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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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Waypoint Seafood & Grill Reopens

JAMES CITY-Waypoint Seafood and Grill in the Quarterpath Crossing shopping center recently reopened under new management. The popular Williamsburg area restaurant, which closed at the end of May following the...

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...

Denny’s On Bypass Road For Sale For $2 Million

YORK-The Denny’s restaurant on Bypass Road in Greater Williamsburg has closed and the building is for sale. All signage at the restaurant has been removed and social media presence has been deleted. The Denny’s corporate website page says the Bypass Road location in Williamsburg has...

Dairy Queen Heading To Grafton

YORK-A Dairy Queen will be opening in York County on Route 17 in Grafton. On Thursday, October 14, Campana Waltz Commercial Real Estate, LLC announced that a vacant 2,800 square foot building at 5704 George Washington Memorial Highway in the Grafton area near the post...

TPMG Seeking Participants For Asthma Trials

WILLIAMSBURG --- Tidewater Physicians Multispecialty Group’s Clinical Research Division in Williamsburg is currently recruiting for two asthma trials for people with moderate to severe asthma. The trials aim to assist those who have difficulty controlling their asthma. Approximately 25 million Americans have asthma, and ten...

Bon Secours Names New Hampton Roads Market President

Bon Secours recently named Pat Davis-Hagens as its new Hampton Roads market president. Davis-Hagens will be relocating from Cincinnati, where she is currently president of The Jewish Hospital—Mercy Health. Bon Secours is part of the Bon Secours Mercy Health system. In her new role, Davis-Hagens...

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...

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...

Dominion Energy Virginia Files Rate Settlement Agreement That Provides Significant Customer Benefits

Dominion Energy Virginia, the Virginia State Corporation Commission (SCC) Staff, the Office of the Attorney General, and other parties recently filed a comprehensive settlement agreement in the Company's pending triennial base rate case. If approved by the SCC, the...

Here’s What Is Under Consideration In Hampton For the American Rescue Plan Act

HAMPTON—The $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) of 2021 is an economic stimulus package signed by President Joe Biden back in March to help the United States build economic strength after the covid-19 pandemic. In May, the U.S....

Colonial Williamsburg Looking To Build A New Archaeology Center

WILLIAMSBURG-Colonial Williamsburg is moving forward with plans for the new Colin G. and Nancy N. Campbell Archeology Center, which the foundation hopes to open on South Nassau Street across from the Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg. Colonial Williamsburg is requesting a rezoning of a portion...

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...

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...

DP Fitness Marks One-Year Anniversary With Creation Of New Non-Profit

YORK --- DP Fitness in Victory Village Shopping Center will celebrate its one-year anniversary on October 24. Eureka Powers opened the online shop and retail store in October 2020 in honor of her son,...

Southeast Community Resource Area Master Plan Unveiled

NEWPORT NEWS—At a recent work session, the Newport News City Council and the Newport News School Board were given a presentation on the Master Plan for the Southeast Community Resource Area (SECRA). The plan for...

Windchaser Meadery Offering A Mead-Making Class

JAMES CITY-Want to learn how to make mead? Windchaser Meadery on Richmond Road in Lightfoot will offer a class on the ancient art of making mead on Saturday, October 30, at 6:30pm. The course will...