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Covering the Historic Triangle since 1964 Bill O’Donovan Publisher

Ann Efimetz Editor

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Advertising Sales Williamsburg Magazine is a member of the Greater Williamsburg Chamber & Tourism Alliance. Williamsburg Magazine is published monthly by Virginia Gazette Companies LLC. Articles of compelling interest to visitors are reprinted occasionally from the Gazette. Editions are distributed by the first of the month at points all over Williamsburg, reaching hotels, motels, campgrounds, supermarkets, retailers, day trippers and weekenders. For information on story submissions, distribution, or advertising rates, call (757) 220-1736.

COVER PHOTO: A different view of the ships at Jamestown PHOTO THIS PAGE: A replica of Susan Constant Photos by Ann Efimetz

contents IN THIS ISSUE St. Martin’s Episcopal Church…………………………………17 Hot pursuit………………………………………………………19 Veda McMullen………………………………………………..21 Bye to summer………………………………………………..27 Celebrating ‘Class Acts’………………………………………28 DeWitt Wallace & Abby Aldrich Folk Art……………………30 Short cut………………………………………………………..37 Fall family fun…………………………………………………43 Consort concert…………………………………………………46 A world of discovery awaits…………………………………..50 Signs point to history…………………………………………..52 Curtain rises on new theatrical season………………………..66 Shrimp Feast celebrates 30 years……………………………..67

FEATURES Area Map……………………………………………………57–59 Discounts………………………………………………………38 Events……………………………………………………………64 Services…………………………………………………………52 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





St. Martin’s Episcopal Church You will find the people of St. Martin’s Episcopal Church participating in various community outreach projects. Some are Stephen Ministers who visit others in need, some volunteer with Salvation Army and others with the Williamsburg Parent Cooperative Preschool. Putting faith into action is one of the church goals and church programs reflect that mission. “Believe it or not, St. Martin’s is not a clergy-centered church,” said church rector, the Rev. Shirley Smith Graham. “The people of St. Martin’s are the true treasurers here. They have generous hearts that feel best when they’re serving others. They work in their professions and volunteering to help others.” Smith Graham, who has been leading the congregation since July 2007, said that the dedication of the church members is an inspiration. “They are deeply empathetic to those who suffer, and they have great imaginations for what can be done to help people feel connected with God and each other,” she said. “My privilege, along with the rest of the staff, is that we get to serve alongside them.” Smith Graham moved to Williamsburg from Alexandria, where she had served at Historic Christ Church. She stepped into a ministry here that had been occupied for three decades by the Rev. Pickett Miles. She said his legacy is ever-present in the church and within the people. “Pickett’s legacy is a blessing to me every day,” she said. “The strengths he built into St. Martin’s are evident. I’ve told him many a time that St. Martin’s wouldn’t be thriving today if he hadn’t been insightful and faithful about establishing good preaching standards, the Bible studies, the healing ministry, the Memorial Garden and gotten the parish kicked off in building the parish hall and offices.” Smith Graham has taken her leadership role to heart and has enjoyed getting to know the people she shepherds and sharing her perspective on the challenges of daily living. “I want to be full of hope and have a personal touch, connecting with individuals and the congregation,” she said. “I hope I’m affirming of folks and challenging, both. My sermons are always based on our readings from the Bible, but truly I preach from peoWWW.WILLIAMSBURGMAG.COM


ple’s lives, using my knowledge of what they’re dealing with to help them connect with God’s blessing for them.” Smith Graham believes in God’s omnipresence and it is her goal to help people realize the deep love He has for each one of His people. “My call is to help people be aware of God’s presence,” she said. “Because that presence conveys blessing, and we become changed by the love of God to be agents of grace and good in our community and our world.” ––Ann Efimetz

SAINT MARTIN’S EPISCOPAL Location 1333 Jamestown Road Phone 229-1111 Website Staff Rev. Shirley Smith Graham, rector; Rev. Sven vanBaars, assistant rector; Ann Meyer, education and formation; Phaedra McNorton, music and Tim Terry, office manager. Worship schedule 8, 9:15 and 11 a.m. on Sundays; noon Wednesdays Congregation size: 300-350 Sundays; total membership 765 Special programs Healing service Wednesdays at noon, community outreach, youth group, men’s and women’s ministries, Co-op Preschool. Church vision statement ”Small enough to welcome you and big enough to make a difference.”

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Hot pursuit Great Park Pursuit offers outdoor fun There are several area parks in James City County which offer fun for the entire family. “The Great Park Pursuit” sponsored by James City County Parks & Recreation was developed to help individuals and families take advantage of area parks. A summer program recently wrapped and a fall program begins this month. The department provides a checklist with highlights and features of each park. The area parks feature fishing, boating, biking, and other opportunities for outdoor activities. More –– To register for the Great Park Pursuit call 259-5352. The registration fee of $15 or $10 for James City-Williamsburg residents includes a t-shirt, activity log and water bottle. ––Ann Efimetz

THE GREAT PARK PURSUIT Here’s a list of the area parks to visit. Public parks are generally open daylight to dusk. Call 259-3200 or go to for more information. Brickyard Landing - Forge Road, Toano. Public boat ramp and tending pier providing access to the Chickahominy River. Chickahominy Riverfront Park - Route 5. Two outdoor swimming pools, boat ramp, fishing pier, camp sites, small driving range, pavilion and small store. Diascund Reservoir - Route 60 west of Toano. The reservoir is open to the public for boating access and fishing. Freedom Park - Centerville Road. Includes mountain bike and hiking trails, the Williamsburg Botanical Garden. Greensprings Greenway Interpretive Trail - Route 5. A three-mile soft-surface hiking trail. James CityWilliamsburg Community Center - Longhill Road in James City. Bike-walking path, sports playing fields. Skate park – skateboarding, in-line skating, biking. James River Community Center - Grove fields and courts for soccer, softball, tennis and basketball. Mid County Park - Ironbound Road. Kidsburg. Fitness trails, soccer, softball, volleyball, play equipment, picnic shelters. Powhatan Creek - Jamestown Road. Non-motorized boat and canoe launch with parking for up to 20 vehicles. Upper County Park - Leisure Road. Picnic shelter, concession area, outdoor swimming pool, wooded picnic site, fitness trail, bathhouse, restrooms and kiddie play equipment. Waller Mill Dog Park – Walking and exercising for you and your dog. Warhill Sports Complex - Warhill Trail. Baseball and soccer fields, multiuse trails. Jamestown Beach Park – Jamestown Road, near the ferry. Waterfront picnicking with tables and grills available. Little Creek Reservoir Park - Toano -playground, soft mulch nature trail and two shelters with grills plus rental canoes.








Veda McMullen Chances are if you have called the Division of Parks & Recreation for James City County you have spoken with Veda McMullen. The kind voice on the other end of the phone belongs to McMullen who has been helping people for more than two decades. On a daily basis she helps people with a variety of questions regarding the county’s parks, programming and facilities. She’s the go-to person for finding what you need to know. She responds to public and staff requests for information, composes communications through media releases and develops promotional posters and fliers, which highlight various programs. And when she’s not doing that, she may be behind the camera at the county video center coordinating photography and video production for various clients. Her zeal for the job is apparent. “I love the opportunities to work directly with our citizens, to hear their comments on the county and on our services,” she said. “Because so much of my work is generally performed in an office setting, when I have the chance to work with citizens, their passion for community is always wonderful. I feel so proud to live in such a caring and compassionate community.” McMullen’s ease of dealing with people springs from her background in broadcast journalism. After graduating from Virginia Commonwealth University, she spent years in television news and broadcasting. When the job for the county came her way, she thought it would fit well with her expertise. “I knew it would be a wonderful opportunity to visit the print, publications, and graphics aspects of the business,” she said. “I’ve learned so much during my tenure so far.” McMullen said the county’s parks are a wonderful asset and provide families with inexpensive ways to have fun together. “It’s our goal is to encourage youth and families to get outside and play,” she said.

The renovated James City-Williamsburg Community Center will open this month. McMullen is anticipating renewed interest in the popular facility. The center will have new tiling, renovated locker rooms and a new pool pump and filtration system. There will be new membership options and a variety of new ways to use the upgraded facility. “We’re also looking at a variety of promotional options to welcome back existing patrons and to appeal to citizens who have never used our facilities,” she said.“I think the public will find us fun, affordable, convenient, and responsive to their needs.” ––Ann Efimetz

VEDA MCMULLEN Title Communications Coordinator James City County Age 50 How long at job Been working with James City County Government for 21 years. Favorite past time Movies and theatre. If she could change one thing about the world: “Health care. Hardworking, taxpaying citizens should not have the added burden of worrying about paying for health care when they’re sick.” What she sees herself doing in ten years “Hopefully the economy will have flourished and I’ll have retired. I have always wanted to spend my second life praticing communications law or owning my own media services business. I’m now developing my 10-year plan to achieve those goals.”




TAKE THE TOUR ACCOMMODATIONS LEXINGTON GEORGE WASHINGTON INN AND CONFERENCE CENTER 500 Merrimac Trail, Williamsburg (757) 220-1410 • fax (757) 259-5500

The Lexington George Washington Inn is a contemporary hotel nestled in the heart of Virginia’s Colonial Capitol in Williamsburg. We offer spacious and detailed rooms and suites. Our amenities include a competition-sized pool, on-site fitness center, business center, free high-speed Internet and free cable TV in every room. GW’s is our classic Barista featuring gourmet coffees, lattes, espressos, sandwiches and wraps, freshly baked muffins, snacks and beverages. We also have two restaurants, The Rusty Musket and The Copper Scroll.

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

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

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 for admission rates and more information. WILLIAMSBURG MAGAZINE, SEPTEMBER 2009



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

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

THE ORIGINAL “GHOSTS OF WILLIAMSBURG” CANDLELIGHT TOURS Historic Williamsburg (757) 253-1058 • 1-877-62-GHOST

This wonderful, fun-filled tour has been Williamsburg’s #1 Ghost Tour 19 years in a row. To charge tickets by phone, call 757-253-1058. Tickets can be purchased in advance at Williamsburg General Store, 1636 Richmond Road.


2001 Mooretown Road (on Bypass Road, next to Big Kmart) (757) 259-4600 Meet the challenge and discover the fun of Williamsburg’s newest family attraction! Putt your way through mountain caves, over footbridges and under cascading waterfalls on our two 18-hole Adventure Golf Courses…a swashbuckling good time for the entire family! Open Mar–Nov., 10 am–10/11 p.m.


