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A Supplement to The Virginia Gazette, Daily Press and Tidewater Review April 2014


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We Are James River Equipment The history of James River Equipment dates back to the 1920s and Holly, Colorado. Rudolph Romer, great-grandfather of Mark Romer, the president of James River Equipment, opened a John Deere dealership there in 1926. The dealership prospered in spite of the depression, largely due to the people and their commitment to the customers. The foundation of offering quality products and supporting them with exceptional customer service expanded eastward in 1977 when the Romer family purchased a dealership in Virginia and, hence, James River Equipment was born. James River Equipment is a full-service equipment and tractor dealership dedicated to the needs of our Agriculture, Construction and Forestry, Commercial and Residential customers in Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina. Our services include equipment sales, parts, service, and rentals. With 29 locations and over 100 ďŹ eld service vehicles, we’re here to help you when you need it and to keep you going!

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pring & UMMER EVENTS Mid-Atlantic Home & Garden Show

April 11–13 at the Virginia Beach Convention Center. Admission is $10 for adults, FREE for children younger than 12. Active-duty and retired military and senior citizens (ages 62 or better) will receive a $2 discount. Join the Tidewater Builders Association for this fantastic event, featuring an exciting line-up of celebrities and home and garden experts, offering gardening activities that offer something for everyone in the family. Special celebrity guests include: William Moss of HGTV’s “Dig In” and Alison Victoria, host of the popular Crashes series. Smithfield Wine & Brew Fest Weekend

Friday – Sunday, April 11–13. Festival is Saturday, April 12 from 11am until 5pm at Windsor Castle Park in downtown Smithfield. Come to the hottest riverfront event in Hampton Roads and experience everything that “Gen–u–Wine” Smithfield has to offer! Wine Dinners, Hotel Packages, Friday Night Concert, Shopping, Art Galleries / Studios, Walking Trails, Kayaking & The Best Wine & Brew Fest EVER! For further information call (757) 357-5182. WARA Iron Chef Wine & Food Expo

Saturday, April 12. 5:30 to 9:30pm Williamsburg Lodge, 310 S. England St., Williamsburg. Chefs from Williamsburg, Virginia Beach and Richmond battle it out for top chef. Event includes hors d’oeuvres by six Williamsburg restaurants and more than 50 international wines to taste. Tickets: $60 per person, $110 per couple. www.wararest.com. Wine and Run for the Roses

Saturday, May 3. 2pm Muscarelle Museum of Art, College of William and Mary, Williamsburg. Fine and rare wines to auction off, Virginia wines to taste, and a giant-screen telecast of the Kentucky Derby. Tickets $100 – $250. 252-202-9463 or http://web.wm.edu/muscarelle/WR2013/index.html?svr=www Spring Town Point Virginia Wine Festival

Saturday–Sunday, May 3 – 4. 11am to 6pm Town Point Park, downtown Norfolk. More than two dozen Virginia wineries pour at this popular outdoor event. 757-441-2345. festevents.org. Blues, Brews, and BBQ’s – a Festival on the River

Saturday, May 3, 2014. Yorktown Riverwalk Landing at Chisciak Green $20 in advance and $25 at door This event will showcase some of the best Blues musicians in the Hampton Roads area. Add that to 16 craft beers, incredible BBQ, and other gourmet foods and you have the makings for an incredible day. Love the Blues – then stick around for the Sunday Art on the River event that will feature Ron Fetner Solo followed by the Blues Empacts to end the inaugural Blues weekend in Yorktown.

Newport News Children’s Festival of Friends. Photo courtesy of Newport News Tourism Development Office

25th Newport News Children’s Festival of Friends

Saturday, May 3. 10am – 5pm Newport News Park. Kids ages 2 –12 will enjoy over 100 free hands-on activities, costumed characters, and free children’s rides. This year’s festival is a special celebration of our 25th Birthday. Food vendors ($) on site. $5 per car parking fee, all activities are free. The Mariners’ Craft Beer Festival

