Sounds of Summer Concerts, Yorktown Market Days Resume Next Week
After a week off, the Sounds of Summer concert series and Market Days resume. Come down to Riverwalk Landing Thursday, July 8 for Slapnation performing from 7 to 9:30. This area favorite brings a variety of tunes that is sure to get you singing along! Saturday, July 10, Yorktown Market Days is back from 8 a.m. to noon. Fresh produce and baked goods along with fantastic artwork will be there for you to purchase. And it’s all along the waterfront where the views are spectacular and the breeze off the river always refreshing. For the complete event listing, go to the Visit Yorktown website.
Grant Applications Opened This Week: Up to $15,000 Available to York County Small Businesses
Businesses in York County, Williamsburg and Poquoson that had 20 or fewer full-time employees during the COVID-19 pandemic are now eligible to apply for grant funding up to $15,000. The money is designated to reimburse small businesses for rent or mortgage expenses, up to a maximum of six months of payments. This is the second phase of this grant program, which is funded by a Community Development Block Grant through the Virginia Department of Housing & Community Development. Previous grant recipients are eligible to apply for additional funds. Eligibility requirements and applications are available on the Economic Development Authority’s website. While you’re on the website, check out the winner in June’s Love York Biz contest . . . Congratulations to Persnickety Crane Café for winning the first round of the Love York Biz contest! There is still a chance for individuals to enter their favorite business in the contest. Love York Biz continues throughout the summer. Check out the rules and visit the Facebook page to vote for your favorite video.
Comprehensive Plan Review Steering Committee Meetings Again In-Person
The committee, also known as York2040, returned to in-person meetings in May and have now gathered together twice in larger facilities that allow social distancing for the safety and comfort of all. The York2040 members provide input to staff working to update this long-range planning document. Meeting notices, presentations, minutes, and a blog are posted on the York2040 website. These meetings are open to the public. Check out the website today!
Get Moving with Parks and Recreation
Summer’s a great time to start a new exercise program and we have just the right activity for you. Summer Adult Fitness Classes begin the week of July 12 and continue for six weeks: Abs and More (Mondays 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.), Cardio Combo (Wednesdays 6 to 7 p.m.), Strength Training (Saturdays 10 to 11 a.m.), and Yoga (Mondays or Wednesdays both sessions 7 to 8 p.m.). Classes are held at Grafton Bethel Elementary School. Registration ends one week prior to the start of class. Pickleball Nights also begin July 12 and continue until August 23. Join in the fun at Back Creek Park for pick-up games on Mondays from 7 to 9 p.m. Cost is only $2 a night. The fee covers paddle, ball, and court rental. Our Senior Center is back open for classes and programs and there’s room for boot-scootin’ across the dance floor in Line Dancing Classes on Mondays, July 19 through August 9. Beginners take the floor from 1 to 2 p.m., with more experienced dance lessons from 2 to 3. Parents: Be sure to sign your children up for Field Trip Fever II. This summer program features fun the week of August 2-6 from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Actual field trip times vary depending on the itinerary for each day. Visit the Parks and Recreation website for more details, to register for these classes, and to see the many other opportunities for fun and fitness.
Time for a News Break!
Citizen News Weekly is taking a short summer vacation and will return on Friday, July 23. Staff are hard at work keeping an eye on things and if breaking news happens, we’ll jump right in and keep you informed! Our website and Facebook page are not taking a break, so bookmark and follow those County resources for the latest news and info.