Thursday, August 31, 2017

Newport News Now




United Way Hosts Campaign Kickoff Event

The United Way of Virginia Peninsula (UWVP) is gearing up for this year’s campaign with a kickoff event on Wednesday, September 6, in the City Center Pavilion from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. The event serves to get the community, businesses, and service organizations excited about helping to reach the $6 million goal by December. Money raised through the campaign is given to nonprofits who serve the greater peninsula so they can continue carrying out their missions. At the free event, guests can enjoy multiple food trucks, music, and family activities. Guests can also learn more about the organizations who benefit from the campaign funds and partner with the UWVP.  Read more... 

United Way


Newport News Public Library Announces Featured
Author for Annual Author Talk

Tickets available September 11

The annual Virginia Peninsula Literary Consortium (VPLC) Author Talk is back again this fall. This year’s event, to be held on Thursday, October 26 at Christopher Newport University, features New York Times’ bestselling author C.J. Box. Free tickets for the author talk, question-and-answer session and book signing are available beginning Monday, September 11, at the sponsoring libraries of the VPLC, which consists of the public libraries of Newport News, Hampton, Poquoson and York County and the academic libraries of Christopher Newport University, Hampton University and Thomas Nelson Community College. Read more...

CJ box



Walk to Fight Suicide This Fall

Annual Out of the Darkness Walk Takes Place
September 16


According to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, suicide claims more lives than war, murder, and natural disasters combined. Records show there are 3.5 male suicides for every female suicide, but three times as many females as males attempt suicide, and that as a society, we lose 20 veterans to suicide every day.

Suicide prevention starts with everyday heroes like you. On Saturday, September 16, choose to fight suicide and raise awareness about mental health by joining the Out of the Darkness Suicide Awareness Walk.  Read more...


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