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December 2013

There are 4 blog entries for December 2013.

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In a few short days we will be saying good-bye to 2013 and welcoming in a whole new year. Hampton Roads has an assortment of festivities to commemorate the passing of 2013 and help you say hello to 2014!

  • New Years Eve Extravaganza!

Celebrate the 40th anniversary of this year’s New Year’s Eve Extravaganza at The Banque in Norfolk. You can enjoy champagne, party favors, prizes and loads of surprises throughout the night.  There is a cover charge of $16.50 per person or $33 per person with a buffet included.

The Banque, 1849 E. Little Creek Road, Norfolk, VA 23518

  • The Tidewater VA USA Dance New Year’s Eve Gala

The Tidewater VA USA Dance Chapter # 6008 will be hosting their 24th annual New Year’s Eve Gala beginning December 28th-31st. 

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So, for those of you who live, work or travel even remotely close to a retail area are well aware that the Christmas season is in full swing.  Although Black Friday officially began the holiday shopping season, the closer we get to the 25th of December, the crazier it gets.  Despite the “Reason for the Season”, this time of year contributes to road rage, lack of manners and an overall feeling of hostility for many people.

After staying home with my children for eight years, I decided to head back into the corporate world and now have a career that is in full force.  Christmas has been my favorite holiday since I was a child because of what it stands for. The holiday lights, Christmas music and decorations are amazing and bring so many people a

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The hustle and bustle of the gift-buying season has begun (or ended if you began your shopping early. In that case, bravo.) The rest of us may have left our holiday shopping off to the last minute or are still racking our brains trying to find the perfect gift for that friend/family member who has varied interests or is just hard to buy for. Maybe this year, you could try something more creative.

Gifts for under $100

For the sports fan

  • Season tickets featuring their favorite team would be sublime, I’m sure, but perhaps the price of those Yankees’ tickets is little out of your price range.  (Note: The Yankees are simply an example. No offense to fans of other teams/sports).
  • A remote controlled cooler--yes, a remote controlled cooler. It
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Holiday Shopping

The time has come for decorating, feasting, wrapping, and, oh yes, shopping. Though, buying for your loved ones is a joy, shopping in the bustling crowds, dealing with the hordes of shoppers and traffic can send anyone into a little bit of a frenzy. But, guess what? It doesn’t have to! If you go about your holiday gift buying with a strategy, you may find yourself saving money, time, and even enjoying yourself!

So, you’re anticipating an anxiety driven trip to the mall and the inevitable scramble to go, but if you plan ahead it can drastically lower the stress of holiday gift shopping and spare you from over-spending.

  • Start with the smaller items first. After spending a considerable amount on, say, a PlayStation, spending $50-$100 might seem like
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