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2021 St. Patrick’s Day Events in Coastal Virginia

While the local favorite Ocean View St. Patrick’s Day Parade is canceled again, many area businesses are still able to host a variety of events this year. From live-streamed performances to events for the whole family, here are some ways…

Read Books Sets Up Camp in Virginia Beach

On Feb. 2, a shiny 1977 Airstream appeared in a vacant lot at the heart of the ViBe Creative District. The bulbous trailer isn’t another food truck, however, rather a quirky bookstore brimming with over 1,000 titles hand-selected by owner…

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…

SK8 House Brings Ultimate Entertainment Center to Lynnhaven

Coastal Virginia natives Jake Caburian, Amante Canonizado and Robert Barnuevo grew up on the hardwood floors of local skating rinks. They are now on a mission to reintroduce their childhood pastime with SK8 House, a modern entertainment center that offers…

Blink Fitness Announces Grand Opening in Virginia Beach

National franchise brand Blink Fitness reimagines your daily workout with ultra-modern amenities and on-the-fly workout plans. The new gym is located in the Shops at Timberlake and will celebrate its grand opening on Thursday, Sept. 12 with food trucks, games,…

Pedaling with Pedego

I have to admit—when I first discovered Pedego, I immediately lumped the electric bike service into the same category as the e-scooters strewn arbitrarily throughout Coastal Virginia (a fad I quite frankly never understood). Simply walking through the doors of…

Outdoor Entertaining with IKEA

We’ve reached the peak of summer, when the sun is always shining and outdoor parties are in full swing. To maximize what’s left of warm weather, we met with Michelle Stephenson, loyalty manager at Norfolk’s IKEA, to learn more about…

Tour the Eastern Shore with Ugly Oyster Co.

In a small parking lot adjacent to Chincoteague’s main drag, six Shore locals and myself pile into a van for a day of drinking, sightseeing and Eastern Shore enlightenment. Guiding us on our tour are co-founders of The Ugly Oyster…

Derby Day at The Cavalier Hotel

Photo by Kate MacCallum On May 4, The Cavalier Hotel celebrated the 145th Kentucky Derby with Derby Day at The Cavalier. Guests dressed in dapper Derby attire and enjoyed the Kentucky Derby viewing party on the Great Lawn of the iconic…

Shakespeare Takes Over Virginia Arts Festival

As a staple on stages across the globe, actors, directors and musicians are constantly seeking new ways to reimagine Shakespeare classics into cutting-edge modern performances. Three Shakespearean companies have been successful in doing so and are bringing their one-of-a-kind acts…

23rd Annual Virginia International Tattoo

Over 800 performers from eight countries gathered in Scope Arena on Thursday, April 25 for the premiere of the 23rd Annual Virginia International Tattoo. This year’s Tattoo paid tribute to the courage and commitment of women in the military with spectacular…

Wegmans Opens in Virginia Beach

Wegmans’ Virginia Beach store officially opens its doors on Sunday, April 28. The 113,000-square-foot store at 4721 Virginia Beach Blvd. is Wegmans’ 99th store (and 12th in Virginia) and will offer over 60,000 products, including more than 4,000 organic items,…

Tour Gorgeous Gardens and Homes During Historic Garden Week

Beginning April 27, the Garden Club of Virginia’s Historic Garden Week celebrates 86 years with the return of its annual statewide home and garden tours. Of the 30-plus tours taking place over the eight-day showcase, several will be hosted throughout…

Nauticus Celebrates Battleship Wisconsin on 75th Anniversary

On April 16, 1944, the last and largest battleship of the United States Navy was commissioned in Philadelphia. Commanding the 40,000-ton USS Wisconsin was Captain Earl E. Stone of Milwaukee. Stone became the first of many distinguished officers to reign…

Pedego Electric Bikes Comes to Norfolk

The nation’s leading electric bike brand Pedego Electric Bikes is set to open its first authorized dealership in Coastal Virginia this May. The 1,675-square-foot lease on Norfolk’s East City Hall Avenue will sell and rent a plethora of Pedego’s cruisers,…

Changing the Game Addresses Mental Health in Sports

This May, the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame and National Alliance of Mental Illness, Coastal Virginia chapter, are joining forces to break the stigma surrounding mental health in the sports community. The program, Changing the Game, invites former athletes, medical…

Chrysler Museum Displays Caregiver Portraits by Local Physician

Dr. D. Michael Geller combines medicine, intimacy and an adolescent love for photography to create his newest exhibition A Labor of Love: The Caregiver Portraits at Norfolk’s Chrysler Museum of Art. The 25-piece showcase highlights the often-overlooked caregiver and their…