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COVER PHOTO and PHOTO THIS PAGE: Winter scenes from Colonial Williamsburg Photos by Ann Efimetz

contents IN THIS ISSUE

Jamestown Presbyterian………………………………………17 Class acts: Margot Mellette……………………………………18 Short cut…………………………………………………………19 Lights, camera, makeup………………………………………..21 Did you vote?…………………………………………………..27 Manners matter…………………………………………………30 First Night is here!………………………………………………37 Charlton’s Coffeehouse………………………………………43 A place to call home…………………………………………..51 If at first you don’t secede… …………………………………..52 A few more days………………………………………………..61 Feed the birds…………………………………………………..67 Celebrate fun days in January………………………………..68

FEATURES Area Map……………………………………………………57–59 Discounts………………………………………………………38 Events……………………………………………………………64 Services…………………………………………………………56 Hot Ticket………………………………………………………48 What to See & Do at Colonial Williamsburg………………39–42

GUIDES Antiques Guide…………………………………………………63 Dining Guide……………………………………………………44 Newcomer’s Guide……………………………………………54 Shopping Guide………………………………………………31 Take the Tour……………………………………………………22 Worship Guide…………………………………………………62





Jamestown Presbyterian The Rev. Danny Klein, pastor of Jamestown Presbyterian Church, is ever mindful of the congregation’s long history. In 1894, Mr. E.J. Campbell from Pennsylvania traded a Clydesdale horse for 100 acres of land at Five Forks in James City County. He donated two acres of it to build a church. And that’s how it all began. Since, the thriving community of faith has grown, and continued serving its members and the community by being witnesses to God’s presence. “We have a lot of events and outreach programs at the church,” Klein said recently. “That is one of our goals, to encourage believers to move beyond themselves to Christian outreach. The church is called to live beyond itself, giving itself to God in worship and to the world.” Church members are involved in a variety of programs to help those in need. There are regular drives to collect food and other items for residents of Grove and clients of Fish. The church holds events to raise money to support Hospice House and Support Care and Avalon: A Center for Women and Children. “I believe the church should always focus its energies not simply on its own domestic concerns, but on a needy world,” Klein said. “We do this by reaching out in compassion to the alienated, the marginalized, the hungry, the homeless and the lost.” Klein became pastor of the church more than a decade ago, after serving congregations Georgia and Tennessee. He describes the experience at Jamestown Presbyterian as “challenging and rewarding.” “It is challenging because of the constant changing nature of the church,” he said. “And it is rewarding because of the experience of entering into both the joys and the sorrows of our members.” From the pulpit, Klein’s goal is to explore the original meaning of the Bible and apply it to people’s current lives and situations. He tries to bring his personality into his messages. “I would characterize my sermons as a compilation of stories, anecdotes, a bit of humor and meaningful illustrations wrapped around the biblical text,” he said. “I like to think my sermons are contemporary, relevant and challenging while offering hope and inspiration that can be applied to everyday life.”

The church continues to grow, ever mindful of providing enough space for worship, meetings and outreach. The church recently closed on the purchase of land adjacent to the church, which in the future, may become much needed parking. “One Clydesdale horse, two donated acres and 115 years later, I am thankful for that the opportunity to acquire more land came about and the good people of the church seized the moment,” he said. “For that I say, ‘Thanks be to God!’” ––Ann Efimetz

JAMESTOWN PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH Location 3287 Ironbound Road Phone 229-5445 Website Pastor Rev. Danny T. Klein Staff Rev. Dr. David Maris, supply pastor; Layton Clark, youth pastor; Robert Hodge, music director; Cheryl Trexler, administrative assistant and Jennifer Smith, nursery attendant. Worship schedule Sundays, 10:30 a.m.; Communion served first Sunday of month. Children’s church and nursery. Congregation size: 250 members Special programs Annual charity golf tournament, VBS, community Easter Egg hunt, Red Cross blood drives, sponsorship of Boy and Cub Scouts. Church mission statement “To study, live, tell and celebrate God’s word in home, community and the world.”





MARGOT MELLETTE Age 18 Grade 12 School Hampton Roads Academy Community service project Volunteer at Hospice House and Support Care of Williamsburg. Plans for the future To study cognitive science, chemistry and linguistics in college.

Margot Mellette said that service has always been an important part of her life. While in high school at Hampton Roads Academy, she has served as a junior volunteer at Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center, traveled with the school to help with rebuilding damaged houses in New Orleans and has traveled with Dr. Camilla Buchanan and the Maasai American Organization to assist with two immunization clinics and a public health census in southern Kenya. Although she has enjoyed volunteering with those projects, her primary service endeavor has been working at Hospice House and Support Care of Williamsburg. “I started volunteering there in eighth grade after writing a research paper on the organization,” Mellette said recently. “I was fascinated by the palliative, instead of medical, approach to end of life care.” Mellette began to volunteer by baking goodies for

the guests’ families, answering the phone and assisting the the staff in various ways. She was moved by the experiences she had at the House, and sought to make a larger impact and get other young people involved. That’s when she helped to start Hospice Teen Outreach. She has been president of that group since its inception in 2007. “I have watched it flourish from just a few local teens to over twenty students from the Hampton Roads area,” she said. Those involved have made care baskets for the guests, created memory videos of the guests for their families and visited with the guests through the Teen Companion Program. Mellette will attend college next year and is confident her volunteering will continue in her adulthood. She leaves Hospice House with mixed feelings. “Though leaving the group will be bittersweet come graduation in May,” she said. “I’ll be excited to watch the group and its many projects progress under someone else’s leadership.” ––Ann Efimetz Photo courtesy Margot Mellette





Short cut Going to Jamestown Road from Strawberry Plains Road? Most locals know that John Tyler Lane will bring you there faster than taking 199 to the Jamestown Road intersection. Now visitors know. One caveat. Obey the 25 mph speed limit. It’s a notorious place to get a ticket. Other shortcuts we have featured: • Ironbound at Sandy Bay Road • Old News Road to News Road • Governor Berkeley to Longhill Road • Mt. Vernon and Richmond Road • News Road • Monticello Avenue, extended • Rochambeau Road • Route 143 to Newport News • Old Mooretown Road to new Mooretown Road • Access road behind Williamsburg Shopping Center • Ireland Street • Airport Road to Rochambeau and Merrimac Trail • Greensprings Road to Route 5 • Colonial Parkway (either direction) • N. Henry Street to Route 199 • Penniman Road to Route 143 • Route 199 (Humelsine Parkway) • Waller Street to Capitol Landing Road • Compton Drive to Ukrop Way to Jamestown Road through the College of William & Mary • Ironbound to Monticello Avenue • Treyburn Drive (off Ironbound Road) to Monticello Avenue • Bypass Road to Parkway Drive • Mooretown Road to shopping centers and Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center Do you have a favorite shortcut? E-mail ––Ann Efimetz WWW.WILLIAMSBURGMAG.COM







Lights, camera, makeup tiny and soon he began to work as a makeup artist for print. “Then I started doing commercials and film as well,” he said. Not many people can boast the clients Green has worked with. He was the late Anna Nicole Smith’s makeup artist for four years when she was a supermodel. He was also Andrew Lloyd Webber’s personal groomer for the two years leading up to the opening of “Phantom of the Opera.” Other celebrities he’s worked with were the late Farrah Fawcett, Dan Aykroyd, Cindy Crawford, Renee Russo and Shari Belafonte. His biggest challenge? “To be honest, it is when you work with someone who has a huge ego,” he said. “It is boring because they will talk about themselves endlessly. By the end of the day, you want to run from the studio.” Green continuously works on his craft, and has no plans of slowing down. “I want to continue writing articles on a diversity of people who are passionate about their work,” he said. “And I still want to continue doing high fashion glamour shoots. I love the way it all ties in together, So as far as the future, I welcome it with open arms.”

On any given day, local resident Gareth Green may be hopping a flight to New York City to interview a supermodel or help a celebrity look their best in front of the camera. Green, who has lived here for nearly a decade, splits his time between tranquil Williamsburg and the high-stress world of New York. “I have worked out of NYC for 33 years, but I moved back to Williamsburg eight years ago,” Green said recently. “It gives me such peace of mind to be here, which allows me to clear my head and experience the creative flow of writing. The energy in New York helps in the whole process of the fashion world, however, the peacefulness of Williamsburg helps to keep my sanity.” Green’s job has taken him far from the Historic Triangle. He has traveled the world, whisked off to locations including Paris, Italy, Morocco, the Caribbean Islands, Canada and across the U.S. “Two things I am always interested in no matter where I travel are the people and the food,” he said. “To have the experience of meeting people from different cultures is priceless.” Green’s career began when he was a teenager. He became a model when a photographer encouraged him to get in front of the camera for print advertising. “It worked out to my surprise,” Green recalled. “Then I met an agent from New York who offered me a contract. One month before I turned 21, I moved to New York City. That’s when I was exposed to makeup artists who transformed the models.” He knew the entertainment industry was his des-

––Ann Efimetz

GARETH GREEN Occupation: Celebrity makeup artist and writer Favorite past time: Watching movies What he sees himself doing in ten years: Writing and doing TV interviews.

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RIPLEY’S BELIEVE IT OR NOT! BUSCH GARDENS CLOSED FOR THE SEASON! Voted the world's "Most Beautiful Theme Park" for more than a decade, Busch Gardens Williamsburg is a European-themed park packed with adventure. Renowned for its world-class roller coasters, Busch Gardens features more than 50 thrilling rides, shows and attractions. Take a ride on Griffon, the world’s tallest dive coaster. For more information, call (800) 343-7946 or visit


1735 Richmond Road, Williamsburg (757) 220-9220 Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Museum and 4-D Theater is your destination for the amazing, unusual, and bizarre! The Museum features eleven galleries with over 300 exhibits, including a 500 lb. gorilla made entirely from nails and a genuine shrunken head. Be sure to try our brand new Impossible Laser Race! Afterwards take a wild journey in our 4-D Theater. Watch amazing 3-D movies with multiple 4-D effects. New for 2009 – Sponge Bob Squarepants 4D!


No matter how long you’re in Williamsburg, Colonial Williamsburg is a “must see” destination. It’s the premier attraction, a living history museum that has set the standard for historical restorations around the world. Begin your tour of the Historic Area at the Visitor Center. Here you can purchase tickets, get information and catch one of the gray buses that circles the Historic Area. Colonial Williamsburg offers a range of ticket options depending on how much time you have to tour. Call 220-7645 or visit

The guns are silent, but for eight days in October 1781 they boomed over the fields of Yorktown, until the British surrender brought independence to the American colonies. At the Visitor Center, operated by the National Park Service, see a 16-minute film on the military campaign, siege and surrender. Located at the east end of the Colonial Parkway, 30 minutes from Williamsburg, the center is open daily 9 a.m.-5 p.m., with extended hours in spring, summer and fall. Call 898-3400 or visit for ticket prices and more information



Visitors to Historic Jamestowne are invited to walk the original streets of the first permanent English settlement in North America. Historic Jamestowne was Virginia’s colonial capital for 92 years and in 1619 the site of America’s first representative legislative assembly. Jamestowne’s history is interpreted by walking tours of the town site, which features archaeological remains, memorials and the 1639 church tower. The gate is open daily 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., while the Visitor Center is open 9 a.m.- 5p.m. Call 229-1733 or visit for admission rates and more information.

JAMESTOWN SETTLEMENT Living-history museum explores the world of America’s first permanent English colony. Gallery exhibits trace history of Jamestown, and the Powhatan Indian, European and African cultures that converged in 1600s Virginia. Features outdoor re-cretions of three ships, colonial fort and Powhatan village, and a riverfront discovery area. For tickWILLIAMSBURG MAGAZINE, JANUARY 2010

America’s evolution from colonial status to nationhood is chronicled through time line, thematic exhibits and living history. Emphasis is given to the experiences of ordinary men and women during the Revolutionary era. Outdoors, in re-creations of a Continental Army encampment and a 1780s farm site, historical interpreters practice drills, demonstrate weapons, discuss medical practices, prepare meals, and plant and cultivate crops. Call 253-4838 or visit for location, hours, ticket prices or for more information.

HISTORIC YORKTOWN Travel back in time, then savor the present at this year-round destination for history, shopping, outdoor recreation, fine dining and special events. Relive the pivotal battle of the Revolutionary War. Visit historic homes, museums, monuments and battlefields. Shop in specialty stores, play on the riverfront and dine in one-of-a-kind restaurants on the York River and up the hill in the village.


Stay overnight and enjoy a river view or being nestled in the picturesque village. End your day with a sunset sail on the Schooner Alliance. Come for a day, a weekend or longer. For more information, call 890-3300 or visit

WATER COUNTRY USA CLOSED FOR THE SEASON! Splash back in time while experiencing the latest in super soakin’ thrills at Water Country USA. The mid-Atlantic's largest water play park features water rides, slides and entertainment -all set to a 1950's and 60's surf theme. Water Country USA offers fun for the entire family. For more information, call (800) 3437946 or visit

GUIDED TOURS PLANTATIONS Berkeley Plantation is the home of Benjamin Harrison, signer of the Declaration of Independence, and the ancestral home of two U.S. presidents. It is recognized as the site of the first official Thanksgiving in 1619, and “Taps” was composed here in 1862. The handsome Georgian mansion dates to 1726. Open daily 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Call 1-888-4666018. Shirley Plantation, settled in 1613, is the oldest plantation in Virginia and has been the home of the Hill-Carters for 11 generations. Shirley has descended to each heir with family portraits, silver and furniture. An architectural treasure is the famous staircase that rises for three stories with no visible means of support. Shirley was the home of Ann Hill Carter, mother of Robert E. Lee. Open daily 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Call 800 2321613. Edgewood Plantation, Victorian in style and decor, this Gothic home is typical of Virginia homes built in the 1870s. The plantation features 12 large rooms with 10 fireplaces, a kitchen collection of country primitives and its own ghost, heard by generations of occupants. Call 829-2962 or visit www.james North Bend, a Federal Period Greek Revival Style home, was built in 1819 by John Minge, a wealthy landowner, for his wife, Sarah Harrison. She was the sister of William Henry Harrison, the ninth president of the United States. Call (804) 829-5176 or visit the Web site at WWW.WILLIAMSBURGMAG.COM

Piney Grove at Southall’s Plantation was established in the 18th century as a seat of Virginia’s prominent Southall family. The earliest portion of Piney Grove was built ca. 1790 and is a rare survival of early Virginia log architecture. Self-guided gardens and grounds tours can be taken daily. The interiors of Piney Grove, Ladysmith (1857), Ashland (1835) and Duck Church (1917) are also open for special event tours and by appointment, and historic B&B lodging is available. For information, call (804) 8292480 or visit Westover Plantation is America’s premier example of Georgian architecture. It was built in 1730 by William Byrd II, diarist, colonial leader and founder of Richmond. The grounds include an expansive view of the James River, boxwood gardens, elaborate 18th century gates made in London, and plantation dependencies. The gardens and grounds are open daily for a self-guided tour. The house is open during Garden Week. For information, call (804) 829-2882 or visit their web site at Hewick, located on Route 602 in Urbanna, was built in 1678 and is the ancestral home of Christopher Robinson Esq., a member of the Virginia House of Burgesses. The home is

operated today as a bed & breakfast by 10th generation descendants. Tours available. Conveniently located 2 miles off Route 17. Call 800 484-7514 (ext. 1678), or 7584214. Chippokes Plantation in Surry is among the oldest continuously worked farms in the nation, retaining its original 1619 boundaries. The grounds include dependencies of slave quarters, overseer’s house, tenant homes, and barns, showing the changing lifestyles of four centuries in rural Tidewater. Grounds are open year-round and the mansion is open weekends mid-April through December from 1-5 p.m. Group tours can be scheduled year-round. Operated by Chippokes Plantation State Park. Call (757) 294-3625. Chelsea Plantation, located in King William County, was built by Augustine Moore during the reign of Queen Anne. At the plantation, you can find a large art and furniture collection as well as extensive English boxwood gardens on the Mattaponi River. Prominent guests have included Governor Spotswood, Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, General Lafayette and Robert E. Lee. Tours: Thursday_Sunday, 10 a.m.–4:30 p.m. There is an admission fee. Lodging is available in a 19th century schoolhouse. For more information, call (804) 8432386.

