Coastal Virginia Magazine - October 2017

Perfect Fall Getaways

The arrival of autumn comes with colorful foliage, cooler air and all of the seasonally inspired flavors. Here are some perfect escapes that make the most of fall:   Charlottesville A stay at Charlottesville’s Graduate Hotel rekindles memories of your…

A Weekend At Graduate Charlottesville Hotel

Some of our greatest lessons were learned in college. Certainly through classes and textbooks but also through the overall college experience: sharing a dorm room with a person you’ve never met before, making lifelong friends and memories, experiencing moments and…

Fall 2017 Performing Arts Events

If you’ve never been to the theater before, there is something indescribably exciting about watching a live performance. The performers project a pure passion for their craft. The music fills your entire being and carries you away with the rest…

Outer Banks Autumn Events

Ask almost anyone who lives on the Outer Banks what their preferred time of the year is, and they’ll say, “Fall.” The temperatures have backed off just a bit, the water is still warm, and there is so much to…

Top Shelf Tailgating

As fall fills the air, leaves blissfully transform, and pumpkin-flavored everything hits the shelves, we’ve got our minds on one thing: football season—and, more specifically, tailgating. While we love loading up the truck with all the fundamental Bs (burgers, brats,…

Top Docs and Dentists 2017 Reception at Virginia Beach MOCA

On Sept. 7, Coastal Virginia Magazine held a reception honoring the Top Docs and Dentists in our region as voted by their peers. Doctors, dentists and their guests on the Southside gathered at Virginia Beach MOCA for drinks, catered food…

CHKD’s NICU Provides Advanced Medical Treatment For Babies

The neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) is a special hospital department dedicated solely to caring for babies born prematurely or with serious medical conditions. In the NICU, doctors and nurses use medical equipment developed to care for and treat the…

Kennedy’s Angel Gowns Helps Heal Bereaved Families

Photo courtesy of LaKaye Mbah Photography Eight years ago, Virginia Beach resident Heather Wilson was preparing for the birth of her first daughter, Kennedy Milan Wilson. She had set up the baby’s nursery, decorating with a theme of butterflies in…

Infant Loss: A Couple's Moment With Their Daughter

Jake and Katie Davenport couldn’t wait to meet their first daughter, Grace, and hold her in their arms. Like most parents, they would treasure the first minutes of their child’s life. But the Davenports knew they had to make each…

Maternal Mortality

There is a disturbing trend happening in the United States that is going in the wrong direction from most of the civilized world. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), maternal mortality rates in the United States…

New Hope Center For Reproductive Medicine's 20th Anniverary

If anyone stumbled upon the New Hope Center for Reproductive Medicine’s 20th anniversary party last July, they would have never guessed there was anything different about the hundreds of children running around, rock climbing, playing games and standing in line…

CoVa Couple Starts Their Family Through Surrogacy

Chris and Candace Wohl married right out of college, but their plan was to wait a while before having children. That plan changed when Chris developed a brain tumor a year into their marriage. After Chris endured dozens of visits…

In Vitro Helped To Make The Nield Family Complete

Laurie Nield always knew she wanted children—in fact, she always knew her number: four. When she presented this information to her now-husband, Joey, before they got married, he laughed. “He said, ‘I’ll agree to one. I can be talked into…

Advances in Medicine Help Couples Overcome Infertility

For couples struggling with infertility, the doubt and uncertainty about their chances at parenthood can be almost unbearable. But thanks to advances in reproductive medicine, more and more couples are overcoming infertility to experience the joys of parenthood.   Factors…

Top Doc of Maternal and Fetal Medicine

Dr. Alfred Abuhamad, professor and chairman for the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and associate dean for Clinical Affairs at Eastern Virginia Medical School (EVMS), didn’t originally plan on being a part of EVMS’s team. Whether it was fate or…

Morning of Hope in Virginia Beach

Coastal Virginia offers many opportunities to promote good physical health. Now there’s an event to promote good mental health as well. On Sept. 9, anyone who has been touched by depression or suicide is invited to gather at Mt. Trashmore…

Creative Workout Options for CoVa Moms

There’s no question that modern mothers face a multitude of challenges every day. For many, one of those challenges is finding a way to stay in shape. Amid the daily shuffle of keeping the kids fed, clothed, entertained, educated and…

Coastal Virginia Spirits Soiree Preview

With 56 licensed distilleries and seven licenses pending, the number of operational distilleries in Virginia is the largest in the nation, nearly doubling that of Kentucky and Tennessee respectively. As the South’s palate for distilled spirits becomes more adventurous, the…