Author: Ryan Miller

Flying High at the Military Aviation Museum

Double Trouble Two is a North American P-51 Mustang, the type of fighter plane flown by Americans that saw combat in the Second World War. It’s the kind of warbird in dogfights that dodged and nosedived, shelled the Axis powers…

Top Lawyer of Workers’ Compensation: Charlene A. Morring

Coastal Virginia Top Lawyer of Workers’ Compensation Charlene A. Morring has an inclination to help others through her efforts as an attorney. Morring has practiced law for nearly 20 years, specializing in injury, disability and workers’ compensation benefits. Originally from…

10 New Restaurants to Try in Coastal Virginia

Coastal Virginia is a place flourishing with flavor, thanks in part to some exceptional eateries that opened recently. From a raw bar and tiki bar to a gem for gluten-free fare, a waterside watering hole with views aplenty and that…

2019 Community Impact Awards: Businesses Giving Back to the Community

Successful businesses are defined by much more than their annual profits, the products they sell or the services they offer. Innovative business leaders understand their organizations have a unique opportunity through philanthropy to engage with the community, contribute to the…

Giving Back Awards: Equi-Kids

At Equi-Kids, making a difference for the life of another gives them their greatest sense of purpose. “For some people, it’s a smile or a word from some of the families, it’s tears and hugs or the look on a…

Portsmouth Craftsman Creates Robotic Artwork with Repurposed Objects

You could say David Ratcliff lives by the R’s found in the hierarchy of waste: reduce, reuse, recycle and robots. Yes, robots. Ratcliff repurposes, restyles and reimagines miscellaneous materials and found objects for his line of Ratbots—skillfully sculptured artwork made…

ABLE By Amanda Campbell: Fashionable Clothing for All Women

Photo by Alexander at Jawfox Photography. Models Catherine Owens and Margaret Massie. ABLE By Amanda Campbell is making a fashion statement by designing socially conscious clothing for women. “I want to empower women and make them feel confident and beautiful…

Windle McFly Rocks Out with The Deloreans

Photos by David Uhrin Windle McFly doesn’t really do khakis, tucked-in polo shirts or combed hair. This workaday wardrobe would be considered more like costumed garb for the rock star whose getup is all things purposely self-proclaimed shiny, tacky and…

Meet the Mayor of Virginia Beach

Photo by David Uhrin Running on a platform based on reinstating trust in local government, Robert “Bobby” Dyer was inaugurated as Virginia Beach’s new mayor this past November following a special election held in succession to Will Sessoms’ resignation earlier…

Top Lawyer of Wills, Trusts and Estates John T. Midgett

On New Year’s Day 1999, Top Lawyer John T. Midgett opened his own boutique estate planning firm, The Trust & Estates Law Firm, with a specialty in planning for the protection and efficient transfer of family wealth. Now known as…

12 New Restaurants to Try in Coastal Virginia

What an exciting time to dine in Coastal Virginia. Throughout 2018 we’ve witnessed and experienced some truly remarkable restaurants joining the local cuisine scene—from a permanent place to stuff your face with those pillowy soft Belgian waffles to a cozy…

Artful Impact: OnieTonie's Public Art

Photos by David Uhrin Public art can give your city a sense of identity; it can inspire individuals to think creatively, unify neighborhoods and instigate a dignified pride in your community. Troy Summerell, better known by OnieTonie, his pseudonym for…

Giving Back Awards: Toby's Dream Foundation

“What do you dream of? More than anything.” It’s the question Toby’s Dream Foundation volunteer Dream Makers ask children facing life-threatening illnesses during visits to their homes. “You’re the bright light that comes in when everything else is dark,” Executive…

Harvest Party at The Cavalier Hotel’s Becca

Gourmands and imbibers were treated to an enchanting autumn evening reminiscent of those spent on the rolling hills of California wine country during Chesapeake Bay Wine Classic Foundation’s (CBWCF) Harvest Party on Oct. 23 at Becca Restaurant & Garden at…

Waterside District Hosts Rocky Patel Premium Cigars

In a sellout event hosted by Emerson’s Cigars, US 106.1 America’s Country and the Waterside District, Rocky Patel of Rocky Patel Premium Cigars made an exclusive appearance at The Harbor Club at Waterside on Aug. 29. Guests were greeted with…

Diver Down: A Scuba Lesson at Lynnhaven Dive Center

I’ve braved waves on a surfboard and have set sail on the bay by boat, but I’ve yet to take my aquatic undertakings underwater with scuba diving—that is until my visit to Lynnhaven Dive Center and its thatched roof off…

My Best Friend's Cupcakes Bakes Gourmet Cupcakes for Dogs

Their gourmet cupcakes are decoratively drizzled with swirled toppings and parade flavors of homemade apple cinnamon, sweet potato pie and carob cranberry. They’re all-natural, wholesome, gluten-free—and not even made for humans. Tails will wag as these treats curated for canines…

Flour Power: Coastal Virginia’s Best Bakeries Part II

We've whipped up a list of some of our favorite Coastal Virginia bakeries in Flour Power Part I and Part II as well as beloved bakeries with great gluten-free options.   Confectionery + Café ​ Café Stella Stella and Mariusz Pomianek…