Advisory body may consider beer and wine sales, assembly uses for agricultural land in Virginia Beach

BY JOHN-HENRY DOUCETTE COURTHOUSE – The Agriculture Advisory Commission will consider whether activities such as craft beer or wine sales or assembly uses, such as holding weddings, are appropriate on farmland, including properties enrolled in the city’s agricultural reserve program,… Continue Reading


Hope grows at hop yard in Back Bay to help retreat for warriors while supplying local craft brewers

BY VENI FIELDS BACK BAY — LZ-Grace Warriors Retreat founder Lynn Bukowski’s expression of panic high above the ground in a Facebook photo began, you might say, with a pesky weed in Donald Noha’s back yard. Both contributed to a new… Continue Reading


In sobering call, animal control helps raccoon that drank craft beer

BY JOHN-HENRY DOUCETTE COURTHOUSE — City animal control responded to a call earlier this year about an injured or possibly rabid raccoon in the Malibu area of the city. Not all was what it seemed. The critter was in a gutter, a… Continue Reading