Saturday, May 3. 12–5pm. Live music, good food and great beer! It’s the second annual Mariners’ Craft Beer Festival will feature 15 craft breweries and over 40 craft beer selections in the unique setting of The Mariners’ Museum’s outdoor courtyards. The event also includes live music, food vendors and beer talks by brewery representatives. Participating breweries will include Heavy Seas, Smartmouth, Devils Backbone, Legend, Starr Hill, AleWerks, New Belgium, St. George, O’Connor, SweetWater, Lonerider, Natty Greene’s, Sunken City, Bold Rock and Goose Island. Tickets prices are available at MarinersMuseum.org/BeerFest or at The Mariners’ Museum Vistor Services. Ticket prices are $35 in advance, $40 day of event and $30 for Museum Members. Tickets include 20 craft beer tastings, souvenir tasting glass, entertainment and admission to tour The Mariners’ Museum. For tickets and more information, visit www. MarinersMuseum.org/BeerFest Virginia Beach Patriotic Festival.

May 30–June 2, Virginia Beach Ocean Front. Featuring The Band Perry, Jake Owen, and Little Big Town. The air show, featuring the Blue Angels and Geico Skytoppers, will be held each day of the event. www.patrioticfestival.com 2014 Genuine Smithfield Olden Days Festival

Friday & Saturday, June 27 – 28, 2014. Begun in the 1980s, Olden Days has been one of the most popular community events to take place annually in Smithfield.

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Décor

“You don’t have to be artistic to be able to do this successfully,” Wynings says. “It is all about technique. But if you are artistic you can take the technique and bring your own style to it.”

Breathe new life into your furniture with a coat of paint

Karan Mulkey, owner of Rooms, Blooms and More in Newport News’ Hilton Village, has been restoring and painting furniture for her store and her home for years.

on a budget By NICOLE PAITSEL Daily Press

Gone are the days when your choices of china cabinet are limited to cherry, oak or mahogany. From teal to lime green to rosy pink, wooden furniture pieces are taking on a new life as home décor enthusiasts re-envision worn-out pieces. Local businesses have grown up around the demand, offering commissioned items, new product lines and workshops to teach the public how to become decorating mavens. “I started making things for fun, and then people started offering to pay me to do a piece for them,” says Kim Phillips, of Newport News. Phillips started her business, Coastal Star Décor, in 2013 in response to the demand. Now, she picks up discarded furniture, remakes it into something new, and sells it. “I haven’t really paid for (any furniture), yet,” she says. “Everything has been discarded or found merchandise.” Phillips got the idea from her father-in-law who is a picker for metal items. She asked him to look for furniture pieces for her -- she saw what people could do to restore them on websites like Pinterest.com. She now has a backyard full of discarded furniture waiting for a new look. In October, Phillips began offering “Re-funk Your Junk” home parties, where amateur designers can get hands-on advice. Phillips says she provides the paint, the brushes, the wax and other materials to teach participants a variety of techniques. “The idea is to have fun, fellowship, to learn something in a laid-back environment, and to walk away with a completed piece of art,” she says. Sisters Unique, a home décor store in Newport News’ City Center, began offering painted furniture workshops during the summer of 2013, and the response has been unbelievable, says owner Joy Wynings. The three-hour program focuses on the store’s new product line, the popular Chalk Paint by Annie Sloan -the paint used in many of the projects seen on Pinterest and home décor blogs. Its most popular use is a two-tone distressed look. During the workshops, participants work with a color board and learn five different techniques to redo any surface -- from wood to glass to metal.

There are as many ways to restore a piece of furniture as there are colors in a paint shop.

Mulkey, along with her daughter, Allison Hund, can take an old dining room chair and have it painted and re-covered in just a few hours. “We like to go the cheap way,” Hund says. “I think our cost of materials is usually less than $10.” Mulkey makes her own version of decorative paint using one cup of acrylic paint, two tablespoons of non-sanded grout from the hardware store and about a tablespoon of water, mixed to the consistency of pancake batter. “You don’t have to buy whole quart of paint, since you’re mixing it with something else,” Hund says. “We get the sample pods at Ace Hardware, and that’s more than enough of the color.” Mulkey says she also shops at Habitat Restore, which has locations in Newport News and Williamsburg, for cheap paint in a variety of colors. High-shine lacquer paint is also a growing trend, and may be replacing the distressed look, Mulkey says. When going for a distressed look, Mulkey uses a sponge brush to lessen the appearance of brush strokes. “Don’t over-think it,” she says. “Watch for drips, but anything you don’t like, you can just correct by painting over it.” Once the paint dries, use a sanding block to create the illusion of “worn” places. Rub the spots where the piece would normally experience wear and tear. Finish with a layer of finishing wax, which also can be purchased at a hardware store. Paitsel can be reached at 757-247-4737 or npaitsel@dailypress.com. Find more news about local retailers at dailypress.com/shopping. Connect at Facebook.com/SavvyShopper or Twitter.com/ HRSavvyShopper. RIGHT Karan Mulkey, owner of Rooms, Blooms and More, paints and recovers a dining room chair with her daughter, Allison Hund.

