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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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  • Business, breweries bask in Virginia Oyster Month

    Business, breweries bask in Virginia Oyster Month

    November is Virginia Oyster Month and local business are celebrating by cooking, brewing and serving oysters in restaurants and at festivals. Tommy Leggett of the local Chessie Seafood and Aquafarms said celebrating Virginia’s oyster industry through Virginia Oyster Month is important because of...

  • Food Find: A twist on chicken and waffles at Wing Bistro

    Food Find: A twist on chicken and waffles at Wing Bistro

    Tasty Discovery: Boneless chicken wings and sweet potato waffle. Destination: Wing Bistro; 2274 Executive Drive, Hampton. Price: $10. Hours: 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday-Friday. 11 a.m. to 12 a.m. Saturday-Sunday. More info: wingbistro.net or 757-826-9464. If you like chicken and waffles, expect a...

  • Food find: No shortage of toppings on specialty pizza at Mama Mia's

    Food find: No shortage of toppings on specialty pizza at Mama Mia's

    Tasty discovery: Chicken spinach pizza. Destination: Mama Mia’s, 893 Yorktown Road, Poquoson. Price: $10.95. Hours: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday-Monday. More info: mamamiasva.com or 757-868-0007. When it comes to pizza, I keep it pretty simple. I like cheese and pepperoni. Daring to get out of my...

  • Three-course meal pop-up restaurant at Hampton's Historic Post Office

    Three-course meal pop-up restaurant at Hampton's Historic Post Office

    Jermaine Boothe and his team are turning Hampton’s Historic Post Office into a full-service restaurant Thursday evening. Boothe’s business, Elite Culinary Staffing, is hosting a pop-up restaurant and inviting guests to make reservations, pick their menu and experience Elite’s services during a...

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  • 'Cosby Show' actor Earle Hyman dies at 91

    'Cosby Show' actor Earle Hyman dies at 91

    Earle Hyman, a veteran actor of stage and screen who was widely known for playing Russell Huxtable on "The Cosby Show," has died. Jordan Strohl, a representative for The Actors Fund, says that Hyman died Friday at the Lillian Booth Actors Home in Englewood, New Jersey. He was 91. A North Carolina...

  • Peninsula retailers ready for Black Friday weekend shopping

    Peninsula retailers ready for Black Friday weekend shopping

    Peninsula retailers are prepared for a better holiday shopping season this year, but consumers may notice different store strategies as online becomes an increasingly popular destination. For the first time in the history of the National Retail Federation’s annual holiday spending survey, online...

  • Peninsula Chick-fil-A franchise owner develops leadership program

    Peninsula Chick-fil-A franchise owner develops leadership program

    Longtime Chick-fil-A franchise owner Kevin Harrison, 51, turned his high school job into a fulfilling career where he can now help aspiring young leaders do the same. “The thing that gets me up every morning is developing leaders, particularly young leaders who are just beginning their leadership...

  • Virginia Peninsula Jewish Film Festival to feature 'Origin of Violence'

    Virginia Peninsula Jewish Film Festival to feature 'Origin of Violence'

    The 17th annual Virginia Peninsula Jewish Film Festival in Williamsburg will kick off this weekend with two French films, “The Origin of Violence,” and “Children of Chance.” This year’s festival will offer five films in total from November to March. The first of the five films will include an ice...

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  • Virginia Board of Education approves new accreditation standards

    Virginia Board of Education approves new accreditation standards

    The state Board of Education approved new standards that will determine how schools are accredited during a meeting Thursday morning. The new standards of accreditation give more credit for progress made toward reaching benchmarks instead of just hitting a specific target, such as a minimum 75...

  • State deputy secretary of education visits Newport News' Passage Middle School

    State deputy secretary of education visits Newport News' Passage Middle School

    A room full of Passage Middle School eighth graders got to ask questions of someone who helps make policy that impacts their lives on Friday morning. Their biggest concern? No surprise: the state-mandated Standards of Learning exams that serve to test their knowledge. Holly Coy, deputy secretary...

  • Newport News School Board works on request to General Assembly

    Newport News School Board works on request to General Assembly

    The Newport News School Board will vote next month to support what it says are necessities in the coming two years. The proposed 2018 legislative program, presented to the board during its meeting Tuesday night, is intended to communicate wants and policy positions to both the delegation of local...

  • Messages of diversity, unity exchanged at Hampton University's Global Awareness Day

    Messages of diversity, unity exchanged at Hampton University's Global Awareness Day

    When Olga Torres speaks, there’s a twinge of Newark, N.J., and Puerto Rico in her accent. It’s a reminder of all the places she’s lived and all she’s learned. “There are different cultures within American culture,” she told a room of Hampton University students Wednesday. Speaking on a panel about...

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