Williamsburg Magazine December 2009

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Covering the Historic Triangle since 1964 Bill O’Donovan Publisher

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COVER PHOTO: Colonial Williamsburg Christmas decorations PHOTO THIS PAGE: A Christmas wreath decorates a door at Colonial Williamsburg Photos by Ann Efimetz

contents IN THIS ISSUE

Faith Baptist Church……………………………………………17 Class acts: Audrey Boslego……………………………………18 Duke of Gloucester Street……………………………………19 Sam Roberts……………………………………………………..21 Let there be light………………………………………………..27 Homes for the Holidays………………………………………28 Nutcrackers and more…………………………………………30 Players welcome new president………………………………37 Concerts abound………………………………………………43 Big weekend……………………………………………………..46 Short cut………………………………………………………..47 Williamsburg Salt Spa………………………………………..50 First Night is here……………………………………………..52 Christmas Bird Count………………………………………..67

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





Faith Baptist Church Faith Baptist Church recently completed work on a new 14,000 sq. foot activities building, next to the church on Rochambeau Drive. The expansion has allowed the growing congregation to offer new programs for youth and the community. The building houses a large multi-purpose room which accommodates activities ranging from AWANA Club for kids to fellowship opportunities for the entire church family. A new kitchen, office spaces and classrooms have allowed the church to diversify its myriad outreach and education programs. The history of the church dates to 1990 when the first public service was held on Easter Sunday in the Kristiansand Business Park. Thirty people attended. Later that year, Faith Baptist Church was officially organized with a chartering service. Michael R. Privett was called as pastor. The land on Rochambeau Drive was purchased in 1997, and ground broken on a new church in February 1998. That summer, the congregation held its first service in the current church. One of the goals of the congregation is to be active in the community. That’s accomplished through several programs that involve all age groups. “We are called by the Lord to be salt preserving, and light, shining others to God,” Privett said recently. “We have several regular nursing home ministries, Good News Clubs, neighborhood visitation, military and public service personnel days, musical concerts at church and in the community and public revival meetings.” Privett describes his preaching style as “an expository preacher.”

“That means I seek to draw and illustrate what the Scriptures say and not just what I want them to say,” he explained. My leadership style encourages God’s people to use their spiritual gifts to serve Christ and others.” During the recession and in any times of trial, people often turn to the church for help and guidance. Those answers are there, Privett said. “People are looking for answers and the Bible has them,” he said. ––Ann Efimetz

FAITH BAPTIST CHURCH Location 4107 Rochambeau Drive Phone 566-0456 Website www.faithbaptistwilliamsburg.org Pastor Dr. Michael Privett, senior pastor Staff Rev. Robert E. Worsham, assistant pastor; Joe Fraga, church office administrator. Worship schedule Sunday School for children at 9:15 a.m.; teen and adult Bible studies, 9:30 a.m.; Sunday morning service and children’s church, 10:30 a.m.; AWANA Clubs for young people ages 3-8th grade, 5:45 p.m.; Sunday evening service, 6:30 p.m.; Wednesday Bible study and prayer meeting, 7 p.m. Congregation size: 275 members Special programs Patch the Pirate Club, Teen Time, Weight Warriors, Women of Faith Ministries, Good News Clubs, Bible studies. Church vision statement The purpose of Faith Baptist Church is to glorify God through the Lord Jesus Christ by balancing dynamic evangelism, Biblical instruction, loving fellowship, God-centered worship, fervent prayer and the practical equipping of believers for service.





AUDREY BOSLEGO Age 17 Grade 12 School Bruton High Community Service Project Regularly volunteers at Dream Catchers at the Cori Sikich Therapeutic Riding Center in Toano.

Several years ago, a friend of Audrey Boslego had suggested she begin volunteering at Dream Catchers Therapeutic Riding Center. It seemed an ideal fit, as Boslego was already a horse enthusiast. After visiting the center located in Toano, Boslego signed up. “I watched the lessons and thought that it would be cool to help the kids and to be able to work with horses at the same time,” Boslego said recently. The center currently offers more than 70 therapeutic riding lessons weekly for children and adults with special needs. Depending on her schedule, she can spend up to four hours at the center per week.Among her responsibilities is leading horses for riders.

For her, the satisfaction is seeing the impact the lessons have on kids and adults who visit the center. “A lot of the kids have never had the opportunity to ride before, and they are so happy to be able to do it,” Boslego said. “You can see their confidence build the more they ride. That confidence can transfer into other aspects of their lives and make them think that they can do things they had thought they couldn’t.” Her future plans include attending the University of Kentucky to major in equine science, with her ultimate goal to become a race horse trainer. But until then, Boslego said she will continue volunteering at the center through graduation next June. “I really think Dream Catchers is a wonderful organization,” she said. “I encourage people to get involved and stick with it.” ––Ann Efimetz





Duke of Gloucester Street Duke of Gloucester Street was recently named one 2009’s “Great Streets in America” by the American Planning Association. Visitors and locals alike flock to Duke of Gloucester Street to enjoy the Historic Area, walk the dog, meet with friends and enjoy the fresh air. You don’t need a ticket to traverse the picturesque street. It is beautiful any time of year, but even more so during December when lovely holiday decorations adorn doors and windows of the historic buildings. Here’s what the American Planning Association website said about DOG Street. “Few places in the U.S. have used the present to recreate the past as authentically and successfully as Williamsburg has done along Duke of Gloucester Street. The street is once again the 99-foot-wide “great street” of Virginia's 18th century capital. Aside from more trees and less mud, the resemblance is remarkable. Buildings have been restored to their 18th century appearance and homes, stores, and other public buildings have been reconstructed at their original locations. The street is closed to motor vehicle traffic along its mile length.” Here’s the other streets that made the list: Broadway Street, Skagway, Ala; President Clinton Avenue, Little Rock, Ark; Front Street, Bath, Maine; South Main Street, Ann Arbor, Mich; Front Street, Traverse City, Mich; Haddon Avenue, Collingswood, N.J.; Main Street, Greenville, S.C.; North Main Street, Wheeling, W. Va. and East Newberry Boulevard, Milwaukee, Wis. ––Ann Efimetz Photo by Ann Efimetz WWW.WILLIAMSBURGMAG.COM







Sam Roberts Sam Roberts proudly wears several pins on his lapel. Among them is one commemorating the Williamsburg Inn’s Mobil Five-Star rating. There’s another signifying the Order of the Pineapple, the highest honor a hospitality employee of Colonial Williamsburg can attain. And there’s one issued by the United States Secret Service, allowing him security clearance. In his 45 years as a bartender and waiter for Colonial Williamsburg, Roberts has served some of the highest ranking world officials. But whether he is serving a U.S. president or a visitor to the Williamsburg Inn, he does so with the same commitment to service. That’s why even after retiring from full-time work, you can still find him part-time in the Regency Room, mostly weekend nights. John Shideler, Operations Manager of the Williamsburg Inn calls Roberts, “The Icon of the Regency Room.” And, if there are dignitaries coming to town, Roberts is the first one Colonial Williamsburg calls. When Queen Elizabeth visited here for the 400th Anniversary of Jamestown, Roberts was front and center, lined up to serve the head table which included the Queen, Dick and Lynne Cheney, Sandra Day O’Connor and Tim and Anne Kaine. “We wanted Sam at the table,” Shideler said recently. “We wanted him to represent us at the head table.” During his long and illustrious career, Roberts has served heads of state from across the globe including Presidents Lyndon B. Johnson, Ronald Reagan, Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford and George Bush, Margaret Thatcher, Spiro

Agnew, Henry Kissinger and Francois Mitterrand. Some of the celebrities he has served include Perry Como, John Wayne, Barbara Walters, Hugh Downs, Walter Cronkite and several members of the Rockefeller family. Over the years he has seen a shift in the needs of guests, although he said people have maintained their courtesy and manners when dining out. “A lot of them like more entertainment and more night life,” Roberts said. “The culture is different now.” Roberts has no intention of fully retiring. As long as his health stays good, he plans on continuing at the job he describes as “wonderful.” “If they need the extra help, I’m right here,” Roberts said. And that suits Colonial Williamsburg. “People request him,” Shideler said. “Maybe that’s why we are so busy on Friday and Saturday nights.” ––Ann Efimetz

SAM ROBERTS Age: 74 Marital status: Married for 51 years to Eva Roberts; daughter Tammy; two grandsons, Duane and Marcus.




TAKE THE TOUR ATTRACTIONS & AMUSEMENTS BUSCH GARDENS 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 buschgardens.com.

COLONIAL WILLIAMSBURG 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 www.colonialwilliamsburg.com.

HISTORIC JAMESTOWNE 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 www.nps.gov/jame 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 ticket prices, schedule or more information, call 253-4838 or visit www.historyisfun.org.


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. WILLIAMSBURG MAGAZINE, DECEMBER 2009

Watch amazing 3-D movies with multiple 4-D effects. New for 2009 – Sponge Bob Squarepants 4D!

YORKTOWN BATTLEFIELDS 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 www.nps.gov/yonb for ticket prices and more information

YORKTOWN VICTORY CENTER 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 www.historyisfun.org for location, hours, ticket prices or for more information.

HISTORIC YORKTOWN Whether it’s touring the historic homes and battlefields, visiting the museums, riverwalk strolling, a free trolley tour, watching the fifes and drums perform, unique shopping and dining experiences or just relaxing on the beach, Yorktown has something for everyone. There are motel, guest cottage, and bed & breakfast accommodations. Available are day and sunset sails on the York River. The combination of historical and modern charms make Yorktown a must-see visit on an itinerary. For more information, call 890-3300 or visit the website at www.yorkcounty.gov/tourism

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) 343-7946 or visit watercountryusa.com.

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 HillCarters 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 800 232-1613. 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 riverplantations.com. 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.northbendplantation.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) 829-2480 or visit www.pineygrove.com. 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 www.jamesriverplantations.com. 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 758-4214. 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 WWW.WILLIAMSBURGMAG.COM

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) 2943625. 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, African-American heritage and

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An adventure of historic proportion is waiting for you—at two living-history museums that explore America’s beginnings. Board replicas of colonial ships. Grind corn in a Powhatan Indian village. Try on English armor inside a palisaded fort. Then, join Continental Army soldiers at their encampment for a firsthand look at the Revolution’s end. Don’t forget your camera. Because the history here is life size. And your memories will be even bigger!

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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. www.newport-news.org.

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. 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 www.thevlm.org for ticket prices and more information.

