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Celebrating 17 Years Village News Staff Peter Cousin Editor-in-Chief Peter@InsitePublishing.com 757-641-3784

Welcome to the November “Thanksgiving” edition of Village News Magazine. Obviously Thanksgiving is a very special time for family and friends to gather and give express their affection and respect for one another. Like many of you, I give thanks everyday for my life, my friendships and my life in the best country in the world. As I write this in October, I do not know the outcome of our annual celebration of freedom to vote for our leaders. Whomever America has chosen, no matter the party affiliation, I hope American’s will support them. It’s time to move our country forward, away from this pandemic and into prosperity once again. So to our newly elected or re-elected President, I hope you will take us willingly into the next four years with pride and love. Sunday the 1st of November ends Daylight Saving Time. November 3rd is Election Day. Our time to express our freedoms. The 11th is Veterans Day. Veterans Day seeks to honor and give thanks to all the men and women who have served and are serving in the US Armed Forces. Thanksgiving falls on Thursday the 26th. I hope your turkey is tasty and your sides wonderful. Should call it national undo your pants day.

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Black Friday is the 27th. This year because of the pandemic may look a little different to most of our readers. Many more sales will be made online than ever before. Whatever you do this month, we hope you enjoy reading Village News!

Golf Golf Tips Tips 5 Golf Tips

Education Education 3 9 4 23 12 27

OMy! Goat Milk Soap Special THE ART CORNER Fashion Trends Computer Mandate VBSPCA - Black Cats Your September 2020 Horoscope

FEATURE FEATURE 7 Come visit European Wax Center

Neighborhood Neighborhood News News 13 Natural Virginia Beach 26 Smarter Way to Buy A House

Culture Culture

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11 COCKTAILS On The House: Pumpkin Toddy

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Total Print Domination How to catch the attention of friends, followers, and fans on social media? With a full body of dizzying optical prints. JW Anderson is offering a spiral mididress, while Gucci, Balenciaga, and Valentino will have you covered from wrist to ankle in neon florals, tie-dyes, and stripes.

Portrait Necklines Reconsidered for Zoom The collarbone-baring portrait neckline was made for oil paintings. For Zooms, try something more graphic like Carolina Herrera’s high swoop blazer or Versace’s gold-trim keyhole cutout. For the very daring: Victoria Beckham’s elegantly backless top.

Going Out Clothes For… Going Out? For those holding out hope that parties will commence by November, good news: Dior, Chanel, and Balmain have cut party frocks in every shape, sparkle, and style. Even with the Met Gala postponed, then canceled altogether, there’s still opportunity for these dresses to get their due on Zoom.

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Helpful Tips for Winter Golf 1. Keep Your Hands Low Limiting the height of the followthrough will effectively reduce the height of your shots. The lower the hands, the lower the ballflight. Moving the ball back in your stance or choosing a stronger club and trying to swing easy are other ways to accomplish the same thing, but they’re less reliable and more difficult to execute. Instead, keep your hands low in the finish (compare the two photos at right), and the trajectory of your shots will be lower. 2. Give Your Spine The Forearm Make sure you’re on-plane at the top of the swing to guarantee solid ballstriking and increased accuracy. Notice in the photo at left how my right forearm is parallel to my spine, my left wrist is flat and my elbows and arms form a tight triangle. These are indications that I’ve rotated my shoulders into the backswing perfectly.

3. Use Your Body For Power Every good golfer knows that power comes from the body, not the arms. To learn to power the club with your body instead of your arms and hands, put the club behind the ball at address, with your body in a dead-stop position. Without taking a backswing, try to drag the ball into the air. If you’re a player who uses his or her hands to control the club, you’ll probably struggle at first. However, you’ll quickly find that once you start moving the club with your body, you’ll begin to get the ball in the air more consistently. This helps you turn fully through the ball on the downswing. This game was meant to be enjoyed. If you need further help, see your PGA professional for a lesson or two. It’s worth the effort!