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

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 for ticket prices and 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

WATER COUNTRY USA 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

WILLIAMSBURG NATIONAL GOLF CLUB The settlers of Williamsburg’s Historic Triangle found great beauty and faced noble challenges in nearby Jamestown and Yorktown. At Williamsburg National, we honor those two nearby historic sites with our existing Nicklaus designed Jamestown Course and our new Yorktown Course designed by Tom Clark. Both courses offer their own “great beauty” and “noble challenges” as today’s visitors enjoy golfing at the award-winning Williamsburg National Golf Club. (757) 258-9642 or 800-826-5732. 3700 Centerville Rd.

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. WWW.WILLIAMSBURGMAG.COM

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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 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 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

Westover Plantation is America’s premier example of Georgian architecture. It was built in 1730 by William Byrd II, diarist, colonial leader and founder of Richmond. The grounds include an expansive view of the James River, boxwood gardens, elaborate 18th century gates made in London, and plantation dependencies. The gardens and grounds are open daily for a self-guided tour. The house is open during Garden Week. For information, call (804) 829-2882 or visit their web site at Hewick, located on Route 602 in Urbanna, was built in 1678 and is the ancestral home of Christopher Robinson Esq., a member of the Virginia House of Burgesses. The home is operated today as a bed & breakfast by 10th generation descendants. Tours available. Conveniently located 2 miles off Route 17. Call 800 484-7514 (ext. 1678), or 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 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. Jasmine Plantation, located in Providence Forge, is a fully restored 18th century inn located on 49 acres. The Jasmine was settled c. 1680 by George Morris, surveyor and member of the Virginia House of Burgesses from New Kent County (1680). The existing house, bult c. 1750, is located in front of the original Morris homesite and was used as a headquarters for the Revolutionary Army in 1779. The Jasmine’s owners, Donald and Eileen Smith operate the Inn as a Bed & Breakfast and a location for weddings and events up to 300 people. Tours are available. Please call (804) 966-9836 or (800) 639-5368 or visit online at 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 WILLIAMSBURG MAGAZINE, SEPTEMBER 2009


relics, re-enactments, great golf, shopping, Virginia flora and fauna, African-American heritage and nature trails only minutes away from the Historic Triangle! Newport News Visitor Center, 13560 Jefferson Avenue (Exit 250B) from I-64. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 757-886-7777.

THE MARINERS’ MUSEUM From bow to stern, The Mariners’ Museum is filled with fascinating stories, captured in priceless artifacts that celebrate the spirit of the open sea. Explore rare figureheads, handcrafted ship models, artifacts (including the revolving turret) from the Civil War ironclad USS Monitor, paintings, small craft from around the world, navigational instruments, and so much more. For an outdoor experience, visit the 550-acre woodland park to walk the five-mile Noland Trail that winds around tranquil Lake Maury. Enjoy a picnic from the Museum Café or rent a canoe to relax or fish on the lake. Hours: MondaySaturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday, Noon to 5 p.m. Located twenty minutes from Williamsburg. Take exit 258A from I-64.

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 for ticket prices and more information.

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

Come join Captain Howard Wainwright and his crew 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 !!!

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 WWW.WILLIAMSBURGMAG.COM

soil and offers the best view of the Atlantic Ghost Fleet. The Isle of Wight Museum focuses on the area’s history. The Smithfield Inn (circa 1752) Bed & Breakfast once paid host to George Washington. The town has a number of antique and specialty shops, many on Main Street and in the Historic District. Call (800) 365-9339 for more information or visit the web site at

HISTORIC ST. LUKE'S CHURCH c.1632 14477 Benn's Church Boulevard, Smithfield (757) 357-3367 •

Tour Historic St. Luke’s Church as docents take you from pre-Colonial times up to the present day. Hear stories of Bloody Tarleton and his Dragoons camping on the church grounds and the Confederate Army stabling horses inside the church. Experience these and other fascinating stories along with seeing the oldest original Gothic architecture in the United States. Historic St. Luke’s Church, circa 1632, affectionately known as “the Old Brick”, is the oldest surviving church of English foundation in America. Originally an Anglican church, “the Old Brick” was consecrated Episcopal and renamed St. Luke’s after the Revolutionary war. The congregation moved to Smithfield in the 1830’s, using St. Luke’s as a summer chapel for many years. In 1957, the church was restored and the Historic St. Luke’s Restoration, Inc. foundation was established. The church is home to a collection of 17th and 18th century antiques and artifacts, including an English chamber organ believed to be the oldest intact organ of its kind in the world. Open for tours April-October, 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

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. WWW.WILLIAMSBURGMAG.COM

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 Merchants Square, 1321 Jamestown Road, Suite 204, in Williamsburg Office Park next to Colony Square Shopping Center. For current gallery hours and special events, see our ad this month or visit the web at Call (757) 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

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



Enjoy a unique and charming shopping experience as you step into the history of the Civil War. The Civil War section is highlighted by a large selection of limited-edition prints by artists Mort Kunstler, John Paul Strain and Don Troin. Replicas including rifles, pistols and swords. Native American handmade craft items include pottery, kachinas, flutes, dolls and jewelry. 1441 Richmond Road. (757) 2531155.

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

MUSCARELLE MUSEUM OF ART 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 for information as well as admission prices.


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See some of the purest examples of early Colonial and English artifacts housed in America’s oldest original Gothic church. This beautiful circa 1632 church is home to a rare 1630 English chamber organ, the oldest of its kind in the world. Also on display is altar furniture from the 1600’s with one chair attributed to Thomas Dennis, one of the earliest cabinetmakers to come to the colonies. The interior of the church reflects medieval and Jacobean design. Open for tours April-October, Tuesday-Saturday 9:30 a.m.5:00 p.m., Sundays 1:00-5:00 p.m..; 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

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

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 corner of Main and Ballard Streets, Yorktown.

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.

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.



Bye to summer September means it’s Back to School Labor Day is considered the last holiday of summer. Summer officially ends this month, although we are likely to experience summer temperatures for several more weeks. Kid’s usually don’t like September because it means another school year is beginning. But September is a fun month, with plenty of observances that can give us a reason to celebrate. Here are some special occasions as listed by September is Be Kind to Editors and Writers Month, Fall Hat Month, Library Card Sign-Up Month, National Chicken Month, National Coupon Month, National Piano Month and Shameless Promotion Month. There are also a few special weeks that fall during the month including National Waffle Week , 6-12; Line Dance Week, 14-19; National Clean Hands Week 2026; National Chimney Safety Week, 27-Oct. 3.

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Nominations for the series will come from the adminstration offices of area schools. ––Ann Efimetz

Kids play a big part in our community by volunteering at various organizations and sharing their talents. The Williamsburg Magazine will introduce a new monthly feature, “Class Acts” beginning next month that will highlight a school-aged youth who has given back to the community either

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When you enter upstairs, you can take a tour of the Public Hospital of 1773. The three-part exhibit features history on mental illness and treatment methods. In the same building is the Abby Aldrich Decorative Arts Museum. The museum moved to this location a few years ago and features a variety of colorful changing and permanent exhibits. If you have never been, it is a great outing. An admission ticket or Good Neighbor’s Pass is required. ––Ann Efimetz 30


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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BERTRAM AND WILLIAMS, BOOKS & FINE ART 1459 Richmond Road (757) 564-9670

Behind a modest exterior, you will discover 25,000 used and rare books for readers and collectors. Art lovers can choose among hundreds of original lithographs, etchings, engravings, photographs, and paintings--everything from Rembandt to Homer, Stieglitz, Matisse, Chagall, Lankes, and many others. A large selection of old maps, important autographs, documents, and antique prints make this the most diversified gallery in the region. Open 10 a.m 'til 6 p.m. 363 days a year.

CHICKADEE'S 6514 Richmond Road, Lightfoot 757.645.3365

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

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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.


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.




1176 Big Bethel Road, Hampton (757) 262-0162 1915 Pocahontas Trail, Suite E4, Williamsburg (757) 253-2323

Two charming, full service bead stores offering quality beads, supplies and classes. Visit our website: for more information. Hampton: Open Sunday–Tuesday and Thursday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Wednesday and Friday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. From I-64 take exit 261A, left at Big Bethel and left at Village Dr., left again into Hampton Woods Plaza. Williamsburg: Open 10 am–5 pm Monday through Saturday. Bead and Buddies every Tuesday. You are invited to join us for an informal get-together to bead, talk, help one another and be inspired. From I-64 take exit 243 to Rt. 60 go left one mile. The Village Shops at Kingsmill are on the right. Suite E-4


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Williamsburg Outlet Mall 6401 Richmond Road, Lightfoot (757) 258-9051

The Bottom Line specializes in unique items from a variety of sources that range from first quality to factory seconds to closeouts and odd lots. We are a locally owned and operated store and pride ourselves on our ability to find items that can be provided to our customers at the best possible price.

BOYER’S DIAMOND AND GOLD SOURCE 6564 Richmond Road, Lightfoot (757) 565-0747 Fax: (757) 565-2727

Price certainly makes Boyer's unique. However, price is not everything. When you step into Boyer's you will see a colonial style store filled with columns. You will also see cherrywood cabinets overflowing with some of the most exquisite jewelry you have ever seen – anywhere. If perchance you do not see what you are looking for, just ask. We have hundreds of pieces in our vaults that would love to be caressed. Suppose you have a problem with your jewelry. That is why we are here. We take care of our customers – all of our customers all of the time.


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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.

CIVIL WAR & NATIVE AMERICAN STORE & GALLERY – - - - - - - - -  1441 Richmond Road, Williamsburg (757) 253-1155

Enjoy a unique and charming shopping experience as you step into the history of the Civil War. The Civil War section is highlighted by a large selection of limited-edition prints by artists Mort Kunstler, John Paul Strain and Don Troin. Replicas including rifles, pistols and swords. Native American handmade craft items include pottery, kachinas, flutes, dolls and jewelry.

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

Our boutique style showroom is a great place to look for that unexpected “treasure.” We offer a changing selection of transitional and traditional wood and upholstered furniture, lamps, 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

Designer consignment clothing in sizes 0–24 received daily. Labels include: Anne Klein, St. John, Escada, Dana Buchman, Ralph Lauren, Talbots, Chico’s and many others. Name brand shoes, purses and jewelry galore! 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. Need consignors for men’s clothes, shoes, etc.