HAMPTON HAMPTON ROADS CHARTERS– OCEAN EAGLE 756 Settlers Landing Rd. Hampton (757) 868-3474 (FISH)

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aboard the 65 ft 73 passenger Ocean Eagle. Departing from the Downtown Hampton Public Piers in Hampton, Virginia. Fishing in the Lower Chesapeake Bay and Hampton Roads, providing customers with the best bottom fishing opportunities for croaker, trout, bluefish, spot, flounder–just to name a few. Rod, reel, and bait and license provided !!!

VIRGINIA AIR & SPACE CENTER Take flight to the Virginia Air & Space Center, the visitor center for NASA Langley Research Center and Langley Air Force Base! Located in Hampton, the birthplace of America's space program, the Virginia Air & Space Center features dozens of hands-on air and space exhibits, a premiere interactive aviation gallery that spans 100 years of flight, more than 30 historic aircraft, unique space flight artifacts and more! Your imagination will soar as you launch a rocket, pilot a space shuttle, become an air traffic controller, fly an airplane, and climb aboard a WWII bomber! Come face to face with the Apollo 12 Command Module that went to the moon, a Mars meteorite, a DC-9 passenger jet, a replica 1903 Wright Flyer and more! Experience a 3D IMAX film in the giantscreen Riverside 3D IMAX Theater...you have to see it to believe it! Open Labor Day through Memorial Day, Monday through Saturday, 10am to 5pm, and Sunday noon to 5pm. Summer hours, from Memorial Day through Labor Day, are Monday through Wednesday, 10am to 5pm, and Thursday through Sunday, 10am to 7pm. For more information as well as ticket prices call (757) 727-0900 or visit www.vasc.org.

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 www.smithfield-virginia.com.

HISTORIC ST. LUKE'S CHURCH c.1632 14477 Benn's Church Boulevard, Smithfield (757) 357-3367 • www.historicstlukes.org 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 sumWILLIAMSBURG MAGAZINE, DECEMBER 2009


mer 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, TuesdaySaturday 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 www.historicstlukes.org.

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 April-October, 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 year-round. 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) 786-7950. 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. TuesdaySaturday; and 1-4 p.m., Sunday. Call 294-3872. S. Wallace Edwards & Sons has been producing awardwinning 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 WWW.WILLIAMSBURGMAG.COM

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 www.artcadeonline.com. Call (757) 565-7424.

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. Francis St. between Nassau and South Henry Streets. For information and reservations call (757) 220-7724 or visit www.history.org.

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 www.history.org for information.

tery 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 www.history.org.

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..; DecemberMarch, 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 www.historicstlukes.org.


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. ThanksgivingMarch, Weekends only. Call (757) 887-2641. www.watermens.org

The Muscarelle Museum of Art at the College of William and Mary is a general art 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 221-2700 or visit www.wm.edu/muscarelle for information as well as admission prices.

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

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.


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) 890-4490 for more information. 301 Main Street, located on the

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

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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 AprilDecember. Call for hours or group tours. Closed Monday. Admission is free. Call (757) 890-4910 for more information. www.yorkcounty.gov/ychm

ENTERTAINMENT DEAN SHOSTAK’S CRYSTAL CONCERT 1-800-HISTORY Dean Shostak’s Crystal Concert is a multi-media concert that introduces audiences to amazing glass instruments from Benjamin Franklin’s Glass Armonica in 1761 to brand new musical instruments being created for Dean by glass artists all around the world. The Crystal Concert is an ever changing showcase of glass music, art, history and science. The music ranges from Mozart and Beethoven, to modern day favorites. Dean Shostak has been featured on “All Things Considered,” “The Early Show,” “Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood,” CNN, HGTV and many other programs. They even use his music on The Weather Channel. Concerts are performed in the Kimball Theatre in Merchants Square. For reservations and ticket information, call 1-800-HISTORY.





Let there be light History of Market Square tree lighting Some 4,000 twinkling lights adorn the 35-foot evergreen located at Market Square on Duke of Gloucester Street. Each year, people gather to usher in Christmas by watching the tree become illuminated for the season. This year, the tree will be lit at 5:30 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 24 on the steps of the Colonial Courthouse. No tickets or reservation required. According to Colonial Williamsburg, the first Christmas tree recorded in Williamsburg was at the St. George Tucker House in 1842. In 1915, a small notice in the town newspaper spread the word, “When the bells begin to ring all of Williamsburg will assemble on Palace Green to sing

carols and hear the exercises that have been prepared for the community Christmas tree.� The invention of electric lights had made it possible for the outdoor ceremony. 1917 is the first tree lighting ceremony that was held on Palace Green, in 1937 it was moved to Market Square Green and Colonial Williamsburg took over. Over the years, the Kiwanis Club of Williamsburg has become co-sponsors of the event. This year the club celebrates its 50th anniversary of co-sponsoring this event with Colonial Williamsburg since 1959. Depending on weather 500-3,000 people attend the annual event. Some 2,000 candles are handed out to attendees to be lit when the evergreen lights are turned on.

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Homes for the Holidays Christmas Homes Tour Saturday, Dec. 5 Several years ago Cheryl Orr visited Williamsburg and took the Green Springs Home Tour. One of the buildings open to the public was the NelsonGalt House on Francis Street. The home is the oldest in Williamsburg. She was impressed by the dwelling and its lovely holiday decorations. She couldn’t have imagined that one day she would be living in the same residence. She and her husband, Scott, moved into the home about 18 months ago. This month, the Orrs will open the doors of this home for the 50th anniversary of the tour. “I never dreamed that I would be living here,” Orr said recently. “I am glad to open our home for the tour because I think it helps Colonial Williamsburg and the garden club, and we all want to do what we can.” The tour is scheduled 10 a.m.- 6 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 5. All the homes featured this year are private residences in Colonial Williamsburg’s Historic Area. The other homes are, the Robert Nicolson House on York Street; the Alexander Craig House on Duke of Gloucester Street; and the Ludwell Tenement on Nicholson Street. The fifth house is the Edinburgh Castle Tavern on Duke of Gloucester Street, home to Bill Barker, who has become famous for portraying Thomas Jefferson. Marlene Cummins, who serves as publicity chairman for the tour said having the Colonial Williamsburg homes on the tour offers a special treat for those who attend.

“People may often wonder who lives in the homes and what’s inside,” Cummins said. “This gives them a sneak peek.” The Palmer House on Duke of Gloucester Street, which was one of the houses on the club’s very first tour, will be the “Anniversary House.” It will be open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will feature a display of memorabilia from previous tours along with floral arrangements. The theme in the Nelson-Galt House will be “Family Dinner Christmas Day.” “We will decorate the dining room table just as we were having a family Christmas dinner,” Orr said. The home has various items of interest including a collection of blue and white Delftware, a copy of Gilbert Stuart’s portrait of George Washington, a reproduction tea table at Mount Vernon, and portraits of Sir Walter Raleigh and King James VI painted on barrel lids. A separate building which served as an office in colonial times is now the guest house and will be on the tour. A hand-carved German pyramid “holy story” of wood will be on display. Tickets for the tour are $25 (or $7 to tour a single house) and will be available at the Visitor Center and the Williamsburg Lodge 9 a.m.6 p.m., Friday, Dec. 4 and 8:30 a.m.2:30 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 5. Tickets also can be purchased on Saturday at each house during tour hours. For more information, visit www.greenspringgardenclub.org. or call 6452965. Tickets allow use of the shuttle bus from the Visitor Center and around the Historic Area. Free parking is available at the Visitor Center.

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Nutcrackers and more Timeless dance heralds the holiday spirit Need to get into the holiday spirit? You may want to check out one of the productions this month that may be just the ticket.

Magical Night on Duke of Gloucester Street,” at 2:30 and 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 12 and at 2:30 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 13. Tickets are $20 for adults, $17 for seniors and children. Available at the Kimball Theatre Box Office, or by calling 800-HISTORY.

There are a bevy of holiday concerts and events scheduled locally. Check out our Entertainment Guide to find out more. Three area dance companies will present entertainment that includes the beloved Christmas production, “The Nutcracker.” The Virginia Regional Ballet will present “The Nutcracker” at 2 and 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 19 and at 2 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 20 at William & Mary’s Phi Beta Kappa Memorial Hall. Heidi Robitshek, former artisitic director of Chamber Ballet for 35 years, brings to life this holiday classic in Williamsburg for the 32nd year. Tickets may be purchased at the Phi Beta Kappa Box Office at 601 Jamestown Road, by calling 2212674, or by visiting www.wm.tix.com. Box office hours are 10 a.m.-2 p.m.,Tuesday-Friday. The CAPA Fund will present “The Nutcracker” at 2 and 7 p.m., Saturday Dec. 19 and 2 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 20 at the Ferguson Center for the Performing Arts at Christopher Newport University in Newport News. The production will feature guest artists from the American City Ballet, Jose Manuel Carreno and Melanie Hamrick. Visit www.ticketmaster.com or call 872-8100. The Institute for Dance will present “Christmas in Williamsburg, A WILLIAMSBURG MAGAZINE, DECEMBER 2009



SHOPPING GUIDE AMISH COUNTRY PRODUCTS– – – 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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BOOK EXCHANGE OF WILLIAMSBURG Colony Square Shopping Center (757) 220-3778

More than 50,000 second-hand paperbacks available at half-price. Come browse through our wellorganized selections. Located off of Jamestown Road, off of Rte. 199. Visa, MasterCard & Discover accepted.

THE BOTTOM LINE– – – – – 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

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) 565-7424.

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.



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1176 Big Bethel Road, Hampton (757) 262-0162 www.beadhavenva.com

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 get-together to bead, talk, help one another and be inspired. Visit our website: www.beadhavenva.com for more information. From I-64 take exit 261A, left at Big Bethel and left at Village Dr., left again into Hampton Woods Plaza.


5500 Foundation Street- New Town (Next to Parletts) (757) 645-2540

Blink- Focused Design & Eye-Popping GiftsNOW OPEN in New Town. Your local source for Vera Bradley (A Designated Platinum Store), this gorgeous shop offers unique custom home furnishings, original artwork, handmade jewelry and pottery and a wonderful selection of gifts. Mon.Fri. 10-6; Sat. 10-5. WWW.WILLIAMSBURGMAG.COM

6514 Richmond Road, Lightfoot 757.645.3365 Chickadeesconsigns@cox.net

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 CHRISTMAS STORE 108 Main Street, Smithfield (757) 357-7891

This charming Christmas store is an absolute “must-see” during your visit to historic Smithfield. The Christmas Store is located in the heart of Smithfield’s Historic District, and by far is one of Virginia’s finest year round Christmas Shops. You will find items for every Holiday, but especially for Christmas. This adorable Christmas Store offers one of Virginia’s largest selection of glass ornaments, Fontanini Nativities, unique Santa’s, and wonderful floral and trim. Open 7 days a week.


