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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 and PHOTO THIS PAGE: Snow on flowers at Colonial Williamsburg. Photos by Ann Efimetz

contents IN THIS ISSUE Celebrating History……………………………………………15 Kathy Mattea headlines weekend events……………………25 Hickory Neck Episcopal………………………………………27 Class acts: Louis Padilla and Jimmy Lewin…………………..30 Short cut………………………………………………………..31 Young artists……………………………………………………33 Williamsburg Jewelers…………………………………………39 Best Of, the sequel……………………………………………42 Sue Mansfield…………………………………………………..57 Hearts and roses………………………………………………..60

FEATURES Area Map……………………………………………………49–51 Discounts………………………………………………………34 Events……………………………………………………………58 Services…………………………………………………………54 Hot Ticket………………………………………………………40 What to See & Do at Colonial Williamsburg………………35–38

GUIDES Antiques Guide…………………………………………………28 Dining Guide……………………………………………………44 Newcomer’s Guide……………………………………………52 Shopping Guide………………………………………………20 Take the Tour……………………………………………………16 Worship Guide…………………………………………………55


AREA HISTORY

Celebrating History February holds special significance. It is the month where we celebrate some of our countries influential leaders and also focus on the heritage of African Americans. To commemorate and celebrate the contributions to our nation made by people of African descent, American historian Carter G. Woodson established Black History Week. The first celebration occurred on Feb. 12, 1926. For many years, the second week of February was set aside for this celebration to coincide with the birthdays of abolitionist/editor Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln. In 1976, as part of the nation’s bicentennial, the week was expanded into Black History Month. Each

year, U.S. presidents proclaim February as National African American History Month. Locally, Colonial Williamsburg will celebrate Black History Month with several special programs. This month will feature powerful characterizations and dramatic interpretive programs that bring to life stories of the African American struggle for freedom and liberty during this tumultuous period in American history. At press time, specific program times were unavailable. Colonial Williamsburg will also hold special programming for the President’s Day Weekend, Feb. 13-15. The weekend is an optimal time to delve into the lives and influences of three Virginia-born presidents. There will be a chance for participants to explore the special relationship each president had with Williamsburg, and each president’s impact on the emerging nation.

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TAKE THE TOUR ATTRACTIONS & AMUSEMENTS

et prices, schedule or more information, call 253-4838 or visit www.historyisfun.org.

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

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

YORKTOWN BATTLEFIELDS

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.

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

HISTORIC JAMESTOWNE

YORKTOWN VICTORY CENTER

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

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

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

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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

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

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


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

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

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

Make Room for the Memories.

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

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

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

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

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

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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) 5657424.

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


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

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

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.

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

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

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.

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 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

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SHOPPING GUIDE AMISH COUNTRY PRODUCTS– – – 

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

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 carvings, fine art books, and much more. About two miles from Merchants Square next to Colony Square Shopping Center. For current gallery hours and special events, see our ad this month or call (757) 5657424.

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.

BEAD HAVEN

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

BOOK EXCHANGE OF WILLIAMSBURG

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

Williamsburg’s Newest Consignment Boutique

NEW Bulk Food Store Where Tried and True Meets Trendy offering:

Fine Furniture • Antiques Home Decor in a variety of decorating styles

New selection of

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Where the locals shop!

accessories arriving daily Always accepting new quality consignments.

Now carrying: Spices • Candies • Baking Supplies Soup Mixes • Fruitcake Mix • Pasta • Cereals plus much more!

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6514 Richmond Rd., Lightfoot (located in the Pavilion Shops next to NY Deli)

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Road, off of Rte. 199. Visa, MasterCard & Discover accepted.

pets. Open Tuesday-Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Closed Sunday and Monday.

THE BOTTOM LINE– – – – – 

THE CLOTHES TREE

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.

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

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

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

Smithfield, VA 23430

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

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

More

BEADS than just

Pearls, Stone,Tools, Classes & more

4917-A Courthouse St., (New Town) Williamsburg • 229-7499 www.morethanjustbeads.com open 7 days

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.

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 carWWW.WILLIAMSBURGMAG.COM

Unique gifts for you, the home & your 4-legged friends We bring Virginia Farmers’ Markets to you! • Natural & Organic Produce • Pasture Raised and Organic Meats • Organic & Natural Milk, Yogurts & Butter • Eggs • Honey • Jams • Breads & Cheeses • Gluten Free • Soups • Grains • Soaps & More Beef & Produce Subscription Shares Now Available. Convenient Pick-up Sites Order online & have it delivered

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Home Décor • Candles • Jewelry Gourmet People Treats Dog Clothing & Accessories Comet mee Dog Bakery • Custom Bedding Roxy! Dog Breed Gifs and so much more! Dogs welcome!

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

GARDEN-FLAGS.COM 230 Monticello Ave. (757) 293-3524 www.garden-flags.com We try to make our cheerfully decorated flag store an experience you will remember. The walls are adorned with flowers, birds and butterflies and our three large windows are filled with elegant stained glass. The store itself is packed with thousands of flags for celebrations, sports, animals, parties, colleges, NFL, MLB, NASCAR, and yearround holidays as well as kites, spinners, wind chimes and gifts. We are open Mon.-Sat. 10-6, but will be happy to open for you other times, if you call us at 757-293-3524. Shop online, too, at www.Garden-Flags.com.

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

JOHNSTOWN JEWELERS

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

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

HIGH COTTON, LTD.

KNITTING SISTERS

HERITAGE ANTIQUES

Village Shops at Kingsmill, Route 60 East (757) 258-3300 Specializing in turn-of-the century antiques and estate linens. Bedroom and dining room displays of furniture, crystal, china, silver and fine linens. Linen and lace restoration services, presentations on the history and care of vintage linen, custom monogramming and full linen services. WILLIAMSBURG MAGAZINE, FEBRUARY 2010

Village Shops at Kingsmill, Route 60 East Williamsburg • (757) 258-5005 www.knittingsisters.com Knitting Sisters features exquisite yarns to ignite your passion! We have a gorgeous selection of hand-painted and designer yarns, as well as the latest in novelty yarns from Italy. Come knit with us! Monday–Saturday, 10 a.m.–5:30 p.m. 22

LEE / WRANGLER – – – – – – 

Williamsburg Outlet Mall, Suite #30 Lightfoot Lee/Wrangler offers a wide selection of brand name jeans in a variety of fits including classic, relaxed, loose, comfortable stretch denims and updated styles for today’s fashion conscious consumer. You’ll also find casual pants, sweats, college logo and team-licensed apparel, NASCAR apparel, swimwear and sportswear. Don’t forget to visit our Vanity Fair and Healthtex stores nearby!

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

3044 Richmond Road (Rte 60) (near Lenox) (757) 220-1805 • (757) 220-2349 - fax www.lightfootmanor.com email: info@lightfootmanor.com LAST CHANCE: WILLIAMSBURG RETIRED CRYSTAL AND DELFT SALE! Everyday is like Christmas! Lightfoot Manor first opened in 1981 in an old farmhouse in Lightfoot. You can visit Lightfoot Manor at Patriot Plaza on Route 60 (1/2 mile east of Prime Outlets as you enter the City of Williamsburg). You will find the largest selection of unique, affordable gifts and collectibles in the area. Byers' Choice, Webkinz, Williamsburg Mementos, Pewter, Brass, personalized Delft Jars, Lamps, Delft Wedding or Birth Plates or Tiles, Boyd's Bears, Harbour Lights, TY, Department 56, and much more! You will find something for everyone in this one of a kind gift store. Both Corporate and all occasion gifts are to be found here. Jewelry, on-site custom engraving, personalized gifts, gift wrapping, and shipping. Seniors and Military discount on Tuesdays. Open 7 days a week, Monday-Saturday, 10am–5pm and Sunday, 1–5pm. Some fall and summer evenings you will find Lightfoot Manor open even later!

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

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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.

NAUTICAL DOG

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

PRIMITIVES & QUILTS

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

PRINCE GEORGE ART & FRAME

107 Colony Square Shopping Center Jamestown Road (757) 229-7644 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.

NEW CONCEPT GIFTS– – –

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

OFF THE VINE MARKET, INC.

(757) 879-2242 www.OffTheVineMarket.com Welcome to Off the Vine Market where our offerings include fresh harvested local and regional fares to order from our online market. Regular features include, subscription shares, a la carte entrees of pastured raised and grass fed meats, mountain trout, natural and organic produce, free range & organic eggs, prepared meals, and much more! We buy directly from local and regional farmers, artisan cheese makers, coffee roasters, neighborhood artists handcrafting soaps and fiber artists creating knitted wearing apparel.

