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NetworkPeninsula and Bernardine Franciscan Sisters Foundation Present Entrepreneurial Thinking Cohorts 2022

NEWPORT NEWS-NetworkPeninsula and the Bernardine Franciscan Sisters Foundation joined forces in 2020 and launched the Entrepreneurial Thinking Cohorts in response to nonprofits facing a growing need for their services with limited resources to meet the demand. Their goal is...

Habitat For Humanity’s Family Services Department Provides Path To Home Ownership

Habitat for Humanity's mission is to provide local families with a springboard to secure, steady futures through affordable homeownership, financial knowledge, and neighborhood revitalization. The path to home ownership begins with Habitat for Humanity's Family Services Department. "Family Services is...

Peninsula Agency on Aging Begins Caring Neighbors Program

Peninsula Agency on Aging (PAA) has implemented a Caring Neighbors program that partners volunteers with family caregivers, older adults, and people with disabilities to foster companionship between local residents. The nonprofit began a telephone check-in to remedy feelings of loneliness...

Purrhaps It’s Serendipity Inc. Offers Local Pet Adoption Services

NEWPORT NEWS-Catherine Lanning officially opened Purrhaps It's Serendipity Inc. nonprofit animal rescue October 11, 2021. What was supposed to be a short-term summer job with Heritage Humane Society in Williamsburg several years ago ended up changing the course of...

Mayor McKinley Price To Host Annual MLK Day Of Service Food Drive

NEWPORT NEWS—On Monday, January 17, Newport News Mayor McKinley L. Price will host the annual Martin Luther King, Jr. (MLK) Day of Service Food Drive to provide essential support to residents on the Peninsula. This year’s event is more...

Williamsburg Community Growers Offers Healthy, Sustainable Choices For Locals

WILLIAMSBURG-The Williamsburg Community Growers (WCG) nonprofit organization was formed in 2016 with the intent of cultivating Williamsburg's healthy community food ecosystem. The organization operates a teaching farm and community garden that's situated on a 10-acre parcel of land located under...

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...

Langley For Families Foundation Announces Annual Make A Difference Donations

NEWPORT NEWS—Langley Federal Credit Union employees nominated local non-profit agencies for their annual Make a Difference Donations. These donations are comprised of employee payroll deduction gifts and matching funds from the Langley for Families Foundation. This year, employees raised...

Southeastern Virginia Alzheimer’s Association Walk Raises More Than $675,000

More than 2,300 residents of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore participated in six Walk-to-End-Alzheimer's events held in September and October. Combined efforts raised more than $675,000. "We were excited to be back in person at the Walk to End...

Smoothie Stop Café Helps Human Trafficking Victims Start Anew With Business License Fee Donation

HAMPTON—Smoothie Stop Café is a local, family-oriented franchise that focuses on producing quality fresh fruit and vegetable smoothies, cold-pressed juices, wraps, and salads. In addition to offering healthy alternatives to fast food dining and nutritious products for health-conscious people,...

Business Donations Help Stock Habitat Restores In Newport News And Williamsburg

The Habitat Restores in Williamsburg and Newport News continue to thrive not only through donations from homeowners but from local small businesses too. Several businesses donate to the Habit Restores on a routine basis. “Whenever a small business donates to...

The Institute For Dance Presents Christmas Dreams 2021

WILLIAMSBURG-The Institute for Dance will perform Christmas Dreams at the Kimball Theatre in celebration of the holiday season. Showtimes are 2:30pm and 7:30pm Saturday, December 11 and 2:30pm Sunday, December 12. Tickets bought in advance of the performance cost $20...

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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...