Ready for a scary good deal? If you wear your costume to any Chipotle on Halloween, you’ll get a $3 Boo-rito, salad, bowl or order of tacos. The only guideline is that you can’t show up before 3 p.m.
Some of the biggest names in art have come to the Chrysler. The Pilot reports the new “Agrarian Ideal” exhibit will feature Van Gogh and Monet, the latter of which is on loan from Paris. Chrysler’s chief curator says Monet’s “Haystacks” is “a rare treat for the area,” and the Daily Press touts it as a best bet for fall arts.
Following Donald Trump’s latest point of contention, local state senator Tommy Norment has refused to comment on either the controversy or his own continued support of the Republican presidential nominee. Norment is one of many Republicans, Virginian and otherwise, who have either pulled support or declined to support Trump.
As if October isn’t already filled with enough fun events, the Virginia Beach Craft Beer Festival is right around the corner! The festival will take place October 22 until the 23rd at 31st Street Park/ Oceanfront. Tickets are selling for $20-$30. And is SHOULD go without saying but this event is for people ages 21 and up.
Has anyone else noticed that reality TV takes a low-key hiatus during the fall? According to Daily Press, of the 87 broadcast prime-time hours airing each week during fall, only 9 are dedicated to reality TV. The reason for this is because, they say, reality TV dominates during the summertime, and views flip to other interests.
And you thought Tinder was tempting. A new love has taken over the hearts of foodies all over. Imagine Tinder but with food — well, that’s Tender! This free app allows people to post photos of food along with their recipes. If you want to save the recipe, swipe right. You’re not feeling the dish? Swipe left. (You know the drill.)
Research has indicated that millennial men would rather play video games than work —and, duh, they’re happy about it! Men without college degrees have utilized about 75 percent of their former working time with playing video games, the study finds. Although they are working less, surveys suggest that they are happier than ever. Check out the full video here.
The escape room craze is hitting the Peninsula, with new locally-owned attractions in Newport News and Howl-O-Scream rooms in Busch Gardens opening just in time for Halloween thrills. This month will feature both standard and Halloween-themed experiences at various locations with different pricing and difficulty depending on the venue.
If you’ve been following the stories of creepy clowns cavorting in public and creating chaos, you’ll be troubled to know that the movement has started to affect Hampton Roads. Police are investigating social media threats against schools in the area involving some of these creepy clowns, although details and veracity are currently vague.
Last Saturday, ODU’s football team and coaches held a “circle of unity” before the game. The one before this Saturday’s game will be twice as big. That’s because the opposing team, the Charlotte 49ers, will join them. The circle is meant to acknowledge police violence while maintaining a sense of unity.
Support for light rail expansion is up from where it was in 2014. Expansion to the Peninsula is favorable to only slightly more than 1/3 of residents, however, so it’s still not a majority, the Daily Press reports. The news comes after ODU released the findings of its Life In Hampton Roads survey.
The Norfolk Admirals are under new ownership, but don’t worry they’re not going anywhere. The Virginian-Pilot reports that the team’s new owners, New York-based Mango Media Group, made the announcement Thursday. The team will also remain in the East Coast Hockey League (ECHL) and continue its affiliation with the Edmonton Oilers.
A few little changes to Newport News zoning laws will make it easier for businessowners to run places like nightclubs, pool halls and bowling alleys in the city, as well as host late-night entertainment like musicians and comedians in businesses. City Center in particular looks to benefit; DP reports here.
As of October, your weekday commute is going to get a lot easier; starting Monday morning, the Elizabeth River Tunnels will open up both lanes to traffic flow from 5 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., which will change traffic patterns slightly. Construction will continue daily after the early-morning grace period and on weekends.
Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s fight to allow convicted felons who’ve finished their sentences to vote has been a contentious issue for several months. Left up to Hampton Roads residents, it would be a very different story. An ODU survey found that a full two-thirds of respondents side with the governor, the Daily Press reports.
This year’s presidential debates keeping you up at night? 7-Eleven is looking to help. The chain is offering $1 coffee (extra large!) the morning after each debate. But, take note, you also have to download the 7-Eleven mobile app to get the discount.
Families of the victims of the 2007 Virginia Tech massacre provided their input about issues of gun control and gun violence on a recent Hillary Clinton-backed telephone press conference. Interviewees lauded Clinton’s commitment to tighter regulations and derided Trump’s looser stance on these issues; DP collects some of their comments here.
There’s been a lot of noise about the effects of ride-share services like Uber and Lyft. To be sure, they are causing a lot of pain for traditional taxi services basically everywhere … but not so much in Hampton Roads. One local taxi company told The Virginian-Pilot that they still handle 20,000-plus rides a week.
Virginia is one of 32 states that have voter ID laws. North Carolina was, too, until a federal appeals court struck it down just weeks ago. Both states are under the jurisdiction of the 4th Circuit Court, which puts the commonwealth in an awkward spot as its (very similar) law is being considered by the same court.
Who wants to slave over a lawn in the scorching hot, anyway? According to Daily Press, the best time to get diggin’ is when the leaves begin fallin’! Daily Press’ Kathy Van Mullenkom shared her green-thumb experience for those who “weed” a little help!
If you’ve recently purchased Eggo Nutri-Grain Whole Wheat Waffles, ditch ’em, because the Chicago Tribune reports that they could contain listeria, a bacteria known to cause serious and even lethal infections. Check here for full information on the recall, plus tips to identify if you bought an infected batch.
Protests and a few instances of rioting erupted this week in Tulsa, Okla., and Charlotte, N.C., after yet another spate of police killings captured on video. High school football players in Hampton Roads are expected to continue their protest by taking a knee during the national anthem, according to the Virginian-Pilot.
More drama arose Thursday over attempts to strike down some of Virginia’s voter ID laws as the case made it to the U.S. 4th Circuit Court of Appeals. While Republicans argue that Democrats cannot prove that the laws disenfranchise minority voters, Democrats claim that Republicans had little data to encourage tightening restrictions. Get the rundown here.
Gov. Terry McAuliffe was photographed with Willie Nelson over the weekend. Also in the picture: An apparent can of the country music legend’s brand of pot, according to the Daily Press. The Richmond Times-Dispatch notes that while the state saw more than 200,000 marijuana-related arrests last year, the governor (as well as the General Assembly) opposes legalization.
As McAuliffe’s spokesman told the RTD, “He was not and still is not aware of whatever was on the table or anywhere around him and wouldn’t know marijuana or related paraphernalia if it walked up and shook his hand. He’s cool, but he’s not that cool.”
Despite heavy Republican opposition, Governor Terry McAuliffe will now move forward with his efforts to restore voting rights to felons in Virginia. A motion by GOP state legislators to hold McAuliffe in contempt of the court for recent restorations was shot down by the state supreme court. Read more here.
How do you get millennials’ votes? Ya gotta get on their level. The Democratic Party of Virginia is launching a Snapchat filter available on some college campuses this week. The overlay reads “Love trumps hate” and will be available locally at Norfolk State University, as well as VCU in Richmond, according to The Virginian-Pilot.
Does it seem like your friends are more interested in fur babies than real babies? According to a recent survey, millennials are putting off parenthood but buying and adopting pets at a much higher rate than their parents. (And if you’re still catching more baby pics on Facebook than you’d like, here’s a browser extension that replaces them…)
Norfolk police have asked Pokemon Go publisher Niantic to remove the Pokestop at the city’s Pagoda after taking complaints from nearby residents, according to Alt Daily. Some complained about traffic and late-night noise, while shopkeepers appreciated the increased patronage. The police have not heard from Niantic, so the Pokestop is safe for now.