BEYOND THE HISTORIC TRIANGLE NEWPORT NEWS You’ve ridden the roller coasters, gone aboard the ships and walked the historic streets – now discover the treasures of Williamsburg’s next-door neighbor. Enjoy fresh seafood, Civil War history, USS Monitor relics, re-enactments, great golf, shopping, Virginia flora and fauna, AfricanAmerican heritage and nature trails only minutes away from the Historic Triangle! Newport News Visitor Center, 13560 Jefferson Avenue (Exit 250B) from I-64. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 757-886-7777.

VIRGINIA LIVING MUSEUM Explore Virginia’s natural heritage from the mountains to the sea with exhibits that look back at you. Transport yourself to a steamy cypress swamp and cool mountain stream. Explore the underwater world of the Chesapeake Bay and the underground realm of a limestone cave. See flying squirrels, stingrays and other creatures of the night.

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Touch some famous Bay creatures, plus enjoy activities at four hands-on discovery centers. See spectacular views of the sun from the observatory. Outdoors, stroll the 3/4-mile elevated boardwalk to view coastal birds, bald eagles, beavers, bobcats, river otters, endangered red wolves and other animals in naturalized habitats. Plus enjoy native plant gardens. Summer hours: open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. Wheelchair accessible. Just 20 minutes from Williamsburg. Take I-64 East to Exit 258-A; museum is about two miles on the left. Call 757-595-1900 or visit the web site at for ticket prices and more information.

SMITHFIELD Smithfield is a quaint, river port town rich in hams, history and hospitality. Smithfield hosts many significant sites, such as St. Luke’s Church (circa 1632), which is the nation’s oldest Gothic church. Fort Boykin (circa 1623) has participated in every campaign on American soil and offers the best view of the Atlantic Ghost Fleet. The Isle of Wight Museum focuses on the area’s history. The Smithfield Inn (circa 1752) Bed & Breakfast once paid host to George Washington. The town has a number of antique and specialty shops, many on Main Street and in the Historic District. Call (800) 365-9339 for more information or visit the web site at

HISTORIC ST. LUKE'S CHURCH c.1632 14477 Benn's Church Boulevard, Smithfield (757) 357-3367 • Tour Historic St. Luke’s Church as docents take you from pre-Colonial times up to the present day. Hear stories of Bloody Tarleton and his Dragoons camping on the church grounds and the Confederate Army stabling horses inside the church. Experience these and other fascinating stories along with seeing the oldest original Gothic architecture in the United States. Historic St. Luke’s Church, circa 1632, affectionately known as “the Old Brick”, is the oldest surviving church of English foundation in America. Originally an Anglican church, “the Old Brick” was consecrated Episcopal and renamed St. Luke’s after the Revolutionary war. The congregation moved to Smithfield in the 1830’s, using St. Luke’s as a summer chapel for many years. In 1957, the church was restored and the Historic St. Luke’s Restoration, Inc. foundation was established. The church is home to a collection of 17th and 18th century antiques and artifacts, including an English chamber organ believed to be the oldest intact organ of its kind in the world. Open for tours April-October, Tuesday-Saturday 9:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Sundays 1:00-5:00 p.m..; December-March, Tuesday-Saturday 9:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.; Sundays 1:00-4:00 p.m. Closed January. For more information call (757) 357-3367 or visit the website at

SURRY COUNTY Events of history come alive after your free ferry ride across the James River from Jamestown to Scotland Wharf. Bacon’s Castle, operated by the Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities, was built in 1665. It is the oldest brick dwelling in Virginia. The house was occupied by rebel troops in 1676 during Bacon’s Rebellion, hence the name Bacon’s Castle. Open AprilOctober, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday and noon-4 p.m. Sunday. Closed Mondays. Call 357-5976 for more information. Chippokes Plantation State Park is one of the oldest working farms in the country. Overlooking the James River, it is preserved today as a 1,683-acre state park. The historic area features two 19th century manor houses, dependencies, formal gardens, fields, creeks and trails. The grounds are open yearround. Located 5 miles from Surry on Route 10 on Route 634 (Alliance Road). Call (757) 294-3625. The Chippokes Farm & Forestry Museum is located within the state park and has five exhibit buildings displaying antique farm and forestry equipment, tools and housewares. Open April through October on Monday,Wednesday, Thursday & Friday 10am to 3 pm and Saturday and Sunday 10 am to 5 pm. Closed Tuesday. Call (804) 7867950. WILLIAMSBURG MAGAZINE, JANUARY 2010


Smith’s Fort Plantation spans historical eras, from Indian occupation to 19th century farm cultivation. Capt. John Smith built the fort in 1609, and remnants are still visible. The mid-18th century brick house is furnished with antiques and staffed with guides. Located on Route 31 near the ferry slip. Open April-October, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday; and 1-4 p.m., Sunday. Call 294-3872. S. Wallace Edwards & Sons has been producing award-winning Virginia hams, bacon and sausage for more than 75 years. A retail store is located at 11381 Rolfe Highway. Mail order and sandwiches are available. (757) 294-3688.

MUSEUMS & GALLERIES WILLIAMSBURG ART-CADE GALLERY OF ART Art-cade Gallery features traditional American art such as original illustration paintings for magazines and books, original cartoon drawings, Dr. Seuss art, bronze and wood sculptures, delightful porcelains, vintage wartime posters and classic illustrated magazine covers, unique art books, plus fantasy art prints for the child in all of us. About two miles from Merchants Square, 1321 Jamestown Road, Suite 204, in Williamsburg Office Park next to Colony Square Shopping Center. For current gallery hours and special events, see our ad this month or visit the web at Call (757) 5657424.

ABBY ALDRICH ROCKEFELLER FOLK ART MUSEUM The award-winning Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum—the oldest institution in the United States dedicated solely to the collection and preservation of American folk art—reopened in February 2007 in new quarters adjacent to the DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum. Exhibits feature paintings, whirligigs, weather vanes, carvings, toys, embroideries and other folk works representing many diverse cultural traditions and geographic regions. John D. Rockefeller Jr. established the museum in 1957 in honor of his wife, Abby, and her love of folk art. Mrs. Rockefeller gave the core collection of 424 objects to The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation in 1939. Today the collection of thousands of objects includes items dating from the 1720s to the present shown in 11 galleries constituting 11,000 square feet of exhibition space. The museum is open daily and hours of operation vary seasonally. Entrance to the museum is through the Public Hospital of 1773 at 326 W. WWW.WILLIAMSBURGMAG.COM

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BASSETT HALL Bassett Hall, a two-story, 18th-century frame house on 585 acres (including woodlands) near the colonial Capitol building, was the Williamsburg home of Mr. and Mrs. John D. Rockefeller Jr. In addition to the main house, the property includes a teahouse and three original outbuildings—a smokehouse, kitchen and dairy–all of which were bequeathed to The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation in 1979 by the Rockefeller family. The house reopened to the public in December 2002 following an extensive renovation that was funded by a generous gift of $2.7 million from Abby O’Neill, granddaughter of John D. Rockefeller Jr., and her husband George. As a result of the renovation, both the interiors and the grounds are much as they were when the Rockefellers lived there during the mid 1930s and 1940s to oversee the restoration of the Historic Area. Of particular note is Abby Aldrich Rockefeller’s eclectic collection of 125 pieces of folk art, including weather vanes, chalkware and American pottery—pieces that Mrs. Rockefeller was among the first in the nation to collect. Bassett Hall is located at 522 E. Francis St. and hours of operation vary seasonally. Call toll-free 1 (800) HISTORY (1-800-447-8679) or visit for information.

DEWITT WALLACE DECORATIVE ARTS MUSEUM The award-winning DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum houses the Foundation’s renowned collection of British and American decorative arts dating from 1600 through 1830. These include the world’s largest collection of Virginia furniture; one of the largest collections of Southern, British and American furniture; and the largest collection of English pottery outside England. Masterworks and period pieces acquired for Colonial Williamsburg’s Historic Area exhibition buildings bolster the museum’s holdings in furniture, metals, ceramics, glass, paintings, prints, maps and textiles. The Wallace Museum, opened in 1985, features 15 galleries in 25,000 square feet of exhibition space as well as an auditorium and a café. The museum is open daily and hours of operation vary seasonally. Entrance to the museum is through the Public Hospital of 1773 at 326 W. Francis St. between Nassau and South Henry Streets. For information and reservations call (757) 220-7724 or visit

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museum featuring American art by artists such as Georgia O'Keeffe, Jacob Lawrence, Mary Cassatt, Rembrant Peale, and John Singleton Copley and European paintings by artists such as Henri Matisse, Jean Dufy, and Pablo Picasso, as well as changing exhibitions. The museum is located on Jamestown Road next to Phi Beta Kappa Hall, and is open Sat. and Sun. from noon until 4 p.m. and on Tues.-Fri. from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Call 2212700 or visit for information as well as admission prices.

GALLERY AT YORK HALL Art Gallery featuring works of local artists for exhibit and sale. The gallery features a variety of themed revolving exhibits April December, Tues.-Sat., 10 am-4 pm and Sun., 1-4 pm closed Monday. Call for limited winter hours January - March. Admission is free. Also available is area information including maps, brochures, and more. Call (757) 8904490 for more information. 301 Main Street, located on the corner of Main and Ballard Streets, Yorktown.

PRINCE GEORGE ART & FRAME 107 Colony Square Shopping Center Jamestown Road (757) 229-7644

This contemporary gallery of original art is located in a very popular local shopping center. Its bright and airy gallery 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. Periodically the gallery features changing shows of original art.

YORK COUNTY HISTORICAL MUSEUM Exhibits spanning the centuries of 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 Monday. Admission is free. Call (757) 890-4910 for more information.

SMITHFIELD HISTORIC ST. LUKE’S CHURCH See some of the purest examples of early Colonial and English artifacts housed in America’s oldest original Gothic church. This beautiful circa 1632 church is home to a rare 1630 English chamber organ, the oldest of its kind in the world. Also on display is altar furniture from the 1600’s with one chair attributed to Thomas Dennis, one of the earliest cabinetmakers to come to the colonies. The interior of the church reflects medieval and Jacobean design. Open for tours April-October, Tuesday-Saturday 9:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Sundays 1:00-5:00 p.m..; December-March, Tuesday-Saturday 9:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.; Sundays 1:00-4:00 p.m. Closed January. For more information call (757) 357-3367 or visit the website at

YORKTOWN WATERMEN’S MUSEUM The Watermen's Museum in Yorktown tells the story of Virginia's watermen who, for generations, have worked the rivers and tributaries of the Chesapeake Bay and harvested its abundant products. It is located on Water Street under the Coleman Bridge. A gift shop on the premises features a wide variety of works by local artists, nautical books and gifts. Open April-Thanksgiving, Tues.-Sat., 10 am-5 pm and Sun., 1-5 pm, closed on Mondays. Thanksgiving-March, Weekends only. Call (757) 887-2641.







Did you vote? Annual readers poll picks the “Best of Williamsburg” A record number of ballots were cast this year for the annual Virginia Gazette “The Best of Williamsburg” write-in contest. 1,067 ballots were received. Those who voted were able to fill in their picks for the best in 75 categories. This month we will feature the restaurant/food related categories. Next month we will highlight the winners in various other categories ranging from services to clothing. The Best Steakhouse went to Opus 9 for the second straight year. The restaurant, that is located in New Town, beat out Outback in second and Aberdeen Barn, finishing in third place for the third consecutive year. South of the Border finished first for Mexican Restaurant this year, followed by La Tolteca and California Tortilla. Peking at the Kingsgate Greene Shopping Center near Kmart continued its dominance of first place in the Best Asian Restaurant category. This year Thai Pot took second, up from third last year and Wasabi finished in third. Whitley’s moved into the top spot for Best Peanuts this year, up WWW.WILLIAMSBURGMAG.COM

from second. The Peanut Shop fell a notch to second and Edwards Virginia Ham Shoppe came in third. Aromas on Prince George Street again finished in the top spot for Best Coffee Shop. The Coffee Beanery finished in second with Harbour Coffee in third for the second straight year. Second Street again finished as the Best Caterer. That was followed by Sweet Madeleines in second and for the second year and By George Catering in third. The Best Barbeque category is the same as last two year’s results with Pierce’s on Rochambeau again taking first place, followed by Hog Wild Smokehouse and Red, Hot & Blue. Ichiban won Best Japanese/Sushi category, with last year’s winner Kyoto in second and Wasabi in third. Like crab cakes? Readers voted Backfin as the best place for them


for the second straight year. Bonefish Grill again finished second, with Berret’s in third. Another repeat of last year’s results in the best seafood category. Bonefish Grill in New Town again won the category for Best Seafood Restaurant, with Berret’s finishing in second and Backfin, third. Pizza aficionados again voted Buon Amici in New Town as the place for the Tastiest Pizza. Uno’s came in second place followed by Sal’s by Victor in third. And speaking of Italian food, Buon Amici came in first, up from second last year, followed by Maurizio’s at McLaws Circle in second, up from third last year and Sal’s by Victor in third place.


The Williamsburg Lodge took first place in the Best Brunch category. It was followed by Opus 9 in second place with Center Street Grill rounding out the category in third. New York Deli won the category for Best Deli Restaurant for the third straight year. Paul’s Deli finished second, up from third last year. The Cheese Shop finished in third place.