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lamps, picture frames, garden accentseverything for the well appointed home and garden including Claire Murray house replicas, collectible birdhouses, toss pillows, Ashleigh Manor photo frames, seasonal items and so much more.

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

QUILTS UNLIMITED

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

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

THE CLOTHES TREE Consignment Shop for Women & Men

Furs, wool coats, sweaters & boots to keep you warm & cozy in the cold weather. Men, don’t be shy! We carry a large variety of Suits, Blazers & Casual. If you need a suit for a special event, this is the place to shop.

All items are new or in like-new condition.

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

SAVVY 1915 Pocahontas Trail, Williamsburg (757) 259-7447 Offering a beautiful selection of Home décor and Garden Accessories such as 23

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THE SHOPS AT CAROLINA FURNITURE

5425 Richmond Road, Williamsburg (757) 565-3000 The flagship store, Carolina Furniture, features more than 400 of the top names in furniture. Choose from the collections of makers like Henredon, Baker, and Hickory Chair, with sumptuous fabrics, distinctive styling, unique character, and exceptional beauty that you;ll find nowhere else. Carolina Carpets offers rugs, runners, broadloom from all the best names, including Karastan, Samad, Michael Aziz,Nourison, and many others. Contemporary designs, traditional Orientals, and everything in between. Inspired by the classics and distinguished by color and detail, Martha Stewart Signature is a complete portfolio of home furnishings, all designed to work with one another beautifully. Meticulously constructed, generously proportioned, and luxuriously appointed, Ralph Lauren's furniture conveys an attitude of style, sophistication, and heritage. Handcrafted solid brass and copper light fixtures, clocks, chandeliers, fireplace screens, door knockers, glassware and table settings-all the details that make a house a home.The perfect place to find the perfect gift, Williamsburg, Brass, Gifts, & Lighting. Carolina Kids Room- bunk beds, canopy beds, cribs, armoires, and study desks- all scaled to a little one's proportions. Sturdily built for maximum fun and durability. Solid wood, classic construction, and a sense of true Americana combine to produce furniture of heirloom qualitythis is Colonial Craftsmen. Mahogany, cherry, maple, and oak are handcrafted, with details that no machine can match. From highly contemporary to comfortably casual, the Loft offers furniture with updated form and function that's just right for today's lifestyles: Younger, Hipper, Cheaper.

2:30–4 p.m. Open Tues.-Sat. 10 a.m.–5p.m. Reservations recommended.

TWICE AS NICE

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

VANITY FAIR– – – – – – – – – 

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

VILLAGE 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 TASTE Tea Room and Gift Shop The Village Shops at Kingsmill (757)221-9550 Please join us for tea and relax in a beautiful setting where attention to detail is never overlooked. In our gift area we offer a selection of teas by Harney and Sons, Rishi Teas and others. We have related tea accessories, enchanting baby gifts, wonderful bath and body lines and many other unique items. Serving full tea noon–3:30 p.m., scones and tea WILLIAMSBURG MAGAZINE, FEBRUARY 2010

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. 24

?WEAR ELSE

Monticello Marketplace (757) 229-9950 ?wear else is a fabulous women’s clothing boutique carrying fun and funky clothing lines by FLAX, CP Shades, Habitat, Completo, Gerties, Skif, Cynthia Ashby, Amy Brill, and more! Accessory lines include Hobo bags and hand-crafted jewelry by local artisans. And don’t miss our new shoe department, featuring the stylish and luxurious designs of Naot, made in Israel. Hours are Monday-Friday, 10-6 and Saturday, 10-5 in the Monticello Marketplace, 229-9950. Come visit while you’re in town, and when you return home, please visit our website at www.wearelse.com. Celebrating 11 years of business in Williamsburg!

WEST POINT ANTIQUES

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

WILLIAMSBURG ANTIQUE MALL, LTD. 500 Lightfoot Road (Rt. 646) (757) 565-3422 Eastern Virginia’s largest antique center, featuring 45,000 square feet of dealer space. A one-story facility with easy handicap accessibility. Centrally located just off the Route 199 Bypass near the Pottery Factory and outlet centers. Open Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun., Noon5 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. WWW.WILLIAMSBURGMAG.COM


WILLIAMSBURG OUTLET MALL

6401 Richmond Road, Lightfoot (757) 565-3378 At Williamsburg Outlet Mall you can park one time and shop all day at the area’s only enclosed Outlet Center! Break the expensive habit of paying high retail prices on first quality merchandise by saving 20% to 70% off everyday retail prices in our over 40 stores like Casual Male Big & Tall, L’eggs Hanes Bali Playtex, Lee/Wrangler, Pendleton Woolen Mills, Sag Harbor, and Vanity Fair. Enjoy authentic Mexican Food at Los Tres Gallos and Hershey’s Ice Cream at our Hershey’s Malt Shoppe. The Williamsburg Outlet Mall proves to be a nice place to spend several hours while you’re in Williamsburg. Our location just a 1/4 of a mile from the Williamsburg Pottery and just 5 minutes from Colonial

Williamsburg makes us a perfect addition to any itinerary. Club Platinum Discounts for the 50 and better at participating stores. Hours of Operation: Mon.–Thu. 10 a.m.–8 p.m., Fri. and Sat. 10 a.m.–9 p.m., and Sun. 10 a.m.–6 p.m. Call for holiday hours, we close at 6 p.m. on the Fourth of July, Memorial Day, Christmas Eve Day, New Year’s Eve, and New Year’s Day.

WILLIAMSBURG POTTERY FACTORY

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

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

AREA EVENTS

Kathy Mattea headlines weekend events Colonial Williamsburg and the Virginia Arts Festival have expanded their partnership to bring nationally known performers to Williamsburg with a series of concerts throughout the year. Singer and guitarist Kathy Mattea will headline a winter concert weekend Feb. 26– 28. She will give two performances in the Virginia Room of the Williamsburg Lodge. Colonial Williamsburg and the Virginia Arts Festival first collaborated for “Festival Williamsburg” in May 2009. That featured performances by Patti LuPone, “Tiempo WWW.WILLIAMSBURGMAG.COM

Libre” and the “Tommy Dorsey Orchestra.” Through an expanded partnership, the Virginia Arts Festival and Colonial Williamsburg will continue bringing performances here. Other guest artists will be announced later in the year. Mattea will give concerts at 5:30 and 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 27. The performances highlight a weekend of musical performances. On Friday, Feb. 26, “Poisoned Dwarf,” a musical group that includes Colonial Williamsburg’s manager of musical programs Lance Pedigo, will perform in the Williamsburg Lodge restaurant. The event will also feature a four-course dinner from executive chef Rhys Lewis served with a selection of ales from the isles. “Wine, Wit and Wisdom,” is 25

scheduled for 2 p.m., Feb. 27. The offers a dose of humorous observation paired with chocolate, organic coffee, artisan cheeses and intriguing dessert wine selections. After Mattea’s final concert, the duo “Me & Jo” will entertain during “Tapas and Tunes” in the Lodge lobby lounge. The weekend of music concludes Sunday with “Song of the South Sunday Brunch” in the Lodge restaurant. Tickets to the Kathy Mattea concerts are $35 and $45, and seating is limited. For tickets, dining or lodging reservations, and complete schedule of events for the weekend, visit www.colonialwilliamsburg.com/kathymattea.” Concert tickets also are available at Ticketmaster. WILLIAMSBURG MAGAZINE, FEBRUARY 2010


