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Column | Retail survey on Obici Place brings varied response

SUFFOLK From book stores to boutiques, big-box retailers to mid-size grocers, residents expressed their desires for the kind of retail they'd like to see populate a well-known piece of property at 1900 N. Main St.

Smithfield recital showcases area's top young talent

Enjoy a concert featuring rising superstars of classical music and some of this region's top young musical talent this afternoon in Smithfield. It's time once again for the annual Terrific Teen Talent Recital, the yearly culmination of the Sundays At Four's performance season showcasing the top young student musical talent in the region.

Suffolk student among those immersed in Peruvian life

Life with no cell phones, video games or fast food could give some American youth symptoms of acute withdrawal. Suffolk's Fletcher Stephens, just back from a four-week foreign language study in Cusco, Peru, endured all that and brought back a simple message: "There's no place like home."

Suffolk retirement facility will be extra peaceful during yoga classes

Achieve flexibility, peace of mind, serenity and moksha (or liberation) while exercising the physical body with a yoga class at the Lake Prince Woods retirement facility at 100 Anna Goode Way.

Career development program readies women for job market

A group of Portsmouth residents recently benefited from a sisterhood committed to helping women succeed. The 21 graduates of the Going Places Network learned lessons needed to build a better life from teachers who've already made the journey.

Move to Norfolk helped Savannah find "civic voice"

"I am enchanted with Norfolk," Candice Savannah said. She and her sister, Alyson Swett, relocated from Manassas last year, working their plan to retire and live where they could look out for each other.

On The Right Path

It is supposed to be, figuratively speaking, a feather in the city's bike helmet. But some local cyclists are greeting the League of American Bicyclists' listing of Norfolk as a bike-friendly community with skepticism and, at best, only lukewarm enthusiasm.

Andre Skinner returns to lead Suffolk's Pruden Center

Andre Skinner has several big challenges ahead of him as he takes over at the Pruden Center of Industry and Technology, and they revolve around change and perception. The new director of the center, which serves Isle of Wight and Suffolk public schools, wants to get the word out that vo-tech is no longer vo-tech.

Learning science made fun at Suffolk library program

Whoever thought learning could be so much fun? A lot of kids are finding that out this summer in a series of science-related classes at Morgan Memorial Library on Main Street. The activities for kids ages 6 to 11, are simple, fast-paced and challenging but, cleverly, a key STEM related concept is learned in each one.

National competition should have local Suffolk flavor

Lakeland High School has been a host site this summer for athletes competing to qualify for the AAU Junior Olympics Track and Field Championships set to take place at Norfolk State University, Aug. 1-8. About 10,000 athletes from elementary school age through high school are expected to compete at the national youth multi-sport games.

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