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A Word With: Holly Henry

October 2, 2014

Holly Henry Paddling

I met Holly a few years ago at my favorite local gym, Wareing’s. She is always out and about around town, and on the beach. A local gal all the way!

Occupation
Online Producer at WTKR NewsChannel 3

Hobbies
Going to the beach, paddleboarding, working out, doing classes and yoga at Wareing’s Gym, tennis, running on the boardwalk, reading (I’m in a book club, I’m a nerd, haha), and mowing the lawn with our old school lawn mower! And cooking with Kiel, my boyfriend. I also write a lot. Aside from being an online producer for WTKR, I also write stories for WTKR.com. And I’m a contributing writer for a new up and coming magazine for Hampton Roads, called Bonfire.

Are YOU a VB “local”?
Yes – to the core! Other than the four years I attended Radford University, I have always lived in the 23451.

Favorite family activity to do in Virginia Beach
Going to the beach, stand-up paddleboarding – and running/walking on the boardwalk. I literally run or walk on the boardwalk five days a week year round, on a normal week. It’s my go-to place to run and do some thinking. I love it.

Top 5 “must have” items for going to the beach
Water, for sure; a towel, the paddleboard, sometimes a chair, sunglasses, and sunscreen.

A perfect date with your significant other
My favorite thing to do with Kiel is to make dinner together, especially rolling sushi, talking and catching up. We always have more and more things to say, we can never run out of conversation. We love just going to the beach together for hours, no matter what season. We also love going to the bay, and just hanging out. Kiel is from New Kent and then lived in Richmond, so we also love to go to the river. It’s really peaceful. We love hanging with our awesome Australian Shepherd, Browning.

Favorite restaurant
Beach PubThai Arroy, and Big Sam’s. Comfortable and relaxing. I also love Isle of Capri. But as far as groceries – I totally encourage eating local and shopping local if you can – I love Old Beach Farmers Market, and Cullipher Farm Market. Check them out if you haven’t been.

Go-to drink{s} at the moment
Honestly I love any light beer – I probably need to try new things!

Something you CAN’T live without
Kiel, my family, close friends, and our pets – they are priceless to me. Oh and also…post it notes. It’s out of control, I am always writing down ideas and lists and things going through my head… I know, it’s just crazy!

What’s on your bucket list?
Going to Croatia with Kiel, and visiting the Adriatic Coast. Kiel is of Croatian descent, and it’s something we have wanted to do for a while.

Local tip
There are three times a year that you avoid the Oceanfront – Memorial Day, Labor Day, and 4th of July. Other than that, you’re usually good – you usually have your secret spots for parking and such.

Any events in Hampton Roads that you’re looking forward to?
I love Neptune Festival, and the Shriners Parade. I have gone since I was a kid, and I love the little cars, and when they give out candy (not sure if they still do, though!). It’s nostalgic for me.

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