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News for New Kent County and Charles City County, Virginia | May 29, 2017


Arts Alive announces summer camp offerings

By Community Member | May 16, 2017 11:03 pm

Arts Alive is offering two summer camps for interested children at West Point public schools. The Summer Arts Camp, sponsored by Charles City-James City-New Kent-York County Farm Bureau is June 26-30, 9 a.m.-3:15 p.m. Classes included dance, visual art, music and more. Courses are available for grade kindergarten to age 14 with a coast of $45 for each week-long class or $150 for four week-long classes. Missoula Children’s Theatre Camp is Aug. 7-12. Campers will rehearse and attend workshops, concluding with two performances of “The Tortoise vs. The Hare” on Aug. 12 at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Camp is…
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New Kent’s ‘Teacher of the Year’

By Andre Jones | May 15, 2017 8:51 pm
Victoria Kesling (holding plaque), a theater arts teacher at New Kent High School, is announced as New Kent school division’s teacher of the year during a May 15 ceremony. Accompanying Kesling are (l to r) New Kent superintendent of schools Dave Myers, Jessica Mistr, George Watkins Elementary School’s teacher of the year; Catherine Cederholm, a seventh grade math and science teacher and New Kent Middle School’s teacher of the year; Elizabeth Dyson, a preschool special education teacher and New Kent Elementary School’s teacher of the year, and school board chairwoman Gail Hardinge.Andre' Jones photo

‘A Taste of New Kent’ Wine Festival

By Alan Chamberlain | May 13, 2017 2:22 pm
Cool, overcast weather left over from two days of rain may have kept crowd numbers down but hundreds who attended "A Taste of New Kent" Wine Festival appeared to enjoy themselves Saturday afternoon at New Kent Winery. Patrons visited booths manned by wineries from throughout the state, including the host winery (first photo below) and nearby Saude Creek Winery (second photo below) along with craft and food vendors. Many took advantage of carriage rides as the clouds eventually began to break up, allowing sunshine to warm the air and dry the surroundings. The festival is presented annually by the New Kent Chamber of Commerce along with C&F Bank and the New Kent County Economic Development Authority.Alan Chamberlain photos

Jones to attend Sorensen Institute

By Community Member | May 12, 2017 10:38 am

New Kent High School senior Julianna Jones has been selected as a participant of the Sorensen Institute at the University of Virginia in July as part of the organization’s High School Leaders Program. The institute offers two-week classes for students to diverge in Virginia politics, policy, governance, ethics in leadership, and bipartisanship. The program is designed to build knowledge and skills for the attendees to step forward into leadership rolls within their communities.

Smolnik speaks to New Kent Rotary

By Community Member | May 12, 2017 10:29 am
New Kent’s Director of Community Develop Matthew Smolnik addressed New Kent’s Rotary at its May 5 meeting, providing an update on the county’s growth and new businesses coming to the area.

Charles City’s 2017 Teachers of the Year

By Andre Jones | May 11, 2017 7:56 pm
Bronwyn Mosley (right) was recognized as Charles City’s 2017 Divisional Teacher of the Year during a May 11 evening ceremony at Cary Hill Plantation. Mosley, a science teacher at Charles City High School, was honored along with Charles City Elementary School’s Teacher of the Year Cynthia Merritt (left), who has worked as both a kindergarten and fill-in sixth grade teacher this year. The ladies were selected by their peers, staff, and students and were recognized for their accomplishments.Andre' Jones photo

Olympian visits Freedom Martial Arts

By Community Member | May 9, 2017 7:49 pm
United States Olympian Stephen Lamdin (right) speaks to students of Freedom Martial Arts in New Kent during a May 5 visit. Lamdin spoke about lessons learned from taekwondo, Olympic experiences, and how they have influenced his life.

New Kent Crime Stoppers poster winner

By Community Member | May 8, 2017 8:42 pm
New Kent High School senior Destiny Martinez (second from right) is New Kent High School’s winner of the Metro Richmond Crime Stoppers poster contest. She was presented a check Monday morning on behalf of Crime Stoppers and New Kent Sheriff’s Department. Accompanying Martinez are (l to r) Lt. Donald Mehalko, School Resource Officer Gerald Simpson, and high school principal Christopher Valdrighi.

New Kent Public Schools Third Quarter Honor Rolls 2017-17

By Community Member | May 6, 2017 5:01 pm

George Watkins Elementary School Grade 2- All A’s: Gamble Austin, Caroline Bandy, Keegan Branch, Lucas Canter, Morgan Capps, Alexis Crawford, William D’Agostino Jr., Pepper Ferrell, Lucas Figuly, Victoria Fish, Bryden Goodman, Ryan Griffith-LaFond, Kyleigh Harlow, Devin Hayes, Anna Henley, Dylan Holloway, Aiden Johnson, Brennan Johnson, Ryan Jones, Caleb Longest, Hayden Loving, Caleb Marable, Andrew McNabb, Lorelai Mooradian, Katelynn Moore, Sean Moore, Nathaniel Pino, Joyanna Reeves, Taylor Robertson, Jaedon Rodgers, Kenley Rowe, Layla Sale, Wyatt Spencer, Grayson Strickler, Kelsey Sutton, Raegan Wade, Kayleigh Walker, William Walker, Rella Whelan, Anderson White, Brooklyn Wiles, Greyson Williams, William Wilson Jr., Austin Wilson. A/B Honor…
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Charles City Public Schools Third Quarter Honor Rolls 2016-17

By Community Member | May 6, 2017 2:44 pm

Charles City Elementary School Grade 3- All A’s: Alanye Greene, Melody Harris, Karley Jasper, Ceclia McMullen, Ava Smith. A/B Honor Roll: Damian Barnes Jr., Madison Bradby, Nina Cannada, Natalie Christian, Dylan Crawley, Jaylen Hayes, Alyssa Justice, Jaelyn Locke, Amani Simmons. Grade 4- All A’s: Olivia Adkins, Riley Adkins, Nyhakiyah Cotman, Terrell Crawley, Shivawn Harris, Julian LaPastora, Va’Nyah Otey, Curtis Sheridan. A/B Honor Roll: Gabrille Arnold, Kyleigh Brockman, Dana Daniels, India Harris, Cash Jones, Noah King, Samuel Nickerson, Gabriel Pryor, Cameron Webb, London Williams, Markus Woodley. Grade 5- All A’s: Landon Adkins, Raychel Babb, Brennan Jones. A/B Honor Roll: Nyla Brown,…
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