Coastal Virginia Magazine - May-June 2013

Strawberry Fields Celebrates First Anniversary in Ghent

Norfolk resident Christine Durkin stands indecisively in the small, brightly lit space of Strawberry Fields in Ghent in search of relief from the sultry summer sun. She examines her frosty choices behind the glass, first noticing the multi-colored sprinkles and…

HRM’s Scholarship Essay Contest 2013

In the second year of our annual scholarship contest, Hampton Roads’ high school seniors continued to impress us and impress upon us what makes the 757 such a distinctive, enriching, invigorating place to call home. These essays—submitted from students from…

Triple D Hits OBX

The Outer Banks can now be added to the list of locales visited by Guy Fieri and his team that produces one of the Food Network’s most popular shows, Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives. In addition to shooting at a half…

Healthy Choices Can Prevent Stroke

May is Stroke Awareness Month, and while many families are affected by this potentially fatal event, not many know the startling statistics. Every year, nearly 800,000 strokes occur in the United States, killing nearly 130,000 people. Strokes are also a…

Don't Get Blind Sided

Glaucoma can’t be prevented nor can the damage caused by this silent thief of vision be reversed. But once diagnosed, it can be treated and further vision loss can be halted. Diagnostics testing is better than ever before, and safer…

Mend and Bend

If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.’ That’s part of the idea behind a new robot-assisted technique for knee replacement that makes it easier to replace only the bad part or parts of a patient’s knee. The technique, MAKOplasty® partial…

Private School Listings PK-12

The 2014 Private School Guide For Hampton Roads Is Available Here!   HAMPTON Holloman Child Development & Education Center 1520 Todds Lane 23666, 757-884-9100 www.holloman.com Grades: Pk - 5 Year: 1959 Enrollment: Varies by location S/T: Varies by age ACS:…

Connecting to Your Future

The world around us is rapidly changing. Technology is advancing at an exponential rate. Innovations are changing the way we live, work and interact. And the world is becoming larger, yet smaller at the same time. It’s no coincidence then…

A TEAM Approach

Contracts, books by Covey, goal-setting sessions ... sounds like a CEO’s office, right? Wrong. It’s the sunny and spacious Virginia Beach office of guidance counselor Adrienne Pearl, hired in February 2013 as Princess Anne High School’s “graduation coach.” The contracts…

Summer Scavenger

Take part in our scavenger hunt for some of the area’s most recognizable, historical or just plain quirky icons. You’ll have fun discovering (or re-discovering) some of the most interesting facts about Hampton Roads. Bonus: take a picture of any…

Weapons 101

Is a university more like a public library or a public school? Many Virginians believe the answer to that question is a matter of life and death. The difference between those two institutions is that firearms are allowed at one…

Hope and Glory

Eric Kevitz was cheering too loudly. At least that’s what the so-called fan next to him said. Kevitz, a civil engineer by trade, had been standing and yelling and rooting for the Norfolk Nighthawks, a now-defunct team in a now…

Singing It Pretty

The Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame is hardly the place you’d think of finding a trio of singing South Norfolk country cowboys. But among the recent additions to the Cleveland music museum’s collection is the original recording console that…

Burger Brainstorm

Although the family tree for the hamburger includes Mongolia, Russia and Germany, suffice to say it is an All American dish, adopted by this nation about a century ago and revered for its delicious dichotomy of being simple yet complex…

Chillin' and Grillin'

One of the pleasures of summertime is firing up the grill; backyard chefs cook up everything from beef and chicken to seafood and veggies from Memorial Day to Labor Day. But to give you more time to chill, and less…

Italian To Remember

A longtime Hampton Roads favorite, for more than a quarter century now, Il Giardino heats up in the summer time with patio seating just a block off the Oceanfront. Whether dining al fresco, or inside the light-drenched dining room, resplendent…

Charting The Craziness

If ever there is a time to be filled with hope, it’s the weeks before summer, when sunshine, silliness and serious fun should rule. And if ever there is a time to be filled with regret, it’s at the end…

Black Market Moonshine Begins

It was Halloween of 1916 when Virginia joined 17 other states in prohibiting the sale of alcohol. In Norfolk alone, 115 licensed bars were forced to shut their doors. The ratification of the 18th Amendment in 1919 sealed the fate…

Basic Beauty

Mindful consumers spend plenty of time carefully considering the foods that they eat, making sure to fill their bodies with natural and sustainable products. But what about taking your favorite organic produce and instead of popping it in your mouth…

Second Amendment Showdown

We decided to hop on The Tide to talk with a few citizens about one timely topic affecting our area per issue. Here’s what light rail riders had to say about changing the gun laws. Do you believe that changing…

Queen for a (Sun)Day

Vibrant high heels, feathered costumes and sequined dresses clutter the floor of the dressing room. Above, flashy costume jewelry, rows of hairspray, loads of makeup, and an array of wigs in every color from brazen blonde to radiant hot pink…

Gun Crazy - Right Side

Frustration is often borne from either the inability to solve a problem, or the knowledge that all efforts will be fruitless. The political and societal thicket that is the gun issue is a combination of both. After Newtown, the recent…

Gun Crazy - Left Side

In the wake of the Sandy Hook massacre, according to a recent article in The Christian Science Monitor, several states passed laws making it easier for their citizens to carry firearms. In South Dakota, for example, it is now legal…

Seeking Sustenance

It’s hard to imagine that a region as developed and densely populated as Hampton Roads has communities without ready access to groceries. These so-called “food deserts,” however, are a real problem. Food deserts most often occur in low-income areas where…