Friday, January 27, 2023

Peninsula Chronicle

Quarterpath Project In Williamsburg Three-Quarters Done And Still No Retail

WILLIAMSBURG – The biggest construction project in Williamsburg is hidden behind a thick stand of woods on Route 199, a mixed-use neighborhood with an existing hospital, ground broken for a 130-unit senior living complex and a multi-story medical office building,...

Addicted To Golf Moving To A New Storefront In York County

YORK-After close to 34 years in business, Addicted To Golf has outgrown its space in the Kiln Creek Shopping Center off of George Washington Memorial Highway and is slated to move soon to a new location in York County....

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In Good Spirits Wellness Spa By Salon Blu Opens In Hilton Village

NEWPORT NEWS-Looking for a healthful alternative to alleviate stress and tension within a peaceful, safe, and relaxing environment? Rejuvenation is within reach with In Good Spirits Wellness Spa by Salon Blu officially open for business. The spa held a...

New Gloucester Events Venue The Vault Will Tie In Building’s History

GLOUCESTER – Lynchburg developer Charles Stewart Smith, who recently bought the former SunTrust bank building on Main Street in Gloucester, had been looking at the site for a few years. Michelle Sanderson, the property manager for Smith Realty, said the...

Virginia Peninsula Chamber Holds “Meet The Mayor” Event

NEWPORT NEWS—The Virginia Peninsula Chamber of Commerce invited members of the business community to meet Phillip Jones, the newly elected mayor of Newport News, on Tuesday, January 24. The event was held at the Newport News Marriott at City Center, which is located at 740 Town Center Dr. Prior to...

The New Local News Model

On July 1, we started a new way to pay for news. Yes, we want you to subscribe, but we know nobody subscribes to every site they visit just because there’s a paywall.

So if you don’t want to subscribe (even at the low price of $39.99 for a year), you can pay for access to individual articles. Or just buy a 24-hour pass, as if you were buying a single copy of a newspaper. We use a new payment service called Transact, which lets you pay for individual articles in as little as three seconds. And since you will get $3 in credit for signing up (just an email address, no credit card required), you will get at least 20 articles for free.

This is new for everyone, so we’re going to ease you into this. Initially, there won’t be many articles that you have to pay for. Short ones will always be free. And even the longer stories will let you read the first half or so for free. We’d love to hear what you think, so send us a note at feedback@peninsulachronicle.com.

Here Are The Business Trends For 2023

The national business publication Entrepreneur recently released its predictions for the latest business trends for 2023. Locally, the forecast is on par with what the country will likely see this year. Though the covid-19 pandemic may not be quite over, people are eager to get out and about again, especially...

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Tuscany Ristorante Italiano Preparing To Open Second Location in York County

YORK-The owners of Tuscany Ristorante Italiano in Newport News are gearing up to open their second restaurant on the Peninsula. Brothers Jose, Carlos, and...

New Wawa, Chick-Fil-A Being Proposed For Jefferson Avenue In Newport News

NEWPORT NEWS-Despite strong opposition, the Newport News Planning Commission recently approved conditional use permits for the construction of a new Wawa convenience store and...

New History Museum Exhibit Examines Hampton’s Role In Prohibition

HAMPTON—On November 1, 1916, just four months before the U.S. Senate voted to join the efforts overseas in World War I, Virginia breweries and distilleries closed their doors as...

Newport News, York County Release Calendar Of Events For 2023

Both Newport News and York County have a full slate of events, festivals, special programming, and other activities already scheduled for the coming year. In Newport News, family fun kicks...

TowneBank Finalizes Merger With Farmers Bank

SUFFOLK-A merger between TowneBank and Farmers Bank has been finalized. TowneBank, which first announced plans to acquire Farmers Bankshares, Inc. in the summer of 2022, shared the news on January 17 that the merger was officially complete on January 13. “Our TowneBank family is delighted to...

Sentara Healthcare’s First Midwifery Practice Is Accepting New Patients in Hampton

HAMPTON- A new midwifery practice in Hampton will offer personalized obstetrical care beginning Monday, January 23. The Sentara Midwifery Specialists group is the first midwifery practice for the health system, expanding access for expecting families across Hampton Roads. Certified nurse-midwives will be available to...

Sentara Healthcare Membership Nears 1.2 million With Acquisition Of AvMed Inc.

Sentara Healthcare, based out of Norfolk and one of the largest not-for-profit integrated health care delivery systems in the U.S. Mid-Atlantic region, has concluded its transaction with SantaFe HealthCare Inc., for ownership of AvMed Inc., a not-for-profit health plan based out of Florida. AvMed...

Hampton Arts’ New Studio Theatre Adding Cabaret-Style Experience

HAMPTON—The new Studio Theatre at The American Theatre in Phoebus will continue to host the inaugural season of the intimate performance space by celebrating Coastal Virginia’s own Liz Terrell and Desiree Roots in upcoming performances. “Our ‘Life is a Cabaret’ series at the newly inaugurated...

Newport News Police Department Holding Hiring Event February 4

NEWPORT NEWS—The Newport News Police Department will hold an all-day hiring event on Saturday, February 4, at police headquarters, located at 9710 Jefferson Ave....

Citizen Volunteers Wanted In York County

YORK-York County is looking for citizens to volunteer in various roles within the community. The county is in need of coaches for sports programs,...

New Exhibit Now Open At Virginia Living Museum

NEWPORT NEWS-A new interactive exhibit is now open at The Virginia Living Museum. Mazes and Brain Games, which opened January 21, is designed to show...

Walter Reed Shopping Center In Gloucester Sold

GLOUCESTER - Walter Reed Plaza, a shopping center in the northern part of the county, has been sold to National Net Lease Group, which is owned by SRS Real...

Williamsburg Planning Commission Weighs In On City’s Capital Improvement Budget

WILLIAMSBURG-Running a city is expensive. Buildings require new roofs and gutters. Sidewalks have to be repaired.  City parks should have wifi. The bulbs in street lights don’t last forever....

Military Job Fair Coming To Hampton Roads Convention Center

HAMPTON—The RecruitMilitary Job Fair will be coming to the Hampton Roads Convention Center in Hampton on Thursday, February 2 from 11am to 3pm. The job fair will take place...

Bill Provides Tax Credit To Restaurants For Recycling Oyster Shells

Restaurants and other businesses that recycle oyster shells to help restore oyster populations and the overall health of aquatic life in the Chesapeake Bay could receive a tax credit...