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4th of July in Hampton Roads: 2022 Fireworks and Festival Guide

4th of July in Hampton Roads: 2022 Fireworks and Festival Guide

The 4th of July weekend is approaching!  Make your plans now to enjoy firework displays and Independence Day celebrations throughout Hampton Roads. CHESAPEAKE: Sunday, July 3rd: Celebrate Freedom. Celebrate America’s Birthday with the U.S. Fleet Forces Band, providing stirring patriotic sounds. Following the concert, fireworks by Pyrotecnico will illuminate the dark sky after sunset. Bring your own…

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How to Make The “Grey Stuff” from “Beauty and the Beast”

Beauty and the Beast fans, you can now make the “Grey Stuff” mentioned in the song “Be Our Guest” from “Beauty and the Beast” at home! The popular dish is sold at Disney parks and comes from the line in the song when Lumiere sings, “Try the Grey Stuff, it’s delicious / Don’t believe me?  Ask the dishes.” The…

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How to Make ‘Pizza Toast;’ TikTok’s Latest Viral Food Trend

Move over avocado toast, “pizza toast” is taking over TikTok. The trendy toast, reminiscient of French bread pizza, took off after Hailey Bieber shared her “quick” and “easy” recipe to TikTok in January, which has been viewed more than 6.1 million times. Slice a loaf of sourdough bread Butter each side Add truffle oil and toast on…

How to Play ‘Heardle,’ the New Wordle-Inspired Game for Music Fans

How to Play ‘Heardle,’ the New Wordle-Inspired Game for Music Fans

Move over Wordle, there’s a new game for music lovers called Heardle.  Instead of guessing words, you guess song titles based on small snippets. Just like the old game show, ‘Name That Tune,’ only the intro of the song will play and you have to guess the song’s title. Every incorrect or skipped guess unlocks…

Portsmouth Public Library Offers Free “Tech Tuesdays”

Portsmouth Public Library Offers Free “Tech Tuesdays”

Need help with your technology? Need some time to work on your skills? Portsmouth Public Library offers Tech Tuesday. This is an open session, no reservations required. Bring your own device or learn a tutorial on one of the library’s computers. Learn more here.

How to Make TikTok’s Viral “Custard Toast”

How to Make TikTok’s Viral “Custard Toast”

Move over avocado, custard toast is taking over TikTok. @myhealthydish Finally tried the Viral Custard Toast and was a yummy breakfast #custardtoast #healthybreakfast ♬ We Don’t Talk About Bruno – Instrumental – Lin-Manuel Miranda The blend of bread, yogurt, egg, fruit and spices can be made a variety of ways depending on your flavor preferences.…

How to Make the ‘Marry Me Chicken’ Recipe on TikTok

How to Make the ‘Marry Me Chicken’ Recipe on TikTok

There’s a new recipe taking over FYP on TikTok and it’s called ‘Marry Me Chicken.’ The viral dish, which first began circulating on Pinterest, claims to make anyone who tries it want to say “I Do.” TikToker @themidnightsoaper shared a popular version of the recipe, which requires only one pot to make. Ingredients: A stick…

Computer Scientist Reveals the Best Word to Start With on Wordle

Computer Scientist Reveals the Best Word to Start With on Wordle

Just as we all became addicted to Wordle, the online game has been sold to the New York Times.  The creator of Worlde, James Wardle, announced the news on Twitter Monday (Jan. 31st) and the publication says it will “initially remain free to new and existing players.” Wardle also said he is working with the…

TikTok’s Best Tips for Winning Wordle {WATCH}

TikTok’s Best Tips for Winning Wordle {WATCH}

Wordle has taken over as our latest obsession. @taylorlorenz WordleTok?? #wordle #games #onlinegames #technology #news #gaming #crossword #crosswordpuzzles #nytimes #lovestory #news ♬ Quirky – Oleg Kirilkov The internet based word game works this way:  If you get a letter right, its square will turn green. If you get a letter right, but it’s in wrong…

Learn the Secret to Happiness in Free Online Course from Yale University

Learn the Secret to Happiness in Free Online Course from Yale University

A Yale University professor’s free online course on the science of living a happy life has seen enrollment spike by about 3,000% during the COVID-19 pandemic. Laurie Santos, a professor of psychology, started teaching her class, Psycology 157: Psychology and the Good Life, in March 2018, and the next semester she made the class available for free…

YUM! Get Luke Bryan’s Secret Recipe Chicken Rice Soup

YUM! Get Luke Bryan’s Secret Recipe Chicken Rice Soup

It’s National Soup Month- warm up with a bowl of Luke Bryan’s Chicken Rice Soup.            View this post on Instagram                       A post shared by LeClaire Bryan (@leclaire.bryan) This family favorite is perfect for a cold winter day or when…

This Viral Hack For Making Pancakes Will Make Breakfast Time Easier {WATCH}

This Viral Hack For Making Pancakes Will Make Breakfast Time Easier {WATCH}

Making a large batch of pancakes for the family?  Instead of standing over a single burner or griddle making small batches, try this new TikTok trend: “sheet pan pancakes.” Prepare your pancake batter by following the directions on the box. Next, pour the mixture out into a large, aluminum-foil-lined sheet pan, add your preferred toppings (many…

How To Make The Salmon Rice Recipe Going Viral on TikTok [VIDEO]

How To Make The Salmon Rice Recipe Going Viral on TikTok [VIDEO]

