Latest JOHN STREIT Stories

2008-10-05 09:00:10

By JOHN STREIT By John Streit Correspondent Virginia Beach Virginia Beach Parks and Recreation is giving the city's women a chance to walk on their wild sides. Parks and Recreation is set to host the third edition of Outdoor Beach Women at Munden Point Park on Oct. 18. The outdoor initiative provides women ages 16 and over the chance to develop or hone their skills in a wide swath of activities; including fly fishing, archery, kayaking, mountain biking and shotgun marksmanship....

2008-09-11 09:00:20

By JOHN STREIT By John Streit Correspondent One of Virginia Beach Parks and Recreation's most popular offerings will have area youth baiting their hooks and casting their lines for the second time this year. The Free Family Fishing Clinic's fall edition returns to Munden Point Park on Oct. 4. The half-day of angling, which begins at 8:30 a.m. and runs until 1 p.m., introduces children 5 through 14 to freshwater fishing. With volunteers and equipment provided by Region 7 of the...

2008-07-03 09:00:22

By JOHN STREIT By John Streit Correspondent At 250 pounds, Bart Morrison faced a myriad of health challenges when he walked into Great Neck's Anytime Fitness for the first time last winter. His high blood pressure required two medications , his cholesterol was high and he suffered from sleep apnea. "I tried a bunch of different things to lose weight, because the doctor kept saying, 'You got to lose weight,'" said Morrison, 44, of Alanton. "Nothing really seemed to work: starving...

2008-06-26 09:01:22

By JOHN STREIT By John Streit Correspondent Kempsville The Blues Brothers, the cinematic duo who sported sunglasses, suits and beer bellies, may seem an odd inspiration for a workout session. But they will be the theme when Kempsville Recreation Center hosts the second annual outdoor Blues Brothers Aerobics Bash Saturday . A ll participants need to do to get into the spirit is bring their shades, said Chuck Thomas, Kempsville recreation specialist. Jake and Elwood Blues, he...

2008-06-15 09:00:11

By JOHN STREIT By John Streit Correspondent Princess Anne Hundreds of folks, fishing rods in hand, lined a finger of land that jutted out into the North Landing River at Munden Point Park. Choruses of laughter and singing reels were often punctuated by the shouts that accompanied a catch. And though temperatures soared and the sun beat down, it didn't stop 112 young people and their families from taking part in Virginia Beach Parks and Recreation's 12th annual Family Fishing Clinic...

Word of the Day
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.