As for the restaurant that opened in 2009 that people liked best, Baker’s Crust took the top spot. Wasabi finished second and Buffalo Wild Wings took third. Readers voted The Wine Seller as best Wine Store for the third straight year. Squires came in second place in the category and the Wine & Cheese Shop finished third. Best Kids Menu went to Ruby

Tuesday, followed by California Tortilla in second and Chick-fil-A in third. Want something delicious to top off the meal? Bruster’s Ice Cream in the Williamsburg Crossing Shopping Center finished first in the Best Ice Cream category for the seventh straight year. Maggie Moo’s finished second and Cold Stone Creamery finished third, down from second place last year. It was a repeat run for the winners of the candy store category. Wythe Candy store in Merchants Square once again dominated the category for the fourth year. That was followed by The Candy Store and CoCo Chocolatier, both repeating their finishes for the second year. Thanks go to all of those who took the time to vote! ––Ann Efimetz Photos by Ann Efimetz


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Junior Cotillion of Hampton Roads teaches art of social graces Kids may be distracted by a variety of outside influences running the gamut from cell phones and texting to video games and the Internet. The Junior Cotillion of Hampton Roads provides an alternative learning experience for youngsters ages 10-14 by providing them with the chance to learn social dancing and etiquette. In today’s society, those skills may seem antiquated. That’s not the case for dozens of kids who are expected to participate in six dances between January and March at the Hospitality House on Richmond

Road. That’s where the fine art of dining, dancing and interacting will be taught by cotillion instructors. Greg and Kay Martin, who are the program’s directors, said the kids who take the program learn things that will stick. “In our advertising we say, ‘Give your child an experience that will last a lifetime,’” Greg Martin said recently. “What is taught in the cotillion works in a variety of situations in life.” He cited a situation when a young adult may be invited to a formal dinner at a home to be introduced to parents of their friend. Those who attend the cotillion learn about the proper way to eat at a formal meal and how to interact with others gracefully. And then there’s the dance floor training. “Once you finish this program, you know your way around the dance floor,” Martin said. Kids learn standard dances including the waltz and fox trot but are also instructed in contemporary dances and get to hear music they can identify with. “What makes it different is that the children are not only learning dancing, they are learning etiquette and other social graces in a fun-filled non-threatening environment,” Martin said. At each dance, there is a “Manners Moment” provided by etiquette instructor Debbie Bruss. The children are instructed in topics including proper introductions, R.S.V.Ps, phone etiquette and receiving lines. They also learn the polite ways to use current technology including cell phones and texting. This year the cotillion will celebrate 25 years. It has a long history, getting started by a group of concerned mothers, many of whom had attended cotillions in their youth. The organization has gone through a few changes, became a private corporation and has had a few different directors. However, the focus of the program has remained unchanged. “Our program is exceptional in its effort to promote confidence, self-esteem and self-discipline in young people through dance and etiquette in a controlled and wholesome atmosphere,” Martin said. Those who are interested in enrolling their child can call 868-3319 or visit the website at ––Ann Efimetz





7521 Richmond Road, Williamsburg (At the Old Candle Factory) 800-786-0407 At Amish Country Products you will find a wonderful array of Amish-made food products direct from Pennsylvania Dutch Country. Pennsylvania Dutch Birch Beer, Kitchen Kettle Products, Shady Maple baked goods, Shoo-fly Pies, Scrapple, Stoltsfus Garlic Ring Bologna, Zooks Homemade Chicken Pies, Kauffman’s Apple Cider & Apple Butter, Amish Roll Butter, Eggs from free range chickens, a large selection of Jellies, Jams and Pickles and much more, all fresh made with no preservatives. Plus you will find a great selection of handcrafted Amish-made furniture in Oak, Maple, Pine, Cherry and other fine woods. Nationwide delivery available. Located in the old Candle Factory on Richmond Road, One mile off I-64, at exit 231A. OPEN THU., FRI., and SAT. 10 A.M TO 5 P.M.


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(757) 565-7424 Treat yourself to an artistic memory of Williamsburg. Choose from distinctive original paintings and cartoons, the exclusive “People of Williamsburg” print collection, bronzes, wood carvings, fine art books, and much more. About two miles from Merchants Square next to Colony Square Shopping Center. For current gallery hours and special events, see our ad this month or call (757) 5657424.


3610-B N. Courthouse Road Providence Forge, VA 23140 (804) 966-9395 The area’s newest Antique Mall featuring vendors with a range of offerings, including furniture, glassware, collectibles, jewelry and unique gifts. Conveniently located between Williamsburg and Richmond, in Providence Forge, Virginia. 4 miles off I-64, Exit 214 or 60W, right on Courthouse Rd.(from Williamsburg). Open 7 days a week. WWW.WILLIAMSBURGMAG.COM


1176 Big Bethel Road, Hampton (757) 262-0162 A full service bead store offering quality beads, supplies and classes. Bead and Buddies every Friday from 6-8 p.m. You are invited to join us for an informal gettogether to bead, talk, help one another and be inspired. Visit our website: for more information. From I-64 take exit 261A, left at Big Bethel and left at Village Dr., left again into Hampton Woods Plaza.


Colony Square Shopping Center (757) 220-3778 More than 50,000 second-hand paperbacks available at half-price. Come browse through our well-organized selections. Located off of Jamestown Road, off of Rte. 199. Visa, MasterCard & Discover accepted.

CHICKADEE'S 6514 Richmond Road, Lightfoot 757.645.3365 Come visit the latest and greatest consignment boutique in town! Chickadee’s offers a delightful array of furniture,accents and home décor. New items are arriving every day so be sure to make this a regular stop on your shopping list. Chickadee’s is located in the Pavilion Shops adjacent to NY Deli.


The Village Shops at Kingsmill 1915 Pocahontas Trail D2 (Across from McLaws Circle) (757) 220-1790 Our boutique style showroom is a great place to look for that unexpected “treasure.” We offer a changing selection of transitional and traditional wood and upholstered furniture, lamps, acces-


Williamsburg Outlet Mall 6401 Richmond Road, Lightfoot (757) 258-9051 The Bottom Line specializes in unique items from a variety of sources that range from first quality to factory seconds to closeouts and odd lots. We are a locally owned and operated store and pride ourselves on our ability to find items that can be provided to our customers at the best possible price.

BOYER’S DIAMOND AND GOLD SOURCE 6564 Richmond Road, Lightfoot (757) 565-0747 Fax: (757) 565-2727 Price certainly makes Boyer's unique. However, price is not everything. When you step into Boyer's you will see a colonial style store filled with columns. You will also see cherrywood cabinets overflowing with some of the most exquisite jewelry you have ever seen – anywhere. If perchance you do not see what you are looking for, just ask. We have hundreds of pieces in our vaults that would love to be caressed. Suppose you have a problem with your jewelry. That is why we are here. We take care of our customers – all of our customers all of the time. 31

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170A Second Street, Williamsburg (757) 220-2119 Women’s and Men’s clothing in various sizes. Name brands vary. We also carry shoes, purses and jewelry, plus miscellaneous items. Men are welcome! Enjoy a warm, fun, friendly shopping experience. New hours: Mon. 11–5; Tues.–Sat. 10–5. (We do estate sales.) Seasonal consignments by appointment only!


7521 Richmond Road (old Candle Factory) Route 60 - (757)-565-3553 A great variety of antiques including American/European furniture, porcelain/flow blue, majolica, glassware, parlor lamps, stoneware, paintings, samplers, mirrors, primitives, and antique crocks. We have Williamsburg’s best selection of antique wall, mantel and tall case clocks and a wonderful collection of unique antique tools. Come visit our 3600 square feet of fine antiques located in the old Candle Factory on Richmond Road, one mile off exit 231A of Interstate I-64.


110 South Henry Street The Henry Street Shops, Merchants Square (757) 221-8200 This beautiful shop features fine contemporary handcrafts by America's premier artisans. Here you'll find jewelry in silver and semi-precious stone, as well as wood, glass, pottery, kaleidoscopes, and whimsical gifts. The shop has a complete selection of Brighton handbags, belts, sunglasses and accessories. Open 364 days a year.

GARDEN-FLAGS.COM 230 Monticello Ave. (757) 293-3524 We try to make our cheerfully decorated flag store an experience you will remember. The walls are adorned with flowers, birds and butterflies and our three large windows are filled with elegant stained glass. The store itself is packed with thousands of flags for celebrations, sports, animals, parties, colWILLIAMSBURG MAGAZINE, JANUARY 2010

leges, NFL, MLB, NASCAR, and yearround holidays as well as kites, spinners, wind chimes and gifts. We are open Mon.-Sat. 10-6, but will be happy to open for you other times, if you call us at 757-293-3524. Shop online, too, at


903 S. Church Street, Smithfield (757) 356-1055 This is a stop you definitely don’t want to miss on your visit to Smithfield! This beautiful antique store is filled with furniture from end to end! You will find antiques dating from 1800 on up. Many accessories fill the store, and you will find a large array of Period Lighting. The store is open Thursday through Saturday, but call first on other days and you will be able to see the store by appointment.


Village Shops at Kingsmill, Route 60 East (757) 258-3300 Specializing in turn-of-the century antiques and estate linens. Bedroom and dining room displays of furniture, crystal, china, silver and fine linens. Linen and lace restoration services, presentations on the history and care of vintage linen, custom monogramming and full linen services.

HISTORIC ST. LUKE’S GIFT SHOP 14477 Benn’s Church Blvd., Smithfield (757) 357-3367 Fine gifts and souvenirs with a dose of Southern Hospitality, is what you will find at Historic St. Luke’s Gift Shop. Located just 4 miles south of the colonial seaport of Smithfield and its Historic District, the gift shop sits amongst the pastoral grounds of America’s oldest church of English foundation. The gift shop carries quality American made gifts of historic and cultural significance. From reproduction jewelry and sculpture from the 1100AD to present, this gift shop offers something for everyone; high quality children’s American crafted toys and books from different eras; world renowned Virginia’s Hubs Peanuts and a wide variety of local, Virginia and historical cookbooks.



1781 Jamestown Road, Suite 160 Williamsburg (757) 345-5351 John Showah owner and simply a goldsmith (no bells and whistles) at Johnstown Jewelers has over 30 years of experience and become the favorite jeweler for many in town and abroad for his unique designs that he can create and the skill in repairing and restoring many sophisticated pieces of jewelry. Free estimate or consultation. Stop by and browse our distinctive selections and designs in gold or platinum, fine color stones, pearls and our elegant silver designs from Switzerland. Rain forest birds, hand carved from colorful gemstones. They are flying away fast catch one for yourself, they comes in four sizes. Full jewelry repair service from sizing, setting or replacing missing stones, hand carving, plating etc. to watch services. All services done on premise and most repairs can be done within 48 hours.Open daily Mon.Sat. 10 am. -5:30 p.m. (757) 345.5351 or (866) 592-6946


Village Shops at Kingsmill, Route 60 East Williamsburg • (757) 258-5005 Knitting Sisters features exquisite yarns to ignite your passion! We have a gorgeous selection of hand-painted and designer yarns, as well as the latest in novelty yarns from Italy. Come knit with us! Monday–Saturday, 10 a.m.–5:30 p.m.

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an old farmhouse in Lightfoot. You can visit Lightfoot Manor at Patriot Plaza on Route 60 (1/2 mile east of Prime Outlets as you enter the City of Williamsburg). You will find the largest selection of unique, affordable gifts and collectibles in the area. Webkinz, Williamsburg Mementos, Pewter, Brass, personalized Delft Jars, Lamps, Delft Wedding or Birth Plates or Tiles, Boyd's Bears, Byers' Choice, Harbour Lights, TY, Department 56, and much more! You will find something for everyone in this one of a kind gift store. Both Corporate and all occasion gifts are to be found here. Jewelry, on-site custom engraving, gift wrapping, and shipping. Seniors and Military discount on Tuesdays. Open 7 days a week, MondaySaturday,10am–5pm and Sunday, noon–5pm. Some fall and summer evenings you will find Lightfoot Manor open even later! Join us on Sat., Sept. 26 at 6 p.m. for an in-store signing party with the Byers Family!


124 Main Street, Smithfield (757) 357-9090 Ladies clothing and accessories shop located in a 1755 circa building next to the Historic Smithfield Inn. The boutique features Multiples, Foxcroft and unique-fun-to-wear jackets, shirts, and sweaters; Fly Flot shoes and designer look-alike jewelry and handbags. Open everyday.

LOVE 2 QUILT & MORE The Village Shops at Kingsmill, Williamsburg (757) 565-0978 This unique shop has a multi-talented and fun staff. The fabric collection of over 2,000 bolts is distinguished by large group of “brights” and batiks. Don’t miss this exceptional shop.


4917-A Courthouse Street, Williamsburg (In New Town) (757) 229-7499 More than just Beads offers a large assortment of stone, semi-precious, freshwater pearl, Swarovski crystal and many other beads, findings, tools and supplies. Classes are offered in beginning jewelry, basic wiring, pearl knotting, bangle bracelets, square wire bracelets plus more. Private instruction is also available. We are open 7 daysWWW.WILLIAMSBURGMAG.COM

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5104 Main Street (In New Town) (757) 220-2001 The Nautical Dog is a must see store! Stop by for a gift or something fun for home. Also bring your 4-legged friend to pick up a treat from the bakery. The Nautical Dog has everything from unique home decor, jewelry, McCall's Candles, gourmet people treats, dog clothing & accessories, dog bakery, custom bedding, & so much more!!! Be sure to stop in and say hello to Roxy the Pembroke Corgi. Dogs are always welcome.


Williamsburg Outlet Mall I-64, exit 234A Lightfoot Rt 199, exit Rt 60W (757) 253-0725 You will find something for everyone at New Concept Gifts in the Williamsburg Outlet Mall. With on site engraving and embroidery, New Concept Gifts is your one stop shop for all your gift giving needs. We have the best prices on all Williamsburg souvenirs and sports memorabilia. New Concept Gifts is the largest source for official NFL and NASCAR merchandise in Virginia.


618 Main Street, West Point, VA (804) 843-4555 Primitives & Quilts, also known as “Ps & Qs” is a shop inspired by early American country style, selling new and gently used home furnishings and accessories. Primitives & Quilts specializes in primitive décor, vintage fabric, quilts and samplers, patterns and gifts. Hours are Tuesday, Friday & Saturday from 10-5, and Wednesday & Thursday from 10-6. Take a step back in time at Ps & Qs.


107 Colony Square Shopping Center Jamestown Road (757) 229-7644 This contemporary gallery of original art is located in a very popular local shopping center. Its bright and airy gallery exhibits local and regional artists. Also featured are fine North American craft artisans. Prince George is also well 33


110 South Henry Street The Henry Street Shops, Merchants Square (757)253-8700 The shop features Baggallini and LeSportsac handbags and accessories, clothing for women and children and Colonial Clothing for the entire family. Their location in the Henry Street Shops also has a great selection of regional handcrafts and gifts, and of course...antique and new quilts. Open 364 days a year.

SAS FACTORY SHOES Patriot Plaza 3044-3 Richmond Road, Williamsburg (757) 259-7463 SAS Shoes is one of America’s favorite comfort shoe brands. Available in casual and walking styles, SAS Shoes are handcrafted in the United States and are available in five widths with over 70 different sizes for both men and women. Visit SAS Factory Shoes located in Patriot Plaza on Rt. 60 (3044-3 Richmond Road), Williamsburg.

SAVVY 1915 Pocahontas Trail, Williamsburg (757) 259-7447 Offering a beautiful selection of Home décor and Garden Accessories such as lamps, picture frames, garden accentseverything for the well appointed home and garden including Claire Murray house replicas, collectible birdhouses, toss pillows, Ashleigh Manor photo frames, seasonal items and so much more.

