Thursday, March 23, 2023

Hospitality & Tourism

The Proper Barbershop In Newport News Looking To Possibly Expand

NEWPORT NEWS—A lot has happened for John Pīna since he opened his first The Proper Barbershop in the Port Warwick section of Newport News in 2018. Not long after, he had an opportunity to open a second location at...

James City County Marina Boat Ramp Closed For Repairs

JAMES CITY-The James City County Marina boat ramp is currently closed for repairs. The boat ramp will be closed through April 20 as work begins to remove the existing boat ramp surface and replace it with new reinforced concrete...

Hampton Discusses Changes To Short-Term Rental Policies

HAMPTON—City officials with the Hampton Planning Commission and Hampton City Council held a special joint session recently to seek guidance on the desired policy framework to establish conditions that should apply to the issuance of the first short-term rental...

Jamestown Rediscovery Foundation Receive $150,000 Donation To Preserve Church Tower

JAMES CITY-The Jamestown Society recently donated $150,000 to the Jamestown Rediscovery Foundation to help preserve Jamestown’s 17th-Century Church Tower. The brick tower is the only remaining above-ground example of 17th-century architecture at Jamestown from when it served as Virginia’s...

Williamsburg Named One Of South’s Best Small Towns

WILLIAMSBURG-In its popular annual Best of the South issue, Southern Living magazine named Williamsburg as one of the top 50 Best Small Towns for 2023. Williamsburg came in at number 42 on the list. The national publication touted that in addition...

Lux Events Hosting Taste of New Orleans Festival March 18 In Newport News

NEWPORT NEWS- Lux Events invites the community to experience the food, culture, and entertainment that embodies the spirit of New Orleans. A Taste of New Orleans Festival will be held from 3pm to 9pm Saturday, March 18, at Centura...

Yorktown Trolley Resuming Service March 24

YORK-The Yorktown Trolley is revving up to start its 2023 season. Beginning Friday, March 24, the trolley will operate from 11am to 5pm through November 19, with extended hours of 10am to 5:30pmMemorial Day weekend to Labor Day. The trolley...

Local Eco-Tourism Group Three-Peats With Virginia Green Travel Award

HAMPTON—Local eco-tourism group Shored Up LLC recently announced it is the recipient of a Virginia Green award for the third consecutive year. This year, the organization was chosen to receive the 2023 Travel Star Award in the category of...

Second City Touring Company Returning To The American Theatre

HAMPTON—The Second City Touring Company will make a stop at The American Theatre on Saturday, March 25 beginning at 8pm with a new show perfect for spring romance and big laughs. “The Second City Swipes Rights: An Incomplete Guide to...

Colonial Williamsburg Bringing Back Special Palace Garden Glow Light Event This Spring

WILLIAMSBURG-The gardens at Governor’s Palace in Colonial Williamsburg will once again light up the night during a special illumination event this spring. “CW Lights: A Palace Garden Glow Event” will return for its third season for a limited run beginning...

Reptile And Amphibian Weekend (RAAW) Coming To Virginia Living Museum

NEWPORT NEWS—Visit the Virginia Living Museum on Saturday March 18 and Sunday, March 19 for a weekend of activities that includes a close encounter of the reptile and amphibian kind. The weekend-long program will feature a series of events that...

Jamestown Settlement To Hold Military Through the Ages and Directors Series Events

JAMES CITY-Jamestown Settlement is working harder than ever to keep history alive for new generations through extensive research, conservation, and preservation and by providing immersive programming and authentic resources for learners, educators, and researchers. As The History Channel/A&E Networks chief...

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Getting To Know…Bob McKenna

Bob McKenna, president and CEO of the Virginia Peninsula Chamber of Commerce, has been with the organization since 2018. A veteran of the U.S. Navy, he previously served as a contractor and a consultant for the U.S. Department of...

Navy Veteran Opens Carpet Cleaning Franchise In Williamsburg

WILLIAMSBURG-A soft opening was held in February for a new carpet and floor cleaning franchise in Williamsburg. Cornelius Davis, who retired from the U.S. Navy in 2019, opened JDog Carpet Cleaning & Floor Care of Virginia. The business specializes in...

Latest Lease Transactions Include Home Improvement Companies, Wellness Services, Retail Shops

Among the latest new commercial real estate lease transactions on the Peninsula are new home improvement companies, a new Starbucks, a new health & wellness company, an apparel shop, a new restaurant, a new fitness facility, and other businesses. Cushman...