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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...

Cancer Survivor Awareness Fundraiser Set For June 26 At Surf’s Up Restaurant

POQUOSON—June is Cancer Survivor Month, so it’s fitting that a group called God’s Hands and Feet (GHAF) is putting on a fundraiser June 26 to raise money and awareness. The GHAF fundraising team is comprised of four women—Karen Whaley,...

Liz Moore & Associates Hosts Pet Portrait Fundraiser For Heritage Humane Society

YORK-To support the Heritage Humane Society’s expansion project, Liz Moore & Associates realty company will hold a Pet Portrait Fundraiser on Saturday, June 26. The event will take place from noon to 4pm at Heritage Humane Society on Waller Mill...

Oishii Restaurant Receives Business Appreciation Award

WILLIAMSBURG-Amy Lau and David Lam, co-owners of Oishii, an Asian restaurant on Prince George Street that specializes in Ramen and sushi, were recently recognized by the City of Williamsburg with the 2021 Business Appreciation Award. Mayor Doug Pons presented the...

19 Virginia Companies Make Fortune 500 List

Fortune Magazine recently released its annual list of the 500 largest U.S. corporations based on revenue. Virginia has 19 companies on the list, including seven in Richmond. Locally, Huntington Ingalls Industries in Newport News jumped 30 spots from last year,...

Newport News Plans Virtual Job Fair For Area Youth

NEWPORT NEWS—Young people looking for jobs are invited to the One City Celebrations Youth Job Fair on Tuesday, June 22 from 10am–1pm. During the virtual event, participants will hear from employers actively recruiting for a variety of positions. This...

Antiques Roadshow Will Film In Colonial Williamsburg In September

WILLIAMSBURG-The popular PBS television series “Antiques Roadshow,” will be, well, hitting the road again this year, and Colonial Williamsburg is scheduled to be one of its stops. “Antiques Roadshow” focuses on local antique owners who bring in items to be...

Youth Enrichment Program Accepting Applications

Middle and High School students in Newport News and Hampton are encouraged to apply for the Youth Enrichment Program. This leadership development and internship program for teens is sponsored by the Community Builders Network, a nonprofit organization dedicated to...

Start Peninsula Plans Alumni Event For Entrepreneurs

Start Peninsula will host an Alumni Night event on June 9. Select previous winners will be on deck for the virtual event, which will include a panel discussion about their entrepreneurial experiences and their involvement with Start Peninsula. Participants include...

Sunset Boat Ramp Offer Rescinded

HAMPTON—Mayor Donnie Tuck announced this week that Sunset Boat Ramp, which is located at 21 Marina Road off Ivy Home Road near Surfrider Restaurant, will not be purchased by Bluewater Yacht Sales after all. Bluewater initially wanted the ramp...

Van Heusen/IZOD Closing In Williamsburg Premium Outlets

WILLIAMSBURG-Williamsburg Premium Outlets is losing one of its clothing stores. Van Heusen/IZOD Company Store announced that it will be permanently closing all of its locations between now and July, including the store at Williamsburg Premium Outlets. The brand’s merchandise will...

Newport News Hosts Virtual Job Fair

NEWPORT NEWS—Newport News Parks, Recreation, and Tourism invites all interested parties to “get paid to play” this summer. The department will be hosting a virtual job fair to fill a variety of positions quickly.The fair will take place on...

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Virginia General Assembly To Convene In August To Discuss American Rescue Plan Act of 2021

A special session of the Virginia General Assembly will convene in August to address judicial vacancies as well as how to allocate more than $4.3 billion in federal relief funding following the covid-19 pandemic. “With more Virginians getting vaccinated every...

Virginia Governor Releases Unemployment Stats For May

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam announced on June 23 that the commonwealth’s unemployment rate dropped .2-percentage points to 4.5 percent in May, which is 4 percent points below the rate from a year ago. Virginia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remains...

Submissions Now Being Accepted For Consideration For New Virginia Time Capsule

Governor Ralph Northam is inviting citizens of Virginia to submit items for a new time capsule that will be buried on Monument Avenue in Richmond where a statue of Robert E. Lee is scheduled to be removed soon. The...