Portsmouth, Virginia

Portsmouth, Virginia Welcome to the Portsmouth, VA page. Connect with us for the latest news, events, and happenings in Portsmouth. Founded Colonel William Crawford in 1752, Portsmouth is the Official Coast Guard City and a
Bicycle Friendly Community.

One visit to Portsmouth, Virginia and you’ll be hooked. Amble along our famous Seawall. Stroll through three centuries of historic neighborhoods. Go antiquing. Take in some art. Stand inside a giant soap bubble at the largest children’s museum in the state. And did we mention that Portsmouth is home to some of the most delightful restaurants in the region? Many of Portsmouth’s attractions are clus

One visit to Portsmouth, Virginia and you’ll be hooked. Amble along our famous Seawall. Stroll through three centuries of historic neighborhoods. Go antiquing. Take in some art. Stand inside a giant soap bubble at the largest children’s museum in the state. And did we mention that Portsmouth is home to some of the most delightful restaurants in the region? Many of Portsmouth’s attractions are clus

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In our 7th annual season, the Portsmouth museums and Portsmouth libraries will commemorate African American heritage wit...
12/27/2021

In our 7th annual season, the Portsmouth museums and Portsmouth libraries will commemorate African American heritage with our series of events, programs, lectures, family activities, and more. The celebration kicks off January 15 and continues through February 26. For all the details on dates, times, and places visit:
|ChildrensMuseumVirginia.com, PortsmouthArtCenter.com, |PortsmouthNavalShipyardMuseum.com, and |PortsVaAfricanAmericanHeritage.com, and |PortsmouthPublicLibrary.org.
(Unless otherwise noted, all events are free and open to the public.)

In our 7th annual season, the Portsmouth museums and Portsmouth libraries will commemorate African American heritage with our series of events, programs, lectures, family activities, and more. The celebration kicks off January 15 and continues through February 26. For all the details on dates, times, and places visit:
|ChildrensMuseumVirginia.com, PortsmouthArtCenter.com, |PortsmouthNavalShipyardMuseum.com, and |PortsVaAfricanAmericanHeritage.com, and |PortsmouthPublicLibrary.org.
(Unless otherwise noted, all events are free and open to the public.)

The Portsmouth Police Department Is Recruiting! To view the new video, click on the link below,  and for more informatio...
12/27/2021

The Portsmouth Police Department Is Recruiting! To view the new video, click on the link below, and for more information -- https://youtu.be/Jz9X0XeGLb8

The Portsmouth Police Department Is Recruiting! To view the new video, click on the link below, and for more information -- https://youtu.be/Jz9X0XeGLb8

Find details for a free Community COVID-19 Testing & Vaccine Clinic Monday, December 27, at Fourth Baptist Church in the...
12/27/2021

Find details for a free Community COVID-19 Testing & Vaccine Clinic Monday, December 27, at Fourth Baptist Church in the poster here . . . Sponsored by the Portsmouth Health Department.

Find details for a free Community COVID-19 Testing & Vaccine Clinic Monday, December 27, at Fourth Baptist Church in the poster here . . . Sponsored by the Portsmouth Health Department.

Find details for a free Community COVID-19 Testing & Vaccine Clinic Monday, December 27, at Fourth Baptist Church in the...
12/26/2021

Find details for a free Community COVID-19 Testing & Vaccine Clinic Monday, December 27, at Fourth Baptist Church in the poster here . . . . Sponsored by the Portsmouth Health Department.

Find details for a free Community COVID-19 Testing & Vaccine Clinic Monday, December 27, at Fourth Baptist Church in the poster here . . . . Sponsored by the Portsmouth Health Department.

Find details for a free Community COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic Wednesday, December 29, at St. Mark Missionary Baptist Church ...
12/26/2021

Find details for a free Community COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic Wednesday, December 29, at St. Mark Missionary Baptist Church in the poster here . . .

Find details for a free Community COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic Wednesday, December 29, at St. Mark Missionary Baptist Church in the poster here . . .

The City of Portsmouth municipal offices will be closed Thursday, December 23, and Friday, December 24, for the Christma...
12/25/2021

The City of Portsmouth municipal offices will be closed Thursday, December 23, and Friday, December 24, for the Christmas holiday. For the New Year’s holiday, municipal offices will be closed Friday, December 31. For a detailed list of closings, visit portsmouthva.gov.

