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CAPT Maarten Lutje Schipholt  MSc, National Liaison Representative of The Netherlands to Supreme Allied Command Transformation in Norfolk, with his wife, Edith.

Sea Level Rise: What Can Norfolk Learn from Holland?

Sea Level Rise: What Can Norfolk Learn from Holland?

By Jeff Maisey Last year, according to CAPT Maarten Lutje Schipholt, National Liaison Representative of The Netherlands to Supreme Allied Command Transformation in Norfolk, Kareem Chun, a Dutch student working at NATO ACT headquarters, looked at the broader impact of rising sea levels for the Hampton Roads area and came up with the following conclusions:

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Reconsidering the ABC

By Al Markowitz Like many of you, I have been increasingly appalled by the abuses of our state Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control, or ABC, especially their attempts at law enforcement at UVA. Last year armed under cover ABC agents attacked Elizabeth Daly, a twenty year old student after she and two classmates bought sparkling

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Getting Things Done in Virginia

By Al Markowitz   Most of us often feel frustrated and powerless as individuals regarding issues that affect us. We can sometimes feel utterly depressed and beaten by self-serving corrupt politicians and by the idiocy of people around us who are taken in by the judgmentalism, hate and blind nationalism pushed by the right-wing corporate media machine.

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A United Hampton Roads Would be the 5th Largest City in America

By Michael Hamar Recently, I have attended two LGBT organization events that started me thinking on the divergence in thinking between these organizations and our local cities, tourism bureaus and arts organizations.  One event was the launch for 2015 PrideFest – the actual PrideFest event will be on June 27, 2015 – and the other

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BOOK REVIEW: Confessions of a Wandering Bibliophile

By Tom Robotham   Books are the best of things, well used; abused, among the worst. What is the right use?…They are for nothing but to inspire. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson.    The great essayist Anne Fadiman once spoke for all true bibliophiles when she wrote, “the heart of reading [is] not whether we wish

Little Pants won song of the year and best acoustic honors on Wednesday at the Attucks Theatre

Multiple Winners in the 2015 Veer Magazine Local Music Awards

By Staff   Bluesy rock band Seth Stainback & Roosterfoot and acoustic duo Little Pants each won two categories in the 2015 Veer Magazine Local Music Awards. A special tribute was paid to Norfolk Sound pioneer Lenis Guess. Photographer Sherry Boylan was presented the Industry Award, given each year to a non-musician who contributes to

There are now 100 craft brewies in Virginia. Devils Backbone (picture) is now the largest producer in the Commonwealth

100 Craft Breweries Now in Virginia

RICHMOND, VA –The Virginia Craft Brewers Guild announced today that the Commonwealth is now home to over 100 craft breweries. This important milestone was celebrated at the Guild’s annual meeting and Craft Beer Caucus legislative reception, attended by over 150 brewers and legislators from around the Commonwealth. “100 craft breweries is a huge milestone for

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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