 898-3807. For more information, please visit
     Body Recall Exercise session, March 27 – June 7! We are taking registrations for Body Recall, an invigorating group exercise and life-time fitness program with certified Instructor, Domenica Jernigan. This national exercise and educational program helps with balance, strength, muscle control and coordination and was recently recognized for its effectiveness by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Administration on Aging. Classes are scheduled to begin Wednesday, March 27 through Friday, June 7, and meet 3 times a week on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Class times are at 9 a.m., 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. The cost for this 10-week session is $60. Please call 898-3807 for more information regarding Body Recall.
     Scrapbooking & Greeting Cards, Monday, April 8 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon. Join us as Cathy Fowler of Creative Memories shows how to make beautiful cards and assists you with your scrapbook. These cards and your personalized scrapbook create lasting memories and make wonderful gifts for loved ones. Note:  Please limit to four cards. For more information and to register please call 898-3807.
     Warm Season Vegetables, Thursday, April 11 at 10 a.m. Learn to grow your own vegetables with York/Poquoson Extension Agent Dan Nortman.   Mr. Nortman will discuss the proper way to grow just about any kind of vegetable and how to best keep the insects and pests away. Light breakfast items will be available at 9:30 a.m. and the program will begin at 10 a.m.  As a door prize, a lucky participant will win a newly planted pot. Call the Senior Center of York at 898-3807 for more information.
     Early License Plates, Tuesday, April 16 at 1 p.m. Please join us as facilitator Jerry Karwac presents an interesting talk about Virginia State license plates from the earliest plates through 1970. Mr. Karwac will cover the history of plates here in Virginia along with amusing facts. He will also discuss porcelain plates, decals, and York County tags and stickers. Trivia questions and prizes will also be featured during this session. Please register by signing up at the front desk by April 15.  
     Annual Senior Health & Safety Fair, Friday, April 19 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Be sure to mark this important annual event on your calendar. Come and take advantage of the many free health screenings including cholesterol, blood pressure, weight and height screenings. Other screening offered include: a diabetes risk assessment provided by Sentara Community Health and Preventive Services; free vision and hearing screenings offered by the York Lion's Club; bone density screenings provided by the Orthopaedic & Spine Center; and, spine alignment assessments conducted by Charney Chiropractic. In addition, at 11 a.m. a representative from the Peninsula Health District will talk about Adult Immunizations that seniors should get for ailments such as pneumonia and shingles. Other service organizations will be on hand to answer questions and provide information to help you maintain a healthy and independent lifestyle. Refreshments, door prizes, and a light lunch will also be provided. Attendees are asked to pre-register for the cholesterol screenings and the free lecture. For all other screenings and general attendance, walk-ins are welcome. To pre-register for the cholesterol screening and lecture, and for further information concerning the fair, please call the Senior Center of York at 898-3807. Registration begins for the free screenings on April 1.
     AARP Driver Safety Program, Monday, April 22 & Tuesday, April 23. This program is designed for drivers age 50 or better, and will take place on Monday, April 22 from 12:30 to 4:45 p.m. and Tuesday, April 23 from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. The cost for this two-day program is $12 for members of AARP and $14 for non-members.Fees should be paid by check and made out to AARP. Class registration may be made in person at the Senior Center, by phone, or by mail. Note: AARP membership, which cannot be processed the day of a class, is not required for class registration. There is no "behind the wheel" driving performed in this program. Drivers age 55 or better must attend both classes to receive the state mandated three-year automobile insurance reduction. Many insurance companies are giving insurance reductions to drivers age 50+ with the same attendance requirements. Those less than age 55 should check with their insurance company to see if they are entitled to the three-year insurance reduction. Class enrollment is limited to 25.
     Computer Classes and General Use. The computers are available for general use Monday through Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. unless the lab is reserved for programmed activities. Currently classes are held on Tuesdays in the lab. To use the computers you must sign in at the Senior Center front desk.
     Volunteers Needed: Do you have a flair for design? Can you turn regular everyday household items into a work of art? We are looking for individuals to assist and instruct make-it/take-it projects. Please call 898-3807 if you can help.
Upcoming May Events!
     Picnic in the Park, Friday, May 17 from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Yorktown  
Beach Picnic Area. Join us for an exciting time with food and games at the Yorktown waterfront. The menu will include hamburgers, hot dogs, fried fish, potato salad, baked beans, cole slaw and beverages. Suggested donation is $3.50 and payable at the time of registration at the Senior Center. Registration will begin April 17 through May 14 or until space is full. Please be sure to check our hotline number at 890-3516 on the day of the event should there be inclement weather.
     Culture Day Veteran's Panel, Wednesday, May 22 at 1 p.m. In honor of Armed Forces Day, there will be an informal patron panel discussion of those who served in the U.S. military to share stories and to talk about the good and challenging experiences faced while in service. All of us have benefitted from the dedication, efforts and sacrifice of our uniformed men and women (and their families), but many of us know very little of what life was actually like in the military. If you are interested in being a part of the panel please let us know, and also feel free to bring in any pictures or memorabilia to show the group. This should be a very touching and meaningful event. Registration will begin May 1.

