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d’Art Center Rocked by Explosion

d’Art Center Rocked by Explosion

By Jeff Maisey Several visual artists’ resident galleries appeared heavily damaged Saturday morning following an overnight explosion in downtown Norfolk’s Selden Arcade. The Arcade is home to d’Egg Diner, a Starbucks coffee shop, and dozens of local artists who have gallery space on either side of the common area walk-through corridor. Shattered glass and debris

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

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

Affordable and Public Housing – Ways and Means to Make It Better For All of Us

By John Horton   Recently there has been much coverage in the media pertaining to “affordable and public housing.”  In the Hampton Roads area, this is an ongoing crisis and concern.  It is no longer about the “poor and disadvantaged”; it is about all of us.  An old proverb comes to mind, “But for the

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