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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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  • Happy 80th birthday Krispy Kreme! Here’s how to get a dozen for 80 cents

    Happy 80th birthday Krispy Kreme! Here’s how to get a dozen for 80 cents

    Classic doughnut chain Krispy Kreme is celebrating its 80th birthday in style with a one-day only doughnut deal. All day Friday, July 14, customers who buy a dozen doughnuts will get a second dozen of original glazed doughnuts for 80 cents. Krispy Kreme has two locations on the Peninsula including...

  • Amazon isn't the only retailer celebrating Amazon Prime Day

    Amazon isn't the only retailer celebrating Amazon Prime Day

    Call it a glorified ad campaign. Call it a quasi-holiday. Call it whatever you want, but Amazon’s third annual Prime Day is here. And this year, Amazon isn’t the only one celebrating. Amazon introduced its first Prime Day in 2015 as a super sale exclusive to Prime members. Last year’s installment...

  • 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...

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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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  • First hard cidery in Hampton Roads coming to Phoebus

    First hard cidery in Hampton Roads coming to Phoebus

    Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced Wednesday a hard cider production facility is coming to the historic Phoebus community of Hampton. This will be the first hard cidery in Hampton Roads, according to the news release from McAuliffe's office. Sly Clyde Ciderworks will invest almost $500,000 in the facility,...

  • Peninsula restaurateurs to open raw bar in Phoebus

    Peninsula restaurateurs to open raw bar in Phoebus

    The owners behind several restaurants on the Peninsula are at it again. Sean Pepe, Gary McIntyre and Joe Iles, who own The Deadrise and Kismet Bistro, are opening a new restaurant in Phoebus. It’ll be just doors away from their newest venture, El Diablo Loco. Pepe and McIntyre also co-own The Barking...

  • Pizza by the slice at Anna's | Food Find

    Pizza by the slice at Anna's | Food Find

    Tasty discovery: Pizza slice and garlic knots. Price: $1.99 for a slice plus 30 cents for toppings, $5.99 for garlic knots. Destination: Anna’s Pizza and Italian Restaurant, 464 Wythe Creek Road, Poquoson. Hours: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m....

  • HRBooks review: 'Imbeciles' takes deep dive into Virginia's role in America's eugenics

    Before I tell you about this historical, shocking and true story of eugenics in the United States, “Imbeciles: The Supreme Court, American Eugenics and the Sterilization of Carrie Buck,” let me tell you about the author. Adam Cohen is a former member of "The New York Times" editorial board, a former...

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  • General credits Hampton University's ROTC program for leadership skills

    General credits Hampton University's ROTC program for leadership skills

    U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Darrell K. Williams never planned to join the ROTC. Williams, one of nine children, arrived at the then-named Hampton Institute in fall 1979 with just enough money scrounged up to make it through a year of college. Looking for a way to continue his studies, he joined the ROTC...

  • Newport News student supports diabetes research

    Newport News student supports diabetes research

    A Newport News student is joining dozens of other children from across the country in Washington, D.C., as members of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation's 2017 Children's Congress. Trevor Roach, 11, was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes when he was 8 years old. He just finished up fifth grade...

  • CNU secures $300K grant to study the drug-addicted brain

    CNU secures $300K grant to study the drug-addicted brain

    For neuroscientist Darlene Mitrano, it was an ex-boyfriend who couldn't shake a cocaine addiction. For her student Sinda Fekir, it was the suffocating cigarette smoke she encountered the moment she stepped off an airplane in Tunisia, her birthplace, as well as her own parents' struggle with an...

  • Former astronaut imparts wisdom on high school students at NASA Langley

    Former astronaut imparts wisdom on high school students at NASA Langley

    Scott Altman knows a little something about teamwork. The former NASA astronaut served on four shuttle missions between 1998 and 2009, including the final two missions to service the Hubble Space Telescope. While training to become an astronaut on missions after years serving in the Navy as a pilot,...

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