Howdy, Hampton Roads! Sorry, didn’t mean to yell, guess we’re all still nursing hangovers from the long weekend. It’s just that we’re so excited about the news this week: Paul Fraim takes on the Gov, DIY Mexican demon summoning, more beer in Ghent, fake cadavers, flag shenanigans, and of course, Tay. Read on!
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Walking around Granby Street downtown has long been one of my favorite strolls in Hampton Roads. I come from a relatively small town and I still find myself in awe of tall buildings; I walk around wide-eyed and face to the sky like it's my first trip to New York City.
“What kind of makes me tired is when people ask me if touring is really tiring,” said Critter Fuqua, one of the founding members of Old Crow Medicine Show. Oops, my first rookie interviewer mistake. Obviously he had been asked that question many times before.
Tidewater Comicon was this weekend, May 16-17. The Virginia Beach Convention Center drew fans of all types imaginable- not only comic book geeks, but Bronies, Whovians, Trekkers and Browncoats, along with superheroes, heroines and villains.
It is Memorial Day Weekend, and there are many events going on, but more importantly, we remember that the lives we enjoy today are thanks to the many sacrifices made by those who die in service of the United States of America. To the families that gather to remember loved ones this weekend, we salute you. To those who put their lives in harm’s way for us all, we thank you.
On this Memorial Day weekend, I’d like to make a point to those who don't put much thought into what this holiday's about.
Escape, 16"H x 40"W, acrylic on canvas.
Three local animal shelters are thrilled to be debuting a new joint venture this month to assist Hampton Roads pets and pet owners. And we think you will be just as excited as we are.
Remembering our past is an integral part of advancing our future; we need to see the good we’ve done and use it to inspire us to make unrelenting progress. How much has the LGBT community progressed since Harvey Milk was ardently advising all young people to come out for themselves, and in turn, each other?
City Council unanimously approved the City of Norfolk FY 2016 Budget during yesterday's formal session. The budget includes money for neighborhoods, support for the first housing trust fund in the region, new capital venture programs, new schools and a pay raise for city employees.
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