CLASSIC CONSIGNMENTS FURNITURE & ACCESSORIES The Village Shops at Kingsmill 1915 Pocahontas Trail D2 (Across from McLaws Circle) (757) 220-1790 www.classiconsignments.com

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, accessories, china, glassware, artwork and carpets. Open Tuesday-Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m.-4 p.m.


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. Hours: Mon. 11–5; Tues.–Fri. 10–6 & Sat. 10–5 (We do estate sales.) Seasonal consignments by appointment only!

THE CLOTHES TREE Consignment Shop for Women & Men

Furs, Cashmere, wool items & boots to keep you warm & cozy in the cool weather–now here.

Now carrying a variety of men’s clothes–casual to dress. Open Christmas Eve until 3:00 p.m. for last minute shopping. Also open Dec. 26 for you to spend your Christmas money.

Mon. 11-5; Tues–Fri. 10–6; Sat. 10–5 170-A Second Street (located across from Carpet Gallery)

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7521 Richmond Road (old Candle Factory) Route 60 - (757)-565-3553 www.dovetailantiquesatnorge.com

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 www.garden-flags.com

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, colleges, 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 www.Garden-Flags.com.


224 Main Street, Smithfield (757) 357-1798 421 Prince George St., Williamsburg

A truly authentic Old Virginia experience, our original ham shop specializes in dry-cured Smithfield and country hams, ham slices, slab and sliced bacons, and the Paula Deen Collection of Southern sauces, spices, mixes and snacks. Stop by for a sample, call ahead for your custom gift basket, or let us ship a Genuine Smithfield Ham home for your friends or for your own table! Open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.


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.



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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) 5926946 www.johnstownjewelers.com


Village Shops at Kingsmill, Route 60 East Williamsburg • (757) 258-5005 www.knittingsisters.com

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.

LEE / WRANGLER – – – – – – Williamsburg Outlet Mall, Suite #30 Lightfoot

Lee/Wrangler offers a wide selection of brand name jeans in a variety of fits including classic, relaxed, loose, comfortable stretch denims and updated styles for today’s fashion conscious consumer. You’ll also find casual pants, sweats, college logo and team-licensed apparel, NASCAR apparel, swimwear and sportswear. Don’t forget to visit our Vanity Fair and Healthtex stores nearby!


3044 Richmond Road (Rte 60) (near Lenox) (757) 220-1805 • (757) 220-2349 - fax www.lightfootmanor.com email: info@lightfootmanor.com LAST CHANCE: WILLIAMSBURG RETIRED CRYSTAL AND DELFT SALE! Everyday is like Christmas! Lightfoot Manor first opened in 1981 in 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 WWW.WILLIAMSBURGMAG.COM

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 lookalike 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 www.morethanjustbeads.com

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 days- Monday - Saturday from 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. and Sunday from 1 - 6 p.m.

NAUTICAL DOG 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.

NEW CONCEPT GIFTS– – – Williamsburg Outlet Mall I-64, exit 234A Lightfoot Rt 199, exit Rt 60W (757) 253-0725

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Patriot Plaza Ste. C 3032–2B Richmond Rd. Williamsburg (757) 253-8680

Absolutely right. That’s our guiding principle at Orvis. A company stays in business for as long as Orvis has—153 years, by taking good care of its customers. Please visit our Williamsburg outlet at 3032-2B Richmond Road in the Patriot Plaza Suite C, for the best customer service and shopping experience!

THE PEANUT SHOP OF WILLIAMSBURG– – – – – – 414 Prince George Street (757) 229-3908

Find famous hand-cooked home style Virginia Peanuts, other fine specialty nuts, nut confections and candy to tempt the most discriminating palette. Also featured: Linens, pre-assembled and custom gift baskets, cookbooks and Southern kitchen staples. A visit to this charming regional specialty foods store, known for its many daily samples, is a must stop! Open 9:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily.

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.


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.


311 Main Street, Smithfield (757) 357-2277 Perspectivesva@aol.com

Come see our new collection of Holly Yashi Reversible jewelry – earrings and pendants with twice the value! “Personal Jewels” (by a local artist) are absolutely unique. We have Authentic Models Bridal Boxes – beautiful wedding gifts – as well as Gianna Rose Soaps and Blenko Glass. If you are looking for a rug or tapestry to fit that perfect spot, we’ll do our best to find the right size, color and design just for you! Make us part of your getaway day in Smithfield!

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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.

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

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SAVVY 1915 Pocahontas Trail, Williamsburg (757) 259-7447

Offering a beautiful selection of Home décor and Garden Accessories such as lamps, picture frames, garden accents- everything 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 customers. 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 Williamsburg’s Premier Consignment Boutique

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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.


6933 Richmond Road, Williamsburg (757) 206-1018

Simple Treasures is now offering affordable, custom-built Farm Tables. Come visit and see a wide variety of new and consigned items; furniture, household items, glassware, books, movies, handbags, jewelry, vintage & antique collectables. We feature country & primitives, flags, soy candles, braided rugs and more.

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.


3705-A Strawberry Plains Rd, Williamsburg (757) 565-1423

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items from Channel to Hermes, Kate Spade and Burberry. Clothing, shoes, jewelry and accessories for women and young juniorsplus Walsingham Academy uniforms. Stop in and find something Twice as Nice!

VANITY FAIR– – – – – – – – –

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

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.


Monticello Marketplace (757) 229-9950

?wear else is a fabulous women’s clothing boutique carrying fun and funky clothing lines by FLAX, CP Shades, Gerties, Krista Larson, Rundholz, Three Dots, Mad Lab, Staley Gretzinger, Bryn Walker, Skif, Cynthia Ashby and more! Accessory lines include Hobo bags and jewelry by David Aubrey, as well as hand-crafted jewelry by local artisans. We are exclusive retailers of Pangea’s organic bath and body line for eco-conscious pampering! And don’t miss our new shoe department, featuring the stylish and luxurious designs of Naot. Hours are Monday-Friday, 10-6 and Saturday, 10-5 in the Monticello Marketplace, 229-9950. Come visit while you’re in town, and when you return home, please visit our website at

www.wear-else.com. Celebrating 10 years of business in Williamsburg!

WEST POINT ANTIQUES 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.

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.


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. www.thevillagejewelers.com.


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Trinkle Hall at the rear of the Campus Center (across from the Wren Building)

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William & Mary

Christmas Art & Craft Show

123 Colony Square, Jamestown Road Williamsburg (757)229-7812

Exhibitors from 6 states showing & selling the best in handcrafted work. Fine Art • Jewelry • Folk Art Wearable Art • Paper • Baskets Pillows • Photography Quilts • Christmas Décor Food, Gifts, LIVE MUSIC amd much more!

WILLIAMSBURG OUTLET MALL 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.

WILLIAMSBURG POTTERY FACTORY Rt. 60 West, Lightfoot (Exit 234A off I-64) (757) 564-3326 www.williamsburgpottery.com

The Williamsburg Pottery Factory is located on 200 acres in Lightfoot, for all your shopping desires. You’ll find everything from your Gardening needs and Home-Grown Plants to Housewares and Dinnerware, Gourmet Food and Wine, Custom Floral Arrangements and Silk Flowers, Candles, Baskets, Furniture, Rugs, Lamps and Shades, and the area’s largest Country Store. Our famous Salt Glazed Pottery is still made on the premises. And our award-winning frame shop offers expert Custom Framing and an expanded Art Gallery. You’ll need more than one day to see it all! Hours: 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Sunday through Thursday; 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays.

FREE ADMISSION! Directions: Jamestown Road near Duke of Gloucester at Merchants Square. Follow signs to front entrance.





Players welcome new president Two years ago, Ed Allen returned to our area after finishing a job in western North Carolina. His interest in theatre impelled him to make a phone call the Williamsburg Players. Soon he found himself heavily involved in the volunteer theatrical organization, including an appointment to the board. When former president Rick Hinson recently decided to “retire” as president of the board of directors, Allen stepped up to the plate. “Rick Hinson, who had been the president of the board since the days when Patrick Henry and Thomas Jefferson would meet at the Raleigh Tavern, came to a point where he wanted to have a break to spend time with family and to explore his other interests within the theater,” Allen said. “Thus, the board shared their confidence in me and voted me in as their new president.” Allen said he has several ideas he would like to see implemented at the James-York Playhouse, located on Hubbard Lane. One is to increase public awareness of the theater. “My first goal is to reach out to our community in more ways than we have in the past,” Allen said. “The Players have been delivering quality entertainment for 53 years now, yet we find that a number of people in the area do not know about us. I WWW.WILLIAMSBURGMAG.COM


want The Players to reach those individuals as well as other community organizations.” Those who have been loyal patrons for years needn’t worry about a shakeup. Allen said his goals are in line with those already in place. “My goals are in harmony with the past president and the current board,” Allen said. “I am simply the conductor of the orchestra, making sure that the instruments are in tune and they play the correct notes in time with each other.” Hinson left amidst the plans for expansion of the small theater, and the capital campaign is moving forward. But beyond the building, Allen has plans to see the Players expand in other ways. “We want to grow, not just in size, but to expand our audience base by offering a wider variety of performances,” he said. There are some plans in the works for developing a children’s theater, workshops and expanding the current “Readers Theatre” program. Allen is gratified that he is now in the position to make more of a difference in the area’s cultural life. “I am honored that the board felt enough confidence to elect me into the presidency and I am committed to the theater and the community,” he said. ––Ann Efimetz




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Colonial „ America’s only 18th-century coffeehouse now open Colonial Williamsburg formally opened R. Charlton’s Coffeehouse, the Historic Area’s newest exhibition building and the first major reconstruction on the Duke of Gloucester Street in 50 years, in November. R. Charlton’s Coffeehouse is built on its original foundations with 18th-century construction techniques. The newest exhibition 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. Modern 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. The reconstruction provides an exciting new venue Colonial Williamsburg re-creates the 1765 hotbed of political, for Historic Area programming as a principal site for business and social activity adjacent to the colonial Capitol. scenes from The Revolutionary City® and special event performances. For more information, visit us on the Internet at www.history.org

Colonial Williamsburg’s Grand Illumination celebrates 75th anniversary Colonial Williamsburg celebrates a momentous occasion on Dec. 6, 2009. Not only is it the 75th anniversary of Grand Illumination, it is the Fifes and Drums’ 50th performance at the traditional Christmas celebration. The tradition of Grand Illumination originated in 1934 with a “White Lighting.” The first “authentic” re-creation of an 18thcentury Christmas in Williamsburg featured simple single candles in the windows of the Historic Area’s restored and reconstructed buildings, as well as garlands and greens on the outside of the buildings. In 1959, the white lighting ceremony was changed to the Grand Illumination, as it is currently known. Today, nearly 1,200 candles are displayed in every home, shop and public building in the Historic Area. Music also remains important in Colonial Williamsburg’s Christmas celebrations. Grand Illumination, the signature event of Colonial Williamsburg’s holiday season, features fireworks, music and candlelit buildings. On Dec. 6, the celebration begins in the late afternoon with a variety of entertainment, starting at 4:45 p.m. on multiple outdoor stages throughout the Historic Area. Other costumed performers present holiday entertainment found in Williamsburg two centuries ago and today. At 5:45 p.m. the Fifes and Drums signals the beginning of Grand Illumination, from all four stages. At 6:15 p.m., candles are lit in public buildings, shops and homes, and fireworks are launched at three Historic Area locations: the Governor’s Palace, Magazine and Capitol. After the fireworks, entertainment resumes on the outdoor stages and continues until 7:30 p.m. WWW.WILLIAMSBURGMAG.COM

TICKETS GREENHOW LUMBER HOUSE 8:45 a.m. to 9 p.m. Daily



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


DINING Campbell’s Tavern Chowning’s Tavern Golden Horseshoe Gold Course Grill Huzzah! King’s Arms Tavern Shields Tavern Kimball Theatre Williamsburg Lodge Restaurant Crowds gather at the Governor’s Palace to view fireworks during Colonial Williamsburg’s Grand Illumination.


