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VEER Magazine Endorses Andy Protogyrou for Mayor

VEER Magazine Endorses Andy Protogyrou for Mayor

By Staff Norfolk has made significant progress in the past three to five years, and we would like to see this vision continue and be enhanced. As a result, we believe Andy Protogyrou is the best mayoral candidate who can efficiently and effectively continue the city on this path. Why Andy? For one, we think

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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.

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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

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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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A-List Democrats to Endorse Kenny Alexander as Norfolk Mayor

By Jeff Maisey Last week, US Senator Mark Warner publicly endorsed Virginia state senator Kenny Alexander to become the next mayor of Norfolk. But Warner isn’t the only noteworthy politician lining up to support Alexander. According to our source, in the coming weeks and days leading to the May 3 election additional high-profile, A-list Democrat

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Decorum Furniture to be Honored 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award at Retailer of the Year Event

By Kylie Sibert   Retail Alliance, the non-profit association representing retailers throughout Hampton Roads, recently announced that Decorum Furniture is the recipient of this year’s 2016 Lifetime Achievement award at their Retailer of the Year event on May 19.  The award will be presented to partners Claus Ihlemann and Robert Roman. “Decorum Furniture is a worthy recipient

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Reflections on an Immortal Genius

BY TOM ROBOTHAM I don’t know what it means and I don’t care because it’s Shakespeare and it’s like having jewels in my mouth when I say the words. ― Frank McCourt.   First off, I must make a confession: There was a time when I hated Shakespeare. I can recall, in particular, the dreary