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IT’S EASY TO FIND things to savor about our little corner of Virginia – the sumptuously sweet taste of blue crabs; the imposing Oceanfront statue of King Neptune; the mixed-up geography that puts South Norfolk in Chesapeake and Norfolk’s Queen Street Baptist Church on Brambleton Avenue. We could go on and on, but we’ve narrowed our favorites to a list that starts with our stomachs and ends on the water. – The Pilot’s features staff

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3 6 1 7 Some of the best places to dine, grab a quick bite or down a brew are out of the way but reward the epi-curious adventure seeker. Seek out Suffolk’s Vintage Tavern (try the ever-changing Route 17 Pork Plate), Norfolk’s The Birch Bar (the beer), Virginia Beach’s Terrapin (the crabcakes), Chesapeake’s Passion, the Restaurant (the mac ’n’ cheese) and Portsmouth’s Still (the small plates).

So we don’t have any teams from the four big professional sports leagues, but plenty of big names roam the fields here. Already this summer, major league stars such as Jamie Moyer, Nate McLouth, Miguel Tejada, and Kevin Youkilis have played minor league ball at Harbor Park in Norfolk.

Sure, we all know about planes, trains and automobiles but don’t forget the ferry that crosses the Elizabeth River from Norfolk to Portsmouth. With its $1.50 fare, it’s an inexpensive way to get on the water – and a pleasant alternative to a traffic-jammed tunnel.

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The meeting of old and new plays out over and over again in the region, though no place offers a better example than downtown Norfolk. There, in a brick wall of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church is a Revolutionary War cannonball that seems too small to have ever been dangerous. Just steps away is a mecca of commercialism, a three-story mall with hypnotic fountains, a bustling Apple store and a name taken from one of the 20th century’s greatest generals, Douglas MacArthur.

Dressed up is never all that dressed up. It would be difficult to name 10 places in Hampton Roads where you’d be turned away at the door for sporting flip-flops and shorts. We love our beachcasual look.

Our parks let us get away from it all. There’s the footprintless shore at Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge near twilight on a Sunday evening; the trail in First Landing State Park that carries hikers upward on, of all things, a ridge of sand dunes; the view from Norfolk’s Plum Point Park that offers silhouettes of ships against the pinks, oranges and aquas of sunset; and the squeals of kids in paddleboats as they power their way through the serene water in Chesapeake’s Northwest River Park.

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10 13 89 1112 “HearSay with Cathy Lewis” on public radio station WHRV. It’s the best way to spend your lunch hour and the most conversational way to make sense of local news. Lewis is smart, funny and easy on the ears.

Wander through the right neighborhoods in Suffolk, and the aroma alone will wake you up. The city is home to a Massimo Zanetti plant, which produces some of the country’s best-selling brands of coffee.

The no-swearing signs in Virginia Beach. They look like they’re straight out of a cartoon. Tourists can’t help but take pictures of them. Even Tom Hanks, while filming a movie here, tweeted one.

Feel part of something bigger. Zoom down Hampton Roads’ roads over to the Great Bridge Bridge, which crosses the southern branch of the Elizabeth River and the Intercoastal Waterway in Chesapeake. Or just talk about doing it. It’s a kick to say Hampton Roads roads or mention a bridge named Great Bridge. Right? Right?

At the Grand Illumination parade during the holidays, Santa Claus is the second-biggest attraction. The top draw? The lights that outline the buildings in the Norfolk skyline.

Often imitated, but never duplicated – that’s one of the many lines used to describe the Norfolk State University Spartan “Legion” Marching Band. The group is consistently called one of the country’s best college bands with its attention to detail, musicianship and high-stepping performances. You don’t need to be a student or alum to join in the band’s opening call: “Behold! The Green and Gold!”

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At Old Dominion University football games, fans watch the action from the top levels of the parking garage and tailgate parking lots are full. The team made the playoffs in its third year, and everyone screams along to “First down!”

Drive over a bridge, and you might see an aircraft carrier in the water. So enormous. So cool.

The crape myrtles are beautiful most of the year. Their long summer bloom is a welcome respite from the sweltering humidity.

Those disappearing Tidewater accents turn “Norfolk” and “Suffolk” into X-rated words and a phrase as simple as “key lime pie” into the much more poetic “key laahm pah.” “Did you shake your eggs?” a grocery-store clerk will ask and, moments later, you realize the verb was actually “check.”

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Hampton Roads is less than an hour south of the state’s historic triangle but tucked in the least-expected places are a surprising number of did-you-know and ithappened-here moments. For example, did you know Buffalo Bill Cody passed through Portsmouth just a few months before he died? There’s a marker on Water Street if you don’t believe it.

It’s gotten to the point that it’s mildly disappointing when you don’t have a celebrity sighting at Town Center in Virginia Beach. Justin Timberlake, Chris Brown, Pat Sajak, Tommy Lee as well as our very own Pharrell Williams and Mike Vick are just some of the big names in very nice cars who have passed through.

Need a minute of serenity? In Hampton Roads, no matter where you are, you’re always less than eight minutes away from a calming body of water. (Unscientific data; your results may vary.) Take it all in: Dolphins. Kayaks. Surfers. Speed boats. Fishing boats. Monstrous cargo ships. Parasailers. Even a pirate ship. The water’s calling.

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Year founded 1682

Land area 340.80 square miles

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2010 population 242,803

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People per square mile 4,486.4 2000-2010 population change 3.6 percent

Sex breakdown 51.4 percent female; 48.6 percent male

Sex breakdown 51.8 percent male; 48.2 percent female

Mean time traveling to work 24.1 minutes

Mean time traveling to work 21.5 minutes

Households 78,778

Households 85,061

Median household income 2006-2010 $67,855

Median household income 2006-2010 $42,677

Median value of owner-occupied homes 2006-2010 $272,800

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Portsmouth Year founded 1752

Median household income 2006-2010 $64,618

2000-2010 population change 0.3 percent

Median value of owner-occupied homes 20062010 $277,400

Sex breakdown 51.7 percent female; 48.3 percent male Mean time traveling to work 21.6 minutes

Land area 33.65 square miles 2010 population 95,535 People per square mile 2,838.8 2000-2010 population change -5.0 percent Sex breakdown 51.9 percent female; 48.1 percent male Mean time traveling to work 23.5 minutes Households 37,325 Median household income 2006-2010 $45,488 Median value of owner-occupied homes 20062010 $180,400

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Households 70,653

Williamsburg

Median household income 2006-2010 $49,562 Median value of owner-occupied homes 20062010 $198,500

Year founded 1699 Land area 9.02 square miles 2010 population 14,068 People per square mile 1,559.3 2000-2010 population change 17.3 percent Sex breakdown 52.9 percent female, 47.1 male

Year boundaries drawn 1674

Mean time traveling to work 19.5 minutes

2010 population 35,270

Households 4,069

People per square mile 111.8

Median household income 2006-2010 $50,794

2000-2010 population change 18.6 percent

Median value of owner-occupied homes 20062010 $344,800

Sex breakdown 51.3 percent female; 48.7 male

Land area 315.61 square miles

Mean time traveling to work 28.3 minutes

Land area 400.17 square miles 2010 population 84,585 People per square mile 211.4 2000-2010 population change 32.8 percent Sex breakdown 52.0 percent female; 48 percent male Mean time traveling to work 27.7 minutes Households 30,126 Median household income 2006-2010 $65,104 Median value of owner-occupied homes 20062010 $252,200

Virginia Beach Year incorporated as it is now 1963

People per square mile 1,758.9 2000-2010 population change 3.0 percent Sex breakdown 51 percent female; 49 percent male Mean time traveling to work 22.7 minutes Households 163,944

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Median household income 2006-2010 $62,242 Median value of owner-occupied homes 20062010 $256,600

Year established 1680 Land area 51.41 square miles 2010 population 137,436 People per square mile 2,673.2 2000-2010 population change -6.1 percent Sex breakdown 52.2 percent female, 47.8 male

Dare County, N.C. Year formed 1870

Mean time traveling to work 22.1 minutes

Land area 383.42 square miles

Households 53,283

2010 population 33,920

Median household income 2006-2010 $49,815

People per square mile, 2010 88.5

Median value of owner-occupied homes 20062010 $191,500

2000-2010 population change 1.1 percent

Land area 249.02 square miles 2010 population 437,994

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THE MARINERS’ MUSEUM 100 Museum Drive, Newport News, 5962222, marinersmuseum.org. Open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday and Wednesday-Saturday and noon-5 p.m. Sunday. Adults, $12; children 6-12, $7; seniors, military, students and AAA members, $11; children under 5, free. The museum tells the story of 3,000 years of maritime history with artifacts, ship models and paintings. The USS Monitor Center has a full-scale replica and artifacts of the historic ironclad ship.

Yorktown Battlefield: 1000 Colonial Pkwy, Yorktown, 898-2410, nps.gov/colo Yorktown Victory Center: 260 Water St., Va. 1020, Yorktown, 253-4838 or 888-593-4682, historyisfun.org The Colonial National Historical Park offers tours of the British defenses. An integral part of the park is the 24-mile scenic Colonial Parkway, which connects Jamestown, Colonial Williamsburg and Yorktown. The Yorktown Victory Center, a museum of the American Revolution, features indoor galleries and outdoor re-creations of a Continental Army encampment.

OCEAN BREEZE WATERPARK 849 General Booth Blvd., 422-4444, www. oceanbreezewaterpark.com. Open daily at 10 a.m.through Sept 3. and Sept. 8 and 9 . Closing times vary. One-day admission: ages 10 and older, $31.99; ages 3-9, $23.99; season passes available. You’ll know you’re at this waterpark when you see that big gorilla, Hugh Mongous. Ocean Breeze has waterslides, a wave pool and other attractions for the whole family. Recent renovation and addition of a four-slide complex.

COLONIAL WILLIAMSBURG Visitor Center: 101 Visitor Center Drive, Williamsburg, 800-HISTORY, history.org. Call for hours and rates. Colonial Williamsburg, the world’s largest living history museum, is a 301-acre historical area with hundreds of restored and reconstructed period buildings and a staff of costumed interpreters.

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PORT DISCOVER 611 E. Main St., Elizabeth City, N.C., 252338-6117, www.portdiscover.org. Open 1-5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. Free The hands-on children’s science center is packed with science exhibits and programs, developed with the support of Elizabeth City State University faculty.

Historic Jamestowne: 1368 Colonial Pkwy., Jamestown, 229-4997, historicjamestowne.org Jamestown Settlement: 2218 Jamestown Road/Va. 31 S., 253-4838 or (888) 593-4682, historyisfun.org Jamestown Settlement chronicles England’s first permanent settlement in the New World, with recreations of the colonists’ fort and a Powhatan village and replicas of three tall ships. Next door, at Historic Jamestowne, stroll through the ruins of many of the settlement’s buildings and see archaeologists at work uncovering the remains of James Fort’s 1608 church.

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“THE LOST COLONY” PLAY Waterside Theatre, located on Fort Raleigh National Park property, Manteo, N.C., 252-4733414, thelostcolony.org This outdoor drama delves into the historical mystery of the Roanoke Island settlers. This year, the production runs Mon. – Sat., 8:30 p.m. June through Aug. 23. Prices: $24 adults, $23 seniors, $7 children 12 and under.

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THE VIRGINIA LIVING MUSEUM

underground gallery that leads into a limestone cave and the World of Darkness, which brings visitors faceto-face with nocturnal creatures.

VIRGINIA SPORTS HALL OF FAME AND MUSEUM 206 High St., Portsmouth, 393-8031, www.vshfm.com. Through Labor Day, open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday. General admission $7; military and seniors, $6; children 2 and younger, free. Call for other hours and admission. The displays in this two-story museum cover high school athletics, college athletics, Virginian Olympians, Virginia’s greatest sports moments and more.

WATER COUNTRY USA

524 J. Clyde Morris Blvd., Newport News, 595-1900, www.thevlm.org. Summer hours (Memorial Day to Labor Day): 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. Winter hours (Labor Day to Memorial Day): 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays; noon5 p.m. Sunday. Adults, $17; children 3-12, $13; children younger than 3, free. About 250 living species are represented in this museum, which features an outdoor walkway that meanders through animal habitats, an

176 Water Country Parkway, Williamsburg. Route 199 West, exit 242-B off Interstate 64 near Williamsburg. (800) 343-7946, www. watercountryusa.com. Call for hours. Adults, $47.99; children 3-9, $ 40.99; 2 and under free. Parking is $13. The water park, with a ’50s and ’60s theme, is Virginia’s largest and features more than 30 water rides and attractions, including climatecontrolled pools and children’s areas.

Lighthouses

CAPE HENRY LIGHTHOUSES & PARK 583 Atlantic Ave. on Joint Expeditionary Base Fort Story. Enter gate 8 off Atlantic Ave. Picture ID is required and vehicles are subject to inspection to enter the military base. Includes an old lighthouse, built in 1792; a new lighthouse, which began operating in 1881; and a memorial of the cross placed here in 1607 by English settlers.