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7405 Richmond Road, Williamsburg 1 mile west of Go-Karts Plus (757) 259-0314 Come see why their customers call them the Nags Head of Virginia! Serendipity is the source for the largest selection of fade resistant decorative flags featuring Toland, Premier Designs and BreezeArt, along with USA and NFL flags plus flag poles and accessories. Choose from a wide selection of colorful kites. Their unique 14K gold and sterling silver jewelry is absolutely exquisite as quoted by many local cusWILLIAMSBURG MAGAZINE, JANUARY 2010

tomers. If you are looking for Mail Wraps (magnetic mail box covers), Serendipity is the place to visit. Open early 7 days a week for your convenience.


5425 Richmond Road, Williamsburg (757) 565-3000 The flagship store, Carolina Furniture, features more than 400 of the top names in furniture. Choose from the collections

of makers like Henredon, Baker, and Hickory Chair, with sumptuous fabrics, distinctive styling, unique character, and exceptional beauty that you;ll find nowhere else. Carolina Carpets offers rugs, runners, broadloom from all the best names, including Karastan, Samad, Michael Aziz,Nourison, and many others. Contemporary designs, traditional Orientals, and everything in between. Inspired by the classics and distinguished by color and detail, Martha Stewart Signature is a complete portfolio of home

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furnishings, all designed to work with one another beautifully. Meticulously constructed, generously proportioned, and luxuriously appointed, Ralph Lauren's furniture conveys an attitude of style, sophistication, and heritage. Handcrafted solid brass and copper light fixtures, clocks, chandeliers, fireplace screens, door knockers, glassware and table settings-all the details that make a house a home.The perfect place to find the perfect gift, Williamsburg, Brass, Gifts, & Lighting. Carolina Kids Room- bunk beds, canopy beds, cribs, armoires, and study desks- all scaled to a little one's proportions. Sturdily built for maximum fun and durability. Solid wood, classic construction, and a sense of true Americana combine to produce furniture of heirloom qualitythis is Colonial Craftsmen. Mahogany, cherry, maple, and oak are handcrafted, with details that no machine can match. From highly contemporary to comfortably casual, the Loft offers furniture with updated form and function that's just right for today's lifestyles: Younger, Hipper, Cheaper.

TASTE Tea Room and Gift Shop The Village Shops at Kingsmill (757)221-9550 Please join us for tea and relax in a beautiful setting where attention to detail is never overlooked. In our gift area we offer a selection of teas by Harney and Sons, Rishi Teas and others. We have related tea accessories, enchanting baby gifts, wonderful bath and body lines and many other unique items. Serving full tea noon–3:30 p.m., scones and tea 2:30–4 p.m. Open Tues.-Sat. 10 a.m.–5p.m. Reservations recommended.

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3705-A Strawberry Plains Rd, Williamsburg (757) 565-1423 You never know what you’ll find at Twice as Nice! Fashion finds from top designers- names such as Chico’s, Lily Pulitzer, Ralph Lauren and many more and unique specialty items from Channel to Hermes, Kate Spade and Burberry. Clothing, shoes, jewelry and accessories for women and young juniors- plus Walsingham Academy uniforms. Stop in and find something Twice as Nice! WWW.WILLIAMSBURGMAG.COM

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Williamsburg Outlet Mall, Suite #27, Lightfoot There’s something at Vanity Fair to meet the needs of every woman. From fashion styles to romantic and flirty to everyday basics – whatever your taste, we’ve got intimate apparel for everyone. You’ll find name brands like Vaserette, Lily of France, Bestform, Vanity Fair and more. Don’t forget to visit our Lee/Wrangler and Healthtex stores nearby!


Village Shops at Kingsmill (757) 220-9501 From 14kt. gold to sterling silver jewelry, diamonds to the finest in colored stones, they have them all. Fabulous estate jewelry collection is among their specialties. In-house jeweler, Kristopher Salmon, is available for free estimates on jewelry designs, remounts or repairs. Shipping and free gift wrap available. Open 10a.m.-5:30p.m., Mon.-Sat.


1915 Pocahontas Trail, Rt. 60 Williamsburg Charm describes this collection of shops, restaurants and services. Located on Rte. 60 between Colonial Williamsburg and Busch Gardens. Relish the wonderful array of gifts, art, jewelry, antiques, home accessories, fine apparel, collectibles, memorabilia, fine furniture, and pottery. Delight your palate with unique foods from French, Chinese or Italian cuisine. Shop. Dine. Indulge.


I-64 Exit 220, West Point (804) 843-4369 Seven blocks down the tree-lined Main Street of historic West Point, Virginia, past the old post office and the Victorian homes, you will find one of the most diverse array of antiques and collectibles dealers in the area at West Point Antiques. Inside, we offer friendly, relaxed, and personalized service and the wares of 35+ dealers neatly arranged around our 4,000 sq.ft. shopping area. Antiques, retro kitchenware, glassware, china, furniture, vintage linens, books, original stained glass, photography, caning, rush and split seat replacement, we have it all. Open daily. Visa and MasterCard accepted. WWW.WILLIAMSBURGMAG.COM


500 Lightfoot Road (Rt. 646) (757) 565-3422 Eastern Virginia’s largest antique center, featuring 45,000 square feet of dealer space. A one-story facility with easy handicap accessibility. 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.


123 Colony Square, Jamestown Road Williamsburg (757)229-7812 Williamsburg Jewelers specializes in the design, manufacture and repair of fine jewelry with all work done on premises by our jeweler with over 30 years experience. Tues.-Fri. 10 - 5, Sat. 10 a.m.- 4 p.m.


6401 Richmond Road, Lightfoot (757) 565-3378 At Williamsburg Outlet Mall you can park one time and shop all day at the area’s only enclosed Outlet Center! Break the expensive habit of paying high retail prices on first quality merchandise by saving 20% to 70% off everyday retail prices in our over 40 stores like Casual Male Big & Tall, L’eggs Hanes Bali Playtex, Lee/Wrangler, Pendleton Woolen Mills, Sag Harbor, and Vanity Fair. Enjoy authentic Mexican Food at Los Tres Gallos and Hershey’s Ice Cream at our Hershey’s Malt Shoppe. The Williamsburg Outlet Mall proves to be a nice place to spend several hours while you’re in Williamsburg. Our location just a 1/4 of a mile from the Williamsburg Pottery and just 5 minutes from Colonial Williamsburg makes us a perfect addition to any itinerary. Club Platinum Discounts for the 50 and better at participating stores. Hours of Operation: Mon.–Thu. 10 a.m.–8 p.m., Fri. and Sat. 10 a.m.–9 p.m., and Sun. 10 a.m.–6 p.m. Call for holiday hours, we close at 6 p.m. on the Fourth of July, Memorial Day, Christmas Eve Day, New Year’s Eve, and New Year’s Day.


Rt. 60 West, Lightfoot (Exit 234A off I-64) (757) 564-3326 The Williamsburg Pottery Factory is located on 200 acres in Lightfoot, for all your shopping desires. You’ll find everything 35

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First Night is here! The last night of the 2009 will soon become the First Night of 2010. First Night, a non-alcoholic family event is celebrating its 17th year. There is fun for everyone. There will be more than 60 acts, including singers, dancers, instrumentalists, magicians, storytellers, puppeteers, jugglers and clowns scheduled to perform on more than 40 indoor stages. Use the guide that was recently inserted into the Virginia Gazette to help you plan your experience. Performances begin at 5 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 31 and cap with a Grand Finale extravaganza that begins at 11:15 p.m. and ends with a spectacular fireworks display at midnight at Zable Stadium at the College of William & Mary. Fun begins at 3 p.m. at Matthew Whaley Elementary for kids. Fireworks at 7:30 p.m. Here’s what you need to know: •Admission to First Night events is through a button. They are on sale at various locations around greater Williamsburg or online. Buttons cost $12. There is no charge for children 5 years of age and under. Buttons purchased on the day of the event will cost $15. Buttons must be worn to enter any of the performance locations. • Buses are free to anybody with a First Night button. They run every 15 minutes 5:30 p.m.1 a.m. • Church and civic groups will sell food and beverages in several indoor locations throughout the entertainment circuit. Proceeds go to the church and civic groups to support their charitable programs. • Try to find at least one alternative event because sometimes shows fill up fast. • Parking is at a premium, so carpool if possible. • Wear comfortable shoes. There can be a bit of walking involved. For more information, visit WWW.WILLIAMSBURGMAG.COM





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Colonial „ America’s only 18th-century coffeehouse now open Start the new year with a visit to Colonial Williamsburg’s R. Charlton’s Coffeehouse, the Historic Area’s newest exhibition building. The reconstruction provides an exciting new venue for Historic Area programming as a principal site for scenes from The Revolutionary City® and special event performances. R. Charlton’s Coffeehouse is built on its original foundations with 18th-century construction techniques. The site in the Historic Area reflects its 18th-century role as a gathering place for the politically connected as well as for the socially ambitious. In the 1760s, Richard Charlton, kinsman of a Williamsburg wigmaker, followed the example of numerous London counterparts and opened his coffeehouse adjacent to the Capitol. There he likely served China tea imported from England, West Indian coffee, chocolate from the Caribbean rim and high-style cuisine, placing his establishment a cut above the collection of gentry taverns in the immediate vicinity. The finished reconstruction appears as close to the original structure as historical, archaeological and architectural evidence permits. The one-and-a-half-story framed portion of the building is constructed of hand-sawn timber framing covered with cypress weatherboards and white cedar roof shingles. A central brick chimney allows two of the three first floor rooms to have functional fireplaces. Coffeehouse furnishings include carefully researched Colonial Williamsburg re-creates the 1765 hotbed of political, reproduction furniture, ceramics, glassware, hardware and business and social activity adjacent to the colonial Capitol. other items representing the variety of activities that took place there. Reproduction maps, prints, advertisements and broadsides adorn the walls and period newspapers in the main rooms will contribute to the ambience. Hand-printed wallpapers cover the walls of the well-appointed private meeting room and the north room, both based on microscopic study of original building fragments. Guests entering R. Charlton’s Coffeehouse tour in small groups and learn the significance of his establishment before concluding the experience with the opportunity to enjoy a sample tasting of period coffeehouse beverages – coffee, tea or chocolate. Any Colonial Williamsburg admission ticket provides entry. For more information, visit us on the Internet at

Take a Taste of the 18th Century Home The American Heritage R. Charlton’s Blend is available for purchase by the cup and 12-ounce bags at the Raleigh Tavern Bakery. American Heritage chocolate products also are available.

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COLONIAL WILLIAMSBURG HOTELS Williamsburg Inn Colonial Houses – Historic Lodging Williamsburg Lodge Williamsburg Woodlands Hotel & Suites


DINING Golden Horseshoe Gold Course Grill Shields Tavern Kimball Theatre Williamsburg Lodge Restaurant For more information on tickets, lodging and dining, please call 1-800-HISTORY.

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HERE IS WHAT WE RECOMMEND YOU SEE! Is this your first Colonial Williamsburg visit or your first visit in a long time? Here are sites we recommend you see: Colonial Williamsburg’s Art Museums (Allow at least an hour) The DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum features world-class English and American silver, ceramics, paintings, prints and textiles dating from 1600 to 1830. The Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum is the first museum dedicated solely to American folk art. Peyton Randolph House (Allow 45 minutes) Home to one of Virginia’s leading politicians, this was the site of important social and political gatherings. The backyard shows the range of work undertaken by enslaved men and women and their interaction with the white household. Cabinetmaker (Allow 30 minutes) Highly skilled cabinetmakers design, build and finish furniture and instruments from desks, chairs and coffins. Courthouse (Allow 20 minutes) County and city courts provided local justice both in civil and criminal cases. Participate in a wide variety of court trials in which lives, liberties and property come into contest. Magazine (Allow 30 minutes) The Magazine, Williamsburg’s arsenal, was the warehouse for gunpowder and firearms belonging to the colony and Commonwealth of Virginia. Printing Office and Bookbindery (Allow 20 minutes) Printed items such as newspapers, political notices and manuals played a key role in the spread of information before and during the Revolution. Silversmith (Allow 30 minutes) Skilled workers at the Golden Ball make jewelry, bowls, coffeepots and other items of precious metals. Wigmaker (Allow 20 minutes) At this shop, guests can watch as accomplished hands style hair and weave wigs from a wide variety of materials. Blacksmith (Allow 30 minutes) During the Revolution, James Anderson’s shop repaired arms for the American forces. Colonial Evening Performances (Additional tickets required) The fun in Colonial Williamsburg doesn’t stop when the sun goes down. The cool winter weather is not the only thing that will make a chill run up your spine. During “Ghosts Amongst Us,” meet the ghosts of Williamsburg that still roam today. Determine the guilt or innocence of the “Virginia witch” during “Cry Witch.” Enjoy an elegant evening of chamber music at the “Palace Concert.” Join enslaved people who share their recollections of stories that teach moral lessons that have been passed down from generation to generation during “Papa Said, Mama Said.” Stop by any Colonial Williamsburg ticket office to make reservations for evening programs. For more information on Colonial Williamsburg’s programs, visit our Web site at


© 2010 The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. Adapted from “Colonial Williamsburg This Week.” Printed with permission.

Highlights For more information on Colonial Williamsburg or to get a free copy of the 2010 Vacation Planner, call toll-free (800) HISTORY.

Colonial „ This Month… Come in out of the cold and explore Colonial Williamsburg Art Museums this winter The Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg now offer a special audio tour by teenagers for teenagers called “Teen Takes: A New Angle on Art.” High school students wrote and recorded the special tour that is just for youth. The hour-long tour discusses 17 decorative arts and folk art pieces. Each object is described from a unique teen perspective and 11 objects have additional information provided by one of the Foundation’s curators. One object discussed on the tour is the Stamp Act teapot from the “Revolution in Taste” exhibition. The Stamp Act Teapot makes a bold political statement against an act that was unpopular with the colonists and ultimately “The Portrait of Deborah Glen” repealed. The propaganda of the “No Stamp captured the imaginations of area Act” teapot is an excellent example of how high school students. The 1730 oil political slogans can be used to draw attention painting features the daughter of a prominent New York family, to a cause. presumably posing for her bridal The portrait of 18th-century girl Deborah Glen portrait. in the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum connects family life between then and now. The tour tells its listeners “Nowadays, it’s hard to imagine the average teenage girl getting married at 18. However that’s what the young girl in this portrait did. Today most 18-year-old girls’ interests include cell phones, college applications and shopping. This girl’s interests were quite different from today. In fact, many 18-year-olds in the 18th century were thinking about settling down and starting families.” The audio tour devices are available daily at the museum’s front desk in the museum lobby and are free to ticketed guests. A Colonial Williamsburg admission ticket or Good Neighbor Card allows guests to enjoy “Teen Takes: A New Angle on Art.” For more information, call 220-7724.