The latest food trend that’s taking over TikTok is a recipe of leftovers. The ‘salmon rice’ was created by user Emily Mariko and it’s an Asian fusion-inspired plate of leftover cooked salmon and white rice. To make the dish, she placed an ice cube on top of the rice and wrapped a sheet of parchment…

Virginia Beach SPCA Offers Free Digital Experience For Children

Virginia Beach SPCA Offers Free Digital Experience For Children

The Virginia Beach SPCA is helping Hampton Roads children learn to be “animal heroes.” The new digital learning experiences teaches children how to keep their pets healthy along with information on how pets communicate with their body and vocal languages. Kids can use the arcade-style platform, which includes games, videos and quizzes, to earn a…

Here’s How to Make The Latest Viral Food Trend: ‘Oreo Sushi’ {WATCH}

Here’s How to Make The Latest Viral Food Trend: ‘Oreo Sushi’ {WATCH}

The latest food trend to take over TikTok is sushi made out of Oreos and it actually looks delicious! The hashtag #OreoSushi has over 10.3 million views. Here’s how to make your own: – Separate the Oreo crème filling from the cookies – Grind up the cookies with three tablespoons of condensed milk and spread…

Virginia Beach Public Library Offers Free Coding Games for Kids

Virginia Beach Public Library Offers Free Coding Games for Kids

Looking for activities for the kids? Why not try some fun coding games? The Virginia Beach Public Library has put together a list of free coding activities for kids. These games and activities encourage concepts such as sequencing and pattern recognition, plus skills including problem-solving, collaboration, and persistence through these “unplugged” coding activities: Move It,…

13 Streaming TV Shows and Movies for Country Fans to Watch

13 Streaming TV Shows and Movies for Country Fans to Watch

Need something new to binge-watch? Check out this list of tv shows and movies perfect for country music fans.   1. Alan Jackson: Small Town Southern Man (Amazon Prime) Alan Jackson: Small Town Southern Man is a brand-new feature-length documentary that takes us on a most improbable journey, as Jackson scales the absolute heights of the music world… and…

How To Make Hot Tea Bombs, TikTok’s Latest Trend {VIDEO}

How To Make Hot Tea Bombs, TikTok’s Latest Trend {VIDEO}

Hot cocoa bombs were all the rage this fall and so now it’s time to change it up.  TikTok users have moved on to hot tea bombs. These can be made with isomalt – a clear sugar substitute that you can pour into spherical molds. After you make your isomalt, place teabags or loose tea…

Experience a 360-degree Tour of Blarney Castle in Ireland

Experience a 360-degree Tour of Blarney Castle in Ireland

Blarney Castle, home of the Blarney Stone, was built nearly six hundred years ago and has been attracting attention ever since. Over the last few hundred years, millions have flocked to Blarney making it a world landmark and one of Ireland’s greatest treasures. Can’t visit it in person to kiss the Blarney stone?  Take a virtual tour instead and…

Re-Create The Magic Of a Day at Disney With These Seven At Home Activities

Re-Create The Magic Of a Day at Disney With These Seven At Home Activities

Disney World reopened with new guidelines for social distancing but if you aren’t up for the road trip or don’t feel comfortable visiting one in the middle of a pandemic. Here are seven safe, fun, and affordable ways to have a Disney day at your home! via Buzzfeed 1. Dress the Part.  Break out an old…

101 Riddles For the Family.  How Many Can You Guess Correctly?

101 Riddles For the Family. How Many Can You Guess Correctly?

Need a little break to unwind with some fun brain teasers? Check out Parade Magazine’s ultimate list of the best riddles of all time. Parade divided the quizzes into categories like Easy, For Kids, Funny, Math, Word, and Really Hard Riddles. Easy Riddles: What has to be broken before you can use it? Kids Riddles: I follow you all the…

Free At-Home Date Ideas Inspired Blake Shelton & Gwen Stefani “Happy Anywhere”

Free At-Home Date Ideas Inspired Blake Shelton & Gwen Stefani “Happy Anywhere”

Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani’s new video for “Happy Anywhere” highlights all the places you can find happiness when you’re with the right person so let’s take a closer look to find some at-home date ideas. The video started with Blake chopping some wood for a bonfire.  Perfect!  Get your sweety and some s’mores and…

Turn Any Room Into a Classroom with These Free Online Resources

Turn Any Room Into a Classroom with These Free Online Resources

With schools across Hampton Roads implementing distance learning this fall, many organizations are offering free resources for students from activity books to virtual field trips. Our friends at 13NewsNow compiled a huge list of links to help turn any room into a classroom. Free learning workbooks  Live, interactive virtual camps  Interactive study guides  Rosie Riveters STEM…

Free Comic Book Summer!

Free Comic Book Summer!

Free Comic Book Day is traditionally scheduled to take place the first Saturday in May each year. The annual event had to be postponed this year because of COVID-19 and will now take place throughout July and early September, making it Free Comic Book Summer! Between July 15th and September 9th, local comic shops will be getting…

Amazon, Apple, Walmart, and More Offering Free Summer Camp Programs for Kids

Amazon, Apple, Walmart, and More Offering Free Summer Camp Programs for Kids

Big-name companies are offering their own versions of virtual summer camps amid the coronavirus pandemic. Amazon: Through Camp Handmade, customers are provided with arts and crafts workshops, a panel discussion and shop Handmade’s selection of offerings from crafting experts. Apple: Kids can participate in Apple Camp at Home for coding, filming and other workshops provided every week. Michaels: Camp…

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