Coastal Virginia Magazine - February 2013

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…

America Goes Red

For 10 years, women have been fighting heart disease individually and together as part of the Go Red For Women movement. More than 627,000 women’s lives have been saved, thanks to the collective energy, passion, time, money and HEART of the 25 million Americans…

It's A Shore Thing

More visitors are putting in a day’s drive to enjoy a vacation treasure that to most Hampton Roads residents is a mere hour—or less—away. Our neighbors to the north, Virginia’s Eastern Shore or, as locals simply say, “The Shore,” is a pastoral peninsula rich in…

Gateway To The Mountains

Just below Gettysburg, Pa., the little town of Thurmont, Md., bustles with friendliness and natural beauty at the top end of the Blue Ridge. This mountain hamlet mixes natural attractions, a zoo and historical landmarks with the offlimits intrigue of…

Taking Credit

When many of today’s parents went to school, high schools offered just a handful of advanced placement (AP) classes, perhaps in biology, calculus, chemistry and English—mostly senior year. Today’s high school students can take AP classes starting freshman year in…

Juggling Act

Many students work while earning their bachelor’s degree, just as they did while getting their high school diploma. It’s not easy because nearly every nonsleeping hour is filled with something—school, study, travelling to work, actual work. But at least their…

A Delicious OBX Tradition

Something amazing happens on the drive down Route 168 from Hampton Roads into North Carolina. Even as the car odometer rolls forward with the miles driven down this stretch of asphalt, the stress odometer within seems to roll back. For many, it’s a familiar drive to the…

Twelve Standout Schools

Based on the statistics in our high schools chart, and with academics (AP test taking percentages and SOL scores) weighted slightly more heavily than dropout rates and behavioral offences, we’d like to recognize the following schools for standing out as…

A City Separated

Andrew Heidelberg wondered what the commotion was about. “Why are all of these guys walking past the shower, looking at me,” he asked a white friend one day after PE. “Andy, I don’t think you’d believe me if I told…

Expanded School Listings - 2013

HAMPTON Holloman Child Development & Education Center 1520 Todds Lane 23666, 757-884-9100 www.holloman.com Grades: Pk - 5 Year: 1959 Enrollment: Varies by location S/T: Varies by age ACS: Varies by location Uniforms: No Principal: Bart Holloman An accelerated learning program…

Sweet Genius

We admit it, we are sweet on the Food Network’s Sweet Genius, Ron Ben-Israel. And who wouldn’t be? The famed pastry chef creates cakes so beautiful, so thought-provoking, that the lines between reality and fantasy blur. “Edible works of art”…

Views On Vouchers - Right Side

Freshly off our most recent election, aka Talking Points ’12, we heard a lot about freedom, liberty and the American Dream. If we could whittle those ideals down to one actionable value, it would have to be choice, but dang…

Views On Vouchers - Left Side

When my daughter was 5, her mom and I briefly considered sending her to private school. In the end, we opted for public education. Today, nearly 20 years later, I remain convinced that we made the right decision. In sharing…

First To Be Free

The city of Hampton is a historic center for Hampton Roads education, rich in “firsts.” The Syms-Eaton School in Hampton was the first in the United States to offer free public education. The school thrived and enrichedmany of its students…

Get Some Class

Class, grab your forks and take your seats. The Hampton Roads Magazine Cooking School is once again in session. With the upcoming visit of Food Network’s Sweet Genius, Ron Ben-Israel, to the Mid-Atlantic Home & Garden Show on March 3…

Pull Up A Seat

Harper’s Table, the namesake restaurant of chef/ owner Harper Bradshaw, gives folks a taste of the South through eats and ambiance. First, the food. Award-winning Bradshaw, formerly of Vintage Tavern, serves an approachable, upscale Southern-inspired menu with a farm-to-fork, regional…

Teach the Children WELL

I always looked forward to school. I used to think I did so because I was then who I am now—someone who loves to learn. But truth be told, I wonder if I liked school because I could memorize facts.…