Monday, July 22, 2024

ICYMI in Hampton and Newport News: Service dogs, clear bags, shipyard death and more

With dozens of headlines every week, it’s easy to miss some here and there. Get in on the conversation.

Here are this week’s most-read stories.

Restaurant service

You see service animals everywhere ––– in parks, venue and restaurants. But what is the regulation for these helpers when it comes to food contamination or other health safety regulations? READ MORE.

Here’s how restaurants deal with service dogs and ’emotional support’ animals

Venue guidelines

Late last month, Old Dominion revealed its shiny, new $67.5 million football stadium — and with it, a new “clear bag” policy aimed at moving fans through the security process faster than before. So, is ODU unique, or are clear bag policies the norm? READ MORE.

ODU just started a ‘clear bag’ policy for its new stadium — How about venues in the Peninsula?

Workplace injury

A shipyard employee died at the Newport News Shipyard Monday while working on an aircraft carrier. READ MORE.

Shipyard employee dies on USS George Washington, shipyard president says

Custom cookies

Cari Mezick started baking cookies as a way of spending time with her daughter, Tayah. Now she owns It’s All Sugar 2 Me, a home-based bakery business in Toano that sells custom cookies and caramels in Hampton Roads. READ MORE.

Here’s how this cookie business is creating a more ‘personalized’ experience

Julia Marsigliano
Julia Marsigliano
Julia Marsigliano is a multimedia reporter for WYDaily. She covers everything on the Peninsula from local government and law enforcement agencies to family-run businesses and weather updates. Before WYDaily, she covered Hampton and Newport News for WYDaily’s sister publication, HNNDaily before both publications merged in December 2018. Julia was born in Tokyo, Japan and moved to Long Island, New York in 2001. A true New Yorker, she loves pizza, bagels and good Chinese food. Send comments, tips and other tidbits to You can follow her on Twitter at @jmarsigliano

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