Yorktown Crier | Poquoson Post published weekly in York County, Yorktown and Poquoson, Virginia. February 15, 2018 Edition.
Fish News Page 2 February 15th-21st, 2018 S a t u r d a y , Feburary 10th - We ran back out for sea bass again yesterday. No ice this time. Around 20 fathoms, we saw porpoise, whales and some bird action. I did not stop but I did tell the guys that on the way back in to have their tuna catching jigs on (as opposed to those bug jigs they have been using on the sea bass). We have caught bluefin tuna in those conditions. We got to our wreck and it was loaded with sea bass. Conger eels were also prevalent. We did not catch a single dogfish. We caught our limit of sea bass with fish to over 5 “Sea Bass” Fishing Report pounds. On the way in, we did not see the same activity but there were some birds, slicks and when I slowed down, we saw some big bunker floating on the surface. We had just missed something. We cruised around and saw some fish marks. The guys dropped their jigs and hooked up. No tuna or bluefish but big rockfish. We moved around a bit to see if we could find a tuna or bluefish. After a few tries in some different locations with only rockfish to show for it, we left them alone and came on in. It was good to see that there are still some ocean rockfish out there even though they are further offshore than I would expect to find them. When we got close enough, we did call VMRC Operations to report that we were coming in with sea bass as required with the special February sea bass permit. The Marine Police did come and visit us at the dock. They just congratulated us on our catch and wanted to make sure that everyone knew that blueline tilefish was closed. A few fish down there: https://www.facebook.com/HealthyGrinS portFishing/videos/1957 731197601751/ Submitted by Ken Neill The crew caught big rockfish Date Low Tide High Tide Thursday, February 15th Friday, February 16th Fish News Contributor Ken Neill and a sea bass Tide Chart for Yorktown, Virginia 2:38 AM -0.1 ft/ 3:18 PM 0.0 ft 3:17 AM -0.1 ft/ 3:52 PM -0.1 ft 9:01 AM 2.5 ft/ 9:18 PM 2.2 ft 9:37 AM 2.6 ft/ 9:55 PM 2.3 ft Saturday, February 17th Sunday, February 18th Monday, February 19th Tuesday, February 20th Wednesday, February 21st 3:57 AM -0.1 ft/ 4:26 PM -0.1 ft 4:36 AM -0.1 ft/ 5:01 PM -0.1 ft 5:18 AM -0.1 ft/ 5:38 PM -0.1 ft 6:03 AM 0.0 ft/ 6:18 PM -0.1 ft 6:53 AM 0.1 ft/ 7:04 PM -0.1 ft 10:13 AM 2.6 ft/ 10:32 PM 2.4 ft 10:49 AM 2.5 ft/ 11:10 PM 2.4 ft 11:28 AM 2.4 ft/ 11:51 PM 2.4 ft 12:11 PM 2.3 ft 12:37 AM 2.4 ft/ 1:28 PM 2.4 ft Crowd Control Ballot count takes center stage in Valley In Lennox Valley, election nights were generally drab affairs, with tight results a rarity. Usually, the good folks of the Valley booted the old mayor out with the same lackluster fanfare used to welcome the new leader into office. However, 1998 was no ordinary year, and like so many other things, the mayoral election didn’t go according to script. If it wasn’t enough the Valley was split between a fairly respected incumbent and the town celebrity, Juliet Stoughton’s last-minute entree into the campaign created enough drama for two episodes of “Murder, She Wrote.” Heated debates made their way to dinner tables. Wives slept separately from husbands, pastors ignored the campaign for fear of controversy, and there was a general uneasiness which didn’t befit the small-town friendliness for which our small town was known. Traditionally, a handful of Valley residents were on hand to witness the counting of ballots at the Town Hall. Our Town Hall wasn’t like the palatial governmental buildings in larger cities. It included a small reception room with four seats rarely used, the mayor’s office, the office of the chief of police and Assembly Hall, where Valley Council meetings were held each month. Tightly packed, the room might have accommodated 100 people. It hadn’t dawned on anyone that most Valley residents would show up to see the ballots counted. Polls closed at 7 p.m., and the ballot box from each precinct was carefully delivered to the Town Hall under the watchful eye of the precinct election coordinator and two Valley Council members. As the coordinators approached the building, you’d have thought they were carrying precious jewels as the crowd silenced in awe. Once the boxes were safely inside the building, Chief of Police Buford Dibble appeared in front of the entrance with his bullhorn. “Citizens