Monday, September 25, 2023

ICYMI: Pavilion expansion, older applicants, jocks at heart, everyone dies, mystery donor and more


The project which started in June 2016, added three more floors to the existing Pavilion, an additional 150,000 square feet. READ MORE.

Older job seekers

One thing employers might overlook with an older job candidate is that they could get a more experienced worker that is more likely to be loyal to the company. READ MORE.

Jocks at heart

Rachael and Ryan are co-commissioners of the Kickball League of Hampton Roads’ Peninsula program. Open to anyone 21 and older, the co-ed social league has grown steadily as people rediscover a fun childhood game and turn it into a chance to make new friends or bond with co-workers or neighbors. READ MORE.

Might as well plan for it

Each funeral home is different and there are 16 funeral homes between Hampton and Newport News. They offer a wide variety of services and accommodations, but there are a few constants that all funeral homes must adhere to. READ MORE.

Birthday gift

The identity of the donor remains a mystery, but he assured city officials he will be giving this gift each year on his birthday. READ MORE.

Other stories people were talking about:

New real estate chapter in the works to help active military and veterans

It’s a nonprofit community service organization and HUD-approved housing counseling organization with a mission to increase sustainable homeownership, provide financial-literacy education, and create economic opportunity for the active military and veteran communities. READ MORE.

Here’s a sneak peek at how Hampton’s school resource officers prepare for the school year

For this upcoming school year the SROs have done their usual school shooter and lockdown training. READ MORE.

John Mangalonzo
John Mangalonzo
John Mangalonzo ( 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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