The City of Portsmouth municipal offices will be closed Thursday, December 23, and Friday, December 24, for the Christmas holiday. For the New Year’s holiday, municipal offices will be closed Friday, December 31. For a detailed list of closings, visit portsmouthva.gov.

The Portsmouth Police Department Is Recruiting! To view the new video, click on the link below,  and for more informatio...
12/24/2021

The Portsmouth Police Department Is Recruiting! To view the new video, click on the link below, and for more information -- https://youtu.be/Jz9X0XeGLb8

The Portsmouth Police Department Is Recruiting! To view the new video, click on the link below, and for more information -- https://youtu.be/Jz9X0XeGLb8

The Norfolk Community Vaccination Clinic will be closed for the holidays Dec. 23-27 and Dec. 31-Jan. 2. Hours of operati...
12/24/2021

The Norfolk Community Vaccination Clinic will be closed for the holidays Dec. 23-27 and Dec. 31-Jan. 2. Hours of operation for Dec. 28, 29 will be 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. (regular hours). Hours of operation for Dec. 30 will be 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Starting on Jan. 4, the CVC will begin operating with new hours, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. At this time the Testing at the Norfolk CVC will continue to be on Monday's from 2-6 p.m. The Norfolk COVID-19 hotline (757) 683-2745 can also assist with general questions or scheduling appointments.

The Norfolk Community Vaccination Clinic will be closed for the holidays Dec. 23-27 and Dec. 31-Jan. 2. Hours of operation for Dec. 28, 29 will be 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. (regular hours). Hours of operation for Dec. 30 will be 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Starting on Jan. 4, the CVC will begin operating with new hours, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. At this time the Testing at the Norfolk CVC will continue to be on Monday's from 2-6 p.m. The Norfolk COVID-19 hotline (757) 683-2745 can also assist with general questions or scheduling appointments.

Dominion Energy has established a scholarship program. Eligible students may receive awards of up to $10,000.  To see if...
12/24/2021
Dominion Energy Educational Equity Scholarship Program

Dominion Energy has established a scholarship program. Eligible students may receive awards of up to $10,000. To see if you qualify and to apply, visit: https://bit.ly/3EhvUjr. Deadline to apply: January 25, 2022 3:00 p.m. CT

Dominion Energy has established a scholarship program to assist students residing in one of the states listed below, who plan to continue their education in college or vocational school programs.

May all your days be merry and bright. Happy holidays, Portsmouth! Photo of Santa during his visit to the Olde Towne Mus...
12/24/2021

May all your days be merry and bright. Happy holidays, Portsmouth! Photo of Santa during his visit to the Olde Towne Music Festival December 11. Look for more holiday events coming to Portsmouth throughout December.

May all your days be merry and bright. Happy holidays, Portsmouth! Photo of Santa during his visit to the Olde Towne Music Festival December 11. Look for more holiday events coming to Portsmouth throughout December.

The Norfolk Community Vaccination Clinic will be closed for the holidays Dec. 23-27 and Dec. 31-Jan. 2. Hours of operati...
12/23/2021

The Norfolk Community Vaccination Clinic will be closed for the holidays Dec. 23-27 and Dec. 31-Jan. 2. Hours of operation for Dec. 28, 29 will be 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. (regular hours). Hours of operation for Dec. 30 will be 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Starting on Jan. 4, the CVC will begin operating with new hours, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. At this time the Testing at the Norfolk CVC will continue to be on Monday's from 2-6 p.m. The Norfolk COVID-19 hotline (757) 683-2745 can also assist with general questions or scheduling appointments.

The Norfolk Community Vaccination Clinic will be closed for the holidays Dec. 23-27 and Dec. 31-Jan. 2. Hours of operation for Dec. 28, 29 will be 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. (regular hours). Hours of operation for Dec. 30 will be 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Starting on Jan. 4, the CVC will begin operating with new hours, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. At this time the Testing at the Norfolk CVC will continue to be on Monday's from 2-6 p.m. The Norfolk COVID-19 hotline (757) 683-2745 can also assist with general questions or scheduling appointments.

