By Al Midgett, Founder and CEO I founded The Noblemen in 1995 in order to pay it forward in thanks for the gift of a surviving child from extreme prematurity who was given a 2% chance of survival. The medical expenses exceeded a half million dollars and the Hampton Roads community jumped in and supported me in countless ways. I have enjoyed the platform of helping local kids for almost 25 years. We meet monthly and prepare and serve dinner to 40 to 50 members (out of 100) who have the time each month to talk about our recent philanthropy and discuss possible fun and upbeat ways to raise money to support what we do. It is truly a “connect the dots” mentality as we hear from our members about current opportunities to support kids with special needs or who a
By Krissy Weinhardt Don’t you wish you could wave your magic wand and poof, your vacation is set? Well, especially when planning a Disney vacation, we all know this is certainly not the case. It is overwhelming at best, but Disney has certainly innovated its systems since the last time my family went, which was admittedly, over 15 years ago. When helping with my plans, my dad was overcome by how many things he wished [upon a star] to have had when he was planning the trip for our family. Having just come home from my Disney honeymoon, I have created my Disney “pro tips” to help you conquer those dreaded lines and make the most of your time in the parks. Pro Tip #1: Download the Disney App One of the first things that is relatively new to Disne
GUYS AND DOLLS MUSIC AND LYRICS BY FRANK LOESSER, BOOK BY JO SWERLING & ABE BURROWS September 18 to October 6, 2019 | Prohibition Era New York is bustling with glitz and glamour in this classic Tony Award-winning musical. Nathan Detroit, the city’s most infamous craps game organizer, makes the bet of a lifetime with high-roller Sky Masterson. Sky accepts, and tries to win the heart of “Save-A-Soul” missionary Sarah Brown, while Nathan’s fiancé of 14-years, Adelaide, grows tired of him gambling with hers. When it comes to love, these characters discover you’ve gotta play the right cards if you want to win big. DETROIT Ꞌ67 BY DOMINIQUE MORISSEAU October 23 to November 10, 2019 | Turntables turn to turmoil in the heart of Detroit when a mysterious woman ent
Long-term care insurance: Advice for you and my aging parents When I started working in Home Care over 10 years ago, very few seniors had a long-term care policy that paid for their care. In 2019 over one-third of our clients had their care paid through their long-term care insurance policy. Many do not pay any out-of-pocket expenses for their caregiver. What a change in the industry and what a great benefit! Long-term care insurance was created because Medicare and other traditional insurances do not pay for hourly Activities of Daily Living (ADL) support. ADL support includes bathing, dressing, toileting, ambulating, feeding, and cognitive support. This type of hourly support, as well as companionship, cooking, errands etc. are commonly purchased from 4 hours a day throug...
Hi friends! It’s me, Keppie Meyer! Thanks to my good friend Sadie, a fellow rescue pup, I have been inspired to help other dogs just like us find their happy homes. There are many animals around Hampton Roads that could benefit from a happy home. Sadie and I encourage you to visit one of the local animal shelters in our area, as there are many wonderful furry friends anxiously awaiting their “furever home”. Dr. Keppie Meyer, Life Coach This month, we are featuring a pet from the Norfolk Animal Care and Adoption Center (NACC). This shelter, located at 5586 Sabre Road in Norfolk has so many great pets and a very knowledgeable staff, waiting to help you find your new best friend. Gaining a new best friend in your home is a simple and affordabl
Fundraisers in Hampton Roads make our community stronger. Save money on these fun events and help others at the same time. For a complete list of upcoming fundraisers, visit the quick link VBfundraisers.com Sept. 14, 12 to 5 p.m. at Lendy’s Café in Virginia Beach 2nd Annual Senior Chief Scott DeCoste Memorial Scholarship Fundraiser to provide scholarships to graduating seniors from military families in Hampton Roads Enjoy a day of all you can eat famous Lendy’s wings, beer, live music, auctions and raffles. Ticket price includes all you can eat wings with sides, two drink tickets and live music with local favorite Paper Aliens. Tickets are $30 with a limited number available for $20 on VBhotdeals.com Sept. 20, 7 to 11 p.m. at the Bunker Brewpub, Virginia Beach O
An Independent Film, Harvey, is coming to Hampton Roads! Producer/Director team Eric Feldman and Peter J. Eaton, both Hampton Roads residents, began their collaboration in the late 90’s, writing several scripts together, one of which became the gritty, mob-thriller feature film “Gravity” – winner of Best Director award at the Beverly Hills Film Festival. Not long after that award, Eaton was hired to direct a romantic comedy feature film shot almost entirely on the Eastern Shore and in Hampton Roads titled “Sweet Good Fortune”. Feldman also acted in the film. This was followed by the supernatural thriller, “Necessary Evil”, filmed in Los Angeles and starring actors Lance Henriksen and Danny Trejo which was picked up domestically by Lionsgate and distributed interna
2019 marked the 46th anniversary of the Virginia Beach Neptune Festival! Every year, hundreds of thousands of people celebrate at the festival’s many offerings. Daily concerts at festival stages were scattered along 32 blocks of the Boardwalk and featured 27 performances from local, regional, and national recording artists. On the Boardwalk, you could find over 265 artisans displaying handmade work, at an Art & Craft Show that has been ranked #5 out of 200 Fine Art and Design Shows across the country. Twenty-two magnificent sand sculptures were created by world-renowned international sculptors at Neptune’s International Sandsculpting Championship. Other weekend events included Neptune’s 8k Race, Grand Parade, Volleyball Tournament, Atlantic Regatta, Youth Art Show, and more!
Historic Women Leaders from Yesterday Martha “Pattie” Hicks Buford, (14 March 1836–17 January 1901) Photo cite: Episcopal Women’s History Project The Virginia Women’s Monument, named Voices from the Garden, is the nation’s first monument designed to celebrate the remarkable women who made significant, but often unrecognized contributions and accomplishments in a variety of fields and endeavors over the 400-year history of Virginia. This new monument in Richmond, the first on capitol grounds in the U.S.A, includes bronze statues and 230 names of Virginia Women inscribed on the monument’s glass. Each issue, Hampton Roads Weekly will feature the story of one of these amazing historical women and pair her with the story of one of our dynamic, contemporary women leaders in
The Very Best Example of Our Community By Connie Meyer We have had quite a few occasions lately in Hampton Roads to dig deep and define what the word “community” really means to us. The dictionary defines community in its first iteration as, “a group of people living in the same place or having a particular characteristic in common.” We think the second definition is more appropriate to us here in Hampton Roads. “A feeling of fellowship with others, as a result of sharing common attitudes, interests, and goals.” Yosef Nissel had never met the 35-year-old teacher who disappeared in the Atlantic back in July after that teacher had jumped in to save a student. Rabbi Bauman (above) When Nissel learned Rabbi Reuven Bauman was unfortunately missing, he de