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Catholic Schools: Boldly Putting Kids First

Catholic Schools: Boldly Putting Kids First

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Any parent of a kid with disabilities will tell you, more than anything else in the world, their child just wants to fit in. Not easy when you’re a little different. My son doesn’t mind if I tell you he has severe learning disabilities. He’s worked hard his whole life to overcome them. But I still remember his look of surprise and relief on the morning of his first day of 1st grade at St. Gregory the Great in Virginia Beach. We held hands as we walked from the parking lot to the line for his class. He was taking deep breaths and squeezing my hand. Then he caught sight of his classmates and his first-day nervousness evaporated . “We’re all wearing the same thing!” he exclaimed. The 26 or so children in his class were all dressed as he was, in khaki shorts, polo shirts wit
Keppie’s Korner Exclusive- Holiday Pet Safety

Keppie’s Korner Exclusive- Holiday Pet Safety

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Keppie’s Korner Exclusive- Holiday Pet Safety Hi fur-rends! My name is Keppie Meyer and I am Hampton Roads Weekly’s life coach.  As you know, the holiday season is upon us and that means time for food, family and fun! However, before you deck the halls, it is important to think about all of us furry friends and the impact your holiday decorating can have on our health! With help from my friends at the ASPCA I put together a list of the do’s and don’ts to keep all of us safe throughout the season so we all have a wonderful holiday season and a Happy New Year to come! Decorations- Oh, Christmas Tree: It is important to secure your Christmas tree so it doesn't tip and fall, as this would cause possible injury to pets.  While it is important to water a live tree (if you
The Cavalier Hotel

The Cavalier Hotel

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The Historic Cavalier Hotel, grand dame of Virginia Beach, has been brilliantly restored by Bruce Thompson and his talented team.  Many of us in Hampton Roads have spent meaningful moments and life events celebrating at the beautiful hotel.  The years had taken their toll and we almost lost this icon, steeped in our stories and our history.  A notable historic hotel, it was recently awarded a coveted place on the United States National Register of Historic Places.  The hotel has also been recently awarded the prestigious honor of becoming a AAA Four Diamond Hotel.  If you haven’t treated yourself to everything The Cavalier has to offer, you are really missing something special.  Stay tuned to Hampton Roads Weekly for all the fun and interesting events taking
AOC is a Ditz

AOC is a Ditz

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She’s exasperating. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, that is. The charismatic freshman congresswoman from New York who runs her mouth constantly while only sometimes engaging her brain. Her latest bloviation? In an Instagram live video this week she proclaimed millennials and Generation Z to be members of the greatest, smartest most enlightened generations. They’re “badass” she boasted, noting that young people are fearless protesters, fueled, I suppose, by avocado toast, Starbucks and weed.   “I think this new generation is very profound and very strong and very brave, because they’re actually willing to go to the streets,” Ocasio-Cortez said.  How ’bout that? How about this: Read a history book, Congresswoman. You sound like a ditz. Look, I would never declare that my
The Outrage Mob Goes Shopping

The Outrage Mob Goes Shopping

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By Kerry Dougherty It’s official. We’re turning into a nation of sniveling babies. Always looking for new ways to be offended. Exhibit A: Macy’s. Seems a “podcast host” most of us never heard of spied some novelty dinner plates in the popular department store and was so outraged by the sight of them that she started yapping. On her podcast, I presume. Next thing you know, the milquetoasts running the company knuckled under and announced that they’d stop the sale of the horrifying plates. What was on them, you ask. Something racist? Homophobic? Vulgar? Nope, the plates had concentric circles, for portions. The smallest said “skinny jeans” the next bigger had “favorite jeans” and the biggest circle said “mom jeans.” How dare they! Apparently these plates are guilty.
Krissy Unger-  Civil Discourse

Krissy Unger- Civil Discourse

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Director of Operations for Hampton Roads Weekly MPS Political Management While many will blame my millennial generation for the lack of civil discourse, they are certainly not the only generation to blame.  With the rising use of technology in our lives, it has prompted many individuals to hide behind screens.  People feel much more powerful when they can “hide” behind their computer screens.  Comments and discussion threads online have become sets of personal attacks on others.  People are more willing to speak their mind through an online post, rather than having an open conversation, face-to-face, in real life.  These viral arguers do not feel threatened or show any remorse when posting their negative opinions online.   There has been a fine line cre
Civility vs Disrespect vs  Behaving as an Adult for Virginia  By Bruce Meyer – Publisher of Hampton Roads Weekly

Civility vs Disrespect vs Behaving as an Adult for Virginia By Bruce Meyer – Publisher of Hampton Roads Weekly

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On Tuesday, July 30th, the Virginia General Assembly hosted a Special Joint Session in Jamestown, Virginia to commemorate the 400th Anniversary of the first legislative body to operate in the New World.   The featured guest was the President of the United States - Donald J Trump.  This ceremony was supposed to be a non-partisan celebration of Virginia’s rich history and the foundational beginnings of what would one day become the United States of America. For the most part, all of the goals were accomplished.  We had dignitaries from throughout the world in attendance; however, some of Virginia’s own elected officials unwisely decided to play partisan politics and “boycott” because President Trump was to be in attendance.  There are certain special occasions when po
Dr. Kara Coe – Civil Discourse

Dr. Kara Coe – Civil Discourse

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Dr. Kara Coe MA, PsyD, MS Licensed Clinical Psychologist, CSOTP, CGS, CSAC, GS Fellowship/Post-Doc Training at Harvard Medical School-Dept. of Psychology Owner, The Bishopsgate Department Store Without other recourse, the American media has recently focused its lazy eye on human morality in response to many of President Trump’s decisions. A cursory Google search of “has America lost its moral compass” provides an arsenal of scathing interpretations. In an article from The Daily Caller, Christine Dolan posits “America sold its soul to fame, power, money, and celebrity long ago,” citing the Kardashian Empire as an example of our moral compass. Similarly, in The Washington Times, Cheryl Chumley writes “President Trump’s decision making, and behavior exhibit…amoral(ity)” wi
Suzy Kelly, CEO of Jo-Kell Inc and Fmr. Vice  Mayor of Chesapeake – Civil Discourse

Suzy Kelly, CEO of Jo-Kell Inc and Fmr. Vice Mayor of Chesapeake – Civil Discourse

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When Barack Obama was campaigning for president, he said, in no uncertain terms, that he would transform this country. This made me extremely nervous as I thought America was the land of equal opportunity but not necessarily equal outcomes.  Obama’s positions on public policies, especially healthcare, were very troubling to me.  And, as a business owner, expensive!  His policies would have a significant impact on my business and our company’s bottom line.   While Obama was President, I did the best I could with the policies, taxes, and regulations imposed by his administration.  I had to come to realize that whether I liked it or not, Obama was the President.  And, yes, he was my president.  To me, it was going to be a long four years.  I had no