Monday, December 5, 2022

Peninsula Chronicle

The Georgia Peach Boutique Opening In Hilton Village

NEWPORT NEWS-Holiday shoppers searching for home décor and women’s clothing gifts have a new option to check out in Hilton Village. The George Peach is opening its doors to the public following an official ribbon cutting ceremony at 10am...

Many Local Retailers Expect Positive Sales During The Holiday Season

According to a survey conducted by Retail Alliance in early November, many local retailers are expecting a moderate sales growth this holiday season. The results are on par with the National Retail Federation’s forecast. More than half (52.3 percent) of...

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Less Than Zero Waste And Refill Shop Opens In Hilton Village

NEWPORT NEWS-Less Than, the region’s first zero waste and refill shop, has opened a new shop in Hilton Village. Doors officially swung open for a soft opening on Black Friday, November 25, and a formal ribbon cutting ceremony will...

Several New Businesses Now Open On The Peninsula

Several new businesses have opened or soon will open on the Peninsula. This fall, Cushman and Wakefield/Thalhimer announced that Mobility Works leased 4,000 square feet of retail space at 6099 Jefferson Ave. in Newport News. Mobility Works is a company...

Hampton Mayor Delivers State Of The City Address

HAMPTON—On Thursday, December 1, more than 500 people gathered at the Hampton Roads Convention Center in Hampton to hear the State of the City Address. This marked the first time since 2019 the address was delivered in front of a live audience. The theme to the State of the City...

The New Local News Model

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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.

Businesses Often Struggle With The Difference Between Employees And Independent Contractors

NEWPORT NEWS – Differentiating between an employee and an independent contractor is not always easy. The United States Department of Labor and many states do have a 24-point test to help with the determination. However, the U.S. Department of Labor wants to make revisions to prevent misclassifying the two under...

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The White Oak Lodge In Hampton Open Again

HAMPTON—If The White Oak Lodge located at 3533 Kecoughtan Rd. in Hampton looks like it should be on the shores of a lake in...

Farmer’s Table Restaurant Now Open In Newport News

NEWPORT NEWS—The popular Smithfield restaurant, Farmer’s Table, opened a new location in Newport News on Friday, November 18 in the space next to Port...

Virginia Living Museum Creates Santa’s Nature Reserve For The Holidays

NEWPORT NEWS—The Virginia Living Museum (VLM) has transformed its boardwalk trail into Santa’s Nature Reserve for the holidays, replete with soft lights along the wooded trail that lead visitors...

Greater First Colony Art Trail Scheduled For December 4 In Williamsburg

JAMES CITY —Greater First Colony, a community along the Greensprings corridor in James City County, will host its second annual Art Trail on Sunday, December 4. The event will run from 11am to 5pm and offer an opportunity to meet many local artists, artisans,...

Exhibit Created By CNU Professor Examines Human Toll Of Racist Housing Policies

NEWPORT NEWS-- A multi-media exhibition created by a Christopher Newport University professor entitled “Living Apart: Geography of Segregation in the 21st Century,” will be showcased in the Fleming Gallery at the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) in Virginia Beach. The show is based on nearly...

New Mural Debuts In Williamsburg’s Midtown Row

WILLIAMSBURG – Food Lion is not normally where one goes to view fine art, but that’s where the Williamsburg Public Art Council’s first commissioned mural was unveiled at a recent ceremony attended by city leaders, members of the Art Council, and business owners and...

Newport News Shipbuilding Authenticates Keel Of Attack Sub Arkansas

NEWPORT NEWS—The Newport News Shipbuilding (NNS) division of HII hosted a keel authentication ceremony on Saturday, November 19 for the Virginia-class submarine Arkansas (SSN 600). Present at the event were the ship’s sponsors, six women from the group known at the Little Rock Nine,...

York County Seeking Citizen Input On Water Street Area Master Plan

YORK-York County is seeking input from community members about the future of the Water Street area. Citizens will have the opportunity to offer their...

Warwick Moose Lodge To Hold Merry Market Craft And Vendor Fair December 4

NEWPORT NEWS—Warwick Moose Lodge, in conjunction with Giving Hope in Hampton Roads, will host a Merry Market Craft and Vendor Show on Sunday, December...

Newport News Public Works Hosting Household Hazardous Waste Cleanup Event

NEWPORT NEWS—Knowing that residents will be preparing their homes for cooler weather and being inside more frequently, the Newport News Public Works Solid Waste...

Median Sales Price Of Homes In Region Is Steady

VIRGINIA BEACH – After dropping for four consecutive months, the median sales price (MSP) of homes in Hampton Roads remained the same from September to October. According to the Real...

Fall 2023 Opening Anticipated For New Performing Arts Facilities At William & Mary

WILLIAMSBURG-College of William & Mary students and faculty as well as members of the community can expect to enjoy new performing arts facilities next year. The college anticipates a fall...

Virginia’s October Economic Stats Offer Optimism

RICHMOND – Virginia’s labor force increased by 1,162 in October, keeping the number of Virginia’s employed at more than 4.3 million. The numbers from the Bureau of Labor and Statistic’s...

Williamsburg’s State of the City Message To Be Presented Live and Online

WILLIAMSBURG – The City of Williamsburg invites residents to participate in its biennial State of the City event, an informational presentation available online or in-person. The State of the City...