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Summer Camps 4 Tennis Anyone 7 Swimming at Poquoson Pool 9 Swimming Lessons 10 Swim Team 12 Parks Facilities 14 Classes 15 Fall Sports Registration 17 Diner’s Club & Adult Programs 19 Registration and Details 20 Summer Reading at Poquoson Public Library 22 Storm Water News 24 Ask HR GREEN Gardening Tips 25 DMV To Go 26 Food Bank Distribution 26 New Recycling Information 27 Poquoson Office of Community Recreation & Economic Development Location: 830 Poquoson Avenue Poquoson, Virginia Office Hours: Monday thru Friday 8:30am-4:30pm Directory General Program Information

868-3580

Weather Cancellation Hotline

868-3584

Field & Picnic Shelter Reservations 868-3580 Registration Information

868-3580

Community Center Reservations

868-3580

Economic Development

868-5314

Poquoson Seafood Festival

868-3588

Park Maintenance

868-3590

Parks and Recreation FAX

868-3585

Website: poquoson-va.gov/parks EMAIL: parks@poquoson-va.gov

The Poquoson Office of Community Recreation & Economic Development is located at 830 Poquoson Avenue, Poquoson Virginia; inside the Municipal Building on the first floor. Directions: From Victory Blvd: Follow the light at Wythe Creek and Victory. Crossover Wythe Creek at the light. The road becomes Little Florida Road. Follow Little Florida Road to Cedar Road. Turn Left on Cedar Road, follow to Municipal Drive. Turn Left on Municipal Drive and follow past the swimming pool and near the baseball field. The large green building on the right is the Municipal Building.


All camps are designed to be interactive, hands-on, fun & experiential based programs. All grades listed for eligibility refer to the grade your child will be entering in September of 2014.

Basketball Camp I Instructor: Todd Bowden Grades: 1-4 Monday-Friday, July 21-25 9am-11am 1 week session Location: Poquoson Middle School Gym Camp will focus on basic basketball skills and drills for play and fundamental instruction. Camp includes fun games, shooting techniques. Space is limited for each session. Don’t wait to register. You must pre-register. All registration is first come first served. Fee: $75 residents Program #122 Deadline: July 17 Basketball Camp II Instructor: Todd Bowden Grades: 5-10 Monday-Friday, July 28-Aug 1 9am-12 noon 1 week session Location: Poquoson Middle School Gym Camp will focus on basic basketball skills and drills for play and fundamental instruction. Camp includes fun games, shooting techniques. Space is limited for each session. Don’t wait to register. You must pre-register. All registration is first come first served. Fee: $95 residents Program #123 Deadline: July 17

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Football Camp Instructor: Elliott Duty & PHS Football Staff Ages: 6-18 Monday-Thursday, July 21-24 Friday will serve as weather make-up 5:30pm-8pm Location: Middle School Stadium Field Work on basics for passing, punting, and specific positions. Learn fundamentals of the game and conditioning drills to Increase speed, coordination and techniques. All participants must pre-register. No registration or money taken at the field. Registration after July 18 is additional $15.00. Fee: $65 Program #126 Tennis Camp Instructor: Anthony Coccimiglio Ages: 7-14 Monday-Thursday, July 7-10 Friday will serve as a weather make-up only if needed. 8am-10am 1 week session Location: PHS Tennis Courts This camp is designed to help youth learn the game essentials including serve basics, developing hand and arm strength, and precision hitting and scoring tactics. Camp will divide children for skill instruction based on ability and age. Fee: $80 Program # 121 Deadline July 2

Volleyball Camp Instructor: Colleen Duman Grades 4th-8th Monday-Thursday, July 21-24 5:30pm-7:30 1 week session Location: Poq. Elementary Gym Focus on volleyball fundamentals. From serving to passing for game play. Lots of interactive skills and games to put into your volleyball play, great camp to attend if considering play at the next level. Fee: $65 Program #102 Registration Deadline July 15 All sorts of sports– To Bust Your Summer Boredom-Jump Feet First into Summer. Sports Galore & More Kid’s Camp Instructor: Sybil Smith & Darcey Chiappazzi Ages: 6-11 Monday-Friday, August 11-15 8:30am-11am unless noted Location: Poq. Elementary Gym Sports Galore is the place for you! Stimulating Brain-teaser warmups each morning, exciting obstacle courses, kickboxing, special Guest speakers, kickball, and swimming will all be part of this one of a kind camp week! Thursday will feature a field trip roller skating; while Friday will spend a morning at the Poquoson Pool. Expose your child to new activities while making new friends and getting lots of exercise! Bring snack, water & sun block each day for your child. Fee: $78 Program # 115 Deadline August 1


Fees for all summer camps: the fee for non-residents is an additional $10 per person per program.

Instructor: Sibyl Smith, Certified Personal Trainer July 7–11 Grades 7th–10th Fee: $275 Times: 9am-3pm unless noted. This fun-filled, stimulating and rewarding week of mental and physical challenges will provide tools for teen girls to work through stress, center their minds and build self-esteem, in a safe and supportive environment. Through workshops & field trips experience The William and Mary High Ropes Course & Zip Wire, healthy cooking & food preparation, yoga & meditation, paddle boarding, and we’ll end the week of hard work with a special in-studio photo shoot with professional photographer to commemorate our experiences with, Jen Clark. Spaces limited to 12 participants. Deadline June 27. Program #158

Super Hero Cartoon Drawing Camp Instructor: Bryan Lopatic Ages: 8-13 Time: 6:30-8:00pm July 21-24. Monday –Thursday Location: Municipal Building Now is the time to let your imagination take the lead! Our best loved camp is back and this year we're adding your favorite gaming characters to our drawing list, as well as classic characters from the comics and the animated heroes of film & TV. We will have brand new projects so returning campers are always drawing something new. Create new cartoon characters, draw action, draw expressions, draw moods, and put together a cartoon strip. MATERIALS: All participants will need to supply some simple materials. Ask for a list at registration. Fee $58 Program #145 Registration Deadline July 15 or until full limited to 12.

