November 6, 2020
Veterans Day Commemoration Online this Year; County Offices Closed Wednesday, November 11
- Tune in to WYCG-TV (Cox 46, Verizon 38) throughout November to watch special programming honoring our nation’s veterans. Watch World War II soldiers recall their stories of battle. Tune in daily at 10 p.m. to see last year’s Veterans Day Ceremony at York Hall. For those without cable television, watch these programs livestreamed from our website.
- The annual York County Historical Committee Veterans Day Ceremony will not be held this year. To honor our veterans, the Committee has developed a website including a slide show featuring photos of veterans from years past, as well as patriotic programs.
- York County offices, courts, and libraries are closed Veterans Day – Wednesday, November 11. Garbage and recycling collections are not affected by the holiday. For details, read this week’s press release.
What’s Old Is New Again! Join us at the Vintage Market on Saturday, Nov. 7 at the MAC! Next week: Maritime Market from 9 to 3, Nov. 14
- If you enjoy shopping for restored old furniture, vintage clothing and jewelry, and one-of-a-kind handcrafted pieces, then you don’t want to miss this annual event! Browse more than 40 vendors at the McReynolds Athletic Complex from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. tomorrow (11/7) as you search for collectibles, antiques, art, accessories, and unique home décor. Adding to the festive ambiance is live entertainment from Phil Poteat. Be sure to bring your appetite because concessions will be available from Coastal Thirst, Chef Joseph, Shore Bites, Kathi’s Clam Chowder, Pop’s Kettle Corn, and Rising Tide Provisions.
When you enter the complex (112 Sports Way), follow the signs to the parking area and hop on the Yorktown Trolley, which will shuttle you to and from your car.
All staff and vendors are required to wear face masks and customers are requested to do the same if they can’t maintain a six foot distance during transactions. Please remember, no pets are permitted at this venue and smoking is not allowed.
- COMING UP NEXT WEEK: Yorktown Market Days’ extended Maritime Market from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Yorktown Waterfront. Purchase some of the best seafood in the area, shop nautical-inspired art, and beware of pirates! www.visityorktown.org
Beautiful York County Calendar Winning Photos Selected
- The 2021 calendar is currently being finalized. This year’s calendar features photos from our citizens and features pollinators as a way to help educate the public about their essential impact on the environment. The York County Beautification Committee had a difficult time choosing the winners because all of the photos were fantastic! However, decisions had to be made. The winners each receive a cash prize and their photo will be included in the upcoming calendar. Drum roll please…..The winners are: Caroline Herath (Cover); Caola Rood (January); Betty Steele (February); Kelly Satava (March); Jocelyn Hurst (April); Faisal Mohsin (May); Gwyn Williams (June); Michele Nelson (July); Bobby Thacker (August); Don Cole (September); Colleen Jones (October); Shannon Taber (November); and Leigh Smith (December). Congratulations to these winners and thanks to everyone who participated in the contest. We will let you know in a few weeks when and where you can get your free calendar!
New Quarter Park Hosts “Holiday Make and Take” on December 5: Make Festive Decorations from Natural Materials!
- Two one-hour time slots—at 9:30 a.m. and again at 11 a.m.—are available for this year’s annual craft event at New Quarter Park (1000 Lakeshead Drive in upper York County). Participants will make wreaths and baskets from natural materials, can enjoy holiday cookies and hot cider or cocoa, and take their hand-made decorations home! Donations of materials is appreciated. For more information, or to register, click over to the Parks and Recreation website.
November Lunch & Learn Presents “Taking the Leap from Home-Based to Brick & Mortar”
- Join us the second Wednesday of each month from noon to 1 p.m. for “Lunch & Learn” – a series of business-related presentations that can teach you everything from closing your business deal to cybersecurity. At this month’s session, pack your lunch and Zoom in to learn the benefits of transitioning your business from your home. Visit the event calendar on the Office of Economic Development’s website to register and learn more about this and other business programs.
Household Chemical Drop-off/Computer Recycling Event Coming Up Next Saturday
- Next weekend, bring your household chemicals and computer equipment to County Drive (off Goodwin Neck Road) to safely dispose of these materials. VPPSA and County staff will be available to safely unload these items from your vehicle from 8 a.m. to noon. This is the last of these in York County for 2020 and we anticipate many citizens coming to County Drive to dispose of these items, so plan for a short wait. More information is available here.
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