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Fun things to do this weekend in Hampton Roads

Friday Summer Brewfest 5 to 9 p.m. at Town Point Park, Norfolk. Free, but tickets required for sampling. www.festevents.org. Kid Rock's First Kiss Cheap Date Tour with Foreigner. 6:45 p.m. at Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach. $20, plus service fees. www.livenation.com. Norfolk Tides vs. Charlotte Knights 5:05 p.m. Friday, 7:05 p.m. Saturday and 6:05 p.m. Sunday at Harbor Park.

Summer bummers: 9 health issues to watch for while basking in the sun

Ah, summer, those warm days of outdoor adventure and relaxation. Not to dampen your enthusiasm, but as you bask in the summerness of it all, there are some health issues - beyond sunburns - that spike at this time and are worth paying attention to. For you, and, if you're a parent, for your kids as well, here are nine concerns to keep in mind as you navigate the heat and the great outdoors.

Our monument should stay; lose the flag

I'M A LITTLE old woman born in the South with white skin, a big mouth and an open mind. I've been abhored by white racists for years, mostly because of something I've written, but at times because I couldn't stay quiet when someone was sounding off at a social gathering. Likewise, by black racists.

A diet to live for

Aretha Hammonds found so much personal success with the Passport to Health program she decided to facilitate a group and help others. Hammonds and her husband, Rodney, pastors at New Life Christian Center in East Ocean View, went through the six-month health and wellness improvement program, which is sponsored by Bon Secours Hampton Roads Health System, last year.

Beach man's bravery in rescuing child recognized by Civitan Club

The Norfolk Civitan Club honored a local hero this past week with its "Elwynn Hepple Award."

Prayer vigil for Charleston shooting victims is Tuesday in Suffolk

SUFFOLK Local churches will come together Tuesday night to hold a prayer vigil for the victims of a June 17 shooting at a historic African American church in South Carolina.

Girl Scouts help paint mural in Windsor

Anybody who ever made a joke about people watching paint dry might eat their words after seeing what a group of Girl Scouts did to a historic building in Windsor.

Suffolk city manager search to include public input

SUFFOLK The search for a new city manager will include giving residents a chance to make suggestions through an online survey and possibly two public forums. On Wednesday night, the City Council gave Human Resources Director Nancy Olivo the go-ahead to begin the search for a successor to former City Manager Selena Cuffee-Glenn.

TCC student graduates despite life's obstacles

U'Niqua Randall has taken the "turn lemons into lemonade" adage to heart. The death of three family members, the demands of a new marriage, a toddler and another baby on the way, combined with full-time employment didn't prevent her graduation from Tidewater Community College last month. "Life's obstacles don't have to be a hindrance," she said.

Parks director moving closer to making fishing pier a reality

"I'm relentless," Wanda Gill said. When the director of Portsmouth's parks, recreation and leisure services department gets an assignment, she gives it her all. Ever since the City Council asked for a fishing pier at City Park last year, Gill has been looking for ways to pay for it, so that as little as possible comes out of the capital improvement fund.

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