BODIE ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Along N.C. 12 in Cape Hatteras, N.C. First phase of renovations complete. (252) 441-5711. Visitor center open daily, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Lighthouse not open for climbing.

CAPE HATTERAS LIGHTHOUSE Hwy. 12, Buxton, N.C. (252) 995-4474. Open to climb at 9 a.m. daily, mid-April to Columbus Day. This is one of North Carolina’s best-known lights. Adults $7, seniors, disabled, and children under 12 (must be 42-inches tall) $3.50.

CURRITUCK BEACH LIGHTHOUSE 1101 Corolla Village Road, Corolla, N.C. (252) 4538152. Its ornate Victorian interior is open to climbers from spring until Thanksgiving.

OCRACOKE LIGHTHOUSE In the heart of Ocracoke. Built in 1823. Not open for climbing, but the site is open for visitors.

ROANOKE MARSHES LIGHTHOUSE On the waterfront in Manteo, N.C. Free

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Friday; late hours 6 to 9 on Tuesdays; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Some exhibits have extended hours. Closed some holidays. Adults, $10 ; students, seniors and military, $7; children 4 and under, free

Hours and admission are subject to change. Call ahead to confirm times and prices. Phone numbers are 757 area code unless otherwise noted.

art museums and galleries

The regularly changing exhibits include paintings, sculpture, photography, glass, video and other visual media.

THE CHRYSLER MUSEUM OF ART 245 W. Olney Road, Norfolk, 664-6200, chrysler.org. Open noon-5 p.m. Sunday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Wednesday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday-Saturday. Free. Nominal charge for special exhibitions. Closing January 1 for renovations. The Museum will be closed for all of 2013 for a $24 million expansion and renovation that will add 8,000 square feet of gallery space and relocate and expand the cafe. A major component of the project will upgrade antiquated heating and air conditioning systems to better preserve the collection. The museum is set to reopen April 2014. In the meantime, the Glass Studio will remain open with free glass blowing demonstrations and classes for people of all ages. Also, the Moses Myers and the Willoughby-Baylor Houses will remain open with extensive programming and American art exhibitions. A satellite museum will be open inside MacArthur Center and other museums and galleries across the region will put the collection on view.

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VISUAL ARTS CENTER GALLERY Sunday; closed Mondays. First weekend Fridays, open 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Feb. to Oct. The museum, housed in an 1846 courthouse, features traveling exhibits of national and international artists. The museum also offers classes, lectures and other events.

THE HERMITAGE MUSEUM & GARDENS 7637 N. Shore Road, Norfolk, 423-2052, ext. 0, thehermitagemuseum.org. Open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday (closed Wednesdays and Thursdays), 1-5 p.m. Sunday. Admission: adults, $5; college students with ID, $3; children 6-18, $2; military and children under 6, free The museum is located in an early 20th century Arts-and-Crafts estate. The museum and gardens house an art collection.

RAWLS MUSEUM ARTS 22376 Linden St., Courtland, 653-0754, rawlsarts.com. Open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday-Friday and 1-5 p.m. Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday. Free.

Tidewater Community College, 340 High St., Portsmouth, 822-1888, www.tcc.edu/visarts. Gallery is open 9 a.m.-8 p.m. daily. Free. Changing exhibits are presented in the arts center’s gallery. A number of smaller exhibitions of student work and selections from the permanent art collection are installed around TCC.

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319 Main St., Smithfield, co-located with the Smithfield Visitor Center, 357-7707, smithfieldarts.org. Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 1-5 p.m. Sunday yearround. Free. The center offers art classes and hosts about six exhibits annually in its gallery. Eight resident artists welcome visitors into their studios.

D’ART CENTER In Selden Arcade, 208 E. Main St., Norfolk, 625-4211, d-artcenter.org. Open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday. Free

745 Duke Street, Norfolk, 664-6200, chrysler. org. Open 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Wednesdays; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursdays to Saturdays; and noon-5 p.m. Sundays. Free to watch noon demos; classes have varying fees.

The Rawls Museum Arts works to promote the visual arts, features two galleries and sponsors the annual Riddick-Wiggins Memorial Concert.

The Chrysler Museum Glass Studio sits adjacent to the Museum in a modern, 7,000-square-foot facility and features free glassblowing demonstrations. The facility is the only one of its kind in the Mid-Atlantic region, and it brings the Chrysler’s extensive glass collection to life.

SUFFOLK ART GALLERY

Visitors can watch artists at work in their studios and look at paintings, sculpture and drawings. The center is home to art classes and camps as well as regular exhibits.

118 Bosley Ave., 925-0448. Open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday and 1-5 p.m. Sunday. Free

SUFFOLK CENTER FOR CULTURAL ARTS

The site of exhibits, artists’ demonstrations, concerts, classes and lectures. The museum is home to the Suffolk Art League.

110 W. Finney Ave., 923-0003, suffolkcenter. org. Gallery open 11 a.m.-4 p.m. TuesdaySaturday

COURTHOUSE GALLERIES OF THE PORTSMOUTH MUSEUMS 400 High St., Portsmouth, 393-8543, portsmouthartcenter.com. Open 10 a.m.5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday; 1 p.m.-5 p.m. 14 |

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FRANKLINSOUTHAMPTON CONCERT ASSOCIATION

282-2800, vafest.org

The concert season includes national and international artists.

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852-9072, ncconsort.org

625-2330, tidewaterclassicalguitar.org

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YOUNG AUDIENCES – ARTS FOR LEARNING VIRGINIA This nonprofit group – the largest arts-in-education organization in Virginia – puts on performances and educational programs around the state.

This chamber group plays classical and modern music, with an emphasis on lesserknown works and forgotten masterpieces. The consort performs at Old Dominion University’s Diehn Fine and Performing Arts Building and other locations.

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622-3561, schola-cantorum.org

BELLISSIMA! bellissimachorale.org This women’s choral ensemble

671-8611, symphonicity.org This orchestra performs 12 concerts a year at various Virginia Beach venues, including the Sandler Center and Virginia Beach’s 24th Street Park. Annual events include “The Messiah” Sing-Along and an outdoor summer Pops series.

This organization brings worldclass performing arts each spring for a weeks-long festival to various venues. The stellar lineup of music, theater and dance performances includes the annual Virginia International Tattoo. The 2013 Festival will be announced in October.

466-7555, yav.org

SYMPHONICITY, THE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA OF VIRGINIA BEACH

This group performs choral music by early to contemporary classical composers.

This organization, devoted to music for guitars and related instruments, puts on several concert series in locations from Williamsburg to Virginia Beach.

TIDEWATER FRIENDS OF FOLK MUSIC 626-FOLK, tffm.org This volunteer group, marking its 41st year in 2012, promotes blues, bluegrass, Celtic and old-time music, putting together concerts at the Meyera E. Oberndorf

Central Library, 4100 Virginia Beach Blvd.

TIDEWATER WINDS 480-0953, tidewaterwinds.org The group is dedicated to preserving the concert band tradition established by John Philip Sousa. Summer concerts are free and open to the public.

VIRGINIA BEACH CHORALE virginiabeachchorale.org One of the oldest continuous performing arts groups in Virginia Beach, the chorale does two main performances each year, plus benefit concerts. The group is under the direction of Don Krudop, who is also the director of choral music education at the Visual & Performing Arts Academy at Salem High School.

VIRGINIA CHORALE 627-8375, vachorale.org This professional choral ensemble, known for its skill with a cappella songs, performs and offers educational programs.

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THE VIRGINIA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA 892-6366, virginiasymphony.org The Virginia Symphony Orchestra, one of the top symphony orchestras in the nation, performs more than 100 concerts a year, including classical, pops, family and educational concerts, as well as joint performances with the Virginia Opera and the Virginia Ballet.

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BALLET VIRGINIA INTERNATIONAL 446-1401, balletvirginia.org This ballet company has locations in Norfolk and Virginia Beach. It offers classes through an academy as well as professional performances throughout the region. Visit the website for schedules of classes and performances.

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About 1,500 fans can fill the intimate three-floor hall that has hosted the best acts in funk, punk and rock ’n’ roll. Performers include Iced Earth; Oh, Set Sail; Static-X with Davey Suicide and Electric9.

This venue has 3,500 covered seats and 3,000 more on the lawn. For VIPs, there are luxury boxes with waiter service. Shows include Merle Haggard and Kris Kristofferson, Yes and Procol Harum, and Lynyrd Skynyrd.

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WILLETT HALL PERFORMING ARTS THEATER

160 E. Virginia Beach Blvd., Norfolk, toll free 866-673-7282, vaopera.org or sevenvenues.com 1,632 seats. The 2012-13 season includes “The Pearl Fishers,” “Die Fledermaus,” “A Streetcar Named Desire” and “The Marriage of Figaro.”

L. DOUGLAS WILDER PERFORMING ARTS CENTER 700 Park Ave., Norfolk, 823-2063, nsu.edu/wilder This performing arts center on the campus of Norfolk State University includes an 1,800seat concert hall and is host to a variety of events.

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325 Granby St., Norfolk, 626-3262, trdance.org This dance studio offers classes and training and presents productions, sometimes collaborating with organizations such as the Richmond Ballet and the Virginia Symphony Orchestra.

Venues

THE ATTUCKS THEATRE 1010 Church St., Norfolk, 6224763, attuckstheatre.org The 624-seat theater, restored to its original splendor, is a popular venue for concerts, speakers, theatrical performances and films.

CHRYSLER HALL 215 St. Paul’s Blvd., Norfolk, 6646464, sevenvenues.com With 2,500 seats, Chrysler Hall hosts Virginia Symphony concerts, ballet performances, concerts, and family and comedy events, as well as Broadway plays. Upcoming events include “Mary Poppins” and “The Rat Pack is Back!”

31st Street, Virginia Beach Oceanfront, neptunefestival. com/directions/neptunes-park_-statue This park at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront hosts a free, familyfriendly summer concert series. The 2012 lineup includes One Love Caribbean Steel Band, Spin City, The Janitors and the Atlanta Rhythm Section.

TCC JEANNE AND GEORGE ROPER PERFORMING ARTS CENTER 340 Granby St., Norfolk, 822-1450, tcc.edu/roper Tidewater Community College created this home for the performing arts in a 1926 movie theater and vaudeville house. Now, it features not just movies, but also concerts, theater, dance and other performances; seats up to 900.

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317 Monticello Ave., Norfolk, 627-4500; box office: 627-4547, thenorva.com

201 Market St., Virginia Beach, 385-ARTS, sandlercenter.org Located within the Town Center of Virginia Beach, this 1,300seat entertainment venue also offers a summer series of free Wednesday night concerts in the outdoor plaza. This year’s Great Performance Series includes the Gipsy Kings.

SCOPE 201 E. Brambleton Ave., Norfolk, 664-6464, sevenvenues.com This downtown Norfolk venue is the home of the Norfolk Admirals hockey team and also hosts concerts, plays and other special events. It can accommodate 12,600 people.

TED CONSTANT CONVOCATION CENTER 4320 Hampton Blvd., Norfolk, 683-5762, box office 683-4444, constantcenter.com Nicknamed “The Ted,” Old Dominion University’s basketball arena is more than a place to watch college hoops. The center also has become a hot entertainment venue with a capacity of 9,520. Events include Spartyka Fight League (MMA) - SFL VIII: Vengeance, and Metalocalypse Dethklok and Lamb of God.

THE VENUE ON 35TH 631 W. 35th St., Norfolk, 469-0337, venue-35.com This venue in the Park Place neighborhood is an informal, cafestyle home to poetry slams, openmic nights and play readings, with the goal of showcasing local talent. It also has an outdoor stage nearby.

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3701 Willett Drive, Portsmouth, 393-5144, willetthall.com The 2,000-seat theater provides an intimate setting for audience members, with the back-row seats only 175 feet from the stage. Willett Hall is home to the performances scheduled by Portsmouth Community Concerts (For information, 686-5447, portsmouthcommunityconcerts. com).

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THE GENERIC THEATER 215 St. Paul’s Blvd., Norfolk, 4412160, generictheater.org The Generic Theater offers a distinctive and often nontraditional home for productions of all sorts, including musicals and comedy. See “Urinetown,” Aug. 31-Sept. 23.

GRANBY THEATER 421 Granby St., Norfolk, 961-7208, granbytheater.com This 15,000-square-foot theater is home to a nightclub and concert hall.

THE HURRAH PLAYERS 485 St. Paul’s Blvd., Norfolk, 6275437, hurrahplayers.com This group, which often performs at the TCC Roper Performing Arts Center in Norfolk, provides instruction for children and mounts productions with them. Catch “Footloose,” July 27-29.

