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Curbside Recycling Program Changes in James City County, Poquoson , City of Williamsburg and York County

April 18, 2014

New changes are in store for curbside recycling!

The Virginia Peninsulas Public Service Authority (VPPSA) along with James City County, City of Poquoson, City of Williamsburg, and York County are pleased to announce the implementation of a new regional curbside recycling program.  Beginning June 30, 2014, the curbside recycling service will be provided by a new contractor, County Waste.

The first change residents will notice will be a switch from an 18 gallon bin to a 65 gallon rolling cart with a lid.  York County residents already have recycling carts and will not see this change.  After Memorial Day and continuing through mid-June, the new recycling carts will be delivered to residents in preparation for the start of the new program.  Along with the new carts, residents will receive a package of information further describing the changes to the program.

Another primary change is a switch to every other week collection frequency. The larger recycling containers allow for a decrease in frequency of service which reduces the overall cost of the recycling program.  It also means less truck traffic in residential areas and throughout the service area. 

Yet another change we are pleased to announce is the increase in the types of plastic materials that are accepted for recycling.  The new contractor will be accepting a wider variety of plastics to include:  plastic bottles and jugs, wide-mouth containers such as butter tubs and yogurt cups, clamshell containers such as salad bar containers, strawberry containers, bakery product containers, and rigid plastics such as plastic flower pots, pails and buckets.

Residents of James City County, City of Poquoson, and City of Williamsburg will receive a 65 gallon cart to initiate the start of this program.  For residents who live in multi-family complexes (e.g. Townhomes, Condos), appropriately sized containers will be provided.  The larger cart will facilitate putting recyclables inside the cart so the carts can be collected using automated trucks.  Localities who have converted from small bins to larger carts have seen an increase in participation and likewise recycling amounts.  After the initial thirty days of the new program, residents will have an opportunity to increase or decrease the size of the recycling container.  If, after the first month of the new service, residents find that they are generating more material than the 65 gallon cart will hold, County Waste will swap out the cart for a larger 95 gallon cart.  For residents wanting to down-size from a 65 gallon cart, County Waste will be able to replace it with a 35 gallon cart.  James City County, Poquoson, and Williamsburg residents wishing to change cart sizes may do so by contacting VPPSA or their community contact after August 4.

Please check the VPPSA website, www.vppsa.org, for additional updates on the upcoming changes.

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2013 anyone water quality reports now available for James City County

James City Service Authority’s (JCSA) 2013 annual water quality reports are now available online at jamescitycountyva.gov/waterquality. The reports contain important information about the source and quality of our drinking water. There are seven reports total that include our Central Water System and six independent water systems of Glenwood Acres, King’s Village, Racefield, The Retreat, Ware Creek Manor, and Wexford Hills & Riverview Plantation.

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approved use of electronic delivery methods for drinking water utilities to issue annual water quality reports to customers by July 1. JCSA water customers will receive notification that the reports are available online on the County’s website via bill messages, email, social media, the County’s electronic newsletter, e-FYI, and JCC TV.

If customers prefer a paper copy, please contact the JCSA at jcsa@jamescitycountyva.gov or call 757-259-5416.

Armada Hoffler to build new Williamsburg shopping center

Armada Hoffler Properties  announced their newest project in its next generation development pipeline. The Company will develop a grocery-anchored shopping center in Williamsburg, Virginia as part of a joint venture partnership in which the Company is the majority partner.

Armada Hoffler Properties  announced their newest project in its next generation development pipeline. The Company will develop a grocery-anchored shopping center in Williamsburg, Virginia as part of a joint venture partnership in which the Company is the majority partner.This multi-phased project is a redevelopment of the Williamsburg Outlet Mall with the completion of phase one, consisting of approximately 88,000 square feet, expected in early 2016. The Company has signed a 20-year lease for approximately 53,000 square feet with Harris Teeter, which will anchor an additional 35,000 square feet of shops and restaurants. The Company expects to begin construction on phase one in the third quarter of 2014. Phase two represents an opportunity to develop another 42,000 square feet in the future.

The building behind the existing McDonalds is intended to be primarily retail space. The pharmacy, which is set to be a Walgreens, will be the larger building off of Route 60/Richmond Rd and the building next to it is likely to become a restaurant.  The two buildings backing to Centerville Rd are meant to be mixed use – retail and office space. In the center of the proposed development is a planned Marketplace Green, which would be a 0.4-acre open space with walkways, a decorative paved area for cars to cross, and a shelter or gazebo for the WATA bus stop.

This new shopping center will add numerous shops to the Richmond Rd corridor near Centerville Rd a boon to homeowners of nearby Colonial Heritage a 55+ community .

