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20 Williamsburg: A history of hauntings


23 Frightening fun for the whole family

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT 30 Entertainment guide 43 ‘Rigoletto’ shares a timeless love story 34 AREA MAP

Covering the Historic Triangle since 1964

Marisa J. Porto Publisher and Editor-in-Chief Peggy Bellows Editor Olivia S. Hartman Marketing/Advertising Director Melissa Orendorff Business Development Manager LouAnne M. Sexton Layout & Design Peter Dewey • Kathy Sturgeon Sandy Xander Design Support Heather Bridges Brandy Centolanza • Jack Jacobs Adrienne Mayfield • Ryan McKinnon Steve Vaughan • Amanda Williams Writers Summer Hamlin • Kathy Talmage Advertising Sales Cindy Jenne Sales Assistant

66 DISCOUNTS FOOD & DRINK 60 Craft 31: Easy going, family friendly 62 Lokally grown goodness LIVING & RETIRING HERE 32 Moving to town? Consider these points when choosing a Realtor LOCAL BUSINESS PROFILE 24 Tours offer otherworldly look at Williamsburg’s history 36 MAP DIRECTORY 50 TAKE THE TOUR THINGS TO DO 10 Pick your fall pumpkins at Pumpkinville 11 American Indian culture on display at Powwow 12 2016 An Occasion for the Arts has more in store

14 Prepare to be frightened at Howl-O-Scream Williamsburg Magazine is a member of the Greater Williamsburg Chamber & Tourism Alliance. Williamsburg Magazine is published monthly by Daily Press Media Group. Articles of compelling interest to visitors are reprinted occasionally from the Gazette and Daily Press. Issues are distributed by the first of the month at points all over Williamsburg, reaching hotels, motels, campgrounds, supermarkets, retailers, day trippers and weekenders. For information on story submissions, distribution, or advertising rates, call (757) 220-1736.

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14 Williamsburg Book Festival welcomes New York Times best-selling author 16 American Revolution Museum helps mark Yorktown victory 17 Burn some calories to benefit public art 27 Come hungry to New Town Chili ‘n Tunes 28 Run for the Hills to fight breast cancer 40 Appalachian Sampler offers old, familiar tunes 47 Second Sundays still going strong 65 WORSHIP WILLIAMSBURG MAGAZINE / OCTOBER 2016



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The month of October brings to mind many things – apple cider and autumn, Halloween and hayrides, to name a few. Speaking of Halloween, Williamsburg has a spooky side. Ghosts from the past allegedly haunt several historical sites, including Ludwell Paradise and the Peyton Randolph House. This month, the Williamsburg Magazine speaks to some local ghost tour guides – read about some of the best legends. Then, if you’re up for it, take one of the tours and see for yourself. For some a more quintessential October activity, check out Pumpkinville in Toano. The pick-your-own pumpkin patch also offers hayrides and a corn maze. Fall is a time of festivals, and the first weekend in October is always reserved for Williamsburg’s longtime arts festival, An Occasion for the Arts. The festival hosts nearly 145 artists from across the country who will set up throughout downtown Williamsburg, as well as around 30 performers at two stages. But this year, An Occasion for the Arts has expanded to include a music mini-festival to kick the weekend off, and a culinary celebration to close the weekend out. That same weekend, you can also check out the Williamsburg Book Festival, featuring New York Times best-selling author Rita Mae Brown, as well as Jamestown Settlement’s American Indian Intertribal Powwow, a two-day celebration of song, dance and storytelling by members of American Indian tribes. With activities new and old, this October is sure to be unforgettable.

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Pick your fall pumpkins at Pumpkinville By Amanda Williams Toano is home to one of greater Williamsburg’s favorite pumpkin patches — Pumpkinville, a small family farm operation. Brothers Barry and Clint Allen have run the pumpkin patch for 21 years. In addition to pumpkins, the Allens offer other gourds and winter squash for sale, fall decorations and arts and crafts. Visitors can either pick their own pumpkins or choose one from a collection of those pre-harvested. Prices vary by size. The farm offers additional free, family-fun activities including a hayride around the outside of the field, two cornfield mazes, and beanbag

and ring toss games. The mazes come in two sizes, Barry Allen said. The big one is for those seeking a challenge while the smaller is for children and their parents. Barry Allen said train rides are available every day where children can ride a kid-sized train for $1 each go-around. He said weekends often include bounce house and other inflatables. Pumpkinville opened Sept. 24 and will run through October until Halloween. Located at 7691 Richmond Road, the pumpkin patch is open Sunday through Thursday 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday. The farm asks larger groups to make reservations for picnic tables.

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American Indian culture on display at Powwow By Amanda Williams Jamestown Settlement will echo with American Indian song, dance and storytelling for the first weekend of October during its American Indian Intertribal Powwow. Kevin Locke, an award-winning indigenous Northern Plains flute player, highlights the weekend with a concert Saturday evening at 6:30 p.m. followed by a hoop dance performance. The dance, an athletic healing dance using 28 hoops, will include Powwow singers and select members of the audience. Admission to Locke’s concert is $10 for adults and $5 for children 6-12. Locke will also host flute workshops at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

each day. People in the workshop will learn how to build and paint a flute and play a song on it. Those in the Saturday sessions will get to perform with Locke that evening. The workshops are open to those 8 years and older. Reservations are required. Saturday’s cost is $40, which includes daytime admission to the settlement and to the evening concert. Sunday’s workshop costs $35, which also includes daytime admission to the settlement. During the day Oct. 1 and 2, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., visitors can experience and afternoon of song and dance from singers of three different American Indian tribes. The documentary “Rising Voices,” detailing the slow loss of the Lakota

people’s indigenous language, will be aired throughout the weekend. American Indian stories, told by Grace Ostrum of the Accohannock, will take place each day at 9:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. A birds of prey program will run each morning, and visitors will be able to visit Jamestown Settlement’s latest exhibit, “Bartering for a Continent”. With advance registration, people can participate in a two-hour workshop in which they’ll create a woven basket like the Powhatan Indians did in the 1600’s. The workshop is an additional $20. Admission to the settlement for adults is $18, for children 6 to 12 its $8; and entry is free for those under 6. WILLIAMSBURG MAGAZINE / OCTOBER 2016


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nual outdoor arts festival. Occasion’s leadership didn’t settle for easy. The 2016 festival is offering more than it ever has. “I think we’re all very committed to this being the very best weekend, and a great experience for everyone,” Stiles said. The 47th annual An Occasion for the Arts features 145 juried artists, 88 of them returning artists, from more than 20 states. On Oct. 1 and 2, the artists will display their work at booths along North Boundary and Duke of Gloucester Streets, and 14 artists will give demonstrations as well. Nearly 30 performers will take to the City Square and Courtyard stages. If that sounds like the Occasion for the Arts of years past, it’s because the heart of the festival hasn’t changed. There’s just a bit more included. A Friday night “Kickoff Party,” presented in partnership

with CultureFix, includes performances from three regional bands. The Dharma Initiative, Poisoned Dwarf and Rumbleseat Revival will perform beneath a 6,000-square-foot tent. “Come right after work, sit, enjoy some music, have a drink, get something to eat,” said Stuart Honenberger, Occasion’s president. A Sunday afternoon “Art of Taste” event will close the festival under that same large tent. “The hope is it becomes an annual part of the festival that focuses on some different element of taste,” Honenberger said. This year, the taste of choice will be craft beverages, with a winery, two breweries, two meaderies, two cideries and five distilleries present. Other additions to the festival include a college art show across the street, on the College of William and Mary’s Campus, and an expanded youth art element.