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Hickory Neck Episcopal If you have ever traveled up Richmond Road toward Toano, you likely have passed the historic Hickory Neck Episcopal Church. The picturesque building, nestled in a grove of pine trees, dates to 1734. It is registered as a Virginia Historic Landmark, and it draws dozens of individuals and groups yearly. The small brick building reverberates with area history but also with a spiritual history of the people who have worshiped there. Currently, the congregation of 600 people are shepherded by church rector, The Rev. Michael Delk, who has been the pastoral leader since 2002. Delk has fostered a deep relationship with his parishioners, as he both teaches and is taught by those who worship there. “The people who worship here are genuinely hospitable and fascinating,” he said. “Everybody has a great life story to tell. I’m often in awe of our parishioners, and it’s humbling to be their priest.” The historic church seats only about 70 people. That proved too small for the growing congregation. That’s why four years ago, a new worship space was built adjacent to the historical building. The small church is still used for daily prayer and special church services. The larger space, which seats about 220 people, accommodates several parish needs. “It’s easier to breathe, whether it’s for worship, fellowship, or multiple meetings and classes happening at the same time,” he said. “Making the transition from one worship space to another was rough on all of us, but I think it has helped us forge more powerful relationships as a community.” Parishioners have continued reaching out beyond the church to the greater Williamsburg community. Church volunteers work with Angels of Mercy Clinic in Norge, SpiritWorks on Mooretown Road, Grove Christian Outreach Center, Williamsburg Faith in Action, H.E.L.P., Fish and the Salvation Army. “We believe in a strongly incarnational faith,” Delk said. “Jesus came down in the flesh to be with us, so we need to share the love of God, not just with words, but through deeds of mercy and kindness. We look forward to doing even more in the coming years, as we grow stronger in the faith.” WWW.WILLIAMSBURGMAG.COM

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Delk works closely with lay church leaders and members of the parish to help them discern their spiritual gifts and how best to use them for God’s glory and the benefit of others. He shies away from being the focus of the church, but rather focuses on its people and their journey of faith. “I try to be honest, forthright, open, humble,” he said. “Those are the qualities I admire in leaders. Sometimes, I think people expect clergy to have all the answers, and a few like to pretend they do, but I don’t. And, as long as I remember that God’s mystery is a lot bigger than I am, I think Christ will be able to work through me.” ––Ann Efimetz

HICKORY NECK EPISCOPAL CHURCH Location 8300 Richmond Road Phone 566-0276 Website www.hickoryneck.org Rector The Rev. Michael L. Delk Staff The Rev. Lauren McDonald, associate rector; Dr. Ed Godshall, organist, choirmaster; Hope Brans, administrative assistant. Worship schedule Holy Eucharist at 8, 9 and 11:15 a.m. Sunday. Christian formation and fellowship at 10:15 a.m. Congregation size: 600 members

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

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7521 Richmond Road (old Candle Factory) Route 60 - (757) 565-3553 www.dovetailantiquesatnorge.com A great variety of antiques including American/European furniture, porcelain/flow blue, majolica, glassware, parlor lamps, stoneware, paintings, samplers, mirrors, primitives, and antique crocks. We have Williamsburg’s best selection of antique wall, mantel and tall case clocks and a wonderful collection

of unique antique tools. Come visit our 3600 square feet of fine antiques located in the old Candle Factory on Richmond Road, one mile off exit 231A of Interstate I-64.

and lace restoration services, presentations on the history and care of vintage linen, custom monogramming and full linen services.

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

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

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706 Main Street, West Point, VA (804) 843-4369 Downtown West Point is now a shopping destination for antiques. West Point Antiques, we what 35+ dealers and numerous consignors. Merchandise is attractively positioned around our 4,000 sq.ft. store. Low prices and energetic dealers result in a constantly changing inventory of antique, vintage and collectible items and furnishings. Recent additions included local artists Katherine Nice (stained glass), Jim Newman (outdoor photography) and Sarah Gordon (nationally recognized animal painting and portraiture.) In addition, we offer cane, rush and splint replacement for your chairs. We truly have something for everyone. Conveniently located 25 minutes from Williamsburg and 40 minutes from Richmond, turn off Rt. 33 at Main Street. Come relax with a cup of Green Mountain coffee, browse through our store and listen to jazz music. Come often because the old is always new at West Point Antiques. Open daily. Visa and MasterCard accepted.

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CLASS ACTS LOUIS PADILLA and JIMMY LEWIN They are among six students who regularly help out at Schmidt’s Flowers in Lightfoot, volunteering to help owner Patti DeBlass with various tasks associated with the “Blooms that Brighten” program. Some 25 youth are involved with the Transition program. That number is expected to climb to 45 next semester. The overall goal of the prgram is to give the students the chance to learn real life work skills and help people be aware that all people with disabilities are viable employees.

Transition program participants A group of Jamestown High school students have been involved in a the Employment Services (Transition) program since the beginning of the school year. Six special needs students, under the guidance of teacher Ann Jo Cosgrove, volunteer their time at Schmidt’s Flowers to help owner Patti DeBlass. They assist DeBlass with her altruistic endeavor, “Blooms that Brighten,” which brings flowers to residents of area nursing homes and to Hospice House and Support Care. The students arrive for about an hour each Tuesday and Friday. Their time is spent helping with a variety of tasks ranging from cleaning and organizing vases, to cutting ribbon which is tied around the bouquets.

The students take on each task and carefully follow the directions DeBlass sets out for them. “I like this work,” said Louis Padilla enthusiastically, as he worked on organizing card holders. His sentiment was echoed with a big smile by fellow classmate, Jimmy Lewin. Cosgrove explained that the student’s volunteer service is coupled with a variety of other activities to help them gain important life skills. For DeBlass, their help is invaluable. She constantly juggles the demands of her busy florist business and heads up Blooms that Brighten. Having the extra help is an added plus. “I think I get more out of it than the kids do,” she said.“It is a really good thing. If they aren’t here, I miss them. They are inspirational.” ––Ann Efimetz

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Short cut One of the best shortcuts around is the Jamestown-Scotland Ferry. The ferry is free, runs 24-hours a day, and it provides the quickest access to Route 10 in Surry. Drive on board and enjoy a picturesque ride across the James River. If you don’t take the ferry, you would have to either drive to Charles City over the Benjamin Harrison Bridge or Newport News and take the James River Bridge. The ferry is fun and is a nice diversion as well. Other shortcuts we have featured: • John Tyler Lane • Ironbound at Sandy Bay Road • Old News Road to News Road • Governor Berkeley to Longhill Road • Mt. Vernon and Richmond Road • News Road • Monticello Avenue, extended • Rochambeau Road

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

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Young artists This Century Art Gallery’s annual Student Art Show For the past seven years, This Century Art Gallery has held a Student Art Show. It gives area youth the chance to create and submit pieces which are judged by an outside juror. The winners were recently announced. Some 155 pieces created by 119 students from Bruton, Jamestown, Lafayette, Warhill, Williamsburg Christian and Walsingham Academy are on display at the gallery located on N. Boundary Street through Feb. 5. First Prize went to Warhill High student Samantha Smith for her untitled work in pastel. Second Place for a body of work went to Jenna Anderson of Bruton High and Third Place went to Michelle Farber for her self-portrait in acrylic. There were eight merit awards, eighteen were given honorable mention nods and one People’s Choice Award was given. The juror for this year’s show was Melanie Chambers Hartman. This Century Gallery is located at 219 N. Boundary Street. Hours are Tuesday-Sunday 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Call 229-4949 or visit www.thiscenturyartgallery.org. Free admission. ––Ann Efimetz

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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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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


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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… Kimball Theatre introduces guests to the nation’s Founding Fathers Join Presidents George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and James Madison in a discussion during An Evening with the Presidents: Early Presidential Politics and the Role of Parties in the American System of Government at 7:30 p.m. on Learn more about 18thSunday, Feb. 14. Learn about century politics from the the challenge of the executive nation's Founding Fathers -- George Washington in balancing the “will of the (top, left), Patrick Henry people” with the need to (top right) and Thomas advance individual presidential Jefferson (bottom left). policies. Tickets are $12 for adults and youths ages six to 17 and $5 for children under six. Learn more about 18th-century politics during Conversation with a Founding Father at 11:30 a.m. Feb. 15-26 (except Feb. 21). George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Patrick Henry and the Marquis de Lafayette played crucial roles in the foundation of the American republic. For more information, call (757) 565-8588 or visit www.kimballtheatre.com.

CW Art Museums entice guests with comfort of indoor programs When the cold wind blows this winter, enjoy the comfort of indoor tours at the Colonial Williamsburg Art Museums and their extensive world-class collections. Winter tours include: • Introduction to Folk Art, noon and 2 p.m., daily in February, Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum. Knowledgeable museum volunteers introduce guests to the whimsical and fascinating paintings, sculpture, textiles and more from Abby Aldrich Rockefeller’s original folk art collection for which the museum was founded. • Decorative Arts Highlights, 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., daily in February, DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum. Museum volunteers introduce guests to some of the masterworks on exhibition such as paintings, ceramics, textiles, furniture and silver. • 20th-century Folk Art, 5 p.m., Friday, Feb. 5, 19 and March 5, Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum. Explore 20th-century folk art creations and the lives of the artists who made them. The guided tour will focus on Mattie Lou O’Kelley, Miles Carpenter, Jack Savitsky and others. • Migrating Cultures, 5 p.m., Feb. 8, 26 and March 12, DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum. On this 45-minute tour, learn about immigrants through the art objects they produced. WILLIAMSBURG MAGAZINE, FEBRUARY 2010

• African American Folk Art, 3 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays, Feb. 2-25, Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum. On a guided tour, explore the 18th- and 19th-century folk art created by or depicting African Americans and discover what the arts tell us about their lives. Any Colonial Williamsburg admission ticket that includes museum admission provides access to these programs.

