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(Tim Siebles shares his thoughts in a conversation at the Taphouse in Ghent)

Running on Faith: A Conversation with Tim Seibles, Virginia’s Poet Laureate

Running on Faith: A Conversation with Tim Seibles, Virginia’s Poet Laureate

By Tom Robotham Tim Seibles is nationally acclaimed poet and a professor of creative writing and literature at Old Dominion University. Over the years he has won many accolades, notably in 2012, when he was a finalist for the National Book Award. This year he was named Virginia’s Poet Laureate. Recently I sat down with

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Coastal Virginia Beer Trail Launched to Boost Tourism

By Jeremy Bender The Hampton Roads area craft breweries now have an official beer trail dubbed Coastal Virginia Beer Trail at The site – with the tagline “Where craft beer and water meet – is designed largely as a tool for tourists and beer-cationers hoping to add a local craft brewery experience to their

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

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,