For more information on tickets, lodging and dining, please call 1-800-HISTORY. WILLIAMSBURG MAGAZINE, DECEMBER 2009

HERE IS WHAT WE RECOMMEND YOU SEE! Morning This holiday season, dine with the Founding Fathers, the jolly old elf himself or Colonial Williamsburg’s executive chefs during three events in our taverns and restaurants. During Breakfast with Citizens of the Revolution, share thoughtful conversation about the excitement, uncertainty and tension of the period with Williamsburg’s 18th-century residents Dec. 4-6, 11-13, 18-20, 26-27 at 8:30, 8:45 and 9 p.m. at King’s Arms Tavern. Enjoy a magical morning full of holiday fun and visit from Santa’s helpers during Breakfast with Santa Claus 9 a.m. Dec. 5 and 19 at the Williamsburg Lodge. During Breakfast with the Chefs, join Colonial Williamsburg’s culinary team as they share new techniques, culinary secrets, their favorite chocolate recipes as and demonstrations 9 a.m. Dec. 12 at the Williamsburg Lodge. Afternoon Join 18th-century tavern owner Christiana Campbell and her contemporaries for an afternoon tea, chocolate fancies, melodies played on harp and a lively discussion about 18thcentury holiday traditions Dec. 1, 3, 5, 8-10, 15-19, 22-24, 26, 29-30 at 2 p.m. at Christiana Campbell’s Tavern. Treat yourself to Holiday Tea at the Williamsburg Inn with seasonal pastries, chocolate fancies and live entertainment. Enjoy tea in the Terrace Room throughout December, except Dec. 6, 8-9, 24 and 31. Celebrate the best of the season at this delightful English afternoon tea featuring the one-man performance of “A Christmas Carol” by Gerald Charles Dickens, the great-great grandson of Charles Dickens, Dec. 8-9 at 3 p.m. in the Williamsburg Inn Regency Room. Evening Join the nation’s third president for a delightful combination of his favorite cuisine and international wines while he reflects on his world travels during the Thomas Jefferson Wine Dinner at 5 and 8 p.m. Dec. 5 and 19 at King’s Arms Tavern. Gerald Charles Dickens, the great-great grandson of Charles Dickens, offers an unforgettable a one-man retelling of “A Christmas Carol” staged during an elegant banquet featuring world-class cuisine at 7 p.m. Dec. 8-9 at the Williamsburg Inn Regency Room. During an Evening of Lyrics and Lore, enjoy fine fare and traditional tavern entertainment as storytellers and balladeers regale you with 18thcentury stories and spirited music at 5 p.m. Dec. 10 and 17 at Christiana Campbell’s Tavern. For more information and reservations, call 1-800-HISTORY. Please note: All Colonial Williamsburg events are subject to availability. Guests are encouraged to make reservations for dining and ticketed events early.


© 2009 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 2009 Vacation Planner, call toll-free (800) HISTORY.

Colonial „ This Month… Kid’s Holiday Weekend explores how 18th-century families celebrated the holidays Explore how 18th-century families celebrated special occasions during Colonial Williamsburg’s “A Kid’s Holiday Weekend” on Dec. 12-13, 19-20 and 26-27. This special program for young guests and their families has expanded and includes seasonal traditions such as harvests, Christmas, New Year’s and Twelfth Night. Programs include: dressing up for the holidays; 18th-century music, dance, storytelling and a puppet show; celebrating several religious traditions; singing carols; preparing for life passages and children’s moral education; participating in food preparation; leisure activities such as Loo, a popular card game; and introduction to British holiday traditions. These programs are included with any Colonial Williamsburg admission ticket. For more information, call 1-800-HISTORY.

Find out how 18th-century families celebrated the holidays during “A Kid’s Holiday Weekend” throughout December.

Christmas is for Kids! The Colonial Williamsburg Art Museums offer family-centered activities this season ranging from do-it-yourself holiday decorations and cards to musical performances. The programs include: • Season’s Greetings. Create a greeting card inspired by an object in the collections during this drop-in program. Guests may enter from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Dec. 7, 14, 21 and 28 at the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum. • Ornaments. Design an ornament for your Christmas tree inspired by objects in the folk art collections during this drop-in program. Guests may enter from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Dec. 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30 at the DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum. • Child’s Play. Drop in and devise a toy or game inspired by an object in the collections. Guests may enter from 10:30 a.m. to noon on Dec. 5, 12, 19, 26 and Jan. 2 at the DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum. • Folk Art Afternoons. Create your own folk art object to take home based on WILLIAMSBURG MAGAZINE, DECEMBER 2009

folk art from the collections during this drop-in program. Guests may enter from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Dec. 5, 12, 19, 26 and Jan. 2 at the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum. • Lucy Locket. On a guided tour of the “Quilted Fashions” exhibition, learn the nursery rhyme about Lucy Locket and discover 18th-century pockets on view. Then design your own pocket to take home. 1:30 p.m. on Dec. 5, 12, 19, 26 and Jan. 2 at the DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum. • On Christmas Day in the Morning: Christmas Songs and Stories. Join Barry Trott and Lee Welch for a delightful program of carols, songs and stories of Yuletide for the young and the young at heart. Performed on a variety of string, wind and percussion instruments. 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 5 at the DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum. Ticket price is $3 plus museum admission. • The Magic of the Celtic Musician. Join Fynesound for an unforgettable trip around ancient Scotland, Colonial Williamsburg’s Art Museums offers young guests an opportunity to create an object based on the singing and dancing as Foundation’s collections. you go! 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 12 at the DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum. Ticket price is $4 plus museum admission. • The Twelve Days and Night before Christmas. People from the past bring two classic Christmas stories to life. 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 and 3 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 24 at the DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum. A free reservation is required. Admission included with any ticket that includes museum admission for this program. • Colonial Music for Children. Through guessing games, sing-alongs, and show and tell, musicians and music historians David and Ginger Hildebrand draw children into the world of colonial music and period instruments. The 45-minute program begins at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 26 at the DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum. Ticket price is $3 plus museum admission. A Colonial Williamsburg admission ticket, Good Neighbor Card or museum ticket is required to enjoy these musical programs. Entrance to the museums is through the Public Hospital of 1773 at 326 W. Francis St. For information and reservations call (757) 220-7724. Please note: All Colonial Williamsburg events are subject to availability. Guests are encouraged to make reservations for dining and ticketed events early.




Concerts abound Kimball Theater host holiday events The holidays bring several opportunities to hear music of the Christmas season. Colonial Williamsburg is hosting a variety of concerts at the Kimball Theater throughout December. Crystal Carols –– Dean Shostak, master of glass instruments, performs holiday favorites on the glass armonica, invented by Benjamin Franklin, as well as other new and antique crystal instruments from around the world. 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Nov. 23, 25, 27, 28, Dec. 2, 7, 9, 14, 16, 19, 21, 23-24, 26-30, Jan. 1-2. Tickets are $8. Crystal Christmas ––vocal and instrumental performers join Dean in a special holiday concert on glass armonica, crystal handbells and many other instruments. 7 and 9 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5. Tickets are $12. A Kilted Christmas –– featuring Coyote Run. Music, storytelling, dance. 7:30 p.m. Nov. 27-29. Tickets are $20 for adults, $17 for students and seniors, and $14 for children under 12. Anthony Lee Wood –– presents “Home for the Holidays,” features an eight-piece band, dancers and entertainers performing holiday classics. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 2 and Dec. 23. All seats $20. The Williamsburg Players’ Holiday Cabaret –– an evening of music and fun 8 p.m. Fridays, Dec. 4 and 11. Tickets are $20 for general admission and $17 for students, seniors and military. The Williamsburg Symphonia Holiday Concert ––“Santa Claus is Coming to Town,” featuring popular Christmas classics. 1:30 and 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 5, $20; 1:30 and 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 6, $25. A Big Band Christmas –– features Duke Ellington’s arrangement of “The Nutcracker Suite” and other holiday favorites. 7:30 p.m. Dec. 7. Tickets are $18 for general admission and students and seniors $15. Christmas in Williamsburg: A Magical Night on Duke of Gloucester Street. –– 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. WWW.WILLIAMSBURGMAG.COM


Saturday, Dec. 12 and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 13. Tickets are $20 for adults $20 and $17 for seniors/students. The Chesapeake Bay Wind Ensemble –– a concert of seasonal music 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 15. Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and children under 19 are free. Celebrate the Season: Don Irwin in Concert –– 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 19. All seats $22. “It’s a Wonderful Life,” –– at 5 and 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 22. Benefits Family Focus and the Grove Christian Outreach Center. The event is free but voluntary donations will be accepted. Tickets are required. A Clean Comedy Christmas –– 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 18. Headliner comics Teresa Roberts Logan, Dan McGowan and Donna East and singer Nicole Belanus. All seats $20. Call the Kimball Theater box office at 565-8588 or visit www.kimballtheatre.co

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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.

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.

SMITHFIELD STATION 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.

FOOD FOR THOUGHT – – – – – – – 1647 Richmond Road • (757) 645-4665 www.foodforthoughtrestaurant.com

Locally owned and operated. Our food is freshly prepared with love and served with pride. Our menu ranges from Classic American dishes such as Fork Tender Pot Roast, Fall Off the Bone Ribs, and Grandma’s Meatloaf to more contemporary flavors like Pad Thai with Cilantro-Lime Chicken, Jamaican Jerk Chicken with fresh Mango Salsa and several original vegetarian dishes in an atmosphere that is a tribute to remarkable people whose values, ideas, & actions have made the world a better place to live. We have agreat kids menu and are open for dinner 7 days a week in a smoke-free atmosphere.

