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Jolly Pond Hardwoods Now Open In Toano

JAMES CITY-Toano recently welcomed a new business. Jolly Pond Hardwoods opened a location on Richmond Road in September in the space formerly occupied by Ballava's Mexitalian Restaurant. Jolly Pond Hardwoods specializes in repurposed wood. The...

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Bonilla Pet Studio Opening Soon In Williamsburg

WILLIAMSBURG-Bonilla Pet Studio, a high-end family portraiture business specializing in families with pets, will open a location in Williamsburg later this fall. Bonilla Pet Studio first opened in the MacArthur Mall in Norfolk in March...

Opening Of New Music Venue Good Vibes Pending In Newport News

NEWPORT NEWS—Good Vibes, the concert hall and event venue that will soon take over the space vacated by Boathouse Live in City Center at Oyster Point, is waiting for final approval from the city before reopening the facility’s doors. The venue features an 1,100-person capacity with a VIP lounge...

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3D-Printed Home In James City Slated For December Completion

JAMES CITY- The Habitat for Humanity Peninsula and Greater Williamsburg, along with Alquist, a 3D-printing home construction company, are making progress on the East Coast’s first 3D-printed house, which is located at 129 Forest Heights Road in Williamsburg. The concrete...

The Torggler Center At CNU Is Ready For Visitors

NEWPORT NEWS—While the Mary M. Torggler Fine Arts Center at Christopher Newport University already had visitors over the summer, the official opening to the public will be on Sunday, October 31 at 1pm, and will include the premier exhibition...

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Buttery Baking House Expands With A New Brick-And-Mortar Establishment

WILLIAMSBURG-For roughly four years, Claudia Glazier has been operating her popular pastry business Buttery Baking House as a vendor at the Williamsburg Farmers Market. On October 11, she announced...

Water Country USA Revamps Aquazoid Amped

YORK-Aquazoid Amped will debut its redesigned look in May 2022 as the latest addition to fan-favorite waterslides and rides at Water Country USA. Described as a full-sensory, immersive ride offering guests a special effects show, pulse-pounding music, and dynamic lighting...

Five Businesses Lease New Spaces On The Peninsula

On September 22, Cushman & Wakefield | Thalhimer announced the following recent business lease transactions in Hampton and Newport News: Ames Cleaners and Formals leased 3,020 square feet of retail space at 1814 Todds Ln. in Hampton. Tidewater Property Preservation, LLC leased 2,634 square feet of...

Peninsula Agency On Aging Celebrates Opening Of New Location

JAMES CITY-On September 21, Peninsula Agency On Aging held a ribbon cutting ceremony and celebration of the opening of its new Williamsburg location at 4551 John Tyler Highway. Peninsula Agency On Aging’s Williamsburg office moved into a new space located in the Governor’s Green Shopping...

CultureFix Scrumptious Weekend Set For October 23-30

CultureFix will host a week of outdoor festivities from Saturday, October 23 through Saturday, October 30 as part of Scrumptious Weekend under a tent on the lawn of the Colonial Williamsburg Art Museums. Here’s the lineup of activities: Field Dayz Fest Saturday, October 23 from 1pm to...

Huntington Ingalls Industries Employees Honored at Women of Color STEM Conference

NEWPORT NEWS—Twelve Huntington Ingalls Industries employees were recognized for their achievements in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) during the 26th annual Women of Color STEM Conference. Both the conference and awards ceremony were hosted virtually Oct. 7-9. Three employees received Technology All-Star awards, which...

ITA International Awarded $100 Million GSA Contract

NEWPORT NEWS—ITA International (ITA) was awarded a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) phase III, five-year, $100 million indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract by the U.S. General Services Administration to implement data driven tools to enhance warfighting, training, and decision-making for the U.S. Air Force, Department of...

Riverside Health System Announces Pay Raises And Other Compensation For Employees

NEWPORTS NEWS-On October 7, Riverside Health System announced that it would be increasing compensation for its employees beginning in January due in part to express gratitude for their dedication throughout the covid-19 pandemic. Riverside is committing an investment of more than $20 million toward...

New Pet Store Opening In Lightfoot At The End Of October

JAMES CITY-The New pet store Pet Supplies Plus will open in Lightfoot Marketplace shopping center at the end of October. The pet supply store will take over the storefront that was left vacant last year by Pet Valu as well...

Two New Stores Set to Open In Williamsburg Premium Outlets

JAMES CITY-Two new apparel stores will soon open at Williamsburg Premium Outlets on Richmond Road. Aerie is a retail store specializing in bras, underwear, swimwear, and activewear in a variety of sizes to accommodate all body types. Aerie will open...

U.S. Congress Encourages Students To Create Phone Apps

NEWPORT NEWS—The U.S. Congress is looking for middle and high school students to create apps for mobile devices or computers with the 2021 Congressional App Challenge (CAC). This competition encourages students to learn how to code by creating their...

Hampton City Council Recognizes Summer Business Institute

HAMPTON—The Hampton City Council added a special session to their normal docket on Wednesday, September 22 to recognize the value of the Academies of Hampton’s City Schools Summer Business Institute. At the opening of the special session, Mayor Donnie Tuck...

Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers Headed To Williamsburg

WILLIAMSBURG-The restaurant chain Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers has begun the process of opening a location in Williamsburg. Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers is hoping to construct a new restaurant on two parcels of land at 1611 and 1617 Richmond Road in Williamsburg. An application...

Construction Complete On New Midtown Row Mixed-Use Complex In Williamsburg

WILLIAMSBURG-Williamsburg’s Economic Development Authority (EDA) received an update on September 14 on the progress of the new Midtown Row mixed-use development at the corner of Monticello Avenue and Richmond Road. Aras Holden, vice president of Acquisitions & Development for Broad Street Realty, which is behind...

Busch Gardens Christmas Town Job Fair Scheduled For October 23

JAMES CITY-To prepare for the upcoming holiday season, Busch Gardens Christmas Town will hold a job fair on Saturday, October 23 from 9am to 2pm. Busch Gardens Christmas Town is set to open November 12...

RTL Paranormal Works To Discover What Goes Bump In The Night

What do you do when someone breaks into your apartment, leaves previously closed windows wide open, turns on the television and cranks up the volume, then shuffles around in your bedroom while you’re on...

New Fort Monroe National Monument Superintendent Named

HAMPTON—Eola Dance, who has been acting superintendent of Fort Monroe National Monument, has been named the official superintendent, the National Park Service recently announced. She officially took over the role on October 10."I welcome...

Hampton Mayor One of 38 Selected For Leadership Program

HAMPTON-Hampton Mayor Donnie Tuck was recently selected as one of 38 mayors for an intensive education program through the Bloomberg Harvard City Leadership Initiative. The year-long program will be taught by faculty from Harvard Business...