Posted on: October 4, 2017

Nominate a senior for Senior Citizenship of the Year Award

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Oct. 5, 2017 - Do you know an outstanding senior citizen (aged 70 to 90) who deserves special recognition? You can nominate them for the Hampton Senior Citizenship of the Year Award. 

The Hampton Senior Citizens Advisory Committee and Senior Cente...

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Posted on: September 25, 2017

Become a vendor at craft show, holiday market this season

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Sept. 25, 2017 - There’s still time for you to be a vendor at the Santa’s Attic Craft Show and Hampton History Museum’s “Holiday Market.” All adult artists and craftsmen are invited to fill out an application online. Your items must be handmade and fit th...

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Posted on: September 18, 2017

Get ready for Bluebird Gap Farm Festival Oct. 28

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Usher in the fall season at the Bluebird Gap Farm Festival 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28. The festival offers a variety of children’s activities, food vendors, pumpkins for purchase, hayrides and much more. Entry and activities are free an...

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Posted on: September 18, 2017

WiFi now available at Hampton locations

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Get connected in even more areas in Hampton. Free WiFi is now available at the North Phoebus Community Center, the Performing & Creative Arts Center, the Senior Center, the West Hampton Community Center and the Y.H. Thomas Community Center.

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Posted on: August 23, 2017

Family Friendly Movies at Mill Point Park

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Aug. 23, 2017 - Join Hampton Parks, Rec & Leisure Services for an evening of free movie-themed activities and the feature presentation on the giant screen Thursdays in August from 7 – 9:30 p.m. Blankets and chairs are welcome!

Each week Mill ...

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Posted on: August 4, 2017

Parks, Recreation department is looking for instructors in more than 20 areas

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Aug. 4, 2017 - The city's Parks and Recreation department is looking for instructors in more than 20 areas, including gymnastics, music, theater, photography, martial arts, dance, aquatics, youth athletics and mature adult programs. The applications are r...

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Posted on: July 10, 2017

Hampton residents get discount on mid-week jet ski rental at Buckroe Beach

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July 10, 2017 -- Hampton Watersports, which offers recreational equipment for rent at the city's Buckroe Beach, is offering a deal for Hampton residents and city employees: 20% off jet-ski rentals Monday through Thursday (except holidays) through the rest...

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Posted on: July 3, 2017

Camp Hampton Updates

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*Week 2 of CAMP HAMPTON is in full swing and the following locations are FULL for the week. 

 

- Fort Monroe Community Center

- Little England Community Center

- Y.H. Thomas Community Center

 

 Additional Updates:

Jr. Ranger C...

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Posted on: June 30, 2017

Governor, wife, join mayor to launch 'No Kid Hungry' campaign in Hampton

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June 30, 2017 - Gov. Terry McAulifffe and his wife Dorothy McAuliffe will join Hampton Mayor Donnie Tuck, representatives from No Kid Hungry Virginia and others Wednesday at the West Hampton Community Center to launch the summer meals program. 

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Posted on: June 26, 2017

Storytelling in the Park 2017

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From the sounds of the Mississippi Delta music to stories such as Grimm Fairy Tales to interpretive dance, plus a real tortoise and hare to accompany the reading of The Tortoise and the Hare, Storytelling in the Park, returns to Bluebird Gap Farm beginnin...

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Posted on: June 22, 2017

The Coop Exhibit at Bluebird Gap Farm

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Bluebird Gap Farm is excited to announce the opening of our new chicken exhibit, “The Coop,” a walkthrough experience that aims to educate our visitors about the chicken and the egg. Visitors will be able to explore the inside of a chi...

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Posted on: June 16, 2017

Weekend Buckroe Beach shuttle service moves to Jones Magnet Middle School

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June 16, 2017 - Additional amenities at Buckroe Beach are drawing more Hampton residents and visitors to the bay beach this summer, and the city has moved its free shuttle service to better accommodate crowds.

The overflow parking and shuttle stop has been...

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Posted on: May 25, 2017

Players, coaches and volunteers are wanted to take part in Hampton Hoops basketball

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May 25, 2017 - Players and coaches are wanted to take part in Hampton Hoops, a summer basketball program that will promote healthy communities and having fun in a safe environment. The focus is on improving social interaction and building character among ...

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Posted on: June 12, 2017

New cycle begins for receiving a "Love Your City" event grant

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June 13, 2017 - Applications are now being accepted for grants to help non-profit organizations with unique ideas for quality public gatherings. 