New Folk Art Exhibition Opens Feb. 6, 2010 “Coming into Focus: The Art and Life of Steve Harley” will explore the paintings and drawings created by this extraordinary, early 20th-century individualist. All five of Harley’s known oils will be shown, including two recently The picture succinctly captures the spiritual peace that Steve Harley often found in nature, particularly among the unpopulated wilderness reserves of the Pacific Northwest..


acquired works that have not been displayed previously. A sketchbook of humorous drawings will also be shown for the first time. Letters, other papers, and an unusually large selection of photographs reveal new information about the life of this ardent self-taught artist and avid outdoorsman. Exhibitions currently on display are: The DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum • “Declarations of Independence” – This exhibition features five copies of the famous document that were printed in anticipation of the 50th anniversary of the signing. Printers competed to produce copies that would allow every household to own a copy of the Declaration. In 1823, an official version was created by William Stone and presented to the few remaining signers of the original Declaration as well as many government officials. Today only about 30 of the original 200 copies survive. This exhibition was made possible by a gift from Valerie and Barry Boone and family. Through December 2010. • “Quilted Fashions” – This exhibition showcases 200 years of pre-1800 quilted textiles from America, Great Britain and elsewhere around the world, including the Mediterranean and India. Through Sept. 6, 2010. • “Pottery with a Past: Stoneware in Early America” – This exhibition features the range of pieces used in America with rare intact examples, as well as pieces excavated from colonial sites. The objects are drawn from the extensive collection of Colonial Williamsburg and its archaeological department, as well as from more than 40 museums and private individuals throughout the country. Through Jan. 3, 2011. The Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum • “A Child’s-Eye View” – This exhibition explores how children re-create the adult world from their own perspective through play and toys. Now on display, trains, dollhouses and other playthings bring back fond memories of childhood. Through Feb. 15, 2010. • “Sidewalks to Rooftops: Outdoor Folk Art” – This exhibition presents signboards, storefront figures, weather vanes, marine carvings, whirligigs, carousel animals and other objects originally intended for use outdoors. Through January 2013. • “We the People: Three Centuries of American Folk Portraits” – Three centuries of American folk portraits showcase the museum’s extensive collection of paintings and sculptures depicting people of the past. The exhibition looks at the motivation for creating the pieces and how portraiture changed over time. Ongoing exhibition. • “Down on the Farm” – This family-friendly exhibition features animals in paintings, sculpture and toys. Ongoing exhibition. For more information on additional exhibitions in our museums, visit our Web site at Entrance to the museums is through the Public Hospital of 1773 at 326 W. Francis St. between Nassau and South Henry Streets. Operating hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays-Thursdays and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. For information and reservations call (757) 220-7724.




Charlton’s Coffeehouse tavern keeper Christiana Campbell, but reverted to a store by 1772. An exhibit at the DeWitt Wallace Museum in the fall of 2010 will be dedicated to the archaeological evidence of 18th century life recovered from the Charlton’s site.

The reconstructed R. Charlton’s Coffeehouse takes visitors back in time. Visitors learn how the upper crust ate and played in 18th century Williamsburg. Charlton’s is the first major reconstruction on Duke of Gloucester Street in 50 years. It sends the Historic Area back 10 years from the mid-1770s to the 1760s to the heyday of the coffeehouse. Charlton’s was a meeting place for the social elite, business leaders, lawyers and politicians. The royal governor and his council frequented the place. Gourmets were also among Charlton’s clientele. Archaeological evidence from the site indicates that Richard Charlton and his wife offered a menu that included fish, shellfish and all kinds of meat and game, including peacock. These were likely served in the side room at Charlton’s, which has been re-created as a private dining room. The common room of the coffeehouse served coffee, tea, chocolate and alcohol. Now, visitors can sample special blends of R. Charlton’s coffee and tea created by the Mars Company. The Charlton’s brand is available for sale through Colonial Williamsburg’s stores and online outlets. While Charlton’s was a meeting place for the colony’s movers and shakers, notices tacked to the walls of the common room suggest it was also a hub of communication, particularly given its location next to the Capitol. The private dining room and a back room will be interpreted as where Charlton did his accounts and possibly pursued a second line of work as a wigmaker. A portion of the cellar will be used by Historical Foods staff about three times a week to demonstrate the colonial preparation of coffee and tea. The building began as a store in 1750. Sometime prior to 1765 it was acquired by Charlton. He converted the coffeehouse to a tavern in 1767. The tavern closed in 1771. The building was briefly rented by

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Williamsburg Hospitality House Hotel 415 Richmond Road • (757) 229-4020 Enjoy delectable American dining at reasonable prices, conveniently located within an easy stroll of the Colonial area. 415 Grill is a local favorite with a diverse menu including soups and salads with a flair! Free parking is available in the hotel garage.

DUDLEY ’S FARMHOUSE GRILLE 7816 Richmond Road, Toano (757) 566-1157 Dudley's Farmhouse Grille - your new favorite place for lunch and dinner in Toano. This beautiful 1905 farmhouse, just up Route 60 from Williamsburg, Virginia, offers casual lunch and dinner on the patio, or come inside when it's dressed up for dinner- cozy and romantic with tablecloths and linens. Have a Coke -- or some 18 year old scotch. Run the gamut. Come home to dinner at Dudley 's Farmhouse Grille - where great food doesn't have to cost a lot. Call for reservations.

GRIDIRON SPORTS GRILLE– – – – – – 113 Palace Lane Williamsburg (757) 258-1450 Full service restaurant/bar with a full menu that includes sandwiches, burgers, wraps, salads and a great assortment of appetizers. All menu items are $9.99. Karaoke 6 nights a week - from 10 p.m. til 1:30...with Owen Entertainment! 11 big screen televisions, football all day!!NFL Ticket. ESPN Gameday Pool tables ($1.00 a game!) Dart boards. NTN Trivia here! Megatouch bartop games - one at each bar! Full service bars, one smoking and one non-smoking. We’re open from 11 a.m. to 1 a.m.


207 Bypass Road • (757) 253-8550 For a hearty and delicious meal, Mirabella's steaks, seafood and specialty pasta dishes are not to be missed. We WILLIAMSBURG MAGAZINE, JANUARY 2010

offer family prices, a children's menu, private banquet facilities and private breakfast buffets in our spacious and relaxed dining atmosphere. Beer, wine, cocktails and specialty coffees available. We welcome large parties and tour groups. Buses welcome! Open 7 days a week for lunch and dinner. Eat in or take out, catering menus also available.

ers, entrees, salads and Chef’s Specials, plus Thai entrees and Sushi. You will be delighted by the warm, elegant surroundings and perfect service. Ichiban offers a beautiful Sushi Bar, Cocktail Lounge and private dining rooms. Open Sunday-Thursday 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m., Friday & Saturday until 11 p.m. Dinner begins at 3:30 p.m. Take out also available.

OLD CHICKAHOMINY HOUSE 1211 Jamestown Road, Williamsburg (757) 229-4689 The Old Chickahominy House celebrated 50 years in 2005. Established on Jamestown Road when still a country road, we welcome wayfarers both local and afar with delicious home cooked food and unique gift items. Visit us to experience this “must do” on global Williamsburg lists. Open 8:30 to 10:15 for breakfast and lunch 11:30 to 2:15 p.m and store hours are 8:30 to 4:00.


415 A. Church Street, Smithfield (757) 357-7700 Witness the sunset over the Pagan River in the cedar-paneled dining room where every table offers a view of the river. Linger over delicious seafood and dishes prepared with local Smithfield ham. A marina and floating dock are available. Voted one of “the best romantic restaurants” by Chesapeake Bay Magazine.


Village Shops at Kingsmill 1915 Pocahontas Trail • (757) 229-6754 Best Value in Williamsburg – We have it all! Experience our great international selection of wines and cheeses. Try our sandwiches made with fresh baked bread. Call us to cater your next event. Browse the store for unique gifts.


Authentic Chinese Cuisine & Sushi Bar 4905 Courthouse Street, Williamsburg Next to New Town Cinemas (757) 253-8898 OR (757) 253-8866 Ichiban is open for lunch and dinner. Choose from freshly prepared appetiz44


Kingsgate Greene Shopping Center (757) 229-2288 • (757) 229-8899 The original Williamsburg famous buffet for lunch and dinner includes our famous Mongolian grill, vegetable bar, Hong Kong style Dim-Sum, and huge Chinese buffet. We serve all-you-can-eat Japanese Hibachi steak, sushi, Vietnamese (pho), Hong Kong style noodles & wonton soup. Our chef will cook and serve in front of you. Enjoy our elegant, relaxed atmosphere and casual dining.

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Patriot Plaza, 3044 Richmond Rd. (757) 221-0888 • fax (757) 258-8899 Red City Buffet is Williamsburg’s newest restaurant just opened in the Patriot Plaza Center on Richmond Road, east of Prime Outlets. Enjoy an all-you-can-eat buffet with many delicious items including Chinese, Japanese, sushi, seafood, hibachi grill, chef’s specials and American offerings all in elegant and comfortable surroundings. Items include many seafood choices from snow crab to crawfish, oysters to salmon all artfully prepared. Plus much more including steaks, pork chops and ribs fresh off the hibachi grill. Beer and wine available. Visit our other locations: 12551 Jefferson Ave., Newport News (757) 877-7888 & Princess Anne Rd. #505, Virginia Beach (757) 468-9999.



1203 Richmond Rd (757) 645-3988 Wasabi Oriental Buffet by Mike Hu is now open! Featuring a great sushi bar, Hawaiian BBQ and Mongolian Grill. Come enjoy traditional Asian favorites including sushi, soup, ribs, seafood, salads and more. Located on Richmond Road near the intersection of Monticello Ave. & Lafayette St. Lunch 11-3:30, Dinner 3:30-after. See our ad for a valuable coupon.

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5699-18 Richmond Road • (757) 259-9044 Voted #1 Best Ice Cream 1995-2002. Vermont’s finest all natural ice cream, frozen yogurt & sorbet, the best you’ve ever tasted. We serve smoothies, sundaes, shakes, malts, floats and delicious ice cream cakes for all occasions. More than 34 different euphoric flavors. Visa & MasterCard accepted.


Located in The Pavilion Shops 6524-D Richmond Road (757) 345-0557 Chef Francesco is a first generation Sicilian with over 18 years of experience preparing hearty Sicilian favorites. So when Francesco's Ristorante Italiano touts its "old-world charm and traditional Italian dining," you can believe it. Everything on the menu is cooked to order and fresh daily, in-house. In fact, the recipes so well-guarded the chef makes all his sauces himself, and that's what makes them so unbelievably good. To start, the Bruschetta alla Siciliana is a popular choice. Among the entrees, house specialties include Gioia del Mare, a medley of shrimp, scallops, mussels and clams in Chef Francesco's incomparable marinara sauce. But the Chicken Cacciatore and Veal Parmigiana are marvelous, too. And if you're a vegetarian, the Quattro Giardini is perfecto! Now open Sunday 12-10.

SPORTS FAN? then stop by


NFL Sunday Ticket ESPN Gameday 11 Big Screen TVs Featuring

Owen Entertainment Karaoke with Steve-O Mon.-Sat. 10 pm–1:30 am

All menu items $9.99 or less Kitchen open ‘til 1 a.m. daily Smoking Ban... NOT HERE! Smoking & non-smoking dining rooms with full service bars.

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FARMHOUSE GRILLE Let us cater to you! Catering is available for all your special events.

Sunday Comfort Food prices starting at $8.95

2 Course Lunch $10.10 & 3 Course Dinner $30.10 With this ad. May not be combined with any other offers. Valid January 1 - January 30, 2010

“Dudley’s is armed with much more than good food. It’s armed with indisputable character.” Featured in Intelligent Travel Blog “Culinary Williamsburg”

7816 Richmond Rd., Toano for reservations call 757-566-1157

MAURIZIO’S RISTORANTE ITALIANO 264 East McLaws Circle, Festival Marketplace, Rt. 60 East (757) 229-0337 Anyone can add sauce to pasta, but few can offer a true taste of Italy. Maurizio Fiorello has been giving people of Hampton Roads an authentic taste of the Old World since 1994. At Maurizio’s you will find perfectly prepared Italian dishes with recipes that have been around for generations and genuinely sincere hospitality that Maurizio, himself, delivers with great pride and joy. Open 7 days a week. Party room available, call for details. Not affiliated with any other restaurant.

SAL'S BY VICTOR– – – –– – – – – –  1425 Richmond Road (across from High Street) Williamsburg (757) 220-2641 You can't get any closer to home-made Italian cooking than this! The locals favorite pizza and Italian Restaurant for the past 10 years. New York style pizza, submarines, pasta and other Italian specialties. ABC on and off. Free delivery to all hotels/motels. Open 11 a.m.

One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well. -Virginia Woolf


8109 Yacht Haven Road Gloucester Point, VA (804) 642-6161 River’s Inn Restaurant fronts Sarah’s Creek on the York River at Gloucester Point, Virginia with scenic views and succulent coastal cuisine. At home on the nurturing Chesapeake Bay, River’s Inn provides an inviting and hospitable harbor for relaxation, rejuvenation and fine repast. Our menu features foods from area purveyors grown at local farms, caught in local waters and prepared in our seasonally changing entrees. Our Crab Deck welcomes with a casual outdoor atmosphere and easy comfort foods that include fresh crab, fabulous burgers and sandwiches and favorite beers and beverages. Open Tuesday – Sunday. Lunch-11:30 – 2:00 and Dinner 5:30- 9:00. Crab Deck now open weekends, weather permitting.

CAPTAIN GEORGE'S SEAFOOD RESTAURANT 5363 Richmond Road • (757) 565-2323 Your mouth will be watering the minute you step into Captain George's Seafood Restaurant! Come and enjoy the fabulous 70 item all you can eat seafood buffet. This is the perfect place to bring the entire family for dinner - dress is casual, and we are kid friendly. Kids 12 and under are 1/2 price, and kids 4 and under are FREE! Captain George's will also accommodate large groups up to 1,200 people. Enjoy Alaskan snow crab legs, clam chowder, fried flounder, golden fried shrimp, crab cakes, steamed mussels, succulent prime rib, fried scallops, and a variety of fresh salads, vegetables and desserts. A la carte menu is available.

TEA TASTE Tea Room and Gift Shop The Village Shops at Kingsmill • (757)221-9550

Please join us for tea and relax in a beautiful setting where attention to detail is never overlooked. In our gift area we offer a selection of teas by Harney and Sons, Rishi Teas and others. We have related tea accessories, enchanting baby gifts, wonderful bath and body lines and many other unique items. Serving full tea noon-3:30 p.m., scones and tea 2:304 p.m. Open Tues-Sat. 10a.m.-5 p.m. WILLIAMSBURG MAGAZINE, JANUARY 2010




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Let us entertain you The following is a partial list of some of the area cultural offerings for the month. If you have an item you would like to have listed e-mail

Art Theatre


N. Boundary Street Hours: Tuesday-Sunday 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Free admission. Opening Jan 5 – Annual Student Art Show featuring work from Williamsburg area schools, including Bruton, Jamestown, Lafayette, Warhill, Walsingham Academy and Williamsburg Christian Academy. Members’ Gallery: Winners from 2009 Annual Members’ Show


James-York Playhouse, Hubbard Lane Reservations 229-0431 “Arsenic and Old Lace” Opens Jan. 14


Lamberson Hall at the College of William & Mary Hours: Saturday-Sunday: noon–4 p.m. Tuesday-Friday: 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Deeply Superficial: Andy Warhol’s “Voyeurism” Through Jan. 24 Nat Finkelstein: Factory Photography On View at the Sadler Center Through Jan. 24


“Over the River and Through the Woods” Opens Jan. 29 (757) 881-9797 for reservations

The theatre is so endlessly fascinating because it's so accidental. It's so much like life. ~Arthur Miller

My love of fine art increased - the more of it I saw, the more of it I wanted to see.


