Sometimes love means wearing reindeer antlers because Mom wants you to wear reindeer antlers

BY JOHN-HENRY DOUCETTE LANDSTOWN — Jonathan Montes is a Norfolk State University student who is studying chemistry because he plans to go into the nanotechnology field. Those are some serious studies, but he still makes time to help his mom. Lanita… Continue Reading


Virginia Beach Farmers Market seeks craft vendors for upcoming events

THE INDEPENDENT NEWS LANDSTOWN – The Virginia Beach Farmers Market at Princess Anne and Dam Neck roads is looking for craft vendors to participate in upcoming shows at the market. Upcoming special events, all of them on Saturdays from 10… Continue Reading


Crafty businesses combine at new Virginia Beach Farmers Market shop

BY JOHN-HENRY DOUCETTE LANDSTOWN – Valerie Goulart, 43, of Windsor Woods and Victoria Sgro-Konopka, 40, of Norfolk teamed up to open a shop at the Farmers Market about a month ago. On the wall, they’ve got a framed fortune cookie fortune, from… Continue Reading