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Granny’s House of Crafts Celebrating Re-Grand Opening May 13 and 14 in Yorktown

YORK-Granny’s House of Crafts, commonly referred to as “Granny’s” by locals, is inviting the public to a re-grand opening from 10am to 4pm Friday, May 13, and Saturday, May 14. With 18 craft booths, the shop has added a few...

Grand Opening Of Ashley HomeStore In Williamsburg Set For May 14

YORK-Ashley Homestore in the Kingsgate Green Shopping Center on Waller Mill Road in Greater Williamsburg will host its official grand opening celebration on Saturday, May 14. The event will take place from noon to 2pm at its new location at...

Friendly Grow Supply/April’s Flowers Offers New Options For Plant and Flower Enthusiasts

YORK-Green thumbs have a new option for buying plants and flowers for their homes and gardens. Husband and wife team April Hoercher and Ian Staples, along with their business partner Bryan Sprospon, opened Friendly Grow Supply on February 1 and...

Wholeness Hair Clinic in Williamsburg Offers Haircare With A Holistic Approach

WILLIAMSBURG-Small business owner Akyra Thompson believes that everyone deserves to feel confident and comfortable in their own skin...and hair. She’s quick to note that her business, Wholeness Hair Clinic, isn’t just about great hair design and technique. It prides...

Governor Glenn Youngkin Shares His Views On Local Business And The Economy With Peninsula...

After more than four months in office as the new leader of Virginia, Governor Glenn Youngkin shared his thoughts in a recent Q&A with the Editor of the Peninsula Chronicle regarding Virginia’s economy, issues related to inflation and rising gas prices, and his goals for helping local businesses rebound...

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Local School Districts Hope Raises Will Help With Teacher Retention

WILLIAMSBURG – As many area public schools continue to face a shortage of teachers and support staff, localities are taking aggressive approaches to slow the exodus. The first step is appropriating raises. The Williamsburg-James City County school board has recommended a 7 percent raise for the next school year. For those working...

The Yard District Prepares For Pizzapalooza

NEWPORT NEWS—Pizzapalooza, sponsored by Ironclad Distillery and Coastal Fermentory, will take place in the parking lot between the two 23rd Street locations on Saturday,...

Rivah Rock Grill & Seafood In Lanexa Closes

LANEXA-Rivah Rock Grill & Seafood, a full-service restaurant located at 1428 Outpost Rd. within the Rockahock Campground, has permanently closed. The news was shared on...

Visit Williamsburg Invites Tourists To Enjoy “Life. At Your Pace.”

WILLIAMSBURG-As the summer travel season approaches, Visit Williamsburg is inviting tourists to experience “Life. At Your Pace.” while vacationing within the Historic Triangle. Victoria Cimino, CEO of Visit Williamsburg, the...

Busch Gardens And Water Country USA Receive Honors In USA Today’s 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards

JAMES CITY-Both Busch Gardens Williamsburg and Water Country USA received rankings in USA Today’s 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards for 2022. Busch Gardens Williamsburg earned three honors in the contest. Winners...

Virginia Country Real Estate Rebrands As NextHome

GLOUCESTER – Jeanne Hockaday has been a successful real estate agent in Gloucester for more than 40 years, operating Virginia Country Real Estate since 1982. She shed a few tears with the decision to re-brand as NextHome Coast to Country Real Estate. However, the reason was simple. “The change is to help the customers,” she said, which explains how she has...

Ferguson Moves Primary Listing To New York Stock Exchange

NEWPORT NEWS—Newport News-based Ferguson PLC officially transferred its primary listing to the New York Stock Exchange on Thursday, May 12, as it completed a transfer of listing category. This follows the transfer of the company’s listing category on the Official List of the Financial Conduct...

Kinetic Art Installed In The Yard District

NEWPORT NEWS—Visitors to The Yard District in Newport News are now being welcomed with a unique piece of wind art. Fluidity, a kinetic wind sculpture created by United Kingdom artist Will Carr, was installed at the corner of 23rd Street and West Avenue on April...

Huntington Ingalls Reports Newport News Shipbuilding First Quarter 2022 Revenues

NEWPORT NEWS—Huntington Ingalls Industries recently reported that first quarter 2022 revenues for Newport News Shipbuilding were $1.4 billion, a decrease of $17 million or 1.2 percent from the same period last year. The result is primarily driven by lower revenues in aircraft carriers and...

York County Hosting Art At The River Juried Art Show May 15

YORK-York County will host the 9th Annual Art at the River Juried Art Show on Sunday, May 15 along the Riverwalk in Yorktown. Fully 37 artists are participating in this year’s exhibition, which will take place from 10am to 4pm. A variety of artwork will...

York County’s Newly Adopted Budget Includes Reduction In Real Estate Tax Rate

YORK-The York County Board of Supervisors recently adopted its new budget, which goes into effect with the new fiscal year starting July 1. The new budget, which is roughly $257 million, includes $165 million in general operating funds. The Fiscal...

Gloucester County Podcast Earns National Recognition

GLOUCESTER – A few years ago, Gloria Williams and Quinton Sheppard were looking for new ways for Gloucester County’s department of Community Engagement and Public Information to reach the community. They settled on a podcast, which they called “Current...

New Amenities Coming To Riverview Farm Park in Newport News

NEWPORT NEWS—Frequent visitors to Riverview Farm Park may start to see some changes beginning in July. Hampton Roads Sanitation District (HRSD) has entered into an agreement with the City of Newport News to purchase nearly ten acres of Riverview Farm Park to build a...

Waller Mill Park In Williamsburg Now Closed Two Days A Week Due To Worker Shortage

WILLIAMSBURG-Beginning the week of May 16, Williamsburg’s Waller Mill Park will be closed on Tuesdays and Thursdays due to a staffing shortage. The park, located at 901 Airport Rd.,...

Virginia Peninsula Foodbank Offering Free Culinary Training Program

HAMPTON-The Virginia Peninsula Foodbank is offering a free culinary training program this summer. The program is designed to help economically disadvantaged adults learn culinary skills and gain employment. Participants will learn basic culinary skills...

Williamsburg’s ASPIRE Hosting Investment Workshop

WILLIAMSBURG-Williamsburg’s ASPIRE, an organization for young professionals, will host the workshop Investing 101 on Wednesday, May 18, at 9am at the Stryker Center, 412 N. Boundary St. in downtown Williamsburg. Noah Scruggs, a financial...