Girl Scouts, closed community center and road closure: briefs from August 7

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Girl Scout cadets Amiyah Snagg and Isabella Mims take aim during archery practice on the Camp Skimino range last week. Located in Williamsburg on 98 acres, Camp Skimino is a destination for outdoor programs and attracts Girl Scouts from across the region. Modern and rustic facilities come together at Camp Skimino and include an indoor rock climbing wall located in the Enmeier Program Center and Dining Hall, an in-ground swimming pool, an archery range, high ropes courses and bass, and more. Learn more about Girl Scouts and Girl Scouts of the Colonial Coast at

The Abram Frink Jr Community Center, 8901 Pocahontas Trail in Grove, will be closed Aug. 9-14 for annual gym floor finishing work. The Frink Center will reopen on Monday, August 15. During the closure, all active Frink Center pass holders will be able to use the James City County Recreation Center, Monday to Friday, during normal business hours. For more information, call 757-887-5810 or 757-259-4200.

Literacy for Life welcomes Thomas Claiborne to its Board of Directors

Thomas Claiborne (Literacy for Life)

Literacy for Life recently welcomed Thomas Claiborne to its Board of Directors. Claiborne is the Outreach Officer for Chesapeake Bank in Williamsburg. “He joined Chesapeake because of its reputation as a mission-driven community bank, which aligns with Thomas’ passion for helping people improve their lives by strengthening their financial situation,” according to Literacy for Life. In 2020, accepted the role of Committee Chair of Chesapeake Bank’s first Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee. Claiborne grew up in York County and has lived throughout the peninsula, currently residing in Poquoson with his wife, Tanya, and their two children. He will serve as Treasurer of Literacy for Life.

Dominion Energy declares quarterly dividend of 66.75 cents

Dominion Energy’s (NYSE:D) board of directors has declared a quarterly dividend of 66.75 cents per common share. Dividends are payable on September 20 to shareholders of record at the close of business on September 2. This is the 378th consecutive dividend Dominion Energy or its predecessor has paid to common stock holders, according to a press release. The company’s last quarterly dividend was declared on May 11.

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Indigo Park intersection will be closed for water main replacement August 8-12

Cooley Road will be closed at the John Tyler Freeway intersection August 8-12 for a water main replacement project in the Indigo Park neighborhood. Residents must use Duer Drive to access the neighborhood. For more information, call the James City Service Authority at 757-253-6800.

Pancake Breakfast at Williamsburg-Jamestown Airport

The next Pancake Breakfast to benefit the Williamsburg Aviation Scholarship Program will be Saturday, August 13 from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at Williamsburg Jamestown Airport (KJGG). Held rain or shine on the second Saturday of each month from April through November, all proceeds benefit students of the Williamsburg Aviation Scholarship Program. Watch the planes and meet scholarship students, parents, and board members as they serve up two pancakes, two eggs, and two sausages, along with coffee and juice. The cost is only $8 per person ($5 for children). There are currently 11 high school students enrolled in the scholarship program to obtain their private pilot license.

Jill E. Washington