of Lennox Valley,” he began. “In an attempt to maintain control during the ballot count, we will allow only 100 persons into Town Hall to view the proceedings.” “Who decides who gets in?” barked Marvin Walsh, local egg farmer and Raymond Cooper supporter. Chief Dibble continued, “Each adult will be given a piece of paper with a number on it. We will call out numbers until we have reached the limit of 100 in the room.” “Does that include the people counting the ballots?” shouted Elbert Lee Jones. A hushed conversation took place between Dibble and the Valley election coordinator, Vera Pinrod. The chief continued, “100 persons will be admitted to watch the proceedings. This is in addition to the election coordinator, the precinct coordinators and myself.” “What about the press?” asked Iris Long from the back of the crowd. After an even longer discussion between the chief and Vera, Dibble blared over the bullhorn, “The 100 persons admitted are in addition to the election coordinator, the precinct coordinators, the three candidates, members of the press and myself.” Then after a pause, “Persons not of voting age will not be admitted.” Folks squealed like lottery winners as their numbers were called. Marvin Walsh was in. Rhonda Goodman was not. Billy Joe Prather, pastor of First Baptist Church, was in. Father O’Reilly was not. On a riser at the front of the room, a large whiteboard with the names Bland, Cooper and Stoughton across the top secured everyone’s attention. A fourth column with the word, “Other,” fit along the right edge. Tallies would be recorded by hand with a large black marker. “Cooper!” shouted Vera. A tally was marked on the board under Raymond’s name. “Cooper!” Vera shouted again. Iris Long made a mental note of the count while shooting pictures with her 20-year old Nikon. “This is going to be a very long night,” thought Iris. Keep up wtih “The Good Folks of Lennox Valley” at LennoxValley.com Rabies Diagnosis at VDACS May Have Saved Farmers’ Lives It was typical day at the Lynchburg Regional Animal Health Laboratory of the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Veterinarian John Moody necropsied two calves from the same farm. The farm reported that three of four calves in a pen, all different ages, had died on the same day. Two of the calves were submitted to the laboratory for a necropsy, an animal autopsy, in hopes of determining the cause of death. After the initial necropsy, the diagnosis seemed clear: the calves had died of pneumonia. Dr. Moody was not satisfied, however, and asked himself why three calves died and one survived. In addition, the three calves displayed some symptoms not always seen in straightforward pneumonia cases. To be thorough, he continued with a full workup and examination of all tissues. When VDACS Veterinary Pathologist Dr. Lisa Crofton later examined the thin sections of brain as part of that workup, she identified the characteristic inclusions known as Negri bodies in the neurons, which only appear in cases of rabies virus infection. Knowing that rabies is communicable to humans through saliva, and that the disease is 100 percent fatal but preventable through vaccination, Dr. Moody contacted the local office of the Virginia Department of Health. Health officials inter- Submitted by Elaine Lidholm viewed family members and others who might have come in contact with saliva from the calves and immediately provided shots to 15 people. Later, the Centers for Disease Control confirmed rabies in the preserved brain tissue from the calves. In the meantime, the people involved already had received the rabies vaccination due to the quick intervention. “Thankfully, Dr. Moody and others in Lynchburg didn’t stop when they had a diagnosis of pneumonia,” said Dr. Charles Broaddus, State Veterinarian. “They went that extra step, and as a result, 15 people are alive today who potentially could have contracted rabies, a 100 percent fatal disease.”
