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    Monday, November 20, 2017
    Show some love where you live and shop local this holiday season (and all year, too!) Here are 5 Reasons Why:  Studies show that .60 of every dollar is returned to the community when you shop small.Since small businesses are usually owned by local community members, shopping small encourages an organic strengthening of community and local relationships, both business and social. In a small ...read more
    Categories: Tourism
    Thursday, November 16, 2017
    On November 11th 2017 local artist Ed Hatch opened his studio to the public for a day of refreshments, friendly conversation, and over fifty new works!   Ed Hatch is quoted on his website saying, “I see such extraordinary beauty in everyday moments – moments that might go unnoticed.” You truly feel this sentiment when enjoying any of Ed’s works. Many of the subjects of his works are focused ...read more
    Categories: Tourism
    Thursday, November 16, 2017
    If you havn’t met “The Pie Man Jr.” or tried one of his pies you’re really missing out! Michael Burnette has taken his father’s business and made it his own passion to make the most delicious pies, pound cakes and puddings. At his store located in Historic Downtown Hopewell, Michael and his team make 27 varieties of baked goods, all of which are out-of-this-world tasty! Wanting to try something ...read more
    Categories: Tourism
    Friday, November 10, 2017
    Happy Veterans Day and thank you to all of the men and women who have served in our nation’s armed services. We extend this thanks to both veterans and active duty members of our country’s brave branches of armed services. It’s easy to let the weight of this important holiday lean to shopping sales and the excuse for a long-weekend getaway. This video put it back in prospective for ...read more
    Categories: Tourism
    Thursday, November 09, 2017
      I loved helping a group of friends discover history near Hopewell and Prince George Virginia! “We just want to spend time together.” No formal tours then, no shopping, food later.   “We want to visit with each other and soak up some history along the way.” How easy it was to suggest Henricus Historical Park.  This gem met all of their requests for minimal driving, self-guided tour, nature, ...read more
    Categories: Tourism
    Monday, November 06, 2017
    If you’re traveling through (or to!) Hopewell or Prince George County, VA there are a few creative options you can choose when deciding on over-night accommodations! I met a couple today who are Bed and Breakfast owners from Nazareth, Texas! (this is their property, it’s beautiful http://www.yellowroseinntx.com/ ) There are 6 Bed and Breakfasts within 15 miles of us here at the Hopewell/Prince ...read more
    Categories: Tourism
    Friday, November 03, 2017
    10 Fun Ways to Exercise in Hopewell and Prince George County, Virginia 1. Swim laps at the Hopewell Community Center http://hopewellva.gov/hopewell-community-center/ 2. Run the nature trail at Temple Recreation Park https://www.virginia.org/listings/SportsVirginia/TempleRecreationPark/ 3. Lift weights at Walkers Gym https://www.facebook.com/pg/WalkersGym/about/?ref=page_internal 4. Walk around ...read more
    Categories: Tourism
    Wednesday, November 01, 2017
    In November 1919, President Wilson declared November 11 as the first commemoration of Armistice Day with the following words: "To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service…” In 1954, President Dwight D. Eisenhower officially changed the name of the holiday from Armistice Day to Veterans ...read more
    Categories: Tourism
    Monday, October 30, 2017
    The Hopewell/Prince George Chamber of Commerce’s 98th Annual Mixer was definitely a night to remember! The beautiful backdrop of The Barns of Kanak at sunset was the perfect setting for an evening of food, friends, and a little bit of business. Jason Roop enlightened the crowd speaking on “A New Narrative.” I think the biggest hit was Three Brothers Distillery’s locally crafted Gin and ...read more
    Categories: Tourism
    Wednesday, October 25, 2017
    On this “Winesday” Wednesday we dive into the best Wine Tasting Festival in Hopewell and Prince George County, VA! Join the Hopewell Kiwanis Club November 18th from 11AM-4PM at the historic Beacon Theatre for a great wine-tasting event featuring wines from James River Cellars Winery, Byrd Cellars, Castle Glen Estates Winery, Cooper Vineyards, Mattaponi Winery, and Skippers Creek Vineyard. To ...read more
    Categories: Tourism
    Monday, October 23, 2017
    You’ve got to visit 3002 Oak Lane in Hopewell on Halloween night. Whether you’re out trick-or-treating or just driving to see decorations, this stop is sure to impress. Not only is “Oak Lane Cemetery” a locally known creepy cemetery that unveils Halloween season, but its creator, Greg, is gaining viral attention. He is known on various Halloween decorating sites and forums where he often shares ...read more
    Categories: Tourism
    Friday, October 20, 2017
    Are you looking for an eerie event this Halloween season? Check out these three upcoming events that combine history and hauntings!  Voices from the Shadows, Pamplin Historical Park event on Oct. 27-28 7:00-8:30PM. Reservations are required.Call 804-861-2408https://www.facebook.com/pamplinhistoricalpark/Haunted Henricus: Things That Go Bump in the Night, Henricus Historical Park event Oct. ...read more
    Categories: Tourism
    Wednesday, October 18, 2017
    Where to watch movies under the stars near Hopewell and Prince George County, Virginia. Wrap up in your favorite blanket at any of these locations and enjoy a night out watching a good movie. What’s better than crisp temperatures, a cozy blanket, buttery popcorn, and a good movie?!Kenner Army Health Clinic: Sat. Oct. 21, 8:00AM @700 24th St, Fort Lee, VA 23801- call for show details (804) ...read more
    Categories: Tourism
    Tuesday, October 17, 2017
    Prince George County, Virginia is proud to formally dedicate The Gardens at Exit 45 located off Interstate 95. This beautiful gateway landscape was made possible by partnership between Prince George County and The Cameron Foundation. This garden, located at Interstate 95’s Exit 45, is the first “Gateway Project” of many that will be constructed through partnerships between localities and The ...read more
    Categories: Tourism
    Friday, October 13, 2017
    Hopewell Recreation and Parks has reopened City Park in Downtown Hopewell and WOW! Its redesign is fantastic! Aaron Reidmiller, Director of Hopewell Recreation and Parks, said: “You will not find another nature-inspired play space like this on the waterfront anywhere in the Tri-Cities or the Southside Richmond area, so we have quite the gem.” Visit Hopewell’s newest gem, City Park, located at ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Tourism
