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News Briefs for Sept. 26

HISTORIC TRIANGLE — Catch up on news and notes from in and around the Historic Triangle.

Kiwanis Club of Williamsburg Hosts Guest Speaker

Pictured left to right; Rick Overy, Todd Mooradian and Club President Tony Pauroso. (The Kiwanis Club of Williamsburg)

The Kiwanis Club of Williamsburg recently hosted Todd Mooradian, Dean of the Mason School of Business at William and Mary, as its guest speaker. He spoke about the school’s strategic vision, how it nests with the overall vision of the university and how it strives to develop business leaders with depth of expertise in their field and a breadth of knowledge and critical thinking ability gained through a liberal arts education.

U.S. Postal Service Ready to Deliver for America During the Holidays

The United States Postal Service (USPS) said it and its employees are ready to deliver another successful holiday season of outstanding service.

In 2022, the Postal Service processed more than 11.7 billion mailpieces and packages during the holiday season. On average, it took just 2.5 days to deliver a mailpiece or package to its intended destination, it said.

The Postal Service also announced it will not levy any additional surcharges for customers this holiday season.

USPS noted it had made key investments in the Postal Service’s workforce, package processing, and delivery operations ahead of the 2023 peak holiday season

More information on tools and tips to help customers prepare for the busy holiday season can be found in the USPS Holiday Newsroom.

Williamsburg Mace Bearer’s Award Nominations Now Open

(City of Williamsburg)

Nominations are now being accepted for the Williamsburg Mace Bearer’s Award, which recognizes individuals or groups who have made a “lasting, positive impact on the City of Williamsburg community.”

This honor is the only award given by the Williamsburg City Council to community members. Jim Joseph, longtime president of the Neighborhood Council of Williamsburg, received the inaugural award in December 2022. This is the first year the award will be open to nominations from the public. 

“Recipients of the Williamsburg Mace Bearer’s Award have made significant contributions to the City beyond what is expected from their employment or professional roles; demonstrated creative leadership that has positively contributed to the cohesion and unity of the City community; and contributed significantly to an initiative that has brought positive change and added value to the City community,” the city said. 

To submit a nomination and read the full award criteria, visit williamsburgva.gov/nomination. Nominations are being accepted through Friday, Oct. 13. If an individual or organization from this nomination cycle is selected, the award will be presented at a ceremony in December. 

Former Bank Branch Sells in Yorktown

(Cushman & Wakefield | Thalhimer)

Cushman & Wakefield | Thalhimer announced the sale of 5030 George Washington Memorial Highway in Yorktown on Sept. 19.

Bipex, LLC purchased the 2,968 square-foot former bank branch, situated on approximately 0.63 acres, from Atlantic Union Bank for $936,000.

Will McGoogan and Dean G. Martin of Cushman & Wakefield | Thalhimer handled the sale negotiations on behalf of the seller.

Town Hall Meetings Scheduled on Gloucester County Bond Referendum 

(Gloucester County)

Two town hall-style meetings have been scheduled by Gloucester County Administration to provide citizens with information regarding the 2023 Bond Referendum that will be on ballots in the November General Election.

Gloucester County Administrator Carol Steele announced that the first meeting will be held at Petsworth Elementary School on Tuesday, Sept. 26 beginning at 7 p.m. The second meeting will be held at Page Middle School on Wednesday, Oct. 4, also beginning at 7 p.m. 

Steele will provide a PowerPoint presentation on the facts surrounding the referendum, which if adopted by voters, would fund a variety of capital needs for fire and rescue services, public schools, and public parks. Representatives from Gloucester and Abingdon Volunteer Fire and Rescue squads, the public school system, and Parks, Recreation and Tourism may also be on hand to provide more specific information on projects and answer questions that the public may have. 

Two or more members of the Gloucester County Board of Supervisors may attend these town hall meetings. For more information on the bond referendum, visit gloucesterva.gov/2023-bond-referendum. 

Retail Building Sold in Yorktown as Investment

(Cushman & Wakefield | Thalhimer)

Cushman & Wakefield | Thalhimer announced the sale of 4900 George Washington Highway in Yorktown on Sept. 18.

4900 GWMH, LLC purchased the 12,000 square-foot retail building, situated on 1.32 acres, from Holloman’s Child Education & Development Center of York County Inc. for $662,500 as an investment.

Clay Culbreth of Cushman & Wakefield | Thalhimer handled the sale negotiations on behalf of the seller.

GuernseyTingle Welcomes Three New Architects to Growing Team

GuernseyTingle announced that it has hired three new Architectural Designers based in its Williamsburg headquarters office in New Town.

Jaime Dunlap joined the firm after earning her Master of Architecture degree from the Rhode Island School of Design. The Newport News, Virginia native received her undergraduate degree in Architectural Design from James Madison University where she also served as Marketing Chair of the Architectural Design Club.

University of Virginia graduate Jacob Barton joined GuernseyTingle after participating in the firm’s summer internship program in 2022 and recently earning both a Bachelor of Science in Architecture and a Bachelor of Architectural History. While at UVA, Barton studied the art and architecture of Northern and Southern Europe, the Mediterranean, India and the Islamic world.

Also joining the firm is Nate Bennett, who received his Bachelor of Architecture degree and recently completed a summer internship in Nepal with 100 Fold Studio, an organization focused on providing affordable and innovative architectural services to global ministries. Bennett participated in GuernseyTingle’s summer internship program in 2019.

GuernseyTingle is celebrating its 40th anniversary in November. Its design portfolio includes a range of commercial, government, hospitality, recreation and other types of projects serving clients all over the East Coast and Caribbean and was the architect for the Hampton Virginia Aquaplex, the largest facility of its kind in Virginia.

GuernseyTingle is currently seeking to fill additional positions out of its Williamsburg office for architects, architectural designers, and architectural graduates. Candidates can learn more about the positions at guernseytingle.com.

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