Community February 15th-21st, 2018 Page 3 Battle of Hampton Roads Weekend Returns to the Mariners’ Museum, This Year Celebrating Civil War Tech N E W P O R T NEWS, VA—The Battle of Hampton Roads Weekend is returning to The Mariners' Museum and Park on March 9 - 11, 2018, with interactive activities all weekend long. The weekend will celebrate the theme "Modern Marvels: Technology in the Civil War." Thousands of visitors enjoy this weekend every year. M a t h e w s , Virginia – February 13, 2018 – The Art Speaks Gallery at the Bay School Community Arts Center will host the opening reception of “Painted Perspectives” featuring the work of Bob Carlson and Rebecca Grow on Friday, February 23rd from 5-7pm. The show will run through March 28th. P a i n t e d Perspectives features the work of Toano artist, Bob Carlson, and Mathews artist, Rebecca Grow. When paired together, their pieces offer different perspectives on what is considered a “painting”, exploring both 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional space. Bob’s work takes the perspective of traditional, 2-dimensional paintings, documenting The weekend commemorates one of the most famous Civil War battles in history. On March 9, 1862, the Union ironclad Monitor met the CSS Virginia in a battle that, though fought to a draw, changed the very nature of naval warfare not only in America, but worldwide. Today, 156 years later, Museum visitors can remember the battle with a living history encampment,demonstrations, family activities and games, lectures, behind-the-scenes tours, and much more. Most weekend activities are free for Members or with Museum admission. In a new activity this year, guests can create an ironclad ship with Legos. There will also be a replica of the submarine H. L. Hunley visitors can climb into, making the perfect photo opportunity. Guests can watch green sand molding demonstrations, which was a technique used to cast metal components of the USS Monitor. Children will particularly enjoy a toy artifact that will be on display, a Milton Bradley Myriopticon. The myriopticon is a toy panorama containing a scrolling set of twenty-two connected images detailing historic events that occurred during the American Civil War. For $10 a person, visitors can take an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of the USS Monitor Center Batten Conservation Complex, the world's largest marine archaeological metals conservation facility. Conservation professionals responsible for treating the Monitor's turret, engine, and other artifacts will lead each tour. This will offer guests an intimate look at some of the ship's amazing artifacts. These tours are typically not offered to the general public. P r e s i d e n t Abraham Lincoln, portrayed by acclaimed interpreter, George Buss, will interact with visitors in the galleries. BattleQuest scavenger hunt and Civil War-era our culture and times, through the lens of oil and acrylic paint. Bob says, “My inspiration comes from my experience, my environment, my observations; pretty much everywhere.” Rebecca describes her work as a “3-D watercolor sculpture”. Inspired by nature, Rebecca’s most recent work is drawn from the way that she interacts with and experiences nature on an emotional level. The show invites the viewer to consider their own perspectives on and emotional responses to the world around them. The reception is free and open to the public, all are welcome to attend. Light refreshments will be served and Caret Cellars, out of Caret, Virginia, will be games will return again this year. A variety of engaging lectures will be offered throughout the weekend. Lecture will cover a wide array of subjects, including technology in the Civil War. Iron pouring demonstrations will return this year on Saturday only. Guests will be able to watch live and will even have the chance to create their iron-cast mold at Sip and Sculpt on Friday evening. This ticketed-event allows guests to sip on beverages while creating a one-of-a-kind piece of art. Tickets are $50 for guests and $35 for Members. History Bites, Hampton Roads' most popular food-tasting competition, returns this year on Saturday, March 10, at 6:30 p.m. Top restaurants and caterers in Hampton Roads will prepare their best interpretations of traditional 19th-century dishes representing the North, the South, and the U.S. Navy. Guests and celebrity judges, including Abraham Lincoln, will vote for their favorite dishes. Tickets are $35 in advance, or $45 at the door, and include unlimited food tastings and one drink ticket. providing tastings of their award winning wines throughout the evening. The Bay School, a non-profit community art school and gallery, is located at 279 Main Street, Mathews, and is supported in part by the Virginia Commission for the Arts, Metal working demonstration at the Battle of Hampton Roads Weekend om. Community partners War Museum, include: National Oceanic