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Posted on: August 7, 2020

Parks & Recreation Plans Child Care Program for Grades K-5

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James City County Parks & Recreation’s state-licensed REC Connect program will modify its operations in conjunction with WJCC Schools’ decision to offer remote learning for the first nine weeks of the 2020-21 school year. REC Conne...

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Posted on: August 6, 2020

Engage 2045: Comprehensive Plan Update Exploring Our Future Alternatives Virtual Assembly

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James City County invites community members to participate in the Exploring Our Future Alternatives Virtual Assembly beginning on Monday, Aug. 10 at 6:30 p.m. through Sept. 2. This Virtual Assembly is another opportunity during the Engage 2045 Comprehensi...

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Posted on: August 6, 2020

Household Chemical Collection Scheduled for Aug. 8

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VPPSA (Virginia Peninsulas Public Service Authority) will host a Household Chemical Collection on Aug. 8, 8 a.m.-noon at Warhill High School, 4615 Opportunity Way. All collections are open to the residents of Williamsburg, James City County, York County, ...

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Posted on: August 5, 2020

Want to Learn How You Can Get Involved in the Comprehensive Plan Update?

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On this episode, we get an update on the progress of Engage 2045 and learn about a new opportunity for community participation on Aug. 10 that will remain open until Sept. 2. Tammy Rosario, Assistant Director of Community Development; Rich Krapf, Planning...

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Posted on: August 5, 2020

Governor Northam Launches COVIDWISE Exposure Notification App to Help Contain COVID-19

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RICHMOND—Governor Ralph Northam today announced the launch of COVIDWISE, an innovative exposure notification app that will alert users if they have been in close contact with an individual who has tested positive for COVID-19. Virginia is the fi...

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News Releases
Posted on: August 5, 2020

Parks & Recreation Plans August Events

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August Programs, Events & Activities

As the impacts of COVID-19 continue to be felt, we ask for your
patience, flexibility and support. We depend on you, our patrons, to followsafety and social distancing guidelines as regularly released by the Gove...

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Posted on: August 5, 2020

Release #3 August 5, 9:15 a.m.-Governor's Land Tornado Confirmed, Olde Towne Road Remains Closed

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Governor’s LandThe National Weather Service visited Governor’s Land on August 4 and confirmed that EF 1 tornado hit that area.Road ConditionsOlde Towne Road, from Scotts Pond to just south of the “S” curve, remains ...

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Posted on: August 4, 2020

Release #2 – 1:50 p.m. August 4 Summary of Impacts from Isaias

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Initial Damage AssessmentOne mobile home and one townhome were damaged from falling trees.Governor’s Land had a suspected tornado that caused multiple trees to fall. The National Weather Service plans to be in the area today to determine if it w...

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Posted on: July 31, 2020

Governor Northam Declares State of Emergency in Advance of Hurricane Isaias

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RICHMOND—Governor Ralph Northam today declared a state of emergency in advance of Hurricane Isaias, which is expected to impact parts of coastal Virginia starting on Monday, August 3, 2020.

“Hurricane Isaias is a serious storm, and curr...

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Posted on: July 31, 2020

Additional DMV Select Office to Open at James City County Government Center

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RICHMOND – The Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is partnering with the James City County Treasurer’s Office to open a second DMV Select location, called James City County - Mounts Bay and located at the James City County Tre...

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News Releases
Posted on: July 29, 2020

VDOT Issues Traffic Update for Longhill Road Widening Project

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Starting as early as Thursday, July 30, the next temporary traffic shift on Longhill Road is estimated to take place starting just west of Williamsburg Plantation Drive and just east of Williamsburg West Drive, weather permitting.

Estimated to begin around...

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Posted on: July 30, 2020

Rental Assistance Program

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On July 16, 2020, the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development awarded a contract to the James City County Housing Office to provide subsistence payments under the Urgent Need Community Development Block Grant Program. Funding from this pr...

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Posted on: July 29, 2020

Governor Northam Announces $644.6 Million in Federal Coronavirus Relief to Local Governments

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July 28, 2020

RICHMOND—Governor Ralph Northam today announced that the Commonwealth will distribute $644.6 million in federal COVID-19 relief funding to local governments in its second and final round of allocations. These payments represent the ...

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Posted on: July 29, 2020

Governor Northam Announces New Measures to Contain COVID-19 in Hampton Roads Region

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July 28, 2020

RICHMOND— Governor Ralph Northam today outlined new actions to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in the Hampton Roads region, which has seen a recent increase in new cases, hospitalizations, and positive tests. The new restrictions wi...

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Posted on: July 27, 2020

Governor Northam Announces $70 Million Rebuild VA Economic Recovery Fund

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Governor Ralph Northam today announced $70 million for small businesses and nonprofit organizations whose normal operations were disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The funding will be made available through Rebuild VA, a new economic recovery fund, and g...

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Posted on: July 24, 2020

Magnolia Studio Opens

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Magnolia Studio has opened at 7381 Richmond Road. Magnolia Studio is a locally-owned boutique hair salon offering haircuts, hair color services, hair extensions and waxing. Magnolia Studio uses high quality Framesi hair color from Italy that is sold exclu...

