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Elizabeth River Project Establishes the Resilience Lab

It sounds counterintuitive. Deliberately constructing a groundbreaking, 6,000-square-foot building with campus along Norfolk’s busy north Colley Avenue strip is crazy, right? Not when you appreciate that the site was deliberately chosen to test resilient design and construction practices in response…

World’s Largest Swimming Lesson

Swimming is a summer pastime that many look forward to each year, but it’s also an activity that should be treated with caution. According to the Center for Disease Control, drowning is the leading cause of unintended, injury-related death for…

Team Up 2 Clean Up Boosts Community Effort to Pick Up Litter

Litter awareness is top of mind each spring, thanks to a bevy of beautification and cleanup events that take place across Coastal Virginia. To make it easier for individual residents and groups to lead their own efforts, askHRgreen.org has launched…

Virginia Women's Monument Coming to Richmond

March is Women’s History Month, and with each new year comes new milestones and movements. This March we can look forward to a new Virginia Women’s Monument coming to Richmond in 2019, while looking back at some of Virginia’s most…

99 For The 1 Mobile Outreach Truck Helps The Homeless

There’s a vibrant vehicle rolling through Virginia Beach on a very important journey. 99 for the 1 is a mobile outreach truck with a mission to bring the daily needs of the homeless directly to them. Created by Jeremiah and…

Morning of Hope in Virginia Beach

Coastal Virginia offers many opportunities to promote good physical health. Now there’s an event to promote good mental health as well. On Sept. 9, anyone who has been touched by depression or suicide is invited to gather at Mt. Trashmore…

The Little Red Mailbox in Sandbridge

Beyond the children’s playground, past the big, blue beach chair and down the wooden plank walkway by the fishing pier in Sandbridge’s Little Island State Park is The Little Red Mailbox, where anyone can “Leave a Note of Hope.” The…

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.

Culliphers Open Second Farm Market on First Colonial

The summer season welcomes new beginnings for the Cullipher family as they plant their feet on First Colonial Road soil, the former location of Stoney’s Produce. Nearly 200-year-old roots of farming heritage in northeastern North Carolina and Coastal Virginia continue…

What Do You Know About H2O?

The experts at askHRgreen.org field lots of environmental questions when out and about in the community. Their knowledge and expertise covers topics ranging from what’s recyclable to fertilizing tips to hazardous waste and everything in between. Recently, they hit the…

Monkee's at Virginia Beach Town Center

Glimmering baubles, tassels and lush fabrics adorn Monkee's pearly-white shelves. Monkee’s of Virginia Beach is in town, and Coastal Virginia’s fashionistas are well pleased. On February 5, the North Carolina-based chain opened its doors in the Town Center of Virginia…

The Write Move

When Michael Khandelwal started The Muse Writers Center, he expected it to gain popularity because, as he says, "Writing is cool." Now 10 years later, the center is more popular than ever—they've more than quadrupled the number of classes offered,…

Topgolf, Virginia Beach

Who says a woman can’t play golf in heels? High-energy music roars down the open-air bays as the lights glare from the outfield while I take my first hit. Once one of Topgolf’s micro-chipped golf balls dispenses, I take my…

No Butts About It

If you had to guess the most frequently littered item in the United States, what would it be? Plastic bottles? Food wrappers? The answer is small but carries a big impact: cigarette butts. These butts and plastic cigar filters can…