New folk art exhibition opens Feb. 13 "Steve Harley: An Original Life." explores the paintings and drawings created by this extraordinary, early 20th-century individualist. All five of Harley’s known oils will be shown, including two recently acquired works that have not been displayed previously. A sketchbook of humorous drawings will also be shown for the first time. Letters, other papers, and an unusually The landscape succinctly captures the spiritual large selection of photographs peace that Steve Harley often found in nature, particularly among the unpopulated wilderness reveal new information about reserves of the Pacific Northwest. the life of this ardent self-taught artist and avid outdoorsman.

Toy exhibition closes Feb. 15 “A Child’s-Eye View” features toys from the decorative arts and folk art collections now on view through Feb. 15. The exhibition explores how children re-create the adult world from their own perspective through play and toys. Dollhouses, toy trains and other playthings bring back fond memories of childhood. Exhibit designers kept their young This impressive dollhouse was made around 1900 guests in mind when creating and measures over twelve feet in length. this display. Objects have been It was found in Long Island, New York. installed at the viewing height of The furnishings consist of pieces from the a 10-year-old child. 19th and 20th centuries. For more information on additional exhibitions in our museums, visit our Web site at www.history.org. Entrance to the museums is through the Public Hospital of 1773 at 326 W. Francis St. between Nassau and South Henry Streets. Operating hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays-Thursdays and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. For information and reservations call (757) 220-7724.

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Williamsburg Jewelers “They bring it to me so I can help them make it fit their idea of what they want the jewelry to look like so they can wear it everyday,” he explained. “Maybe a woman has a diamond pin that she wants to have made into a ring to wear everyday. We can draw up a design and take it from there.” Hirose said people are very attached to jewelry items. They may have special sentimental or monetary value. They may be wary about entrusting it to a place that sends it away for repair or other work. “Some people don’t want to take it to someone they don’t know, just to be sent out to someone else they don’t know,” he said. “I can offer them assurance, and they know I do my own work. Without integrity, I would not be here. I honor the feelings that the customer has for their pieces. We try to take care of each item the best we can.” Hirose said he is grateful for the trust he has among his customers. Many people become customers by word-of-mouth. “From day one, the public has been supportive of me,” he said. “I feel very fortunate about that.”

Williamsburg Jewelers has won in the category “Best Jewelry Store” in the annual Best of Williamsburg poll of The Virginia Gazette readers for the past two years. Owner Roy Hirose thinks the honor is based on the customer service he strives to provide each person who comes through the door. “I think we give good service and do quality work,” Hirose said. “If you don’t deliver quality today, people can see that. People understand and are well educated. You have to deliver quality and value.” Each day people visit the store for a variety of reasons. Some are looking for distinctive gifts carried in the store, ranging from Belleek porcelain to fine religious goods. Some need jewelry repair or are looking for a handmade, custom piece. Hirose describes himself as a “full-service jeweler.” All the work he does is done in house, at the same location he has occupied on Jamestown Road for the past 30 years. “I do everything here from A to Z. That could be changing a watch battery or minor repair to making something custom,” he said. “But whatever the job, I try to give everyone the same personal attention.” Hirose said he is often called upon to help a customer create a modern application for a piece of heirloom jewelry.

––Ann Efimetz

WILLIAMSBURG JEWELERS Location 1303 Jamestown Road (in Colony Square Shopping Center) Phone 229-7812 Owners/partners Roy and Carole Hirose Years in business 30 years (same location) Store hours Tuesday–Friday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m., Saturday, 9 a.m.–2 p.m. Specialty Caters to local customers, one-on-one customer service.

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

CLEAN COMEDY NIGHT

Kimball Theater Feb. 6 at 7:30 p.m. Comics Mike Goodwin and Jenn Doucette

Theatre

Art

WILLIAMSBURG PLAYERS

James-York Playhouse, Hubbard Lane Reservations 229-0431 Through Feb. 6 “Arsenic and Old Lace”

THIS CENTURY ART GALLERY

N. Boundary Street Hours: Tuesday-Sunday 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Free admission.

WILLIAM & MARY THEATRE

Through Feb. 6 The annual juried High School Student Show featuring work from Williamsburg area schools, including Bruton, Jamestown, Lafayette, Warhill, Walsingham Academy and Williamsburg Christian Academy.

“Eurydice” Feb. 25-28 221-2674 for reservations

POQUOSON ISLAND PLAYERS

Poquoson Middle School, Poquoson “Over the River and Through the Woods” Through Feb. 7 www.pipstheatre.com or 881-9797

Opening Feb. 9 Nancy Newhart, Watercolor Painter Susan & Ronald Salomon, Button Bay Fiber Arts Upstairs Gallery: Lights and Shadows

SMITHFIELD LITTLE THEATRE

MUSCARELLE MUSEUM OF ART

“Caught in the Net” Feb. 18-21, 25-28 www.smithfieldlittletheatre.com or 357-7338.

Lamberson Hall at the College of William & Mary Michelangelo: Architecture as Anatomy, Drawings by the Master Opens Feb. 6 Hours: Saturday-Sunday: noon–4 p.m. Tuesday-Friday: 10 a.m.–5 p.m.

PENINSULA COMMUNITY THEATRE “Smokey Joe’s Cafe” Opens Feb. 26 Call 757-595-5728 Email info@pctlive.org

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VIRGINIA ARTS FESTIVAL & COLONIAL WILLIAMSBURG

Concerts/

Kathy Mattea 5:30 and 8:30 p.m., Feb. 27, Virginia Room, Williamsburg Lodge

Festivals

FERGUSON CENTER FOR THE ARTS

Newport News Spencers: Theatre of Illusion Feb. 6 at 7 p.m. Moscow State Radio Symphony Orchestra Feb. 12 at 8 p.m. Israel Ballet’s “Don Quixote” Feb. 16 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets at 594-8752 or e-mail, tickets@cnu.edu.

FILM FESTIVALS AT KIMBALL THEATER Call 565-8588 for information

• Virginia Peninsula Jewish Film Festival “Lemon Tree,” Feb. 27-28 • W&M Tournees Festival Showings at 7 p.m. “Roman de Gare,” Feb. 5; “daratt,” Feb. 12; “La Mome,” Feb. 19 and “Les Plages d’Agnes,” Feb. 26

Movies

• W&M Global Film Festival “Film and Music.” Features film screenings, presentations, guests, muscial performances. Feb. 18-21.

New Town Cinema 12, New Town and Kimball Theater, 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 February according to the website, www.comingsoon.net. Dates are subject to change.

MUSIC IN YOUR LIFE

Williamsburg Regional Library, programs at 7 p.m. Feb. 4 - Bart Kuebler performs a program of piano music Feb. 8 - Ambrosia Quartet in a chamber music presentation Feb. 25 - The American Songbook, highlighting music from the 1920s to the 1950s. For more information, www.wrl.org.

