Coastal Virginia Magazine - November-December 2013

Cross-town Trek

Though the mountains always beckon, for our third annual hike, my cousin Earl and I chose to spend less time in the car and more doing what we love.  As the host, my solution was a hybrid urban hiking-state park…

Screen Savers

Eyestrain? Headaches? Pain in the neck? If you’re over 45, wear glasses and work at a computer for hours every day, computer glasses may be your solution. Those who sit at the computer all day, especially those who use a…

Shoulder Work Ahead

If you’ve been forced to give up golf, swimming, bowling, gardening or other activities you love because of shoulder pain and loss of motion, a reverse shoulder replacement may give you relief, says orthopedic surgeon Dr. Martin R. Coleman of…

Left Side Media Mistakes

A number of years ago, The Virginian-Pilot ran a relatively brief article about the efforts of religious conservatives to insert creationism into school curricula, alongside the teaching of the theory of evolution. In an attempt to appear balanced, the reporter…

Right Side Media Mistakes

Once upon a time there was a baseball announcer for the local little league teams. He knew all the players, all their parents, the history of the league, the dimensions of all the fields, and how much those giant ring…

Beach Brightener

Each year around this time, families bundle up in winter coats and scarves, load their kids in the car and head to the Virginia Beach Oceanfront to embark on an activity that would be completely illegal during any other time…

Contributions By City

How deep are Coastal Virginia’s pockets? That depends on who is wearing the pants. The Chronicle of Philanthropy, a Washington D.C.-based newspaper that explores nonprofits, regularly measures charitable giving. The figures below show how Coastal Virginia’s cities and counties stack…

A Smorgasbord of CoVa* Food Happenings

Makin’ Bacon They came. They cooked. They conquered bacon. The first Virginia Bacon Festival was held Oct. 5 at Scope Plaza in Norfolk, with restaurants and other vendors offering everything from house-cured bacon to chicken-fried bacon to margaritas infused with,…

Shine On, Champagne

Elongated flutes of gold-hued elixir sparkle with the slightest hint of light caught by thousands of tiny bubbles that ride the length of the glass; this is champagne, and it is magic. An imbibe often reserved for the most special…

20 Sensational Singles

Photos by Veronica Dana (www.VeronicaDana.com). Hair and makeup by Emily Flood, Christina Tallmadge and Shannon Hoke with Spa Phoenix, Virginia Beach (www.SpaPhoenix.com). Special thank you to the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame & Museum (www.VSHFM.com) for allowing us to use their…

Reading The Buildings

Carl Lounsbury is used to letting folks down gently. “Their buildings are often not as old as people think they are,” Lounsbury, senior architectural historian at the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, says about people who send the museum photographs of their…