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July 2015

There are 5 blog entries for July 2015.


The Real Estate Group’s 3rd Annual School Supply Drive on Saturday, July 25 was a huge success! Our amazing agents gathered their clients, family, and friends to enjoy a night of baseball for a great cause.

TREG collected over twenty boxes of school supplies for our three beneficiary programs: Commonwealth ChalleNGe, Project Hope, and the YMCA of South Hampton Roads. With the help of so many generous people, we will be able to make sizeable donations to each group to help give students across Hampton Roads the tools they need to jump-start a successful year.

This event at Harbor Park marks the third year of collecting supplies for area students. Even with two rain cancelations for the event, we still managed to collect more supplies than ever.

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Summer is the high moving season for many families. With the kids out of school, it’s an easy way to make a transition to a new area. Unfortunately, it also can be lonely for school age kids without the built in socialization that school provides. To make the transition easier, we’ve rounded up some helpful suggestions from around the web to help your kids make some new friends after a summer move.

1. Head to the library.

The library is a wonderful place to start exploring your community. Not only do they have the best selection of books in town, but many libraries also offer summer reading programs and group activities for kids as well. Storytime is a great way to get the little ones socialized. Teens have options ranging from comic book

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It’s mid-summer, and I find myself giving the old side-eye to many things throughout my house. Maybe it’s all the decorating magazines featuring simple cottages and white paneling in summer homes that has me restless. I want to feel that relaxed when I sit down in my living room.

But the reality is my living room is not as relaxing as the carefully arranged rooms in magazines. I’ve come to terms with that, but I still wanted to shed a little of the excess stuff. While I could just drop it off at the thrift store, I thought I would look in to doing a “virtual” yard sale. It is easy to do and a great way to make a few dollars.

Here are a few tips I have picked up.

1. Start with Facebook.

The easiest resource I have found for virtual yard

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Article courtesy of and Anna Strock. 

When it comes to restaurants, a fancy exterior and flashy signs will only get your so far. What really matters is the food. And without a doubt, some of the best food in Virginia comes from the most unexpected places. While every community has its favorites, those little neighborhood dives that only the locals know about, we’ve found 13 spots around the state that you won’t want to miss next time you’re in the area. From unexpectedly upscale to good ol’ fashioned hot dogs and burgers, these places may not have all the flash and flair on the outside, but trust me, they make up for it on the inside.

1. Spacebar, Falls Church

Located in a non-descript storefront in Downtown Falls

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Aaron McLellan grew up in Boston. With a seamstress for a mom, learning to sew was a part of life. He came to Hampton Roads to attend college at Christopher Newport University and entered the job force in corporate management. A work transfer from Newport News to Virginia Beach placed Aaron close to the water and the beach culture he was interested in.

You could say it was the ocean that actually sparked the idea for North End Bag Co. Looking for a bag to use on a surfing trip, Aaron needed a heavy-duty sling bag that could hold up to adventuring. The “Wayward Son” bag was born in it’s initial form, and stood up well to steep crags while hiking to remote surf spots, as well as allowing him two free hands to balance and carry a board.

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