Coastal Virginia Magazine - September 2013

Bath County Getaway

Wander west this weekend to Bath County, Virginia  where you can stay at the historic Omni Homestead Resort in the quaint town of Hot Springs. Go hiking through the Allegheny Mountains of the Shenandoah or relax in the hot springs…

Crozet Getaway

Head north this weekend to the adorable town of Crozet. Stop in at Over the Moon Bookstore & Artisan Gallery to find the perfect read during your getaway, and discover some local treasures in the process. Afterward, choose a favorite…

Lexington Getaway

Head for the hills this weekend to Lexington where the air is fresh and the scenery is beautiful. Recently named to Smithsonian Magazine's List of "The 20 Best Small Towns to Visit in 2013," Lexington is rich with outdoor excursions,…

Chapel Hill Getaway

Thinking of going to the chapel sometime soon? Oh no, not that kind of chapel; we're talking about the one at the edge of the Triangle-North Carolina's Chapel Hill. Start with a visit to the North Carolina Botanical Garden, comprising…

Lake Rawlings Getaway

Continue your exotic travels at Lake Rawlings, a scuba and camping park in Brunswick County. Lake Rawlings provides surprises for those seeking something different in their adventures, and with a maximum depth of 65 feet, warm water and good visibility,…

The Brew Trail

August is Virginia Craft Beer Month, and we can't think of a better way to commemorate this glorious occasion than by touring the Red, White and Brew Trail in Nelson County, which has taken the craft brewing world by storm.…

Warning Weekend Warriors

If you’re a man over 40, you’ve inevitably heard people tell you that you’re getting older and that your body can’t do what it used to. For David Soitsmann a 50-year-old CrossFit athlete, those words of caution sounded all too…

The Doctor Is In

In early June, Peter Martone of Norfolk was in a great deal of pain. It was the weekend, so reaching his doctor probably would have been a hassle—if his doctor would even accept a weekend call. And the thought of…

Straight Talk About Prostate Cancer

According to the National Cancer Institute, an estimated 238,000 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2013, with just under an estimated 30,000 dying from the disease. These are sobering predictions, considering the U.S. Preventative Services Task Force (USPSTF)…

Top Doc for Men

If you’re a patient of Richard G. Rento II, M.D., F.A.C.S., you can count on this—he will spend plenty of time discussing your diagnosis, outlining your options, and ensuring that you know exactly what to expect in the weeks and…

All Heart

According to Robert Epps, the human aorta is as big around as your average garden hose and is shaped like a candy cane, running in an arch shape from the heart and down into the abdominal region where it splits…

Top Docs of Hampton Roads 2013

Taking care of your health is the most important thing you can do for yourself. That’s why this annual Top Docs issue is so important to us. Knowing where to start looking for the right medical professionals isn’t always easy,…

Wide Eyed

If you’re worried that wearing bifocal or trifocal glasses will give away your (middle) age, then consider trying progressive lenses—today’s progressive lenses are better than they used to be. But be sure to factor in time to adjust. “The progressive…

Stretch Summer

At the first blush of summer, sun-filled days seem like they will last forever. But lost in the daze of life’s demands you can suddenly wake up and wonder, where did our summer go? Relax. You can still relish a…

A Natural Beauty

It is impossible for the emotions arising from the sublime to be felt beyond what they are here; so beautiful an arch, so elevated, so light, and springing as it were up to heaven, the rapture of the spectator is…

Boats, Beaches And Business

Once a neighbor of Paul “Crocodile Dundee” Hogan, Sonya Schweitzer has come a long way, literally and figuratively, from her native Australia to head up Dominion Enterprises’ Boats.com division from her Granby Street office in Downtown Norfolk. With stops in…

Not Just Scrap

I wish I’d done it 20 years ago,” asserts artist Sam Hundley on the afternoon of the formal opening of his new Norfolk studio at 2501 Fawn St. “And,” he quips, “my wife wishes I’d done it 30.”     Hundley…

Dealing With Dementia

Among the aging population there is one thing that scares people more than cancer or even death itself—dementia. Although there are many types of dementia, 60-to-80 percent of all cases are Alzheimer’s disease. The Alzheimer’s Association estimates that more than…

Sexuality in Service

It was the lip lock felt ’round the world. When the U.S.S. Oak Hill came home to Virginia Beach on Dec. 21, 2011 after a long deployment, Petty Officer 2nd class Marissa Gaeta kissed her girlfriend, Citlalic Snell, to commemorate…

Just Beachy Drinks

Sometimes you have to compromise on a few things—but taste shouldn’t be one of them. We found some cocktails that transport the palate to an island oasis, even if time—or money—doesn’t permit the trip otherwise. Here are our findings for…

One Chic Boutique

Tucked away among numerous places lining the Port Warwick shopping center in Newport News, you’ll find a cozy store with the words “P.S. Paperie” scripted above its windows. Inside, two stores, The Boutique at Port Warwick and P.S. Paperie, combine…

Hyde Park Hideout

Quietly situated in Norfolk’s Hyde Park is a house that once harbored secrets of the most damaging Soviet spy ring in U.S. history. In May 1985, FBI agents raided a hotel in Rockville, Md. to arrest Norfolk private detective John…

Oyster Abodes

Local environmental group Lynnhaven River Now (LRN), a grassroots non-profit, is taking action to preserve and rebuild our aquatic environment and help out our marine neighbors, specifically the oyster. Working with Oyster Castles, a product of Allied Concrete Company, LRN…

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