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Editor’s Letter

VOLUME 10, NUMBER 5 August 2012 Published by

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Let the Games Begin! I don’t know about you, but I can’t wait for the Olympic Games in London to get started later this month. I love watching the opening ceremonies when the athletes arrive—every one of them in high spirits, pure elation writ on their faces and in their step. I always think about the road that takes them to that moment, about their hard work and tenacity, and about the drive they all share to be the best. It’s inspiring. In this issue, we celebrate our state’s part in the Olympics with our opening story about Team USA member Terrence Jennings, a 25-year-old Alexandria native who will compete in taekwondo. Terrence takes with him to London the hopes of his family, who supported him throughout his years of training, as well as the hopes of all Virginians who want to see one of our own breathing that rarefied air atop the podium. “To be a Virginian is a tremendous responsibility. So much is expected of us,” wrote Danville-born Lady Nancy Astor, the first female Member of Parliament in the British House of Commons and the inspiration for our style page this issue. Indeed, it is. But I think that living up to high expectations is something we Virginians do best. We’ll be rooting for Terrence, and for the entire Virginia contingent on Team USA, at, where we will follow their progress throughout the games. For those of us who won’t be traveling to London to join in the fun, but want to get into the Olympic spirit, our resident Brit, Associate Editor Daryl Grove, has assembled a guide to some of England’s best-loved treats and where to find them here in Virginia. He has also tracked down a handful of authentic English pubs around the state if you prefer to cheer for your favorite athlete among the company of others with freshly drawn pints in hand. All the talk of athletes and Olympic competition these last months inspired us to find ways we can test our strength and resolve here at home this summer. We sent freelancer Sara Jackson (pictured above) to Skydive Orange to team up with the folks there for some tandem skydiving—certainly a test of resolve if ever there was one. Ever plucky, Sara—who has written a number of fine stories for us before—didn’t hesitate, and accepted the challenge. I think you’ll enjoy reading her account of how it felt to fall from 13,500 feet and return to terra firma. Also in this issue, a feature story from journalist and regular contributor to Virginia Living, Caroline Kettlewell, about some exciting news out of Richmond. Have you heard? A new energy—creative and innovative—has come over the city, and Richmonders are wearing it with pride. RVA stickers are cropping up all over—a testament to the flourishing of arts and culture, recreation, dining and entrepreneurship that the city is experiencing. I hope you will make a visit to Richmond and see for yourself how hip the heart of the Old Dominion can be. There is more in this issue, including our story about improving your poker game—your poker game’s menu, that is. Chef J Frank works his magic to bring us simple but sophisticated fare for your next poker party that will make you a winner no matter what your take is at the end of the night. Also inside is a story about my recent visit to the classic Northern Neck resort, the Tides Inn, for a weekend of deliciously unscripted family time. The talented Mark Atkinson, who has contributed to Time, Esquire and Washingtonian magazines and who brought us our dreamy June 2012 cover, photographed this beautiful resort, which has entertained guests for 65 years. We close with an ode to the bliss of summer’s siren, the tomato, written by a new contributor, George Tisdale, whose musing has made me mad for the round ripe things. I hope you’ll take us with you on your travels during these months of high summer—there is a good read waiting for you.

—erin parkhurst, Editor

Dear Editor: “The Business of Creativity” (April 2012) was an outstanding summary of the potential impact that the Southwest Virginia Cultural Heritage Foundation will have as an economic development catalyst. Telling this story is never easy as the mission is complex and the region so diverse. Tim Thornton did a terrific job. And thanks for the great images as well.

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Dear Editor: I wanted to write and tell you how much I enjoyed Clarke Jones’ article about fly fishing in Virginia in the April 2012 issue of Virginia Living. Having lived in Virginia and worked in the fly fishing industry there for seven years, I can appreciate the area and the fishing that Clarke describes in the story. A native Virginian, I understand the value that fly fishing adds to the quality of life in Virginia and to the commerce and tourism of the state as well. In my opinion, Clarke’s article did a great job of capturing the essence of fly fishing on the Rose River, the unique opportunity that the farm and the area offer anglers, and the people that help create memorable outdoor experiences for the anglers there. I look forward to more fly fishing articles and articles by Clarke in future issues of the magazine! Jim Hickey



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Dear Editor: Kudos. You really did St. Christopher’s School justice in your article, “Profiles in Leadership” (April 2012). We work so hard on our leadership program. It’s nice to be able to share our efforts with your readers.

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Department of Corrections On the Weddings page of our June 2012 issue, we incorrectly identified the bride’s parents. The former Miss Hudson is the daughter of Matthew and Pamela Hudson. We offer the following corrections to our Best of Virginia 2012 special issue: the address for The Globe should be 1628 Laskin Road, Virginia Beach; Captain Tom’s Seafood in Martinsville does not offer an oyster bar nor does it serve alcohol; the first place winner for Best Interior Designer in the Eastern Region is The Pedestal in Kilmarnock; the second place winner for Best Performing Arts Venue in the Central Region is Comedy Sportz Theatre in Richmond; the third place winner for Best Cupcakes in the Central Region is Carytown Cupcakes in Richmond. We apologize for any confusion these errors may have caused. V i r g i n i a

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contents august 2012 Virginia Living

FEAt u r e s

H o m e & Ga r d e n

d e pa r t m e n t s



Upfront 13 Olympic taekwondo hopeful

Capital ideas Transformed by a groundswell of creative energy, Richmond is revealing itself as a hip East Coast city with much more to offer than you’d expect. Welcome to RVA.

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Inspired by Thomas Jefferson’s garden pavilion at Monticello, an Ashland couple’s garden folly is both architectural eye candy and a magical multipurpose room. By kathleen toler

travel 36 Got your vacation

Terrence Jennings, fun food from across The Pond, secrets of the roller coaster, Virginia Rep, farm-to-table food fest, the wonder of white, Bellwether and more.

checklist? Tear it up! The Tides Inn in the Northern Neck is a place to sit back and let time flow by like the Rappahannock River.

click 33 Social functions around

food 54 Poker night doesn’t have to

the state, supporting art, institutions and charities.

weddings 35 Weddings done in grand

Virginia style from across the Commonwealth.

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departure 96 The season of fresh,

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When Terrence Jennings signed up for his first taekwondo lesson at age 10, being an Olympic athlete wasn’t really on his radar; he had other goals. Mostly, he was focused on becoming like his heroes, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. It was a video of the iconic cartoon crime fighters at a Landmark Mall kiosk promoting a new taekwondo school in Alexandria, that caught Jennings’ eye and so, with his mother’s approval, he enrolled in classes to learn the martial art. Within months, former Olympian Patrice Remarck arrived at the school and recruited Jennings for Olympicstyle taekwondo classes. That was nearly 15 years ago. This summer, the 25-year-old Alexandria native will compete at the 2012 Olympic Games in London. The road to London has been long, and has taken Jennings up and down the East Coast and beyond America’s shores. Of course, he admits, “It’s not cheap—travel to national tournaments, qualifiers, little tournaments, international tournaments—that was all funded by my parents.” Fortunately, his parents, a retired supermarket clerk and a metro bus driver, were willing to make some sacrifices for their son—under one condition: “My mom always told me, ‘You made a decision to start this, you’re going to finish it.’” The 2004 T.C. Williams High School grad now sees the Olympics as a chance to hold up his end of the deal, and give back to his parents. “Just to be able to show them that all this time has paid off, for them to be able to say, ‘My son is an Olympian,’ that means so much. I owe them my world.” Jennings’ first real breakthrough came in 2003 when, as

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a Junior National Team member, he won a silver medal at the Junior Pan American Games in Rio. That was when the Olympics became more than just a small dot on a distant horizon. By that time, he says, “I knew the process. I knew how the qualifiers worked and what I had to do. When I was younger [and thought about the Olympics] it was more like, ‘Oh I wish.’ In ’03 it was like, ‘I see this.’” However, the 2004 Olympic Games didn’t include the bantamweight division—the weight class he was fighting in at the time. Jennings would have to wait four years and grow into the featherweight division (for athletes under 149.9 pounds) for an opportunity to compete on his sport’s biggest stage. After graduating from high school, Jennings attended Northern Virginia Community College and balanced schoolwork with odd jobs to fund his training, while keeping his sights set on Beijing. But at the beginning of 2008 Jennings suffered a knee injury—a torn meniscus—before the first Olympic trials. He returned from surgery and rehab to compete in the second Olympic trials at the end of the year, but another torn meniscus— this time in his other knee—ended any hopes of competing in China. However, Jennings was not about to leave the sport to which he had committed most of his life. Instead, he remembers, “I was more aggressive with my recovery the second time. I knew exactly the amount of time it would take, exactly the rehab techniques, exactly the pain I was going to feel, and my mindset was sort of, ‘If I can recover from this once, I can do it again.’” Two injuries in one year, multiple surgeries and months of rehab did affect his fighting. He found that after 2008, he could no longer rely solely on raw power and athleticism to compete at a world-class level. Instead, he says, “I had to learn, for instance, when to slow the pace of a fight down, when to speed it up. In a weird way, those injuries kind of advanced me [technique-wise] in the sport.” Last year, Jennings moved to Miami to train full-time with members of the U.S. National and Junior National Taekwondo teams, supported in part by USA Taekwondo. Today, he’s on top of his game, and his goal is to climb to the top of the podium come August. “I always feel like I have something to prove. The guy I beat to qualify [Texas native Mark Lopez] got silver last time, so he set the bar pretty high. Now I want no less than gold.” Expectations aside, London 2012 won’t be the finale for Jennings; instead, he views it as just another test. Once the 2012 games conclude, his training will continue. “Whatever day my coach says to be back in the gym, I’ll be back. And good or bad, I’ll forget everything and start preparing for 2016.” Jennings’ first Olympic fight will be on August 9. Follow his progress at i l l u s t r at i o n b y r o b e r t m e g a n c k

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Give ‘em an inch... and they’ll take a forest. inchworms invade virginia. I used to think they were cute. Come spring I’d see them, those little apple-green caterpillars dangling on the breeze from their invisible silken threads. Every now and then—oh look! how darling!—I’d find one had accidentally run aground on my sleeve, and there it was scooching along with that funny little humping meander, and I would carefully pluck it off and gently place it on a nearby leaf to go its way. That was before the wormpocalypse. They came, this spring, by the (approximately) gazillions; an onslaught, a ravening horde, a Hitchcockian invasion of Very Hungry Caterpillars, and in some parts of Central Virginia they ate whole acres of trees nearly bare. “Inchworm,” forsooth. Forever after thou shall be known by thy true name: the cankerworm. “Outbreak is a good term,” says Forest Health Specialist Dr. Chris Asaro of the Virginia Department of Forestry, describing this year’s wormageddon, which included Richmond and surrounding counties, and, according to Asaro, infesta-

tions as far east as Williamsburg. “This is a native insect, not an invasive species,” Asaro says. “It is always there, but its numbers can vary from year to year, and occasionally there can be an outbreak like this.” There is both a spring and a fall cankerworm. Both species are caterpillars in the spring, says Asaro, but most of what those of us in worm central were probably seeing this spring was in fact the fall species. Once done feeding (and feeding, and feeding), the fall cankerworms drop to the ground on those silken threads (so many this spring that walking outdoors felt like brushing through a beaded curtain of dangling worms), then spin a pupa down in the leaf litter beneath the trees from which the adult moth will emerge in the fall. “They will be active on cool days in November, when it’s 30 to 40 degrees out,” says Asaro. So does that mean we can look forward to Night of the Living Moth in the fall? “Most of the time, people don’t notice the moths, because they are very small and drab-looking,” says Asaro. The female moths don’t even

have wings—they climb up to the tops of trees to attract the males. Well, thank goodness for that, because candidly, I’ve had enough of the fall cankerworm. At first, people were simply remarking, “My, doesn’t it seem like there are a lot of inchworms this spring?” Why yes, there were. A lot. And then more. And then a lot more. And then people were posting photos on Facebook of writhing masses of them congregated on patio furniture and porch railings. In my front yard, one maple and three towering oaks—apparently your preferred inchworm cuisine—were eaten down to the bare branches. And standing beneath the trees, I could hear this sound, like the patter of a light rain falling. “What’s that sound?” I kept asking. That would be the sound of cascading inchworm … er … well, according to Asaro, “frass is the technical term for bug poop.” Yes, dear reader, so much … frass … was falling that a layer of it covered our front steps and sidewalk. “It’s dry and it is basically chewedup plant material, so it is harmless, and it supplies the soil with nutrients,” says Asaro. OK, but still. Ick. And furthermore, that chewed up plant material was practically the entire tree canopy of our front yard, digested and excreted. I imagined a scorched-earth summer to come. Fortunately, there was good news. “Even though the cankerworms defoliate the trees, in most cases those trees will recover and leaf out completely again within a month or two,” Asaro says, and indeed, after some much-needed generous rain, our trees unfurled an entirely new raiment of green. Trees that are already stressed or diseased might not recover as well, and a few years of this kind of assault could sap the will to live of even the most robust of trees. “But from an ecological viewpoint, the cankerworms’ bark is a lot worse than their bite,” says Asaro. And what of next year? Should we prepare for another wormvasion? “People always ask, ‘Will they be back next year?’” says Asaro. The answer to that question will be determined by the predator insects that like their spot of cankerworm morning, noon and night. “During outbreak years, it can take a while before their natural enemies catch up with them,” says Asaro. One of these in particular is the fiery searcher, a large greenish beetle that scurries about snatching up cankerworms as they drop from the trees. Next year, I’m rooting for beetlemania. —Caroline Kettlewell V i r g i n i a

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being sung, and their tastes enjoyed by a growing and loyal following of epicures who have discovered the Pure Pasty Company in Vienna. Thanks to owner and native-born Englishman Michael Burgess, we colonials can now experience pasties in all their regal and rustic glory. Burgess, a large, affable, graying fellow of 50, opened his shop in October 2010 after several annual snowboarding vacations in the U.S. prompted him and his family to make themselves permanent expats and move to Virginia. He bakes Traditional beef Cornish pasty from Pure Pasty in Vienna. his pasties fresh daily with ingredients that are nearly all organic and local. They range from a delicious traPronounced PASS-tee, these golden baked turnovers consist of a short-crust pastry that enfolds any num- ditional style meat-potato-onion filling with a touch of cream cheese, to the exotic fusion of flavors from India in ber of delectable, savory fillings. Think of them as kind of their tikka masala-filled Cornish masala pasty. a hearty empanada with a British accent. Today, Burgess is ready for the summer 2012 Olympics Pasties are probably one of the oldest, traditional in London. “We already have a slew of requests for pasregional dishes still eaten in England today. The ties coming in from sports fans, Anglophiles, expats, and occupying Romans knew them over a thousand years native Brits in corporate jobs and the diplomatic service, ago. King Henry VIII mentions eating them, and for many who want to have parties and gatherings to watch their hundreds of years the highly portable meal-unto-itself favorite Olympic events with family and friends,” he says. was the standard luncheon fare for men working deep in Don’t live near Vienna? No problem. Burgess says he Cornwall’s tin mines. can FedEx a box of pasties and still deliver them fresh: The designation “Genuine Cornish Pasty” has “We’ve sent orders from Maine to Miami, with success recently been awarded protected legal status—similar and rave reviews.” Bob’s your uncle. to “Champagne” in France—and now their praises are

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Frank Havens 1952 Arlington canoer who paddled to gold in the 10,000 meter singles in Helsinki. Melissa Ripley 1972 Swimmer from Springfield who made a splash in Munich, winning gold in the 100 and 200-meter backstroke and 4 x 100 medley. Benita Mosley 1984 Dale City athlete who topped the podium in Los Angeles after running the 100-meter hurdles in a time of 12.84 seconds. Pernell Whitaker 1984 Boxer from Norfolk who fought his way to gold in Los Angeles in the lightweight division. Alonzo Mourning 2000 Basketball player and Chesapeake native who averaged 10.2 points per game as part of the U.S. Men’s basketball team that won gold in Sydney.

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Inside the Design House at the Old Lucketts Store.

The modest town of Lucketts, located just seven miles north of historic Leesburg, may not seem at first like a hotspot for chic shopping. But for the discerning consumer of antiques and collectibles, it’s a treasure trove. And the gem of the bunch? The Design House at the Old Lucketts Store where nearly every month of the year owner Suzanne Eblen and antiques dealer Amy Whyte transform the two-story hometurned-shop from top to bottom. The stylish, petite pair—best friends for 20 years— have put their hearts, souls and innate flair for decorating into the Design House for the past eight years. They and their team paint walls, redecorate and artfully arrange—and re-arrange—their inventory of garden furniture, accessories and architectural salvage items, which they describe as “vintage hip.” Once it’s ready (sometimes not until the wee hours of the night before its debut) the Design House is opened to the

public for three days, and every item within goes up for sale. “I always like each room to have a purpose or story. So we ask ourselves, ‘Who lives in this room, what is their story, and what do they do in here?’” explains Eblen. “We once had two beautiful twin beds for sale. One way to display them was side by side with everything matching, but I found that boring and expected so we created the story of the step sisters who didn’t like each other, and wanted everything different from one another,” says Eblen. “We moved the beds far apart in a nontraditional arrangement plus gave each a different color scheme from the throw pillows to the slippers under the bed. It visually told the story, but it was still pleasing to the eye.” “It’s a lot of work redesigning a house every month, but we love how happy it makes people who visit and their appreciation of our ideas,” says Eblen. “We have some customers who are there at every show, waiting to be inspired. Sometimes they’ll even remember a previous Design House better than I do!” Planning to visit the Design House? Make a day of it and check out some of Lucketts’ other antique and collectible stores: On A Whim 14920 James Monroe Highway Don’t miss their stunning array of ’50s era prom dresses and accessories, as well as hard-to-find Annie Sloan Chalk Paint. The Beekeeper’s Cottage 42350 Lucketts Road The place to go for Italian linens, reclaimed barn wood farm tables, vintage inspired jewelry and painted furniture. My Wit ’s End 12810 James Monroe Highway The store sells genuine antiques that are affordably priced.

Food fest fêtes farm-to-table fare. By Lisa Antonelli Bacon We’re pretty sure there isn’t an Inedible Food Fest. But that doesn’t detract from Edible Food Fest, a celebration of the Earth to Table Movement which promotes use of locally-sourced foods, to be held in the heart of downtown Orange on August 11. Highlights of the inaugural event include the premiere of “’Tis the Season,” journalist

Philip Audibert’s documentary about Orange native Edna Lewis, who grew up on farm-to-table foods and famously redefined Southern food with her 1976 bestselling book The Taste of Country Cooking. The keynote speaker is Joel Salatin, a third-generation Shenandoah Valley farmer whose Polyface Farm refines environmentally conscious farming practices. Cooking demonstrations, children’s activities, tastings and music round out the docket. And oh, did we mention there will be food offered by chefs and farmers? Locally sourced and, yes, edible.

Literary Libations Petersburg coffee house celebrates poets Edgar Allan Poe and Hiram Haines. BY Martha Steger

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When 27-year-old Edgar Allan Poe and his 13-year-old cousin-bride, Virginia Clemm, honeymooned in the secondfloor suite of Petersburg’s Hiram Haines’ Literary Restorative & Coffee House in 1836, neither they nor their friend Hiram Haines—poet, newspaper editor and owner of said coffee house— envisioned a time when the city itself would need restoration. Today, the coffee house,

re-opened by owner Jeff Abugel in 2010, is contributing to the revival of Petersburg’s Old Towne by honoring its past. Photographs and drawings of about 100 famous writers— including Poe—line the walls of the comfy coffee house in a nod to the establishment’s literary heritage. Poe fans travelling through the area regularly stop in and try their hand at identifying all of the authors’

images. (If they guess correctly, Abugel will pick up the tab.) Abugel also hosts the occasional reading, book signing or performance by local bands. Too bad Poe himself can’t drop in for a Poe Panini or Mrs. Haines’ Big Salad, or enjoy a sip of wine or beer in the covered three-story alley known as Rue Morgue. He would have felt right at home. 804-722-0505 V i r g i n i a

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What’s In A Name? Virginia Repertory theatre prepares to take center stage. By Daryl Grove The curtain has come down on two of Richmond’s most storied theater companies—Barksdale Theatre, first formed in 1953, and Theatre IV, founded in 1975. But fear not, because these two old favorites whose annual attendance tops 500,000 have simply merged, and in July the curtain will rise to reveal the new Virginia Repertory Theatre—Central Virginia’s largest professional theater company. We sat down with Artistic Director Bruce Miller and Managing Director Phil Whiteway, who together founded Theatre IV and simultaneously managed it and Barksdale for the last 11 years, to find out how and why two companies finally became one. Take a bow, gentlemen. Why was the merger necessary? Miller: It has been a longtime goal of ours to establish in Richmond a major theater company that is part of the national theater scene. Part of what is required to do that is some heft, some size. Whiteway: The two theaters have been working together collaboratively in a business manner —sharing a staff of 47—since 2001. But it became increasingly difficult to share our collective stories. Now we have one story, one message, one unified logo and one unified name.

theater will now be at Willow Lawn mall and the adult theater downtown at the former Empire Theatre, newly renamed the November Theatre.] Just how big is the new company? Whiteway: People’s perceptions of Theatre IV and of Barksdale were that they were small and did not really have the impact of a Virginia Ballet or of a Virginia Symphony—so by combining them we are saying, “We are as large or in some cases larger than some of those major organizations.”

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Will audiences notice any difference? Whiteway: We love and honor and respect the histories that form the basis of our theaters, and that won’t change. We think that the quality will be consistent. People will not notice a change there other than the venues themselves. [The children’s

Why did a merger take so long to happen? Miller: It took so long because of passion! We were respectful of the people who were passionate about each of the two legacies. Phil and I visited the last surviving founder of Barksdale, Pete Kilgore, on the day before he died [in January

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Busch Gardens’ newest roller coaster, Verbolten. Would you recognize a chain dog if you saw one? What about a light curtain? Coaster enthusiasts can see firsthand how these components, and hundreds of others, help to make their stomachs drop this summer on Busch Gardens Williamsburg’s Roller Coaster Insider Tour. Adrenaline hounds can pay extra, about $65, for behind-the-scenes access to three coasters before the park—long regarded as a mecca for thrill ride junkies—opens each morning. The tour includes exclusive ride time on two of the park’s six coasters and entry into otherwise restricted areas: cramped control rooms with flashing buttons and video monitors, and spotless C o ntrib u t e d p h o t o s

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Fairway to Fame LPGA hopefuls tee up in Richmond this summer. Ever wonder how LPGA champions like Annika Sorenstam and Nancy Lopez got their start? Find out August 17-19 when the LPGA Futures Tour arrives in Richmond. Nearly 150 women golfers, including six Virginians, will compete in the fifth annual Eagle Classic at Richmond Country Club. They will be vying for a $100,000 purse, and—perhaps more importantly—a card to play in the Ladies Professional Golf Association. Twenty-six-year-old Suffolk native Lauren Doughtie is this year’s front-runner. This could be your chance to say, “I saw her when!”

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Bellwether a compendium of news and notes from around the state. By Lisa Antonelli Bacon, Nik Conklin and J.P. Welch

Vintage Virginia Beach If you are looking for an opportunity to take a backward glance, pick up a copy of Vintage North End Virginia Beach by Ann Hanbury Callis and Danna Cullen. Now being overtaken by decidedly un-Virginialike McMansions, the North End is where well-heeled Virginians have vacationed for generations. (No respectable Virginian would have been caught dead staying south of 32nd Street.) The coffee table-sized book traces the beach’s history, beginning at the turn of the 20th century and ending in the ’70s. But the book captures the best of the beach over those decades, including an early-but-undated shot of the great room of the Princess Anne Country Club, which welcomed guests with cushioned wicker furniture and an oversized moose head on the wall. Even if your provenance isn’t Virginia, you’ll enjoy seeing the evolution of swimming costumes.