FEB. 5

Dear John From Paris With Love Frozen

BOTETOURT CHAMBER SINGERS GALA

“I Got Rhythm!” Feb. 7 at 7 p.m., Kimball Theater Jazz and Broadway hits jcbart@wm.edu

FEB. 6

Untitled Bob Marley Documentary

FEB. 12

My Name is Khan Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief Valentine's Day The Wolfman

WILLIAMSBURG YOUTH ORCHESTRA Kimball Theater Feb. 15 beginning at 7 p.m. 565-8588

FEB. 19

WILLIAMSBURG SYMPHONIA

Shutter Island

Kimball Theater “The Symphonia Goes to the Movies” Feb. 27 at 1:30 and 3 p.m. 565-8588

FEB. 26

Cop Out The Crazies

FEBRUARY TBA

DON IRWIN’S VALENTINE CONCERT

Celine: Through the Eyes of the World

Kimball Theater Feb. 13 at 7:30 p.m. 565-8588

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AROUND TOWN

Best Of, the sequel More winners of the annual contest Last month, we presented the winners in food categories in the Best of Williamsburg contest. Readers of The Virginia Gazette voted for their favorites, and more than 1,000 ballots were received. Here’s a list of the remaining winners. Retail For the fifth straight year, Lowe’s was selected as the Best Home Improvement Store. Home Depot again finished in second and Ace Peninsula Hardware again took third. New Town moved into the top spot, up from second place to win the Best Shopping Center or Mall category. Prime Outlets, which won last year, finished in second. Colony Square placed third. Trader Joe’s moved into first place as Best Supermarket. Ukrop’s, last year’s winner, moved to the second place spot and Farm Fresh came in third. Ethan Allen Home Interiors again took the top spot as Best Furniture Store, for the second straight year. Carolina Furniture took second place again and Aladdin’s Rug Bazaar & Consignment Shop placed third. The Best Gift Shop went to Kinks, Quirks and Caffeine, up from a third place finish last year. The Nautical Dog came in second and Parletts took third place. WILLIAMSBURG MAGAZINE, FEBRUARY 2010

Williamsburg Jewelers again won the top spot as Best Jewelry Store for the second straight year. Kingsmill Jewelers came in second and Hi-Ho Silver finished in third. Readers voted Best in Women’s Fashions as Lemon Twist. Belk, which won last year, came in second place with Binn’s of Williamsburg finishing in third. For men, Best Fashions again went to Belk for the third year, with Stein Mart in second and R. Bryant in third. Morrison’s Flowers & Gifts took first place as Best Florist for the third year. Seasons of Williamsburg finished in second, up from third last year and My Favorite Things Flowers & Gifts finished third. Best Car Dealer went to Williamsburg Honda-Dodge, Hyundai followed by Williamsburg FordLincoln-Mercury in second. Third place went to Holiday Chevrolet. Barnes & Noble again finished first as Best Bookstore. Book Exchange took second, up from third last year, and Books-AMillion rounded out the category in third. For the fifth straight year, readers picked Plan 9 as Best Music Store. Amory Music again came in second and Authentic Guitars came in third. Williamsburg Antique Mall moved back into first, up from second last year in the Best Antique Store category. Charlie’s Antiques moved into second, up from third and last year’s winner, Dovetail Antiques finished in third. Readers again voted the Best Art Gallery/Store as Prince George Art & Frame. Williamsburg Fine Art finished second and This Century Art Gallery took third. Best Picture Framer was again Prince George Art & Frame, followed by Walls Alive, up from third and Williamsburg Pottery Factory, which finished in second last year. Services If you are looking for a place to have printing done, 42

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Reader’s picked Colonial Heating & Cooling as tops in the Best Heating/AC category, followed by Kearney & Sons and Williamsburg Heating & Air, second last year in third. SunTrust Bank took first place as the Best Financial Institution, followed by Middleburg Trust Company and last year’s winner, Wachovia in third. The best place to get your nails done? According to Gazette readers, it’s Atir Natural Nail Care Clinic. That was followed by Nails Uptown & More and the New Town Nail Spa in third. Body & Sol Tanning Boutique moved into the top spot from second last year as Best Tanning Salon. Absolute Tan, Mooretown Road finished in second and Toucan Tan finished in third. Best Homebuilder/Remodeler went to Brantley & Ripley Construction, followed by Michael C. Brown Custom Builder in second and Charles W. Ross Homes rounding out the category in third. Verizon again won Best Wireless Network. That was followed by Sprint, again taking second place and AT&T in third.

readers said the best choice here was Printwell. Suter Printing finished second and Sir Speedy finished in third place. Best Customer Service went to Harbour Coffee. Salon 109 took second place and Ukrop’s finished in third. The Best Place for a Kid’s Birthday Party went to Jumping Joey’s Fun Center for Kids, up from third last year. Pirate’s Cove Adventure Golf finished in second and Great Wolf Lodge, last year’s winner, took third. Travel Corner took first place, up from second last year in the Best Travel Agency category. Cruise Holidays of Williamsburg finished in second place and Sue Mayberry Travel again finished in third. The Best Pet Boarding Facility went St. Francis Pet Resort, up from second last year. Noah’s Ark Veterinary Hospital finished in second and The Pet Resort at Greensprings again finished in third. People looking for the best places to work out may want to consider Iron-Bound Gym. It won as Best Place to Work Out for the second straight year. It was followed YMCA in second and the James CityWilliamsburg Community Center in third. Salon 109 again topped reader voting as Best Hair Salon for the third year. Cutting Edge came in second and Shear Magic came in third. For Best Barbershop look no further than Sport Clips in New Town. It took the top spot for the second year. Colonial Barber & Beauty finished second and The Hair Cuttery finished third. Readers picked again Godspeed Animal Care as Best Veterinarian. Noah’s Ark Veterinary Hospital came up a spot from last year into second, and Colonial Veterinary Clinic came in third. Town & Country Cleaners was voted Best Dry Cleaner, followed by Swan Cleaners, last year’s winner in second, followed by Berkeley Cleaners in third place. Conscientious Carpet Care won for best carpet cleaner for the fifth year running. Capital Carpet & Upholstery came in second with Carpet Pro, which finished in second last year in third place. James Pest Control won for the fifth straight year in the Best Pest Control category. Terminix Termite & Pest Control came in second and Mark’s Pest Control, second place last year, came in third. The Best New Business was selected to be Bakers Crust. That was followed by Five Guys Burgers & Fries and Buffalo Wild Wings. New Town Auto Service won the category of Best Auto Service. That was followed by Howard Motor Corporation and Williamsburg Honda-Dodge-Hyundai. Best Landscape Business went to Cooke’s Gardens & Landscaping for the second consecutive year. Virginia Grounds finished again finished in second and Williams Landscaping rounded out the category in third. WWW.WILLIAMSBURGMAG.COM

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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, Virginia, offers casual lunch and dinner on the patio, or come inside when it's dressed up for dinner- cozy and romantic with tablecloths and linens. Have a

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

GRIDIRON SPORTS GRILLE– – – – – – 113 Palace Lane Williamsburg (757) 258-1450 www.gridirongrille.com Full service restaurant/bar with a full menu that includes sandwiches, burgers, wraps, salads and a great assortment of appetizers. All menu items are $9.99 or less. Karaoke 6 nights a week - from 10 p.m. til 1:30 with Owen Entertainment! 11 big screen televisions, football all day!! NFL Ticket. ESPN Gameday Pool tables ($1.00 a game!) Dart boards. Megatouch bartop games. Full service bars, one smoking and one non-smoking. We’re open from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m.

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

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

OLD CHICKAHOMINY HOUSE 1211 Jamestown Road, Williamsburg (757) 229-4689 The Old Chickahominy House celebrated 50 years in 2005. Established on Jamestown Road when still a country road, we welcome wayfarers both local and afar with delicious home cooked

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

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

since 1974

1425 Richmond Road across from High Street

We accept all major credit cards & travelers checks.

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

Vittorio “Victor” Minichiello Chef & Owner

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food and unique gift items. Visit us to experience this “must do” on global Williamsburg lists. Open 8:30 to 10:15 for breakfast and lunch 11:30 to 2:15 p.m and store hours are 8:30 to 4:00.

SMITHFIELD STATION

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

THE WINE & CHEESE SHOP– – – –

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

CHINESE ICHIBAN

Authentic Chinese Cuisine & Sushi Bar 4905 Courthouse Street, Williamsburg Next to New Town Cinemas (757) 253-8898 OR (757) 253-8866 Ichiban is open for lunch and dinner. Choose from freshly prepared appetizers, entrees, salads and Chef’s Specials, plus Thai entrees and Sushi. You will be delighted by the warm, elegant surroundings and perfect service. Ichiban offers a beautiful Sushi Bar, Cocktail Lounge and private dining rooms. Open Sunday-Thursday 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m., Friday & Saturday until 11 p.m. Dinner begins at 3:30 p.m. Take out also available.

PEKING RESTAURANT, MONGOLIAN GRILL AND JAPANESE RESTAURANT

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.

RED CITY BUFFET – – – – – –

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

est. 2007

FARMHOUSE GRILLE Celebrate with Fresh Flowers, Candlelight, Soft Music & Wine.