THE LITTLE THEATRE OF NORFOLK 801 Claremont Ave., Norfolk, 6278551, ltnonline.org The 2012-13 season includes performances of “Ruthless! The Musical,” “Haunting Julia,” “Picasso at Lapin Agile,” and “West Moon Street.”

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Waterside Theatre, located on Fort Raleigh National Park property, Manteo, N.C., 252-4733414, thelostcolony.org

This theater near the Oceanfront is dedicated to providing theatrical entertainment that features local talent at an affordable price. Among this year’s offerings are “I Hate Hamlet,” “Aida” with music by Elton John, and Les Liaisons Dangereuses.

This outdoor drama delves into the historical mystery of the Roanoke Island settlers. This year, the production runs Mon. – Sat., 8:30 p.m. June through Aug. 23. Prices: $24 adults, $23 seniors, $7 children 12 and under.

SMITHFIELD LITTLE THEATRE 210 N. Church St., Smithfield, 357-

7338, smithfieldlittletheatre.org Shows for the 2012-13 season include “Sin, Sex and the CIA,” “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum,” and “Oliver!” This community theater also helps offer a summer theater camp for children ages 9-16.

VIRGINIA STAGE COMPANY AT THE WELLS THEATRE 108 E. Tazewell St., Norfolk, 627-6988, box office 627-1234, vastage.com The theater hosts comedies, dramas and musicals every year.

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2 GRANDVIEW NATURE PRESERVE The preserve forms the northeast corner of the city of Hampton and covers more than 578 acres of salt marsh, tidal creeks and bay beachfront. It is open to the public but has limited parking along State Park Drive. Visitors can stroll the beach and observe the migratory birds.

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3 BUCKROE BEACH AND PARK Not too crowded and offers a clean beach, kayak and paddleboat rentals. Local events are held there. Picnic shelters with grills, a playground, and restroom facilities that are open during the summer. Dogs are not allowed in the park during the summer.

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4 FORT MONROE Parts of this former military installation became a national monument in 2011. Outlook Beach, which is an open beach that is light on amenities (think porta-potties), is located along Fenwick Drive, just past the lighthouse on your right side. Parking is free. Swimming is only allowed when lifeguards are present, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. There is also a private beach, with a pool, picnic areas and tennis courts, called the Paradise Ocean Club. Day rates are $10 for adults and $5 for children; a snack bar is open to the public.

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Virginia Beach

Area along the 3-mile Boardwalk from the North End to Rudee Inlet, it’s where most of the crowds and action are. Newer construction around 31st Street gives the northern stretch a posher feel, but the strip has a carnivallike atmosphere with the playgrounds, fishing pier, tourist shops. New red parking meters for donations to help the homeless are located in this area to discourage tourists from indulging panhandlers. Bathroom facilities and lifeguards. Dogs are not allowed anytime during the summer.

6 CHIC’S BEACH – OR CHICK’S BEACH ( OFFICIAL CITY SPELLING) It’s a nickname for Chesapeake Beach. Known mostly as a locals’ beach because there is no designated public parking. Considered to be the area from Fort Story to around the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel. Surf lower than on the ocean, so good for small children. Police-patrolled. No alcohol. Beginning Memorial Day weekend until Labor Day, leashed dogs are allowed only before 10 a.m. and after 6 p.m. Volleyball easy to join. No designated parking, no concessions, no restrooms, no lifeguards. Part of Chic’s Beach is in First Landing State Park.

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7 FIRST LANDING STATE PARK The Bayfront beach is on Shore Drive, along with a visitor center. Parking $4 on weekdays, $5 on weekends and holidays. Restrooms available but no lifeguards. Open 8 a.m. to dusk. Dogs allowed on leashes. Low or no surf.

8 THE NARROWS A secluded beach on Broad Bay, inside First Landing State Park. Access off 64th Street. Parking $4 on weekdays, $5 on weekends and holidays. No surf, but no designated swimming area, either. Open 8 a.m. to dusk. Dogs allowed on leashes.

At the southern end of the strip, this area is for folks who like to be on the water rather than in the water – fishing, boating, jet skiing, eating at waterside restaurants.

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Another locals’ beach, good for walking. Fort Story is for military only, and dogs are allowed there with or without leashes. You may get the evil eye from some residents who are fed up with parking and garbage left in their neighborhood. No lifeguards. North End runs south to about 42nd Street and into the resort strip. Beginning Memorial Day weekend until Labor Day, leashed dogs are allowed only before 10 a.m. and after 6 p.m.

Beach area south of Rudee Inlet to Camp Pendleton. It’s about three-quarters of a mile long with designated surfing areas. Considered more of a neighborhood beach; parking is limited. From Memorial Day weekend until Labor Day, leashed dogs are allowed only before 10 a.m. and after 6 p.m.

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at visitor contact station. Dogs are allowed, but you can’t bring them through Back Bay. Figure that one out.

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14 SANDBRIDGE Rent a house for the week or drive down for the day – and good luck parking. Known as a laid-back stretch of sand for those who want an escape. There are dolphin sightings, and we know there are sea turtles, because a little kid stuck his hand in the sand a couple years ago and right into a nest. Little Island Park is at the south end, with covered picnic areas and grills, bath houses/showers, lighted tennis courts, basketball court, children’s playground, and a fishing pier and paid parking. An old Coast Guard station is located here. Lifeguards are on duty. Leashed dogs are allowed only before 10 a.m. and after 6 p.m. from Memorial Day weekend until Labor Day.

15 BACK BAY NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE/ FALSE CAPE STATE PARK Because Back Bay is a refuge, beach activities are supposed to be wildlife-related, so no swimming, surfing or sunbathing. You can walk or bike for miles. Fishing is allowed. No dogs at any time, which is a new policy. Open dawn to dusk, $5 per car, $2 to hike or bike in. Some people have driving permits, so watch out for vehicles on the beach. False Cape is hard to get to, so leave your beach chair behind and walk, bike or boat through Back Bay to reach the state park. Another option is the tram, which will take you in for a couple of hours. No designated swimming areas or lifeguards. Restrooms

from the fire department but the other cities don’t, so be aware of where you are. Lifeguards on duty. Lots of public access points; a matted walkway at 8th Street is best for wheelchairs and strollers.

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You can see it from Virginia, but it will take you several hours to get there, because you have to go ’round. One website describes it as having “homes of astounding size and grandeur.� The paved road dead-ends in the village, but you’ll have to endure the gridlock at Duck first. Access to northern beaches is by four-wheel-drive only. There are “wild� horses, though. Don’t hit ’em. Leashed dogs allowed.

17 DUCK/SOUTHERN SHORES Vacation rentals, good shopping and lots of traffic. If you want to get away from it all, this probably isn’t the place. No public beach access unless you’re a resident or renter. Unleashed dogs OK in Duck, but adjacent Southern Shores prohibits dogs from mid-May to mid-September and requires leashes at all other times. No beach fires allowed. Lifeguards on duty.

18 NAGS HEAD/KITTY HAWK/ KILL DEVIL HILLS This area is more like Virginia’s resort strip, only farther away from souvenir shops. Dog laws vary, but the basic requirement is leashes most of the time. Nags Head allows pit fires with a permit

19 PEA ISLAND NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE/CAPE HATTERAS NATIONAL SEASHORE Miles of mostly undeveloped beaches, plus the famous Cape Hatteras lighthouse. Dogs allowed on 6- or 10-foot leashes, depending on where you are; no pets on designated swimming beaches. Surfing, fishing, beachcombing. The wreck of the Laura Barnes is on Coquina Beach and is visible when the wind or surf uncovers it. Lifeguards at three spots: Coquina, Buxton and Ocracoke. Pea Island open only during daylight.

20 OCRACOKE Sixteen miles of undeveloped beach, reachable only by ferry or small plane. Ranked No. 1 on Dr. Beach’s “Best Beaches� list in 2007. Lifeguards in one area, wild horses at the north end, limited cell phone service. Dogs allowed on leashes. Because the Gulf Stream is offshore, you can pick up Scotch bonnets, the state seashell of North Carolina, which are usually found in more tropical waters. – Compiled by Diane Tennant and Denise Watson Batts, The Virginian-Pilot

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City-run market with merchants selling local produce, herbs and plants.

FARMERS’ FARE Pavilion Park, 4730 Hammock Lane, Norfolk. www. shopfarmersfare.com. Open Saturdays 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. from May 19 to October 20, and two weekends in November and December. Privately run market with vendors selling local produce, seafood, sausages, ice cream, bread and baked goods and Virginia-sourced cheeses and peanuts.

WHOLE LIFE MARKET Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, 7400 Hampton Blvd., Norfolk. 737-2538. Open Thursdays 3 p.m. to dusk through Aug. 30. Market benefits the Cancer Care Foundation of Tidewater, with vendors selling local flowers, produce, meat and shellfish, baked goods and other prepared foods.

OLDE TOWNE PORTSMOUTH FARMERS MARKET Court and High streets, Portsmouth. 397-6395. www.portsmoutholdetownefarmersmarket.com. Open Saturdays 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. through Dec. 22. City-run market with vendors selling local produce, eggs, seafood, meat and poultry, herbs, baked goods, jams and body products.

SUFFOLK FARMERS MARKET 524 N. Main St., Suffolk. 514-4130. http://www.suffolk-fun.com/ farmers-market.html. Open Wednesdays 3 to 6 p.m., Friday 4 to 7 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. from May 19 to November 17. City-run market with vendors selling local produce, baked goods and dairy products.

OLD BEACH FARMERS MARKET Parking lot of Croc’s 19th Street Bistro, 19th Street and Cypress Avenue, Virginia Beach. 428-5444. www.oldbeachfarmersmarket. com. Open Saturday 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. from May 28 to Sept. 1, plus third Saturday of the month from September to December. Privately run market with vendors selling local produce, plants bison meat, baked goods and Virginia cheeses.

YNOT WEDNESDAYS? FARMERS MARKET Outside the Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, 201 Market St., Town Center, Virginia Beach. 385-2549. Open Wed. 5 to 9 p.m. from June 6 to August 29. Privately run market, sponsored by Ynot Pizza to benefit the Sandler Center, with vendors selling local produce, goat cheese, bread, jam, ice cream and soap.

RED MILL GREEN MARKET Red Mill Commons, 2181 Upton Dr., Virginia Beach. 497-7700. www. redmillcommons.net. Open Saturday 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. through Sept. Privately run market with vendors selling local produce, flowers, seafood, baked goods and dairy products.

CITY CENTER AT OYSTER POINT FARMERS MARKET Market Stage–Mariners Row, 701 Town Center Dr., Newport News. 222-2924. http://citycenteratoysterpoint.com/events.php. Open Thurs. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April to Oct. 11. Privately run market with vendors selling local produce, plants, seafood, herbs, meats and poultry, cheese, eggs, bread, baked goods, dog treats and bath products.

WILLIAMSBURG FARMERS MARKET 402 W. Duke of Gloucester St., in Merchant’s Square, Williamsburg. 259-3768. www.williamsburgfarmersmarket.com. Open Saturday 8

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a.m. to 12 p.m. from March 31 to Oct. 27, and 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Nov. 17 and 24 and Dec. 8. Large city market with vendors selling local produce, mushrooms, jams, flowers, baked goods, peanuts, chocolate, prepared foods, poultry and eggs and cheeses.

Local farms that sell their products In addition to those listed, several local farms open seasonally to sell specific items such as strawberries, pumpkins and Christmas trees. Check www.vdacs.virginia.gov/vagrown for more information.

BATTEN BAY FARM 24545 Miller Lane, Carrollton. 238-3334. www.battenbayfarm.com. Call ahead for visits and product availability. Sells a wide variety of fruits and vegetables, eggs and cut flowers.

BROKEN ARROWS FARM 25590 Bows and Arrows Road, Zuni. 242-6800. www. brokenarrowsfarm.com. Open Monday, Tues., Wed., Friday noon to 7 p.m., Saturday 3 to 7p.m. Sells beef, poultry and eggs.

