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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, Aldi changing the way US customers shop with low-cost house brands

    Lidl, Aldi changing the way US customers shop with low-cost house brands

    At a Target in upper Manhattan, shoppers can pick from 19 types of ketchup, including well-known names like Heinz and Hunt's. At the Aldi next door, the three options range from 99 cents to $1.79. All are the chain's own brands, which doesn't seem to bother shoppers attracted by the low prices....

  • PFAC to offer $1 admission this summer

    PFAC to offer $1 admission this summer

    Newport News' Peninsula Fine Arts Center will offer $1 admission this summer. The deal, running Memorial Day to Labor Day, also includes half-price individual ($20) and family memberships ($30) for new members.  PFAC will kick off the deal with its summer launch party "Swing into Summer" from 5...

  • Get free coffee at Wawa Thursday

    Get free coffee at Wawa Thursday

    In honor of the 53rd anniversary of Wawa the convenience store, and the Wawa Foundation, the chain's hosting an in-store celebration in each state it has a store Thursday.  Virginia's will be in Hampton at 301 E. Mercury Boulevard, starting at 9 a.m.  Expect speeches by charity partners, Wawa Foundation...

  • Newport News Firehouse Subs offers Military Appreciation Day deal on March 10

    Newport News Firehouse Subs offers Military Appreciation Day deal on March 10

    As veterans themselves, the owners of Firehouse Subs in Newport News have designated March 10 as Military Appreciation Day to celebrate local military members and veterans with a special deal.  On Friday, any active military or veterans can visit Firehouse Subs at 2 Hiden Boulevard in Newport News...

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  • 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...

  • Food Find: Black bean quesadilla stands out on Hampton Taphouse menu

    Food Find: Black bean quesadilla stands out on Hampton Taphouse menu

    Tasty discovery: Black bean quesadilla. Price: $9. Destination: Hampton Taphouse, 17 E Queens Way, Hampton Hours: 11 a.m.-2 a.m. Monday-Saturday; 10:30 a.m.-2 a.m. Sunday. More Info: facebook.com/hamptontaphouse or 757-224-5829. Although I had never been to Hampton Taphouse, I already knew I was...

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  • Fourth of July events in Hampton Roads

    Fourth of July in Hampton Roads means fireworks and fun. Here’s what’s happening for the holiday: Hampton Fourth at the Fort: Fort Monroe hosts a fireworks display, concert and more beginning at 6 p.m. Tuesday. The fireworks display will be near Mill Creek and the event area will be the athletic...

  • Food Find: Smithfield's Cockeyed Rooster Cafe provides twist on Southern classics

    Food Find: Smithfield's Cockeyed Rooster Cafe provides twist on Southern classics

    Find: Veggie hash. Price: $7.49. Where: 1268 Benns Church Bld., Smithfield. Hours: 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.Sunday. More info: thecockeyedroostercafe.com/home or 757-357-7667. Pretty much any day is busy at the Cockeyed Rooster Café in Smithfield, but the line was out the...

  • New restaurant in the works for Buckroe

    New restaurant in the works for Buckroe

    A new restaurant soon will dot the map in the Buckroe area of Hampton in the upcoming months. Sandman Bar & Grille will serve up light fare with an emphasis on seafood along with selections of beer, wine and cocktails. Mike "Yaz" Yaskowsky, a business development manager for the city of Hampton,...

  • HRBooks review: Con-artist comes to Buckroe in 'Savannah Girl'

    "Street smart" or con-artist? Seventeen-year-old Sarah, the narrator of "Savannah Girl: Street Smart," at first reminded me of J. D. Vance, who relates his memoir in the current bestseller "Hillbilly Elegy." Abandoned by their parents and left homeless, they both lived in less-than-ideal neighborhoods...

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  • Summer opportunities abound for students, teachers in Hampton and Newport News

    Summer opportunities abound for students, teachers in Hampton and Newport News

    Students and teachers in Newport News and Hampton have plenty of opportunities to get ahead for the upcoming school year. In Hampton, there are summer school and remediation sessions being taught across the city for nearly every grade level. For high school students, Project Graduation Summer Academy...

  • Local youth graduate from Hampton University's antiviolence program

    Local youth graduate from Hampton University's antiviolence program

    Over the past six months, a group of approximately 50 young people from Newport News and Hampton became, in their words, men. These young black men, ranging from 12 to 25 years old, participated in Hampton University's Promise Program, which culminated in a graduation of sorts at HU on Sunday afternoon....

  • Drones take off at Aviation Academy at Newport News airport

    Drones take off at Aviation Academy at Newport News airport

    One by one, the sounds of four different aircraft taking off filled the old terminal at the Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport on the last Tuesday of the school year. First, Denbigh High School Aviation Academy instructor Dwayne Hill lifted his drone off the ground in what used to...

  • Hampton University to open Student Success Center

    Hampton University to open Student Success Center

    This fall, every incoming Hampton University freshman will receive a prescription. That prescription, dubbed the Individual Plan for Academic Success, or I-PASS, will lay out what to do in order to be successful in college. Some students who may be great at math but not so great at English may...

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