October 2016

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October 2016

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Born Identities: Putting a Face on Coastal Virginia's Transgender Community

Born Identities: Putting a Face on Coastal Virginia's Transgender Community

Read the personal stories of transgender community members in Coastal Viginia and learn about the struggles facing the community here and across the United States.
The Cancer Diaries

The Cancer Diaries

Meet three Coastal Virginia residents who are cancer survivors and read their stories of hope, help and inspiration.
Top Docs of Coastal Virginia 2016

Top Docs of Coastal Virginia 2016

We selected six top doctors from five specialties, including breast cancer surgery, gynecologic oncology, hematology, oncology and radiation oncology.
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The Virginia Stage Company Builds Community Through Theater

The Virginia Stage Company Builds Community Through Theater

In anticipation of the fall season, we sat down with interim artistic director Patrick Mullins, who has been with VSC for 10 years, to talk about the company’s evolution, its upcoming shows and the importance of regional theater in general.
All the Region's a Stage

All the Region's a Stage

In short, whether you’re a longtime theatergoer or are new to the art form, there is much to look forward to in the coming months.

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We're Live with "Coast Live'

We're Live with "Coast Live'

WTKR launches a new TV show this September called “Coast Live,” celebrating the people and places, sights and sounds, food, fun and flair of our lifestyle here in Coastal Virginia. The show will broadcast live weekdays at 10 a.m. on News 3.

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The Luxury of Learning

The Luxury of Learning

If there’s college in your family’s future, you’d be wise to start saving soon. Here is the in-state cost for a single year’s tuition at Coastal Virginia’s public universities—and this is before room, board and books are figured in.

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One Special Spud: The Hayman Sweet Potato

One Special Spud: The Hayman Sweet Potato

Tradition says it gets its name from a sea captain who brought it here after returning from some faraway journey. Just where he obtained the potato in the first place has been lost over time. And indeed the Hayman was almost lost over time altogether. Original seed remains hard to find, but there are still crops planted here and, as far as we know, here and nowhere else in the world.
Twice-baked Sweet Potatoes Recipe

Twice-baked Sweet Potatoes Recipe

Chef Patrick Evans-Hylton's recipe for this seasonal favorite, topped with dried cherries and hazelnuts.
5 Fabulous Soups That Bowl Us Over

5 Fabulous Soups That Bowl Us Over

We always love a good soup, but this time of year, as days get shorter and shadows get longer, and when the air has a sweet crispness to it, almost apologizing for the hazy, hot and humid summer, we crave a good soup.
Fresh and Fruitive Dishes to Dine For

Fresh and Fruitive Dishes to Dine For

Enter Fruitive, a five-year-old restaurant and juice bar that offers healthy, creative eats so good you may be saying, “Where’s the beef? Who cares?”

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Left Side: Family Values

Left Side: Family Values

The USA is the only major country in the world that dos not guarantee paid family leave. That must change-but as part of a bigger picture.

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Right Side: Family Values

Right Side: Family Values

Just As We Try To Keep Distance Between The Government And How We Raise Our Own Children, We Must Also Restrain The Reach Of Government Into Private Business

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The King’s Daughters Celebrates 120 Years of Service

The King’s Daughters Celebrates 120 Years of Service

In 1886, a small group of women from Granby Street Methodist Church formed the first King’s Daughters Circle in Norfolk, with the mission to serve the less fortunate and make a difference in the lives of young people. This year, The King’s Daughters celebrates 120 years of service to Coastal Virginia.

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Online Farmers Market In Coastal Virginia

Online Farmers Market In Coastal Virginia

As Richmond-based company Seasonal Roots heads into their sixth season, they’re digging their roots deeper and making their online farmers market services accessible to Coastal Virginia residents.
The Bee & Biscuit Comes To Pungo

The Bee & Biscuit Comes To Pungo

The Bee and the Biscuit, Bee & the Biscuit, brunch, Pungo, Virginia Beach, eggs benedict, Princess Anne Road
Park Place Gets A Perk

Park Place Gets A Perk

Tucked within a Norfolk neighborhood lies The Coffee Tree, a new charming shop to get caffeinated. The husband-and-wife-owned coffee spot made its debut in June, offering its visitors some of the finest java around.

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Post-Cancer Couture

Post-Cancer Couture

The boutique’s manager, Teresa Kelly, has a long history of fitting people with prostheses, and she understands the challenges women encounter when shopping at a traditional clothing store after a mastectomy.

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Eco-Artists At Work

Eco-Artists At Work

The artist community in Coastal Virginia, as elsewhere, is a microcosm of the larger population, including its diverse attitudes toward topics like sustainability. The four artists profiled here could scarcely be more different, including the role that eco issues play in their studio practices.
Pink Ladies: Two Cancer Survivors Find the Breast Friendship

Pink Ladies: Two Cancer Survivors Find the Breast Friendship

With a one-of-a-kind quirky style, an attitude of gratitude and a whole lot of love, Beyond Boobs! supports and empowers young women diagnosed with breast cancer, encouraging them to live life with an exclamation point, rather than a period.