~J. Paul Getty






New Town Cinema 12, in New Town, Movie Tavern in High Street and Kimball Theater in Merchants Square offer movies. Check for New Town, for Kimball. Here are some movies expected for release in January according to the website,

Christopher Newport University, Newport News Tickets, 594-8752 or e-mail, Band of the Irish Guards/ Royal Regiment of Scotland Thursday, Jan. 21. at 7:30 p.m.

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JAN. 8

Crazy on the Outside Daybreakers Leap Year Youth in Revolt

There's music in the sighing of a reed; There's music in the gushing of a rill; There's music in all things, if men had ears: Their earth is but an echo of the spheres. ~Lord Byron

JAN. 15

The Book of Eli Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil The Spy Next Door

JAN. 22

Extraordinary Measures Legion Tooth Fairy

JAN. 29

After Dark Horrorfest 4 Edge of Darkness When in Rome


––Compiled by Ann Efimetz







A place to call home Heritage Commons now open Heritage Commons on Commons Way off Bypass Road is our area’s newest retirement community. The facility, located near Cracker Barrel, is a full-service rental retirement community that features “no buy-in” fees.

Guest suite Gazebo Smoke-free environment Emergency generator Every apartment has a full kitchen, washing machine and dryer, spacious bedroom and ample storage. ––Ann Efimetz

There’s a variety of apartment layouts to choose from, all including amenities including: Restaurant-style dining with chef prepared meals Bi-weekly housekeeping and linen services Full activities calendar Fitness center Hair salon 24-hour staffed concierge Library and business center Lounge Sun room Game room

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If at first you don’t secede... Before the Civil War, some leaders at W&M were staunchly pro-slavery Wafting through the moonlight and magnolias of the New South recently has been new talk of secession and states’ rights. In an earlier era, the decades leading to the Civil War, many Southerners also spoke with passion of breaking up the United States. Faculty members at the College of William & Mary led arguments supporting both slavery and secession. The college’s president from 1836 to 1846, Thomas Roderick Dew, masterfully deployed property law and the immutable laws of economics to assure North and South that slavery was both impossible to abolish and an absolute good. He wrote one correspondent that “every day convinces me of [the] blessings [of slavery] in southern latitudes… Man cannot be uplifted from barbarism to civilization without the aid of slavery.” A more recent W&M president, Gene Nichol, was done in by an artifact linked to those pro-slavery days. The infamous Wren Cross memorializes John Millington, an eminent English scientist and W&M professor. After leaving England, Millington managed to overcome a youthful dalliance with abolitionist notions and in Williamsburg embraced the comforts slavery afforded. He lived in the Wythe House, where he had a laboratory and amused his friends with an electrical trick. He would tempt a slave boy to reach for a coin in a bucket of water; the merry crew would laugh as the child completed a circuit-and received a shock. Foremost among the antebellum professors was Beverley Tucker (1784-1851), best known to today’s Williamsburg residents for his imposing obelisk at Bruton Parish Church. The memorial attests that “this WILLIAMSBURG MAGAZINE, JANUARY 2010

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of the Origin and Struggles of the Southern Confederacy.” Tucker had a wide audience. He corresponded with prominent Southern leaders, including the influential (and randy) South Carolina politician James Henry Hammond. One of Hammond’s mistresses was a slave, whom he discarded after a while for her 12year-old daughter. In 1850 Tucker traveled to Nashville to speak at the Southern Convention. He claimed secession was a way to protect “all the rights and interests that the Union was intended to protect.” Tucker sent the speech to Thomas Carlyle, whose letter in reply is now in Swem Library’s Special Collections Research Center. Carlyle assured Tucker that a slave, when you thought about it, was after all simply “a servant hired for life, instead of by the day or month.” As to the breakup of the Union, Carlyle noted that among right-thinking Englishmen, “there is not felt here to be anything treasonous or otherwise horrible” about that. Tucker would be delighted at today’s renewed appreciation for states’ rights and the benefits of secession. But he would be mystified that his law lectures have not been mentioned more prominently by modern theorists. No doubt, those damned Northern writers again.

eminent scholar and author, upright Judge, learned jurist, constant friend, affectionate husband, and Father died as he lived, a Sage, a Patriot and a Christian.” Perhaps, but today he would be out there with a placard: “Yes we can… secede!” and a sound bite: “Well I say, if at first you don’t secede...” Beverley Tucker followed his father, St. George Tucker (1752-1827), as professor of law at the College. The father flirted with an abolitionist scheme of sorts in his Dissertation on Slavery (1796), in which he proposed that over about a century, those born into slavery might work themselves out of it and into a life so designedly miserable that, Tucker trusted, they would flee Virginia to a wilderness such as Florida. As a judge, St. George Tucker overturned a ruling by his own teacher at W&M, George Wythe. Wythe thought the language of the Virginia Declaration of Rights about “all men” applied even to blacks, who should “be considered free until proven otherwise.” The reversal offered language to enslave even Virginia’s already burgeoning population of free blacks. At W&M, Beverley Tucker’s lectures on constitutional law, published in 1845, argued “the perfect sovereignty and independence of the states,” denying that the colonists in any sense could be said to be one people. It was, he believed, “northern writers” and their misinformed understanding of the Constitution and how it came into being that had prevailed, to mischievous ends. Tucker questioned how a Northerner could ever understand the “paternal relation” of a master to the enslaved woman raising his children, who formed “with her own children... one family; while the master and mistress are the common parents of all.” Tucker’s secessionist novel, “The Partisan Leader” (1836), prophetically described guerillas in a federally occupied Virginia striving to join a confederation of southern states already withdrawn from the Union. A northern edition in 1861 described it in a subtitle as “A Key to the Southern Conspiracy.” An edition a year later in Richmond labeled the novel “An Apocalypse WWW.WILLIAMSBURGMAG.COM

––Terry Meyers Terry Meyers is Chancellor Professor of English at William & Mary. His article on slavery and race relations at the college appeared in the April 2008 issue of the William & Mary Bill of Rights Journal and is the source for many of the details here. Illustration above: A panel from “The Horrors of Slavery in Black & White,” from an 1854 edition of “The Owl,” a W&M student humor magazine. It depicts happy slaves in the South. 53



Let Buggy Bathe pamper your vehicle with their extensive menu of automotive care services. Buggy Bathe is a Full-Service Auto Wash, Lube & Detail Shoppe all conveniently located under one roof! Let their experienced wash technicians treat your dirty vehicle to one of their six wash packages today! While you’re there, don’t forget to have your oil changed in their Quick Lube Center where an appointment is never necessary. Rain or shine, Buggy Bathe is open 7 days a week to serve you. Remember, at Buggy Bathe, they clean your car, not your wallet.


5425 Richmond Road, Williamsburg (757) 565-3000

The flagship store, Carolina Furniture, features

more than 400 of the top names in furniture. Choose from the collections of makers like Henredon, Baker, and Hickory Chair, with sumptuous fabrics, distinctive styling, unique character, and exceptional beauty that you’ll find nowhere else. Carolina Carpets offers rugs, runners, broadloom from all the best names, including Karastan, Samad, Michael Aziz,Nourison, and many others. Contemporary designs, traditional Orientals, and everything in between. Inspired by the classics and distinguished by color and detail, Martha Stewart Signature is a complete portfolio of home furnishings, all designed to work with one another beautifully. Meticulously constructed, generously proportioned, and luxuriously appointed, Ralph Lauren's furniture conveys an attitude of style, sophistication, and heritage. Handcrafted solid brass and copper light fixtures, clocks, chandeliers, fireplace screens, door knockers, glassware and table settings–all the details that make a house a home. The perfect place to find the perfect gift, Williamsburg, Brass, Gifts, & Lighting.

Carolina Kids Room- bunk beds, canopy beds, cribs, armoires, and study desks–all scaled to a little one's proportions. Sturdily built for maximum fun and durability. Solid wood, classic construction, and a sense of true Americana combine to produce furniture of heirloom quality–this is Colonial Craftsmen. Mahogany, cherry, maple, and oak are handcrafted, with details that no machine can match. From highly contemporary to comfortably casual, the Loft offers furniture with updated form and function that's just right for today's lifestyles: Younger, Hipper, Cheaper.

HEALTH CARE MEDEXPRESS URGENT CARE WILLIAMSBURG 120 Monticello Avenue at Richmond Rd. (60) (757) 564-DOCS (3627)

MedExpress Urgent Care is conveniently located for tourists, students at William & Mary, and residents, only one mile from Colonial Williamsburg, 6 blocks from W&M and on the Monticello Ave. corner of Route 60. Local owner physicians are Medical Doctors Board Certified in Emergency Medicine treating illness and injury. No appointments, no long waits. Beautiful spa-like facility in renovated bank (the X-ray is located in the bank vault) has on-site X-ray, IVs, EKG, lab & minor surgery. Open 7 days a week, 9 a.m.–9 p.m.


1111 Old Colony Lane, Williamsburg (757) 229-1022

Do you need to rejuvenate your spirit and your body? Come to our Salt Spa and forget the tensions and pressures of life. Made of 15 tons of salt imported from Poland, Himalaya and the Dead Sea, the salt cave has a unique microclimate containing negative ions which are crucial to a healthy body. In addition, micro-elementary particles such as sodium, potassium, calcium, magnesium, iron, bromine and iodine are released into the air and absorbed into the body through inhalation. This treatment accelerates healing and helps our bodies achieve a desired balance. Our Salt Spa will leave you with a newly discovered energy accomplished without medications and is extremely effective in promoting health in many cases.





The best just keeps getting better! The Plantation Group in partnership with The Franciscus Company, Inc. are proud to announce Williamsburg's most highly anticipated condominium community, Braemar Creek at Greensprings Plantation! The community will be comprised of two separate collections of homes. One, two, and three bedrooms, sunrooms, media rooms, downstairs bedrooms and garages are just some of the features showcased in the twelve models that will be presented at Braemar Creek, located just minutes from historic Williamsburg, the best shopping destinations and famous golf courses, this community is sure to be a "hole in one". Our interest list is now forming at


William E. Wood and Associates Realty email: (757) 303-0523 • 800-524-0992

Relocating or buying a second home, Gary can help you. Homes, Town homes, Condos, Golf Properties and Waterfront Homes. He has relocating packages and available property listings for those who request them.

GREENSPRINGS WEST Phone: (757) 592-3293 Email:

A Master Planned Golf Community offering a wide range of custom builders, new luxury homes, and new home plans. Greensprings West is located in Williamsburg, Virginia adjacent to the grounds of the old Green Spring Plantation and is built around the award winning 36 hole Williamsburg National Golf Course. New homes start in the $400,000’s. Greensprings West offers golf course, waterfront and wooded lots starting in the low $100,000’s. Challenging golf, lakes, pool, tennis courts, playground and a beautiful community center await you. Seasonal social events are planned throughout the year. Come be a part of this wonderful community.


THE SETTLEMENT AT POWHATAN CREEK 4101 Monticello Ave., Williamsburg (757) 645-3000 or (866) 779-9976

Williamsburg’s premier custom home community for adults 55+. Enjoy swimming, tennis, join in our many community activities, or just relax at the community center club house…you can do everything at The Settlement at Powhatan Creek. Visit us today! Take Monticello Avenue exit off of Route 199. Make a right. Go approximately one mile. The Settlement entrance will be on your left. Homes starting in the $300,000’s (special financing available). Don’t miss this opportunity to live at The Settlement at Powhatan Creek. Come see what Luxurious Active Adult Living is all about!

TIMESHARE RESALE WILLIAMSBURG 1408 B Richmond Road Williamsburg, VA 23185 (757) 870-6878

TRW is a full service agency that is a must when buying, selling or renting your new or existing timeshare. You are guaranteed to get the same great benefits as offered by developers at 40 to 70% less. Our skilled agents will guide you whether you are just looking or are in need of serious help to make your final decision. The bottom line is: we will save you time and money today!


109 Colony Square Jamestown Road (757) 229-0236

Salon 109 is a full service salon located in the Colony Square Shopping Center on Jamestown Road. Offering styling, coloring, highlights, perms and waxing. Please call today for an appointment! Voted the Best of Williamsburg by readers of the Virginia Gazette.


Williamsburg Business Center 5000 New Point Road (757) 220-9181

236 Commons Way, Williamsburg (888) 424-3481 Hearing impaired: (800) 828-1120

Debby and Dennis Minnella of Salon New York have brought their unique styling talent to Williamsburg. Both have studied with prominent New York hair designers. Together they bring a new dimension to hair fashion in Williamsburg. A new look is waiting for you at Salon New York.



At Heritage Commons, you’ll find retirement living fun, secure and comfortable. Since their apartments are 100% rental, there are no large buy-in or financial commitments required. Schedule a tour and select your new apartment today!

Real estate tax rates WILLIAMSBURG 54 cents per $100 of assessed property value.

JAMES CITY COUNTY 77 cents per $100 of assessed property value.

YORK COUNTY 65.75 cents per $100 of assessed property value.

SUSSEX COUNTY 48 cents per $100 of assessed property value.

SURRY COUNTY 70 cents per $100 of assessed property value.

A New Look is waiting for you!


A “New York State of Mind”

Debby & Dennis Minnella, Salon Owners Williamsburg Business Center 5000 New Point Rd., suite 3102




If you’re relocating or buying a second home, I can help! • Homes • Townhomes • Condos • Golf Properties • Waterfront Homes

Call me for a “free” relocation package and available properties listing.

