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Songs of Past and Present: A Portsmouth landmark of Jewish history brings new life to old spaces

Songs of Past and Present: A Portsmouth landmark of Jewish history brings new life to old spaces

By Elizabeth Blachman This past September, I attended High Holy Day services for the last time at the last Jewish synagogue in Portsmouth. Rabbi David Goldstein presided over Yom Kippur services, and then Gomley Chesed Synagogue closed its doors, ending more than a hundred years of Jewish congregations in Portsmouth. With the merging of Portsmouth’s

Guide to Spring & Summer Festivals

The Hampton Roads region is in full bloom during the spring and summer with an array of colorful festivals ranging from the two-day Virginia Beer Festival to the wacky Hermit Crab Challenge, kite festivals in Portsmouth and at the Oceanfront to music fests featuring everything from jazz, funk, country, pop, and rock. We are truly

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

Scott Travis Returns Home with Judas Priest

By Jeff Maisey Judas Priest, one of the best known heavy metal bands of the classic 1980s era, will descend upon the nTelos Wireless Pavilion in Portsmouth on October 25 on the strength of their critically-acclaimed new album, “Redeemer of Souls,” and a massive collection of head-bangin’ hits that include “Living After Midnight,” “Heading Out

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