“Occasion for the arts is ‘always inspiring,’” Stiles said, referencing the festival’s slogan. “This gives us an opportunity … to provide more inspiration, in more venues, in more ways.” Visit to see the full list of artists, schedule of performances and festival map. Tickets to the Kickoff Party and The Art of Taste are also available on the Occasion for the Arts website.


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Prepare to be frightened at Howl-O-Scream By Steve Vaughan If it’s October in Williamsburg, that can only mean one thing — Howl-O-Scream at Busch Gardens. Busch Gardens Williamsburg’s annual spook show runs through the end of the month. Howl-O-Scream may come every year, but it’s never the same thing twice. The park adds new haunted houses and scare zones each year. Both of this year’s additions — a haunted house and a “terror-

tory” -— have circus themes. The new haunted house is Circo Sinistro. "No one knows when or where the tents will rise, but all who see them are drawn to find out what lies inside Circo Sinistro at Busch Gardens Williamsburg’s Howl-OScream. The park’s new haunted house is not of this world and not of this time – but beware, what you see, you soon will be," is how Busch Gardens describes the new attraction.

This year's new "Terror-tory" is "Sideshow Square." Busch Gardens promises “haunts, curiosities and plenty of scare to make you shriek” on the way to the Big Top. “Unearthed: Scarlett’s Revenge,” 2015’s new haunted house returns this year, along with “Bitten,” “Catacombs,” “Cornered,” “Deadline” and “Lumberhack.” This year’s scare areas, along with “Sideshow Square,” are “Demon Street,” “Ripper Row,”

Williamsburg Book Festival welcomes New York Times best-selling author By Heather Bridges Ever since its conception four years ago, the Williamsburg Book Festival has grown. “It’s almost like going through college. It’s like our senior year,” said founder and director Greg Lilly. “We kind of know what we can do.” This year, the festival will show what it can do. Featuring nearly 45 local and regional authors, the fourth annual Williamsburg Book Festival will fill the Stryker Building on Oct. 1 with a book fair, workshops, panels and presentations for writers and readers alike. Not to mention, New York 14


Times best-selling author Rita Mae Brown headlines the festival. “Rita Mae was one of those people that I read when I first started writing,” Lilly said. From her groundbreaking first novel “Rubyfruit Jungle,” published in 1973, to her latest novel “Cakewalk,” released this month, “there is such a broad range in what she writes,” Lilly said. As a juried festival, authors applied, were reviewed and accepted based on quality, first and foremost, but also on variety. From best-selling to budding authors, the festival features something for everyone. “I just want people to come out, and kind of get that literary taphouse feel,” Lilly said. “Come out

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American Revolution Museum helps mark Yorktown victory By Amanda Williams This year’s Yorktown Victory Celebration will not only mark the 235th anniversary of a monumental Revolutionary War victory, but visitors will also get a sneak peek of the American Revolution Museum through permanent new galleries. Oct. 19, 1781 was a significant day for the country, and in 2016 the day will be celebrated with a ceremony and parade to mark Yorktown Day. The celebrations surround the anniversary of British General Charles Cornwallis’ official surrender to General George Washington, a significant victory that brought about the end of hostilities. General Washington, along with the help of the Marquis de Lafayette and French forces surrounded Cornwallis after he settled in at Yorktown in August. By October Lafayette had blocked Cornwallis’ escape options by land while French warships held the river.

Although the surrender came in October 1781, the Treaty of Paris, formal recognition of the United States as free and independent, wasn’t signed until 1783. The victory celebrations this year will take place Oct. 15 and 16, during which the Yorktown Victory Center will officially become the American Revolution Museum. The grand opening for the new museum will be in 2017, from March 23 to April 4. Other debuts for the weekend include “Liberty Fever,” a panoramic-style film depicting stories by a 19th century person traveling around the country during the American Revolution. Permanent galleries for the new museum will open, which will include short films and nearly 500 artifacts on display. One of those films to be shown is “The Siege of Yorktown,” depicting the events leading up to and including Cornwallis’s surrender — the reason for celebrating Yorktown Victory Days.

Immersive HExperientialHInteractive Fun Weekend Preview of the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown New Exhibition Galleries and Films October 15 & 16, 2016 • 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Join us for a preview of the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown with the debut of immersive exhibition galleries, films and experiential theater. The occasion coincides with Yorktown Victory Celebration, commemorating the 235th anniversary of the 1781 Revolutionary War victory at Yorktown. Work continues on outdoor living-history areas, with a museum Grand Opening planned for Spring 2017.

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Throughout the weekend military music, musket and artillery demonstrations will take place in addition to interactive re-creations of a Continental Army encampment and Revolution-era farm. Celebrations on Yorktown Day, Oct. 19, will include a parade and wreath-laying ceremony at the Monument to Alliance and Victory in Yorktown. Yorktown Victory Center admission is $9.75 for adults and $5.50 for ages 6 to 12. Tickets purchased as a combo with Jamestown Settlement are $21.25 for adults and $10.75 for ages 6 to 12. Children under age 6 are free as is parking. Yorktown Victory Celebration takes place every October to commemorate the Revolutionary War Victory on Oct. 19, 1781. Photo by Joe Fudge

Burn some calories to benefit public art By Ryan McKinnon On Oct. 23, the Triangle Arts and Culture League is holding its 10-kilometer race Run for the Arts. The race begins and ends at the Riverwalk Landing on the York Riverfront in Historic Yorktown Village and runs from 9 a.m. to noon. The event will include an all-ages chalk art competition, live music by the Smith Wade Band, and tips and demonstrations from “Plein Air” (open air) artists. Adventurous history buffs can take an off-road Segway tour of the Historic Village, and the American Revolution Museum will be open to visitors. All proceeds from the event will go toward building an art playground. Art playgrounds are designed to be places children can play that look like works of public art. Misti Cupp Spong, the Events Chairman for the league, said art

playgrounds achieve two purposes – they look good and can be a fun place to play. “They almost look like pieces of art, but they are playground equipment,” Spong said. “They are very appealing to the eye in an art sense but also functional for the children to play on.” Terry Buntrock, the league’s CEO and Municipal Liaison, said the league did not yet know where the playground would be built, but they hope to eventually sponsor construction of art playgrounds in Williamsburg, James City and York counties. The race is certified by USA Track and Field, and the registration fee for the race includes a race shirt, race number and the post-race party. Register by Sept. 30, and the price is $45. Register between Oct. 1 and Oct. 22 for $50. Registration on race day is $55. Registration for the Kid’s Fun Run is $15 and includes a race number and souvenir medal. WILLIAMSBURG MAGAZINE / OCTOBER 2016


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A history of hauntings By Heather Bridges Everyone loves a good ghost tale. Turns out, Williamsburg has quite a few. In a place known for its living history, history seems to live on through more than just reenactors. Perhaps the most haunted house in Williamsburg, the Peyton Randolph house was bought by Sir John Randolph in the early 18th century and later passed on to his son Peyton Randolph, who once served as speaker of Virginia’s House of Burgesses and president of the first Continental Congress. “There are a lot of very fantastical stories about that property out in the community,” said Leigh Jameson, creative lead for the Official Colonial Williamsburg Ghost Walk. One story involves a woman, Eve, enslaved by the Randolphs who placed a curse on the house when she was sold, but Jameson said no evidence supports that legend. “And with the Peyton Randolph House, you don’t have to rely on fairytales,” said Nicki Spiers, manager at Colonial Ghosts tours. Spiers indicated more than 30 people have supposedly lost their lives in the house, and a number of people have reported unsettling activity, including the Marquis de Lafayette during his visit in 1824. 20