    Friday, October 13, 2017
    Categories: Chamber, Press Release
    Wednesday, October 11, 2017
    Happy Wines-day! It’s the second Wednesday of October which means it’s our second opportunity to introduce a local Virginian Winery! This week we’ll cross the Appomattox River and travel into Chester for a venue boasting “delectable wines, ciders, and small plates.” Ashton Creek Vineyard has 6 wines and 6 ciders to choose from, which means there is definitely something to satisfy everyone’s ...read more
    Categories: Tourism
    Monday, October 09, 2017
    Columbus Day, Monday October 9th, 2017 Columbus Day first became an official state holiday in Colorado in 1905, and became a federal holiday in the United States in 1937. Since 1970, the holiday has been fixed to the second Monday in October. Several U.S. cities and states have replaced Columbus Day with alternative days of remembrance. Alaska, Hawaii, Oregon and South Dakota have officially ...read more
    Categories: Tourism
    Friday, October 06, 2017
    If you missed "National Taco Day" earlier this week, don’t fret! It’s always national taco day at the best Mexican restaurants in Hopewell and Prince George County, VA! There's always a reason to celebrate with tacos! Both of these locally-owned restaurants are sure to satisfy your taste buds and wallet!El Nopal Mexican Restaurant 4118 Oaklawn Blvd, Hopewell, VA ...read more
    Categories: Tourism
    Thursday, October 05, 2017
    Wine-day Wednesday Each Wednesday we will highlight a favorite Virginia Winery and pair with it a favorite place to sit and sip! This week, we’ll start close to home: Upper Shirley Vineyards. Upper Shirley Vineyards is located in Charles City Virginia, it sits adjacent to Shirley Plantation which is the country’s oldest working farm! We recommend you go straight to the source to enjoy Upper ...read more
    Categories: Tourism
    Sunday, October 01, 2017
    We are now starting the second week of fall (yay!) and the first week of October (double yay!). Are you most excited for fall festivals, hay rides, pumpkin carving, hiking, or Halloween? Leaves will soon be changing their colors, turning Hopewell and Prince George County, Virginia into a rich canvas of fall foliage, speckling our community with beautiful shades of red, orange, and ...read more
    Categories: Tourism
    Friday, September 29, 2017
    As Septembers comes to an end, so does the celebratory Virginia Craft Spirits Month. That doesn't mean we can’t continue to show our appreciation for local distillers into October! What better way to ring in October than to tour of a local distillery in Disputanta!Three Brothers Distillery calls themselves “Southeast Virginia's only Grain to Glass Distillery.” They specialize in producing corn ...read more
    Categories: Tourism
    Wednesday, September 27, 2017
     Do you know the difference between bourbon and whiskey? By definition, whiskey is a spirit made from fermented grain mash (this includes: wheat, rye, barley, and corn) and then aged in wooden barrels. There are many popular styles found around the world, but the most popular form of American whiskey is bourbon, which has its own unique definition. Maker's Mark Master Distiller Greg Davis is ...read more
    Categories: Tourism
    Tuesday, September 26, 2017
    Hopewell/Prince George Chamber of Commerce will hold its 98th Annual Mixer on Thursday, October 26, 2017 at The Barns of Kanak, 5503 Ruffin Rd., in Prince George County.  This large regional networking event, introduced by signature sponsor Southside Regional Medical Center, will feature a program by Jason Roop, former long-time editor of Style Weekly Magazine and current Principal of the PR and ...read more
    Categories: Community, Tourism, Chamber, Press Release
    Monday, September 25, 2017
    Happy fall y’all! Who else is ready for cooler temperatures and leaves changing color? September marks the celebration of Virginia Spirits Month and National Bourbon Heritage Month. This week we’ll feature 3 local distilleries so that if you missed the month-long celebration, you can catch up and keep partying into October! Richmond, VA is home to Belle Isle Moonshine. That’s where we’ll start ...read more
    Categories: Tourism
    Friday, September 22, 2017
    This weekend, September 23rd and 24th, visit Pamplin Historical Park & The National Museum of the Civil War Soldier for just $1! Experience Pamplin’s award-winning Duty Called Me Here exhibit. Explore the museum, historic homes, and park with new hand-held devices that incorporate audio and images on a five inch screen! These devices allow you to wander the 424-acre campus at your own ...read more
    Categories: Tourism
    Wednesday, September 20, 2017
    Today from 1:00 PM until 7:00 PM there will be an exciting event held at the Prince George County Reginal Heritage Center. The Virginia Commemorative Commission’s Mobile Unit, Profiles of Honor will be located at Scott Park from 1:00 to 7:00pm commemorating the 100th anniversary of World War I and the 75th anniversary of World War II. This mobile exhibit invites community members to bring ...read more
    Categories: Tourism
    Monday, September 18, 2017
    When you hear of a cattle raid, does your mind picture gun slinging cowboys in the Wild West? You may be surprised to learn that, arguably, the greatest cattle raid in American history took place during the Civil War in Prince George County! “The Great Beefsteak Raid” was planned by Confederate Major General Wade Hampton when he learned that a herd of cattle numbering 3,000 was being held behind ...read more
    Categories: Tourism
    Friday, September 15, 2017
    Here are 7 local options for venues to hold you wedding reception and/or ceremony: The Boathouse at City Point https://www.boathouseva.com/locations/city-point/#/overviewThe Barns of Kanak https://www.thebarnsofkanak.com/Weston Plantation http://historichopewell.org/weston-plantation/Country Club of Petersburg http://ccofpetersburg.com/Upper Shirley Vineyards  http://www.uppershirley.com/The ...read more
    Categories: Tourism
    Wednesday, September 13, 2017
    Top Six Reasons Why Our Virginia Visitor Center feels Southern 1. Our front porch ceiling is the color of the sky. 2. We offer our visitors a cool drink. 3. We greet you with a “Hi ya’ll, where ya’ from?” 4. We get it when you say you MUST HAVE some southern fried chicken NOW! 5. Ancestry is interesting and we LOVE helping people find theirs! 6. You are mysteriously drawn in by the unique ...read more
    Categories: Tourism
