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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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  • Red Feathered Nest in Hilton closing

    Red Feathered Nest in Hilton closing

    Eclectic home decor and vintage apparel shop Red Feathered Nest in Hilton Village is selling off its merchandise at heavily discounted prices as the owner said she plans to close its doors Feb. 18. The store at 10233 Warwick Blvd. had become a gathering place for creative folks of all ages since...

  • Amazon Lockers reach the Peninsula

    Amazon Lockers reach the Peninsula

    Peninsula folks who shop online now have another option for picking up their packages: Amazon Lockers. Online retail giant Amazon started installing self-service lockers in Hampton Roads last summer as another option for customers to receive or return their packages in a safe and convenient manner,...

  • See all 10 Best Picture nominees for $35 in Williamsburg and VB

    See all 10 Best Picture nominees for $35 in Williamsburg and VB

    According to Boxofficemojo.com, the average cost of a movie ticket in 2016 was $8.65. This year, 10 movies are up for Best Picture at the 2017 Academy Awards including "Arrival," "Fences," Hacksaw Ridge," "Hell of High Water," "Hidden Figures," "La La Land," "Lion," "Manchester by the Sea" and...

  • Perfect planning: Wedding expos and tips to navigate them

    Perfect planning: Wedding expos and tips to navigate them

    Fashion shows, flowers and food are just some of the few aspects that attendees can get a taste of at large bridal events happening now across the Peninsula. According to theknot.com, wedding statistics show that 83 percent of all engagements happen between Thanksgiving and Valentine's Day, making...

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  • Food Find: Traditional barbecue in modern setting at Smithfield's Q-Daddy's

    Food Find: Traditional barbecue in modern setting at Smithfield's Q-Daddy's

    Tasty discovery: Barbecue. Price: $4.95 for barbecue, $1.95 for fries, $1.95 for macaroni and cheese. Destination: Q-Daddy's BBQ, 1007 S. Church St., Smithfield. Hours: 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Saturday, closed Sunday. More info: qdaddysbbq.com or 757- 542-4227. There's a lot of hubbub about Q-Daddy's...

  • Food Find: Dinner at The Grey Goose

    Food Find: Dinner at The Grey Goose

    Tasty discovery: Cranberry Balsamic Chicken. Price: $12. Destination: The Grey Goose, 118 Old Hampton Lane, Hampton. Hours: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Saturday; 4:30-8 p.m. Tuesday-Friday. More Info: greygooserestaurant.com or 757-723-7978. Ever since The Grey Goose restaurant in Hampton began offering...

  • Food Find: Indulge at Duck Donuts

    Food Find: Indulge at Duck Donuts

    Tasty discovery: Doughnuts. Price: $13.73 for a dozen. Destination: Duck Donuts, 4655 Monticello Ave., Williamsburg. Hours: 6 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday-Thursday; 6 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday-Saturday. More info: duckdonuts.com or 757- 258-3825. Duck Donuts is a life changing experience. I had been eager to try...

  • Off the menu tacos | Food Find

    Off the menu tacos | Food Find

    Tasty discovery: Shrimp tacos, hushpuppies Price: $10.79 for tacos, $2.49 for hushpuppies Destination: Harpoon Larry's, 621 J. Clyde Morris Boulevard, Newport News Hours: 11 a.m.-12:15 a.m. Sunday-Saturday More info: harpoonlarrys.com or 757-827-0600 My love of hushpuppies has been well documented....

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  • Author of Hamilton-centric books to give lecture at St. Luke's

    Author of Hamilton-centric books to give lecture at St. Luke's

    Nearly a decade before "Hamilton: The Musical" made the "ten-dollar Founding Father" Alexander Hamilton a household name, Williamsburg author Tony Williams was ahead of the curve. In 2005, he began writing a manuscript what became "Washington and Hamilton: The Alliance That Forged America," a book...

  • Tickets on sale for Chris Brown concert at Hampton Coliseum

    Tickets on sale for Chris Brown concert at Hampton Coliseum

    Virginia native Chris Brown is making a stop at the Hampton Coliseum on April 20 as part of The Party Tour, featuring 50 Cent, Fabolous, O.T. Genasis and Kap G. Tickets are on sale through livenation.com and at the coliseum box office, 1000 Coliseum Drive in Hampton, or by phone. The tour beings...

  • NASA pioneer, Peninsula resident Katherine Johnson makes appearance at Oscars

    NASA pioneer, Peninsula resident Katherine Johnson makes appearance at Oscars

    Hampton resident and NASA Langley pioneer Katherine Johnson made an appearance at Sunday night's Academy Awards. Johnson was wheeled out onto the stage while the stars of "Hidden Figures," Janelle Monae, Octavia Spencer and Taraji P. Henson - who played Johnson - presented an Oscar for best documentary. ...

  • What you may have missed about Oscar-nominated 'Hidden Figures,' set in Hampton

    What you may have missed about Oscar-nominated 'Hidden Figures,' set in Hampton

    "Hidden Figures" is up for three Academy Awards on Sunday night, so it's as good a time as any to catch up on the phenomenon. The movie, based on the book by Hampton native Margot Lee Shetterly, details the lives of three black women working at Hampton's NASA Langley during the space race — in...

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  • Newport News Public Schools reworks teacher recruitment program

    Newport News Public Schools is facing a national and statewide teacher shortage by revamping its teacher recruitment efforts. The division's Future Teachers Program aims to provide several pipelines to help funnel educators to Newport News. One would target high school seniors in Newport News who...

  • HU's Harvey meeting with President Trump

    HU's Harvey meeting with President Trump

    Hampton University President William R. Harvey is in Washington, D.C., to meet with President Donald Trump this week.  Harvey told Chicago radio station WVON 1690 AM earlier this month that he and presidents of other historically black colleges and universities had received an invitation to meet...

  • Resistance and repercussions: Over time, changes a part of Newport News busing order

    Resistance and repercussions: Over time, changes a part of Newport News busing order

    NEWPORT NEWS — Six-eleven a.m. comes quickly at the corner of Wickham Avenue and 15th Street. Just moments before Tracy Hundley's yellow school bus comes around the corner, six Menchville High School students walk up in the early darkness to board their ride. Hundley's route continues along Wickham,...

  • CNU opens newest building, the Gregory P. Klich Alumni House

    CNU opens newest building, the Gregory P. Klich Alumni House

    Champagne, confetti and speeches helped christen Christopher Newport University's newest building Friday, as the Gregory P. Klich Alumni House opened its doors.  The $5.7 million building, located on campus just off Shoe Lane, was shown off to a crowd of alumni, employees and students.  President...

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