Bricks 4 Kidz® Build an Amusement Park with Legos Camp July 28-August 1 Instructor: Robin Frazier from Konneckt Science Grades 1-6th Monday-Friday 8:30-11:30am Location: Odd Road Community Center Delve into the mechanics of favorite amusement park rides in this imaginative camp. Students will construct a Carousel Swing, Tilt a Whirl, Loop de Loop ride, Swing boat ride, and Merry Go Round. Activities incorporate principles of physics, such as G-force inertia and momentum. Fee: $135 Program # 107 Cooking with Kids Just for Fun Desserts Instructor: Maryann Boho August 18, 19, 21 & 22 (No class Wednesday) Camp is 4 days. Ages: 8-13 Time: 2:00pm-5:00pm Location: Municipal Building Do you enjoy working with food and creating, then this week dedicated to your sweet tooth will make you a kitchen master. Enjoy making simple desserts for special occasions and entertaining. Learn how to make cheesecakes, tortes, dessert cups and more. Please inform us of any food allergies at the time of registration for your child’s safety. All supplies provided. Fee: $115 Program# 155 Deadline August 11

Become the Cake Boss! Instructor: Maryann Boho Wilton Trained Instructor July 7,9,10, 11. (No class Tuesday July 8.) 4 day camp. Ages: 8-13 Time: 2:00pm-5:00pm Location: Municipal Building The Cake Boss Has Come To Poquoson. This one week camp is designed to be an intensive hands on week to teach students the basic decorating skills needed to decorate cakes and pastries. Learn to properly ice a cake, decorate using buttercream icing and other fun skills. Students will get to take home their work and enjoy it. Learn the tools of the trade. Please inform us of any food allergies at the time of registration . All supplies provided. Fee: $125 Program #156 Registration Deadline July 2. Cake Boss 2– Intermediate Cake Decorating Instructor: Maryann Boho July 7, 9, 10, 11 (no camp Tuesday) Time: 6:00-9:00pm Location: Municipal Building This class will take your cake decorating skills to another level! We will be working with buttercream icing and royal icing along with fondant and gum paste. Students will learn how to make butter cream ribbon roses, rosebuds lilies and violets along with other flowers! Our final cake we will learn a basket weave. Bring an apron or dress accordingly and tieback long hair for class. Fee: $125 Program #157 Deadline July 1. Pre-requisite: Beginner Cake Boss Camp in prior summers or Cake Decorating class.

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Fees for all summer camps: the fee for nonresidents is an additional $10 per person per program. Animated Movie Making Camp 101 *

August 4-8 Instructor: Robin Frazier from Konneckt Science Grades 4th-8th Monday-Friday 12:30-3:30am Location Odd Road Community Center Lights, camera, LEGO® action! Use (other kids, paper, white board, or LEGO® bricks) to tell YOUR story, complete with music, special effects and all your favorite LEGO® mini-figure characters! In this unique and creative camp, students will plan, script, stage, shoot, and produce their own mini-movie using Stop Motion Animation. Working as a team, students will use components to build the set and props, and shoot their movie using a camera. Teams will use moviemaking software to add special effects, titles, credits, music, and more! When the movie is complete, campers will impress friends and family with a screening party on the last day of camp. Don’t miss out on the chance to be a movie producer! Fee: $160 Program # 108 Deadline July25 Minimum 8

The Chef’s Healthy Kitchen Camp Hands on Cooking Minecraft & Monsters! Instructor: Maryann Boho Instructor: Robin Frazier from Ages- 8-13 Konneckt Science Time: 6PM-9PM Grades 4th-8th August 4-8 Municipal Building Monday-Friday 8:30-11:30am Dates: Monday August 4, Deadline: July 25 Tuesday August 5, Thursday Location: Odd Road Community August 7 & Friday August 8 Center (No Camp Wednesday August 6) Minecraft is a game about placing Location: Municipal Building blocks to build anything you can Cook up some HEALTHY fun in imagine. At night monsters come this class! Create foods that are out, make sure to build a shelter tasty and glubefore that happens. Experience ten free, vethe world of Minecraft with LEGO® gan, sweetbricks in this fun summer camp! ened with honKids will start by crafting their ey, & low fat. shelters and some of the mobs, We will use critters and tools using LEGO® chocolate, bricks. Students will face new chal- fruits, cereals lenges each day, building models and other fun and crafting key elements from foods to make our tasty creations the popular Minecraft game. daily! You will be amazed at how Fee: $160 Program #138 awesome our chocolate pudding Minimum 8 will taste using a secret ingredient that is SO healthy! Note any food allergies on registration. Fee: $115 Program# 158 Deadline July 31

Chemistry! Crazy Chemworks August 11-15 Ages 1-5th grade Time: 9-12noon Location: Odd Road Community Center Instructor: Mad Science of Hampton Roads Shake up a flask of fun in the lab as a junior chemist! These half-days of chemistry are packed solid with cool reactions. Campers put on some goggles and change liquid to solid and back again. They get to handle laboratory tools, build and break molecules, and pick up some tricks on chemical changes. Every day campers will bring home fun take-home projects including Professor Beakerdude, Thermocolor Cup and Mad Science Slime! Fee: $160 Program 139 Deadline: August 1 Minimum 12.

SCIENEC TECHNOLOGY ENGINEERING MATH


Doubles League Play– Wednesday Evenings 6:30-8:00pm for 10 weeks $29 per person; non-residents $39 Mixed/Random Doubles: Join this fun participation league which is open to both men and women ages 15 and up. No partner is required to join. The League will start June 4. Teammates will rotate each evening, so you will get a chance to play with everyone in the league at least once. Cost includes game balls. Register early– League is limited to 20 players. Location: PHS Tennis Courts. Program #119 League Director: Joe Coccimiglio

Give Tennis A Try! This free program invites you to participate and give Tennis a try! Come experience the fun of Tennis with USTA certified instructor Joe Coccomigilio. Work on skills, experience a basic lesson or perfect your technique. Date: Saturday, May 31

Time: 9am-10am

Location: PHS Tennis Courts

Please pre-register with Parks and Recreation 5 days in advance. Program #120

Youth Tennis Lessons Ages 7 and up. Boys & Girls Learn the basics of the game of tennis. You’ll learn to serve, forehand, body position, and footwork. Lessons run Saturdays for 7 weeks. Dates: Saturdays, June 7-July 19 Location: PHS Tennis Courts Cost: $74, Non-residents $84 Program #102 Time: 8-9am Beginners Instructor: Anthony Coccimiglio Students must bring own racquet and 3 balls for each session. Wear comfortable play clothes & tennis shoes. Sundays will be the designated rain make-up day if necessary. Each group lesson is limited to 10. Minimum of 6.

Private Tennis Lessons now Available Contact our Office at 868-3580 and we will get you in contact with Joe Coccimiglio to schedule your next private lesson.

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Private Swim Lessons For the very beginner or even a more experienced swimmer who would like to improve techniques private swim lessons provide one-on-one instruction to give the swimmer just what they need. Private lesson teachers are WSI certified or have in-depth knowledge in competitive swimming techniques and instruction. Adults and Youth Welcome. Cost per lesson is $25 for 35 minutes, or choose three sessions for $70. Only 1 swimmer per teacher, per 35 minute session. All lessons must be paid in full before considered confirmed. Registration for lessons will open on June 2. Lessons times vary. Registration handled at Poquoson Parks and Recreation Non-resident fees apply ($10 additional fee.) Specific instructor requests are not available.

