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Covering the Historic Triangle since 1964 Bill O’Donovan Publisher

Ann Efimetz Editor

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

COVER PHOTO: Statue located in the garden adjacent to Williamsburg Inn THIS PHOTO: Beautiful pansies Photos by Ann Efimetz

contents IN THIS ISSUE Farmers Market…………………………………………………19 The Pastor’s Doves……………………………………………20 Short cut………………………………………………………..27 Harwood Mulford………………………………………………29 Special events in March………………………………………35 Williamsburg Antique Mall……………………………………36 Class acts: Partlow family……………………………………..43 Wearin’ of the green…………………………………………..51 Marching in……………………………………………………..52 Big equipment, big collection………………………………..61 Deciphering history…………………………………………..62 New Town Cafe at Parletts…………………………………..64

FEATURES Area Map……………………………………………………53–55 Discounts………………………………………………………38 Events……………………………………………………………46 Services…………………………………………………………59 Hot Ticket………………………………………………………44 What to See & Do at Colonial Williamsburg………………39–41

GUIDES Antiques Guide…………………………………………………56 Dining Guide……………………………………………………48 Newcomer’s Guide……………………………………………57 Shopping Guide………………………………………………30 Take the Tour……………………………………………………22 Worship Guide…………………………………………………63


AROUND TOWN

Farmers Market

Popular event returns March 13 You know warmer weather is right around the corner when the Williamsburg Farmers Market returns. April marks the beginning of the season, but those who are interested in getting a head start can attend a winter market this month.

vegetables, herbs, orchids, baked goods, free range chickens, pork sausage, herbal and goatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s milk bath products, fresh bread, pumpkins and eggs. The farmers market will be held in rain or shine. The Williamsburg Farmers Market was established for growers and producers of Eastern Virginia to sell fresh seasonal food and farm products directly to the residents and guests of greater Williamsburg. And remember, the Williamsburg Market was the winner of the Farmland Trust Contest, voted Number One Farmers Market in the Nation in the mid-size market category. For a complete list of vendors and events, visit www.williamsburgfarmersmarket.com

The event will be held 8:30 a.m.- noon, March 13. The market offers customers a chance to purchase local produce, clams, oysters, cut flowers, organic

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THE PULPIT

The Pastor’s Doves The dove symbolizes peace, faith and hope. There are references to doves in the Bible, beginning with the story of Noah. After the great flood, Noah released a dove which returned with a branch, symbolizing hope that life had returned after the devastation. In Psalm 55, vs. 6, the psalmist wrote, “Oh that I had wings like a dove, I would fly away and be at rest.”

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The Rev. Jerry Jutras, who is pastor of Faith Fellowship in Toano, raises doves to be released at weddings and memorial services through his venture, “The Pastor’s Doves.” Jutras, wife Connie and daughters Sarah and Emily, work as a team raising the white rock doves at their home. “This goes well with what I do, with my calling,” Jutras said recently “Being a minister, I am always involved in a wedding or a funeral. These doves are beautiful additions to weddings and memorial services.”

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About two years ago, Jutras began the business, after learning about it through a friend. He was intrigued and with the help of the family, began raising the birds. He currently has about 30. “One of the most important things that people should know about these doves, is that they do come home,” Jutras said. “People wonder about the safety of the birds. But these birds are completely safe. They have their own loft which they return to.” Jutras said he has been as far as 100 miles away and released the birds during a service. “They beat me home,” he said. “I released them at memorial service in Fredericksburg and they were there when I got home. They didn't have to deal with traffic on 95.” The doves are used at a memorial services at the graveside, he explained. The release of the doves is symbolic of the loved one going home. “I usually release four birds at the graveside, the first one symbolic of the loved one going home. The others represent the Holy Trinity.” Jutras said that the birds typically make a formation that is unplanned, but is a regular occurrence. “I let the first bird go and it flies way up in the sky,” he said. “The other three go up and join each other and they fly off together. It happens every time.” At weddings, brides and grooms can release doves which are symbolic of the new life they are starting together. Several birds can be released to symbolize the journey friends and family will make with them in support.

People can also use them as symbols at graduations, birthdays, baptisms, anniversaries, or at other special events. The bright-white birds are especially beautiful when the sun hits them, giving them and almost reflective quality. “When the sun hits them, they look like they are plugged in, they glow,” he said. The response he has received through the business has been very positive. People respond to the simple, yet profound nature of the release. “People love them,” he said. “It is very touching thing.” ––Ann Efimetz

THE PASTOR’S DOVES Phone 345-3700 or 566-9673 Website www.thepastorsdoves.com Pastor The Rev. Jerry Jutras, pastor of Faith Fellowship, 112 Schoolhouse Lane, Toano. Worship 10 a.m. Sundays

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TAKE THE TOUR ATTRACTIONS & AMUSEMENTS

three ships, colonial fort and Powhatan village, and a riverfront discovery area. For ticket prices, schedule or more information, call 253-4838 or visit www.historyisfun.org.

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OPENS MARCH 26! Voted the world's "Most Beautiful Theme Park" for more than a decade, Busch Gardens Williamsburg is a European-themed park packed with adventure. Renowned for its world-class roller coasters, Busch Gardens features more than 50 thrilling rides, shows and attractions. Take a ride on Griffon, the world’s tallest dive coaster. For more information, call (800) 343-7946 or visit buschgardens.com.

Historic Williamsburg (757) 253-1058 • 1-877-62-GHOST This wonderful, fun-filled tour has been Williamsburg’s #1 Ghost Tour 20 years in a row. To charge tickets by phone, call 757253-1058. Tickets can be purchased in advance at Williamsburg General Store, 1636 Richmond Road.

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

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Meet the challenge and discover the fun of Williamsburg’s fun family attraction! Putt your way through mountain caves, over footbridges and under cascading waterfalls on our two 18-hole Adventure Golf Courses…a swashbuckling good time for the entire family! Open Mar–Nov., 10 am–10/11 p.m.

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

Visitors to Historic Jamestowne are invited to walk the original streets of the first permanent English settlement in North America. Historic Jamestowne was Virginia’s colonial capital for 92 years and in 1619 the site of America’s first representative legislative assembly. Jamestown’s history is interpreted by walking tour of the town site, which features archaeological remains of the 1607 fort, memorials, the 1690s church tower and the Glasshouse, where costumed craftsmen demonstrate the first English attempt at industry. The gate is open daily 8:30 am – 4:30 pm and the Visitor Center is open 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Call 898-2410 or visit www.nps.gov/colo for admission rates and more information.

JAMESTOWN SETTLEMENT Living-history museum explores the world of America’s first permanent English colony. Gallery exhibits trace history of Jamestown, and the Powhatan Indian, European and African cultures that converged in 1600s Virginia. Features outdoor re-cretions of WILLIAMSBURG MAGAZINE, MARCH 2010

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YORKTOWN BATTLEFIELDS The guns are silent, but for eight days in October 1781 they boomed over the fields of Yorktown, until the British surrender brought independence to the American colonies. At the Visitor Center, operated by the National Park Service, see a 16-minute film on the military campaign, siege and surrender. Explore the battlefield and 18thcentury town on your own or with a Park Ranger as your guide. Located at the east end of the Colonial Parkway, 20 minutes from Williamsburg, the Visitor Center is

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

HISTORIC YORKTOWN Travel back in time, then savor the present at this year-round destination for history, shopping, outdoor recreation, fine dining and special events. Relive the pivotal battle of the Revolutionary War. Visit historic homes, museums, monuments and battlefields. Shop in specialty stores, play on the riverfront and dine in one-of-a-kind restaurants on the York River and up the hill in the village. Stay overnight and enjoy a river view or being nestled in the picturesque village. End your day with a sunset sail on the Schooner Alliance. Come for a day, a weekend or longer. For more information, call 890-3300 or visit www.yorkcounty.gov/tourism

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GUIDED TOURS PLANTATIONS Berkeley Plantation is the home of Benjamin Harrison, signer of the Declaration of Independence, and the ancestral home of two U.S. presidents. It is recognized as the site of the first official Thanksgiving in 1619, and “Taps” was composed here in 1862. The handsome Georgian mansion dates to 1726. Open daily 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Call 1-888-466-6018. Shirley Plantation, settled in 1613, is the oldest plantation in Virginia and has been the home of the Hill-Carters for 11 generations. Shirley has descended to each heir with family portraits, silver and furniture. An architectural treasure is the famous staircase that rises for three stories with no visible means of support. Shirley was the home of Ann Hill Carter, mother of Robert E. Lee. Open daily 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Call 800 232-1613. Edgewood Plantation, Victorian in style and decor, this Gothic home is typical of Virginia homes built in the 1870s. The plantation features 12 large rooms with 10 fireplaces, a kitchen collection of country primitives and its own ghost, heard by generations of occupants. Call 829-2962 or visit www.james riverplantations.com. North Bend, a Federal Period Greek Revival Style home, was built in 1819 by John Minge, a wealthy landowner, for his wife, Sarah Harrison. She was the sister of William Henry Harrison, the ninth president of the United States. Call (804) 8295176 or visit the Web site at www.northbendplantation.com. Piney Grove at Southall’s Plantation was established in the 18th century as a seat of Virginia’s prominent Southall family. The earliest portion of Piney Grove was built ca. 1790 and is a rare survival of early Virginia log architecture. Self-guided gardens and grounds tours can be taken daily. The interiors of Piney Grove, Ladysmith (1857), Ashland (1835) and Duck Church (1917) are also open for special event tours and by appointment, and historic B&B lodging is available. For information, call (804) 8292480 or visit www.pineygrove.com. Westover Plantation is America’s premier example of Georgian architecture. It was WWW.WILLIAMSBURGMAG.COM

built in 1730 by William Byrd II, diarist, colonial leader and founder of Richmond. The grounds include an expansive view of the James River, boxwood gardens, elaborate 18th century gates made in London, and plantation dependencies. The gardens and grounds are open daily for a self-guided tour. The house is open during Garden Week. For information, call (804) 829-2882 or visit their web site at www.jamesriverplantations.com. Hewick, located on Route 602 in Urbanna, was built in 1678 and is the ancestral home of Christopher Robinson Esq., a member of the Virginia House of Burgesses. The home is operated today as a bed & breakfast by 10th generation descendants. Tours available. Conveniently located 2 miles off Route 17. Call 800 484-7514 (ext. 1678), or 758-4214. Chippokes Plantation in Surry is among the oldest continuously worked farms in the nation, retaining its original 1619 boundaries. The grounds include dependencies of slave quarters, overseer’s house, tenant homes, and barns, showing the changing lifestyles of four centuries in rural Tidewater. Grounds are open year-round and the mansion is open weekends midApril through December from 1-5 p.m. Group tours can be scheduled year-round. Operated by Chippokes Plantation State Park. Call (757) 294-3625.

American heritage and nature trails only minutes away from the Historic Triangle! Newport News Visitor Center, 13560 Jefferson Avenue (Exit 250B) from I-64. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 757-886-7777. www.newport-news.org.