    Sunday, September 10, 2017
    When I was a little kid, my dad would take my brother and me out on a Saturday to visit as many parks as we could before nap time set in. He called this “park hopping,” and we made so many fun memories playing together as a family.   I always wanted to find the best swing set (I still at 25 years old test drive every swing set I come across) while my brother wanted to find and climb the tallest ...read more
    Categories: Tourism
    Thursday, September 07, 2017
    Categories: Chamber, Press Release
    Thursday, September 07, 2017
    For Immediate Release: September 5, 2017Contacts: Office of the Governor: Brian Coy, (804) 225-4260, Brian.Coy@governor.virginia.gov | Virginia Tourism Corporation: Caroline Logan, (804) 545-5572, clogan@virginia.org Governor McAuliffe Announces $2.2 Billion Growth for Tourism Industry Since 2014~Virginia’s tourism industry reported record-breaking spending each year of McAuliffe ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Press Release, Tourism
    Thursday, September 07, 2017
    Our libraries are so much more than just books! Yoga, knitting, Lego club, movie screenings, lectures, art exhibits, and crafts! “Yoga at the library!?,” You ask. Yes, you read that correctly. Get your Zen on at lunchtime in Prince George County at the library on Thursdays from noon until 1pm. Get refocused for the afternoon ahead during this fun class that will also build strength, ...read more
    Categories: Tourism
    Wednesday, September 06, 2017
    If you read our last post, you know we touched on the famous “I don’t know, what do you wanna’ do” decision- making dilemma. It can be frustrating having to narrow down what to do, and even more frustrating to decide where to eat! Luckily there’s always a seat open for you at our table in Hopewell and Prince George, VA. The next time you need to make dinner plans consider these ...read more
    Categories: Tourism
    Monday, September 04, 2017
    We’ve all had the conversation that starts “What do you wanna’ do today?”, “I don’t know, what do you wanna’ do today?” It usually drags on with a few more “I don’t know” responses and then you realize 15 minutes have passed and no decision was made! I’m here to help. This is a list of ways to spend your Labor Day in Hopewell and Prince George, I’ve even categorized them into interest ...read more
    Categories: Tourism
    Friday, September 01, 2017
    One of the best parts about volunteering is meeting new people! Volunteering creates groups of like-minded people, who may have totally opposite backgrounds, working toward the same goal but from different perspectives. These creative and diverse perspectives bring fresh ideas to organizations which allow them to prosper in their mission. Today we were reminded of this during an inspiring ...read more
    Categories: Tourism
    Wednesday, August 30, 2017
    I met a couple last week who traveled to Hopewell searching for information about a strike during the 1930s. They didn’t know much, but they had remembered their mother telling stories of a strike where she worked somewhere in Hopewell during the 1930s. They had set aside the whole day to find out where she lived, where she worked, and what the city looked like during her time in ...read more
    Categories: Tourism
    Monday, August 28, 2017
    How do you follow history? Online? Printed map? Brochure? Book? Magazine? Documentary? Museum? Television program? We want to know how you find and follow history! Do you enjoy all things visual? Or prefer to keep it textual? Maybe a blend of printed materials and interactive web sources? Or, do you favor printed materials? What’s your preference? At the Hopewell-Prince George Visitor Welcome ...read more
    Categories: Tourism
    Friday, August 25, 2017
    If you’re just now tuning in to this week’s series of blog posts, make sure you catch up with the last two! We’re celebrating Virginia’s Craft Beer month the best way we know how, by guiding you directly to an ice cold VA craft beer! The first three recommendations led you to local restaurants that are sure to impress both behind the bar and on your plate! Today, we’ve switched gears. We’re ...read more
    Categories: Tourism
    Wednesday, August 23, 2017
    Day 2 of our search for VA craft beer in Hopewell and Prince George County lands us on opposite sides of the map! From a UK-style pub to American seafood favorites, these next two stops will fill your bellies with delicious food and ice cold VA craft beer! We’ll start on the northern side of Prince George County at Titled Kilt Pub and Eatery, located at 2070 Waterside Road. Here you’ll find good ...read more
    Categories: Tourism
    Monday, August 21, 2017
    Happy VA Craft Beer Month! First stop on this week’s search for VA craft beer in Hopewell and Prince George, VA brings us to The Boathouse at City Point! They have their very own, locally crafted ale that will pair well with and complement most of their menu. Trapezium Brewing Company’s Boathouse Oyster Ale was created locally, in Old Town Petersburg, for The Boathouse at City Point. Trapezuim ...read more
    Categories: Tourism
    Friday, August 18, 2017
    Did you know that a Virginian produce staple actually originated in South America? How did the humble peanut uproot from South America and wind-up in Hopewell, VA? Once discovered in South America by Spanish colonists, the peanut plant was sent back to Europe and spread to Asia and Africa! It made its way to the Southern U.S. in the 1700s by way of English colonists and enslaved West Africans. ...read more
    Categories: Tourism
    Wednesday, August 16, 2017
    Thursday August 17th is National Thrift Shop Day! What’s better than shopping for a great cause? When was the last time you shopped at a thrift shop? Was it funding a charitable organization? Thrift shops, by definition, are secondhand stores that sell donated items to fund a charitable organization. The charity could be the store itself, or an outside organization. Thrift shops are a wealth of ...read more
    Categories: Tourism
    Monday, August 14, 2017
    Located on the property of  Weston Plantation sits a small building that represents what interpreters believe to have once been a laundry. The building’s use today is far from washing clothes! It is home to the Historic Hopewell Foundation’s gift shop, All Manor of Things. In the small shop, you will find a beautifully decorated boutique filled with unique gifts. Jewelry, clothes, accessories, ...read more
    Categories: Tourism
    Friday, August 11, 2017