CLARKE FARM 3831 Bruce Road, Chesapeake. 484-6000. www.clarkefarm1.com. Open Monday-Saturday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday noon to 5 p.m. from

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Private. Based in Danville, with Hampton Roads campuses in Chesapeake and Newport News. Enrollment: 2,600 Information 549-0359, www.averett.edu/gps

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Private, located in the Greenbrier section of Chesapeake, with its main campus in Cambridge, Mass. Enrollment: 8,000+

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Information Chesapeake, 549-2121; Newport News, 874-2121; Norfolk, 853-2121; Virginia Beach, 340-2121; Aviation Institute of Maintenance in Chesapeake, 363-2121; Tidewater Tech Trades in Norfolk, 858-8324; www.centuracollege.edu

CHRISTOPHER NEWPORT UNIVERSITY Four-year public university in Newport News. Enrollment: 4,990 Information 594-7015, (800) 333-4268, www. cnu.edu

THE COLLEGE OF WILLIAM & MARY Four-year public university in Williamsburg. The Virginia Institute of Marine Science is in Gloucester. Enrollment: 7,795

Information 455-3200, www.vwc.edu

NORFOLK STATE UNIVERSITY

PAUL D. CAMP COMMUNITY COLLEGE

Four-year public university in Norfolk, courses also offered at the Virginia Beach Higher Education Center. Enrollment: 7,000+ Information 823-8600, www.nsu.edu

OLD DOMINION UNIVERSITY Public university in Norfolk, with courses also offered at the Virginia Beach Higher Education Center, Peninsula Higher Education Center, and Tri-Cities Higher Education Center, Portsmouth. Enrollment: 24,466 Information 683-3000, www.odu.edu

REGENT UNIVERSITY

EASTERN VIRGINIA MEDICAL SCHOOL

Private university in Virginia Beach. Enrollment: 5,915

Main campus, Eastern Virginia Medical Center, Norfolk; family medicine, Portsmouth; plastic surgery center, Virginia Beach; satellite clinical practice locations throughout Hampton Roads. Information 446-5600, www.evms.edu

A United Methodist Church affiliate on the Norfolk-Virginia Beach border. Enrollment: 1,500+

Information 727-5000; 727-5773 for continuing education. Town Center, (757)637-2200, www. hamptonu.edu

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HAMPTON UNIVERSITY Hampton, with a College of Virginia Beach in Town Center. Enrollment: 5,000

CENTURA COLLEGE

Information 363-3930, www.hrc.vt.edu

Information 269-4949, www.nearyou.gwu.edu

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Serves Franklin, Suffolk and the counties of Isle of Wight and Southampton; campus and a Regional Workforce Development Center in Franklin, a campus in Suffolk, and a center in Smithfield. Enrollment: 2,600+ Information 569-6700. www.pdc.edu

THOMAS NELSON COMMUNITY COLLEGE Campuses in Hampton and Williamsburg; and a Southeast Higher Education Center in Newport News. Enrollment: 16,300 Information Hampton campus, 825-2700; Williamsburg campus, 253-4300, Newport News 283-7820. www.tncc.edu

Information 352-4127, (800) 373-5504, www. regent.edu

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g n i p p o h s d o fo FOR MANY consumers today, the traditional supermarket is only one of the sources for their food. In Hampton Roads, there are more and more alternatives. The Fresh Market has long held the crown as the primary specialty food retailer in the region, with its top-quality meats, bulk items and epicurean selection. The small local chain Taste Unlimited operates six food and wine shops, focusing on prepared meals as well as snacks and cheeses.

Trader Joe’s, the low-price grocer that’s a darling of gourmets, has one store in Virginia Beach and another in Newport News. Whole Foods Market, the revered purveyor of highend health and organic products, plans to open its first Hampton Roads location on Laskin Road in Virginia Beach within the next year. Farther afield but closer to the actual fields, Bennett’s Creek Farm Market & Deli has long served its rural community with local fruits and vegetables, fresh meats – including its homemade sausage – and basic groceries from its Bridge Road store in northern Suffolk. Farther west on Bridge Road, The Market offers produce, peanuts and pies from a small rustic shop that’s also dotted with antiques. And increasingly, shoppers are venturing into the outdoors to the suppliers themselves. Many of the region’s farmers, from the southeastern reaches of Pungo in Virginia Beach to the western edges of Suffolk and beyond, sell direct to consumers at their properties. They’re also setting up shop at the fastgrowing number of local farmers markets that have sprouted in Hampton Roads in just the past few years. The Virginia Beach Farmers Market is the mainstay, at Princess Anne and Dam Neck roads. Five Points Community Farm Market became a pioneer in Norfolk. Now, almost every city in Hampton Roads has its own farmers market, and then some. Check them out at right. For all of these sources of local-food shopping and more, the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services provides a searchable list on its website, www.vdacs. virginia.gov/vagrown. – Carolyn Shapiro

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TASTE UNLIMITED Headquarters at 6464 Hampton Blvd., Norfolk, with six locations in Chesapeake, Norfolk, Virginia Beach and Newport News. 425-3011. www.tasteunlimited.com. Hours vary by location. Gourmet shop selling prepared foods and sandwiches, cheeses, wine, snacks and sweets.

BENNETT’S CREEK FARM MARKET & DELI 3881 Bridge Road, Suffolk. 484-9722. www. peanutsandpork.com. Open MondaySaturday 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., Sundays 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Small grocer selling local produce, peanuts, baked goods, meat, dairy products and packaged goods.

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THE MARKET 1604 Bridge Road, Suffolk. 238-9552. Country store selling produce, peanuts, jams and sauces, sandwiches and baked goods.

VIRGINIA BEACH FARMERS MARKET 3640 Dam Neck Road (at Princess Anne Road), Virginia Beach. 385-4395. http:// www.vbgov.com/farmersmarket. Open Monday-Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sundays 12 to 5 p.m. More than a dozen vendors selling produce, meats, herbs, baked goods, ice cream and other dairy products, decorative items, candy and kettle corn.

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2500 Church St., Norfolk. 640-0300. www.5ptsfarmmarket.org. Open ThursdayFriday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturdays 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sundays 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Community market selling local produce, honey, seafood, meat, eggs, dairy products, cookies, sauces and pet food.

CHESAPEAKE FARMERS MARKET Two locations: Chesapeake City Park, 900 Greenbrier Parkway (currently closed for renovations), or 120 Reservation Road, Chesapeake. 382-6348. www. cityofchesapeake.net/Government/CityDepartments/Departments/AgricultureDepartment---Virginia-CooperativeExtension/farmers-market.htm. Open Wed. and Saturday 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., through Nov. 21.

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Information 822-1122, www.tcc.edu

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speciality & satellite schools

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Information South Hampton Roads, 464-6449; Peninsula: Fort Eustis, 887-1166 or Langley, 766-1812, www.saintleo.edu

SOUTH UNIVERSITY Virginia Beach Information 493-6900, southuniversity.edu

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Information Virginia Beach, 490-9090; Newport News, 838-9191, www.ecpi.edu

Information 873-4235, www.stratford.edu

Main campus in Virginia Beach and a branch campus in Newport News

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Virginia Beach Information 490-1241, www.auto.edu

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Satellite campuses around Hampton Roads

Town Center. Opened in 2010. Offers applied arts programs in the design, culinary, and media arts fields.

Information 440-5078, www.erau.edu/norfolk

Information 493-6700, 877-437-4428, www. artinstitutes.edu/virginiabeach

Information Chesapeake, 382-9900; Newport News, 881-5100; Virginia Beach, 493-6000, www.strayer.edu

UNIVERSITY OF PHOENIX In Virginia Beach at Town Center.

MEDICAL CAREERS INSTITUTE

Information 493-6300, www.phoenix.edu.

The School of Health Science for ECPI University, Virginia Beach and Newport News

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Information Virginia Beach, 497-8400, (866) 499-0336; Newport News, 873-2423, (866) 7086174; www.medical.edu

Information 631-8101, 800-428-1512, www. atlanticuniv.edu

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Virginia Beach. The Hampton Roads Center is a part of the School of Continuing and Professional Studies at the University of Virginia.

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April to October. Sells tomatoes and pumpkins and a variety of vegetables including squash, beans, corn, collards and peppers.

tomatoes, watermelon, cataloupe, peaches and plums.

CROMWELL’S PRODUCE

1880 N. Muddy Creek Road, Virginia Beach. 426-5585. www.flanaganfarm. com. Open daily 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

3116 New Bridge Road, Virginia Beach. 721-6226. www.cromwellsproduce.com Open Monday-Saturday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m. to 5p.m. from April to October. Sells produce including corn, butter beans, snap peas and tomatoes.

CULLIPHER FARM MARKET 1444 Princess Anne Road, Virginia Beach. 721-7456. www.cullipherfarm.com. Open daily 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sells produce including strawberries, May peas, lettuces, corn and sweet potatoes.

EDWARDS FARM 17298 Scotts Factory Road, Smithfield. 357-4671. Open June to September. Call for hours. Sells summer and fall produce including eggplant, lettuce, corn, broccoli, onions,

FLANAGAN FARM

4103 Barlow Creek Lane, Eastville. 6785731. www.mattawomancreekfarms.com. Hours vary by season; call for information. Sells organic fruits, vegetables and herbs.

PICKETT’S HARBOR FARMS

Sells pick-your-own and pre-picked strawberries and other fruits and vegetables, including sweet potatoes, collards, pumpkins and broccoli.

3111 Pickett’s Harbor Drive, Cape Charles. 331-1610. www. pickettsharborfarms.com. Open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Call for available produce.

GEE-HAW FARM 508 Albermarle Dr., Chesapeake. 5472338. Open daily 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. from June to October. Sells honey, eggs and herbs.

Sells fruits and vegetables including peaches, melons, blackberries, brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, greens, eggplant, sweet potatoes, turnips and squash.

WINDHAVEN FARM

HENLEY FARM MARKET 1801 Princess Anne Road, Virginia Beach. 426-6869. www.henleyfarms.com. Open daily 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sells strawberries, blackberries, corn, tomatoes, potatoes, peas, cabbage, broccoli, beans, pumpkins, sunflowers and Christmas trees.

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MATTAWOMAN CREEK FARMS

17381 Pope Swamp Trail, Windsor. 2091095. www.windhavennaturalangusbeef. com. Open Saturday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and by appointment. Sells Angus beef with no hormones and no antibiotics, free-range pork and eggs.

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fields and marsh, and is home to wildlife including loggerhead sea turtles, piping plovers, peregrine falcons and bald eagles. Fishing, boating and bicycling are allowed with some restrictions. The refuge provides non-vehicular access to False Cape State Park.

allowed in Lake Drummond. Seasonal deer hunting, with the proper permits and licenses, is permitted. The refuge has trails for biking and hiking. Dismal Swamp Canal Welcome Center, 2356 U.S. 17 North, South Mills, N.C., 252771-8333, dismalswamp.com.

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4005 Sandpiper Road, Virginia Beach, 301-7329, fws.gov/backbay. Outdoor facilities open daily, dawn to dusk; visitor center is open 8 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. weekends. Visitor center is closed some holidays and Sundays, December through March. Entrance fees apply.

Located in Chesapeake, Suffolk and northeastern North Carolina. Headquarters: 3100 Desert Road, Suffolk, 986-3705, fws.gov/northeast/ greatdismalswamp.

The welcome center and gift shop serve both highway and waterway visitors with travel and tourism information. Boaters may tie up at the face-dock. Trails provide birding, biking and hiking opportunities.

Call ahead to confirm information. Phone numbers are 757 area code unless otherwise noted.

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copperheads and oysters. The preserve offers guided bird walks, self-guided tours and kayak rentals. Golf carts are available for those unable to walk the trails.

MACKAY ISLAND NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE Refuge office: Knotts Island, on N.C. 615, a mile south of the Virginia state line. 252429-3100, fws.gov/mackayisland. This 8,200-acre refuge straddles the Virginia-North Carolina border. Peregrine falcons and bald eagles nest here, and it’s home to other raptors, wading birds, shorebirds and a breeding population of wood ducks.

NORTHWEST RIVER NATURAL AREA PRESERVE This preserve on the lower reaches of the Northwest River in Chesapeake has no public-access facilities, although the shoreline can be explored by boat.

WEYANOKE SANCTUARY 1501 Armistead Bridge Road, Norfolk. Open to the public Saturdays and Sundays, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. (5 p.m. in the winter months); visit chasnorfolk.org/ weyanokesanctuary.html for information. Visits at other times can be arranged. This 7-acre sanctuary in West Ghent is home to more than 150 species of flowers, shrubs and trees. Nature walks are available as well.

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FALSE CAPE STATE PARK 4001 Sandpiper Road (access is through the Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge), Virginia Beach, 426-7128, dcr.virginia.gov/ state_parks/fal.shtml Visitors to this 4,321-acre park can see an abundance of wildlife in one of the last undisturbed coastal environments on the East Coast. There’s no vehicular access, but visitors can hike, bike or paddle their way in or take the Terra Gator, a specially designed vehicle that has minimal impact on the environment. A tram leaves from Little Island City Park, drives through the wildlife refuge and lets you explore the park. Some fees apply, depending on parking, touring or camping arrangements.

FIRST LANDING STATE PARK 2500 Shore Drive, Virginia Beach, 4122300, dcr.virginia.gov/state_parks/fir. shtml The park has a beach, cabins, campsites, hiking and biking trails, a small museum, and a visitor center with educational displays. Some fees apply, depending on parking, touring or camping arrangements.