Williamsburg Battlefield and Atmospheric Association, and Pamplin Administration, York Historical Park and The County Historical National Museum of the Museum, Tidewater Civil Civil War Soldier. War Partnership, Hampton History Museum, American Civil For more information on all the programs, lectures, and activities during Battle of Hampton Roads Weekend, or to purchase tickets for History Bites, v i s i t BattleOfHamptonRoads.c Painted Perspectives Art Show Opening February 23 at Bay School From February 16th through the 19th, the Langley Air Force Base hospital will temporarily close while performing necessary infrastructure upgrades within the building. Patients of the hospital will still be able to utilize services at other local military treatment facilities (or MTFs) as well hospital’s as seek urgent and emergency care services with off-base, civilian providers. U.S. Air Force Col. Norman Fox, 633rd Medical Group deputy commander, said, “We have coordinated with TRICARE, the broader military medical health system and regional civilian healthcare systems to ensure our patients have the same access to professional care that we offer here in our hospital.” For emergencies, call 9-1-1 or visit your closest emergency rooms. For all urgent care matters, Fox encourages the enrollees (including active duty) to call the Nurse Advice- Line at 1-800-874-2273 for further guidance and instruction or go to your nearest Urgent Care clinic. All urgent care visits that occur during the timeframe in which the hospital will be closed, will be covered by TRI- CARE for all Langley Submitted by Saraya Cheney Joint Base Langley-Eustis to Temporarily Close Hospital the National Endowment for the Arts, Dominion Energy, Mathews County, Chesapeake Bank, and the Tri-Rivers Investment Group of Davenport and Company. By Nancy E. Sheppard Hospital beneficiary enrollees. For a list of innetwork urgent care centers and emergency rooms, call Humana Military at 1-800-444- 5445. “We chose this weekend because the holiday provided the opportunity to do this work with the least impact to our patients,” said Fox. “We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate everyone’s understanding.” The hospital services approximately 33,000 patients per year and remains a vital piece of Hampton Roads’ military medical facilities. (Newport News, Va.) – The Peninsula Health District will offer free seasonal flu vaccine for adults and children 3 years and older on Thursday, February 15, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Peninsula Health Department located at 416 J. Clyde Morris Blvd. in Newport News or until supply runs out. Be sure to wear clothing that is loose around the arm so that a public health nurse can administer the flu shot in the upper arm. Influenza, commonly called “the flu,” is a serious disease caused by the influenza virus that affects the respiratory tract. It is highly contagious and generally spreads from person-toperson when an infected person coughs or sneezes. The timing and duration of flu seasons vary; they can occur from early fall to late spring. Receiving an Submitted by Jenna Dill Peninsula Health District to Offer Free Seasonal Flu Vaccine Submitted by Larry Hill annual seasonal flu vaccine is the best way to reduce your risk of becoming sick with the flu and spreading the virus to others. CDC recommends everyone age 6 months or older be vaccinated against influenza each year. To minimize your risk of contracting or transmitting the flu, follow these simple steps: • Get vaccinated; • Wash your hands frequently and thoroughly, for at least 20 seconds; • Cover your cough, either by using a disposable tissue or coughing into your sleeve, not your hand; and • Stay at home when you are sick. For more information, call the Peninsula Health District at 757-594-7300 or visit http://www.vdh.virginia.gov/peninsula/. DMV Connect at Yorktown Library Submitted by Gail Whittaker The Virginia The DMV Department of Motor Vehicles’ DMV Connect portable outreach program Connect program is able to conduct any DMV transaction that can be is visiting the performed at your local Yorktown Library on DMV office with the Wednesday, February exception of testing and 21, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Yorktown Library is located at 8500 George vital records. Everything needed is packed into a portable suitcase and can Washington Memorial be set up anywhere. Highway.