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York County (Virginia)

York County (Virginia)
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  • Peninsula schools have responded to calls for better mental health services

    Peninsula schools have responded to calls for better mental health services
    HAMPTON — Crystal Sellman spends her days floating in and out of classrooms at Hunter B. Andrews PK-8 School in Hampton. A mental health counselor, Sellman has six students on her caseload. She spends one to three hours a day assessing and...
  • Beat Winter Blues with Local Authors

    Beat Winter Blues with Local Authors
    As I write this, we’ve just been through a week of lousy, rainy weather, the kind that makes me want to snuggle in the corner of my couch with a cup of tea at my side and a book in my hands. With the right book, I could be instantly transported from...
  • Hear Say: Public radio program features pruning guru Jim Orband and free gardening show tickets

    Hear Say: Public radio program features pruning guru Jim Orband and free gardening show tickets
    Listen to Cathy Lewis Hear Say gardening program with retired York County extension agent Jim Orband noon-1 p.m. Wednesdsay, Jan. 23 on WHRV-FM 89..5,, and win tickets to several gardening events, including: - Virginia Flower & Garden Expo, Jan. 25-27...
  • Today's young readers are tomorrow's authors

    Today's young readers are tomorrow's authors
    I don’t remember the first book I read, but I do have clear memories of sitting with a book in my lap, turning the cardboard-like pages and sounding out the words. (Yes, they taught phonics in my day.) The earliest books I remember reading are the...
  • York County: Art and "keep county" beautiful inspiration makes up free 2013 calendar

    York County: Art and "keep county" beautiful inspiration makes up free 2013 calendar
    The winning entries in the 2013 Beautiful York County Calendar Art Contest are on display at the Tabb Library through January and the Yorktown Library during February, according to a county news release. You can admire the calendars and pick up a copy,...
  • Funds and classes can help you become backyard beekeeper

     Funds and classes can help you become backyard beekeeper
    Have you ever thought about becoming a beekeeper? There's good reason to seriously consider this backyard pastime. Bees pollinate our food crops, make honey for us and generally benefit the balance of nature, according to Pete Ostrowski, president...
  • Barbecue sandwich is a winner at County Grill

    Barbecue sandwich is a winner at County Grill
    Tasty discovery: Pulled Pork BBQ Sandwich Price: $8.97 Destination: County Grill & Smokehouse. 26 E. Mercury Blvd., Hampton. 757-723-0600. Countygrill.net. Hours: 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 11 a.m. tro 2 a.m. Friday-Saturday....
  • Recycle your old Christmas tree into something purposeful

     Recycle your old Christmas tree into something purposeful
    The jolly sounds of jingle bells are now replaced by another seasonal tradition — Christmas tree needles dropping on your floor. Before you tote the tree outdoors, be sure to remove all its lights, ornaments and tinsel. Beware of capturing too...
  • Yorktown: Saturday's Christmas Market features music, food, history and shopping

    Yorktown: Saturday's Christmas Market features music, food, history and shopping
    Yorktown holds its 7th Annual Yorktown Christmas Market on Main Street 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1. The market will feature arts and crafts vendors with local shopping opportunities, living history exhibits, strolling musical entertainment, classic...
  • Virginia slavery took root in the rich soil of the York

    Virginia slavery took root in the rich soil of the York
    Old Point Comfort and Jamestown may have the distinction of being the first places associated with the arrival of Virginia's first Africans in 1619. But it wasn't until decades later that slavery really took off -- and when it did it was the south...
  • A cradle of slavery on the York

     A cradle of slavery on the York
    When English colonists began settling on the south bank of the York River in the 1630s, enslaved black labor was the exception rather than the rule. African field hands and house servants were not only prohibitively expensive but notoriously hard to...
  • Annual sales tax holiday on hurricane supplies begins Saturday, May 25

    Annual sales tax holiday on hurricane supplies begins Saturday, May 25
    The annual sales tax holiday on hurricane preparedness supplies will take place Saturday, May 25 to Friday, May 31. During this seven-day period, purchases of hurricane preparedness items, including portable generators, will be exempt from the...