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Tips for working out when you're 55-plus

Fear of injury can keep many people from exercising as they get older. The irony is, not staying active is about the worst thing they can do for their bodies.   A combination of aerobic workouts, strength training and flexibility exercises can help prevent or improve many common ailments of age,...

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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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  • Olive Garden to sell 21,000 never ending pasta passes

    Olive Garden to sell 21,000 never ending pasta passes

    Olive Garden is hosting their annual Never Ending Pasta Pass promotion beginning Sept. 15. As a celebration of its 21 anniversary, Olive Garden will sell up to 21,000 of the fan-favorite passes, an increase of 1,000 from last year. The passes go on sale for one hour only on Thursday, and give customers...

  • PFAC offering free admission

    PFAC offering free admission

    The Peninsula Fine Arts Center will have free admission through the closing of its current exhibition "Game On: Sports in Ancient and Modern Art," on Oct. 9. In coordination with National Arts in Education week, gallery tours, scavenger hunts and kids galleries will all be free as well. The museum...

  • Fall commissary sales start today at local military bases

    Fall commissary sales start today at local military bases

    Commissary "case-lot sales" are scheduled throughout September at military commissaries in the U.S. During a case-lot sale, individual commissaries host a two- or three-day sale, generally held in the parking lot. Some items are up to 50 percent off. The sale at Fort Eustis is Sept. 1-3. The sale...

  • Colonial Williamsburg offering unlimited visits to guests 50 and older

    Colonial Williamsburg offering unlimited visits to guests 50 and older

    Colonial Williamsburg guests aged 50 and older can purchase a single-day ticket for Colonial Williamsburg and receive free unlimited free visits for the rest of the year. The “50+ Pay for a Day” deal begins Sept. 1 and lasts through Oct. 31. Through Dec. 31, passes will provide access to exhibition...

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  • Food Find: Sweet paella at Marker 20

    Food Find: Sweet paella at Marker 20

    Fall means different things to people: pumpkin, spices or pumpkin spice, to name a few. For me, it means al fresco dining. With temperatures dropping below 80 degrees within the past week, I was ready to grab lunch outside. I chose Marker 20, located in downtown Hampton, as it has an expansive...

  • Refreshing salad at Baker's Crust | Food Find

    Refreshing salad at Baker's Crust | Food Find

    Tasty discoveries: Shrimp salad. Price: $14.50. Destination: 5234 Monticello Ave No. 115, Williamsburg. Hours: 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.- 10 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 8 a.m.-9 p.m. Sunday. It's rare for me to order a salad. Going out to eat is usually my time forgo healthy choices and...

  • Good enough to drink, Tida Thai's panang curry | Food Find

    Good enough to drink, Tida Thai's panang curry | Food Find

    Tasty discoveries: Panang curry, garden rolls. Price: Curry $8.50, garden rolls $5. Destination: Tida Thai, 212 Arthur Way, Newport News. Hours: 11 a.m.-3 p.m., 5 p.m.-10 p.m. Monday-Friday, noon-10 p.m. Saturday, noon-9 p.m. Sunday. I go to Tida Thai way too often. Enough that I can't decide whether...

  • Yannas Taverna cooks up delicious gyro | Food Find

    Yannas Taverna cooks up delicious gyro | Food Find

    I'm a late comer to appreciating Greek food. For the longest time I avoided lamb, onion, feta and cucumber — all things I thought would limit my ability to enjoy it. But my tastes have changed and I've developed somewhat of an obsession with Greek cuisine and one of its staples: the gyro. Usually,...

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  • Rita Mae Brown says trust yourself first

    Rita Mae Brown says trust yourself first

    Rita Mae Brown's latest novel "Cakewalk," set for release Oct. 18, continues the narrative of Runnymede, a fictional small town filled with colorful characters first introduced nearly 40 years ago in "Six of One." Perhaps none captivate as much as the spirited Hunsenmeir sisters, Wheezie and Juts,...

  • Parade of Homes showcases Carrollton neighborhood

    Parade of Homes showcases Carrollton neighborhood

    Eric Sasser is having flashbacks. The owner and president of Sasser Construction, remembers his first parade of homes in 1993. He had built for a couple, who were present during the event to shake hands and show off their home. This year, it's no different. "It's like a 2016 version of the 1993...

  • Unconventional yard sale moves into Hilton Village

    Unconventional yard sale moves into Hilton Village

    Everyone must start somewhere, and an unfortunate work accident caused the Mayberry family to start over, beginning what is now the Yard Sale store in Hilton Village. Starting in a small storage locker, the family owned and operated antique store recently expanded to a new, 8,550-square-foot building...

  • Sizing up the state of Virginia's artists

    Sizing up the state of Virginia's artists

    Make your way through the newest exhibit at Hampton's Charles H. Taylor Arts Center and it won't be long before you find yourself stopping to take in an experience that's pretty special. Though "Virginia Artists" has long ranked as one of the region's most reliable showcases for contemporary art...

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  • Historical marker established for former Carver High School

    Historical marker established for former Carver High School

    NEWPORT NEWS — The lawn of former George Washington Carver High School was packed with alumni Saturday for the unveiling of a marker commemorating the school's history. Founded in 1949, Carver was an all-black high school until 1971 when it became an intermediate school during the city of Newport...

  • Changes to state's Standards of Quality could bring more positions to schools

    Proposed changes to the state's standards of quality would, if enacted, bring dozens more school counselors, social workers, psychologists and nurses to schools in Newport News and Hampton. The standards of quality, or SOQ, are the guidelines by which the General Assembly allocates money to school...

  • State approves partial accreditation status for four Hampton, Newport News schools

    State approves partial accreditation status for four Hampton, Newport News schools

    The state Board of Education unanimously approved a rating of partial accreditation on Thursday for four elementary schools across Hampton and Newport News. Bryan and Cary elementary schools in Hampton and Epes and Carver elementary schools in Newport News are now "Partially Accredited: Reconstituted...

  • Huntington Ingalls scholarship fund pays dividends

    Huntington Ingalls scholarship fund pays dividends

    Celeste Armstrong, a single mother, was paying more than $7,000 a year to keep her young son in preschool while working full time as a tool clerk at Newport News Shipbuilding. Kyle Byers, a Colorado resident, considered pulling his son from an innovative, bilingual preschool after his wife lost...

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