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cityofchesapeake.net/parksandrec. To rent a shelter at any Chesapeake park, call 312-0243. Here is a look at two parks: Chesapeake City Park, 900 Greenbrier Parkway. This park includes 75 acres of pine trees and open space; a gathering place for dogs, children and adults; the location for a farmers market; and the home of a popular skate park (currently closed for renovations). Features “Fun Forest,” a three-acre playground complex, open sunrise to sunset. Northwest River Park, 1733 Indian Creek Road, 421-7151. These 763 acres on the banks of the Northwest River make up the city’s most expansive park, offering camping, trails, an equestrian center, a putt-putt course, play areas and kayak and canoe rentals. NORFOLK: For information, call 441-2400 or visit norfolk.gov/rpos/parks.asp. Here is a look at a few city parks: Northside Park This park at 8445 Tidewater Drive is home to Imagination Island, a large community-built playground. The park also has a year-round indoor pool with sun patio, two lighted softball diamonds, a playground, picnic shelters, walking paths, an outdoor basketball court, seven tennis courts and a wading pool. Town Point Park This seven-acre park at 201 Waterside Dr., along the Elizabeth River, underwent a major renovation in 2009. The park includes new open space areas, boat docks and stage areas. The park is best known as the home of festivals and concerts that enliven the waterfront. For details on special events, visit festevents.org or call 441-2345. PORTSMOUTH: For information, call 3938085 or portsmouthva.gov/parksandrec/ parks.aspx. A look at a few city parks: Portsmouth City Park Open year-round from dawn to dusk, this park at 140 City Park Ave. offers a 93-acre oasis and has a boat ramp, sailboat launch area, small watercraft beach, nine-hole golf learning center, playgrounds, shelters with picnic tables and a waterfront view. 465-2937; golf, 465-1500. Features the popular 24-passenger miniature train, Pokey Smokey II, which is currently not running due to maintainence. Go to portsmouthva. gov/parksandrec/parks.aspx for updates. Fountain Park This park at Broad and Woodrow streets dates to the mid-1890s. It has areas for football, softball, baseball, and soccer; trails; picnic shelters and playground equipment. Fort Nelson Park This park, located at Effingham Street and Crawford Parkway, includes artifacts donated by the Navy and Coast Guard. SUFFOLK: 514-7250 or suffolkva.us/parks/ index.html for a complete list of community parks. Here is a look at a couple parks: Constant’s Wharf Public Park and Marina At Constance Road and Main Street on

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the shores of the Nansemond River, this park hosts a series of special events and concerts. The park features 12 acres of lawns and a 25-slip marina. Lone Star Lakes The 1,000-plus acres at 102 Bob House Pkwy. feature 11 lakes for fishing, a playground, picnic facilities, nature and horse trails, an archery range, a fishing and crabbing pier, a disc golf course, and a model airplane flying field. Only motors with 15 hp or less are allowed in the lakes. Propellers must be removed from gas-powered motors. VIRGINIA BEACH: 385-0400 or vbgov. com/parks for a complete list of community parks. To reserve a shelter at any park, call any Virginia Beach Recreation Center. Here is a look at a few parks: Little Island Park Located at 3820 S. Sandpiper Road, this 144-acre park has a 775-foot beach north of the fishing pier for surfing and a 2,000-foot beach south of the pier for swimming and fishing. Lifeguards are on duty daily from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Mount Trashmore Park Created by compacting layers of solid waste and clean soil, the 165-acre park at 310 Edwin Drive features two lakes, a walking trail, picnic shelters, playgrounds, volleyball courts, a skate park and the Kids Cove play area. Munden Point Park This 100-acre park at 2001 Pefley Lane on the North Landing River is popular with boaters, kayakers and canoers. The park has a disc golf course, basketball and volleyball courts, horseshoe pits, playgrounds and canoe and kayak rentals.

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ELIZABETHAN GARDENS 1411 National Park Drive, Manteo, N.C. on Roanoke Island, 252-473-3234, elizabethangardens.org. Hours vary by season. Adults, $8; children 6-17, $5, children 5 and younger, free The gardens include a marble statue of Virginia Dare, the first child born in the Americas to English parents; a live oak thought to be more than 400 years old; and a Shakespearean herb garden.

FRED HEUTTE CENTER 1000 Botetourt Gardens, Norfolk, 4412513, fredheutte.org. Open Mon., Tues., Thurs., Fri. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Free. This small garden, nestled in the Ghent neighborhood, bears the name of Frederic Heutte, a resident whose passion was beautifying the city through horticulture.

THE HERMITAGE MUSEUM & GARDENS 7637 N. Shore Road, Norfolk, 423-2052, ext. 0, thehermitagemuseum.org. Open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday (closed Wednesdays and Thursdays), 1-5 p.m. Sunday. Admission: adults, $5; college

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SPADEFISH Navigational structures inside the Bay and along the coast usually harbor good numbers of this angel fish look-alike. Best place to catch: The Chesapeake Light Tower is the hot spot, but fish swarm around buoys and the islands of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel. Best time: Daylight hours from June until late September.

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OCEAN VIEW PIER 400 W. Ocean View Ave.; 583-6000. Open 24 hours a day. Admission: $8; $6 for children 10 and younger and seniors

The 1,690-foot-long pier has a restaurant, arcade and tackle shop. Live entertainment on Friday and Saturday evenings. The facility’s head boat has trips twice a day for $35 – $25 on Tuesdays and Thursdays – for a four-hour trip. The price includes all equipment and bait, plus free fishing on the pier once you return.

Virginia Beach LYNNHAVEN PIER

2350 Starfish Road, 481-7071. Open 24 hours a day. Admission: $8; $6 for children 6 to 11

The 1,500-foot-long pier has a bait-andtackle shop with rod-and-reel rentals. There is also a snack bar.

VIRGINIA BEACH FISHING PIER 15th Street at the Oceanfront; 428-2333. Open 24 hours a day. Admission: adults, $8; children 11 and younger, $4

The approximately 1,000-foot-long pier has a bait-and-tackle shop with rod-andreel rentals, and there is a snack bar and restaurant.

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3820 S. Sandpiper Road, 426-7200. Open 5:30 a.m.-11 p.m. $6, plus $1 parking for residents and $3 for nonresidents, or $20 for a weekly pass or $100 for a yearly pass

The 440-foot pier has no bait and tackle or rental facilities, but the park has vending machines with bait and snacks.

SEA GULL PIER

Best bait: Spadefish eat jellyfish and the only other bait that seems to catch them are small pieces of clam. For the table: This tough-fighting fish provides great reward on a dinner plate. Deep fried, broiled or cooked on the grill – it all works.

SPOT This tiny panfish – also known as a Norfolk Spot or Yellowbelly – used to be a famous member of many a restaurant menu in the fall.

On the southernmost island of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel, 464-4611. Open 24 hours a day. Admission: The $12 it costs to cross the 17.6-mile bridge-tunnel.

Best place to catch: Old oyster beds off Ocean View are some of the favorite places, but spot can be found throughout the lower Bay and in all three inlets.

The 625-foot pier has a small bait-andtackle shop. There’s also a restaurant that is open from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Best time: Spot are available, but small, all summer long. Cooler days in the fall are when bigger spot show up. And they’ll hit day or night.

Outer Banks Avalon Fishing Pier Milepost 6 in Kill Devil Hills, N.C., 252- 441-5141 Nags Head Fishing Pier Milepost 12, 252441-5141 Outer Banks Fishing Pier Milepost 18½ in South Nags Head, 252- 441-5740 Avon Fishing Pier Hatteras, 252- 995-5480 Cape Hatteras Fishing Pier Frisco, 252986-2533 Rodanthe Fishing Pier Rodanthe, 252987-2323 Read Lee Tolliver’s fishing report each Thursday in The Virginian-Pilot.

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Best bait: Pieces of cut bloodworm work best, but some bloodworm imitations work well. For the table: Norfolk Spot are best fried whole.

FLOUNDER A fave for its fight and the table Best place to catch: Along the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel or in the area’s three inlets. Best time: Summer to late fall. Best bait: A strip of squid and minnow “sandwich” is standard, but small live spot net the biggest. For the table: Filleted and broiled – often stuffed with crab – or fried.

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students with ID, $3; children 6-18, $2; military and children under 6, free The museum is located in an early 20th century Arts-and-Crafts estate. The museum and gardens house an art collection.

NORFOLK BOTANICAL GARDEN 6700 Azalea Garden Road, Norfolk, 4415830, norfolkbotanicalgarden.org. Open 9 a.m.-7 p.m. daily April-Oct. 15; 9 a.m.5 p.m. daily Oct. 16-March. Adults, $9; children 3-18, $7; seniors and active military, $8; children 2 and younger, free. Visitors will discover one of the largest collections of azaleas, camellias, roses and rhododendrons on the East Coast. Other features include the 3-acre World of Wonders, a children’s garden; trails; and more than 20 other themed gardens. Special summer exhibit, “Voyage of Discovery,” through Sept. 3.

PAGODA GARDEN TEA HOUSE AND GALLERY 265 W. Tazewell St., Norfolk, pagodagarden.org. Restaurant, 6220506. Restaurant is currently closed for renovations. A gift of the Provincial Government of Taiwan of the Republic of China in 1989, the pagoda houses a restaurant and features a view from the second-story deck. The garden features winding walkways as well as stone and water elements.

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CHESAPEAKE ARBORETUM 624 Oak Grove Road, Chesapeake, 3827060, chesarbor.org The arboretum covers 47 acres and is a combination of gardens and natural areas. It includes a stretch of mature hardwood forest and a top-notch trail system.

ELIZABETH CITY STATE UNIVERSITY PLANETARIUM 1704 Weeksville Road, Elizabeth City, N.C., 252-335-3759, ecsu.edu/ planetarium/. Call for hours, free; reservations required for shows The planetarium provides free shows of the solar system and the universe, as well as a limited number of evening and specialoccasion shows.

THE NORTH CAROLINA AQUARIUM ON ROANOKE ISLAND 374 Airport Road, Manteo, N.C., 800-8323474 ext. 4, ncaquariums.com. Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. Adults, age 13-61, $8; seniors, $7; children 3-12, $6. 2 and under free.

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VIRGINIA AQUARIUM & MARINE SCIENCE CENTER 717 General Booth Blvd., Virginia Beach, 385-3474, virginiaaquarium.com. Open 9 a.m.-6 p.m. daily. Adults, $27; seniors 62 and older, $26 ; children 3-11, $21. The Norfolk Canyon Aquarium showcases sting rays and sand tiger, nurse and brown sharks. The Restless Planet exhibit shows off rare and endangered animals from around the globe, including a rare crocodile and colorful Red Sea fish. The aquarium also has an IMAX theater, hands-on ocean exploration exhibits, and harbor seal and Komodo dragon exhibits. An outdoor aviary features more than 30 bird species.

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524 J. Clyde Morris Blvd., Newport News, 595-1900, thevlm.org. Summer hours are daily 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Adults, $17; children 3-12, $13; children younger than 3, free. About 250 living species are represented in this museum, which features an outdoor walkway that meanders through animal habitats, an underground gallery that leads into a limestone cave and the World of Darkness, which brings visitors face-to-face with nocturnal creatures. The changing exhibit gallery showcases “Dinosaurs!” through Sept. 3.

WEST NECK CREEK NATURAL AREA North Landing Road, Virginia Beach, 3850400 West Neck Creek, open dawn to dusk, is a wooded, 217-acre site that remains largely undeveloped, except for a network of trails.

Roanoke Island’s aquarium offers a look at the state’s varied habitats.

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EMANUEL AFRICAN METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH 637 North St., Portsmouth, 393-2259 Founded in 1772, the church has seen its share of history. In 1831, after a rebellion led by slave Nat Turner, congregants had to worship at another church. The current building, dating from 1857, contains benches built by slaves and freed African Americans.

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Portsmouth Established in 1832, this cemetery is listed on the Virginia and national registers of historic sites. It is notable for the civic, business, maritime, religious and military leaders who are buried here. Historical markers placed throughout the cemetery allow for self-guided tours.

CHESAPEAKE VETERANS’ MEMORIAL 306 Cedar Road, Chesapeake, chesapeakeveteransmemorial.com The memorial, at the city’s municipal center, commemorates the service of citizens and loved ones who are serving or have served in the military. The memorial includes a marble structure and more than 1,500 individual pavers. Annual Memorial Day and Veterans’ Day wreathlaying ceremonies are open to the public.

HISTORIC ST. LUKE’S CHURCH

COLONIAL NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK & YORKTOWN BATTLEFIELD

14477 Benns Church Blvd., Smithfield, in Isle of Wight County, 357-3367, historicstlukes.org. Open 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. TuesdaySaturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday, closed Monday; closed during January; winter hours may vary. Admission $5 adults; $4 seniors; $3 students, children free

Yorktown Battlefield: 1000 Colonial Pkwy, Yorktown, 898-2410, nps. gov/colo Yorktown Victory Center: 260 Water St., Va. 1020, Yorktown, 253-4838 or 888-593-4682, historyisfun.org

The church, built circa 1632, is the oldest existing church in the United States that was founded by the English, the oldest continually standing brick structure and the only surviving original Gothic building in this country.