Both Spiers and Jameson described the story of a security guard once trapped in the basement of the house. While performing a routine sweep of the house, upon checking the basement, the guard suddenly was unable to move his feet. He radioed for back-up, and only once back-up arrived and knocked on the basement door did whatever was holding him release its grip. “Honestly, I give a lot of tours. I go to a lot of locations, some that have grislier stories. But that house bothers me,” Spiers said. Jameson revealed she’s recently researched the Governor’s Palace for some new stories to be added to the Official Colonial Williamsburg Ghost Walk. During renovations to the Governor’s Palace in 1930, 158 skeletons were discovered buried on the grounds. The skeletons were carefully excavated and reinterred, Jameson said. From evidence at the time, it’s believed the skeletons date to the Revolutionary War, and Jameson said they likely died from illness in hospitals around the time of the Battle of Yorktown. Security guards have reported spotting “shadow people,” Jameson said, sightings that would make sense in the context of 158 removed and reinterred skeletons. Not all hauntings are rooted in Colonial history. It’s known that the Battle of Williamsburg during the

Civil War resulted in nearly 4,000 casualties. A church that once stood in the area that’s now Market Square served as a hospital during the war. “We have some letters of the time that the ladies of Williamsburg were very disgusted with the surgeon they put in charge,” Jameson said. “They actually called him ‘the head devil.’” Jameson described the surgeon as drunk and incompetent. Spiers recounted the surgeon as a “sadist” who performed unnecessary surgeries and amputations. Either way, the hospital’s survival rate was low. Guests staying in the Market Square Tavern next to Market Square have reported occurrences, including sights of costumed individuals roaming the area. Whatever the reason, it’s interesting to speculate. “It’s believed that these are the victims of the head devil attempting to regain their wrongfully taken limbs,” Spiers said. Another tale from the Colonial Ghosts tour, and a personal favorite of Spiers, is that of “Mad Lucy” and the Ludwell-Paradise house on Duke of Gloucester Street. It’s a story Spiers first encountered when she was young, from a book on ghosts in Williamsburg she checked out of her middle school’s library. Lucy Ludwell Paradise and her husband John Paradise lived in England for a period of time, and while there, Spiers said Lucy exhibited some “erratic” behavior. After her husband’s death, she returned to Williamsburg and to her family home at Ludwell-Paradise. “Her behavior only got stranger from there,” Spiers said, from taking multiple baths a day to the “bizarre carriage rides” Lucy would take around her backyard. Lucy was committed to the Public Hospital, where she eventually died. After the house’s restoration, a Colonial Williamsburg vice president and his wife lived there. “Several times while they were, they would hear the faucet turn on in the second story bathroom, followed by the sound of somebody splashing around in a bath,” Spiers said. But when they’d go upstairs to

check, they would find the tub empty and dry. Spiers described Mad Lucy as “rather friendly,” and similarly, it appears many of the local ghosts aren’t malicious. “For the most part, they center around what we would call ‘nuisance stories,’” Jameson said. “Lights going on and off, things being moved, footsteps.” Jameson has worked in ghost stories for nearly 10 years, and has taken ghost tours around the country. at left: The Capitol Building at Colonial Williamsburg. above: A window on the Peyton Randolph House. Photos by Heather Bridges



“It seems to me that anywhere that someone has passed, there’s a possibility or potential of a haunting, or at least the story of a haunting,” she said. “The more historical the environment, the more stories and the stronger stories you’re going to get.” “I think that because Colonial Williamsburg does have such a long history, and also this history of restoration, of disturbance to recreate, that also has a tendency to lend itself to these hauntings,” Jameson continued. “I think one of the things that makes Williamsburg such a hotspot is because there were so many groups of people,” Spiers said. From the Powhatan Confederacy, here long before the English arrived, to the two wars fought in and around Williamsburg, she said, “That much blood-shed in one spot, on top of where people had been living for centuries and centuries, I mean, you’re just inviting it.”

Take a tour • Official Colonial Williamsburg Ghost Walk Lasting one hour, tours depart nightly at 7 and 8:30 p.m. from the Weaver’s Shop on Duke of Gloucester Street. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for kids, available online at • Colonial Ghosts 60-minute tours are avail-

A graveyard next to the Capitol building at Colonial Williamsburg Photo by Heather Bridges



able nightly at 8 p.m. and 9 p.m., at $13 for adults and $10 for children. Extend the tour an extra 30 minutes, at $18 for adults and $15 for children. Extreme tours, lasting 90 minutes to two hours, begin at 11 p.m. on Tuesdays through Saturdays, for a $19.99 ticket. All tours meet in front of Kimball Theatre. Tickets must be purchased in advance, available online at or in person at Kilwins. For more information, check out the website, or call 757-598-1805. • Original Ghosts of Williamsburg Candlelight Tour See profile in this month’s issue of Williamsburg Magazine for more information. • The Dead of Night Ghost Tour/Witches of Williamsburg Tour Dead of Night Ghost Tour departs at 8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays from in front of The Cheese Shop. The Witches of Williamsburg Tour leaves at 9:30 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays from in front of the Capitol Building. Combination tours are also available. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit or call 757-784-6213. • AxWild Ghost Tours Offered at 8 p.m. on Saturdays., these tours cost $20 for adults, $15 for students and $10 for children. Visit for tickets and more information.

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Absolutely FREE! By Heather Bridges Trick-or-treating has long been a Halloween tradition, sending sweet-toothed youths door-todoor to gather candy in costume. Put a historical twist on this Halloween tradition with familyfriendly programming from Colonial Williamsburg and Jamestown Settlement.

Family Frights at Jamestown Settlement Last October, more than 1,000 people enjoyed Jamestown Settlement’s Family Frights event. This year, the program returns, with trick-or-treating, haunted houses and ships, spooky tales and “grizzly” games. The Halloween-themed event will take place from 6:30-9 p.m., Oct. 21 and 22, geared toward elementary-age children and families. Each group must include at least one person over 18. Admission is $7 for children ages 4-12 and $3 for adults. To purchase tickets in advance, visit, but tickets will also be available at the door. For more information, call 888-5934682 or 757-253-4838.

“Curse of the Sea Witch” at Colonial Williamsburg Colonial Williamsburg’s firstever “Haunting on DoG Street”

program in 2015 drew more than 10,000 guests. This Halloween, the program takes on a “Curse of the Sea Witch” theme, running nightly from Oct. 28-31. There will be free trick-ortreating throughout the Historic Area for children ages 12 and under who register in advance. With a $15 ticket, families can also check out “A Pirates Life for Me” activities, including a pirate carnival, games, storytelling, a costume contest and more, from 5-7:30 p.m. From 8-10 p.m., things get a little spookier as “Curse of the Sea Witch” programs begin, recommended for guests ages 13 and older. Activities range from a “Tavern of Terror” interactive experience at the Gaol to a Dance with the Dead at the Capitol. Tickets are $25. Free trick-or-treating is only open to those who pre-register online, and availability is limited. Similarly, ticket availability is limited, and guests must redeem ticket vouchers at the Colonial Williamsburg Visitor Center the night of the event. Call 855-296-6627 or visit for tickets and more information.

