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Chuck Rigney and John Rowe

Portsmouth’s Economic Development Strategy

Portsmouth’s Economic Development Strategy

By Philip Newswanger   Portsmouth City Manager, John Rowe, and the city’s new economic development director, Charles “Chuck” Rigney, agreed to an interview with Veer Magazine. Rigney, former assistant director of Development for the city of Norfolk, was hired Nov. 3 to head Portsmouth’s economic development initiatives. Rowe and Rigney offered their views on the

Norfolk historically is a city that floods. Photo shows downtown in 1933

Norfolk Hosts Flood Risk Meetings

Representatives from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) together with City of Norfolk staff recently held an open house designed to provide impacted property owners an opportunity to ask questions about the new maps and learn their flood risks.  Displays featured permit and insurance information, coastal resiliency information, grant opportunities and information on how to

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Push Comedy Theater: November Laughs

It’s Hampton Roads titans of comedy in the area’s newest comedy venue!!! Get ready as The Pushers unveil two new sketch and improvs show at the brand new Push Comedy Theater. In honor of the Push’s grand opening, we are performing a brand new comedy show every weekend in November. All new sketches. All new improv. This

Renee Fleming performs Tuesday, February 17 at Harrison Opera House. Photo Credit: Decca/Andrew Eccles

2015 Virginia Arts Festival Schedule

Events   Renée Fleming Olga Kern, piano Festival Preview Tuesday, February 17, 7:30 PM Harrison Opera House, Norfolk     The Music of the Rolling Stones with Virginia Symphony Orchestra Brent Havens, conductor Friday, February 20, 8 PM Ted Constant Convocation Center, Norfolk   Rosanne Cash Saturday, April 11, 8 PM TCC Roper Performing Arts

Holiday Lights on the Boardwalk, Virginia Beach

Holiday Happenings 2014

Holiday Lights, Ice Skating & Parades   Million Bulb Walk November 21-26, 5:30-8:30 pm Norfolk Botanical Garden   Holiday Lights at The Beach November 21 through January 3 2nd Street to 33rd Street at the Oceanfront Cruise in your car through holidays lights on the Boardwalk.   30th Anniversary Grand Illumination Parade November

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Fury over Fraim Flight a Red Herring

By Phillip Newswanger   For once, I agree with Councilwoman Theresa Whibley.   The fury over the Fraim flight was “the silliest thing I’ve ever seen brought up.”   Mayor Paul Fraim, accompanied by City Manager, Marcus Jones, and City Attorney, Bernard Pishko, flew to Baltimore June 16 to “meet with representatives from The Cordish


It’s Official: Stone in Love with RVA

Today, San Diego-based Stone Brewing Co.announced it has signed a formal letter of intent with the City of Richmond, Virginia, signifying the company’s interest in building its East Coast facility in the city’s Greater Fulton Community. Subject to local approvals, Stone plans to invest $74 million to construct a production brewery, packaging hall, destination restaurant,

A recent Suzanne Patrick for Congress event hosted by Decorum Furniture

Vote to Move Virginia Forward in November

By Michael Hamar   For non-political junkies (for the record I will admit that I am a political junkie!), living in Virginia can be exhausting given its off year state elections which result in Virginians undergoing political campaign overload literally every year.  But every year’s election cycle does matter and the outcome can have a

Norfolk City Manager Marcus Jones and Deputy City Manager Ron Williams say lessons learned from pitching Norfolk to Stone Brewing may help lure other breweries

Norfolk Looks Beyond Stone to Lagunitas, others

By Jeff Maisey   While Stone Brewing Company will likely bypass Norfolk and select Richmond or Columbus, Ohio as the site of its eastward expansion, there is a silver-lining.  Though all three cities are finalists on the California craft brewery’s list, Columbus is offering millions in financial assistance to make the deal happen; Richmond is