Dinner for Two with a bottle of Red or White Wine Tues., Wed. & Thurs., 5-9pm

Only $4995

Includes: • Two Mixed Green Salads • Two Entreés selected from a nightly list • A shared dessert of Godiva Cheesecake or Carrot Cake (Excludes taxes and gratuity)

Don’t Forget Our Sunday Comfort Food starting at $895

7816 Richmond Road, Toano

757-566-1157

2/28/10

Lunch: Tues.-Fri., 11-2:30; Dinner: Tues.-Sat., 5-9; Sun., 11-4; Closed Monday. Reservations Recommended. Locally Owned.

located in Prime Outlets 5699-18 Richmond Road 757-259-9044

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SPORTS FAN? then stop by Featuring

NFL Sunday Ticket 11 Big Screen TVs Featuring

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

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

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WASABI ORIENTAL BUFFET – – –

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

ICE CREAM BEN & JERRY'S– – – – – –

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

ITALIAN FRANCESCO’S RISTORANTE ITALIANO– – – – – – – – – – FREE DELIVERY 11 A.M.–3 P.M., M.–F. 113 Palace Lane (757) 258-1450 www.gridirongrille.com

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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. So when Francesco's Ristorante Italiano touts its "old-world charm and traditional Italian dining," you can believe it. Everything on the menu is cooked to order and fresh daily, in-house. In fact, the recipes so well-guarded the chef makes all his sauces himself, and that's what makes them so unbelievably good. To start, the Bruschetta alla Siciliana is a popular choice. Among the entrees, house specialties include Gioia del Mare, a medley of shrimp, scallops, mussels and clams in Chef Francesco's incomparable marinara sauce. But the Chicken Cacciatore and Veal Parmigiana are marvelous, too. And if you're a vege46

tarian, the Quattro Giardini is perfecto! Now open Sunday 12-10.

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

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

MEXICAN SOUTH OF THE BORDER– – – – 

322 Second Street Williamsburg (757) 565-4848 www.sotb.us We follow traditional recipes to create our authentic Mexican cuisine. We feature live entertainment ranging from gentle Mexican folk music to uplifting mariachi beats. We also have a full bar which includes a wide selection of domestic and imported beer and wine. Ask about our catering service.

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

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

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

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Continued from page 43 The Best Insurance Company, a new category, went to Benschoten & Carter, Inc. followed by Nationwide Insurance at New Town and State Farm, David Sisk in third place. Another new category, Best Financial Advisor, went to Stuart Honenberger in first, Ellen Christian of Wachovia in second and Stephen Shonka Family Retirement & Wealth Management in third. Red Carpet Events of Williamsburg took the top spot in the new category, Best Event Planner. Williamsburg Event Rentals finished second and Opus 9, Ron Saulnier finished in third. Best Consignment Shop, another new category, went to The Velvet Shoestring. That was followed by Aladdin’s Rug Bazaar & Consignment Shop in second and Chickadees in third. Green Leafe Cafe finished first in the Best Local Night Spot category, up from second last year. Last year’s winner, JM Randall’s Classic American Grill & Tavern finished in second with Paul’s Delly Restaurant & Pizza in third. Looking to get your computer repaired? Readers voted Computer Concepts of Williamsburg Best Computer Repair. That was followed by Computer Clinic of Williamsburg in second, with the Geek Squad at Best Buy in third.

Miscellaneous An Occasion for the Arts finished in first place as the Best Annual Event for the third year in a row. Grand Illumination again finished in second and the Greek Festival came in third. The Best Concert of the Year went to The Williamsburg Symphonia, followed by the Williamsburg Community Chapel’s Christmas Concert and the Air Force Band in third. Readers taking part in the voting said Williamsburg Landing was the Best Retirement Community for the third straight year. That was followed by Patriot’s Colony at Williamsburg in second and Chambrel at Williamsburg in third place. The intersection of Route 199 and Jamestown Road was voted as the Worst Stoplight/Wait for the second straight year. That was followed by the intersection of Casey Boulevard and Monticello Avenue in second and Route 199 and Route 5 in third. The Worst Eyesore (vacant) went to High Street, followed by the (former) Ukrop’s at Mooretown Road and the area behind the James York Plaza. The Worst Pothole went to News Road, followed by Route 199 & Jamestown Road and Richmond Road in third. The best High School Coach went to Coach Joe Henzel. Second place went to Coach Howard Townsend and third to Kyle Cowles. The Worst Speed Trap went to Jamestown Road, followed by Richmond Road in second and Route 199 in third. The Best Visual Artist went to Catherine Clawson, followed by Gulay Berryman in second and Sandy Rotermund in third. Best Local Author went to Aleck Loker, followed by Jean C. Keating in second and L.B. Taylor in third. The Best Principal category was won by Susan Oweis, Head of School at Providence Classical School, followed by Kim Hammond of Bruton High in second, up from third last year and Chuck Wagner of Jamestown High in third. Some readers shared their advice for the year and it included, “buy gold,” “skip Black Friday,” “Stay out of debt,” “stop texting and driving,” “exercise,” “Buy locally and “hang in there, it’s has to get better.” The Best Trends ran the gamut from more conscientious spending and random acts of kindness to Facebook and demolition of old hotels. The Worst Trends were seen as “too tight jeans,” “too much building,” “butt-crack showing pants,” and “more stoplights.” And finally Williamsburg’s Best Kept Secret went to Harbour Coffee, followed by the Velvet Shoestring in second and The Nautical Dog in third. ––Ann Efimetz Photos by Ann Efimetz

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Map Directory Advertiser…………Page#…………Grid# 415 Grill . . . . . . . . . . . . . .69 . . . . . . . . . . ..(E-7)

Gridiron Sports Grille . . . . . .46 . . . . . . . . . . .(C-7)

Off The Vine Market, Inc . . .21 . . . . . . . . . . .see ad

Amish Country Products . . . .20 . . . . . . . . . . .(C-2)

Heritage Antiques . . . . . . . .21 . . . . . . . .Smithfield

Old Chickahominy House, The 64 . . . . . . . . . . .(G-6)

Art-cade Gallery . . . . . . . . .19 . . . . . . . . ..5 (G-6)

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

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

Back in the Day Antiques . . .28. . . .Providence Forge

High Cotton . . . . . . . . . . . .67 . . . . . . . .11(G-14)

Primitives & Quilts . . . . . . . . . . .28 . . . . . . . . .West Point

Bead Haven . . . . . . . . . . . .67. . . . . . . . . .Hampton

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

Prince George Art & Frame . .64 . . . . . . . . . .7(G-6)

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

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

Quilts Unlimited . . . . . . . . . .72 . . . . . . . . . . .(E-8)

Book Exchange of Williamsburg . .64 . . . . . . . . . . . .7(G-6)

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

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

The Bottom Line . . . . . . . . .62 . . . . . . . . .12(C-3)

The J. Fenton Gallery . . . . . .72 . . . . . . . . . . .(E-8)

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

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

Jamestown Settlement . . . . .17 . . . . . . . . . . .(G-5)

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

Braemar Creek . . . . . . . . . .71 . . . . . . . . . . .(C-6)

Johnstown Jewelers . . . . . . .64 . . . . . . . . . . .(G-6)

Salon 109 . . . . . . . . . . . . .64 . . . . . . . . . .7(G-6)

Buggy Bathe Auto Wash . . . .61 . . . . . . . . . . .(C-5)

King of Glory Lutheran Church 55 . . . . . . . . . . .(D-4)

Salon New York . . . . . . . . .53 . . . . . . . . . . .(D-3)

Byrd, Gary, William E. Wood . . . . .53 . . . . . . . . . . .13(E-4)

Knitting Sisters . . . . . . . . . .67 . . . . . . . .11(G-14)

Sal’s by Victor . . . . . . . . . . .44 . . . . . . . . .14(D-6)

Captain George’s Seafood Rest . .68 . . . . . . . . . . .(C-5)

Lee/Wrangler. . . . . . . . . . .63 . . . . . . . . .12(C-3)

SAS Factory Shoes . . . . . . . .68 . . . . . . . . . .8(C-5)

Chickadees . . . . . . . . . . . . .20 . . . . . . . . . . .(B-3)

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

Savvy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .67 . . . . . . . .11(G-14)

Classic Consignments . . . . . .67 . . . . . . . .11(G-14)

Love 2 Quilt & More . . . . . .67 . . . . . . . .11(G-14)

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

The Clothes Tree . . . . . . . . .23 . . . . . . . . . .(E-12)