7521 Richmond Road (old Candle Factory) Route 60 - (757)-565-3553

A great variety of antiques including American/European furniture, porcelain/flow blue, majolica, glassware, parlor lamps, stoneware, paintings, samplers, mirrors, primitives, and antique crocks. We have Williamsburg’s best selection of antique wall, mantel and tall case clocks and a wonderful collection of unique antique tools. Come visit our 3600 square feet of WILLIAMSBURG MAGAZINE, SEPTEMBER 2009

fine antiques located in the old Candle Factory on Richmond Road, one mile off exit 231A of Interstate I-64.


110 South Henry Street The Henry Street Shops, Merchants Square (757) 221-8200

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

GARDEN-FLAGS.COM 230 Monticello Ave. (757) 293-3524

We try to make our cheerfully decorated flag store an experience you will remember. The walls are adorned with flowers, birds and butterflies and our three large windows are filled with elegant stained glass. The store itself is packed with thousands of flags for celebrations, sports, animals, parties, colleges, NFL, MLB, NASCAR, and yearround holidays as well as kites, spinners, wind chimes and gifts. We are open Tues.-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


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

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.

GREEN GATES GIFTS 1467 George Washington Hwy (Route 17) Gloucester Point (804) 642-5618

Experience small town charm with big city taste at Green Gates Gifts; carrying everything from Hickory Hill Furniture and Arthur Court Designs to Vera Bradley decorating accessories and the largest selection of Kershaw Knives in the area with 75 different models. The walls are covered with beautiful art from $20 to $2000. Come visit this unusually beautiful gift shop located at the foot of the Coleman Bridge in Gloucester Point. Also, offering free gift wrapping and free delivery to Williamsburg.


903 S. Church Street, Smithfield (757) 356-1055

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your visit to Smithfield! This beautiful antique store is filled with furniture from end to end! You will find antiques dating from 1800 on up. Many accessories fill the store, and you will find a large array of Period Lighting. The store is open Thursday through Saturday, but call first on other days and you will be able to see the store by appointment.


Village Shops at Kingsmill, Route 60 East (757) 258-3300

Specializing in turn-of-the century antiques and estate linens. Bedroom and dining room displays of furniture, crystal, china, silver and fine linens. Linen and lace restoration services, presentations on the history and care of vintage linen, custom monogramming and full linen services.

HISTORIC ST. LUKE’S GIFT SHOP 14477 Benn’s Church Blvd., Smithfield (757) 357-3367

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


5251-Ste 19 John Tyler Hwy (757) 220-9146

Our goal is to provide you with “quality consignments at excellent prices.” We carry petite to plus sizes, children’s clothing & accessories, Walsingham uniforms, shoes, handbags and jewelry galore! Now carrying men’s clothing! New seasonal consignments arrive daily including brands such as Chico’s, Ralph Lauren, Anne Klein, Talbots, Cole Haan, Strasburg and Coach...just to name a few. Tuesday–Saturday 10-5. Williamsburg Crossing Shopping Center (corner of Route 5 &199).


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 jewelers 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 WWW.WILLIAMSBURGMAG.COM

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


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

Knitting Sisters features exquisite yarns to ignite your passion! We have a gorgeous selection of hand-painted and designer yarns, as well as the latest in novelty yarns from Italy. Come knit with us! Monday–Saturday, 10 a.m.–5:30 p.m.


2719 Ironbound Rd, Intersection of Jamestown and Ironbound Rd (757) 206.1649

Find fun, elegant and classic designs from Silk, Wool, Alpaca, Bamboo, Cotton, Hemp etc. that you can either dress up or down for lasting value. Many designs from Europe such as Bamford and Sons of England and Belgian Linen by Libeco. Let us host your bridal shower with lingerie by Swiss manufacturer Hanro and Julianna Rae. Ladies, bring your church group for a ladies tea party and model hats by three times Milliner Designer of the year Louise Green and Italian leather bags by Rebecca Minkoff and Emre of New York. If you're just visiting or you live in the Williamsburg area, stop by and see this truly unique specialty store with stylish clothing and accessories from all natural and organic fibers. Open 10:AM to 5:00 PM Tuesday to Saturday, or call for an Appointment. 757.206.1649 or 1.866.96kyrie

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!

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


6963 Richmond Road (Route 60) Colonial Plaza Shopping Center (Near Brass Shop; Go-Karts Plus; Pottery)

Enjoy shopping in a pleasant Southern atmosphere, newly restructured and reorganized with 2 train display cases and display shelving which showcases all our tagged priced-to-sell items, mark-downs, train accessories, books, model railroad magazines, Lionel, Marx, Model Power, etc., “O Gauge”, O-27, HO, N, S, Z, scale model accessories and so much more. Whether you are a firsttime tourist or a return visitor, you will find something for everyone. Easy parking. Tour buses are welcome. Thurs.-Fri. noon-4:30p.m.; Sat. 11 a.m.5 p.m. Cold drinks available. Shop for sale. Will hold paper. $25,000- $10,000 cash.


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.

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, McCall's Candles, gourmet people treats, dog clothing & accessories, dog bakery, custom bedding, & so much more!!! Be sure to stop


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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.


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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 instruc-





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You will find something for everyone at New Concept Gifts in the Williamsburg Outlet Mall. With on site engraving and embroidery, New Concept Gifts is your one stop shop for all your gift giving needs. We have the best prices on all Williamsburg souvenirs and sports memorabilia. New Concept Gifts is the largest source for official NFL and NASCAR merchandise in Virginia.


Williamsburg Pottery Factory Outlets (757) 565-2065 • Building #8 (757) 565-3582 • Warehouse

Save 50%-75% on over 1,200 new & antique handmade Oriental rugs. Wool & silk from Persia, India, Pakistan and China. Sizes from 2x3 up to 12x18. The best prices in town! Open 7 days a week!


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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.


311 Main Street, Smithfield (757) 357-2277

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! THE YARN

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Bamford and Sons • Hanro Switzerland Libeco Lagae • Corgi Handwoven Knits Peligrosa • Emre of NY Louise Green • Badgley Mischka Magaschoni • Gretchen Scott Baskets Midori Linen • Gossypium Terry Stack Italian Leather Belts 2719 Ironbound Road near Jamestown Road 757.206.1649 • WWW.WILLIAMSBURGMAG.COM

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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.

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

ed 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.

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Patriot Plaza 3044-3 Richmond Road, Williamsburg (757) 259-7463

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

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

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Unique gifts for you, the home & your 4-legged friends Home Décor • Candles • Jewelry Gourmet People Treats Dog Clothing & Accessories Comet mee Dog Bakery • Custom Bedding Roxy! Dog Breed Gifs and so much more! Dogs welcome!

5104 Main Street,New Town Williamsburg • 757-220-2001 Fresh Breads & Sweets made from scratch daily. 5560 Foundation St., 757-345-5399 M-F, 6:30AM-5:30PM / SAT. 7:30AM-4:30PM

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SERENDIPITY– – – – – – 

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.


1325 Jamestown Road, Williamsburg (757) 220-0400

Distinctive Hand Made Antique and Semi-Antique Persian and Oriental Rugs. In store services include certified appraisals, genuine hand washing, expert repair and restoration services, a full line of padding and installation services. Mr. Shaia has conducted lectures and symposiums on floor art and the history of rug making throughout the south. After 35 years of business in the Greater Williamsburg Area Shaia Oriental Rugs of Williamsburg has built a reputation as a fair and honest business where the customer will receive knowledge, service and quality at a reasonable price. If you are in the market for a product that will become a family heirloom, something that will be handed down for generations…. you owe it to yourself to visit Shaia.


5425 Richmond Road, Williamsburg (757) 565-3000

The flagship store, Carolina Furniture, features more than 400 of the top names in furniture. Choose from the collections of makers like Henredon, Baker, and Hickory Chair, with sumptuous fabrics, distinctive styling, unique character, and exceptional beauty that you;ll find nowhere else. Carolina Carpets offers rugs, runners, broadloom from all the best names, including Karastan, Samad, Michael Aziz,Nourison, and many others. Contemporary designs, traditional Orientals, and everything in between. Inspired by the classics and distinguished by color and detail, Martha Stewart Signature is a complete portfolio of home furnishings, all designed to work with one another beautifully. Meticulously constructed, generously proportioned, and luxuriously appointed, Ralph Lauren's furniture conveys an attitude of style, sophistication, and heritage. Handcrafted solid brass and copper light fixtures, clocks, chandeliers, fireplace screens, door knockers, glassware and table settings-all the details that make a house a home. The perfect place to find the perfect gift, Williamsburg, Brass, Gifts, & Lighting. Carolina Kids Room- bunk beds, canopy beds, cribs, armoires, and study desksWILLIAMSBURG MAGAZINE, SEPTEMBER 2009

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 consignments are well displayed and match the company’s slogan “Something for Everyone” to a tee. Come visit and see a wide variety of 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.

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

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.

VILLAGE SHOPS AT KINGSMILL 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 ecoconscious 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 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.

WILLIAMSBURG CONSIGNMENT SHOP 6963 Richmond Road (Route 60) Colonial Town Plaza Shopping Center (Near Brass Shop; Go-Karts Plus; Pottery)

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home accessories, collectables, memorabilia, videos, picture frames, country and patriotic crafts, Lightfoot Station trains, and so much more. Whether you are a first-time tourist or a return visitor, you will find something for everyone. Easy parking. Tour buses are welcome. Thurs.-Fri. noon4:30p.m.; Sat. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Cold drinks available. Shop for sale. Will hold paper. $25,000- $10,000 cash.


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

Williamsburg Jewelers specializes in the design, manufacture and repair of fine jewelry with all work done on premises by our jeweler with over 30 years experience. Tues.-Fri. 10 - 5, Sat. 10 a.m.- 4 p.m.

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.


