Citizen News Weekly

May 14, 2021

Vaccine Clinics Continue, Party at the MAC;  Support Group Launches for Single Parents

COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics Continue 

Visitors are continuing to stop by the Senior Center for COVID-19 vaccines:  Moderna and Johnson & Johnson.  Walk-ins are welcome for the Johnson & Johnson vaccine on Mondays, May 17 & 24, and June 7 from 8:30 to 11:45 a.m.  Moderna clinics – 2nd dose – are scheduled for Wednesdays, May 19 & 26, and June 2 & 9 beginning at 8:30 a.m.  Visit the COVID-19 Connection for more information. As an added convenience, coming up next week, residents have another resource—on Tuesday and Thursday, The Mount Peninsula Church is holding Walk-Up Clinics for the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.  Stop by either day between 2 and 6:30 p.m. for this single-dose vaccination.  You can also reserve your spot by registering online. 

Parks and Recreation has Programs for All Ages

Parks and Recreation is bringing people back together to celebrate senior citizens.  Seniors age 55 and older (and their spouses regardless of age) are invited to the McReynolds Athletic Complex (MAC) on Wednesday, June 2, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. for a hotdog lunch, goodie bag, and musical entertainment by Phil Poteat.  Please register by May 27.    Junior golfers of all abilities may register for a half-day Kiskiack Golf Camp where emphasis will be placed on etiquette, rules, swing fundamentals, and the short game.  Camp is held August 2-5. More information is available online.    Moonlight & Music returns to New Quarter Park (1000 Lakeshead Drive) on Wednesday, May 26, at 7 p.m. Join local musician Joe Duggan for a round-robin style acoustic jam session. Play along, sing along, or just sit back and enjoy the tunes. For more information, call (757) 890-5840.
NQP Moonlight and Music 5-26

 A Support Group for Single Parents Begins May 20

If you are a single parent of a child between the ages of 12 and 18, please consider joining this support group for an hour of discussion, strategies, and…as the name states…support!  Single parents are often overlooked and underserved in the parenting world, and York County Juvenile Services is hoping to help eliminate that by hosting this group.  The meeting is held from 6 to 7 p.m. via Zoom.  For login info or more details, please email
Single Parents

Citizen News Quarterly Coming Soon!

The next issue of our quarterly newsletter will be available online early next week! Be on the lookout for articles on all the great projects underway in the Department of Public Works, Operation Vaccinate the Peninsula, Tourism Development’s schedule of upcoming events, a message from the County Administrator, and too much for you to miss!  If you do not already receive notifications about Citizen News Quarterly – and Citizen News Weekly – be sure you register to receive alerts to your email inbox!   

May 16-22 – Recognizing Two Very Special Teams!

Public Works Week

Sunday marks the start of National EMS Week and National Public Works Week. We appreciate all those who serve York County in these roles.  

Citizen News Weekly is compiled and published by York County Public Affairs each Friday to share news and events with our citizens and neighbors. This weekly newsletter is placed on our website and delivered directly to your inbox. Questions? Contact Gail Whittaker, Public Information Officer: (757) 890-3310 or                                                                                                                                       Citizen News Weekly

May 7, 2021

It's All About Wellness at Market Days, Select Senior Center Clinics Now Accepting Walk-Ins, Restaurant Revitalization Fund Now Open

Need the COVID-19 Vaccine?  View Senior Center’s Clinic Schedule Online

Since clinic operations started at the Senior Center of York at the end of January, clinic staff have administered over 9,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine!  This important work continues over the next several weeks, including some days that accept Walk-Ins!  The schedule is available on the County’s COVID-19 Connection and includes the vaccine that is being administered each day and whether these are first or second dose clinics. Cheers to those folks – employees and volunteers – who have been working these clinics to keep us all safe.

Restaurant Revitalization Fund Now Open for Local Eateries Impacted by COVID-19

The York County Office of Economic Development has been supporting our local businesses this past year with important information and resources. The Small Business Association’s new Restaurant Revitalization Fund is an important tool, just launched, to help an important part of our local economy.  Check the COVID-19 Business Resources on their website to see what is available. The links, qualifications, and details on how to apply for these grants and other loans are just a click away. In addition to the financial support, York County Economic Development continues to host a Lunch and Learn Series and other small business and networking seminars that are also geared toward surviving these challenging times. For more information go to YesYorkCounty or call (757) 890-3717. 

It’s All About Wellness at this Week’s Market Days

Tomorrow’s Wellness Market will have you jumping for joy!  Shop your favorite vendors and learn to improve your health and well-being with programs, resources, and more. Gather fitness information on customized instructor-led programs and personal training; nutrition and consultation; prevention screenings; foster parenting; summer camps; and free health screenings. Giveaways and special activities add to the fun.  Along with our regular vendors, you’ll be able to visit with representatives from local health and wellness centers, youth services groups, and our very own Parks & Recreation and Mosquito Control!  This event is free and open to the public….and held rain or shine. More information is available on the Yorktown Market Days website.
Wellness Market

Don’t Miss Movies in the Parks

Next Saturday, May 15, Movies in the Parks moves to Charles Brown Park for “The BFG,” which stands for “big friendly giant.”  This rated PG movie begins just after sunset on the baseball field and is free!  Concessions are available for purchase.  Please bring a lawn chair or blanket for seating. In case of inclement weather, check the Parks and Recreation website or call the Rainout Line at (757) 890-3501, ext. 31.  Also on the calendar….Bingo at the Senior Center and registration for Baseball Camp for kids in grades 2-8.  Visit the website for details!

Great Jobs in the Great Outdoors

Who's looking for a summer gig? We have great opportunities to come work with us at York County and make some money while enjoying time outdoors! We have part-time openings in Parks and Recreation for Summer Fun staff, Instructors, and Facilities Supervisors. Our Tourism team is looking for event support and those great folks in Public Works are in need of a few more seasonal staff. Complete job listings and employment application are available on the Human Resources website. 
Parks and Recreation

A Few More Notes for the Week…..Household Chemical Collection, Computer Recycling, and Paper Shredding are tomorrow, May 8, on County Drive (off Goodwin Neck Road). Bring your items between 8 and noon and remain in your car! Staff will help unload your items.     Reminder:  2020 Individual Virginia State Income Tax filing due date has been extended to May 17. That includes any state tax payments due. For more information, please visit the Commissioner of the Revenue’s website.    Mark your calendar:  This year’s Clean the Bay Day is a six-day litter clean-up event beginning Monday, May 31, and lasting through Saturday, June 5! More information is available on the Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s website or call York County Waste Management at (757) 890-3780.

Happy Mothers Day

Citizen News Weekly is compiled and published by York County Public Affairs each Friday to share news and events with our citizens and neighbors. This weekly newsletter is placed on our website and delivered directly to your inbox. Questions? Contact Gail Whittaker, Public Information Officer: (757) 890-3310 or