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Coffee Shops Are Bustling With Independent Workers Again

Workers have slowly started returning to the office following the covid-19 pandemic. Freelance workers who may have typically worked from home in the past are also starting to venture out, occupying space and time at local coffee shops. Coffee shops...

New On The Chronicle

We’ve added two new features to help businesses connect with readers: free job listings and a free events calendar. Since they’re new, there won’t be many listings until you post them. As the pandemic becomes a memory, businesses need to find employees and everyone wants to get back to meeting in public, so these will help us move forward.

Legalizing Marijuana: What Individuals And Businesses Need To Know

On July 1, 2021, Virginia officially legalized marijuana, meaning that it is now legal for individuals 21 years of age and older to have up to one ounce of marijuana for personal use. Consuming it in public or offering...

The Chronicle is Growing!

The Chronicle is looking for experienced freelance reporters. We could give you the details here, but we want people to check out our free job listings section here.

Bikes Unlimited Closing in Williamsburg

WILLIAMSBURG-A variety of factors has led the owners of Bikes Unlimited to close its doors. The bicycle shop, located on Monticello Avenue, will cease operations later this fall. Owner Barry Herneisey, who runs the business with his wife, Jan, cited...

W&M Bookstore Won’t Reopen Until Late Fall

WILLIAMSBURG-Classes may be back in session for students at College of William & Mary, but the student bookstore has not yet reopened in its new location on Prince George Street. The bookstore, which is operated by Barnes & Noble College,...

Grand Opening Scheduled For New Yorktown Mercantile

YORK–Stacye Moser, better known as “Duchess of York,” used to run a vendor booth at the former Cozy Cottage on George Washington Memorial Highway before taking over the antique business and changing its name. The new business, Yorktown Mercantile, will hold a grand opening celebration on Friday, September 17. Yorktown...

Juicing Life Bar & Café Set To Open Second Location In Williamsburg

WILLIAMSBURG-Juicing Life Bar & Café, which currently has a location on Town Center Drive in Newport News, will open a second location in Williamsburg’s new Midtown Row mixed-used development later this fall. Juicing Life Bar...

California-Based Del Taco Chain Headed to Hampton Roads

It was announced on September 13 that Del Taco, a chain restaurant based out of California, will be making its way East, opening several locations in Virginia. Del Taco plans to open ten restaurants in...

Opening Of Beale’s Brewery Delayed Until 2022

YORK-The opening of Beale’s Brewery taproom in Yorktown has been delayed. The brewery was hoping to open this past summer but construction was halted temporarily due to the shortage of...

Peninsula Agency On Aging Celebrates Opening Of New Location

JAMES CITY-On September 21, Peninsula Agency On Aging held a ribbon cutting ceremony and celebration of the opening of its new Williamsburg location at 4551 John Tyler Highway. Peninsula Agency On Aging’s Williamsburg office moved into a new space located in the Governor’s Green Shopping...

FISH Eyes New Location On Second Street In Williamsburg

WILLIAMSBURG-FISH, Inc. plans to request a special use permit in order to move its operations into new facilities located at 312 and 314 Second Street. The non-profit organization, which assists with food, clothing and small household item distribution to those in need in the community,...

Local Industries

Riverside Health System Hosting Free Flu and Covid-19 Vaccination Clinics

Riverside Health System will host several free vaccination clinics for both covid-19 and the flu in coming weeks across Hampton Roads. The clinics will be either drive-thru or walk-up to enable patients 12 and older to receive both the flu vaccine as well as the...

An Occasion for the Arts Returns In Person October 2-3

WILLIAMSBURG-Since 1969, An Occasion for the Arts has celebrated outstanding artists, stage performers, and youth activities in the community. The art festival, held annually throughout downtown Williamsburg the first weekend of October, returns this year in person after being cancelled last fall due to...

