Happy Spring! As we enjoy the warmer weather and longer days, it’s the perfect time for a little Spring cleaning. Did you know that Coliseum Central maintains bus stops, entryway features, trash removal, banner installation, sweet-sweeping and more throughout the District?
A little cleaning can make a HUGE difference. For instance, look how much nicer the entryway walls look after a pressure wash:
A clean community is a safe and thriving community. Join us in sprucing up the District by:
- Removing trash and litter from around your business.
- Cutting back shrubs and plants to increase visibility and improve curb appeal
- Hosting a cleanup day at your place of business
Events & Entertainment
The Bodacious Bazaar Spring Show comes to the Hampton Roads Convention Center (1610 Coliseum Drive) from June 3-5. The three-day shopping extravaganza features over 250 vendors, artists, crafters and several of Virginia’s finest wineries. Hours of operation are 10AM-7PM Friday and Saturday, and 10AM-6PM Sunday. Tickets are $7 per day or $10 for two days and $4 for children. Children in strollers are free. For more information, click here.
Jazz Legacy Foundation
The Jazz Legacy Foundation is celebrating a Decade of Excellence with two events. Part I of the celebration begins with a Gala Weekend at the Hampton Roads Convention Center (1610 Coliseum Drive) June 10-12. The lineup of artists includes Marcus Miller, Marcus Anderson featuring Ceelo Green, Gregory Porter, and Regina Belle.
Part II begins with a pre-party at Roger Brown’s Restaurant & Sports Bar in Portsmouth on November 9 and continues November10-13 at the Hampton Roads Convention Center, with Najee, Boney James, Jeffrey Osborne, and War scheduled to perform.
Tickets for both weekends are on sale now. Group rates for June are available at Embassy Suites (1700 Coliseum Drive) and Courtyard by Marriott (1917 Coliseum Drive). For more information or to purchase tickets, click here.
Bryant & Stratton College Nursing Program Accreditation
On February 4, the Virginia Board of Nursing announced that the Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) degrees at Bryant & Stratton College’s Hampton, Richmond, and Virginia Beach campuses are accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing. Click here for more information about the nursing program.
Register now for the Spring semester beginning on May 4. Courses are available in a variety of fields and students will benefit from the 2022-2023 tuition freeze.
For more information regarding registration, degree programs, financial aid, and more, click here. For more information or questions about the Hampton Campus, call 757-896-6001.
Mother’s Day Gift Guide
Mother’s Day is May 8. If you’re looking for last minute gift ideas, we’ve got you covered. Whether it’s a brunch date, the perfect accessory, or a bit of pampering and fun, Coliseum Central has it all! Click here to find that special Mother’s Day gift.
Junior Commonwealth’s Attorney Summer Program
The Office of the Commonwealth’s Attorney is gearing up for its 2022 Junior Commonwealth’s Attorney Summer Program. This is a FREE crime prevention and educational program designed to provide 7th-10th grade students with an overview of the criminal justice system by allowing them to observe its actual operation. Deadline to apply is May 27. To apply, visit news.coliseumcentral.com/jr-attorney. For more information on the program, email Nicolette.Brown@hampton.gov or call 757-727-6442.
Upcoming Blood Drives
Freedom Life Church
5030 Kilgore Avenue
Private Development Updates
Riverpointe Shopping Center
Biolife Plasma Services
1076A W. Mercury Blvd.
Riverpointe Shopping Center
Briller Nails Lounge
1102 W. Mercury Blvd.
Proposed Budget for FY 2023
The city’s proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2023 is available to the public. It can be viewed online here or in-person at any branch of the Hampton Public Library. City Council will hold public hearings on the proposed budget at a special budget session on Wednesday, May 4 at 6:30PM in council chambers on the eighth floor of City Hall (22 Lincoln Street). Council will vote on a finalized budget on May 11. The new fiscal year begins July 1.
Bridging the Connection
Small businesses have an opportunity to take advantage of millions of dollars to be awarded for current and upcoming projects in the cities of Hampton and Norfolk. Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) or Small, Women and Minority (SWaM) certification provides your business access to procurement opportunities on the HRBT Expansion project. The project has opportunities for businesses in construction trades, professional services and materials supplies. Businesses interested in upcoming procurement opportunities can contact Malcom Kates at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information on the project, click here. For more information about DBE/SWaM certification, click here.
Summer Youth Employment Program
The City of Hampton Office of Youth and Young Adult Opportunities is accepting applications from local businesses to serve as host sites for the Summer Youth Employment Program through June 1. The workers’ salaries are paid by the city’s Office of Youth and Young Adult Opportunities. For more information, click here.