VIRGINIA LIVING MUSEUM Explore Virginia’s natural heritage from the mountains to the sea with exhibits that look back at you. Transport yourself to a steamy cypress swamp and cool mountain stream. Explore the underwater world of the Chesapeake Bay and the underground realm of a limestone cave. See flying squirrels, stingrays and other creatures of the night. Touch some famous Bay creatures, plus enjoy activities at four hands-on discovery centers. See spectacular views of the sun from the observatory. Outdoors, stroll the 3/4-mile elevated boardwalk to view coastal birds, bald eagles, beavers, bobcats, river otters, endangered red wolves and other animals in naturalized habitats. Plus enjoy native plant gardens. Summer hours: open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. Wheelchair accessible. Just 20 minutes from Williamsburg. Take I64 East to Exit 258-A; museum is about two miles on the left. Call 757-595-1900 or visit the web site at www.thevlm.org for ticket prices and more information.

Chelsea Plantation, located in King William County, was built by Augustine Moore during the reign of Queen Anne. At the plantation, you can find a large art and furniture collection as well as extensive English boxwood gardens on the Mattaponi River. Prominent guests have included Governor Spotswood, Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, General Lafayette and Robert E. Lee. Tours: Thursday_Sunday, 10 a.m.–4:30 p.m. There is an admission fee. Lodging is available in a 19th century schoolhouse. For more information, call (804) 843-2386.

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

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

Tour Historic St. Luke’s Church as docents take you from pre-Colonial times up to the present day. Hear stories of Bloody Tarleton and his Dragoons camping on the church grounds and the Confederate Army stabling horses inside the church. Experience these and other fascinating stories along with seeing the oldest original Gothic architecture in the United States. Historic St. Luke’s Church, circa 1632, affectionately known as “the Old Brick”, is the oldest surviving church of English foundation in America. Open for tours April-October, TuesdaySaturday 9:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Sundays 1:00-5:00 p.m..; December-March, TuesdaySaturday 9:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.; Sundays 1:00-4:00 p.m. Closed January. For more information call (757) 357-3367 or visit the website at www.historicstlukes.org.

& Forestry Museum is located within the state park and has five exhibit buildings displaying antique farm and forestry equipment, tools and housewares. Open April through October on Monday,Wednesday, Thursday & Friday 10am to 3 pm and Saturday and Sunday 10 am to 5 pm. Closed Tuesday. Call (804) 786-7950. Smith’s Fort Plantation spans historical eras, from Indian occupation to 19th century farm cultivation. Capt. John Smith built the fort in 1609, and remnants are still visible. The mid-18th century brick house is furnished with antiques and staffed with guides. Located on Route 31 near the ferry slip. Open April-October, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday; and 1-4 p.m., Sunday. Call 294-3872. S. Wallace Edwards & Sons has been producing award-winning Virginia hams, bacon and sausage for more than 75 years. A retail store is located at 11381 Rolfe Highway. Mail order and sandwiches are available. (757) 294-3688.

MUSEUMS & GALLERIES WILLIAMSBURG ART-CADE GALLERY OF ART Art-cade Gallery features traditional American art such as original illustration

paintings for magazines and books, original cartoon drawings, Dr. Seuss art, bronze and wood sculptures, delightful porcelains, vintage wartime posters and classic illustrated magazine covers, unique art books, plus fantasy art prints for the child in all of us. About two miles from Merchants Square, 1321 Jamestown Road, Suite 204, in Williamsburg Office Park next to Colony Square Shopping Center. For current gallery hours and special events, see our ad this month or visit the web at www.artcadeonline.com. Call (757) 565-7424.

ABBY ALDRICH ROCKEFELLER FOLK ART MUSEUM The award-winning Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum—the oldest institution in the United States dedicated solely to the collection and preservation of American folk art—reopened in February 2007 in new quarters adjacent to the DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum. Exhibits feature paintings, whirligigs, weather vanes, carvings, toys, embroideries and other folk works representing many diverse cultural traditions and geographic regions. Today the collection of thousands of objects includes items dating from the 1720s to the present shown in 11 galleries constituting 11,000 square feet of exhibition space. The museum is open daily and hours of operation vary seasonally. Entrance to the muse-

SURRY COUNTY Events of history come alive after your free ferry ride across the James River from Jamestown to Scotland Wharf. Bacon’s Castle, operated by the Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities, was built in 1665. It is the oldest brick dwelling in Virginia. The house was occupied by rebel troops in 1676 during Bacon’s Rebellion, hence the name Bacon’s Castle. Open April-October, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday and noon-4 p.m. Sunday. Closed Mondays. Call 357-5976 for more information. Chippokes Plantation State Park is one of the oldest working farms in the country. Overlooking the James River, it is preserved today as a 1,683-acre state park. The historic area features two 19th century manor houses, dependencies, formal gardens, fields, creeks and trails. The grounds are open yearround. Located 5 miles from Surry on Route 10 on Route 634 (Alliance Road). Call (757) 294-3625. The Chippokes Farm WWW.WILLIAMSBURGMAG.COM

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um is through the Public Hospital of 1773 at 326 W. Francis St. between Nassau and South Henry Streets. For information and reservations call (757) 220-7724 or visit www.history.org.

BASSETT HALL Bassett Hall, a two-story, 18th-century frame house on 585 acres (including woodlands) near the colonial Capitol building, was the Williamsburg home of Mr. and Mrs. John D. Rockefeller Jr. In addition to the main house, the property includes a teahouse and three original outbuildings—a smokehouse, kitchen and dairy. The house reopened to the public in December 2002 following an extensive renovation. As a result, both the interiors and the grounds are much as they were when the Rockefellers lived there during the mid 1930s and 1940s to oversee the restoration of the Historic Area. Bassett Hall is located at 522 E. Francis St. and hours of operation vary seasonally. Call toll-free 1 (800) HISTORY (1-800-447-8679) or visit www.history.org for information.

DEWITT WALLACE DECORATIVE ARTS MUSEUM The award-winning DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum houses the Foundation’s renowned collection of British

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

MUSCARELLE MUSEUM OF ART The Muscarelle Museum of Art at the College of William and Mary is a general art museum featuring American art by artists such as Georgia O'Keeffe, Jacob Lawrence, Mary Cassatt, Rembrant Peale, and John Singleton Copley and European paintings by artists such as Henri Matisse, Jean Dufy, and Pablo Picasso, as well as changing exhibitions. The museum is located on Jamestown Road next to Phi Beta Kappa Hall, and is open Sat. and Sun. from noon until 4 p.m. and on Tues.-Fri. from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Call 221-2700 or visit www.wm.edu/muscarelle for information as well as admission prices.

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

This contemporary gallery of original art is located in a very popular local shopping center. Its bright and airy gallery exhibits local and regional artists. Also featured are fine North American craft artisans. Prince George is also well known locally for its fine custom framing. Periodically the gallery features changing shows of original art.

chair attributed to Thomas Dennis, one of the earliest cabinetmakers to come to the colonies. The interior of the church reflects medieval and Jacobean design. Open for tours April-October, Tuesday-Saturday 9:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Sundays 1:00-5:00 p.m..; December-March, Tuesday-Saturday 9:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.; Sundays 1:00-4:00 p.m. Closed January. For more information call (757) 357-3367 or visit the website at www.historicstlukes.org.

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

GALLERY AT YORK HALL Art Gallery featuring works of local artists for exhibit and sale. The gallery features a variety of themed revolving exhibits April December, Tues.-Sat., 10 am-4 pm and Sun., 1-4 pm closed Monday. Call for limited winter hours January - March. Admission is free. Also available is area information including maps, brochures, and more. Call (757) 890-4490 for more information. 301 Main Street, located on the corner of Main and Ballard Streets, Yorktown. www.yorkcounty.gov/tourism

YORK COUNTY HISTORICAL MUSEUM Exhibits spanning the centuries of York County history. The Chiskiack Watch Archaeological Collection contains artifacts from Native Americans and colonial to modern times. Also, a self-guided 20th century exhibit hall on York County History. Open April-December. Call for hours or group tours. Closed Monday. Admission is free. Call (757) 890-4910 for more information. www.yorkcounty.gov/ychm

SMITHFIELD HISTORIC ST. LUKE’S CHURCH See some of the purest examples of early Colonial and English artifacts housed in America’s oldest original Gothic church. This beautiful circa 1632 church is home to a rare 1630 English chamber organ, the oldest of its kind in the world. Also on display is altar furniture from the 1600’s with one WILLIAMSBURG MAGAZINE, MARCH 2010

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AROUND TOWN

Short cut Have you ridden the trolley yet? It provides a fun, inexpensive and short 15-minute loop between Merchants Square and New Town, making stops along Richmond Road, and at High Street. Leave the car at the lot at New Town, High Street or Merchants Square and leave the driving to the trolley drivers. Kids love it! $.50 cents all-day fare. Seniors (60 and over) and/or disabled with a Medicare card can ride for $.25 cents. Children under six who do not occupy a seat and are accompanied by an adult ride at no charge, so do W&M students with a school ID, middle and high school students with a school student’s ID who reside in James City County, the City of Williamsburg and York County ride at no charge. Other shortcuts we have featured: • Jamestown-Scotland Ferry • John Tyler Lane • Ironbound at Sandy Bay Road • Old News Road to News Road • Governor Berkeley to Longhill Road • Mt. Vernon and Richmond Road WWW.WILLIAMSBURGMAG.COM

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• News Road • Monticello Avenue, extended • Rochambeau Road • Route 143 to Newport News • Old Mooretown Road to new Mooretown Road • Access road behind Williamsburg Shopping Center • Ireland Street • Airport Road to Rochambeau and Merrimac Trail • Greensprings Road to Route 5 • Colonial Parkway (either direction) • N. Henry Street to Route 199 • Penniman Road to Route 143 • Route 199 (Humelsine Parkway) • Waller Street to Capitol Landing Road. • Compton Drive to Ukrop Way to Jamestown Road through the College of William & Mary. • Ironbound to Monticello Avenue. • Treyburn Drive (off Ironbound Road) to Monticello Avenue. • Bypass Road to Parkway Drive. • Mooretown Road to shopping centers and Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center. Do you have a favorite shortcut? E-mail aefimetz@vagazette.com. ––Ann Efimetz File photo by Ann Efimetz WILLIAMSBURG MAGAZINE, MARCH 2010


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Harwood Mulford The most “recognizable” guy in town

clients,” said office manager Theresa Bertrand. “That’s how people know we are here. They are such a positive for us. Their attitudes are so good out there.” Mulford enjoys interacting with those whizzing up and down Monticello Ave. He gets a variety of responses from drivers ranging from honk to a shout. On inclement days, it’s common for folks to stop to bring him a cup of coffee or hot chocolate. “They really do have a lot of community support, Bertrand said. “Williamsburg has made them their own.” Mulford admits that sometimes he gets tired standing on his feet for hours at a time. But you would never know it. He is as peppy at the beginning of his shift as he is at the end. On cold days, he dresses in layers before donning the drape, which he calls the “green velveteen toga.” “My mother calls it a dress,” he added with a laugh. It seems a menial job, but Mulford has taken it to a loftier height. “A lot of people smile and wave, and that makes my day,” he said. “I like to make people smile, because smiles are contagious. You never know how you can affect someone just by smiling at them.”

