Fitness Archive

Surf event buoys wounded warriors

By John Streit

Correspondent One-foot waves rolled across the sandbar near the shoreline of 1st Street on June 20 – a scene that normally wouldn’t produce a day of surfing fun at Virginia Beach’s most popular break.

Free entrance to National Parks this weekend

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Social sports: Does cornhole count as exercise?

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Surfing contest and art expo at Oceanfront

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Here comes the sun, now find yourself a beach

The Bay Beaches
Ocean View
These 7.5 miles of beaches along the Chesapeake Bay in Norfolk are less congested and quieter than the resort area. The waterfront contains three beach areas, and the city calls them parks:

Ocean View Beach Park lies between 1st View Street and Duffy's Lane. It has restrooms, showers and a gazebo for musical events.

Norfolk schools use hummus to get kids eating healthy food

Historically in Norfolk schools, beans and children haven’t mixed.

“Beans have always been a hard sell for us,” lamented Helen E. Phillips, senior director of child nutrition services for Norfolk Public Schools.

Photo gallery: Sunday Up Center stair climb

NORFOLK Several groups of people to climbed the 25 flights of stairs of the 25 story Dominion Tower Sunday morning, April 25, 2010 in the inaugural Step Up for The Up Center stair climb on Sunday morning. Money raised from the climb will benefit The Up Center formerly known as Children & Family Services of Eastern Virginia.

Her goal: Develop a local women's elite cycling team

By John Streit Correspondent As an up-and-coming cyclist based out of Richmond, Emily Joyner looked to her more accomplished teammates as inspiration for her cycling goals. That exposure paid dividends. She began traveling with her elite team to various races. She was rated as a category 3 cyclist when she joined and sprinted through category 2 before reaching category 1 last year.

Get away to a national park for free next week

Want to get away? But stay kinda close? Beginning Saturday, all 392 national parks - including three in southeastern Virginia - will waive their admission fees as part of National Park Week. Organizers hope the event will help visitors reconnect with nature and take advantage of nearby attractions. Among the perks locally:

Crowds roll in to check out new Portsmouth skating rink

PORTSMOUTH Jack Wright Jr. just wanted a place to play hockey. The 28-year-old former shipyard worker remembered how much fun he used to have at the old Plaza Skating Center on Hodges Ferry Road. That rink closed in 2006, and Portsmouth skaters haven't had a place to roll since.

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