It's Expo time! – Come to the FREE Destination Recreation Expo Feb. 23, 9 a.m.-noon at the James City County Recreation Center. Be one of the first to register for the upcoming summer camps, discover your parks and learn about classes and programs.
Interactive demonstrations, hands-on activities and raffles are just a few great features of this event. We'll keep your children engaged while you gather information about summer camp opportunities, sports, aquatics, special events, parks and facilities, REC Connect and inclusion programs.
Be in the know – In the last issue of e-FYI we emphasized the importance of avoiding overexertion. Now we'll cover where to get local information, weather alerts and reports from emergency officials in our area.
For information on school closings and delays, call the school hotline 757-259-4154, visit wjccschools.org or watch Channel 47 on Cox Cable.
Kidsburg update – Renovation work has begun at Mid County Park and the Kidsburg playground. The new 30,000 square-foot playground will include a general play area, a ship replica, swing area and a separate gated area for children ages 2-5. The new playground will be fully ADA and safety compliant, universal and barrier free.
During construction, the walking trail, basketball courts and tennis courts will remain open and accessible from the rear parking lot off Monticello Avenue. The park will close daily at dusk. The park is scheduled to reopen this summer. For details, visit the website.
JCC on TV – Two JCC TV government television productions recently received Honorable Mentions from the National Association of Telecommunication Officers and Advisors' 2012 Government Programming Awards.
Every 30 Minutes covers the two-day alcohol awareness event that is held each year at the local high schools before prom and graduation. The program is a joint effort between the County's Police and Fire Departments, the Commonwealth Attorney's Office and the schools.
The public service announcement, Curbside Recycling!, uses humor and stop-motion animation to show viewers what can be included in the weekly collection.
Focus on History – The newest issue of the Historical Commission's newsletter is now available online. Focus on History highlights news and information about the people and places of the County and is published three times a year.
The Historical Commission is also accepting applications for new members interested in promoting the Commission's mission to document, commemorate, preserve, protect and promote the rich historical heritage of James City County. Applications are available on the Historical Commission's website. For more information, please contact the Planning Division at 757-253-6685 or email@example.com.
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