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Checkered Flag's Blog of the latest Automotive News

This weekend: Norfolk Harborfest



The weather should be pretty nice this weekend, especially down at the waterfront.  And I would bet many of our Checkered Flag fans are planning to attend this year's Norfolk Harborfest.  Here are the highlights of the weekend event from our friends at MyActiveChild.com.

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Dominion Blvd ramp from Chesapeake Expressway closing tomorrow



Heads up, Checkered Flag Chesapeake drivers.  The Dominion Blvd ramp from the Chesapeake Expressway is closing-for over a year. 

Dominion Blvd. ramp in Chesapeake to close

By Cindy Clayton

The ramp from the northbound lanes of the Chesapeake Expressway to southbound Dominion Boulevard will close through 2015.

The closure is scheduled to begin on Tuesday and continue during construction of the Great Bridge Boulevard interchange, a city news release said.

A detour will take drivers to Exit 1 of Interstate 464 to Exit 291B of I-64…
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Porsche Takes Aging With Style



I am going to take the same approach as Porsche when dealing with upcoming birthdays.  They are anniversaries to be celebrated until the next, not birthdays showing off how many years you have gotten older since birth.  I feel that I am much like a Porsche, getting more graceful and seasoned with age, not like fruit-wrinkled and going bad.

Porsche, you are…
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Annual Scripps Spelling Bee



I have often wished that I was incredibly good looking or super smart (like a superhero kind of smart).  Turns out that I am neither, and that spell check on my computer is my best friend.  There are times that that with that resource, I still get words mixed up, but at least I try.  Yesterday was the Scripps National Spelling Bee…
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Grammar Lessons via Email and Texting



Does it seem like texting and emails have taken away from the general populous' ability to speak or write correctly.  I have never been a teacher, and barely passed getting my degree, but it really bugs me that whole generations of people are growing up to think that "bff" and "lol" are real words.

Who is with me in this angst?  I feel that the English language (especially growing up outside of the US for many years during my youth) is beautiful.  It is complex, extremely difficult for others to learn and carries nuances from almost every other civilization.  This…
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