MIRABELLA'S ITALIAN & AMERICAN GRILLE– – – – – – – – 207 Bypass Road • (757) 253-8550 www.mirabellasgrille.com

For a hearty and delicious meal, Mirabella's steaks, seafood and specialty pasta dishes are not to be missed. We 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. WILLIAMSBURG MAGAZINE, DECEMBER 2009

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.

THE WINE & CHEESE SHOP– – – – 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 appetizers, 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.


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.

RED CITY BUFFET – – – – – –

Patriot Plaza, 3044 Richmond Rd. (757) 221-0888 • fax (757) 258-8899 www.redcitybuffet.com

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.

WASABI ORIENTAL BUFFET – – – 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.

COFFEE THE COFFEEHOUSE– – – – – – 5251-6 John Tyler Highway Williamsburg Crossing Shopping Center (757) 229-9791

This beautiful shop features on site roasted gourmet coffees from around the world. Here you will find great customer service, tasty breakfast sandwiches, and delicious lunches. Enjoy a fine relaxing place to socialize and listen to great music. The Coffeehouse offers catering to groups of one hundred or less and can supply coffees for office or home parties and gatherings. Stop by and browse the finest coffee shop in Williamsburg under new ownership. WWW.WILLIAMSBURGMAG.COM

ICE CREAM BEN & JERRY'S– – – – – –

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.

doors for business in April of 1985. The restaurant quickly became a favorite for locals and visitors. Now located on Strawberry Plains Road the Backfin is still serving up some of the best seafood around. Not only is the seafood exceptional, they have some of the best North Carolina style BBQ in Williamsburg. The restaurant is smoke free and family friendly. When the weather is right The Boathouse's outside dining is the perfect place to gather with friends. The fun, coastal setting is so great you'll forget you’re not on the water somewhere! Reservations are not required but are accepted for parties of five or more.

ITALIAN FRANCESCO’S RISTORANTE ITALIANO– – – – – – – – – – 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, inhouse. 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!

MAURIZIO’S RISTORANTE ITALIANO 264 East McLaws Circle, Festival Marketplace, Rt. 60 East (757) 229-0337


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 set-

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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.




THE BACKFIN SEAFOOD RESTAURANT – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – 3701 Strawberry Plains Road Williamsburg (757) 565-5430 www.backfinrestaurant

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ting 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. 10a.m.-5 p.m. Reservations please!


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Enjoy gourmet pastries, 5251-6 John Tyler Hwy soups, salads and sandwiches (Williamsburg Crossing FREE birthday coffee Shopping Center) The Coffeehouse

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The Grand Illumination weekend at Colonial Williamsburg is one of the biggest weekends of the year for our community. There are several events that are scheduled that weekend that make it one of the most enjoyable of the entire year. Here is a rundown of some of the events scheduled that weekend. • The annual Greater Williamsburg Chamber and Tourism Alliance Christmas Parade at 9 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 5. The event features more than 100 floats, bands and other fun acts that delight people of all ages. Free. • The Green Spring Garden Club Christmas Homes Tour. 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 5. Tickets are $25 for all homes, $7 for a single house. • Yorktown Lighted Boat Parade, 8 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 5. Area boaters decorate their vessels and “parade” the York River in a competition for “Best of Show.” Hot cider and entertainment are offered before the parade of lights. The event is sponsored by the Yorktown Lighted Boat Parade committee and Wormley Creek Marina. 890-4970. Free. • Grand Illumination, Colonial Williamsburg, Sunday Dec. 6. The signature event includes various musical performances on multiple stages and fireworks launched from three locations, the Governor’s Palace, Magazine, and Capitol 6:15 p.m. Entertainment begins at 4:45 p.m. and continues following the fireworks until 7:30 p.m. No tickets are required.

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Just stay on Ironbound when it veers sharply to the left. It is an unexpeted jog in the road, but if you follow it, you cut off the time you would spend at the light. It’s really only effective if you are going down Jamestown Road toward W&M. Other shortcuts we have featured: • 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 aefimetz@vagazette.com. ––Ann Efimetz



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 aefimetz@vagazette.com.

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N. Boundary Street Hours: Tuesday-Sunday 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Free admission. Through Dec. 18 Edgar Reims Craft Gallery: Holiday Potpourri Upstairs Gallery: People and Animals


Kimball Theatre Clean Comedy Holiday Show, 7:30 p.m., Dec. 18. www.laughingredhead.com


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.” • Nat Finkelstein: Factory Photography, Sadler Center


“Dial ‘M’ For Murder” Closes Dec. 5 James-York Playhouse, Hubbard Lane Reservations 229-0431

PENINSULA COMMUNITY THEATRE Warwick Blvd, Newport News “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” Dec. 4-20 Call 595-5728



“A Christmas Carol,” 2 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 6 at the Williamsburg Regional Library. Free admission.



“A Christmas Carol” Various times, in Merchants Square. www.virginiatheatremachine.com

CANTORI VOCAL ENSEMBLE “Still, Still Night” Williamsburg Baptist Church 7:30 p.m., Friday, Dec. 4


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Dec. 5-6 at 1:30 & 3 p.m. Pops Series “Santa Comes to Town.”

WILLIAMSBURG CHORAL GUILD “A Classic Brass Christmas” Sunday, Dec. 13 at 2:30 & 5 p.m. King of Glory Lutheran Church

New Town Cinema 12 in New Town and Kimball Theater in Merchants Square offer movies. Check www.movietickets.com for New Town, www.history.org for Kimball. Also check out The Movie Tavern Theater in High Street. Here are some movies expected for release in November according to the website, www.comingsoon.net.


“Music Spread Thy Voice” Tuesday, Dec. 15, 7:30 p.m. Walnut Hills Baptist Church


DEC. 4

Armored Brothers Transylmania Up in the Air (limited; expands: Dec. 11; wide: Dec. 25)

Handel’s Messiah 5 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 5 Free will donation accepted


DEC. 11

Invictus The Lovely Bones (limited; expands: Dec. 25; wide: Jan. 15)

8 p.m., Dec. 4 Phi Beta Kappa Memorial Hall


DEC. 18

“O Holy Night” Dec. 10-11 at 7 p.m. Dec. 12 at 2 & 7 p.m. Dec. 13 at 4 p.m.

Avatar (conventional 3D theaters and IMAX 3D) Did You Hear About the Morgans? Nine (limited; wide: Dec. 25) The Young Victoria (limited; expands: Dec. 25)

FERGUSON CENTER FOR THE ARTS Christopher Newport University, Newport News Tickets, 594-8752 or e-mail, tickets@cnu.edu

DEC. 25

Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakuel It’s Complicated Sherlock Holmes (Warner Bros. Pictures)

Dave Koz & Friends A Smooth Jazz Christmas Dec. 7 at 7 p.m.


The United States Army Training and Doctrine Command Band, Fort Monroe A Holiday of Lights! Dec.11 at 7:30 p.m.

Nutcracker: The Untold Story

CAPA Fund presents, The Nutcracker Dec. 19 at 2 and 7 p.m.; Dec. 20 at 2 p.m.


––Compiled by Ann Efimetz




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“It has been a lot of word-of-mouth,” Adamska said. “People come back the next time with their husband or their children. They really enjoy it.” People compare the experience of a session to spending a couple of days at the seashore. Those with breathing difficulties from respiratory conditions or allergies may feel better from the treatment. Music plays softly and lights are used to help people relax during the session. Many people report they feel better right away. Adamska said the cold weather is an ideal time to try a session. “It is very cozy in here,” she said. “It is beautiful. It is nice and warm when the weather outside is ugly.” There are opportunities to book massages in the spa for added relaxation. “This is something very unique,” she said. The spa also features a variety of salt-based products including salt bath salts, soaps, shampoos and other products. “If someone comes here,” they come back,” Adamska said. “The business is growing every week.” For more information, visit www.williamsburgsaltspa.com.

For the past year, the Williamsburg Salt Spa, located on Old Colony Lane (off Jamestown Road), has been helping people breathe better. The spa celebrates one year Dec. 1. People with allergies, asthma and sinus problems are among those who frequent the spa for relief from symptoms. According to Agnieszka Adamska, who owns the spa with her husband, Marcin Drygala, the spa now has a loyal clientele who regularly book sessions. “We have a lot of regular clients who are coming back once or twice a month,” Adamska said. “The spa works great with people with respiratory problems, they notice a difference right away. I have people on a regular basis who are here all the time. When people come back they bring friends.” Here’s how the spa is supposed to work. Hundreds of pounds of salt from the Dead Sea, Pakistan and Poland is on the floor and on the walls. There are three waterfalls in the cave. Water is mixed with salt which is released into the air. The health health benefits supposedly come from breathing in the mineral-rich air. And there’s some scientific evidence backing up the claims. According to the website, www.firstscience.com, some scientists say there’s an abundance of negatively charged ions that naturally occur in sea air. The ions can produce health benefits which range from better circulation to improved moods. The spa features a 400 sq. ft. “salt cave” which has been constructed inside the building. It has room for up to six people to sit in chairs. The couple said the notion of a salt spa has caught on locally. There are even clients who make the trip from Hampton, Virginia Beach, Gloucester and Smithfield to partake in a session. The Williamsburg Salt Spa is the only facility like it on the East Coast.

––Ann Efimetz

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For unforgettable memories... Find that special gift at one of ourWilliamsburg area merchants. The Williamsburg area is known for its rich history and revered holiday traditions. Coupled with our rich culture is a bounty of fine shopping experiences from our area’s merchants. The holiday season offers the ideal opportunity to find special gifts that will be treasured for years to come. Come visit us for leisurely and truly pleasant shopping throughout the Historic Triangle.

Jamestown • Yorktown • Williamsburg Join Us for Rockfish Season!! (Our season starts October 15th)

Hampton Roads Charters Ocean Eagle 757-868-FISH (3474) • www.hamptonroadscharter.com Fishing the lower Chesapeake Bay and Hampton Roads, Virginia

Fishing Schedule Tues.–Sun. 8 am–3 pm $45 Night Fishing Tues., Wed., Thurs. 5 pm–9 pm $45 Call for details.



First Night is here The last night of the 2009 will soon become First Night 2010. The non-alcoholic family event is celebrating its 17th year. More than 60 different acts, including singers, dancers, instrumentalists, magicians, storytellers, puppeteers, jugglers and clowns will perform on more than 40 indoor stages. Festivities begin at 4:30 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. 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, and 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. Plan what you want to see using the map and schedule. 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.firstnightwilliamsburg.org. WWW.WILLIAMSBURGMAG.COM


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Gary Byrd Direct: 757.303.0523 Toll Free: 800.524.0992 E-mail: garylbyrd@hotmail.com Web: www.garybyrd.com


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.