He may be one of the most recognizable people in town, but you probably don’t know his name. Harwood Mulford stands on the sidewalk at the entrance to the Marketplace Shops on Monticello Avenue across the street from the entrance to Target and Ukrop’s, dressed like the Statue of Liberty. He wears sunglasses and plays the guitar. Mulford is one of several “wavers” employed by Liberty Tax Service, which has an office in the strip mall. It’s Mulford’s second year at the job, and one he enjoys immensely. “I have a blast at this job,” he said in a recent interview. “I would do this all year long if I could.” Unfortunately, Mulford is only employed at the office during tax season. Last year the stint lasted through April, to continue to drum up business for late tax filers. During his shifts, which usually run eight hours, he strums a guitar, alternating through various chord combinations, coming up with his own tunes. “It passes the time and it keeps me amused and others amused,” he said. And why the sunglasses? “When it is cold, my eyes water,” he said. “And when it is sunny, you really need them. Then when it gets darker and the headlights come on, they help keep the lights out of my eyes.” People respond to his animated antics, as they beep, wave –– and use Liberty for their taxes. Mulford and the other wavers are considered vital to the office’s success. “They are responsible for bringing in most of our

––Ann Efimetz

HARWOOD MULFORD Age 30 Job “Waver” for Liberty Tax Service. He works up to 40 hours per week in all weather conditions to help bring business to the tax preparation office. Photo by Ann Efimetz

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SHOPPING GUIDE AMISH COUNTRY PRODUCTS– ––  7521 Richmond Road, Williamsburg (At the Old Candle Factory) 800-786-0407 Our new Bulk Food Store is now open! Many items including Amish-made food products direct from Pennsylvania Dutch Country; Birch Beer, Shady Maple baked goods, Scrapple, Jams, Pickles and much more. Plus a great selection of handcrafted Amish-made furniture in many fine woods. Nationwide delivery available. In the old Candle Factory, One mile off I-64, at exit 231A. Open THU., FRI., and SAT. 10 A.M TO 5 P.M.

ART-CADE GALLERY OF ART

1321 Jamestown Rd, #204, Williamsburg Office Park

(757) 565-7424 www.artcadeonline.com Treat yourself to an artistic memory of Williamsburg. Choose from distinctive original paintings and cartoons, the exclusive “People of Williamsburg” print collection, bronzes, wood carv-

THE CLOTHES TREE Consignment Shop for Women & Men

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ings, fine art books, and much more. About two miles from Merchants Square next to Colony Square Shopping Center. For current gallery hours and special events, see our ad this month or call (757) 565-7424.

BACK IN THE DAY ANTIQUES & UNIQUES

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

THE BOTTOM LINE– – – – – 

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

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

CAMELOT BEARS OF WILLIAMSBURG, INC– – – – – 

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World: Black, Brown, Panda, Polar and Teddy Bears, plus Koalas. Each chamber offers apparel, books, collectibles, home décor, jewelry, baby gifts, plush bears and toys. DVD presentations. MakeYour-Own-Bear $9.95. Large party room. Visit ExcaliBear!

CHICKADEE'S 6514 Richmond Road, Lightfoot (757) 645.3365 Chickadeesconsigns@cox.net Come visit the latest and greatest consignment boutique in town! Chickadee’s offers a delightful array of furniture, accents and home décor. New items are arriving every day so be sure to make this a regular stop on your shopping list. Chickadee’s is located in the Pavilion Shops adjacent to NY Deli.

THE CHRISTMAS STORE

108 Main Street, Smithfield (757) 357-7891 This charming Christmas store is an absolute “must-see” during your visit to historic Smithfield. The Christmas Store is located in the heart of Smithfield’s Historic District, and by far is one of Virginia’s finest year round Christmas Shops. You will find items for every Holiday, but especially for Christmas. This adorable Christmas Store offers one of Virginia’s largest selection of glass ornaments, Fontanini Nativities, unique Santa’s, and wonderful floral and trim. Open 7 days a week.

CLASSIC CONSIGNMENTS FURNITURE & ACCESSORIES

The Village Shops at Kingsmill 1915 Pocahontas Trail D2 (Across from McLaws Circle) (757) 220-1790 www.classiconsignments.com Our boutique style showroom is a great place to look for that unexpected “treasure.” We offer a changing selection of transitional and traditional wood and upholstered furniture, lamps, accessories, china, glassware, artwork and carpets. Open Tuesday-Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

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CLOSET ENVY

Merchant Square 409 West Duke of Gloucester Street Williamsburg (757) 220-0456 www.shopclosetenvy.com closet envy is Williamsburg’s must see shop for fashion forward women’s designs. For everyone who desires the latest in limited quantity apparel and accessories- It’s Revolution meets Fashion Evolution in Virginia’s Colonial Capital! Truly, Fashion to Die For! with an emphasis on just the right look for business, party or play. Designs by Diane Von Furstenberg, Michael Stars, Nanette Lepore, Tory Burch, Trina Turk, Tibi, Milly and many more! Monday–Saturday 10-6, Sunday 11–5.

THE CLOTHES TREE

170A Second Street, Williamsburg (757) 220-2119 Designer consignment clothing in sizes 0–24W received daily. Labels include: Anne Klein, St. John, Escada, Dana Buchman, Ralph Lauren, Talbots, Chico’s and many others. Name brand shoes, purses and jewelry galore! Enjoy a warm, fun, friendly shopping experience. Hours: Mon. 11–5; Tues.–Fri. 10–6 & Sat. 10–5 (We do estate sales.) Seasonal consignments by appointment only.

DOVETAIL ANTIQUES

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

J. FENTON GALLERY

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

handbags, belts, sunglasses and accessories. Open 364 days a year.

GARDEN-FLAGS.COM 230 Monticello Ave. (757) 293-3524 www.garden-flags.com We make our cheerfully decorated flag store an experience you will remember. The 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 yearround holidays as well as kites, spinners, wind chimes and gifts. We are open Mon.-Sat. 10-6, but will be happy to open for you other times, if you call us at 757-293-3524. Shop online, too, at www.Garden-Flags.com.

THE GENUINE SMITHFIELD HAM SHOPPE 224 Main Street, Smithfield (757) 357-1798 A truly authentic Old Virginia experience, our original ham shop specializes in dry-cured Smithfield and country hams, ham slices, slab and sliced bacons, and the Paula Deen Collection of Southern sauces, spices, mixes and snacks. Stop by for a sample, call ahead for your custom gift basket, or let us ship a Genuine Smithfield Ham home for your friends or for your own table! Open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.

HERITAGE ANTIQUES

903 S. Church Street, Smithfield (757) 356-1055 This is a stop you definitely don’t want to miss on your visit to Smithfield! This beautiful antique store is filled with furniture dating from the 1800s. Many accessories including items from Virginia Metalcrafters and a large array of period lighting. The store is open Thursday through Saturday or by appointment.

HIGH COTTON, LTD.

Village Shops at Kingsmill, 1915 Pocahontas Trail, A2 Route 60 East • (757) 258-3300 Specializing in turn-of-the century antiques and estate linens. Bedroom and dining room displays of furniture, crystal, china, silver and fine linens. Offering European Laundry Service for all your fine linens. Open MondaySaturday 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. 31

HISTORIC ST. LUKE’S GIFT SHOP 14477 Benn’s Church Blvd., Smithfield (757) 357-3367 Fine gifts and souvenirs with a dose of Southern Hospitality is what you will find at Historic St. Luke’s Gift Shop. Located just 4 miles south of Smithfield, the gift shop sits amongst the pastoral grounds of America’s oldest church of English foundation. We carry quality American made gifts including reproduction jewelry and sculpture, high quality children’s American crafted toys and books from different eras; world renowned Virginia’s Hubs Peanuts and a wide variety of local, Virginia and historical cookbooks.

JOHNSTOWN JEWELERS

1781 Jamestown Road, Suite 160 Williamsburg www.johnstownjewelers.com (757) 345-5351 or (866) 592-6946 John Showah, goldsmith and owner of Johnstown Jewelers, has over 30 years of experience and is well known for his unique designs and expert restoration of fine jewelry. Come browse our distinctive selections in gold or platinum, fine color stones, pearls and our elegant silver designs from Switzerland. Rain forest birds, hand carved from colorful gemstones. Full jewelry and watch repair service with free estimate or consultation. All services done on premise and most repairs can be done within 48 hours. Open daily Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m. 5:30 p.m.

KNITTING SISTERS

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

LEE /WRANGLER – – – – – – 

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sweats, college logo and team-licensed apparel, NASCAR apparel, swimwear and sportswear. Don’t forget to visit our Vanity Fair and Healthtex stores nearby!

LIGHTFOOT MANOR SHOPPE AT PATRIOT PLAZA – – – – – –

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LINDSEY JONES, LTD

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

look-alike jewelry and handbags. Open everyday.

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

MORE THAN JUST BEADS

4917-A Courthouse Street, Williamsburg (In New Town) (757) 229-7499 www.morethanjustbeads.com More than just Beads offers a large assortment of stone, semi-precious, freshwater pearl, Swarovski crystal and many other beads, findings, tools and supplies. Classes are offered in beginning jewelry, basic wiring, pearl knotting, bangle bracelets, square wire bracelets plus more. Private instruction is also available. We are open 7 daysMonday - Saturday from 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. and Sunday from 1 - 6 p.m.

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Baby Boy Diaper Cake - The Perfect New Baby Gift!

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Let's Have a Powow! Indian playset, teepee, four passes for Jamestown Settlement and Yorktown Victory Center, musical instruments, play weapons, headbands and blanket. This is a perfect way to learn and play!

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John Deere Toy Tractor Donated by: Fleet Brothers

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Littlest Pet Shop Treasures Basket full of cute fun for some lucky one!

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Playmobil Coliseum Donated by: Drs. Cummings, DeWitt, Downey, Dry, Powell and Prescott, Pediatric Associates of Williamsburg

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home and garden including Claire Murray house replicas, collectible birdhouses, toss pillows, Ashleigh Manor photo frames, seasonal items and so much more.

SERENDIPITY– – – – – – 

7405 Richmond Road, Williamsburg 1 mile west of Go-Karts Plus (757) 259-0314 www.flags-spinners.com Come see why their customers call them the Nags Head of Virginia! Serendipity is the source for the largest selection of fade resistant decorative flags featuring Toland, Premier Designs and BreezeArt, along with USA and NFL flags, plus flag poles and accessories. Choose from a wide selection of colorful kites. Their unique 14K gold and sterling silver jewelry is absolutely exquisite. If you are looking for Mail Wraps (magnetic mail box covers), Serendipity is the place to visit. Open early 7 days a week for your convenience.

THE SHOPS AT CAROLINA FURNITURE

5425 Richmond Road, Williamsburg (757) 565-3000 The eight Shops at Carolina Furniture offers more furniture and carpet than any one store can properly display. With more than 400 manufacturers, the flagship store Carolina Furniture offers the collections of makers like Henredon, Baker, and Hickory Chair; Carolina Carpets offers rugs, runners, broadloom from all the best names, including Karastan, Samad, Michael Aziz, Nourison, and many others; Ralph Lauren's furniture conveys an attitude of style, sophistication, and heritage. Williamsburg, Brass, Gifts, & Lighting is the place to find handcrafted solid brass and copper light fixtures, clocks, chandeliers, fireplace screens, etc, plus gifts and all the details that make a house a home; Carolina Kids Room- offers sturdily built furniture all scaled to a little one's proportions for maximum fun and durability; At Colonial Craftsmen, solid wood, classic construction, and a sense of true Americana combine to produce furniture of heirloom quality that no machine can match; The Loft offers furniture with updated form and function that's just right for today's lifestyles: Younger, Hipper, Cheaper.