ST. PAUL’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH 201 St. Paul’s Blvd., Norfolk, saintpaulsnorfolk.com 627-8639. Norfolk’s only remaining pre-Revolutionary War building, St. Paul’s was built in 1739 and served as the city’s first burying ground. Severely damaged by the bombardment of Norfolk by British ships on Jan. 1, 1776, the church has a cannonball lodged in its south wall.

historical attractions ADAM THOROUGHGOOD HOUSE

1636 Parish Road, Virginia Beach, 460-7588, museumsvb.org. Open 9 a.m. -5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 11 a.m. -5 p.m. Sunday. Adults, $5; seniors, $4; students 6 and older, $3. The Colonial-period house – one of the oldest in Virginia – offers a glimpse of how the gentry once lived in Princess Anne County.

BATTLE OF GREAT BRIDGE SITE 116 Callison Drive, Chesapeake, 482-4480, gbbattlefield.org This is the site of the first battle of the Revolutionary War to be fought on Virginia soil, in a spot near the intracoastal waterway. A re-enactment takes place here the first weekend in December. See the website for special events, such as the Waterways Heritage Festival, celebrating Chesapeake’s heritage, Oct. 13 and 14, at Great Bridge Lock Park, 100 Lock Rd.

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The Colonial National Historical Park offers tours of the British defenses. An integral part of the park is the 24-mile scenic Colonial Parkway, which connects Jamestown, Colonial Williamsburg and Yorktown. The Yorktown Victory Center, a museum of the American Revolution, features indoor galleries and outdoor re-creations of a Continental Army encampment.

COLONIAL WILLIAMSBURG Visitor Center: 101 Visitor Center Drive, Williamsburg, 800-HISTORY, history.org. Call for hours and rates. Colonial Williamsburg, the world’s largest living history museum, is a 301-acre historical area with hundreds of restored and reconstructed period buildings and a staff of costumed interpreters.

FERRY PLANTATION HOUSE 4136 Cheswick Lane, Virginia Beach, 4735182, ferryplantation.org. Open 10 a.m.4 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Call for appointments for large groups. Requested tour donation: adults, $5; seniors and students, $2

HISTORIC FORT HUGER

MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. MEMORIAL

15080 Talcott Terrace, Smithfield, in northern Isle of Wight County. 357-0115. Open 8 a.m.-dusk, daily. Free.

Intersection of Church Street and Brambleton Avenue, Norfolk

Visitors can view the “ghost fleet” of ships on the James River and take a selfguided walking tour at this “Gateway to the Confederate Capital.”

This 83-foot-tall monument contains quotes from the slain civil rights leader, with a fountain at its base.

HISTORIC JAMESTOWNE AND JAMESTOWN SETTLEMENT

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Historic Jamestowne: 1368 Colonial Pkwy., Jamestown, 229-4997, historicjamestowne.org Jamestown Settlement: 2218 Jamestown Road/Va. 31 S., 253-4838 or (888) 5934682, historyisfun.org Jamestown Settlement chronicles England’s first permanent settlement in the New World, with re-creations of the colonists’ fort and a Powhatan village and replicas of three tall ships. Next door, at Historic Jamestowne, stroll through the ruins of many of the settlement’s buildings and see archaeologists at work uncovering the remains of James Fort’s 1608 church.

524 N. Main Street, Suffolk, 514-4130 This is a two-story red brick Greek Revival building, built in 1840 and used as a courthouse until 1998. The Suffolk Visitor Center and offices for the Suffolk Division of Tourism are now located in the recently renovated courthouse.

NAVAL AVIATION MONUMENT PARK 25th Street and Atlantic Avenue, Virginia Beach This plaza is a tribute to the region’s naval aviation history.

The 10-room, three-story Federal-style farmhouse was built in 1830.

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THE OLD COAST GUARD STATION

FORT BOYKIN HISTORIC PARK

U.S. 258 (Courthouse Road), 357-3191, smithfield-virginia.com/attractions.html. Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. Free.

24th Street & Boardwalk, Virginia Beach, 422-1587, oldcoastguardstation.com. Open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 12-5 p.m. Sunday. Closed Mondays from Oct. 1-Memorial Day. Adults, $4; seniors, $3; military, $3; children 6-18, $2

7410 Fort Boykin Trail, 6 miles west of Smithfield, 357-0115. visitsmithfieldisleofwight.com/ attractions.php. Open 8 a.m.-dusk daily. Free. Construction of Fort Boykin, built on the bluffs of the James River to protect colonists from Indians and Spanish raiders, began in 1623. (see also Boykin’s Tavern Museum, in history museum listings)

FORT RALEIGH NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE 1401 National Park Drive, Manteo, N.C., visitor center, 252-473-5772, nps.gov/ fora. Free. Open year round, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Closed Christmas Day. This site preserves portions of England’s first New World settlements, dating to 1584.

FRANCIS LAND HOUSE 3131 Virginia Beach Blvd., Virginia Beach, 385-5100, museumsvb.org. Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, closed Monday. Adults, $5; seniors, $4; students 6 and older, $3. This 200-year-old plantation house has tours and special programs.

HILL HOUSE 221 North St., Portsmouth, 393-0241. Call for hours and admission. This early 19th-century English home includes original furnishings and offers a glimpse of 1800s daily life.

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This courthouse was built in 1800 on land donated by Francis Boykin – next to his tavern. County records from the Civil War are still intact.

“THE LOST COLONY” PLAY Waterside Theatre, located on Fort Raleigh National Park property, Manteo, N.C., 252-473-3414, thelostcolony.org This outdoor drama delves into the historical mystery of the Roanoke Island settlers. This year, the production runs Mon. – Sat., 8:30 p.m. June through Aug. 23. Prices: $24 adults, $23 seniors, $7 children 12 and under.

LYNNHAVEN HOUSE 4409 Wishart Road, Virginia Beach, 4607109, museumsvb.org. Open 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 12 p.m.- 4 p.m. Sunday. The Colonial-era home shows how 18thcentury middle-class Virginia residents lived.

MACARTHUR MEMORIAL MacArthur Square, Bank Street and City Hall Avenue, Norfolk, 441-2965, macarthurmemorial.org. Open 10 a.m.5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. Free. The complex, which includes Norfolk’s 19th-century City Hall, has a memorial rotunda where Gen. Douglas MacArthur is interred and a collection of galleries that depict his life and stories of the U.S. armed forces from the Civil War through the Korean War.

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The station honors the history of Virginia’s coastal communities and maritime heritage.

OLD COURTHOUSE OF 1750 130 Main St., Smithfield, 356-9016, smithfield-virginia.com/attractions.html. Open March-December: 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday, 1-4 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 1- 4p.m. Sunday. Closed in January, open FridaySunday in February. Free. This courthouse was originally modeled after the Capitol Building in Colonial Williamsburg.

TIDEWATER VETERANS MEMORIAL 19th Street across from the Virginia Beach Convention Center This waterfall sculpture pays tribute to the area’s military history and the contributions of its veterans.

VIRGINIA LEGENDS WALK 13th Street and Atlantic Avenue, Virginia Beach, 463-4500, va-legends.com This attraction has plaques bearing names of many of the state’s famous residents, including Arthur Ashe, Patsy Cline, Ella Fitzgerald, Pocahontas, Edgar Allan Poe, Booker T. Washington and several U.S. presidents. Their brief biographies are

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WRIGHT BROTHERS NATIONAL MEMORIAL Milepost 7.5 on U.S. 158, Kill Devil Hills, N.C., 252-441-7430. nps.gov/wrbr/index. htm. Open daily 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. except Christmas day. $4 entrance fee for 16 and older. 15 and under, free. In 1903, Wilbur and Orville Wright made aviation history by building their plane, then – with Orville as pilot – soaring through 12 seconds of powered flight. On display are full-scale reproductions of the Wright brothers’ 1902 glider and 1903 flying machine. A granite boulder marks the place where their plane first left the ground.

history and science museums ATLANTIC WILDFOWL HERITAGE MUSEUM

1113 Atlantic Ave. in the de Witt Cottage, Virginia Beach, 437-8432, awhm.org. Open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday (Memorial Day through September only), 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, noon-5 p.m. Sunday. Art and artifacts of migratory birds are displayed in a historic cottage built in 1895 by B.P. Holland, the city’s first mayor. The cottage is home to the Back Bay Wildfowl Guild Inc., a nonprofit organization.

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BOYKIN’S TAVERN MUSEUM 17130 Monument Circle, Isle of Wight. smithfield-virginia.com/attractions.html. Open 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, Closed January, February, Thanksgiving and Dec. 24-31. Free. This museum is in a tavern once run by Maj. Francis Boykin, who served in the Revolutionary War.

HAMPTON ROADS NAVAL MUSEUM One Waterside Drive, on the second floor of Nauticus, Norfolk, 322-2987, history. navy.mil/museums/hrnm/index.html. Open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. Free. Hours change in Sept. The museum celebrates the history of the naval fleet in the region.

FRISCO NATIVE AMERICAN MUSEUM

HUNTER HOUSE VICTORIAN MUSEUM

53536 N.C. 12, Frisco, N.C., between Avon and Ocracoke, 252-995-4440, nativeamericanmuseum.org. Open 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday. Call for winter hours. $5 per person, $15 per family, $3 for seniors

240 W. Freemason St., Norfolk, 623-9814, hunterhousemuseum.org. Open 10 a.m.3:30 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, 12:30-3:30 p.m. Sunday. Adults, $5; senior citizens, $4; children, $1

This building is filled with Native American artifacts, exhibits, galleries and displays. Outside, follow the nature trails into a lush maritime forest. Newly expanded history center and bookstore.

GRAVEYARD OF THE ATLANTIC MUSEUM 59200 Museum Drive, Hatteras, N.C., 252986-2995, graveyardoftheatlantic.com. Open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Free. Chronicles the area’s maritime history and preserves shipwrecks and ship artifacts.

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Built in 1894 as the home for banker James Wilson Hunter, the house showcases the elegance and romance of the Victorian era.

ISLE OF WIGHT COUNTY MUSEUM 103 Main St., Smithfield, 356-1223, smithfield-virginia.com/attractions.html. Open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday. Free. Features include fossils, Native American artifacts, watermen’s and Civil War galleries. The most notable artifact: the world’s oldest, edible, cured ham.

LIGHTSHIP PORTSMOUTH Water and London streets on the waterfront, 393-8591, portsnavalmuseums.

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com. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 1-5 p.m. Sunday. Adults, $4; children (217), $2; military personnel/senior citizens, $3.(also covers Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Museum). The Lightship Portsmouth, a national historic landmark, was built in 1915 and served almost 50 years along the midAtlantic coast as a portable lighthouse. As a museum, it reflects the life lived onboard by crew members.

THE MARINERS’ MUSEUM 100 Museum Drive, Newport News, 5962222, marinersmuseum.org. Open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday and WednesdaySaturday and noon-5 p.m. Sunday. Adults, $12; children 6-12, $7; seniors, military, students and AAA members, $11; children under 5, free. The museum tells the story of 3,000 years of maritime history with artifacts, ship models and paintings. The USS Monitor Center has a full-scale replica and artifacts of the historic ironclad ship.

MILITARY AVIATION MUSEUM 1341 Princess Anne Road, Virginia Beach, 721-7767, militaryaviationmuseum. org. Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. Adults, $10; seniors and military, $9; school-age youths, $5. This museum in the city’s Pungo section is dedicated to preserving and displaying military aircraft that flew during World War II and the Korean War. Many have been restored, and some make demonstration flights.

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seaport, commercial center and naval installation.

SEABOARD STATION RAILROAD MUSEUM

NORFOLK POLICE AND FIRERESCUE MUSEUMS

326 N. Main St., Suffolk, 923-4750, suffolktrainstation.org. Open 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Wed.-Fri., 10 a.m.–3 p.m. Saturday and 1-4 p.m. Sunday

401 E. Freemason St. in the old Freemason Reception Center, Norfolk, 441-1526, norfolk.gov/police/museum.asp. Open Wednesday through Saturday, 10:00 am to 4:00 p.m., Sunday noon to 4:00 p.m. Free. Exhibits include thousands of early photographs and other artifacts, including firearms, uniforms and other equipment used. There is also a memorial to fallen officers.

OCEAN VIEW STATION MUSEUM 111 W. Ocean View Ave., Norfolk, inside the Pretlow Library, 531-0445, ovsm.org. Open 4-8 p.m. Mondays, 2-5 p.m. TuesdayFriday, noon-5 p.m. Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday. The museum is dedicated to preserving the history of the Ocean View community when it was a streetcar station in the 1800s.

2 High St., Portsmouth, 393-8591, portsnavalmuseums.com. Open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday; 1-5 p.m. Sunday. Weekend admission: adults, $4; children (2-17), $2; military personnel/ senior citizens, $3. (also covers Lightship Portsmouth). Weekday admission covers the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard only: Adults, $2.00; children (2-17) $1; military personnel/senior citizens, $1.50.

This museum tells the stories of the region’s residents, from Native Americans to colonists, farmers and fishermen.