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.

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 SaltSpa@gmail.com www.WilliamsburgSaltSpa.com



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 www.braemarcreek.com

CAPITOL LANDING GREEN web: www.clgreen.net (757) 592-3303

Capitol Landing Green is a residential re-development located just one block from the Historic Area of Colonial Williamsburg. The newest energy efficient construction features 2 restored homes, 10 new single family homes and 4 duplex homes, all with maintained yards. Capitol Landing Green...a gem, close in. For pre-construction sales and information, call 757-592-3303 or visit our website: www.clgreen.net


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

Relocating or buying a second home, Gary can help you. Homes, Town homes, Condos, Golf WWW.WILLIAMSBURGMAG.COM

Properties and Waterfront Homes. He has relocating packages and available property listings for those who request them.

GREENSPRINGS WEST Phone: (757) 592-3293 Email: jbennett@tni.net

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.

HERITAGE COMMONS 236 Commons Way, Williamsburg (888) 424-3481 Hearing impaired: (800) 828-1120 www.HeritageCommonsSL.com

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!

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

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!


William E. Wood & Associates 5208 Monticello Avenue, Williamsburg 757-229-0550 ext 211 757-269-4048 Voice • 804-337-9187 Cell www.homesbyshellysmith.com

Whether you are buying or selling, call me and together we can create a perfect plan suited just for you! Located in the Williamsburg Office of William E. Wood & Associates, in New Town. Serving the community through three multiple listing associations covering the City of Williamsburg, James City County, York County, New Kent County and waterfront locations. WWW.WILLIAMSBURGMAG.COM

Because you don’t buy or sell a home every day… isn’t it nice to know someone who does!

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

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

Voter registration WILLIAMSBURG Winifred Sowder Email: wsowder@williamsburgva.gov Web: www.williamsburgva.gov/dept/votreg/mainpage.htm Office: (757) 220-6157 Fax: (757)220-6158

JAMES CITY COUNTY Alan J. (AJ) Cole, Sr. Email: ajcole@james-city.va.us Web: www.jccEgov.com. Office: (757) 253-6868 Fax: (757)253-6875

YORK COUNTY Walt Latham Email: registrar@yorkcounty.gov Web: www.yorkcounty.gov/voting/ Office: (757) 890-3440 Fax: (757)890-3449


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.

William R Jenkins Email: jenkinsebm@yahoo.com Office: (434) 246-1046 Fax: (434)246-4315

SURRY COUNTY Lucille J Epps Email: govote181@state.va.us Office: (757) 294-5213 Fax: (757)294-5285


Happy Holidays!

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

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.

Real estate tax rates

Shelly Smith ASSOCIATE BROKER Cell: (804) 337-9187 Office: (757) 229-0550, ext. 211 Voice Mail: (757) 269-4048 homesbyshellysmith.com LICENSED IN THE STATE OF VIRGINIA

WILLIAMSBURG 54 cents per $100 of assessed property value.

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


A New Look is waiting for you!

65.75 cents per $100 of assessed property value.

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

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

A “New York State of Mind”

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

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Administrative offices WILLIAMSBURG Jackson Tuttle, City Manager (757) 220-6100 http://www.ci.williamsburg.va.us/ JAMES CITY COUNTY

Sanford B. Wanner, County Administrator (757) 253-6728 http://www.james-city.va.us/ YORK COUNTY

James McReynolds, County Administrator (757) 890-3320 http://www.yorkcounty.gov/ SUSSEX COUNTY

Area public schools WILLIAMSBURG-JAMES CITY COUNTY 101-D Mounts Bay Road, Williamsburg 757-253-6758 • www.wjcc.k12.va.us YORK COUNTY 302 Dare Road, Yorktown 757-898-0300 • www.yorkcountyschools.org SURRY COUNTY 45 School Street, Surry 757-294-5229 • www.surryschools.net

SURRY COUNTY 45 School Street, Surry 757-294-5229 • www.surryschools.net SUSSEX COUNTY 15074 Courthouse Road, Sussex 434-246-1099 • www.sussex.k12.va.us

Mary E. Jones, County Administrator (434) 246-1000 http://sussexcounty.govoffice.com/ SURRY COUNTY

Tyrone W. Franklin, County Administrator (757) 294-5271 http://surrycounty.govoffice2.com/


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 WILLIAMSBURG MAGAZINE, DECEMBER 2009

Renal Advantage Dialysis Center (757) 229-5890 56


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 WWW.WILLIAMSBURGMAG.COM

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

Garden-Flags.com . . . . . . . . . . .9 . . . . . . . . . . .(D-6)

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

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

The Genuine Smithfield Ham Shoppe60 . . .4(E-8),Smithfield

Orvis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32 . . . . . . . . . .8(C-5)

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

Greensprings West . . . . . . . .78 . . . . . . . . . . .(G-3)

The Peanut Shop of Williamsburg 66 . . . . . . . . . .4(E-8)

Backfin Seafood Restaurant .47 . . . . . . . . . . ..(E-5)

Hampton Roads Charters . . .68 . . . . . . . . .Hampton

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

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

Heritage Antiques . . . . . . . .61 . . . . . . . .Smithfield

Perspectives . . . . . . . . . . . .61 . . . . . . . .Smithfield

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

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

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

Blink . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35 . . . . . . . . .21(D-5)

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

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

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

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

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

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

Historic St. Luke’s Church . . .60 . . . . . . . .Smithfield

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

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

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

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

Boykins Tavern . . . . . . . . . . .60 . . .Isle of Wight Co.

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

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

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

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

St. Bede Catholic Church . . . .62 . . . . . . . . . . .(F-4)

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

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

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

Byrd, Gary, William E. Wood . . . . .54 . . . . . . . . . . .13(E-4)

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

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

Capitol Landing Green . . . . .53 . . . . . . . . . .(D-11)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Christmas Store . . . . . . .61 . . . . . . . .Smithfield

Lindsey Jones, Ltd . . . . . . . .60 . . . . . . . .Smithfield

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

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

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

Shelly Smith . . . . . . . . . . . .55 . . . . . .Williamsburg

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

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

Shops at Carolina Furniture . . .2 . . . . . . . . . . .(C-5)

The Coffeehouse . . . . . . . . .46 . . . . . . . . .15(F-5)

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

Simple Treasures . . . . . . . . .33 . . . . . . . . . . .(C-2)

Dean Shostak, Crystal Concerts 66 . . . . . . . . ..4 (E-8)

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

Smithfield Station . . . . . . . .73 . . . . . . . .Smithfield

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

More than just Beads . . . . . .35 . . . . . . . . .21(D-5)

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

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

The Nautical Dog. . . . . . . . .35 . . . . . . . . .21(D-5)

Timeshare Resale . . . . . . . . .13 . . . . . . . . . . .(C-6)

Food for Thought . . . . . . . . .47 . . . . . . . . . . .(C-5)

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

VF Outlets . . . . . . . . . . . . .71 . . . . . . . . .12(C-3)

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

Olde Towne Curb Market . . .60 . . . . . . . .Smithfield

Vanity Fair . . . . . . . . . . . . .71 . . . . . . . . .12(C-3)




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Advertiser…………Page#…………Grid# Village Jewelers . . . . . . . . . .74 . . . . . . . .11(G-14)

Wellspring United Methodist .62 . . . . . . . . . . .(D-4)

Williamsburg Salt Spa . . . . . .7 . . . . . . . . . . .(G-5)

Virginia Air & Space Center . .26 . . . . . . . . .Hampton

West Point Antiques . . . . . . .63 . . . . . . . .West Point

Wine & Cheese Shop at Kingsmill74 . . . . . . . .11(G-14)

Virginia Living Museum . . . . .24 . . . . .Newport News

Williamsburg Antique Mall . . .11 . . . . . . . . . . .(C-3)

Yorktown Battlefields . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(C-14)

Wasabi . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11 . . . . . . . . . . .(D-7)

Williamsburg Jewelers . . . . .73 . . . . . . . . . .7(G-6)

Yorktown Victory Center . . . . .23 . . . . . . . . . . .(C-15)

?wear else . . . . . . . . . . . . .34 . . . . . . . . . .6(E-4)

Williamsburg Pottery . . . . . . .3 . . . . . . . . . .3(C-2)

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Kingsgate Green Shopping Center……………1 Festival Marketplace……………………2 Williamsburg Pottery Factory………………3 Merchants Square………………………4 Williamsburg Office Park…………………5 Monticello Marketplace……………………6 Colony Square Shopping Center……………7 Patriot Plaza……………………………8 Prime Outlets…………………………9 *(Formerly Ewell Station) now Prime Outlets…10 The Village Shops at Kingsmill……………11

Williamsburg Outlet Mall…………………12 Monticello Marketplace Shoppes……………13 Williamsburg Shopping Center………………14 Williamsburg Crossing Shopping Center………15 Governor’s Green Shopping Center…………16 James York River Plaza…………………17 Riverwalk Landing………………………18 Colonial Towne Plaza………………..……19 WindsorMeade Marketplace………….....……20 New Town……………………….....……21 High Street……………………..……….22

Visitor Center, 800-365-9339 • www.VisitSmithfieldIsleOfWight.com


“Art on the Fly” at the Arts Center @ 319 The region’s best selection of

Genuine Smithfield & Virginia Hams, Ham Slices & Bacons Hand Cooked Virginia Peanuts, Nut Confections & Gourmet Gifts Dozens of samples daily! 224 Main St., Smithfield, VA 23430 Phone orders welcome: (757) 357-1798 Open daily: Mon.–Sat. 10 a.m.–6 p.m. Sun. 11 a.m.–5 p.m.

Lindsey Jones Ltd.

Ladies Boutique

Fun Clothes Personal Service Featuring

Every Saturday at 11 a.m. & 1 p.m. Just visiting? Don't have much time? Then “Art on the Fly” is for you! Take a micro art class where you can try something new and leave with your own piece of art and a memento of your visit to the Arts Center. Cost: $10. Suitable for ages 6 - adult. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. For further information and dates call (757) 357-7707.

“Holidays at the Tavern” Boykin’s Tavern Museum December 1–24. Greenery and period decorations brighten the holiday - mid-19th century-style. For further information call (757) 365-9771.

Isle of Wight County Annual Tree Lighting & Wreath Hanging Thursday, December 3, 5 p.m. on the Isle of Wight Courthouse front lawn The Isle of Wight County Events Committee sponsors the annual Tree Lighting/Wreath Hanging, featuring Christmas carols and cider and cookies to kick-off the holiday season. Free and open to the public. For further information call (757) 357-2503.

