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23 The forensics of antiques 49 Slave trade explored in program 52 Celebrating heritage, presidents around town

18 Working to help those in need just for fun

26 Fun is for the birds 60 February fun local spin

6 Best Of, continued 37 Out of this world fun 59 Tee off at local courses

28 Give your feet a treat of interest

24 Gifts from the heart 41 Marker honors W.A.R. Goodwin people

51 Lois Polifka the pulpit Covering the Historic Triangle since 1964

43 Relevant Church

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31–33 How to get from here to there arts & entertainment

54 Performing and fine arts, movies calendar

58 Listing of this month’s events dining

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Best Of, continued Last month, we presented the winners in food categories in the Best of Williamsburg contest. Readers of the Virginia Gazette voted for their favorites, and more than 1,500 ballots were received. Here’s a list of the remaining winners. Home Improvement For the sixth year, Lowe’s took first place in the category. Home Depot again finished in second and Ace Peninsula Hardware again took third. Shopping Center Premium Outlets (formerly Prime) moved into first place, up from second last year. New Town moved into second place and Monticello Marketplace rounded out the category. Supermarket Martin’s took the top spot, followed by Farm Fresh which moved up from third and Fresh Market, which closed out the category in third. Furniture store Carolina Furniture moved up a notch from second to first, Guild Hall of Williamsburg followed with Suter’s Handcrafted Furniture in third place. Locally owned gift shop Paisley in New Town was voted as best in the category, followed by two other New Town shops, Mole Hole in second and The Nautical Dog in third. Jewelry store Williamsburg Jewelers won the top spot for the third straight year. Boyer’s Diamond and Gold Source came in second followed by Goodman & Sons Jewelers in third. Women’s fashions Belk moved into first place in the category, up from second last year. It was followed by Chico’s and Binn’s again finishing in third. Men’s fashions For men, Best Fashions again went to Belk for the fourth year, R. Bryant moving from third to second and J.C. Penney rounding out the category. Florist Schmidt’s Flowers & Accessories topped the category, followed by Morrison’s Flowers & Gifts in second and Williamsburg Floral & Gifts in third. 6

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Car dealer First place went to Williamsburg Ford, LincolnMercury, up from second last year. It was followed by Hudgins Holiday Chevrolet in second, up from third and Patriot Buick Pontiac GMAC in third. Bookstore, new or used The results in this category are the same as last year. Barnes & Noble again finished first, Book Exchange took second and Books-A-Million rounded out the category in third. Antique store Williamsburg Antique Mall finished in first for the second straight year. Dovetail Antiques moved up a spot to second from third and Scavenger’s Paradise finished the category. Art gallery/store This Century Art Gallery moved into first place, up from third. Prince George Graphics followed in second and Williamsburg Fine Art won third. Picture framer Williamsburg Pottery took the top spot in the catWILLIAMSBURG MAGAZINE, FEBRUARY 2011



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Barbershop egory, moving up two places from last year. Prince Colonial Barber & Beauty finished first, up from George Art & Frame finished in second and Walls last year’s second, Sports Clips moved into second Alive took third. and the Cutting Edge finished third. Printing Veterinarian If you are looking for a place to have printing Jolly Pond Veterinary Hospital took the top spot. done, readers again said the best choice here was It was followed by Colonial Veterinary Clinic in secPrintwell for the second straight year. Suter Printing ond, which had finished third last year. once again finished in secToano Animal Clinic rounded ond and A Logo For You out the category. rounded out the category. Dry cleaners Customer service Swan Cleaners was voted Salon 109 moved into first in the category, up from first place, up from last second last year. Berkeley year’s second place finish. Cleaners moved up a notch to Opus 9 placed second and second and Master Cleaners finTrader Joe’s finished in ished in third place. third. Carpet cleaner Birthday party Conscientious Carpet Care The Best Place for a won for best carpet cleaner for Kid’s Birthday Party is Inflation Nation. the sixth year running. Capital Baeplex finished in second followed by Great Wolf Carpet & Upholstery finished secLodge again taking third. ond for two years straight and Travel agency Chem Dry of Williamsburg finTravel Corner took ished in third. first place for the second Pest control year. AAA Tidewater of James Pest Control won for Virginia finished in secthe sixth straight year with ond and Cruise Holiday Mark’s Pest Control taking secof Williamsburg, last ond and Orkin, Inc. in third. year’s second place finishNew business er took third. Anna’s Brick Oven was Pet boarding voted tops in the category, The Best Pet Boarding followed by Victorious Facility went to The Pet Images in second and Resort at Greensprings, Inflation Nation in third. which finished in the top Auto service spot, up from last year’s Williamsburg Ford Lincoln Mercury took first third place spot. Godspeed place, followed again by Howard Animal Care was in second Motor Corporation in secand Stonehenge Kennels ond and Impact Auto Service took third. finishing the category. Workout facility Landscape service People looking for the First place went to Cooke’s best places to work out Gardens for the third consecumay want to consider Irontive year. Johnny Timbers Tree Bound Gym. It won first Service finished in second and for the third straight year. Virginia Grounds which finIt was again followed ished second last year, took YMCA in second and The third. James City-Williamsburg Heating/AC Community Center, Reader’s picked Cox-Powell again finishing in third. An Occasio n for The A rts Corporation as tops in the cateHair salon gory. It was followed by Chauvin Jim De’s Hair Salon topped reader voting. It was Mechanical Inc., in second and Owens Mechanical in followed by last year’s winner Salon 109 in second third. and Acclaimed Appearance in third.

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Financial institution TowneBank took first place in the category, followed by last year’s winner, SunTrust Bank in second, and First Advantage Federal Credit Union in third. Manicure/nail shop Gazette readers voted Nails Uptown & More as the best, up from second last year. New York Nails finished second and last year’s winner Atir Natural Nail Care Clinic took third. Tanning Absolute Tan moved into first place, up from last year’s second. It was followed by last year’s winner, Body & Sol in second and Salon Vivace in third. Yoga Anahata Yoga Center of Williamsburg finished first in the new category. Iron-Bound Gym finished in second and Body Balance Studio took the third spot. Homebuilder/remodeler J. G. Findlay Inc., finished in first place this year. It was followed by Charles Ross Homes, up to second from last year’s third, and last year’s winner Brantley & Ripley Construction and Joel Sheppard tied for third. Wireless network Verizon again took the category, followed by A.T.&T. in second and Sprint finishing the category in third. Insurance Benschoten & Carter Insurance Agency placed in first for the second year. It was followed by Mike Rock of Nationwide Insurance in second and David Sisk of State Farm, again taking third place. Financial advisor Williamsburg Financial Group, L. Schiavone placed first, followed by Merrill 8

Lynch, Amy Smoot, in second and Wachovia’s Ellen Christian who finished in second last year, placing third. Event planner Red Carpet Events of Williamsburg placed first for the second consecutive year. Sterling Event Planners and Williamsburg Event Rentals tied for second place. Inspired Events by Kelly finished third. Consignment shop The Velvet Shoestring placed first for the second year running. That was followed by Sugar & Spice in second, and Twice as Nice in third. Local night spot The Corner Pocket placed first in the category. It was followed by last year’s winner, Green Leafe Cafe in second, and JM Randall’s Classic American Grill & Tavern in third. Computer repair Looking to get your computer repaired? Readers voted Computer Concepts of Williamsburg Best Computer Repair for the second straight year. That was followed by Geek Squad at Best Buy moving up into second from last year’s third, and Computer Clinic of Williamsburg finishing the category. Best annual festival/event An Occasion for the Arts and Grand Illumination tied for first place in this category. The Italian Festival took second place and New Town Spring Fling finished third. Best place to watch Grand Illumination Speaking of Grand Illumination, in a new category, readers voted Governor’s Palace/Palace Green as the best place to watch the fireworks. Duke of Gloucester Street came in second and Prince George parking garage finished third. Great place to watch Grand Illumination

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Give your feet a treat When you walk into SAS Factory Shoes on Richmond Road in the Patriot Plaza, you realize you are in a very different type of store. There is no music playing, the slight smell of freshly popped popcorn is in the air and the decor is reminiscent of days gone by. The company, which is based in Salisbury, Md., has been in business since 1976. The local store has been operating for more than four years. Those who purchase the shoes seem to be grateful for a comfortable fit that is amendable to various foot issues including those from diabetes, bunions or other particular needs. Lester Martin, assistant manager, said that while a majority of the clientele are seniors, there are many younger adults are discovering the comfort of SAS shoes.

“We are finding a lot of young people are finding out about our shoes,” Martin said recently. “They are realizing how comfortable they are. These are people who may be working in food service, or medical jobs or teachers, anyone who is on their feet a lot.” The shoes feature all-leather uppers that are handstitched. The soles are made of durable polyurethane. “If you take good care of these shoes, they will last,” Martin said. There are dozens of styles, colors and varieties to choose from. One of the newest models is a tennis shoe, which Martin said, is popular for its comfort and fit. “When I am out and about, I always have these on,” Martin said. “I feel like I am walking on air.” The store decor gives customers an old-time feel. There’s a popcorn popper which produces, hot buttery popcorn for 5-cents a bag. Hot coffee is the same price. And if you are thirsty for a genuine Coke out of a glass bottle, you can pop two quarters in the machine. “The company wants you to have the feel of an old-fashioned store,” Martin explained. “You are greeted, and you can have a treat if you would like. We sit down with the customer and measure their feet and see what may work best for them.” Women’s sizes are available 4-12 and men’s in 615. Shoes come in slim, narrow, medium, wide and extra wide. Martin said word about the shoes has gotten around town by word-of-mouth and recommendations from medical professionals. “Most of the foot specialists in Williamsburg know about us and send their patients to us,” Martin said. “Once someone gets in a pair of the shoes, they are sold. We like to make their feet comfortable.” –Ann Efimetz

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ATTRACTIONS & AMUSEMENTS BUSCH GARDENS Christmas Town: A Busch Gardens Celebration features holiday traditions, shows and one-of-a-kind gift ideas set amid more than two million Christmas lights. This year Christmas Town has been enhanced with additional operating days and the inclusion of the Italy village. Christmas Town opens Nov. 26 and will continue, select days through Dec. 31. or call (800) 3437946 COLONIAL WILLIAMSBURG Colonial Williamsburg is a living history museum. Purchase tickets at the Visitors Center, get information and catch one of the gray buses that circles the Historic Area. Colonial Williamsburg offers a range of ticket options. 757 220-7645. HISTORIC JAMESTOWNE The first permanent English settlement in North America, was Virginia’s colonial capital for 92 years and in 1619 the site of America’s first representative legislative assembly. Walking tour of the town site, archaeological remains of the 1607 fort, memorials, the 1690s church tower and the glasshouse. The gate is open daily 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; visitor center is open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 757 898-2410.