    If you’re just now tuning in, all week we’ve been highlighting the best of our local farmers and farmers markets in Hopewell and Prince George. As sad as it feels to wrap this short series up, remember fall brings a whole new harvest! Yay! Just think, pumpkins, and apples, and sweet potatoes, YUM! Celebrate and support local farms and artisans this Saturday, August 12th at Scott Memorial Park in ...read more
    Categories: Tourism
    Wednesday, August 09, 2017
    We are halfway through Virginia’s Farmers’ Market Week! Have you considered taking the “Farm.Fresh.Pledge!”? The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services sponsors this promotion to help grow Virginia’s economy and support our local farmers. All they ask is that you spend $10 a week on Virginia grown products! If the pledge peaks your interest, check out The Virginia Department of ...read more
    Categories: Tourism
    Monday, August 07, 2017
    Did you know August 6-12, 2017 is Virginia Farmers’ Market Week? Join us as we graciously celebrate local farmers and artisans who fill our homes and bellies with their hard-work. From homemade soap to locally grown tomatoes, and even organic chicken, you can find something for everyone at a local farmers’ market! Not only are you supporting local communities and community members by shopping at ...read more
    Categories: Tourism
    Friday, August 04, 2017
    Downtown Hopewell’s storm drains will be given a make-over for a great cause!Did you know pollution from stormwater runoff is the #1 health threat to our local waterways?In an initiative to raise awareness of stormwater pollution and its effects on local waterways, Art on Wheels is doing what it does best by using artwork to highlight the importance of caring for our most beautiful community ...read more
    Categories: Tourism
    Wednesday, August 02, 2017
    Weston Plantation, located on the Appomattox River in Hopewell, Virginia, is considered the Historic Hopewell Foundation’s crown jewel. I bet you didn’t know that the local landmark is the last standing 18th century plantation house on the Appomattox River! The main house is a classic example of Georgian Architecture, a popular design style that swept through the American colonies between the ...read more
    Categories: Tourism
    Monday, July 31, 2017
     Today I met a descendant of a Sergeant who fought in Petersburg at the Battle of the Crater. His family had found some documents which placed the young South Carolinian Sergeant at the battle 153 years ago! Considered one of the most brutally famous battles of the Civil War, the Battle of the Crater took place right in Hopewell and Prince George County’s backyard. After failed attempts to take ...read more
    Categories: Tourism
    Friday, July 28, 2017
    Since its founding in 1972, the Historic Hopewell Foundation has been successfully preserving and sharing the history of the Hopewell/Prince George area through the interpretation of beautiful historical properties located in Hopewell, Virginia. The Historic Hopewell Foundation was originally formed to preserve the main house of Weston Plantation located in Hopewell on the Appomattox River. Since ...read more
    Categories: Tourism
    Wednesday, July 26, 2017
    Hopewell Rocks continues to attract devotees to paint rocks, find rocks, move rocks, and then share the adventure on the facebook page.  This hide and seek social game is providing lots of entertainment during the dog days of summer. At Third Thursday’s Open Air Marketplace sponsored by Trapezium Brewing, the Lamb Art Institute is attracting crowds to their free art activities and art ...read more
    Categories: Tourism
    Monday, July 24, 2017
    Several philanthropic foundations and non-profit organizations are excited about making a difference in Hopewell and Prince George, Virginia! Who could resist helping a community that has so many dedicated locals leading and participating in projects that provide volunteer opportunities, career exploration, outdoor recreation, artistic expression, and environmental protection? Whether it’s getting ...read more
    Categories: Tourism
    Friday, July 21, 2017
    We are so fortunate in the Hopewell Prince George Region to have access to movies. If you want to go to a theater, just check out Destination Theater at the Crossings Boulevard.  This family friendly, affordable venue is a must. Our libraries are stocked with videos, books on tape, music cds and of course books!  Check them out-literally! Our recreation and parks departments are a resource for ...read more
    Categories: Tourism
    Wednesday, July 19, 2017
    When you are walking through Appomattox Riverside Regional Park, it is hard not to notice much of the wildlife living there. The natural habitat of American Sycamore trees provided by the 10 mile river trail is home to many species of birds such as Northern Cardinals, Carolina Wren, and the Yellow-Rumped Warbler. Through the shrubbery and foliage, you’ll see sparrows feeding on seed heads and hear ...read more
    Categories: Tourism
    Monday, July 17, 2017
    This week Prince George County High School graduate, resident and current VCU researcher, Dr. Eliza Lamb, stopped by to talk about her exciting new project called the Lamb Center for Arts and Healing.  The Center would like to hear from community members on where and how they would like to see new art programming happening in our area. She invites you to take a short survey. The survey is ...read more
    Categories: Tourism
    Friday, July 14, 2017
    The Kvasnicka family has been farming in Prince George County since 1896.  Today they raise soybeans, wheat, barley, and rye AND Tony Kvasnicka is growing hops for fun while he works to establish himself as a malt supplier to craft brewers.  Malt comes from barley and is tricky to grow in this region according to Kvasnicka. Working with a Virginia Tech bred barley called “Thorough Bred”, Tony has ...read more
    Categories: Tourism
    Wednesday, July 12, 2017
    Local farmer Tony Kvasnicka will be cooking shrimp and burgers alongside his friend and customer Terry Ammons to celebrate Ammo’s One Year Anniversary this weekend, July 15, 2017.  6 Row Mosaic will be on tap for those who wish to support farm to table entrepreneurial activities. This craft beer is brewed exclusively with barley grown and malted in Prince George County on the Kvasnicka farm. VA ...read more
    Categories: Tourism
    Tuesday, July 11, 2017
    Contact: Becky McDonough 804-731-0902Central Virginia students last chance to register for Advanced Technology summer camps July 26- 29 and August 9-12Hopewell, VA, July 11, 2017 – Sixty rising ninth, tenth, eleventh and twelfth grade area public schools will attend Dream it. Do it. Virginia (DIDIVA) Advanced Technology (AT) Summer Experiential Learning Camp from July 26 – 29 or the newly ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Press Release
