Category Archives: Culture


Filmily Fest looks to inspire Hampton Roads cinematic talent again

The second annual Filmily Fest, a short film festival created to highlight local talent and creativity, is now accepting registrations through Aug. 24.  The festival’s competition aspect involves film-making teams submitting inspirational photos and drawing from the pool of photos to get ideas for their film.  Visit this website for all the details.

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Poképarenting just got real: Baby names like Ash, Onyx are becoming popular

Pokemon is not only inspiring people to stroll around the neighborhood, but it is also inspiring parents while naming their kids. Names such as Ash, Roselia, Onyx and Ivy are on the rise, according to WAVY. says that nearly half of the community’s mothers play ‘Pokemon Go,’ so it is perhaps evident that the game is influencing what is written on birth certificates.

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Even more bucket-list activities to totally make your summer

With the dog days of summer in full swing across #HRVA, its tempting to throw in the towel. But there are plenty of ways to beat the heat even if you think you’ve exhausted all the 757 has to offer. The Virginian-Pilot has compiled a list of 25  local treasures to add to your seasonal bucket list. And if you need a little refresher on all the other ideas we rounded up, head here.


#PokemonGo interactive map charts catches across #HRVA

If you’re a trainer trying to catch ’em all across Hampton Roads, here’s a tool that could help you in the hunt: an interactive map that drops a pin where a Pokemon was found so that hopefully you can find it there, too. But, of course, with it being interactive and all, it’s only as good as what users put in. So, if you find a sweet one — such as a Ninetails or Onyx or so on — all you have to do is fill out this form and your catch will be marked.

If you need some inspiration on some new #PokemonGo haunts, check out — and add to — our roundup of our readers’ favorite places to catch Pokemon.


Readers’ favorite spots to catch Pokemon in Hampton Roads

Our readers answered our call and shared their top spots to catch those delightful pocket monsters. If your fave isn’t listed, let us know on Facebook or Twitter and we’ll add them here!

  • Fort Monroe in Hampton
  • Buckroe in Hampton
  • Grand View in Hampton
  • City Center in Newport News
  • Yorktown Beach
  • Gloucester Point Beach Park
  • Colonial Williamsburg
  • Busch Gardens in Williamsburg
  • Virginia Beach boardwalk
  • Town Center in Virginia Beach
  • Mount Trashmore in Virginia Beach
  • Lynnhaven Mall in Virginia Beach
  • Norfolk waterfront near Nauticus
  • Colley Avenue in Norfolk
  • Botanical Gardens in Norfolk


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