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Tours offer otherworldly look at Williamsburg’s history By Brandy Centolanza

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No visit to the area would be complete -- especially during this time of year -- without walking the streets of Colonial Williamsburg at night listening to ghost tales with The Original Ghosts of Williamsburg candlelight tour. Angela Taverniti, director of sales and general manager for the company, says her mother, Maxanne, started the ghost tours back in 1989 because “she loved Colonial history and storytelling as an art form, so she decided to blend the two. Collaborating with author L.B. Taylor Jr., she adapted stories from his book The Ghosts of Williamsburg, and formatted a walking tour for tourists coming to the Williamsburg area.” Taverniti and her sister grew up in the business. “I can remember as a teenager going down and sitting on the bench in front of Casey’s Department Store, which is now the Barnes and Noble bookstore,” she recalls. “I would sit and wait while my mom would take just a few people on the ghost tour.” Today, the company operates multiple tours through the streets of Colonial Williamsburg as well as The College of William and Mary campus. The original ghost tour runs nightly year-round at 8 p.m. In addition to Taylor’s book, stories are based on local folklore and legends and the tour guides’ own experiences. A second, longer tour called Extreme Ghost Tour is offered each evening at 9:15 p.m. and again at 10:30 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. “This (extreme) tour includes some ghost hunting equipment,” Taverniti shares. “The stories are, of course, more embellished, more detailed and off the beaten path. It has taken over as our more popular tour for our general public.” The company does tours for larger school groups and other groups, and also has a private tour, The Ghosts of Yorktown. The most popular stop on the Williamsburg tour is the Peyton Randolph House in Colonial Williamsburg. The George Wythe House is also believed to be haunted, as well as the graveyard behind Bruton Parish Church, and several buildings at the college. Each year, 65,000 people participate in the tours, which are led by at least 35 guides during the peak

season between March and August. More locals as well as those from surrounding areas tend to join the tours during October as Halloween approaches. “On our general public tours, there are mostly moms and dads and their kids who are here on vacation,” Taverniti says. “Offering two types of tours gives parents a choice. If they have little ones, then the original tour is a good fit. If they have teenagers, then the extreme tour is a big hit with the older kids.” Taverniti’s favorite part of the job is working with the tour guides. “They sacrifice so much of their own time for our customers and me,” she says. “They wait endless hours sometimes for groups when planes are delayed or traffic is backed up. They walk around Colonial Williamsburg trying to find lost guests because they know how important customer service is and that these people have spent their hard earned money to come on our tour.” Taverniti also enjoys the interaction with the guests. “I love to see the same people return every year,” she says. “You get to know people and they become part of your family. I love hearing stories about the things that happen on the tour, and seeing pictures of crazy images that people get on their cameras.” Taverniti feels ghost tours are so popular because “it’s just the thought of the unknown and what could possibly be. People will always have a curiosity of the unknown or the other side. Why won’t this door stay shut? Why did I hear that noise? What did my camera really take a picture of? It’s just something as humans we have. We have to know if ghosts really exist. You get a few people in the dark with a good story and the imagination starts running wild.” For more information on the tours, visit

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New Town Chili ‘n Tunes by Amanda Williams New Town Chili ‘n Tunes is back for its third installment Oct. 8, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. The chili competition, judged by attendees, will be held in New Town’s Legacy Hall and include a performance by The Hark, a Williamsburgbased rock group. The band’s website describes them as incorporating a combination of rock, soul, folk and dance into their performances. The band goes on at 4:30 p.m. and will play until 6 p.m. For those only wanting to jam out, entry to listen to the music is free. Tickets are available for $35 and include samplings of chili from the local restaurants and two drinks, either beer or wine. Participants will be the judges of the chili

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The event aims to “make people aware of who we are and what we’re doing,” said Vicki Vawter, Beyond Boobs! events and community relations manager. The races, which participants can either walk or run, extend through the Warhill Sports Complex and into the surrounding trails, Vawter said. There is also a 1 mile fun-run prior to the other races. The fall festival includes corn hole, a pumpkin patch and other activities. Martin’s Food Markets will provide breakfast at the event, according to Vawter. The event starts at 8 a.m. and ends at noon. Entry fees range from $20 to $45, depending on what event individuals want to participate. Admission to the festival is included in the entry fee. Participants get a t-shirt and calendar, and finishers get medals. The event is presented by TowneBank. All proceeds go to Beyond Boobs!. Call 757-645-2649, extension 6, or visit for more information. Photo courtesy of Vicki Vawter/Beyond Boobs

arts & entertainment

Entertainment guide Compiled by Heather Bridges Please refer to various articles with more details about some events or view the calendar listings at The following is a partial list of some of the area cultural offerings for the month. ART WILLIAMSBURG CONTEMPORARY ART CENTER N. Boundary Street Through Nov. 4: Kathy Hornsby, “Beyond Visible: Infrared Photography” Members: Fall Colors and Old Barns 229-4949 or MUSCARELLE MUSEUM OF ART, COLLEGE OF WILLIAM & MARY 603 Jamestown Road Building the Brafferton: The Founding, Funding and Legacy of America’s Indian School 17th National Exhibition of the American Society of Marine Art Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Tuesday-Friday; noon-4 p.m., Saturday-Sunday; Closed Mondays. 221-2700 or ART MUSEUMS OF COLONIAL WILLIAMSBURG 326 W. Francis St. Architectural Clues to 18th-Century Williamsburg We are One: Mapping America’s Road from Revolution to Independence Changing Keys: Keyboard Instruments for America, 1700-1830 Hours: 10 a.m.-7 p.m., daily 888-965-7254 WILLIAMSBURG ART GALLERY W. Duke of Gloucester St. Making Waves: An Exploration of the Maritime World of Art Hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m., MondaySaturday; noon-6 p.m., Sunday 565-9680 or 30


LINDA MATNEY GALLERY 5435 Richmond Road, Suite A Transmutation: Christi Harris, Shaun Whiteside, Ryan Lytle Hours: 10 a.m.-noon and 2-5 p.m., Wednesday-Saturday 675-6627, COLONIAL FOLK ART STUDIO AND GALLERY 110 Bacon Ave. High School Art Show Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Tuesday-Friday; 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday; 1-4 p.m., Sunday 941-8926, MUSIC RHYTHMS ON THE RIVERWALK Doug Dunn and the Steel River Band 6:30-8:30 p.m., Oct. 7 Riverwalk Landing, Yorktown 890-3500, CULTUREFIX PRESENTS ‘TIME AFTER TIME’ Musical tribute to the 1980s 7 p.m., Oct. 1 Kimball Theatre 1-800-HISTORY, VIRGINIA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5 8 p.m., Oct. 27 Crosswalk Community Church 892-6366 or DEWEY DECIBEL CONCERT SERIES Dikon and Vallet 7:30-9:30 p.m., Sept. 30 Williamsburg Library Theatre 259-4070 CAANAN SMITH 3 p.m., Oct. 23 Lake Matoaka Amphitheater WILLIAMSBURG SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Soprano Sensation, feat. Julia Bullock 8 p.m., Oct. 10 and 11 Kimball Theatre 229-9857,

OPERA IN WILLIAMSBURG Rigoletto 8 p.m., Oct. 21 and 2 p.m., Oct. 23 Kimball Theatre 876-8204, THEATRE WILLIAMSBURG PLAYERS Jekyll & Hyde, the Musical 8 p.m., Thursday-Saturday and 2 p.m., Saturday; Sept. 15-Oct. 1 James-York Playhouse 229-0431 or PANGLOSSIAN PRODUCTIONS God of Carnage 7:30 p.m., Oct. 28-29 and Nov. 4-5; 2 p.m., Oct. 30 and Nov. 6 Williamsburg Library Theatre 726-7222, WILLIAM AND MARY THEATRE, SPEECH AND DANCE Dancevent 7:30 p.m., Thursday-Saturday and 2 p.m., Sunday; Oct. 20-23 Phi Beta Kappa Memorial Hall 221-2674, SPECIAL EVENTS AN OCCASION FOR THE ARTS North Boundary and Duke of Gloucester streets Sept. 30-Oct. 2 WATERMEN’S ANNUAL OYSTER ROAST Watermen’s Museum, Yorktown 12-3 p.m., Oct. 15 887-2641, YORK RIVER MARITIME HERITAGE FESTIVAL Watermen’s Museum, Yorktown 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Oct. 15-16 887-2641, WILLIAMSBURG BOOK FESTIVAL Stryker Center 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Oct. 1