INFLATION NATION The newest and largest indoor inflatable playground. Walk-in fun. Full-concessions, parties, and special events available. Sun. noon-6 pm, Mon-Thu 10-6, Fri & Sat 10-8. 3032 Richmond Rd., Patriot Plaza 757 206-1858. JAMESTOWN SETTLEMENT Explores 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-creations of three ships, colonial fort and Powhatan village, and a riverfront discovery area. 757 253-4838. THE ORIGINAL “GHOSTS OF WILLIAMSBURG” CANDLELIGHT TOURS Fun-filled tour of Historic Williamsburg has been the area’s #1 Ghost Tour for 20 years. To charge tickets by phone, call 757 2531058. Purchase tickets in advance at Williamsburg General Store, 1636 Richmond Rd. 877-62-GHOST. Tickets can also be purchased online at RIPLEY’S BELIEVE IT OR NOT! Museum and 4-D Theater features 11 galleries with more than 300 exhibits. Try the Impossible Laser Race! Watch amazing 3-D movies with multiple 4-D effects and Sponge Bob Squarepants in 4-D. 1735 Richmond Rd. 757 220-9220.

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WATER COUNTRY USA The midAtlantic's largest water play park features water rides, slides and entertainment, all set to a 1950’s and 60’s surf theme. Offers fun for the entire family. 800 343-7946. Open seasonally. YORKTOWN BATTLEFIELDS AT THE VISITOR CENTER See a 16-minute film on the military campaign, siege and surrender. Explore the battlefield and 18th-century town on your own or with a Park Ranger as your guide. The Visitor Center is open daily 9 a.m.–5 p.m. and the battlefield tour roads are open dawn until dusk. 757 898-2410. visit YORKTOWN VICTORY CENTER Thematic exhibits and living history. 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. 757 253-4838. HISTORIC YORKTOWN Year-round destination for history, shopping, outdoor recreation, fine dining and special events. Relive the pivotal battle of the Revolutionary War. visit historic homes, museums, monuments and battlefields. Come for a day, a weekend or longer. 757 890-3300. GUIDED TOURS PLANTATIONS Berkeley Plantation. Open daily 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 888 466-6018. Shirley Plantation. Open daily 9 a.m.4:30 p.m. 800 232-1613. Edgewood Plantation. 757 829-2962. North Bend. 804 829-5176. Piney Grove at Southall’s Plantation. 804 829-2480. Westover Plantation. 804 829-2882. Hewick. 2 miles off Route 17. 800 484-7514 (ext. 1678), 757 758-4214. Chippokes Plantation. Open year-round, mansion is open weekends mid-Apr.-Dec., 1-5 p.m. Operated by Chippokes Plantation State Park. 294-3625. Chelsea Plantation. Tours: Thu.-Sun., 10 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Admission fee. 804 843-2386. BEYOND THE HISTORIC TRIANGLE NEWPORT NEWS Enjoy fresh seafood, Civil War history, USS Monitor relics, re-enactments, great golf, shopping, Virginia flora and fauna, AfricanAmerican heritage and nature trails. Newport News Visitor Center, 13560 Jefferson Avenue (Exit 250B) from I-64. 9 a.m.–5 p.m. 757 886-7777. WILLIAMSBURG MAGAZINE, FEBRUARY 2011


MUSEUMS & GALLERIES WILLIAMSBURG A TOUCH OF EARTH Unique gifts handcrafted in the U.S.A. Jewelry for all ages & price ranges, silk & woven one-of-a-kind scarves, candles, pottery, art work & decorative pieces created by local artists. Owned by ceramic artists, Lianne Lurie and Paul Pittman. Open everyday. 6580 Richmond Rd., Williamsburg. 757 565-0425. email: ABBY ALDRICH ROCKEFELLER FOLK ART MUSEUM Exhibits feature paintings, whirligigs, weather vanes, carvings, toys, embroideries and other folk works representing many diverse cultural traditions and geographic regions. The collection includes items dating from the 1720s to the present. Hours of operation vary seasonally. 757 220-7724. BASSETT HALL A two-story, 18th-century frame house on 585 acres near the colonial Capitol building, was the Williamsburg home of Mr. and Mrs. John D. Rockefeller Jr. during the mid-1930s and 1940s. The property also includes a teahouse and three original outbuildings—a smokehouse, kitchen and dairy. Located at 522 E. Francis St. Hours of operation vary seasonally. 800 4478679,

DEWITT WALLACE DECORATIVE ARTS MUSEUM Houses a collection of British and American decorative arts dating from 1600 through 1830. Includes the world’s largest collection of Virginia furniture, large collections of Southern, British and American furniture and the largest collection of English pottery outside England. Features 15 galleries as well as an auditorium and a café. Hours of operation vary seasonally. 757 220-7724. MUSCARELLE MUSEUM OF ART AT COLLEGE OF WILLIAM & MARY Features American art by artists including, 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, and changing exhibitions. Located on Jamestown Road next to Phi Beta Kappa Hall. Open Sat. & Sun., noon-4 p.m. and Tues.-Fri., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 757 221-2700. NEW TOWN ART GALLERY Showcases the unique work of 10 local artists. Original paintings, prints, giclees and cards are exhibited by the artists, as well as sculptures and jewelry. This is the perfect place to purchase a gift of artwork. Stop by during store hours or by appointment. Located adjacent to the Gazebo at 5140 Main St. in New Town, Williamsburg. Winter hours: Tue.-Fri. & Sun. noon-5pm; Sat. 11-5pm. 757 810-2690 Email:


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VIRGINIA LIVING MUSEUM Explore Virginia’s natural heritage from the mountains to the sea. Enjoy activities at four handson discovery centers, view the sun from the observatory and stroll the elevated boardwalk. Mon.-Sat. 9 a.m.–5 p.m.; Sun. noon–5p.m. Take I-64 East to Exit 258-A; 757 595-1900 SMITHFIELD Smithfield hosts many significant sites, such as St. Luke’s Church (circa 1632) and Fort Boykin (circa 1623). 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. (800) 365-9339. SURRY COUNTY Bacon’s Castle, open Apr.-Oct., 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tues.-Sat. and noon-4 p.m. Sun. Closed Mon. 757 357-5976. Chippokes Plantation State Park, Route 634. 757 294-3625. The Chippokes Farm & Forestry Museum, open Apr.-Oct. on Mon., Wed., Thurs. & Fri. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. and Sat. & Sun. 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. Closed Tues. 804 786-7950. Smith’s Fort Plantation is located on Route 31 near the ferry slip. Open Apr.-Oct., 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tues.-Sat.; and 1-4 p.m., Sun. 757 294-3872. S. Wallace Edwards & Sons 11381 Rolfe Hwy. 757 294-3688.

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PRINCE GEORGE ART & FRAME Contemporary gallery of original art, exhibits local and regional artists. Also featured are fine North American craft artisans. Prince George is also well known locally for its fine custom framing. Features changing shows of original art. 107 Colony Square Shopping Center, Jamestown Rd. 757 229-7644. SMITHFIELD HISTORIC ST. LUKE’S CHURCH See some of examples of early Colonial and English artifacts housed in America’s oldest original Gothic church. The circa 1632 church is home to a rare 1630 English chamber organ. The interior of the church reflects medieval and Jacobean design. Open for tours Apr.-Oct., Tues.-Sat. 9:30 a.m.–5 p.m., Sun. 1–5 p.m..; Dec.-Mar., Tues.-Sat. 9:30 a.m.–4 p.m.; Sun. 1–4 p.m. Closed January. 757 357-3367.

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Bridge. The gift shop features a wide variety of works by local artists, nautical books and gifts. Open April-Thanksgiving, Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m.–5 p.m.; Sun., 1–5 p.m., closed on Mon. Thanksgiving-March, weekends only. 757 887-2641. GALLERY AT YORK HALL Art Gallery featuring works of local artists for exhibit and sale and a variety of themed revolving exhibits Apr. -Dec., Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and Sun., 1-4 p.m. closed Mon. Limited winter hours Jan.-Mar. Free admission. Also available is area information including maps, brochures, and more. 301 Main Street, located on the corner of Main and Ballard Streets, Yorktown. 757 890-4490. YORK COUNTY HISTORICAL MUSEUM Exhibits spanning the centuries of York County history. The Chiskiack Watch Archaeological Collection contains artifacts from Native Americans and colonial to modern times. Also, a self-guided 20th century exhibit hall on York County History. Open April-December. Call for hours or group tours. Closed Mon. Free admission. 757 890-4910.

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Retirement community Readers taking part in the voting said Williamsburg Landing was the best for the fourth straight year. Second and third place are also the same as last year’s results with Patriot’s Colony at Williamsburg in second and Chambrel at Williamsburg in third place. Best Teacher Lafayette High’s art teacher Lisa Leek won the category with Susan Leaptrot of Williamsburg Christian Academy placing second and Rob Moff of Norge Elementary in third. High school coach Lafayette ran the category with first place going to Mel Jones, track coach. Second went to girls soccer coach Shaheem Abrahams and third was Chris Jones, junior varsity field hockey. Best high school band The new category features Jamestown High in first, Lafayette in second and Bruton in third. Undiscovered musician This year’s new category finds Robbie Linderman in first, John Spence in second and David Gardener in third.