Ingredients 1 sprig Thyme 2 oz Pumpkin-butter-infused fat-washed bourbon* 1/2 oz Tempus Fugit Gran Classico bitter apéritif 5 dashes Fee Brothers cranberry bitters Garnish: Thyme sprig Garnish: Cranberries Steps Light a thyme sprig using a kitchen torch, place it inside a rocks glass, and set the rocks glass upside down on a granite countertop or other fireproof surface. Add remaining ingredients into a mixing glass with ice and stir until well-chilled. Strain into prepared glass over a large ice cube and swirl to incorporate smoke. Garnish with a thyme sprig and cranberries.

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FOR THE CURRY: 2 pounds eggplant (about 10 medium Chinese or Japanese eggplant) 3 tablespoons olive oil salt, as needed 3 tablespoons ghee (or coconut oil if vegan) 2 cups diced yellow onion (from 2 medium or 3 smaller onions) 5 black cardamom pods, cracked 1 dried chile de arbol (or other medium-spicy chile), crumbled (more or less to your taste) 8 green cardamom pods, cracked 2 tablespoons coriander seeds 1 teaspoon black peppercorns 1 tablespoon ground turmeric 4 large garlic cloves, peeled and slivered 1 " chunk of ginger, peeled and cut into long, thin strips 1 pound ripe tomatoes (10 medium dry-farmed Early Girls), stemmed and diced 1 can full-fat coconut milk (13.5 ounce / 400 mL) 1/2 cup water a few handfuls cilantro leaves, chopped a handful mint leaves, slivered 1 pint whole milk (Greek)yogurt, for serving FOR THE RICE: 2 cups long-grain basmati rice 3 1/2 cups water, plus more for rinsing the rice 1 teaspoon fine sea salt ROAST THE EGGPLANT: Position racks in the upper and lower thirds of the oven and preheat to 400ยบIf using a long, slender variety of eggplant, cut them on the diagonal into 1-inch thick slices. If using a globe style eggplant, cut them into 2-inch square chunks. Pile the eggplant slices on a rimmed baking sheet and sprinkle with the olive oil and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Toss to coat with your hands. Spread the eggplant pieces on two baking sheets, and roast until golden on the bottoms, about 15 minutes. Use a thin metal spatula to flip the slices over, and roast until tender and golden, 5-10 more minutes. Remove and turn off the oven. MAKE THE CURRY: Heat the ghee in a large soup pot or dutch oven over a medium flame until it shimmers. Add the onion, black cardamom pods, and crumbled chile de arbol. Reduce the heat to medium-low and cook, stirring occasionally, until the onions are golden and tender, 10-15 minutes. Meanwhile, break open the green cardamom pods and shake out the black seeds. Combine these with the coriander and peppercorns in a clean coffee grinder or spice grinder and grind finely. When the onions are soft, stir in the ground spice mixture, turmeric, garlic, and ginger. Cook for a few minutes to toast the spices, then stir in the chopped tomatoes, coconut milk, water, and the roasted eggplant. Increase the heat to bring the curry to a simmer, then reduce the heat and simmer gently for 20-30 minutes, stirring occasionally. When finished, the eggplant should still hold its shape, but the sauce around it should be slightly thickened stew-like. Taste the curry, adding salt if you feel it needs it. It will thicken further if allowed to sit and cool. WHILE THE CURRY SIMMERS, MAKE THE RICE: Place the rice in a medium bowl and cover with cool water. Swish around for a few seconds, then drain off the milky water. Repeat this twice more; the water should be fairly clear. Drain the rice well and place it in a large, lidded saucepan with the 3 1/2 cups water and the salt. Bring to a boil over a medium-high flame, then cover the pot, reduce the heat to low, and let steam until the rice is tender and all the water is absorbed, about 15 minutes. If the rice is still crunchy, add another 1/4 cup water and continue cooking. Let the rice stand for ten minutes, then use a fork to fluff the rice. SERVE THE THINGS: Spoon the curry onto a platter and shower with the chopped cilantro and slivered mint, and serve with rice and yogurt.

