Friday, January 27, 2023

Nonprofits

Bacon Street Youth and Family Services Accepting New Clients

WILLIAMSBURG- Bacon Street Youth and Family Services was first established as the Drug Action Center in an office on Bacon Avenue in Williamsburg in May 1971. Commonly referred to as “Bacon Street,” it was founded by a group of...

Chesapeake Bay Foundation Honors Longest-Serving Oyster Restoration Volunteer

WILLIAMSBURG—The Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) recently dedicated its Williamsburg oyster shell recycling station in honor of Walter Zadan, CBF’s longest-serving Virginia oyster shell recycling volunteer, who passed away on September 19, 2022. At the age of 95, Zadan still...

Community Knights Set To Hand Out Next Round Of GIFT Program Grants

NEWPORT NEWS-Several local non-profits and other groups will soon receive grants for their programs through the Community Knights GIFT program. Community Knights will recognize the current crop of recipients during an open house event on Friday, December 16. The organization is...

Williamsburg Health Foundation Approves Nearly $700,000 In Grants Earmarked To Improve Community Health

WILLIAMSBURG-On Monday, December 5, the Williamsburg Health Foundation (WHF) Board of Trustees approved 13 grants worth nearly $700,000 for local organizations that are earmarked to improve the health of the Greater Williamsburg community. In the latest round of grants,...

Warwick Moose Lodge To Hold Merry Market Craft And Vendor Fair December 4

NEWPORT NEWS—Warwick Moose Lodge, in conjunction with Giving Hope in Hampton Roads, will host a Merry Market Craft and Vendor Show on Sunday, December 4 from 9am to 4pm at 1711 Warwick Moose Ln. in Newport News. The event is...

Dancers Unveiled For 2023 Dancing With the Williamsburg Stars

WILLIAMSBURG-The lineup of dancers for the 2023 Dancing with the Williamsburg Stars fundraising contest has been announced. Roughly 20 local “stars” will compete in this year’s event, which will be held on February 25, 2023. Dancing with the Williamsburg Stars pairs...

NetworkPeninsula Hosting 10th Annual Impact Forum on December 8 in Williamsburg

NEWPORT NEWS-NetworkPeninsula will host its 10th Annual Impact Forum from 11:30am to 1:30pm on Thursday, December 8 at the College of William & Mary School of Education in Williamsburg. NetworkPeninsula, which celebrates its 15th anniversary on Monday, December 5, facilitates...

CDR Raises More Than $50,000 In Annual Oyster Roast Event

WILLIAMSBURG-Child Development Resources (CDR) recently raised more than $50,000 during its third annual oyster roast on October 30. More than 300 individuals attended the event, which was sponsored by several local businesses and community members including: Optimal Service Goup (presenting...

Peninsula Women’s Network Aims To Connect, Support, and Empower Women On Their Professional Journeys

Whether you’re climbing the corporate ladder, embracing independence as an entrepreneur, or taking a hiatus from the business world to raise a family while yearning to keep business connections up to date, Peninsula Women’s Network (PWN) hopes to be...

Locals Attempting To Reopen Mekos Skatepark In Hampton After Abrupt Closure

HAMPTON—For more than 14 years, Mekos Skatepark has been inviting skateboarders and scooter riders to their business at Peninsula Town Center in Hampton on von Schilling Drive next to Buffalo Wild Wings. In early October, the business abruptly closed...

Three-Day Mayflower Marathon Event Will Benefit Virginia Peninsula Foodbank

HAMPTON—The Virginia Peninsula Foodbank will hold its 26th annual Mayflower Marathon Food Drive on November 18, 19, and 20. The event, which will feature 106.9 The Fox and FM99, runs for 57.5 straight hours and is intended to provide...

NetworkPeninsula Seeking Cohorts For 2023 Entrepreneurial Thinking Classes

NEWPORT NEWS-For the past two years, NetworkPeninsula and the Bernardine Franciscan Sisters Foundation have been providing Entrepreneurial Thinking Classes for the non-profit sector. Karen Dutro, executive director with NetworkPeninsula said the idea for the classes was born from a conversation...

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Dollar Tree, Inc. CEO Mike Witynski Leaving The Company

CHESAPEAKE-Mike Witynski, CEO of Dollar Tree, Inc., is leaving the company. The announcement was made on January 24. Witynski, who has been in leadership roles at Dollar Tree since 2010 and served as its CEO since 2020, will step down...

Newport News Public Schools Superintendent Let Go Following Shooting At Richneck Elementary School

NEWPORT NEWS-On Wednesday, January 25, the school board for Newport News Public Schools (NNPS) voted to part ways with its superintendent, George Parker III, following outrage over the shooting of Abigail Zwerner, a first-grade teacher at Richneck Elementary School,...

Hampton City Council Approves Red Light Camera Proposal

HAMPTON—At its Wednesday, January 25 meeting, Hampton City Council voted on an ordinance to amend and re-enact city codes in order to authorize traffic light signal photo-monitoring systems, also known as red light cameras. Hampton City Manager Mary Bunting...