Short cut If you are coming down Richmond Road from the Upper County and need to get to James City-Williamsburg Community Center, you can hang a right at the lights by Wendy’s and take Governor Berkeley Road to Longhill Road. Take a left onto the access road that brings you directly to the parking lot. It’s a time-saver Other shortcuts we have featured: • Mt. Vernon and Richmond Road

• News Road • Monticello Avenue, extended • Rochambeau Road • Route 143 to Newport News • Old Mooretown Road to new Mooretown Road • Access road behind Williamsburg Shopping Center • Ireland Street • Airport Road to Rochambeau and Merrimac Trail • Greensprings Road to Route 5 • Colonial Parkway (either direction) • N. Henry Street to Route 199 • Penniman Road to Route 143 • Route 199 (Humelsine Parkway) • Waller Street to Capitol Landing Road. • Compton Drive to Ukrop Way to Jamestown Road through the College of William & Mary. • Ironbound to Monticello Avenue. • Treyburn Drive (off Ironbound Road) to Monticello Avenue. • Bypass Road to Parkway Drive. • Mooretown Road to shopping centers and Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center. Do you have a favorite shortcut? E-mail ––Ann Efimetz





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Colonial „ CW celebrates the 30th anniversary of African American programs 2009 marks the 30th anniversary of Colonial Williamsburg’s African American programs. In 1979 Colonial Williamsburg introduced pioneering new programs to interpret the lives of the more than 50 percent of the town’s population who were free and enslaved African Americans at the time of the American Revolution. To celebrate 30 years of dedication to telling this story, a variety of special events and programs are being planned for 2009. As in past years, the lives of enslaved Virginians are detailed in several programs offered at Great Hopes Plantation, the Peyton Randolph House and during Revolutionary City. At Great Hopes Plantation guests watch the re-creation and evolution of an 18th-century plantation, learn about enslaved African Virginians and their masters, and learn how they lived and worked on a typical middle-sized rural Virginia farm. While Great Hopes focuses on the rural life, the Peyton Randolph House site in the middle of Colonial Williamsburg’s Historic Area presents the life of The evening program explores the diverse African Americans in the 18th-century capital of Virginia. The site introduces nature of African American musical culture in guests to the daily work, family relationships and attitudes toward the colonial Virginia. American Revolution of the enslaved community. At the entrance to the site, orientation interpreters distribute cards identifying 23 slaves. Guests use them to learn about enslaved residents of the house, like Johnny, Peyton Randolph’s manservant, who struggles with the question of staying on property or joining other enslaved people fighting with the British for their freedom. Revolutionary City and Revolutionary Stories offer guests an opportunity to interact with free and enslaved Virginians as they debate and discuss the events leading up to American independence. In Revolutionary City visitors can gain insight into the perspectives of residents such as Baptist preacher Gowan Pamphlet and Eve, an enslaved servant at the Randolph house. Revolutionary Stories provide further opportunities to understand the impact of the Revolution on the African American population through programs such as What Holds the Future in which Lord Dunmore’s slaves ponder their At Great Hopes Plantation, guests follow an interpreter through the fates moments before being taken to auction. reconstructed 18th-century rural Day programs that discuss 18th-century African American life include Workin’ the kitchen, slave quarters and Soil, Healin’ the Soul. At Great Hopes Plantation, guests follow an interpreter through agricultural and livestock fields the reconstructed 18th-century rural kitchen, slave quarters and agricultural and for a look at day-to-day living for livestock fields for a look at day-to-day living for rural enslaved families. An interactive rural enslaved families during the walking tour of the Historic Area allows guests to discover the perspectives of free and program, “Working’ the Soil, enslaved African Americans through a variety of documents and props. Guests will Healing the Soul.” explore the choices made by Williamsburg’s colonial African American residents and learn about the consequences of these decisions. During the new walking tour, In Their Own Words, guests learn about the struggle of free and enslaved African Americans to gain liberty and equality before and during the American Revolution. After the sun sets, guests can enjoy several African American evening programs: • Papa Said, Mama Said. Through this interactive program, guests explore the significance of stories passed down from their elders. • African American Music. Through a combination of observed and participatory experiences, guests will explore the diverse nature of African American musical culture in colonial Virginia. Also offered this year: • Brothers-in-Arms. Colonial Williamsburg’s Brothers-In-Arms Weekend program recognizes the challenges, triumphs and contributions of free and enslaved African Americans during the American Revolution. This program brings to life the contradiction of slavery and freedom through the extraordinary stories of enslaved people who became soldiers and camp followers fighting for their own freedom on the sides of the Americans and British. For more information, call 1-800-HISTORY of visit WWW.WILLIAMSBURGMAG.COM


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Kimball Theatre

Pizza on the Square: 11 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. For more information on tickets, lodging and dining, please call 1-800-HISTORY.


HERE IS WHAT WE RECOMMEND YOU SEE! Is this your first Colonial Williamsburg visit or your first visit in a long time? Here are sites we recommend you see: Governor’s Palace (Allow an hour) The residence of seven royal governors and the first two elected governors of the new sovereign state of Virginia, the Palace is shown today as the home of Lord Dunmore, the last British governor of the colony, on the eve of the Revolution. Peyton Randolph House (Allow 45 minutes) Home to one of Virginia’s leading politicians, this was the site of important social and political gatherings. The backyard shows the range of work undertaken by enslaved men and women and their interaction with the white household. Courthouse (Allow 20 minutes) County and city courts provided local justice both in civil and criminal cases. Participate in a wide variety of court trials in which lives, liberties and property come into contest. Magazine (Allow 30 minutes) The Magazine, Williamsburg’s arsenal, was the warehouse for gunpowder and firearms belonging to the colony and Commonwealth of Virginia. Printing Office and Bookbindery (Allow 20 minutes) Printed items such as newspapers, political notices and manuals played a key role in the spread of information before and during the Revolution. Blacksmith (Allow 30 minutes) During the Revolution, James Anderson’s shop repaired arms for the American forces. Capitol (Allow 40 minutes) Here, in the spring of 1776, Virginia’s patriots voted for independence and a new state constitutional. Over the next five years, the government conducted the war and introduced the legislation from the Capitol that created that state’s republican government. Colonial Williamsburg’s Art Museums (Allow at least an hour) The DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum features world-class English and American silver, ceramics, paintings, prints and textiles dating from 1600 to 1830. The Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum is the first museum dedicated solely to American folk art. Colonial Evening Performances (Additional tickets required) The fun in Colonial Williamsburg doesn’t stop when the sun goes down. The whole family will enjoy “A Grand Medley of Entertainments,” an 18th-century vaudeville act. Determine the guilt or innocence of the “Virginia witch” during “Cry Witch.” Enjoy an elegant evening of chamber music at the “Palace Concert.” Learn how soldiers lived, fought and survived the American Revolution during “In Defense of Our Liberty.” Find out if a young enslaved couple can overcome the obstacles to become husband and wife in our newest evening program, “Jumpin’ the Broom.” Stop by any Colonial Williamsburg ticket office to make reservations for evening programs. For more information on Colonial Williamsburg’s summer programs, visit our Web site at

© 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… CW’s Revolutionary City enters fall season The fourth season of Colonial Williamsburg's highly acclaimed Revolutionary City® programs returns to its autumn schedule beginning Monday, Aug. 31. The two-hour, outdoor dramatic presentation of interactive stories and events begins at 3 p.m. each day in the easternmost block of Duke of Gloucester Street nearest the Capitol. Ticketed guests are invited to follow their Revolutionary-era counterpart’s transition from subjects to citizens and make connections between those Revolutionary changes and issues facing citizens today. The seasonal change also shifts presentation times for programs that complement the Revolutionary City experience, including “Revolution in the Streets.” “All Cause of Danger,” the companion drama to “Collapse of Royal Government, 17741776,” is presented on the Courthouse steps at noon Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. “Blessings of Liberty,” a prelude to “Citizens at War, 1776-1781,” explores the tensions created by revolutionary fervor at noon Wednesdays and Fridays at the Courthouse of 1770. These scenes from “All Cause of Danger” and “Blessings of Liberty” will begin on Sept. 22. Revolutionary City At Night provides evening enhancements to the guest experience. Revolutionary City programs are designed to provide timeless parallels between the lives of modern Americans and corresponding 18th-century events and issues. The Revolutionary City experience portrays the years 1774-1781 when the townspeople of Williamsburg progressed from subjects to citizens amidst momentous, world-changing events. It is a uniquely American story, presented where the events actually happened. For more information, call 1-800-HISTORY.

America’s Music Series takes audiences on an audio journey There are some musical styles and instruments, like the banjo, bluegrass and gospel, that are thought of as essential features of American folk music. This fall, a wide variety of performers will showcase the history of our music during America’s Music Series at 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. at the DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum. Whoop & Holler: The Evolution of the Banjo will chronicle the history of this lively instrument from its origins as a slave instrument fashioned out of gourds, to its current standing as a core feature of bluegrass and American

John Turner, a 10-time winner of the U.S. National Scottish Fiddling Championship, will perform during the America’s Music Concert Series.


country music. See Carson Hudson perform on Sept. 1 and Oct. 6. Kelly Kennedy will perform Irish Influences in Song and Dance on Sept. 8. A noted vocalist, instrumentalist, actor, folk artist and dancer, Kennedy has been performing at Colonial Williamsburg since 1995. Dean Shostak began his career at the age of 14 performing on string instruments, including the violin, the fiddle and the hurdy-gurdy. On Sept. 15 and Oct. 20, he shows this dimension of his musical talent with the program Fiddleworks: Influences from Around the World. Listen as he returns to his own musical roots and introduces audiences to the fiddle’s origins in America. Many genres are influenced by traditional song and dance from different countries within the United Kingdom. John Turner’s program takes audiences to Great Britain to explore The Influence of Scottish Fiddle Music. Turner, a 10-time winner of the U.S. National Scottish Fiddling Championship, will perform Sept. 22 and Oct. 13. Timothy Seaman examines the extensive history and versatile nature of the instrument in Hammered Dulcimers and Other Instruments. Seaman uses his music to take listeners to different historical periods and geographical regions. His program features the hammered dulcimer, a large collection of flutes and whistles, psalteries (a stringed instrument related to the harp), mountain dulcimer and percussion. Seaman joins America’s Music Series on Sept. 29 and Oct. 27. For information call (757) 220-7724 or visit

Stoneware exhibition A new exhibition at Colonial Williamsburg’s DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum explores the rich history of stoneware in Britain’s American colonies and the new nation from the first English settlements through 1800. “Pottery With a Past: Stoneware in Early America” presents a wide array of drinking, dining and storage vessels—in ceramic forms ranging from utilitarian jugs to exquisite decorative teapots—made in England, Germany and early America. The exhibition includes more than 300 intact objects These two jugs, dated “1724,” were produced in the Westerwald region of Germany specifically for the and archaeological English and English colonial market. Jugs of this type fragments—recovered from were imported in large quantities to the American sites in New England, the colonies during the 18th century and fragments of them Middle Atlantic and are frequently found at archaeological sites along the eastern seaboard. Southern colonies—along with rare extant objects with histories of ownership. Many of these objects, from Colonial Williamsburg’s holdings and more than 45 private and public collections, are exhibited for the first time. “Pottery With a Past: Stoneware in Early America” will be on view through January 2, 2011. For information, call (757) 220-7724 or visit




Fall family fun Riverfront beaches, Farmers Market You can still get some summer fun in during the last days of the season. The James and York Rivers are wonderful places for families to enjoy. There are various beach areas along the Colonial Parkway where you can park and enjoy the water. It’s especially nice in the evening after the hot sun has gone down some. Families can swim, walk, play Frisbee or other games along the river fronts. The rivers are great place for kids to wade and collect shells along the beachfront. People love to bring their dogs to the waterfront to let them swim. It’s free, in our backyard and provides for a great time out. And don’t forget the Williamsburg Farmers Market.