Smarty Pants Alexandria is highly literate; Richmond, not so much. That’s if you believe According to Amazon, Alexandria is the best-read city in America. Richmond barely made it onto the list at number 20. (Ouch. Even with three universities.) The web giant based its listing on sales of books, ebooks, magazines and newspapers. Alexandria even beat out Cambridge, Massachusetts, home of Harvard University, which ranked number two. And here’s the rub: Alexandria doesn’t even have one bookstore. That’s right. The last one standing was Books-a-Million, which closed last year. We get it now. Since Alexandria doesn’t have its own bookstore, residents obviously order online, making Alexandria not only best read but probably some of Amazon’s best customers, too!

Only in Virginia What do a giant pencil in Wytheville, a brewery in Richmond and a drive-in movie theater in Abingdon all have in common? Not much. But don’t take our word for it—see them for yourself. Unique roadside attractions, small-town oddities, historic venues and local music jams all across the state are the focus of the Virginia Tourism Corporation’s new “Old School Road Trips” campaign, which is aimed at giving visitors and natives a glimpse of truly authentic Virginia. The campaign, which kicked off May 24 at Doumar’s Cones and Barbecue in Norfolk, encourages folks to avoid excessive vacation planning and just get in the car and explore. If you’re in need of some direction, consult one of the 30 road trip itineraries available on the Virginia Tourism website.

Dig It Indiana Jones has nothing on Bill Kelso. In fact, Kelso has one up on Jones. The director of archaeology at Historic Jamestowne received a phone call earlier this year from the British Embassy in Washington, D.C., telling him he is in line to receive one of Britain’s highest honors by being named Honorary Commander of the British Empire. Kelso’s work on the Jamestown Rediscovery Project is what got the Crown’s attention. Since joining the project in 1993, he has led archaeologists to turn up more than a million artifacts on Jamestown Island, including the location of the original 1607 fort, the later statehouse and the church where Pocahontas and John Rolfe were married. Until Kelso came along, all of these sites were believed to have been swallowed by the mighty James River.

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Golden Years, Gold Medal It has been proven time and again that all that stuff about old dogs and new tricks is blooey. And here comes 93-year-old Springfield resident Charlie Edwards to prove it once again. Edwards’ trick is archery, a late-life pursuit he took up just six months before winning the gold in May at the Virginia Senior Games in Richmond. Edwards’ point-and-shoot skills have qualified him to compete in next summer’s National Senior Games in Cleveland, Ohio. The World War II veteran says his duties as a Navy pilot weren’t much different from his goals in archery. “Instead of pointing my airplane at a target, now I’m pointing my bow and arrow.”

Snip, Snip Here Don’t you hate it? You only need a scant teaspoon of fresh mint or rosemary, but you have to buy a whole ounce and, even worse, pay about what you would for an entire plant. But if you live in Lynchburg, all you have to do is trundle over to Bedford Avenue Meat Shop and help yourself to a few snips from any of the 20 herbs growing on the 10 by 12 footliving wall. The store’s new façade came about when owner Justin Mays wanted to spruce up his storefront. According to Mays, it helps “the community to eat better,” a worthy mission for the region’s only meat vendor with a holistic health coach on staff. So come, clip and enjoy. 434-845-6328

Richmond Chef Can Take the Heat Gordon Ramsay’s “Hell’s Kitchen” is just that: Hell. On national television (FOX), Ramsay slices, dices and torments select chefs from around the country as they compete for a job at a Las Vegas restaurant. Taking the heat this 10th season is Clemenza Caserta, chef at Stuzzi—a Vera Pizza Napoletana-certified restaurant in Richmond. (The VPN designation means its pizza is authentically Neopolitan.) At press time, FOX was not releasing the name of this season’s winner. And contestants on the show, which filmed a year ago, are lip-locked by a confidentiality agreement. But one question lingers: Why does the show say Caserta lives in Staten Island instead of Richmond, where he has lived for four years? Caserta claims Staten Island as his hometown, and he says he still operates a catering business there. Hmm. How could being from Staten Island be more impressive than being from Richmond?

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Steered Wrong A Mexican bullfighter, robbed in D.C., meets good Samaritans in NoVa.


’Twas a dozy August 25 for the state police working the Woodbridge weighing scales; just another Saturday afternoon without incident. Until the arrival, that is, of years ago one Jorce Carrillo, who was on the horns of a dilemma worse than anything he had faced professionally. Carrillo was a matador from Tijuana who had found himself in Northern Virginia sin just about everything but his passport and the clothes on his back, reported the Manassas Journal Messenger. Having done his thing at a bullfighting arena in Argentina, Carrillo flew to New York, then took a Greyhound bound for Georgia, where he ran afoul of a pickpocket in Washington who made off with all his dollars. Fortunately, they missed his passport. He hitched a ride outside D.C., and the driver took him to the first place he could think of where there would be police—the truck scales. His car and other clothes were with relatives in Atlanta, but now he had no way to get there. The Mexican Embassy offered to put Carillo up for the weekend, but time was of the essence; Carrillo had to drive to his next bullfight in Mexico by September 2. What’s a matador to do? Enter Justice of the Peace Horace Allred, arriving to work his shift at the


The Virginia Field Sports Association takes a bite out of years ago predation in the Commonwealth when it slaps a $100 bounty on the heads of foxes, larger hawks and owls, wildcats, weasels and minks, reports the Warren Sentinel. The person “presenting the greatest number of scalps” before October 15 will receive $50; second place will get $30, and third, $20. The association “has the names of a thousand of the best men in Virginia on its rolls,” reads the Sportsman’s Directory and Year Book that will be published five years hence. Its raison d’être is to protect game.


truck scales. He immediately took Carrillo’s cause before the business owners of Woodbridge, asking for donations toward a bus ticket. ¡Olé! Nearly everyone anted up, and Allred collected $40—pretty generous at a time when a gallon of gasoline went for a quarter, a stamp for four cents, and a doctor’s visit for five smackers. But hold your Jorces! Even without the caritas of the locals, it could be that our hero could have sung for his supper—or his ticket south. Señor Google has never heard of Jorce Carrillo (suggesting the Manassas paper spelled the name wrong), but turns up plenty of hits for Jorge Carrillo, with a ‘g,’ including a 2010 story from Spanish blog Tinta de heroteca which recalls a 1967 interview with a bullfighting Jorge Carrillo, a.k.a. Chavalillo (the Kid), who had improvised a unique prelude to the traditional bullfighting fugue: He sang to the crowd before the main event. He had taken his act all over South America and even to Spain. Could our hero be the same Carrillo who, according to a 1996 New York Times piece, had settled in New York and, though never “a great star,” ran the story, was among the “best matadors in Manhattan” (a town not especially celebrated for its matadors)? A tad flamboyant, he wore his sombrero on the avenues, and, with the club, demonstrated capework to members. Our man was certainly a star in Woodbridge, but he nearly hit another rough patch before he could get on the road again. The “climax to the afternoon,” read the 1962 article, came when the bus almost left behind a Carrillo swept up in thanking all his benefactors. But he made the bus and headed on to Atlanta. Do you suppose they stopped at South of the Border?

Mark Weller, a rural mail carrier in years ago Fairfax County described by the Fairfax Herald as “universally beliked,” buys a spanking new motorcycle in hopes of adding a little zip to his delivery. His ride “bucks a little before he gets fairly started,” but after a few tweaks the man of letters is “over the hills and far away.” But not for long. The “contraption” stalls, and Weller is forced to borrow a horse and buggy with which to complete his appointed rounds. He’ll be back astride the bike once he’s “more familiar with its idiosyncrasies and mechanism.”


On a summertime stroll in Clear Fork, in Bland County, years ago alert little Billie Lambert finds, in a hole in a fencepost, a bluebird nest. Each time she passes by, Billie peers inside to observe the nestlings. One day she inquires politely, “‘Anybody at home?’” But inside the post the girl spies only a large black snake, which “raises its head in her face,” reports the Clinch Valley News. Billie’s shrieks bring her papa scrambling. He finds the snake “so full of birds, the post had to be split before the snake could be taken out.” The reporter leaves the fate of the reptile to the reader’s imagination.

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Perfection Unraveled A love triangle gone wrong shatters the idyllic façade of a post-WWII Virginia town.

When Robert Goolrick’s debut novel, A Reliable Wife (published January 2010), started receiving massive pre-publication buzz, he wanted to escape New York City and move to a quieter place so he could work on his next book. “I didn’t want to end up being somebody who just went to literary cocktail parties,” he says as one who avoids the spotlight. As his novel climbed to #1 on The New York Times bestseller list, Goolrick settled into a new home in White Stone on Virginia’s Northern Neck. There, he began work on his next novel, Heading Out to Wonderful, which is set in the small town of Brownsburg in Rockbridge County just after World War II. But this perfect little town has an ugly secret regarding its richest resident. Boaty Glass is a mean-spirited bully who wants to be treated like royalty by everyone he thinks is beneath him, which, since he inherited family wealth and holds deeds on half the town, is essentially everybody. None of the townsfolk like him but they all fear him, and that’s good enough for Boaty. At the age of 48, he decides it’s time to take a wife, but no woman in town will have him. So he trolls the backwoods with a business proposition in mind, driving slowly until he finds a father willing to allow his 15-year-old daughter, Sylvan, to marry Boaty in exchange for a new tractor and a deal to sell Boaty his farm for $3,000 if the family can continue to live there rent-free. The caveat to the deal is that if Sylvan ever runs off, her family will be kicked off the farm. Sylvan is just one more possession for Boaty, the beautiful wife he thinks might earn him more respect in the community. He feels no love for her, made abundantly clear in this passage from their wedding night: “He made her bathe three times that afternoon, until all the towels were damp on their hooks, and he finally could sit in his own living room with his own wife and not smell the stink of country on her. By the time she was done, clean to his satisfaction, her skin had the color of the sun setting outside, and it was time to eat again, so they sat down to two plates left out by Louise, covered in wax paper, and they ate a little, and then they went upstairs to bed.” The idea of an indentured wife appealed to Goolrick’s interest in women’s historical lack of property rights, a condition he perceived as being just one step away from

women becoming property. “In my mother’s generation,” he says, “women had houses and furniture and silver and all that stuff that they were supposed to take care of and treat as if they owned, but they didn’t actually own anything. And I’ve always been fascinated by that. And I think, in both [my novels], the women seem to be victims at the outset and they turn out not to be. They turn out to be much more powerful than you think they would be in the circumstances.” Though the plot takes several incredulous twists and turns, the story

and all its main characters are based on actual events. “Heading Out to Wonderful largely follows a true story that I heard years ago when I lived in Greece,” Goolrick explains. “I thought, ‘This is the best story I’ve ever heard!’ And it took me a long time to figure out what it was that fascinated me about it and why the people acted the way they acted. But I think I came to an understanding, and that’s when I started to write.” In many ways, this book is about the pursuit of the American Dream. Although Sylvan is forced by her family’s contract to remain with a

The Woman Who Wasn’t There: The True Story of an Incredible Deception by Robin Gaby Fisher & Angelo J. Guglielmo Jr. , Touchstone, $26.00

Accounts of Tania Head barely escaping the World Trade Center on 9/11 and her husband perishing on the 98th floor became front-page stories. Tania joined the World Trade Center Survivor’s Network and led dignitaries on tours at Ground Zero. But she hadn’t really been in the WTC that day—or the country, for that matter—hadn’t been married and hadn’t worked for the company she claimed. This is the story of a horrible series of lies, their eventual unraveling and the questions left in the wake of the woman who wasn’t there. A read that will leave you both astonished and perplexed.

Artistic Interiors: Designing with Fine Art Collections by Suzanne Lovell, Stewart, Tabori & Chang, $60.00

This coffee table book brims with hundreds of gorgeous, full-color photos of couture environments designed by Suzanne Lovell. Each setting showcases an interior she designed that is both livable and artistic in a way that expresses the homeowner’s personality. From using recessed alcoves to display museum-quality objects, such as Native American pottery, to using murals to bring life into rooms without outside views, Lovell shares the insight behind each of her beautifully appointed spaces.

The Cove by Ron Rash, Ecco Press, $25.99

Hank and Laurel Shelton are teenagers trying to make do on a farm in a cove in North Carolina during World War I. Unfortunately, everyone in the area believes that the cove is cursed and that Laurel is a witch, evidenced by the wine-stain birthmark on her chest. Nearby, a German musician escapes from an internment camp, pretending to be mute so nobody will hear his accent. When he wanders into the cove, Laurel takes him in and finds happiness for the first time in her life. But as with everything else in the cove, tragedy awaits them in the shadows. A beautifully written story.

Holidays in Heck: A Former War Correspondent Experiences Frightening Vacation Fun by P. J. O’Rourke, Atlantic Monthly Press, $24.00

After more than 20 years of traveling to embattled countries as a war correspondent, P. J. O’Rourke decided to take a few actual vacations. In 19 essays, he describes trips to exotic locales (such as Hong Kong), museums (Chicago’s Field Museum), monuments (the National World War II Memorial) and Disneyland. His writing style is captivating, a mixture of elegant prose interspersed with curmudgeonly candor and political jabs. His off-kilter way of looking at things turns this travel book into a fun-filled vacation.

man she despises, she still dreams of a happier life—the kind she sees in movies. When a handsome stranger, Charlie Beale, comes to town, he appears to be the dashing hero she’s been waiting for. But Charlie has a dream as well. Heading Out to He longs to live an Wonderful anonymous life in by Robert Goolrick a peaceful town. Algonquin Books As Charlie puts it, of Chapel Hill, $24.95 “I’ve seen enough of the world. I just want my own little corner of it. A place to feel at home again.” But their dreams are forgotten once Sylvan and Charlie meet. A spark ignites between them, and afterward they can think of little else but ways to get together. “I’m fascinated by the obsessiveness of love,” Goolrick says, “and what people will do when they are in love. And I think of Sylvan and Charlie both as being victims of a passion that they hadn’t planned on and they can’t control.” Although his two novels take place 60 and 100 years ago, Goolrick is quick to point out they are not historical novels. He did, however, sprinkle historical tidbits into them to add texture, such as the pervasive fascination with baseball stars of the day. “I did a lot of research about baseball from that summer and the pivotal importance of Jackie Robinson,” he says, “because the more specific detail you have, the more real the story becomes for the reader. So, yes, there was research; but I don’t think it’s a novel about 1948. Historical novels are about historical figures like Henry VIII. The people in mine, the characters, are very modern, contemporary people; they just happen to live in the past.” Unlike the roller-coaster ride of modern-day thrillers, Heading Out to Wonderful has a slow and serene tempo apropos of the era in which it’s set. Landscapes are painted in lusciously vivid detail, and scenes unfold at a dreamy pace as Sylvan and Charlie succumb to desire. Conflict builds in the background like an unwatched, covered pot rattling on a hot stove, threatening to explode. We know something terrible will happen, but the gaspinducing result is one we never see coming and is something we’ll never be able to forget. V i r g i n i a

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noticed it when we turned left onto Irvington Road from Route 3 in White Stone and found ourselves tailgating another SUV on the two-lane drive. We backed off—a bit, anyway—and checked the GPS; we were almost there. Our destination on this sun-soaked early summer afternoon? The Tides Inn. My husband and I and our daughter, 16, and sons, 12 and 9, had a full programme planned for the weekend—crabbing, kayaking, sailing, golfing ... lots of activities ending in ‘ing’—and I had hustled my brood out of Richmond at light speed so we could get the good times rolling. (Had toothbrushes been packed? Pajamas? No time to check bags, I thought, we’ve got to get moving.)

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But once we arrived in Irvington, no one else seemed to be in a hurry. It wasn’t until later when my husband and I had installed ourselves on the inn’s terrace with cool drinks in hand that I had my answer. There was no need to rush. With Carter’s Creek at our feet and the mouth of the Rappahannock glinting beyond, and our kids (who had by that time abandoned their shoes) playing croquet in the thick, soft grass of the lawn adjacent to the terrace, I realized what everyone else here already knew. A visit to the Tides Inn doesn’t have to be scripted or tightly scheduled. In fact, it shouldn’t be. The best way to enjoy it is to just let the time unfold. There is certainly plenty to do at the 106-room

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There is something about the Tides Inn, set on a peninsula overlooking Carter's Creek on the historic Northern Neck, that has kept guests coming back again and again for generations. By Erin Parkhurst Photography by Mark Edward Atkinson

resort, which first opened in 1947 on the peninsula overlooking Carter’s Creek in the historic Northern Neck. In addition to a 60-slip marina and a professional sailing school, the inn has an 18-hole golf course, 9-hole par 3 golf course, full-service spa, swimming pool and tennis courts. The resort was accessible only via steamboat until 1957, when the Robert O. Norris Bridge (also known as the Rappahannock Bridge) was completed to connect Lancaster and Middlesex counties. At that time, guests would often stay for several weeks. Today, the average stay is about three days, says General Manager Gordon Slatford—definitely not enough time to cover the resort’s extensive activity list as I had originally thought we’d do. But that was OK. Unlike other resort destinations

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I have visited, I felt no urgency to do it all. No, our weekend lay before us in all the meandering pleasantness of Carter’s Creek itself. This, I decided, must be part of the reason people come back to the Tides Inn again and again. “I’ve been on airplanes and sat next to people from all over who tell me they have heard of the Tides Inn,” says Slatford, a convivial man with a puckish wit who came to the inn in 2006. The Brit, who can often be found chatting up guests and joking with staff that number as many as 200 during the height of the summer, has managed leading hotels all around the world. He says he thinks the Tides Inn has become a tradition with so many families because it’s a place for them to reconnect and play together.

Above, clockwise from left: The Tides Inn terrace overlooking Carter's Creek; Scott Phillips crabbing with son Grayson and daughter Quinn at the marina; guest room.

And play we did. Our first stop was the marina. The inn introduced a new floating dock in 2011 that can harbor vessels up to 150 feet, and added 24 new boat slips. As we approached, a shaggy golden retriever leapt off an arriving sailboat and onto the dock, clearly glad to return to land. “Well-behaved” canine guests are welcome at the Tides Inn, Slatford told me. The inn offers petsitting and grooming services as well as amenities including beds, water bowls and a bottomless biscuit barrel. Note to self: Bring dog next time.

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A sailboat leaves the Tides Inn marina.

A pathway leading around the property drew the kids off to explore. Kids can do that safely, by the way, head out for some of their own time at the beach, or cruise the property and pick up a game of disc golf or tennis. When they reappeared, we were all lured by the boats, and in fairly short order found ourselves paddling out into the creek—three of us in a kayak, and two in a paddleboat. After one minor collision with a dock post, we paddled our way toward the mouth of the river, stopping to inspect the many osprey nests along the way. Like the boats, bikes at the Tides Inn are available first-come, first-serve, waiting neatly in a row beneath the porte cochere at the main entrance. (How nice it was not to have to sign up for everything.) On our first outing, Earl Baker, one of three bellmen who have worked at the inn for nearly 30 years, helped us select our bikes and helmets. Before we set off though, we helped ourselves to a brownie—or two—and a sip of the fresh lemonade available at the bellmen’s station. I realized then that there was no chance of anyone going hungry during the weekend. We pedaled past the spa (which, we found, requires advance booking, so we would have to save that for next time), tennis courts and Crab Net Kids Club (a supervised play program for younger kids) and then down the entrance road and out onto King Carter Drive. As we rode into the village of Irvington in the mellow late afternoon light, we passed the Steamboat Museum and several churches in addition to a lovely field of wildflowers. The bells of Irvington Baptist Church peeled the hour and then rang out a short song while my sons raced ahead and jumped off the curb to see which one of them could get the most ‘air.’ There was something for all of us in that moment. But the Tides Inn is not just about play; it is also

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about great food. The inn has four restaurants, and we had reserved a table for our first evening in the East Room, the inn’s fine dining restaurant. Plates for my husband and me arrived artfully laden with the inn’s specialty—Chesapeake Bay crab cakes—along with fresh asparagus and fried Rappahannock oysters. My daughter enjoyed scallops served over white cheddar cheese grits, and the boys were thrilled to find a cheeseburger on the menu. Unbelievably, the kids found room after both our evening meals to indulge in another of the resort’s nightly traditions: gooey s’mores, roasted and assembled around a fire pit on the terrace or beach from 6 to 8 o’clock. They were such a hit that the kids had s’mores before dinner, between their salad and entrée, and again just as the operation was closing down, chocolate-smearing the boys’ shirts and chins. Too indulgent? The kids didn’t think so. We ended both our evenings at the resort in the cozy View Room, a large library-like space off the lobby with several cushy seating areas and stuffed chairs. We played board games (including a round of Scrabble on a super-sized board) and joined in several rounds of Bingo led by the inn’s activities staff. At first, our video-game-generation children were not interested in the classic, played on wooden boards with sliding windows that revealed the letters beneath, but by the end of the night the thrill of competition—and the accompanying milk and cookies and prizes—had won them over. Before going to bed, my husband and I topped off our days with the inn’s signature Lancaster Lemonade—a deceptively devilish cocktail—at the bar in the Chesapeake Club. Consisting of most parts Vodka, with splashes of Limoncello, fresh lemon juice and ginger ale served over ice

in a Mason jar with fresh lemon balm, it looks harmless, even a bit frilly. But drink too fast and you’ll discover it carries a punch. On Saturday, I was treated to a tour of the kitchen by the energetic Executive Chef TV Flynn. Some of his staff of 45 were prepping for a large wedding anniversary party, a wedding, and a fundraiser for several hundred taking place later that evening in addition to the regular meal service of the day. As he strode through the kitchen and I hustled to keep up, he pointed out peanut butter and jelly moon pies, blood orange ceviche and edamame hummus among many other delectable dishes in various stages of production. The well-ordered kitchen was humming. “We’ve been farm-to-table since I got here,” Flynn told me, “We’re surrounded by it.” Menus change according to what’s being caught in the creek and river (sea bass and trout in addition to oysters and crabs), and what is farmed nearby. Says Flynn: “When we have fresh corn, I’ll do corn relish or corn salsas. Our asparagus comes from a farmer a few miles down the road.” Flynn grows his own herbs on the property, and Slatford also maintains a garden, cultivating loofas for use in guest rooms, tomatoes and, this year, corn. Before we left, as we were packing the car, I asked Earl why he thought guests return again and again to the inn. “It’s the employees,” he said smiling widely not missing a beat. When we left, we all took one last brownie for the road, and as we slowly drove off the property past the wildflower field and church parking lots on Irvington Road, we noticed another family just arriving, clearly headed for the Tides Inn. How did we know they were just arriving? They were tailgating the car in front of them, of course. •

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Clockwise from above left: Entrance to the resort; dockside sunset; Lancaster Lemonade; General Manager Gordon Slatford arrives with fresh herbs from the resort's garden; Rappahannock River oysters on the half shell; bellman Earl Baker.

Clockwise from above left: Quinn Phillips in pool; the Burchett family; the Chesapeake Club; the Phillips family; Executive Chef TV Flynn; Grayson and Quinn Phillips.

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Upper Flowerdew is a contemporary family home on a centuries-old Prince George County estate. It is also a nexus of history, family and the future.