Best Kept Secret Restaurants dominated this category with Anna’s Brick Oven in first, followed by Florimonte’s in second and ZPizza in third. Here are some of Williamsburg’s “worst.” Stoplight wait The intersection of Route 199 and Jamestown Road was voted as the worst for the third straight year. That was followed by the intersection Monticello Avenue and Ironbound Road and Route 60 at Kingsmill in third. Eyesore (vacant) The Pottery was voted first, followed by New Town in second and Settler’s Market in third. Pothole Jamestown Road and 199 took first place, followed by Route 5 and 199 in second and Lightfoot railroad crossing in third. And speaking of railroad crossing, the worst one voted by readers was the Lightfoot crossing followed by the one at Airport Road in second and the Hill Pleasant Farm crossing in Norge. –Ann Efimetz

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Working to help those in need Sarah Holko, a sophomore at the College of William & Mary, volunteers at various organizations all while majoring in accounting. Holko has been involved in community service since high school, and when she arrived on the W&M campus, she wanted to continue her altruistic endeavors. She soon found Campus Kitchens, an affiliate of a national volunteer organization. What the group does is takes excess food from local area restaurants and grocery stores, makes them into healthy meals, and repackages them to deliver to low income families in greater Williamsburg. The group regularly picks up food from Trader Joe’s, A Gift from Ben and the Williamsburg Farmers Market. Holko is a cooking shift leader. “When I shift lead for cooking shifts I lead a group of student volunteers to turn our recovered food into nutritious meals for those that need them,” Holko said. She derives great satisfaction when she sees the efforts of her colleagues at work in those who receive help. “My favorite Campus Kitchen shifts are the delivery shifts where we meet those we are helping and get to play with the neighborhood kids,” she said. “It’s easy to get overwhelmed with how much need is still in the Williamsburg area.” Holko’s future goals include working in non-profit management. To that end, she took on an internship at the United Way of Greater Williamsburg. She worked with another intern, Sam Dorman, to work on a directory of area food assistance programs. She also helped restart the Food Assistance Network. That’s a 18

group that brings together leaders from food assistance programs to tackle hunger. “I think that my experiences have given me a little perspective on the real world that is sometimes difficult to come by while living on the sheltered William and Mary campus,” she said. “I realize how lucky I am to have the opportunities I do, and it makes me want to use those privileges to help those who do not have the same. Hopefully, as I enter the real world I will keep this in mind when making my future choices.” –Ann Efimetz

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AMISH COUNTRY PRODUCTS Amishmade food products from Pennsylvania Dutch Country; Birch Beer, Shady Maple baked goods, Scrapple, jams, pickles and more. Handcrafted Amish-made furniture in many fine woods. Nationwide delivery available. Off I-64, exit 231A. Open Thu., Fri., and Sat. 10am-6pm. 7521 Richmond Rd. 800-786-0407. Cash or check only. ART-CADE GALLERY OF ART Features traditional artwork including Disney, Dr. Seuss and Greenwich Workshop artists. For over 10 years this art gallery has been a recognized source for limited edition prints, original sport and comic cartoons, vintage war posters, unique art books and folk art. Can’t stop? Gallery inventory is online at its

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searchable website, shipping nationwide. The Art-cade’s ad in this magazine lists current showroom hours which vary by season; also by appointment. In Williamsburg Office Park, 1321 Jamestown Road, Suite 204. 757 565-7424. 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. Locally owned and operated. Williamsburg Outlet Mall, 6401 Richmond Rd. 757 258-9051. THE CLOTHES TREE New or slightly used women's and men's clothing in a variety of sizes. (Petites also). Labels including Anne Klein, Talbots, St. John, Doncaster, Jones NY, Hugo Boss, John Frye, Chicos & more. Something for everyone! Men, we have dress suits, coats, blazers, tuxes, etc. Come in & check them out. The store also carries name brand purses, jewelry, scarves, hats & belts. New hours: Closing at 5 p.m. daily. 170A Second St. 757-220-2119 COCO CHOCOLATIER AND CREPERIE Located in New Town offers the chance to savor the tastes of Europe. The charming location features fine French, Swiss, Belgian and Danish chocolates, scrumptious chocolate fondues, delectable desserts, freshly made Gelato, quiche, authentic French crepes and a variety of wines including champagne as well as a wonderful selection of traditional chocolate, caramels, creams and fudge. Located at 4904 Courthouse St. in New Town. Call 258-0808 or visit ELEMENTS HOME DÉCOR & FINE GIFTS Offers custom window treatments and slipcovers, customized floral designs, unique accessories and gifts. Coastal and nature themes and vintage décor, wine & barware. Stay connected with Elements for upcoming events. Call for dates and times. Elements Bucks: spend $100, receive $10 in Elements Bucks, Spend $200 receive $30 in Elements Bucks. Store hours: Tues-Sat 10-6; Sun 12-5. 5107 Main St., New Town in Williamsburg. 757 903-2622. J. FENTON GALLERY Features fine contemporary handcrafts by America's premier artisans. Jewelry in silver and semi-precious stone, 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. Henry Street Shops, Merchants Square. 757 221-8200. GARDEN-FLAGS.COM Walls and windows are adorned with flowers, birds and butterflies and elegant stained glass. The store is packed with thousands of flags for celebrations, sports, animals, parties, colleges, NFL, MLB, NASCAR and year-round holidays as well as kites, spinners, wind chimes and gifts. Open Mon.-Sat. 10-6.

230 Monticello Ave. 757 293-3524. HI-HO SILVER in New Town offers exclusive handmade sterling silver design jewerly from around the world. The store has gained a reputation for offering luxury products at an affordable price. The store also offers natural and semi-precious gemstones , silver-plated gifts and engraveable jewelry. Located at 5114 Main Street in New Town. Call 903-4941. There is also a location at City Center in Newport News, 757 591-8912. Visit JOHNSTOWN JEWELERS John Showah, goldsmith and owner has more than 30 years of experience. Selections in gold, platinum, fine color stones, pearls and silver. Full jewelry and watch repair service. All services done on premise, most repairs done within 48 hours. Open daily Mon.-Sat. 10am -5:30 pm. 1781 Jamestown Rd., Suite 160. 757 345-5351 or 866-592-6946. KNITTING SISTERS Features exquisite yarns, a wide selection of hand-painted and designer yarns and the latest in accessories and supplies. Store hours Mon.–Sat., 10 am–5:30pm. The Village Shops at Kingsmill, Route 60 East 757 258-5005. LA TIENDA Offers a variety of Spanish foods, including bread made in Galicia and rare specialty hams such as Serrano and Ibérico de Bellota, wine and hand-crafted ceramics. Equipment and ingredient kits for making traditional tapas and paella. Assortment of wines, sherries, olive oils and hand-crafted gifts. 1325 Jamestown Rd., 757 253-1925. LEE /WRANGLER A wide selection of brand name jeans in a variety of fits including classic, relaxed, loose, comfortable stretch denims and updated styles. Casual pants, sweats, college logo and team-licensed apparel, swimwear and sportswear. Don’t forget to visit the Vanity Fair store nearby. Williamsburg Outlet Mall, Suite 30, Lightfoot. LIGHTFOOT MANOR SHOPPE AT PATRIOT PLAZA Large selection of unique, affordable gifts and collectibles. On-site custom engraving, gift wrapping, and shipping. Seniors and military discount, Tuesdays. Open 7 days a week, Mon.-Sat., 10am–5pm. and Sun.,1–5pm. 3044 Richmond Rd. 757 220-1805. Fax: 757 220-2349. email: LINDSEY JONES, LTD. Ladies clothing and accessories. Features Multiples, Foxcroft and unique-fun-to-wear jackets, shirts, and sweaters; Fly Flot shoes and designer lookalike jewelry and handbags. Open everyday. 124 Main St., Smithfield. 757 357-9090. WILLIAMSBURG MAGAZINE, FEBRUARY 2011

MERLE NORMAN COSMETIC STUDIO A Most Unique Boutique. Williamsburg's premiere place for skin care and cosmetics. The studio offers consignment designer handbags and shoes featuring the most sought-after brands. The studio also offers wigs, turbans, scarves and hats and unique items including the Pouchee, the Card and Coupon Cubbie, Vita Bath, Tweezerman, Zadro mirrors, Sarbez perfume, artistic umbrellas and assorted jewelry. The studio offers ear piercing. Hours are Mon - Fri 10 5:30, Sat 10 - 3 pm. Stop in for a Complimentary Makeover. Mention this ad for 10% off one item!! MORE THAN JUST BEADS Large assortment of stone, semi-precious, freshwater pearl and Swarovski crystal, findings, tools and supplies. Classes are offered and private instruction is available. Mon.-Sat.10 am-7 pm and Sunday. from 1-6 pm. Courthouse St., New Town. 757 229-7499. NAUTICAL DOG Unique home décor, McCall's Candles, gourmet people treats, dog clothing & accessories, dog bakery and custom bedding. Dogs are always welcome. Main St., New Town. 757 220-2001. NEW CONCEPT GIFTS Located in the Williamsburg Outlet Mall, features excellent prices on all Williamsburg souvenirs and sports memorabilia. Offers an extensive variety of official MLB, NFL and NASCAR merchandise. Route 60 West, Lightfoot. 757 253-0725. . NINO ROSE TM CAPODIMONTE Visit Italian Master Sculptor Nino Galoppo in his Capodimonte porcelain floral sculpture studio. Watch him handcraft a Nino RoseTM signed original work of art just for you. Nino's collection includes hand painted floral pendants, earrings and brooches, as well as roses, orchids, Calla lilies, dogwoods, daisies, poinsettias and more to beautify your home. Custom orders for weddings, corporate gifts and Capodimonte crosses. 1208-C Jamestown Rd. 757-753-5729. PAISLEY in New Town offers a variety of distinctive items for ideal for home or office. There is an array of unique items including jewelry, accents, whimsical, special occasion and seasonal gifts and accessories available. You will certainly find something special to add color and flair to a room, or to complement a favorite outfit. Hours are 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Visit WILLIAMSBURG MAGAZINE, FEBRUARY 2011

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LOVE 2 QUILT & MORE The shop has a multi-talented and fun staff. The fabric collection of over 3,000 bolts is distinguished by large group of “brights” and batiks. The Village Shops at Kingsmill, 757 565-0978.

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5104 Main Street,New Town Williamsburg • 757-220-2001 Tues.-Sat. 10-6 • Sun. 12-5 closed Mondays Across from Barnes & Noble WILLIAMSBURG MAGAZINE, FEBRUARY 2011

and Sat. 10am–9pm, and Sun. 10am–6pm. Richmond Rd., Lightfoot. 757 565-3378. WILLIAMSBURG POTTERY FACTORY Everything from gardening products to housewares and gourmet food and wine, custom floral arrangements and silk flowers, candles, baskets, furniture, rugs, lamps and shades. Famous salt glazed pottery is still made on

the premises. Award-winning frame shop offers custom framing and expanded art gallery. Sun.- Thurs., 9am–6:30pm; Fri. & Sat., 9am–7pm. Richmond Rd. Lightfoot. 757 564-3326.