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TASTE

THE WARDROBE

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

VANITY FAIR– – – – – – – – – 

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

VILLAGE JEWELERS

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

VILLAGE SHOPS AT KINGSMILL

1915 Pocahontas Trail, Rt. 60 Williamsburg Charm describes this collection of shops, restaurants and services. Located on Rte. 60 between Colonial Williamsburg and Busch Gardens. Relish the wonderful array of gifts, art, jewelry, antiques, home accessories, fine apparel, collectibles, memorabilia, fine furniture, and pottery. Delight your palate with unique foods from French, Chinese or Italian cuisine. Shop. Dine. Indulge. 34

The Village Shops at Kingsmill 1915 Pocahontas Trail, Route 60 Williamsburg (757) 220-0778 Look like a million dollars without spending it at Williamsburg’s finest upscale resale consignment shop. Specializing in women’s designer clothing, accessories, purses and shoes. Lines such as Brighton, Chicos, Escada, Flax, Gucci, Misook; plus vintage clothing, estate and fine jewelry, decorative items and much more. Come meet your new wardrobe! Hours: Monday- Saturday 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

?WEAR ELSE

Monticello Marketplace (757) 229-9950 ?wear else is a fabulous women’s clothing boutique carrying fun and funky clothing and accessory lines by FLAX, Krista Larson, Three Dots, Mad Lab, Staley Gretzinger, Bryn Walker, Cynthia Ashby, Naot shoes, Hobo bags and more! Jewelry by David Aubrey, as well as hand-crafted jewelry by local artisans. We are exclusive retailers of Pangea’s organic bath and body line for eco-conscious pampering! Hours are Monday-Friday, 10-6 and Saturday, 105. Come visit while you’re in town, and when you return home, please visit our website at www.wear-else.com.

WEST POINT ANTIQUES

I-64 Exit 220, West Point (804) 843-4369 Seven blocks down the tree-lined Main Street of historic West Point, Virginia, you will find one of the most diverse arrays of antiques and collectibles dealers in the area. At West Point Antiques, we offer 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, original stained glass, photography, we have it all! Open daily. Visa and MasterCard accepted.

WILLIAMSBURG ANTIQUE MALL, LTD. 500 Lightfoot Road (Rt. 646) (757) 565-3422 Eastern Virginia’s largest antique center, featuring 45,000 square feet of dealer space. A one-story facility with easy handicap accessibility. Centrally located just off the Route 199 Bypass near the Pottery Factory and outlet

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centers. Open Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun., Noon-5 p.m. Visa and MasterCard accepted.

WILLIAMSBURG JEWELERS

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

WILLIAMSBURG OUTLET MALL

6401 Richmond Road, Lightfoot (757) 565-3378 At Williamsburg Outlet Mall you can park once and shop all day at the area’s only enclosed Outlet Center. Save 20% to

70% off everyday retail prices in our over 40 stores. Enjoy authentic Mexican Food at Los Tres Gallos and Hershey’s Ice Cream at our Hershey’s Malt Shoppe. Just a 1/4 of a mile from the Williamsburg Pottery and just 5 minutes from Colonial Williamsburg makes us a perfect addition to any itinerary. Club Platinum Discounts for those 50 and better at participating stores. Mon.–Thu. 10 a.m.–8 p.m., Fri. and Sat. 10 a.m.–9 p.m., and Sun. 10 a.m.–6 p.m. Call for holiday hours.

WILLIAMSBURG POTTERY FACTORY

Rt. 60 West, Lightfoot (Exit 234A off I-64) (757) 564-3326 www.williamsburgpottery.com The Williamsburg Pottery Factory is located on 200 acres in Lightfoot, for all

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

AREA EVENTS

Special events in March The 32nd annual Bid n’ Buy Auction to benefit Child Development Resources is scheduled for Sunday, March 14 at Lafayette High. The theme for this year’s auction is “The Best Nest,” adapted from the book by P.D. Eastman. Doors open at 11:30 a.m., live auction begins at 2:30 p.m. Proceeds provide services for children with disabilities or those who are at risk for developmental delays in our community. The first Bid ‘n Buy Auction was held in 1978 and raised just over $2,000. Last year, the auction netted more than $80,000. The live and silent auctions feature a variety of vacation packages, art, dining experiences, entertainment and items for the home. The event includes a food court featuring Croney Island Hot Dogs, and Ben & Jerry’s Ice WWW.WILLIAMSBURGMAG.COM

Cream, tasty treats from the Country Kitchen; Kids Corner presented by Busch Gardens; and a raffle with exciting prizes. For more information visit www.auction.cdr.org. CrossWalk Community Church will hold its annual dramatic presentation, “The Living Passover” beginning March 19. There are performances March 19-21; March 26-28 and April 2-3. The Living Passover is directed by Gregory Ashley and features a large cast and crew from across the area. The production takes the audience back 2,000 years into ancient Jerusalem with an interactive storyline. Visit the website www.thelivingpassover.com for ticket prices and information. 35

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Williamsburg Antique Mall Visitors to the Williamsburg Antique Mall could spend an entire day browsing through thousands of items. You never know what you may find.Treasures range from plates, rugs, art –– even baseball cards and more. The wide array of items attracts customers from all over the world. According to mall manager Ken Heckle, customers hail from across the United States, Europe and even China. WILLIAMSBURG MAGAZINE, MARCH 2010

“What’s neat is that some of them are repeat customers,” said assistant manager Steve Harris. Heckle and Harris said the variety of antiques, vintage items and collectibles is what brings people in. “We try to avoid reproductions, fakes and fraud merchandise, and to make sure the merchandise is what is represented on the price tags.” Heckle said. The mall’s real gem is the exceptional customer service provided by 34 employees. From the mall’s conception in 1997, the needs of the customers and merchants were worked in to the design of the store. “A lot of research went in to it to make it customer and dealer-friendly,” Heckle said. “The mall was a brand new building when it opened, so the management was able to tailor the 36

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construction. Guests often comment on the mall’s organized, easy-to-navigate layout. A map of the store is provided to customers on arrival so they can make note of certain areas they have visited or may want to visit again. A variety of other unique features provided by the mall are designed to assist the customer. “We have customer call buttons on every aisle as a way of providing customer assistance quickly,” Heckle said. In order to provide the quickest service, staff are assigned to specific areas so they know who, when and where to respond. Employees also carry two-way radios so staff can communicate easily. The “take-a number” system at the checkout lets customers know when they will be next to gauge their wait time. The mall also provides shipping and local delivery. The mall has more than 300 dealers who rent space to sell their wares. There are wall, shelf, and booth spaces designed to let dealers best showcase their items. All tolled, up to 10,000 items are sold monthly by up to 4,000 customers, depending on the season. And when you need a break from shopping? There’s the “La Petite Tea Room,” conveniently located inside the mall which specializes in beverage (particularly teas), sandwiches, salads, soups and desserts. ––Katelin Hill Katelin Hill is a student at the College of William & Mary and is currently an intern at The Virginia Gazette.

WILLIAMSBURG ANTIQUE MALL Location 500 Lightfoot Road Phone 565-3422 Website www.antiqueswilliamsburg.com Manager Ken Heckle, manager; Steve Harris, assistant manager Store hours Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sunday, noon-5 p.m. Specialty A variety of antiques, vintage items and collectibles.

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

Take a Taste of the 18th Century Home The American Heritage R. Charlton’s Blend is available for purchase by the cup and 12-ounce bags at the Raleigh Tavern Bakery. American Heritage chocolate products also are available. Guests can sample small servings of coffee, chocolate or tea in the Coffee Room in R. Charlton’s Coffeehouse. WWW.WILLIAMSBURGMAG.COM

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TICKETS GREENHOW LUMBER HOUSE 9:15 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Daily

VISITOR CENTER

9:15 a.m. to 5 p.m. Daily

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

FOR DINING RESERVATIONS OR INFORMATION, CALL 1-800 HISTORY

DINING Golden Horseshoe Gold Course Grill King’s Arms Tavern Kimball Theatre Williamsburg Lodge Restaurant Williamsburg Inn Regency Room Shields Tavern For more information on tickets, lodging and dining, please call 1-800-HISTORY. WILLIAMSBURG MAGAZINE, MARCH 2010


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


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


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

Colonial „ This Month… See a uniquely American story where it actually happened! Beginning its fifth season this spring, Colonial Williamsburg’s Revolutionary City is a live, family-friendly dramatic program that breaks the boundaries of traditional living history experiences. It covers the period of 1765 to 1781 through a combination of large-scale streetscape events and multiple simultaneous vignettes. The street theater program creates a spontaneous real-time feel of Williamsburg during the years of the American Revolution. Guests take part in the everyday life of the city against the backdrop of momentous world-changing events. Revolutionary City connects George Mercer (Todd Norris, seated) consulted with Governor Fauquier (Bill Weldon, far left) and Council guests to the tumultuous members Gerry Underdown, Jeff Williams and Willie events of the American Balderson about his role as stamp distributor. Revolution, presenting the stories of Williamsburg residents in alternating two-hour outdoor dramas that take place in their original locations. “Get Revved!!! Revolutionary City for Families and Patriots of All Ages!” is a way for children and their parents to experience the exciting daily performances in the Historic Area by providing opportunities for youngsters to interact directly with various Revolutionary City characters in a more informal, intimate setting. These special programs are designed to alternate with the main events, allowing families to get the full Revolutionary City experience while enriching younger guests’ appreciation and enjoyment. Colonial Williamsburg interpreters perform “The Next Disagreeable Thing, the Stamp Crisis and the Ball of Revolution,” the newest scene in the Revolutionary City on the porch of R. Charlton’s Coffeehouse. In 1765, one of the most dramatic encounters of the period leading up to the American Revolution took place when an angry crowd protested the hated Stamp Act confronted the appointed collector for Virginia, George Mercer, and demanded he swear an oath that he would not distribute the official stamped paper. The royal governor, Francis Fauquier, intervened and saved Mercer from the crowd. Mercer resigned his position the next day and the Stamp Act was repealed by the British Parliament the following year. All Revolutionary City programs and activities take place in Colonial Williamsburg’s Historic Area, where the adventure continues as guests explore the restored and reconstructed 18th-century gardens, trade shops, homes and public buildings. For more information, call 1-800-HISTORY or visit us online at www.colonialwilliamsburg.com.