Rent the Poquoson Pool for your next event: Available Friday or Saturday Evenings Cost for pool rental is $175 per event. Covers lifeguards for the first 50 people in attendance for 2 hours 8-10pm. Additional $50 for every additional 25 persons over the first 50 in attendance. For Dates Call 868-3580.

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July/August Hours available at Parks & Recreation

Facility Admission for Open Swim Cash or Check Only at the Pool

Poquoson Municipal Pool Invites you for swimming all summer! Baby Pool 2 Diving Boards Certified American Red Cross Lifeguard Staff Adult Swim provided each hour Relaxing and Fun Small Snack area Family Fun. Mondays thru Fridays Starting June 11 hours 12-6pm except on days with hosted swim meets. Weekend hours vary. Consult website at: Poquoson-va.gov/parks for complete schedule and rules.

Single Day Admission: $5.00 Ages 6 to Adult $3.00 Ages 3-5 Free 2 and under Twilight Begins at 4:00pm $2.00 Ages 6-Adult $1.00 Ages 3-5 Extra $1.00 on all admissions for non-residents subject to ID check.

Swim Test

Season Passes Can be purchased at the Pool or Poquoson Parks and Recreation Cash or Check Credit Card only at Poquoson Parks and Recreation All Passes are good Memorial Day thru Labor Day (Unlimited Visits) Individual Passes Only $55 per pass Ages 6 to Adult $30 per pass Ages 3-5 Non-residents Extra $10.00 per pass

All children 9-13 must be accompanied by a parent unless they have successfully passed the Swim Test. They must demonstrate a successful crawl stroke for the length of the pool as well as tread water for a timed period in deep water. Children must retake their swim test each summer. No child under age 9 may come alone. This is limited to residents only. Swim Tests are given daily during the designated break at the discretion of the Lifeguard Staff.

Groups: If you have a group larger than 25 please contact our office for a discount rate during open swim. You must make these arrangements 5 days in advance.

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Poquoson Pool– 757-868-0777 16 Municipal Drive, Poquoson First Day of Season– Memorial Day

YOUTH LEVELS

Student Learning Objectives

Parent & Child Aquatics– DUCKLINGS $45 24 months-3 years With Parent

Prior to registering, child must be able to hold up head. Parent/Guardian Must attend each class. Upon successful completion of this course, the learner will be able to: Water adjustment ; Fun & enjoyment of the water Blow Bubbles; Front Float and Back Float with Support.

Little People (Preschool Aquatics) Ages 3-5 no parent $45

LEVEL 1 Introduction to Water Skills & Water Exploration $55 Recommended for ages 6 and Up or Successful Little People LEVEL 2 Fundamental Skills $55

Upon successful completion of this course, the learner will be able to: Independently enter and exit the water; Float on front and back with & without assistance; kicking while on front & back; blowing bubbles, bobbing. Jumping from the side with a prompt & following directions. Totally submerged face & body; grab an object from the bottom and fun & enjoyment of the water. *If child is unable to attend without the aid of a parent, they will be moved to Ducklings. Parents cannot stand over the pool edge with the child during this class. This class is designed for independent experiences. Upon successful completion of this course, the learner will be able to: Submerge mouth, nose and eyes, blow bubbles, and exhale under water Pick up a submerged object Roll over from front to back, both assisted and unassisted Float unassisted back and front Explore swimming with both arm, & leg movements, combined with & without support Upon successful completion of this course, the learner will be able to: Perform front and back glide unassisted Float back and front unassisted; Begin swimming with combined arm motions on back and front Become comfortable with treading water in chest deep water Will enter the pool in deep water and swim to the side

LEVEL 3 Stroke Development $55

Upon successful completion of this course, the learner will be able to: Dive from the side, submerge and retrieve an object while swimming underwater Successfully swim with rhythmic breathing Perform front and back glide using two different kicks Float on front and back in deep water; Perform elementary back stroke Change from horizontal to vertical position on front and back Tread water using hand and leg movements Perform front and back crawl; Butterfly-kick and body motion.

LEVEL 4 Stroke Improvement $55

Upon successful completion of this course, the learner will be able to: Perform a dive from standing and stride position Swim under water; Perform feet-first surface dive Perform open turns on front and back; Tread water using sculling arm motions; Perform Butterfly kick; Perform the following: Front and back crawl, breast stroke, butterfly, elementary backstroke; Swim on side using scissors-like kick; Perform compact jump into water from a height while wearing a life jacket

LEVEL 5 Stroke Refinement $55

Upon successful completion of this course, the learner will be able to: Standing dive, shallow dive, glide two body lengths and begin any front stroke Perform tuck surface dive Perform with power and in the flow of swimming front flip turn, backstroke flip turn to front and back stroke; Swim butterfly, Swim breast stroke, elementary backstroke, sidestroke Tread water with two different kicks; Learn Survival Swimming


Session Length: For sessions 1 thru 4 swimming lessons are taught Monday thru Thursday for two weeks. Friday serves as a weather make up only.

Registration for 2014 Classes opens on May 23, 2014 Session

Dates

Times

Courses Offered

Session I

June 16-June 26

9:00-9:45

Levels 1, 2, 3, 4

10:00-10:45

Levels 1, 2, 3, 5

11:00-11:30

Little People

9:00-9:45

Levels 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

10:00-10:30

Little People

10:00-10:45

Levels 2, 3, 4

10:30-11:00

Duckli ngs

11:00-11:30

Little People

9:00-9:45

Levels 1 , 2 , 3, 4, 5

10:00-10:45

Levels 1, 2, 3, 5

11:00-11:30

Little People

11:30-12:00

Duckli ngs

9:00-9:45

Levels 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

10:00-10:30

Levels 1, 2 Little People

6:00pm-7:15pm

Levels 1 ,2, 3

Session II

Session III

Session IV

Session V

June 30-July 10

July 14-24

July 28-August 7

August 11-15

Special Evening Session Monday thru Fri da y Session Lesson Policies: 1. Registration is taken at Poquoson Parks and Recreation. No call-in registration is taken and no spots for classes are held by calling in. 2. Switching from one session to another: If for some reason you need to move a child from one session to another, this must be done at the Parks and Recreation Office in person. No switching is permitted over the phone and new paperwork must be completed to do so. 3. Children may only be registered for one session at a time. Once the session has completed 1 week (half through the classes), parents are encouraged to discuss progress with your instructor about re-enrolling for the next session.

