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BugFest, SCORE Workshop, and Scholarships: News Briefs (May 11, 2022)

3rd Annual BugFest

BugFest is back!  York County Mosquito Control, Public Library, and Parks & Recreation invite you to celebrate bugs at its 3rd Annual BugFest, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 14 at Grafton Middle School. View insect displays, listen to bug facts from local experts, experience bug talks, crafts, activities and more. Bug-themed storytime starts at 11:10 a.m. and 1:35 p.m. in the auditorium. Participants include the Virginia Cooperative Extension Office, Master Gardeners, Master Naturalists, ODU Tick Team, Colonial Beekeepers, and The Butterfly Society of Virginia. The Sweet Frog Dessert Truck will be on-site with cold treats available for purchase.

The Gweedo Memorial Foundation is now accepting applications for two annual scholarships

Applications are open for the annual Connor Gweedo Memorial Foundation Scholarships. Two Annual Gweedo Scholarships are given out each year honoring Conner Guido, who died tragically at age 16 in an automobile crash on Oct. 26, 2019:

Gweedo Memorial Scholarship — An annual Gweedo Memorial Scholarship given out to a graduating senior each year in memory of Guido. Interested applicants should apply here.
Gweedo Giving Scholarship — An annual $1000 Gweedo’s Giving Scholarship given out to a graduating senior each year in memory of Conner Guido. Interested applicants should apply here.
The deadline to submit applications is May 15. Those with questions should contact the Gweedo Memorial Foundation.

SCORE Workshop: Business Model Canvas — A Tool for Business Planning

Williamsburg SCORE is offering a workshop on Saturday, May 14, from 9-11 a.m.: Business Model Canvas — A Tool for Business Planning. Presented by Dr. Jorge Yinat, participants will learn how to use the 9 basic building blocks in the Business Model Canvas to organize thoughts, validate ideas and create a blueprint for success:
  • customer segments,
  • value proposition for each segment,
  • channels to reach customers,
  • customer relations,
  • revenue streams,
  • key resources,
  • key activities you require to create value,
  • key partners, and
  • the cost structure of the business model.

The workshop will provide an opportunity for business owners and entrepreneurs to brainstorm their value proposition and customer segments in a classroom environment. The event takes place at the Greater Williamsburg Chamber & Alliance, 421 N. Boundary Street, Williamsburg and the cost is $15 with advance registration, $20 at the door.

Household Chemical/Computer Recycling Collections Paper Shredding

The next VPPSA collection event of the year in York County will take place Sat, May 14, from 8:00 a.m. to noon on County Drive (off of Goodwin Neck Road). Acceptable materials are those typically found in a home environment, such as household maintenance and cleaning products, paints, fuels, automotive chemicals, and lawn and garden products.

The following computer items are also accepted at this event: Computers; Desktop and laptop computers, servers, computer monitors, cell phones, computer wiring, desktop printers including multifunction printers or “All in Ones”, fax machines, and desktop photocopiers and scanners. Please note that only the computer items listed will be accepted. Televisions are not accepted.

In addition to the services listed above, a shredding truck will be provided for citizens to bring up to five boxes of paperwork to be shredded. Staple and paperclip removal is not necessary, however, binders, three-ring notebooks, accordion files and other metal objects are not acceptable.

VPPSA will verify city or county of residence (proof of residency may be required), and what materials brought. Residents are asked to remain in their vehicles, VPPSA staff will unload all materials.

For more information, contact the Waste Management Center at 757-890-3780 or at www.yorkcounty.gov/wastemanagement, and visit VPPSA.org for more information on acceptable and unacceptable materials.

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