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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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  • Lidl opens first Newport News store today

    Lidl opens first Newport News store today

    German discount grocer Lidl is opening its first store in Newport News today, the company said. The new location at 11076 Warwick Blvd. across from Pelican’s SnoBalls near Harpersville Road opened at 8 a.m. following a 7:40 a.m. ribbon-cutting, according to a news release. The store will be Arlington-based...

  • 18 items you shouldn't forget when packing for college

    18 items you shouldn't forget when packing for college

    Ah, August. The time where summer is in full swing and stores are packed with back-to-school specials. In the rush of packing and an influx of Buzzfeed articles and shopping lists, it can be overwhelming to pack everything you think you need for college. One tip that Jennie Cuddleback, a resident...

  • Free Brothers Osborne VIP tickets available Aug. 9 for Hampton residents

    Free Brothers Osborne VIP tickets available Aug. 9 for Hampton residents

    The City of Hampton and Whisper Concerts, Inc. are offering free VIP tickets to see the Brothers Osborne during its Military Concert Series show 7 p.m. Aug. 26 in Mill Point Park (100 Eaton St., Hampton). The tickets can be claimed at the Hampton Visitor Center (120 Old Hampton Lane, Hampton) beginning Wednesday,...

  • Colonial Williamsburg to offer discount passes for certain pass holders, seniors

    Colonial Williamsburg to offer discount passes for certain pass holders, seniors

    Colonial Williamsburg will offer a pair of discounts to select pass holders and people who are at least 50 years old, according to a Colonial Williamsburg news release.  Those who have annual, collegiate or Good Neighbor passes can buy single-day adult and youth tickets for up to 10 people at 50...

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  • Food Find | Warm gyro has quick delivery at Mr. Gyros and Burgers

    Food Find | Warm gyro has quick delivery at Mr. Gyros and Burgers

    Tasty discovery: Lamb gyro and fries. Price: Lamb gyro $6.99 and fries $2.39. Where: Mr. Gyros & Burgers, 14407 Warwick Blvd., Newport News. Hours: 10:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Sunday. More info: 757-874-8777 for facebook.com/mrgyrosandburgers. There's one place...

  • Gus's Hot Dog King's name is no mistake

    Gus's Hot Dog King's name is no mistake

    Tasty discovery: Chili dogs Price: $1.75 for hot dog, $1.70 for fries Destination: Gus's Hot Dog King, 10725 Jefferson Ave, Newport News Hours: 10:30 a.m.- 9 p.m. everyday More info: gushotdogking.com or 757-595-1630. Walking into a place like Gus's Hot Dog King always gets me a bit nostalgic. ...

  • Taste of Tidewater across the JRB | Food Find

    Taste of Tidewater across the JRB | Food Find

    Tasty discoveries: Commonwealth Bramble ($8), cheese plate ($15) and pork belly sliders ($12). Destination: The Virginia Company, 13162 Carrollton Blvd. in Carrollton. Hours: 4-11 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 4 p.m.-midnight Friday; brunch 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday-Sunday; dinner 2 p.m.-midnight Saturday...

  • A mighty fine Smashburger | Food Find

    A mighty fine Smashburger | Food Find

    Tasty discovery: Spinach and goat cheese burger. Price: $11.18 for burger, fries and a drink. Destination: SmashBurger, 2027 Von Schilling Drive, Hampton. Hours: 10 a.m.-10 p.m. daily. More info: smashburger.com. For months I've been waiting to eat this burger. I got my first taste of SmashBurger...

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  • Movies opening in Hampton Roads 8/18

    Movies opening in Hampton Roads 8/18

    The Hitman's Bodyguard The top bodyguards in the world defend a hit man required to testify at the International Court of Justice. Despite their disagreements, the group must work together to get to the trial. R. 1:58. Hampton Towne Centre 24,Cinemark City Centre 12, Kiln Creek 20, New Town 12,...

  • Be An Astronaut at Virginia Air and Space Center

    Be An Astronaut at Virginia Air and Space Center

    Keith Feinstein, creative director at Eureka Exhibits, wanted to be an astronaut as a kid — until he realized he didn’t like math. Instead, he co-founded Eureka Exhibits, a company that develops innovative traveling science and technology exhibits. His latest exhibit not only allowed him to live...

  • Living Colour to perform in Hampton ahead of new album

    Living Colour to perform in Hampton ahead of new album

    Grammy Award-winning rock band Living Colour is releasing its first studio album since 2009. “Shade” drops Sept. 8 by Megaforce Records. Living Colour released singles including “Program” and “Come On” earlier this year to draw buzz. The group will perform 7 p.m. Saturday at the Downtown Hampton...

  • Bonnie Tyler to sing 'Total Eclipse of the Heart' hit during eclipse

    Bonnie Tyler to sing 'Total Eclipse of the Heart' hit during eclipse

    Some cruise passengers will have the ultimate soundtrack for Monday's solar eclipse when Bonnie Tyler sings her hit "Total Eclipse of the Heart" on board. Royal Caribbean says the Welsh singer will be backed on the power ballad by Joe Jonas' band DNCE for a performance in an outdoor theater on...

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  • Dozens of Hampton school, city employees made trips to check out Nashville academies

    Dozens of Hampton school, city employees made trips to check out Nashville academies

    Since the process started three years ago, thousands of dollars have already been spent on the Academies of Hampton endeavor. More than 50 school and city officials have made or are planning to make study visits to Ford Next Generation Learning's flagship schools in Nashville, Tenn., trips that...

  • What are the Academies of Hampton?

    What are the Academies of Hampton?

    Hampton City Schools is embarking on remaking its four high schools into the Academies of Hampton, small learning communities in which students focus their studies on a specific career or college pathway. Take a look at what the academies will be, why Hampton thinks this is the right path and more...

  • Hampton turns to Hampton Roads Transit to provide transportation option

    Hampton turns to Hampton Roads Transit to provide transportation option

    One of the biggest speed bumps in the ongoing transformation of Hampton's high schools into academies focused on career and college pathways is how to move students to where they need to be. Next year, each sophomore will have picked which academy he or she wishes to attend. The academies are made...

  • Newport News School Board approves CIP plan, stop-arm cameras for buses

    Newport News School Board approves CIP plan, stop-arm cameras for buses

    The Newport News School Board Tuesday night unanimously approved a $128 million request for funding capital improvement projects for the upcoming five fiscal years. The plan, presented to the board in June, calls for replacing Huntington Middle School in fiscal year 2021 at a cost of $34.1 million....

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