ICYMI: Late fees, new shoes, coworking events, vacant building and more

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Here are this week’s most-read stories.

Food for fines

This city’s public libraries lets residents pay their late fees with canned food and other items. Donations benefits the Virginia Peninsula Foodbank and the program ends Dec. 31. READ MORE.

Got an overdue library book? Pay late fees with canned food

New shoes for kids

This nonprofit accepts new shoes for children and acts as a liaison between the local schools and shoe donors so the children remain anonymous. Last year the nonprofit received 400 pairs. READ MORE. 

This nonprofit needs new shoes for children. Here’s how you can help

Old school, new apartments

This city approved turning an old elementary school into apartments for families. The school closed in 2010 and was vacant for eight years. Why? READ MORE.

This building has been vacant since 2010. There’s something planned for it

Coworking with childcare

The series of popup events include business tips, networking opportunities and childcare. READ MORE.

Hey work from home parents: Here are coworking events. And yes, childcare is included

Armory turned brewpub

This former National Guard Armory was vacant since 1993 and is on the National Register of Historic Places. It’s now a brewery, distillery, restaurant and concert venue. READ MORE.

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