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What's New at Nauticus in January and February

Nauticus and The Battleship Wisconsin will kick off 2021 with a new exhibit, educational events and a Black History Month celebration. Here’s what’s new and happening at Nauticus in January and February: Beginning Jan. 30: Planet or Plastic? Nauticus will…

Born Primitive Fitness Apparel is Work Hard Wear

Photos courtesy of Born Primitive Born Primitive is much more than a brand. When enthusiasts exercise in their “apparel of the driven,” they embody a work hard, no excuses mentality that has been a secret to success for this local…

2021 Restaurant Weeks in Coastal Virginia

The holiday season may be over, but it’s the most wonderful time of year for Coastal Virginia foodies. Over the next few months, participating restaurants throughout the region will be offering dining deals in conjunction with each city’s Restaurant Week.…

Pet Issue Profiles

As anyone who has loved a dog, cat or other animal companion knows, our four-legged friends are so much more than that. During the pandemic, the special bond we share with our pets seemed all the more meaningful when the…

Pet Issue Profiles: Dave Piatak

Dave Piatak Aerospace Engineer with NASA Langley Research Center Pet: Alistair, 8, Labrador-Blue Heeler Is being a real rocket scientist as cool as it sounds? Well, yes, according Dave Piatak. “What’s there not…

Pet Issue Profiles: Nicholas S. Ilchyshyn

Nicholas S. Ilchyshyn Firefighter, Advanced EMT with Norfolk Fire-Rescue Pet: Dexter, 10, Husky-Akita-Cattle Dog and Scully, 8, Husky-Australian Shepherd “Wrestling with each other, wrestling with me, heck, they'd probably wrestle with Hulk Hogan if…

Pet Issue Profiles: Jen Lewis

Jen Lewis Radio/TV Personality with 92.9 The Wave Pet: Billy Baroo, 2, Petite Goldendoodle Coastal Virginia residents know Jen Lewis from her work in local radio and television for more than 20 years.…

Pet Issue Profiles: Ricky Rahne

Ricky Rahne Head Football Coach for Old Dominion University Pet: Kodiak, 3, Saint Bernard It’s a big move for a big dog. But Kodiak the Saint Bernard is finally getting adjusted to his new…

Pet Issue Profiles: Tina Banks-Gray

Tina Banks-Gray School Board Member with the City of Hampton Pet: Tigger, 17, Bichon Frise Since leaving a breeder in Missouri to “live his best life” in Hampton 17 long years ago, Tigger…

Pet Issue Profiles: Kara Friend

Kara Friend Breast Surgeon with Riverside Health System Pets: Emma, 4, Boxer Mix; Jon Snow, 2, Boxer Mix and Mina Barker, 7, Mixed Breed A house full of three fulltime pups—not to mention occasional fosters—is…

Pet Issue Profiles: Lian Mosher

Lian Mosher Yoga Teacher, Manager with Full Circle Yoga + Pilates Pets: Boba T. Fett, 6, Domestic Short Hair; Mango Sticky Rice, 3, Tabby and Kimbap, 6, Munchkin A self-described entrepreneurial spirit, Lian Mosher wears many professional hats—from certified yoga teacher and therapist…

Pet Issue Profiles: Laura Seay

Laura Seay Violist with the Virginia Symphony Orchestra Pets: Blue, 11, Dark Weimaraner and Dax, 3, German Shorthaired Pointer As a professional musician, Laura Seay has had the privilege of traveling the world to…

Pet Issue Profiles: Betsy DiJulio

Betsy DiJulio Art Teacher with Norfolk Academy Pets: Patsy, 6, Shepherd Black Mouth Cur and Urban, 6, Pit Bull-Catahoula Leopard Dog After the heartbreaking loss in rapid succession of her adored husband, Joe, her…

Pet Issue Profiles: Jon Wehner

Jon Wehner Winemaker, Owner of Chatham Vineyards Pet: Tucker, 3, Yellow Lab If the idea of living on a vineyard seems romantic to us humans, it must be paradise for a dog.…

Pet Issue Profiles: Terry O'Quinn

Terry O’Quinn Actor, Star of TV’s Lost Pet: Momo, 4, Tabby Terry O’Quinn may be an Emmy-winning actor, but it’s Momo the Tabby who prefers to take center stage at his home in…

Fox Tail to Pair Worldly Flavors, Vintages in Phoebus

When you dream of opening a cozy, intimate wine bar with big international menu flavors to match, you can’t let a pandemic put the cork back in your unbottled enthusiasm. And, like many local restauranteurs, the owners of the new…

New Dimensions in Dentistry

Remember when you used to go to the dentist or orthodontist, and they would mix up that putty-like impression material in order to make a mold of your teeth? Well, thanks to a modern innovation in radiography, the same thing…

5 to Try at Yendidi Restaurant

Images courtesy of Yendidi Restaurant Coastal Virginia has become a melting pot for international fare. Adding some spice to our regional restaurant offerings is Yendidi Restaurant, serving flavorful, authentic Ghanaian and West African cuisine. Yendidi opened for takeout back in…

Crazy for Cocoa Bombs

It wasn’t tick-tick-tick that signaled the explosion. It was TikTok. Viral videos of cocoa bombs last fall triggered legions to crave the cold-weather conceit, a thick chocolaty shell that bursts open to unleash a fusion of hot chocolate mix and…

Moe Stevenson: A Craftsman of Comforting Cuisine

If comfort food were an art form, Motier Stevenson could be hailed as Coastal Virginia’s Leonardo da Vinci. Stevenson is chef and co-owner of My Mama’s Kitchen, a homey restaurant near Norfolk’s East Beach dishing out Southern-style cuisine with a…

Apex Entertainment Brings Family Fun to Town Center

The former Dick’s Sporting Goods location at Virginia Beach Town Center will soon be sporting in a whole new way. Apex Entertainment, a family entertainment company that originated in Marlborough, Mass., is scheduled to open its fourth U.S. location there,…

A New Space for Sports at the Virginia Beach Sports Center

“This is the kind of game-changing project Virginia Beach is known for,” Virginia Beach Mayor Bobby Dyer told the socially distanced crowd gathered in the fall sunshine outside the entrance to the Virginia Beach Sports Center for a grand opening…