When a modern family decides to build a country retreat on one of the earliest English settlements in the New World, nature and history are the essential guideposts. Ground that has been walked upon since 11,000 B.C. and that has heaved up thousands of artifacts is rare, watched over by eagles and scholars as well as the landowners themselves. So when George and Cindy Harrison laid claim to a riverside point on Flowerdew Hundred, part of an original land grant in 1618 to Virginia governor Sir George Yeardley, it was an opportunity to celebrate the unique convergence of time and place. Upper Flowerdew, the Harrisons’ six-year-old estate, is set within 88 acres of farmland on the river’s edge in Prince George County. George Harrison, 55, grew up on the surrounding property, fishing and hunting waterfowl, swimming in the James, exploring the woods and fields, even chasing the occasional pig. The land was purchased by his late parents, Mary and David Harrison, in 1967. The original land grant remains undisturbed despite a series of ownership changes, including a recent purchase of the rambling adjacent estate, Flowerdew Hundred (which was never inhabited), by Jim Justice, owner of West Virginia’s The Greenbrier Resort. “It is the quietness, the lapping of water on the river, no city noises whatsoever,” Harrison says about the location’s enduring appeal. “The geese are talking on the water, the frogs are singing, the stars are amazing.” The couple’s challenge in building Upper Flowerdew was to respect its natural and historic bounty while providing quality living

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spaces indoors and out for an active, blended family of five children who range in age from grade school to recent college graduates. The family is based in Richmond and spends summer months on Cape Cod, but prizes time at Upper Flowerdew during holidays and weekends with guests. They looked to the designs of architect Robert A.M. Stern for inspiration. “We wanted a home that would be timeless,” Cindy Harrison says, “with one side facing the fields, the other side the river.” No fewer than five copies of Stern’s seminal book Houses became so dog-eared as design and construction progressed that they began to resemble well-loved family Bibles. The house is built of cypress clapboard with a slate roof, copper detailing and stone foundations. A carriage house, twin-gabled pool house, bluestone terraces, boathouse and dock extend living spaces in all directions. Long views across the James show the edges of Westover Plantation and a filigreed tree line above the sandy beach. At the approach to Upper Flowerdew, an enfilade of bald cypress trees encloses the entry drive, planted to affirm the Harrisons’ appreciation for this ancient, indigenous specimen. The brown gravel driveway, chosen instead of an asphalt surface, is consistent with the use of natural materials throughout, and will develop an authentic patina over time. Handmade exterior shutters, stone and slate steps, and doorway sidelights copied from an old Virginia pattern set classic rhythms into motion. Urns planted with flowers and vines are placed symmetrically near the portico to give a welcoming flourish. Just inside the entry, decorative painter Kathleen Hill took the couple’s direction to follow the American folk art style of Rufus Porter and create murals that reflect the local scenery while imparting a bit of personalized whimsy. Hill added images of real and imagined flora and fauna and the famous but long-gone pontoon bridge that was built overnight in June 1864 by troops of Ulysses S. Grant. It was a record-setting feat of fast engineering that led to the Union army’s three-night encampment on the grounds before the Battle of Petersburg. Historians have ascertained the bridge site using an old photograph that showed a cypress tree, which still marks the spot downriver. As befits a lodging on a former frontier settlement that survived an attack in 1622 by Chief Powhatan, a respect for history permeates the new house

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and its furnishings. Floors are made of random-width heart pine; ceiling joists come from a church in Norfolk. Paneling shaped from reclaimed wood, custom millwork and handcrafted hardware and light fixtures are substantial in scale and classical in form. Carved limestone fireplaces in several rooms introduce a European accent that recalls Flowerdew’s early settlers and their ties to the civilized homeland. Fragments of blue and white Netherlands porcelain, which were discovered on the property, some dating to the 1560s, set part of the color palette now. Antique Delft tiles in the kitchen and master bedroom recall the property’s original windmill, built in 1621, which was America’s first. That unlikely structure was lost to time and a replica was later added and removed, but windmills remain in various motifs on paintings, fabrics and tiles as subtle accents in the home. In the dining room, a gold-leafed ceiling shimmers above family treasures and pieces collected at Marston Luce Antiques in Georgetown. Interior French doors, salvaged from a hotel in Washington, D.C., open to a gallery of archways that link the first-floor rooms along an elegant axis. Sepia-toned murals of trees are deliberately subdued in contrast to the bright decorative fabrics on window treatments and upholstery. Jewel tones and primary colors complement the views of viburnum and star magnolias that burst from bowfront, bay and walkout windows on each elevation. Living and family rooms face the river and are scaled for entertaining but arranged for intimacy and day-to-day comfort. Skillfully crafted wood detailing conveys the warmth and tradition of an English country house, but modern paintings and objects place the setting gently in the present. A chestnut inglenook in the family room is a charming feature for seating beside the fire. The living room’s 17th-century limestone mantel, which came from the Loire Valley in France, gives a formal grace note in a house that is full of such details. Cypress paneling in the study, repeating the natural theme, is lightened by the south-facing bay window with its view of cypress trees and fields. Wormwood pine built-in cupboards in the adjacent master bedroom are made to look like old linen presses, contrasting with the Marshall Noice painting of aspen trees in brilliant hues. Cornice boards and billowing b o t t o m l e f t p h o t o By t r ac e y l e e

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draperies are specifically tailored to punch up the woods and antiques in each room. Modern elements, such as a wine cooler in the dressing room and a geothermal heating and cooling system, are evidence of newer expectations. The kitchen’s focal points are a butcher block-island that was made to resemble a French farm table, antique tile backsplashes and honed limestone countertops. Appliances are professional caliber Wolf, Sub-Zero and Viking equipment, and chestnut cabinetry offers significant storage within the sundrenched gathering area. A chestnut breakfast bar and slate floor tiles are earthy and durable. Windows covered in Cindy Harrison’s favorite Tree of Life-patterned block-print linen add color and special meaning. Cindy did all of the decorating in the 11,298-square foot structure, and each element was chosen with an eye for harmony and visual interest. “I thoroughly enjoy decorating; it’s such an adventure,” she says. “I’m the researcher—if we needed brass hinges, I would spend two weeks finding the right ones from Ball and Ball in Pennsylvania. It has been a dream project for me. And most of all, even though it’s a big house, I wanted it to have a cottagey feeling, to have a lived-in, family feel.” Her designs go from soft elegance downstairs to more fanciful approaches in the family quarters. Bright fabrics and colors show personality in each of the home’s seven bedrooms, all with en suite baths in different colors. Rooms are oriented to capture the property’s best views while allowing sumptuous privacy and space. A third-floor aerie holds a surprise playroom and underthe-eaves sleeping quarters that are pitch-perfect for slumber parties. Below stairs, well-appointed games and crafts rooms, a media center and bunk room with a camouflage-patterned floor and adjacent shower room allow young hunters to rise early and prepare for the day’s action without rousing the rest of the household. The older Harrison sons are most likely to hunt with their father and friends, scouting waterfowl and occasionally deer on the property. Anna Aquino, a Richmond-based garden designer, helped refine the landscape with a series of beds and parterres. Herbs, roses, clematis, hydrangeas, gardenias, rhododendrons, lamb’s ear and other plants offer fragrance and form that softens the checkerboard slate terrace and trellises. The combination of stone and foliage is one of the couple’s favorite contrasts and is repeated along the porches and walkways where lawns and shrubbery

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add texture and dimension. The Harrisons spent months planting boxwood hedges on the property to carry forward the Virginia legacy. An unusually wide and private stretch of the James River expands the family’s recreational options beyond the pool with its fanciful pool house and stone fireplace. A dock, more than 100 feet long and crafted of South American hardwood, leads to a two-lift boathouse that is wired and lighted and has an outdoor shower and sound system as well as an upper deck and floating dock. River tubing, boating, exploring the rocky shoreline and lounging on the balconies are among the family’s preferred pastimes for entertaining and in times of solitude. Arrowheads, tools, earthenware and other objects found on Flowerdew Plantation are now housed at the University of Virginia in a building named for George Harrison’s parents. The Mary and David Harrison Institute for American History, Literature and Culture holds a collection of more than 500,000 items from a series of excavations on the original 1,000acre land grant led by the College of William and Mary, which began in 1969. Archaeologists and teams of students and volunteers have welldocumented explorations of the land and its civilizations. A Facebook page shows Flowerdew’s unusual artifacts, including a clock-face frame and other mysteries, as students continue to research the land’s heritage and its plentiful yield. It is a source of pride and responsibility, George Harrison says, to protect a property with such significance. The goal in constructing Upper Flowerdew was to give the home a feeling of aged wisdom and to spark in its inhabitants a continuing delight in nature. “It has had a huge impact molding their future interests,” Cindy Harrison says of the children’s pursuits in marine biology, photography and science. “The birds are so abundant, and we’ve learned so much by watching them. They signal the time of year and the weather, and we can name them by the sound of their wings flapping. We know the sound of eagles squawking over a fish. We’re the family that has a blue heron standing in the driveway saying goodbye and welcoming us back every day.” • To learn more, see “Flowerdew Hundred: The Archeology of a Virginia Plantation 16191864” by James Deetz, University of Virginia Press, 1993.

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A Folly for All Seasons This versatile garden pavilion rises to every occasion for an Ashland couple. By Kathleen Toler p h oto g r a p h y by t y l e r da r d e n

When a landscape designer says “I do” to a landscape architect, one can expect great things from their garden. Margaret “Fred” and Jack Douglas had grand plans when they moved into their 1938 Georgian home in Ashland in 2005—and a giant design conundrum: The sprawling, 100-foot oak tree dominating their backyard begged for vertical elements to balance the space. Naturally, their thoughts turned toward architecture. Sipping fresh lemonade on a pink and chartreuse striped silk settee in their living room, the Douglases recall their approach to the design challenge. “In order to bring the scale of that somewhat intimate space down from the majestic height of the tree, you need something to mitigate the scale,” explains Fred, the landscape designer of the pair. “And then the Georgian architecture of the house demanded that we use some form of geometry in the garden,” adds Jack, the landscape architect. The two collaborate on landscape design projects when the opportunity arises; in fact, a mutual love of garden design is what brought the couple together. Fred, a career IT professional for the U.S. Navy, was Jack’s student in the landscape design program at George Washington University in 2002. When Fred learned that Jack needed transportation to his cancer treatments, she offered to help. Their relationship blossomed during those long drives. They married in 2004, and Jack has remained cancer-free since. When they purchased their home, which is located on an idyllic street next to Randolph-Macon College, the yard needed attention. They designed a low, brick wall in a graceful arc to invite guests up the wide walkway to the front door. The front lawn and surrounding flower beds echo this arc-tangent shape, which is a central theme throughout their garden. As they turned to the backyard, Fred sketched at least a dozen designs before hitting upon a brilliant idea—a cross axis with a central fountain linking the tree to the house on one axis and two vertical architectural elements at each end of the other axes. She also incorporated the arc-tangent shape into the lawn and patio design. Once they decided to add a structure to balance the difference in scale between the oak tree and the ground, a trip to Monticello settled the design for Fred. With its Palladian symmetry, Thomas Jefferson’s vegetable garden pavilion had just the look she wanted. The Douglases called upon Peter Wagner, a colleague and Charlottesville architectural designer, to build upon their ideas and interpret Jefferson’s garden pavilion in a way that would complement the architecture of their home and suit the proportions of the backyard. A student of Jeffersonian architecture, Wagner designed a 10-foot square brick structure with a railing similar to those adorning the Douglases’ home. In place of Jefferson’s floor-to-ceiling arched windows, the final design accented two windows and a door with brick arches.

Brick masons, carpenters and other artisans crafted the garden building during the summer of 2007. The Douglases originally intended for it to be a garden shed, but they couldn’t bring themselves to fill it with the muddy accoutrements of gardening. “There was just no way we could put our mowers and equipment in this building,” says Jack, laughing at their predicament. “And in that sense, it’s a total folly because it really is a building that is more about aesthetics than it is about function,” explains Fred. Essentially architectural eye candy, a folly is a purely decorative structure without a useful purpose. With origins in ancient Greece and Rome, follies became popular with European nobility during and after the Renaissance as architectural adornments for sprawling landscapes. “It was very clear that we were ambivalent about its function,” says Fred. “We couldn’t settle on it being any one thing.” To complete the backyard design, they added another vertical architectural element—an arc of columns opposite the folly. The effect is that of a classical ruin. Made of hollow-cast stone, the columns fit over concrete footers and posts carefully engineered so they could not be toppled. The new design made its debut in April 2008 during the Garden Club of Virginia’s Historic Garden Week tour. Inspired by Jefferson’s love of his pavilion as a place to read and contemplate his gardens, Fred decorated the folly as a garden sitting room, complete with a table and chairs fit for an intimate dinner for two. But the folly would not remain a sitting room for long. The Douglases love entertaining as much as they love designing gardens, so they added yet another structure in 2009—a wood-fired, brick pizza oven. Decked with tables, glasses and a beer chest, the folly was transformed into a bar for the first of many pizza parties. An antique marble sink from Caravati’s Architectural Salvage in Richmond invited guests to help themselves to drinks. The following summer, their daughter, Lucy, planned to be married in the Douglases’ backyard. Fred outfitted the folly to serve a new purpose as a bridal Landscape designer Fred dressing room with a folding full-length Douglas in her garden. mirror, dressing table and chairs. The bride and her six bridesmaids sipped champagne inside, peeking out of the windows as guests gathered for the ceremony. “When the wedding started, everyone was surprised when the door opened and they walked out,” says Jack. The bridal party processed across the yard, around the fountain and to the arc of columns on the other side. As a special touch, the Douglases added custom cut Pennsylvania flagstones for the minister, bride and groom to stand on during the ceremony. When the newlyweds visit, Jack says, “They walk out to those stones that are still there and stand there for a silent moment together, remembering when they took their vows in the backyard.” This summer, the folly has taken on a new life as a potting shed—albeit a clean, pretty one. Fred can’t quite bring herself to make it a fully practical potting shed with the dirt that function entails, but the marble sink makes the space well suited for flower arranging. Soon enough, however, the folly will become a place for someone else to play. Lucy and her husband, Ray, are expecting a baby this fall, and Fred is already scheming ideas for a playhouse for their grandchild. The folly does indeed have a purpose for every season. • For more information about Fred and Jack Douglas’ inspiration for their garden folly, visit V i r g i n i a


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♣ Up the ante on the basic beer-and-pretzels menu at your next poker game, and treat your guests to a splashy spread that will provide sustenance during even the most serious all-night card party. “The typical man on the street is looking for simple recipes,” says Bill Justus, executive chef at The Boar’s Head in Charlottesville, who knows how to notch up a poker spread from the standard pizza delivery. Don’t bother with intricate dishes that require a lot of prep time and many bowls and plates to clean before the party even begins. Instead, stick with the tried and true, with tweaks all your own.

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Previous page: Crabcake slider and chunky egg salad sandwiches. Right: Lamb lollies.

For starters, Justus recommends homemade potato chips that can be done a couple of days ahead as an alternative to the bagged variety. Just slice, fry and spice. “You can do the same with peanuts,” he says. Grab a can, mix in some herbs and spices, and you’ve bumped up the finger food. And the rest of the menu doesn’t have to be any more complicated. Justus says the secret to turning cold cuts and beer nuts into a worthy man-cave menu is what he calls “speed scratch”: “The way supermarkets are now, there are a lot of fresh [prepared] foods you can get,” says Justus. Take chili, for instance, but don’t stop there. Take it home, and make it your own. “Add your own touches. You’ve still got the homemade taste, but you’ve taken out some of the legwork.” Keeping in mind that hands will be holding playing cards on a poker night, greasy food is not advisable. Sliders keep hands relatively clean. And you can change them up with something other than hamburger. On a recent poker night at The Boar’s Head, Justus served tuna sliders with Sriracha (the spicy red paste of chili peppers, distilled vinegar, garlic, sugar and salt found on tables in most any Asian restaurant). Nobody beefed about the missing meat. While the traditional poker libation is beer, even that can become special in the right hands. “You have microbreweries that are doing things that 10 years ago were unthinkable,” says Justus. Legend Brewing Co. in Richmond, for instance, has added chocolate and caramel malts to some of its brew recipes. And beer bars— a brew buffet of your own making—are becoming a popular choice for hosts who want to turn a bucket of bottles into something more interesting. For the beer bar, Justus recommends providing additives like ginger syrup or ginger-infused water and orange slices instead of the more common lemon or lime. “Put out a few different bottles of hot sauce, too,” he adds. And definitely include energy drinks. “Pair them carefully with flavors,” Justus warns. But don’t be shy. “Mediumbody beer with a little [energy beverage] won’t change it too much.” Best of all, when you’re down a few dollars with only enough time for a couple more hands, a blast of Red Bull in your beer might give you just the surge you need to win back some of your losses. Unfortunately, there is no magic antidote for the resulting man-sized mess. But with good paper products (no flimsy plates or see-through napkins), cleanup is easier than trying to mash pizza boxes into a 13-gallon trashcan. Even if you’re down on your luck, by night’s end, you’ll be declared the go-to guy for poker night. •

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FOOD Lamb Lollies 2 racks of lamb (18 chops) 3 tablespoons chopped garlic 2 tablespoons finely chopped rosemary 1 tablespoon fresh ground pepper ¼ cup olive oil Mix all ingredients except lamb. Season chops with the mixture. Marinate at least three hours. Grill two to three minutes per side. (If using a pan on stovetop, heat two minutes per side.) Thicker chops will be rarer; thinner chops will be more well done.

Crabcake Sliders 1 pound jumbo lump crabmeat ½ cup mayonnaise 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce 1 teaspoon kosher salt ½ cup minced red pepper 1 tablespoon minced jalapeno ¼ cup minced parsley 2 to 3 tablespoons corn oil ½ cup Panko bread crumbs Mix all ingredients except crabmeat and corn oil. Then gently fold in crabmeat. Form into roundish patties. Roll in bread crumbs. Refrigerate at least three hours. Heat skillet over medium heat. Add corn oil to pan. Brown cakes five minutes on each side.

Chunky egg salad 8 large hard-boiled eggs 1 stalk celery, sliced 1/4 cup red onion, chopped 2/3 cup mayonnaise 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard 1 tablespoon lemon juice 2 tablespoons parsley, chopped 2 teaspoons salt fresh ground pepper Chop eggs into chunks. Mix all dressing ingredients. Fold in eggs. Spread on your choice of bread.

Sakura Shrimp Cocktail 5 pounds shrimp, 16-18 count, cooked and peeled 1 ½ cups mayonnaise ¼ cup water 1 teaspoon tomato paste 1 tablespoon melted butter ½ teaspoon sugar ¼ teaspoon paprika cayenne to taste

Baked Sweet Potato Fries with Chipotle Cilantro Dipping Sauce sweet potatoes (1 to 2 per person) corn oil salt to taste 1 cup mayonnaise chipotle powder fresh lime salt to taste ¼ cup cilantro Cut sweet potatoes into French fry-sized pieces. Toss in corn oil to lightly coat. Season with salt. Bake at 375 degrees until dark red and crisp. Mix remaining ingredients and refrigerate until ready to use.

Chicken drumettes 1 dozen drumettes 1 rounded tablespoon Adobo seasoning 1 teaspoon Hungarian half-sharp paprika 1 ½ tablespoons corn oil 1 ½ teaspoons chipotle powder 1 tablespoon lime juice Mix spices and liquids, and coat drumettes. Marinate at least three hours. Bake at 375 degrees for 35 to 40 minutes.

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½ gallon of your choice of ice cream 1 ½ sticks butter ¾ cup unsweetened cocoa 1 ½ cups sugar 3 eggs 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour pinch of salt Slowly melt butter over low heat. In mixing bowl, mix butter and cocoa until smooth. Add sugar gradually until blended, scraping side of bowl. Cool. Add eggs and vanilla. Mix well. Sift flour and salt. Add to mixing bowl and blend well, scraping down sides. Line a 9-x-9-inch pan with buttered foil. Pour batter into pan and smooth until evenly distributed. Bake 20 minutes at 350 degrees until toothpick comes out clean. Cool completely. Then cut in half lengthwise. Spread softened ice cream one inch thick over one half of cooked brownie. Top with other half of brownie and press down gently. Wrap in foil and freeze overnight. When ready to serve, peel away foil and cut into pieces.

Mix all ingredients except shrimp. Refrigerate overnight. Let dipping sauce come to room temperature before serving.

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VIRGINIA SCHOOLS ARE INCREASING THEIR EMPHASIS ON FOREIGN LANGUAGE EDUCATION. In an increasingly global society, being fluent in at least one foreign language is a very useful (and almost necessary) ability to have. We Virginians are fortunate to reside in a state that recognizes this shift in the societal landscape. According to the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) website, “foreign language instruction is an important part of Virginia’s efforts to provide challenging educational programs in its public schools and to prepare students to compete in a global society.” To a c c o m m o d a t e t h i s g o a l , t h e V i r g i n i a D e p a r t m e n t o f E d u c a t i o n i s constantly exploring new opportunities and innovations in foreign language instruction. For example, earlier this year, VDOE entered a four-year partnership with the Academie de Relms, a school district in Northeastern France, in hopes of strengthening educational and cultural ties between Virginia and France. Representatives from Academie de Relms also visited several high schools throughout the state in search of a potential partner school, including Lafayette High School in Williamsburg, Woodside High in Newport News and Hermitage High in Henrico County. In regards to the positive benefits of the partnership, VDOE Superintendent of Public Instruction Patricia I. Wright says in a news release, “Inter national school-to-school partnerships provide benefits that extend beyond the classroom. Virginia students and their French peers will gain a global perspective as they engage in sustained, real-life communication critical to developing proficiency in a foreign language.” In addition to this new partnership, since 1987, VDOE has held Foreign Language Academies at Virginia colleges and universities as a means to offer full language immersion programs to promising foreign language students i n V i r g i n i a p u b l i c sch o o l s . As o f 2 0 1 2 , t h e G o ver n o r ’s Fo rei g n Lan g u ag e Academies offered full immersion programs in Spanish, German and French as well as partial immersion in Japanese and Latin. Private schools throughout the Commonwealth have also worked to enhance their world language programs, beginning the teaching of foreign languages earlier and offering a wider variety of languages. In some instances, private school students are exposed to second languages as early as kindergarten. Additionally, private schools may offer languages that are not frequently taught in public schools, such as Italian or Mandarin Chinese. W ith such programs and curriculum available statewide, Virginia’s public and private schools continue to provide quality foreign language education,


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COLLEGIATE SCHOOL Collegiate School offers students an opportunity to meet high expectations of academic and personal excellence. We believe character is as important as creativity; integrity accompanies intellect and service joins leadership. Our values—community, respect, honor, love of learning and excellence—infuse everything we do, and our students thrive in an environment that celebrates curiosity, compassion and fair play. We invite you to come see for yourself at our Mooreland Road Campus (academics/athletics) and nearby Robins Campus (athletics). 804-740-7077 or

Discover the power of believing St. Margaret’s girls know that there are many ways to believe. They gain the confidence and experience that allows them to believe in themselves inside the classroom and out. Through our Honor Code, they learn that they can trust each other, and our tradition as an Episcopal school gives girls the opportunity to explore something greater than themselves. If you believe that St. Margaret’s is the place for you, contact our Admission Office today to discuss admission and affordability.

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At Hampton University, students are inspired to make an impact on the world around them. We offer a rich academic environment that upholds character and cultivates leaders. Through global scientific collaborations, cutting-edge research projects and increased technological enhancements on the campus, Hampton University has emerged as a leading research institution of higher education. We offer our 5,200 students innovative courses that lead to 64 bachelors degrees; 36 masters degrees; and eight doctoral or professional degrees.

MILLER SCHOOL Miller School of Albemarle is a selective coeducational college-preparatory boarding and day school for grades 8–12. Founded in 1878, MSA has rigorous academics, excellent teachers and a 6:1 student-faculty ratio for its 165 students. On 1,600 scenic acres 12 miles west of UVA, MSA students compose a dynamic community who value collaborative learning and community service. Championship sports teams are augmented by an Equestrian Team, Ski Club and Endurance Cycling Team.

RANDOLPH-MACON ACADEMY Randolph-Macon Academy is America’s oldest co-ed boarding school with Air Force JROTC and a flight program. Located 70 miles west of Washington, D.C., R-MA provides small classes, tutorial sessions, mentoring groups and supervised study halls. The class of 2012 earned over $4.2 million in college scholarships. Founded in 1892, R-MA is affiliated with the United Methodist Church. Advanced Placement and college courses available, as well as 20 varsity sports, band, chorus, art and drama. 800-272-1172 or

ST. CATHERINE’S St. Catherine’s is the only all-girls JK-12 school in the state of Virginia. We offer innovative teaching through experiential learning and extensive Honors and AP courses. Other examples include a comprehensive K-12 leadership curriculum, Chinese and Spanish starting in kindergarten, a 1:1 laptop program, a STEM program and a cutting-edge Upper School Science Center opening fall 2012. Academic excellence combined with a strong arts program and extensive athletics empowers girls for a lifetime.

