Coastal Virginia Magazine - August-September 2014

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ODU Beats No. 14 VCU 72-67

The ODU Monarchs stunned No. 14 VCU Rams 72-67 in front of a sold out frenzy crowd at the Ted Constant Center in Norfolk, VA. ODU guard Aaron Bacote had 31 points while shooting a mesmerizing 100 percent from the…

Scholarship Sharing Helps Students Avoid College Debt

Planning for college is hard enough—choosing a school that suits your career goals and being accepted—but what about actually paying for it? Now that’s a little daunting. Lorraine SantaLucia thought the same thing in 2010 when she graduated from Landstown High School in Virginia Beach. She began researching how she could attend Hollins University, a…

ODU Wins Season Opener Defeating Hampton 41-28

Taylor Heinke let the Monarchs to a 41-28 victory over the Hampton Pirates in a sold out Forman Field in Norfolk, VA. The cross town rivals gave the fans plenty of excitement with the game tied 7-7 in the first…

Life Rolls On

Empowerment. Healing. Camaraderie. It’s what Life Rolls On is all about—and surfers from all walks of life and all ability levels came together in Virginia Beach August 9th to share the stoke of riding a wave. Life Rolls On is…

Peace and Pints

“Atman is the divine self, that part of you that’s not affected by the ego,” explains McKenzie Oast, instructor of a Sunday morning yoga class that I’m taking for the first time. Just the mention of the word “ego” and…

Cape Charles Harbor for the Arts Festival

Art shows, dance workshops, evening concerts in the park and live music are just a few of the highlights of the second annual Cape Charles Harbor for the Arts Festival along the beautiful Eastern Shore. The event runs from Aug.…

The Eyes Have It

Your eyes not only are the window to your soul, but also the window to your body’s overall health. A thorough eye exam can reveal undiagnosed diseases and conditions such as high blood pressure, thyroid disease, multiple sclerosis and diabetes.…

A Bad Bite

If you regularly suffer from migraines or headaches that you pass off as being stress-induced or caused by sinus pressure from allergies, you might want to get a second opinion—but not from a physician. Instead you should visit a dental…

Fall for OBX… Festivals, Food & Fun!

The second season on the Outer Banks keeps getting better and better. The summer is a great season to visit, but fall has become the perfect time for a long weekend getaway. Music seems to highlight the Outer Banks’ weekend…

70 Miles of Delicious Discoveries

There is good reason the ancient adage combines eat, drink ... and be merry. Flavorful feasts and choice libations are the ingredients for a festive event. A farming and aquaculture mecca, the Eastern Shore is a bounty of tide and…

The Rise of Bria Kelly

BRIA KELLY had prepared for this moment, but she was only 17 and scared to death. In a few minutes, she would step onto stage to sing 90 seconds worth of music to four titans of the music industry—Usher, the…

The Ax Men

In a backstage dressing room, giant, bearded, thick-necked, mean-looking men are getting into their competitive modes. The air reeks of body odor and ethanol fuel. One burly man gently thumbs his ax to check for any dull spots on the…

Medical Marvels

A few decades ago, not many people would have thought of Coastal Virginia as a leader in medical research and advancements. But now, thanks to the hard work of local physicians and other experts, our community not only provides state-of-the-art…

Eternal Flame

I knew of Monroe Duncan before I knew Monroe Duncan. How could you care about good food, live in the region and not? The iconic chef was larger-than-life, having been part of the area’s cuisine scene, off-and-on (mostly on) for…

Inn-dulgence

Dinner at the storied and five-starred Inn at Little Washington is surely on every foodie’s Bucket List. Problem is, once you’ve drunk from that particular and pricey well, you thirst to go back again and again because, yes, it really…

Right Side-Reading, Writing ... And Religion?

If you turn right at the end of my street, it will bring you to Bishop Sullivan Catholic High School in one mile. Turn left, and you’ll find yourself at Providence Elementary in roughly the same distance. If you’d like…

Left Side-Reading, Writing ... And Religion?

Believing … that religion is a matter which lies solely between man and his god … I contemplate with sovereign reverence that act of the whole American people which declared that their legislature should make no law respecting an establishment…