4. Refunds are only given in the event of sickness with a doctor’s note. However, if space is available children can be moved to an alternate session. This notification must be done in person, and must be given prior to the start of the first class meeting time. No make-ups are given for vacation/sickness or other absences. If a child misses the last day of their class, progress certificates will only be available up to 5 days following the day of your last class. After that time the Instructor holds no responsibility for paperwork. 5. Pool staff reserves the right to combine or cancel levels when class minimums are not met.

Costs Level Classes: $55.00 Little People, Ducklings: $45.00 Non-residents: Additional $10 per class, per child, per session. Students may only enroll in 1 session at a time. 6. Children registered for a class which they are not qualified for or, may be overqualified for, once evaluated at the first class meeting, will be placed correctly at a time where there is space available, as to not overload classes. This may or may not be at the original time and is based on availability.

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Barracuda Swim Team Barracudas Swim Team The Barracuda Swim Team is a competitive summer league swimming experience for youth. Who: Youth Thru Age 18 When: Practice begins May 27 at Poquoson Pool New Swimmers: All new swimmers must plan to attend swimmer evaluation on one of the these 2 dates: May 21 or May 22 at 6:00pm at Poquoson Pool. Practice Times: Ages 10 and under 6-7pm; Ages 11 and Up 7-8pm. Practices are Monday– Friday Cost: $160 per swimmer + club dues and volunteer commitment dues. See team packet for details. Non-residents: $170 per swimmer. Minimum Swim Skills for new swimmers: Ages 8 and under complete 25 meters of backstroke and freestyle, with face submerged. Ages 9 and up complete 50 meters of backstroke and freestyle. Swim team is not for children needing additional swim lessons. Coaches will evaluate all new swimmers at evaluation on either May 21 or 22 prior to practice. Your choice of day for evaluation. In the event that a child is not ready for the team at skill evaluation, a skills session called Strive for 25 is available and will be recommended for your child if your child is an eligible candidate. Meets are scheduled throughout the summer both at home and away in the local area. Children achieving a minimum time standard are able to compete at the regional championships in early August. All swim team members receive a pool pass to the Poquoson Pool as part of the registration fee.

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Team Swim Suit: Not required, but highly recommended. Information provided at time of registration. Full team packet, season schedule and general team information available at Parks and Recreation Office. Parent Volunteer commitment is required.

Join the Fun The First Practice begins On May 27! Get Registered. Full Team Packet & Info at PPR Strive For 25– SWIM TEAM PREP This program is designed for swimmers who need a little extra help meeting the requirements for the Barracuda Swim Team. Swimmers are eligible for this program after they have been evaluated on May 21 or May 22. The program runs May 27-May 30 T-F, and June 2-5 M-Th for a total of 8 sessions. Attendance is expected at all 8 sessions. Time is 5:30-6:15pm each day. Once a swimmer completes Strive for 25 they will be re-evaluated for team membership. Children enrolling in this program should have every intention to join the Barracudas once this program is complete and the skills are met. Cost is $75 per swimmer. $85 per swimmer non-residents Program#109

Poquoson Pool is now hiring Lifeguards Staff For the 2014 Summer Season. Must be minimum age 16 Must be certified, WSI preferred Applications available at Poquoson Parks & Recreation– 868-3580.


Lifeguarding Certification Course WSI– Water Safety Instructor Course Through video and hands-on skill building, this course includes all the water safety and drowning prevention tools and information needed to plan and conduct courses in American Red Cross Swimming and Water Safety. Minimum age of 16 by the end of the course. Dates: June 2-5 2:30pm-7pm approx. each day. Location: Municipal Building and Poquoson Pool Cost: $220, non-residents: $230 Includes all materials and instruction Deadline for Registration May 30. Program #140

Learn the skills and knowledge to prevent and respond to aquatic emergencies in this class. Must plan to attend all classes to complete certification. No refund once class begins. Minimum age to participate is age 15 at the start of class. Prerequisite includes a completion of a 300 yard swim, treading water and deep water object removal. Information on pre-test provided at time of registration. Fee includes all materials. Dates: Participants must plan to attend all class times to become certified. Pre-test– Required Wednesday 6/18 5:30-7:30pm Class Times: June 19—3:30pm-9pm June 20 3:30pm-9pm June 21 9am-5pm; June 22 2:00-6:00pm Cost: $205 residents; $215 non-residents Deadline: June 13. Program #135 Must have a minimum of 6 to run class.

Splash Bash 2014

P L arty P DJ/Music

Cost: $3 try this n E l a i c e Sp quoson day at Po Pool!

PIZZA—(for Purchase)

All Pass Holders Free. Children may only stay without an adult if they are ages 9-13 and successfully pass the swim test. Adults are also $3 this day.

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The Odd Road Community Center This building located at 49 Odd Road is available for rental by Poquoson residents, and for use by Poquoson Civic Groups. Capacity for 60. Reservations are taken by calling 868-3580. Rental rate is $40 per hour.

Boat Ramps The City’s 87 miles of coastal shoreline make its water access a great amenity that all residents can enjoy. Boat ramps are free and conveniently located at Rens Road and Messick Point.

Oxford Run Canal Trail Located at 500 City Hall Avenue, Parking is available at City Hall for this unique 1.38mi walking trail that connects areas along Wythe Creek Road to City Hall.

Tennis Courts 7 tennis courts are available for play at Poquoson High School. Courts are both lighted and unlighted. Court use is free and open to the public when a scheduled activity is not being held at the courts. To check the schedule call 8683580.

Park Street Little League Complex

Kids Island Playground & Phillips Park Located in Philips Park on Odd Road, Kid’s Island is the City’s largest and most modern playground, featuring a variety of equipment for all ages.

Features 2 baseball fields, and 1 skinned surface small sized coach pitch field.

Poquoson’s Blueway Enjoy the scenic coastal areas of Poquoson. Access to calm waters are available at Cedar Road Landing, Hunts Neck Landing, Rens Road, Messick Point and Amory’s Wharf (at the end of Poquoson Avenue).

Firth Field Complex Located within Phillips Park, this full sized baseball field features dugouts and lights. Field dimensions are 60 X 90.

South Lawson Park Home to 7 acres of multi-purpose field space primarily used for soccer play. This park also has some playground equipment and walking trail. Municipal Park

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This park features a small picnic shelter, jr. olympic size pool and small baseball/softball field. Lighting available on athletic areas only. For picnic shelter reservations contact 868-3580.


