Wednesday, July 6, 2022

Nonprofits

Peninsula SPCA Receives Grant From Petco Love

NEWPORT NEWS—The Peninsula Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (PSPCA) recently received a $3,500 grant from the national non-profit Petco Love, to support the PSPCA’s lifesaving work for animals in Hampton Roads, specifically on the Virginia Peninsula. Since...

Needs High, Inventory Low At Virginia Peninsula Foodbank

Inflation is hitting almost everyone hard, but it’s delivering a 1-2 punch to food banks, including the Virginia Peninsula Foodbank. Karen Joyner, the group’s CEO, said visits are up this year and donations are down, making for a tough year...

Peninsula READS Searching For New Executive Director

Peninsula READS, a non-profit organization that provides essential resources to equip adult students with the knowledge and skills that are critical to successful performance in a literate society, is seeking a new executive director for the organization. Peninsula READS employs...

Soundscapes Uses Music To Empower Students and Connect Them With Their Communities

NEWPORT NEWS-One local nonprofit is using music to help students grow and engage with their communities. Soundscapes offers music education and performance opportunities to Peninsula students from 1st grade through age 25 through free afterschool music programs held at Carver...

THRIVE Peninsula, Inc. Will Benefit From State Farm Grant

NEWPORT NEWS—Each year, State Farm insurance celebrates its top 100 agents nationally who have logged the most Acts of Good through their 100 for Good program. This year, Poquoson-based agent Susan Eacho was nominated and selected as one of...

Coming To The Table Will Host Journey To Racial Healing Ceremony on June 11

JAMES CITY COUNTY-The Historic Triangle chapter of Coming to the Table, a national racial reconciliation organization, is holding an annual “Journey to Racial Healing” ceremony at James City County’s Freedom Park on Saturday, June 11, to recognize a descendant...

United Way of the Virginia Peninsula Hosting Three Open Houses In June

United Way of the Virginia Peninsula (UWVP) is hosting three open house events in June that are intended to help frontline staff and supervisors obtain a first-hand glimpse of how its Advocacy and Referral Service operates and what it...

Addition Approved For St. James On-the-Glebe Anglican Church In Gloucester

GLOUCESTER – The Gloucester Historical Committee voted at its June 2 meeting to approve an addition at St. James On-the-Glebe Anglican Church. J. Brad Newbill plans to add a 672-square foot bathroom and shower, both ADA complaint, to an existing...

3e Restoration Will Present Film About Social Displacement On June 6

WILLIAMSBURG-3e Restoration invites the public to view a short film titled “Only Us” at 6pm on Monday, June 6, at the Kimball Theatre. The documentary centers around the story of a local mother and her child who experienced the...

Black History Conference Set For June 25 In New Kent

NEW KENT-The African American Heritage Society of New Kent County (AAHS-NK) will honor African American culture and history during a Black History Conference in June, the same month the society will celebrate the fifth anniversary of its establishment. ...

Local Rotary Clubs Build Nature Play Build Zone At Virginia Living Museum

NEWPORT NEWS—On Saturday, April 23, The Rotary Clubs of Warwick at City Center and the Virginia Peninsula collaboratively gathered at the Virginia Living Museum in Newport News to build a new Nature Play Build Zone on the outdoor Dinosaur...

Housing Development Corporation of Hampton Roads Assists Low-Income Residents With Obtaining Living Quarters

The mission of Housing Development Corporation of Hampton Roads (HDCofHR) is to provide quality, affordable housing opportunities in safe neighborhoods to low-income individuals and families. The nonprofit was founded in 2008 by a group of like-minded individuals who recognized the...

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Water Country USA’s Newest Attraction Opening July 15

YORK-Water Country USA’s younger guests will have a new area of the park to explore later this month. The water park’s newest attraction, Lil’Surfers Splash Pad, is expected to open on Friday, July 15. The attraction will feature fountains, spray...

Food Lion Honors Two Williamsburg Employees For Their Service

JAMES CITY-The Food Lion grocery store chain recently recognized long-term associates for their service to the company. Among those honored were two employees who work out of the Food Lion stores in the Greater Williamsburg area. On June 30, Food...

Renovations Of Gloucester’s Historic Circle Reveal Surprises

GLOUCESTER – Renovating an old building, especially one that is a few hundred years old, often results in a few surprises. “You don’t honestly know what you’re going to run into as you peel back the layers of the building...