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Budgeting Workshop, Firearms Class and More: News in Brief for Feb. 22


(James City County)

Free Budgeting 101 Workshop Scheduled

James City County’s Office of Housing is offering a free workshop on Budgeting 101 on Feb. 27  at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. The one-hour workshop will provide tips and resources for understanding paychecks, best methods for tracking expenses and low cost energy saving tips for homeowners and renters. Participants can attend in person at the James City County Human Services Center, 5249 Olde Towne Rd., or virtually on Zoom. Register online or by calling the Office of Housing for more information at 757-259-5340.

See Concept Plans for the Water Street Area Master Plan

York County has contracted with the consulting group Hill Studio to develop a master plan for the portion of Water Street located between the Yorktown Pub and the Yorktown Beach Hotel. Representatives from Hill Studio will present concept plans and receive public input via Zoom Wednesday, Feb. 22 at 6 p.m., offering a chance to give feedback on their ideas for landscaping, parking, public access, and trash removal.

Join the meeting below here.

Meeting ID: 849 4761 8500
Passcode: 441333

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Those who cannot attend but want to share opinions on the project can email planning@yorkcounty.gov. After the meeting, the concepts will be available here for review until March 1.  Hill Studio will then make any changes to the concepts based on input before presenting them to the Board of Supervisors. Anyone with questions should contact the Planning Division 757-890-3404 or by email at planning@yorkcounty.gov.

Firearms Class Offered to the Public by Police

The James City County Police Department is offering community members a free firearm safety course. The one-session class will cover fundamental topics, including firearm safety, handling, storage, and laws related to carrying a concealed handgun in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Project ChildSafe will also provide free gunlocks to participants. This course does not include hands-on training, all personal firearms should be left at home in a secure location. The training is open to all ages. Classes will take place at the Law Enforcement Center at 4600 Opportunity Way. Class sizes are limited to 20 participants. Pre-registration is required to ensure a seat.

  • March 4, 9 a.m.-noon
  • March 25, 9 a.m.-noon
  • April 4, 6-9 p.m.
  • April 29, 9 a.m.-noon

Register at JCCPD Firearms Safety Class

Operation Smile is Recognized through Virginia State Senate Joint Resolution

Global surgical nonprofit Operation Smile was recognized for outstanding achievements in improving the health and well-being of patients in communities all around the world through a Virginia State Senate Joint Resolution Wednesday, Feb. 15. These achievements involve building local surgical capacity, increasing access to reconstructive surgery to repair cleft lip and cleft palate conditions and providing comprehensive cleft care resources for families facing barriers to quality health care.

The Virginia State Senate presented Operation Smile co-founders Dr. Bill Magee and Kathy Magee with Joint Resolution No. 308, commending Operation Smile on changing more than 346,000 lives with ongoing surgical and dental care since the organization’s inception in 1982. Presented by Lt. Gov. Winsome Sears, the resolution acknowledges the General Assembly’s appreciation and admiration for Operation Smile’s global impact and service.

Colonial Williamsburg Youth Volunteer Expo

Colonial Williamsburg is expanding its Youth Volunteer Programs. Opportunities are available in the following areas:

  • Historic Area Patriots at Play (ages 12-18), summer
  • Historic Trades and Skills (ages 12-18), year-round
  • Fifes and Drums (age 10-11), year-round

Staff and volunteers from participating programs will be available to discuss these opportunities at the expo, Saturday, March 11 from 1-5 p.m. at Woodlands Conference Center 159 Visitor Center Drive Williamsburg, Virginia. There will also be onsite interviews and applications. Applying prior to the expo is encouraged. Click here to apply. For more information, contact Jan Clapp Bomar, Volunteer Program Manager, at jbomar@cwf.org

Hampton Roads Academy presents ‘The Wizard of Oz’

Hampton Roads Academy Upper School will present L. Frank Baum’s classic story “The Wizard of Oz” Feb. 24 and 25 at 7 p.m. and Feb. 26 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $5 for students/seniors and $10 for adults and are available online. For more information, visit hra.org or call 757-884-9139.

City of Williamsburg Launches Cybersecurity Training Pilot Program

The City of Williamsburg has launched a Resident Cybersecurity Training, a free pilot program that teaches residents how to raise their awareness of cybersecurity threats. The program uses a course from KnowBe4, an industry leader in helping organizations train employees on how to identify internet security risks. The Resident Cybersecurity Training focuses on home internet security threats. An interest form for the Resident Cybersecurity Training pilot program can be found at williamsburgva.gov/cybersecurity. A limited number of people can participate in the pilot program, and only City of Williamsburg residents will be accepted. Those accepted will receive an email from the City of Williamsburg with further instructions on how to take the free training course at home.

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