Bull Island Boot Camp

Are you too busy to fit your workout into your hectic daily routine? Join us at Bull Island Boot Camp to complete your workout before the day begins! This is an Early Morning/Early Riser workout! These 1-hour sessions include a well-balanced combination of cardio and strength training. Transform your body, or take your fitness to the next level in this exciting indoor/ outdoor fitness environment. Experience a variety of exercises, running, and training to build muscle, endurance and get your body into shape. ALL FITNESS LEVELS ARE WELCOME! Please register 5 days prior. Must have a minimum of 8 participants. Instructor: Sibyl Smith, Certified AFAA Personal Trainer Sessions are Monday & Thursday mornings. Times: 5:15 a.m. - 6:15 a.m. Meets at the Poquoson Middle School Gymnasium. Date

Fee

Program #

Jun. 2-26

$96

(8 sessions)

124A

Jul. 14-31

$72

(6 sessions)

124B

Aug. 4-28

$96

(8 sessions)

124C

Sept. 1-30

$108

(9 Sessions)

124D

Additional $10 non-residents.

PROGRAM INSTRUCTORS We’re always on the lookout for instructors to teach classes on new and exciting subjects. If you have a specialty you would like to share, we want to work with you to develop new programs.

Karate Classes

Boating Safety Course Poquoson is a boating paradise and the summer boating season is drawing near. Virginia now requires all operators of boats and personal watercraft to take a Safe Boating and Jet Ski Course. The Virginia Boater Education Course is offered free at Poquoson Parks and Recreation. June 10 & June 12 6:00-9:30pm each evening.

Ages 5-15 Boys and Girls Registration ON-GOING Enjoy the fun of Karate Classes! Learn proper self defense tactics, balance, flexibility and discipline as you gain confidence. Classes are 55 minutes in length, held on Monday evenings, and are based on experience and age. All classes are held at Poquoson Primary School Gym. Beginners (as young as age 5) 6:00-7:00pm Advanced 7:00-8:00pm

(Must attend both sessions) or August 11 and 13 6:00-9:30pm each evening. (Must attend both sessions)

For more experienced students, the teacher will assign you to a later time as necessary.

All registration is taken on line at

Cost: Initial registration fee is $6. Every class you attend thereafter is $6.

http://www.register-ed.com/programs/73 Class registration is free, however, pre-registration is required online.

Pay per class as you attend, onsite. No uniform required. Program is progressive. Instructor: Tom DaRoja For more info or questions contact Tom by email: tmhapk@aol.com

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Birding 101: Introduction to Birds June 24 6:30-8:30pm Municipal Building Ever wonder what that bird is in your backyard? Would you like to attract more birds to your yard or have you just started feeding the birds? Whatever your level of interest, this class will surely inspire and teach you all about those happy feathered visitors to your yard and in our area. Join Jessica Rodgers and Ernie Miller of Wild Birds Unlimited Yorktown as they share their photographs and teach you how to identify and attract birds. Cost: $20 per class* Program #141 Birding 102: Spring Migration July 16 6:30-8:30pm Municipal Building Hone your identification skills with this class geared toward Spring and Fall migration. Our area is a vital stop on the Atlantic Flyway with birds stopping through on their way north or even staying to breed and then heading South for the winter. We will look at the various birds from backyard visitors to shorebirds and raptors. Cost per class $20 Program #142 Hooray For Hummingbirds July 31 6:30-8:30pm Municipal Building Who doesn't love these mighty little flyers. Join us for a fun class on these summertime visitors to our backyards. You will learn all about these little marvels as well as how to attract them and feed them. Program #143 Join Jessica Rodgers and Ernie Miller of Wild Birds Unlimited Yorktown for an evening of feathered fun! *$20 per class or $50 for all three. Deadline for each class is 5 days prior to start. Additional $10 non-residents. Instruction provided by Jessica Rodgers and Ernie Miller. Jessica is the Community Outreach Coordinator for Wild Birds Unlimited of Yorktown, an educator, photographer and birding enthusiast. Ernie Miller is an avid birder, a member of the Hampton Roads Bird Club and an accomplished photographer. Class minimum of 4.

America, Africa, & Asia September 18 7:00-8:15pm Municipal Building Wildlife photographer Ken Conger will present a buffet of spectacular photos captured during his 2013 adventures to Borneo, Sulawesi, India, Sri Lanka, Kenya, and many special places in the US. Ken compliments his photos with stories, animal facts, audio and short videos. The program provides a view of a wildlife photographer’s world and the challenges taken in order to capture stunning wildlife images. Deadline to register: September 9 Program #146 Cost: $25 (additional $10 non-residents) Wildlife Photography 101 Saturday September 27, 9am-5pm Municipal Building Are you using a digital camera and enjoy photographing outdoors, do you have a good eye and that wildlife photo did not turn out quite right? Then this seminar is for you. The course is primarily for upper beginners or serious hobbyists, who wish to take their wildlife/nature photography to the next level and own something more than a point and shoot camera. Class segments will concentrate on wildlife photography by teaching the fundamentals (digital sensor and megapixels, equipment, composition, aperture/depth of field) and advanced techniques of digital photography (histogram interpretation, use of ISO, Autofocus, light compensation, required shutter speeds, tools of the trade). Specific concentration will portray "how to get the shot" using different wildlife photo scenarios. This is a three-segment seminar. Part one, will be classroom instruction. Part two, is a field session with students taking photographs and applying taught classroom essentials. Part three, will be back in the classroom to review captured images and applying a digital workflow using Adobe Photoshop. At the conclusion of this course students will have an understanding of the basic operations of their camera, understand photography terminology, what it takes for a good wildlife photo for both printing/ web and tips to becoming a semi-pro photographer. Requirements: Camera and manual. A tripod and laptop with Adobe Photoshop installed would be helpful. Program #147 Cost: $150/ $160 Deadline September 15

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The recreation youth soccer league is now accepting registrations for the fall season of 2014. All teams are co-ed. Youngest Players: Those able to participate in the U7 age division must currently be attending Kindergarten. Those in Pre-K are not eligible to play. Coaches are usually parent volunteers. Cost to play is $60*. Registration is due August 15, 2014. Additional $10.00 for non-residents. $5 sibling discount after first registered player. Registration is taken on a first come, first served basis thru the deadline of August 15, 2014. Program #100F The league will be divided as follows: Division Ages End Date U7 ages 5 and 6 not yet age 7 by December 31, 2014 U9 ages 7 and 8 not yet age 9 by December 31, 2014 U11 ages 9 and 10 not yet age 11 by December 31, 2014 U13 ages 11 and 12 not yet age 13 by December 31, 2014 U16 ages 13, 14, 15 not yet age 16 by December 31, 2014 All registrations are numbered as they are received. The only guarantee for children to play is for parents to coach. No special requests are accepted for team placements or carpools. There is no guarantee of game time or practice nights for players. If an insufficient number of children register or coaches cannot be secured for any age group, the fees will be refunded. Older age groups typically play games with surrounding military bases & recreational programs, both in Poquoson and other locations. If you would like to move a child up into an older age group this must be noted on the form at the time of registration and a special request form to do so must be completed. Children may only move up into an age division if they are at the eldest of their current age group. For example: A U11 player may choose to play U13 if they are age 10; but a 9 year old who is currently a U11 player is not eligible to petition for a move up request for U13. Only the 10 year old can request the age group move. All registrations received after August 16 will be charged a $15 late fee and placed on a waiting list. There is no guarantee for placement on a team after the deadline or from the waiting list. To be placed on the waiting list a completed registration form and a check or credit card number must be provided. Avoid Panic! Register Early! Program #100F

Note: After September 1, 2014 any request for a refund will not be honored. *This is the projected fee beginning as of July 1, 2014 subject to budget approval.

