Coastal Virginia Magazine - Hampton Roads Magazine February 2011

Hampton Roads' Love For The OBX: From Leisure to Business

With its pristine beaches, breathtaking beauty and weather moderated by ocean currents, the Outer Banks has lured visitors since the earliest times. Even before the first Europeans set foot on Roanoke Island, there is evidence that neighboring tribes visited the…

Shoulder Replacement and Teeth Grinding

Reach Out Imagine living with arm and shoulder pain day and night, relying on narcotics to take the edge off. On top of the pain, your arm and shoulder are nearly useless—you can’t reach up and out to flip on…

Expand your Great Room into the Great Outdoors

Live Life Outside   Expand your great room into the outdoors. As days get warmer, let your living space flow right out the door and onto your deck, patio or a serene oasis in your yard. With the right furniture…

Belt It Out

  When most people think of accessories, they think jewelry. But belts are becoming another outfit-enhancing favorite. You’ll love the many options a belt can provide over a shirt, dress or jacket. Make a boring outfit look sophisticated with a…

In Store: Heart and Sole

Because the product was a completely new concept, the Cucé sisters decided to start small. Kathleen took on the task of working out the contracts to present to various universities, which they chose based on a mix of heavy licensing…

Williamsburg Film Festival

Get ready to pop the popcorn and feel the nostalgia of black and white because Hollywood’s most iconic stars are making their way back to the big screen. The Williamsburg Film Festival, celebrating its 15th year, welcomes fans of classic…

A Piece Of Me

We Teach Children To Ask Before They Take. Shouldn’t We Insist That Our Doctors Do The Same? For nearly two hours I sat in the packed waiting room, worrying about being put under and cut open. I was then told…

Most Beautiful Women

To some, beauty means staying in shape, having a contagious smile and possessing a keen fashion sense. To others, it’s more about what’s inside—being kind and generous, volunteering free time for those less fortunate or having a passion for life.…

Call of Duty

The Medal of Honor, the highest award anyone serving in the U.S. armed services can earn for valor in action against an enemy force, is an honor unfamiliar to a surprising number of people. Since Congress authorized the award during…

Hotties In Hampton

A cascade of deep brunette hair. Crimson knee-high boots. The Lasso of Truth. Is this how Hampton Roads defines beauty? Okay, maybe we’re a bit more progressive than that in our taste in attractive women, but in the early 1970s…

The Kindle Revolution

A couple of months ago, I was seized by a strange and inexplicable desire: I decided that I wanted a Kindle. That might not seem particularly strange to you. After all, Amazon sold about 2.5 million Kindles in 2009 and…

What's In A Name?

It seems all of our transportation problems have been solved by the stroke of the almighty pen! Get ready for the Patriots Crossing, coming soon to a toll road near you. What was the much-maligned third crossing has been paired…

Culinary Crush

"Cooking is like love; it should be entered into with abandon or not at all." -Harriet Van Horne I consider myself to be sort of a MacGyver chef. Nearly every food I prepare requires some sort of last minute adjusting,…

Getting Deep: New Norfolk Sentara Heart Procedure

New Hybrid Procedure being tested at Norfolk Sentara to get hearts beating normally again.   A new heart surgery now being tested at Sentara Heart Hospital in Norfolk may give hope to people living with atrial fibrillation— irregular heart beat.…

Combating Cancer

Advances in treatment offer hope for a longer, better life.   Learning that you or a loved one has cancer turns your life upside down. But advances in prevention, early detection, alternatives to surgery and fully integrative care are helping…

Talkin' 'Bout My Generation

Age 0-10 Madelyn Grace Nowlan, {8} Virginia Beach By Beth Hester Where do you go when you just want to have a great time? When I want to explore and learn about plants and trees I enjoy Botanical Gardens. I…