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BRET MICHAELS AND MERCYME KICKOFF BUSCH GARDENS® LIVE AND GLORY AT THE GARDENS™ CONCERT SERIES

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (April 10, 2014) – Busch Gardens® is turning up the volume this summer with the return of its popular concert series, Busch Gardens® LIVE and Glory at the Gardens™.
Legendary rocker and reality TV star Bret Michaels will kick off Busch Gardens LIVE on May 4. Michaels’ 25-plus year career includes hits like “Talk Dirty To Me” and “Every Rose Has Its Thorn” as well as solo hits “Nothing To Lose,” and his new single currently on the radio, “A Beautiful Soul.”
Glory at the Gardens begins May 11 with a performance by Christian band MercyMe. Best known for their mega hit “I Can Only Imagine,” the Grammy nominated, American Music Award and eight-time Dove award-winning band released their ninth album, Welcome to the New, on April 8. Additional concert dates will be announced soon.
Busch Gardens LIVE and Glory at the Gardens concerts are held at Busch Gardens’ Royal Palace Theatre. The theater’s gates open approximately two hours before the scheduled 7 p.m. performances. All Busch Gardens concerts are included with park admission. For guests’ convenience complimentary tickets are distributed throughout the day at the park’s Guest Relations building. Tickets are distributed one-per-person on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last. All party members must be present to receive tickets. Tickets are required for entry to the concert. Premium seating in a reserved area is also available with the purchase of concert and dinner packages.
For more information, including complete concert and ticketing information, visit http://www.buschgardens.com/va or call (800) 343-7946.

What to do in Williamsburg VA April 7-13, 2014

Vote for Williamsburg!
Williamsburg is a contender for the "Best Historic City" in America in the 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards by USA Today and 10Best! Be sure to cast your vote today (and tomorrow) through April 28! Click here for more info.

April 7 – 13

BUSCH GARDENS Opens for Spring Break
Through Apr 21
Ditch the scarves and mittens and celebrate the return of spring at Busch Gardens. The park has an action-packed line-up of events scheduled for spring break.  See website for info.

Jack Hanna visits Busch Gardens
Apr 12 – 13

Experience the naturally fun wild side of Busch Gardens when animal expert Jack Hanna brings his animal menagerie to the park on April 12 and 13.

Spring Fling Week at Yankee Candle Village
Apr 5 – 13, check website for special event times
Enjoy daily activities, Easter Bunny photos, our NEW Exotic Escape candles, and summer home dcor ideas and much more.

WARA Iron Chef/Wine & Food Expo 2014
Apr 12, 6:30 – 9:30 pm

9 regional chefs battle it out in an Iron Chef competition.  Enjoy the excitement and thrill of the rivalry.  Feat. chefs from Williamsburg, Richmond & VA Beach.

Opera in Williamsburg, Don Pasquale
Apr 9 & 11, 7:30 pm

DON PASQUALE by Gaetano Donizetti.  Fully staged, with chamber accompaniment.  In Italian, with English supertitles. At the Kimball Theatre.

Celebrating our Second MAD Birthday with free samples of Birthday Brownie cake
Apr 8 – 12

Celebrating its opening in April 2012.  See website for details.

Wine, Wit & Wisdom Searching for the Perfect Pinot
Apr 12, 2 pm

Celebrate the travels of Pinot Noir, Burgundys most celebrated grape. Wine lovers will enjoy this unrehearsed presentation of great information. Open to Public.

Second Sundays Art & Music Festival
Apr 13, 11 am – 5 pm

Fun, eclectic gathering of diverse, unique talented artists & musicians on 2 stages on Prince George Street in Williamsburg,VA. Monthly Street Festival in Downtown Williamsburg with 2 stages of live music!

Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize Winning Clybourne Park caps off William & Marys 2013-2014 Season
Apr 10 – 13, Thurs-Sat, 8 pm; Sun, 2 pm
Completing its season of award winning plays, William & Mary Theatre will present Bruce Norris Tony  Award, Olivier Award, and Pulitzer Prize-winning.

Boathouse opens for season at the Mariners Museum
Apr 12 – Aug 31

The boathouse is now open! Whether a die-hard fisherman or just in need of a relaxing day, visit us and start creating your own memories of Lake Maury today. Boats are  available for rental.

Revolutionary War Lecture: The Tyranny of the People: A Loyalist Perspective of the American Revolution
Apr 10, 7 pm

Featuring Holger Hoock. At the Yorktown Victory Center.

VIP Shopper Club Exclusive Event at Williamsburg Premium Outlets
Apr 12 – 13

VIP Shopper Club members are invited to attend a VIP Shopper Club Exclusive Event. Enjoy special savings and free gifts at participating stores!

Mars Madness Star Party & Laser Light Shows
Apr 12

The VLMs Star Party for April features An Evening of Mars Madness. NASA is coming with free exhibits, activities and giveaways about Mars. See website.

