Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 8. Polls open 6 a.m.-7 p.m. – Don’t forget, for over 85 percent of County voters, the recent redistricting resulted in changes in polling places, election districts and/or representation on the Board of Supervisors, Virginia State Senate and House of Delegates. Be sure you know before you go by visiting Where do I vote?
For more information, call the Voter Registrar’s office at 757-253-6868.
First national Emergency Alert System test scheduled for Nov. 9 – At approximately 2 p.m., the Federal government will conduct the first-ever national test of the Emergency Alert System.
Though an emergency warning system has been in place in the U.S. since the 1950s, and is tested in each state on a weekly and monthly basis, there has never been a nationwide test of the system. The purpose of the test is to ensure that a Presidential alert message warning of a national emergency could be disseminated throughout the nation. For more information, visit the website.
Helping Virginia families stay warm – Applications for Fuel Assistance from the Virginia Department of Social Services’ Energy Assistance Program are being accepted through November 14. Families and individuals must apply at their local department of social services.
Fuel Assistance is a supplemental program intended to help households pay for heating costs.
To qualify for Fuel Assistance, a one-person household’s maximum gross monthly income cannot exceed $1,180. For a household of four, the maximum gross monthly income level is $2,422. For more information, visit the website.
Have plans for America Recycles Day? – Head out to the York County Sports Complex on Nov. 15 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. for the HR Green Electronics Recycling Event.
Residents and businesses can bring up to one pickup truck load of electronics. The event runs until 3 p.m. or until the trailer is full. Document shredding and plastic bag recycling will also be available. Anyone who brings five used plastic bags will receive a hand, reusable ChicoBag while supplies last (one per person). For more information, visit the website.
The Parks and Recreation Advisory Commission wants to hear from you – Get an overview of services, share your ideas on programs you’d like to see offered, hear about upcoming projects and learn how to get involved in the issues that matter most to you!
Nov. 16, 6:30 p.m., Stonehouse Elementary School, 3651 Rochambeau Rd. Childcare will be available for youth ages 3-11. For information, call 757-259-5410 or send us an email.
Only rain in the drain! – Did you know that the road ditch or curb gutter in front of your house is actually a stormwater management facility?
Ditches and gutters are there to move stormwater runoff away from homes and businesses quickly and safely. When leaves, grass clippings and branches are raked into the ditch or gutter, they can no longer carry the needed amount of runoff and flooding may occur.The County is offering free leaf drop off in November and January and curbside collection in December. Details are available online.
Attention seniors! – Hope to see you at the Senior Health Fair on Nov. 4 between 8:30 a.m. and noon at the James City/Williamsburg Community Center, 5301 Longhill Rd.
Learn about senior services available in the community and get your flu, tetanus and pneumonia shots as well as vision, hearing, cholesterol and blood pressure screenings. Also take advantage of information provided on nutrition, home health care, pharmacies, medical equipment, pet therapy, social and recreational services, and more. For more information, call
The benefits of an indoor pool – Just because the calendar says that it's November, doesn’t mean that you have to hang up your swimsuit. Register for the County’s Learn To Swim Program Nov. 14-27.
If you’re unsure of your or your child’s swimming needs or level, a free swim evaluation will be held Nov. 14 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at the James City/Williamsburg Community Center. For more information, visit the website or call 757-259-4185.
November 11 is Veterans Day – Visit the County’s website for the complete list of closings.
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