Photo by Ann Efimetz


Locally grown produce, food samples great music music await each Saturday 8 a.m.-noon in Merchants Square. (It was just voted the best medium-size farmers market in America.) Here’s a rundown of the cooking demonstrations and entertainment for September. Sept. 5 - Chef Cynthia Schuette of Riverwalk Restaurant and music by Ron Fetner Sept 12 - Chef Jim Kennedy of Dudley’s Farmhouse Grille, music by Prentice Creek Partners Sept 19 - Chef Sharon Oakley and music by So’lach. Sept 26 - Sentara Patrick Day and music by Clan McCool. And there’s another reason to visit Yorktown. Yorktown Market Days at the River continue 8 a.m.noon Saturday, Sept. 12 and 26. ––Ann Efimetz

Photo by Maria Cury




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.


Lexington/George Washington Inn 500 Merrimac Trail, Williamsburg (757) 220-1410

A hearty, classic bistro located in the newly renovated George Washington Inn. Friendly service in a peaceful atmosphere. Join us for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Nightly chef specialties of fresh local seafood. Stop by the adjoining Rusty Musket Tavern with Karaoke on Wednesday nights and Monday night football specials.

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.

GREAT HARVEST BREAD CO.–– – –  5560 Foundation Street, New Town Williamsburg (757) 345-5399

Great Harvest handcrafts bread daily using only pure and simple ingredients. Each day we freshgrind premium whole wheat in the bakery and blend it with ingredients from nature, like yeast, salt, and honey. Great Harvest never uses chemicals or additives. The result is bread that tastes simply amazing. Our sweets are hot out of the oven when we open at 6:30 a.m., 7:30 a.m. on Saturdays. Our breads come out of the oven around 9 a.m. We also serve sandwiches Mon.–Sat. from 11 a.m to 2 p.m. Come in and try our line of cold deli sandwiches or hot panini sandwiches, all made on our wonderful breads! We will be happy to fax a copy of our complete menu to your office! Catering orders are welcomed. WILLIAMSBURG MAGAZINE, SEPTEMBER 2009

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

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

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.


Prime Outlets Williamsburg 5601 Richmond Road & Olde Towne Road (757) 565-1212

Conveniently located in the Prime Outlets shopping complex (formerly Ewell Station), Grand Shanghai offers full menu dining and an all-youcan-eat buffet for lunch and dinner. Enjoy Chef Mu’s authentic Chinese cuisine, seafood, BBQ, Mongolian grill, sushi and house specialties. Beer and wine available. Buses, groups and parties welcome. Full menu and take-out available. Major credit cards and travelers checks accepted. Open daily. Lunch 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m., dinner beginning at 4 p.m.

HAPPY BUFFET – – – – – – – (Farm Fresh Shopping Center, Rt. 143) 455-E Merrimac Trail, Williamsburg (757) 565-1915


Happy Buffet continues a seven year successful trend in Virginia Beach with the latest edition here in Williamsburg! Offering over 80 buffet items daily at $5.99 11 a.m.-4 p.m., $6.99 4-10 p.m. The take out menu offers a full Sushi and Sashimi Menu at prices that will turn your head and a satisfy your palate.

The Rusty Musket is Lexington George Washington Inn’s featured casual restaurant and bar in a relaxed setting serving great American comfort foods and a wide selection of cocktails including beer, wine and specialty drinks.


Lexington/George Washington Inn 500 Merrimac Trail, Williamsburg (757) 220-1410


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.


Kingsgate Greene Shopping Center (757) 229-2288 • (757) 229-8899

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

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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 WWW.WILLIAMSBURGMAG.COM

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.

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.

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

Anyone can add sauce to pasta, but few can offer a true taste of Italy. Maurizio Fiorello has been giving people of Hampton Roads an authentic taste of the Old World since 1994. At Maurizio’s you

will find perfectly prepared Italian dishes with recipes that have been around for generations and genuinely sincere hospitality that Maurizio, himself, delivers with great pride and joy. Open 7 days a week. Party room available, call for details. Not affiliated with any other restaurant.

SAL'S BY VICTOR– – – –– – – – – –  Williamsburg Shopping Center 1242 Richmond Rd (757) 220-2641

CLOSED DUE TO FIRE!! You can't get any closer to home-made Italian cooking than this! The locals favorite pizza and Italian Restaurant for the past 10 years. New York style pizza, submarines, pasta and other Italian specialties. ABC on and off. Free delivery to all hotels/motels. Open 11 a.m.

MEXICAN TACO MEXICALI – – –– – – – – –  6572 Richmond Road • (757) 220-3116

Taco Mexicali is a full-service contemporary Mexican grill where flavors from Mexico and California influence traditional and unique dishes! Enjoy unique tacos, fajitas, enchiladas, platters, ceviche and our special burritos. California Cocktails available. Open 7 days a week. View our full menu online at


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Williamsburg Crossing Shopping Center 5289 John Tyler Hwy & Rt. 199 (white building with red awning) (757) 220-8930

Voted “Best Ice Cream in Williamsburg,” Bruster’s “real” ice cream is made fresh, on site every day! Enjoy fresh “homemade” waffle cones, sundaes, malts, cakes, hand-packed ice cream to go and much more. Open year ‘round from 11 a.m.-11 p.m., June-August and 11 a.m.-10 p.m., September-May. Savor the many flavors of oldfashioned ice cream at Bruster’s.


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

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

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Consort concert Williamsburg Consort caps with musical extravaganza

September means its time for the Williamsburg Consort’s annual musical extravaganza. The Williamsburg Consort, which is the only adult symphonic band festival in the state, was chartered in 2002. More than 100 musicians will converge on the area to attend workshops, practice together and host an spirited concert. Musicians travel from as far away as Maine and Florida to be part of the ensemble. Here are some highlights of the event: 2002 - A joint concert with the Air Force Heritage of America Band and a Swing Band and Sectional Concert. 2003- Williamsburg Consort 2003 had 80 musicians, 2004 had 90 and 2005 had 97. 2006 - was led by Colonel

Arnald Gabriel with 105 musicians. 2007 - 105 musicians led by Colonel L. Bryan Shelburne. 2008 - Lt. Colonel Larry Lang conducted 105 musicians in 2008 and Adam Frey was the guest euphonium soloist. This year, the Williamsburg Consort Conductor will again be Col. L. Bryan Shelburne, retired leader and commander of the United States Army Band. Guest soloists will be Ken and Harry Watters (The Watters Brothers.) Guest vocal soloist will be Maggie Worsdale. Sally Craig has singlehandedly commandeered the consort for the past eight years. Each year she welcomes back several musicians who have been attending each year, and several more who have been attending for more than five years. The capping concert will be held at Warhill High at 7 p.m., Sept. 17. The

Voted Williamsburg’s Best Ice Cream 2003–2008! Williamsburg Crossing Shopping Center John Tyler Hwy & Rt. 199 • 220-8930 open 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. WILLIAMSBURG MAGAZINE, SEPTEMBER 2009



repertoire will feature “The Star Spangled Banner,” “Danny Boy,” “Celtic Hymns and Dances,” “Embraceable You,” “God Bless America,” and “Stars and Stripes Forever.” The tickets for the concert will be available at Union Bank and Trust at 9 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 9. They are free to the public. (Get there early, tickets go fast.)

Chef Mu has received highest award for his cuisine from the People’s Republic of China.

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24 varieties on site! • delectable pastries all day 5251-6 John Tyler Hwy • gourmet soups, salads (Williamsburg Crossing and sandwiches for lunch • FREE birthday coffee Shopping Center)

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FARMHOUSE GRILLE All you can eat Asian Buffet

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Featuring: Seafood Poultry, Beef, Sushi, Snow Crab legs and Mongolian Grill

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Tues. - Sat. 5 – 9pm. Excludes other discounts, holiday specials and value menu. Only one special per customer. Expires 8/31/09.

Open Daily at 11am

7816 Richmond Rd., Toano for reservations call


Prime Outlets Williamsburg (Formerly Ewell Station) 5601-12 Richmond Road Off Olde Towne Road www.williamsburg

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


N. Boundary Street Hours: Tuesday-Sunday 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Free admission. Through Sept. 4 Nathan K. Pope Maggie Stultz, ceramics Upstairs Gallery - “Out of the Box” Opening Sept. 8 Mary Jo Beswick Ali Rogan, glass Upstairs Gallery, “Kaleidescope of Color”


Kimball Theatre Sept. 12 - Taylor Mason


“Barefoot in the Park” Opens Sept. 10 James-York Playhouse, Hubbard Lane Reservations 229-0431


Lamberson Hall at the College of William & Mary Hours: Saturday-Sunday: noon–4 p.m. Tuesday-Friday: 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Eleventh W&M Faculty Show Opens Sept. 5


“Pirates of the Chemotherapy,” a new play by Paul Schutte. Sept. 25 & 27 Performances at 8 p.m.



“Never Too Late” Sept. 18-20 and 25-27 Mary T. Christian Auditorium at Thomas Nelson Community College. Call 881-9797 or


Sue Danehy will displaying her art Sept. 2-Oct. 12.