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Special March offer provides museum lovers yearlong access to the Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg with the purchase of an annual museum pass Enjoy exhibitions and programs for one year at the Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg and a complimentary lunch at the Wallace Café with an Annual Museum Pass, when purchased from March 6-31. The new promotion includes yearlong access to three world-class museums – DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum, the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum and Bassett Hall – for only $20 per person. The price includes one lunch during the month of March at the Wallace Café, including choice of entrée, dessert and a non-alcoholic beverage. Tickets can be purchased at the DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum, Greenhow Lumber House and the Visitor Center. The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation operates three world-class museums whose collections enhance and enrich the guest experience beyond the living history of the Historic Area. The DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. The award-winning Museum houses the Foundation’s renowned collection of British and American fine and decorative arts dating from 1600 through 1830. Featured in regularly changing exhibitions, these include the world’s largest collection of Southern furniture; nationally important holdings in English silver and pewter; a vast collection of 18th-century clothing and textiles; and one of the largest collections of British ceramics outside England. The award-winning Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum is the oldest institution in the United States dedicated solely to the collection and preservation of American folk art. Colonial Williamsburg benefactor John D. Rockefeller Jr. established the museum in 1957 in honor of his wife, Abby, and her love of folk art. Mrs. Rockefeller gave the core collection of 424 objects to The Colonial Colonial Williamsburg’s DeWitt Wallace Williamsburg Foundation in 1939. Decorative Arts Museum and the Public Today the collection of more than 5,000 objects includes items dating Hospital celebrate their 25th anniversaries in 2009. from the 1720s to the present shown in 11 galleries constituting of 11,000 square feet of exhibition space. Entrance to the museums is through the Public Hospital of 1773 at 326 W. Francis St. between Nassau and South Henry Streets. Bassett Hall, a two-story, 18th-century frame house on 585 acres (including woodlands) near the colonial Capitol building, was the Williamsburg home of Mr. and Mrs. John D. Rockefeller Jr. In addition to the main house, the property includes a teahouse and three original outbuildings—a smokehouse, kitchen and dairy–all of which were given to The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation in 1979 by the Rockefeller family. Bassett Hall is located at 522 E. Francis St. WWW.WILLIAMSBURGMAG.COM


CLASS ACTS

THE PARTLOWS The siblings volunteer once monthly at Grove Christian Outreach Center. The children are homeschooled. Matt Partlow, age 14, grade 9 Rachel Partlow, age 13, grade 7 Jack Partlow, age 11, grade 5

Partlow family “I like going to Grove Outreach because I like to know that I’m personally helping people who need it,” said Matt Partlow. “When I go, I usually carry heavy packaged food to the storeroom. There aren’t a lot of men to do the heavy lifting like that, so I like to help.” His sister, Rachel, echoed his sentiment. “Grove Outreach is a good way to give time and effort for people in our community,” she said. “I like knowing there’s a way for kids my age to help other people.” The youngest of the trio, Jack, also said he is glad to help those who need it most. “I like to help people by helping pack food into bags so that people can have something to eat,” he said. “It feels good to help.”

For the past year, Matt, Rachel and Jack Partlow have spent several hours each month volunteering at Grove Christian Outreach Center on Pocahontas Trail. The kids help the staff on “USDA Day.” That’s when the center receives groceries in large quantities which need to be sorted and repackaged for distribution to center clients. They also help out maintaining the organization of the uniform closet. That’s a section of the center which allows Grove kids the chance to select clothes they are able to wear as school uniforms to James River Elementary. It has been a positive experience, and one the kids feel strongly about.

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HOT TICKET

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

Art Theatre

THIS CENTURY ART GALLERY

N. Boundary Street Hours: Tuesday-Sunday 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Free admission. Through March 26 Nancy Newhart, Watercolor Painter Susan & Ronald Salomon, Button Bay Fiber Arts Upstairs Gallery: Lights and Shadows

WILLIAMSBURG PLAYERS

James-York Playhouse, Hubbard Lane Reservations 229-0431 “Educating Rita” Opens March 18

Opening March 30 Jean Peacock and Eloise Shelton-Mayo, Encaustic Artists. Marcie Evans, Gourd Art and Sculpture Upstairs Gallery: Flowers and Gardens

PENINSULA COMMUNITY THEATRE “Smokey Joe’s Cafe” Through March 20 Call 757-595-5728 Email info@pctlive.org

MUSCARELLE MUSEUM OF ART

Lamberson Hall at the College of William & Mary Michelangelo: Architecture as Anatomy, Drawings by the Master Hours: Saturday-Sunday: noon–4 p.m. Tuesday-Friday: 10 a.m.–5 p.m.

THE LIVING PASSOVER

CrossWalk Community Church, Norge Performances begin March 18 Visit www.crosswalk.cc or call 258-2825





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Festivals New Town Cinema 12, New Town and Kimball Theatre, Merchants Square and Movie Tavern, High Street offer movies. Check www.movietickets.com for New Town, www.history.org for Kimball and www.movietavern.com. Here are some movies expected for release in March according to the website, www.comingsoon.net. Dates are subject to change.

WILLIAMSBURG SYMPHONIA

March 15-16 at 8 p.m. Kimball Theatre Stravinski: “Suite No. 2 for Small Orchestra,” Milhaud: “La Creation du Monde,” Sibelius: “Pelleas et Melisande” and Schubert: “Symphony No. 4 in C Minor.” Call 229-9857 e-mail: info@williamsburgsymphonia.org or visit www.williamsburgsymphonia.org.

MARCH 5

Alice in Wonderland (Disney Digital 3D and IMAX 3D) Brooklyn’s Finest

WILLIAMSBURG CHORAL GUILD

“The Power of Faith” Saturday, March 13 at 8 p.m. Sunday, March 14 at 4 p.m. Williamsburg Presbyterian Church, 215 Richmond Rd. Visit www.williamsburgchoralguild.org

MARCH 12

EWELL CONCERT SERIES

Green Zone Our Family Wedding Remember Me She’s Out of My League

FERGUSON CENTER FOR THE ARTS

MARCH 19

“Flexible Music Ensemble” Sunday, March 21 at 8 p.m., Ewell Recital Hall, College of William & Mary

The Bounty Hunter Hubble 3D (IMAX & IMAX 3D) The Runaways Season of the Witch Diary of a Wimpy Kid Repo Men

Tickets at 594-8752 or e-mail, tickets@cnu.edu. London Philharmonic Orchestra Thursday, March 4 at 7:30 p.m. Moscow Festival Ballet’s “Swan Lake” Saturday, March 6 at 2 p.m.

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Moscow Festival Ballet’s “Coppelia” Saturday, March 6 at 8 p.m.

Hot Tub Time Machine How to Train Your Dragon (conventional 3D theaters and IMAX 3D)

Canadian Brass & John McDermott Tuesday, March 16 at 7:30 p.m.

MARCH 31

The Peking Acrobats Friday, March19 at 7 p.m.

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THIS MONTH’S EVENTS March 1-31: Women’s History Month. Colonial Williamsburg cele-

brates the contributions of women of the 18th century to the history of our nation with programs throughout the month. Scenes, tours, programs and special presentations explore the various roles that our foremothers filled in birthing a new nation. 800-6030948, www.history.org

March 1-31: Wonder Women of Shirley Plantation. Long before the

age of suffragettes and the Equal Rights Amendment, the women of Shirley Plantation were making a name for themselves in a man’s world. During the month of March thematic tours will emphasize the role of women in Shirley’s history and how they helped protect and preserve the family and estate through eleven generations. Find out how Mary Braxton Randolph Carter and the women of Shirley took mercy on the Union Troops after the Battle of Malvern Hill and saved the plantation from destruction. Discover how two women were able to bring the home through both world wars and the Great Depression. These are just a few of the amazing tales to be told during Women’s History Month at Shirley Plantation. 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Admission: adults $11/youths $7.50. 804-829-5121, www.shirleyplantation.com.

March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31: Literary High Tea at the Carrot Tree. Enjoy a

delightful high tea featuring; Silk Sachet Teas; Scones & Biscuits; Petite Quiche; Tea Sandwiches; Dessert Plates, and more. March 3: John Sutton, “Lafayette in America;” March 10: Justin Pantzer Sutton, “The History of Tea;” March 17: Timothy Seaman, “Celtic Airs;” March 24: Archaeologists David Brown and Thane Harpole, “Werowocomoco: Powhatan Landscape of Power;.” March 31: Author L.B. Taylor, Jr., “Ghosts of Virginia.” Cole Digges House (circa 1720), 411 Main Street, Yorktown. Reservations recommended. Seating is limited. Call for pricing and information. 4-6 p.m. 757-988-1999.

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March 3: Homeschoolers Day. The Virginia Living Museum in Newport News. Homeschoolers in grades K-9 can enjoy a selection of the Virginia Living Museum’s acclaimed curriculum-coordinated science education programs. Elementary age students can learn about water critters, plants and animals, the earth’s structure, the motions of the sun and earth, weather and the changing seasons in 45minute natural science and planetarium programs. Students in grades 5-9 can discover the amazing diversity of life in the Chesapeake Bay or vertebrate biology during 90-minute environmental science labs. From The museum’s science education programs have been endorsed by the Virginia Department of Education, the U.S. Department of Education, and the National Science Foundation. Advance registration is required. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission: varies. 757595-1900, registration: 757-5959135, www.thevlm.org. March 5-6: Battle of Hampton Roads Weekend-Living History Day. Mariners’

Museum in Newport News. An exciting day packed with hands-on activities that brings the Battle of Hampton Roads to life for home-school families and school groups during this 148th anniversary celebration of the historic clash of the ironclads. For information or to register, go to aholley@MarinersMuseum.org or call 757-5917743. 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Admission: $5. www.MarinersMuseum.org.

Through March 8: Downtown Hampton on Ice. The Virginia Air &

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

March 9: Berkeley Boxwood Garden Tour. A tour of the boxwood-terraced

gardens at Berkeley Plantation will reflect the owners' careful attention to the garden fashions of the 18th and 19th century. Experienced gardeners take you through these early 46

times in gardening to the gardens of today. Learn the procedures of planting, pruning and caring for these plants. Refreshments served. By reservation. 2-4 p.m. Admission. 804-8296018, www.berkeleyplantation.com.

March 13: Williamsburg Farmers Market Winter Market. 8:30 a.m.-

12:30 p.m. Merchants Square, Williamsburg. Over 25 watermen, bakers and producers of meats, seafood, hydroponically grown vegetables, ethnic foods, cheeses and forced bulbs. Full season opens April 3. 757-259-3768, www.williamsburgfarmersmarket.com.

March 13: Birdwalk at Shirley Plantation. Shirley Plantation’s bird-

ing expert Tom McCary will lead a bird walk at 8:30 a.m. Accompanying him will be Randy Carter, a member of the 11th generation of the Hill Carter family. Mr. Carter has over 30 years of experience studying waterfowl on Shirley Plantation. McCary has been observing and recording his birding at Shirley since 2002. They will be guiding participating birders into areas of the plantation property normally not open to the public. Prior reservations are required. Appropriate attire and good walking shoes are strongly recommended. Field glasses binoculars cameras and video cameras are permitted. $15 fee per person includes admission to the birdwalk and to the guided tour of the Great House and self-guided tour of the grounds and outbuilding exhibits. 8:30-10:30 a.m. 800-2321613, www.shirleyplantation.com. March 13, 17, 20: James River Plantation St. Patrick's Day Progressive Tour. Celebrate the legacy of St. Patrick and explore the Piney Grove at Southall's Plantation collection of antiques, gardens and historic buildings - Piney Grove (1790), Ashland (1835), and Ladysmith (1857) - with special Tours-by-theOwners. The tour concludes with hot cider and shamrock cookies served at a roaring fire. Piney Grove at Southall's Plantation is a National Register landmark and Virginia Historic Landmark. March 13 & 20, 3-5 p.m. March 17, 5-7 p.m. Admission: $20. 804-829-2196, WWW.WILLIAMSBURGMAG.COM


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March 13: Star Party/Laser Light Nights. The Virginia Living Museum

in Newport News. Looking for something fun to do on a Saturday night? Look no farther than the incredible star party and laser light shows at the Abbitt Planetarium on the second Saturday of the month. Incredible state-of-the-art laser system that splashes brilliant high-color LED laser light all across the entire surface of the dome. Plus music to suit every taste. Want some astronomy too? Visit the Star Party and look through a telescope before coming in and start the evening with a traditional planetarium program at 7:30 p.m. Lasers start at 8:30 p.m. with a Family Fun Show, Hard Rock at 10 p.m., Pink Floyd at 11:30 p.m. Admission: $6/$10 double feature. 757-595-1900, 757-595-9135, www.thevlm.org.

