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Jul 21

Last Chance to See VLM’s Turtle Census this Year

Posted on July 21, 2017 at 8:27 AM by Communications Department

According to the Virginia Living Museum website, in 2010 museum Education and Herpetology staff began a multi-year research project to monitor the population changes of freshwater turtles in a local watershed. The goals are to see what percentage of these turtles are native versus non-native. The museum also uses theTurtle_SC research project as an educational platform for students, volunteers and guests to learn about native turtles as well as what happens when people release pets into the wild.

Tomorrow is the last chance this year to see the Turtle Census. From 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, come out and watch Virginia Living Museum staff in the museum’s Children’s Garden as they again gather the turtles and collect their data. The turtles are collected from live-capture, baited hoop nets that have been placed in Deer Park Lake. After collection, the turtles are identified as to the species and gender, their shells are cleaned, and it is determined if it is a new turtle or a recapture. Each turtle is closely measured, inspected for injuries or other observations and marked for future identification. When the census is completed, the turtle is released back into the lake.

For more information about the turtle census and the data that has been collected, please visit the Turtle Census site. The Turtle Census is included in the price of admission. The Virginia Living Museum is located at 524 J. Clyde Morris Boulevard in Newport News. For museum prices or more information about exhibits and events, visit the Virginia Living Museum website.
Jul 21

DMV Connect is Stopping by City Hall Monday

Posted on July 21, 2017 at 8:26 AM by Communications Department

Citizens can visit on July 24 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

In partnership with the offices of the Commissioner of the Revenue and the City Treasurer, the Department of Motor Vehicles is bringing DMVConnect_SCDMV Connect, its mobile customer service center, to downtown Newport News. DMV Connect is the newest outreach program that serves Virginians who may not be able to travel to a DMV office. On Monday, July 24 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., customers may visit Newport News City Hall lobby at 2400 Washington Avenue to take advantage of most of DMV’s services.
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DMV Customers may:
• Apply for or renew an ID card - available for adults and children.
• Apply for or renew a driver's license
• Get a copy of a driving record.
• Obtain vehicle titles, license plates, decals, transcripts.
• Order disabled parking placards or plates.
• Update an address in DMV records. At the same time, you can update your voter registration address and organ donor status.

Road driving test and vital record information are not available at DMV Connect. For a list of required documents, pricing, and other information, visit the DMV website.
Jul 21

Mason & Associates, LLC

Posted on July 21, 2017 at 8:25 AM by Communications Department

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Mason & Associates, LLC is a family-owned, private financial planning firm, with specialized knowledge in federal and state benefits packages.Mason logo_SC The company’s success has allowed it to expand its services to include members of the Armed Forces, Virginia state employees, and all private sector employees. The firm offers personalized financial planning services that include estate planning, retirement and pension planning, savings plans, investment management, and complimentary consultations.

Mason & Associates is located at 11827 Canon Boulevard in City Center at Oyster Point, where Mason Associates_scMichael Mason and his brother, Kenneth offer over 50 years of combined experience. Mason & Associates is also joined by John Mason, a certified financial planner, and son of Michael Mason.

In addition to traditional financial planning services, Mason & Associates hosts a radio show that focuses on planning strategies. Listeners can tune in to the bi-monthly radio show on the first and third Tuesdays of each month at 6:00 p.m. on WNIS AM 790.

Over the years, Mason & Associates has also demonstrated a commitment to giving back to the community. For 20 years, they served as a key sponsor and contributor to Edmarc Hospice for Children’s annual golf tournament. This year Mason & Associates held its fourth annual Shred Party, which raised over 2,700 meals for the Virginia Foodbank.

 To learn more about Mason & Associates, visit