Concerts/ Festivals

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


“America Alive VIII” concert 7 p.m., Sept. 17 at Warhill High


All About Steve Carriers Extract Gamer

FERGUSON CENTER FOR THE ARTS Located in Newport News Tickets at 594-8752 or e-mail,


The Fab Faux Sept. 19 at 8 p.m.


SEPT. 11

Jeff Foxworthy Sept. 26 at 7 and 9:30 p.m.

Sorority Row Tyler Perry's I Can Do Bad All By Myself Whiteout

SEPT. 18

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs Jennifer’s Body Love Happens Pandorum The Informant!

Music produces a kind of pleasure which human nature cannot do without.

SEPT. 19 Paris

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Capitalism: A Love Story

SEPT. 25

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About 30 minutes away down Interstate 64 is the Virginia Living Museum. The museum is located on J. Clyde Morris Boulevard and offers both indoor and outdoor exhibits which highlight the natural beauty and environment of our state. The museum is popular with people of all ages.The 62,000-square-foot exhibition building opened, which features expansive exhibits which incorporate wildlife ranging from the mountains to the Chesapeake Bay. Changing exhibits feature a variety of subjects and offer educational opportunities for everyone. The museum is especially fun for kids, who have visited the facility in throngs. Some 2 million school-age kids have visited the museum since its inception in 1987. Teachers, parents and caregivers appreciate the museum’s mission to educate and raise awareness about the natural world. More than 400 people volunteer their time and expertise to help share the word with locals and visitors who regularly visit the facility. ––Ann Efimetz

VIRGINIA LIVING MUSEUM Location 524 J. Clyde Morris Blvd., Newport News Phone number 595-1900 Website Accredited by the American Association of Museums since November 1976. It was accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums in March 2009, making it the first institution in Va. and the 12th in the country to be accredited by both organizations.

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Signs point to history If you take a ride down the Colonial Parkway, you can get a glimpse into the history of the area.

The marker states that the first African Americans in British Colonial America, likely landed around 1619, possible at Jamestown.

You will find several markers along the road from Jametown to Yorktown recounting information regarding the area. One marker is located recounts the story of the earliest African American national radio and TV minister the Elder Lightfoot Solomon Michaux. He purchased the land surrounding the marker in 1936 with a dream to establish a farm and national memorial to the progress of African Americans in the country. The dream became reality, as the Gospel Spreading Farm is located just down the parkway from the sign.


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, SEPTEMBER 2009

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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

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


5425 Richmond Road, Williamsburg (757) 565-3000

The flagship store, Carolina Furniture, features more than 400 of the top names in furniture. Choose from the collections of makers like Henredon, Baker, and Hickory Chair, with sumptuous fabrics, distinctive styling, unique character, and exceptional beauty that you’ll find nowhere else. Carolina Carpets offers rugs, runners, broadloom from all the best names, including Karastan, Samad, Michael Aziz,Nourison, and many others. Contemporary designs, traditional Orientals, and everything in between. Inspired by the classics and distinguished by color and detail, Martha Stewart Signature is a complete portfolio of home furnishings, all designed to work with one another beautifully. Meticulously constructed, generously proportioned, and luxuriously appointed, Ralph Lauren's furniture conveys an attitude of style, sophistication, and heritage. Handcrafted solid brass and copper light fixtures, clocks, chandeliers, fireplace screens, door knockers, glassware and table settings–all the details that make a house a home. The perfect place to find the perfect gift, Williamsburg, Brass, Gifts, & Lighting. Carolina Kids Room- bunk beds, canopy beds, cribs, armoires, and study desks–all scaled to a little one's proportions. Sturdily built for maximum fun and durability. WILLIAMSBURG MAGAZINE, SEPTEMBER 2009

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.


1325 Jamestown Road, Williamsburg (757) 220-0400

Distinctive Hand Made Antique and Semi-Antique Persian and Oriental Rugs. In store services include certified appraisals, genuine hand washing, expert repair and restoration services, a full line of padding and installation services. Mr. Shaia has conducted lectures and symposiums on floor art and the history of rug making throughout the south. After 35 years of business in the Greater Williamsburg Area Shaia Oriental Rugs of Williamsburg has built a reputation as a fair and honest business where the customer will receive knowledge, service and quality at a reasonable price. If you are in the market for a product that will become a family heirloom, something that will be handed down for generations… owe it to yourself to visit Shaia.


Williamsburg Pottery Factory Outlets (757) 565-2065 • Building #8 (757) 565-3582 • Warehouse

Save 50%-75% on over 1,200 new & antique handmade Oriental rugs. Wool & silk from Persia, India, Pakistan and China. Sizes from 2x3 up to 12x18. The best prices in town! Open 7 days a week!

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

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



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

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


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


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

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

JOYCE CONNELL ABR, CRS, CSP, CLHMS, GRI, SRES Associate Broker, REMAX Capital (757) 564-1557 office (757) 871-8342 direct line

Allow an experienced buyer representative to WWW.WILLIAMSBURGMAG.COM

work for you. Extensive knowledge, experience, and attention to details translates into Joyce Connell’s ability to serve clients. Having moved a number of times, she understands well the challenges and frustrations that are a part of the moving process. Her reputation for diplomacy, patience and negotiating skills can save you time, energy, frustration and money. E-mail, or on the web at

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

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

HERITAGE COMMONS Leasing office: 4801 Courthouse St., Ste 121 Williamsburg (888) 424-3481 Hearing impaired: (800) 828-1120

Heritage Commons in Williamsburg is set to open in summer 2009. 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.

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

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

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

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


4680-18C Monticello Avenue in Monticello Marketplace (757) 253-7674

Posh Salon is now conveniently located in the Monticello Marketplace shopping center. Our stylists are very well educated in the latest techniques in cutting and coloring. We use and recommend Schwarzkopf Hair Coloring Systems and also offer Keratin Retexturing service.

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

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

All done up Posh Salon

4680-18C Monticello Ave. in Ukrop’s shopping center

253-7674 New client special


20% off

109 Colony Square Jamestown Road (757) 229-0236

all color services (with selected stylists) must mention ad. Exp. 9/30/09

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


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

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.

• Retirement • Relocation • Second-Home • Property Managment Call for Free relocation packet.

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

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



65.75 cents per $100 of assessed property value.

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

757.564.1557 757.871.8342 E-mail:

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





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

If you’re relocating or buying a second home, I can help!


• Homes • Townhomes • Condos • Golf Properties • Waterfront Homes


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

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

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

Administrative offices WILLIAMSBURG Jackson Tuttle, City Manager (757) 220-6100 JAMES CITY COUNTY

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

Sanford B. Wanner, County Administrator (757) 253-6728 YORK COUNTY

A New Look is waiting for you!

James McReynolds, County Administrator (757) 890-3320 SUSSEX COUNTY

Creating... A “New York State of Mind”

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


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

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

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




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

Go-Karts Plus . . . . . . . . . . . . .28 . . . . . . . . . . .(C-2)

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

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

Grand Shanghai Oriental Cuisine47 . . . . . . . . . .9(C-5)

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

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

Great Harvest Bread Co. . . . .35 . . . . . . . . .21(D-5)

Original Ghosts of Wbg Candlelight Tour.23 . . . . . . . . . .9(C-5)

Bead Haven . . . . . . . . . . . .75. 11 (G-14), Hampton

Greensprings West . . . . . . . .53 . . . . . . . . . . .(G-3)

Oriental Rug Mart . . . . . . . .12 . . . . . . . . . .3 (C-2)

The Bead Store . . . . . . . . . .36 . . . ..Newport News

Green Gates Gifts . . . . . . . . .28 . . . . . . . .Gloucester

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

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

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

The Peanut Shop of Williamsburg 68 . . . . . . . . . .4(E-8)

Bertram & Williams. . . . . . .28 . . . . . . . . . . .(C-6)

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

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

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

Heritage Commons . . . . . . . .8 . . . . . . . . .21(D-5)

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

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

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

Pirates Cove Adventure Golf . .77 . . . . . . . . . .1(C-6)

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

Historic Jamestowne . . . . . . .8 . . . . . . . . . . .(H-5)

Posh Salon . . . . . . . . . . . . .55 . . . . . . . . . .6(E-4)

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

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

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

Bruster’s Real Ice Cream . . . .46 . . . . . . . . .15(F-5)

I Like Your Style . . . . . . . . .34 . . . . . . . . .15(F-5)

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

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

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

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

Busch Gardens . . . . . . . . . . .3 . . . . . . . . . .(H-15)

Jamestown Settlement . . . . .73 . . . . . . . . . . .(G-5)

Red City Buffet . . . . . . . . . . .9 . . . . . . . . . .8(C-5)

Byrd, Gary, William E. Wood . . . . .56 . . . . . . . . . . .13(E-4)

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

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

Captain George’s Seafood Rest . .77 . . . . . . . . . . .(C-5)

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

The Rusty Musket . . . . . . . .18 . . . . . . . . . .(E-13)

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

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

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

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

Kyrie Designs . . . . . . . . . . ..34 . . . . . . . . . . .(G-5)

Salon New York . . . . . . . . .56 . . . . . . . . . . .(D-3)

Civil War & Native American Store & Gallery.25 . . . . . . . . . . .(C-6)

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

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

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

Lexington/George Washington Inn18 . . . . . . . . . .(E-13)

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

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

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

Serendipity . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 . . . . . . . . . . .(C-2)

The Coffeehouse . . . . . . . . .47 . . . . . . . . .15(F-5)

Lightfoot Station Trains . . . . .31 . . . . . . . . .19(C-2)

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

Joyce Connell/Remax Capital . .55 . . . . . . . . . . .(G-7)

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

Shaia Oriental Rugs . . . . . . .73 . . . . . . . . . . .(G-5)

The Copper Scroll . . . . . . . . .18 . . . . . . . . . .(E-13)

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

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

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

Mariners’ Museum . . . . . . . .26 . . . . .Newport News

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

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

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

Smithfield Station . . . . . . . . .7 . . . . . . . .Smithfield

Dudley’s Farmhouse Grille . . .47 . . . . . . . . . . .(C-2)

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

Taco Mexicali . . . . . . . . . . .77 . . . . . . . . . . .(B-3)

Francesco’s . . . . . . . . . . . . .76 . . . . . . . . . . .(B-3)

Mirabella’s American Grill . . .78 . . . . . . . . . . .(C-7)

Taste . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .75 . . . . . . . .11(G-14) . . . . . . . . . .66 . . . . . . . . . . .(D-6)

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

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

The Genuine Smithfield Ham Shoppe60 . . . . . . . .Smithfield

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

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




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Advertiser…………Page#…………Grid# Vanity Fair . . . . . . . . . . . . .71 . . . . . . . . .12(C-3)

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

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

Village Jewelers . . . . . . . . . .74 . . . . . . . .11(G-14)

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 Consignment Shop36 . . . . . . . . .19(C-2)

Yorktown Victory Center . . . . .73 . . . . . . . . . . .(C-15)

Water Country USA . . . . . . . .3 . . . . . . . . . .(D-15)

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

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

Williamsburg National . . . . .23 . . . . . . . . . . .(G-3)

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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 •

SEPTEMBER’S CALENDAR OF EVENTS Fridays on the Boardwalk at Smithfield Station 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: 10 a.m.–6 p.m.

