Big Honor for Dave McDonald

Big Honor for Dave McDonald

(Dave McDonald’s favorite racing distance is the 10K.) By Jeff Maisey Dave McDonald of Norfolk will be inducted into the Pittsburgh Running Hall of Fame on April 30 in conjunction with the Pittsburgh Marathon weekend.  “It will be cool to return to Pittsburgh for this...
Scott Jackson Talks Tattoo

Scott Jackson Talks Tattoo

(Bagpipers are a fan-favorite during the Virginia International Tattoo. Pictured in the foreground is Pipe Major Peter Grant for the Royal Regiment of Scotland – 4 Scots. Photo courtesy of Virginia Arts Festival.) By Jeff Maisey An essential ingredient each year...
Downtowner Jack Was One of a Kind

Downtowner Jack Was One of a Kind

(Jack Armistead couldn’t resist a photo with this historic marker in Flagstaff, Arizona) By Jeff Maisey News of the passing of John “Jack” Armistead was announced on Facebook. Reaction from friends and acquaintances in the comments space was of shock and...
40 Years of Festevents in Norfolk

40 Years of Festevents in Norfolk

(Crawfish and corn are a popular menu item during Festevent’s Bayou Bon Vivant) By Jeff Maisey Forty years ago, Downtown Norfolk was a very different place that it is today.  The waterfront property was either vacant or in derelict condition. The crime rate was high....
NEWS: Showtime at The Pavilion in Portsmouth

NEWS: Showtime at The Pavilion in Portsmouth

(Hip-hop group Three 6 Mafia opens the 2022 season at Atlantic Union Bank Pavilion)  By Jeff Maisey Concerts are back — finally — in Portsmouth, and the 2022 season will be one to remember. After a couple years of dashed hopes due to a tear in the tent top roof...
Good Sense and Good Magic 

Good Sense and Good Magic 

  By Tom Robotham And I go on believing in the possibility of love. – Pablo Neruda Twenty years ago, during my stint as editor of Port Folio Weekly, my friend Mike Pearson suggested that I get together with one of his colleagues at Old Dominion University—poet...