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

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

DoveTail Antiques . . . . . . . . .28 . . . . . . . . . . .(C-1)

MedExpress . . . . . . . . . . . .61 . . . . . . . . .14(D-6)

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

Dudley’s Farmhouse Grille . . .45 . . . . . . . . . . .(C-2)

Mirabella’s American Grill . . .68 . . . . . . . . . . .(C-7)

Smithfield Station . . . . . . . .65 . . . . . . . .Smithfield

Francesco’s . . . . . . . . . . . . .69 . . . . . . . . . . .(B-3)

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

South of the Border . . . . . . .47 . . . . . . . . . .(E-12)

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

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

Taste . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .67 . . . . . . . .11(G-14)

Greensprings West . . . . . . . .70 . . . . . . . . . . .(G-3)

New Concept Gifts . . . . . . . .63 . . . . . . . . .12(C-3)

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

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

VF Outlets . . . . . . . . . . . . .63 . . . . . . . . .12(C-3)

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

Vanity Fair . . . . . . . . . . . . .63 . . . . . . . . .12(C-3)

West Point Antiques . . . . . . .28 . . . . . . . .West Point

Wine & Cheese Shop at Kingsmill66 . . . . . . . .11(G-14)

Village Jewelers . . . . . . . . . .66 . . . . . . . .11(G-14)

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

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

Virginia Living Museum . . . . .18 . . . . .Newport News

Williamsburg Jewelers . . . . .65 . . . . . . . . . .7(G-6)

Yorktown Victory Center . . . . .17 . . . . . . . . . . .(C-15)


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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


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 flagship store, Carolina Furniture, features

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

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Solid wood, classic construction, and a sense of true Americana combine to produce furniture of heirloom quality–this is Colonial Craftsmen. Mahogany, cherry, maple, and oak are handcrafted, with details that no machine can match. From highly contemporary to comfortably casual, the Loft offers furniture with updated form and function that's just right for today's lifestyles: Younger, Hipper, Cheaper.

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

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

WILLIAMSBURG SALT SPA

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

“I advertised my January White Sale in the Williamasburg Magazine and immediately at least 10 customers mentioned it!”

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.

-Julie Carter, Chickadees Consignment Boutique

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Carolina Kids Room- bunk beds, canopy beds, cribs, armoires, and study desks–all scaled to a little one's proportions. Sturdily built for maximum fun and durability.

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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

GARY BYRD

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

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

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

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

HERITAGE COMMONS

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!

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

A New Look is waiting for you!

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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Voter registration

Administrative offices

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

JAMES CITY COUNTY

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

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

JAMES CITY COUNTY

YORK COUNTY

YORK COUNTY

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

SUSSEX COUNTY

Sanford B. Wanner, County Administrator (757) 253-6728 http://www.james-city.va.us/ James McReynolds, County Administrator (757) 890-3320 http://www.yorkcounty.gov/ SUSSEX COUNTY

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

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

SURRY COUNTY

SURRY COUNTY

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

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

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

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

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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

Renal Advantage Dialysis Center (757) 229-5890

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WORSHIP GUIDE CALVARY CHAPEL WILLIAMSBURG

ST. PETER’S REFORMED EPISCOPAL

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

FAITH BAPTIST CHURCH

STONE HOUSE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

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

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH 727 Scotland St., (757)229-1952 Rev. Dr. Reginald F. Davis, Pastor Worship-11:00 a.m.;Sun Sch.-9:30a.m. Bible Study: Thursday - 6:30 p.m. www.firstbaptistchurch1776.org

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

ST. BEDE CATHOLIC CHURCH

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

“The Williamsburg Magazine is the best medium I’ve found to reach the visitors to our area. I just had a couple from North Carolina this morning with the magazine in their hands; it happens all the time!” -Leslie Strubel, Owner, Amish Country Products

ST. OLAF CATHOLIC CHURCH

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

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Sue Mansfield Sue Mansfield said her job is the “best of both worlds.” As the coordinator of GED/Adult Education for Williamsburg James City County Schools, she has the chance to work with high school students and adults, both who have the opportunity for a “second chance” to earn a high school credential. It is a gratifying job and one that brings her personal and professional satisfaction. Each time she gives positive results of a GED exam, it is a thrill. “It is wonderful to hear the emotion that this good news invokes, particularly when someone says, ‘You have no idea what this means to me,’” Mansfield said recently. Mansfield stresses the importance of education in every aspect of a person’s life. Those who work to receive the GED can expect to be considered nearly equal to those with a high school diploma when seeking employment. “In today’s economic times, the impact of not having a high school credential in this competitive job market is significant,” she said. “Some may need the GED credential to obtain a job, some to retain a job and some for promotion.” Getting a GED is easier than it’s ever been. Exams are offered each month at different locations, days of the week and times of the day in order to accommodate the needs of those seeking the test. “When I started this position, the exam was given only five times a year,” Mansfield recalled. “This year, a noticeable increase has been experienced in testing volume which can be directly related to the job market.” Mansfield said she or one of her staff often run into former students and graduates around town. “It is exciting to hear of their successes at the community college or other training programs,” she said. “I saw one of our graduates of a couple of years ago, and she reported that she was in her second year at St. Leo’s University. And it is always good to hear that they are gainfully employed.” The program also offers classes to those at the Virginia Peninsula Regional Jail. “I test there three times a year, with an average of 30 graduates per year. A graduation ceremony is held after each testing session,” she said.

Mansfield said it is never too late to earn the high school credential. Passing the test can make a huge difference in a person’s life. “Earning your GED credential will open doors that would otherwise be closed to you,” she said. “The selfsatisfaction that comes by achieving a goal you have set for yourself is immeasurable. Never give up. Never give up on your dreams and goals, because it is possible. You can do it.” ––Ann Efimetz

SUE MANSFIELD Title Coordinator of GED/Adult Education for WJC Schools Marital status Single Years at job 8 Favorite past time Redecorating her home of three years, landscape gardening, sewing, reading and fitness training. What she likes most about our area Programming at Colonial Williamsburg and our area’s shopping opportunities. What she sees herself doing in ten years “Retired. However, before retiring , I would like to have the opportunity to serve as state GED administrator.”

NEED YOUR GED? Preparation Classes are held Sept.-May. Virginia Employment Commission, Monday–Thursday, 9-11 a.m. Historic Triangle Building, Waller Mill Rd., Monday, 5-9 p.m. Matthew Whaley Elementary, Monday and Wednesday, 7-9 p.m. Warhill High School, Tuesday and Thursdays 6:30-8:30 p.m. Call 565-9143 for more information Photo by Ann Efimetz

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THIS MONTH’S EVENTS Feb. 1-14: Passion on the Plantation. If a history of passion makes you weak in the knees, visit Shirley Plantation and learn the 18th century art of courting. Find out what it was like to date before the age of text messages, social networking, and e-cards. Enjoy stories of old time weddings, courtships and even pen your own love letter. During your guided tour you will hear stories of famous Shirley couples like Anne Hill Carter and Revolutionary War hero Henry “Light Horse Harry” Lee, who were married in the Great House. Visitors can read copies of original letters from Shirley’s archives, including love letters written by notable Virginians such as George Washington and Gen. Robert E. Lee. Valentine’s weekend is the only time these letters are displayed. 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Admission: Adult $11 Youth $7.50. 804- 829-5121, 800-232-1613, www.shirleyplantation.com.

Feb. 1-28: Black History Month.

