Tidbits – October 2023

Mariners’ Museum has scheduled its October programs with the disclaimer that events are subject to change. Beyond the Frame, a behind-the-scenes video series of the Museum’s world-class art collection with Kyra Duffley, multimedia specialist, on the first Friday of every other month; October 8, Friendly Hours (in-person program); October 12, Evening Lecture: A Modern-Day High Seas Adventure with Will Sofrin, master shipwright and author. For times, registration and fees, visit www.MarinersMuseum.org.

Sonya Armstrong has been promoted to Newport News Fire Department battalion chief. After 26 years of service, Armstrong is the first woman to hold this position. She serves as health and safety officer for the department. Armstrong has numerous certifications related to fire and emergency medical services. She earned an associate degree in fire science from Tidewater Community College and holds a bachelor of science degree in fire administration from Columbia Southern University.

Andres McIntyre, coach at Menchville High School (MHS), has been named track and field/cross country coach at Virginia Peninsula Community College (VPCC). An instructional assistant at MHS, McIntyre has been girls’ cross-country coach and assistant girls’ outdoor track and field coach since 2019. He earned a bachelor’s degree in health and physical education from Virginia State University and competed in CIAA conference and NCAA national cross country and track and field meets, posting top-10 individual finishes in the CIAA.

Aaron Randolph
Orrin Banner

Top July agents for Coldwell Banker Traditions’ Peninsula office were Aaron Randolph, top listing agent, and Orrin Banner, top selling agent.

Michael Nachman-Adelson
Judy Sawyer
Jamie Coldsnow
Rose Matthews
Carla Stokes

Top August agents for CENTURY 21 Nachman Realty’s Peninsula office were Michael Nachman-Adelson, top listing agent; Judy Sawyer, top selling agent; Jamie Coldsnow, top closing agent; Rose Matthews, top producing agent; and Carla Stokes, top referral agent. 

Zoharra “Zoe” Posey has joined Newport News Tourism as its group sales coordinator. She will be responsible for promoting Newport News to meeting and group-tour markets. She will also market the city as a tourism destination. Most recently, Posey worked as a director of sales for MCR Hotels.

The 19th Annual Port Warwick Art & Sculpture Festival is scheduled for October 14–15. To volunteer, contact Laura Fisher at 757-223-0284 or laura@portwarwick.com. Visit portwarwickevents.com for a listing of artists and additional information.

Robert Criner
Paul Criner

Criner Remodeling received a 2023 Chrysalis Award for Remodeling Excellence. The remodeling company was among a small group of the most elite U.S. companies to receive the award. Entries were judged on overall design, creative use of space and material and the degree to which the project enhanced the original structure. Criner won the award for an addition under $250,000 for a project in the Riverside area of Newport News. This was the first year Criner Remodeling has entered the competition. Robert Criner is company president, and Paul Criner is vice president.

Janka Muralles
Justin Wynings
Kim Kim
Craig McLellon
Helen Williams
Tom Aman

Top August agents for RE/MAX Peninsula were Janka Muralles, Justin Wynings, Kim Kim, Craig McLellon, Helen Williams, Tom Aman, and Jessica Pratt. Craig Lundgren, REALTOR®, has joined RE/MAX Peninsula following a distinguished career in the Navy.

Rotary Club of Oyster Point will hold its annual Oyster Bash, October 14 at Mariners Museum. Proceeds from the event will go to Mariners Museum special projects and other local charities. For information, visit www.oysterpointrotary.com/oyster-bash.php.