Coastal Virginia Magazine - November-December 2018

2018 CoVa Idea House: York Lane Cottage

Photography by Jonathan Edwards Like sipping champagne on your daysailer, the stunning 2018 Coastal Virginia Magazine Idea House is proof positive that elegance and a casual, coastal lifestyle need not be mutually exclusive. The York Lane Cottage, with its turn-of-the-century…

How to Make Your College Application Shine

Submitting a college/university application is very much like applying for your first major job. Your grades and SAT/ACT scores are usually the base for getting you noticed, but to really stand out, there are a few things you can do…

Artful Impact: OnieTonie's Public Art

Photos by David Uhrin Public art can give your city a sense of identity; it can inspire individuals to think creatively, unify neighborhoods and instigate a dignified pride in your community. Troy Summerell, better known by OnieTonie, his pseudonym for…

Drinking Healthy for Your Teeth

For most of us, maintaining oral hygiene has become a mindless part of our daily routine. We brush, floss and gargle after meals and are consistent with our six-month cleanings. Surprisingly enough, much of our dental wellbeing takes place outside…

A Cuppa and More at Mea Culpa

No more loading and unloading for Cristina Angelo and Kristopher Harvey of longtime pop-up Waffletina. They have a Park Place home of their own with a first-floor café, Mea Culpa, whose sleek modern style contrasts strikingly against its Rockwellian exterior…

Left Side: Prison Reform

Deeply embedded in our national consciousness is the notion that the United States of America is devoted to “liberty and justice for all.” Alas, we have failed to live up to that ideal. Consider this: Here in the “land of…

Right Side: Prison Reform

Better questions are often more illuminating than answers. In the muddy waters of prison reform, clarity is rarely achieved by simply spouting, “If you do the crime, you do the time,” or “actions have consequences.” There’s nothing wrong with these clichés, but…

Second Chances Give Convicted Felons a New Start

Richard Walker Uses His Story to Fuel Reform and Help Convicted Felons Get a New Start At the offices of Newport News nonprofit Bridging the Gap in Virginia (BGV), 60-year-old Richard Walker sits listening intently to a young man’s story.…

Broken Behind Bars: Mental Health in Local Prisons

In April 2015 24-year-old Jamycheal Mitchell was arrested for stealing a Mountain Dew, Zebra Cake and Snickers bar from a Portsmouth 7-Eleven. Though the junk food was worth just $5, he was denied bond and detained for 101 days while…

Sonoma Wine Bar and Bistro Refreshes its Dining and Menu

Fried green tomatoes with roasted corn pico de gallo, shaved mahon and basil- avocado creme. After 13 years, Sonoma at Virginia Beach Town Center has hit refresh. The result? A lighter yet still upmarket dining room, an über-convivial bar area…

Family-Friendly Holiday Events in Coastal Virginia

'Tis the season for holiday parades, Christmas lights and winter fun. Throughout Coastal Virginia, experience an abundance of festive family celebrations including a colonial-era Christmas, firework shows, nighttime ice skating and more.   Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer Nov. 30–Dec. 1:…

Mom Hacks to Help You Simplify and Streamline Your Routine

Whether you are a working, stay-at-home or work-from-home mom, your days are filled to the brim with tasks and commitments. The seemingly endless to-do list can be overwhelming, and striving to get it all done can take away precious time…

CoVa Mom Role Models: 4 Moms Manage a Balancing Act

As more American mothers find freedom and flexibility in the workforce, the creation of a new acronym may be in order. This fresh grouping of letters would represent a blending of Stay at Home Moms (SAHM) and moms working outside…

CoVa Mom Role Models: Meghan Stufflebeem

“There is a war on childhood,” says Meghan Stufflebeem. This mother of three children ages 6 to 13 and director of Galilee Montessori School asserts that “Kids are finding their self-worth through Instagram … their brains are not ready for…

CoVa Mom Role Models: Kate Maxlow

CoVa Mom Role Model Kate Maxlow has achieved superhero status, and it comes with abilities ranging from her knack for traveling all over Hampton in one day and jetting to get two get kids from school and activities to using…

CoVa Mom Role Models: Theresa Ceniccola

Qualifying as a CoVa Mom Role Model candidate takes hard work, a challenge Theresa Ceniccola accepts every single day. She is a marketing strategist and writer, president and founder of the International Christian Mompreneur Network, vice president/chief operating officer at Red…

Ring in the Holidays at Dickens’ Christmas Towne

Returning to the Peter G. Decker Jr. Half Moone Center for its fourth consecutive year is the festive family attraction Dickens’ Christmas Towne. This seasonal pop-up transforms Norfolk’s premier waterfront venue into a cheerful, 15,000-square-foot Victorian London streetscape complete with…

The Hound's Tale Corner BARkery

Folks kept wanting to buy the decor at dog-themed pub The Hound’s Tale in Williamsburg, explains Don Pratt. So he and his wife Geri recently unleashed Corner BARkery down the block. But beyond bowwow boutique, it’s a “canine speakeasy.” The…

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