Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Newport News

Tradition Brewing Company Turns 5

NEWPORT NEWS-Tradition Brewing Company is celebrating a milestone anniversary in June, its fifth birthday. The brewery, located on Thimble Shoals Boulevard near City Center at Oyster Point, will host a three-day festival in honor of the anniversary June 25-27. The celebration...

New Chief Information Officer Named At Newport News Shipbuilding

NEWPORT NEWS—Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) announced recently that Jason Sutton has been promoted to Chief Information Officer for its Newport News Shipbuilding division, effective June 21. Sutton will be responsible for all aspects of information technology to enable Newport News...

Fund Will Award Nearly $1 Million To Black Nonprofits

The Norfolk-based Hampton Roads Community Foundation announced recently that it will be awarding nearly $1 million in grants to Black nonprofit organizations in the area as part of its commitment to racial equality. According to a statement released by the...

Shipyard Skilled Trades Trainees Wanted

NEWPORT NEWS—Interested in training for a job in the shipbuilding industry? As part of the Choice Neighborhoods Initiative, the City of Newport News is partnering with Newport News Shipbuilding to recruit, train, and prepare residents of the Marshall-Ridley neighborhood...

Habitat For Humanity Dedicates New Home

NEWPORT NEWS—Habitat for Humanity Peninsula and Greater Williamsburg welcomed the James family to their new Newport News home during a dedication ceremony held recently. Kameera James, a pipefitter for Newport News Shipbuilding, and her two young sons excitedly cut...

Huntington Ingalls Industries Announces New Officer

NEWPORT NEWS—Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) recently announced that Ashutosh Gokhale has been appointed Vice President, Business Management and Chief Financial Officer for its Technical Solutions division. Gokhale will replace Billy Jahn upon his retirement July 9 and will be responsible...

Newport News Breaks Ground On Choice Neighborhoods Initiative

NEWPORT NEWS—The City of Newport News and the Newport News Redevelopment and Housing Authority (NNRHA) recently broke ground on the first phase of construction of the City’s Choice Neighborhoods Initiative (CNI). The mixed-use development will feature apartments, townhomes, and...

Peninsula Locales Plan Juneteenth Celebrations

Peninsula localities are planning several programs and events to commemorate the Juneteenth holiday on June 19. Colonial Williamsburg is partnering with the city of Williamsburg, College of William & Mary, and the Let Freedom Ring Foundation on a series of...

Cava Now Open in The Marketplace At Tech Center

NEWPORT NEWS-The Mediterranean food chain Cava recently opened a second location on the Peninsula. Cava opened in May at The Marketplace at Tech Center in the former Zoe’s Kitchen. Cava is a chain restaurant that specializes in fresh, Mediterranean-inspired cuisine....

Newport News Bake Shop Featured on “Good Morning America”

NEWPORT NEWS-The new bakery O’s Cakes was recently featured on the ABC morning news program “Good Morning America.” On June 8, GMA ran a segment featuring O’s Cakes co-owners, Olajuwon Bynoe and his wife, Aysia, who opened the bake shop...

Ferguson Center For The Arts Announces 2021/2022 Schedule

NEWPORT NEWS—The Ferguson Center for the Arts will be closing out their 2020/2021 event schedule with a free online event, Drew Gasparini’s “New Voices” with Heath Saunders. “New Voices” is a series of virtual concerts featuring music by up-and-coming...

Aromas World Leaving City Center

NEWPORT NEWS—The Newport News location of Aromas is relocating from its current spot near the fountains of City Center to the space previously occupied by Moe’s Southwest Grill across Warwick Boulevard from the Christopher Newport University Campus. “Our lease at...

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Dominion Energy Customers Will Benefit From Stronger Grid

Dominion Energy Virginia customers will continue to experience more reliable service, new tools to manage energy usage, and greater access to clean energy sources as efforts continue on the Company’s 10-year plan to transform the electric distribution grid. With Phase...

Tradition Brewing Company Turns 5

NEWPORT NEWS-Tradition Brewing Company is celebrating a milestone anniversary in June, its fifth birthday. The brewery, located on Thimble Shoals Boulevard near City Center at Oyster Point, will host a three-day festival in honor of the anniversary June 25-27. The celebration...

Crumbl Cookies Chain Is Heading To The Peninsula

HAMPTON-The national cookie chain Crumbl Cookies is eyeing two locations on the Peninsula. Spencer Rowe recently relocated to the Hampton Roads area to open a Crumbl Cookies in Peninsula Town Center in Hampton. While an exact opening date has not...