Accolades for Portsmouth Public Schools! Two PPS elementary schools earn ‘Best Elementary School’ title from U.S. News &...
12/23/2021

Accolades for Portsmouth Public Schools! Two PPS elementary schools earn ‘Best Elementary School’ title from U.S. News & World Report. Churchland Elementary School and Churchland Academy Elementary School have both been recognized as “Best Elementary Schools” in the country by the U.S. News and World Report, which has ranked more than 47,000 public elementary schools across the country. This is the first time U.S. News & World Report has ranked elementary schools.

Accolades for Portsmouth Public Schools! Two PPS elementary schools earn ‘Best Elementary School’ title from U.S. News & World Report. Churchland Elementary School and Churchland Academy Elementary School have both been recognized as “Best Elementary Schools” in the country by the U.S. News and World Report, which has ranked more than 47,000 public elementary schools across the country. This is the first time U.S. News & World Report has ranked elementary schools.

The Portsmouth Police Department Is Recruiting! To view the new video, click on the link below,  and for more informatio...
12/23/2021

The Portsmouth Police Department Is Recruiting! To view the new video, click on the link below, and for more information -- https://youtu.be/Jz9X0XeGLb8

The Portsmouth Police Department Is Recruiting! To view the new video, click on the link below, and for more information -- https://youtu.be/Jz9X0XeGLb8

Please make note of the following holiday closing of the Portsmouth Health Department . . .
12/22/2021

Please make note of the following holiday closing of the Portsmouth Health Department . . .

Please make note of the following holiday closing of the Portsmouth Health Department . . .

The City of Portsmouth municipal offices will be closed Thursday, December 23, and Friday, December 24, for the Christma...
12/22/2021

The City of Portsmouth municipal offices will be closed Thursday, December 23, and Friday, December 24, for the Christmas holiday. For the New Year’s holiday, municipal offices will be closed Friday, December 31. For a detailed list of closings, visit portsmouthva.gov.

The City of Portsmouth municipal offices will be closed Thursday, December 23, and Friday, December 24, for the Christmas holiday. For the New Year’s holiday, municipal offices will be closed Friday, December 31. For a detailed list of closings, visit portsmouthva.gov.

Dominion Energy has established a scholarship program. Eligible students may receive awards of up to $10,000.  To see if...
12/22/2021
Dominion Energy Educational Equity Scholarship Program

Dominion Energy has established a scholarship program. Eligible students may receive awards of up to $10,000. To see if you qualify and to apply, visit: https://bit.ly/3EhvUjr. Deadline to apply: January 25, 2022 3:00 p.m. CT

Dominion Energy has established a scholarship program to assist students residing in one of the states listed below, who plan to continue their education in college or vocational school programs.

Find the city's holiday trash collection schedule in the poster . . .
12/21/2021

Find the city's holiday trash collection schedule in the poster . . .

Find the city's holiday trash collection schedule in the poster . . .

Please join us in recognizing Homeless Persons' Memorial Day, observed annually December 21. Communities across the nati...
12/21/2021

Please join us in recognizing Homeless Persons' Memorial Day, observed annually December 21. Communities across the nation take time to remember those who have perished while homeless. Find details in the poster below . . .

Please join us in recognizing Homeless Persons' Memorial Day, observed annually December 21. Communities across the nation take time to remember those who have perished while homeless. Find details in the poster below . . .

Come hear a story at Main Library and enjoy hands-on sensory and STREAM activities, crafts, and more! Open to ages 0-5. ...
12/21/2021

Come hear a story at Main Library and enjoy hands-on sensory and STREAM activities, crafts, and more! Open to ages 0-5. 1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month. Call 757-393-8501 for more information. Facebook link: https://fb.me/e/1gqYrBgWv

Come hear a story at Main Library and enjoy hands-on sensory and STREAM activities, crafts, and more! Open to ages 0-5. 1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month. Call 757-393-8501 for more information. Facebook link: https://fb.me/e/1gqYrBgWv

The Norfolk Community Vaccination Clinic will be closed for the holidays Dec. 23-27 and Dec. 31-Jan. 2. Hours of operati...
12/21/2021

The Norfolk Community Vaccination Clinic will be closed for the holidays Dec. 23-27 and Dec. 31-Jan. 2. Hours of operation for Dec. 28, 29 will be 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. (regular hours). Hours of operation for Dec. 30 will be 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Starting on Jan. 4, the CVC will begin operating with new hours, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. At this time the Testing at the Norfolk CVC will continue to be on Monday's from 2-6 p.m. The Norfolk COVID-19 hotline (757) 683-2745 can also assist with general questions or scheduling appointments.

