Coastal Virginia Magazine - October 2014

The First Mom of Music

It’s Labor Day weekend, and Dr. Carolyn Williams, a retired teacher from Virginia Beach, is in Miami talking on the phone. “It’s just what I do now,” she says when asked why she’s in Florida. “I split my time between…

The Stage is Set

Every theatrical taste can find something suitable, on some Coastal Virginia stage, this theater season. Among our presenting venues—those who import existing shows—Christopher Newport University’s Ferguson Center for the Arts theatrical 2014–15 offerings seem the most varied. An artist of…

Straight Outta Virginia

Kevin Kosanovich doesn’t look much like a b-boy. Instead, the College of William and Mary graduate student gives off the veneer of a brainy lacrosse player. Armed with a dry wit, the stocky 33-year-old Saginaw, Michigan native wears glasses, frequents…

Meeting Planner Pointers

It’s not uncommon these days to hear how people are taking on a number of different tasks at work and wearing a variety of hats to help their company operate more leanly and succeed in the marketplace. So what do…

Rigth Side-Issues With Objectification

Once again we find two men prattling on about “women’s issues.” The way this conversation usually shakes out is that the man on the left (see previous page), will state emphatically that although women have come a long way in…

Left Side-Issues With Objectification

My liberation as a man is tied to your liberation as a woman. —Tony Porter, national speaker on the problem of domestic violence. Every semester in the classes on American culture that I teach at Old Dominion University, I ask…

Falling For Wintergreen

For several years, I’ve joined in a tradition of traveling to Wintergreen Resort for New Year’s. A group of my best girlfriends and I drive the three-and-a-half hours northwest to the Blue Ridge Mountains to spend our last days of…

Leading Ladies

Name: Mary Bunting Occupation: Manager, City of Hampton What makes her inspirational: In a way, Mary Bunting was born into public service. Her mother served for years as the city manager of Roanoke, setting a fine example for Bunting to…

Chasing Air

“I’ve been spoken to and touched even before we started setting up,” the paranormal investigator says. Scott Spangler is the co-founder of the Newport News-based 7Cities Paranormal, an eight-member team of ghost hunters that includes a couple of psychics or,…

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