Our students are smart, skilled, ambitious and curious. But no matter where they started, after four years at Emory & Henry, they’ve changed, advanced and transformed. With the help of awardwinning professors, E&H students dramatically move their horizons forward. Challenge yourself to Increase in Excellence.

ST. MARGARET’S Belong. Believe. Become. St. Margaret’s is a small, all-girls school, boarding and day, on the Rappahannock River. Founded in the Episcopal tradition, we are committed to helping young women thrive in every aspect of their lives— academically, socially, emotionally and spiritually. We meet girls where they are, embrace them as individuals and push them to challenge themselves and change the world. For more information about admission or affordability, contact our Office Admissions. 804-443-3357 or


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VIRGINIA INTERMONT COLLEGE A recent graduate says it best, “Virginia Intermont is a small college that opens doors to big opportunities.” A private, coeducational college in Bristol, Virginia, VI offers: · Bachelor’s degrees in more than 40 fields of study, including prestigious programs in photography and equine studies · Engaged learning with a student-to-faculty ratio of 12:1 · Honors program, travel/study and undergraduate research opportunities · Intercollegiate sports—baseball, basketball, cycling, golf, softball, soccer, volleyball and riding (15 national equestrian championships)

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WALSINGHAM ACADEMY Located in Williamsburg, Walsingham Academy was founded in 1947 by the Sisters of Mercy. Walsingham faculty and students develop and use the 21st-century skills of collaboration, communication, problem solving and teamwork in an innovative process of education. Fall 2012 marks the launch of a new digital technology program at the Walsingham Academy. Every student from Pre-kindergarten to 12th grade will be issued an iPad, transforming the learning environment and reaffirming a commitment to a creative, interactive, learning community.

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Long thought of as the staid scion of the state, Richmond is awash with a new energy that is revealing its sophistication, style and entrepreneurial spirit.


On a Saturday morning in June, hundreds of people crowd the South of the James farmers market in Richmond’s Forest Hill Park, pushing strollers and bicycles, trailing dogs on leashes, cradling bright bunches of flowers and shouldering reusable shopping bags overflowing with leafy greens, pastured eggs and grass-fed beef. There’s a line for fresh sourdough doughnuts, for barbecue, for coffee, even for a “fig and pig” pizza (fig preserves and prosciutto) hot out of a mobile wood-fired oven. There is wheatgrass juice and microgreens. Artisan goat cheeses. Duck’s egg tacos. Could this possibly be … Richmond? Because let’s face it, we were never a city at risk of being called trendy. Perhaps because Richmond has long been so closely identified with its rich and interesting—but complicated—history, or because it’s been forever that place where nothing much ever seemed to change. Richmond has always moved at its own stately pace through the decades. If you live here, you know the city’s virtues. You know the best river views are found in Hollywood Cemetery, and the best Saturday-night date is (and always has been) a second-


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run movie at the 1928 movie palace Byrd Theatre, preceded by a live performance on the Mighty Wurlitzer Organ. You know Richmond has good bones—from 19th-century warehouses to elegant Fan district row houses to the Jefferson-designed state capitol building, which PBS recently named first among the “10 Buildings That Changed America.” We have three universities. We boast the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, our professional ballet and smaller dance troupes, a symphony, an opera, a homegrown music scene and a robust theater tradition—a depth and diversity of performing and visual arts unusual for a city of our size. We have the James, wild and changeable, making us the only large U.S. city with class III and IV whitewater in sight of downtown high-rises. We’ve had our own marathon since 1978. And, of course, we were lining up for hot Krispy Kreme doughnuts on Broad Street decades before those au courant New Yorkers discovered what they’d been missing. Nevertheless, as a city we were more likely to be associated with Civil War monuments and cigarettes than with entrepreneurial energy and innovation.

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But these days, there is a new mood and a new energy in the capital of the Commonwealth. There is a coalescing of creativity, a feeling that something exciting is unfolding here that people want to be a part of; a pride in calling this city home, which people are showing off in bumper stickers and Twitter hashtags and YouTube videos, all showing off our favorite new nickname: RVA. In short, dare we say it? Richmond has gotten … hip. “There’s a lot happening here that is organic, interesting, creative and inventive, and we want to make sure that people outside of Richmond know it’s happening,” says Chrystal Neal, director of creativity and innovation for the Greater Richmond Chamber of Commerce, a position that was created in 2011. In the past decade or so, some kind of critical mass has been reached. Young entrepreneurs are choosing to locate their businesses here. The arts scene—and in particular, the visual arts, fueled by Virginia

competition held in June, organized by the Chamber of Commerce and sponsored by Tumblr. Launched in 2011, i.e.*’s goal is “to transform this city from a Civil War attraction into a nationally renowned hotbed of creative talent,” says Neal. Its launch event was hosted at the contemporary furniture store La Différence, which set up shop in Richmond in 1992, and in 1999 staked pioneering ground downtown, converting a decrepit old redbrick warehouse into what is today an airy, 45,000 square-feet of space in a neighborhood now being called the Shockoe Design District. La Diff’s owners, Sarah Paxton and Andy Thornton, are among the patient visionaries who long ago saw that Richmond could be a destination not only for history buffs. “I think we are finally becoming aware of our potential and realizing that we are a very hip place,” says Thornton. On another weekend morning, with blue sky and sunshine overhead, the line is spilling out the door at Lamplighter Roasting Company, and the tables scattered about outside play host to a cross-section of youthful hipsters, moms with preschoolers, middle-aged couples and a threesome of older retirees. Lamplighter has a comfortably rough-edged authenticity. Tucked away in a residential neighborhood nowhere near much of anything else, the coffee shop and café housed in a former mid-century gas station belies the old cliché about location, location, location. But when she first saw the property, co-owner Noelle Archibald says, “I could imagine the tables outside and people sitting there, and just got that goose-bump feeling when you know it is supposed to be.” Archibald grew up in Richmond but fled it as a young adult because, she says, “I got the feeling there wasn’t a lot of opportunity here.” After return visits to friends, she rethought that opinion, and in 2009 opened Lamplighter with two partners. Her faith in Richmond—and in Lamplighter’s off-the-beaten-path location—proved well-founded; soon enough the neighbors found it, and then word of mouth and social media brought in an expanding circle of customers who came for the micro-roasted coffee and savory menu (and KIMKIM sauce on the condiment stand). That’s the kind of something happening these days in RVA; people seeing possibilities and seizing opportunities. “Confidence and success breed confidence and success, and people want to be part of it, to be in on the process,” says Thornton of La Diff. “The energy is kind of infectious,” agrees Patrick Murtaugh, 32, cofounder with Eric McKay, 31, of Hardywood Park Craft Brewery, which opened in Richmond last fall and has been brewing to capacity ever since. Murtaugh and McKay’s dream to open a brewery was born on a visit to a vast Australian sheep ranch where they tasted the owner’s home-brewed beer. They then spent a decade working to make that dream come true. When it came time to choose a city for their brewery “Richmond made sense,” says Murtaugh. “It seemed obvious that this was the right-sized city, the right kind of people, and we could be right in the city, close to where people live, close to a lot of restaurants.” They liked the energy they found, the outdoors enthusiasm fostered by the river, and a business environment where independently-owned restaurants—the kinds of places ready to promote a locally-brewed draft beer—were thriving. Hardywood is now available in about 100 different restaurants in the Richmond-Petersburg area. “It’s hard to manufacture something like this,” says Murtaugh of what’s happening in Richmond these days. “It has to really take hold, to develop naturally. I don’t know what created that—it started before we got here—but hopefully we are contributing to it. It sort of reaches that tipping point and starts pulling in all these new creative businesses.” One way they are making themselves part of the community is through their India Pale Ale—called RVA IPA—that will be created with 100 percent community-grown hops. Last spring, they distributed 1,000 hop rhizomes free to the community, and they’ll host a festival this August to gather in the harvest; all the growers will be credited on the ale’s label. “Community,” in fact, is the word almost everyone cites when asked what makes Richmond unique. For a sizable city, it can feel like a very small town in the best way; with a dense weave of connections between

“ There are hundreds of years of history here, and people who want to create businesses here want to be involved with that community and build on top of that tradition.” Commonwealth University’s status as the nation’s top-ranked public university graduate school of art and design—is thriving more than ever. Independently-owned restaurants, focused on locally sourced food, are packed with regulars. Two long-running and successful theater companies have merged to form the Virginia Repertory Theatre, with a home in the venerable (and newly renamed) November Theatre on Broad Street. Farmers markets have bloomed across the city. We host a months-long season of outdoor festivals and events from early spring’s Monument Avenue 10K to the Richmond Folk Festival in October. And Riverside Outfitters’ colorfully painted buses trundle up and down Forest Hill Avenue, ferrying rafters and tubers and kayakers and stand-up paddleboarders to the river. We’ve got vegan tofu banh mi and pork-belly sliders and vinyl record stores, pour-over coffee and locally-crafted beer, and a monthly First Fridays art walk. Blogging platform Tumblr opened their first expansion office here. Global company MeadWestvaco moved their world headquarters here, and we beat out Austin and Portland as the nation’s third-most tattooed city—a fact that Neal is actively trying to promote as a major city selling point. “It’s a reflection of how artistic we are as a community, of people celebrating their individuality,” she says. So what has changed to bring about this new era in the city? There doesn’t seem to have been a single defining event, no one turning point. Rather, it’s as though one by one, the chorus of voices has grown louder and more insistent, saying, ‘You know, we’ve really got something here— what can we do to make it even better?’ “You use the word ‘vibrant’ in terms of what’s happening,” says Richmond resident Steve Kim, 45, whose KIMKIM Korean Hot Sauce—a bottled version of the condiment staple he grew up with first in Korea and then in the U.S.—is, well, a hot item; Kim has a devoted local following of home cooks and professional chefs alike. His sauce won a gold award at the National Fancy Food Show, which is considered the top honor in the specialty food industry. It was also one of 143 Richmond-area entries competing for the $10,000 prize in the i.e.* (“ideas evolving”) start-up

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Clockwise from top left: Kate Gibson at the South of the James farmers market with baby Benno, 5 months old; kayakers on the James; outside Sin ĂŠ Irish pub in Shockoe Slip; Hardywood co-founders Patrick Murtaugh (right) and Eric McKay (center) with head brewer Brian Nelson (left); Antique Boutique and Delectable Collectibles in Shockoe Slip; walking dogs in The Fan.

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Clockwise from top left: Sarah Bates walks her dog, Snickers, on Monument Avenue; interior designer Peter Fraser; chocolate-covered espresso coffee beans at Lift coffee shop; The Roosevelt Chef Lee Gregory with fried pig's head terrine; Patrick Storey at the 2012 North American Cycle Courier Championships; Lamplighter baristas Mike Albrecht and Abby Clouse; bikes outside Lamplighter; d.l. Hopkins on stage.

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people across disparate groups, interests and occupations. Everybody you know seems to know someone else you know, and the result can be surprising synergies, inspired collaborations or sometimes just, ‘Hey, let me give you the number of this person I know who could help.’ “The fact that I am part of a community where I do have connections and casual relationships with many, many people, and I see them on a regular basis, I think has a lot of strength,” says Peter Fraser, who owns an interior design company, Fraser Design Associates, that’s based in a renovated auto-repair garage located on Broad Street. (One recent project was the new Stony Point Shopping Center location of ice creamery Gelati Celesti, which incorporated the work of local artists and artisans; Gelati Celesti has also featured a flavor made with Hardywood Park beer.) He’s also strongly connected to Richmond’s growing cycling community; you might see him with his kids riding the technical mountain biking trails along the river. And he’s very involved with initiatives like i.e.* that are focused on raising Richmond’s national profile. “There is a real authentic community of creatives and entrepreneurs here, and I think everyone sees Richmond as a little bit of a hidden gem,” he says. “There are no boundaries here—we don’t care, we’ll work with anybody as long as you’re creative, and that makes for a fuller, richer community rather than a fragmented community,” says d.l. Hopkins, 44. Hopkins is a lifelong Richmonder, an actor and the artistic director for the African American Repertory Theatre of Virginia, which was founded in 2002 and performs on a variety of Richmond stages. He’s also a spoken-word poet who has served on the board of the nonprofit James River Writers, and a techie whiz whose day job is heading up quality assurance in online technology for Media General. Hopkins, Fraser and many others also see Richmond’s 400-year history as essential to the character of what makes this place different, the basis for that other word you’ll hear a lot from Richmond’s most enthusiastic promoters: authenticity. “We have 400 years of real history and grit that has made us complicated and interesting,” says Neal, “and there is really something about this mix of the modern and the exciting set against the cobblestones and the history.” “That’s credibility you can’t buy, you can’t build,” agrees Fraser. That mix was essential to attracting Paul Watson and Paul Trible to Richmond. Native Southerners, Trible (from Newport News) and Watson (from New Orleans) founded Ledbury in 2009, a Richmondbased, but mostly online, business that makes well-fitted, quality classic shirts with an updated style. Ledbury has customers around the world and operates out of a spacious, open, high-ceilinged storefront next door to La Différence in the Shockoe Design District. Trible and Watson became inspired by the idea of Ledbury while living in England. They met at Oxford University while earning their MBAs, but on the day they were moving to London to begin careers in finance, the worldwide market plunged into collapse, bringing about an abrupt rethinking of their futures. So instead of high-rises and high finance, Paul Trible found himself focusing on collars and cuffs, apprenticed to a Jermyn Street shirt maker. Trible, 31, and Watson, 33, have the casually stylish, youthful, cleancut look of the kind of guys who would wear their shirts, and they seem exactly at home in their space on South 14th Street in Richmond, just a block from the James River. The floors are wide, whitewashed, roughhewn planks that bespeak the space’s former life as a warehouse. Light pours in through tall, arched windows facing the street, and the shirts are piled on open shelves. But their business was born in the back of a London pub, located on Notting Hill's fashionable Ledbury Road, and they could ultimately have located anywhere. So why Richmond? They wanted to relocate to the Southeast, “to replicate the lifestyle we grew up in,” says Trible. Richmond had a strong—and growing— tradition of small businesses. It had the appeal of an urban setting, a place where you could walk to a wide choice of independent restaurants and bars within a few blocks of each other. And most important? “People are attracted to the community and the authenticity of Richmond,” says Trible. “There are hundreds of years of history here, and people who want to create businesses here want to be involved with that community and to build on top of that tradition. We saw this great opportunity to start a business and not only become part of a

J.E.B. Stuart monument on Monument Avenue.

community but actively play a role in building something bigger.” One way they like to do that is by featuring and promoting local businesses, including a third-generation Richmond cobbler’s shop and the recently opened Steady Sounds vinyl records, in the photo shoots for their limited edition “short run shirting,” and in their Ledbury blog. Helping to create the Shockoe Design District is another way they hope to build something bigger. Over at Steady Sounds, the door is open and browsers are drifting in on a Sunday afternoon on Broad Street, where blocks in Richmond’s newly designated arts and cultural district have been closed off to host the 5th Annual Broad Appétit—restaurateurs from around the city are serving up a sampling of their dishes, at $3 a plate, to a large crowd, who are washing it all down with Virginia wines or locally-produced craft beers on tap. Traditional meets contemporary in dishes like oyster mushroom bread pudding or pimento cheese fritters, and a patron walks past balancing several plates and enthusing, “I love this festival!” Local chef Lee Gregory of The Roosevelt in Church Hill believes that Richmond’s many independent restaurants are also playing a key role in building Richmond’s future. “When your customers get behind you here, they really get behind you,” he says, which has made it possible for restaurateurs to venture into neighborhoods that are just beginning to revitalize, where prices are affordable: “You can root yourself in a neighborhood and gain some steam.” The Roosevelt, he says, is “five or six blocks past where people used to go” in Church Hill, “and it’s really cool to be part of seeing the neighborhood come back.” Although good press is bringing in customers from far beyond Church Hill, Gregory says, “We’ve gotten great support in the community—the neighborhood really drives our restaurant, and that’s what we set out to do, to be a neighborhood restaurant.” With all this energy building locally, there are two very different and exciting things on the horizon that will likely catapult Richmond into a new visibility and status nationwide. The first of these is the World Cycling Championships, coming to Richmond in 2015. It’s expected to bring as many as half a million visitors to the city and to showcase Richmond to millions more through worldwide television broadcast. Landing this event was a huge coup, attributable in part to the remarkable growth in Richmond’s cycling community, as well as to a record we’ve established for hosting great outdoor events in general, and outdoor sports events in particular. In recent years, Richmond has welcomed the USA Triathlon Duathlon National Championship, the Xterra East Championship, the North American Cycle Courier Championship and our own homegrown multisport Riverrock festival. If the World Cycling Championship will capitalize on Richmond’s growing status as a destination for lovers of the outdoors, Virginia Commonwealth University’s new Institute for Contemporary Art, scheduled to open in 2015 as well, will further enhance the city’s standing as a center of art and creativity, building on the national attention captured by the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts’ recent major renovation and events like the 2010 Picasso exhibit. The three-story, 38,000-square-foot ICA, designed by architect Steven Holl, will showcase the work of emerging and established performing and visual artists from around the world. Will there be a synergy between these two 2015 milestones? A lot of people are certainly hoping that together they’ll help earn Richmond the recognition it has long deserved. “There is a tremendous amount of creativity and talent in Richmond,” says Thornton of La Différence. “If you really step back and look at what we’ve got, it’s a very, very cool place.” • V i r g i n i a

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Clockwise from top left: A bit of humor at the drop zone; inside Skydive Orange’s Shorts Dash 7 Skyvan; tandem instructor Nick Kaminski (left) and student celebrate after their jump at Skydive Orange.

onfession time: When I made my first skydive, I cheated. I never actually jumped. Oh, I did my skydive, with Skydive Orange in Orange, in fact. I made it out of the airplane, did close to 60 seconds of freefall, another four or five minutes of floating under a parachute canopy, and landed gently in a baseball field behind the airport. And I loved every second. But I never had to take that last step. It’s the bestkept secret of tandem skydiving. The instructor rocked me back and forth, 1-2-3, and took the leap into the blue for me. And I’m glad he did. It felt like a bit of a cop out, but it saved me from my greaetst fear: that I would get to the back of the airplane, freeze and refuse to jump. During my 20-minute ground training, my instructor Carl Lambert, 39, scruffy-haired and barefooted but authoritative, said, “Don’t try to jump out of the plane. Your instructor will actually do that for you. Just go with him when he goes.” All the nerves and fear I brought with me to this rural but busy drop zone in Central Virginia drained out of my body. After a week of nervous energy and a growing sense of unease, I suddenly relaxed and was able to enjoy every moment of the skydiving experience from that point on. And there’s a lot to enjoy. Skydiving is without a doubt one of the most unusual and unconventional sports I’ve ever tried. I’ve gone parasailing, hot air ballooning and even ridden the 1,000-foot high roller coaster on the Stratosphere in Las Vegas. But skydiving was like nothing else I’d done.


The day of my jump was clear and calm, perfect conditions. Had the wind kicked up or significant cloud cover snuck in, I could have had to wait in the hangar, nerves building, possibly for hours. And that wouldn’t have been good. I had already been coming out of my skin for a week in anticipation, and filling out the six-page (doublesided) consent form didn’t help. It’s an intimidating document. And it should be. About three in every million jumps in the U.S. every year results in a fatality, according to Nancy Koreen, sports promotion director for the U.S. Parachute Association, which is headquartered in Fredericksburg. By this point, I was determined and getting excited. Knowing that Skydive Orange does more than 20,000 jumps per year, according to Lambert, who has made more than 6,300 jumps since 1993, I decided a bit of scary legalese wasn’t going to dissuade me. When I entered the hangar, it reminded me a bit of summer camp with floor-to-ceiling cubby holes full of florescent jumpsuits, brightly colored parachute canopies in various stages of being folded all around the floor, and dozens of men and women from their early 20s to late 50s prepping their equipment. While you have to be 18 years old before you can take your first jump, Skydive Orange has had jumpers into their 90s, says Lambert. And they run the gamut from students to IT folks to lawyers to stay-at-home moms. Where I had been expecting adrenaline junkies whoop-whooping, chest-bumping and psyching themselves up for their jumps, everyone was casual and relaxed. While I waited for my tandem partner, instructor John Heady, a skydiver with a broad smile and the quiet confidence of a 14-year skydiving veteran who has more than 8,000 jumps under his belt, I watched as the other instructors and my fellow students pulled on each other’s straps, jerked on their clothing and yanked on buckles to check tension, adjust tightness or alert someone to a loose connection. (There is no personal space in skydiving.) It was disconcerting to think my life rested on the strength of a buckle, but the scene was also reassuring because everyone on the jump seemed to be looking out for everyone else. Getting into the gear was humbling. The jumpsuits are close-fitting and made of thin purple nylon, not unlike the fabric used in parachutes themselves. The harness consists of heavy black nylon that Heady spent a good ten minutes tightening around my legs, waist and shoulders until I felt like nothing so much as a trussed-up turkey. The entire ensemble is heavy—around 12 pounds—and once I had it on, I didn’t so much walk as waddle. It certainly made it a challenge to get into the plane. Moving was awkward and sometimes a bit painful, particularly as we climbed

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Here: Videographer Tres Waugh, tandem instructor John Carlson and his student. Above right: The Nadles family. Right: First-timer Rachel Search with instructor, Denzil VanSwearingen. All at Skydive Orange.

Alsten Tauro, a 33-year-old skydiving student from Lexington who has seven jumps under his belt, had told me earlier, while waiting for his jump group to be called, that he still gets butterflies in his stomach when the airplane doors open. He had also told me, smiling a bit sheepishly, that jumping is “like talking to a girl for the first time. You know you can do it, but you just have to make yourself take the leap.” When I reached my jump height of 13,500 feet, the back of the airplane opened, and I could see all the way to the ground. It was fascinating and faintly nauseating at first, but then Heady started barking instructions in my ear, and I was busy trying to stand up, hold on, and not tumble into the instructors and students next to me. The plane, which had felt so solid when I was sitting down, suddenly seemed to sway and Instructor Mario Ripa and pitch. Kneeling on the floor, I wasn’t sure I’d be able to stand student Tiffany Fry above up all the way on my own. Thankfully, again, I was attached to Skydive Orange. Heady, so when he stood, I was yanked to my feet with him. The rest happened far faster than I was ready for. From the moment we stood up, it was less than a minute before several other tandem groups had jumped, and it was our turn. We shuffled to the lip of the open plane bay, Heady shouted somethe movable stairs and, once inside, knelt down to sit on the floor. And thing that sounded like “ready ... set ... ” and we were suddenly, literally, yes, I sat on the floor, between Heady’s legs, with another instructor/stuin thin air. What I noticed first was a sensation like jumping into a pool of dent combo sitting in front of me between my legs. We were packed into water. I assumed it was the water vapor in the air rushing into my nasal the plane like puppies with barely an inch of space between us. There cavity as we fell, but it was a strange feeling. was just no room for shyness. And in the end, that physical connectedDuring freefall, all the markers your body normally uses to deterness was comforting when it was time to jump. Hooked to Heady in four mine where you are—like weight and gravity—are gone, and you feel as places­—two at the shoulder and two at the hips—and feeling his strong if you are both floating and falling at the same time. It was a combination hands guide my own arms and head where they needed to be for the my brain had a hard time reconciling as I hung underneath Heady and jump made it a little less terrifying somehow. plunged toward the ground. Once the plane roared to life and took off, I watched as the ground For many skydiving initiates, time becomes a bit warped during receded. My heart began to race, and I realized that this was it. In my freefall. Some experience only a few seconds passing before the chute brief training, I had learned that I only had three real jobs at jump-time: opens, while others insist they were falling for several minutes, says first, to hang onto the safety straps on the front of my harness (to keep my Lambert. In truth, freefall lasts about 50 to 60 seconds. I thought at flailing limbs out of the instructor’s way, no doubt); second, to arch my first that I couldn’t breathe, like I had stuck my head out of a car at 60 back and legs as we started our freefall; and third, to lift my knees and miles per hour, and felt a few seconds of panic. But I got the hang of it. legs as high as I could as we landed, so we could skid on our rear ends for the landing. Even if I didn’t do all three of my jobs perfectly, the jump would likely go fine, Lambert explained. It would just make things a bit tougher on my instructor. While the Shorts Dash 7 Skyvan climbed, the sound of the propellers rumbled in my ears as we waited to jump. The instructors grinned and joked with one another, attempting to make the students laugh. I smiled tightly and tried not to look terrified, despite the occasional turbulence.

