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Tips to avoid a workout hibernation this winter

Let’s face it: the winter months can be tough on exercise routines. Cold temperatures. Snow and ice. Shorter, darker days. Hectic holiday and vacation schedules. All, of course, topped off by plenty of less-than-healthy food and drink. Rather than throwing in the towel until New Year’s, or even...

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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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  • Museums across Hampton Roads offering big discounts for holiday shopping

    Museums across Hampton Roads offering big discounts for holiday shopping

    As you plot your Black Friday/Thanksgiving weekend special ops shopping plan, don't forget to add museums to your list. More than 900 museums around the world are participating in Museum Store Sunday and will be offering discounts and incentives — such as mimosas at the Chrysler Museum of Art —...

  • Shop and save: Virginia’s tax-free weekend begins Friday

    Shop and save: Virginia’s tax-free weekend begins Friday

    Virginia’s tax-free weekend begins 12:01 a.m. Friday and ends 11:59 p.m. Sunday. This weekend will be one of the best times to shop for school supplies, as well as hurricane and emergency items, without paying sales tax on qualified items throughout the state, according to Virginia Tax. The retail...

  • Busch Gardens celebrates 40th anniversary of Loch Ness Monster coaster with $40 admission deal

    Busch Gardens celebrates 40th anniversary of Loch Ness Monster coaster with $40 admission deal

    Busch Gardens Williamsburg will celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Loch Ness Monster roller coaster June 6-10. The event will include special admission pricing of $40, available online through June 10 for one-time use by July 1. The anniversary celebration will feature in-park deals including...

  • Busch Gardens offers free admission for veterans

    Busch Gardens offers free admission for veterans

    Busch Gardens will offer free admission for veterans and up to three guests through July 4, according to a news release. The complimentary single-day tickets only can be redeemed online at wavesofhonor.com. The visit must be completed by July 4. “The men and women who serve this country in the...

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  • Food find | Williamsburg company brews a smooth nitro cold brew coffee

    Food find | Williamsburg company brews a smooth nitro cold brew coffee

    Tasty discovery: Cold brew nitro coffee. Price: $5 for 12 ounces of nitro or $5 for a 16-ounce bottle of cold brew. Destination: King of Clubs, 1006 Richmond Road Suite 300, Williamsburg area. More info: kocbrewing.com or 844-492-8379. King of Clubs, a start-up coffee company near Williamsburg,...

  • Food find | Taste New Orleans flavors at Newport News Golf Club's new restaurant

    Food find | Taste New Orleans flavors at Newport News Golf Club's new restaurant

    Tasty discovery: Nawlin’s burger Price: $8 Destination: Fairways BBQ and Grill, 901 Clubhouse Road, Newport News Hours: 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. daily More info: 757-243-2312 There’s so much to do at Newport News Golf Club at Deer Run. Guests can enjoy a leisurely run in Newport News Park, have a...

  • Culinary institute and Sentara team up for new parent cooking courses

    Culinary institute and Sentara team up for new parent cooking courses

    Professional chef Mary Cook thought she knew everything about cooking — until she had her first child. Despite being a trained cooking professional and an instructor at the Culinary Institute of Virginia, she wasn’t prepared for how much a baby would shift her entire lifestyle, especially in the...

  • Food Find | Smoked ribs stand out on Boathouse Live's captain's platter

    Food Find | Smoked ribs stand out on Boathouse Live's captain's platter

    Tasty discovery: Captain's platter. Price: $24.99. Destination: Boathouse Live, 11800 Merchants Walk No. 100, Newport News Hours: 4 p.m. to 1 a.m. Monday-Thursday, 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. Friday, 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. Saturday, 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. Sunday. More info: boathouselive.com or 757-534-7987. Boathouse...

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  • Here's what you need to know about Pharrell's Something in the Water festival

    Here's what you need to know about Pharrell's Something in the Water festival

    Something's about to take over Virginia Beach. Starting Friday, the Oceanfront will play host to a much-hyped, long-awaited festival pioneered by music phenom Pharrell Williams, a Beach native. Something in the Water has sold out 35,000 tickets and will feature more than 30 celebrity performers...

  • Narissa Bond finds hope on her new album

    Narissa Bond finds hope on her new album

    Narissa Bond was on a trip to Arizona on Aug. 12, 2017, when she heard about the deadly violence at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville. Bond, a singer-songwriter who lives in Norfolk, was horrified by the images on the TV — the vitriol of the event itself, and the tragedy of 22-year-old...

  • 'American Idol' winner among Hampton Block Party performers

    'American Idol' winner among Hampton Block Party performers

    This year’s Downtown Hampton Block Party will feature an “American Idol” winner, tribute acts to Stevie Wonder and the Grateful Dead, and a mix of top local bands and national touring acts. Caleb Johnson, winner of “Idol’s” 13th season, will be in Hampton on June 13. The lineup also features performances...

  • Something In the Water performance schedules are finally out

    Something In the Water performance schedules are finally out

    It's the moment that most of the 35,000 Something In the Water attendees-to-be have been waiting for. Performance schedules for this weekend's Oceanfront music festival are finally available. You've got just over 48 hours to comb the lineups and start making plans to see your favorite acts. The...

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  • Newport News City Council to supplement school funding request with capital funds

    Newport News City Council to supplement school funding request with capital funds

    The Newport News City Council agreed Tuesday that it would fund the school division’s request for the upcoming fiscal year using two sources — the general fund and cash for capital projects. General fund dollars would total $110.9 million, and cash capital would total $2.4 million. The School Board...

  • Newport News schools' plant services director top in country

    Newport News schools' plant services director top in country

    Keith Webb, executive director of plant services for Newport News Public Schools, has been named the top plant manager in the country. Webb is the 2019 National Plant Manager of the Year, a title bestowed by the National School Plant Management Association. Webb oversees about 4.5 million square...

  • Lawsuit against Gloucester school board alleges student left on freezing bus for 7 hours

    Lawsuit against Gloucester school board alleges student left on freezing bus for 7 hours

    On Jan. 22, a lawsuit filed in Gloucester County Circuit Court says, fifth-grader Blake Piersanti should have been in class. He wasn’t. A complaint, filed by his mother Stephanie Tuttle on his behalf, said he had fallen asleep on the ride to Achilles Elementary and was left onboard by himself the...

  • Menchville classes use fish to research Parkinson's

    Menchville classes use fish to research Parkinson's

    Alex Kropp looks forward to her research in cellular applications class. For the Menchville High School senior, the 90-minute block means a break from studying for state-mandated Standards of Learning tests and rigid memorization of facts. Kropp and about 44 other students, spread across two class...

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