Youth Volleyball League Fall Ages 9-13 (Must be age 9 by December 31, 2014) Learn the fundamentals of the game of Volleyball, while enjoying basic game play experience. All practices in Poquoson. Minimum of 8 to run league/instruction. Specific practice and games times will be announced based on gym availability. Season runs from mid-October thru December 21. Late fee applies after deadline. Non-resident fee of $10 applies. Cost per player: $55 Due October 1. After October 1 late fee applies and waiting list will apply and placement is not guarunteed. Late fee is $15 additional. Program #118

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Kickstart Soccer

Pixie Stix Field Hockey

Must be age 4 by September 1, 2014

Kickstart is a program designed for the soccer beginner who is not yet ready for the league. This is the basic introduction to the game of soccer. It is not a soccer league, but a 4 week instruction & play/skill period for 45 minutes each week. Cost: $45 per child. No sibling discount; additional $10 for non-residents. Registration is on a first come, first served basis. One session is planned. An additional session will be held if necessary. Dates: September 10, 17, 24, October 1 5:30-6:15pm Instructor: Heather Deaver, Primary Physical Education Teacher. Cost includes beginner ball and t-shirt. Program #104 Location: To be Determined.

Adult Women’s Volleyball League Women’s Volleyball League now forming to play on Wednesdays at Poquoson Middle School starting in September. The league will host open play and organizational night on September 3. Time: 6:30-8:30pm. If you wish to have a team, you must attend on September 3 or contact Poquoson Parks & Recreation at 8683580 before this date to notify us that you have a team. Program #117 Each team should have 6-8 players. Teams typically play two games a night on Wednesdays. The first night of play will be September 10. League is looking for new teams and players. Come to open gym to join a team.

Field Hockey for beginners! Ages 5-7 Girls. Dates: Wednesdays September 17– October 15, 5:30-6:30pm each Wednesday. As a Pixie Stick, you’ll get to play like the big girls as you learn the basics of field hockey. This program is designed to teach the skills of field hockey to young players and get them started on their first hockey experience. Learn proper techniques for stick maneuvers, teamwork, strategy of the game and just have fun. Note: Must be 5 by 9/1/13. Registration for each new PIXIE player includes a correctly sized stick and ball. Returning players will receive a ball only. Instructor: Darcey Chiappazzi Cost: $60 per player Returning Pixie Players Cost: $40 All players must play with a mouth guard & shin guards each session. Parents provide this equipment. Additional Non-resident fee of $10 per player. Date

Fee

Wednesdays

$60/40

Ages 4-7

Program # 101

( N on-resident $70/$50 )

Fall Youth Field Hockey Club Ages Program # Adults

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117

Deadline September 3

Grades 3-7 Fall Field Hockey Club will be offered on Sundays in September/October at the Turf Field. This program is still being developed but will include a variety of skill clinics as well as game play. More information coming in August of 2014. Program #114


Join us for a fine lunch out! Pre-register for each trip. Must have a minimum of 8 for each trip. Cost is $6.00.Cost of lunch on your own. Harpoon Larry’s, Newport News Date: July 1 Depart 11:00am #161 DC

Schlesinger’s Port Warwick Newport News Date: July 17 Depart 11:30am #162DC The Cove Tavern, City Center Newport News Date: August 7 Depart 11:30am #163DC Smithfield Station, Smithfield Date: August 28 Depart 11:00am #164DC Diner’s Club Policies All trips are taken in a 15 passenger van and depart from the Municipal Building. Transportation cost per person per trip is $6.00. The cost of lunch is on your own. To register for the Diners’ Club please use The TRIP REGISTRATION FORM available at Poquoson Parks & Recreation. No call-in registration is accepted. No registration is complete until full payment is received. When registering, 1 person may only register for themselves and 1 other guest. No group registration is accepted. Cancellation Policy for Diner’s Club Trips: In an effort to control costs and continue to offer programs, PPR can no longer offer participants a refund or credit regardless of reason for cancellation of the Diner’s Club Trips. All registrations are nonrefundable. For further details see Trip Registration Form.

Meals on Wheels

Senior Center: All Are Welcome Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays. Lunch Served and Fun Activities Located at the Municipal Building 830 Poquoson Ave. To attend & register please call 873-0541. This program is in partnership with The City of Poquoson and Peninsula Agency on Aging. New participants always welcome.

Meals on Wheels delivers hot lunches to seniors ages 60 and over who are homebound due to illness or disability and are unable to sufficiently prepare meals for themselves. This program is supported by funding from federal, state and local governments. The rest is funded by recipients of the meals, and concerned agencies, citizens and donations. To obtain more information or to receive meals, please contact 873-0541. This program is supported by the Peninsula Area on Aging.

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WALK-IN

MAIL-IN

FAX-IN

Visit Us! We love to see you. Office hours are Monday thru Friday 8:30am-4:30pm at the Municipal Building 830 Poquoson Avenue, Poquoson VA 23662 757-868-3580 Check, Cash, Visa or Mastercard After hours you may utilize our drop box on the front of the Municipal Building Make Checks Payable to “Poquoson Parks & Recreation” Send Registration to: Poquoson Parks & Recreation 830 Poquoson Ave Poquoson , VA 23662 Complete the registration Form and Fax it to 757-868-3585. Mastercard or Visa payment only accepted by fax. Be sure to sign your registration form and provide all proper credit card information. Note that on all credit card payments a 2.5% Service fee will be charged for the use of your credit card as a form of payment.

