For more than 45 years, Fabric Hut has been amassing a comprehensive collection of imported and domestically produced fabrics and sewing supplies, all sprawling across 14,000 square feet of retail space. Against the store's back wall, a vibrant array of quilting fabric replicates the rainbow's spectrum, and in the nearby bridal department, swathes of delicate laces and flashy sequins await crafty brides-to-be or restrained Cher impersonators. Fabric Hut also carries sewing machines from Janome and Elna and sewing cabinets and chairs from Horn and Koala.
Onelife Fitness's six Hampton Roads locations boast a variety of amenities well equipped to blast exercisers and their listless, Game Boy–toting abdominals out of a fitness-free funk. Cardio machines, and free weights tone bodies, while affording each patron the opportunity to custom-build his or her ideal workout. For camaraderie-focused fitness, group exercise sessions teach standards such as kickboxing, yoga, and cycling alongside originals including body jam, which combines cardio and dance into a single workout that is safer than moonwalking down a bike path. Each facility also hosts a set of extras, including rock-climbing walls, racquetball courts, cardio cinemas, smoothie bars, and lap pools. Check each gym's location page to see a full list of amenities available.
The Newport News City Council established the Newport News Green Foundation in 1998 in response to the vast urban development that had overtaken the city. The foundation became an independent nonprofit soon thereafter, and began landscaping along urban corridors to enhance the quality of life for local residents. Today, the Green Foundation acquires spaces within the city and beautifies them with plants to create wildlife habitats and sources of clean air. During regular service days, volunteers come together to beautify a space—clearing, digging, plowing, and planting. Since its inception, the Green Foundation has transformed spaces throughout the community, including 4.84 acres behind the Brentwood Shopping Center and 2 acres at the corner of Jefferson Avenue and McLawhorne Drive.
An all-volunteer, foster-based rescue, XOXO Pet Rescue, Inc. aims to save as many puppies and dogs as possible and find them loving, permanent homes. Fosters throughout the Tidewater area care for rescued dogs until they can be put up for permanent adoption. Although the rescue primarily cares for pups, volunteers also work to find homes for other furry or feathered friends in need of a home.
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Called “a gigantic, sprawling wonderland” and “an overflowing treasure chest of cheap fun” in the thrift-store guidebook Dirt Cheap, Real Good, Thrift Store USA stocks more than 24,000 square feet with secondhand clothes, furniture, and other goods ripe for the repicking. Outfit your lambs in a perpetually rotating array of vintage and used clothes, priced from $0.55 to $19.99, or dig through thousands of books, videos, pop classics in vinyl, and records for teaching dogs to howl in German ($0.55–$3.99). Brand-new Symbol and Corsicana mattresses ($79–$399) provide pleasant-dream cradles alongside antique, retro, and modern dining-room sets and bunk beds. Purchases at Thrift Store USA benefit Seton Youth Shelters, which provide shelter and counseling services to at-risk youth.