    Monday, July 10, 2017
    Fort Lee Soldiers, families and civilian employees began a century of support to the nation in 1917 when Camp Lee was established to train the 80th Division for service during WWI.  Today, Fort Lee is the Army’s Home of Sustainment and supports the training, education and development of adaptive Army professionals in fields such as transportation, supply, culinary arts and equipment repair and ...read more
    Categories: Tourism
    Friday, July 07, 2017
    HISTORIC HOPEWELL FOUNDATION NEWS RELEASEFor Immediate ReleaseFor more information, contact 804-458-4682 or admin@historichopewell.org What did children do all day without computers, television and other modern technologies?  The Historic Hopewell Foundation (HHF) is pleased to announce the date for this year’s Emma and George Days. Experience a day in the life of Emma and George who lived at ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Chamber
    Wednesday, July 05, 2017
    Start with the Hopewell Prince George Visitor Welcome Center where you will be treated to the up to date resource guide for Virginia.  Mark Twain is credited with saying “why waste your money looking up your family tree? Just go into politics and your opponents will do it for you.”  But we know that you can’t trust others to look at the whole tree and not just the nuts. When we assist amateur ...read more
    Categories: Tourism
    Monday, July 03, 2017
    Diane and Frank Zimmerman were drawn back to Hopewell VA from their retirement in Florida. Family brought them back and rather than return to a neighboring county, they expanded their search to include Hopewell. They fell in love with a home in Mansion Hills and have lived in this area since November 2016. About the time of their relocation they visited a friend in Appomattox, VA.  While there ...read more
    Categories: Tourism
    Friday, June 30, 2017
    For some pups and their owners, the car is the place to be.  The open road, the window down, tongue hanging out and all is right with the world … until you cannot find a dog park, a pet-friendly hotel, or even a safe public grassy rest area, or even a conveniently located veterinarian. Prince George, Virginia is pet-friendly community, so it only makes sense for the Hopewell/Prince George ...read more
    Categories: Tourism
    Thursday, June 29, 2017
    Categories: Chamber, Press Release
    Wednesday, June 28, 2017
    Locals fondly call this road trip “a passport to pork.”  If you stop at the Visitor Welcome Center you can pick up the map that is marked with the barbecue trail.  You can go first to K & L Barbecue in Cavalier Square Shopping Center in Hopewell, then head west to Monroe Grill on Puddledock Road, head south to Nanny’s in South Prince George, then wrap it up by going east to Prince George Family ...read more
    Categories: Tourism
    Tuesday, June 27, 2017
     Happy 4th of July We all love fireworks! What better way to celebrate the USAthan to watch our awesome fireworks displays!  The City of Hopewell will celebrate Independence Day in style with a dazzling fireworks display on the Appomattox River! Main viewing for the fireworks display is the rear parking area of the John Randolph Medical Center. Event parking is available in adjacent neighborhoods. ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Chamber
    Monday, June 26, 2017
    There is nothing like live music to reduce stress and elevate the mood.  Here in Hopewell VA the parking is free.  There is plenty of it.  So pull on your jeans, grab some friends and meet up at the Beacon Theatre this summer for a relaxing rhythmic evening. If you want to spend the night we have every major hotel brand within 15 minutes of the Beacon. If you want to dine on the river before the ...read more
    Categories: Tourism
    Friday, June 23, 2017
    Prince George County, VA is now home for our family.  We first moved to Virginia in 2005 from Louisiana.  We were stationed at Fort Lee after deciding that my soldier husband would return to the Army full time.  This came just after his returning from a deployment to Iraq with his reserve unit in Louisiana.   The move was hardest on our oldest daughters, as they left behind friends and community ...read more
    Categories: Tourism
    Wednesday, June 21, 2017
    Launching your boat out of Jordan Point Yacht Haven in Prince George VA immediately presents you with a choice!  Hang a left and go under the Benjamin Harrison Bridge to the confluence of the Appomattox River and the James River where you will find other recreational boats or sportsmen angling for catfish and bass; or hang a right and head towards the Chesapeake Bay where you will be able to ...read more
    Categories: Tourism
    Monday, June 19, 2017
    Fishing out of the Hopewell City Marina is both a recreational activity and a competitive sport with the Appomattox River, the James River and many creeks branching out from the James.  There are many opportunities for the beginner to stand on a public dock and fish and for the serious sportsman to win a local catfish tournament in the Catfish Capital of Virginia or compete in a Bass Tournament.  ...read more
    Categories: Tourism
    Friday, June 16, 2017
    With the Wonder City Beer Fest coming this Saturday, it got us thinking about craft beer.  There has been a rise in popularity for craft beers in our Hopewell and Prince George County, VA area.  We have two breweries nearby that offer wide ranges of beer and awesome locations to hang out with friends.  The Boathouse at City Point is offering craft beer on draft, one, an Oyster Ale that was ...read more
    Categories: Tourism
    Thursday, June 15, 2017
    The Boathouse at City Point in Hopewell Opening June 17The restaurant is HOUSEpitality Family’s fourth location of successful concept  RICHMOND, Va. (June 14, 2017) – The HOUSEpitality Family restaurant group announced today that The Boathouse at City Point will open on June 17 at 701 West Randolph Street in Hopewell. This is the first HOUSEpitality Family restaurant to open in the area, a ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Press Release
    Wednesday, June 14, 2017
    A plan comes together.  It all began in 1991 when 25 acres that was set aside for a park adjacent to the land that would house a regional jail.  The creation of the park was championed by FOLAR (Friends of the Lower Appomattox River) in 2003. FOLAR volunteer leadership partnered with Prince George County, Riverside Regional Jail and hundreds of other volunteers from industry, military, civic ...read more
    Categories: Tourism
    Monday, June 12, 2017