Gary Byrd Direct: 757.303.0523 Toll Free: 800.524.0992 E-mail: Web:


Voter registration

Administrative offices

WILLIAMSBURG Winifred Sowder Email: Web: Office: (757) 220-6157 Fax: (757)220-6158


WILLIAMSBURG Jackson Tuttle, City Manager (757) 220-6100

Alan J. (AJ) Cole, Sr. Email: Web: Office: (757) 253-6868 Fax: (757)253-6875




Walt Latham Email: Web: Office: (757) 890-3440 Fax: (757)890-3449


Sanford B. Wanner, County Administrator (757) 253-6728 James McReynolds, County Administrator (757) 890-3320 SUSSEX COUNTY

William R Jenkins Email: Office: (434) 246-1046 Fax: (434)246-4315

Mary E. Jones, County Administrator (434) 246-1000



Lucille J Epps Email: Office: (757) 294-5213 Fax: (757)294-5285

Area public schools WILLIAMSBURG-JAMES CITY COUNTY 101-D Mounts Bay Road, Williamsburg 757-253-6758 • YORK COUNTY 302 Dare Road, Yorktown 757-898-0300 • SURRY COUNTY 45 School Street, Surry 757-294-5229 • SUSSEX COUNTY 15074 Courthouse Road, Sussex 434-246-1099 •

Tyrone W. Franklin, County Administrator (757) 294-5271


Newport News/ Williamsburg International Airport • (757) 877-0221


Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center (757) 984-6000

Norfolk International Airport (757) 857-3351 (daily) (757) 857-3200 (nights & weekends)

Sentara Urgent Care New Town • (757) 259-1900

Williamsburg Area Transport • (757) 259-4093 Call for fares & schedules

Colonial Community Mental Health Center (757) 220-3200

Greyhound/Trailways - Williamsburg Station (757) 229-1460

First Med of Williamsburg 312 Second St. • (757) 229-4141 Riverside Urgent Care John Tyler Hwy. • (757) 220-8300

MedExpress Urgent Care Williamsburg Richmond International Airport • (804) 226-3000 120 Monticello Ave. at Richmond Rd. (flight information) (757) 564-DOCS (3627)

Amtrak - Williamsburg Station fares & schedules (757) 229-8750 Yellow Cab of Williamsburg • (757) 723-3316



All emergencies dial 911 State Police 1-800-582-8350 VA Poison Center 1-800-222-1222 Coast Guard 1-757-484-8192 or 1-877-722-5727

POST OFFICES N. Boundary Street • (757) 229-0838 Monticello Ave. • (757) 564-7641 Lightfoot • (757) 565-2103 Norge • (757) 564-3134 Toano • (757) 566-1328

Renal Advantage Dialysis Center (757) 229-5890



Map Directory Advertiser…………Page#…………Grid# 415 Grill . . . . . . . . . . . . . .77 . . . . . . . . . . ..(E-7)

Gridiron Sports Grille . . . . . .45 . . . . . . . . . . .(C-7)

New Concept Gifts . . . . . . . .71 . . . . . . . . .12(C-3)

Amish Country Products . . . .34 . . . . . . . . . . .(C-2)

Heritage Antiques . . . . . . . .34 . . . . . . . .Smithfield

New Town Automotive. . . . . .28 . . . . . . . . . . .(D-5)

Art-cade Gallery . . . . . . . . .25 . . . . . . . . ..5 (G-6)

Heritage Commons . . . . . . . .9 . . . . . . . . .21(D-5)

New York Deli . . . . . . . . . . .28 . . . . . . . . . . .(B-3)

Back in the Day Antiques . . .63. . . .Providence Forge

High Cotton . . . . . . . . . . . .75 . . . . . . . .11(G-14)

Old Chickahominy House, The 72 . . . . . . . . . . .(G-6)

Bead Haven . . . . . . . . . . . .75. . . . . . . . . .Hampton

Historic Jamestowne . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(H-5)

Peking Rest. & Mongolian Grill 4, 28 . . . . . . . .1(C-6)

Ben & Jerry’s. . . . . . . . . . . .45 . . . . . . . . . .9(C-5)

Historic Yorktown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(C-14)

Primitives & Quilts . . . . . . . . . . .63 . . . . . . . . .West Point

Book Exchange of Williamsburg . .72 . . . . . . . . . . . .7(G-6)

Ichiban . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12 . . . . . . . . . . .(D-5)

Prince George Art & Frame . .72 . . . . . . . . . .7(G-6)

The Bottom Line . . . . . . . . .70 . . . . . . . . .12(C-3)

The J. Fenton Gallery . . . . . .80 . . . . . . . . . . .(E-8)

Quilts Unlimited . . . . . . . . . .80 . . . . . . . . . . .(E-8)

Boyer’s Diamond & Gold Source7,11 . . . . . . . . . .(B-3)

Jamestown Settlement . . . . .23 . . . . . . . . . . .(G-5)

Red City Buffet . . . . . . . . . . .8 . . . . . . . . . .8(C-5)

Braemar Creek . . . . . . . . . .79 . . . . . . . . . . .(C-6)

Johnstown Jewelers . . . . . . .72 . . . . . . . . . . .(G-6)

Ripley’s Believe It or Not! . . .10 . . . . . . . . . . .(C-5)

Buggy Bathe Auto Wash . . . .69 . . . . . . . . . . .(C-5)

King of Glory Lutheran Church 62 . . . . . . . . . . .(D-4)

River’s Inn . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 . . . . . . . .Gloucester

Byrd, Gary, William E. Wood . . . . .55 . . . . . . . . . . .13(E-4)

Knitting Sisters . . . . . . . . . .75 . . . . . . . .11(G-14)

Salon 109 . . . . . . . . . . . . .72 . . . . . . . . . .7(G-6)

Captain George’s Seafood Rest . .76 . . . . . . . . . . .(C-5)

Lee/Wrangler. . . . . . . . . . .71 . . . . . . . . .12(C-3)

Salon New York . . . . . . . . .55 . . . . . . . . . . .(D-3)

Chickadees . . . . . . . . . . . . .34 . . . . . . . . . . .(B-3)

Lightfoot Manor Shoppe . . . .29 . . . . . . . . . .8(C-5)

Sal’s by Victor . . . . . . . . . . .47 . . . . . . . . .14(D-6)

Classic Consignments . . . . . .75 . . . . . . . .11(G-14)

Lindsey Jones, Ltd . . . . . . . .34 . . . . . . . .Smithfield

SAS Factory Shoes . . . . . . . .76 . . . . . . . . . .8(C-5)

The Clothes Tree . . . . . . . . .31 . . . . . . . . . .(E-12)

Love 2 Quilt & More . . . . . .75 . . . . . . . .11(G-14)

Savvy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .75 . . . . . . . .11(G-14)

DoveTail Antiques . . . . . . . . .63 . . . . . . . . . . .(C-1)

Maurizio’s Ristorante Italiano .5 . . . . . . . .11(G-14)

Serendipity . . . . . . . . . . . . .12 . . . . . . . . . . .(C-2)

Dudley’s Farmhouse Grille . . .46 . . . . . . . . . . .(C-2)

MedExpress . . . . . . . . . . . .69 . . . . . . . . .14(D-6)

The Settlement at Powhatan Creek 6 . . . . . . . . . . .(F-3)

Francesco’s . . . . . . . . . . . . .77 . . . . . . . . . . .(B-3)

Mirabella’s American Grill . . .76 . . . . . . . . . . .(C-7)

Shops at Carolina Furniture . . .2 . . . . . . . . . . .(C-5) . . . . . . . . . . .9 . . . . . . . . . . .(D-6)

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A few more days

Learn more about colonial decorations You can learn about the materials, construction techniques and traditions of Colonial Williamsburg decorations. You may be very surprised to see some of the materials that are used in making the famous decorations. The tours begin at 9:15 a.m. and run at various times during the day from Greenhow Lumber House ticket office. Call 229-1000 for more information.

Christmas has passed, but you can still enjoy the holiday season at Colonial Williamsburg for a few more days. Put on your walking shoes and traverse Duke of Gloucester Street to see the lovely natural Christmas decorations adorning doors and entrances throughout the Historic Area.

––Ann Efimetz

Colonial Williamsburg will offer its Christmas Decorations Walking Tour through Jan. 2. The tour allows people to get a guided tour of Colonial Williamsburg’s building exteriors that have been decorated for the holiday season by a team of expert designers.







Teaching verse by verse through the Bible 5609 Richmond Road (behind Food Lion) Sunday Service: 10:30 a.m.; Wednesday Service: 7 p.m. Nursery, Childrens, Youth sevices available Office: (757) 342-6932,

4107 Rochambeau Drive- (757) 566-0456 Sunday services: 10:30 a.m. & 6:30 p.m. Wednesday: Bible Study & Prayer meeting: 7:30 p.m. Nursery provided-all services - Dr. Michael R. Privett, Pastor •

5209 Monticello Avenue (757) 258-1072 Sunday worship: 9:15 & 10:45 a.m., Nursery, Children’s Church & Sunday school. Wednesday: 6:30 p.m., Healing Prayer Service, Family Night

Reaching and Enriching


your life in Christ Worship on Sundays 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m. (Nursery care provided throughout the morning)


3287 Ironbound Road, (757)229-5445 Pastor: Rev. Danny Klein; Music Dir: Robert Hodge Adult Church School: 9:30am, Worship: 10:30am Children’s Church: 10:45, Child care available all services

3686 Ironbound Rd., Williamsburg 23188 (757) 229-3631, Mass Schedule: (757) 258-7777 Mass: Sat. 5:30 p.m.; Sun. 7:15, 9 & 11 a.m.; 5 p.m. Daily Mass: Mon.–Fri. 9 a.m.



Sunday School (Nursery–High School) 9:30 a.m. Adult Bible Classes 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m.

4897 Longhill Rd., (757) 258-9701 Rev. Bill Harmon, Pastor Sunday Worship: 8, 9:30 & 11 a.m., Nursery Care provided

KING OF GLORY LUTHERAN CHURCH 4897 Longhill Road, Williamsburg, VA 23188 (757) 258-9701 • Rev. Bill Harmon, Pastor

Adult Bible Classes: 9:30 and 11 a.m. Sunday School: Nursery- High School 9:30 a.m.

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


Call for directions: (757) 634-1151 Sun: Catechism- 9 a.m.; Worship, Holy Eucharist- 10 a.m. Wed: Evening Prayer- 6:30 p.m.; Midweek Service 7 p.m. Visit us at Rev. Burlyn Rogers, Vicar – Rev. Mark E. Hanna, Deacon

Positive results “Of all the ads I run, the Williamsburg Magazine generates the most business. People come in with the magazine in hand from Virginia Beach, Hampton and the surrounding areas, plus many tourists who want to bring back gifts for family, friends and their pets.”

STONE HOUSE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 9401 Fieldstone Pkwy (in Stonehouse Development) Pastor Bob Melone (757) 565-1130 Sunday worship: 8:30 & 10am (nursery provided 10am) Discovery Time for preschool-5th grade 10am worship Middle, High & Adult Small Groups offered

WELLSPRING UNITED METHODIST CHURCH “To Jesus Cares” Rev. Jim Harris 4871 Longhill Road (757) 258-5008 Sunday morning worship: 8:45 Traditional & 11:00 a.m. Contemporary Service

WILLIAMSBURG PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH “Rich worship, lively witness and a joyful welcome to all.” 215 Richmond Rd; near The College of William & Mary

-Amanda Wilbourne, Owner,The Nautical Dog


Sunday Worship: 9:30 & 11 a.m., Saturdays: 5:30 p.m. Sunday School - 9:30 a.m. PYF - Sundays 6-8 p.m.

WILLIAMSBURG UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 500 Jamestown Road at Cary Street, Williamsburg Sunday Worship: 8:15 & 11 a.m., Sunday School for all ages at 9:30am. Childcare Provided Rev. Dr. Jim Driscoll (757) 229.1771,




ANTIQUES GUIDE 3610-B N. Courthouse Road Providence Forge, VA 23140 (804) 966-9395 The area’s newest Antique Mall featuring vendors with a range of offerings, including furniture, glassware, collectibles, jewelry and unique gifts. Conveniently located between Williamsburg and Richmond, in Providence Forge, Virginia. 4 miles off I-64, Exit 214 or 60W, right on Courthouse Rd.(from Williamsburg). Open 7 days a week.


7521 Richmond Road (old Candle Factory) Route 60 - (757) 565-3553 A great variety of antiques including American/European furniture, porcelain/flow blue, majolica, glassware, parlor lamps, stoneware, paintings, samplers, mirrors, primitives, and antique crocks. We have Williamsburg’s best selection of antique wall, mantel and tall case clocks and a wonderful collection of unique antique tools. Come visit our 3600 square feet of fine antiques located in the old Candle Factory on Richmond Road, one mile off exit 231A of Interstate I-64.


903 S. Church Street, Smithfield (757) 356-1055 This is a stop you definitely don’t want to miss on your visit to Smithfield! This beautiful antique store is filled with furniture from end to end! You will find antiques dating from 1800 on up. Many accessories fill the store, and you will find a large array of Period Lighting. The store is open Thursday through Saturday, but call first on other days and you will be able to see the store by appointment.


Village Shops at Kingsmill Route 60 East • (757)258-3300 Specializing in turn-of-the century antiques and estate linens. Bedroom and dining room displays of furniture, crystal, china, silver and fine linens. Linen and lace restoration services, presentations on the history and care of vintage linen, custom monogramming and full linen services. WWW.WILLIAMSBURGMAG.COM


618 Main Street, West Point, VA (804) 843-4555 Primitives & Quilts, also known as “Ps & Qs” is a shop inspired by early American country style, selling new and gently used home furnishings and accessories. Primitives & Quilts specializes in primitive décor, vintage fabric, quilts and samplers, patterns and gifts. Hours are Tuesday, Friday & Saturday from 10-5, and Wednesday & Thursday from 10-6. Take a step back in time at Ps & Qs.


706 Main Street, West Point, VA (804) 843-4369 Downtown West Point is now a shopping destination for antiques. West Point Antiques, we what 35+ dealers and numerous consignors. Merchandise is attractively positioned around our 4,000 sq.ft. store. Low prices and energetic dealers result in a constantly changing inventory of antique, vintage and collectible items and furnishings. Recent additions included local artists Katherine

Nice (stained glass), Jim Newman (outdoor photography) and Sarah Gordon (nationally recognized animal painting and portraiture.) In addition, we offer cane, rush and splint replacement for your chairs. We truly have something for everyone. Conveniently located 25 minutes from Williamsburg and 40 minutes from Richmond, turn off Rt. 33 at Main Street. Come relax with a cup of Green Mountain coffee, browse through our store and listen to jazz music. Come often because the old is always new at West Point Antiques. Open daily. Visa and MasterCard accepted.

WILLIAMSBURG ANTIQUE MALL, LTD. 500 Lightfoot Road (Rt. 646) (757) 565-3422 Eastern Virginia’s largest antique center, featuring 45,000 square feet of dealer space. A one-story facility with easy handicap accessibility. 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.


ANTIQUES Fine American/European antique furniture, primitives, early tools, glassware and clocks

7521 Richmond Rd. Williamsburg in the old Candle Factory

757-565-3553 open 10-5 Monday-Saturday; 10-4 Sundays

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3610-B N. Courthouse Rd. Providence Forge, VA 23140 4 miles off I-64, Exit 214 60W right on Courthouse Rd. (from Williamsburg) WILLIAMSBURG MAGAZINE,JANUARY 2010

THIS MONTH’S EVENTS Through Jan. 1: Celebration in Lights. Newport News Regional Park, 13560 Jefferson Ave. Light up your holidays with this awardwinning two-mile drive-through of spectacular animated scenes set in Newport News Regional Park. Over 700,000 lights illuminate the beauty of the park’s forests, fields and ponds. View multi-colored snowflakes, leaping reindeer, whimsical toys and forest animals portrayed in a kaleidoscope of dazzling color. Over 200 displays, including 70 animated displays, are spread throughout a dozen theme areas, including “Winter Wonderland,” “Forest Friends,” “Battle of the Ironclads,” “Santa’s Enchanted Kingdom” and “Old Man Winter.” 5:30-10 p.m. Admission: $10/car; $50/bus. 757-926-1400,

Through Jan. 3: Colonial Williamsburg's Holiday Season. Nothing quite compares to spending the Christmas season in Colonial Williamsburg’s Historic Area. Special programs, dining, entertainment, hotel packages, events for children and more are waiting to enchant guests who come to enjoy a magical season they’ll not soon forget. Request a 2009 Holiday Planner for a detailed listing of holiday season events by calling 800-HISTORY.