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News Releases
Posted on: July 21, 2020

The Brass Tap Opens in New Town Williamsburg

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The Brass Tap has opened at 4904 Courthouse Street in New Town Williamsburg. The Brass Tap offers more than 150 craft beers from around the country and globe including 60 beers on tap including 35 taps designated for local, seasonal beers. Local products ...

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News Releases
Posted on: July 17, 2020

County Businesses Encouraged to Apply to Greater Williamsburg Small Business Relief Fund

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James City County encourages County businesses to apply to the Greater Williamsburg Small Business Relief Fund to assist with obstacles they faced due to the COVID-19 pandemic. If approved, businesses can receive $3,000 from the VA 30 Day Fund. The Board ...

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Posted on: July 17, 2020

Mosquito Season is Here

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Are you ready? Mosquitoes are not only annoying, they can carry viruses and can make you sick. Fortunately, there are several things you can do to help control mosquitoes in and around your home:

  • Eliminate standing water both inside and outside of your hom...
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Posted on: July 15, 2020

Virginia Adopts First-in-the-Nation Workplace Safety Standards for COVID-19 Pandemic

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RICHMOND—Governor Ralph Northam today announced the adoption of statewide emergency workplace safety standards in response to the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19. These first-in-the-nation safety rules will protect Virginia workers by mandating a...

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Posted on: July 14, 2020

Virginia Department of Health Expands COVID-19 Regional Data Reporting

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(Richmond, Va.) — Today, the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) began providing the COVID-19 Key Measures for additional regions across the state: Central, Eastern, Northwest and Southwest. Previously, VDH only provided statewide and Northern R...

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Posted on: July 1, 2020

VDH Urges Virginians to Engage with Legitimate Contact Tracers, Avoid Scams

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(Richmond, Va.) — The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) encourages all Virginians to respond and engage with legitimate contact tracing calls and emails while remaining vigilant against scams. Caller ID will read “V...

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Posted on: July 1, 2020

Governor Northam Prohibits Congregating in Bars, Stresses Caution As Virginia Moves to Phase Three

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**This information was released by Governor Northam’s Office on June 30** RICHMOND—Governor Ralph Northam today announced that bar seating will remain prohibited in restaurants as the Commonwealth moves into Phase Three at midnight ton...

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Posted on: June 26, 2020

Rent and Mortgage Assistance Available

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In partnership with the Greater Virginia Peninsula Homelessness Consortium (GVPHC), Hampton Roads Community Action Program (HRCAP), and Virginia’s Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD), United Way will administer the state&r...

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News Releases
Posted on: June 24, 2020

Start Peninsula Changes Event Format to Multiple Smaller Competitions

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Start Peninsula is pleased to announce that it will return for its ninth annual year in 2020. Beginning next month, Start Peninsula will begin a series of three micropitch competitions held on July 14, Sept. 22 and Oct. 13. At each micropitch event, there...

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News Releases
Posted on: June 24, 2020

Busch Gardens Discussion at June 23 Board of Supervisors Work Session

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During the June 23 work session, James City County’s Board of Supervisors held a discussion with Kevin Lembke, president of Busch Gardens Williamsburg, to discuss the theme park’s proposed comprehensive safety plan for reopening. Phase...

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Posted on: June 23, 2020

Police Remind Citizens to Lock Vehicle Doors

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Larcenies from unlocked motor vehicles are one of the most prevalent crimes in James City County. Residents are encouraged to always lock their car doors even when they are at home. Residents should also always remove valuables (especially electronics and...

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News Releases
Posted on: June 18, 2020

Governor Northam Outlines Phase Three Guidelines to Lift Additional Public Health Restrictions

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FAIRFAX—Governor Ralph Northam today presented the third phase of the “Forward Virginia” plan to continue easing public health restrictions while mitigating the spread of COVID-19. The Commonwealth does not yet have a targete...

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Posted on: June 8, 2020

Parks & Recreation Summer Camps, Classes & Activities Online

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Summer Offerings Now Available OnlineJune 8, 2020 

We look forward to welcoming you back to James City County Parks & Recreation and all that we have to offer! Programs are set to resume June 29; however, these are uncertain times with changin...

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Posted on: June 3, 2020

Nonresident Parking Fees Return to Jamestown Beach Event Park

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Beach Parking Fees  

Parking fees for nonresidents are charged at Jamestown Beach Event Park through Labor Day. The fee is charged Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. and on weekends and holidays 8 a.m.-6 p.m. There is no parking fee for James Ci...

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Posted on: June 1, 2020

Colonial Parkway Emergency Stabilization Orientation Map Pullout Closed for 60-90 Days

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Williamsburg, Va. – Blue Construction Services, under contract with the National Park Service, will begin emergency stabilization of the James River shoreline adjacent to the Orientation Map pullout (near kilometer marker 27) along the Colonial ...

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News Releases
Posted on: May 22, 2020

James City County Parks

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County Parks, Centers & Facilities UpdateJuly 10, 2020James City County and Virginia have entered Phase III restrictions for operations of our programs, parks, centers and facilities. While Phase III still carries many restrictions, additional ameniti...

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