    On March 23, 1865 Lincoln, along with son Tad, and wife Mary boarded the River Queen and departed for City Point (now eastern City of Hopewell). They arrived a day later and the President began his travels by horse and train to meet with the wounded soldiers and military leaders.  He trudged up a rather steep incline to spend two of the last three weeks of his life in City Point where he dreamed ...read more
    Categories: Tourism
    Monday, June 05, 2017
    Fort Lee Federal Credit Union and AFFN Donate $3,000 to Support VeteransMay 24, 2017, Prince George, VA  Fort Lee Federal Credit Union, in partnership with Armed Forces Financial Network (AFFN) Matching Grant Program, was proud to donate $2,500 to the USO of Hampton Roads and Central Virginia.  The USO provides support to military service members and their families. The donation was presented at ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Chamber
    Monday, June 05, 2017
    Many of you will recognize the names (link) of many amazing locals residents who provided free counseling services to entrepreneurs and small business owners as part of the Tri-Cities SCORE (Service Corps of Retired Executives) hosted at the Hopewell-Prince George Chamber Building.  Many committed volunteers served this chapter from 1986 until 2000.  Today, RVA SCORE volunteers would like to see ...read more
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    Thursday, June 01, 2017
    Although pimento cheese spread originated in the North, the South has invented variations on this theme that go beyond cheddar cheese, pimento, some mayonnaise and seasonings.    You will find the original homemade version in the deli section of Randolph Market in the heart of Hopewell.  You will find a delicious original gourmet grilled pimento cheese sandwich at Upper Shirley Vineyards, across ...read more
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    Tuesday, May 30, 2017
    What excitement on the evening of the Lorrie Morgan concert, part of the Old Dominion Barn Dance at the historic Beacon Theatre in downtown Hopewell, Virginia!  Old friends meeting new friends.  Everyone having a good time.  Even after two back to back shows, the theatre was beautiful and clean. The acoustics were great—in spite of one little glitch. The audience really went wild with a standing ...read more
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    Friday, May 26, 2017
    Memorial Day honors those who have made the ultimate sacrifice, their life.  Visiting a National Cemetery is one way to honor the fallen.  We observe locally with a Memorial Day Ceremony in Hopewell, VA beginning at 11:00 A.M. at City Point National Cemetery located at 10th Avenue and Davis Street in Hopewell Virginia.  This year’s Keynote speaker will be Brigadier General Rodney Fogg, Commandant, ...read more
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    Thursday, May 25, 2017
    Fort Lee!  The US Army leased 9,000 acres in Prince George County, Virginia in April, 1917 to train the mobilizing Army.  They named it Camp Lee.  From that time until today Camp Lee has provided training and for a brief time; and it even served as a forest and game preserve for the Commonwealth of Virginia.  Today, Fort Lee is the third largest training center in the Army, training more than ...read more
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    Tuesday, May 23, 2017
    Hopewell and Prince George County VA are bounded on the North by 22 miles of riverfront. The access from marinas, national parks, public overlooks, trails and bridges is spectacular. Birders, fishermen and wildlife enthusiasts love the abundance of natural resources. On a recent trip with the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) leaving the Jordan Point Yacht Haven Pier, we spotted 14 bald eagles, ...read more
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    Tuesday, May 16, 2017
    We have a new family friendly activity brought to us by new Hopewell home-owner, Diane Zimmerman. She has begun distributing unique hand painted rocks throughout the Hopewell Prince George County Virginia area in public parks, buildings, gardens, trails, and churches.  The purpose of the project is to invite more artistic expression and to create outdoor fun.  The instructions are simple:  find ...read more
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    Thursday, May 11, 2017
    A nice couple from Buffalo, NY began their visit to the area by stopping first at the Hopewell and Prince George, Virginia Visitor Welcome Center.  We helped them find pet-friendly lodging for their four small dogs at the Quality Inn at Exit 45 off of Interstate I-95.  We found a coupon for them and were able to recommend restaurants within walking distance of the hotel. Just before they climbed ...read more
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    Tuesday, May 09, 2017
    Following Earth Day and the philanthropy and volunteerism that surrounds it, many transformative projects are now underway that will solidify Hopewell and Prince George County as a destination for outdoor recreation and exploration of the natural environment. Site plans for the City Park Playscape have received approval and construction will begin in a few short weeks, bringing a new vision for ...read more
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    Wednesday, May 03, 2017
    A downtown City Park will serve as a vital link to the Appomattox River Greenway and an asset to the Main Street program by way of a new playscape. As designers, Timmons Group http://www.timmons.com/envisions a future gateway and trailhead incorporated into this site that will signify arrival and form a transition from the park as you embark on a hike down the riverside trail. Timmons Group has ...read more
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    Tuesday, May 02, 2017
    Imagine a city situated on a bluff at the confluence of two rivers that played critical roles in the history of our country. At a point below the bluff, beyond the neighborhoods, lies a park with a sweeping vista of the river. This is the City of Hopewell, rich in history and nature and ripe for adventure. Hopewell City Park Playground will soon be a destination for urban families who seek access ...read more
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    Monday, May 01, 2017
    NEWSLETTERMAY 2017Spring has sprung new members!Join us in welcoming our newest members of your Chamber!  The Boathouse at City Point  VSU Multi-Purpose Center - Spectra  New York Life - Derek Springer  ABC Builders Supply Corporation  Country Club of Petersburg  Long & Foster - David TuckerThe Results Are In!During ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Newsletter
    Wednesday, April 26, 2017
