Coastal Virginia Magazine - March-April 2018

Popular and Unique Summer Camp Options for Your Child

The word “camp” has evolved over the years. And because of that, there are so many fantastic options available to pique just about any child’s interest. As a starting place, most cities in the area offer a variety of camp…

5 Best Bike Paths in Coastal Virginia

Elizabeth River Trail, Norfolk As spring arrives with blooming bouquets of flowers and bright rays of sunshine, clean and convenient, stylish and swift bikes make for a nice way to get outdoors and get around. Many Coastal Virginia cities are…

Habitat for Humanity Seeks Military Family for New Home

Habitat for Humanity of South Hampton Roads is searching for one local military family to claim a new home on behalf of the organization’s Habitat for Heroes initiative. This year’s Habitat for Heroes program features a new construction home located…

Left Side: The GOP Tax Plan

President Trump told a lot of whoppers during his first year in office, but the biggest lie of all was his claim, in mid-December, that the GOP tax plan was “one of the greatest Christmas gifts to the middle class.”…

Right Side: The GOP Tax Plan

There is a scene in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off in which the teacher, played by Ben Stein, drones on about the Smoot-Hawley Tariff.  Bludgeoned with boredom, saliva spills from students’ mouths and heart rhythms slow to a trickle. It is…

Home Decoration and Landscaping Tips for Spring

From landscaping to home entertainment, paint colors and kitchen upgrades, here are our tips for improving your home and yard this spring.   Lovely Landscapes Ideas for Creating A Tranquil Outdoor Space By Chelsea Sherman This is the time of year…

Photographer Adds Artful Vision to Symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis

Brazil-born photographer Andrezza Haddaway has always used her photography to express emotions, whether shooting seascapes, portraits, still life or nature. Photography has played a major role in her life, leading her to meet her husband, Matt Haddaway, and moving from…

Preventing Skin Cancer

Skin cancer is something we hear about frequently but unfortunately is something we may not be fully aware of when it comes to our own bodies. Here is a quick lesson on what to look for, when to seek professional…

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…

2018 Outer Banks Taste of the Beach

The annual Outer Banks Taste of the Beach 4-day culinary event is a beloved favorite by us here at Coastal Virginia Magazine and many folks that call Coastal Virginia home. Well familiar with the beautiful beaches of the Outer Banks…

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…

Searching for God in the 7 Cities: Buddhism

Photos by Tom Robotham Just as the great ocean has one taste, the taste of salt, so also this teaching and discipline has one taste, the taste of liberation. ~ The Buddha   I’ve been drawn to Buddhism for most…

Battle of the Burgers: 11 Burgers Paired with Craft Beers

There are several key components that make up a luscious burger. First, there’s the bun: two pillows of tender or toasted bread (waffles work too), substantial enough to hold the juicy contents layered between but not so bready as to…

Mastering Your Own Mom Cave or She Shed

As three Virginia Beach women prove, with a little female ingenuity, you can have your own “Mom cave” or “she shed” regardless of your budget, space and style. Though “man cave” entered the lexicon c. 1993, courtesy of Men are…

3 Local Teachers Go Above and Beyond for Their Students

Sarah Kleinman On a bright January afternoon, students noisily file into a warm classroom at historic Crittenden Middle School in Newport News. Their backpacks and faux fur-trimmed hoodies may be those of typical American middle schoolers, but the noise they…

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