Author: Patti Hinson

Ten Top Teachers in Hampton Roads

Top Teacher Overall Amy D. Insley Number of Votes: 3,570 School: York High School, York County Years as an educator: 17 Grades and subjects taught: Elementary Music; Theater Arts 6–12, adjunct professor at Christopher Newport University and Old Dominion University…

Real Life Heroes: CoVa Giving Back Awards 2015

Coastal Virginia Magazine is proud to reveal the fourth annual Giving Back Awards winners. The awards aim to highlight the real superheroes of our region that tirelessly work to address the many needs of our community and the people in…

Educational Summer Camps in Hampton Roads

If you’ve been thinking of museums as rainy-day places, think again. They may have serious missions, but Coastal Virginia’s museums are also committed to serious fun. And they’re rolling out inventive summer programs for kids in everything from art to…

2014 Top Teachers

Photos by Jim Pile Everyone remembers one special teacher who touched their lives and went above and beyond to inspire impressionable young minds. These teachers work tirelessly, both inside the classroom and during their “off time” at home. These teachers…

Coastal Virginia Magazine Giving Back Awards 2014

Coastal Virginia Magazine is proud to reveal the third annual Giving Back Awards winners. The awards’ aim to highlight the region’s often unrecognized organizations that tirelessly work to address the many needs of our community. After a nomination period and a…

Forget Comedy Central: Hampton Roads Is A Place For Comedy

Improv comedy is a cocktail of talent and chemistry. It’s about energy and wit, the unpredictable and the irreverent. Moving fast and thinking faster. Connecting with your audience. Saying yes. These are the things you learn when you spend time…

Inventive Activities For Children

If you’ve been thinking of museums as rainy-day places, think again. They may have serious missions, but Coastal Virginia’s museums are also committed to serious fun. And they’re rolling out inventive summer programs for kids in everything from art to…

Coastal Virginia’s Top Teachers

Inspiration is what poured off the pages of nominations we received this year for our third annual Top Teachers recognition program. More than 100 submissions and thousands of votes from students, their parents and staff members of inspirational teachers all…

Our Loss

Donald Hamilton “Don” Clark Whether one knew him as “Protector of the Sand,” “Cowboy Don” or the first name on the masthead of the Clark & Stant letterhead, Don Clark was a civic and legal visionary in Coastal Virginia.  …

Top Doc for Men

If you’re a patient of Richard G. Rento II, M.D., F.A.C.S., you can count on this—he will spend plenty of time discussing your diagnosis, outlining your options, and ensuring that you know exactly what to expect in the weeks and…

HRM Top Teachers

Photos by Jim Pile and Mike Mercker For the second year in a row, you have taught us a lesson in the importance of not just good, but great, teachers. After examining the 8,702 total votes received in our Top Teachers 2012 recognition program, it is clear that you are…

Bone Up

You may be in it for the abs. Or to relieve stress. Or because there’s an outfit you’re planning to look great in. Whatever your motivations are for working out, you know that exercise is good for your body. But…

Excellence in Nursing 2012 Winners

Photos by Jim Pile We know doctors and surgeons aren’t the only important people providing medical care to you and your family. So we established our first annual Excellence in Nursing contest to call attention to some of the often…

HRM Top Teachers

Photos by Jim Pile We put you to the test in our latest contest, and we have to say, you really aced it. Students, fellow educators, parents and readers all raised their hands to nominate and then vote on their…

Talkin' 'Bout My Generation

Age 0-10 Madelyn Grace Nowlan, {8} Virginia Beach By Beth Hester Where do you go when you just want to have a great time? When I want to explore and learn about plants and trees I enjoy Botanical Gardens. I…