Through Jan. 3: A Colonial Christmas. Jamestown Settlement & Yorktown Victory Center. At Jamestown Settlement, a film and interpretive presentations compare and contrast 17th century English Christmas customs with how the season may have been observed in the colony's early years. Daily tours and programs in the outdoor living-history areas allow visitors to learn about the WILLIAMSBURG MAGAZINE, JANUARY 2010

English colonists' first Christmas at sea in 1606, Indian hospitality shown to Capt. John Smith's trading party during a winter storm, and about the Lord of Misrule, "Grand captain of all mischief." At the Yorktown Victory Center, hear accounts of Christmas and winter in Revolutionary War military encampments and glimpse holiday preparations on a 1780s Virginia farm. Admission. 757-253-4838,

Through Jan. 3: “Asa Ames: Occupation Sculpturing.” This is the first exhibition devoted to the three-dimensional portraits carved by the elusive artist between 1847 and his death in 1851. Although Ames’ output was small, this exquisite group of polychromed carvings in wood, on loan from public and private collections, represents some of the most beautiful and sensitive American sculptures of the mid-19th century. Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum, Williamsburg. Admission. 757-220-7286.

Jan. 4-March 14: Annual Antiques Forum at the DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum. Explore the houses, buildings, furniture and accessories of yesteryear at the Annual Antiques Forum, titled “In Search of the Past: Restoring and Furnishing America's Historic Sites.” Discussions, workshops, and tours of historic sites like the Governor's Palace and others in the area. Some workshops featured will include: Case Studies: Curtains & Covers for the Historic House; American Neoclassical Furniture; Archaeological Evidence for Domestic Assemblages; A Closer Look at English Earthenware; Preparing and Serving an 18th Century Meal; Yin Yu Tang: A Chinese Home; Dirty Dishes: Archaeology, Ceramics, and Historic Interiors; and many, many 64

more. The DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum is Williamsburg's home for American and British antiques from the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries.

Through Jan. 5: Shirley Plantation's Home for the Holidays. Relax with hot cider by the fireplace in the original Colonial Kitchen. This grand southern plantation will be decked out with twinkling lights and festive decorations. Enjoy guided tours of the Great House featuring family Christmas stories dating back to the early 1800s. 9:30 a.m.4:30 p.m. Admission: $11/adult $7.50/students. 800-232-1613,

Jan. 13-16; Jan. 17-20: Working Wood in the 18th Century: Bedroom Furniture. The 12th annual Working Wood in the 18th Century conference is co-sponsored by the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation and Fine Woodworking magazine. These programs have filled to capacity every year. To be added to the mailing list, submit your postal address to or call 800-603-0948. Admission. General reservation line: 800-HISTORY,

Jan. 14: Electronic Field Trip: Westward! Explore the story of the early days of American westward expansion. Daniel Boone recounts the exciting experiences and unexpected consequences associated with moving west. Colonial Williamsburg’s Electronic Field Trips are interactive history lessons, presented as live television and Internet events, and broadcast via satellite to schools around the nation. This dramatic experience enhances history and social studies curricula while supporting national and state Standards of Learning. The program takes place at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. in the Bruton Heights WWW.WILLIAMSBURGMAG.COM

School Lane Auditorium, and is free and open to the public. 800761-8331,

Through Jan. 15: Train Town Holiday Store, Williamsburg. Train Town Toy & Hobby, Ashland, will be open in Williamsburg for the holidays at the Village Shops at Kingsmill. Train Town sells model train sets and rolling stock in gauges N through G; scenic supplies; toys for boys and girls; and, every little engineer's favorite, Thomas and Friends characters and accessories. We specialize in local road names including CSX, NS, Amtrak, B&O, PRR, and the hardto-find RF&P. Find that special gift from an assortment of books, puzzles, signs, pictures, and other trainthemed items. Open ThursdaysSaturdays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., and Sunday, noon-5 p.m.

Jan. 16, 23, 30: James River Plantation Progressive Candlelight Winter Tour. In the WilliamsburgArea James River Plantation Country explore collection of antiques and historic buildings while touring Piney Grove at Southall's Plantation - Piney Grove (1790), Ashland (1835) and Ladysmith (1857), and making exterior visits to Dower Quarter (1835) and Duck Church (1917). This special evening (3-5 p.m.) includes Tours-by-theOwners, with cider and cookies fireside in the elegant dining room of Ashland. Piney Grove at Southall's Plantation is a National Register landmark and a Virginia Historic Landmark, and is also an official site of Virginia's Civil Trails, Virginia's Bird and Wildlife Trail, Virginia's Time Travelers Program, and the Jamestown Discovery Admission: $20. 804829-2196,

Jan. 18: Martin Luther King Day Celebration at Newsome House in Newport News. Teen oratorical contest sponsored by the Men’s Club of Trinity Baptist Church. Also a collection of photographs, artwork and documents about Dr. WWW.WILLIAMSBURGMAG.COM

King, from the Newsome House Museum's archives, will be highlighted. $2 suggested donation. Noon-3 p.m. 757-247-2360,

Through March 8: Downtown Hampton on Ice. Virginia Air & Space Center, 600 Settlers Landing Rd., Hampton. The Peninsula's only outdoor, holiday ice skating rink. Step into a winter wonderland ice skating rink at the Virginia Air & Space Center located in the outdoor courtyard. Skating is $6 per person. Take your own ice skates or rent a pair for $2. Admission: $6-$8. 757- 7270900,

Through Jan. 2013: “Sidewalks to Rooftops: Outdoor Folk Art.” This exhibition presents signboards, storefront figures, weather vanes, marine carvings, whirligigs, carousel animals and other objects originally intended for use outdoors. Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum, Williamsburg. Admission. 757-220-7286.

Ongoing: Jamestown Settlement New Exhibition Galleries and Introductory Film, Jamestown Settlement. New 30,000-squarefoot gallery exhibits and a new introductory film explore Jamestown’s beginnings as a business venture, the impact of European colonization on the Powhatan Indian culture, and the origins of the first known Africans in Virginia. Hundreds of objects from 17th century Europe and Africa and Virginia archaeological artifacts are integrated into the gallery setting, that feature threedimensional life-size structures and small theaters. Admission. Jamestown Settlement is located on State Route 31 in James City. 888-593-4682, 757-253-4838,

cultures, those in Virginia before the 1607 founding of Jamestown and those who arrived later, shaped a new society. Admission. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily year-round. 888-5934682, 757-253-4838,

Ongoing: The Original “Ghosts of Williamsburg” Candlelight Tours. An entertaining blend of local folklore, ghost stories, historical information and trivia, this candlelit walking tour of Williamsburg’s Historic Area will entertain and intrigue young and old. A guide will lead you through the streets of Williamsburg by candlelit lantern. Hear interesting trivia about this beautiful capital city. Creaking carts along a moonless night; hollow footsteps and unexplained voices, a friendly specter taps on a guest’s shoulder. Public tours are offered at 8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays in January and February and nightly March through December. Additional tours also are offered at 8:45 p.m. June through August. Admission. Tickets sold at the Williamsburg Attraction Center, located in Prime Outlets at Williamsburg.

For a more in-depth list of events, pick up a copy of The Virginia Gazette, available throughout the Historic Triangle or visit

Ongoing: The Legacy of Yorktown: Virginia Beckons – Yorktown Victory Center, Yorktown. This long-term exhibition examines how people from many different 65






Feed the birds

Natural food sources diminish as winter begins Thistle seed –– finches. Sunflower chips –– bluebirds. Meal worms –– Wrens, bluebirds. As temperatures fall, birds have a harder time finding active, live insects. Meal worms can provide food for those types of birds. Bark butter –– a form of suet. Copping said it attracts birds that typically don’t feed at backyard feeders including thrushes, wrens and kinglets. But if you only want to choose one seed, there is a favorite. “Black oil sunflower is the single best seed you can put out to attract the greatest variety of birds,” Copping said. Striped sunflower is more expensive than oil and doesn’t offer the same caloric or fat content for the birds. Setting up a bird feeder can provide fun for the entire family and perk up the dismal winter days. “It is always fun to get reconnected with nature and feed the birds,” he said.

The bounty of natural food birds have enjoyed during fall has began to wane. More birds are arriving at feeders to keep their energy up during the colder weather. As temperatures dip to freezing at night, birds require more food. “They need to eat right before night time and first thing in the morning to survive the cold nights,” said George Copping, owner of Wild Birds Unlimited at Monticello Marketplace. “They really need to up their consumption. Now’s the time they will start eating the high fat suets and the bird seed at the feeders.” Seed-eating birds continue to look for ntaural sources of food. Offering the right kind of seed can attract a wide variety to the backyard. Bird feeders can run the gamut from elaborate to simple. There are dozens of varieties to choose from. If the yard has lots of squirrels, it’s best to purchase a feeder that is prohibitive. Peanuts –– attract woodpeckers, nuthatches, titmice and blue jays. Jays especially like peanutes in the shell. Safflower –– cardinals like it, squirrels don’t. WWW.WILLIAMSBURGMAG.COM

––Ann Efimetz

Photo of bird by Ann Efimetz




Celebrate fun days in January New Year’s Day 2010 falls on Friday, Jan. 1.

JAN. 3

National Chocolate Covered Cherry Day

JAN. 6

Epiphany or Twelfth Night

So, will you say, “twenty-ten or two thousand ten?” The official jury is still out, but most people are likely going to call the new year, twenty ten. Well, whatever you end up calling it, the new year will bring the chance to make New Year’s Resolutions. Some will try to quit smoking, others lose weight. The most important thing is to try to stick to the resolution well into coming months. January has many special days throughout the month including Martin Luther King Day, which will fall on Monday, Jan. 18. The website has a host of days and weeks that you can celebrate throughout the cold days of January. Did you know that January is designated as Celebration of Life Month? It is also National Bird Feeding Month, National Hot Tea Month, National Mentoring Month and National Skating Month. There are also weeks set aside to observe some things you may not be aware of including, National Someday We Will Laugh About This Week (29); Universal Letter Writing Week, (8-14); National Fresh Squeezed Juice Week (18-23) and No Name Calling Week (20-24.)

JAN. 7

I’m Not Going to Take it Anymore Day

JAN. 8

Bubble Bath Day

JAN. 9

Fruitcake Toss Day

JAN. 14

Organize Your Home Day

JAN. 18

Thesaurus Day

JAN. 21

National Hugging Day

JAN. 25

Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day

JAN. 26

National Speak Up and Succeed Day

JAN. 29 Fun at Work Day

JAN. 30

Inane Answering Message Day

JAN. 31

Inspire Your Heart with Art Day




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3044-3 Richmond Rd., Williamsburg, VA 757-259-7463

There is something for everyone at… Open 7 days a week • Chargrilled USDA Choice Steaks, Chop Babyback Ribs and Seafood • Specialty Italian Dishes • Mouthwatering Prime Rib • Homemade Desserts • Great Children’s Menu • Private Party & Meeting Facilities • Full Catering Menu • Beer, Wine and Cocktails • Specialty Coffees • Extensive Wine List • Buses Welcome • Boxed Lunches • Private Breakfast Buffets Available

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757-253-8550 207 Bypass Road Open daily at 11:30 am

Twice as Nice VOTED BEST NEW RESTAURANT IN 2008 Located in The Pavilion Shops (1/2 mile east of the Pottery) 6524-D Richmond Road, Lightfoot FREE (757) 345-0557 • fax: (757) 345-0575 during lunch OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK FOR LUNCH AND DINNER Mon.–Thurs. 11-10 • Fri. & Sat. 11-11 (*Sunday–closed for Fall and Winter) Full Italian Menu • Children’s Menu • Seafood • Veal • Chicken Dishes Vegetarian Dishes • Authentic House Specialties • Wine & Beer Available Try Francesco’s Homemade Sauces & Dressings We bake our own bread for subs and entrees. Bring in your own gluten free pasta and we will prepare it for you. Call us to prepare your catered party. Take out menu available all day. Reservations accepted for parties of four or more. *To book a Sunday reservation for the entire dining room, call us. Family Owned & Operated by Chef Francesco Fiorello of Palermo, Sicily Not affiliated with any other restaurant.

Guest’s Choice: all day –– OR ––

10% OFF

FREE Bruschetta Appetizer with Purchase of 2 Dinner Entrees* (dine-in only)

Womens • Juniors • Children


A Stylish Way to Shop and Save Seasonal Consignments Arriving Daily Tuesday–Saturday 10–5 3705-A Strawberry Plains Rd. (Next to Backfin Seafood Restaurant)

(757) 565-1423 www.TwiceAsNiceConsignment

*with this coupon. Entrees only no pizza, stromboli, calzone, bambini or salad items. One coupon per transaction. Not valid with any other offer. Expires 2/28/2010

415 Richmond Rd. at Scotland St. in the

Williamsburg Hospitality House hotel 757-229-4020 Open 7 days Mon.–Fri.: 11:30am to 10pm

steaks • chops • seafood

Purchase dinner for 2

Weekends: Noon to 10pm

and receive a complimentary dessert to share plus 2 non-alcoholic beverages.

Garage parking

Coupon must be presented at time of purchase. Expires 2/28/10

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Greensprings West INVEST IN YOUR FUTURE . . . with great savings today at Greensprings West

Interest free financing available for qualified buyers.

SPECIAL PRICING Direct From Landowner The Williamsburg National Golf Club (36 championship holes) winds through beautiful wooded lots at Greensprings West. These Phase VI lots, starting at less than $125,000, will be offered direct to the buyer by the landowner himself, or you can pick a golf course lot for less than $150,000. Now you can choose your own lot, your own home design*, and choose your own builder. With low labor and materials pricing, there is no better time to build than now! So take advantage of this special offer and begin enjoying the gracious lifestyle of Greensprings West . . . Williamsburgâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most affordable golf course community. * Some restrictions apply.


Take Monticello Avenue west, turn right onto Centerville Road, turn left onto Torrington Trail and proceed 1/2 mile to Phase VI.





more than just a quilt store

Handbags by Laurel Burch, Baggalini, LeSportsac & Stephanie Dawn Women’s Clothing, Accessories & Handcrafted Jewelry Children’s Clothing & Gifts Including WEBKINZ & Bunnies by the Bay Colonial Clothing for Men, Women, Boys & Girls Exquisite Handmade Antique & New American Quilts

J.FentonGallery Whimsical • Wearable • Wonderful

Virginia’s Premier American Artisan Gallery Jewelry • Kaleidoscopes • Pottery Art Glass • Metal Art • Wearable Art Whimsical Gifts • Glass Ornaments We have the perfect gift for any occasion and a great selection of gifts from $5 to $25.

“Williamsburg’s BEST Gift Store”

Handbags, Wallets, Jewelry Watches & Sunglasses

110 South Henry Street, at the Henry Street Shops, Merchants Square (adjacent to the Historic Area) Open daily & most nights til 9 p.m.

110 South Henry Street, at the Henry Street Shops, Merchants Square (adjacent to the Historic Area)

phone 757-253-8700

phone 757-221-8200

Williamsburg Magazine, January 2010