Thursday, October 6, 2022

Peninsula Chronicle

Yankee Candle Returning To Williamsburg For The Holiday Season

JAMES CITY-Yankee Candle is making a return to Greater Williamsburg, albeit temporary. The candle retailer is opening a popup at Williamsburg Premium Outlets on Richmond Road for the holiday season. The Yankee Candle pop up is set to open soon in...

Random Words Bookstore In Gloucester Closing After Less Than A Year In Business

GLOUCESTER – Random Words Bookstore, which opened in the White Marsh Shopping Center this past March, is closing after fewer than seven months in business. “Business has just dropped off and it’s no longer sustainable,” co-owner Kevin Moore said. A going-out-of-business...

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New Bargain Store Opening In Williamsburg

WILLIAMBURG-A new discount store is opening in Williamsburg. A grand opening is planned on Wednesday, October 5 for the new Bargain Outlet on Richmond Road. The new establishment, located at 2229 Richmond Rd. adjacent to Sno-to-Go, specializes in luxury items for...

Philly Cheeseteak Café Opening In Peninsula Town Center

HAMPTON-A taste of Philadelphia is coming to Peninsula Town Center. The shopping complex is set to welcome a new dining establishment, Philly Cheesesteak Café, this week. A grand opening celebration will be held for the new business on Thursday, September 29...

Regional Economic Forecast is Mostly Cloudy With A Chance of Recession

YORK-The economy is “quite strange right now,” said Greg Grootendorst, chief economist with the Hampton Roads Planning District Commission, who presented a sobering update to the York County Board of Supervisors during its work session on Tuesday, October 4. “We’re kind of in an unprecedented place.” Grootendorst based his murky...

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New Kent County Ready For Growth Challenges

NEW KENT – Rodney Hathaway has been the New Kent County administrator since 2012, and an employee of the county even longer. So, when he says the quality of living is high in New Kent, he’s speaking from firsthand experiences. He also can quickly explain why it is one of...

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Tambora Latin Cuisine In York County Closes

YORK-A Latin restaurant on George Washington Memorial Highway has closed after two years in operation. Tambora Latin Cuisine, located at 1900 George Washington Memorial Highway,...

Grand Illumination Returning For Three Weekends Again This Holiday Season

WILLIAMSBURG-Colonial Williamsburg’s traditional Grand Illumination holiday celebrations will be held once again this year over three weekends in December. Grand Illumination is set this season for December 3, December 10,...

Phoebus Historic Fall Festival Planned For October 8

HAMPTON-Historic Phoebus is transforming the artistic hub into a vibrant outdoor festival featuring live music, handmade arts and crafts, street food, craft beer, and...

We Need Reporters to Cover More News

The Chronicle is looking for experienced freelance reporters to help expand our coverage on the Peninsula. We also need an intern to help with writing content, researching and generating story ideas, writing small briefs and articles, and taking photos to accompany articles when necessary. If you’re interested, send a resume with links to examples of your work to jobs@peninsulachronicle.com

Williamsburg Art Council Selects Baker’s Butterfly Design For Mural

WILLIAMSBURG – The Williamsburg Public Art Council (WPAC) announced Silas Baker as the first winner of its mural program on Midtown Row. On September 29, Baker’s design called “Papilio Glaucus” was chosen to adorn the exterior of the Food Lion at 1242 Richmond Rd. The...

New Kent County Welcomes First OB/GYN

NEW KENT-New Kent County’s first obstetrician and gynecologist will begin treating patients effective Tuesday, September 27. Dr. Maria Espiridion, an ob/gyn affiliated with Henrico Doctors’ Hospitals in the Richmond area, is now also seeing patients at OB/GYN Associates at Chickahominy Family Physicians’ location in Quinton. “Patients...

Results Performance Training In Williamsburg Opens In New Location

JAMES CITY-Results Performance Training has opened its door to its new home, an address change that owner Detric Smith said gives his fitness facility more space and greater visibility. A ribbon cutting event was held for Smith’s new location in the Colony Square shopping center...

Local Construction Industry Leader To Host Book Launch Event At Tradition Brewing Company

NEWPORT NEWS-A local business leader in the construction industry is sharing her expertise with the upcoming release of her new book. Jamie Vanek will celebrate the release of her new book with a book launch event from 5pm to 8pm Tuesday, October 4, at Tradition...

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Set For Boot Barn In Newport News

NEWPORT NEWS-Virginia Peninsula Chamber of Commerce is hosting a ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday, October 7 at noon for Boot Barn, located at 315...

Williamsburg Assistant City Manager Receives Prestigious Economic Development Honor

WILLIAMSBURG-Williamsburg Assistant City Manager Michele Mixner Dewitt was recently honored with the prestigious Cardinal Award from The Virginia Economic Developers Association (VEDA). The award recognizes...

Port Warwick Art and Sculpture Festival Planned For October 8-9

NEWPORT NEWS-The Port Warwick Art and Sculpture Festival will be held on Saturday, October 8 from 10am to 6pm and on Sunday, October 9...

Apartment Complex In Newport News Sells For $32 Million

Newport News-An apartment complex in Newport News was recently sold for more than $30 million. Berkadia reported the sale of the 256-unit development on September 22. Stoneybrook & Associates, LLC sold...

Newport News Looking To Redevelop Sherwood Shopping Center

NEWPORT NEWS-Sherwood Shopping Center on Warwick Boulevard may soon be getting a facelift. During a joint meeting with the Newport News City Council, Planning Commission, Economic Development Authority and Newport...

Christopher Newport University To Host Hiring Event October 10

NEWPORT NEWS-Christopher Newport University (CNU) will host a hiring event on Monday, October 10. CNU is looking to fill positions in housekeeping and dining. Positions are hourly with competitive pay...

James City County Provides Updates On Two Big Projects During Community Conversations Event

JAMES CITY-Residents of James City County were invited to a Community Conversations event on Thursday, September 29 to hear updates on two projects the county is pursuing in the...