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Virginia Arts Festival Honors Leonard Bernstein

Leonard Bernstein and JoAnn Falletta, mid '80s This year’s Virginia Arts Festival will once again bring into town a wide variety of world-class artists. But one of the biggest highlights will be our own Virginia Symphony’s tribute to Leonard Bernstein,…

Highlights of the Virginia Arts Festival’s Upcoming Season

This spring the Virginia Arts Festival will enter its 22nd season with an astonishing array of performances you won’t want to miss. “We’re really excited about this year’s lineup,” says Rob Cross, the Festival’s executive director. “Every year when we…

How to Prepare for Retirement

No matter what age you are, it’s only natural to wonder if you’re going to have enough money to live on when you retire. If you’re in your 20s or 30s and have been taking advantage of company perks like…

Tips For Choosing The Best Private School For Your Child

Private schools often provide a number of advantages over public schools. They generally have smaller class sizes so students get a more one-on-one education. They tend to have more highly qualified educators and administrators to provide your student with a…

Jamestown, Williamsburg and Yorktown Holiday Events

There is something very special about the holidays in Historic Yorktown, Colonial Williamsburg and Jamestown. As Kevin Ritchie, event planner at York County Parks, Recreation and Tourism puts it, “Yorktown has a small town, down home feel to it, so…

CoVa Mom Role Models: Cheryl Tan

Photo by David Uhrin If you watched the morning show on WAVY-TV 10 any time between 2004 and 2014, you probably recognize Cheryl Tan. For 10 years, Tan woke up at 2 a.m. and began her work day at the…

CoVa Mom Role Models: Bettie Bell

Photo by David Uhrin Bettie Bell, of Newport News, found out she was pregnant the day she was scheduled to attend foster parent training. She had struggled with infertility, so she was thrilled by the news. However, she had also…

CoVa Mom Role Models: Susanna Davis

Photo by David Uhrin The first thing most people notice about Susanna “Susie” Davis (that is, after her beautiful skin and eyes) is her wit. Her legendary “what-do-you-mean-show-restraint-I-am-showing-restraint” exuberance is matched only by her intelligent humor. “I look for the…

Artist Paints Eastern Shore at Between the Waters Bike Tour

God’s Little Acre. That’s what Bethany Simpson’s best friend—her granddad—called the Eastern Shore when she was growing up playing in the remote beauty of Red Bank, a wild twist of blue waters and emerald green marshes on the lower Shore’s…

Addressing Sensitive Subjects With Children’s Books

When kids ask questions about difficult topics, parents at a loss for words can turn to books for answers. Several authors with ties to the Coastal Virginia region have penned books addressing tough subjects, such as a newborn in the…

Expert Advice For Planning Your Next Special Event

Fall is a fantastic time for get-togethers in Coastal Virginia. So if you’re looking for some help when it comes to planning your upcoming family reunion; personal events like weddings, birthdays or milestone anniversaries; or any other private gathering, area…

Hampton Roads October Family-Friendly Fun Events

Fall is the perfect time to make some long-lasting memories, and there are plenty of events in Hampton Roads to spark adventure. Mark your calendars for these family-friendly activities coming up in October.     Children’s Storytime at Barnes & Noble…

Best Ways To Fight Common Dry Eye Syndrome

Dry eyes are a common problem for anyone who spends a lot of time reading or staring at a computer screen all day, or for people who spend a lot of time exposed to sunlight and wind. In many cases…

Fun Meetup Ideas For CoVa Moms

There are few certainties when it comes to motherhood, but we are pretty confident in knowing that as much as moms adore their children, they also need a well-deserved break from time to time. Mom dates provide the perfect opportunity…

Fall 2017 Performing Arts Events

If you’ve never been to the theater before, there is something indescribably exciting about watching a live performance. The performers project a pure passion for their craft. The music fills your entire being and carries you away with the rest…

Outer Banks Autumn Events

Ask almost anyone who lives on the Outer Banks what their preferred time of the year is, and they’ll say, “Fall.” The temperatures have backed off just a bit, the water is still warm, and there is so much to…

Healthy and Active Living at Westminster-Canterbury

What is the key to longevity? Some believe it’s purely genetics—that your fate and your destiny are sealed at birth, passed down from the generations before you. Some believe it’s the purity of your thoughts and actions when dealing with…

Regenerative Medicine Heals Without Extensive Surgery

Modern medicine has made some amazing strides over the past few decades. But perhaps one of the most incredible breakthroughs is in the form of regenerative medicine. “When we talk about regenerative medicine, the big buzz word people think about…