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Orange Prince (1984) Painting by Andy Warhol Orange Prince (1984) is a painting by American artist Andy Warhol, of Prince, the American singer, songwriter, record producer, multi-instrumentalist, actor, and director. The painting is one of twelve silkscreen portraits on canvas of Prince created by Warhol in 1984. These paintings and four additional works on paper are collectively known as the Prince Series. Each painting is unique and can be distinguished by colour. Orange Prince (1984) is considered an important late work referencing Warhol's portraits from the early 1960s, of movie stars and celebrity icons, such as Marilyn Monroe, Elizabeth Taylor and Jacqueline Kennedy. Art historian and Warhol expert Thomas E. Crow believes that Warhol's portrait of Prince shows much greater freedom of expression, as in the early portraits. This is especially evident when compared to Warhol's more 'factory-line' style of portraits from the 1970s onwards, which were mainly commissions. Do you have a favorite painting you would like to exhibit here next month? Send us the name with the artist to ARTCORNER@VillageNewsVA.com. We will do our best to present to our fellow readers and art enthusiasts.

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Thanksgiving is about family, friends and food. We hope you enjoy yours!

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By Pam Monahan

Southern Flying Squirrel For several years, a small group of volunteers in the Backyard Bird Watchers and Nature Lovers of West Neck have been monitoring several Bluebird boxes that we had installed on the Signature Golf Course. I am one of them. We have had Bluebirds, Chickadees, House Wrens, and Tree Swallows nest successfully in these boxes. This year, we were excited to discover at the end of the summer, that two of them had Southern Flying Squirrels making a home in them. Southern Flying Squirrels are common rodents in many parts of the country, but because they are nocturnal (active mainly at night), few people ever see them. I had never seen them in the wild until this experience! Southern Flying Squirrels are native in Virginia. They are very, very cute! Only 8-10 inches long from nose to tail, they might more appropriately be called “gliding squirrels” because they aren’t capable of true powered flight like a bird is. Flying squirrels glide. They have a special membrane between their front and back legs that allows them to glide through the air between trees. When a flying squirrel wants to travel to another tree without touching the ground, it launches itself from a high branch and spreads out its limbs so the gliding membrane is exposed. It uses slight movements of the legs to steer, and the tail acts as a brake upon reaching its destination. Flying squirrels can cover more than 150 feet in a single glide.

When I went to check on these boxes, I carefully opened the side of the first one and cautiously peeked in. Two huge, beautiful brown eyes gazed back at me. Then the squirrel, I am guessing the female, jumped out of the entrance hole and scurried across the ground to the nearest tree, climbed up, and disappeared around the other side. I turned on my cell phone flashlight and looked back inside the box, observing at least one baby squirrel. I closed the box. I walked over to the tree the adult squirrel had climbed and looked up, seeing nothing. I walked to the

other side and there, seemingly frozen in place, was the adult flying squirrel. She was almost perfectly camouflaged and if I had not seen her relocate there I may have missed her. Southern flying squirrels have thick, soft, glossy grayish to olive brown fur with white underbellies, and I am certain it helps protect them from many predators. Their known predators include hawks, owls, domestic cats, snakes, raccoons, and foxes. These squirrels mainly feed on nuts and acorns, especially those from hickory trees. They also eat berries, seeds, flowers, mushrooms, insects, bird eggs and dead mice. Each autumn, they may store up to 15,000 nuts to eat during winter, which they store underground or in tree cavities and crevices. We actually found where they were storing food in several of our Bluebird boxes last year! We are so happy that they decided to make West Neck their home! 13

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Modern manufactured home financing program helps solve access to affordable real estate nationwide With mortgage rates at historic lows and housing inventory scarce, the housing market is still very active and competitive with many people looking to purchase a quality, attainable home. Fortunately, even in the current market with a scarcity of housing options, there is an affordable solution for home buyers looking for homes within a reasonable price range and with flexible financing. In response to the growing price gap in affordable homes, a new class of homes was created by the offsite built housing industry. By merging the best of off-site and on-site construction, CrossMod™ homes were developed as an innovative, modern and affordable alternative. CrossMod homes are not only more similar in appearance to the stylish look of site-built housing, but they also can finance and appraise similarly to traditional site-built housing. Every CrossMod home comes with features that are similar to site-built housing such as: * Permanent foundation * Drywall interior * Energy efficient features * Elevated roof pitches * A covered porch, garage or carport

