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The November/December issue features our guide to local beer, an exclusive profile on Reverend Donald Spitz and more!

Coming soon to future issues of HRM:
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  • February's Education issue will showcase the winners of our Top Teachers Contest.
  •  Look for a Real Estate and comprehensive Neighborhood Guide in our March/April issue.
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Holiday Lights
This Week's Top Pick 

There's still time to visit the illuminated boardwalk at McDonald's Holiday Lights at the Beach until January 1st! The journey begins at 2nd Street where you'll receive a complimentary CD packed with holiday music to accompany the spectacular light fixtures strung all the way to 33rd Street. From leaping dolphins to frolicking porpoises, this year's show is an event you will not want to miss! Click here to access your Holiday Lights at the Beach Virtual Program Guide and collect special discounts at Hampton Roads' fabulous local businesses. At Sunnyside Cafe & Restaurant, you'll receive 10% off your entire check. If you visit Memory Lane, you'll receive one sheet of old-fashioned holiday cards with every portrait purchased at regular price. Bayleaf Bistro offers a free appetizer or dessert up to $6.     

This Weekend's Top Getaway

Whether you're a lover of the arts, outdoors or food, the culture found within Roanoke is unparalleled. Hiking up to McAfee Knob await breathtaking views encompassing the colorful city. At nightfall, gaze up at the 88-foot Roanoke Star, the world's largest freestanding man-made star. Rest up in Black Lantern Inn, a luxurious B&B with a modern touch and complimentary bedtime chocolates. Begin your day with a genuinely southern breakfast at The Roanoker Restaurant. Their buttermilk biscuits are the real deal and were featured in Southern Living and NBC's "Today Show." Seal your visit by observing stunning masterpieces at the  Taubman Museum of Art.    

This Week's Recipe

Perhaps you've tried quinoa and other outlandish rice-like substitutes, but what about experimenting with wheat berries? These tiny gems might look like brown rice, but when ground, they become flour! Continue your Christmas color schemes with this Wheat Berry Salad. Boiling the wheat berries for almost an hour may sound hefty, but it's easy when you have gifts to wrap and decorations to hang. After the wheat berries are done and at room temperature, mix in the homemade pomegranate dressing. Adorn a plate with arugula and cherries, toss the dressed wheat berries and serve chilled or at room temperature.         

Beer Nog
This Week's Drink
Here's a tasty twist on this season's favorite beverage:  Beer Nog. Appalled at store-bought eggnog, Randy Clemens, the mind behind The Craft of Stone Brewing Co., manifested eggnog using dark, strong ale in place of hard liquor. The recipe flaunts all the spicy-nutmeg-vanilla notes you're used to but with the punch of a dark beer. No longer will you have to choose sides this holiday; beer nog combines the best of both worlds.

This Week's Giveaway Collars
Fashion your pup with a festive, light-up, UVA-themed leash and collar! Not only will your furry friend strut in style, but the light-up feature ensures its safety during evening strolls. Both the sturdy leash and adjustable collar can be set to blink or remain lit. Luckily, the set will also come with two backup batteries. Click here to be automatically entered to win this awesome leash and matching collar!

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