Coastal Virginia Magazine - November-December 2015

Primland Resort

Perched high in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, Primland Resort sprawls across 12,000 acres. Seriously, it’s huge—with lots of room to hike, bike, hunt, fish and golf. It’s also big on making guests feel rested and relaxed. Rooms are…

How To Host a Cookie Swap

A timeless gathering during the season is an old-fashioned cookie swap, an opportunity to gather with other folks and share a batch—or two—of your cookies, and in return leaving with an assortment from the event. It’s made even more fun…

11th Way to Give: Virginia Air and Space Center Memberships

INVEST IN LIFELONG CURIOSITY! MEMBERSHIP IS A GREAT VALUE AND AN AMAZING GIFT!    Join the Virginia Air & Space Center for unlimited exhibit and IMAX admission and extra benefits all year long. Membership means FREE visits all year, AND:…

10th Way to Give: MOCA Holiday Craft Sale

Support Local Artists at Virginia MOCA's holiday Craft Sale & Family Fest Sunday, December 6th | 9am-5pm The Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art transforms into a holiday shopping wonderland, featuring handmade gifts for everyone on your list. Find unique, affordable, and original artwork,…

What to do with Those Thanksgiving Leftovers

Sometimes the best part of the meal isn’t the meal itself, but rather the leftovers. Beyond being frugal and making food stretch to two offerings instead of one, there is something about having leftovers that stimulates the creative side in…

9th Way to Give: VBRA Gift Certificates

A Tasteful Gift Dining out is always a great gift & the Virginia Beach Restaurant Association makes it easy. VBRA gift certificates come in $25 increments & are accepted at over 70 restaurants across Virginia Beach. Give the gift of…

8th Way to Give: Adventure Park Passes

Treat your friends and family to year-round climbing and zip lining through the treetops at The Adventure Park at Virginia Aquarium. Fun in the great outdoors—There’s nothing like a day at The Adventure Park at Virginia Aquarium! Located in the…

7th Way to Give: Mariners' Museum Memberships

Support The Mariners’ Museum and Park by giving the gift of membership! With your gift, your loved one will receive free admission to the Museum, discounts on Museum dining, shopping, movies, and select events, invitations to exhibition previews and much…

Real Life Heroes: CoVa Giving Back Awards 2015

Coastal Virginia Magazine is proud to reveal the fourth annual Giving Back Awards winners. The awards aim to highlight the real superheroes of our region that tirelessly work to address the many needs of our community and the people in…

Prayers For Pets

Feline friends relaxed in their hammocks beneath desks, slept on shelves and steps built along the walls or cozily wedged themselves underneath a filing cabinet. “Here at Hope for Life Rescue, animals can be animals, cats can be cats and…

Overflowing with Love

“I’m out here homeless with nowhere to go. It’s me and my 8-year-old son, and we need somewhere to go. I was told ya’ll help people in need, and I’m in a great need. Please help me.” I’m sitting on…

Literacy for Life

Wanda Turpin stands at the front of large, airy room on a recent Tuesday morning and captures the attention of a group of 13 volunteers-in-training wanting to inspire and teach at-risk school children. “Be an encourager,” instructs the director of…

How to Make Blessing Bags for the Homeless

While driving around Hampton Roads, we pass by homeless people holding signs, asking for help each day. While we don't always carry cash—or perhaps aren't comfortable with handing money to strangers—there's still an easy way that we can help. Mariah…

6th Way to Give: Mermaid Factory Painting Sessions

Give a PAINTING SESSION  from Mermaid Factory. Mermaid Factory is a creative venue where you can bring your own Norfolk mermaid or Virginia Beach dolphin to life! Locally handcrafted, our mermaids and dolphins are the perfect blank canvas for your creativity.  …

Mark Rodriguez: An Extraordinary, Ordinary Kid

Heaven 4-5-14 I’ve been meditating on heaven a lot lately, and I must say, it wells my eyes with tears of joy every now and then. What a beautiful thought that one day, I will be completely in the presence…

Virginia Beach Chocolate Festival

Go crazy over cocoa? Get gaga about ganache? Think truffles are terrific? Then this may be the event for you. The Virginia Beach Chocolate Festival is a two-day event dedicated to the love of chocolate. In addition to a number…

Fall Suffolk Restaurant Week

Why wait for the holidays to indulge? The Fall Suffolk Restaurant Week offers opportunities to enjoy some of the city’s signature flavors at scores of eateries from Nov. 7–15. Participating restaurants will offer multi-course, prix fixe menus at a deluxe…

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