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Debbie Whybra, Williamsburg Landings Director of Adult Day Services, Speaks to Colonial Capital Kiwanians - 01/24/2018
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Ms. Whybra, the Director of this "first of a kind" service in Williamsburg and Eileen Dolan, the center's registered nurse spoke recently to the Kiwanis Club of Colonial Capital. Debbie and Eileen described the center and its goal of assisting caregivers in the daily tasks of caring for loved ones who cannot care for themselves. The center, which opens soon to the public, will provide a wide range of activities and personal care for participants who may spend either a half or full day at the center from two to five days per week.  Pictured from left are club host Ford Moseley, Ms. Whybra, Ms. Dolan, and club president Jim Simpson.


Amber Richey, York County Head Start Director, Speaks to Colonial Capital Kiwanis - 01/03/2018
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Amber Richey, Director of the York County Head Start Center, was appointed in July, 2017. Prior to this role, Amber has had over 15 years experience in early childhood education and family support services.
In her talk to the Kiwanis Club, Amber described the operation of the center and the services it provides to children from families at or below the federal poverty line, with emphasis on preparing children for school and lifelong learning.  Pictured from left are club Head Start "Reading Is Fun" director Ron Hayden, Ms. Richey, and club president Jim Simpson.


Billsburg Brewery CEO Dave Baum Addresses Colonial Capital Kiwanis - 12/20/2017
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Dave Baum, CEO of Billsburg Brewery, Williamsburg's newest craft brewery, recently spoke to the Kiwanis Club of Colonial Capital. Dave described how a hobby became a business and how Billsburg chose the Jamestown Marina as the place to begin. Billsburg opened this fall and currently produces about 12 to 15 craft beers. The location next to the Jamestown Settlement, together with daily offerings from food trucks, will hopefully provide an attractive venue for tourists and locals alike.  Pictured from left are club member Mitch Farkas, Baum, and club president Jim Simpson.


William & Mary Basketball Coach Tony Shaver Addresses Colonial Capital Kiwanis - 11/14/2017
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Tony Shaver, William and Mary's head basketball coach, spoke recently to the Kiwanis Club of Colonial Capital. In his remarks about the upcoming season, Tony emphasized the strength of the competition that his team faces in the CAA. The composition of the team has changed dramatically since last season, but Tony is confident that the team has the necessary skills to do well.  Pictured from left are club president Jim Simpson, Shaver, former coach and club member Joe Agee, and club member Lynn Dievendorf.


Colonial Capital Kiwanis Begins Annual Holiday Fundraising - 11/14/2017
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Starting soon, the Kiwanis Club of Colonial Capital will begin its yearly drive to raise money to provide local needy children with toys, clothing or other necessities at Christmas. Members, wearing their distinctive yellow hats, and supported by a sign board, will stand outside local stores such as Walmart, Belk, Panera and Farm Fresh to solicit donations. All money raised by this project, between now and the beginning of December, will go directly to provide gifts to approximately 350 local area children.
On December 9, beginning at 8:00am, parents or guardians, together with Kiwanis Club members will make their selections at Walmart on Rochambeau. Walmart has been a supporter of this program...


Colonial Capital Kiwanis Learns about James City County Priorities - 10/15/2017
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Kevin Onizuk, Chairman of the James City County Board of Supervisors, presented an overview of the major issues facing the County as it plans for the future. High on the list are school expansion, the fresh water supply and commercial and residential development. Kevin was happy to report that James City County has the highest possible bond rating which makes it easier to borrow money at a favorable rate when the need arises.  Pictured from left are Club President Jim Simpson, Chairman Onizuk and Club member Ron "Moon" Moreau. 


Colonial Capital Kiwanis Hears about Hospice House and Hospice - 10/13/2017
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The Kiwanis Club of Colonial Capital recently heard a program about Hospice House and Home Hospice Care presented by Heidi Crocker, Clinical Director of Hospice House and Erin Long of Kindred Hospice.  Both ladies spoke about the kind of care available to patients who are faced with imminent terminal illnesses.  Both organizations provide physical, emotional, social and spiritual support for both the patient and their families, making sure the patient is well cared for and that the families have an opportunity for an interlude in the stress of dealing with end of life care.  Pictured from left are Club President Jim Simpson, Heidi Crocker, Erin Long and Club member Rama Skelton. 


Colonial Capital Kiwanis Learns about Tidewater Virginia Historical Society - 09/24/2017
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Joe Burkart, President of the Tidewater Virginia Historical Society recently spoke to the Kiwanis Club of Colonial Capital, about the activities of the Society.  Their mission  is to preserve and promote the heritage of Tidewater Virginia by serving as an advocate for historic knowledge, archaeology preservation, and geographic and cultural heritage.  In doing so, they offer lectures and excursions to the various sites in the area for anyone who is interested.  Pictured from left are Club President Larry Shoberg, Burkart, and Club member Chuck Lyon.


Colonial Capital Kiwanis Donates Grants to Local Charities - 09/24/2017
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The Kiwanis Club of Colonial Capital recently donated grants to several community service organizations who have helped the lives of children in the Greater Williamsburg community.  This is a continuation of the Club’s practice for many years.  Pictured from left are Pam Rambo, chair of the Community Services Committee, Jim Waddington, a committee member, Julie Dudley of Big Brothers and Big Sisters ($6,000); Kim Dellinger of Bacon Street ($5,000); Pat McCormick of Grove Christian Outreach Center ($7,000);  and Charlotte Klamer of Colonial CASA ($5,000) and Club President Larry Shoberg.  Not pictured but also receiving a grant was Avalon Center who was awarded $5,000...


Colonial Capital Kiwanis Learns about Freedom of Information Act - 09/10/2017
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Dave Ress, a reporter for the Daily Press, recently presented a program to the Kiwanis Club of Colonial Capital about the Freedom of Information of Act.  He spoke about the origins of the act and cited examples of how using the FOIA has helped to hold government officials accountable for their actions in governing.  Pictured from left are Club President Larry Shoberg, Ress, and Club member Mary Lehman.