Celebrate Black History Month at Colonial Williamsburg and experience the American Revolution through the eyes of free and enslaved 18th century African Americans. This month will feature powerful characterizations and dramatic interpretive programs that bring to life stories of the African American struggle for freedom and liberty during this tumultuous period in American history. www.history.org

Feb. 1-28: From Africa to Virginia Theme Month. At Jamestown

Settlement, gallery exhibits and a special gallery brochure highlight the culture of the first known Africans in Virginia, from the kingdom of Ndongo in Angola, and the experience of Africans in 17th century Virginia. Guided tours of the museum’s outdoor living-history areas will compare fishing, hunting, construction and metalworking skills of Africans in Angola with technology used in 17th century Virginia. 9 a.m.5 p.m. Children welcome. Admission: $14, $6.50 (6-12). 757-253-4838, 888-593-4682, www.historyisfun.org. WILLIAMSBURG MAGAZINE, FEBRUARY 2010

Feb. 2: Groundhog Night. The Virginia Living Museum in Newport News. Will we have six more weeks of winter or will spring soon be here? One way or the other, we’re going to celebrate with a special evening filled with winter and spring activities including a visit from the museum’s whistle pig (a.k.a. the groundhog). Enjoy treats, crafts, children’s activities, a sneak preview of upcoming planetarium programs and discover more about the tradition of the groundhog. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Admission: $8 adults, $6 children. 757-595-1900, 757-595-9135, www.thevlm.org. Feb. 3-24: Follow the Drinking Gourd. The Virginia Living Museum

in Newport News. Celebrate Black History Month with this timeless classic program about how slaves in the southern United States used a song and the stars to find their way to freedom. This poignant and inspiring tale of one family’s desperate flight to freedom is based on the children’s book written and illustrated by Jeanette Winter. The planetarium production incorporates Winter’s original artwork and music by Lovey Williams into a timeless experience that can be enjoyed by all ages. It reminds us once again of how far we have come and the value of being able to guide one’s own destiny. 4:305:30 p.m. Admission: $4+ museum admission. 757-595-1900, 757-5959135, www.thevlm.org.

Feb. 5: Bacchus Wine & Food Festival.

The Virginia Living Museum in Newport News. Join Bacchus, the God of Nature, Vine and Wine. Taste fine wines from around the world and fabulous food selections prepared by local restaurants. Live Entertainment. Silent Auction. All in one night, all for a good cause. VIP reception featuring exquisite wine and food pairings 6-7 p.m. Proceeds benefit the Virginia Living Museum. 7-10 p.m. Admission. 757-595-1900, www.thevlm.org.

Feb. 6: A Salute to Tuskegee Airmen. The Virginia War Museum in Newport News. Members of the Tuskegee 58

Airmen will be available to discuss artifacts on display. There will also be a viewing of the movie “The Tuskegee Airmen.” After the movie, guest speakers will relate their experiences while serving in World War II, Korea and Vietnam. Admission includes the museum tour and the Tuskegee program. Noon-3 p.m. Admission: $6. Children welcome. 757-247-8523, 757-928-6738, www.warmuseum.org.

Feb. 11: Cabin Fever Concert Series.

Yorktown Freight Shed at 7 p.m. Wipe the winter blues away as local musicians engage and interact with audience members. Entertainment provided by Ron Fetner (acoustical American). Sponsored by York County. 331 Water St., Yorktown. Free, but tickets are required.

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

12:30 p.m. at Merchants Square. It’s the first market of the new year! Come out to this Winter Market and shop at the displays of more 25 watermen, bakers and producers of meats, seafood, hydroponically grown vegetables, ethnic foods, cheeses and forced bulbs. 757-259-3768, www.williamsburgfarmersmarket.com.

Feb. 13-14: Spirit of Norfolk Valentine’s Weekend Cruises. Get

out on the water this Valentine’s Weekend and make a romantic memory aboard the vibrant and festive Spirit of Norfolk. You and your love will delight in a bountiful buffet, engaging DJ entertainment, intimate dancing and more. On our warm and cozy climate-controlled decks, this special day will be everything you dreamed of, and more. Cruises start from only $41.90 per person. Call for times. Seats may be limited. Prices do not include taxes and fees. 866-3042469, www.spiritofnorfolk.com/or/valentines_day_cruise.jsp.

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Feb. 13-15: Presidents Day Weekend.

George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and James Madison are alive, well and back in Williamsburg. This holiday weekend is an optimal time to delve into the lives and influences of three Virginia-born presidents. Explore the special relationship each president had with Williamsburg, and each president's impact on the emerging nation. 1 800 HISTORY.

Feb. 13-15: Reptiles Bizarre and Beautiful. The Virginia Living

Museum in Newport News. This annual cold-blooded weekend explores the bizarre and beautiful aspects of reptiles. See exotic reptiles from around the world and reptiles native to Virginia, including venomous snakes. Enjoy live reptile shows and reptile story time. Choose from several different shows in the Abbitt Planetarium. Kids can make crafts and play games. Reptiles are perhaps the most misunderstood and most feared creatures on earth, but the staff at the Virginia Living Museum wants the public to see their fascinating and attractive aspects as well. Admission: $15 adult, $12 child. 757-595-1900, 757-595-9135, www.thevlm.org.

Feb. 13-15: Tippecanoe & Tyler Too Presidents' Day Tour. Tour Berkeley

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Feb. 13, 20, 27: African-American Film Festival. The Virginia War

Museum in Newport News. All movies are free with each day’s paid admission. Feb. 13: “Men of Bronze,” the definitive story of AfricanAmerican soldiers of the 369th Infantry Regiment from New York, who served with the French army in World War I. Feb. 20: “Glory,” starring Denzel Washington, Morgan Freeman, and Matthew Broderick, this 1989 movie chronicles the allblack 54th Regiment of the Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry. Feb. 27: “Liberators: Fighting on Two Fronts in World War II,” the unknown story of African-American battalions in World War II. This outstanding documentary is narrated by Denzel Washington and Louis Gossett Jr. 1-3 p.m. Admission: $6. Children welcome. 757-247-8523, 757-928-6738, www.warmuseum.org.

Feb. 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, 757-5959135, www.thevlm.org.

Feb. 20: The Chocolate Affair. 7-9 p.m. at the Williamsburg Community Building. Celebrating our seventh year, we will once again 59

create a chocolate lovers dream! Indulging in the amazing creations of Williamsburg’s finest vendors, fiends and family of all ages will lose themselves in a world of chocolate fantasy. Past vendors include Aromas, Opus 9, Fat Canary, Virginia's Finest Chocolates, Blue Talon Bistro and more. Advance tickets may be purchased online, www.thechocolateaffair.org, or at Aromas. Admission: $15 advance general admission, $25 at the door, $35 for the pre-tasting event.

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.

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

exhibition presents signboards, storefront figures, weather vanes, marine carvings, whirligigs, carousel animals and other objects originally intended for use outdoors. Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum, Williamsburg. Admission. 757-2207286.

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 threedimensional life-size structures and small theaters. Admission. Jamestown Settlement is located on State Route 31 in James City. 888-593-4682, 757253-4838, www.historyisfun.org.

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JUST FOR FUN

Hearts and roses Valentine’s Day is Feb. 14 So how will you spend your Valentine’s Day? This year, the holiday which celebrates love will be observed on Sunday, Feb. 14. If you have ever wondered about the origins of the holiday, here are some answers, thanks to the U.S. Census Bureau. Opinions abound as to who was the original Valentine. The most popular theory that he was a clergyman who was executed for secretly marrying couples in ancient Rome in spite of Emperor Claudius II, who felt that marriage weakened his soldiers. In A.D. 496, Pope Gelasius I declared Feb. 14 as Valentine Day. Through the centuries, the Christian holiday became a time to exchange love messages, and St. Valentine became the patron saint of lovers. How about those greeting cards? Well, Esther Howland, a native of Massachusetts, is given credit for selling the first mass-produced valentine cards in the 1840s. Here are some other facts about According to the Census Bureau and Hallmark, Inc., here are the top ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day: Sending greeting cards 65% Plush 21% Date night 44% Other gifts 17% Candy 38% Perfume/cologne 12% Flowers 32% Jewelry 11% Gift cards 29% WILLIAMSBURG MAGAZINE, FEBRUARY 2010

Here are some facts, by the numbers: 180 million –– number of Valentine’s Day cards exchanged annually, making Valentine’s Day the second-most popular greeting-card-giving occasion. (Total excludes packaged kids Valentines for classroom exchanges) 50% ––The proportion of all Valentine’s Day cards purchased in the six days prior to the observance, making Valentine’s Day a procrastinator’s delight. About 40% –– The proportion of all Valentine card purchases which parents account for. 120 –– Number of single men who are in their 20s for every 100 single women of the same ages. 33 –– Number of single men aged 65 or older for every 100 single women of the same ages. Here are the names of some romantic sounding places in the United States. Valentine, Neb.; Lovelady,Texas;Valentine, Texas; Loving County, Texas; Loveland, Colo.; Lovington, N.M.; Lovejoy, Ga.; Loving, N.M.; Loves Park, Ill.; Love County, Okla.; Lovelock, Nev.; Lovington, Ill.; Love Valley, N.C.; Romeo, Colo.; Loveland, Ohio; Romeo, Mich.; Loveland Park, Ohio; Romeoville, Ill.; Loveland, Okla.

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