March 18-21: Pottery With a Past: A New Look at Salt-glazed Stoneware Collections, Research, and Archaeology. Join Colonial

Williamsburg staff members and distinguished lecturers such as David Barker, David Gaimster, Jonathan Horne, and Rob Hunter as they explore the production and distribution of brown, gray, and white saltglazed stoneware from Germany, Britain, and America. The first museum presentation of German, English, and American stoneware made prior to 1800, the exhibit is on view at the DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum at Colonial Williamsburg. 800-603-0948, www.history.org.

March 20-21: Military Through the Ages. Jamestown Settlement. Re-

enactment groups depicting centuries of military history join forces with modern-day veterans and active units to demonstrate camp life, tactics and weaponry. Weekend programs show how soldiers throughout time were attired and armed, as well as how they were fed and sheltered in times of war. The event also features mock skirmishes, tactical demonstrations, and a variety of military vehicles and equipment. Highlights include a children's parade on Saturday and pass-in-review ceremony on Sunday. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission: $14, $6.50 (6-12). 757253-4838, www.historyisfun.org. WWW.WILLIAMSBURGMAG.COM

March 26: Busch Gardens Williamsburg Opens. The worlds of

Busch Gardens Williamsburg await adventuresome guests. Boasting more than 50 thrilling rides and attractions, nine main stage shows, award-winning cuisine and world-class shops, Busch Gardens offers something for everyone. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Admission. 800343-7946, www.buschgardens.com/va.

Through April 11: Michelangelo: Architecture as Anatomy Exhibition.

Muscarelle Museum of Art at the College of William & Mary. Drawings, archival pages, and engravings on loan from the finest collection of Michelangelo drawings and his ancestral home, the Casa Buonarroti in Florence, Italy. Combined with Old Master drawings from the collection of the museum, the exhibition depicts and illustrates Michelangelos concept and philosophy that architecture was anatomical in a way that had never been done before. New research in Michelangelo architectural studies includes digital reconstructions of buildings never before believed to be influenced by Michelangelo, and lectures by world-renowned scholars on Michelangelo. General admission: $15; museum members, W&M staff and students: free. 757-221-2700.

Through July 1: James River Plantation House and Garden Tour.

Explore the history, antiques and gardens of Williamsburg's James River Plantation Country while touring Piney Grove - 1790, Ashland - 1835 and Ladysmith - 1857 during this special springtime opening, featuring Tours-by-the-Owners. Also visit the exteriors of Duck Church-1917, Dower Quarter-1835, the Harwood Childrens Cemetery and a variety of plantation outbuildings. Piney Grove at Southall's Plantation is a Virginia Historic Landmark and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The property is an official site of Virginia's Civil War Trails, the Virginia Birding and Wildlife Trail, Time Travelers Program and the Jamestown Discovery Trail. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission: $20. 804-829-2196, www.pineygrove.com.

Through Jan. 2013: “Sidewalks to Rooftops: Outdoor Folk Art.” This

exhibition presents signboards, storefront figures, weather vanes, marine 47

carvings, whirligigs, carousel animals and other objects originally intended for use outdoors. Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum, Williamsburg. Admission. 757-2207286.

Ongoing: Jamestown Settlement New Exhibition Galleries and Introductory Film, Jamestown Settlement. New

30,000-square-foot gallery exhibits and a new introductory film explore Jamestown’s beginnings as a business venture, the impact of European colonization on the Powhatan Indian culture, and the origins of the first known Africans in Virginia. Hundreds of objects from 17th century Europe and Africa and Virginia archaeological artifacts are integrated into the gallery setting, that feature three-dimensional life-size structures and small theaters. Admission. Jamestown Settlement is located on State Route 31 in James City. 888593-4682, 757-253-4838, www.historyisfun.org.

Ongoing: The Legacy of Yorktown: Virginia Beckons – Yorktown Victory Center, Yorktown. This long-term

exhibition examines how people from many different cultures, those in Virginia before the 1607 founding of Jamestown and those who arrived later, shaped a new society. Admission. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily yearround. 888-593-4682, 757-2534838, www.historyisfun.org.

Ongoing: The Original “Ghosts of Williamsburg” Candlelight Tours. An

entertaining blend of local folklore, ghost stories, historical information and trivia, this candlelit walking tour of Williamsburg’s Historic Area will entertain and intrigue young and old. A guide will lead you through the streets of Williamsburg by candlelit lantern. Hear interesting trivia about this beautiful capital city. Creaking carts along a moonless night; hollow footsteps and unexplained voices, a friendly specter taps on a guest’s shoulder. Public tours are offered at 8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays in January and February and nightly March through December. Additional tours also are offered at 8:45 p.m. June through August. Admission. Tickets sold at the Williamsburg Attraction Center, located in Prime Outlets at Williamsburg. WILLIAMSBURG MAGAZINE, MARCH 2010


DINING GUIDE AMERICAN 415 GRILL – – – – – – –

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

DUDLEY ’S FARMHOUSE GRILLE 7816 Richmond Road, Toano (757) 566-1157 Dudley's Farmhouse Grille - your new favorite place for lunch and dinner in Toano. This beautiful 1905 farmhouse, just up Route 60 from Williamsburg, offers casual lunch and dinner on the patio, or come inside when it's dressed up for dinner- cozy and romantic with

MIRABELLA'S ITALIAN & AMERICAN GRILLE– – – – – – – –

tablecloths and linens. Have a Coke -or some 18 year old scotch. Run the gamut. Come home to dinner at Dudley 's Farmhouse Grille - where great food doesn't have to cost a lot. Call for reservations.

GRIDIRON SPORTS GRILLE– – – – – 113 Palace Lane, Williamsburg (757) 258-1450 www.gridirongrille.com Full service restaurant/bar with a full menu that includes sandwiches, burgers, wraps, salads and a great assortment of appetizers- all at $9.99 or less! Karaoke 6 nights a week - from 10 p.m. til 1:30 with Owen Entertainment! 11 big screen TVs!! Dart boards. Megatouch bartop games. Full service bars, one smoking and one non-smoking. We’re open from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m.

207 Bypass Road • (757) 253-8550 www.mirabellasgrille.com For a hearty and delicious meal, Mirabella's steaks, seafood and specialty pasta dishes are not to be missed. We offer family prices, a children's menu, private banquet facilities and private breakfast buffets in our spacious and relaxed dining atmosphere. Full service bar and specialty coffees available. We welcome large parties and tour groups! Open 7 days a week for lunch and dinner. Eat in or take out. We also offer catering!

OLD CHICKAHOMINY HOUSE 1211 Jamestown Road, Williamsburg (757) 229-4689 The Old Chickahominy House celebrates our 55th anniversary in 2010!. Established on Jamestown Road when still a country road, we welcome wayfarers both local and afar with delicious

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Offering over 80 buffet items daily at $5.99 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m., $6.99 4-10 p.m. The take out menu offers a full Sushi and Sashimi Menu at prices that will turn your head and a satisfy your palate.

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PEKING RESTAURANT, MONGOLIAN GRILL AND JAPANESE RESTAURANT

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

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

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Red City Buffet has become a favorite of many locals. Enjoy an all-you-caneat buffet with many delicious items including Chinese, Japanese, sushi, seafood, hibachi grill, chef’s specials and American offerings all in elegant and comfortable surroundings. Beer and wine available. Visit our other locations: 12551 Jefferson Ave., Newport News (757) 877-7888 & Princess Anne Rd. #505, Virginia Beach (757) 468-9999.

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

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Located in The Pavilion Shops 6524-D Richmond Road (757) 345-0557 Chef Francesco is a first generation Sicilian with over 18 years of experience preparing hearty Sicilian favorites. To start, the Bruschetta alla Siciliana is a popular choice. Among the entrees, house specialties include Gioia del Mare, a medley of shrimp, scallops, mussels and clams in Chef Francesco's incomparable marinara sauce. But the Chicken Cacciatore and Veal Parmigiana are marvelous, too. And if you're a vegetarian, the Quattro Giardini is perfecto! Open daily.

favorite pizza and Italian Restaurant for the past 10 years. New York style pizza, submarines, pasta and other Italian specialties. ABC on and off. Free delivery to all hotels/motels. Open 11 a.m.

SEAFOOD THE BACKFIN SEAFOOD RESTAURANT – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – 3701 Strawberry Plains Road Williamsburg (757) 565-5430 www.backfinrestaurant “An Insider's Williamsburg: Where the locals go.” -Washington Post. The Backfin first opened its doors for business in April of 1985. The restaurant quickly became a favorite for locals and visitors. Now located on Strawberry Plains Road the Backfin is still serving up some of the best seafood around. Not only is the seafood exceptional, they have some of the best North Carolina style BBQ in Williamsburg. The restaurant is smoke free and family friendly. When the weather is right The Boathouse's outside dining is the perfect place to gather with friends. The fun, coastal setting is so great you’ll forget you’re not on the water somewhere! Reservations are not required but are accepted for parties of five or more.

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

8109 Yacht Haven Road Gloucester Point, VA (804) 642-6161 River’s Inn Restaurant fronts Sarah’s Creek on the York River at Gloucester Point with scenic views and succulent coastal cuisine. Our menu features foods grown at local farms, caught in local waters and prepared in our seasonally changing entrees. Our Crab Deck welcomes with a casual outdoor atmosphere and comfort foods that include fresh crab, fabulous burgers and sandwiches and favorite beers and beverages. Open Tuesday – Sunday. Lunch11:30 – 2:00 and Dinner 5:30- 9:00. Crab Deck now open weekends, weather permitting.

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lous 70 item all you can eat seafood buffet. Bring the entire family for dinner - dress is casual and kids 12 and under are 1/2 price, and kids 4 and under are FREE! Captain George's will also accommodate groups up to 1,200 people. Enjoy Alaskan snow crab legs, clam chowder, fried flounder, golden fried shrimp, crab cakes, steamed mussels, succulent prime rib, fried scallops,

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

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beautiful setting where attention to detail is never overlooked. In our gift area we offer a selection of teas by Harney and Sons, Rishi Teas and others. We have related tea accessories, enchanting baby gifts, wonderful bath and body lines and many other unique items. Serving full tea noon-3:30 p.m., scones and tea 2:30-4 p.m. Open TuesSat. 10a.m.-5 p.m. Reservations please!

