Wednesday, June 12, 2024

ICYMI in Hampton and Newport News: beer festival, safe sleep, haunted houses 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.

Cider fest

Sly Clyde Ciderworks is hosting the first ever Coastal Cider Festival celebrating Virginia cideries from across the state. The celebration takes place during Virginia Cider Week in November. Tickets are $38 and includes a tasting glass and unlimited 3-ounce tastes. READ MORE.

First Coastal Cider Fest comes to Hampton

Babies’ ABCs

There’s nothing easy about the crying, sleepless nights, diapers, and all that encompasses becoming a new parent to an infant. That’s why health professionals at the Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters have simplified safe sleeping practices or measures that are in a new parents’ control and could prevent sleep-related infant deaths caused by accidental suffocation or strangulation. READ MORE.

For Safe Sleep Awareness Month CHKD is reminding parents to follow the ABCs

Haunted podcast

For Zak Hilton and Nick Pearl, local haunts are their thing. The pair co-hosts Haunters Podcast, a show dedicated to reviews of local haunts anywhere from Howl-O-Scream at Busch Gardens to Frightmare in Chesapeake. READ MORE.

Like Haunted houses and lots of scares? This podcast might be for you

New brewery

There’s a new brewery in town: Coastal Fermentory will open in the downtown area in the spring. Owners Brandon Samuels along with his friends, Michael ‘Mike’ Reppert, a Richmond native and engineer at Newport News Shipbuilding and David Lamb, a contractor with the Department of Defense, said they turned their love of beer into a business. READ MORE.

These guys love beer so much they turned it into a business


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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