YORKTOWN VICTORY WEEKEND Yorktown Victory Center and Yorktown Battlefield Visitor Center 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Oct. 15-16 253-4838 YORKTOWN DAY Yorktown Battlefield Visitor Center 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Oct. 19 898-2410 FAMILY FRIGHTS Jamestown Settlement 6:30-9 p.m., Oct. 21-22 888-593-4682, HAUNTING ON DOG STREET Colonial Williamsburg 5-10 p.m., Oct. 28-31 855-296-6627, NEW TOWN CHILI N’ TUNES Legacy Hall 4-7 p.m., Oct. 8 AMERICAN INDIAN INTERTRIBAL POWWOW Jamestown Settlement 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Oct. 1-2 888-593-4682,

8 a.m.-noon, Saturdays 259-3768, YORKTOWN MARKET DAYS Riverwalk Landing 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Saturdays through Oct. 29 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Oct. 8 (fall festival) Sept. 10: Paws at the River Pet Day 890-3500 SECOND SUNDAY ART AND MUSIC FESTIVAL 433 Prince George St. 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Oct. 9 ART IN THE ‘BURG Colonial Folk Art Studio & Gallery, 110 Bacon Ave. 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Oct. 15 941-8926, YORKTOWN ARTS FOUNDATION FUNDRAISING AUCTION 5 p.m., Oct. 15 Grace Church Parish Hall, Yorktown

MOVIES New Town Cinema 12, Kimball Theatre and Movie Tavern offer movies. Check for New Town, for Kimball and Movies expected for release in October according to OCT. 7 The Birth of a Nation The Girl on the Train Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life OCT. 14 The Accountant Kevin Hart: What Now? OCT. 21 Jack Reacher: Never Go Back Keeping Up with the Joneses A Monster Calls Ouija: Origin of Evil OCT. 28 Inferno Rings

JAMESTOWN SUNSET PADDLE James City County Marina 5 p.m.-8 p.m., Oct. 22 259-6859, YORKTOWN WINE FESTIVAL Riverwalk Landing, Yorktown 12-6 p.m., Oct. 1 877-2933 HOWL-O-SCREAM Busch Gardens Williamsburg Every Fri.-Sun., Sept. 23-Oct. 30 800-343-7946 HAIR OF THE DOG FREE TASTINGS Hair of the DoG Bottle Shop 5 p.m., Fridays 903-4860 PUMPKINVILLE 7691 Richmond Road 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Sunday-Thursday, and 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Friday and Saturday; Sept. 24-Oct. 30 869-9751, WILLIAMSBURG FARMERS MARKET 402 W. Duke of Gloucester St. WILLIAMSBURG MAGAZINE / OCTOBER 2016


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Moving to town? Consider these points when choosing a Realtor By Brandy Centolanza Looking to move to the area, but don’t know where to start the search for your dream home? Wondering how to choose the right Realtor for you to make it happen? First, you’ll want to “look for a Realtor that is knowledgeable about the area, and who you are comfortable with. Trusting your Realtor is critical to buying a home,” says Kara Dodd, a Realtor with Long & Foster Realtors. “You will be working closely with your Realtor for an extended period of time, so select someone who you trust is quick to respond to your concerns,” Dodd says. “Moving is one of the most stressful events of your life, so your Realtor should help alleviate some of that stress by keeping the transaction moving along and keeping you informed.” Liz Moore, president of Liz Moore and Associates Real Estate, agrees. “A good Realtor should have good listening skills, without a doubt,” Moore says. “A good Realtor should be asking questions and listening to the buyer. They should find out how a buyer lives, which rooms are important to them in the home. They should have a good understanding of what a buyer wants in a home, not just the room count, but the whys.” In addition, Moore says, a good realtor should know the market, and be able to show you properties based on your lifestyle needs. You should also research a Realtor’s negotiating skills and negotiating experience. “When it comes to negotiating a deal, there is a lot at stake,” Moore points out. Realtors should also be able to connect you with the right resources. “A good agent knows the local market, understands financing, and is familiar with real estate contractual responsibilities: home inspections and the importance of having one, homeowners’ associations, and contractors and builders, if you are contemplating building a new home,” says Frank Hughes, an associate broker with Berkshire Hathaway Town Realty. So, which Realtors should you avoid? “Individuals who make unrealistic promises, and 32


who constantly interrupt you when you are speaking,” Hughes suggests. “Interview at least three people until you find the right one.” Moore also recommends adding your name to an automatic email listing that will send you details on new homes for sale along with pictures. “This could be a huge help if you aren’t familiar with the area before you even get here,” she says. Once you arrive, driving through different neighborhoods before you begin your house search can help you pinpoint what it is you’re looking for in a home. “What is important to you?” Hughes suggests asking yourself. “Do you want a subdivision with amenities such as a pool, tennis courts, or walking trails? Are you looking for more land, or do you want to be close to town, in close proximity to daily needs like grocery stores, doctors’ offices, or the library?” As you go through the process of finding the right Realtor, communication will be key. “Talk with a realtor,” Dodd says. “Before arriving to look at homes, discuss what your budget is and your expectations for a new home. You may be moving into a very different housing market, and your realtor can let you know what to expect and help you fine tune your wish list to fit your budget. A realtor can also refer you to websites to help you learn more about the schools in the area, athletics, and recreation. Based on those desires, your agent can help you find just the right neighborhood.”

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to the sea. Enjoy activities at four hands-on discovery centers, view the sun from the observatory and stroll the elevated boardwalk. Open daily 9 a.m.-5p.m. Take I-64 East to Exit 258A; 757 595-1900 POQUOSON POQUOSON IS THE PLACE: Located just 25 minutes East of Colonial Williamsburg off of Exit 256B, Poquoson boasts 87 miles of secluded coves and inlets, which serve as home to abundant wildlife and popular water trails for Kayakers and Paddle Boarders. Our charter services can take you on fishing trips, jet ski excursions, airboat rides, and more. Visit us at and discover why Poquoson is the Place.

SURRY COUNTY Chippokes Plantation State Park, Route 634. 757 294-3625. Smith’s Fort Plantation is located on Route 31 near the ferry slip. Open Fri.-Sat, 10-5; Sun. 12-5 March through December. 757 294-3872. Bacon’s Castle, located at 465 Bacon’s Castle Trail is open March through December, Fridays and Saturdays 10 am-5 pm and Sundays noon- 5 pm. Each month the Castle holds a special event. Inquire or follow on Facebook for more details. 757 357-5976 .


MUSEUMS ABBY ALDRICH ROCKEFELLER FOLK ART MUSEUM Exhibits feature paintings, whirligigs, weather vanes, carvings, toys, embroideries and other folk works representing many diverse cultural traditions and geographic regions. The collection includes items dating from the 1720s to the present. Hours of operation vary seasonally. 757 220-7724. BASSETT HALL A two-story, 18thcentury frame house on 585 acres near the colonial Capitol building, was the Williamsburg home of Mr. and Mrs. John D. Rockefeller Jr. during the mid-1930s and 1940s. The property also includes a teahouse and three original outbuildings—a smokehouse, kitchen and dairy. Located at 522 E. Francis St. Hours of operation vary seasonally. 855-296-6627, DEWITT WALLACE DECORATIVE ARTS MUSEUM Houses a collection of British and American decorative arts dating from 1600 through 1830. Includes the world’s largest collection of Virginia furniture, large collections of Southern, British and American furniture and the largest collection of English pottery outside England. Features 15 galleries as well as an auditorium and a café. Hours of


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From jet ski fishing adventures, to charter fishing trips and paddle boarding, Poquoson is your coastal playground. 87 miles of Chesapeake Bay shoreline await you, along with two public boat ramp facilities, and a conveniently located merchant area for all your shopping needs. 25 minutes from the Historic Triangle and 6 miles from Exit 256B off of I-64. Scan the QR code for access to our App-full of information and links to a day of fun on the bay.

