Monday, June 4, 2018

Newport News Now 6-4-18

MONDAY. JUNE 4. 2018
Citizen Police Academy for Youth Accepting Applications
Have a teen interested in law enforcement? The Citizen Police Academy for Youth (CPAY) is currently accepting registration for its Summer 2018 session. CPAY gives youth, ages 14 and 17, an inside look at local law enforcement through a series of hands on experiences pertaining to law enforcement. During the five-day course, youth are instructed by police executives, veteran police officers, civilians, and volunteers on a variety of topics including traffic stops, crime scene investigation, teen dating violence, internet safety, and more. The course runs Monday, June 18 to Friday, June 22 from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. A special completion ceremony will be held on the last day of the program.

To apply, youth must complete and submit an application by Thursday, June 8. They must also be a resident of Newport News or attend school in the city. The class is limited to no more than 30 students. To learn more visit the CPAY website.  
Lee Hall Annual Summer Celebration Wine Festival
The 17th annual Lee Hall Summer Celebration Wine Festival takes place on the grounds of Lee Hall Mansion located at 163 Yorktown Rd. in Newport News from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 9. Sponsored by the Virginia War Museum Foundation, proceeds from the festival benefit the Foundation’s preservation and education initiatives for Lee Hall Mansion, Endview Plantation, and the Virginia War Museum.

Virginia wineries are featured as well as a variety of craft vendors. Food will also be available for purchase on site. Entertainment includes the bands Joe’s Day Off and the Rhythm Kings. A $10.00 non-tasting ticket is available at the gate. Admission includes access to the main level and exhibit gallery of the historic house. No pets or outside alcohol beverages are permitted and IDs will be checked at the gate. There are no refunds. For more information including an up-to-date list of participating wineries visit

Reduced rate tickets ($20.00 Tasting) are available for purchase by cash and check until June 8th at the locations listed below. Cash and checks must be made out to the Virginia War Museum Foundation. For a list of ticket vendors, please visit the Lee Hall Mansion Website.
Brain Injury Family Support Group Begins Meetings     
Offering help and support to caregivers
Caring for someone with an acquired brain injury can be overwhelming, scary, and exhausting. As a caregiver to someone who has deficits, it can be difficult to discuss your needs as a caregiver with family and friends. The Brain Injury Family Support Group meets monthly and offers support and encouragement, as well as useful and reliable information to improve the wellness of caregivers who often struggle in meeting their own physical and emotional needs. 

The group meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month from 5:30 – 7 p.m. at the Denbigh House, 12725 McManus Blvd., Suite 2E, in Newport News. The Support Group is for caregivers and other family, friends, and neighbors who provide support for someone who has suffered a brain injury. Professionals who treat those suffering from brain injuries are encouraged to participate to help bridge the gap between caregivers and the medical community.

The group was formed by Karen Grazionale, who has been trained by the Brain Injury Association of Virginia, and who has had the first-hand experience of being a caregiver. There is no fee to attend the support group or other activities associated with the group. In June a guest speaker from Ability Unlimited will talk about Fresh Ideas to Help Our Loved Ones and in July, a representative from the Hook Law Center will discuss Planning for the Future.Speakers will all talk on topics prioritized by the Support Group as information that would help participants become better caregivers and health partners. For more information contact Karen Grazionale at  

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