Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art: Free to Military Families Near Norfolk Crossing

July 23, 2014 2:01 pm

The Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art (2200 Parks Avenue, Virginia Beach) is free this summer to all military families.

Yes, free: all you need is military ID and your family has free access to Virginia's leading contemporary art museum, and one of the region's top art museums outside the Washington DC area. The permanent collection is 1,800 objects strong, and the regularly changing exhibitions are meant to 'foster awareness, understanding, and exploration of the significant art of our time.' Experienced art lovers can see how the past manifests itself today, and the whole family will be challenged and surprised by how current artists engage with out world.

This is an unmissable resource near Norfolk Crossing — check out their site here, and let us know if you go!

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Operation Homefront Back-To-School Brigade – Register Now!

July 15, 2014 4:30 pm

The Operation Homefront Back-To-School Brigade registration has gone live. Eligibility for this program is deployed, wounded, or active duty service members E6-Below. Operation Homefront Mid-Atlantic will be distributing 3,000 backpacks in our local area.

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Check Out These DIY Summertime Games, Norfolk Crossing

June 23, 2014 2:00 pm

Summer is here, Norfolk Crossing, and we all have the itch to get outside and play.

Unfortunately Mom and Dad can't always take the kids to the pool or the park, so we're forced to make fun for ourselves close to home. Check out this list of 12 DIY backyard games; most of these simple summertime pursuits can be put together with what's already around the house, and are guaranteed to provide hours of laughs for the whole family. They're easy enough for kids and interesting enough for grownups — and isn't that the point?

Got a favorite summertime game? How does you family keep busy outside during summer? Let us know!

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