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$0.75 Yorktown Crier Poquoson Post April 12th-18th, 2018 The free press where America won its freedom Vol. XXXVII No. 15 IN BRIEF Used Book Sale @ Poquoson Library (500 City Hall Avenue, Poquoson) April 13-15 during library hours. Large selection of used books at rock bottom prices! York County School Division was ranked 5th in Virginia according to a Backgroundchecks.org survey. 100 school districts were included in the survey The same survey ranked Williamsburg/JCC 11th and Poquoson City 13th Robert Logen Harmonica Musician The Gallery at York Hall SAT 4/14 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. Smoke on the River Civil War Weekend Watermen's Museum SAT 4/14 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. SUN 4/15 12:00 - 5:00 p.m. Live Music Water Street Grille FRI 4/13 Tony Mata Trio SAT 4/14 Chisman Creek 8:00 - 11:00 p.m. Kite Demo & Gathering Riverwalk Landing SAT 4/14 1:00 - 5:00 p.m. Swing Dance Watermen's Museum In the Carriage House MON 4/16 7:30 - 10:00 p.m. Red Cross Blood Donation Opportunities Saint Mark Lutheran Church 118 Old York Hampton Highway Yorktown, VA 23692 Apr 17, 2018 01:00 PM- 06:00 PM The Yorktown Crier Poquoson Post now makes regular posts to our Facebook page. Don’t forget to check it out - It’s free. Also, don’t forget to “like” our page so it shows up in your Facebook news feed with articles and local news and events. LIKE US ON FACEBOOK! AND FOLLOW US ON TWITTER @YorktownCrier "For happiness one needs security, but joy can spring like a flower even from the cliffs of despair" -Anne Morrow Lindbergh- This Week Fish News . . . . . . . . . 2 Legal Ads. . . . . . . . . . . .6 Op-Ed . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Church Page . . . . . . . . . 10 Classifieds. . . . . . . . . . 11 Got an idea for a story? Call 766-1776 IPMS-Tidewater: More Than Plastic Modeling, but a Celebration of Craft On the first Friday of every month at 6:30 P.M., plastic model craftsmen from all over Hampton Roads (including York County and Poquoson) gather in the second-floor library at the Virginia Air & Space Museum to share in each other’s work, learn techniques, and engage in a sense of joint comradery. It is hard not to be swept into the hospitality of the approximately fifty members of the International Plastic Modelers’ Society (or IPMS) - Tidewater Chapter while looking on in awe at the intricate and authentic details that each member brings to their pieces. In the early 1960’s, IPMS was originally founded in Great Britain and made its way across the pond in 1964. The IPMS-Tidewater Chapter was founded in the latter part of that decade and has been going strong ever since. Members come from all backgrounds, age ranges, modeling interest (including automobiles, armament, aviation, and science fiction), and abilities. With current chapter president, Clint Mills, at the helm, the number one thing they emphasize is that all are welcome. The format of each meeting is simple On Sunday, April 15, Captain Matthew Kosnar, U.S. Navy, the Commanding Officer of Naval Weapons Station Yorktown, will discuss the history of the base, which this year is marking its centennial. The lecture begins at 3 p.m. in York Hall, 301 Main Street, Yorktown. This presentation is free, open to the public, and sponsored by the York County Historical Committee. Established shortly after the United States' entry into World War I as the Naval Mine Depot, the base grew into the largest naval installation in the world. Today the facility includes the Naval Supply Center Cheatham and rather informal. Members set up in the library’s lobby with pieces that they are working on so they can share in each other’s techniques, challenges, and learn from one another the history behind each piece. The details woven into each piece is outstanding, including one member adding tiny MRE packages. Inside the library, a raffle table is set up where members can buy tickets towards kits and supplies while others have various items available for purchase. Members discuss new techniques they have discovered, news, and a demonstration is usually given. The air of the meeting is warm and welcoming, with a lot of fun and laughter. Every year, IPMS- Tidewater participates in several shows, competitions, and conventions throughout the United States, where they also sponsor different categorical awards. On April 21st, they will travel to Fairfax to participate in IPMS Northern Virginia Modelers Model Classic 2018. Later this year, some will go to Phoenix for IPMS-USA’s annual convention. IPMS -Tidewater has hosted this event four times. A d d i t i o n a l l y , members have the opportunity to display their work as part of a permanent exhibit in a large glass cabinet on the first floor of the Virginia Air & Space Museum. The club rotates pieces at least twice a year, often in keeping with a historical event or theme. While membership in IPMS-USA is desired, it is not required Annex and hosts 37 tenant mander of a Multi-national commands. Captain Provincial Kosnar will discuss how the installation and its tenant commands continue to provide critical fleet ordnance support for the Navy. Reconstruction team conducting mounted combat patrols, and advising senior Afghan officials and warlords on NATO political and military matters. A native of His awards include the Lockport, Illinois, Captain Bronze Star Medal, the Kosnar holds a bachelor's Meritorious Service degree in electrical engineering Medal, and various cam- from the paign and unit awards. University of Illinois, and has completed postgraduate studies at MIT, Old Captain Kosnar assumed duties as Commanding Officer of Naval Weapons Dominion University, and Station Yorktown in National Defense February 2017. University's Eisenhower For more information, School. His operational please call York assignments include service in both attack and ballistic submarines. He has County Parks, Recreation and Tourism at (757) 890- 3500. also served in Afghanistan, as com- to take part in IPMS- Tidewater. Their desire is to continue to enrich each other with their work while opening up to others who might be interested in the craft. If you would like more information about IPMS-Tidewater, visit their Facebook page at http://www.facebook.co By Nancy E. Sheppard Top: Various pieces set up by members to share with one another Bottom: Raffle table set up during the IPMS- Tidewater Chapter meeting m/IPMS-Tidewater or stop by their meetings the first Friday of each month at the Virginia Air & Space Museum at 6:30 P.M. (note: because the museum is closed at that time, entry into the building can be obtained through the employee entrance on Bridge Street). Presentation on History of Naval Weapons Station Yorktown This Sunday The popular Williamsburg 2nd Sundays Festival was supposed to have begun its new season for 2018 on March 21st but was cancelled due to cold and rainy weather. Last Sunday, though, the weatherman cooperated and under clear blue skies the fun event was once more set in motion. 2nd Sundays was the brainchild of patron of the arts, Shirley Vermillion. Having spent a number of years living in the Pacific Northwest, Shirley had grown fond of the numerous street festivals that were always taking place in the Seattle area where she lived. After moving to Williamsburg in 2001, Shirley became aware of the many artists and musicians who were local residents whom she thought should have a venue to show off their talents. She pitched the idea of closing off the 400, 500 and 600 blocks of Prince George Street to Chef David Everett of the Blue Talon Bistro. He agreed, and with the blessing of the City of Williamsburg, the festival was launched in June of 2010. Last Sunday those in attendance were treated to the music of acoustic guitarist and singer, Nick Shact and the rockin’ blues of The Scott Kale/David Waltrip band among others. There was an abundance of arts and crafts to purchase to the Submitted by Gail Whittaker Captain Matthew Kosnar, U.S. Navy, the Commanding Officer of Naval Weapons Station Yorktown 2nd Sundays in Williamsburg Begins Anew Submitted by Jim Newton Vendors set up along Prince George Street in Williamsburg delight of discriminating could just sit outside of buyers who made their Aroma’s coffee house and way up and down the enjoy the passing scene aisles. But for those who while sipping on a latte. just wanted to relax they