SAS FACTORY SHOES One of America’s favorite comfort shoe brands. Available in casual and walking styles, handcrafted in the U.S. and are available in five widths with over 70 different sizes for both men and women. Patriot Plaza, Richmond Road. 757 259-7463. SERENDIPITY Offers extensive selection of fade resistant decorative flags featuring Toland, Premier Designs and BreezeArt, USA, NFL, Military and Custom flags, flag poles and accessories. Wide selection of colorful kites, unique 14K gold and sterling silver jewelry and a large selection of magnetic mail box covers. Open early 7 days a week. 7405 Richmond Rd. 757 259-0314. VANITY FAIR Fashion styles to romantic and flirty to everyday basics in intimate apparel. Name brands include Nautica, Lily of France, Olga, Vanity Fair. Don’t forget to visit the Lee/Wrangler store nearby. Suite 27, Williamsburg Outlet Mall, Lightfoot. VILLAGE JEWELERS Features 14kt gold, sterling silver jewelry, diamonds, fine in colored stones and fabulous estate jewelry collection. In-house jeweler, Kristopher Salmon, is available for free estimates on jewelry designs, remounts or repairs. Shipping and free gift wrap available. Open 10 am-5:30pm, Mon.-Sat. VILLAGE SHOPS AT KINGSMILL. Collection of shops, restaurants and services. An array of gifts, art, jewelry, antiques, home accessories, fine apparel, collectibles, memorabilia, fine furniture, and pottery are featured. Restaurants feature French, Chinese or Italian cuisine. Route 60, East. 757 2209501. WILLIAMSBURG ANTIQUE MALL, LTD. One of Eastern Virginia’s largest antique center, featuring 45,000 square feet of space & 300+ dealers. A one-story facility with easy handicap accessibility. La Petite Tea Room. Centrally located just off the Route 199 Bypass near the Pottery Factory and outlet centers. Open Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun., Noon-5 p.m. Visa and MasterCard accepted. 500 Lightfoot Rd.,Rt. 646. 757 565-3422. WILLIAMSBURG OUTLET MALL Save 20% to 70% off everyday retail prices in more than 40 stores. Club Platinum Discounts for those 50 and older at participating stores. Mon.–Thu. 10am.–8pm, Fri. WILLIAMSBURG MAGAZINE, FEBRUARY 2011

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The forensics of antiques Colonial Williamsburg will host the 63rd annual Antiques Forum, Feb. 20-24. "Decorative Arts Forensics: How We Know What We Know" will feature a select group of widely recognized authorities on furniture, metals, ceramics, glass, clocks, musical instruments and buildings of the 18th and 19th centuries. Noted antique dealer Leigh Keno is one of the featured speakers, and will join more than 20 curators, collec-

tors, conservators and historians who will present their recent findings. Other speakers will include Robert Hunter, editor of "Ceramics in America," and Lynne Dakin Hastings, vice president for museum programs at Montpelier. Advance registration is required. Fore more information call 800 603-0948 or visit


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QUILTS UNLIMITED Features Baggallini and LeSportsac handbags and accessories, clothing for women and children and Colonial Clothing for the entire family. Great selection of regional handcrafts and gifts, and antique and new quilts. Open 364 days a year. The Henry Street Shops in Merchants Square. 757 253-8700.

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Gifts from the heart



a warm candle-lit dinner and a stroll around town. • A photo frame with a photo of the two of you together makes a nice keepsake for a desk or bureau. • Favorite perfume is a wonderful way to express your love. • iPods can be a great gift, allowing your partner to listen to all their favorite songs. • Romantic cards can also be a great way to express your love. Try writing a short poem or message inside. That’s always a meaningful way to celebrate the holiday.

There are scores of places around town that can accommodate whatever you would like to give your sweetie. Are your tastes contemporary? If that’s the case, maybe a high-tech gadget may be on your list to show your affection. Or maybe you are more traditional. There are many places that offer jewelry, wine, flowers, clothing and a host of other wonderful Valentine’s Day gifts. It’s all up to you. What’s great is that our area offers a variety of imaginative and meaningful gifts that can fit most any budget. Have fun! If you need help deciding on a gift, here are some suggestions from Any of these choices can be found locally. • A traditional bouquet of red roses is still considered the top choice to commemorate the day. Area florists traditionally report a huge spike in business around Valentine’s Day. • Chocolates. Who can resist chocolate? And, if you follow health reports, eating dark chocolate is actually good for you. • Buy a CD of romantic songs to remind your partner of you. Or make one from your own digital music library. • Get the latest mobile phone for your sweetie, so you can always be in touch. • Airline tickets for a weekend trip to a favorite destination or a stay at a luxTOP WAYS TO SHOW ury hotel offers a relaxing YOUR AFFECTION time away together. • Jewelry is always a sure According to the Census Bureau andHallmark, Inc., here are the top ways bet. Those who can’t afford to celebrate Valentine’s Day: diamonds or gold can opt for Perfume/cologne 12% Sending greeting cards 65% silver or even some nice imiFlowers 32% Plush animals 21% tation jewelry. Or how about Jewelry 11% Date night 44% a jewelry box? Gift cards 29% Other gifts 17% • How about a day togethCandy 38% er? Maybe you plan to see a romantic movie, followed by WILLIAMSBURG MAGAZINE, FEBRUARY 2011


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So how will you show your Valentine how much you care? This year, the holiday which celebrates love, will be observed on Monday, Feb. 14.

just for fun

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Fun is for the birds It’s time to grab the binoculars! The next Great Backyard Bird count is scheduled Feb. 18-21. It is sponsored by Audubon and The Cornell Lab of Ornithology. Locally, Wild Birds Unlimited at Monticello Marketplace can give those who wish to participate some pointers in taking part. It’s easy. The annual four-day event asks bird watchers to count birds, and anyone can participate, from beginning bird watchers to experts. You can spend as little as 15 minutes on one day, or you can count for as long as you like each day of the event. It can be especially fun for kids. Watching the birds is educational and introduces them to various species seen in our area. To report counts you can fill out an online check26

list at the Great Backyard Bird Count website, Last year there were more than 97,300 checklists submitted. The total species observed were 602, with more than 11 million birds counted. Birds reported on the most checklists last year were Northern Cardinal, Dark-eyed Junco, Mourning Dove, Downy Woodpecker, Blue Jay, American Goldfinch, Tufted Titmouse, House Finch, American Crow and Black-capped Chickadee. As for the birds reported in the highest numbers they were, American Robin, Canada Goose, Snow Goose, American Crow, European Starling, American Goldfinch, Dark-eyed Junco, Common Grackle, Redwinged Blackbird and Mourning Dove. What’s in your backyard? – Ann Efimetz


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Make Room for the Memories.

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

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$3 off Governor’s Carriage Wash

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area maps

57 Lee/Wrangler



19 Lightfoot Manor Shoppe 16 Historic Jamestowne


14 Inflation Nation


28 Jamestown Settlement


The Original “Ghosts of Williamsburg” Candlelight Tours (C-5) 61 Ripley’s Believe It or Not!


Yorktown Battlefields


28 Yorktown Victory Center


Historic Yorktown



Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum Colonial Williamsburg Bassett Hall

37 Sugar & Spice 44 Twice As Nice

35 Love 2 Quilt & More


45 Velvet Shoestring

21 Merle Norman Cosmetic Studio


34 The Wardrobe

22 More than just Beads


44 West Point Antiques

22 Nautical Dog


57 New Concept Gifts


28 Nino RoseTM Capodimonte 64 Quilts Unlimited


21 SAS Factory Shoes


27 Serendipity


57 Vanity Fair



28 Prince George Art & Frame


Historic St. Luke’s Church


Watermen’s Museum

Historic Yorktown

Gallery at York Hall

Historic Yorktown

York County Historical Museum 16 Virginia Living Museum


Newport News


56 The Bottom Line


22 Coco Chocolatier


21 22 Hi-Ho Silver 29 Johnstown Jewelers 35 Knitting Sisters 29 La Tienda

56 Williamsburg Outlet Mall

(C-3) 12(C-3)

4 Williamsburg Pottery Factory



46 MedExpress Urgent Care 48 Noah’s Ark

14(D-6) Rt. 60, Norge

36 Oriental Rug Mart


13 Settlement at Powhatan Creek 2 Shops at Carolina Furniture 48 Posh Salon 29 Rapunzel's Hair Studio 40 415 Grill


11 Antonio’s


39 Backfin Seafood Restaurant


41 Ben & Jerry's


37 Francesco’s


55 JM Randalls


9 Maurizio’s


29 Old Chickahominy House


3 Peking Restaurant 38 Plaza Azteca

28 Salon 109

(F-3) (C-5) 6(E-4) (G-5) 7(G-6)

47 Salon New York


17 Williamsburg Salt Spa


WORSHIP 53 Calvary Chapel Williamsburg


53 Faith Baptist Church



53 First Church of Christ, Scientist



53 Hickory Neck Episcopal Church



53 Jamestown Presbyterian Church


53 King of Glory Lutheran Church


53 New Town United Methodist Church


14(D-6) (E-8) Smithfield

53 St. Bede Catholic Church

(F-4) (C-2)

39 Stephanos


53 St. Olaf Catholic Church

40 Wasabi Oriental Buffet


53 St. Peter’s Reformed Episcopal


53 Wellspring United Methodist Church


53 Williamsburg Unitarian Universalists



53 Williamsburg United Methodist Church (F-8)


36 Chickadee's 35 Classic Consignments 44 The Clothes Tree

Providence Forge 23(C-3) 11(G-14) (E-12)


45 DoveTail Antiques



44 Heritage Antiques




12 Capitol Landing Green


44 Back in the Day


47 Gary Byrd


(E-8) 21(D-5)


48 The Kensington School

22 Elements Home Décor & Fine Gifts 21(D-5) 64 J. Fenton Gallery


63 Braemar Creek

47 Century 21 Nachman Realty

15 Smithfield Station 15 Art-cade Gallery of Art

47 Buggy Bathe


39 Seasons Restaurant & Tavern 25(C-2)



62 Sal's by Victor

20 Amish Country Products

West Point

34 Village Shops at Kingsmill

62 Rocco’s Smokehouse Grill



34 Village Jewelers

DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum Colonial Williamsburg

22 New Town Art Gallery

(E-5) (E-12)





8(C-5) Smithfield

Colonial Williamsburg

Muscarelle Museum of Art at College of William & Mary


21 Lindsey Jones, Ltd.

45 Williamsburg Antique Mall, Ltd. 20 A Touch of Earth

34 High Cotton, Ltd.


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The numbers on the map indicate the location of these shopping centers:

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Kingsgate Green Shopping Center Festival Marketplace Williamsburg Pottery Factory Merchants Square Williamsburg Office Park Monticello Marketplace Colony Square Shopping Center Patriot Plaza Premium Outlets OldeTowne Square The Village Shops at Kingsmill Williamsburg Outlet Mall Monticello Marketplace Shoppes

18 Colonial Williamsburg


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14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25

Williamsburg Shopping Center Williamsburg Crossing Shopping Center Governor’s Green Shopping Center James York River Plaza Riverwalk Landing, Yorktown Colonial Towne Plaza WindsorMeade Marketplace New Town High Street Williamsburg Pavilion Shops & Gallery Shops Monticello Shopping Center Candle Factory Shops

Historic Yorktown


1915 Pocahontas Trail, Route 60, Williamsburg Between Busch Gardens & Colonial Williamsburg.

Estate Linen Antiques and Gifts Full Service Linen Care

Classic Consignments……………………………………220–1790 Curves……………………………………………………….220–5506 Early American Floor Cloths…………………………345–3566 East Baker Street…………………………………………258–0949 The Hair Company………………………………………220–5770 Hairy Situations…………………………………………253–0345 High Cotton, Ltd…………………………………………258–3300 Inner Harmony……………………………………………565–6144 Knitting Sisters……………………………………………258–5005 Love 2 Quilt………………………………………………565–0978 MR & S Clothers…………………………………………903-2324 Q Tailor Shoppe…………………………………………229–1700 Revolutionary Harley-Davidson………………………565–5122 Savvy…………………………………………………………259–7447 Stitching Well………………………………………………220–0313 Trimble Collection……………………………………….220–3456 Village Jewelers…………………………………..………..220–9501 The Wardrobe……………………………………………..220–0778


757-258-3300 Mon - Sat 10 -5

China’s Cuisine……………………………………………253–0085 Doraldo Ristorante Italiano……………………………220–0795 LeYaca French Restaurant………………………………220–3616 The Wine & Cheese Shop………………………………229–6754

Currently Buying and Consigning Fine Linens, Sterling Silver, Crystal China and Furniture

Dazzling Jewels Designs by Chelsea Taylor Sterling silver rings accented with sparkling Swarovski crystals in over 15 colors. TM

Pendants and earrings also available.