    Prince George, VA – Prime Care Family Practice is celebrated its anniversary in a big way.  The practice received a Key to the County from Prince George County for its distinguished service to the community.  Prime Care Family Practice has served patients since 1985. Its focus is on the family as a whole, from pediatrics to geriatrics.  Their team of physicians also specialize in preventive ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Chamber
    Wednesday, April 26, 2017
    Hopewell, VA – Pins and Needles opens its doors on Wednesday, April 26th at 11 AM to celebrate the move to a new location, 1000 W. City Point Road.Debra Lail Thornburgh, proprietor of Pins and Needles, is so excited about her newly renovated space on a main city artery.  Before moving to Virginia 16 years ago, she lived in Wyoming and Utah.  She began her sewing career in 1989 specializing is ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Press Release
    Tuesday, April 25, 2017
    Today at the Hopewell, Prince George County Virginia Visitor Center off I-295 in Central Virginia, we had the pleasure of assisting an adventurous couple.  They shared that they are stopping in small cities and towns on the eastern seaboard to see what is special about each one.  I wonder if they are travel writers.  They had on rain gear and practical shoes; he grabbed the “Walking in Lincoln’s ...read more
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    Thursday, April 20, 2017
    Today, I was having lunch with our Chamber Ambassadors and I ordered my usual favorite, a pulled pork sandwich. The barbecue sauce was sweet with a little bit of tang. Then I wondered how many different types of barbecue sauces there are. So, naturally, I googled it. Come to find out, each style of sauce is regionally classified. Surprisingly, Virginia is divided into 4 sauce regions. Here in ...read more
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    Tuesday, April 18, 2017
    Last week I made a hectic drive during rush hour to the big city. I went to a meeting after work and apparently failed to notice the restrictions on the only parking spot I could find. After a productive meeting, I returned in a great mood only to find a very pricey parking ticket. Working and visiting outside a Metro area has its perks! In Hopewell, Prince George Virginia, we have no parking ...read more
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    Thursday, April 13, 2017
    Let’s face it – nurturing plants ensures our survival. It’s that simple. In Hopewell and Prince George County, Virginia, we express the importance of gardening and agriculture in many ways. Our local area promotes gardening through the Prince George Master Gardener Association Horticulture Scholarship. It is offered to students pursuing their love of gardening and plant science.    Perhaps the ...read more
    Categories: Tourism
    Wednesday, April 12, 2017
    Today’s aspiring communities are resourceful in finding ways to establish accessible, fun, versatile spaces that attract activity. This past weekend Prince George County Parks and Recreation partnered with the Appomattox Regional Jail, Tri-cities Roadrunners, and Friends of the Lower Appomattox River (FOLAR) to provide the second annual 5K Trail Run at the Appomattox River Regional Park! This 5K ...read more
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    Thursday, April 06, 2017
    Today, a modern HCA hospital, the John Randolph Medical Center, sits on a bluff just west of City Point. During the war seven hospitals operated at City Point during the siege with the largest being the Depot Field Hospital which covered an area of 200 acres. The hospital located here during the Civil War had a capacity of 10,000 patients, treating both Union and Confederate Soldiers. The ...read more
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    Tuesday, April 04, 2017
    First in a tent and then in a cabin overlooking the James and Appomattox Rivers, General Ulysses S. Grant led the Union war effort for nearly the last full year of the war.  Featured in Spielberg’s movie, Lincoln, President Lincoln made two trips to this cabin overlook, with the second one during the final two weeks of the Civil War.  From the River Queen, Lincoln would trudge up the steep bluff ...read more
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    Saturday, April 01, 2017
     STAFFBecky McDonoughPresident & CEObecky@hpgchamber.orgGail KostroAdministrative Assistant info@hpgchamber.orgRachael BrendelMember Services Coordinator    memberservices@hpgchamber.org Shirley ParkerTourism Customer Servicetourism@hpgchamber.org    BOARD OF DIRECTORSExecutive CommitteeBruce BrockwellPresidentEVB  Heather McCallPresident ElectLucas ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Newsletter
    Thursday, March 30, 2017
    We invite you to connect with us to learn all about upcoming outdoor activities like the 2nd Annual Appomattox River Regional Park 5k Train Run on April 8, which starts at 9 am at the park 800 Folar Trail or you can register online.     RiverFest 2017 is coming! Mark your calendar for Saturday, April 29 featuring music, food, canoeing, and kayaking and fun for the whole family.  Appomattox ...read more
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    Tuesday, March 28, 2017
    Attention outdoor explorers of Virginia! The Friends of the Lower Appomattox River have completed the master plan for 20+ miles of trails and signage along the lower Appomattox River.  If you have been on trails like this then you know that it is so much fun to cycle, walk, kayak, bird-watch and run near a river. The Appomattox River Trail (ART) will offer safe, enjoyable connections to ...read more
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    Thursday, March 09, 2017
               STAFF  Becky McDonoughPresident & CEObecky@hpgchamber.orgGail KostroAdministrative Assistant info@hpgchamber.orgJoAnna BarrowMember Services  memberservices@hpgchamber.org Shirley ParkerTourism Customer Servicetourism@hpgchamber.org     BOARD OF DIRECTORS  Executive CommitteeBruce ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Newsletter
    Tuesday, February 28, 2017
    H/PG Chamber Membership Breakfast honors two presidents, presents 17 awards and attracts over 150 members The Hopewell/Prince George Chamber’s 6th Annual Membership Breakfast and Awards Ceremony on February 22 attracted over 150 members and community leaders to Upper Shirley Vineyard for breakfast and networking. The event honored retiring Chamber President Wendy Austin, Consultant and Executive ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Press Release
    Friday, February 03, 2017