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Wearin’ of the green St. Patrick’s Day, March 17 “When Irish eyes are smiling, Sure, ‘tis like the morn in Spring. In the lilt of Irish laughter You can hear the angels sing. When Irish hearts are happy, All the world seems bright and gay. And when Irish eyes are smiling, Sure, they steal your heart away.” Those are the lyrics to “When Irish Eyes Are Smiling,” written by Chauncey Olcott and George Graff, Jr. and set to the music of Enerst Ball for Olcott’s production of “The Isle O’ Dreams.” The music was published in 1912. That song is often played on St. Patrick’s Day, which is Wednesday, March 17. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the holiday was originally a religious holiday to honor St. Patrick, who introduced Christianity to Ireland in the fifth century. St. Patrick’s Day has evolved into a celebration for all things Irish. The world’s first St. Patrick’s Day parade occurred on March 17, 1762, in New York City, featuring Irish soldiers serving in the English military. President Truman attended the parade in WWW.WILLIAMSBURGMAG.COM

1948. Congress proclaimed March as Irish-American Heritage Month in 1995, and the president issues a proclamation each year. Here are some other facts (most recently available) about the day by the numbers. 36.5 million –– number of U.S. residents who claimed Irish ancestry in 2007. This number was more than eight times the population of Ireland. 24% –– percent of Massachusetts residents who were of Irish ancestry in 2007. This compares with a rate of 12% for the nation as a whole. 4 –– number of U.S. places named Shamrock, the floral emblem of Ireland. Mount Gay-Shamrock, W.Va., Shamrock, Texas, Shamrock Lakes, Ind. and Shamrock, Okla. 9 –– number of places in U.S. that share the name of Ireland’s capital, Dublin. 41.5 billion and 2.6 billion –– U.S. beef and cabbage production, respectively, in pounds, in 2007. Corned beef and cabbage is a traditional St. Patrick’s Day dish. The corned beef that celebrants dine on may very well have originated in Texas, which produced 6.8 billion pounds worth of beef, while the cabbage most likely came from California, which produced 581 million pounds, or New York, which produced 580 $40 million –– value of potted florist chrysanthemum sales at wholesale in 2007 for operations with $100,000 or more sales. Lime green chrysanthemums are often requested for St. Patrick’s Day celebrations. 51

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Marching in

March has several great days to celebrate March is here. Daylight Saving Time begins March 14. Don’t forget to “spring ahead.”

MARCH 3 I Want You to Be Happy Day 4 National Grammar Day

And speaking of spring, the vernal equinox is March 20. March also is the month of wearin’ of the green. St. Patrick’s Day falls on Tuesday, March 17 this year. March also holds other interesting observances. The website www.brownielocks.com lists several monthly observances including: Adopt a Rescued Guinea Pig Month, International Expect Success Month, Music in Our Schools Month, National Craft Month, National Hold-On Month, Sing With Your Child Month and Youth Art Month. There is also a bunch of weekly observances including Return The Borrowed Books Week 1-7; Celebrate Your Name Week, 7-13 and Act Happy Week, 15-21.

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K-9 Veterans Day Potato Chip Day Ides of March (Et tu, Brute?) Awkward Moments Day National Common Courtesy Day International Goof-Off Day Pencil Day (It’s also Grass is Always Browner On The Other Side Of The Fence Day.) source: brownielocks.com

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Map Directory Advertiser…………Page#…………Grid# 415 Grill . . . . . . . . . . . . . .71 . . . . . . . . . . ..(E-7)

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

New Concept Gifts . . . . . . . .69 . . . . . . . . .12(C-3)

Amish Country Products . . . .32 . . . . . . . . . . .(C-2)

The Genuine Smithfield Ham Shoppe33 . . . . . . . .Smithfield

Old Chickahominy House, The 66 . . . . . . . . . . .(G-6)

Art-cade Gallery . . . . . . . . .33 . . . . . . . . ..5 (G-6)

Greensprings West . . . . . . . .72 . . . . . . . . . . .(G-3)

Original Ghosts of Wbg Candlelight Tour.70 . . . . . . . . . .9(C-5)

Back in the Day Antiques . . .56. . . .Providence Forge

Gridiron Sports Grille . . . . . .50 . . . . . . . . . . .(C-7)

Paisley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73 . . . . . . . . .21(D-5)

The Backfin Seafood Restaurant13 . . . . . . . . . . .(E-5)

Happy Buffet . . . . . . . . . . .48 . . . . . . . . . .(E-12)

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

Ben & Jerry’s. . . . . . . . . . . .49 . . . . . . . . . .9(C-5)

Heritage Antiques . . . . . . . .33 . . . . . . . .Smithfield

Pirates Cove Adventure Golf . .71 . . . . . . . . . .1(C-6)

Bizarre Bazaar. . . . . . . . . . .25 . . . . . . . .Richmond

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

Prince George Art & Frame . .66 . . . . . . . . . .7(G-6)

The Bottom Line . . . . . . . . .68 . . . . . . . . .12(C-3)

High Cotton . . . . . . . . . . . .15 . . . . . . . .11(G-14)

Quilts Unlimited . . . . . . . . . .76 . . . . . . . . . . .(E-8)

Boyer’s Diamond & Gold Source .7 . . . . . . . . . . .(B-3)

Historic Jamestowne . . . . . .12 . . . . . . . . . . .(H-5)

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

Braemar Creek . . . . . . . . . .75 . . . . . . . . . . .(C-6)

Historic Yorktown . . . . . . . . .70 . . . . . . . . . .(C-14)

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

Buggy Bathe Auto Wash . . . .65 . . . . . . . . . . .(C-5)

The J. Fenton Gallery . . . . . .76 . . . . . . . . . . .(E-8)

River’s Inn . . . . . . . . . . . . .11 . . . . . . . .Gloucester

Busch Gardens . . . . . . . . . .16 . . . . . . . . . .(H-15)

Jamestown Settlement . . . . .67 . . . . . . . . . . .(G-5)

Salon 109 . . . . . . . . . . . . .66 . . . . . . . . . .7(G-6)

Byrd, Gary, William E. Wood . . . . .57 . . . . . . . . . . .13(E-4)

Johnstown Jewelers . . . . . . .66 . . . . . . . . . . .(G-6)

Salon New York . . . . . . . . .57 . . . . . . . . . . .(D-3)

Camelot Bears. . . . . . . . . . .69 . . . . . . . . .12(C-3)

King of Glory Lutheran Church 63 . . . . . . . . . . .(D-4)

Sal’s by Victor . . . . . . . . . . .74 . . . . . . . . .14(D-6)

Capitol Landing Green. . . . . .67 . . . . . . . . . .(D-11)

Knitting Sisters . . . . . . . . . .15 . . . . . . . .11(G-14)

SAS Factory Shoes . . . . . . . . .7 . . . . . . . . . .8(C-5)

Captain George’s Seafood Rest . .71 . . . . . . . . . . .(C-5)

Lee/Wrangler. . . . . . . . . . .69 . . . . . . . . .12(C-3)

Savvy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15 . . . . . . . .11(G-14)

Chickadees . . . . . . . . . . . . .32 . . . . . . . . . . .(B-3)

Lightfoot Manor Shoppe . . . .24 . . . . . . . . . .8(C-5)

Serendipity . . . . . . . . . . . . .13 . . . . . . . . . . .(C-2)

The Christmas Store . . . . . . .33 . . . . . . . .Smithfield

Lindsey Jones . . . . . . . . . . .33 . . . . . . . .Smithfield

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

Classic Consignments . . . . . .15 . . . . . . . .11(G-14)

Love 2 Quilt & More . . . . . .15 . . . . . . . .11(G-14)

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

Closet Envy . . . . . . . . . . . . .11 . . . . . . . . . . .(E-8)

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

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

The Clothes Tree . . . . . . . . .30 . . . . . . . . . .(E-12)

MedExpress . . . . . . . . . . . .65 . . . . . . . . .14(D-6)

Taste . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15 . . . . . . . .11(G-14)

DoveTail Antiques . . . . . . . . .56 . . . . . . . . . . .(C-1)

Mirabella’s American Grill . . .74 . . . . . . . . . . .(C-7)

Timeshare Resale . . . . . . . . .17 . . . . . . . . . . .(C-6)

Dudley’s Farmhouse Grille . . .49 . . . . . . . . . . .(C-2)

More than just Beads . . . . . .32 . . . . . . . . .21(D-5)

VF Outlets . . . . . . . . . . . . .69 . . . . . . . . .12(C-3)

Francesco’s . . . . . . . . . . . . .73 . . . . . . . . . . .(B-3)

The Nautical Dog. . . . . . . . .73 . . . . . . . . .21(D-5)

Vanity Fair . . . . . . . . . . . . .69 . . . . . . . . .12(C-3)

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

Virginia Living Museum . . . . .26 . . . . .Newport News

West Point Antiques . . . . . . .56 . . . . . . . .West Point

Williamsburg Salt Spa . . . . . .7 . . . . . . . . . . .(G-6)

The Wardrobe . . . . . . . . . . .14 . . . . . . . .11(G-14)

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

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

Wasabi . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12 . . . . . . . . . . .(D-7)

Williamsburg Jewelers . . . . .66 . . . . . . . . . .7(G-6)

Yorktown Victory Center . . . . .67 . . . . . . . . . . .(C-15)

Water Country USA . . . . . . .16 . . . . . . . . . .(D-15)

Williamsburg National . . . . .72 . . . . . . . . . . .(G-3)


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


ANTIQUES GUIDE BACK IN THE DAY ANTIQUES & UNIQUES

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

BACK IN THE DAY ANTIQUES & UNIQUES

804-966-9395

Open 7 days a week 3610-B N. Courthouse Rd. Providence Forge, VA 23140 4 miles off I-64, Exit 214 60W right on Courthouse Rd. (from Williamsburg)

Courthouse Rd.(from Williamsburg). Open 7 days a week.

DOVETAIL ANTIQUES

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

HERITAGE ANTIQUES

903 S. Church Street, Smithfield (757) 356-1055 This is a stop you definitely don’t want to miss on your visit to

DoveTail

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

7521 Richmond Rd. Williamsburg in the old Candle Factory

757-565-3553 www.dovetailantiquesatnorge.com open 10-5 Monday-Saturday; 10-4 Sundays

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

HIGH COTTON, LTD.

Village Shops at Kingsmill, 1915 Pocahontas Trail, A2 Route 60 East • (757) 258-3300 Specializing in turn-of-the century antiques and estate linens. Bedroom and dining room displays of furniture, crystal, china, silver and fine linens. Offering European Laundry Service for all your fine linens. Open MondaySaturday 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.

WEST POINT ANTIQUES

I-64 Exit 220, West Point (804) 843-4369 Seven blocks down the tree-lined Main Street of historic West Point, Virginia, you will find one of the most diverse arrays of antiques and collectibles dealers in the area. At West Point Antiques, we offer 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, original stained glass, photography, we have it all! Open daily. Visa and MasterCard accepted.

WILLIAMSBURG ANTIQUE MALL, LTD.

Antique shops… the ultimate recycling source

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500 Lightfoot Road (Rt. 646) (757) 565-3422 Eastern Virginia’s largest antique center, featuring 45,000 square feet of dealer space. A one-story facility with easy handicap accessibility. Centrally located just off the Route 199 Bypass near the Pottery Factory and outlet centers. Open Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun., Noon-5 p.m. Visa and MasterCard accepted.