Village Jewelers

(757) 220-9501 Open Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

(757) 220-0778

Designer clothes & accessories Monday–Saturday, 11:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Village Shops at Kingsmill T: 757.258.5005

Mon.-Sat. 10:00 am-5:30 pm

Quilting Fabrics Notions • Classes Over 3,000 bolts of fabric including contemporary, Asian, traditional, reproductions, batiks and novelties. The Village Shops at Kingsmill 1915 Pocahontas Trail, B-4 Williamsburg, VA 23185 757-565-0978 Open Mon.–Sat. 10-5 • (Saturday Winter Hours (Dec. 1, 2010–Mar. 10, 2011 10-4)

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Tues.-Sat. 10-5, Sun. 12-4 (located in the Pavilion Shops adjacent to NY Deli)

6514 Richmond Road • Williamsburg, VA


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6536 Richmond Road • Williamsburg 757.220.1661 Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Out of this world fun The Williamsburg Indoor Sports Complex off Longhill Road offers fun for kids of all ages. Last year, the complex unveiled its “Galaxy Tag,” facility, which is located within the complex. It is Williamsburg’s first and only laser tag arena. It features more than 4,400 sq. feet of playing area and is suitable for kids age five and over. People can play in teams or as individuals. Call 476-7320 or visit Photo by Ann Efimetz WILLIAMSBURG MAGAZINE, FEBRUARY 2011


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AMERICAN 415 GRILL American dining at reasonable prices, located close to the Historic Area. Diverse menu including soups and salads. Free parking in the hotel garage. Williamsburg Hospitality House Hotel, 415 Richmond Rd. 757 229-4020 JM RANDALLS, CLASSIC AMERICAN GRILL Features food, fun, blues and jazz in a great atmosphere. JM Randalls is a great night spot which features quality entertainment and a diverse menu. It’s called “Williamsburg’s Home of the Blues.” Open daily. Check the website for a complete schedule of events. Olde Towne Square, Longhill Road OLD CHICKAHOMINY HOUSE The restaurant offers delicious home cooked food and unique gift items. The Cellar is now open for groups. Restaurant is open for breakfast: Mon.-Thu. 8:30-10:30a.m., Fri-Sun. 7:30-10:30a.m. and lunch:11:30a.m. -2:30p.m. Store hours: 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. 1211 Jamestown Rd. 757 229-4689 ROCCO’S SMOKEHOUSE GRILL Babyback & St. Louis-style ribs, pulled pork, pulled chicken, beef brisket. Family prices, children's menu, private banquet facilities


and private breakfast buffets. Large parties and tour groups welcome. Open every day for lunch and dinner. 207 Bypass Rd. 757 253-8550

PEKING RESTAURANT, MONGOLIAN GRILL AND JAPANESE RESTAURANT Buffet for lunch and dinner includes Mongolian grill, vegetable bar, Hong Kong style Dim-Sum and Chinese buffet. All-youcan-eat Japanese Hibachi steak, sushi, Vietnamese (pho), Hong Kong style noodles & wonton soup. Kingsgate Greene Shopping Center 757 229-2288 or 229-8899.

SEASONS RESTAURANT & TAVERN Seasons features a diverse menu featuring a variety of ribs, steak, chicken, pasta, seafood and salad dishes. Try the Sunday Brunch with a fantastic assortment of dishes, serving from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Open: Mon.-Sat., 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sunday 10 a.m.-10 p.m. 110 South Henry St. 757 259-0018

WASABI ORIENTAL BUFFET Features sushi bar, Hawaiian BBQ and Mongolian Grill,soup, ribs, seafood and salads. Richmond Road near intersection of Monticello Ave. & Lafayette St. Lunch 11-3:30, Dinner 3:30-after. See our ad for coupon. 757 645-3988

SMITHFIELD STATION The cedar-paneled dining room offers a view of the Pagan River. Voted one of “the best romantic restaurants” by Chesapeake Bay Magazine. Waterfront hotel, restaurant and shops, 415 A. Church St., Smithfield. 757 357-7700 STEPHANOS Offers New York-style pizza brimming with favorite toppings. There are also hot, oven-baked sandwiches prepared with fresh meats, pizza by-the-slice, salads and deli-type sub sandwiches. Eat outdoors on the patio, weather permitting. Football Sundays. Merchants Square, 110 S. Henry Street. 757 476-8999

ICE CREAM BEN & JERRY'S Vermont’s finest all natural ice cream, frozen yogurt & sorbet. Smoothies, sundaes, shakes, malts, floats and ice cream cakes for all occasions. More than 34 euphoric flavors. Visa & MasterCard accepted. Located in Premium Outlets, 5699-18 Richmond Rd. 757 259-9044

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ITALIAN ANTONIO’S RISTORANTE ITALIANO Antonio’s Ristorante Italiano offers a full Italian menu including traditional and European style pizzas, subs and great specialty dishes. Dine in, or take out service available. Open Sun.-Thu., 11a.m.-10 p.m., Fri.-Sat. 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Free delivery 4 p.m. to closing. 801 East Merrimac Trail, JamesYork Plaza Shopping Center. 757 258-5300.

415 Richmond Rd. at Scotland St. in the

Williamsburg Hospitality House hotel 757-229-4020

steaks • chops • seafood

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FRANCESCO’S RISTORANTE ITALIANO Chef Francesco has more than 18 years of experience preparing traditional Italian favorites. Chef’s specials, vegetarian options and children’s menu. Open daily for lunch & dinner. Pavilion Shops, 6524-D Richmond Rd. 757 345-0557 MAURIZIO’S RISTORANTE ITALIANO Authentic taste of the Old World since 1994. Restaurant features Italian dishes and genuine, sincere hospitality. Open 7 days a week. Party room available. Not affiliated with any other restaurant. 264 East McLaws Circle, Festival Marketplace. 757 229-0337 SAL'S BY VICTOR Locals’ favorite pizza and Italian Restaurant for the past 10 years. New York style pizza, submarines, pasta and

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MEXICAN PLAZA AZTECA Offers a diverse menu of Mexican favorites ranging from appetizers to main dishes and special platters. Staff provides fast, courteous service. Vegetarian and kids meals available. Hours are 11 a.m.-10 p.m., Monday-Thursday; 11 a.m.-11 p.m., Friday; noon-10:30 p.m., Saturday and noon-9:30 a.m., Sunday. Call 757 345-2901. Located in High Street on Richmond Road. SEAFOOD THE BACKFIN SEAFOOD RESTAURANT Some of the best seafood around. Backfin also offers North Carolinastyle BBQ. When the weather is right, dine outside. Reservations are not required but are accepted for parties of 5 or more. 3701 Strawberry Plains Rd. 757 565-5430


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Bruton Parish Church

Marker honors W.A.R. Goodwin The Associated Press reports that one of a dozen new historical markers for Virginia’s highways will honor Colonial Williamsburg ‘father’ the Rev. W.A.R. Goodwin.


The marker will be placed in Nelson County, where he was raised. Goodwin was rector of Bruton Parish Church in the 1920s when he persuaded John D. Rockefeller Jr. to underwrite the Restoration. The marker will denote him as the “Father of Colonial Williamsburg.” Also highlighted among the new markers is an Indian town near Urbanna mapped by Capt. John Smith; the childhood home in Louisa County of Richmond novelist Ellen Glasgow, who won a Pulitzer; and events in Bedford County, Norfolk and Virginia Beach related to the War of 1812. 41

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other Italian specialties. Free delivery to all hotels/motels. Open 11 a.m. Williamsburg Shopping Center. 220-2641

the pulpit

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the pulpit

Relevant Church The church, which got its start in May 2009, is led by Travis Watson. He strives to offer people a community of faith where they can find a profound life with God.

The services at the church are contemporary in nature, but yet hold traditional elements as well. There’s also a “RKids” ministry directed towards kids which incorporates videos, music, and hands-on teaching to make the Bible relevant in their lives. Watson said there is an effort to continue engaging young people and helping them find “hope, life and grace.” – Ann Efimetz

“We want it to be a place for people who are outside of faith or for people who typically don’t go to church,” Watson said recently. “Maybe they had a bad experience in the past where they were hurt, maybe they are just skeptical of organized religion, or maybe for them, church has a negative connotation. We wanted to create a church that would be a place where people could find a community where they could heal.” Watson said one of the goals is “to be a church that is transparent and real about everything.” “Imagine being able to go to church and just be yourself, not having to pretend to have it all together, not having to dress a certain way or talk a certain way to fit in,” he said. Watson said the focus of the church is simple. “We are not trying to get people to join a denomination, to change, or to convert from one religion to another,” he explained. “We simply want to love Jesus and love people, in fresh, relevant, and creative ways. We believe if people encounter and fall in love with the Jesus of the Bible, they will be radically changed. We don’t believe it’s our place to change anyone, we believe it’s our place to love and to tell others about Jesus.” The church name, “Relevant,” reflects what the church life tries to reflect. “We want people to know that Jesus is just as relevant today as He was 2,000 years ago and we believe that what Jesus teaches and offers us regarding life has tremendous relevance to the issues facing people today. We believe that Jesus and the hope and life that He offers is relevant today.” Travis said his goal as pastor is to help those who are hurting and to share hope with those who may feel overwhelmed with life. “I want them to know they are not alone in their struggles and journeys,” Watson said. “God doesn’t offer us health and wealth, but He does offer grace, peace, joy, and life.” WILLIAMSBURG MAGAZINE, FEBRUARY 2011

Photo courtesy Travis Watson

Location 3356 Ironbound Road (Institute for Dance Building near Five Forks) Phone 903-7571 Website Lead Pastor Travis Watson Staff Steve Gillespie, administrative pastor; Brad O’Hara, creative pastor. Worship schedule 10:30 a.m., Sunday Church mission statement Love. Not religion. We want to love God and love people in fresh, relevant and creative ways. Church outreach ministries Serving at local non-profits.


antiques & consignments guide

BACK IN THE DAY ANTIQUES & UNIQUES The area’s newest Antique Mall featuring vendors with a range of offerings, including furniture, glassware, antiques, jewelry and unique gifts. Conveniently located between Williamsburg and Richmond, in Providence Forge. 4 miles off I-64, Exit 214 or 60W, right on Courthouse Rd. (Rt. 155) (from Williamsburg). Open Mon.-Sat. 10 am-5 pm 3610-B N. Courthouse Rd., Providence Forge, VA 23140. 804 966-9395. CHICKADEE'S Offers a delightful array of furniture, accents and home décor. New items arrive daily. Chickadee’s is located in the Pavilion Shops at 6514 Richmond Rd. 757 645-3365.