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Interior LOOK

Living in the Peninsula region offers a multitude of locations to call home – the breezy waterfront, the ease of life on wooded acreage, or the bustling urban feel of city centers. Regardless of where you live, your personal interior style can define your space. Below are tips that can help you achieve the three most prominent design styles in our region.

Countryside Style Casual, cozy and all about comfort

• Neutral, earthy tones – Brown, beiges and green as primary wall colors with touches of red/green accents for vibrancy. If the area is small, stick with creamier, lighter colors to give the illusion the room is bigger than it really is. If the area is bigger, feel free to work with warmer colors in the same palette. • Rustic furniture – An icon of country style is handcrafted, rustic furniture. Tie the furniture together with a common element – either type of or color of wood. Mix and match textures on seating – combining leather, linen and cottons. Country-influenced homes will usually have kitchens and entertaining areas as the focal point. • Accessorize - An eclectic mix of fabrics is a staple in country decorating. From table runners, to quilts, to throws – inviting comfort is the name of the game. If you choose the ‘classic’ country route – quiltwork and patterned fabrics will be key. If you go the modern direction – a more simplistic approach using textures and vibrant colors will be important.

Coastal Style

Fluid, easy-care and natural • Always light, never heavy – White is and always will be the most prevalent color in a coastal home. Natural shades of tans and browns, pale blues, soft greens and grays will also fill your space. Case goods can be colorful, painted, weathered wood - but strive to create an interesting, casual and uncontrived space. • Casual and easy – Natural woods, Berber carpets and tile will create the transition you’re looking for that makes moving from room to room easy and inviting. Scattered rugs in natural textures and textiles will also help to cozy up the space. Keep upholstery choices easy and uncomplicated. • Edit, edit, edit – It’s important as you pull a coastal space together to not create a ‘flea market’ with too many things going on in a room. Coastal style isn’t about stuff – it’s about relaxation and space to move around. Smaller items should be contained – in glass or baskets. 14 | Home and Leisure | A Supplement to The Virginia Gazette, Daily Press and Tidewater Review | April 9, 2014


By NIKKI JAMES Daily Press

City Style

Carefree environment, modern look • The bare bones – Beams, bearing walls and large windows set the stage for dynamic spaces designed for comfort and practicality in day to day. Minimalistic, modern furniture with clean lines of seating area, with varying height and widths will be found in abundance. • Classic materials – Wood, timeless and useful, is an asset in a city or urban-style space. Tables should be spacious, as should kitchen surfaces, along with an abundance of industrial or modern seating. Floors are frequently left bare • Objects matter – Within an urban space, objects play an important role in the home, and typically have a story to tell. Maps or collectibles from adventures taken, geometric or typographic art can often be found as statement pieces within the home. It doesn’t mean you should include lots of objects, it just means the objects that are on display should have a purpose.

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Historic Garden Week in Virginia

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Historic Garden Week in Virginia showcases Virginia at its finest, featuring 250 historic and private gardens and homes on tours over eight consecutive days. This year’s statewide tour April 26 – May 3 holds more promise for beauty in the gardens because it’s being held a week or so later than usual to avoid the Easter holiday, according to Lynn McCashin, executive director of the Garden Club of Virginia, which sponsors the annual event. The planned delay will probably turn out to be a smart move given the unusually harsh winter conditions gardens have endured, especially since weather forecasters are now predicting a slow start to spring.