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PTP Wire | Peninsula Tea Party Vetting

Issue: # 2013 - 26
 Mar / 2013
In This Issue
Republican Pre-File Forms
March & April Events
Any Questions
Conservatives, Concerned Citizens ad Tea Party Patriots,
We Need Your Help!
The Peninsula Tea Party, the Virginia Tea Party Patriots Federation, and the Middle Resolution are conducting an in-depth vetting process in which all Virginia Lt. Governor and Attorney General Candidates have agreed to participate. This process will include in-person interviews (in which you can participate) as well as in-depth questionnaires which have already been answered by each candidate. Chris Doss of the Leadership Institute will conduct the in-person live interviews which will include the same questions for each candidate.The candidates will not have seen the questions in advance and we will score the candidates answers during the live interviews.


In years past, when we have had several good candidates we have split our vote among them which often resulted in the least conservative candidate receiving the nomination.We have determined that at this time the Republican Party is the party most likely to produce and elect a conservative candidate to office. This vetting and scoring process is designed to help us coalesce around a single candidate for each office and avoid the split of the conservative vote. In addition, we would like to have a show of force to convince our elected representatives that the conservative movement is active and a force to be reckoned with in their elections and in the legislation they will be introducing and voting upon. This should increase our influence on the legislation and on their votes in the future.


We are asking for your help in two major areas. First, we need as many conservatives as possible to sign up as Delegates to the Republican Party of Virginia Convention. Second, we need you to attend the Convention on May 18 in Richmond and vote for the most electable and conservative candidate, hopefully the one our vetting process determines to be that candidate.


The Peninsula Tea Party is allowed up to ten people to participate in the scoring of each candidate during the live interviews. The scoring will be done at the time of the live interviews and will take place in Mechanicsville (northeast of Richmond) on Friday, April 26 and Saturday, April 27. (It would be best if the same person could score on both days but we can have different people on either day.) Please let us know if you would like to represent the Peninsula Tea Party and participate in the scoring process.  


NOTE: Please be advised that we only have 10 slots for this convention.

Republican Pre-File Forms
The first and most important step is to secure the Delegate Pre-file Form for your City or County, fill it out, and submit it before the deadline to your local Republican Committee as specified on the form. (In most cases the Mass Meeting indicated will be canceled and becoming a Delegate will be nearly automatic for those properly filing the Pre-file Form.) Please let us at the Peninsula Tea Party know when you submit your Pre-file Form. We will keep you informed as o the vetting process and results, as well as information about the Convention. All Pre-file Forms can be found at
under the Calls tab, or at the following links:
York County Form: deadline March 21
Poquoson Form: deadline March 27
Hampton Pre-Fill Form: deadline April 8
Newport News Form: deadline April 6
March Events


Our Sacred Honor 

Sun, Mar 24 @ 3pm - 5pm


Youth House at Denbigh Baptist Church

13010 Mitchell Point Road

Newport News, VA  23602


RSVP by Mar 22: Timothy & Shirley



April Events 


Peninsula Tea Party

General Meeting




Virginia Tea Party Federation

Tea Party Vetting

Apr 26 and Apr 27


Mechanicsville, VA


Republican Party

Virginia Republican Conventon

 May 18


Richmond, VA


Questions or Recommendations


If you have any questions or would like to make recommendations, feel free to contact me at (757) 869-8319 or email


Brian Evans

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