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August 2013

There are 5 blog entries for August 2013.

better you

The month of September has been dedicated to many things (One of the most interesting being that September is International Square Dancing Month), but we have selected one theme in particular we all have at one point or another pondered on: Self-improvement. Yes, September is “Self-Improvement Month”.  Whether it’s breaking bad habits, eating better, getting organized, or simply improving your outlook on life, it’s pretty safe to say we all have our own personal goals of self-improvement. It can seem a little challenging to get started once you’ve decided to turn over a new leaf, but we have found some tips that will help give you an some ideas about how and where to start on your new path to a better you.

Self-improvement includes a very wide range

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“A cluttered desk; a cluttered mind” is how the old saying goes. The same could probably be said for a cluttered closet. Organizing can be a daunting, especially when you’ve procrastinated for a long period of time as you’ve watched the amount of clutter slowly increase in size until it’s taken on it own entity. So, if you are longing to rid yourself of your messy ways and avoid being featured on an episode of “Hoarders”, we have listed a few ways to help get you started on your more orderly path. Organizing is also a great way to gear yourself up for a great start to the new school year. 

Your bedroom is a place of solace and comfort. However, disorganization can make simple tasks take twice as long. Our bedrooms often times become the “catch-all”

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Weekend Getaway

Summer is drawing to a close, but that doesn’t mean it’s too late for a quick get-away. Perhaps you are in need of a short vacation just before the school season begins. You don’t have to travel far and wide for a wonderful weekend get-away. There are some great destinations nearby that would make for a lovely little vacation.

Colonial Williamsburg:

Historic and beautiful, Colonial Williamsburg is a unique and even educational get-away. Experience the rich history of the colonial town and enjoy all the fun, interesting attractions there. Williamsburg does not disappoint when it comes to offering an array of activities and museums.

Watch re-enactments of the Revolutionary War; visit the DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum or the Abby Aldrich

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One of the most significant developments since the McArthur Center opening in 1999 is beginning to take shape in Norfolk.  The Simon Property Group has made an offer on a piece of real estate located near the Norfolk International Airport which now accommodates a portion of Lake Wright Golf Course.  Little information is known about the development at this point, but it was stated that it has the potential to provide approximately 800 to 1,000 retail jobs and 200 construction jobs.  The company has found previous success in Northern Virginia, Las Vegas, and Florida while also being a major employment contributor in the areas of their prior developments. Controversy, however, has risen in light of the elimination of an undetermined portion of the

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Looking for a fun event to attend this weekend? Why not enjoy a good time while helping your local community? Food Trucks Fostering Change is a fundraiser sponsored by the Barry Robinson Center to benefit their Therapeutic Foster Care Program.  This event is FREE, open to the public and will feature music, arts and crafts, free admission to the Hermitage Museum, and an array of delicious food from local food truck vendors. Ten-percent of all food truck sales will be donated to the Therapeutic Foster Care Program. Come out and support a great cause this Sunday from 11am-2pm at the Hermitage Museum. It’s bound to be a blast for the whole family!

Visit the event on Facebook or watch this video from The Hampton Roads Road Show. The event was also featured

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