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Granny’s House of Crafts Celebrating Re-Grand Opening May 13 and 14 in Yorktown

YORK-Granny’s House of Crafts, commonly referred to as “Granny’s” by locals, is inviting the public to a re-grand opening from 10am to 4pm Friday, May 13, and Saturday, May 14. With 18 craft booths, the shop has added a few...

Special Programming Planned For Jamestown Settlement On May 14

JAMES CITY –On Saturday, May 14, Jamestown Settlement will present a full day of programs to commemorate the 1607 founding of Jamestown as well as honor Virginia Indians and their legacies and traditions. Jamestown Day will begin at 10am with...

Kinetic Art Installed In The Yard District

NEWPORT NEWS—Visitors to The Yard District in Newport News are now being welcomed with a unique piece of wind art. Fluidity, a kinetic wind sculpture created by United Kingdom artist Will Carr, was installed at the corner of 23rd Street...

Port Warwick Announces Summer Concert Series

NEWPORT NEWS-The Port Warwick summer concert series, presented by Virginia Health Services, will open for the season on Wednesday, May 25. Outdoor concerts will be held each Wednesday evening from 6pm to 9pm through August 31 at William Styron Square....

Drummers Call Weekend in Colonial Williamsburg To Resume After Two-Year Hiatus

WILLIAMSBURG- Colonial Williamsburg Fifes & Drums will join fife and drum units from across the country to celebrate the tradition of 18th Century military music during its annual Drummers Call weekend, set for May 20-21 in Colonial Williamsburg. Drummers Call...

The Ferguson Center For The Arts Names Atrium After Former Newport News Mayor Joe Frank And Wife

NEWPORT NEWS—A crowd of Newport News residents, elected officials, friends, and family gathered on Friday, May 6 at the Ferguson Center for the Arts as the atrium was officially dedicated to long-serving Newport News Mayor Joe Frank and his...

Sister Cities Newport News Hosting World Arts Celebration

NEWPORT NEWS—Sister Cities of Newport News, in partnership with the City of Newport News, will celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Sister Cities program at the upcoming World Arts Celebration on May 21 from noon to 5pm. The celebration...

York County Hosting Art At The River Juried Art Show May 15

YORK-York County will host the 9th Annual Art at the River Juried Art Show on Sunday, May 15 along the Riverwalk in Yorktown. Fully 37 artists are participating in this year’s exhibition, which will take place from 10am to 4pm....

Children’s Festival Of Friends To Be Held May 7 At Newport News Park

NEWPORT NEWS-After a two-year hiatus due to covid-19, the City of Newport News will hold its 31st annual Children’s Festival of Friends from 10am to 5pm on Saturday, May 7 at Newport News Park. The popular event has attracted...

“Broadway in Norfolk” Season Features Big-Name Shows

The lineup for the 2022-2023 “Broadway in Norfolk” season at Chrysler Hall in Norfolk will feature some major hit shows including “Hamilton,” “Jesus Christ Superstar,” and “Wicked.” It also features the Norfolk premier of six-time-Tony-Award-winning, “Dear Evan Hansen.” The...

Gloucester Business Owner Shares Lessons In New Book

GLOUCESTER – When Courtney Riley first started her business, Proximo Marketing Strategies, she had heard the expressions “rise and grind” and “good things come to those who hustle.” Thinking those were the keys to success as a new business...

Lightwire Theater Coming To Hampton April 23

HAMPTON—Lightwire Theater was introduced to the public in 2012 when they were featured as semi-finalists on Season 7 of “America’s Got Talent.” That performance launched them into the national and international spotlight, sharing their unique brand of storytelling with...

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Governor Glenn Youngkin Shares His Views On Local Business And The Economy With Peninsula Chronicle

After more than four months in office as the new leader of Virginia, Governor Glenn Youngkin shared his thoughts in a recent Q&A with the Editor of the Peninsula Chronicle regarding Virginia’s economy, issues related to inflation and rising...

Local School Districts Hope Raises Will Help With Teacher Retention

WILLIAMSBURG – As many area public schools continue to face a shortage of teachers and support staff, localities are taking aggressive approaches to slow the exodus. The first step is appropriating raises. The Williamsburg-James City County school board has recommended a...

Visit Williamsburg Invites Tourists To Enjoy “Life. At Your Pace.”

WILLIAMSBURG-As the summer travel season approaches, Visit Williamsburg is inviting tourists to experience “Life. At Your Pace.” while vacationing within the Historic Triangle. Victoria Cimino, CEO of Visit Williamsburg, the area’s official tourism organization, gave business and community leaders an...