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

Smithfield, VA 23430

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

Antique shops… the ultimate recycling source

CLASSIC CONSIGNMENTS FURNITURE & ACCESSORIES Offers a changing selection of transitional and traditional wood and upholstered furniture, lamps, accessories, china, glassware, artwork and carpets. Open Mon.–Sat., 10am- 5pm. The Village Shops at Kingsmill. 757 2201790. DOVETAIL ANTIQUES Voted one of the “Best of Williamsburg” for 2010. Come to the Grand Opening of the store’s NEW 3000 sq ft location February 11-13 in the Gallery Shops. You can still find the finest selection of American/European furniture, porcelain, glassware, quilts and other country items in the Williamsburg area. DoveTail has a variety of 100+ antique clocks plus excellent 19th century music boxes and pocket watches. The new location is 6588 Richmond Rd., just to the left of the NY Deli on Rt. 60. 757 5655600. HERITAGE ANTIQUES 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

Thank you for voting Twice as Nice one of the best!

A Consignment Boutique for Women & Children

706 main street • west point

804-843-4369 open daily


29 Antique Dealers offering Antiques, Furniture, Glassware, Jewelry and Unique Gifts Official Yankee Candle Dealer

Isda J. Jill Theory • Prada Chicos • Tahari • BCBG Talbots • Ann Taylor • Theory St. Johns • Votre Nom • Belford Dana Buchman • Ralph Lauren Nicole Miller • Nine West Brighton • Barry Bricken Ellen Tracy • Aeropostale Coldwater Creek Jones New York Calvin Klein Anne Klein Brooks Brothers Banana Republic Stuart Weitzman Dana Buchman • Isda Chicos • Tahari • BCBG Ellen Tracy • Aeropostale Brighton • Barry Bricken Gap • Echo • Isda • J.Jill Theory • Prada • Nine West Jones New York • Calvin Klein Anne Klein • Brooks Brothers Votre Nom • Gap

and you will be able to see the store by appointment. 903 S. Church St., Smithfield. 757 356-1055. HIGH COTTON, LTD. Specializing in turn-of-the century antiques and estate linens. Bedroom and dining room displays of furniture, crystal, china, silver and fine linens. Offering European Laundry Service for all your fine linens. Currently buying and consigning. Open Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Village Shops at Kingsmill. 1915 Pocahontas Trail, A2. Route 60 East. 757 258-3300. SUGAR & SPICE CONSIGNMENT BOUTIQUE It’s a beautiful day to visit gammi’s store. She has clothes and toys galore. Come on by and see what she’s got, if you’re looking for bargains, this is the spot. Thank you for allowing us to do this for 21 years. Hours: Mon-Sat 10am-5pm. Richmond Rd in the Pavillion Shops 757 220-1661. TWICE AS NICE Fashion finds from top designers including Chico’s, Lily Pulitzer, Ralph Lauren and specialty items from Channel to Hermes, Kate Spade and Burberry. Clothing, shoes, jewelry and accessories for women and young juniors and Walsingham Academy uniforms. 3705-A Strawberry Plains Rd. 757 565-1423


Let It Snow!

Consignment Shop for Women & Men

Furs, Cashmere, wool sweaters & boots to keep you warm & cozy in the cool weather. Stop in to shop, you may find a treasure you can’t live without.

Now carrying a variety of men’s clothes, wool & cashmere–casual to dress. All items are new or in like-new condition.

Mon. 11-5; Tues–Sat. 10–5 170-A Second Street

804-966-9395 Mon.-Sat.10am-5pm 3610-B N. Courthouse Rd. Providence Forge, VA 23140 • 4 miles off I-64, Exit 214 • 60W right on Courthouse Rd.(Rt. 155) (from Williamsburg)


TUESDAY-SATURDAY 10ISH-5ISH Consignments by appointment only

3705-A Strawberry Plains Rd. (Next to the Backfin Seafood Restaurant)


(located across from Carpet Gallery)

Williamsburg, VA 23185 757-220-2119 JoAnne Satchell, Owner WILLIAMSBURG MAGAZINE, FEBRUARY 2011

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VELVET SHOESTRING The Velvet Shoestring offers a variety of high-end furniture, Oriental rugs, window treatments, polished wood tables, paintings, lamps, mirrors and accessories. All items are priced with your budget in mind. Stop by to see all we have to offer. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Tues.-Sat.; noon-4 p.m. Sunday. 311 Second St. 757 220-9494 THE WARDROBE Specializing in women’s designer clothing, accessories, purses and shoes. Lines include Brighton, Chicos, Escada, Flax, Gucci, Misook; plus vintage clothing, estate and fine jewelry, decorative items. Monday-Saturday 11am-5pm. The Village Shops at Kingsmill. 757 2200778

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WEST POINT ANTIQUES Seven blocks down the tree-lined Main Street of historic West Point, Virginia, you will find one of the most diverse arrays of antiques and collectibles dealers in the area. West Point Antiques offers friendly, relaxed, and personalized service and the wares of 35+ dealers neatly arranged around our 4,000 sq. ft. shop. Antiques, retro kitchenware, glassware, china, furniture, vintage linens, books, photography, they have it all! Open daily. Visa and MasterCard accepted. 706 Main St. I-64 Exit 220, West Point. 804 843-4369.

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ANTIQUES Voted one of “The Best of Williamsburg”

GRAND OPENING New Location Feb. 11th, 12th & 13th Fine American/ European antique furniture, country, porcelain, glassware, clocks and pocket watches We buy quality antiques.

6588 Richmond Rd. Williamsburg in the Gallery Shops

757-565-5600 open 10-5:30 Monday-Saturday; 11-5 Sundays


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CAR CARE BUGGY BATHE AUTO WASH, LUBE & DETAIL SHOPPE TM Full-service wash, lube & detail shop. Six packages available. Oil changes in the Quick Lube Center. Appointments not necessary. Open 7 days a week, rain or shine. 2217 Richmond Rd., Williamsburg. 757 220-9315 EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES THE KENSINGTON SCHOOL located at 3000 Easter Circle, offers a safe, nurturing and developmentally appropriate environment for infant, toddler and pre-school age children. The school’s focus is to provide and educational experience which promotes each child’s social/emotional, physical and cognitive development. Hours are 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Children may attend on a part-time or full-time basis. Full and half day programs are available. Call 645-2047 or e-mail FURNITURE & HOME ACCESSORIES THE SHOPS AT CAROLINA FURNITURE The Shops at Carolina Furniture of Williamsburg consists of eight stores on one campus, all offering custom furniture at 30% to 60% off retail. Peruse more than 400 names of luxury furniture at, 5425 Richmond Road, Williamsburg, or at


ORIENTAL RUG MARTPERSIAN RUGS Visit their NEW LOCATION and save 50-75% on over 1,200 new and antique handmade oriental rugs. Wool and silks from Persia, India, Pakistan and China. Sizes from 2’ X 3’ up to 12’ X 18’. The BEST prices in town! 6528 Richmond Rd. Route 60, Williamsburg. 757 565-2065. HEALTH CARE MEDEXPRESS URGENT CARE WILLIAMSBURG Local owner physicians are board certified in emergency medicine treating illness and injury. No appointments, no long waits. On-site X-ray, IVs, EKG, lab & minor surgery. Open 7 days a week, 9 a.m.–9 p.m. 120 Monticello Ave. at Richmond Rd. 757 564-DOCS (3627) WILLIAMSBURG SALT SPA The salt cave has salt imported from Poland, imalaya and the Dead Sea, which creates a micro-climate containing negative ions which contribute to health. Sodium, potassium, calcium, magnesium, iron, bromine and iodine are released into the air and absorbed into the body through inhalation. Gift certificates available. 1111 Old Colony Lane 757 229-1022. REAL ESTATE BRAEMAR CREEK @ GREENSPRINGS PLANTATION The Plantation Group in part-

nership with The Franciscus Company, Inc. offer the 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 some of the features showcased in 12 models. The interest list is now forming at GARY BYRD He can help whether you are relocating or buying a second home. Relocation packages and available property listings by request. William E. Wood & Associates Realty. 757 303-0523. 800-5240992. E-mail: CAPITOL LANDING GREEN A residential re-development located one block from Colonial Williamsburg. The newest energyefficient construction features 2 restored homes, 10 new single family homes and 4 duplex homes, all with maintained yards. For pre-construction sales and information, call 757 876-1250 or visit CENTURY 21 NACHMAN REALTY Military and corporate relocation specialists serving southeastern Va. and northeastern N.C. Family-owned and operated for over 50 years. 9 full service offices including property management services. 800 369-8206 THE SETTLEMENT AT POWHATAN CREEK Williamsburg’s premier custom home community for adults 55+.


