Those Who Serve: Edwin “Doc” Schoen

NewsChannel 3 is honoring Retired Army Captain Edwin “Doc” Schoen.

He served at Fort Hays in 1944 in the 5th Service Command, U.S. Army Veterinary Corps.

Doc founded the first veterinary hospital in Virginia Beach – which is now known as Beach Pet Hospital on Great Neck Road.

Doc recently celebrated his 90th birthday!

Congrats, Doc!

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Pose App for fashionistas

By Holly Henry, WGNT Online Producer

Here is a cool fashion app.

Pose can be downloaded on iPhone or Android for free.

When you create an account and log in, you can browse over thousands of styles and looks uploaded daily.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You can also share your favorite outfits and shopping finds. If you’re in the mood, there is also an option to chat with other fashion-forward users.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The app gives you the option to follow your friends and style influencers – like celebrity stylist Rachel Zoe, model Coco Rocha, and fashion bloggers Leandra Medine (The Man Repeller) and Geri Hirsch (Because I’m Addicted) on Pose and see what they’re wearing in real-time.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The folks at Pose encourage users to join a network of trendsetters, share favorite styles, get feedback on your finds, and discover inspiring styles from around the world all with Pose’s free platform!

Pose is unique to other apps because it is specifically for fashion, clothing, and accessories.

Click here for a free Pose tutorial.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Can’t get enough of the CW?

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Click here to download the CW App for your smart phone!

 

Web Producer Holly Henry here – can’t get enough of your favorite CW shows on WGNT? If you have a smart phone, I have the answer for you!

The CW has a mobile app available now – and it’s free. The app is available for iPhone, Android, and even iPad.

To find the app for you, just go to www.cwtv.com.

When the page comes up, click on “mobile” on the top navigation bar.
From there, you will see a list of apps offered for different shows – Nikita, Secret Circle, and even The Vampire Diaries.

For the main CW app, click on the green box on the top left side of the page.

You can find free full length episodes of your favorite shows, and clips of upcoming episodes.

You can also join social media groups related to those shows on Facebook and Twitter. Follow your favorite celebs on Twitter as well.

There are tons of photo galleries too – check out all the photos from The Vampire Diaries, Gossip Girl, Hart of Dixie, Nikita, and more.

Viewers can also find a programming schedule to find out when the newest episodes come on TV. The app allows you to set reminders for upcoming shows right on your phone.

Enjoy!

Stuck in a “food rut”? New site can help

By Holly Henry, WTKR/WGNT Web Producer

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Is your dinner time playlist stuck on repeat?

If you find yourself in a food rut, there is a website for you.

 

It’s called Mor.sl.

To get started, just type http://www.mor.sl inside your browser.

When you first log on to the site, you are prompted to take a fun quiz. You are asked questions about your favorite flavors, food allergies you have, whether or not you are a vegan or vegetarian, and most importantly, your skill level in the kitchen. How long do you feel like spending to prep the meal?

Users can navigate the site freely at first, but when you make an account – the computer will remember your information. The site even allows you to sign in with your Facebook account.

I find the site most useful by using the search box. For example, type “chicken”. Many different chicken meals pop up – and you can sort them each by prep time, taste, or even at random. You can search core ingredients, type of cuisine, and dish type.

When you click on the meal you want, the program gives you a list of appropriate side dishes to choose from – and sometimes wine lists. You can ‘favorite’ the different meals, and come back to them later. That way, the computer remembers your tastes and has suggestions for you next time you log on.

According to a report on Tech Crunch, Mor.sl was created by a young woman named Mili Mittal, who grew up in a home with a mother who worked long hours. Here is an excerpt from the article:

“My mom worked night shifts when I was growing up. She left the house at 4 p.m., came home at 8 p.m. on her break, whipped up a fresh-from-scratch, healthy Indian meal, fed the family, and left to go back to work at 8:30. I was privileged to eat healthy, fresh food every single day growing up, but somehow, as an adult, I never managed to provide such meals for myself,” she said. “Nearly all my friends – busy professionals – faced the same problem. They wanted to cook at home, but they lacked the mental model required to plan and cook gourmet meals efficiently throughout the week. So, we decided to automate the mental model with mor.sl.”

The result? It’s like Pandora for food.
Editor’s Note: When I told people about this story idea, this was the response I got: “When I was your age we didn’t need a website to help us cook!” But remember, this story is just for fun. Bon appetit!

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