The best of Virginia can be found in Poquoson at the Poquoson Seafood Festival. Experience a weekend of fresh, local seafood, regional and local entertainment, 160 arts and crafts vendors and the celebration of Poquoson’s rich Coastal Heritage. Poquoson Municipal Park



York County history. The Chiskiack Watch Archaeological Collection contains artifacts from Native Americans and colonial to modern times. Also, a self-guided 20th century exhibit hall on York County History. Open April-December. Call for hours or group tours. Closed Mon. Free admission. 757 890-4910. GALLERIES A TOUCH OF EARTH Original work handcrafted by Studio artisans in Virginia and the U.S.A. Representing work in clay, metal, wood, glass,fiber and paintings.Owned by

ceramic artists, Lianne Lurie and Paul Pittman. Open Sun.–Sat. 6580 Richmond Rd., Williamsburg. 757 565-0425. email: ART-CADE GALLERY OF ART Features traditional artwork including Disney, Dr. Seuss and Greenwich Workshop. A recognized source for limited edition prints, original sport and comic cartoons, vintage war posters, art books and folk art. Seasonal showroom hours and by appointment. Williamsburg Office Park, 1321 Jamestown Rd, Ste 204. 757 5657424.



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COLONIAL FOLK ART STUDIO & GALLERY Selling vintage & contemporary folk art in various media by local & regional artists. Purveyors of antiquated books, maps, lithographs & engravings. Ceramics & mixed-media classes & open studio with wheels & kilns onsite. Extended hours Wed. & Fri. Bookbinding & restoration onsite. 110 Bacon Ave. Williamsburg. 757 941-8926; e-mail www. GALLERY AT YORK HALL Art Gallery featuring works of local artists for exhibit and sale and a variety of themed revolving exhibits Apr. -Dec., Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and Sun., 1-4 p.m. closed Mon. Limited winter hours Jan.-Mar. Free admission. Also available is area information including maps, brochures, and more. 301 Main Street, located on the corner of Main and Ballard Streets, Yorktown. 757 890-4490. ON THE HILL GALLERY, at 402 Main Street near the historic Yorktown riverfront, features original art in many mediums: original watercolors, original oil paintings, photography, jewelry, pottery, wood workings and other art forms made by local artists. 757 369-1108. Contact the gallery at


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PRINCE GEORGE ART & FRAME Contemporary gallery of original art, exhibits local and regional artists. Also featured are fine North American craft artisans. Prince George is also well known locally for its fine custom framing. Features changing shows of original art. 107 Colony Square Shopping Center, Jamestown Rd. 757 229-7644. STICK, STONE AND BONE has wonderful gifts to soothe body, mind and spirit with a delightful blend of tumbled stones, sterling

jewelry, votives, sage & dreamcatchers. We also have antique and vintage heirlooms. Come your secret treasure.1675 Richmond Rd, Williamsburg 757 258-8810 THE TRIMBLE COLLECTION The gallery features over 250 pieces of beautiful, original, contemporary European, Asian & American Art in traditional & classic 18th, 19th, & 20th century styles. Tom, a Master Framer, with over 40 years of experience custom builds every frame & is renowned for

his restoration expertise. The Village Shops at Kingsmill, 757 220-3456 THE WILLIAMSBURG SCHOOL OF NEEDLEWORK Our studio creates fine hand embroidered monograms in the classical European tradition. Using authentic vintage monogram patterns, initials, and embellishments, our Williamsburg trained hand embroiderers create beautiful authentic personal monograms. In the same tradition, we create fine hand hemstitched linens. 757 259-9400

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CHICKADEES Offers a delightful array of furniture, accents and home décor. New items arrive daily. Chickadees is located in the Pavilion Shops at 6514 Richmond Rd. 757 645-3365. CLASSIC CONSIGNMENTS FURNITURE & ACCESSORIES Offers a changing selection of transitional and traditional wood and upholstered furniture, lamps, accessories, china, glassware, artwork and carpets. Open Mon.–Sat., 10am- 5pm. The Village Shops at Kingsmill. 757 220-1790.

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THE CLOTHES TREE We sell new or slightly used women’s and men’s clothing in a variety of sizes. Name brand purses, jewelry, scarves, hats, belts & shoes. Ferragamo & Stuart Weitzman shoes. CONSIGNMENTS BY APPT. 170A Second St., Williamsburg. 757 220-2119. Hours: Mon.Sat. 11-4. We handle estate sales by appt.

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DAV-DISABLED VETERANS THRIFT STORE Locally owned & operated by Disabled Veterans & relies on local donations to operate. No price in the store is considered too high or too low. Prices are reduced weekly. Dollars raised are used for Disabled Vets and other area charitable causes. Stores in Williamsburg, Gloucester, Newport News, Smithfield & Virginia Beach. www. GOODMAN’S INTERIORS is a unique shopping experience. We offer an extensive selection of period antiques, vintage, midcentury modern, and contemporary home furnishings. Our showrooms feature lighting, sterling, china, jewelry, crystal and linens. The staff at Goodman's Interiors will inspire you with their design skills and knowledge. 6871 Main Street, Gloucester. 804 8249383. JONI'S CONSIGN & DESIGN sells antiques, furniture, home decor, artwork

plus much more. Located in Colony Square Shopping Center on Jamestown Road. MERLE NORMAN, WIGS & HANDBAGS Stop in for a complimentary makeover or just a new lipstick! Browse our selection of over 200 consignment handbags including Coach, Dooney & Bourke, Vera Bradley, etc. Check out our wigs, turbans, hair wraps, etc. Ear piercing is $29.99. M-F 10 - 6 pm; Sat 10 - 5. 757-220-0053 MERMAID BOOKS, Since 1977, has been known for new, used, rare books, antiques and ephemera. Featuring; Virginia and colonial history, poetry, art, cookbooks & children’s books. Open Daily; 10 to 5 and Sundays noon to 5. 421-A Prince George Street, 757-229-3603. SUGAR & SPICE CONSIGNMENT BOUTIQUE Children’s, Juniors & Maternity Clothing, Toys, Baby Furniture & Accessories, Gifts, Books, School Uniforms & Everything Nice. Children’s play area. Thank you for voting us one of “The Best of Williamsburg.” Hours: Sun.&Mon. closed. Tues. 107; Wed-Fri. 10-5; Sat. 10-4. Richmond Rd in the Pavillion Shops 757 220-1661. WEST POINT ANTIQUES Located on the beautiful Middle Peninsula in historic West Point, at 706 Main Street, seven blocks south of busy Rt. 33 and six blocks from the majestic York River, you’ll find a diverse array of antiques, vintage and collectibles in our 4,000 sq. ft. shop with more than 35 dealers and consigners. Open daily 10-5, Monday-Saturday and 1-5 on Sunday. Take exit 220 from I-64 804 843-4369. WILLIAMSBURG ANTIQUES MALL One of Eastern Virginia’s largest antique centers, featuring 45,000 square feet of space & 300+ dealers. A one-story facility with easy handicap accessibility. La Petite Tea Room. Centrally located just off the Route 199 Bypass near the Pottery Factory and outlet centers. Open Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun., Noon-5 p.m. Visa and MasterCard accepted. 500 Lightfoot Rd.,Rt. 646. 757 565-3422.

