Bay Stewardship Courses Offered in Virginia Beach

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The Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) is accepting applications for its 2015 adult education course, VoiCeS (Volunteers as Chesapeake Stewards), a series of evening classes exploring Chesapeake Bay issues and Bay stewardship.

New to the Neighborhood: Triumph Vaping

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If you've noticed a fog at the corner of Granby and Virginia Beach Boulevard in the Norfolk Arts District, it's not construction dust from the Texaco Building or a residual effect from El Niño. It's the newest business in the neighborhood: Triumph Vaping, which has taken over what was the Daevid's Bridal space.

First Person: Volunteering with Operation Christmas Child

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The Hunger Games: where the colorful and lavish people of the Capital visit the humble Districts each year to pick children to destroy their lives in an effort at oppression.

Now imagine a sort of reverse Hunger Games scenario—a happy Reaping Day--where when the people of the Capital come to your District each year they children... to change their lives for the better.

Norfolk’s New Parklet Program Gaining Momentum: Norfolk Live

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Norfolk’s new parklet program has been that catalyst for some street activity in Downtown Norfolk recently as one parklet popped up in the Arts District on Granby Street, another has been built a few blocks south on Granby Street, while one more is situated at another location downtown.

What's your $1 Million Business Plan?

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Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that Virginia will host a world class business plan competition during the spring and summer of 2015, with prizes of $1m. 

Recycle Norfolk Day this Saturday

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As part of Keep America Beautiful’s annual America Recycles Day, Keep Norfolk Beautiful (KNB) is partnering with Goodwill Industries, TFC Recycling and Iron Mountain for a Recycle Norfolk Day event.

U.S. Military to Replace Animals in Many Training Exercises

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In the wake of PETA's campaign to expose and end the horrors experienced by live animals who are shot, cut into, and blown up in military training exercises, the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) has made a landmark decision: Starting next year, the use of animals will be replaced with superior human simulators in several key medical training areas across the entire military.

MacArthur Memorial to Host World War I Centennial Symposium

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The year 1914 was both the end and the beginning of an age. Many in the era felt that they were living in the most civilized, technologically advanced time in history and they were proud of their achievements. So how did this self-proclaimed modern, civilized world crash into a war that engulfed the globe and consumed 10,000,000 lives?

Norfolk Attempts to Make Up for Its "Footloose" Past

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Norfolk City Council approved a new special event permit which provides an opportunity for private businesses to host public parties in a safe environment. A team of city staff and business owners developed the permit after public safety issues arose at several holiday parties last year.