Friday, May 7, 2021

Hospitality & Tourism

New Marathon-ish Event Coming to Newport News

NEWPORT NEWS—You’ve heard of the Newport News Marathon that winds its way through streets of the city? Well, get ready for a new marathon that’s geared for people who prefer entertainment over exercise. The inaugural 23rd Street Marathon is slated...

Newport News Tourism Debuts Virtual Tour

In celebration of National Travel & Tourism Week, Newport News Tourism produced a video to replace its annual day-long Familiarization Tour of Newport News. Typically, a motorcoach tour is held for front-line personnel, as well as visitor center staffs,...

Guy Fieri’s Pizza Parlor Reopens

HAMPTON—Guy Fieri’s Pizza Parlor located at 1970 Power Plant Parkway, Suite B in Hampton has reopened after being closed for nearly a year because of covid-19 concerns. However, they are operating on a limited schedule, open only on Fridays...

Mariners’ Museum Set to Reopen May 21

NEWPORT NEWS—After being closed for more than a year due to the covid-19 pandemic, The Mariners’ Museum will re-open to Members on Friday, May 21, while welcoming back the general public a week later on Friday, May 28. Team...

Rare Lobster Donated To Virginia Living Museum

NEWPORT NEWS—A lobster that was potentially slated to be someone’s dinner at Red Lobster Seafood Restaurant in Manassas, Virginia is now the newest member of the Virginia Living Museum. Named “Freckles” by the restaurant members who saved the lobster’s life,...

Jamestown Day Celebrations Planned For May 8

JAMES CITY-Jamestown Settlement will honor the anniversary of the founding of the country’s first permanent English colony with a Jamestown Day celebration on Saturday, May 8. Jamestown Day will feature various family-friendly activities and programs including interpretive programs, military salutes,...

Cyclists Are Invited To Enjoy The Virginia Capital Trail During Cap2Cap May 7-9

A revamped version of the Dominion Energy Cap2Cap event will take place May 7-9 along the Virginia Capital Trail. The annual cycling event, now in its 16th year, is a way to promote bike riding and use of the Virginia...

New Space Explorer Gallery Opens At Virginia Air & Space Center

HAMPTON—The new Space Explorer Gallery at the Virginia Air & Space Science Center offers a unique opportunity to learn about gravity, explore the life cycle of a star, view some of the spacecraft that were sent to Mars, and...

Hampton Business Receives 2021 Virginia Green Travel Star Award

HAMPTON—SHORED UP LLC, a Hampton-based ecotour business, has won the 2021 Virginia Green Travel Star Award for Green Tour of the Year. The award, one of the 15 highest awards given to Virginia Tourism operators from across the state,...

Public Opinion Sought On Temporary Closures of Colonial Parkway

The National Park Service (NPS) at Colonial National Historical Park wants to hear from citizens regarding a proposal to implement recurring, temporary closures of a seven-mile section of the Colonial Parkway to motor vehicles. The proposal comes in part following...

Busch Gardens Offering Free Admission To Military Members And Their Families

JAMES CITY-Now through May 16, Busch Gardens is offering free admission tickets for all U.S. military veterans and their families. Military veterans and retirees can register for complimentary single-day tickets for themselves and up to three dependents online here...

Blues, Brews, & BBQ, Art At The River Return to Yorktown

YORK-Riverwalk Landing’s popular Blues, Brews, & BBQ festival and the Art at the River Juried Art Show return the first weekend in May following cancellations in 2020 due to the covid-19 pandemic. The Blues, Brews, and BBQ festival will feature...

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New Marathon-ish Event Coming to Newport News

NEWPORT NEWS—You’ve heard of the Newport News Marathon that winds its way through streets of the city? Well, get ready for a new marathon that’s geared for people who prefer entertainment over exercise. The inaugural 23rd Street Marathon is slated...

Philip Michael Store In Hampton Relocates

HAMPTON—The Philip Michael Fashion For Men Store formerly located at Coliseum Crossing in Hampton has moved. They are now in Coliseum Crossing, just a few doors down. “Our landlord had an opportunity to bring in Five Below, and they wanted...

Snow Companies Names New President

YORK-Snow Companies on Waller Mill Road has named a new president. The company, which celebrates its 20th Anniversary this year, announced the promotion of Blake Shewey to President of the agency on May 5. Brenda Snow will continue on as...