• One of the largest malls on the East Coast • 300+ dealers • La Petite Tea Room • Open 7 days a week (closed Christmas, Thanksgiving & Easter) • Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-6 p.m. • Sun., Noon-5 p.m. • Featuring: furniture, jewelry, artwork, china, glass, etc. 500 Lightfoot Road • Williamsburg, VA 23188

757-565-3422 From Richmond or Hampton: I-64 Exit 234 at Lightfoot East on 199, Exit Mooretown Road West, Left at stoplight onto Lightfoot Road 500 ft. to Mall on left. Look for white picket fences. From Williamsburg: on Route 60, turn onto Lightfoot Road, 1/2 mile to Mall on right. Look for white picket fences.

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Craft 31: Easy going, family friendly By Brandy Centolanza Burgers, beer, and fun for all ages. That’s what the owners of Craft 31 had in mind when they opened the new casual dining restaurant in May. The idea has been in the works for years, and the owners tossed around concepts and looked at a few spaces before deciding on occupying the building that was once home to former restaurants Backfin and The Cove. “We wanted to offer diverse fare that we are passionate about in a casual setting,” says Jessica Smith, director of sales and marketing for Craft 31 as well as Opus 9 Steakhouse in New Town and Schlesinger’s Steakhouse in Newport News. “There are plenty of fine dining options in town, but we wanted something that was family-friendly, 60


a place that not only catered to the young bar crowd but also to families.” Co-owner Steve Lewis, who also owns Opus 9 and Bottoms Up Pizza in Richmond, has been pleased with Craft 31’s success so far. “The community's response has seemed overwhelmingly positive, and we are excited to see both locals and tourists alike finding their way to us,” Lewis says. “We are most excited to bring something nostalgic, yet unique and casual to Williamsburg.” Craft 31’s signature menu items include gourmet burgers, pizza, and seafood. Lewis also added a thin-crusted version of his Bottoms Up Pizza to the menu. There are 17 different specialty pizzas available as well as a build-your-own option. There is also a gluten-free

crust as well as gluten-free burger buns. The burgers are prepared in-house using a specific searing method on a cast-iron skillet. Lewis creates his burgers this way based, in part, in memory of the way he used to get burgers at a restaurant in southwest Virginia years ago. Ten specialty burgers are on the menu, including the Carolina Burger, topped with barbeque, creamy slaw, cheddar, and mustard; the Virginia Burger, a house patty topped with a crab cake, gouda, smoked tomato tartar, and vinegar slaw; and the California burger, a turkey burger with cheese, tomato, lettuce, onion, and avocado. “Plus, infinite possibilities with the build a burger, because you can create your own,” Smith says. The raw bar has also been a draw for the restaurant.

“Oysters are huge right now,” Smith says. “I love raw oysters, and our oysters are super fresh and Virginia oysters only. Our peel and eat shrimp is really popular as well. We wanted a restaurant where it would be good to get dirty.” Craft 31 has expanded its menu since opening, adding a crab cake sandwich, white chicken chili, more burger options, and snow crab legs. Then, there’s the beer. The restaurant has more than 30 craft beers on tap and at least that many in a bottle, and Smith says they have repeat customers who like to come again and again to sample different beers. You can also fill up growlers to go. Those who are feeling more adventurous when it comes to their adult beverages might want to try the boozie shaketails, which are similar to milkshakes and come in a variety of flavors. Employees at Craft 31 spent several months redesigning the building before it opened. The restaurant is decked out in maritime décor and a room has been added in the center of the building, which they’ve dubbed “the pearl.” The room can be reserved for private functions. The patio is popular. There is a fireplace and the ability to heat the patio so it can stay open year-round. Craft 31 recently started a Happy Hour and is looking to possibly bring in live music. “We are constantly making changes and improving every day,” Smith says. “Perfection is the goal, and we are always working toward it.”

WANT TO GO? Where: 3701 Strawberry Plains Road When: Monday-Thursday 11 a.m.10 p.m.; Friday-Saturday until 11 p.m.; Sunday intil 9 p.m. How: (757) 378-3268

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Want to prepare your burgers at home just like they do at Craft 31? Here’s how, according to Jessica Smith, director of sales and marketing for the restaurant: Use a 7 oz. patty of ground beef, not lean. Make ¾-1 inch thick patty, season both sides liberally with salt & pepper. Heat cast iron skillet to medium heat. When skillet is hot, sear patty on one side until brown caramelization forms uniformly, roughly two to three minutes. Flip patty and sear the same on the other side

until juice just begins to rise out of the top of the patty, roughly three minutes. Do not smash the patty. The juices rising to the top is a sign that the temperature internally is meeting medium rare to medium. You can also use an instant read thermometer to more accurately check the temperature. When the patty reaches 130-135 degrees, remove from heat. The internal temperature will continue to rise when the meat is rested. Rest for two to three minutes, then enjoy.

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Lokally grown goodness By Adrienne Mayfield A healthful, local experience is what Williamsburg’s Lokal is all about. The restaurant, near Merchants Square at the heart of Colonial Williamsburg, serves up Italian-style street eats inspired by owner Eric Christenson’s time in Italy. Many of Lokal’s products are sourced from Virginia farmers, including Toano’s KelRae Farms and Blenheim Organic Gardens in Colonial Beach. “This is a healthful place in downtown Williamsburg. When 62


someone asks where (an ingredient) came from, I know,” Christenson said. Indulge in a fresh and fruity gelato made from the ripest raspberries, or take a bite of an avocado and hummus sandwich served on handmade sourdough bread. “It tastes really, really good,” Christenson said. Christenson, who spent time learning to cook in Jesi and Parma, Italy, transforms fresh fruits and greens into savory and sweet eats that are low on sugar and fat. Christenson takes a minimalist approach to food. Soups filled with

fennel, carrots, celery and onions are salted and flavored with seaweed and mushrooms. He prefers to let nature’s ingredients speak for themselves; a bite of melon gelato tastes like it came straight off the vine. Lokal’s menu follows the seasons. This fall customers can expect a healthy dose of pumpkin gelato and salads. Squash and root vegetables will also make an appearance in Lokal’s soups. The menu changes often – sometimes daily – and is based on Photos by Adrienne Mayfield

the fresh foods available from farmers. A beloved soup, smoothie or gelato may be available one day and gone the next. But that’s half the fun. The menu does offer some constants. Customers can order a scoop of the chocolate, sweet cream or raspberry-hibiscus gelatos every day, or sip on a piping-hot cup of locally roasted coffee. The menu is vegan-based, although there are sandwiches topped with cheese or hand-sliced prosciutto for the carnivores. Although Lokal is full of healthy options, Christenson does not consider it a health-food restaurant. His goal is “to be conscientious about our food and where it comes from, and to know that when people are making choices we can help them.” Christenson has a variety of food sensitives and knows that it can be hard for families to go out to eat at a place that caters to their specific needs. Lokal can fill that gap because everything is handmade with handpicked products. “We want for people to be able to say I know when I come here somebody else has done the research to make sure the product is healthy, it’s organic, it’s local – because I believe in that,” Christenson said.

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Area places of worship ASCENSION OF OUR LORD Byzantine Catholic Church 114 Palace Lane, Williamsburg, VA Divine Liturgy Sundays 11:00 am Ph 757-220-8098

ST. BEDE CATHOLIC CHURCH 3686 Ironbound Rd., Williamsburg 23188 (757) 229-3631, Mass Schedule: (757) 258-7777 Mass: Sat. 5:30pm; Sun. 7:15, 9 & 11am; 5pm Daily Mass: Mon.–Fri. 9am

WILLIAMSBURG UNITARIAN UNIVERSALISTS IMAGINE a religion that embraces many different beliefs... Including yours! Sunday Worship: 9:15am & 11:15am 3051 Ironbound Rd, Williamsburg (757) 220-6830.