Olde Towne Curb Market – “Holiday” Specialty Market Saturday, December 5, 9 a.m.–noon (or until sold out) Join us for a taste of Virginia with locally grown produce and handmade goods. While you are here, enjoy a stroll in Historic Downtown Smithfield, visit our restaurants, museum and specialty stores. For further information call Market Manager, Marci Parrish at (757) 375-3031.

DIRECTIONS (via the free Jamestown Ferry)

124 Main Street, Smithfield 757-357-9090 • Open everyday


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Take the Colonial Parkway or Rt. 31 to the Jamestown/Scotland Ferry. After disembarking, continue on Rt. 31 to the first traffic light. Turn left onto Rt. 10 East. Follow Rt. 10 approximately 18 miles to the next traffic light. Turn left at the light onto Main Street. The Visitors Center is located at 319B Main Street.

Olde Towne Curb Market Locally grown fresh produce & farm related products. Baked goods, jams, jellies, pickles...


14477 BENN’S CHURCH BLVD. SMITHFIELD, VA 23430 (757) 357-3367 www.historicstlukes.org

www.visitsmithfieldisleofwight.com Located in Historic Downtown Smithfield Nov. 21, 9 a.m.–Noon • Dec. 5, 9 a.m.–Noon Live Music every weekend!

Boykin's Tavern Museum

Route 258 near the Courthouse Complex 17130 Monument Circle Isle of Wight, VA 23397 (757) 365-9771 • 1-800-365-9339 www.smithfield-virginia.com

Illustration by Martha McDuffie Gibson

Christmas in Smithfield: Historic House Tours Saturday, December 5, 10 a.m.–6 p.m. Begin your holiday season in Smithfield with a walking tour of five historic homes. See Smithfield in this special way to enjoy its unique heritage, history and architecture. $20 for all homes or $5 per house. Tickets will be available at the Isle of Wight County Museum, 103 Main Street, Smithfield; Boykin’s Tavern, 17130 Monument Circle, Isle of Wight and Smithfield & Isle of Wight tourism, 319 Main Street, Smithfield. Sponsored by Isle of Wight County Historic Resources and the Boykin’s Tavern Advisory Committee. For more information call (757) 357-0115 or e-mail jwilliams@isleofwightus.net

SmARTS! (Smithfield Monthly Arts Stroll) Friday, December 11, 5-8 p.m. in Historic Downtown Smithfield Stroll through participating SmARTs Historic District shops to view stunning art, listen to captivating music, enjoy light bites and beverages on the second Friday of every month. SmARTS is free and open to all of the arts loving public.

“First Light” Program at Isle of Wight County Museum Friday, December 11, 7 p.m. Winette Jeffery of the Hampton History Museum shares the story of English America’s first record Christmas through Capt. John Smith’s journal of 1608 which described how little food was available and his plan to barter with the great Chief Powhatan at Werowocomoco for a boatload of corn. His ventures led him up the Pagan River to the village of Warraskoyack. Artist Gail Duke offers prints and ornaments depicting Smith’s adventure. Free admission.

Christmas in the Field at Heritage Park, Windsor Saturday and Sunday, December 12 & 13, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Civil War re-enactment, living history programs, scenarios with troops in camp, battles each day, 19-century vendors. $5 per person. Fur further information call (757) 357-0115. For more information on these events, call the Visitor Center at (757) 357-5182 or toll free: (800) 365-9339 or visit our website at www.VisitSmithfieldIsleOfWight.com

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One of Virginia’s finest year-round Christmas stores

Large selection of Virginia Metalcrafters items. Period lighting Accessories Antique furniture open 10-5, Th.–Sat. (other times by appointment)

Gifts, Décor,

Rugs & Tapestries

311 Main Street • Smithfield 757-376-2456 10:30-5 Wed.-Sat., 12:30-5 Sun.

108 Main Street, Smithfield, VA 23430

757.357.7891 Mon–Sat, 10-6 • Sun, 1-5 www.christmasstoresmithfield.com

WORSHIP GUIDE CALVARY CHAPEL WILLIAMSBURG 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, www.calvarywilliamsburg.org

FAITH BAPTIST CHURCH 4107 Rochambeau Drive- (757) 566-0456 Sunday services: 10:30 a.m. & 6:30 p.m.

Holiday Worship Services Friday, December 11

7:30 p.m. Christmas Pageant “What Do We Do With This Found Treasure”

Thursday, December 24 Christmas Eve Services 6 p.m., 8 p.m. and 10 p.m.

Sunday, December 27

10 a.m. Music Sunday Lessons and Carols Service

Wednesday: Bible Study & Prayer meeting: 7:30 p.m. Nursery provided-all services - Dr. Michael R. Privett, Pastor • www.faithbaptistwilliamsburg.org



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

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 Christmas Eve Candlelight Communion Service: 7 pm

Reaching and Enriching your life in Christ

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


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


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

4897 Longhill Road, Williamsburg, VA 23188 (757) 258-9701 • www.kogva.org Rev. Bill Harmon, Pastor

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


Saint Bede Catholic Church Christmas Season Liturgies Mass Schedule: 258-7777 Saint Bede Catholic Church – 3686 Ironbound Road located in James City County Catholic Campus Ministry Chapel (CCMC) and Parish Center – Richmond Road at Harrison Avenue (located 3.5 miles from the Church) in downtown Williamsburg, adjacent to William & Mary Alumni House.

Christmas Eve Masses - December 24, 2009 4:00 pm in the Church (Angel Choir) 4:30 pm in the Parish Center (Youth Ensemble) 4:30 pm in the CCMC 7:00 pm in the Church (Ensemble Singers) 11:00 pm in the Church (Adult Chorale & Brass), Music Prelude at 10:30 pm

Christmas Day Masses - December 25, 2009 8:00 am in the Church 10:30 am in the Church (Members of the Adult Chorale)

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 http://rec-mdcs.org/stpeter/ Rev. Burlyn Rogers, Vicar – Rev. Mark E. Hanna, Deacon

STONE HOUSE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 9401 Fieldstone Pkwy (in Stonehouse Development) Pastor Bob Melone www.shpchurch.org (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 Care...as Jesus Cares” Rev. Eddie Barnett 4871 Longhill Road (757) 258-5008 Sunday morning worship: 9:00 Traditional & 10:45 a.m. Contemporary Service www.wellspringmethodist.org

WILLIAMSBURG PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH “Rich worship, lively witness and a joyful welcome to all.” 215 Richmond Rd; near The College of William & Mary (757)229-4235: www.williamsburgpresbyterianchurch.org

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


Masses, Solemnity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God 5:30 pm Vigil in the Church, December 31, 2009 10:00 am in the Church, January 1, 2010 WILLIAMSBURG MAGAZINE, DECEMBER 2009

Rev. Bill Harmon, Pastor Sunday Worship: 8, 9:30 & 11 a.m., Nursery Care provided

3686 Ironbound Rd., Williamsburg 23188 (757) 229-3631, www.bedeva.org 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.

KING OF GLORY LUTHERAN CHURCH 4871 Longhill Rd., Williamsburg • 757-258-5008 www.wellspringmethodist.org

4897 Longhill Rd., (757) 258-9701


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, www.williamsburgumc.org WWW.WILLIAMSBURGMAG.COM

ANTIQUES GUIDE 7521 Richmond Road (old Candle Factory) Route 60 - (757) 565-3553 www.dovetailantiquesatnorge.com 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.


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.

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.

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THIS MONTH’S EVENTS Dec. 1-31: James River Plantations' Christmas in Plantation Country. Historic landmark plantations and regional dining establishments, from Williamsburg and Hampton Roads to Richmond - along the James River, offer festive holiday activities to suit every taste. See the variety of tours, candlelight dinners and vacation packages, as well as regular house and grounds tours. Visit one or all of the historic sites and regional dining establishments –– Appomattox Manor, Belle Air Plantation, Chippokes, Edgewood Plantation, Endview, Flowerdew Hundred, Lee Hall Mansion, Piney Grove at Southall's Plantation, Tuckahoe Plantation, Weston Manor, Westover Plantation and Wilton, as well as the English Garden, Indian Fields Tavern, and Surrey House Restaurant. And several of the plantations, Edgewood, North Bend and Piney Grove, also offer historic bed and breakfast lodging. Admission. e-mail jamesriverplantations@pineygrove.com.

Dec. 1-31: Christmas Time at Endview Plantation. Newport News. Greenery and period decorations brighten the house for the 1861 holidays. Tours provided. Admission. 757-887-1862, www.endview.org.

Dec. 1-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. www.history.org.

Dec. 1-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 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, WILLIAMSBURG MAGAZINE, DECEMBER 2009

"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, www.historyisfun.org.

Dec. 4: Yorktown Celebrates Christmas Illumination and Christmas Tree Lighting. The holiday lights go on and the festive season begins at 6:30 p.m. with entertainment at the Victory Monument followed by the Procession of Lights through historic Yorktown to Riverwalk Landing. The tree lighting ceremony, which includes holiday entertainment and a visit from Santa, begins at 7:30 p.m. and concludes at 8:30 p.m. Sponsored by the York County Historical Committee. Free. 757-8903500, www.yorkcounty.gov/tourism.

Dec. 4-6; Dec. 11-13; Dec. 18-14; Dec. 26-27: Christmas Town at Busch Gardens. 4-9 p.m. On every street corner you’ll hear the sounds of the season. From traditional Christmas favorites in Banbury Cross, England, to country-style classics in New France and Celtic sounds in the streets of Killarney, Ireland, this is the music you love. And it’s a place where you can also ride some of your favorite rides. Shows: Rejoice, Deck the Halls, O Tannenbaum, A Sesame Street Christmas. Rides: Train (Tweedside & Caribou Train Stations), Griffon (weather permitting), Der Roto Baron (Red Baron), Wirbelwindchen (Kiddie Swings), Der Werbelwind (Waveswinger), Der Autobahn Jr. (Kiddie Bumper Cars), Der Autobahn (Bumper Cars), Der Katapult (Katapult), Curse of DarKastle, Kinder Karussel (Carousel), Corkscrew Hill, Lil’ Clydes. Admission: $19.95. 800-3437946, www.christmastown.com.

Dec. 5: Williamsburg Area Community Christmas Parade. Annual community Christmas Parade, sponsored by the Williamsburg Area Chamber of Commerce. The parade features 100 entries including floats and marching bands and begins at Merchants Square in the Historic Area of Williamsburg. Free. 9 a.m.-noon. 800-368-6511, www.williamsburgcc.com.


