Friday, January 13, 2012

News from York County


2012 Cabin Fever Concert Series Sold Out
January 13, 2012
Due to the overwhelming response for ticket requests, the 2012 Cabin Fever Concert Series has been declared a sellout for each scheduled concert. Sponsored by York County, this fourth annual event will feature local entertainers in an informal, friendly and close performance setting inside the Yorktown Freight Shed located at Riverwalk Landing in Historic Yorktown. For more information call (757) 890-3500 or visit
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York County Junior 4-H Camp Registration
January 13, 2012
Boys and girls ages 9-13 are invited to register for the York County Junior 4-H Camp that is being held July 23-27, 2012. This 5-day and 4-night residential camp is conducted at the Jamestown 4-H Center in Williamsburg. Cost is $225.00. 
Camp Registration and full payment or $75 deposit will be accepted BY MAIL ONLY beginning January 17. Registration must be mailed to the York County Extension Office, postmarked ON or AFTER January 17.   No hand delivered, faxed or emailed registration forms will be accepted. Registration is open until all camp slots are filled. Once all slots have been filled, children will be put on a waiting list.
York County residents have priority until March 31.
For registration materials visit our website: or call 890-4940.
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Eagle Scout Safeguards Bluebirds from Raccoons and Cats
January 11, 2012
The New Quarter Trail is one of four trails in our area that is monitored by members of the Historic Rivers Chapter, Virginia Master Naturalists ( In 2011, 23 members of the chapter devoted 553 hours to monitoring the trails and bluebird boxes located in the park. The nesting and fledgling information gathered became part of a citizen science research database maintained by the Virginia Bluebird Society ( Recently, young area resident Chris Puffenbarger made and attached raccoon guards to 19 bluebird boxes at New Quarter Park as part of his Eagle Scout project. These guards will protect bluebird eggs and chicks from hungry raccoons and house cats.
In the photo, scout Chris Puffenbarger is shown at right with the following: Sara Lewis, Master Naturalist and New Quarter Park interpreter; Lois Ullman, Master Naturalist; Molly Nealer, York County Recreation Supervisor; and Jan Lockwood, Master Naturalist. Mrs. Ullman and Mr. Puffenbarger each hold a bluebird house with the raccoon/cat guards attached.
For more information, call the York County Parks and Recreation Office at 890-3500 or visit
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