Foodbank to Host “Summer Food Service Program” for Kids in Need in Hampton Roads

The Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore will host a “Summer Food Service Program” for local children in need this summer. The program will help feed kids who typically rely on school lunches and packed weekend meals during the school year, David Brandt, a spokesperson for the Foodbank, told 13 News Now. According to…

Call 988: New Suicide Hotline Number to Launch in July

On July 16, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is updating its number to 988. You will be able to call, text, or start an online chat through 988. When people call, text, or chat 988, they will be connected to trained counselors that are part of the existing National Suicide Prevention Lifeline network. The current…

Service Member Spotlight: Lt. Matthew Starr, from Norfolk, Va

Lt. Matthew Starr, from Norfolk, Va., conducts pre-flight maintenance checks on an MH-60 Sea Hawk helicopter attached to the “Dragon Whales” of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 28 aboard the Blue Ridge-class command and control ship USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20) in the Baltic Sea during exercise BALTOPS22. BALTOPS22 is the premier maritime-focused exercise in…

Chesapeake To Open Seven Drop-Off Recycling Sites July 1

The City of Chesapeake’s curbside recycling program is set to end on July 1st and the city is creating new drop-off sites for residents. The city says: “The drop-off program will start basic and will gradually grow as we determine the best way to accomplish our recycling goals.  Success of the residential drop-off recycling sites depends…

4th of July in Hampton Roads: 2022 Fireworks and Festival Guide

The 4th of July weekend is approaching!  Make your plans now to enjoy firework displays and Independence Day celebrations throughout Hampton Roads. CHESAPEAKE: Sunday, July 3rd: Celebrate Freedom. Celebrate America’s Birthday with the U.S. Fleet Forces Band, providing stirring patriotic sounds. Following the concert, fireworks by Pyrotecnico will illuminate the dark sky after sunset. Bring your own…

757 Sober Ride To Offer Free, Reduced Rides July 4th Weekend

Norfolk, Virginia Beach, and Williamsburg residents can receive free or discounted rides, up to $15, from Drive Safe Hampton Roads and Lyft on July 4th Weekend. 757 Sober Ride will be offered to residents 21 or older starting 4 p.m. Sunday, July 3, until 4 a.m. Tuesday, July 5, throughout Norfolk, Virginia Beach, and Williamsburg.…

Norfolk Naval Shipyard Delivers U.S. Flags to Local Funeral Home in Honor of Flag Day

The Norfolk Naval Shipyard delivered 137 U.S. flags to a local funeral home to honor fallen veterans this Flag Day. The tradition began six years ago when Norfolk Naval Shipyard (NNSY) Veteran Employee Readiness Group partnered with Sturtevant Funeral Home to create the “Retire Your Flag Program.”   Citizens are invited to bring flags no longer…

Pittsburgh Grandma ‘Whooped’ Steelers Players at Pickleball

A Pittsburgh grandma recently “whooped” some Pittsburgh Steelers in pickleball but had no idea who she was playing against! screenshot of a group photo with “these guys” went viral after the woman’s daughter posted it on Twitter. 64-year-old Meg Burkardt texted her daughter a photo of a recent game that she “rolled up” to saying, “Started…

Max Scherzer Sponsors Dog Adoption Fees at New Jersey Animal Rescue

New York Mets‘ ace, Max Scherzer, is giving back to his community. Mets insider Pat Ragazzo tweeted that Scherzer and his wife Erica will sponsor all adoption fees for all dogs over 30 pounds who are adopted from St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare Center in New Jersey through June 12. Max Scherzer and his wife Erica…

Service Member Spotlight

Newport News native serves aboard USS Harry S. Truman Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Handling) Airman Kahron Sharpezotten, from Newport News, Virginia, speaks over the 3MC aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75), Mar. 5, 2022. The Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group is on a scheduled deployment in the U.S. Sixth Fleet…