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The Right Fit for Senior Living

Services, cost, staffing and food quality are just some of the things to consider when selecting a senior care facility. By Gail Kent As the population ages, more and more people face the possibility of needing some form of long-term…

Cancer Prevention Advice from Local Doctors

February is cancer prevention month. What can you do to put statistics in your favor? According to Dr. Mathew Sinesi, radiation oncologist and medical director of the Chesapeake Regional Cancer Treatment Center, the best thing you can do is to…

2019 Holiday Shopping Guide

Not sure what to get Great Aunt Vivian (who you only see once a year)? Need some inspiration as you shop for "the husband who has everything"? Look no further than our 1st Annual "Look What I Found" Holiday Gift…

2 Local Professors Develop Life-Saving Technology

The energy buzzing through a college campus is generated by more than curious students: Faculty members—and their vision for the future as they double as professors opening minds and researchers improving the world—ignite their communities with possibilities. That’s especially the…

A Guide to Acing Financial Aid for College

High school seniors sweat two questions every fall: Will I get into college, and how will I pay for it? Chances are, they and their families started agonizing over these challenges years ago, and that’s good: Their forward thinking is…

Chincoteague is Changing for the Better

On Friday, June 21 Chincoteague Chamber of Commerce Director Evelyn Shotwell was bustling around downtown’s Robert N. Reed Waterfront Park preparing to launch the town’s new 50 Years of Love summer concert series. It was late afternoon and Main Street…

Private Schools Use Innovative Technology to Enhance Education

Technology today is being designed to help people do things better and faster, and local private schools are certainly taking notice. Through the use of technology, private school teachers are better able to customize the learning process for their students…

Senior Living Communities Make Residents Feel at Home

It’s been said that home is where the heart is. So, when an individual or couple feels the time is right to move to an independent or assisted living community, they should follow their heart and choose a place where…

Outer Banks Fall Has it All with These Events

Ask almost anyone who lives on the Outer Banks what their favorite time of the year is, and there’s a good chance the answer will be fall. The heat of the summer has backed off a bit, the ocean water…

Theater Season Preview

Erin Matteson, marketing/publicity chair on the Board of Directors for Little Theatre of Norfolk, summed up live performances best when she said, “You never know what people are going through during their day. So just to have a few hours…

Finding Specialized Care for Patients with Dementia

Alzheimer’s is a type of dementia that causes problems with memory (particularly short-term loss), thinking and behavior. It is a type of dementia that slowly and irreversibly destroys memory and thinking skills. Dementia, on the other hand, is the overarching…

Guide to Summer Fun in Coastal Virginia

Let’s face it. Summers tend to fly by quicker than a fiddler crab dancing across the sand. Oftentimes, we’ll get to the end of the season and realize we hadn’t accomplished all the exciting activities we’d set out to do.…

How to Recognize the Warning Signs of a Stroke

According to the National Stroke Association®, a stroke is a “brain attack” that can happen at any time and to anyone. It occurs when blood flow to an area of the brain is cut off, depriving the affected brain cells…

Watersports Camps in Coastal Virginia

Coastal Virginia is surrounded by water. Why not take full advantage of it? There are several great local camps that promote physical activity, instruction and safety when it comes to being in or around water. Here are just a couple…

Camps that Enhance Academics During the Summer Months

The human brain is an amazing repository for storing information. However, to keep it sharp, it needs to be continually stimulated, challenged and even entertained. Here are a variety of camps that local organizations are providing to help shape young…

Top 5 Benefits of Summer Camp

There are so many kinds of summer camps out there to choose from. Some follow the traditional sense of the word “camp” by promoting activities such as boating safety, proper technique and swimming. Some focus on the fine arts, such…

Cape Charles on the Eastern Shore is Bustling with Activity

Big things are happening in the tiny, bay-fronting town of Cape Charles. Downtown, 14 new businesses have opened in the past two years alone. The historical district has undergone an astounding transformation. There are gourmet restaurants, a craft brewery, cidery…

When is it Time to Move to a Retirement Community?

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, there are nearly 50 million Americans who are currently age 65 or older. While there’s nothing that says turning 65 automatically requires one to retire or change their lifestyle, it does present an opportunity…

Virginia Arts Festival 2019 Features Powerhouse Performances

Olga Kern “I am just encouraging them not to be afraid of anything and just to enjoy performing and enjoy music,” says celebrated Russian-American pianist, educator and Van Cliburn Gold Medalist Olga Kern of her young female piano students. “They…

Food Drink Fun: Outer Banks Taste of the Beach

For more than 30 years now, Outer Banks restaurants have joined forces in the spring to showcase the area’s diverse culinary talent as part of the Dare County Restaurant Association’s annual Taste of the Beach celebration. Held this year from…