Sentara Donates $50,000 For Behavioral Health Program

Sentara Healthcare/Optima Health/Virginia Premier recently donated $50,000 to support a behavioral health program in Hampton and Newport News. The money will help provide transportation to court, to treatment appointments, and to work for defendants enrolled in the behavioral health program who are struggling with...

Jefferson Lab Virtual Field Trip Invites Students To ‘Fall For Science’

NEWPORT NEWS—For science enthusiasts who have ever wanted to go behind the scenes of a world-class national research laboratory, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility is offering a free and exclusive opportunity for the public to go behind the scenes...

Is A Second Broadband Option Also Coming To James City County?

JAMES CITY-It appears James City County may follow Williamsburg’s lead when it comes to offering residents an additional choice for cable and Internet. On September 9, Williamsburg City Council approved a franchise agreement with Shenandoah Cable Television LLC, or Shentel,...

EPA Announces $477 Million Loan To HRSD For Water Infrastructure Project

NEWPORT NEWS—U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Assistant Administrator for Water, Radhika Fox, recently announced a $477 million Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) loan to the Hampton Roads Sanitation District (HRSD). This loan is the second installment of...

Jefferson Lab Virtual Field Trip Invites Students To ‘Fall For Science’

NEWPORT NEWS—For science enthusiasts who have ever wanted to go behind the scenes of a world-class national research laboratory, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility is offering a free and exclusive opportunity for the public to go behind the scenes...

Ingalls Shipbuilding Successfully Completes Acceptance Trials for Frank E. Petersen Jr. (DDG 121)

NEWPORT NEWS—Huntington Ingalls Industries announced recently that its Ingalls Shipbuilding division completed the final round of sea trials for Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer Frank E. Petersen Jr. (DDG 121). “The successful completion of acceptance trials is an extremely rewarding accomplishment for Ingalls and for our partners who...

September Is National Preparedness Month

Although the Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1 through November 30 each year, September is generally the busiest time of year for tropical storms and hurricanes. It’s fitting then, that September has been designated National Preparedness Month, to raise awareness about the importance...

Construction Complete On New Midtown Row Mixed-Use Complex In Williamsburg

WILLIAMSBURG-Williamsburg’s Economic Development Authority (EDA) received an update on September 14 on the progress of the new Midtown Row mixed-use development at the corner of Monticello Avenue and Richmond Road. Aras Holden, vice president of Acquisitions & Development for Broad Street Realty, which is behind...

Public Hearings Scheduled For I-64 Express Lane Project

HAMPTON—The Virginia Department of Transportation will hold two public hearings soon to discuss plans for widening Interstate 64 between LaSalle Avenue and Settlers Landing Road, replacing the eastbound bridge over the Hampton River, and widening the westbound bridge over the river. Other bridges within the project area...

New Businesses

Master Center For Addiction Medicine Opens Hampton Office

HAMPTON—The Virginia Peninsula Chamber of Commerce and the Master Center for Addiction Medicine invites the Peninsula business community to a ribbon-cutting ceremony to be held on Wednesday, September 15 at 5pm. The ceremony will be held at the Master...

Williamsburg Area Realtor Starts New SUP Side Business

JAMES CITY-Page Bishop, a realtor with Liz Moore & Associates, has found a new way to show her clients some of the area’s beautiful rivers and natural areas via a new business venture, Page Paddle. Bishop’s new business specializes in...

Employment News

Newport News Public Works To Hold Two-Day Job Fair

Newport News—The City of Newport News Public Works Department is hosting an in-person job fair on Thursday, September 30 from 1 to 5pm, and Friday, October 1 from 9am to noon. The two-day event will be held at the...

Virginia Peninsula Chamber Of Commerce Offers Free Resume Clinic, Job Fair

HAMPTON—The Virginia Peninsula Chamber of Commerce is offering a free resume clinic for job seekers prior to a Job Fair they are hosting with the Military Family Support Center Employment Programs to be held in October. The resume clinic...