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Here: Kevin Reynolds (left) and Joost Luysterburg (right) have some fun in mid-air. Below: Matt Nuckols is not discouraged by snowy Orange County weather.

It’s incredibly noisy, too, like being in a wind tunnel with air roaring all around, which made it hard to hear Heady’s instructions. As we fell, he encouraged me to stretch out, arch my back and arms, and look around (even though my instincts were telling me to curl into a fetal position). I was breathing hard, but managed to look down at the ground rushing upward and the other students in various stages of freefall. Lambert, who had jumped just with us, was waving at me and encouraging me to smile for the pictures and video he was taking. Then the parachute opened and everything changed. We bounced upward a bit, and I could feel my body settle into the harness, giving me back a sense of physical place. And all went as quiet as it had been loud a few seconds before. We began to float rather than fall, and it was simply beautiful. I could see for miles, and time seemed suspended. This was my favorite part of the experience—being able to see 360 degrees around me to miles of rolling hills, farms, homes and woods. I swung gently in the harness, swooped a bit with the wind and descended quickly, but not precipitously, toward the ground. As the ground rose to meet us, I found I wanted it to recede for a few more minutes of gliding through the air. Landing was undignified, but it was gentle and easy. I slid in on my

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backside, and I was actually glad not to have to stand up right after I landed; I’m not sure my knees would have held me up. I sat there for a full five minutes, laughing, smiling and high-fiving with Heady. The feeling of exhilaration was overwhelming, and the adrenaline rush was palpable. It was a feeling that stuck with me long after I was up and moving again. As I walked the few thousand yards back to the hangar with Lambert, who had landed before us, I realized there was a bit of swagger in my stride and a smirk on my face that just wouldn’t quit. It’s that moment—that instant of having overcome fear and instinct to accomplish the seemingly impossible—that brings most people to skydiving the first time, says Jim Crouch, owner of Virginia Skydiving Center in Petersburg, another of the seven USPA-member drop zones in the state. “It is deeply personal and personally driven. People want to overcome their fears, and to prove to themselves that they have the nerve to take on a challenging task,” he says. And it can carry over into daily life, adds Crouch. He says he has known students who made their first jump and felt so empowered that they set their sights on that big promotion or a job change, or made other life-changing decisions. “People’s sense of pride and their willingness to become greater people starts after that jump. I’m always amazed how people think they can take on the world after taking on a skydive,” he says. I found it was less a life-changer for me than simply a motivator. Since I landed, when I find myself backpedaling on making a decision or taking any action in my life, I immediately think, “Sara, if you could jump out of a plane, you can handle this!” Despite the thrill, most people only make one jump. It’s a bucket-list item or a group activity with friends, says Koreen of the USPA. When they’re done, most novice skydivers are proud to have accomplished the task but not driven to repeat the experience. But a small percentage of jumpers continue into the “accelerated” freefall program to become certified skydivers. Certification allows a skydiver to dive in any drop zone in the U.S. as well as many drop zones around the world. But compared to a tandem jump, which can run between $230 and $250, according to Crouch, the investment for full certification is closer to $3,000. According to USPA guidelines, a skydiver can earn a class A license, which allows him or her to skydive at any drop zone in the U.S., after about 25 successful jumps. For myself, I’m not quite ready for any more accelerated freefalls than I experienced in my first jump, but I’m certainly ready for more tandem jumps. And then we’ll just have to see how deeply the skydiving bug has bitten me. •

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sara ’ s tips for skydiving

Right: Instructor Kevin Reynolds and student Maria DeLera jump from a Twin Otter. Below right: Skydive Orange instructor Mike French. Below: Tandem students jump for joy on the ground in Orange.

• Don’t eat beforehand if you can help it. Particularly if you get motionsick, the plane ride and skydive itself can make you nauseated. It’s not a guarantee —I get motion sick myself, but didn’t have a single problem—but it’s worth a little preventive maintenance. • Be honest about your weight. The chute and gear have weight limitations, and if the instructor has any doubts, he’ll put you up on a scale to be sure. Most tandem jumps have a limit of between 230 and 250 pounds for the student, according to Jim Crouch, owner of Virginia Skydiving Center in Petersburg. • Go when you’re feeling fit. My right shoulder was sore for my jump, and it hurt at several points, particularly when the chute opened. • Leave your vanity at home. There’s really nothing attractive about this sport. The jumpsuits are tight (and not terribly flattering), the helmet looks rather like a watermelon sitting on your head, and your face in freefall—which they are kind enough to capture on film—will look like you’ve stuck your head out of a car at 60 miles per hour.

virginia drop zones Blue Ridge Skydiving Adventures New Market, DC Skydiving Center Warrenton, No Limits Skydiving Victoria, No Limits Skydiving West Point West Point, Skydive Orange, Inc. Orange, Skydive Suffolk Suffolk, Virginia Skydiving Center Petersburg,

Author Sara Jackson freefalling with Skydive Orange instructor John Heady.

Here: Nancy Koreen skims in for a stellar landing at Skydive Orange. Above right: Lulit Shiferaw thanks instructor Kevin Reynolds.


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TOP Dentists of VIRGINIA • 2012



THESE COMMONWEALTH PRACTITIONERS WILL PUT YOU AT EASE. For the third year in a row, Virginia Living and topDentists have teamed up to provide our readers with a list of the best dentists across the entire state of Virginia. Th is list is the culmination of topDentists asking all the Virginia dentists listed by the American Dental Association (ADA) which of their peers they would recommend to patients. However, even in areas such as Virginia, where we have an abundance of excellent dental practitioners, some people have a fear of dentists that causes them to either seek dental care only when absolutely necessary or to avoid it altogether. According to a study by the University of Washing-

ton’s Dental Fears Research Clinic, between 5-8 percent of Americans avoid going to the dentist out of fear. In a similar survey, the ADA estimated that 11-20 percent of Americans have an “extreme” fear of the dentist. Well aware that thousands of people don’t get the dental care they need every year because of their fears, the ADA has complied a list of helpful tips to aid in combating those fears. First of all, they recommend scheduling your dental appointment on a day where you are not as busy as usual and therefore more likely to be relaxed and in a good state of mind. It also helps to divert your attention while the dentist is cleaning your teeth. There are many

ways to go about this task, including listening to your favorite music or visualizing yourself in a relaxing environment, such as the beach or your house. The best dentists do a good job of treating people’s fears and have their own means of keeping their patients calm. Some of the more common methods that dentists use to relax their patients are decorating their office, wearing non-clinical clothing and gently explaining to the patient what they plan to do. We are lucky to live in a state with plenty of dentists who not only do their job well, but also care about the patient, and we offer you this list so you can make your next visit to the dentist free from fear!

DISCLAIMER This list is excerpted from 2011 the topDentists™ list, which includes listings of nearly 700 dentists and specialists in Virginia. For more information call 706-364-0853; write P.O. Box 970, Augusta, GA 30903; email or visit topDentists has used its best efforts in assembling material for this list but does not warrant that the information contained herein is complete or accurate, and does not assume, and hereby disclaims, any liability to any person for any loss or damage caused by errors or omissions herein whether such errors or omissions result from negligence, accident, or any other cause. Copyright 2010-2012 by topDentists, Augusta, GA. All rights reserved. This list, or parts thereof, must not be reproduced in any form without permission. No commercial use of the information in this list may be made without permission of topDentists. No fees may be charged, directly or indirectly, for the use of the information in this list without permission.

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Central ENDODONTICS Donna Allen Burns

1507 Huguenot Road, Suite 203 Midlothian, VA 23113-2485 804-794-4644

Bridget Ellen Byrne

520 North 12th Street Richmond, VA 23298-0566 804-828-3784

David John Coon

277 Hydraulic Ridge Road, Suite 205 Charlottesville, VA 22901-8127 434-973-4301

Steven G. Forte

3107 Hungary Spring Road Richmond, VA 23228-2421 804-501-0501

Robert E. Grover

240 Hydraulic Ridge Road, Suite 103 Charlottesville, VA 22901-8130 434-973-1221

John Helleberg

277 Hydraulic Ridge Road, Suite 205 Charlottesville, VA 22901-8127 434-973-4301

Trisha Ann Krause

5318 Patterson Avenue, Suite B Richmond, VA 23226-2044 804-285-0400

Harold J. Martinez

3107 Hungary Spring Road Richmond, VA 23228-2421 804-501-0501

Ellen Rives Oertel

2425 Boulevard, Suite 8 Colonial Heights, VA 23834-2324 804-520-0000

Bruce W. Overton

6037 Harbour Park Drive Midlothian, VA 23112-2160 804-744-3636

Gardiner McKay Packer

6037 Harbour Park Drive Midlothian, VA 23112-2160 804-744-3636

Ronald N. Vranas

3107 Hungary Spring Road Richmond, VA 23228-2421 804-501-0501


10124 West Broad Street, Suite Q Glen Allen, VA 23060-3330 804-270-6808 4315 Grove Avenue Richmond, VA 23221 804-285-1378

Tawfiq M. Alkilani

798 Southpark Boulevard, Suite 26 Colonial Heights, VA 23834-3614 804-520-1177

Frank Lee Angus, Jr.

2400 Pagehurst Drive Midlothian, VA 23113-6411 804-794-6893

Frank Lee Angus

2400 Pagehurst Drive Midlothian, VA 23113-6411 804-794-6893

M. Scott Gore

William H. Angus

Michael R. Hanley

2400 Pagehurst Drive Midlothian, VA 23113-6411 804-794-6893 2409 Dovercourt Drive Midlothian, VA 23113-6420 804-794-6894

14431 Sommerville Court, Suite A Midlothian, VA 23113-6812 804-302-5981 13295 Rivers Bend Boulevard Chester, VA 23836-8610 804-530-3539

Shari Lynette Ball

Nelson Herring

Richard W. Bates

Frank D. Jones

Philip J. Baum

Todd Kuhn

Duane J. Bickers

Brian S. Levitin

8804 Patterson Avenue, Suite 100 Richmond, VA 23229-6361 804-740-7212 3610 Boulevard, Suite A Colonial Heights, VA 23834-1329 804-526-0937 1001 West Nine Mile Road, Suite B Highland Springs, VA 23075-1146 804-737-7373 320 Winding River Lane, Suite 201 Charlottesville, VA 22902-5353 434-984-6400

90 Whitewood Road, Suite 3 Charlottesville, VA 22901-1668 434-973-7695 3250 Anderson Highway Powhatan, VA 23139-7307 804-598-2600 3938 Springfield Road Glen Allen, VA 23060-4119 804-747-7400

James F. Londrey

Joseph Wayne Browder

Leo Mallek

David Charles Circeo

Peter R. Murchie

Stephen M. Clarke

Anita M. Neel

209 Temple Avenue Colonial Heights, VA 23834-2827 804-526-4822 6113 Lakeside Avenue Richmond, VA 23228-5236 804-262-9824 1227 Cedars Court Charlottesville, VA 22903-4800 434-296-8043

3605 Grove Avenue Richmond, VA 23221-2238 804-358-2480 690 Bent Oaks Drive Earlysville, VA 22936-2605 434-964-1116 1606 Hockett Road, Suite 3 Manakin Sabot, VA 23103-2229 804-784-4624

Paul A. Neumann

Campbell S. Delk

Andrew S. Norman

David L. Ellis

Clinton J. Norris III

4440 Springfield Road, Suite 104 Glen Allen, VA 23060-3410 804-747-9511 3416 Woodlawn Street Hopewell, VA 23860-4738 804-458-6733

James R. Farmer

1227 Cedars Court Charlottesville, VA 22903-4800 434-296-8043

204 N. Hamilton Street, Suite 1 Richmond, VA 23221 804-358-4089 7229 Forest Avenue, Suite 105 Richmond, VA 23226-3765 804-288-0102

Wayne Remington

Mark S. Friedlander

Elizabeth C. Reynolds

Samuel W. Galstan

Daniel R. Rhodes

12290 Iron Bridge Road Chester, VA 23831-1531 804-796-1915

Robert Eugene Gilliam

1801B Raintree Drive, Suite D Richmond, VA 23238-4236 804-740-8360

Together we look forward to the opportunity to help your family create a lifetime of healthy smiles! 2560 Gaskins Road, Richmond, VA 23238 804-741-2226

Dr. Allen

General & Cosmetic Dentistry A love of science and dedication to artistry drew Dr. Allen J. Davia into the field of dentistry. A two time Top Virginia Dentist, Dr. Davia received his BS from the University of Richmond, his DDS from the Medical College of Virginia, and his residency in Advanced General Dentistry from the University of Missouri. He entered private practice in Richmond, Virginia in 1992. Dr. Davia’s office is located on Libbie Avenue, a block from Grove Avenue.

5954 Harbour Park Drive Midlothian, VA 23112-2163 804-739-1600 1522 Insurance Lane, Suite B Charlottesville, VA 22911-7229 434-978-7565 6901 Patterson Avenue Richmond, VA 23226-3627 804-767-6912 456 Charles H Dimmock Parkway, Suite 5 Colonial Heights, VA 23834-2936 804-520-4088

David C. Sarrett

1101 East Leigh Street Richmond, VA 23298-0566 804-828-7235

“My practice focuses on an individualized treatment approach in a friendly environment. I encourage a patient-oriented model of care, with dialogue and discussion to facilitate active participation in treatment”.

501 Libbie Avenue Richmond, VA 23226 804-282-4429 | SPECIAL ADVERTISING SUPPLEMENT

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10545 South Crater Road Petersburg, VA 23805-7333 804-732-8557

Randall C. Foy

300 Hickman Road, Suite 101 Charlottesville, VA 22911-3554 434-973-2520

At Atkins, Maestrello, Miller & Associates, our mission is to provide excellence in dental care to children, adolescents, and patients with special needs in a friendly and nurturing environment. We optimize the oral health of our patients with comprehensive preventive care, and provide innovative and effective therapeutic care in our state-of-the-art facility.

Bonnie Pearson

Robert Penterson

7229 Forest Avenue, Suite 105 Richmond, VA 23226-3765 804-288-0102

Pediatric Dentistry

4445 Cox Road Glen Allen, VA 23060-3326 804-747-0044

Kathryn S. Finley-Parker

4807 Hermitage Road #101 Richmond, VA 23227-0588 804-266-8547

Dr.’s Carl Atkins, Elizabeth Miller, Art Mourino, and Chris Maestrello

900 Gardens Boulevard, Suite 600 Charlottesville, VA 22901-1487 434-984-3455

Allen James Davia

501 Libbie Avenue Richmond, VA 23226-2617 804-282-4429


5700 Old Richmond Avenue, Suite A-2 Richmond, VA 23226-1828 804-282-5031

Shannon G. Bowman

5727 Allin Road Prince George, VA 23875-2343 804-862-4416

Atkins, Maestrello, Miller & Associates Pediatric Dentistry


William R. Adams III

Rebecca Angus



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James R. Schroeder

Drs. Rebecca Angus,


Angus Dentistry

Angus Dentistry provides both basic and complex dental services to treat our patients’ oral healthcare needs at all stages of life, from infants to the elderly. We understand the importance of the doctor-patient relationship and work together with our patients to achieve their goals for oral health. Using the latest technology we treat the full spectrum of dental needs. Regular checkups, sleep appliances, implants, orthodontics, cosmetics. Visit us at

7017 Old Jahnke Road Richmond, VA 23225-4126 804-320-7147 6901 Patterson Avenue Richmond, VA 23226-3627 804-767-6912

Michael E. States

1227 Cedars Court Charlottesville, VA 22903-4800 434-296-8043

Tore D. Steinberg

905 Rio East Court, Suite A Charlottesville, VA 22901-8040 434-974-9294

Al J. Stenger

7017 Old Jahnke Road Richmond, VA 23225-4126 804-320-7147

Henry I. Stewart

12091 Gayton Road Richmond, VA 23238-3401 804-740-9127

Pamela Kathleen Stover-Mejias 1522 B Insurance Lane Charlottesville, VA 22911-7229 434-973-7744 900 Rio East Court, Suite B Charlottesville, VA 22901-8040 434-979-3940

Rebecca Swett

900 Rio East Court, Suite B Charlottesville, VA 22901-8040 434-979-3940

Richard S. Vacca

5921 Harbour Lane, Suite 400 Midlothian, VA 23112-2158 804-739-9191

James P. Webb

104 Main Street Plaza Hopewell, VA 23860-0757 804-541-1896

Dr. William R. Adams, III


I C HM I N IA R ICRHM O NO D,NVD,I RVGI IRNGIA Dr. William Adams is a native of New Bern, North Carolina and resides in Studley, Virginia. Dr. Adams received his B.S. from East Carolina University, and continued work on a Masters in Molecular Biology at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. Dr. Adams graduated with honors from the Medical College of Virginia School of Dentistry, and completed a general practice residency at the Medical College of Virginia and Hunter McGuire Veterans Hospital. During his two-year residency, he received advanced training in oral implantology, surgical periodontics, oral surgery, full mouth rehabilitation, and is certified in IV conscious sedation.

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Dr. Adams, and his wife, Dr. Courtney Adams, have four children. He enjoys spending time with his family, running and boating. Dr. Adams believes that excellence in dental practice requires on-going education. He is committed to strong ethical standards. He requires that all staff members and doctors participate in continuing education and apply best practice procedures. This ensures that patients receive the first and most effective dental care.

3215 Rock Creek Villa Drive, Suite F Quinton, VA 23141-1656 804-932-5396

Neil Snow

David Swett

2400 Pagehurst Dr. | Midlothian, VA 23113 804-794-6893 |

Kenneth A. Yorgey

Leslie S Webb, Jr.

6800 Patterson Avenue Richmond, VA 23226-3626 804-282-9781

Joseph Scott White

1690 Huguenot Road Midlothian, VA 23113-2427 804-379-4483

E. Alexander White

5500 Whiteside Road Sandston, VA 23150-2040 804-737-4444

Jeffrey S. Williams

1009 Crowder Drive Midlothian, VA 23113-4237 804-794-8745

Richard S. Wilson

6025 Harbour Park Drive Midlothian, VA 23112-2160 804-739-7391

Dennis C. Wong

10500 Atlee Station Road Ashland, VA 23005-7990 804-550-3324

Richard H. Wood

4440 Springfield Road, Suite 104 Glen Allen, VA 23060-3410 804-747-9511

Kent Yandle

5727 Allin Road Prince George, VA 23875-2343 804-862-4416

Robert A. Strauss

521 North 11th Street Richmond, VA 23298-0566 804-828-0602

Nathaniel D. Tricker


244 Hydraulic Ridge Road Charlottesville, VA 22901-8124 434-973-3348

Omar A. Abubaker

595 Old Wagner Road Petersburg, VA 23805 804-732-6532

521 North 11th Street Richmond, VA 23298-0566 804-828-3584

John M. Alexander

7650 East Parham Road, Suite 110 Richmond, VA 23294-4376 804-270-5028

Paul W. Brinser III

595 Old Wagner Road Petersburg, VA 23805 804-732-6532

Jonathan E. Carlton

8917 Fargo Road, Suite C Richmond, VA 23229-4500 804-740-5015

Jeffrey E. Cyr

1807 Huguenot Road, Suite 120 Midlothian, VA 23113 804-354-1600

William D. Dymon

7650 East Parham Road, Suite 110 Richmond, VA 23294-4376 804-270-5028

W. Jackson Faircloth, Jr.

244 Hydraulic Ridge Road Charlottesville, VA 22901-8124 434-973-3348

Carlos R. Ibanez

675 Peter Jefferson Parkway, Suite 270 Charlottesville, VA 22911-8618 434-295-0911

Kanyon R. Keeney

7481 Right Flank Road, Suite 120 Mechanicsville, VA 23116 804-559-5416

Daniel M. Laskin

520 North 12th Street Richmond, VA 23298-0566 804-828-3547

Michael E. Miller

8503 Patterson Avenue, Suite A Richmond, VA 23229-6442 804-354-1600

James F. Nelson

8503 Patterson Avenue, Suite A Richmond, VA 23229-6442 804-354-1600

Gregory M. Ness

521 North 12th Street Richmond, VA 23298-0566 804-828-3584

Bradley S. Trotter

James Curtis Wallace

1680 Huguenot Road Midlothian, VA 23113-2427 804-379-7120

Damon Omar Watson

11319 Polo Place Midlothian, VA 23113-1434 804-794-0794

Ross N. Wlodawsky

11319 Polo Place Midlothian, VA 23113-1434 804-794-0794

Gregory M. Zoghby

1807 Huguenot Road, Suite 120 Midlothian, VA 23113 804-354-1600


520 North 12th Street Richmond, VA 23298-0566 804-828-1778

John A. Svirsky

520 North 12th Street Richmond, VA 23298-0566 804-828-0547

ORTHODONTICS Bryan A. Brassington

8503 Patterson Avenue Richmond, VA 23229-6442 804-740-7281

Dwight Van Buelow

1612 Huguenot Road, Suite 124 Midlothian, VA 23113-2427 804-419-1041

George E. Davis III

10436 Iron Bridge Road Chester, VA 23831-1427 804-748-3234

William Graham Gardner

1206 Willow Lawn Drive Richmond, VA 23226-1409 804-282-6436

Michael B. Holbert 2821 North Parham Road Richmond, VA 23294-4412 804-270-7824

Joseph Niamtu III

11319 Polo Place Midlothian, VA 23113-1434 804-794-0794

Robert J. O’Neill

595 Old Wagner Road Petersburg, VA 23805 804-732-6532

Robert L. O’Neill

595 Old Wagner Road Petersburg, VA 23805 804-732-6532

Thomas B. Padgett

William Horbaly

240 Hydraulic Ridge Road, Suite 202 Charlottesville, VA 22901 434-973-6542

Frank P. Iuorno, Jr.

12000 Wyndham Lake Drive, Suite C Glen Allen, VA 23059-7072 804-364-8366

Kevin E. Kelleher

2412 Colony Crossing Place Midlothian, VA 23112 804-739-6673

1680 Huguenot Road Midlothian, VA 23113-2427 804-379-7120


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John W. King

Barton D. Weis

5921 Harbour Lane, Suite 300 Midlothian, VA 23112-2158 804-739-3399

1101 East Jefferson Street, Suite 4 Charlottesville, VA 22902-5353 434-971-9601

Richard M. Marcus

Paul R. White II

12390 Three Chopt Road Richmond, VA 23233-7790 804-364-7010

5237 Hickory Park Drive, Suite A Glen Allen, VA 23059-2621 804-747-7447

Curtis B. Wiltshire

Elizabeth W. Mei

13841 Hull Street Road Midlothian, VA 23112 804-739-0963

Amanda Bowen Kuhn

2400 Colony Crossing Place Midlothian, VA 23112-4281 804-639-6445

Drs. Wood,

Dunlevy, Lombardozzi & Eddleton RICH O N D, VIRG IN IA M IDML OTH IAN , VIRG IN IA

Nicholas C. Lombardozzi

8503 Patterson Avenue Richmond, VA 23229-6442 804-740-7281

9221 Chamberlayne Road Mechanicsville, VA 23116-2511 804-427-7420

Meera A. Gokli

11601 Robious Road, Suite 130 Midlothian, VA 23113-5605 804-794-3498

Kids are our Specialty

Christopher L. Maestrello


John F. Monacell

1343 East Williamsburg Road Sandston, VA 23150-1723 804-737-6757

Carl O. Atkins, Jr.

2560 Gaskins Road Richmond, VA 23238-1468 804-741-2226

David J. Nyczepir

9015 Forest Hill Avenue Richmond, VA 23235-3050 804-272-7528

Arthur P. Mourino

2560 Gaskins Road Richmond, VA 23238-1468 804-741-2226

Jeffrey P. Blair

12205 Gayton Road, Suite A Richmond, VA 23238-3219 804-741-1400

Ashton Wright Pond, Sr.

