Coastal Virginia Magazine - May-June 2016

Insider’s Guide to College

As college freshmen complete their first year, they’ve learned so much; not just from their textbooks but from their experience being out on their own. Looking back, three students share what worked—and what didn’t work—for them: Brenna, who’s studying at…

Culliphers Open Second Farm Market on First Colonial

The summer season welcomes new beginnings for the Cullipher family as they plant their feet on First Colonial Road soil, the former location of Stoney’s Produce. Nearly 200-year-old roots of farming heritage in northeastern North Carolina and Coastal Virginia continue…

Families Take Crab Fish Tour on the Outer Banks

Marc Mitchum chugs out of the Wanchese harbor with a minor wake, the engine loudly growling on his 42-foot-long workboat, dubbed Jodie Kae. But Mitchum’s passengers never get crabby. They simply soak up the salt-spray waters of the Roanoke Sound,…

Shoulder Pain Relieved by Hampton Roads Orthopaedics

Last summer, pain in his shoulder sidelined his golf game. This summer Dr. Adrian Baddar’s patient is back swinging the sticks and doing other activities he loves, thanks to a successful rotator cuff repair. Baddar, of Hampton Roads Orthopaedics and…

Eye Implants Can Give Patients 20/20 Vision

Meri had 30 pairs of reading glasses but could never find a pair when she needed them to read a recipe, read her phone or work on her computer. Now, thanks to a procedure called KAMRA Inlay, she is done…

Summer Six Pack

Any time is a good time for a locally crafted beer, but in late spring and early summer, as the grill is fired up and the Adirondack chairs make their way to the porch, we really start craving a cold,…

Pungo Strawberries: Berried Treasure

Somehow, it just isn’t spring until we eat our fill of ripe, red, sinfully delicious strawberries from the Virginia Beach hamlet of Pungo. Throughout the season, folks can find their way here and either pick their own berries from the…

What Do You Know About H2O?

The experts at askHRgreen.org field lots of environmental questions when out and about in the community. Their knowledge and expertise covers topics ranging from what’s recyclable to fertilizing tips to hazardous waste and everything in between. Recently, they hit the…

Choosing a Private School

There are a number of reasons to consider sending your child/children to a private school: small class sizes and highly qualified teachers provide a more one-on-one educational experience; they offer exciting and stimulating extracurricular activities not often found at public…

Improving Online Learning

Earning a degree online sounded like the perfect solution for busy professionals when colleges first introduced the degrees about 20 years ago. Yet, while the offerings have been a huge help, they’re not yet perfect: Colleges are regularly fine-tuning their…

ViBe, Virginia Beach

ViBe. Such a clever name for Virginia Beach’s new-ish creative district. But what exactly is it? And where is it? That’s a little less precise—but exciting—to try to pin down. Design districts or initiatives like Norfolk’s NEON District tend to…

Shoulder Replacement Technique Improves Recovery

 Shoulder replacement is becoming a fact of life as aging baby boomers deal with painful arthritis. Unfortunately, up to 20 percent of the 50,000 shoulders replaced nationwide fail—either immediately after surgery or up to 15 years later; these patients must…

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