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Hampton Roads area tours include Eastern Shore April 26 Williamsburg April 29 Hampton-Newport News Yorktown April 30 Norfolk May 1 Gloucester May 3 Tickets Tour prices range from $15 to $40. If you plan to visit several tours throughout Virginia, there’s a statewide pass for $175 per person or $300 for two. Online Discounted advance tickets and a full-color, 240page guidebook can be purchased online at www. VaGardenWeek.org; tour day tickets, typically priced higher, are available at each home and garden. Special combo ticket Tour Williamsburg April 29 and Yorktown April 30 for $50, a $10 savings; buy the combo only at www. VaGardenWeek.org .

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YORKTOWN TOUR On the Peninsula, the Hampton Roads and Huntington garden clubs host Garden Week on the bluffs in historic Yorktown 10 a.m.-5 p.m. April 30. “As always, our homes and gardens are beautiful, blending the old with the new, and making this tour magically diverse,” says Sarah Huddleston, tour chairman. “We have the Hornsby House, now a beautifully restored bed and breakfast, owned and run by the sons of the matriarch, Marion Hornsby Bowditch, who championed all things Yorktown. She called in friends to float the Waterman’s Museum across the York River, actually getting it stuck on a sand bar before making it to the shore. Her presence resounds through the home.

above Brock-Weekley garden RIGHT Hornsby House

In addition, she says: • T  he Hodson home, a two-year-old Craftsman’s bungalow, at 207 Nelson St. takes “chic’ to a whole new level. The soothing, soft palette of light blue, taupe and white lets the home’s treasures — vintage mirrors and art by the owners’ son — stand out. • T  he Purkey home at 226 Nelson St. is a renovation that has taken six years to perfect. Using books from Lowe’s, the self-taught owner created a masterpiece with every detail beautifully crafted. • T  he Moss home at 224 Nelson St., formally a guest cottage, is a charming little gem with a beautiful garden that’s a wonderful blend of indoor-outdoor living. • T  he Brock-Weekley home at 220 Bacon St. is a colonial style home that houses collections – antiques, ceramics, paintings, brass and silverware of English and American origin. The home features a mural going down the steps, painted by the owners, that tells their Yorktown story. IMMEDIATE RIGHT Moss home BELOW Brock-Weekley home

above Hodson home FAR RIGHT Purkey home BELOW RIGHT Featured garden

• T  he featured garden at 105 Church St. offers a breathtaking panoramic view of the York River. The new potting shed is an architecturally perfect match to the Colonial revival home. Refreshments will be served on the garden’s veranda on tour day. • O  ur local organic gardening and fresh-cut flower guru, Lisa Ziegler, gives a talk at 1 p.m. at the Parish Hall of Grace Episcopal Church, a portion of the proceeds from the sales of her books, seeds, and garden supplies will benefit the Garden Club of Virginia. 22 | Home and Leisure | A Supplement to The Virginia Gazette, Daily Press and Tidewater Review | April 9, 2014


williamsburg TOUR The Williamsburg Garden Week tour encompasses homes along Conservancy Road, adjacent to the Williamsburg Winery, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. April 29. “If there is a ‘garden theme’ in the Conservancy neighborhood, it is that all of the neighbors have a great love of art and all of them enhance and punctuate their gardens, woodlands and waterfront settings with sculpture and artwork,” says Terry Buntrock, a member of the Williamsburg Garden Club, which organizes the tour. above Thaler home RIGHT Matty’s Garden at Matthew Whaley Elementary School

“The properties sit on a bluff that overlooks the confluence of College and Half-way creeks. Waterfowl have a haven here and eagle sightings are common.” In addition, she says: • T  he Thaler home is a collection of four cottages that are joined by glass galleries. The riverside garden is a sculpture garden. The homeowners particularly love a bronze piece that depicts a little girl chasing butterflies. The late Warrenton, Va., landscape expert, Meade Palmer assisted in editing the property’s woodland setting. Open vistas are punctuated by specimen trees.

