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Jackie Scott & the Housewreckers perform June 1 as part of the Port Warwick series

2016 Summer Outdoor Music Series

2016 Summer Outdoor Music Series

Compiled by Staff As the weather heats up so does the region’s outdoor stages with live music from local and national bands. Here’s what’s hot this summer.    YNOT Wednesdays (Virginia Beach/Sandler Center Plaza, 5 PM) 6/1 – Kaboombox 6/8 – Tidewater Drive 6/15 – Action Jackson 6/22 – The Deloreans 6/29 – Cover This

Tall ships, firework, music and food at Norfolk Harborfest

Summer Festival Guide

Compiled by Staff Hampton Roads is home to a plethora of festivals featuring food, music, craft beer and a range of activities. There really is something for everyone.  Here’s what we recommend this late spring through summer. Enjoy!   Salute to Summer May 27-29 17th, 24th & 31st Streets at Oceanfront www.beachstreetusa.com Salute to Summer

Kenny Alexander proclaims victory in Norfolk

Looking Forward: Hopes for New Norfolk Leadership

By Al Markowitz Congratulations to Kenny Alexander, our first post-Fraim elected mayor. That he is also the first black mayor in Norfolk’s 334 year history is long overdue and worth celebrating. I would like to express some hopes I and others have for the future of our city. Norfolk continues to have race-based problems with

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O’Connor Scores Bronze at World Beer Cup

By Jeff Maisey The Brewers Association held its World Beer Cup awards presentation on May 6 in Philadelphia, and Norfolk’s O’Connor Brewing Company took home a bronze trophy for its O’Connor Dry Irish Stout in the Classic Irish-style Dry Stout category. Nearly 6,600 beers were entered in some 55 categories from 55 nations. Of those,

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NATO Fest After Party Celebrates German Beer

By Jeff Maisey Cogans North Pizza will host a Norfolk NATO Festival after party Saturday, April 23 as a fun way to commemorate the 500th Anniversary of the The Reinheitsgebot — German Purity Law of Brewing. Cogans North will feature a commemorative beer brewed by Weihenstephaner called 1516 as well as draft options from Spaten and Hofbrau.

(Kevin Osfolk of Portsmouth’s Bier Garden pours a glass of 1516 Kellerbier from Weihenstephaner)

Commemorating 500th Anniversary of The Reinheitsgebot

By Jeff Maisey April 23 marks the 500th anniversary of the Reinheitsgebot, famously known as the German Purity Law regulating the ingredients used in the production of beer.  Those ingredients, of course, are water, barley and hops. The original purpose was to prevent price competition between bakers and ensure the affordability of bread – a

(Andy Protogyrou)

Choosing Norfolk’s Next Mayor

By Al Markowitz On May 3, Norfolk citizens will be electing a new Mayor. Paul Fraim has led our city since he was appointed to the position by City Council in 1994. We have since moved to elected rather than appointed Mayors. Fraim has been re-elected twice by big majorities. As Mayor Fraim has decided

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North Carolina’s Anti-LGBT Law is a Cautionary Tale for Virginia Republicans

By Michael Hamar   As a former Republican Party city committee member, I continue to be dumbfounded by the apparent swamp fever that has over taken the Republican Party at both the state and national levels.  At the national level we see GOP presidential candidate Ted Cruz surrounding himself with a veritable who’s who of

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Anheuser-Busch/Inbev Acquires Devils Backbone

By Jeff Maisey Anheuser-Busch/Inbev announced it will acquire Lexington, Virginia based Devils Back Bone Brewing Company. “Through Anheuser-Busch’s network of distributors, Devils Backbone will soon be available nationwide,” said Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe in an official statement. Devils Backbone was founded in 2008 by Steve and Heidi Crandall. The brewery started as a brewpub, which

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