Though we do our best to secure program locations, details, and times, occasionally we must make changes to schedules, times or locations for programs. This can be due to any number of factors, included but not limited to, facility concerns, maintenance, joint scheduling with the school system or required changes from the initial planning at the time of publication. Enrollment numbers for programs can also facilitate these changes. If this occurs please be aware that we will make every effort to contact you with the information you have provided on your registration form. All programs listed within this publication are filled on a first-come, first serve basis, unless noted. Your receipt is your confirmation. Each program must draw a minimum number of participants or it will be cancelled. The City of Poquoson reserves the right to cancel, postpone, or combine programs, or change instructors to best provide the program for everyone. If an activity is cancelled due to low enrollment, you will be refunded your total program fees, less credit card transaction fees. Please remember that an accurate, complete, and legible registration form is vital for us to contact you. Please be sure to observe all closing dates for activities. Program fees must be paid at the time of registration. No Call-in registration is accepted. Payment is accepted in either cash, personal check, VISA or MasterCard. When payment is made using credit card a 2.5% convenience charge is added to the total for processing. Special Needs: The City of Poquoson is committed to making reasonable accommodations as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act. To request a reasonable accommodation please allow a minimum of 3 weeks advance notice of need. All accommodation requests must be made in writing to the Department. To begin the process contact can be made by calling 868-3580.

REFUNDS: By registering for a program you agree to the following & in all cases understand that:

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1) No refunds will be granted after the first class has begun. 2) No refund will be granted to a participant if you cancel later than 2 business days prior to the start of class. 3) No refund will be granted when supplies have been purchased on your behalf, regardless of the time of notification. 4) Specific programs have a no refund policy; this is noted in the program description. 5) All amusement park tickets are non-refundable. 6) Cancellation policies for facilities rental/use are stated on the respective reservation/use forms. 7) In the event of sickness or injury, refunds must be requested in writing, and in person at the Parks and Recreation Office. A doctor’s note must be provided with the request. A refund is not guaranteed in this case but may be considered and/or pro-rated. 8) A $10 service charge will be deducted from all refunds. 9) Refunds will not be granted as a result of Schedule changes due to weather. 10) Poquoson Parks and Recreation does not prorate refunds. 11) No refund is guaranteed unless the requestor has a receipt showing proof of payment. 12) Parks and Recreation reserves the right to handle a request on a case-by-case basis.


Please remember that an accurate, complete, and legible registration form is vital for us to contact you. Participant Name:

Male or Female

Address: City:

State:

Participant Date of Birth:

Zip:

Age Today:

Shirt Size: YS

YM YL AS AM AL AXL AXX

Parent/Guardian Name: Email Address: (Required) Primary Phone Contact:

Alternate Phone Contact:

I or My Spouse is willing to Coach/ Name of Prospective Volunteer: Program #

Activity Title/Session

Fee

Credit Card Convenience Fee + 2.5% __________ Credit Cards Accepted

Special Needs or Accommodations:

MasterCard and Visa

__________________________________________

Name as it Appears on Card_____________________

__________________________________________

Signature:________________________ Expiration:______ Make checks payable to

Card #_ _ _ _-_ _ _ _-_ _ _ _-_ _ _ _ Ein: _ _ _ (on back of card)

PLEASE READ WAIVER AND SIGN BELOW– Each adult must sign a separate waiver.

Poquoson Parks & Recreation and mail with form to Poquoson Parks & Recreation 830 Poquoson Avenue Poquoson, VA 23662

A parent/guardian must sign for their children ages 17 and under. I have had explained to me the nature of the activity in which I am or my child is being enrolled. I understand that there are certain risks associated with this activity & that it is the duty of each participant to exercise reasonable care for his own safety and that of other participants. If this consent is given for my child, I also understand that, while participating in the activity, my child will be expected to behave in a reasonable and responsible manner and that the activity’s supervisory staff have the authority to discipline my child in a manner similar to that imposed in Poquoson City’s public schools. While it has been explained to me that the City of Poquoson prides itself upon the competency and dedication of its staff, I understand that, under Virginia law, both the City of Poquoson and its employees, its officers, and agents are immune from liability for negligence should I or my child suffer any injury while participating in the activity and that I may consider procuring insurance to protect myself or my child from such occurrences. With all of this in mind, I hereby give my consent to enroll me or my child in the activity listed above, specifically agreeing and consenting to the following where applicable: (1). I agree to allow photographic images of myself (my child) to be taken and utilized for promotional purposes by the City of Poquoson (2). I agree to allow myself or my child to be transported from the publicly advertised pick-up site to participate in the activity(s) listed above at the site identified in the activity information should it be required as described in the program. (3). I will be responsible for the payment of fees imposed by the City for the activity(s) I am registering. (4). I agree that I will and my child will behave in a sportsmanlike manner, and will not harass, or behave in a negative manner towards any coaches, children, referees or those in attendance at any Parks and Recreation Activity that I or my child may be attending or participating in at any time. And, I further understand I can be removed for such occurrence at the discretion of PPR officials, to include myself, my child or those in attendance related to my child’s attendance at any time for said behavior. (5) I agree for my phone, address, and email information to be provided to coaches and/or instructors as necessary as related to the program I am registering. (6) I have read the Refund Policies of the Department and understand they are available for review at the Parks and Recreation Website, and at the PPR Office.

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_______________________

Participant or Parent/Guardian of Participant

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Storm water has been in the news the last few years, for good reason. Storm water runoff into streams and rivers is the perfect transport for pollution….whether it is soap from washing a car, soil from a bare spot in a yard, spilled chemicals, or sewage from a clogged sewer. Not pretty, and not something you want to swim or boat in. Obviously, there are many times when we need the rain, and we cannot control the weather. One key to clean waterways is keeping the pollutants away from the storm water. Here are some ways you can help: Wash your car over grass, not driveway or street pavement. More of the soapy water will be absorbed into the yard, and less will runoff into storm drains. Pick up after your pets. Disposing of pet waste will reduce the amount of bacteria in our rivers. Think twice about feeding waterfowl. Geese produce a lot of waste and a lot of bacteria. Don’t dump chemicals or oil down storm drains. Not only is it dirty, it is against City Code and State law. If it isn’t rain water, it doesn’t belong in our pipes and ditches. The same thing goes for yard waste. Grass clippings and yard debris do not belong in ditches, or alongside them. Environmental advocates recommend leaving grass clippings on your lawn. If you want to collect them, place them in a trash bin, not in a drainage easement. State law does allow dechlorinated pool water in storm drains. Wait at least a week between the last pool chlorination and when you drain the water. Pool filters should be rinsed out over grass, or the filtered particles should be collected and disposed of in a trash can. Take care of those bare spots! New plantings look much better than a mud patch, and keep soil from eroding. Let’s talk sewage. The goal is simple: Keep the sewage in the pipes and out of the storm water. It sounds like a job for the Utilities Department and HRSD. However, homeowners do play a very important role. Here are some steps you can take to avoid an unpleasant mess in your streets, yards and ditches: If you have a septic system, maintain it! If there is a way to connect to a public sewer system, please consider doing so. You’ll feel a lot better about walking through your yard on a rainy day if you’re connected to sewer or know your septic tank is in good shape. Make sure sewer clean outs are sealed. Those vertical pipes sticking out of the ground (usually plastic, 4” in diameter) are sewer clean outs that plumbers use to remove clogs. Clean outs should be fitted with a watertight cap that keeps rain water out. If the cap is damaged or missing, rain water can pour in, flooding the sewage system and causing overflows. This is a quick check, a quick fix, and an inexpensive way to keep your neighborhood clean. If you pour fats, oils, or grease in your drain, you are clogging a sewer somewhere. It might be your pipes or the City’s. A clogged sewer eventually overflows. Wipe dishes and cooking pots before you wash them. Don’t pour grease down your drain. There is a common myth that garbage disposals can handle grease. Don’t believe it….you’ll just end up replacing your garbage disposal sooner, and experiencing some bad odors in the meantime. Basically, your goal is the same for each of these actions: Keep the pollution away from the storm water. If you take steps to keep the bad stuff out of the storm water, you can make a big difference.