250 East Ellerslie Avenue Colonial Heights, VA 23834-1457 804-526-1241

Roger E. Wood

Tegwyn Hughes Brickhouse

Pamela Fan Regimbal

8266 Jupiter Drive Mechanicsville, VA 23116-2812 804-746-7720 8503 Patterson Avenue Richmond, VA 23229-6442 804-740-7281


Jennifer M. Dixon

Carl M. Block

John A. Flowers

Claire C. Kaugars

2400 Colony Crossing Place Midlothian, VA 23112-4281 804-639-6445

Melanie Wexel Spears

250 East Ellerslie Avenue Colonial Heights, VA 23834-0697 804-526-1241

11601 Robious Road, Suite 130 Midlothian, VA 23113-5605 804-794-3498

521 North 11th Street Richmond, VA 23298-0566 804-827-2699

229 Connor Drive Charlottesville, VA 22911-5604 434-975-7336

James L. Riley

2560 Gaskins Road Richmond, VA 23238-1468 804-741-2226

2312 Robious Station Circle Midlothian, VA 23113-2124 804-378-2068

We are Pediatric Dental and Orthodontic Specialists trained for the specific needs of infants, children, adolescents and special needs patients. Our top priority is taking care of our patient’s needs with open honest communication, and providing the highest standard of dental care in a pleasant comfortable environment. KIDS ARE OUR SPECIALITY and our team strives to make each and every visit an opportunity to establish a “Dental Home” for our patients. Please visit our website at where you can learn more about our practice, as well as find other fun and educational information for kids and parents.

5700 Old Richmond Avenue, Suite C14 Richmond, VA 23226-1828 804-285-4867

11601 Robious Road, Suite 130 Midlothian, Virginia 23113 (804) 794-3498

Dr. M. Scott


Dr. Graham



Midlothian Dental Center

Gardner Grins

As a member of the Midlothian Rotary Club for over 15 years, I do my best to live my life and run my business by Rotary’s Four Way Test: Of the things we think say and do, Is it the truth? Is it fair to all concerned? Will it build good will and better friendships? Will it be beneficial to all concerned?

When I am not doing dentistry, I enjoy spending time with my family. We love all water sports, tennis and our family time at the river. Please call 804-794-4588 for your complimentary consultation today. 14431 Sommerville Court, Suite A, Midlothian, VA 23113 804-794-4588

1206 Willow Lawn Drive Richmond, VA 23226 804-282-6436 |

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C en t r a l V irgini a

Dr. Gardner and his team love straightening teeth! He has been practicing in Richmond’s near West End for over 12 years. He treats children and adults in a fun and positive environment using advanced technology and techniques. Dr. Gardner also teaches part-time at VCU’s Orthodontic Department. Through practice, teaching, and research he continues his passion for beautiful smiles and excellence in Orthodontics. He has often been voted a “favorite” by patients and other dental peers in Richmond Magazine and Style Weekly.

I am honored to have been voted by my peers one of the top dentists in Richmond, VA. As always, the support of my wife Michelle and my amazing dental team is greatly appreciated.



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TOP Dentists John Ross, DDS Ross Periodontics and Implants

periodontics & implants

621 Lynnhaven Parkway Virginia Beach, VA 23452 501 Independence Parkway Chesapeake, VA 23320 757-340-2356 |

Christopher R. Richardson

Harlan Schufeldt

Ellen Ramos Kelly

James L. Slagle, Jr.

John Gregory Wall

Thomas E. Koertge

Thomas C. Waldrop

John Edwin Ward

905 Rio East Court, Suite B Charlottesville, VA 22901-8040 434-977-4592



Daniel R. Kelly

Dr Ross is a Statesman among dentists. As an Army Dentist, he was a consultant to NATO forces in Europe. His Hampton Roads practice specializes in Periodontics and Implants. He is Board Certified by the American Academy of Periodontics. He was selected as a Fellow in the International and American Colleges of Dentists. He is an Associate Professor at VCU School of Dentistry and on the Board of Visitors of ODU Hygiene School. Married and the father of three, all in health care. His son is an orthopedic spine representative and two daughters are Dentists in Virginia. He grew up on the water and loves all water sports. He looks forward to caring for your implant and periodontal health needs.

905 Rio East Court, Suite B Charlottesville, VA 22901-8040 434-977-4592 521 North 11th Street Richmond, VA 23298-0566 804-828-7952

4909 Grove Avenue Richmond, VA 23226 804-355-6593

9 Hollyhill Drive Petersburg, VA 23805-2559 804-733-9490 521 North 11th Street Richmond, VA 23298-0566 804-828-6121

14431 Sommerville Court, Suite A Midlothian, VA 23113-6812 804-302-5981 404 People Place, Suite 301 Charlottesville, VA 22911-8696 434-977-9836 1612 Huguenot Road Midlothian, VA 23113-2427 804-794-9789

Sharon K. Lanning

521 North 11th Street Richmond, VA 23298-0566 804-828-7951


Benita Atiyeh Miller

4315 Grove Avenue Richmond, VA 23221 804-285-1378

5700 Old Richmond Avenue, Suite C14 Richmond, VA 23226-1828 804-285-4867

Joy S. Moretti

1009 Crowder Drive Midlothian, VA 23113-4237 804-794-8745

Benjamin Overstreet 4909 Grove Avenue Richmond, VA 23226 804-355-6593

John R. Ragsdale III

9 Hollyhill Drive Petersburg, VA 23805-2559 804-733-9490

David A. Beck

David R. Burns

521 North 11th Street Richmond, VA 23298-0566 804-828-3368

Jeffrey L. Hudgins

5001 Grove Avenue Richmond, VA 23226-1605 804-285-7726

Karen S. McAndrew

10442 Patterson Avenue Richmond, VA 23238-5134 804-741-8689

David M. Schleider

8917 Fargo Road, Suite B Richmond, VA 23229-4500 804-346-3366

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Whether it’s improving a single tooth or a complete smile makeover, if only the very best will do for your teeth and mouth, Dr. David Schleider is here for you. For nearly 30 years, our skilled doctors and in-house technicians have artfully crafted the finest smiles in Virginia. Built on the distinction of superior quality of dentistry, our practice provides care at the highest level of expertise while creating a friendly and compassionate environment making our patients feel like family. We believe that everyone deserves dentistry that strives for perfection through reliability and predictability, which ultimately results in an improvement in quality of life.

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William S. Dodson, Jr.

1510 Breezeport Way, Suite 400 Suffolk, VA 23435-3738 757-638-4500

Gregory T. Engel

1432 North Great Neck Road, Suite 102 Virginia Beach, VA 23454-1342 757-486-7857

Pye P. Kyu

1200 Battlefield Boulevard North, Suite 117 Chesapeake, VA 23320-4790 757-436-4227

Justin D. Martin

1200 First Colonial Road, Suite 201 Virginia Beach, VA 23454-2207 757-333-3399

C. V. Mayo

477 Viking Drive, Suite 215 Virginia Beach, VA 23452-7349 757-486-5428

William A. Meares II

621 Lynnhaven Parkway, Suite 170 Virginia Beach, VA 23452-7339 757-200-6222

Kenneth James Mello

12528 Warwick Boulevard, Suite D Newport News, VA 23606-2958 757-595-0000

1510 Breezeport Way Suite 400 Suffolk, VA 23435 757-638-4500

Stelianos A. Bredologos

1917 Laskin Road, Suite 106 Virginia Beach, VA 23454-4283 757-425-1828

Corydon Baylor Butler, Jr.

3326 Taylor Road, Suite 100 Chesapeake, VA 23321-2518 757-483-4700

J. Patrick Baker

1170 Lexan Avenue, Suite 187 Norfolk, VA 23508-1237 757-440-1360

Sidney Becker

12821 Jefferson Avenue Newport News, VA 23608-3017 757-874-7155

William J. Bennett

1319 Jamestown Road Williamsburg, VA 23185-3365 757-229-7210

Deborah R. Blanchard

32nd and Holly Road, Suite 506 Virginia Beach, VA 23451 757-321-1300

Theodore A. Blaney

113 Hampton Highway Yorktown, VA 23693-3510 757-867-8765

Wayne Ernest Booker

6632 George Washington Memorial Highway Yorktown, VA 23692-4801 757-898-5468

Michael W. Bowler

4310 George Washington Memorial Highway, Suite A Yorktown, VA 23692-2880 757-898-1919

1319 Jamestown Road Williamsburg, VA 23185-3365 757-229-7210

Cecil John Carroll, Jr.

4310 Indian River Road, Suite 1 Chesapeake, VA 23325-3100 757-420-8790

Henry A. Cathey, Jr.

710 Denbigh Boulevard, Suite 1C Newport News, VA 23608-4427 757-874-5511

Donald Dewitt Cooke

606 Denbigh Boulevard, Suite 300 Newport News, VA 23608-4435 757-874-8612

William Walter Cox

5717 Churchland Boulevard Portsmouth, VA 23703-3308 757-484-1675

Michael S. Denbar

1245 Cedar Road, Suite L Chesapeake, VA 23322-7141 757-382-9336

David K. Foster

609 Lynnhaven Parkway Virginia Beach, VA 23452-7336 757-301-4550

Hunter C. Francis

2038 Nickerson Boulevard Hampton, VA 23663-1058 757-851-3530

Scott H. Francis

2038 Nickerson Boulevard Hampton, VA 23663-1058 757-851-3530

Ross S. Fuller

1319 Jamestown Road Williamsburg, VA 23185 757-229-7210

William G. Harper

235 Wythe Creek Road Poquoson, VA 23662-1911 757-868-8152

Sandra S. Hearne

45 Pine Road Langley Air Force Base, VA 23665 757-764-0163

Arthur Clayborn Hendricks 737 Little Neck Road Virginia Beach, VA 23452-6950 757-486-4469

Robert A. Dreelin

3834 Kecoughtan Road Hampton, VA 23669-4402 757-727-7726

Gisela Krueger Fashing

325 Mclaws Circle, Suite 1 Williamsburg, VA 23185-6341 757-229-8991

Miguel Fernandez

5121 Greenwich Road, Suite 102 Virginia Beach, VA 23462-6047 757-497-4825

Adam M. Hogan

Bruce Irving Longman

855 Kempsville Road Virginia Beach, VA 23464-2708 757-495-4700

Michael P. McCormick, Jr.

901 Enterprise Parkway, Suite 500 Hampton, VA 23666-6253 757-896-5050

James W. Meares

4540 Princess Anne Road, Suite 101 Virginia Beach, VA 23462-6310 757-497-0450

Maria B. Mendrinos

1917 Laskin Road, Suite 106 Virginia Beach, VA 23454-4283 757-425-1828

Brian P. Midgette

3326 Taylor Road, Suite 100 Chesapeake, VA 23321-2518 757-483-4700

James L. Rutledge III

2025 Pleasure House Road Virginia Beach, VA 23455-2709 757-464-0271

Michael E. Sagman

732 Thimble Shoals Boulevard, Suite 903 Newport News, VA 23606-4218 757-220-8080

Maryjean Sotack

2021 Pleasure House Road Virginia Beach, VA 23455-2709 757-464-3514

3105 Western Branch Boulevard Chesapeake, VA 23321-5543 757-484-7503

Stephen E. Konikoff

James D. Watkins

7400 Granby Street Norfolk, VA 23505-3436 757-583-1535

2207 Executive Drive, Suite C Hampton, VA 23666 757-827-5225

Richard W. Lachine III

Barclay K. Weisberg

113 Hampton Highway Yorktown, VA 23693-3510 757-867-8765


710 Denbigh Boulevard, Suite 7D Newport News, VA 23608-4427 757-877-9325

Trent P. Conelias

6033 Providence Road Virginia Beach, VA 23464-3815 757-424-2672

William Leslie Davenport

716 Denbigh Boulevard, Suite C1 Newport News, VA 23608-4414 757-874-6501

Melvin L. Ford III

5720 Greenwich Road Virginia Beach, VA 23462-6518 757-499-6886

Glenn William Fritz

4037 Taylor Road, Suite B Chesapeake, VA 23321-5500 757-484-9441

Klaus D. Guter

5720 Greenwich Road Virginia Beach, VA 23462-6518 757-499-6886

Paul K. Hartmann

1323 Jamestown Road, Suite 203 Williamsburg, VA 23185-3367 757-253-2393

Lynn Thornton Jett

3116 Tyre Neck Road Portsmouth, VA 23703-4512 757-483-2110

3221 Western Branch Boulevard Chesapeake, VA 23321-5219 757-483-6297

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Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery of Williamsburg

Dr. Hartmann received his BS from Washington and Lee University, his DDS from Medical College of Virginia in 1981, and his residency in OMS at Mount Sinai Medical Center in Cleveland, Ohio (1981-1985). He began his private practice in Williamsburg in

1985, achieving certification by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in 1986. Dr. Hartmann has been President of the Virginia Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. He is also a member of the Williamsburg/JCC Medical Society. He is an Associate Clinical Professor at MCV and has served on boards for both Williamsburg Community Hospital and Riverside Doctors Hospital of Williamsburg. Visit for more information about our practice.

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Dr. Paul Hartmann is an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon who loves his work. “Having the opportunity of helping patients navigate through a stressful surgical experience is a privilege,” he says. “We have many advantages of technology and training to improve outcomes for our patients”.

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Meares Dentistry As a dentist, I have been treating patients for over 35 years and still genuinely enjoy what I do! Continuing education is an important part of my ability to stay current on the latest treatments and technologies. I actively participate in continuing education courses in order to provide my patients with a variety of the most up-to-date treatment options. The friendships I’ve made with my patients and their families over the years mean a lot to me, and it is my goal to always treat patients as if they are an extension of my own family. 4540 Princess Anne Road, Suite 101 | Virginia Beach, VA 23462 | p: 757-497-0450 | f: 757-497-6137

Jeffrey N. Kenney

Louis J Marconyak

Pamela Ann Morgan

James E. Krochmal

Glenwood E. Morris

Gail V. Plauka

12420 Warwick Boulevard, Suite 2A Newport News, VA 23606-3001 757-595-1457 801 West Little Creek Road, Suite 107 Norfolk, VA 23505-2036 757-440-7777

Mark A. LaRusso

3116 Tyre Neck Road Portsmouth, VA 23703-4512 757-953-8698

N. Ray Lee

11842 Rock Landing Drive, Suite 105 Newport News, VA 23606-4437 757-596-1200

S. Neil Morrison

904 Kempsville Road, Suite 102 Virginia Beach, VA 23464 757-467-8000

Richard K. Quigg

984 First Colonial Road, Suite 300 Virginia Beach, VA 23454-3196 757-496-6690

Vernon A. Sellers

3116 Tyre Neck Road Portsmouth, VA 23703-4512 757-483-2110

Brian Szakaly

4037 Taylor Road, Suite B Chesapeake, VA 23321-5500 757-484-9441

Kenneth L. Tankersley

716 Denbigh Boulevard, Suite C1 Newport News, VA 23608-4414 757-874-6501

Ronald L. Tankersley


716 Denbigh Boulevard, Suite C1 Newport News, VA 23608-4414 757-874-6501

5857 Trucker Street Portsmouth, VA 23703 757-397-7038


Meredith Sloan Parks

716 Denbigh Boulevard, Suite A4 Newport News, VA 23608-4414 757-872-7777

1116 Professional Drive, Suite A Williamsburg, VA 23185-3330 757-229-4181

Barry Lee Green

Vicki A. Ross

401 Oyster Point Road, Suite D Newport News, VA 23602-6926 757-249-4203

Carl P. Roy

4388 Holland Road Suite 200 Virginia Beach, VA 23456-1492 757-471-2900

George Sabol

829 First Colonial Road Virginia Beach, VA 23451-6125 757-428-1110

Anthony W. Savage

829 First Colonial Road Virginia Beach, VA 23451-6125 757-428-1110

Walker W. Shivar

302 East Little Creek Road, Suite 300 Norfolk, VA 23505-2603 757-583-2333

Gary E. Taylor

ORTHODONTICS Holly H. Andersen

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5857 Trucker Street Portsmouth, VA 23703-4509 757-397-7038

Britt E Visser

3145 Virginia Beach Blvd, Suite 101 4097 Ironbound Road, Suite A Virginia Beach, VA 23464-3818 Williamsburg, VA 23188-2676 757-340-2881 757-253-1200

Jennifer Butterfoss Barton

220 Mount Pleasant Road, Suite 200 Chesapeake, VA 23322-4113 757-546-3888

Thomas W. Butterfoss

4310 George Washington Memorial Highway, Suite B Grafton, VA 23692 757-898-5448

George Curtis Dailey

2118 Executive Drive Hampton, VA 23666-2402 757-826-5075

William R. Hatcher

3253 Taylor Road, Suite 100 Chesapeake, VA 23321-2452 757-488-6080

Marni Voorhees Husson

5241 Providence Road Virginia Beach, VA 23464-4201 757-495-3110

Robert M. Edmonds

2995 Churchland Boulevard, Suite B 3145 Virginia Beach Blvd., Suite 101 Chesapeake, VA 23321-5642 757-484-4832 Virginia Beach, VA 23452 757-340-2881

V IR G I N IA B RE AC H, O V INRD, GIN I C HM V IIA RG IN IA Dr. Maria Bredologos Mendrinos and Dr. Stelianos Bredologos maintain a family practice: Brother and sister working together to bring you the most advanced procedures and breakthrough techniques to ensure optimal dental health for every member of your family, at every stage of development. They are graduates from the Medical College of Virginia and both are past presidents of the Virginia Academy of General Dentistry and have sat on councils for the National Academy of General Dentistry. Dr. Maria Bredologos Mendrinos is the first female dentist awarded the International Star Diamond Award in the field of cosmetic dentistry. Dr. Stelianos Bredologos is on staff with Norfolk Sentara Hospital. Both have done extensive post doctorate training in restoration, cosmetic, endodontic, implant and periodontal care. • 35+ combined years practicing

William Todd Bivins

Ray A. Dail

Anthony R. Peluso

829 First Colonial Road Virginia Beach, VA 23451-6125 757-428-1110

4310 George Washington Memorial Highway, Suite B Grafton, VA 23692 757-898-5448

350 Johnstown Road, Suite C Chesapeake, VA 23322-5365 757-482-4777

608 Denbigh Boulevard, Suite 802 Newport News, VA 23608-4458 757-874-6655

C. Sergio Vendetti

1240 Perimeter, Suite 401 Virginia Beach, VA 23454-5698 757-430-7690

1806 Hampton Boulevard Norfolk, VA 23517-1682 757-627-7550

William Rodney Parks

Dr. Maria Mendrinos & Dr. Stelianos Bredologos

1917 Laskin Road, Suite 106 Virginia Beach, VA 23454

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351 Edwin Drive, Suite 104 Virginia Beach, VA 23462-4559 757-499-3530

1319 Jamestown Road Williamsburg, VA 23185 757-229-7210

Gary Andrew Hartman

240 Mustang Trial, Suite 1 Virginia Beach, VA 23452-7516 757-498-5480

Michael J. Kokorelis

2113 Hartford Road Hampton, VA 23666-2575 757-827-1572

Albert B. Konikoff

477 Viking Drive, Suite 190 Virginia Beach, VA 23452 757-486-8611

Jon E. Piche

4310 Route 17 Yorktown, VA 23692 757-874-1777

Rod M. Rogge

762 Independence Boulevard, Suite 500 Virginia Beach, VA 23455-6242 757-333-7444

John J. Ross

621 Lynnhaven Parkway, Suite 255 Virginia Beach, VA 23452-7381 757-340-2356

Michael S. Schroer

461 McLaws Circle, Suite 1 Williamsburg, VA 23185-6350 757-221-0249

Jeremy Shulman


Mill Dam Medical Center Virginia Beach, VA 23454-2263 757-496-8070

Mitchell Allison Avent

Harvey C. Woodruff III

12725 McManus Boulevard, Suite 1A Newport News, VA 23602-4402 757-874-0660

2654 George Washington Memorial Hwy Hayes, VA 23062 804-642-3558

Townsend Brown, Jr

1300 Kempsville Road, Suite 5 Virginia Beach, VA 23464-6199 757-467-7797


Randy J. Eberly

1432 North Great Neck Road, Suite 104 Virginia Beach, VA 23454-1342 757-481-4323

801 West Little Creek Road, Suite 101 Norfolk, VA 23505-2036 757-423-3029

Daura Christopher Hamlin 1806 Hampton Boulevard Norfolk, VA 23517-1682 757-627-7550

James W. Taylor

Michael D. Turck

931 Providence Road Chesapeake, VA 23325 757-366-0330

Mark Alan Huie

12725 McManus Boulevard, Suite 1A Newport News, VA 23602-4402 757-874-0660



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Edward Besner

11359 Sunset Hills Road Reston, VA 20190-5275 703-437-6666

Rashin Bidgoli

21145 Whitfield Place Sterling, VA 20165 703-444-4229

John Douglas Bramwell 11359 Sunset Hills Road Reston, VA 20190-5275 703-437-6666

Edward Chun

1313 Dolley Madison Boulevard, Suite 307 McLean, VA 22101-3926 703-847-0989

Albert A. Citron

307 Maple Avenue West, Suite H Vienna, VA 22180-4307 703-938-5920

John S. Ehreth

8707 Digges Road Manassas, VA 20110-4403 703-257-0481

Michael A. Fabio

6120 Brandon Avenue, Suite 314 Springfield, VA 22150-2522 703-569-0000

Timothy J. Golian

Sudha P. Patil

Hamid A. Avin

Sara T. Brendmoen

Richard Jerome Gray

Michael V. Piccinino

Marjun Ayati

Richard C. Brigleb

11230 Waples Mill Road, Suite 150 Fairfax, VA 22030-7474 703-273-8798 1650 King Street, Suite 300 Alexandria, VA 22314-2747 703-836-0006

Mark Stephen Hebertson

3504 Plank Road, Suite 301 Fredericksburg, VA 22407-6896 540-785-8877

Gary J. Johnson

691 Laurel Street, Suite 200 Culpeper, VA 22701-3931 540-727-0122

47100 Community Plaza, Suite 165 Sterling, VA 20164 703-444-5222

10682 Crestwood Drive, Suite C Manassas, VA 20109-4401 703-368-8120

Frank R. Portell

6120 Brandon Avenue, Suite 314 Springfield, VA 22150-2522 703-569-0000

Edward J. Strittmatter, Jr.

14149 B Robert Paris Court, Suite B Chantilly, VA 20151 703-378-3115

Stanley M. Levin

311 Park Avenue, Suite 3 Falls Church, VA 22046-3300 703-534-4884

Fernando J. Meza

307 Maple Avenue West, Suite H Vienna, VA 22180-4307 703-938-5920

Brian Suh

8150 Leeesburg Pike, Suite 502 Vienna, VA 22182 703-288-3299

Jeffrey R. Thorpe

10682 Crestwood Drive, Suite C Manassas, VA 20109-4401 703-368-8120

Todd E. Wynkoop

12510 Lake Ridge Drive, Suite C Woodbridge, VA 22192-7501 703-494-8624


David Palmieri

2915 Hunter Mill Road, Suite 5 Oakton, VA 22124-1716 703-281-4456

4210 Fairfax Corner West Avenue, Suite 230 Fairfax, VA 22030-8619 703-631-1136

Maya Bachour

1861 Explorer Street Reston, VA 20190 703-437-0007

Dina E. Bambrey

44025 Pipeline Plaza, Suite 120 Ashburn, VA 20147-5886 703-726-9119

Alonzo M. Bell

1454 Duke Street, Suite 200 Alexandria, VA 22314-3403 703-836-3384

David Bertman

6845 Elm Street, Suite 509 McLean, VA 22101-3851 703-734-0334

Jayesh Surendra Patel

3910 Centreville Road, Suite 200 Chantilly, VA 20151-3280 703-378-5600 3910 Centreville Road, Suite 200 Chantilly, VA 20151-3280 703-378-5600

Michael Charles Mocknick

1650 King Street, Suite 300 Falls Church, VA 22314-2747 703-836-0006

David T. Babington

William W. Babington

8227 Old Courthouse Road, Suite 201 5957 Centreville Crest Lane Vienna, VA 22182-3815 Centreville, VA 20121-2344 703-883-3990 703-815-3636

Brian Lee

8316 Arlington Boulevard, Suite 226 Fairfax, VA 22031-5216 703-560-6301

Lauren A Adams

Rodney A. Alejandro

9297 Old Keene Mill Road Burke, VA 22015 703-912-9670

Dr. Brian

9005 Fern Park Drive Burke, VA 22015 703-425-6100

Joseph M. Bolil

12908 Fitzwater Drive Nokesville, VA 20182 703-594-2151

Stephen R. Bradley

307 Maple Avenue West, Suite G Vienna, VA 22180-4307 703-242-8416

Cynthia H. Dang

8988 Lorton Station Blvd Lorton, VA 22079 703-541-3110

12973 Highland Crossing Drive, Suite B Herndon, VA 20171-5890 703-953-3307

Sandra Dawn Daniels

9006 Fern Park Drive, Suite A Burke, VA 22015 703-978-6000

3801 Fairfax Drive, Suite 25 Arlington, VA 22203-1762 703-528-0444

Emilio Canal, Jr.