In 2016, the City of Hampton created the Love Your City Event Grant to help fund new, one-day events ...

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Posted on: May 2, 2017

Watersport rentals and concession stands to open at three locations this month

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May 9, 2017 – Residents and visitors can enjoy Hampton’s waterways even more later this month at three locations. Hampton Watersports, owned by Jeremy Churchill and Mike Walsh, have similar rentals in Virginia Beach and have expanded to Hampton. ...

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Posted on: May 12, 2017

Hampton to open beach season with watercraft, food, fun and more parking for Buckroe Beach

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May 12, 2017 - Additional amenities at Buckroe Beach are expected to draw more Hampton residents and visitors to the bay beach this summer, and the city is opening an overflow parking lot and running a free weekend shuttle service.

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Posted on: May 1, 2017

National Bike Month includes a series of events that highlight the fun of bicycling

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May 1, 2017 - May is National Bike month, and a series of events are planned to highlight the importance and fun of bicycling. That includes Words on Wheels Saturday, May 6; Bike-to-Work Week May 15-19; and the Tour de Fort Sunday, May 21.

Take part in Wor...

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Posted on: April 12, 2017

Public can start reserving new pavilions at Gosnold's Hope Park starting in late May

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April 12, 2017 - Four new pavilions have been built at Gosnold's Hope Park, just in time for late spring and early summer reservations. 

The Parks, Recreation and Leisure Services Department staff has made sure that each pavilion is fully equipped...

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Posted on: April 7, 2017

2017 Summer camps and classes: Camps Hampton and Fury, comedy and more

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April 7, 2017 - Summer is around the corner and there are a number of city-sponsored camps and classes planned to engage young people, teach them a new skill or help them explore new opportunities. Visit our summer camp newsletter online to see just a few...

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Posted on: April 4, 2017

City aids in funding 2 new events this summer: Adult soap box derby and kids' rock concert

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April 4, 2017 – Soap box derbies aren’t just for kids: Hampton will have its first Adult Soap Box Derby race this summer down the Booker T. Washington Memorial Bridge on Settlers Landing Road.

The race is the brainchild of restaurateur Carlyle Bland – who ...

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Posted on: March 22, 2017

Water sports rental operation approved for Buckroe, Mill Point Park, Bluebird Gap

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March 22, 2017 - Residents and visitors will be able to rent equipment such as kayaks, boats and jet skis this summer, as part of the city's efforts to expand recreational access to the water. The company will also sell concessions and beach items.

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Posted on: April 10, 2017

Sandy Bottom Nature Park Hosts Easter Eggstravaganza

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April 10, 2017 - Celebrate the arrival of spring at Sandy Bottom Nature Park during the annual Easter Eggstravaganza on Saturday, April 15 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

There will be 10 Easter egg hunts held throughout the day, starting every half-hour, the first...

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Posted on: February 22, 2017

Council gets look, gives OK to first stage of War Memorial renovation plan

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Feb. 22, 2017 - Plans for renovations to War Memorial Stadium got a boost Wednesday, as City Council got a look at the first stage, which will feature new ADA-compliant restrooms, a second concessions area, an enclosed training/batting area, and an upper ...

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Posted on: February 7, 2017

Grants available for one-day, community-building events in Hampton

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Feb. 7, 2017 – For the second year in a row, Hampton wants to help fund new, one-day events that build community and attract visitors to the city by offering grants of up to $10,000 to non-profits with creative ideas for quality public gatherings...

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Posted on: December 12, 2016

Winners announced in city's "Blissful Lights" competition for holiday light display

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Dec. 12, 2016 - The winners of the "Blissful Lights" competition were announced Saturday during the downtown holiday parade. Designed to bring neighborhood organizations together and lift spirits during the holiday season, the contest invited or...

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Posted on: November 8, 2016

Neighborhoods: Join us for holiday decorating competition to benefit students

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Nov. 8, 2016 - Registered neighborhood organizations are invited to join a friendly competition to decorate community centers for the holidays -- and benefit local students.
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Posted on: December 10, 2015

Buckroe Fishing Pier renamed in honor of retiring Parks director

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Dec. 10, 2015 - Hampton City Council Wednesday renamed the Buckroe Fishing Pier to the James T. Wilson Fishing Pier in honor of the city's Parks and Recreation director (shown above with his wife Elizabeth and Mayor George Wallace). Wilson is retiring Jan...Read on...

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