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HRgreen It’s Okay to Play in the Dirt with These Gardening Tips from askHRgreen.org (Hampton Roads, March 24, 2014) – Spring has arrived, and you know what that means? It’s time to go outside and play in the dirt! Before pulling out the gardening trowels and firing up the weed trimmers, make sure you are adhering to practices that will have long-term benefits for your landscape, while protecting the environment. Experts from askHRgreen.org have cultivated seven good-to-do tips that, if followed, will make your lawn and garden the pride of the neighborhood. 1. Get Your Soil Tested – Why buy water-polluting fertilizer if you don’t need it? A soil test provides a list of recommendations for soil amendments to help you make the right decisions for your spring lawn. 2. Seed Bare Spots – Bare spots aren’t just bad for curb appeal, they allow dirt to get carried away with rainwater and cloud up aquatic habitats. They also indicate something is wrong with your turf. To fix bare spots, test your soil, consider soil amendments and investigate other ground cover options that might do better in your yard. 3. Plant More Plants – Trees, shrubs and perennials beautify your yard and reduce water pollution more than grass. A bonus—you won’t have as much grass to mow when you replace lawn with flower beds and trees. Go all out and choose native plants which are adapted to thrive in our climate and require less water and fertilizer throughout the year. 4. Mulch to Perfection – Cover your flowerbeds with two inches of mulch. It helps to prevent soil erosion, seals in moisture and reduces weeds. 5. Water Wisely – There’s so much you can do to conserve water while you are watering! Watering in the morning when the sun is low and temperatures are cooler minimizes evaporation by 30 percent. Make sure your sprinklers aren’t watering your driveway to maximize efficiency. And for free water, install a rain barrel to collect rainwater from your downspouts to use for all your outdoor water needs. 6. Clean Up Your Mess – When your outdoor work is complete, make sure you clean up the right way. Leaves and yard waste should always be composted or disposed of in accordance with your locality’s requirements (bagging, placement, etc.). Also, if you have applied fertilizer, make sure none has fallen on hard surfaces like sidewalks and driveways. Sweep fertilizer back into your yard to minimize water pollution. 7. Ask The Pros – If you’re not a do-it-yourselfer and prefer to have someone else maintain your landscape, do your homework before hiring a contractor. Use this list of eight questions to ask your lawn care provider to be sure the work they do in your yard will not harm local waterways. For more green-friendly lawn and garden tips, visit askHRgreen.org, your go-to source for all things green in Hampton Roads.

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Produce for Healthier Living Food Distribution 2014 Eligible Residents of Poquoson & York County WHEN: May 27, June 24, July 22, August 26, September 23, October 28, November 25 & December 16, 2014 TIME: 10am–1pm WHERE: MUNICIPAL BUILDING– 830 Poquoson Ave. A Bag of TEFAP-USDA Commodity foods will be distributed on a first come, first serve basis to income eligible households. A short, completely confidential form will be completed. Additionally, a small produce bag will be available for distribution. A collaborative effort between the Virginia Peninsula Food Bank and our local community groups who graciously assist with distribution to make this program possible. If your group would like to help distribute food please contact Buddy Green at 757-751-5772.

Public Works is proud to offer a City Hall is home to a DMV Select Office which allows customers to visit the DMV (Virginia’s Division of Motor Vehicles) in Poquoson to handle vehicle titling, registration transactions and other needs to include license plates, trip permits and placards, and driver transcript requests. The Select Office does not handle Driver’s Licenses or Identification Cards, however, the mobile unit, known as the DMV 2 GO does. As a new service the Select Office now handles boat registration and titling, as well as sells hunting and fishing licenses. The DMV2GO van visits comes to Poquoson at City Hall, 500 City Hall Avenue, on a regular basis to offer the full array of DMV services. Hours are 9:00am-4:00pm on the following days:

Rain Barrel Class

on Saturday May 17th please call 868-3590 to sign up.

May 13

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June 10

July 8

September 9

August 5


Change is coming to Recycling. . . We are very excited. Here are just a few highlights of the improvement that you can look forward to:

A switch from 18 gallon totes to rolling carts with lids = more space for recyclable materials and no wet materials. Look for your new cart to arrive after Memorial Day. More types of plastic will be collected for recycling including take out containers. Think recycling not trash! Sorry, we still cannot take plastic bags. Recycling will be serviced with an automated truck every other week = less truck traffic in your neighborhood. You can keep your existing tote to collect recycling inside your home.

In the coming months, the Department of Solid Waste will be providing residents with additional information and details about the changes. The new collection system will be in place June 30, 2014. If you would like to stay on top of the most recent updates and news, please check our website www.poquoson-va.gov. Information will also be posted on VPPSA’s Facebook page, “Virginia Peninsulas Public Service Authority”. When your new cart is delivered there will be an information packet attached will all the new information. Happy Recycling from the Department of Solid Waste

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PRSRT STD

830 Poquoson Avenue

U S Postage

Poquoson, VA 23662

PAID Hampton,VA Permit No. 2025

Postal Patron

Volunteers are needed June 7, 2014 as part of the Chesapeake Bay Statewide Clean the Bay Day. We need your help at Messick Point to preserve our City’s coastline. Time: 9:00am. Bring boots and gloves as we’ll have lots to do to help protect and beautify our waterfront area. Bring bug spray. Your help is appreciated. Register at www.cbf.org/clean

Save the Date! The First of the 2014 Kick-Off Events for the 34th Annual Poquoson Seafood Festival

Poquoson Seafood Festival Workboat Races, Messick Point Sunday, September 28, 2014 Visit: www.poquosonseafoodfestival.com for more information and boat registration


Summer Island Tide 2014