I hope you are faring well during these dog days of summer! Here on the Peninsula, we are experiencing scorching heat waves and thunderous rain storms. It’s August 1st, so hopefully things start to cool off soon. This newsletter contains a recap of July, other updates, and news from across the Commonwealth and the 93rd district.
Mark your calendar: August 5-7 is Virginia’s annual Sales Tax Holiday!
This year’s Sales Tax Holiday will start Friday, August 5th and end on Sunday, August 7th! Virginians can purchase qualifying school supplies, clothing, footwear, hurricane/ emergency preparedness items, and Energy Star and WaterSense products without paying sales tax.
Know what is on sale before your shop!
Democracy Dash 10K at Jamestown Island
The 10K start and finish this year will be at the far end of the parking area for the National Park Service’s Historic Jamestowne Visitor Center, on Jamestown Island. It will start with an out-and-back on the Colonial Parkway causeway just past the short Powhatan Creek bridge/tunnel and scenic overlook, with the James River on the opposite side. Returning past the Visitor Center, the course will go right for the full long loop (5-mile loop) of the traffic-free Jamestown Island tour roads. The course will be certified an exact 10K distance to USATF measurement standards. The race time limit is one hour, 45 minutes. There is not a faster, flatter, and more scenic 10K course anywhere!
REGISTRATION: Online registration is available through 11:59 PM on August 25th. After that time, only hardcopy registration forms and payments will be accepted.
Help support the Williamsburg Farmer’s Market
The Williamsburg Farmers Market is in the running to be one of America’s Favorite Farmer’s Markets! Have you voted yet? There is still time. The Williamsburg Farmers Market in Merchants Square is ranked 4th in Virginia. Let’s help them celebrate their 20th anniversary!
July Highlights in the Community
In the News:
WY Daily: Avelo Airlines bringing two Florida routes to Newport News airport starting at $29
AP News: Excavation of graves begins at site of colonial Black church
Richmond Free Press: ‘Being underestimated … that’s my superpower’
Daily Press: Tourism in the Williamsburg area is returning to pre-pandemic levels
The Virginian-Pilot: ‘Not how our democracy is meant to work’: Transparency advocates say legislating through the budget is problematic
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