Monday, June 12, 2017

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MONDAY.JUNE 12.2017

                                                                       

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United Way Organizations Merge to Have Greater Community Impact


On Friday, the boards of United Way of Greater Williamsburg and United Way of the Virginia Peninsula voted to merge organizations. The newly merged United Way is serving the counties of Gloucester, New Kent, James City, Mathews, and York and the cities of Hampton, Newport News, Poquoson, and Williamsburg. The reformed organization is uniquely positioned to work with community leaders, businesses, policymakers, nonprofits and individuals to affect change on a scale that neither organization could achieve on its own.

This merger unites already interconnected communities on the Peninsula and the Middle Peninsula to ensure a proactive approach to their most pressing needs. Read more...

                                                                    

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Hammer Tribute Unveiled

Latest addition to the Newport News
outdoor art gallery


On Thursday, June 8th, the Newport News Public Arts Foundation unveiled the latest sculpture in their city-wide outdoor art gallery. Hammer Tribute is a “tribute to hardworking people” as described by sculptor Jim Benedict and is located at the International Distribution Center on the corner of City Center and Canon boulevards.

According to the Newport News Public Arts Foundation website, this sculpture first came to Newport News when Benedict showed it at the Port Warwick Art & Sculpture Festival in 2005. Read more...

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Virginia War Museum to Host World War I Reenactment

Honors the 100th anniversary of American Mobilization for WWI


On Saturday and Sunday, June 17-18, the Virginia War Museum in conjunction with the Great War Association is hosting America Mobilizes 1917, a WWI reenactment. The event is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Endview Plantation located at 362 Yorktown Road in Newport News.

In commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the United States’ entry into the Great War, visitors can experience an American Mobilization Camp preparing soldiers to go “over there.”  Read more...

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