The Norfolk Community Vaccination Clinic will be closed for the holidays Dec. 23-27 and Dec. 31-Jan. 2. Hours of operation for Dec. 28, 29 will be 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. (regular hours). Hours of operation for Dec. 30 will be 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Starting on Jan. 4, the CVC will begin operating with new hours, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. At this time the Testing at the Norfolk CVC will continue to be on Monday's from 2-6 p.m. The Norfolk COVID-19 hotline (757) 683-2745 can also assist with general questions or scheduling appointments.

End the year with a new opportunity!  Join Portsmouth At Work and Tidewater Staffing for "Meet the Employer "Tuesday, De...
12/21/2021

End the year with a new opportunity! Join Portsmouth At Work and Tidewater Staffing for "Meet the Employer "Tuesday, December 21, from 10am - 2pm. Apply for job opportunities in Warehouse & Maritime and meet the staff!

End the year with a new opportunity! Join Portsmouth At Work and Tidewater Staffing for "Meet the Employer "Tuesday, December 21, from 10am - 2pm. Apply for job opportunities in Warehouse & Maritime and meet the staff!

Accolades for Portsmouth Public Schools! Two PPS elementary schools earn ‘Best Elementary School’ title from U.S. News &...
12/20/2021

Accolades for Portsmouth Public Schools! Two PPS elementary schools earn ‘Best Elementary School’ title from U.S. News & World Report. Churchland Elementary School and Churchland Academy Elementary School have both been recognized as “Best Elementary Schools” in the country by the U.S. News and World Report, which has ranked more than 47,000 public elementary schools across the country. This is the first time U.S. News & World Report has ranked elementary schools.

Accolades for Portsmouth Public Schools! Two PPS elementary schools earn ‘Best Elementary School’ title from U.S. News & World Report. Churchland Elementary School and Churchland Academy Elementary School have both been recognized as “Best Elementary Schools” in the country by the U.S. News and World Report, which has ranked more than 47,000 public elementary schools across the country. This is the first time U.S. News & World Report has ranked elementary schools.

Come hear a story at Main Library and enjoy hands-on sensory and STREAM activities, crafts, and more! Open to ages 0-5. ...
12/20/2021

Come hear a story at Main Library and enjoy hands-on sensory and STREAM activities, crafts, and more! Open to ages 0-5. 1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month. Call 757-393-8501 for more information. Facebook link: https://fb.me/e/1gqYrBgWv

Come hear a story at Main Library and enjoy hands-on sensory and STREAM activities, crafts, and more! Open to ages 0-5. 1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month. Call 757-393-8501 for more information. Facebook link: https://fb.me/e/1gqYrBgWv

Applications are now being accepted for the 2022 VDOT Sponsored Toll Relief Program.  Eligible customers can save 50% on...
12/20/2021

Applications are now being accepted for the 2022 VDOT Sponsored Toll Relief Program. Eligible customers can save 50% on up to 10 trips per week through the Downtown Tunnel and Midtown Tunnel. Apply in-person by February 15, 2022. More details at: https://www.vdottollrelief.com/

Applications are now being accepted for the 2022 VDOT Sponsored Toll Relief Program. Eligible customers can save 50% on up to 10 trips per week through the Downtown Tunnel and Midtown Tunnel. Apply in-person by February 15, 2022. More details at: https://www.vdottollrelief.com/

End the year with a new opportunity!  Join Portsmouth At Work and Tidewater Staffing for "Meet the Employer "Tuesday, De...
12/20/2021

End the year with a new opportunity! Join Portsmouth At Work and Tidewater Staffing for "Meet the Employer "Tuesday, December 21, from 10am - 2pm. Apply for job opportunities in Warehouse & Maritime and meet the staff!

End the year with a new opportunity! Join Portsmouth At Work and Tidewater Staffing for "Meet the Employer "Tuesday, December 21, from 10am - 2pm. Apply for job opportunities in Warehouse & Maritime and meet the staff!

The City of Portsmouth municipal offices will be closed Thursday, December 23, and Friday, December 24, for the Christma...
12/20/2021

The City of Portsmouth municipal offices will be closed Thursday, December 23, and Friday, December 24, for the Christmas holiday. For the New Year’s holiday, municipal offices will be closed Friday, December 31. For a detailed list of closings, visit portsmouthva.gov.