• T  he Munzel residence, built by a couple who grew up in Chicago, shows the work of an architect who captured their mid-western roots in a Prairie-style home that is an adaptation of Frank Lloyd Wright’s “Robie House.” The swimming pool anchors the back living area. The family loves Hawaii, so the pool house and guest cottage is decorated with Hawaiian artwork. A wall with gate gives privacy and quiet to the Japanese stone garden. • T  he Pritchard home has a stone tower that’s intended to evoke garden follies of the British Georgian period. The homeowner built a fountain grotto from more than 10,000 seashells that she collected. Open areas and woods are perfect places for this family’s dogs to roam. • T  he Robinson home sets on 22 acres of marsh, woodlands and gardens. The homeowner is a master gardener, and her English glass house and potting cottage are sights to see. An enclosed back porch overlooks dozens of hydrangea bushes and the marsh. There is a small swimming pool just outside the private living areas. • T  he Beck garden is reached by a curving driveway that’s bordered by flower beds and specimen trees. A central flower bed in the front yard features a pair of bronze whitetail deer by Virginia artist Robert H. Turner. Water splashes to a koi pond after making its route through the rock garden and past a bronze art sculpture of a little girl. above RIGHT Robinson home ABOVE Beck garden

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• I n addition, Colonial Williamsburg’s guided tours of three gardens begin at the George Jackson House, 136 E. Francis St., and the George Jackson and Coke-Garrett houses will be open for tours.

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“Gloucester: Land of Rivers and Streams” is the theme for the Gloucester Garden Week 10 a.m.-5 p.m. May 3. “The waterways of Gloucester County have been witness to the lives of the Powhatan Indians and Capt. John Smith, to revolutionary battles, to visits by Thomas Jefferson, to historic mansions and waterman’s cottages, to the cultivation and proliferation of the daffodil and to the contemplations of Martin Luther King, Jr.,” says Letitia Grant, a member of the Garden Club of Gloucester, which sponsors the event.

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In addition, she says: • S hadow Hill at 7236 Joseph Lewis Road is a cozy aerie with a bird’s eye view of the beautiful York River. Visitors want to sit on the bluestone deck of the pool and take in the vistas. Over the bluff and boathouse, there is an osprey nesting platform and views of Mumfort Islands. The white brick cottage-style home was originally built in 1929. • W  hite Hall and The Barn on White Hall Road is one of the grand dames of historic waterfront homes in Gloucester, redolent of the 300-year history she has witnessed. The earliest part of the house, the English basement, houses a wine cellar, guest rooms and billiards room. The drive to the house is lined with old cedar trees, and the grounds boast some of the oldest crape myrtles in Virginia.  olly Knoll at 6498 Allmondsville • H Road is a proud symbol of the role Gloucester residents have played in the Civil Rights movement. Built in the 1930s, it was the retirement home of Dr. Robert Russa Moton, the second president of Tuskegee Institute and a renowned AfricanAmerican educator.

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fter a very long cold winter, the longer daylight hours of spring are noticeable and the sound of the birds on sunny days is enough to bring a spark of excitement to the housebound gardener, says Jeffrey Williamson, nursery manager at Smithfield Gardens Suffolk. “Venture outside and begin to enjoy the beauty of spring,” he says. To get you growing all year long, we invited four local garden centers to inspire you with indoor and outdoor gardening ideas. Here’s what they suggest for the seasons.

Indoors. If you love the taste of fresh herbs in recipes, try an indoor herb garden. All you need is a sunny window or countertop, pots at least 4 inches deep, organic potting mix and seeds or plants. Good indoor herb choices are rosemary, oregano, thyme, sage and parsley. Pinch regularly to encourage a dense, bushy plant. If you find you have more than you need just wash, chop, place in an ice cube tray with water and freeze. Then for a quick addition to your recipe, defrost a cube or two and you will have herbs “almost” as fresh as the day they were picked.

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Outdoors. Plant a perennial garden to watch butterflies flutter from flower to flower. You need food sources that are nectar plants for the adults and host plants for young larvae. Different species of butterflies have specific perennial choices so stagger several different types. Popular nectar plants are: buddleias, agastaches, monardas, rudbeckias, asclepias, hibiscus and salvias. Popular host plants are: asters, rudbeckias, sedum, salvia officinalis and asclepias incanarta. Add annual herbs parsley, dill and fennel for additional food sources for larvae. A great new introduction of buddleias (butterfly bushes) is a smaller variety that grows 3-5 feet tall -- appropriately it is the “Buzz” buddleia series.