NAUTICUS, THE NATIONAL MARITIME CENTER

RIDDICK’S FOLLY HOUSE MUSEUM

One Waterside Drive, Norfolk, 664-1000, nauticus.org. Memorial Day to Labor Day: Open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. Rest of the year: Open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, noon-5 p.m. Sunday. Adults, $13.95; AAA, military and seniors, $12.95; children 4-12, $9.50.

510 N. Main St., Suffolk, 934-0822, riddicksfolly.org. Open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and 1-5 p.m. Sunday. Adults, $4; children, $2; seniors and military, $3

Nauticus, which includes exhibits on science and the region’s rich maritime history, is home to a shark-petting lagoon, touch tanks and more. The largest artifact is the 887-foot-long battleship Wisconsin berthed outside.

NORFOLK HISTORY MUSEUM At the Willoughby-Baylor House at 601 E. Freemason St., Norfolk, 333-1087, chrysler. org/houses.asp. Open noon-4 p.m. Fri.Sunday. Free The house, built in 1794, features exhibits that highlight Norfolk’s history as a |

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SOUTHAMPTON HERITAGE VILLAGE AND AGRICULTURE & FORESTRY MUSEUM 26135 Heritage Lane, Courtland, 653-9554, virginia.org/Listings/HistoricSites/ SouthamptonHeritageVillageand AgricultureForestryMuseum/. Open 1-5 p.m. Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday, March-November. Admission: $3 adults; $1 children. The museum features displays related to farm life and the lumber industry. Buildings include an old farmhouse, a country store and a sawmill.

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NAVAL SHIPYARD MUSEUM

Learn about 250 years of local naval history, including that of the nation’s oldest drydock, which is still in use, and the Hammerhead Crane. Ships built in Portsmouth shipyards include the CSS Virginia, better known as the Merrimac, the first ironclad to engage in battle.

501 S. Water St., Elizabeth City, N.C., 252335-1453, museumofthealbemarle.com. Open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday.

Exhibits include an HO scale-model train layout that depicts the city of Suffolk and the Suffolk and Carolina branch of the Norfolk Southern Railroad as they appeared in 1907.

Virginia Civil War trails Chesapeake is home to many Civil War stops. For maps call Virginia Tourism (888) 248-4592, or visit civilwartraveler.com Cannonball Trail This self-guided walking tour starts at the Freemason Street Reception Center, 401 E. Freemason St., Norfolk, 441-1526. Free. downtownnorfolk. org/enjoy/attractions?type=42. This tour connects 40 historic sites and popular attractions in downtown Norfolk. Allow at least two hours. Path of History Walking Tour, Olde Town Portsmouth, tour Includes 45 sites within a square mile. Brochure and map available at the Portsmouth Visitor Information Center, 6 Crawford Pkwy., 393-5111, visitportsva. com/sightseeing.html

The four-floor, 21-room Greek Revival house was built by Mills Riddick in 1837 to house his family of 12 children. Scornful residents at the time called it “folly’’ to build such a large house in town.

THE SCHOOLHOUSE MUSEUM 516 Main St., Smithfield, 365-4789, theschoolhousemuseum.com. Open noon4 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday and 1-5 p.m. Sunday. Other times by appointment. Free.

Horse-drawn carriage rides Ride through historic Olde Towne, Portsmouth. Call for details and pricing, 636-5315, portsmouthhorsecarriage.com Driving tour of historic Suffolk Twentyfive historic markers denote the sites – from the location of Nansemond Indian villages to the 1738 Glebe Church – on this self-guided tour. Brochure at Suffolk Visitor Center, 524 N. Main St., 923-3880, or download the map at suffolk-fun.com Historic Suffolk Narrated Bus Tour The 90-minute tour leaves from the Suffolk Visitor Center. Admission charged and group rates are available. Tours run from April through early October. 524 N. Main St., 514-4130

This museum is housed in a restored tworoom schoolhouse built in 1932 and focuses on the education of black children in the early 20th century in Isle of Wight County.

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The Tide light rail line has 11 stations on a 7.4-mile east-to-west route through Norfolk, starting at Eastern Virginia Medical Center and ending at Newtown Road. Service runs 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 6 a.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday; and 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Sundays. Trains operate on a Saturday schedule on most holidays. Parking is free at the Newtown Road, Military Highway and Ballentine Boulevard stations. Between April and September, parking at Harbor Park station is $5 starting two hours before the start of a baseball game. It’s free in the off season. There also is free parking at the EVMC/Ft. Norfolk station from 6:00 p.m. to midnight Monday-Thursday, and from 6:00 p.m. Friday until midnight on Sunday.

HRT operates 67 regular and express bus routes serving customers in Chesapeake, Hampton, Newport News, Norfolk, Portsmouth, and Virginia Beach. Find routes and trip planning help at gohrt.com or call 222-6100.

These three seasonal shuttles travel Atlantic and Pacific avenues in Virginia Beach from Second to 40th streets with routes that extend to the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center, the Hilltop shopping center, Lynnhaven Mall and the Virginia Beach Convention Center, and connections to other bus routes. The routes are available daily May 1 through Sept. 30 from 8 a.m. to 2 a.m. in 15-minute intervals. Fare is $1, 50 cents for senior citizens and people with disabilities. Children

COAST GUARD COMMANDS Location Portsmouth, Norfolk, Chesapeake and Virginia Beach in Virginia and Elizabeth City, Hatteras Inlet, Ocracoke and Oregon Inlet in North Carolina Home to Medium endurance cutters and smaller ships, Headquarters Atlantic Area, Headquarters 5th District, Coast Guard Finance Center, Maritime Intelligence Fusion Center, Shore Infrastructure Logistics Command, Legal Service Command, Health, Safety, Work-Life Service Center, Communications Area Master Station Atlantic and five MH-60 helicopters and five HC-130J fixed-wing aircraft.

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The basic, oneride fare on light rail, ferry and bus is $1.50. A one-ride pass for seniors and the disabled is $0.75. Youths under 18 (with ID) ride for a $1. For able-bodied people making multiple trips in one day, a 1-Day Go Pass day pass is $3.50. A discounted 1-Day Go Pass for seniors, youths and disabled people is $1.75. Up to two children 38 inches tall and under may ride for free when accompanied by a fare-paying adult. gohrt.com, 222-6100 for trip planning and info.

Metro Area Express offers city-tocity, regional express bus service for commuters, with park-andride lots and routes connecting all of Hampton Roads. A one-trip fare is $3, $1.50 for senior citizens and people with disabilities. Children under 38 inches tall ride for free. http://www.gohrt.com/services/ the-max/

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FERRY SERVICE Hampton Roads Transit provides a ferry service between downtown Norfolk and Portsmouth. The ferry operates every 30 minutes with 15-minute service during the summer at peak times on weekends. It’s also wheelchair accessible.

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Active-duty personnel 5,338

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Civilian personnel 1,586

Location Newport News Size in acres 8,248

JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS Location Hampton

Home to 7th Sustainment Brigade, 597th Transportation Brigade, 128th Aviation Regiment, Joint Task Force Civil Support and Army Training and Doctrine Command

Size in acres 3,152

Active-duty personnel 8,900 (all services)

Home to 633rd Air Base Wing, Air Combat Command, 1st Fighter Wing, 192nd Fighter Wing of Virginia Air National Guard

Civilian personnel 4,400

Langley campus

Active-duty personnel 8,100 Civilian personnel 2,500

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Size in acres 2,496 Home to 30 Navy and auxiliary ships, 126 smaller craft, Navy Cyber Forces Command, Naval Network Warfare Command, Naval Expeditionary Combat Command, First Naval Construction Division, several SEAL and explosive ordnance disposal teams, two riverine squadrons and the Navy School of Music. Active-duty personnel 14,579 Civilian personnel 4,993 Fort Story campus

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Size in acres 1,451 Home to The Army’s 11th Transportation Battalion, some Navy and Marine Corps units. Active-duty personnel 1,884

squadrons with 187 aircraft, 13 piers, airfield with 8,000-foot runway, several headquarters including the Naval Safety Center and Naval Air Force Atlantic

Civilian personnel 861

Active-duty personnel 46,000

NAVAL SUPPORT ACTIVITY HAMPTON ROADS

OCEANA NAVAL AIR STATION

Civilian personnel 1,215

Military Museums, Memorials and Tours

Civilian personnel 20,000

Location Norfolk

HAMPTON ROADS NAVAL MUSEUM

Location Virginia Beach

1 Waterside Drive, on the second floor of Nauticus. (757) 322-2987, www.hrnm.navy. mil. Open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Free. Hours change in Sept.

Size in acres 5,846

Size in acres 1,110 Home to Fleet Forces Command, Supreme Allied Command Transformation, Operational Test and Evaluation Force, Joint Staff Hampton Roads, Naval Surface Forces Atlantic, Naval Submarine Forces Command, Marine Corps Forces Command, Camp Allen Marine Corps, Joint Forces Staff College, Navy Reserve Forces Command.

Home to About 300 F/A-18 Hornets and Super Hornets Active-duty personnel 8,000

The museum celebrates the history of the naval fleet in the region.

Civilian personnel 3,000

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MILITARY AVIATION MUSEUM

Location Virginia Beach

Active-duty personnel 8,984

Size in acres 1,300

Civilian personnel 7,652

Home to Training Support Center Hampton Roads, Naval Special Warfare Development Command, Naval Ocean Processing Facility, Navy and Marine Corps Intelligence Training Center, Naval Surface Warfare Center

NAVAL SUPPORT ACTIVITY, NORTHWEST ANNEX Location Chesapeake

Active-duty personnel 3,000

Size in acres 3,724 Home to Center for Antiterrorism and Naval Security Forces, Coast Guard Communication Area Master Station Atlantic, Forces Surveillance Support Center, Marines Corps Security Force Training Company, Training Support Center Detachment Norfolk, Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command Mobile User System, Navy Satellite Communication Facility and Joint Regional Correctional Facility.

Civilian personnel 1,600

OCEANA NAVAL AIR STATION

Location Portsmouth

(757) 721-7767, www.visitvirginiabeach.com

Size in acres 116

Take a bus tour of the base and learn about the fighter jets stationed here. Operated by the Military Aviation Museum, tours leave from Atlantic and 24th Streets at 11 a.m. Monday-Friday, through Sept. 2. Returns at 2 p.m. Adults, $13, children and seniors, $10. Under 5, free.

Home to The oldest continuously running hospital in the Navy. Active-duty personnel 2,669 Civilian personnel 3,271

Civilian personnel 1,055

YORKTOWN NAVAL WEAPONS STATION

NORFOLK NAVAL SHIPYARD

Location Yorktown

Location Portsmouth

Size in acres 13,894

Size in acres 1,324

Size in acres 4,300

Home to Navy Munitions Command, Naval Ophthalmic Support and Training Activity, Marine Corps Security Force Regiment, Marine Corps Second Fleet Antiterrorism Security Team, Naval Expeditionary Logistics Support Group, Riverine Squadron Three, Navy Submarine Torpedo Facility, Maritime Expeditionary Security Squadron 12, Navy Expeditionary Medical Support Command, Naval Expeditionary Logistics Support Group, Navy Cargo Handling Battalion One

Home to About 63 Navy ships, 18 aircraft

Active-duty personnel 1,811

Active-duty personnel 997 Civilian personnel 10,073

NORFOLK NAVAL STATION/ CHAMBERS FIELD Location Norfolk

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Active-duty personnel 806

Home to Oldest shipyard in the United States, dating to 1767

1341 Princess Anne Road, (757) 721-7767, www.militaryaviationmuseum.org. Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. Adults, $10; seniors and military, $9; school-age youths, $5.

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THE OLD COAST GUARD STATION 24th Street & Boardwalk, (757) 422-1587, www.oldcoastguardstation.com. Open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday and noon5 p.m. Sunday. Closed Mondays from Oct. 1-Memorial Day. Adults, $4; seniors, $3; military, $3; children 6-18, $2 The station honors the history of Virginia’s coastal communities and maritime heritage.

