Department of Defense Considering Closing Commissaries

Defense officials have reportedly asked the Defense Commissary Agency to develop a plan to close all U.S. commissaries, according to a report in the Military Times Friday.

I was shocked when I read these- even though I don’t shop commissaries they are a huge part of my life here in Hampton Roads.

That DeCA has been asked to prepare such a plan on how they would go about closing them.  This does not mean commissaries would close anytime soon. Even if a plan was included in the defense budget request for fiscal 2015 — almost a year away — it would have to be approved by Congress, where many lawmakers would oppose it.

The Military Coalition, comprised of more than 30 military and veterans advocacy groups sharing a common agenda, also would fiercely oppose such a plan.

Obviously there are some financial issues here and it would have huge impact on many military families.

How would this impact you and your family?

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Barnes and Noble: Discovery Center November 22, 2013

This Friday is Discovery Friday at local Barnes & Nobles Stores (and nationwide). There will be lots of activities and savings at all participating locations for adults and children.

Be sure to check your area but here is the info for mine!

  • At the Chesapeake Barnes & Noble- There will be Hampton Roads authors on-site for book signings: Eileen Olds (from 12:30-3:30 p.m.) and Jason Redman (from 4-7:00 p.m.) They will also have Holiday Storytimes at Chesapeake on Friday at the following times:

  • 10 a.m. If You Give a Mouse a Cookie
  • 2 p.m. The Day the Crayons Quit
  • 7 p.m. The Elf on the Shelf: A Christmas Tradition

The Discovery Friday event is taking place at all participating Barnes & Noble stores including:

  • Chesapeake-Greenbrier
  • Hampton – Peninsula Town Center
  • Newport News- Yoder Plaza
  • Virginia Beach – Lynnhaven Mall
  • Virginia Beach – Town Center
  • Williamsburg- New Town Shops

Click HERE to find out which activities are taking place at each location!

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Locals: Fun and Frugal Weekend Activities

Looking for something fun to do with your family this weekend?

Check out this great list of activities:

All Weekend:

Saturday
  • 10:30am Pony Pedicures at Bluebird Gap Farm 60 Pine Chapel Road Hampton, VA 23666 
Sunday

Find these and even more ideas for family fun on the MyActiveChild.com Hampton Roads Calendar!

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Locals: Fun and Frugal Weekend Activities

Looking for something fun to do this weekend in Hampton Roads with the family?

Check out this great list:

All Weekend:

Saturday
Sunday
Find these and even more ideas for family fun on the MyActiveChild.com Hampton Roads Calendar!

 

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Fun and Frugal Weekend Activities

Looking for something fun to do with the family this weekend in Hampton Roads without breaking the bank?

Check out all these great activities:

All Weekend

Saturday
  • 11am-2pm Day of the Dead at Peninsula Fine Arts Center 101 Museum Drive, Newport News, VA 23606
  • 6pm Family Movie Night at Suffolk Visitor Center Pavilion  524 North Main Street, Suffolk VA
Sunday

Find these and even more ideas for family fun on the MyActiveChild.com Hampton Roads Calendar!

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Locals: Fun and Frugal Weekend Activities

Looking for something fun to do this weekend?

Check out all these great frugal activities:

All Weekend

Saturday
  • 10am- Papercraft Monsters (ages 5-12) at TCC/City of Virginia Beach Joint-Use Library 1700 College Crescent Virginia Beach, VA 23453
  • 10am-3pm  Boobird Spooktacular ($1 contribution) at Bluebird Gap Farm 60 Pine Chapel Road Hampton, VA 23666
  • 10am-4pm Harvest Fair at Virginia Beach Farmer’s Market – corner of Dam Neck Rd and Princess Anne Rd, Virginia Beach VA
  • 3-5pm Halloween Spooktacular at Fairfield Shopping Center at intersections of Providence & Kempsville Road in Virginia Beach, Virginia., Virginia Beach, Virginia
Sunday
  • 11am-5pm 4th Annual Military Family Festival (free for military, general public $10 adults, $1 ages 3-17) at Virginia Beach Convention Center Hall D 1000 19th Street Virginia Beach, VA

Find these and even more ideas for family fun on the MyActiveChild.com Hampton Roads Calendar!

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Locals: “The Daily Press” Home Delivery (One Year $24)

I have been hoping a deal like this would pop up!

If you live in Carrolton, Gloucester, Hampton, James City County, Matthews, Newport News, North Suffolk, Poquoson, Smithfield, Toano, Williamsburg, or York County and have been looking for a deal on getting the newspaper delivered your time has come!

Right now you can score this deal onThe Daily Press:

$24 ($104 value) for 52 weeks of Sunday home delivery

If they don’t open immediately they are under “hampton roads peninsula.”

The Fine Print

  • Limit 5 per customer, 1 additional as gifts
  • Reservations required
  • Distance restrictions apply; service area includes Carrolton, Gloucester, Hampton, James City County, Matthews, Newport News, North Suffolk, Poquoson, Smithfield, Toano, Williamsburg and York County
  • Not valid for subscribers within last 30 days; offer starts a new subscription that will not be combined or extend a current subscription

This deal should last last a few days but they do occasionally run out.  Grab it now while you are thinking about it!

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