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NEWCOMER’S GUIDE CAR CARE BUGGY BATHE AUTO WASH, LUBE & DETAIL SHOPPE TM– – – – 2217 Richmond Road (757) 220-9315

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

FURNITURE & HOME ACCESSORIES CAROLINA FURNITURE

5425 Richmond Road, Williamsburg (757) 565-3000

The eight Shops at Carolina Furniture offers more furniture and carpet than any one store can properly display. With more than 400 manufacturers, the flagship store Carolina Furniture offers the collections of makers like Henredon, Baker, and Hickory Chair; Carolina Carpets offers rugs, runners, broadloom from all the best names, including Karastan, Samad, Michael Aziz, Nourison, and many others; Ralph Lauren's furniture conveys an attitude of style, sophistication, and heritage. Williamsburg, Brass, Gifts, & Lighting is the place to find handcrafted solid brass and copper light fixtures, clocks, chandeliers, fireplace screens, etc, plus gifts and all the details that make a house a home; Carolina Kids Room- offers sturdily built furniture all scaled to a little one's proportions for maximum fun and durability; At Colonial Craftsmen, solid wood, classic construction, and a sense of true Americana combine to produce furniture of heirloom quality that no machine can match; The Loft offers furniture with updated form and function that's just right for today's lifestyles: Younger, Hipper, Cheaper.

HEALTH CARE

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

WILLIAMSBURG SALT SPA

1111 Old Colony Lane, Williamsburg (757) 229-1022 SaltSpa@gmail.com www.WilliamsburgSaltSpa.com

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

REAL ESTATE BRAEMAR CREEK @ GREENSPRINGS PLANTATION

www.braemarcreekwilliamsburg.com

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

MEDEXPRESS URGENT CARE WILLIAMSBURG

GARY BYRD

MedExpress Urgent Care is conveniently located for tourists, students at William & Mary, and resi-

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

120 Monticello Avenue at Richmond Rd. (60) (757) 564-DOCS (3627)

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

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

Capitol Landing Green is a residential re-development located just one block from the Historic Area of Colonial Williamsburg. The newest energy efficient construction features 2 restored

A New Look is waiting for you!

Creating...

A “New York State of Mind”

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

757.220.9181

Williamsburg’s

Realtor

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

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

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

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homes, 10 new single family homes and 4 duplex homes, all with maintained yards. Capitol Landing Green...a gem, close in. For pre-construction sales and information, call 757-592-3303 or visit our website: www.clgreen.net

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

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

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

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

70% less. Our skilled agents will guide you whether you are just looking or are in need of serious help to make your final decision. The bottom line is: we will save you time and money today!

SALONS/SPA SALON 109

109 Colony Square Jamestown Road (757) 229-0236

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

SALON NEW YORK

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

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

Real estate tax rates WILLIAMSBURG

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

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

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

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

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

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

77 cents per $100 of assessed property value.

YORK COUNTY

YORK COUNTY

JAMES CITY COUNTY

65.75 cents per $100 of assessed property value.

SUSSEX COUNTY

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

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

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

TIMESHARE RESALE WILLIAMSBURG

TRW is a full service agency that is a must when buying, selling or renting your new or existing timeshare. You are guaranteed to get the same great benefits as offered by developers at 40 to

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

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

Voter registration 1408 B Richmond Road Williamsburg, VA 23185 (757) 870-6878 www.goodbuytimeshare.com

JAMES CITY COUNTY

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

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

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

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Area public schools WILLIAMSBURG-JAMES CITY COUNTY 101-D Mounts Bay Road, Williamsburg 757-253-6758 • www.wjcc.k12.va.us YORK COUNTY 302 Dare Road, Yorktown 757-898-0300 • www.yorkcountyschools.org SURRY COUNTY 45 School Street, Surry 757-294-5229 • www.surryschools.net SUSSEX COUNTY 15074 Courthouse Road, Sussex 434-246-1099 • www.sussex.k12.va.us

SERVICES TRANSPORTATION

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

MEDICAL

Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center (757) 984-6000

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

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

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

Colonial Community Mental Health Center (757) 220-3200

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

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

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

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

EMERGENCY NUMBERS

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

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

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Big equipment, big collection and Allis Chalmers, all neatly arranged in rows, some in display cases. Green’s wife, Kathy, has even contributed to the collection, giving three dolls which came with tractors. Although he’s not a farmer, he readily admits he is fascinated by the equipment used in that line of work. He recently traveled to a farm equipment show in Raleigh, N.C. to see the latest in machinery, and maybe pick up some toys for his collection. One of the pieces he would like to see in his collection is a toy Manitowoc crane. It costs several thousand dollars and has some 3,000 parts. He recently saw it online and thought it would make a great addition to his collection. Its cost, however, is prohibitive. When asked if perhaps he could ask for it for next Christmas, he laughed. “I would have to be a very good boy to get that,” he said.

When you walk into the room that houses Mike Green’s toy collection, one of the first words you are likely to say is ‘Wow.’ The room, located in his James City County home, is lined with more than 1,000 toy vehicles running the gamut from trucks and race cars to farm and construction equipment. The majority of his collection are pieces in 1/64th scale. His favorite is a Mack B61 truck in 1/25th scale. He has been collecting pieces since childhood, and continuously adds more. His most recent find is a tractor trailer pulling a bridge beam in tow. And he is always on the lookout for others. “I just like toys,” he said matter-of-a-factly. “It’s something I like doing.” His job as a bulldozer operator for Dominion Virginia Power is a logical fit for his lifelong affinity for trucks and other heavy machinery. His collection boasts a replica of a bucket truck used by the power company and 100th anniversary Virginia Railway & Power truck. “That was the original name of the company,” he noted. Green said he began collecting the toys when he was a youngster. As a kid, he would but pieces at stores including W.T. Grant’s, Woolworth’s and other department stores. As time went on, he added to his collection through purchases from toy stores, magazines and through the Internet. Some have been given to him as gifts. He has dozens of tractors in his collection. There are replicas of John Deere, Caterpillar, International

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AREA HISTORY

Deciphering history A class within the Christopher Wren Association helped find a breakthrough to decipher symbols etched on a 400-year-old slate tablet recovered at Historic Jamestowne. An article in the new issue of “National Geographic” magazine reports that some of the marks on the slate resemble phonetic symbols from an Algonquian Indian alphabet created by an early colonist, Thomas Harriot. The slate was pulled out of a well last June and puzzled everyone for its meaning. It was later examined by imaging technology to explore the details. The findings could make an important link between Jamestown and the “Lost Colony” of Roanoke Island, England’s first venture in the New World. William Kelso, chief of archaeology for Preservation Virginia and the rediscoverer of the Jamestown site, said the similarity of markings on the slate with the Harriot alphabet were brought to his attention by Joseph Marenghi, a volunteer at Jamestown who connected the dots. “I didn’t even know it existed,” Kelso recently admitted. Marenghi was taking a class on Harriot taught by local author Aleck Loker for the Christopher Wren Association at William & Mary. Loker, who has written extensively on Harriot, said Marenghi mentioned the resemblance. Harriot was a mathematician, scientist and explorer as well as a confidant of Sir Walter Raleigh. He explored the Outer Banks widely and came into contact with the native Indian tribes, whose cultures he recorded. Harriot returned to England before the Lost Colony vanished, taking with him two Native Americans. With their aid, he compiled a dictionary of Algonquin, which he called “The Virginia Language,” as well as a phonetic dictionary. That manuscript survived until 1684, when it was lost in a fire. Since Harriot never returned to the New World, connecting him with the Jamestown Colony presented another problem. Loker provided the link. “In addition to Raleigh, Harriot had another patron, Henry Percy, the Earl of Northumberland,” Loker said WILLIAMSBURG MAGAZINE, MARCH 2010

recently. “He was one of England’s wealthiest men and high in order of succession to the throne.” Loker said the link between Harriot and Jamestown is Henry’s younger brother, George Percy, who sailed for Jamestown with Capt. John Smith. Loker believes that some knowledge of the Algonquin dictionary could have sailed with them. Kelso said that link seems likely to him as well. “Smith clearly had some mastery of the Algonquin language before his capture and confrontation with Powhatan in December 1607,” Loker wrote in a 2007 booklet about Harriot, part of a series “Profiles in Colonial History.” Kelso agreed that the fact that Smith was seemingly able to communicate with Virginia’s Indians shortly after his arrival “has puzzled historians and archeologists,” and that a familiarity with Harriot’s work could explain Smith’s knowledge. In addition to the Algonquin symbols, the latest imagery has deciphered a few more of the many overlapping inscriptions on the slate. “It’s frustrating,” Kelso said, “because they are often incomplete. The writing only survives because someone bore down hard enough to leave a groove. Otherwise it would have disappeared like chalk on a blackboard.” The 5-by-8 inch tablet has writing on both sides. Among the other writings deciphered are incomplete sentences in Elizabethan English script and the date “1598.” Although Englishmen didn’t arrive in Jamestown until 1607, Kelso said the slate was brought from England and so could have been written on there at the earlier date. The slate might also have come to Virginia by way of Bermuda. Among the images are pictures of plants and animals native to Bermuda. The Sea Venture, sailing for Jamestown in 1609, was shipwrecked in Bermuda for nearly a year. After building two makeshift vessels from the wreckage, the castaways made it to Jamestown in 1610, just in time to prevent survivors of the “Starving Time” from abandoning the colony. Kelso speculates that one of the 140 castaways from the Sea Venture, William Strachey, the first secretary of the Jamestown colony, may have been the original owner of the slate. ––Steve Vaughan

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

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

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ART BEAT

New Town Cafe at Parletts in his own right.” In keeping with artistic environment, Hill has recently implemented a new monthly event, “Tea at 3.” On the first Monday of each month, a local poet is invited to read their work. The inaugural poet was Joyce Stedelbauer. Another is scheduled for March. Hill hopes it will become a regular, popular event. Since the cafe opened, Hill has been in contact with several artists interested in showing their work. She has a waiting list for those who are interested in future spots. “There are so many artists right here in Williamsburg and Yorktown,” Hill said.

When Parletts moved from its former location on Monticello Avenue to New Town a couple years ago, there was a plan to include a space for local artists to exhibit and sell their work. That goal came to fruition, and currently the cafe is a showcase for artists who work in a variety of media. “We designed the space with a long wall and always wanted to feature local artists,” said Parletts owner Sue Hill. “It was part of our inspiration from the beginning.” Since opening, the gallery has provided the venue for several artists including, Parletts founder Ruth Roberts, the late Fred Czufin, Robert Turvene, Mary Rafferty, Elizabeth Eubanks and KJ Ward. The exhibit changes every 6-8 weeks. “We try to mix things up,” Hill said. “If we have a photography exhibit, then the next time we try to do something different.” The artists are able to price and sell their work while it graces the walls. Some have sold several of their pieces during their exhibit. March will feature work created by the students of art Newport News teacher, James Warwick Jones. “He has a lot of Williamsburg students in his class,”Hill explained. “And he is a good artist WILLIAMSBURG MAGAZINE, MARCH 2010

––Ann Efimetz

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