Lindsey Jones Ltd.

Ladies Boutique

Fun Clothes Personal Service

Every Friday evening 6–9 p.m. until Sept.18 Featuring light acoustical entertainment, food and beverages - all in a family setting on the boardwalk overlooking the beautiful Pagan River, behind the new Boardwalk Shops at the Station. For further information call (757) 375-7700 or go to

Friday Night Cruz-Ins Car Show September 4, September 18 at the Parking lot beside Smithfield NAPA Auto & Truck Parts For antique, classic and muscle cars. $1 Donation entry fee. Music provided by Tom Norris. Food & drink available. Located at 1802C South Church Street. Weather permitting held the first and third Friday of each month from April through October. Sponsored by the Lions Club, Smithfield NAPA Auto & Truck Parts. For further information call 365-9274 or 570-0471

Windsor Square Farmers' Market Saturday, September 5, September 12, September 19, September 26, 8:30 a.m. - noon New Location! 18 Duke Street, (Robinson Park) next to the Windsor Public Library. For further information call Market Manager, Marci Parrish at (757) 375-3031.

Olde Towne Curb Market – “Fall” Specialty Market

Featuring Foxcroft Shirts, Fly Flot Shoes

Saturday, September 12, 9 a.m.–noon. Join us for a taste of Virginia with locally grown produce and handmade goods. Enjoy a stroll in Historic Downtown Smithfield, visit our restaurants, museum and specialty stores. Call Market Manager, Marci Parrish at (757) 375-3031.

Tea Room Fashion Show Smithfield Station

SmARTS! (Smithfield Monthly Arts Stroll)

September 1 • November 3 Noon to 1 p.m.

Friday, September 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.

Receive Shopping Pass good for the day of the show.

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

Who needs a Passport in Smithfield? You do! circa 1632

Stop by the Visitors Center and pick up your free “Passport to Savings” card for discounts at participating Historic District merchants or shop for the freshest produce at our Olde Towne Curb Market, named by Hampton Roads Magazine as the Reader’s Choice “Best Farmers’ Market” in Hampton Roads. Starting June 6 the market will be held every Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon through August 29.

DIRECTIONS (via the free Jamestown Ferry) 14477 BENN’S CHURCH BLVD. SMITHFIELD, VA 23430 (757) 357-3367

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.

Illustration by Martha McDuffie Gibson

Isle of Wight County Fair September 17–20, Heritage Park in Windsor Featuring: Seafood Feast Kick Off, national entertainment, midway, variety shows, Shenandoah Valley Tractor Pullers Association Mini-tractor pull, Antique Tractor & Truck Pull, lawnmower races, T Minus 8 Rough Stock Bull Riding Championships, horse and mule competition, corn hole competition, helicopter rides, ATV Challenge, horseshoe tournament, family circus acts, Hubba Bubba Clown Act, 4-H competitions including lambs and goats, poultry and rabbit judging, 4-H cured ham judging, heritage food, arts & crafts competitions, agricultural field and garden competition, and plenty of everyone’s favorite...fair food! For further information call (757) 365-6325.

Ham Biscuit Day at Isle of Wight County Museum Saturday, September 26, 7 p.m. On Sept. 28, 2002, Smithfield created the world’s largest ham biscuit. Relive that day with Cousin Mary, a local woman eager to relate the merits of pork and her favorite pork recipes, share some turn of the century insights about raising a prize-winning pig for the county fair and perhaps teach the fundamentals of hog calling. Refreshments served. $10 per person. For 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

319A Main Street (757) 357-7707

903 S. Church St. (757) 356-1055

319B Main Street (757) 357-5182

Smithfield, VA 23430

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.

One of Virginia’s finest year-round Christmas stores 108 Main Street, Smithfield, VA 23430 757.357.7891 • Mon–Sat, 10-5 • Sun, 1-5




5609 Richmond Road (behind Food Lion) Teaching verse by verse through the Bible Sunday Service: 10:30 a.m.; Wednesday Service: 7 p.m. Nursery, Childrens, Youth sevices available Office: (757) 259-7373,

4897 Longhill Rd., (757) 258-9701

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

Mission: “To Jesus Cares”

New Sunday worship hours

starting September 13

8:45-9:45 a.m. 9:45-10:15 a.m. 10:00-10:45 a.m. 11 a.m.-Noon

Traditional Service Fellowship Time Education Time Contemporary Service

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

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

Reaching and Enriching your life in Christ Worship on Sundays 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m. (Nursery care provided throughout the morning) Sunday School (Nursery–High School) 9:30 a.m. Adult Bible Classes 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m.

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

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


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


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


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


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


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.

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.


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THIS MONTH’S EVENTS Sept. 3: “Benjamin Franklin: The 1783 Peace Treaty and Hot Air Ballooning.” Local historian and author Tony Williams takes history up, up and away with this 5:30 p.m. lecture at the DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum. On Sept. 3, 1783, American diplomat Benjamin Franklin, who led negotiations for a peace settlement with Great Britain to end the Revolutionary War, signed the treaty. Also known for his accomplishments in science, Franklin had the opportunity to witness the first hot air balloon flights in history. Cost: Colonial Williamsburg Admission Ticket. 800-HIS-TORY.

a tropical reef, a one-of-a-kind world: colorful and foreign, full of adventure and danger, riddles and mysteries, old legends and myths. The reef’s colorful inhabitants have always lived in paradisiacal peace, until a volcanic catastrophe breaks the spell. Now it’s up to Jake, a young sawfish, and his buddy Shorty, a lively reef fish, to restore the magic of their home Kaluoka’hina. 3D-animation, combined with a full-dome format, places the spectator in the middle of the action. 10:30 a.m., 2:30 p.m. Admission. 757-595-1900,

Sept. 8: Wine Tastings on the York River. Sept. 5: Virginia Symphony Concert at Yorktown Victory Monument. The Virginia Symphony will perform a free outdoor concert beneath the stars at the Yorktown Victory Monument at 7:30 p.m. A pre-concert performance by the Fifes & Drums of York Town and picnic judging will also take place beginning at 6 p.m. Children welcome. 757-890-4490,

Sept. 5, 6, 12, 19, 26: James River Plantation Harvest Progressive Candlelight Tour. In the Williamsburgarea James River Plantation country, explore the Piney Grove at Southall’s Plantation collection of antiques, beautiful gardens and historic buildings. Interior “Tours-by-the-Owners” of Piney Grove (1790), Ashland (1835), and Ladysmith (1857), and exterior visits to Dower Quarter (1830) and Duck Church (1917), including cider and cookies. Piney Grove at Southall’s Plantation is a Virginia Historic Landmark and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The site is also an official site of Virginia’s Civil Trails, Virginia’s Bird and Wildlife Trail, and Virginia’s Time Travelers Program. Admission: $20. 804-829-2196,

Through Sept. 7: Kaluoka’hina: The Enchanted Reef. The Virginia Living Museum in Newport News. To save their home, two fish must touch the moon in this family ocean adventure in the Virginia Living Museum Abbitt Planetarium. Enter WILLIAMSBURG MAGAZINE, SEPTEMBER 2009

Set Sail from Riverwalk Landing, and the Williamsburg Winery and Schooner Alliance will present a tasting of fine wines paired with the sunset cruise on the York River. 5:30-7:30 p.m. $47 cost includes a selection of fine cheese, tasting of seven wines and a souvenir Williamsburg Winery wine glass. 800979-3370.

Sept. 11, 18, 25 & Oct. 2, 9: Rhythms on the Riverwalk Fall Concert Series. 6:308:30 p.m. Annual concert series featuring some of the area’s finest in jazz, big band, swing, and patriotic music. Sept. 11 features The Kings of Swing, Sept. 18 features Glen Boswick & The Sounds of Swing, Sept. 25 features Charles Darden Group, Oct. 2 features Terry Chesson Orchestra, and Oct. 9 features Super Band. Lawn chairs and blankets welcome. Sponsored by York County. Riverwalk Landing. Free. Children and pets welcome. 757-8903500,

Sept. 12, 26, Oct. 24, Nov. 7, 14: College of William & Mary Tribe Football. Zable Stadium, Stadium Drive, Williamsburg. William & Mary Tribe takes on Central Connecticut (9/12), Delaware (9/26), James Madison (10/24), Towson (11/7), and New Hampshire (11/14) for some tough gridiron action. Admission. 757221-7691,

Sept. 12: Children’s Day at Jamestown Settlement. Play games of the 1600s at Jamestown Settlement. A festive day of


17th-century games, music, juggling, stilt walking, puppet shows, storytelling and hands-on crafts. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission: $14, $6.50 for ages 6-12. 757-253-4838, 888-593-4682,

Sept. 12, 26: Yorktown Market Days at the River. Riverwalk Landing, 425 Water St., Yorktown. The third annual farmer’s 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. Sponsored by Riverwalk Landing Business Association and York County. Free. 8 a.m.-noon. 757-890-3500,

Sept. 12, Oct. 10, Nov. 14, Dec. 12: Laser Light Nights. The Virginia Living Museum in 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-the-art laser system splashes brilliant high-color 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,

Sept. 19: Williamsburg’s 8th Annual Fall Antique Show & Flea Market. More than 100 vendors with everything from antiques to art to crafts and much more. Held at New Town in Williamsburg at the intersection of Ironbound Road and Monticello Avenue. 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Free admission and parking. 757-253-8126,

Sept. 19, 26: Fall Native Plant Sale. The Virginia Living Museum in Newport News. A large variety of summer and fall blooming native wildflowers, shrubs and trees will be available for purchase. There will be plants for a variety of garden sites - sunny, shady, wet and dry. Many of these plants attract butterflies, hummingbirds and other wildlife to your yard. And fall is an excellent time for planting a new garden or modifying an old one. Native plants are good choices because such WWW.WILLIAMSBURGMAG.COM

plants tolerate Tidewater’s weather and serve as food and shelter for area wildlife, while also providing a good show in the garden. All plants are nursery propagated. Saturday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; Sunday, noon-3 p.m. Admission is free. 757-595-1900,

Through Sept. 20: “A Child’s-Eye View.” This exhibition features dollhouses that range from a four-room Philadelphia early 19th-century row house to a 12-footlong, multi-room house from around 1900. Also on view will be selections from the toy train collection of the Carstens, which is a recent gift to the museum. Dolls, building blocks, animals and more round out the exhibition. DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum, Williamsburg. Admission. 757220-7286.