Faline Kaye Davenport

11465 Sunset Hills Road, Suite 600 Reston, VA 20190-5232 703-318-8200

7521 Virginia Oaks Drive, Suite 230 Gainesville, VA 20155 703-754-7151

Samuel David Cappiello

Jeffrey Day

6707 Old Dominion Drive, Suite 200 McLean, VA 22101-4503 703-734-0100

10466 Georgetown Drive Spotsylvania, VA 22553-1748 540-898-8181

George Casey

Joseph G. Desio

2915 Hunter Hill Road, Suite 20 Oakton, VA 22124 703-938-7773

510 North Washington Street, Suite 301 Falls Church, VA 22046-3537 703-237-3131

Todd Casey

2915 Hunter Hill Road, Suite 20 Oakton, VA 22124 703-938-7773

David M DeViese

306 South Main Street Madison, VA 22727-3026 540-948-4488

Robert E. Copeland

4399 Old Dominion Drive, Suite B Arlington, VA 22207-3207 703-243-8288

Robert H. DeWitt

8310 Old Courthouse Road, Suite B Tysons Corner, VA 22182-3872 703-734-5707

Ana Maria Cujar

104 Elden Street, Suite 100 Herndon, VA 20170-4871 703-889-5420

Kristen A. Donohue

6035 Burke Centre Parkway, Suite 260 Burke, VA 22015 703-978-1446

Joseph Cusumano

4350 North Fairfax Drive, Suite 135 Arlington, VA 22203-1636 703-525-4071

Richard F. Donohue

10529 A Braddock Road, Suite A Fairfax, VA 22032-2245 703-250-2970

Quyen N. Dang

8303 Arlington Boulevard, Suite 107 Fairfax, VA 22031-2903 703-573-1313

P. Midgette

Dr. Brian


Midgette Family Dentistry

Through his 25 years in dentistry, Dr. Midgette has placed an emphasis on keeping abreast of the latest procedures and technologies.

Since graduating with honors from the Medical College of Virginia School of Dentistry, Dr. Midgette has maintained active memberships with the American Dental Association and the Academy of General Dentistry and continues to participate in dental study clubs and extensive continuing education. Crown & bridge (traditional & Cerec), veneers, Invisalign, Biolase, teeth whitening, digital radiography, periodontal treatment, and dental impants are just some of the ways we can help optimize your family’s dental health. Please visit or call us today to schedule a visit!

3326 Taylor Road, Chesapeake, VA 23321 757-483-4700

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Dr. Brian Midgette’s philosophy is that the patient comes first and should be treated like family. Under Dr. Midgette’s guidance, the practice continues to be committed to excellence, providing high quality & compassionate care to families. Midgette Family Dentistry’s goal is to ensure that each patient has a great experience when they visit. Our state of the art technology, friendly staff and excellent office aesthetic are evident from the moment the patient steps foot through the doorway. S p e c i a l A d v e r t i s i n g S U PPLE M ENT

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TOP Dentists Mark Egber

7630 Little River Turnpike, Suite 115 Annandale, VA 22003-5349 703-256-2556

Bita A. Ellis

Philip A. Gentry

1831 Wilson Boulevard Arlington, VA 22201-3002 703-522-7733

James D. Geren

3700 Joseph Siewick Drive, Suite 307 8101 Hinson Farm Road, Suite 114 Fairfax, VA 22033 Alexandria, VA 22306-3404 703-715-9227 703-360-5881

Jason Farr Favagehi

8304-C Old Courthouse Road Vienna, VA 22182 703-356-1200

Raymund V. Favis

3930 Pender Drive, Suite 170 Fairfax, VA 22030 703-267-6627

Charles M. Ferrara

6711 Whittier Avenue, Suite 201 McLean, VA 22101-4540 703-356-2020

Raymond J. Finnerty

1500 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 500 Arlington, VA 22209-2400 703-524-0288

Robert C. Flikeid

220 Culpeper Street, Suite 201 Warrenton, VA 20186-3248 540-347-3396

Allen George Franks

6801 Whittier Avenue, Suite 202 McLean, VA 22101-4534 703-356-2336

Robert A. Gallegos

6845 Elm Street, Suite 450 McLean, VA 22101-6048 703-356-7001

Paul Gibberman

4613 Duke Street Alexandria, VA 22304-2594 703-823-6616

Andrew George Gilfillan IV PO BOX 255 Round Hill, VA 20142-0255

Fizzah Gocke

7601 Lewinsville Road McLean, VA 22102 703-338-2805

Michael H. Gorman

14245 Centreville Square, Suite P Centreville, VA 20121-2368 703-830-9110

Jerome Granato

8719 Stonewall Road Manassas, VA 20110 703-368-1000

Kevin C. Granger

8363 Greensboro Drive. Suite B McLean, VA 22102-3530 703-790-5533

204 East Federal Street Middleburg, VA 20118 540-687-6363

Robert E. Gatens

Mary Gharagozloo

Gary Greenspan

11208 Waples Mill Road, Suite 100 Fairfax, VA 22030-6077 703-352-2073

5113 Leesburg Pike, Skyline Bldg 4, Suite 811 Falls Church, VA 22041 703-671-1020

James L. Gyuricza

Ronald S. Hauptman

Victoria I. Kay

Peter J. Lanzaro

Nada Hemedan

Shohreh Kazerooni

Gregory L. LaVecchia

Henry J. Herrmann

Jeremiah J. Kelliher, Jr.

311 Park Avenue, 2nd Floor Falls Church, VA 22046-3300 703-241-0666

5212 Lyngate Court, Suite B Burke, VA 22015 703-978-5660

Raymond C. Hahn

20789 Great Falls Plaza, Suite 104 Potomac Falls, VA 20165 703-444-4441

Robert G. Hall

10753 Ambassador Drive, Suite B Manassas, VA 20109-2627 703-369-7173

9942 Main Street Fairfax, VA 22031-3901 703-273-6622

8347 Greensboro Drive, Suite B McLean, VA 22102-3530 703-827-0644

11325 Sunset Hills Road Reston, VA 20190-5205 703-437-8811

510 North Washington Street, Suite 301 Falls Church, VA 22046-3537 703-237-3131

John William Hall

Edward Hindman, Jr.

133 Maple Avenue East, Suite 204 Vienna, VA 22180-5780 703-255-0040

Peter John Hanna, Jr.

David F. Huddle

516 Oronoco Street Alexandria, VA 22314-2306 703-549-1960

1995 Jefferson Davis Highway, Suite 101 Fredericksburg, VA 22401-5299 540-899-5451

John W. Harre

10 Rock Pointe Lane, Suite 2 Warrenton, VA 20186-2630 540-349-1220

Bruce R. Hutchison

14245 Centreville Square, Suite P Centreville, VA 20121-2368 703-830-9110

Jeffrey A. Harris

420 Hospital Drive Warrenton, VA 20186-3026 540-347-2777

204 East Federal Street Middleburg, VA 20117 540-687-8075

Gary L. Hartz

11325 Sunset Hills Road Reston, VA 20190-5205 703-437-8811

Neal B. Jones

6845 Elm Street, Suite 475 McLean, VA 22101 703-356-3556

Louis J. LaVecchia

6120 Brandon Avenue, Suite 3 Springfield, VA 22150-2504 703-451-5030

1500 North Wilson Boulevard, Suite 500 Arlington, VA 22209-2400 703-528-3336

Sean P. Kelliher

6120 Brandon Avenue, Suite 3 Springfield, VA 22150-2504 703-451-5030

Steven A. LeBeau

6707 Old Dominion Drive, Suite 240 McLean, VA 22101-4503 703-734-2750

Isabel L. Kelly

1449D Dolley Madison Boulevard McLean, VA 22101-6047 703-748-3384

Nabeel A. Khan

9554 Old Keene Mill Road Burke, VA 22015 703-440-5075

9425 Braddock Road Burke, VA 22015 703-323-8820

John J. Krygowski

4141 North Henderson Road, Suite 16 Arlington, VA 22203-2452 703-527-1020 3975 Fair Ridge Drive, Suite 305N Fairfax, VA 22033-2929 703-352-9600

William Lessne

2501 North Glebe Road, Suite 102 Arlington, VA 22207-3558 703-526-9700

700 North Fairfax Street, Suite 210 Alexandria, VA 22314-2090 703-299-8444

Jeffrey I. Klioze

Chong W. Lee

Paul Michael Lee

Jared Carter Kleine

John D. Kling II

14001 Saint Germain Drive,Suite B Centreville, VA 20121-2338 703-802-0630

Gary Kaihara

1500 North Wilson Boulevard, Suite 500 Arlington, VA 22209-2400 703-528-3336

1333 North Seminole Trail Madison, VA 22727 540-948-4812

Ronald D. Jackson

Melanie Wilson Hartman 5212 Lyngate Court, Suite B Burke, VA 22015 703-978-5660

8303 Arlington Boulevard, Suite 104 Fairfax, VA 22031-2903 703-207-0700

8918 Village Shops Drive Fairfax, VA 22039-2610 703-690-0102

Robert A. Levine

3918 Prosperity Avenue, Suite 203 Fairfax, VA 22031-3333 703-280-1300

Paul E. Levine

6707 Old Dominion Drive, Suite 230 McLean, VA 22101-4507 703-356-3960

2719 Washington Boulevard Arlington, VA 22201-1942 703-243-1810

Dr. Adrian

L. Patterson B U RKE & RESTO N , VIRG IN IA

Nova Oral, Maxillofacial & Implant Surgery NOR T HER N V IR GINI A

Dr. Patterson is a caring and compassionate experienced Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon with thirty seven years of experience in oral surgery. Dr. Patterson is a graduate of the University Of Maryland School Of Dentistry and received his residency training in oral surgery at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. As a career Army officer he served as the Chief of the Oral Surgery residency program

at Walter Reed Army Medical Center until his retirement from the Army in the rank of Colonel in 1998. Dr. Patterson has been published in professional oral surgery literature. Dr. Patterson enjoys many aspects of the field of oral surgery but takes pride in his skill in removal of teeth and replacing missing teeth with dental implants.

Northern Virginia Oral, Maxillofacial & Implant Surgery Burke Professional Center 5206 Lyngate Court Burke, VA 22015 703-425-5010

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Scott P. Lindemann

Paul T. Olenyn

Theresa L. Shannon

Richard Eugene Livesay

William Ossakow

J. Ted Sherwin

6845 Elm Street, Suite 610 McLean, VA 22101-3859 703-356-5512 10620 Courthouse Road Fredericksburg, VA 22407-1602 540-898-8616

5207 Lyngate Court, Suite A Burke, VA 22015 703-978-8560 5651 Stone Road Centreville, VA 20120-1618 703-830-3092

5205 Leesburg Pike, Suite 101 Falls Church, VA 22041-3857 703-824-0055

Hilary Pandak

Ronald David Silverman

Melanie R. Love

George Papastergiou

Jeffrey A. Sisel

H. R. Makarita

Olan D. Parr, Jr.

Joseph Skapars

Roger L. Marcellin

Forough Parvizian-Yazdani

Kevin M. Skinner

Michael Polifko

Elaine K. Sours

450 West Broad Street, Suite 440 Falls Church, VA 22046-3318 703-241-2911 2936 Chain Bridge Road, Suite 200 Oakton, VA 22124 703-255-1150 12011 Lee Jackson Memorial Highway, Suite 503 Fairfax, VA 22033-3310 703-293-9100

Carlene D. Marcus

1800 Michael Faraday Drive, Suite 204 Reston, VA 20190-5312 703-435-3030

Pamela Marzban

8996 Burke Lake Road Burke, VA 22015 703-323-8200

Robert W. McCall

800 Sunset Lane, Suite B Culpeper, VA 22701-3982 540-825-2444

John A. Mercantini

11351 Sunset Hills Road Reston, VA 20190-5205 703-709-0330

Jeffrey Paul Miller

9942 Main Street Fairfax, VA 22031-3901 703-273-6622

Mark A. Miller

450 West Broad Street, Suite 440 Falls Church, VA 22046-3318 703-241-2911

Bhavana C. Mistry

1826 Westmoreland Street McLean, VA 22101-5101 703-356-4822

Anthony M. Moawad

11465 Sunset Hills Road, Suite 600 Reston, VA 20190 703-318-8200

Diego Morales

11208 Waples Mill Road, Suite 101 Fairfax, VA 22030-6077 703-691-1511

1043 Oaklawn Drive Culpeper, VA 22701-3339 540-829-9922 212 Park Street Southeast Vienna, VA 22180-4610 703-938-0774

2010 Opitz Boulevard, Suite D Woodbridge, VA 22191-3359 703-494-6690

Arthur J. Novick

11325 Sunset Hills Road Reston, VA 20190-5205 703-437-8811

Kendra Novick

11325 Sunset Hills Road Reston, VA 20190-5205 703-437-8811

8719 Plantation Lane Manassas, VA 20110-4506 703-369-5544

Eddie R. Stallings, Jr.

4210 Fairfax Corner West Avenue, Suite 220 Fairfax, VA 22030-8620 703-222-3245

Susana Raygada

5211 Lyngate Court Burke, VA 22015 703-323-1400

Donald F. Reynolds

2000 Huntington Avenue, Suite 107 Alexandria, VA 22303-1728 703-960-8670

Jorge R. Rios

44340 Premier Plaza, Suite 200 Ashburn, VA 20147 703-858-4222

David R. Rogowski

307 M Maple Avenue West Vienna, VA 22180-4307 703-281-1090

Kurt Rolf

6707 Old Dominion Drive, Suite 245 McLean, VA 22101-4503 703-356-3035

Robert Kenneth Rosenberg

307 Maple Avenue West, Suite A Vienna, VA 22180-4307 703-281-7104

6400 Arlington Boulevard, Suite 744 Falls Church, VA 22042-2336 703-532-7212

Dr. Stringham is highly trained and proficient at: • CAD-CAM dentistry using the CEREC system • Single Visit Porcelain Crowns, Veneers, and Inlays • Implants

8428 Dorsey Circle, Suite 102 Manassas, VA 20110-8302 703-335-5886

3545 Chain Bridge Road Fairfax, VA 22030 703-273-5545

John G. Stephenson

7501 Little River Turnpike, Suite 201 Annandale, VA 22003-2923 703-256-4500

Richard T. Stone

203 East Oxford Avenue Alexandria, VA 22301-1333 703-548-5042

Steven D. Strickland

1720 Financial Loop Woodbridge, VA 22192-2459 703-494-6811

Dr. Deirdre

3545 Chain Bridge Road, Suite 5 Fairfax, VA 22030-2708 703-273-5545


David R. Stuver

4350 North Fairfax Drive, Suite 135 Arlington, VA 22203-1636 703-525-4071

David Markley Swisher

402 Chatham Square Office Park Fredericksburg, VA 22405-2544 540-373-4444

Amear M. Tadros

46090 Lake Center Plaza, Suite 202 Potomac Falls, VA 20165 703-430-2020

Larry Terango

10753 Ambassador Drive, Suite B Manassas, VA 20109-2627 2616 Sherwood Hall Lane, Suite 405 703-369-7173 Alexandria, VA 22306-3154 703-360-1776 Judith A. Thomas 14245 Centreville Square, Suite F D. Gordon Rye Centreville, VA 20121-2368 10614 Warwick Avenue, Suite A 703-815-0775 Fairfax, VA 22030-3060 703-352-2010 Philip J. Tomaselli, Jr. 5631 Burke Centre Parkway, Suite N Richard Schneider Burke, VA 22015 5211 Lyngate Court 703-425-4225 Burke, VA 22015 703-323-1400 Julie D. Tran 4 Herbert Street, Suite A Craig Scimeca Alexandria, VA 22305 2940 Hunter Mill Road, Suite 101 703-836-2213 Oakton, VA 22124-1790 703-281-6201


William R. Stringham

Timothy Elmer Russell III

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• Mini Implants for Denture Stabilization and Tooth Replacement • Root Canal Treatments • BriteSmile Tooth Whitening • Instant Smile Makeovers

6845 Elm Street, Suite. 505 McLean, VA 22101 (703) 556-9400

Dr. Maull has been creating beautiful smiles for over ten years. As a craniofacial orthodontist, Dr. Maull considers overall facial balance and esthetics to create a custom plan that meets the individual goals of each patient. Her office is designed for the comfort of both children and adults and she enjoys treating all ages. Please come in for a consult to find out what she can do for you!

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831 South Washington Street Alexandria, VA 22314-4220 703-549-3300

5651 Stone Road Centreville, VA 20120-1618 703-830-3092

Riaz M. Rayek

1900 Opitz Boulevard, Suite C Woodbridge, VA 22191-3320 703-494-0820

Barry S. Rudolph

Robert B. Murfree

Dr Stringham has established one of the finest Family and Cosmetic Dental practices in Northern Virginia. 30 years of clinical practice coupled with training in the latest technology and techniques makes this practice an excellent choice.

7257 Maple Place Annandale, VA 22003-3032 703-256-0333

Christopher R. Spagna

Lloyd F. Moss, Jr.

3302 Old Bridge Road, Suite F Woodbridge, VA 22192-5262 703-497-9709

Stringham Dental Family Dentistry

250 South Whiting Street, Suite 116 Alexandria, VA 22304-3644 703-370-3030

Wayne G. Rasmussen

8100 Ashton Avenue, Suite 212 Manassas, VA 20109 703-369-5442

Lawrence R. Muller


124 Park Street Southeast, Suite 200 2770 South Arlington Mill Drive Vienna, VA 22180 Arlington, VA 22206-3402 703-938-7174 703-931-5333

1311 Dolley Madison Boulevard, Suite 2D McLean, VA 22101-3937 703-893-1776

410 Pelham Street Fredericksburg, VA 22401-3539 540-373-2080


462 Madison Road Orange, VA 22960 540-672-2605

Maureen Locke

1515 Chain Bridge Road, Suite 306 McLean, VA 22101-4421 703-356-1800

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TOP Dentists Annah Phung Tran

12110 Monument Drive, Suite A Fairfax, VA 22033-5553 703-273-4505

Quang N. Tran

8626 Lee Highway, Suite 203 Fairfax, VA 22031-2135 703-698-5155

David W. Urban

313 Park Avenue, Suite 305 Falls Church, VA 22046-3303 703-532-1712

Thomas G. Vaccaro

11130 Fairfax Boulevard, Suite 201 Fairfax, VA 22030-5035 703-591-1007

Rachael M. Valltos

200 Little Falls Street, Suite 201B Falls Church, VA 22046-4302 703-534-1222

Maribel M. Vann

3025 Hamaker Court, Suite 402 Fairfax, VA 22031-2237 703-204-1555

Eric C. Vasey

13478 Minnieville Road Woodbridge, VA 22192-4245 703-670-5376

Olmedo I. Villavicencio

7501 Little River Turnpike, Suite 105 Annandale, VA 22003-2923 703-354-2878

Anthony C. Viscomi

7010 Evergreen Court Annandale, VA 22003-3227 703-750-9300

Duy Q. Vo

947 South George Mason Drive, Suite 1 Arlington, VA 22204-1556 703-521-0900

Jeffrey D. Wagman

Brenda J. Young

Patrick J. Dolan

Jeffrey Arlen Lane

Peter W. Smith, Jr.

Nazy Zahedi

Steve Dorsch

Edward A Longwe

Daniel M. Theberge

Richard Donald Fiorucci

Jonathan Jinsung Park

Hugh Bozorg Zadeh

Michael Timothy Gocke

Adrian L. Patterson, Jr.

8316 Arlington Boulevard, Suite 226 Fairfax, VA 22031-5216 703-560-6301

3801 North Fairfax Drive, Suite 54 3541 West Braddock Road, Suite 202 Arlington, VA 22203 Alexandria, VA 22302-1902 703-525-0157 703-379-6187

10530 Rosehaven Street, Suite 111 Fairfax, VA 22030-2840 703-385-5777 44340 Premier Plaza, Suite 100 Ashburn, VA 20147-5074 703-729-8700

Yolonda L. Weaver

4000 Virginia Street Fairfax, VA 22032-1047 703-273-1443


1451 Belle Haven Road, Suite 310 Alexandria, VA 22307-1201 703-768-1188

Richard M. Whittington

Barry C. Argintar

7601 Lewinsville Road, Suite 203 McLean, VA 22102-2815 703-388-2805

212 Park Street Southeast, Suite A Vienna, VA 22180-4610 703-938-8333

Jon W. Williams, Jr.

5969 Telegraph Road Alexandria, VA 22310-2247 703-960-1160

Bryan D. Wood

2000 Huntington Avenue, Suite 107 Alexandria, VA 22303-1728 703-960-8670

J. Douglas Wooddell

3299 Woodburn Road, Suite 440 Annandale, VA 22003-7329 703-698-9698

Jason S. Woodside

361 Walker Drive, Suite 204 Warrenton, VA 20186-4364 540-341-4111

Chang Yi

4210 Fairfax Corner West Avenue, Suite 225 Fairfax, VA 22030-8620 703-222-2992

9001 Digges Road, Suite 102 Manassas, VA 20110-4414 703-361-2200

Andrew E. Bluhm

44340 Premier Plaza, Suite 100 Ashburn, VA 20147-5074 703-729-8700

Christopher E. Bonacci

361 Maple Avenue West, Suite 200 Vienna, VA 22180-4311 703-255-9400

Travis T. Patterson

243 Church Street Northwest, Suite 200A Vienna, VA 22183 703-281-5970

Daria Hamrah

Cyrus Ramsey

11331 Sunset Hills Road Reston, VA 20190-5205 703-736-1640 8201 Greensboro Drive, Suite 601 McLean, VA 22102-3816 703-288-4495

Keyoumars Izadi

8230 Leesburg Pike, Suite 720 Tysons Corner, VA 22182-2641 703-506-1414

Edward B. Delgado

J. Daniel LaBriola

2020 Opitz Boulevard, Suite A Woodbridge, VA 22191-3356 703-494-9173

6400 Arlington Boulevard Falls Church, VA 22042 703-534-6500 10530 Rosehaven Street, Suite 111 Fairfax, VA 22030-2840 703-385-5777

Gerald Rothman

4660 Kenmore Avenue, Suite 204 Alexandria, VA 22304-1306 703-370-3012

Jeffrey R. Rothman

4660 Kenmore Avenue, Suite 204 Alexandria, VA 22304-1306 703-370-3012

Kimberly A. Silloway

10530 Rosehaven Street, Suite 111 Fairfax, VA 22030-2840 703-385-5777

Dr. Kristen Oral health is the gateway to overall body wellness. Sunshine Dentists is committed to this philosophy and making every experience enjoyable and comfortable. Dr Kristen Donohue and her team strive to treat patients like family and listen to their individual needs. Her practice has the technology you need for accurate diagnosis and beautiful dentistry, including digital x-rays and a soft tissue CO2 laser for esthetic gum sculpture. Sleep dentistry and nitrous oxide are available.