SALONS/SPA POSH SALON BY FRIEDA CHARRON Conveniently located in the Monticello Marketplace. Frieda Charron has 40 years of experience & continues to train in "state of the art" techniques in cutting, styling, perming and coloring and transfers this knowledge to the Posh Styling Staff. Posh partners with AVEDA Professional Hair care & Coloring Products. 4680-18C Monticello Ave. Monticello Marketplace. 757 253-7674 RAPUNZEL'S HAIR STUDIO An awardwinning hair color salon specializing in total hair care including custom cuts, hair color, highlights/low-lights, Keratin hair straightening, permanent waving/texturizing and formal event hair. Walk-ins welcome, appointments recommended. Open Tues-Thurs 108. Fri 10-5. Sat 9-3. 1781 Jamestown Rd., Suite 150. 757 645-2683 SALON 109 A full-service salon located in the Colony Square Shopping Center on Jamestown Road. Offering styling, coloring, highlights, perms and waxing. 109 Colony Square, Jamestown Rd. 757 229-0236 SALON NEW YORK Debby and Dennis Minnella of Salon New York have brought


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Swimming, tennis, community activities. Homes starting in the $300,000’s (special financing available). 4101 Monticello Ave., Williamsburg 757 645-3000 or 866 7799976

A New Look is waiting for you!


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


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

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


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1101 Richmond Road Williamsburg, VA 23185 757-220-8205 Office 800-369-8206 Toll Free Each office independently owned & operated

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their unique styling talent to Williamsburg. Both have studied with prominent New York hair designers and bring a new dimension to local hair fashion. Williamsburg Business Center, 5000 New Point Rd. 757 220-9181 VETERINARY SERVICES NOAH’S ARK VETERINARY HOSPITAL is a full-service veterinary medical facility located on Richmond Road in Norge. The hospital features a professional and courteous staff which seeks to provide the best possible care for pets. It is open Mon.-Sat. 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. (closed Mon. 2:30-3:40 p.m.) and Sun. 7:30 a.m.-noon. Call 5649815.



Compassionate Health Care Hospital Care • Boarding Dale H. Sprenkel, DVM, Owner Mon-Fri 7:30am-6pm Closed Mon 2:30-3:40pm Saturday 7:30am-12pm 7297 Richmond Road, Norge 757-564-9815

by Frieda Charron


Winter Blonding Posh Salon uses and recommends AVEDA Hair Coloring system




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. TRANSPORTATION NEWPORT NEWS/ WILLIAMSBURG INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT 757 877-0221 NORFOLK INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT 757 857-3351 (daily) 757 857-3200 (nights & weekends) RICHMOND INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT 804 226-3000 - (flight information) WILLIAMSBURG AREA TRANSPORT 757 259-4093 - Call for fares & schedules GREYHOUND/TRAILWAYS WILLIAMSBURG STATION 757 229-1460 AMTRAK - WILLIAMSBURG STATION fares & schedules 757 229-8750 YELLOW CAB OF WILLIAMSBURG 757 723-3316

• Daily Themed Activities • Arts and Crafts • Music and Rhythm • Yoga and Stretching • Centers and Circle Time • Literature and Language

POST OFFICES N. BOUNDARY STREET 757 229-0838 MONTICELLO AVENUE 757 564-7641 LIGHTFOOT 757 565-2103 NORGE 757 564-3134 TOANO 757 566-1328 EMERGENCY NUMBERS ALL EMERGENCIES dial 911 STATE POLICE 800 582-8350 VA POISON CENTER 800 222-1222 COAST GUARD 757 484-8192 or 877 722-5727

Accelerate Your Child’s Development The Kensington School’s focus is to provide a stimulating early care and education experience which promotes each child’s social/emotional, physical nd cognitive development, supporting children’s desire to be lifelong learners.

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• Sign Language • Foreign Language • Math and Science • Exercise and Movement • Baby Massage 6 WEEKS TO 4 YEARS 2, 3 and 5 Day Programs Open 7am to 6pm Mon-Fri

Our curriculum is based on guided self-discovery with a strong emphasis on social interaction.


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area events

Slave trade explored in program “From Africa to Virginia” is a special focus of exhibits and tours during the month of February at Jamestown Settlement. On Feb 6 at 2 p.m., John C. Coombs, associate professor of history at Hampden-Sydney College and author of the book “The Rise of Virginia Slavery,” will present “‘Slaves are the most proper and cheape instruments for this plantation’: Re-examining the Initial Establishment of Slavery in Virginia.” Linda M. Heywood, professor of history and director of the African American Studies Program at Boston University and author of “Contested Power in Angola,” will speak at 2 p.m. Feb. 27. Her topic will be “Queen Njinga: Legacy, Memory, and Nation in Contemporary Angola.” The museum’s permanent gallery and a special family gallery guide highlight the culture of the first known Africans in Virginia, from the kingdom of Ndongo in Angola, and the experience of Africans in 17th-century Virginia. A multimedia presentation, “From Africa to Virginia,” chronicles African encounters with Europeans, the impact on African culture and development of the transatlantic slave trade. Jamestown’s outdoor livinghistory areas, will feature chances to learn about technology used by Africans in Angola and the skills in fishing and metalworking they brought to 17th-century Virginia. For more information, call 253-4838 or toll-free 888 5934682 or visit



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Lois Polifka You may find her delivering hot food for Meals on Wheels or passing out Christmas presents at area nursing homes with the “Be A Santa to A Senior” program. No matter where you encounter Lois Polifka, be assured she will have a smile on her face and a hand outstretched to help. Polifka, who retired here in the early 1990s with husband, Karl, has been involved in upwards of a dozen organizations running the gamut from the Virginia Cooperative Extension to Bruton Parish Church. She is an ardent supporter of area seniors and works tirelessly to make sure their lives are all they can be. “There are two things in every community that go beyond economics, and they are food and transportation,” Polifka said recently. “You can’t be healthy if you don’t have them.” To that end, she has been active with the Williamsburg Area Meals on Wheels program, serving on the board, writing grants and delivering food. “Meals on Wheels is very important,” she emphasized. “We call it part of the community safety network. This and other organizations like Rides and Faith In Action provide basics in life that you cannot be healthy without.” She said that Meals on Wheels currently offers breakfast to those who need it most, lunches and emergency packets which are delivered twice a year. She was also instrumental in securing funding for a nutrition education program for clients. Polifka retired from the U.S. Air Force when she was 43. She used her GI Bill to go back to school. She enrolled at Christopher Newport University and earned a bachelors in sociology and gerontology. WILLIAMSBURG MAGAZINE, FEBRUARY 2011

Soon after, she found herself chatting with the executive director of the Historic Triangle Senior Center. She told Polifka a volunteer was needed to teach computer classes to seniors. Polifka agreed, and ended up teaching classes for more than five years. “At one time there were between twelve and thirteen classes per week,” she recalled. “I taught for seven hours a day,” she added. The students were grateful for the skills, as many of the seniors felt intimidated by using new technology. Several years later, she still meets grateful students. “My husband asked me if there was any where we could go where I didn’t know someone,” she said with a laugh. “And I said, ‘No.’ Virtually everywhere I go, I see someone I know.” Little wonder, as Polifka has continued sharing her skills in a myrid of volunteer and leadership capabilities including the coordinator for the Senior Services Coalition. She has stepped down from that role, but still volunteers with the organization. “It was a natural for me to not only give back, but to use my skills that I have developed over time. I really enjoy it. It is fun. Some of it is work, but most of it is fun,” she said. Polifka said she would like people to look differently at the contributions seniors can make to society. “Because our culture is youth oriented, there is a negative aura about being older,” she said. “Seniors have a lot to provide to us. If I had a wish, I would wish people had more respect for seniors and realize that they had more to give.” – Ann Efimetz Photo by Ann Efimetz


area events

Celebrating heritage, presidents February holds special significance. It is the month where we celebrate some of our countries influential leaders and also focus on the heritage of African Americans. To commemorate and celebrate the contributions to our nation made by people of African descent, American historian Carter G. Woodson established Black History Week. The first celebration occurred on Feb. 12, 1926. For many years, the second week of February was set aside for this celebration to coincide with the birthdays of abolitionist/editor Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln. In 1976, as part of the nation’s bicentennial, the week was expanded into Black History Month. Each year, U.S. presidents proclaim February as National African-American History Month. Locally, Colonial Williamsburg will celebrate Black History Month with several special programs. There are usually other programs offered throughout the month by area organizations. The month will feature powerful characterizations and dramatic interpretive programs that bring to life stories of the African American struggle for freedom 52

and liberty during this tumultuous period in American history. “From Africa to Virginia” will be presented throughout the month at Jamestown Settlement. Colonial Williamsburg will also hold special programming Presidents Day, Feb. 21. Three of the earliest presidents of the U.S. spent time in Williamsburg before their election to the country’s highest office. Washington, Jefferson, and Madison appear during the weekend and discuss their connections with Williamsburg.

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JAMESTOWN PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 3287 Ironbound Rd., Williamsburg, (757)229-5445 Pastor: Rev. Danny Klein; Music Dir: Robert Hodge Sunday: Adult Church School: 9:30am, Worship:10:30am Children’s Church: 10:45am Nursery Available during worship and other activities KING OF GLORY LUTHERAN CHURCH 4897 Longhill Rd., (757) 258-9701 Rev. Bill Harmon, Pastor • Sun.Worship: 8, 9:30 & 11am, Nursery Care provided Adult Bible Classes: 9:30 and 11am Sunday School: Nursery- High School 9:30am NEW TOWN UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 5209 Monticello Ave., (757) 258-1072 Sunday worship: 8:30 & 11am (nursery provided) Sunday school (all ages) 9:45am Wednesday Healing Service: 6 p.m. ST. BEDE CATHOLIC CHURCH 3686 Ironbound Rd., Williamsburg 23188 (757) 229-3631, Mass Schedule: (757) 258-7777 Mass: Sat. 5:30pm; Sun. 7:15, 9 & 11am; 5pm Daily Mass: Mon.–Fri. 9am ST. OLAF CATHOLIC CHURCH 104 Norge Lane, Williamsburg • (757) 564-3819, fax (757) 565-1099 e-mail – Mass-Sat. 5:30pm, Sun. 8 & 10am, Tue 5pm Wed. & Thur. noon, confessions Sat. 4:30pm


Learn more about historic First Baptist Church at a Colonial Williamsburg exhibit located on Nassau Street. The exhibit offers "an exploration of African-American religion which celebrates First Baptist, America's earliest black organized and black led church."

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The following is a partial list of some of the area cultural offerings for the month.

ABBY ALDRICH ROCKEFELLER FOLK ART MUSEUM Material Witnesses: Quilts and Their Makers” features textiles from Virginia to the Polynesian Islands.