Silverton Mortgage offers financing from Fannie Mae® called MH Advantage® for CrossMod Homes. The MH Advantage program offers low down payment options, low monthly payments and reduced interest rates compared to most standard loans for manufactured homes. Best of all, MH Advantage eligible homes can finance and appraise similarly to traditional site-built homes, providing the potential for increased equity and resale value in the long term. "Offering MH Advantage financing on CrossMod homes will open a path to homeownership for many families," said Josh Moffitt, president of Silverton Mortgage. "We are thrilled to be at the forefront of this special financing program that promotes such an innovative, attainable home category." Silverton Mortgage offers a wide variety of financing products for potential home owners and can help you find a program that works best for you. Home buyers can learn more about Silverton Mortgage and the MH Advantage financing program by visiting their website. CrossMod™ is a trademark of the Manufactured Housing Institute.

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Dear Village News Readers, Well here we are again at Thanksgiving. Do you have a lot to be thankful for? Health, happiness, food on the table? We hope so. During this time of year, it’s important to look back on the year and find the very items that brought you joy and peacefulness. Yes it has been a difficult time with the pandemic, businesses closed or operating on a shortened schedule or even those that could not make it during this mess. My business depends on customers like you needing our service to survive. With so many of you now online for shopping, learning and entertainment, we have found our services to be a necessary part of your life.

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America's egg farmers donate record-breaking 46 million eggs to food banks Food insecurity in the United States has reached record levels during the COVID-19 pandemic. A projected 54 million Americans may not have enough food to eat at some point in 2020, according to analysis from Feeding America. That's one in six adults and one in four children facing a lack of reliable access to affordable, nutritious food. Food pantries and community outreach organizations are experiencing an increase in need and many are struggling to keep ample supplies, especially fresh foods and high-quality protein items. Fortunately, with help from generous egg farmers across the United States, these vital organizations are getting essential support - and you can help, too. Egg farmers' donation fights food insecurity To continue their longstanding donation tradition and respond to the growing need for nourishing food, America's egg farmers are donating more than 46 million eggs to their local food banks - enough eggs to, when laid end-to-end, stretch the length of more than 27,000 Statues of Liberty. This donation of eggs is providing a source of high-quality protein to families in need nationwide. "Eggs are a wholesome, versatile food that Americans rely on to feed their families. People can easily cook eggs in their favorite dish, have them for a simple snack, or try a new recipe to create nutritious meals their entire family will enjoy," says American Egg Board (AEB) President and CEO Emily Metz. "America's egg farmers hope that their donations help ease worries and fight hunger in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond."

Food bank shortages in 2020 Demand for charitable food assistance has increased and is expected to continue to increase for the foreseeable future, with an estimated $1.4 billion in additional resources needed over the next six months. Protein and fresh food items are often in the highest demand at food shelves. Eggs, as a familiar, versatile source of high-quality protein, are in especially high demand. America's egg farmers are giving eggs directly from their farms to support their local food banks and communities. How you can help If you're inspired by the generosity of America's egg farmers and are in a position where you can help someone in need, consider reaching out to your local food bank and ask how you can assist. Some questions you should consider asking so you can help in ways with the most impact include: * Which food items do you need the most? * Do you accept personal care items like toothpaste and diapers? If so, what do you need? * Are there any safety precautions I need to take with my delivery? * How can I make a monetary donation? The American Egg Board encourages Americans to contact their local food pantry to determine how you can "be a good egg" and help join the fight against hunger today. Learn more at IncredibleEgg.org/GoodEggs.

