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Virginia ABC Stores Alter Operating Hours

Beginning Monday, January 24, those who have become accustomed to adding an ABC run to their morning chores will need to adjust their schedules. Due to an increasing number of employees being affected by covid-19 making it difficult to...

Williamsburg Winery Wins Gold Medal In San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition

JAMES CITY-A Williamsburg Winery wine recently earned an award in the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition, the largest wine competition in the United States. On January 18, it was announced that Williamsburg Winery’s 2020 Virginia Viognier was awarded a gold...

The Perfect Pairing: Brew Pubs And Trivia Nights

People have been fascinated with trivia and the ability to recall random facts well before the popular game show “Jeopardy” made its television premiere in 1964. Some people enjoy it just for the personal challenge. Some want to beat...

Williamsburg Winery’s Café Provencal Will Open To The Public For Four-Day Valentine’s Day Weekend Event

JAMES CITY-Café Provencal, the fine dining restaurant at the Williamsburg Winery, will open for a special Valentine’s Day weekend event. Café Provencal, which first opened on the property in 2007, has not fully reopened since the start of the...

Tambora Latin Cuisine Wants To Operate As A Night Club On Weekends

YORK-Ricardo Batista, owner of Tambora Latin Cuisine on George Washington Memorial Highway in the Shroeder Center shopping center, is requesting a special use permit in order to operate as a night club on Fridays and Saturdays for Latin dancing....

Tradition Brewing Company Features Local Nonprofits In New Monthly Series

NEWPORT NEWS-Tradition Brewing Company will host its first session of its new monthly community-focused series, Monday Matters, on Monday, January 10. Michele Hanson, Tradition Brewing Company's taproom and events manager, said their focus for 2022 is to educate locals on...

Matchsticks BBQ Co. Officially Opens Storefront In Midtown Row

WILLIAMSBURG-Matt Sileno opened the doors to his first restaurant, Matchsticks BBQ Co., on Thursday, January 6. Sileno's authentic wood smoked BBQ was first introduced to locals in 2018 through Matchsticks BBQ Co.'s food truck service. He is thrilled to...

Firehouse Coffee 1881 On Fort Monroe Under New Ownership

HAMPTON—There are a lot of changes in the works on Fort Monroe, including the ownership of the popular Firehouse Coffee 1881 café, previously operated by Donna and Tim Wray. Due to family matters, the Wrays reluctantly needed to sell...

The Hilton Creamery Slated To Open In Mid-January

NEWPORT NEWS-Longtime friends Candice Carpenter and her husband, Steven, and Megan Auman and her husband, Will, are slated to open The Hilton Creamery traditional ice cream parlor in mid-January. Located at 10349 Warwick Blvd. in the heart of Hilton...

Alewerks Brewing Company and Culture Café Collaborate On New Menu At L.A.B. Taproom

JAMES CITY-Alewerks Brewing Company has formed a new partnership with Culture Cafe to offer food at its L.A.B. (Little Auxilliary Brewery) at the Williamsburg Premium Outlets. The idea first sprouted in the spring of 2021 following customer feedback about the...

The Pizza Shop In Grafton Closes Its Doors

YORK-The Pizza Shop, located at 5214 George Washington Highway in Washington Square Shopping Center in Grafton, appears to have officially closed. Established in 1982, the restaurant was a local's favorite known for its pizza and submarine sandwiches. The establishment's telephone...

Bacchus Wine And Food Festival Returns To Virginia Living Museum

NEWPORT NEWS—Bacchus, the Roman god of agriculture, wine, and fertility, provides the theme for the Seventeenth Annual Bacchus Wine & Food Festival to be held at the Virginia Living Museum on Friday, February 4, 2022. Event goers will enjoy...

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York Seeking Artist Applications For “Art At The River”

YORK-Artist applications are due Tuesday, February 1 for the annual juried art show “Art at the River,” which will be held this year on Sunday, May 8. Original artwork in a variety of media are being accepted. This includes painting,...

Eastern State Hospital To Host Job Fair January 27

WILLIAMSBURG-Eastern State Hospital will host a job fair on Thursday, January 27, from 4pm to 6:30pm. The facility is located at 4601 Ironbound Rd. On-the-sport interviews will be available for the following positions: full- and part-time entry-level psychiatric technicians; forensic...

LISC Receives State Funding To Help Small Businesses Impacted By Pandemic

A new initiative called the Virginia Small Business Resiliency Fund program was recently launched, providing more than $9.7 million in grants for a dozen projects across the commonwealth. This funding will help create programs and products that will expand...