Author: Ida Kay Jordan

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Hampton Roads got a big boost and so did the argument regionalism when Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Chesapeake, Portsmouth and Suffolk won access to about $48... [Read More]
The Virginia Sports Hall of Fame and a Girls Club in Portsmouth are gone forever. The Race to Cock Island and the Gosport Arts Festival... [Read More]
Mae Breckenridge-Haywood, the moving force behind the Portsmouth Colored Community Library Museum, is president of the Portsmouth African American Historical Society. That organization essentially maintains... [Read More]
Bridges columnist Ida Kay Jordan reflects on the fight to keep Portsmouth's annual Seawall Art Show, which is set for Aug. 25-26 at High Street,... [Read More]
Twenty-eight-year-old pianist Robert Buxton has played a number of concerts over the years in the Monumental sanctuary, a place where several generations of his family... [Read More]
It concerns me that only a small group of citizens showed up for a "vision" discussion recently at City Hall. Unless we are there, we're... [Read More]
Several iconic city-owned buildings are in desperate need of repairs and maintenance – at a pretty penny. [Read More]
Seventeen years ago, the Portsmouth Rotary Club started a First Responders Luncheon to honor public safety officers. [Read More]
There recently were some changes in the Portsmouth City Council. [Read More]
Our country needs us to work to save our democratic principles, regardless of our political persuasion. [Read More]
With so much political turmoil in the world – and in this nation – we especially need to celebrate and pay attention to what the... [Read More]
Lisa Huiett has cooked dinner for the homeless in Portsmouth for 16 years. Now on dialysis, without a car and a recent home burglary, she's... [Read More]
This city has a pretty good voting record and often has a higher precentage of voter turnout than some of our neighbors. But it's not... [Read More]
Portsmouth is rising. Let's help it along. [Read More]
I look forward to this new publication. I think there will be stories as well as advertising that will make navigating this three-city area much... [Read More]
Ida Kay's Portsmouth: As I sat listening to people talking at recent City Council meetings about the Confederate monument, I got involved with my own... [Read More]
Thanks to the many years I've gone to the Seawall Art Show, I've put together a stack of art to give to Support Portsmouth Public... [Read More]
Portsmouth's historic downtown was an arts and culture district long before it became popular to call it that. [Read More]
A free program Aug. 19 at the Wesley Community Service Center will address why young people turn to violence and ways to resolve conflict. [Read More]
Ida Kay's Portsmouth: The community owes Christine Davis, the founder of Gospelrama, its thanks. About two dozen acts will appear on the Water Stage at... [Read More]
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