Yorktown Kite Demo & Gathering
Apr 12, 1 – 5 pm

Join us at the Yorktown beach front for kite demonstrations and an afternoon of kite flying. Bring your kite or borrow one of ours. Free.  For more info, call Patriot Tours and Provisions at 757. 969.5400

Rough Crossing Williamsburg Players
Through Apr 12

Tom Stoppards hilarious play has been freely adapted from Ferenc Molnars classic farce. See website for tickets and a complete schedule.

Spring Break in the Planetarium
Apr 5 – 20
The Virginia Living Museums Abbitt Planetarium is open daily with four shows during spring break.  See website for complete schedule info.  

Birds !! Childrens Program at the Williamsburg Botanical Garden
Apr 12, 10 am

Are your children interested in the birds in your backyard, those you see in the sky or by the side of the road while you are driving?  We will look at bird shapes and listen to their songs and calls.

Comedy Club of Williamsburg presents Pat ODonnell with Ed McGonagle
Apr 11 – 12, 7:30 pm

Patrick ODonnell has been seen on Comedy Central, A&Es Comedy On The Road and was a $10,000 winner on ABCs Americas Funniest People. At the DoubleTree by Hilton Williamsburg.

Canoe & Kayak Kick Off/Burning of the Socks
Apr 12, 10 am – 12 pm

Celebrate the 2014 canoe and kayak season with a Chesapeake Bay sailing tradition.  Take off your socks and burn them with the rangers.  Then join us for a guided trip into Taskinas Creek and the York River.

Girls Volleyball Tournament hosted by Williamsburg Parks & Recreation Department
Apr 12 – 13

Old Dominion Regional Volleyball Association girls tournament hosted by City of Williamsburg Parks and Recreation at Quarterpath Recreation Center.

John Quarstein Speaking Engagement
Apr 7, 7 pm

Join us as we hear John Quarstein speak about Camp Patrick Henry from World War II. The meeting is sponsored by the York County Historical society.

Pinhole Camera Workshop at Mariners Museum
Apr 12, 2014 at 9 am – 3 pm

Families will enjoy learning about the basics of photography from start to finish during this fun family workshop. 

Williamsburg Farmers Market
Apr 12, 8 am – 12 pm

Producers of locally grown: produce, seafood, cut flowers, organic vegetables, herbs, baked goods, pasture-raised meats, cheeses, fresh bread, pumpkins, honey and eggs. See website.

 



Smokin Hot BBQ in Williamsburg VA April 26, 2014

On Saturday, April 26, The Kiwanis Club of Williamsburg will hold our 4th annual Smokin’ Hot Barbecue Fest on the lawn of Walsingham Academy from 3- 7 p.m. In case of rain, the Fest will be held in the McCauley Auditorium in the Walsingham Upper School. A donation of $10 is requested for admission. Children 12 and under accompanied by an adult are free. I have attached the flyer with the details. Please forward the flyer to your friends and family. Tickets are available in advance at www.williamsburgkiwanis.org or at the door.

Thanks to the generosity of Patriot Buick, music will be provided by the Smith Wade Band and Herbie D and the Dangermen. Attendees also can test out their skills at cornhole boards. Food and drink are for sale. Whisky Hill BBQ will provide an enhanced a la carte menu this year including pork and chicken BBQ, beef brisket, hot dogs and French fries. 16-ounce Legend Lager or Bud Light will be sold for $4 or two for $7. Williamsburg Winery wines will be available for purchase, as will popcorn, peanuts and a variety of other soft drinks.

A raffle with multiple prizes will raise money for local charities as well as the Kiwanis International ELIMINATE project, while also giving attendees a chance to win donated prizes from local businesses. Proceeds will benefit Avalon, Bacon Street, and Big Brothers Big Sisters.

Come join us for a good time and help us raise funds for local charities!

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Concert in Memory of Austin "Gus" Deeds

Austin This Sunday Aril 6th at 4pm The Music Department is honored to present a concert in memory of former student Austin "Gus" Deeds. This memorial concert is hosted in honor of the music Gus loved.

The William & Mary Music Department is honored to present a concert in memory of former student Austin "Gus" Deeds. This memorial concert, hosted to honor the music Gus loved, will feature the Runaway String Band, Friends of Appalachian Music, and the W&M Appalachian Music Ensemble. The special guest artist will be recent W&M alumna Elizabeth LaPrelle, who has given concerts throughout the US, Ireland, and Uzbekistan. This concert is free and open to the public.
In the event of inclement weather, the concert will take place in the small theater in the W&M Campus Center at 6:00pm.

Sunday, April 6th 2014
4pm

Lake Mataoka Amphitheater at W&M , Ukrop Way and Jamestown Road

Contact

For more information, please contact Dr. Jamie Bartlett at jcbart@wm.edu.

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