Hampton Roads has got greens, beans, yam, ham — you name it! But where to find it? You’ll want to check out local favorites such as Sweet Teas and Queens Way Soul Cafe, just to name a few. For the full list of the Daily Press’ picks of yummy Hampton Roads soul food, click here.
Start 2017 on the right foot by actually abiding by your resolutions. Fortunately, you can achieve your new #lifegoals in the 757 through some pretty cool programs for things such as fitness, family fun, saving funds, getting organized and more. The Daily Press tallies it all up here!
If it seems like every year you run out of money around the holidays, it’s long past time you tweak your spending habits. According to the Busy Budgeter blog, in order to create an optimal holiday budget, you need to plan far, far ahead and be crazy conservative. Start by writing down everything you need to budget for, estimate costs and prioritize your expenses. Be sure to track its successes and failures.
With more than seven million Christmas trees grown in the state of Virginia every year, it can be easy to get overwhelmed when searching for that perfect live tree. While experts say perfection is “in the eye of the beholder,” the DP has put together a helpful guide to determining what’s best and where to find it.
‘Tis the season for lots of holiday-themed festivals, performances, parades and more. And those inclined to find themselves overwhelmed by all the holiday hullabaloo don’t need to worry. The Daily Press has you covered with a concise list of the 10 events you need to hit up.
Get your holiday shopping done even earlier! Amazon will be having their “Deal of the Day” every 5 minutes up until Black Friday, which falls on Nov. 25. But the deals don’t stop there, either! Costco will be having in-warehouse only sales, and Dick’s Sporting Goods will be selling outdoor gear and sporting goods for Black Friday prices online. There are so many deals to check out!
Learn from Busy Budgeter and save a few coins. The Virginia blogger says that the stupidest things that people waste money on are fast food, brand-name products, cable, in-app purchases, unused gym memberships, lottery tickets and, believe it or not, even more. She says cutting such superfluous stuff can help you pay off debt and other way more productive things.
With a busy lifestyle, it seems like it can be hard to keep your stomach satisfied while keeping up with your schedule. Fortunately, Busy Budgeter has a delicious recipe for some warm, yummy chili. Even better than the taste is the fact that it can be prepared in 15 minutes!
Whether you’re low on funds because you’ve already started saving for Christmas or because all you have is the wad of fives you found in your couch, you can still throw that dough towards a good meal. How? Check out this Daily Press list of $10 Food Finds.
TSA agents at Norfolk International Airport discovered yet another handgun in someone’s carry-on luggage. An agent caught the firearm and 48 rounds of ammo when it went through the X-ray machine, the Daily Press reports. Guns are only allowed on flights if they’re checked. Check out the TSA’s Instagram account for more banned items.
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!
Yard sales are all fun and games until you realize you didn’t actually make a profit. Virginia blogger Busy Budgeter shared the best ways to guarantee a positive yard sale effort-to-success ratio: pick the right date for your sale, publicize it, like, everywhere, and make sure that it’s plenty of fun!
This could be your big break. Alt Daily reports that filmmakers are looking for 13 actors for a movie filming on the USS Wisconsin. Auditions for “Haunted Ship: Alien Terror” will be held at Nauticus on Sept. 12. Training, rehearsals and filming run from Oct. 11 to 29.
If you’re wondering why you’re not living the life you want or not working in the position that you would like, the blog Irresistible Icing has a few pointers on your mentality that you should consider. Not nailing down a goal, fearing change, worrying about all the haters are just the few things that could be keeping you from that oh-so elusive thing we call happiness. Here’s how to get out of that funk, per Irresistible Icing.
If you’re looking to mingle and meander with fellow #PokemonGo trainers, you’re in such luck. A handful of places in Hampton Roads are hosting meetups — often with lures to sweeten the deal. Here’s a look at what’s slated for the weekend and beyond.
- To have a little Pokemon Go-themed fun there’ll be a Pokemon cosplay contest at the Rainbow Cactus in Virginia Beach during Labor Day weekend. Deets.
No need to pop some tags like Macklemore if you’re looking for a cheap date for you and bae. Williamsburg Winery has wine tastings for $12 per person. Hampton’s Venture Kitchen and Bar has amazing food for a reasonable price. You could even dance at Hampton’s Ballroom for $19. Check out all five cheap options.
Living a debt-free life may seem impossible, but 13 News Now has some tips on how to stay away from debt. Have a realistic budget, and remember to automate monthly payments. Be restrictive with your debt, and look for every penny that you possibly can. Surprise cash should be used to handle necessities. Know how to negotiate, and learn to tackle the debt avalanche.
Tragically, for many of us, summer is on its way out. But there’s still time to slip in that last epic trip before the leaves begin to fall. If you’re looking for ideas to squeeze the most out of your last seconds of summer, check out this final bucket list.
If you’ve followed stories about a solar-powered peninsula, check out this new opportunity for residents to take action. VA SUN is sponsoring a solar co-op for Middle Peninsula homeowners looking to go green (and save green in the process). Interested? Register here, or attend an info. meeting on Sept. 12 in Saluda.
Most of us have been there: seething with rage after majorly being treated unfairly by a lousy boss. This situation is a common enough occurrence that NY Mag took it on. They advise proactive planning over petty retaliation. Think of a way to get your boss’s boss to see their behavior — that’s the ticket.
Packing lunch for a toddler can be a hassle, but Ann +Jane Living has some food ideas that are sure to satisfy both your parental instincts and your child’s tummy. Try making a roasted turkey sandwich on a whole wheat English muffin, or making nutty strawberries and cream delight. Chicken veggie lettuce wraps, chicken pasta, and barbecue lunches are also great for your kids at daycare, according to the blog.
These days news junkies can wander for days without coming across a single positive news story. Rest easy, weary traveler. Those giant Satan-wasps that send us screaming and running (pictured above) are basically harmless to people. According to the Daily Press, they’re only bad news for cicadas (and nobody likes those bugs).
Hampton Roads residents have an opportunity to get back to their roots this week. Colonial Williamsburg is offering free one-day entry Aug. 8-14, the Daily Press reports. If you’re interested, just drop by the visitor’s center and provide proof of residence.
Vacations are supposed to help us relax, but sometimes our minds can become jumbled. And sometimes the cloud of work and deadlines and to-do lists casts a shadow over what should be the greatest time you’ll have all year. A post over at the Sweet Sauce blog wants to remind the world that in order to reduce stress on a vacation, you should diligently plan ahead, prioritize your activities so you don’t miss out on things you really want to do, and make sure all your loose ends are tied at home.
Summertime usually equals to a couple of vacations, and vacations can lead to a lot of splurging on rich and indulgent foods. I Heart Vegetables advises those who want to get back on track after a vacation to get plenty of sleep, stock up on groceries of the good sorts and drink lots of water. Read more tips here.
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.
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.