FESTIVALS JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL “Saviors in the Night” Kimball Theatre Feb. 26-27

THEATRE WILLIAMSBURG PLAYERS “42nd Street” Closes Feb. 19 Call 229-0431 for reservations

ART THIS CENTURY ART GALLERY N. Boundary Street Through Feb. 4 High School Student Juried Art Show Upstairs Gallery: Winner’s Show Feb. 8-March 25 Linda Carey, pastels Charmaine Jackson, Encircle Designs, lampwork glass beads and jewelry. MUSCARELLE MUSEUM OF ART Lamberson Hall at the College of William & Mary, The Berlin Wall: Photographs for the Twentieth Anniversary Open Feb. 4 DEWITT WALLACE DECORATIVE ARTS MUSEUM, COLONIAL WILLIAMSBURG “Fashion Accessories from Head to Toe” Features costume accessories from the late seventeenth through the early nineteenth century. Opens Jan. 29.


CONCERTS VIRGINIA CHORALE “O Be Joyful” Williamsburg Presbyterian Church 4 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 20 MUSIC IN YOUR LIFE Presented by Virginia Symphony Society, featuring arias from Opera and Broadway. 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 10 at the Williamsburg Regional Library Theatre. Free admission. CHAMBER MUSIC SOCIETY OF WILLIAMSBURG Nobilis Piano Trio 8 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 15 Williamsburg Regional Library Theater FERGUSON CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS Visit for ticket information Opole – The Philharmonic of Poland 8 p.m., Friday, Feb. 11 Hot Tuna Blues 8 p.m., Friday, Feb. 18 Drumline Live 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 23

MOVIES New Town Cinema 12, Kimball Theatre and Movie Tavern offer movies. Check for New Town, for Kimball and Movies expected for release in February, according to FEB. 4 The Roommate Sanctum (3D/2D and IMAX 3D theaters) FEB. 11 The Eagle Gnomeo & Juliet Just Go With It Justin Bieber: Never Say Never FEB. 18 Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son I Am Number Four (conventional theaters and IMAX) Unknown FEB. 25 Drive Angry 3D Hall Pass Shelter FEB. TBA I Am –Compiled by Ann Efimetz

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Festival approaches It’s only February, but soon the Virginia Shakespeare Festival will present a new season. Tickets are on sale now for the 2011 offerings. This year, the troupe will present the classic “The Comedy of Errors” and perhaps one of Shakespeare’s most famous tragedies, “Hamlet.” “The Comedy of Errors” is a tried-and-true choice, with the humor really arising from slapstick and mistaken identity. It’s a short play, about two hours, and one that should appeal to people of all ages. Two sets of twins mix it up with two sets of sisters. It’s fun stuff. WILLIAMSBURG MAGAZINE, FEBRUARY 2011

The play runs July 6-17 “Hamlet” on the flip side, is Shakespeare’s longest play, and is one of the best known. It has been produced countless times and is considered one of the finest plays ever written. The story of the Prince of Denmark has madness, murder, revenge and all the elements that make a Shakespearean tragedy an interesting theatrical experience. Aaron White who gave a great performance as Romeo in 2007’s “Romeo & Juliet” will play Hamlet. It runs July 21-31. –Ann Efimetz


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FEB. 1-14 Passion on the Plantation. Visit Shirley Plantation in Charles City and learn the 18th century art of courting, which depended on tender prose to woo that special someone. Enjoy stories of old weddings, courtships, and pen your own love letter. 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Admission. 804-829-5121,

FEB. 1-28 From Africa to Virginia Theme Month at Jamestown Settlement. The 17th century Virginia-Angola connection and a new perspective on the evolution of slavery in Virginia are featured during the month through daily interpretive programs and lectures at 2 p.m. Sundays, Feb. 6 and 27. Guided tours of the museum’s outdoor living-history areas will compare fishing, hunting, construction and metalworking skills of Africans in Angola with technology used in 17th century Virginia. Yorktown Victory Center exhibits explore the impact of the Revolution on African Americans. Admission. 757-253-4838,

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Cabin Fever Concert Series. 7-8:30 p.m. Local musicians engage and interact with audience members. Entertainment by Ron Fetner & Tom Dikon (acoustical American/folks/blue duo). At the Yorktown Freight Shed, 331 Water St. Free tickets required, and available at the Parks & Rec office and at Riverwalk Restaurant. 757-890-3500.

An Evening with the Presidents: Early Presidential Politics and the Role of Parties in the American System of Government. Presented by the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation at the Kimball Theatre. 7:30 p.m. Join presidents Washington, Jefferson, and Madison in a discussion about the executive’s challenge in balancing the “will of the people” with the need to advance individual presidential policies. Admission. 800HISTORY,

FEB. 12, 13, 19 James River Plantations Valentines Progressive Candlelight Tour. Spend Valentine evening with the Piney Grove at Southall’s Plantation collection of antiques and historic buildings: Piney Grove (1790), Ashland (1835) and Ladysmith (1857), and making exterior visits to Dower Quarter (1835) and Duck Church (1917). Special Tours-by-theOwners, with cider and cookies fireside in the elegant dining room of Ashland. 3-5 p.m. Admission. 804-829-2196,

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FEB. 20-24 63rd Annual Antiques Forum: Decorative Arts Forensics. Who really made the object and where? What is its condition? Has it been altered? Is it the real McCoy? At the Colonial Williamsburg Antiques Forum, you are invited to learn more about this subject. The 2011 Forum will bring together a group of widely recognized authorities. More than 20 curators, collectors, conservators, and historians will present recent findings in a series of fully illustrated lectures and video-assisted workshops. Admission.

Groundhog night. Virginia Living Museum in Newport News. A special evening filled with winter and spring activities, including a visit from the museum’s whistle pig (a.k.a. the groundhog). Treats, crafts, children’s activities, face painting, planetarium programs ($2 extra), and more. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Admission. 757-595-1900,

Presidents Day weekend. Colonial Williamsburg has exciting events in store in celebration during the weekend. Hear the stories and meet with America’s forefathers, including George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and James Madison. Discuss the role of a president’s wife with Martha Washington and listen to the music adored by Thomas Jefferson in the Governor’s Palace, his home as governor of Virginia.

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African American Folk Tales for Families. 10:30-11:30 a.m. DeWitt Wallace Museum, Colonial Williamsburg. Celebrate Black History Month and hear an African or African American folk tale, tour the galleries and make a craft. Geared toward children 5-7 and their adult friends. Included in Historic Area or Museum admission passes.

Storm on the Horizon: Slavery, Disunion, and the Roots of the Civil War. Presented by the Chautauqua Institution, Colonial Williamsburg, and the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture. Plan to participate in a weekend of activities and programs focusing on the Civil War’s roots in the American Revolution.

Werowocomoco: Seat of Power - Special Exhibition. Jamestown Settlement. 9 a.m. Admission. Werowocomoco was the principal residence of Powhatan, the paramount chief of 30-some Indian tribes in Virginias coastal region at the time English colonists arrived in 1607. 888-593-4682, 757-253-4838,

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A Salute to Tuskegee Airmen. Virginia War Museum, Newport News. Meet the men of the Army Air Corps who took to the skies while fighting the Axis Powers abroad and segregation at home. Members of the Tuskegee Airmen will be available to discuss artifacts on display from noon to 1 p.m. From 1 to 3 p.m., there will be a viewing of the movie “The Tuskegee Airmen.” After the movie, speakers will relate their experiences while serving in World War II, Korea and

Tippecanoe and Tyler Too Presidents Day Tour. Tour Berkeley Plantation, home of our ninth president, William Henry Harrison. Charles City was the home of the ninth and 10th presidents. John Tyler, Harrison’s running mate, and one-time Charles City neighbor, assumed the presidency after Harrison’s untimely death in office. The tour focuses on the life and times of William Henry Harrison and gives the visitor a flavor for the importance of Berkeley in his life.

“Sidewalks to Rooftops: Outdoor Folk Art.” Signboards, storefront figures, weather vanes, marine carvings, whirligigs, carousel animals and other objects originally intended for use outdoors. Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum, Williamsburg. Admission. 757220-7286.


FEB. 25 Riverwalk Restaurant Wine Dinner Series - Oscar Party. A five-course dinner with paired wines as we roll out the red carpet in anticipation of the 83rd Oscar presentation two days later. At Riverwalk Restaurant in Yorktown. Advanced tickets on sale. 757-875-1522.



around town

Tee off at local courses Photo by Ann Efimetz

Usually by February, the weather warms up enough for people to get out on the links. Let’s hope the cold winter is behind us and soon temperatures will moderate for outdoor activities, including golf. Our area offers a variety of great courses to challenge golfers of all levels. Golden Horseshoe at Colonial Williamsburg offers two 18-hole championship layouts, the Gold and Green courses and one 9-hole course. Call 2291000, Ford’s Colony has 54 championship holes which include the Marsh Hawk, Blackheath and Blue Heron courses. Call 258-4130, Kingsmill. Offers the River Course, Plantation Course and Wood’s Course. Call 253-1703, WILLIAMSBURG MAGAZINE, FEBRUARY 2011

Williamsburg National. Features The Jamestown Course and The Yorktown course. Call 800 826-5732, The Colonial. The course has five sets of tees for golfers of all skill levels. Call 566-1600, Stonehouse. Playing to a par-71, the course has four sets of tees, giving players of any ability a challenge. Call 566-1138, Royal New Kent is located between Williamsburg and Richmond. The course features five sets of tees. Call 804 966-7023, The Golf Club at Brickshire. A Curtis Strange signature course. Call 804 966-7888 or toll free 866 867-7888, Kiskiack Golf Club offers a day of golf for players of all levels. Call 566-2200, Colonial Heritage in Lightfoot offers an 18-hole championship golf course and practice facility. Call 645-2000, –Ann Efimetz


just for fun

February fun Month has many holidays to celebrate Most people probably associate February with Presidents Day or Valentine’s Day. Don’t forget that this year’s Super Bowl will be played on Sunday, Feb. 6, at Cowboys Stadium, in Arlington, Texas. According to the website,, there are many other distinguishing aspects to the month. Appropriately, February is American Heart Month, Bake for Family Fun Month, International Boost Self-Esteem Month, National Bird Feeding Month, National Cherry Month, Plant the Seeds of Greatness Month and Library Lovers Month. There are also special weeks set aside during the month including Children’s Authors and Illustrators Week, 1-7; Celebration of Love Week, 10-16; National Secondhand Wardrobe Week, 13-19; International Friendship Week, 17-23 and Telecommuter Appreciation Week, 27-March 5. – Ann Efimetz

FEBRUARY 2 Groundhog Day 3 Chinese New Year (Year of the Rabbit) 4 Wear Red Day 7 Ballet Day 11 National Shut-in Visitation Day 14 Valentine’s Day 15 Susan B. Anthony Day 17 My Way Day 20 Clam Crowder Day 21 Presidents Day 26 International Sword Swallowers Day 28 National Tooth Fairy Day




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The Feb. 2011 edition of The Williamsburg Magazine. A supplement to The Virginia Gazette.