      STAFFBecky McDonoughPresident & CEObecky@hpgchamber.org  Gail KostroAdministrative Assistantinfo@hpgchamber.org  JoAnna BarrowAdministrative Assistantmemberservices@hpgchamber.org  Shirley ParkerTourism Customer Servicetourism@hpgchamber.org   BOARD OF DIRECTORSExecutive Committee  Bruce ...read more
    Categories: Newsletter, Chamber
    Wednesday, January 25, 2017
    HAPPY HOLIDAYS("See something you like?  Share this Holiday message with friends and family".)              "Light Up the Night"  Excitement reigns supreme at Ashford Civic Plaza as Hopewell kicks off the Holiday Season with its annual parade, tree lighting, and special concerts with its theme of "Light Up The Night" on December 4, 2016.Festivities begin at 3:30 pm ...read more
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    Wednesday, January 25, 2017
    TO ALL OUR VETERANS - THANK YOU    We are a proud Nation with so many reasons to be grateful.  Just one of those many reasons is our VETERANS.  Celebrate this Veterans Day, November 11, 2016, with your family and friends at one of the many ceremonies held in our area.  Tell a Veteran - Thank YOU.  Here are just a few ceremonies for you to consider:   City Point National Cemetery, Hopewell, VA. ...read more
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    Wednesday, January 25, 2017
    MARK YOUR CALENDARS, SET YOUR TIMERS, YOU WON'T WANT TO MISS A THING!!!!      Czech-Slovak Festival!  Put on your dancing shoes and bring your appetite for the BEST DAY, ever!  The Virginia Czech and Slovak Folklife Festival is October 15, 2016.  A fun-filled day of traditional foods, beers, bakery items, musical performances, dancing, farm life exhibits, and activities for children can be ...read more
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    Wednesday, January 25, 2017
    Prince George County - Pork Butts and Beefsteak???                        What does the Little Pig say? WEE, WEE, WEE, all the way home. No, No! WOW, WOW, WOW Pork Butts in Prince George County.  After 25 years, the Pork Butt Festival is returning to Prince George County, VA, on September 24, 2016.  The original founders were a small group who got together for a "venison cookout in 1986."  Over ...read more
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    Wednesday, January 25, 2017
    NATIONAL NIGHT OUT!!    NATIONAL NIGHT OUT! You mean I can meet my neighbors and local police personnel in one night? YES, and more!  "National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, better places to live", as stated by the National Night Out Organization. Neighbors meet ...read more
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    Friday, January 20, 2017
         STAFF   Becky McDonoughPresident & CEObecky@hpgchamber.org  Gail KostroAdministrative Assistantinfo@hpgchamber.org  JoAnna BarrowAdministrative Assistantmemberservices@hpgchamber.org  Shirley ParkerTourism Customer Servicetourism@hpgchamber.org    BOARD OF ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Newsletter
    Thursday, December 15, 2016
    Bruce Brockwell, Executive Vice President and Chief Banking Officer of EVB Bank, has been appointed by the board of directors to serve as president of the Hopewell/Prince George Chamber of Commerce for 2017. He will take office on January 1. Brockwell has been serving as the President Elect for the past two years.    Also serving on the H/PG Chamber’s executive committee will be President Elect ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Press Release
    Friday, July 01, 2016
     The Commodores are coming! The Commodores are coming! Wake up the "Nightshift"!!! Wake up EVERYONE!!!   "The Commodores" are coming on July 2, 2016, to celebrate Hopewell's 100th Anniversary. This is a special outdoor, musical concert in Festival Park behind the Beacon Theatre.  "The Commodores" are an American funk/soul band who highlighted the music industry in the late 1970's and 1980's. They ...read more
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    Wednesday, June 01, 2016
       What's Ya'll Got That Smells SO GOOD?  "Butts on Broadway" You Say!!!    "Get Your Butts to Broadway" is a Pork Butt Roast Competition and Festival on East Broadway Avenue in downtown Hopewell, VA, on Saturday, June 25, 2016. Taste the area's best roasted pork butts and vote to choose the "Best Butt of 2016". There will be a people's choice and judges' choice awards. The ...read more
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    Sunday, May 01, 2016
        May 2016     "Wonder City" Craft Beer Festival       Craft Beer!  What a way to celebrate a100th Year Anniversary!  Most everyone probably knows all there is to know about Craft Beer, however, we found this unique description on the Brewers Association website, " . . .  10 minutes of pleasure, pure ...read more
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    Friday, April 01, 2016
         April 2016     Vietnam Art Exhibit at PGRHC  If you haven't visited the Prince George Regional Heritage Center, then you will want to soon.  On April 3 through April 30, the Center will open with a "Vietnam Combat Art" Exhibition, showcasing artists' impressions of the Vietnam War.  On display will be "39 artworks in oil, watercolor, pastels, acrylics, ...read more
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    Tuesday, March 01, 2016
         March 2016    It's Spring Well almost!!  Time to start thinking about gardening, whether flowers, shrubs, fruits and vegetables, or all.  Well, good news for you!  The Prince George Master Gardener Association and Virginia Cooperative Extension are sponsoring the 14th Annual Good Gardening Symposium on Saturday, March 12, 2016 at Richard Bland College Barn Theatre, 11301 ...read more
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    Monday, February 01, 2016
         February 2016      Photo by Ken Newman  The 19th Annual Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) will take place February 12 through 15. Anyone in the world can count birds at any location for at least 15 minutes on one or more days of the count and enter their sightings at www.BirdCount.org. The information gathered by tens of thousands of volunteers helps track changes ...read more
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    Friday, January 01, 2016
        January 2016        Located on a 5.5 acre wooded lot in Prince George County, Scents of Cedar is a cedar log home turned into a bed & breakfast by Innkeepers Kathy and Bill Parley. The Parsleys have been hosting guests at their 4,800-square foot cedar log home since 1999. Bill supervised construction and design of the home in 1997; it was featured in the Original ...read more
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