Douglas M. Arendt


10618 Spotsylvania Avenue Fredericksburg, VA 22408-2637 540-898-7211

Kolman P. Apt

106 Elden Street, Suite 19 Herndon, VA 20170-4840 703-437-8700

M. Alan Bagden

6225 Brandon Avenue, Suite 170 Springfield, VA 22150-2504 703-451-3900

Rana Barakat

45745 Nokes Boulevard, Suite 175 Dulles, VA 20166-2493 703-433-9330


Sunshine Dentists


7611 Little River Turnpike, Suite 101E Annandale, VA 22003-2630 703-256-2307

Stuart L. Graves

6400 Arlington Boulevard Falls Church, VA 22042 703-534-6500 3601 Eisenhower Avenue, Suite 250 Alexandria, VA 22304 703-317-1717

10530 Rosehaven Street, Suite 111 Fairfax, VA 22030-2840 703-385-5777

10530 Rosehaven Street, Suite 111 Fairfax, VA 22030-2840 703-385-5777


Michael D. Kuzmik

Theodore P. Corcoran

24805 Pinebrook Road, Ste 100 Chantilly, VA 20152 703-327-0955

10530 Rosehaven Street, Suite 111 Fairfax, VA 22030-2840 703-385-5777

5206 Lyngate Court Burke, VA 22015 703-425-5010

409 Chatham Square Office Park, 7915 Lake Manassas Drive, Suite 304 Suite 201 Fredericksburg, VA 22405 Gainesville, VA 20155-3260 540-373-1200 703-753-7933

Jay M. Bukzin

10530 Rosehaven Street, Suite 111 Fairfax, VA 22030-2840 703-385-5777


Patients love the service, as much as their new smiles. Sunshine Dentists has grown tremendously from patient referrals. Dr Kristen Donohue graduated from dental school at the University of Pittsburgh in 2000. She completed her residency training at Tripler Army Medical Center in 2002, and served in Iraq, treating U.S. Military Personnel in 2004. Visit for more information about this unique family and cosmetic dental practice.

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Gregory D. Bath

Roger A. Hennigh

Hani Thariani

Scott C. Berman

Herbert Marshall Hughes

Stephan Tisseront

2535 Chain Bridge Road Vienna, VA 22181-5538 703-938-4614 311 Park Avenue Falls Church, VA 22046-3300 703-241-9191

John E Bilodeau

6116 Rolling Road, Suite 201 Springfield, VA 22152-1512 703-451-4666

Paul J. Brosnan

5631-G Burke Centre Parkway Burke, VA 22015 703-250-7343

Matthew Harold Caspersen

408 Chatham Square Office Park Fredericksburg, VA 22405-2561 540-371-2611

John H Coker, Jr 10472 Georgetown Drive Spotsylvania, VA 22553-1748 540-898-2200

238 Potomac Avenue Quantico, VA 22134-3459 703-640-1000 7906 Andrus Road, Suite 19 Alexandria, VA 22306-3170 703-360-8660

David R. Hughes

8314-A Traford Lane Springfield, VA 22152 703-451-0502

Mary A. Karau

1213 Belle Haven Road Alexandria, VA 22307-1218 703-765-5505

Rodney J. Klima

14012 Sullyfield Circle, Suite E Chantilly, VA 20151-1681 703-263-0575

Frederick N. Dibbs

11353 Sunset Hills Road Reston, VA 20190-5205 703-435-8282

Garret Djeu

10875 Main Street, Suite 106 Fairfax, VA 22030-4732 703-691-8388

Michael G. Dunegan

8715 Stonewall Road Manassas, VA 20110-4534 703-361-5698

Henry F. Dutson, Jr.

4600 John Marr Drive, Suite 401 Annandale, VA 22003-3310 703-750-9393

Sherif N. Elhady

6505 Sydenstricker Road, Suite B Burke, VA 22015 703-440-0100

D. Michael Ellis

4600 John Marr Drive, Suite 401 Annandale, VA 22003-3310 703-750-9393

Harold A. Fleming

2959 Sleepy Hollow Road Falls Church, VA 22044-2002 703-534-8711

Harold L. Frank

Allen S. Garai

427 Maple Avenue West Vienna, VA 22180-4222 703-281-4868

Ashkan Ghaffari

100 Church Street Northeast Vienna, VA 22180-4502 703-281-0466

Alfred C. Griffin, Jr.

179 Broadview Avenue Warrenton, VA 20186-2401 540-347-1888

Patrick D. Hart

12600 Lake Ridge Drive Woodbridge, VA 22192-2335 703-491-4278


Periodontics, Cosmetic Periodontal Surgery, and Dental Implants

Katherine Mei Vroom

7027 Evergreen Court, Suite 8A Annandale, VA 22003-3227 703-658-0330

John C. Wiger

46165 Westlake Drive, Suite 300 Sterling, VA 20165 703-444-9373


Donald F. Larson

Farrah Alkeliddar

Douglas H. Mahn, D.D.S. is a periodontist serving Northern Virginia. Dr. Mahn attended SUNY Stony Brook Dental School and completed his periodontal residency at MCV/VCU Dental School in 1992. Dr. Mahn is an expert in cosmetic periodontal surgery, gingival grafting, and immediate dental implant placement. He has numerous publications on these topics. Dr. Mahn makes his patients feel comfortable and provides the highest level of care. To learn more, please visit his website at

814 North Saint Asaph Street, Floor 2 4210 Fairfax Corner West Avenue, Suite 245 Alexandria, VA 22314-1779 Fairfax, VA 22030 703-838-8998 703-424-7678 6858 Old Dominion Drive, Suite 100 McLean, VA 22101-3899 703-356-8781

Robert B. Marzban

6858 Old Dominion Drive, Suite 100 McLean, VA 22101-3899 703-356-8781

Deirdre Maull

6845 Elm Street, Suite 505 McLean, VA 22101-3822 703-556-9400

Michael Allen McCombs

3705 South George Mason Drive, Suite C7S Falls Church, VA 22041-3766 703-820-1011

Kevin M. McGrath 2968-B Chain Bridge Road Oakton, VA 22124-3038 703-938-1900

Juliana F. Miller

6101 Redwood Square Center, Suite 305 Centreville, VA 20121-4269 703-818-8860

Robert A. Miller

1100 Sunset Lane, Suite 1110 Culpeper, VA 22701-3375 540-825-6064

Kelly E. Morgan

19420 Golf Vista Plaza, Suite 120 Lansdowne, VA 20176-8266 703-723-5900

Jina Naghdi

131 Elden Street, Suite 120 Herndon, VA 20170-4835 703-471-8333

Denise T. Nguyen

8298-C Old Courthouse Road Vienna, VA 22182 703-847-6544

Markus L. Niepraschk 540 Fort Evans Road Leesburg, VA 20176 540-659-5286

Jack J. Rosenberg

6045 Burke Centre Parkway Burke, VA 22015 703-250-2208

Shadi Saba

21155 Whitfield Place, Suite 107 Sterling, VA 20165-7277 703-404-7222

Robert M. Averne

11503 Sunrise Valley Drive Reston, VA 20191-1505 703-860-3200

Girish Banaji

8505 Arlington Boulevard, Suite 370 Fairfax, VA 22031-4636 703-849-1300

Dawn A. Crandall

8719 Stonewall Road Manassas, VA 20110 703-368-1000

H. Mahn

10610-B Crestwood Dr. | Manassas, VA 20109 | 703-392-8844

Jeffrey P. Davis

8345 Greensboro Drive McLean, VA 22102-3530 703-848-8444

Jayne Elizabeth Delaney

50 South Pickett Street, Suite 120 Alexandria, VA 22304-7206 703-370-5437

M. Catherine Dvorak

Drs. Christopher, Deutsch

& Favagehi

2010 Opitz Boulevard, Suite D Woodbridge, VA 22191-3359 703-494-6690


S. Sarah Ganjavi-Rejali

301 Maple Avenue West, Suite 400 Vienna, VA 22180-4301 703-938-6600

Alan H. Golden

3320 Noble Pond Way, Suite 109 Woodbridge, VA 22193 703-590-2526

John Han

10614 Warwick Avenue, Suite B Fairfax, VA 22030-3060 703-383-3434

Herschel Jones

238 Potomac Avenue Quantico, VA 22134-3459 703-640-1000

Mariam A. Khateeb

14397 Hereford Road Woodbridge, VA 22193-2107 703-670-9169

Gary R. Kramer

5631 Burke Centre Parkway, Suite F Burke, VA 22015-2234 703-978-0051

Lezley P. McIlveen

131 Elden Street, Suite 130 Herndon, VA 20170 703-869-3900

Periodontics & Dental Implant Surgery Voted “Best Periodontist” or “Top Dentist” in surveys of dentists conducted by: Northern Virginia Magazine, Washingtonian, Virginia Living. • Dental Implants: in house 3 D cone beam CT scan for computer guided surgery: same day implants • Gum graft to treat receding gums. Bone graft/Regenerative periodontics. • Board Certified Periodontists with strong academic and clinical background.

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4335 Ridgewood Center Drive Woodbridge, VA 22192-5308 703-590-6966

Dr. Douglas

11720 Plaza America Drive, Suite 110 Reston, VA 20190-4762 703-773-1200

5204 Lyngate Court, Suite B Burke, VA 22015 703-425-5125

Mark A. Luposello William E. Crutchfield

2501 North Globe Road, Suite 300 Arlington, VA 22207 703-527-5654

313 Park Avenue, Suite 103 | Falls Church, VA 22046 | 703-237-3700

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TOP Dentists Niloofar Mofakhami

2944 Hunter Mill Road, Suite 202 Oakton, VA 22124 703-255-3424

Edward J. Nelson

2501 North Glebe Road, Suite 100 Arlington, VA 22207-3558 703-525-8200

Christine M. Reardon-Davis

801 North Quincy Street, Suite 110 Arlington, VA 22203-1708 703-778-7610

Andrew Jason Shannon

301 Maple Avenue West, Suite 200 Vienna, VA 22180-4301 703-319-8370

Ruksana Talaksi

14245-M Centreville Square Centreville, VA 20121 703-266-9090 6711 Whittier Avenue, Suite 102 McLean, VA 22101-4538 703-356-1875

Michael J. Ternisky, Jr.

1760 Reston Parkway, Suite 204 Reston, VA 20190-3358 703-481-9200 402 Maple Avenue West, Suite B Vienna, VA 22180-4223 703-255-2573

Carol B. Wooddell

9295 Old Keene Mill Road Burke, VA 22015-4202 703-440-9701

David C. Anderson

5288 Dawes Avenue Alexandria, VA 22311-1404 703-671-6060

John Frank Bruno

5350 Shawnee Road, Suite 310 Alexandria, VA 22312-1709 703-912-3500

Lillian Carpio

1355 Beverly Road, Suite 210 McLean, VA 22101 703-288-3570

Vivek Doppalapudi

102 Elden Street, Suite 19 Herndon, VA 20170 703-464-0900

Harold H. Fagan

Cris Ann Ternisky

Jack Weil


4660 Kenmore Avenue, Suite 300 Alexandria, VA 22304-1306 703-823-2422

Mehrdad Favagehi

313 Park Avenue, Suite 103 Falls Church, VA 22046-3303 703-237-3700

Brian A. Feeney

1430 Spring Hill Road, Suite 101 McLean, VA 22102-3013 703-821-4040

Charles R. Fields

11465 Sunset Hills Road, Suite 610 Reston, VA 20190-5232 703-689-4442

Michael L. Gannon

138 Church Street Northeast Vienna, VA 22180-4543 703-938-6022

Mark R. Gordon

David C. Pfohl

Joseph A. Khalil

A. Garrett Gouldin

Ronald M. Rosenberg

Brian A. Mahler

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Luis J. Martinez

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Stanley M Stoller

Mariano Andres Polack

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Richard G. Tami

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Robert F. McGrail

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2121 Eisenhower Avenue, Suite 502 Alexandria, VA 22314-4688 703-683-0117 103 West Broad Street, Suite 601 Falls Church, VA 22046-4237 703-534-1766 11503 Sunrise Valley Drive Reston, VA 20191-1505 703-860-3200 10610 Crestwood Drive, Suite B Manassas, VA 20109-4404 703-392-8844 17341 Pickwick Drive, Suite B Purcellville, VA 20132-3178 540-338-4588 609 Jefferson Davis Highway, Suite 101 Fredericksburg, VA 22401-4436 540-373-3066 9514 Lee Highway, Suite C Fairfax, VA 22031-2303 703-273-7144

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2250 Clarendon Boulevard Store F Arlington, VA 22201 703-841-0300 10550 Warwick Avenue Fairfax, VA 22030-3133 703-273-7846 11325 Sunset Hills Road Reston, VA 20190 703-437-8811 7431 New Linton Hall Road Gainesville, VA 20155 703-753-8753 6845 Elm Street, Suite 475 McLean, VA 22101 703-356-3556 10550 Warwick Avenue Fairfax, VA 22030-3133 703-273-7846

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3299 Woodburn Road, Suite 120 Annandale, VA 22003-7311 703-560-2672

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10670 Crestwood Drive, Suite A Manassas, VA 20109-4408 703-392-8528

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158 Front Royal Pike, Suite 311 Winchester, VA 22602-4324 540-665-0918


1557 Commerce Road, Suite 204 Verona, VA 24482-9703 540-248-2500

Curtis R. Crowder, Jr.

41 Stoneridge Drive Waynesboro, VA 22980-6523 540-943-5211

Rusty K. Davis

400 South Magnolia Avenue Waynesboro, VA 22980-3649 540-943-2723

Ronald G. Downey

300 North River Road Bridgewater, VA 22812-1221 540-828-4433

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110 C MacTanly Place Staunton, VA 24401 540-213-8750

M. Todd Brandt

54 South Medical Park Drive Fishersville, VA 22939 540-886-2956

Robert Jonas Collins

920 Shenandoah Village Drive, Suite 122 Waynesboro, VA 22980-9279 540-949-5333

Damon W. Dearment

William A. Gardner

PO Box 387 Fishersville, VA 22939-0387 540-942-9013

Richard S. Mansfield

107 Stonewall Drive Waynesboro, VA 22980-1526 540-943-2859

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841 North Shenandoah Avenue Front Royal, VA 22630-3501 540-635-4497

Joseph M. McIntyre

115 Oakwood Drive Bridgewater, VA 22812-9544 540-828-2312

Sam Rowe

907 Goose Creek Road Fishersville, VA 22939 540-886-5371

1010 Amherst Street Winchester, VA 22601-3308 540-667-9662

Albin B. Hammond III

208 East Washington Street Lexington, VA 24450-2718 540-463-7744

Quay Parrott III

1115 Ivy Road Waynesboro, VA 22980 540-949-6600

Michael E. Hall

Edward Michael O’Keefe

Steven D. Hatch

115 Cottonwood Lane Danville, VA 24540-4127 434-791-4700

4102 Electric Road Roanoke, VA 24018-0614 540-772-9515

James L. Stanley

3712 Old Forest Road, Building 100 Lynchburg, VA 24501-6900 434-385-0273

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403 Roanoke Boulevard Salem, VA 24153 540-389-0225

Michael J. Walker

3712 Old Forest Road, Building 100 Lynchburg, VA 24501-6900 434-385-0273

Thomas Leon Walker

101 Richeson Drive Lynchburg, VA 24501-2911 434-385-1117

GENERAL DENTISTRY Christopher Angelopulos 1705 South High Street Harrisonburg, VA 22801 540-438-1234

Jay M. Bass

200 East Washington Street Blacksburg, VA 24060-4838 540-552-2551

Bob Brown

915 West Main Street Abingdon, VA 24210 276-628-9507

Ronnie L. Brown

915 West Main Street Abingdon, VA 24210 276-628-9507

Shane R. Claiborne


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Benjamin S. Hanson

Richard G. Copenhaver

1805 West Plaza Drive Winchester, VA 22601-6365 540-535-0401

210 Loretto Drive Wytheville, VA 24382-2076 276-228-3361

Mark R. Zemanovich

Mark A. Crabtree

203 Salem Church Rd Stephens City, VA 22655-5314 540-868-2740

2542 Jefferson Highway, Suite 104 Waynesboro, VA 22980-8502 540-943-8545

Joel S. Smith

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30 Crossing Lane, Suite 110 Lexington, VA 24450-6354 540-464-9953

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Michael E. Stout

30 Stoneridge Drive, Suite 102 Waynesboro, VA 22980-6522 540-949-8053

Lisa J. Tatum

29 Stoneridge Drive, Suite 103 Waynesboro, VA 22980-6598 540-943-0973

Edward Ross Testerman, Jr. 504 North Coalter Street Staunton, VA 24401-3401 540-885-1631

3708 South Main Street, Suite H Blacksburg, VA 24060-7007 540-552-1100

Michael G. Hunt

4910 Valley View Boulevard, Northwest Roanoke, VA 24012-2040 540-563-5858

David Matthew Kenee

1880 Country Club Road Harrisonburg, VA 22802-8858 540-433-3636

Robert A. McKearney

107 West Fourth Street Front Royal, VA 22630-2609 540-635-3610

1880 Country Club Road Harrisonburg, VA 22802-8858 540-433-3636


403 Roanoke Boulevard Salem, VA 24153-5007 540-389-0225 8116 Timberlake Road Lynchburg, VA 24502-2608 434-239-2651

Nathan Houchins

109 Tazewell Street Wytheville, VA 24382-2347 276-223-0006

Carla M. Keene

15189 Porterfield Highway Abingdon, VA 24212 276-676-0070

Anne Libbey

206 Enterprise Drive Forest, VA 24551 434-316-9090

Christopher T. Libbey 206 Enterprise Drive Forest, VA 24551 434-316-9090

Malcolm J. Mallery

407 Starling Avenue Martinsville, VA 24112-3731 276-632-9266

Barry K. Cutright

Rebecca H. Shin

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112 Houston Street, Suite A Lexington, VA 24450-2451 540-463-2134


1002 Amherst Street, Suite A Winchester, VA 22601 540-667-8287

36 West Whitlock Avenue Winchester, VA 22601-4491 540-665-4432

112 Houston Street, Suite A Lexington, VA 24450-2451 540-463-2134

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David Eric Redmon

D. Clayton Devening, Jr.

Craig A. Zunka


Samuel Vincent Mesaros

300 Piney Forest Road Danville, VA 24540-4122 434-799-1100

William A. Deyerle

5020 Grandin Road Ext. S.W. Roanoke, VA 24018-2203 540-989-4093

David Kyle Fitzgerald

6220 Peters Creek Road Roanoke, VA 24019-4040 540-366-3999

Steven E. Gardner

2342 Bluestone Hills Drive, Suite A Harrisonburg, VA 22801-3407 540-433-3625

Frank Thomas Grogan III 288 Piney Forest Road Danville, VA 24540-4124 434-797-3598

David C. Hall

2575 Evelyn Byrd Avenue Harrisonburg, VA 22801-3493 540-432-2315

568 West Main Street Danville, VA 24541-3600 434-799-0121

Kevin S. Midkiff

20331 Timberlake Road, Suite B Lynchburg, VA 24502-7203 434-239-8133

J. Peyton Moore, Jr.

101 Cleveland Avenue, Suite E5 Martinsville, VA 24112-3700 276-632-3963

William E. Morris, Jr. 12925 Booker T. Washington Hwy. Hardy, VA 24101 540-721-2448

James K. Muehleck

Donald M. Wallace

3700 Old Forest Road Lynchburg, VA 24501-6900 434-385-9454

101 Cleveland Avenue, Suite 6 Martinsville, VA 24112-3700 276-632-4144

Bryan Randall Spurrier


808 Piney Forest Road Danville, VA 24540-2812 434-792-0141

Richard P. Boyle III

600 2nd Street Radford, VA 24141-1432 540-639-3002

100 Professional Park Drive, Suite 1 Blacksburg, VA 24060-6736 540-951-8777

William Carvajal

101 Archway Court Lynchburg, VA 24502-2890 434-832-8040

Walter A. Gold

1940 Braeburn Drive Salem, VA 24153-7383 540-989-5257

Clinton W. Howard

100 Professional Park Drive, Suite 1 Blacksburg, VA 24060-6736 540-951-8777

George Kevorkian, Jr.

895 East Washington Avenue Vinton, VA 24179-2105 540-344-7252

Brian P. McAndrew

101 Archway Court Lynchburg, VA 24502-2890 434-832-8040

James T. McClung, Jr.

6027 Peters Creek road Roanoke, VA 24019-0889 540-362-5900

Larry R. Meador

4437 Starkey Road Roanoke, VA 24018-0619 540-774-5900

James H. Priest

25 Cleveland Avenue, Suite A Martinsville, VA 24112-2935 276-632-6219

420 Hamilton Boulevard South Boston, VA 24592-5200 434-572-8975

Randy J. Norbo

Richard L. Sherwood

1414 Franklin Road Southwest, Suite 3 990 Main Street, Suite 304 Danville, VA 24541-1825 Roanoke, VA 24016-5227 434-792-4046 540-344-4798

Michael C. Peer

Edward P. Snyder

James H. Whitney

Dennis L. Vaughan

Franklin M. Wheelock

3231 Electric Road Roanoke, VA 24018-6425 540-989-5621

PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY Sharlene Darcy Amacher 227 Central Avenue Christiansburg, VA 24068 540-394-3300

John J. Davis

6112 Peters Creek Road Roanoke, VA 24019-4028 540-563-1660

Joseph M. Greene, Jr.

119 University Boulevard, Suite C Harrisonburg, VA 22801-3753 540-433-0075

Shepherd A. Sittason

105 Paulette Circle Lynchburg, VA 24502-3150 434-237-0125


Ryan Christopher Anderson 525 Leesville Road Lynchburg, VA 24502-2328 434-455--2444

Robert S. Carlish

140 Piney Forest Road, Suite 3 Danville, VA 24540-4170 434-793-1400

Joseph H. Penn

3501 Franklin Road, Southwest Roanoke, VA 24014-2201 540-342-6800


John Ruffin Wheless III

Dennis C. Schnecker

7802 Timberlake Road Lynchburg, VA 24502 434-385-4746

Alexander W. Ramsey

614 South Main Street Blacksburg, VA 24060-5259 540-953-2980

James Wilbur Shearer

25 Cleveland Avenue, Suite B Martinsville, VA 24112-2935 276-632-1296

Arthur T. Silvers

140 Piney Forest Road Suite 1 Danville, VA 24540-4126 434-793-4116

Nathan Charles Stephens 403 Roanoke Boulevard Salem, VA 24153-5007 540-389-0225

Erik Lee Sutt

2015 Reservoir Street, Suite C Harrisonburg, VA 22801-8739 540-434-2102

Bruce E. Bentley, Jr.

Mark Edward Blanchette

1925 Thomson Drive Lynchburg, VA 24501-1008 434-846-4014

Timothy T. Janowicz

221 South Maple Street Vinton, VA 24179 540-342-3611

Paul C. Kaiser

5180 Peters Creek Road Roanoke, VA 24019-3810 540-362-1097

Frances M. Kray


420 Hamilton Boulevard South Boston, VA 24592-5200 434-575-8488

2071 Propoint Lane Harrisonburg, VA 22801 540-437-1230

1997 Hamliton Boulevard South Boston, VA 24592 434-575-5677


4405 Starkey Road, Suite A Roanoke, VA 24018-0616 540-772-2913 311 Brown Street Martinsville, VA 24112-3801 276-632-3151

Barry Wolfe

4405 Starkey Road, Suite A Roanoke, VA 24018-0616 540-772-2913


5002 Brambleton Avenue Roanoke, VA 24018-4642 540-774-6667

Scottie R. Miller

15325 Lee Highway Bristol, VA 24202-4013 276-466-9800

2505A Evelyn Byrd Avenue Harrisonburg, VA 22801-3493 540-433-8814

Brent E. Lenz

1500 Brookhaven Drive Harrisonburg, VA 22801-3585 540-433-1060

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