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November 2020 will be a stabilisation month for Scorpion , in which many conflicts and problems will last for weeks. Thanks to Mercury's influence, you will be able to regain inner peace and get rid of many issues, which will have a positive impact on your health. The Scorpion success in November depends on the speed of their reaction to emerging opportunities. 27

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Bring personalized expression into kitchen design Personalizing a kitchen's design is an opportunity to showcase true individuality. The space will feel like a true reflection of self when finished with handpicked details. Adding special touches throughout a space, from unique materials to striking statement pieces, can work together to form that cohesive, yet individualized feel. Merged aesthetic Merge classic and modern design elements, such as wood cabinetry or richly veined marble, with smaller personalized touches that help to bring the room together. To unite varying design elements, consider adding a mixed stone backsplash to complement a central color scheme. By rooting the color palette in opulent shades of white, the space will evoke a sense of comfort. Warmer shades add polished neutrality, allowing striking details to shine against casement windows for a flood of natural light. Streamlined synergy Select integrated appliances that seamlessly blend into the kitchen, rather than distract. Adding a stove-side niche places all essential seasonings within reach, while a mounted pot rack above the range keeps cookware in close proximity. Refresh existing storage options with brass and marble shelves to elevate traditional kitchen shelving.

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Customized expression Embrace elements that bring individuality into the space by opting for customizable, functional statement pieces. The Odin Kitchen Collection by Brizo provides expansive options for versatility, with seven warm-to-cool finishes, each creating a distinctively different expression. Additionally, maintain the clean, simple and functional Scandinavian design of the Odin Kitchen Collection by integrating personalized touches. A variety of handle options, from all-metal matching finish or split finish to wood, offer the ability to tailor the look. Contemporary nuances Choosing impactful lighting, such as oversized, contemporary golden pendants, helps to guide the eye and create a primary focal point. Complete the kitchen with chic counter stools that create a sleek, sophisticated edge. The kitchen should reflect just the right amount of expression with accent pieces, letting the space tell a personalized story through sophisticated touches that speak for themselves.


How to enhance your next road trip in 4 easy steps 4 easy ways to upgrade your summer road trip Travel might look different right now, but that doesn't mean you can't make the most of the journey. Whether it's a day drive up the coast or an overnight camping trip in the mountains, you can still fuel a sense of adventure by simply getting behind the wheel. And with travelers spending more of their free time on the road, it's the perfect time to upgrade any vehicle with the latest in auto tech, accessories and equipment, starting with your tires. As you plan your road trip, here are some recommendations to enhance your vehicle's safety and performance so all you have to think about is enjoying the ride. Find a tire that performs just as hard as you do Don't let weather or terrain hold you back from going the distance. While many travelers focus on the vehicle itself, they tend to overlook a critical piece of equipment: tires. Re-evaluate your current set and consider an upgrade, such as the new Michelin Pilot Sport All Season 4. With improved dry, wet and cold weather capabilities, and race-inspired tread compound, this tire provides safety and performance. Dynamic Response Technology ensures forces and temperatures are distributed evenly for a longer tread wear life. Extra rubber on the outer shoulder provides exceptional grip, ensuring you and your car will be ready for anything. Download apps designed to keep you moving Now that your car is performing at top optimization with new tires, make sure your itinerary is as well. Research and download travel apps ahead of time to help you locate gas stations, restaurants, dispersed campgrounds, rest stops and more so you can spend less time searching and more time moving. And don't limit yourself to just travel apps. Meditation apps can help you decompress after a long ride and many of the top athletic brands

offer on-demand training classes that can be done virtu ally anywhere. Stay connected Having a portable power inverter for your car is an easy way to convert your car's DC electric power into AC electric power, which can be used to charge a wide range of appliances and accessories for any type of road trip. Whether you're an amateur photographer looking to charge a digital camera for those sunset shots or an early morning camper craving a cup of coffee on the go, having a power inverter can make life on the road run smoothly. Refresh your interior Getting a luxe feel inside your car can be quick, easy and make all the difference for the driver and passengers. Simple upgrades like swapping out windshield wipers and floor mats will make your vehicle look and feel new, while also keeping it as comfortable and up-to-date as possible. A memorable road trip is just around the corner, and you can make sure it's your safest, best yet with these tips, from apps that help you plan your route to efficient ways to elevate your in-car experience. Don't lose your sense of adventure. Get out, get moving and take control of your road trip!


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Village News Magazine November 2020  

Welcome to the November Thanksgiving edition of Village News Magazine

Village News Magazine November 2020  

Welcome to the November Thanksgiving edition of Village News Magazine

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