Coastal Virginia Magazine - Hampton Roads Magazine October 2013

The Outer Banks’ Second Season

It used to be that autumn on the Outer Banks was the shoulder season, but that’s all changed. With so much to do in the fall—especially October—suddenly the shoulder season has become the “Second Season.” There is something for everybody…

Now On Stage

Hampton Roads is awash in theater. We have an overflowing cornucopia of producing theaters—those who cast, rehearse and (usually) build the plays they perform. Fully professional endeavors such as the Virginia Stage Company, the Virginia Opera Association, the Lyric Opera…

Meeting Planner 2013

It’s not uncommon these days to hear how people are taking on a number of different tasks at work and wearing a variety of hats to help their company operate more leanly and succeed in the marketplace. So what do…

HRM HEALTH: Infertility Options

You’ve been trying to get pregnant for a year but get disappointing news every month. You’re not alone; infertility affects one out of every five couples who are trying to conceive, according to the Center for Women’s Health, with offices…

A New Kind Of Polo

When you think of a traditional game of polo, you might envision a group of regal gentlemen wearing equestrian helmets and tight, white knickers, galloping around on their horses and wielding high-quality wooden mallets. But a new kind of polo…

Director Of Darkness

A thick fog blurs the dark and terrifying scene before you, and the only sounds you hear are the bloodcurdling screams of those who have bravely walked ahead. For a moment, you consider turning back, but you’ve already made it…

Mountains of Hops

Jason Oliver goes to work each day and drinks a little beer. He likes it. And, besides, that’s his job. He’s a brewmaster at Devils Backbone Brewing Company, where the brands include Gold Leaf Lager, an award-winning beer that tastes…

History With Houses

Raised in California, Liz Moore studied American history at the University of California, Berkeley, before moving to Williamsburg and becoming a real estate leader in Hampton Roads. Luckily for Liz, a great deal of America’s history happened here, so she…

This Old Bungalow

When you take on an old house renovation project, you expect to learn a lot: a lot about lumber, laminate and latticework. But, in the end, Cindy and Scott Mackey of Norfolk learned some far more important life lessons than…

Right Side: Roll Of The Dice

I’m not sure who to believe. Depending on with whom you talk, bringing gambling to town will result in one of two extremes: moral depravity or tax dollar jackpot. Which means slot machines are just like gay marriage and the…

Left Side: Roll Of The Dice

On most social issues I’m a staunch libertarian. I firmly believe, for example, that both recreational drugs (see last month’s column) and prostitution should be legal. But whenever I contemplate the legalization of gambling I’m a little more ambivalent. Don’t…

Cuisine for a Cause

The March of Dimes Signature Chefs Auction is one of the tastiest times of the year. The event is a chance to taste almost two-dozen offerings from some of Hampton Roads’ best and brightest culinary professionals. For 20 years, the…

A Guide to Wine

It’s a big wine world out there, and sometimes it doesn’t seem like a friendly one. In shops, shelves are filled with bottles of wines; in restaurants, wine lists sometimes are as thick as a telephone book. Some names are…

A Smorgasbord of HR Food Happenings

FIRST LOOK: CHOPS, SALT Two new Virginia Beach restaurants have opened since spring, both promising approachable upscale dining. Chops, in the new 31 Ocean shops at the Oceanfront, is a sister restaurant to Sonoma Wine Bar and Bistro (in Town…

Leading Ladies

The hardest part of putting together the following list of Leading Ladies for our Women’s Issue was narrowing the group to just 10 honorees. The great number of deserving and wonderful women we considered is a testament to the fact that we…

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