Friday, April 12, 2024

ICYMI: Suspicious incident, shoe collections, baking for a cause and more

Haley Berland started The Kevin Berland Foundation to honor her father by selling baked goods and giving the proceeds to the American Heart Association for heart disease research. (WYDaily/ Courtesy of Haley Berland)

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.

Collecting shoes

Giving back to the community is not something new for the members of York County’s Tabb High School (THS) band program. For the second year in a row, the band is collecting new and used pairs of shoes to support “micro-entrepreneurs” in third world countries. READ MORE.

Tabb High School band making a positive change, one step at a time

COVID-19 vaccine

The coronavirus pandemic has changed so much about the world. A year into the pandemic, residents are still having to practice social distancing in public spaces, wear face masks and use copious amounts of hand sanitizer. READ MORE.

Five things you need to know: The Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine

Sweet treats


Haley Berland has been baking ever since she can remember. After her father, Kevin Berland, passed away of congestive heart failure in 2007 at the age of 44, Haley dreamed of the day when she could use her passion for baking to honor her father’s memory. READ MORE. 

Grafton High School teen starts foundation to honor her late father through chocolate

Merchants square

The Williamsburg Police Department (WPD) is investigating a “suspicious incident” which occurred at the 400 block of W. Duke of Gloucester Street on Friday, March 5 between 6:20-6:40 p.m. READ MORE.

Williamsburg police ask for public assistance after man allegedly grabs 10-year-old in Merchants Square

Labor day

Students in the York County School Division (YCSD) and Williamsburg-James City County Public Schools (WJCC) may be returning before Labor Day this coming school year. READ MORE.

YCSD, WJCC Public Schools propose to start 2021-22 school year before Labor day

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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