Ideas and photos courtesy of Cooke’s Gardens 1826 Jamestown Road, Williamsburg 220-0099 or http://cookesgardens.com CONTINUED P 33

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Indoors. Fairy gardens and terrariums require minimum work and maximum enjoyment, especially as the days of outdoor gardening fade away. Creating a miniature garden on a tabletop requires only a container, potting soil, a few pebbles and your imagination. Spread pebbles along the bottom of the container for drainage, add a two-inch layer of potting soil and then tuck in the several plants you select from a greenhouse. Lightly water, add a few special accents like a mini fairy, bench or arbor and place in indirect light. Ideas and photo courtesy of Anderson’s Home & Garden Showplace 11250 Jefferson Ave., Newport News 599-3510 or http://andersonshgs.com

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The Maple – Three story - Four bedrooms, 2 full baths and 2 half baths (master suite has soaker tub and shower). Approximately 2,904 square feet. Available in: Darby Estates – Starting at $369,500 Sterling Springs – Starting at $339,500 The Oak – Three story - Four bedrooms, 2 full baths and 2 half baths (master suite has soaker tub and shower). Approximately 2,958 square feet of living space. Available in: Darby Estates – Starting at $371,500 Sterling Springs – Starting at $341,500 Pointe at Jamestown – Starting at $350,000 The Pearl II– Two story - Four bedrooms, two-and-a-half baths, including master luxury bath. Approximately 2,762 square feet of living space. Available in: Darby Estates – Starting at $360,000 Sterling Springs – Starting at $329,900 Pointe at Jamestown – Starting at $331,945 The Poplar – Three story - Four bedrooms, 2 full baths and 2 half baths (master suite has 3x5 shower only). Approximately 2,704 square feet. Available in: Darby Estates – Starting at $355,000

reason why buyers recognize VEI Homes as the best value in new construction when it comes to pricing that includes premium features as standards. Darby Estates: Contact Cathie Harney of Long & Foster at 757.639.6551. Sterling Springs: Contact Betsy Davis of Mid-Atlantic Residential at 757.254.3172. The Pointe at Jamestown: Contact Kathleen and Alex Hazelwood of Abbitt Realty at 757.879.9138.

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Sterling Springs – Starting at $326,900 The Staunton – Three-bedroom Rancher model with two-and-a-half baths including master suite bath. Approximately 1,890 square feet of living area. Available in: Sterling Springs – Starting at $305,000 The Topaz – Two story - Six bedrooms, including first- and second-floor master suites, three-and-a-half baths with first floor master suite luxury bath. Approximately 3,399 square feet of living area. Available in: Darby Estates – Starting at $389,000 Sterling Springs – Starting at $359,900 Pointe at Jamestown – Starting at $367,000 The Turquoise – Three bedroom Rancher model with two-and-a-half baths, including master suite with luxury bath. Approximately 2,729 square feet of living area. Available in: Darby Estates – Starting at $365,000 Sterling Springs – Starting at $337,500 Pointe at Jamestown – Starting at $339,500 PAID ADVERTORIAL

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All around the town... A long walk along the Buckroe Beach’s seawall. Photo by Joe Fudge.

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TOP LEFT Noland Trail at the Mariners’ Museum in Newport News offers miles of wooded trails with numerous bridges offering water views of the lake. Photo by Adrin Snider. BOTTOM LEFT A lone cyclist makes his way along Ballard St. through the Yorktown battlefield. Photo by Rob Ostermaier. ABOVE A decorative pigs titled, “Cultural Pig” stands on Main Street in downtown Smithfield, Va. Photo by Joe Fudge. RIGHT Colonial interpreters fire guns near Duke of Gloucester Street in Colonial Williamsburg. Photo by Jonathon Gruenke.

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Virginia Living Museum. Photos this page courtesy of Newport News Tourism Development Office.

Day trippin’ You can get closer to ships, history and the great outdoors in the city of Newport News. Step inside an aircraft carrier ready room, see unique small craft from around the world, marvel at an extraordinary collection of miniature ships and experience the Civil War firsthand – all at the worldrenowned Mariners’ Museum/USS Monitor Center. Walk through an Appalachian mountain cove and a southeastern cypress swamp, touch a horseshoe crab and go eye-to-eye with a red wolf at the Virginia Living Museum. Imagine the courage of those who fought for freedom at the Virginia War Museum. Travel back in time at Endview Plantation, Lee Hall Mansion, the James A. Fields House or The Newsome House.

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