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Posted on: June 14, 2019

We've Got Camps!

Summer Camps Flash

We want to help you keep the summer full of fun! James City County is offering nearly 100 exciting camps this summer! Camps were are listed below by week offered, and then by age.

Week of June 24

Little Tykes Summer Camp • Ages 3-5Monday-Thursday, ...

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News Releases
Posted on: June 14, 2019

June 28 is Today’s Hits at Jamestown Jams Featuring The Tight Slacks

The Tight Slacks band photo

Come and enjoy free live music on Friday, June 28 with The Tight Slacks as they perform Today’s Hits during Jamestown Jams at Jamestown Beach Event Park.The Tight Slacks bring the variety to their performances and refer to themselves as “A Chex Party Mix®...

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Posted on: June 14, 2019

Planning Commission Development Review Committee Meeting Canceled

DRC canceled

The James City County Development Review Committee meeting scheduled for Wednesday, June 19 has been canceled.For more information, please contact the Planning Division at 757-253-6685 or planning@jamescitycountyva.gov.Media Contact:Paul Holt, Director of...

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News Releases
Posted on: June 12, 2019

Launchpad Will Relocate to Tribe Square

Launchpad

James City County, York County and the City of Williamsburg are pleased to announce that Launchpad, the Greater Williamsburg Business Incubator, will relocate to Tribe Square, located at 249 Richmond Road, this fall. Launchpad will become part of William ...

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News Releases
Posted on: June 12, 2019

Fire and Police to Offer Active Shooter and Stop the Bleed Training

Stop the Bleed web

James City County’s Fire and Police Departments are hosting a CRASE (Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events) training session followed by a Stop the Bleed training session on the following Saturdays from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.:

  • July 13 at Fire ...
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Registration News Releases
Posted on: June 12, 2019

What happened at the June 11 Board of Supervisors Meeting?

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Here’s a quick summary of actions taken by the Board of Supervisors during the June 11 Regular Meeting:

E.         PRESENTATIONS    

            1. &...

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News Releases
Posted on: June 11, 2019

Day Promoted to Director of Financial and Management Services Department

Sharon Day

Sharon Day, former Interim Director of James City County’s Financial and Management Services Department, has been promoted to Director effective June 3, 2019. Day replaces Sue Mellen who retired in April.Day served as the Assistant Financial Man...

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News Releases
Posted on: June 11, 2019

Want to Participate in Summer Reading at Williamsburg Regional Library?

This Week in James City County Podcast Subscribe Today

It’s summertime and that means one thing – Summer Reading at the Library! Barry Trott joins the podcast this week to talk about how adults, teens and kids can participate in this great program. Best news? It’s all FREE! Check...

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This Week in James City County News Releases
Posted on: June 10, 2019

Economic Development Authority Real Estate Committee Cancels June 13 and July 4 Meetings

EDA Real Estate Committee logo

The Economic Development Authority (EDA) Real Estate Committee has canceled their Thursday, June 13 meeting. There is no new business at this time. The next meeting was scheduled for Thursday, July 4, but due to the holiday, it will be rescheduled for Thu...

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News Releases
Posted on: June 7, 2019

Freedom Stories at Freedom Park

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Join us for Freedom Stories on Saturday, June 22, noon to 3 p.m.
at Freedom Park. Williamsburg native Dylan Pritchett, best known as “TheStoryteller” along with other Virginia Black Storytellers (VirBS), will share
with you freedom stories of Freedom ...

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Posted on: June 7, 2019

World Cup 3 v 3 Tournament

World Cup Flash

Join James City County Parks & Recreation and local soccer organizations for a youth 3 v. 3 soccer tournament to celebrate the 2019 Women's World Cup! The tournament will be held on Friday, June 28 at the Sanford B. Wanner Stadium, located in the Warh...

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Additional Info... News Releases
Posted on: June 6, 2019

Fire in Townhome Displaces Occupants

Mews Fire

On June 6 at 4:49 p.m., units from the James City County Fire Department responded to a residential structure fire in the 5100 block of Greenwich Mews in the Mews of Williamsburg subdivision. The homeowner called 911 reporting a grill on fire on the back ...

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News Releases
Posted on: June 7, 2019

Neighborhoods Invited to Join Police for National Night Out

National Night Out 2019 Police Community Partnerships logo

On Aug. 6, James City County neighborhoods are invited to join forces with Police and thousands of communities nationwide for the 36th Annual National Night Out.National Night Out heightens crime and drug prevention awareness; generates support for local ...

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News Releases
Posted on: June 5, 2019

Request for Public Comment, Brickyard Landing Acquisition

Brickyard Landing Proposed Acquisition

James City County Parks & Recreation is pursuing the acquisition of 119 acres of property on the Chickahominy River, located at 1006 Brickyard Road in upper James City County. Approximately 53 acres of the site are located in the Chesapeake Bay Resour...

