Wednesday, May 25, 2022

ICYMI: Grand Illumination, ‘pho’ sure, W&M prez gets a bonus and more

With dozens of headlines every day, it’s easy to miss some here and there.

Get in on the conversation with this list of WYDaily’s most-read stories from the past week.

‘Pho’ sure

Food lovers of Yorktown are in for a treat. A new Vietnamese restaurant, PhoDiner, just opened up this past week. READ MORE

This new Yorktown restaurant will make your taste buds happy ‘pho’ sure

Stone engravings

Mark Phinney has always collected rocks and stones. In fact, he spent his 25th anniversary with his wife, Jennifer, picking up stones in several places. But they wanted to write on the stones with pictures of how and where they found them –– so Mark started experimenting on engraving stones. READ MORE

Stone engravings and more: How one man turned his passion for rocks into a side gig

No go

Cross another Williamsburg holiday tradition off your list this year. The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation has canceled this year’s Grand Illumination due to new state restrictions and increases in COVID-19 cases. READ MORE

Grand Illumination 2020 isn’t happening, but the spark of holiday cheer still burns bright

Lights map

This year as a lot of holiday events have been cancelled and several restrictions are in place, going to look at Christmas lights in a car is a safe way to get in the spirit. READ MORE

Looking for Christmas lights displays? Look no further, the Hampton Roads Christmas lights map is here

Bonus

Both Rowe and Richard Bland College President Debbie Sydow received “performance bonuses” for the 2019-2020 year. READ MORE

W&M prez got a $75K bonus. Here’s why

John Mangalonzohttp://wydaily.com
John Mangalonzo (john@localdailymedia.com) is the managing editor of Local Voice Media’s Virginia papers – WYDaily (Williamsburg), Southside Daily (Virginia Beach) and HNNDaily (Hampton-Newport News). Before coming to Local Voice, John was the senior content editor of The Bellingham Herald, a McClatchy newspaper in Washington state. Previously, he served as city editor/content strategist for USA Today Network newsrooms in St. George and Cedar City, Utah. John started his professional journalism career shortly after graduating from Lyceum of The Philippines University in 1990. As a rookie reporter for a national newspaper in Manila that year, John was assigned to cover four of the most dangerous cities in Metro Manila. Later that year, John was transferred to cover the Philippine National Police and Armed Forces of the Philippines. He spent the latter part of 1990 to early 1992 embedded with troopers in the southern Philippines as they fought with communist rebels and Muslim extremists. His U.S. journalism career includes reporting and editing stints for newspapers and other media outlets in New York City, California, Texas, Iowa, Utah, Colorado and Washington state.

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