Wednesday, April 17, 2024

ICYMI in Hampton and Newport News: New winery, foster class, martial arts 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.

Raising kittens

The No More Chasin Tails, a spay and neuter clinic based in Newport News, is hosting a Kitten College Workshop to educate people interested in fostering kittens. The nonprofit organization has partnered with the National Kitten Coalition, a nonprofit based in Washington, D.C. READ MORE.

Interested in fostering kittens? You might want to attend these workshops first

Breast exams

Both Sentara Healthcare and Riverside Health System received the Susan G. Komen Grant which allows them to provide free mammograms and breast cancer screenings to people who are either uninsured or underinsured year-round.  READ MORE.

Breast Cancer hits home in Hampton Roads. How do low-income women find resources?

Self defense

Three years ago, Nick White, owner of Modern American Mixed Martial Arts, started an after-school program to help kids build confidence and not view themselves as victims of bullying. “If you don’t look like you are afraid, nobody’s going to mess with you,” White said. READ MORE.

This martial arts gym has an anti-bullying program for kids

Dead wolf

Scarlett, the American red wolf, has died, the Virginia Living Museum announced on its Facebook page. READ MORE.

Scarlett, the recently acquired red wolf at Virginia Living Museum, is dead


After he was stationed in Italy for six years, Chris Fox, an Army reservist and geospatial engineer, fell in love with wine and decided open up a winery in Phoebus. “The closest wine bar is in the Williamsburg area and the next closest is in Norfolk, Virginia Beach,” he said. “I saw that there was a need.” READ MORE.

There’s this new winery opening in Phoebus

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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