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News Releases
Posted on: June 5, 2019

Social Services to Host Smart Money Management and Home Maintenance Workshops

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The James City County Department of Social Services is hosting two workshops on money management and home maintenance. Both workshops are free for James City County residents. Please call 757-259-5340 to reserve a seat.Smart Money Management WorkshopJune 1...

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News Releases
Posted on: June 6, 2019

Police Host Scam Presentation June 26

Fraud Alert

Police throughout the Country receive numerous complaints each year regarding scams and fraudulent financial activity. James City County Police Department is no different. To help combat the prevalence of these crimes, the Police Department is offering a ...

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News Releases
Posted on: June 4, 2019

Need Real Answers About Homeownership?

VHDA Before you buy a home take this free class

Virginia Housing Development Authority’s (VHDA) free First-time Homebuyer Class is a great way to learn about the entire home buying process from start to finish.James City County will sponsor classes on June 25 and 27 at the Law Enforcement Cen...

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News Releases
Posted on: June 3, 2019

Williamsburg Urgent Care Opens on Monticello Avenue

Williamsburg Urgent Care logo

James City County is pleased to announce that Williamsburg Urgent Care has opened at 5239 Monticello Avenue, Suites B & C in the Courthouse Commons Shopping Center. Williamsburg Urgent Care is owned by Dr. Anna Stankiewicz.Williamsburg Urgent Care aim...

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News Releases
Posted on: May 31, 2019

Changes are Coming to Curbside Recycling Program Beginning July 1

Curbside Recycling Update

As a result of changes in the international trade market, the net cost of recycling has increased drastically to the contractors providing curbside pickup services. Because James City County is a community committed to sustainability, we want to:

  • Continue ...
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News Releases
Posted on: May 29, 2019

June Events

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Aquatics

Learn to Swim, Free Swim EvaluationsThere are individual registration periods before each swim lesson session. Registration for July classes is open June 18-28. Registration is accepted at the James City County Recreation Center and online. Having...

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News Releases
Posted on: May 22, 2019

James City County Closes Jolly Pond Road at the Dam

Jolly Pond Road Closure Map Final

Due to increasing safety concerns, James City County is closing the roadway across Jolly Pond Dam effective May 23, 2019. The Board of Supervisors will be asked to consider beginning the process to abandon this section of roadway at their June 11, 2019 me...

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News Releases
Posted on: May 22, 2019

Annual Outdoor Water Use Regulations in Effect Through Sept. 30

Sprinklers and hose on lawn

The annual outdoor water use regulations for James City Service Authority (JCSA) water customers began May 1 and continue until Sept. 30. The regulations help manage demand during the summer months where water usage increases due to outdoor water use acti...

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News Releases
Posted on: May 28, 2019

Police Invite You and Your Kids to Ice Cream With a Cop

Ice Cream with a Cop

In an effort to reach kids and adults alike, James City County Police Department offers Ice Cream With a Cop, a spin-off of Coffee With a Cop, but for kids. Ice Cream With a Cop aims to bridge relationships between local police officers and kids in a fun ...

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News Releases
Posted on: May 21, 2019

New Directors Appointed to Economic Development Authority

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The Economic Development Authority (EDA) of James City County is pleased to announce that the Board of Supervisors appointed two new directors to the EDA. The new directors are Jeffrey (Jeff) Scott and Vincent (Vince) Campana, III. Scott will serve the re...

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News Releases
Posted on: May 21, 2019

Nonresident Parking Fees Return to Jamestown Beach Event Park

Beach Decal News Flash

Parking fees for nonresidents are charged at Jamestown Beach Event Park, 2205 Jamestown Road annually from Memorial Day Weekend to Labor Day. The parking fee is charged Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on weekends and holidays from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. at ...

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News Releases
Posted on: May 20, 2019

Community Participation Team Application Period Open

Community Participation Team Group Photo

James City County is launching the update of its Comprehensive Plan adopted in 2015, Toward 2035: Leading the Way, and invites community leaders to apply to be part of the Community Participation Team (CPT). The CPT plays an important role in pro...

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News Releases
Posted on: April 18, 2019

Police Offer Firearm Safety Courses

Firearm Safety Class

The James City County Police Department will be offering free firearm safety classes to the public in May and June. Each one-session class will cover basic safety, handling, storage and laws related to carrying a concealed handgun in the Commonwealth of V...

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News Releases
Posted on: April 17, 2019

Police to Offer Citizens Police Academy

Law Enforcement Center

The James City County Police Department’s Citizens Police Academy has been offering members of our local community the opportunity to get an inside look at the operation and function of police procedures since 1994. The classes offer an overview...

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Posted on: November 30, 2018

Police Remind Citizens to Lock Vehicle Doors

Lock Your Car Doors

Residents are reminded to protect their property by removing valuables (especially electronics, firearms, purses/wallets and shopping bags) from vehicles and always locking doors, keeping windows and doors locked at night and when not at home and keeping ...

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