Wednesday, February 21, 2024

ICYMI: Late fees, new shoes, coworking events, vacant building 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.

Food for fines

This city’s public libraries lets residents pay their late fees with canned food and other items. Donations benefits the Virginia Peninsula Foodbank and the program ends Dec. 31. READ MORE.

New shoes for kids

This nonprofit accepts new shoes for children and acts as a liaison between the local schools and shoe donors so the children remain anonymous. Last year the nonprofit received 400 pairs. READ MORE.

Old school, new apartments

This city approved turning an old elementary school into apartments for families. The school closed in 2010 and was vacant for eight years. Why? READ MORE.

Coworking with childcare

The series of popup events include business tips, networking opportunities and childcare. READ MORE.

Armory turned brewpub

This former National Guard Armory was vacant since 1993 and is on the National Register of Historic Places. It’s now a brewery, distillery, restaurant and concert venue. READ MORE.

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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