York County Update 10/2/2020
WanderLOVE Market Debut; Fire Prevention Week; Halloween 2020; County Offices Continue to Reopen
Celebrate Yorktown’s Uniqueness at this Saturday’s WanderLOVE Market
October 4-10 is National Fire Prevention Week!
- Join us at Tourism Development’s extended WanderLOVE Market, this Saturday (10/3) from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., for a town-wide celebration of what makes our market location so unique. Whether it's our great food, Revolutionary roots, or beautiful waterfront backdrop, this is your chance to meet your neighbors and find what you love in Yorktown! In addition to all your favorite market vendors and artists, you’ll have an opportunity to support Historic Yorktown's small businesses and learn more about the community partners and non-profit organizations committed to preserving the area's history. Special exhibits are set up inside the Freight Shed with a special performance from the Fifes and Drums of York Town at 10 a.m. Social distancing applies. Facemasks required indoors. Learn more at Visit Yorktown.
CDC Recommends Alternative Activities this Halloween
- During National Fire Prevention Week – and year round! - the Department of Fire & Life Safety’s website is overflowing with information and resources you can use to keep your family and home safe. And, WYCG-TV (Cox 46, Verizon 38) is airing programs that can teach you about avoiding common hazards to prevent fires and accidents. Be sure to watch the department’s “Top Ten” now showing on WYCG-TV and available here. This year’s focus is on cooking safety – “Serve Up Fire Safety in the Kitchen!” Remember, in an emergency, always dial 9-1-1.
Learn to Manage Diabetes at Senior Center of York Workshop
- The CDC has released a list of Halloween activities for families to enjoy while staying safe during COVID-19. Among these are alternatives or modifications to trick-or-treating. In York County, we recognize that individuals will choose to continue the door-to-door tradition and ask that they incorporate additional safety behaviors, such as incorporating a cloth mask into their child’s costume, using hand sanitizer during trick-or-treating, and stay six feet away from others not a resident of your home. For those who choose to participate, we recommend children ages 12 and under be allowed to trick-or-treat from 6 to 8 p.m. For more details, please view the press release issued earlier this week.
S’mores and Spooky Stories by the Fire at New Quarter Park October 17
- York County is holding its Diabetes Self-Management Workshop with social distancing on Tuesdays - October 20-November 24 - from 2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Senior Center (5314 George Washington Memorial Highway). This free program provides you with skills and materials to help with the day-to-day management of diabetes. Preventing complications, menu planning, monitoring blood sugar levels, stress, exercise and relaxation are just a few of the topics that will be covered. Register online or by calling the Senior Center at (757) 890-3444. Deadline to register is October 16.
Historic Yorktown County Offices Reopen to the Public
- Professional Storyteller Anthony Burcher paints vivid scenes of far off places and adventures as he weaves his web of bizarre folk tales and the occasional spooky story. Join Mr. Burcher on Saturday, October 17, from 6 to 6:30 p.m. at the fire circle at New Quarter Park, 1000 Lakeshead Drive, upper York County. Registration is required by October 15 for this free event. Space is limited due to social distancing requirements, so register early. For more information or to register, visit the Parks and Recreation website.
Board of Supervisors Next Meeting is October 6
- More County offices have reopened to the public, including the Finance Building, Tourism Development, and County Administration – all located in Historic Yorktown. Along with the reopening comes the relocation of Human Resources to the County Administration Building at 224 Ballard Street. The Commissioner of the Revenue’s Office will be open by appointment only beginning October 15. Operating hours and directions to offices are available online.
- The Board of Supervisors meeting – a work session – will be a virtual session. No public comments are taken during work sessions. The agenda is available to view/print. Meetings are aired live on WYCG-TV (Cox 46, Verizon 38) and live-streamed online.