BRUTON PARISH EPISCOPAL CHURCH 331 Duke of Gloucester Street, Williamsburg (757) 229-2891 Sunday Worship: 7:30am, 9:15am, 11:15am & 5:30pm Sunday School (10:30am) & Nursery (8:30am-12:30pm) Noonday Prayer (Mon.-Sat.); Holy Eucharist (11am Wed.)

ST. DEMETRIOS GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH Experience the Joy of Early Christian Worship 4900 Mooretown Rd, 23188 Fr. Milton Gianulis (757)220-0994 Orthros Sunday 9:00 Divine Liturgy 10:00 am Greek Festival Oct 28-30 11:30 am-9:00 pm


CHRISTIAN SCIENCE CHURCH 620 Jamestown Road, Williamsburg, VA Services and Sunday School: 11am, Wednesday: 7:30pm Public Reading Room- 626 Jamestown Rd. (757)229-3805 Sun. Radio: 790AM (WNIS)-8:05am; 740AM (WMBG)-10am


FAITH BAPTIST CHURCH 4107 Rochambeau Drive- (757) 566-0456 SS: 9:30am; Sun. services: 10:30am & 6:00pm Wed.: Bible Study & Prayer meeting: 7:00pm Nursery provided-all services

ST. OLAF CATHOLIC CHURCH 104 Norge Lane, Williamsburg • (757) 564-3819, fax (757) 565-1099 e-mail – Mass-Sat. 5:30pm, Sun. 8 & 10am, Tue 5pm Wed.,Thu. & Fri. noon, confessions Sat. 4:30pm

GRACE COVENANT CHURCH (PCA) Growing in Grace and Truth Child care/nursery provided for all services Rev. Dennis Griffith / Rev. Camper Mundy (757) 220-0147,

TEMPLE BETH EL OF WILLIAMSBURG Rabbi: David Katz 600 Jamestown Road at Indian Springs Road Fri. Night Service: 7:30pm; Sat. Morning Service: 10am Office: (757) 220-1205,

HICKORY NECK EPISCOPAL CHURCH 8300 Richmond Rd, Toano, 23168, (757)566-0276 Sunday: Holy Eucharist 8:00am, 9am, 11:15am. Child care provided at 9 and 11:15 am services Historic Chapel used regularly

WELLSPRING UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 4871 Longhill Rd, Williamsburg (757-258-5008) and Facebook Sunday Worship: 8:45am (Traditional) & 11am (Contemporary) Sunday School: 10am & Nursery: 8:45-12:00

JAMES RIVER BAPTIST CHURCH Bringing Hope to the Community 4931 Centerville Rd., 757-258-0303 Sun. Worship 9am & 11am; SS 10 am; Sun. Eve. 6pm; Wed. 6pm; Nursery, Children’s & Youth Ministry.

WILLIAMSBURG BAPTIST CHURCH A Family of Faith Seeking the Will of God 227 Richmond Road – across from W&M 9:30 Education – 11 am Worship with Nursery 757-229-1217

JAMESTOWN PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 3287 Ironbound Rd., Williamsburg, VA 23188 (757) 229-5445 Pastor: Rev. Dr. Daniel T. Klein; Choir Dir. Robert Hodge Sunday Worship 10:30 am, Kid’s Church 10:45 am, Child Care Avail Email: and visit us on Facebook Webpage: or .com

WILLIAMSBURG COMMUNITY CHAPEL We’d love to meet you no matter where you are on your spiritual journey. We hope you will consider visiting with us! Sunday Services: 9 & 11 a.m., 229-7152. 3899 John Tyler Hwy

NEW TOWN UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 5209 Monticello Ave., (757) 258-1072 Pastor Mike Derflinger • Sun. worship: 9:15 & 11am (nursery provided) Kids Konnection & Middle School Breakout 9:15 & 11am 1st Wed. – Midweek Service 6-7:30pm; Every Wed - Middle & High School Youth

WILLIAMSBURG PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH A vibrant, welcoming congregation where people of all ages worship & grow together in faith, to love & serve our community & world. Join us on Sundays for worship at 9:30 & 11:00 a.m., nursery, Church School all ages. Located across from W&M at 215 Richmond Rd. 757-229-4235

1677 Jamestown Rd, Williamsburg (2 mi. west of Rt. 199)

500 Jamestown Rd. at Cary St., Williamsburg Sunday Worship: 8:15 & 11am, Sunday School for All ages at 9:30am. Childcare provided. Rev. Dr. Bill Jones • Rev. Kay Barrè (757) 229-1771,

1333 Jamestown Rd., Williamsburg (757)229-1111

Sunday Worship: 8am, 9:15am, 11am Wednesday: 12pm, First Saturday Taize: 5pm Sunday School: 10am for all ages

Advertise your church here. Contact Cindy Jenne for more information, or 757.345.2332.

Hickory Neck Church

2016 Fall Festival 16th Annual Family Fun Event Saturday, October 22, 2016 10am-3pm at Hickory Neck 8300 Richmond Road, Toano Silent Auction, Home-style Cooking, Arts & Crafts, Baked Goods, Attic Treasures, Tours, FREE Kids Events, Live Music

FREE PARKING All Proceeds Benefit Local Charities 757.566.0276




Order two dinner ent Capitol Bottle of Wine House Salad Order two& Baked Bread dinner entrees Bottle of Wine House Salad & Baked Bread 3044 Richmond Rd. (#104) • Williamsburg 757-220-1805 •

$4 off per person see ad on page 19 With this coupon. Not valid with any other offer. online: use code: coupon EXPIRES 10/31/16 WM

$5.00 OFF any regular priced merchandise

SAL’S Ristorante Italiano

(min. $50.00 purchase)

$3 OFF

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Governor’s Carriage Wash

One per customer per day. Not to be combined with any other sale or promo. EXPIRES 12/31/16 WM

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835 Capitol Landing Road 10% off meal see ad on page 64

Not valid with any other discounts or coupons. EXPIRES 11/30/16 WM

With this coupon. Cannot be combined with any other offer. Does not include alcohol, gratuity or tax. EXPIRES 10/31/16 WM

10% off your first full service grooming*


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Two Pack for Seniors ––––––––––––––––– Two Pack for Adults see page 15 for prices with this coupon. Offer good for 2 people at one session. EXPIRES 11/30/16 WM

25% OFF see ad on page 4 Offer cannot be combined w/any other offer and is not valid for the purchase of gift certificates, cannot be applied to previously purchased merchandise. Must be presented at time of purchase. Has no cash value. Valid for in-store purchases only. WM

New Concept Sports and Gifts 10% off total purchase

$8 Large Jack-O-Lantern Pizza*

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*with this coupon. Cannot be combined with any other offers. EXPIRES 11/15/16 WM

*with this coupon. Purchased at regular menu prices. Not valid with other offers or discounts. EXPIRES 10/31/16 WM

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Call (971) 808-CATS for appointment With this coupon. Not valid with any other offer. Limit 1 coupon per customer. EXPIRES 10/31/16 WM

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YORK UNIFORMS $1.00 off any frozen drink*

10% off purchase*

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valid at PREMIUM OUTLETS location only!! One coupon per customer, per visit. Not valid with other offers. EXPIRES 10/31/16 WM

*Includes Dansko, Alegria & Sanita shoes. See store for details. With this coupon. Cannot be combined with any other offer. EXPIRES 10/31/16 WM

Want to save even more money? $10% off your purchase* see ad on page 10

Pick up a copy of The Virginia Gazette for more saving opportunities!

*Cannot be combined with other discounts. Must present this coupon to redeem. One per household. Expires 10/31/16. WM



October 2016 Williamsburg Magazine  

All things Greater Williamsburg for locals and visitors since 1964.

October 2016 Williamsburg Magazine  

All things Greater Williamsburg for locals and visitors since 1964.