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Giving Back and Community Impact Awards Reception 2020

On Nov. 4, Coastal Virginia Magazine honored our annual Giving Back and Community Impact Awards winners, celebrating area nonprofits and businesses that make a difference in our community, at a special reception at Virginia MOCA in Virginia Beach. For our 2020 awards, we made…

Next-Level Holiday Side Dishes

Photos by Jenna McKenney While very much beloved, those old faithful side dishes can often get the short end of the stick in terms of our creativity. As we prepare to gather around the table with friends or family this…

Nominate a Hometown Hero to Win a Skydive Adventure

Photos courtesy courtesy of All Veteran Group Window World of Tidewater is honoring hometown heroes with a thrilling skydiving adventure. The online contest is seeking nominations for teachers, firefighters, EMS, police officers and healthcare workers interested in the chance to…

2020 Coastal Virginia Magazine Healthcare Heroes

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed life for everyone, but—aside from coronavirus patients and their families—no one more so than healthcare professionals. These brave men and women are not only putting their own lives at risk, but they are also providing…

A Century of Votes for Women

A closer look at the history behind the women’s suffrage movement, being marked in 2020 by centennial celebrations in Virginia and beyond Women suffragists picketing in front of the White House in 1917 (Library of Congress) The 100th anniversary of the Women’s…

Healthcare Heroes

  The COVID-19 pandemic has changed life for everyone, but -- aside from coronavirus patients and their families -- no one more so than health care professionals. Like law enforcement and firefighters, they are rushing toward the danger while everyone…

Battle of the Burgers: 19 Burgers Paired with Craft Beers

Melting Hearts: Last year's People's Choice (Southside), Bay Local's Fondue Burger Photo by David Uhrin A burger is more than just a burger. A burger is an idea. And a simple one at that. It’s the execution and the all-important…

A Conversation with Patton Oswalt

Interview by Leona Baker You may know Patton Oswalt’s signature voice as Remy in Pixar’s Ratatouille or the narrator of the hit NBC TV series The Goldbergs. But the multitalented artist made his name on the comedy circuit and has…

CoVa Bride Winter Wedding Showcase 2020

Future brides, grooms, family members and friends got a taste of wedding magic at the Coastal Virginia Bride Winter Wedding Showcase held on Jan. 5 at The Founders Inn and Spa in Virginia Beach. Local wedding experts were on hand offering tips and…

Coastal Virginia Magazine WineFest 2020

A celebration of good times with Virginia wines, the seventh annual Coastal Virginia Magazine WineFest was held on Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 25 and 26 at the Virginia Beach Convention Center. Ten Virginia wineries, four cideries, three breweries, four distilleries and one meadery…

Cancer Prevention Advice from Local Doctors

February is cancer prevention month. What can you do to put statistics in your favor? According to Dr. Mathew Sinesi, radiation oncologist and medical director of the Chesapeake Regional Cancer Treatment Center, the best thing you can do is to…

Giving Back and Community Impact Awards Reception

Coastal Virginia Magazine staff, honorees and guests gathered at the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) in Virginia Beach on Nov. 7, 2019 for our annual Giving Back and Community Impact Awards celebrating area nonprofits and businesses that make a difference…

CoVa Bridal Showcase 2019 Grand Prize Winner’s Wedding

Mariah & Paul's Wedding Lucky couple Mariah and Paul Friesz were the big winners of the Coastal Virginia Magazine Bridal Showcase 2019 Wedding Giveaway sponsored by Farmhouse Brewing. “There are not enough words to explain how truly grateful Paul and I are to…

Blue Crab Tamales Recipe from ‘A South You Never Ate’

From A South You Never Ate: Savoring Flavors and Stories from the Eastern Shore of Virginia. Copyright © 2019 by Bernard L. Herman. Used by permission of the University of North Carolina Press.    Blue Crab Tamales Recipe from A…

Survivors of Virginia Beach Tragedy Heal Through Tattooing

On Dec. 7, 14 of Israel and Virginia’s most talented tattoo artists descended near the Virginia Beach Oceanfront to heal 29 victims and first responders of the mass shooting at Building 2. The three-year-old event series, Healing Ink, aims to…

2019 Holiday Shopping Guide

Not sure what to get Great Aunt Vivian (who you only see once a year)? Need some inspiration as you shop for "the husband who has everything"? Look no further than our 1st Annual "Look What I Found" Holiday Gift…

Irish-Inspired Wedding at Hampton’s Historic Post Office

Photos by Maria Grace Photography; Styling by Kelsey Leeper with The Historic Post Office Autumn and Ireland come together in this shoot at Hampton’s Historic Post Office. “I was inspired by the cozy and quaint pubs that line the streets…

Brewery Bash: A Wedding Photo Shoot at Elation Brewing

Photography by Valerie Demo; Styling by Misty Saves the Day We are always ready to raise a glass to a venue that stuns visually. For this modern shoot we headed to Elation Brewing, a space with incredible architecture that provided…

Private Schools Use Innovative Technology to Enhance Education

Technology today is being designed to help people do things better and faster, and local private schools are certainly taking notice. Through the use of technology, private school teachers are better able to customize the learning process for their students…

Senior Living Communities Make Residents Feel at Home

It’s been said that home is where the heart is. So, when an individual or couple feels the time is right to move to an independent or assisted living community, they should follow their heart and choose a place where…

Theater Season Preview

Erin Matteson, marketing/publicity chair on the Board of Directors for Little Theatre of Norfolk, summed up live performances best when she said, “You never know what people are going through during their day. So just to have a few hours…