Sept. 20-22: “A very large curious & Compleat Assortment,” Textiles for Interiors, 1730-1830. For more than 25 years, the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation has taken the lead in reinterpreting the use of textiles in historic interiors from the 18th century. This symposium gathers the leading American and English scholars in the field to review the design and composition of textile furnishings available between 1730 and 1830, including upholstery, bed and window treatments, and floor coverings. Because it is becoming more and more difficult to find authentic reproduction textiles, hardware, passementerie and qualified fabricators, Colonial Williamsburg will provide a venue for well-respected vendors and booksellers. For more information, contact the conference registrar at 800-603-0948 or Admission. 800-HIS-TORY, symposium registration 757- 220-7255,

Sept. 23-27: Feld Entertainment Presents: Disney on Ice at the Hampton Coliseum. Disney on Ice combines the incredible talents of world-class professional skaters and heart-warming, innovative scenic designs, lavish costumes, dazzling lighting and enchanting music to create an extraordinary show for families around the world. Call for ticket prices and showtimes. Admission. 757-8385650,


Sept. 25-Oct. 31: Howl-O-Scream. Busch Gardens Williamsburg. This Howl-OScream, Busch Gardens celebrates 11 years of fears. Elevating the park’s fright factor for this anniversary is Masquerage, a haunted Italian palace where “Cloakwalkers” chase guests deep into bone-chilling crypts. The Wicked Woods: Ripper Row haunted maze returns this year in a new location where gruesome scenes of history like the Great Fire of London, the rampage of Jack the Ripper and the bubonic plague come to life. More than 15 frightening scare zones, haunted attractions and Halloweenthemed shows. Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m.-10 p.m., through Oct. 31. Admission $59.95, child $49.95. 800343-7946,, Through Oct. 15: Jamestown and Bermuda: Virginia Company Colonies. Bermuda, settled in 1609 as the result of a shipwreck that inspired Shakespeare’s “The Tempest,” is the focus of a 400th anniversary exhibition that also explores governmental, religious and trade connections between England’s second permanent colony in the New World and its first –– Jamestown, founded in 1607. The exhibition illuminates Bermuda’s unique character: strategic location and historic stone forts; importance of sports and recreation; and land and seascapes immortalized by internationally renowned artists, leading to Bermuda’s rise in the 20th century as a premier travel destination. Learn more about Jamestown and Bermuda and a companion lecture series at Admission $14, $6.50 (6-12). 757-253-4838, 888-593-4682,

Through Dec. 20: Bird Walks at Newport News Park. The Hampton Roads Bird Club has monitored the bird population of Newport News Park since 1965. Join club volunteers in the Picnic Area I parking lot every first and third Sunday of the month for some early morning birding. Be prepared to car pool to several areas in the park. Beginners are welcome. Binoculars and field guides are recommended. Free. 757-886-7912,

Ongoing: Jamestown Settlement New Exhibition Galleries and Introductory Film, Jamestown Settlement. New 30,000-square-foot gallery exhibits and a new introductory film explore Jamestown’s beginnings as a business venture, the impact of European colonization on the Powhatan Indian culture, and the origins of the first known Africans in Virginia. Hundreds of objects from 17th century Europe and Africa and Virginia archaeological artifacts are integrated into the gallery setting, that feature threedimensional life-size structures and small theaters. Admission. Jamestown Settlement is located on State Route 31 in James City. 888-593-4682, 757-2534838,

Ongoing: The Legacy of Yorktown: Virginia Beckons – Yorktown Victory Center, Yorktown. This long-term exhibition examines how people from many different cultures, those in Virginia before the 1607 founding of Jamestown and those who arrived later, shaped a new society. Admission. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily year-round. 888-593-4682, 757-2534838,

Through Oct. 31: Williamsburg Farmers Market. The market is open every Saturday, 8 a.m.-noon, in Merchants Square on Duke of Gloucester Street. Over 30 producers offer locally grown seasonal produce and products, including organic produce, pasture raised meats, free-range chicken, seafood, cheese, eggs, potted plants and cut flowers, peanuts, honey, baked goods and confections. Enjoy chef demonstrations, listen to live music, and learn from Master Gardeners and other exhibitors while you shop. Free parking on market days at the Francis Street Lot (P6). 757-259-3768,


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



Curtain rises on new theatrical season The new theatre season begins this month. Local organizations begin their 2009-10 season with a variety of shows.

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The Williamsburg Players, located at the James-York Playhouse on Hubbard Lane, presents a season of five plays ranging from musicals to drama. The new season features “Barefoot in the Park,” Sept. 10-Oct 3; “Dial ‘M’ for Murder,” Nov. 5Dec. 5; “Arsenic and Old Lace,” Jan 14-Feb. 6;” “Educating Rita,” March 18-April 10 and “Company,” May 13-June 12. All evening performances start at 8 p.m. Saturday matinees start at 2 p.m. Call 229-0431 for reservations or visit There’s a variety to choose from at William & Mary’s Department of Theatre, Speech & Dance. The productions begin in October with “The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie,” Oct. 1-4; ”Dancevent” Oct. 22-24; “Little Shop of Horrors” Nov. 12-22; “Eurydice,” Feb. 25-28; “Evening of Dance” March 25-27, and “School for Wives,” April 23-26. The performances are at 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday at Phi Beta Kappa Memorial Hall, Sunday 66

matinees are at 2 p.m. Box office: 221-2674 or online at Local playwright Paul Schutte will present his dramedy,“Pirates of the Chemotherapy,” at the Kimball Theatre, Sept. 25 & 27. Proceeds will benefit breast cancer research. Performances are at 8 p.m. The Williamsburg Regional Library offers a variety of concerts and theatrical programming throughout the year. Several area arts organizations use the library theatre to present their musical and dramatic presentations. The Poquoson Island Players will present three productions at the Mary T. Christian Auditorium at Thomas Nelson Community College to celebrate their 25th anniversary season. “Never Too Late” will run Sept. 18-20 and 25-27. “Over the River and through the Woods” is scheduled for Jan. 29-31 and Feb. 5-7, 2010. The season will wrap with “Anything Goes,” June 11-13 and 18-20. Call 757 881-9797 or visit The Virginia Gazette offers a calendar of events which include many of these performances. ––Ann Efimetz



Shrimp Feast celebrates 30 years The Kiwanis Club of Williamsburg will hold the biggest and best Shrimp Feast ever to celebrate its 30th anniversary. “Shrimp Feast XXX” will be held 4-7 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 19 at the Jamestown 4-H Center. Hope for good weather, because the event will be held rain or shine. Tickets are $25 for adults and and $12 for kids 6-12. The Shrimp Feast has become Williamsburg's signature late summer family event. Over the past 29 years, it has become a place to see and be seen, a great gathering of community, entertainment and fun. All you can eat fare includes, shrimp, of course, hot dogs, baked beans, rolls, cole slaw, hush puppies, beer and soft drinks. The shrimp will be cooked to perfection and served ready to peel and eat. The club has recently purchased new cookers to expediate the preparation of the shrimp. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Kiwanis emergency children’s center at the Children’s Hospital of the King's Daughters. That’s keeping with the club’s dedication to the community. Since 1958, the club has donated over $1 million to more than 40 charitable organizations. Visit to order tickets or find out more. WWW.WILLIAMSBURGMAG.COM

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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.

Women's Sizes:

4-12 Slim, Narrow, Medium, Wide, Extra Wide

Men's Sizes:

6-15 Slim, Narrow, Medium, Wide, Extra Wide

10% OFF

FREE Bruschetta Appetizer with Purchase of

SAS Factory Shoes

*with this coupon. Entrees only no pizza, stromboli, calzone, bambini or salad items. One coupon per check. Not valid with any other offer. Expires 10/31/2009

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

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Family Owned & Operated by Chef Francesco Fiorello of Palermo, Sicily

all day

Free Time

2 Dinner Entrees* (dine-in only)


Richmond Road

Offering full-service contemporary Mexican food



Menu available at

6572 Richmond Road


15% OFF

total food purchase with this coupon excludes alcohol

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 10/31/09

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

10 Of % f

We accept Major Credit Cards & Travelers Checks

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

“You can’t get any closer to homemade Italian cooking than this!” Rated 4 Stars – Daily Press

Family Prices • Southern & Northern Cuisine • New York Style Pizza & Subs • Imported & Homemade Desserts Beer & Wine Available on & off

since 1974

Williamsburg Shopping Center 1242 Richmond Road (Rte. 60) (crossroads of Richmond Rd. & Monticello Ave.)

We accept all major credit cards & travelers checks.

220-2641 Open 7 days from 11 a.m.

Vittorio “Victor” Minichiello Chef & Owner


Voted #1 Italian Restaurant for 2006 by readers of The Virginia Gazette.

10% OFF your meal Offer not valid with any other coupons, discounts or deliveries. One coupon per party. ABC not included. Good through October 31, 2009





more than just a quilt store

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

J.FentonGallery Whimsical • Wearable • Wonderful

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

“Williamsburg’s BEST Gift Store”

Handbags, Wallets, Jewelry Watches & Sunglasses

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

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

phone 757-253-8700

phone 757-221-8200

Williamsburg Magazine September 2009  

Serving Williamsburg, Virginia since 1964

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