The City of Portsmouth municipal offices will be closed Thursday, December 23, and Friday, December 24, for the Christmas holiday. For the New Year’s holiday, municipal offices will be closed Friday, December 31. For a detailed list of closings, visit portsmouthva.gov.

TRAFFIC ALERT: Right lane closure at Effingham St. SB between King St. and County St., December 20 - December 21 - 8 a.m...
12/20/2021

TRAFFIC ALERT: Right lane closure at Effingham St. SB between King St. and County St., December 20 - December 21 - 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. The work is being done by Woda Cooper Companies Inc. for exterior caulking of a building at this location. For more information, please call Engineering at (757) 393-8592.

TRAFFIC ALERT: Right lane closure at Effingham St. SB between King St. and County St., December 20 - December 21 - 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. The work is being done by Woda Cooper Companies Inc. for exterior caulking of a building at this location. For more information, please call Engineering at (757) 393-8592.

Find the city's holiday trash collection schedule in the poster . . .
12/20/2021

Find the city's holiday trash collection schedule in the poster . . .

Find the city's holiday trash collection schedule in the poster . . .

TRAFFIC ALERT: Right lane closure at Effingham St. SB between King St. and County St., December 20 - December 21 - 8 a.m...
12/19/2021

TRAFFIC ALERT: Right lane closure at Effingham St. SB between King St. and County St., December 20 - December 21 - 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. The work is being done by Woda Cooper Companies Inc. for exterior caulking of a building at this location. For more information, please call Engineering at (757) 393-8592.

TRAFFIC ALERT: Right lane closure at Effingham St. SB between King St. and County St., December 20 - December 21 - 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. The work is being done by Woda Cooper Companies Inc. for exterior caulking of a building at this location. For more information, please call Engineering at (757) 393-8592.

Celebrate Healthcare will host  a COVID Vaccine Clinic and Health Insurance Marketplace Enrollment event @ the Children'...
12/19/2021

Celebrate Healthcare will host a COVID Vaccine Clinic and Health Insurance Marketplace Enrollment event @ the Children's Museum of Virginia Sunday, December 19, from 1 - 4 p.m. Get a COVID-19 vaccine or enroll in a healthcare plan. Find details here . . .

Celebrate Healthcare will host a COVID Vaccine Clinic and Health Insurance Marketplace Enrollment event @ the Children's Museum of Virginia Sunday, December 19, from 1 - 4 p.m. Get a COVID-19 vaccine or enroll in a healthcare plan. Find details here . . .

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Portsmouth, VA
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Who is suppose to check messages??
Standing by for the council work session at 4 PM.
The Circuit Court Clerk Record Room is closed until Monday January 25?? Really?
When someone at the Portsmouth Health Department forgets to change the name of the city they stole from their website 🤦🏼🤣🤦🏼🤣🤦🏼
I am the Medical Director, LPN for 5 Star Residential Care in Chesapeake, Virginia. I have been with the company since the beginning, actually 4 years. We are presently redesigning a large 8 bedroom home in Chesapeake. We will be able to house high medical residents. We are accepting individuals with Ventilators, Trachs and J/G Tubes. If you aware of any individuals with ID Medicaid Waivers please call me. My number is 757-620-1404. We are hiring immediately for Licensed Practical Nurses and Certified Nursing Assistants for the new home Thank You Steve Tears Medical Director 5 Star Residential
Portsmouth needs to post a cop here in the morning for people making illegal turns.
FIRED your police chief - a highly competent, black woman - for applying the law to criminals!!!????? WOW!! Good luck with that. What a bunch of FOOLS!
What ever happened to the water taxi?!?! The owner's name was Squire I believe....
Waiting for the link to appear magically.
These politicians running Hampton Roads need to be shown the door. All of them. Both of my buses home are not running, because its a Sunday, and apparently its still the 1950s in Hampton Roads. Like, no one has to go anywhere on a Sunday?! Dafuq is wrong with ya’ll.
Good afternoon Portsmouth. In the wake of covid 19 and potential long lines, would it be possible to get drop off ballot boxes at voting precincts to encourage social distancing and for those who may not have access to the drop box at city hall?
Where's the link for the special virtual called meeting at noon today?