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Industry Recognition, Job Fair, Mary Randolph Talk: News Briefs (July 8, 2022)

HISTORIC TRIANGLE — Catch up on important news and notes in brief from in and around the Historic Triangle.

Williamsburg Landing (Commonwealth Public Relations)

Williamsburg Landing Wins Workplace Excellence Award

Williamsburg Landing, a retirement community in James City County, was recently recognized with the Workplace Excellence Award at the 2022 LeadingAge Virginia Annual Conference.

LeadingAge Virginia is an association of not-for-profit aging services providers in Virginia. The Workplace Excellence Award recognizes a member community that demonstrates investment in its staff and workplace environment for the delivery of quality care and services and demonstrates innovation in workforce development practices.

Williamsburg Landing was recognized for its innovations in workforce development through the Williamsburg Landing Leadership Academy, which provides participants the opportunity to learn about leadership, emotional intelligence, change management, empathy, and career development.

Pancake Breakfast at Williamsburg-Jamestown Airport

The next pancake breakfast benefitting The Williamsburg Aviation Scholarship Program will be held Saturday, July 9 from 8-11:00 a.m. at the Williamsburg Jamestown Airport (KJGG).

Held rain or shine on the second Saturday each month April through November, all proceeds benefit Williamsburg Aviation Scholarship Program Students.

Watch the airplanes and meet scholarship students, parents and board members as they serve up two pancakes, two eggs and two sausages, with coffee & juice. Cost is just $8 per person ($5 for kids).

There are currently 11 high school students enrolled in the Scholarship Program aiming to achieve their private pilots license.

Norfolk International Airport Job Fair

The Norfolk International Airport Job Fair will be held Tuesday, July 12 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Arrivals Terminal Lobby (baggage claim area) near baggage carousel #5 at Norfolk International Airport.

Several tenant companies of the airport are hiring for full- and part-time positions and offering competitive pay and benefits. Find complete information at norfolkairport.com/job-fair/

  • Unifi (Breeze Airways, Delta Air Lines and Frontier Airlines)
    Ground Operations Agents
  • United Ground Express (United Airlines)
    Ground Operations Agents
  • HMSHost – Airport Restaurants
    Bartenders, Burger King crew members, Cashiers, Cooks, Dishwashers, Servers, Starbucks Baristas
  • Hudson Group – Airport Retail Stores
    Sales Associates, Stock Associates, Supervisor
  • Enterprise Holdings – Alamo, Enterprise, National Car Rental
    Customer Service Representatives, Entry-level Operation Managers, Rental Sales Agents, Vehicle Service Agents, Shuttle Drivers
  • Huntleigh USA – Skycaps and Associated Services
    Passenger Service Attendants
  • Norfolk Airport Authority
    IT Manager, Maintenance Mechanics, Operations Officers, Police Officer

Attendees should bring two valid government-issued IDs, several resume copies and be prepared for interviews and possible immediate job offers. Airport employment is conditional on a successful 10-year background check. Parking is free in long-term garages, and attendees should bring tickets for validation.

Household Chemical/Computer Recycling Collections and Paper Shredding

The next Virginia Peninsulas Public Service Authority (VPPSA) collection event in York County will take place on Saturday July 9, from 8 a.m.-noon on County Drive (off of Goodwin Neck Road).

Acceptable materials are those typically found in a home. Visit VPPSA.org for more information on acceptable and unacceptable materials. 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 will also be accepted at the event, but televisions will not be accepted. A shredding truck will also 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 employees will ask city or county of residence, and what materials have been brought. Proof of residency may be required. VPPSA staff will unload your vehicle, and attendees are askedto remain in their vehicle unless requested to do otherwise. For more information contact the Waste Management Center at 757-890-3780 or at yorkcounty.gov/wastemanagement.

Gloucester Launching the “BEE Alert” Notification System 

Gloucester County Emergency Management is launching a new emergency notification service called the “BEE Alert.”

All citizens must manually register to receive emergency notifications even if already registered with the current system, CodeRED. Data will not automatically be transferred over to the new system. Residents will have options to choose which alerts they wish to receive, including weather-related alerts or other events that target their specific address, as well as the means in which they wish to receive the notifications (via app, text, voice call or any combination of the above). Those who have signed up with the previous notification system will continue to receive alerts through the end of August.

While registration for BEE Alert will be ongoing, residents are asked to register as soon as possible to avoid missing any emergency notifications. Register on the County’s website, text “GCVA” to 888777 and follow the prompts to enroll, scan a QR code on marketing materials sent out by the County or contact the Emergency Management Department directly at 804-693-1390 or DEM@gloucesterva.info to receive assistance in signing up.

Enrollment Now Open for DMV’s Mileage Choice Program

Enrollment is now open for the Commonwealth’s Mileage Choice Program, a voluntary option for drivers of electric, hybrid or fuel-efficient vehicles who pay the Commonwealth’s highway use fee.

Drivers looking to save money can enroll in the program the next time they renew their vehicle registration. Instead of paying the fee up front at registration renewal, customers who participate in the Mileage Choice Program only pay for the actual number of miles they drive throughout the year. Those who who drive less than 11,600 miles per year — the number of miles the average Virginian drives annually — will save, while those who drive more won’t pay more than their highway use fee.

To take part in the program:

  1. Enroll: Before renewing vehicle registration, create an account with Emovis. Customers will need their vehicle information and a valid credit or debit card to set up an account. Emovis will send a device to place in the vehicle to report mileage.
  2. Install the device: When customers receive the mileage reporting device, follow the directions provided by Emovis to install the device in the vehicle and fully activate the account. Customers will also need to download a smartphone app to record an initial odometer reading.
  3. Drive: The miles driven will be recorded by the device, up to the amount of the highway use fee.

To sign up or learn more about the program, visit dmvNOW.com/VAMileageChoice.

Colonial Williamsburg to Host Mary Randolph Event

Colonial Williamsburg will host “The Birth of Southern Cooking: Food, Politics, and Mary Randolph” Monday, July 11 at 5 p.m. at Hennage Auditorium.
Mary Randolph’s 1824 bestselling cookbook “The Virginia House-Wife or Methodical Cook” is considered by many culinary historians to be the first real American cookbook. Georgia Southern Professor of History Christopher Hendricks will tell the story of Randolph, her book, and its impact on American foodways. Following the talk, Hendricks will host a book signing of “Old Southern Cookery: Mary Randolph’s Recipes from America’s First Regional Cookbook Adapted for Today’s Kitchen,” which explains how home cooks can prepare historic Randolph recipes using contemporary methods.

Art Museums admission is required.

Convenience Fees Return for JCC Treasurer Credit/Debit Card Payments

A 2.95% Convenience Fee is back in effect as of July 1 for payments made to the James City County Treasurer’s Office by credit or debit cards online, in-person or over the telephone.

According to the county, the fee is charged and collected by the vendor and in line with fees charged by most Virginia localities. Previously, the James City County Board of Supervisors voted to absorb the fee in the spring of 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. There are no fees for payments made by ACH (eCheck).

Questions should be addressed to the James City County Treasurer’s Office at 757-253-6705.

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