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Like knowing the how to eat a whole lobster or drinking whiskey straight, shucking an oyster is one of those skills that's very handy to have when the moment arises. Stand back, ladies and gentlemen; we're about to shuck us some oysters.

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Here they are, those little miracles­­—the truest taste of summer. What else is equally good raw or cooked? And they are so easy, so perfect, you don’t need to do much to ‘em for a paradisiacal experience.

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This is not your kids' mac and cheese.  A rich pasta dish like this will pair well with a range of wines, from a full bodied white, such as a California chardonnay; to a dry rose, or even a light or medium-bodied red.

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This colorful salad screams summer.

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Community Initiatives

Here's what we've currently got in the works to bring education, enlightenment, and inspiration to Hampton Roads.

American Graduate: Getting to Work initiative focuses on helping youth succeed in school, career, and life by exploring challenges to entering the workforce facing today's youth. Find out more


Hampton Roads is home to over 217,000 veterans. We're currently involved in these initiatives with them:

Veterans Coming Home

Veterans Coming Home explores "what works" for veterans as they return to civilian life sharing both the challenges and success stories of veterans who are making a difference in the workplace, on campus, and in their communities. Find out more

Wall of Faces

There are 1,307 names of Virginian Vietnam veterans listed on The Wall. WHRO is proud to spearhead a state-wide initiative and engage partners and community individuals to ensure every Virginian listed has a photo. Find out more

Race: Let's Talk About It

Stories and events that foster conversations about race relations in America. Find out more

Emerging Leaders Board

Young professionals passionate about public media and supporting its mission. Find out more

Let's Eat

Cooking Tips • Recipes from Area Chefs • Restaurant Reviews • Seasonal Delights Find out more

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