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Grapes and Goats at Hampton Roads Winery

Bountiful harvests, bucolic beauty and a whole lot of history. That’s what you can expect during your visit to Hampton Roads Winery. Behind the sips and stories of this countryside escape are former Bay Staters Dave and Diane Sheldon. The couple turned to winemaking as a retirement venture more than 10 years ago and scoured [...]

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Fall Wrapped Up: Scarves with Style

By Erika Guess Transitional fashion was practically invented for Virginia in the fall. September can still get up into the 80s, and Halloween might require a parka—you just never know what this season will bring. Layers are your secret weapon against cold snaps or office air conditioning, and a nice scarf should be first in [...]

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Raise a Glass for Conservation at Sly Clyde

For those who enjoy a good adult beverage but may want a change from your average beer and wine selections, Sly Clyde Ciderworks in the Phoebus neighborhood of Hampton provides an interesting diversion. With various cider-based offerings ranging from a “blackberry mojito masquerading as a cider” to a craft beer-inspired libation that is “aggressively dry-hopped [...]

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Torggler Center: Building on a Fine Arts Legacy

Photo by Barrett Baker The Peninsula Fine Arts Center (PFAC) closed its doors at the end of 2020 after 58 years of service to the local arts community and patrons. The new Mary M. Torggler Fine Arts Center on the grounds of Christopher Newport University’s campus, not far from PFAC’s former location, will carry on [...]

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Follow the North Star to the Banneker Hotel

Photos by Arielle Patterson/courtesy of The Banneker Crossing the Potomac River along I-395, a quintessential D.C. landscape fills the foreground. Drive by landmarks like the Washington Monument and Lincoln Memorial on the way to something new in a historic part of our nation’s capital. Scenically and conveniently located near downtown Washington D.C. and Dupont Circle, [...]

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Some Assembly Required: Norfolk’s New Co-Working Space

Assembly is nothing less than a flagship presence in downtown Norfolk for creators and technology innovators with globally relevant products and services.  By design, Assembly is more than the sum of its parts.  And its parts are pretty exceptional. Currently at 80% occupancy, the curated community of tenants includes Grow, WPA (Work Program Architects), 757 [...]

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The Right Fit for Senior Living

Services, cost, staffing and food quality are just some of the things to consider when selecting a senior care facility. By Gail Kent As the population ages, more and more people face the possibility of needing some form of long-term care. Fortunately, Coastal Virginia provides a variety of options. Currently one million Americans live in [...]

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Pushing With Purpose: Cyclist Diane Haupt

“I mean, the biking and the views are gorgeous,” says Diane Haupt, “but to me it’s more about the journey and just connecting with people and just seeing all the good in the world and the country.” Biking cross country for more than two months straight requires a constant push—both the pedals and personal will [...]

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Eastern Shore

Harvesting Food & Fun: It’s Fall on the Shore

Sponsored Content Start South & Head North Not far from the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel on the Shore’s main thoroughfare Lankford Highway, discover a vintage farmer’s grader shed now home to Pearl Market, a buffet for palate and eye. Find organic veggies, guest chef menus for lunching, gourmet goodies that can include hand harvested sea [...]

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Soup Love

Ladles of Love

Adjacent to Amy Markman’s contemporary Virginia Beach home is an immaculate 150-square-foot commercial chef’s kitchen dedicated to everything Soup Love. Among the industrial fixtures of stainless-steel refrigerators and sterile prep stations are bright pops of color from Markman’s collection of Le Creuset cookware and a smattering of décor in Soup Love’s signature pink hue. Markman’s [...]

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A New Era for the Virginia Symphony

“From my very first concert with them,” Says Eric Jacobson, “I just felt this willingness among the musicians to be vulnerable—to try different things, to play big, to emote and to love. All of those things translate very powerfully to audiences.” When I moved from New York City to Coastal Virginia in 1991, I assumed [...]

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Stitching for the Stage: Costumer Sandy Short

By Ava Baker By the time Sandy Short was in the second grade, her two younger sisters occupied much of their mother’s attention. A project she had started with her mother’s help—creating a mini wardrobe for Sandy’s Barbies—was now on the back burner. But Sandy, having recently received a cheap Singer sewing machine, decided to [...]

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Oktoberfest Celebrations in Virginia

Oktoberfest may be cancelled in Munich this year, but celebrations are already underway at breweries, cities and towns across Coastal Virginia and around the Commonwealth. Grab your lederhosen and get your fix of Bavarian-style beers, brats, music and more throughout the state. Raise a bier stein at these Oktoberfest celebrations in Virginia. Prost! Be sure [...]

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Bites in the ‘Burg: Eats in Williamsburg

Photos by Leona Baker and Lisa Davenport Williamsburg has long been known as a fine dining hot spot in Coastal Virginia. But there is also a plethora of places serving thoughtfully prepared eats and drinks that will satisfy your hunger for a quick breakfast bite, a light lunch, a mid-afternoon pick-me-up or, hey, even a [...]

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Virginia Oncology Associates Selected as One of Ten Sites Nationwide for New Clinical Trial

By J. Christopher Paschold, MD, FACP MYLUNG aims to make lung cancer treatment more precise. Virginia Oncology Associates (VOA) was recently selected as one of only ten sites in the country to be part of a collaborative that includes McKesson and life science companies participating in a study called MYLUNG. MYLUNG stands for Molecularly Informed [...]

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Elite Athletes: Top of Their Game

Photos by David Uhrin and Glenn Jones Every four years, hundreds of countries present their strongest, most dedicated athletes to compete on the world stage. They conquer every arena from snow-capped mountains, skating rinks and ice tracks to 50-meter swimming pools, sailboat hulls and boxing rings. We recognize these herculean beings as Olympians – the [...]

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My, My, Here We Go Again: Fall Arts Preview

While many of our great local arts organizations did their best to keep the creativity alive over the past two years with virtual performances and other imaginative non-traditional programming, we all know there is nothing better than the real thing. Here’s hoping the stage is finally set for in-person performances and full-scale exhibitions you can [...]

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Fall Soup Recipes to Savor

All Photos Captured by David Uhrin Fall is on its way, y’all. And that means soup season. Soups are often simple to make, and the best part is they are infinitely versatile, perfect for all sorts of creative substitutions and beautiful, flavorful garnishments limited only by your imagination. The Roasted Red Pepper Soup and Sweet [...]

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Many Happy Returns to!

What is an appropriate gift for a 10-year old? A lava lamp, a new bike, markers for doodling, a hammock for day dreaming? Our friends at would probably go for all of these things, but the best gift we can think of is the gift of gratitude. Thank you for a decade of sharing [...]

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