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Fitness isn't just about the gym for Hampton Silver Sneakers

Some people say age is just mind over matter, as in, if you don't mind, it does not matter. But for those who exercise on a regular basis, it's a lifestyle. The Centers for Disease Control reports that exercise prevents diseases associated with aging. As little as two and a half hours a week is...

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'Affluenza' and Its Deadly Consequences

Your goals and objectives will be better served by creating a trust that rewards your children for achieving results rather than using the money to control every aspect of their lives. Wealth can be difficult to amass but easy to squander - especially by those who did not earn it. Many parents...

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  • Food find: Gourmet crabcake at Smithfield Station

    Food find: Gourmet crabcake at Smithfield Station

    Tasty discovery: Crabcake sandwich. Price: $13.95. Location: Smithfield Station, 415 S. Church St., Smithfield. Hours: 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday. More info: smithfieldstation.com or 757-357-7700. Smithfield Station’s crabcakes were voted Best Restaurant for...

  • Food Find: $5 meal from Sliders

    Food Find: $5 meal from Sliders

    Tasty discovery: Cheese steak and pulled pork sliders combo. Price: $5. Location: Check the schedule at local breweries, including Oozlefinch, Tradition and St. George on the Peninsula. More info: sliders757.com or 410-920-1352. Every Wednesday on my way to the gym I pass by Tradition Brewing Company,...

  • Upscale Japanese lunch for $10 at Thaijindesu | Food Find

    Upscale Japanese lunch for $10 at Thaijindesu | Food Find

    Tasty discovery: Chicken teriyaki and sushi lunch. Price: $10. Destination: Thaijindesu, 2180 William Styron Square South, Newport News. Hours: 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. daily (lunch), 5-10 p.m. daily (dinner). More info: thaijindesu.com or 757-595-8410. In my never-ending search for a filling, cheap...

  • Food Find | Southern food and shopping make a perfect combo

    Food Find | Southern food and shopping make a perfect combo

    Tasty Discovery: Southern fried fish sandwich. Price: $11.50. Location: Sweet Teas, 3110 Allainby Way, Hampton. More info: sweetteascuisine.com or 757-262-0740. Don’t worry, Southern food fans — Sweet Teas in Peninsula Town Center still is open. Despite the current construction near the former...

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  • Hampton Roads museums gearing up for fall art season

    Hampton Roads museums gearing up for fall art season

    Get ready to block out your calendar for the fall visual arts season and the most varied slate of exhibits Hampton Roads has seen in years, including seminal perceptual art, a “Pee-wee’s Playhouse” take on the Civil War Battle of Hampton Roads and life-size clay warriors from the tomb of China’s...

  • Hispanic Heritage Month: Newport News family shares its Mexican culture through food

    Hispanic Heritage Month: Newport News family shares its Mexican culture through food

    Maribel Pacheco couldn’t muster the words to describe how sharing her Mexican culture with the diverse customers that flow through her restaurant daily makes her feel. Pacheco and her husband Thomas own Los Paisas Locos in Newport News. The family-owned business specializes in authentic Mexican...

  • Fall arts preview: Food and drink festival time in Hampton Roads

    Fall arts preview: Food and drink festival time in Hampton Roads

    You won't have any trouble quenching your thirst or filling your belly this fall with these notable food and drink festivals scheduled this season in Hampton Roads. Bacon, Bourbon and Beach Music Fest Smithfield will host the Genuine Bacon, Bourbon and Beach Music Fest 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 7...

  • Fall performing arts preview: music, dance, comedy on the Peninsula

    Fall performing arts preview: music, dance, comedy on the Peninsula

    The crisper weather and earlier sunsets mean more indoor activities, including our picks in fall performing arts. Williamsburg Players “Leading Ladies: A Cabaret,” arranged by Yorktown native and Broadway’s “Wicked” actress Tiffany Haas, takes the stage at Williamsburg Players 8 p.m. Sept. 29-30...

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  • Department of Education opens Title IX investigations at HU, WM

    Department of Education opens Title IX investigations at HU, WM

    Federal officials are looking into the handling of sexual violence on campus at Hampton University and the College of William and Mary, the Department of Education said this month. The department’s Office for Civil Rights is investigating issues related to Title IX campus sexual violence, according...

  • Hampton University renames building after alumna, preps for convocation

    Hampton University renames building after alumna, preps for convocation

    Hampton University renamed its Science and Technology building after an alumna and longtime benefactor this week. The Wilma Harper Horne Science & Technology Hall was dedicated and its name unveiled during a ceremony Friday. Horne, a Portsmouth native, graduated from what was then called Hampton...

  • Hampton High students mark 'Peace Week'

    Hampton High students mark 'Peace Week'

    For years, students at Hampton High School have created and stuck into the earth pinwheels which bear messages of peace and goodwill with the hope that the wind would carry those thoughts across the earth. But this year, Roxanne Brown, instructional leader of fine arts at Hampton High, wanted to...

  • Hampton school making do without stolen laptops

    Hampton school making do without stolen laptops

    After 100 laptops were stolen from George P. Phenix PreK-8 School over the summer, the students who were supposed to use them are making do. Four locked carts filled with Macbook Air laptop computers, valued at $750 to $850 apiece, were broken into inside a storage closet early in the morning on...

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