Monday, April 3, 2017

Newport News Now





Youth Leadership Camp with NNPD is Accepting Applications

Application Deadline April 14

The Newport News Police Department is accepting applications for the 2017 Youth Leadership Camp. Established in 2007,  the camp is held each summer at the U.S. Coast Guard Training Center in Yorktown and focuses on leadership development, character building, life skills, physical fitness, and promotes a healthy drug-free lifestyle. Officers engage teens by discussing youth-related topics and demonstrating real-time policing tactics, hands-on training, and activities, while teaching the importance of leadership, character and life skills.  The program is fully funded by donations from sponsors including RiversideMiller's and the Newport News Police Foundation. The U.S. Coast Guard Training Center Yorktown provides lodging for the camp. Read more...




Public Art is Blooming


Public Art has become a part of the fabric of Newport News and now you can see it in a whole new way! Newport News Public Art Foundation sculptures are being used as the artistic themes for The Garden Club of Virginia's 83rd Annual Daffodil Show. Sponsored by the Huntington Garden Club and sanctioned by the American Daffodil Society, the show takes place at the Hampton Roads Convention Center from 2-6 p.m. on Wednesday, April 5 and from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on Thursday, April 6. Artistic and horticulture entries from arrangers and growers around the state will compete for awards and ribbons. Come out and see all the amazing entries and the artists’ perspectives on sculptures like Selene and Whitetail Crossing in flowers. The Daffodil Show is free and open to the public.


Paving Underway on Warwick in Denbigh

Milling and paving operations have begun on Warwick Boulevard between Mercer Lane and Woodhaven Road in Denbigh. The work is taking place overnight between 7:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. Sunday night through Thursday night/Friday morning. There will be no construction activities between 6:00 a.m. Friday and 7:00 p.m. Sunday. During the overnight construction motorists may see single lane closures and those travelling in the area are advised to be alert to changing traffic patterns. This project is part of the City’s spring paving and is scheduled to be completed in late April, weather permitting. 



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