Coastal Virginia Magazine - November-December 2018

The 411 on Four Eleven York

Four Eleven York Norfolk’s dining scene ascended a notch with the opening of Four Eleven York, an intimate, sophisticated restaurant sharing a name and courtyard with the adjacent bed and breakfast (formerly Freemason Inn), both owned by Jeremy McGee and…

Giving Back Awards: Fear 2 Freedom

The Shadow Event gives an opportunity for anonymous survivors silhouetted behind a screen to share their stories with audience members. I’d prepared for my visit to the nonprofit Fear 2 Freedom. I’d done background research on the organization and understood…

Giving Back Awards: Kennedy's Angel Gowns

In a Granby Street Starbucks on a Wednesday afternoon, Heather and Demitri Wilson tell me about the grueling, 25-hour, induced labor Heather endured just minutes after learning their daughter, Kennedy Milan Wilson, had no heartbeat. The feeling of joyous anticipation…

Giving Back Awards: Toby's Dream Foundation

“What do you dream of? More than anything.” It’s the question Toby’s Dream Foundation volunteer Dream Makers ask children facing life-threatening illnesses during visits to their homes. “You’re the bright light that comes in when everything else is dark,” Executive…

7th Annual Giving Back Awards: Coastal Virginia's Top Nonprofits

Ever heard the phrase, “See a need, fill a need”? That’s how many nonprofit organizations got started. Someone, or a group of individuals, saw a need—people going hungry, children falling behind in their education, animals with no homes—and made a…

Coastal Cidery Arrives in Hampton

Late this summer, Sly Clyde Ciderworks was introduced as Virginia’s first coastal cidery. The Hampton-based ciderhouse was founded by local brothers Tim and Doug Smith and was established in the home of the Smith brothers’ late grandfather, H. Clyde Smith.…

Prosperity Bakery Introduces Fresh Pastries and Roman-Style Pizzas

The highly esteemed Commune recently expanded its collection of farm-to-table eateries to include a stand-alone bakery and pizzeria in Virginia Beach’s ViBe District. The bakery dubbed Prosperity has allowed Commune owner Kevin Jamison to enhance his team’s production of baked goods…

Virginia Beach’s First Outdoor Ice Rink

On Saturday, Nov. 17, VB Ice will make its debut as Virginia Beach's first outdoor skating rink. The 100-by-45-foot rink, located at the Virginia Beach Farmers Market, makes for a cheery addition to the market’s Christmas happenings. Preparing the rink for…

Shake Up Your Recipes by Cooking with Bourbon

According to the Virginia Distillers Association, Virginia became the birthplace of American Spirits when colonist George Thorpe distilled the first batch of whiskey made from corn in 1620. This first batch became the ancestor of all corn-made moonshine and bourbon.…

Top Lawyers 2018-2019 Reception

Photos by David Uhrin On Nov. 8, Coastal Virginia Magazine and CoVa BIZ held a special reception at a Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Towne Realty luxury home in Norfolk honoring the Top Lawyers in Coastal Virginia as nominated by their peers. Top Lawyers…

Giving Back Awards Reception 2018

On Nov. 1, Coastal Virginia Magazine honored nonprofit organizations featured in the seventh annual Giving Back Awards and businesses featured in CoVa BIZ’s Community Impact Awards at a special reception at Virginia MOCA in Virginia Beach. Guests enjoyed a delicious…