Dec. 5: Yorktown Christmas Market on Main Street. Join us for Yorktown’s annual Christmas Market on historic Main Street. The market features musical entertainment, living history exhibits, antique cars, roasted chestnuts, arts and crafts, and much more. Sponsored by York County and the York County Historical Museum. Entertainment provided in part by a grant from the York County Arts Commission. Free. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 757-890-3500, www.yorkcounty.govtourism.

Dec. 5: Yorktown Celebrates Christmas Lighted Boat Parade. Decorated in holiday spirit, area boaters parade the York River in competition for “Best of Show.” Waterfront events begin at 6 p.m. Enjoy hot cider and musical performances in the glow of a beach bonfire while awaiting the magnificent parade of lights. Sponsored by the Yorktown Lighted Boat Parade Committee and Wormley Creek Marina. Free. 7-8:30 p.m. 757-890-4970, www.yorkcounty.gov/tourism.

Dec. 5: Centuries of Christmas at Berkeley Plantation. Berkeley Plantation will offer special Christmas tours through the holiday season. The elegant 1726 mansion will be beautifully decorated with fresh greenery from Berkeley's gardens. Costumed guides will add a special touch to your holiday season with stories of Christmas at Berkeley through four centuries of history. Enjoy our famous hospitality and make Berkeley a part of your holiday tradition. Admission. 804829-6018, 888-466-6018, www.berkeleyplantation.com.

Dec. 5, 12 & 19: Holiday Indoor Festival. Noon-5 p.m. at the Williamsburg Outlet Mall. Free, to be held Saturday afternoons. Vendors selling arts & crafts, art displays, book signings, and so much more. 757-565-3378.

Dec. 6: Grand Illumination in Colonial Williamsburg. Colonial Williamsburg celebrates a momentous occasion on Dec. 6, 2009. Not only is it the 75th anniversary of Grand Illumination, it is the Fifes and Drums’ 50th performance at the traditional Christmas celebration. The celebration begins with a variety of entertainment throughout the Historic Area. The Fifes and Drums and other costumed performers present holiday entertainment. WWW.WILLIAMSBURGMAG.COM

At 6:15 p.m., candles are lit in public buildings, shops and homes, and fireworks are launched at three Historic Area locations: the Governor’s Palace, Magazine and Capitol. After the fireworks, entertainment resumes on the outdoor stages and continues until 7:30 p.m. www.history.org.

Dec. 6: Yorktown Celebrates Christmas Cookies with Santa. Enjoy cookies with Santa in the Gallery at York Hall. Children of all ages can visit with Santa and do some holiday shopping. Free. 14 p.m. 757-890-4490, www.yorkcounty.gov/tourism.

Dec. 12: Yorktown Market Days at the River. The third annual farmers market season at Riverwalk Landing features local produce, fresh meat and seafood, baked goods, specialty cut flowers, handmade soaps, quality art, and live musical entertainment. 8 a.m.-noon. Sponsored by Riverwalk Landing Business Association and York County. Free. Riverwalk Landing, Yorktown. 757-8903500, www.riverwalklanding.com/market.htm.

Dec. 12: Toyland Parade at Riverwalk Landing, York County. Seasonal activities and holiday music begin at 1 p.m., with a parade throughout Riverwalk Landing to take place at 1:30 p.m. Children, adults and families are all welcome to participate by decorating a stroller or wagon, dress in seasonal attire, or simply show off your holiday spirit for the festive parade. Additional activities, including a visit from Santa Claus, a Mrs. Claus Storytelling Show, holiday music, an opportunity to ride the Riverwalk Landing Polar Express, and more will begin following the parade. 1-4 p.m. 757-890-3500, www.riverwalklanding.com/market.htm.

Dec. 12: Laser Light Nights at the Virginia Living Museum. Newport News. Looking for something fun to do on a Saturday night? Look no further than the incredible laser light shows at the Abbitt Planetarium. Incredible new state-of-theart laser system splashes brilliant highcolor LED laser light all across the entire surface of our dome. The most amazing light show you’ve ever seen! Different bands featured each month. 8:30 p.m.12:30 a.m. Admission. 757-595-1900, www.thevlm.org.

Dec. 12: Wintertime Wonders - Holiday Children's Program at the Virginia Living Museum. Grades K-1, 9:30 a.m.-noon; Grades 2-3, 1-3:30 p.m. Explore the winWWW.WILLIAMSBURGMAG.COM

ter season through stories, songs, games, and live animal programs. Discover how polar bears, penguins and other animals survive the cold and make a craft to take home. Register in advance at 757-5959135. Cost: $28 members; $34 nonmembers.

Dec. 12, 19, 26: James River Plantation Progressive Candlelight Carol Tour. Christmas past comes to life during this special evening in Williamsburg's James River Plantation Country. Explore history and holiday musical traditions while exploring Piney Grove-1790, Ashland1835, and Ladysmith-1857. You will enjoy the unique collection of Christmas decorations of the Gordineer that spans five generations. 3-5 p.m. Historic bed & breakfast lodging on the property is available. Admission: $20. 804-829-2196, www.pineygrove.com.

Dec. 19-20: Berkeley's Colonial Christmas. Come to historic Berkeley Plantation and learn how the Harrison family celebrated Christmas during the 18th century. Partake in the festive atmosphere created by colonial music and decorations of fresh greenery and natural arrangements from Berkeley's gardens. Costumed guides will add a special treat to your holiday season with stories about Christmas hospitality over 200 years ago. Holiday refreshments will be served. 1-3 p.m. By reservation. Admission. 804-829-6018, www.berkeleyplantation.com.

Dec. 31: First Night Williamsburg 2010. A non-alcoholic fun event for singles, couples and families. More than 60 different acts, including singers, dancers, instrumentalists, magicians, storytellers, puppeteers, jugglers, clowns, ballet, bands, and more, all indoors on 41 stages in 24 of historic Williamsburg’s most beautiful buildings. Performances run mainly through 11:45 p.m. Stay for the countdown and midnight fireworks extravaganza best viewed from Zable Stadium. Admission to all performances is included in the purchase of a special First Night button. Price does not include food or beverages. www.firstnightwilliamsburg.org.

Through Dec. 31: Star of Wonder: The Mystery of the Christmas Star at the Virginia Living Museum. Newport News. Experience the journey of the magi in the Virginia Living Museum’s state-of-the-art digital planetarium theater. Over the years, the scientific thinking has changed, archeology has revealed new clues, and


our understanding of who the magi might actually have been has grown. The show was completely revised in 2008 to offer a truly immersive look at the journey of the magi while examining the latest clues and seeking once more to understand the appearance of the Star of Bethlehem. Admission & $4 add-on. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 757-595-1900, www.thevlm.org.

Through Dec. 31: The Future is Wild at the Virginia Living Museum. Newport News Tyrannosaurus Rex, Velociraptors, Megalodon. The Earth’s past is filled with deadly predators on a fantastic scale. But what does the future hold? What hunters will stalk the planet in 5 million years? Or 100 million? Or even 200 million? Based on a successful international TV series, this show at the Abbitt Planetarium provides a glimpse at what kinds of fantastic creatures might be walking the Earth in 5 to 200 million years. The world’s leading scientists were involved in creating this fully animated vision of the creatures that might fly, walk and swim on the Earth of the future. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission. 757595-1900, www.thevlm.org.

Through Jan. 3, 2010: “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.

Through Jan. 15, 2010: 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 hard-to-find RF&P. Find that special gift from an assortment of books, puzzles, signs, pictures, and other train-themed items. Open Thursdays-Saturdays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., and Sunday, noon-5 p.m. www.traintowntownandhobby.com. WILLIAMSBURG MAGAZINE, DECEMBER 2009



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Christmas Bird Count Get involved in counting birds this month Grab the binoculars and take part in the 110th Christmas Bird Count sponsored by the Audubon Society. Locally members of the Williamsburg Bird Club will take part in the event, which is scheduled for Sunday, Dec. 20. The Christmas Bird Count is one of the largest citizen science projects in the world. For some, it is a tradition within families. People say they do it for love of the birds and their interest in conserving. People find the birds, identify them and report their findings online. Those who are interested can observe birds at backyard feeders, or they can go out to one of the areas many prime bird watching locations including the Colonial Parkway, Green Springs Trail, York River State Park, New Quarter Park, Waller Mill Park or other areas. Audubon and other organizations use the data collected in this longest-running wildlife census to assess the health of bird populations and to help guide conservation action. It is invaluable input from all over the country. Nationally people will be counting birds Dec. 14Jan. 5. Those interested in joining the local group can visit www.williamsburgbirdclub.org for more information. Last year, some of the species identified during the bird count included, wood duck, brown pelican, bald eagle, northern flicker and cardinals. Dozens of species were identified. If you are unable to participate in the Christmas Bird Count, there’s another in February, The Great Backyard Birdcount, sponsored by the Audubon Society and locally by Wild Birds Unlimited.



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FEED THE BIRDS George Copping of Wild Birds Unlimited at Monticello Marketplace shares some winter bird feeding tips: • Clean existing feeders. If feeders are broken or in disrepair, consider replacing. • Consider feeders that have the ability to feed peanuts, suet and seed. • Consider adding a birdbath to the yard. Birds need water, especially during winter so they can keep their feathers clean so they can stay warm. • Create brush piles so birds can seek shelter from the cold. • Clean out nesting boxes and leave them up for birds to roost in during cold winter weather. WILLIAMSBURG MAGAZINE, DECEMBER 2009

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We have consolidated to our Hampton store. Thank you all for your loyality. Visit us at

1176 Big Bethel Road Hampton, VA, 23666 (I-64, Exit261A, Left on Big Bethel, Left into Hampton Woods Plaza.)

Quilting Fabrics • Notions • Classes


757-262-0162 www.beadhavenva.com

“…simply delightful…” Williamsburg’s most enchanting shop for gifts & tea Featured in Tea Time

Reservations Please

Full Tea, 12:00–3:00

Scones and Tea, 2:30

RING 757.221.9550 OPEN TUE ~ SAT, 10 TO 5


Over 3,000 bolts of fabric including contemporary, Asian, traditional, reproductions, batiks and novelties.

Now more than twice its original size!

The Village Shops at Kingsmill 1915 Pocahontas Trail, B-4 Williamsburg, VA 23185 757-565-0978

Open Mon.–Sat. 10-5

A Healthy, Natural Approach To Comfortable Footwear


'Bout Time

We can fit you!

Free Time


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 www.mirabellasgrille.net 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 www.FrancescosRistoranteItaliano.com 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 Boutique.com

*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 . . . Williamsburg’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 www.quiltsunlimited.com

phone 757-221-8200 www.quiltsunlimited.com

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