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Wednesday Feb 15 | via Hampton Roads Daily Press
The Peninsula is starting the year off strong and steady with home sales and activity, according to the latest report. Overall, Peninsula home sales increased 6.7 percent in January compared to the same month last year with the median sales price flat at $192,250, according to data from the Hampton Roads Real Estate Information Network Inc. Existing home sales ticked up 4 percent with 305 homes sold on the Peninsula in January compared with 293 in January 2016, according to the REIN data. Comment?
Monday Feb 13 | via The Flat Hat
Whether it's a freshman's first day exploring eating options on campus or a senior's last semester enjoying the Williamsburg culinary scene, every student at the College of William and Mary has been faced with the same food dilemma: "should I shove my pockets full of Caf apples or Sadler bagels ?" Now, thanks to a new organization coming to the College called Spoon University, students will gain some resources on recipes, foodie tips and where to eat around campus - all while learning how improve journalism, event planning and marketing skills. The days of Sadler apple-hoarding may be over. Comment?
Friday Feb 10 | via Hampton Roads Daily Press
Online retail giant Amazon started installing self-service lockers in Hampton Roads last summer as another option for customers to receive or return their packages in a safe and convenient manner, spokesman Jim Billimoria said. There are three locker locations on the Peninsula so far: in Patrick Henry Mall and in Farm Fresh stores at 2190 Coliseum Drive in Hampton and 455 Merrimac Trail near Williamsburg. Comment?
Wednesday Feb 8 | via The Brooklyn Daily Eagle
From this room, you can see the sun set behind the World Trade Center and watch the Empire State Building turn bright colors as it lights up at nightfall. A terrace surrounding the room makes it easy to take selfies with jaw-dropping Manhattan skyscrapers as a backdrop. Comment?
Wednesday Feb 8 | via Hampton Roads Daily Press
On Feb. 15, she plans to close the Lamplighter Shoppe at 1322 Jamestown Road and transform her business into an online-only retail shop. The Historic Triangle is seeing the larger nationwide shift in the shopping economy as more people move away from bricks-and-mortar businesses to buy goods online. Comment?
Saturday Feb 4 | via Hampton Roads Daily Press
Classes for budding chefs in the Williamsburg area start next month, and the hope is a program run through Thomas Nelson Community College will help bring and keep more of them in the area. The program, called ChefsGO 1.0, gives students the chance to learn how to turn culinary skills into their livelihood. Comment?
Friday Feb 3 | via Hampton Roads Daily Press
An industry bill hotly contested by local governments concerned they'll lose power over where wireless relays can be placed cleared the Senate Friday on a bipartisan 21-18 vote. Senate Bill 1282 lays out statewide regulations for placing wireless facilities, limiting local governments' ability to veto locations. Comment?
Friday Feb 3 | via PressReleasePoint
Paid visitation in 2016 at Jamestown Settlement and the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown, formerly the Yorktown Victory Center, living-history museums operated by the state's Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation, totaled 567,094, an increase of 3.4 percent from 2015. Admissions revenue amounted to $5,584,610 in 2016, up 5.7 percent. Comment?
Thursday Feb 2 | via Hampton Roads Daily Press
Rob Ostermaier/Daily Press file Lucy Sherrill hold up her tabby Persian, Aerin, during the 2016 Cat Fanciers' Association show at Knights of Columbus on Nettles Drive in Newport News. Rob Ostermaier/Daily Press file Lucy Sherrill hold up her tabby Persian, Aerin, during the 2016 Cat Fanciers' Association show at Knights of Columbus on Nettles Drive in Newport News. Comment?
Saturday Jan 28 | via Hampton Roads Daily Press
The volunteers who run First Night Williamsburg knew they couldn't count on local money to bolster their event in coming years. The organizations raised ticket prices and hired fewer acts this year in response to some well-documented financial trouble, and the changes seem to have made the event more viable. Comment?
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