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Malls Let’s start with the obvious, the seven major indoor shopping malls: Chesapeake Square and Greenbrier Mall in Chesapeake; The Gallery at Military Circle and MacArthur Center in Norfolk; Lynnhaven and Pembroke malls in Virginia Beach; and Patrick Henry Mall in Newport News. They share many of the same specialty chains – Bath & Body Works, American Eagle Outfitters, Victoria’s Secret, Claire’s – with a few unique stores in certain locations. MacArthur Center, for example, houses the region’s only Nordstrom department store, J. Crew, Pottery Barn and Abercrombie & Fitch teen-clothing shop. Lynnhaven Mall has the sole Sephora, selling beauty products. Chesapeake Square 4200 Portsmouth Blvd., Chesapeake. 4889639. www.siMondaycom/Mall/?id=118. Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday 12 to 6 p.m. Anchor stores are JCPenney, Sears, Macy’s, Target and Burlington Coat Factory, plus Men’s Wearhouse, Rack Room Shoes and Wet Seal. The Gallery at Military Circle 880 N. Military Hwy., Norfolk. 4610777. www.galleryatmilitarycircle.com/. Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday 12 to 6 p.m. Anchor stores are JCPenney and Macy’s, plus African Art Bookstore, Ashley Stewart, Champs, Lims, Manhattan and multiple jewelry stores. Greenbrier Mall 1401 Greenbrier Parkway South, Chesapeake. (757)-424-7100. www.greenbriermall.com. Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday 12 to 5:30 p.m. Anchor stores are Dillard’s, JCPenney, Macy’s and Sears, plus Coastal Edge, Glitter, Merle Norman and Spencer Gifts. Lynnhaven Mall 701 Lynnhaven Parkway, Virginia Beach. 3409340. www.lynnhavenmall.com. Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday 12 to 6 p.m. Anchor stores are Dillard’s, Macy’s and JCPenney, plus Barnes & Noble, H&M, Sephora, Hollister Co. and Zumiez. MacArthur Center 300 Monticello Ave., Norfolk. 627-6000. www. shopmacarthur.com. Open Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Sunday noon to 6 p.m. Anchor stores are Nordstrom and Dillard’s, plus H&M, Solstice Sunglass Boutique, Coldwater Creek, J. Crew, Coach and Pottery Barn. MACARTHUR CENTER | V-P FILE PHOTO

Patrick Henry Mall 12300 Jefferson Ave., Newport News. 2494305. Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday 12 to 6 p.m. Shoppatrickhenrymall.com. Anchor stores are Dillard’s, JCPenney and Macy’s, plus Aldo, Forever 21, Old Navy, Pacific Sunwear and Tilly’s.

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Pembroke Mall 4554 Virginia Beach Blvd., Virginia Beach. 4976255. www.pembrokemall.com. Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday 12 to 6 p.m. Anchor stores are Sears, Kohl’s, Stein Mart and Target (opening October 2012), plus Bit of England Dart and Game Shoppe, Cool & Eclectic, Garden Gazebo, Journeys and Rue21.

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Retail Clusters Outside the malls are the numerous retail clusters that dot the Hampton Roads landscape with multiple shopping options in close proximity, many of them offering some of the most unique and most upscale stores in the region. The Hilltop area dominates the high end in Hampton Roads, with multiple shopping plazas along Laskin Road. Among the independent boutiques in The Shops at Hilltop specializing in fine fashions, top trends and elegant home décor are Dan Ryan for Men, Frances Kahn, Jody G and The Globe. Nearby, La Promenade Distinctive Shoppes offers Simply Selma’s gift shop, Closet Envy for designer clothing, Pure English bridal shop, The Full Cup bra-fitting salon and The Shoe Box – one of the few independent footwear stores in Hampton Roads, selling the Guiseppe Zanotti and Sigerson Morrison labels – as well as upper-tier chains such as Talbots and Yves Delorme Fine Linens. Nearby is Hilltop Plaza, which houses South Hampton Roads’ only Trader Joe’s grocery store. Mar-

Strip Centers Several strip centers combine locally owned stores and restaurants with national chains in multiple plazas. Those include Red Mill Commons in Virginia Beach and Edinburgh Commons in Chesapeake, both anchored by a Target. The Harbour View section of north Suffolk has a Harris Teeter supermarket, Regal movie theater, Kohl’s and Bed Bath and Beyond. Few shopping areas of Hampton Roads can out-cluster Greenbrier in Chesapeake. Within a series of strip malls along and near Greenbrier Parkway, shoppers can hit a DSW shoe store, T.J. Maxx and Marshalls discounters, Ross Dress for Less, Target, Best Buy, Bed Bath & Beyond, Chico’s, Jos. A. Bank, Office Max, Office Depot, Old Navy, PetSmart, Pier 1 Imports, Plato’s Closet consignment shop and Sally Beauty Supply. In Norfolk, The Palace Shops and Palace Station contain a wealth of independent boutiques on either side of 21st Street in the Ghent neighborhood. Lili’s of Ghent has dressed the traditional set for

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ketplace at Hilltop has a large Total Wine & More store and a few independent shops. Elsewhere in Virginia Beach, Landstown Commons is a big-box Mecca with a Kohl’s, Bed Bath & Beyond, Best Buy and the only Ulta beauty products store in South Hampton Roads. Town Center is better known for an array of restaurants but also offers about a dozen shops, including locally owned gift and housewares store B. Original, candy shop The Royal Chocolate and small designer-fashion chain Bevello, among the national chains Origins, Johnston & Murphy, Brooks Brothers, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Ann Taylor Loft and others. The Shops at Hilltop Laskin and First Colonial roads, Virginia Beach. www. hilltopshops.com. Call individual merchants for hours. Stores include The Fresh Market, Office Max, Stein Mart, Blue Ridge Mountain Sports, All The Rage, Bike Beat, Esme, Hi-Ho Silver, Kitchen Barn, The Quality Shops and Plow & Hearth. La Promenade Distinctive Shoppes 1860 Laskin Road, Virginia Beach. 422-8839. www.lapromenadeshoppes.com. Call

years, and NYFO satisfies trendconscious fashion shoppers. They’ll also find stationery and gifts, interior design shops and menswear stalwart The Quality Shops. Janaf Shopping Yard, one of the oldest strip malls in Hampton Roads, remains one of the most popular shopping hubs, with a price-conscious bent. It gathers T.J. Maxx, buyer’s warehouse B.J.’s Wholesale Club, clothing retailers Old Navy and Citi Trends, another Pier 1 Imports home goods store, locally owned Elite Child children’s boutique, sporting goods stores and many other chain and local retailers and restaurants. In Hampton, Peninsula Town Center is a mostly open-air mall with Target, Barnes & Noble and Macy’s as anchors among many of the usual chain stores, as well as a few local merchants. City Center at Oyster Point in Newport News provides an array of mostly chain stores but also the locally owned Sisters Unique gift boutique, Hauser’s Jewelers and Bo Essentials, selling bath and body products. Many Hampton Roads shoppers also make regular trips to Williamsburg Premium Outlets, in

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individual merchants for hours. Stores include Apricot Lane, Closet Envy, The Full Cup, Jacobson Fine Paper and Gifts, Ocean Palm, The Precious Gem, Simply Selma’s, Talbots and Yves Delorme Fine Linens. Hilltop Plaza 1725 Laskin Road, Virginia Beach. Call individual merchants for hours. Stores include Trader Joe’s, PetSmart, Office Depot and Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores. Marketplace at Hilltop 1744 Laskin Road, Virginia Beach. www. marketplaceathilltop.net. Call individual stores for hours. Stores include Total Wine & More, Michaels, GameStop, Lulia and Nunez Fine Jewelers. Landstown Commons 3300 Princess Anne Road, Virginia Beach. shopatlandstowncommons.com. Call individual stores for hours. Stores include AC Moore, Bed Bath and Beyond, Best Buy, Books-A-Million, Kohl’s, Office Max, Ross Dress for Less, PetSmart, Shoe Carnival, Lane Bryant and Justice. Town Center Independence and Virginia Beach boulevards, Virginia Beach. 3664000. www.vabeachtowncenter.com. Call individual stores for hours. Stores include Ann Taylor Loft, B. Original, Bevello, Brooks Brothers, Cache, Origins, Sunglass Hut and The Royal Chocolate.

Lightfoot. Its 135 stores include the only full-scale stores for brands such as Burberry, Kate Spade New York, L’Occitane, Movado and Oakley – albeit the lower-cost versions. Red Mill Commons Nimmo Parkway and Upton Drive, Virginia Beach. www. redmillcommons.net. Call individual stores for hours. Stores include Target, Walmart, Home Depot, Coastal Edge, Dress Barn, TJ Maxx, 17th Street Surf Shop, Fat Frogs Bike & Fitness, Beach Scrapbooks, Sally Beauty Supply, Office Max, Dollar Tree, Inspirations, Simply Gifted, Michaels, Pier 1 Imports, Petco, Claire’s and Kay Jewelers. Edinburgh Commons Edinburgh Parkway and Carmichael Way, Chesapeake. www. edinburghcommons.net. Call individual stores for hours. Stores include Target, Payless Shoes, Kay Jewelers, Sleepy’s, BikeBeat and Let’s Talk Wine. Harbour View West Shopping Center 6253 College Dr., Suffolk. Call individual stores for hours. Stores include Bed Bath & Beyond, Kohl’s and Office Max. Crossways Center (Greenbrier) 1412 Greenbrier Parkway, Chesapeake. Call individual stores for hours. Stores include DSW, T.J. Maxx, Marshalls, Ross Dress for Less and Value City Furniture.

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Greenbrier Marketcenter 1244 Greenbrier Parkway, Chesapeake. Call individual stores for details. Stores include Target, Old Navy, Office Max, Best Buy, Bed Bath & Beyond, Wild Birds Unlimited, Pier 1 Imports, PetSmart and Stein Mart.

JANAF Shopping Yard Virginia Beach Boulevard at Military Highway, Norfolk. 461-4954, management office. janafshopping.com . Major stores include Old Navy, T.J. Maxx, B.J.’s Wholesale Club and Pier 1 Imports.

Towne Place at Greenbrier 725 Eden Way North, Chesapeake. www. towneplaceatgreenbrier.com. Call individual stores for hours. Stores include Jos. A Bank, Chico’s, E’lise Boutique and Golf Headquarters.

Peninsula Town Center 4410 E. Claiborne Square, Hampton. 838-1505. www. peninsulatowncenter.com. Open Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday 12 to 7 p.m. Stores include Target, Macy’s, JCPenney and Barnes & Noble, plus Charming Charlie, Delia’s, J. Jill and ShoeWoo.

The Palace Station + Shops of Ghent, 301 W. 21st St., Norfolk. 622-9999. www. palacestationofghent.com. Call individual stores for hours. Stores include Decorum Furniture, Lili’s of Ghent, The Quality Shops, Mystic Mermaid, NYFO, Live Love Paper, Hi-Ho Silver, White Rabbit and The Wild Hare.

City Center At Oyster Point 701 Town Center Dr., Newport News. 873-2020. Open Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday 12 to 6 p.m. Stores include Sisters Unique, Ten Thousand Villages, The Mole Hole, Ann Taylor Loft, Banana Republic, Richey & Co. Shoes,

Off the Beaten Path Shoppers who want to venture off the beaten retail path can find hidden gems throughout Hampton Roads, in almost every city. Downtown Portsmouth offers a handful of unique home and garden shops, most along High Street, between Water and Effingham streets. Kitchen Koop rivals any chain store selling kitchen products. Way Back Yonder carries some of the best-quality antiques in the region. Anderson-Wright Rooms & Garden and Bowman’s Garden Center, around the corner on Green Street, can outfit a resident’s outdoor space with expertise. Smithfield’s historic downtown has a similar bent and some of the best antiques and gift shopping in the region along Main and Church streets. Wharf Hill is one of the most elegant home-décor stores in all of Hampton Roads, with primitive-style American antiques, Vietri tableware and artisan jewelry. A trek along Bridge Road in northern Suffolk brings shoppers to A. Dodson’s, selling clothing and accessories, gifts and home décor; Powell Home interior design store; and Bon Vivant Market, a locally owned wine and beer purveyor. Downtown Suffolk gathers galleries and gift shops including Uniquely Leo’s – which, next to stalwart Simply Selma’s, has perhaps the most eclectic and fun selection of tableware, jewelry, home decor and ac-

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cessories of any store in Hampton Roads. Along Shore Drive, in the Lynnhaven Inlet area of Virginia Beach, local boaters and fishing aficionados will find several distinctive sources to deck out their homes: Seascapes Interiors, a design shop that carries lamps and other accessories; Tin Soldiers Forgotten Treasures, selling arts and antiques; and Cheap Chic Resale, a consignment boutique. In a nearby shopping plaza off North Great Neck Road, Helga Macko Flowers offers unusual plants and elegant pots to create an indoor oasis. Beyond the T-shirt and souvenir shops, the Virginia Beach Oceanfront boasts some of the richest options for designer duds and highend finds. A key cluster is in Pacif-

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Talbots and Hauser’s Jewelers. Williamsburg Premium Outlets 5715-62A Richmond Road, Williamsburg. 565-0702. www.premiumoutlets.com/williamsburg. Open Monday through Saturday 10am to 9pm, Sunday 10am to 7pm. 135 outlet stores including Burberry, J.Crew, Le Creuset, Kate Spade New York, Carter’s, Nike and Crabtree & Evelyn. Pacific Place 3198 Pacific Ave., Virginia Beach. Call individual stores for hours. Stores include Beecroft & Bull Ltd., Bikini Hut, The Sterling Seahorse and Trish. D’art Center at The Selden Arcade 208 E. Main St., Norfolk. 625-4211. www.dartcenter.org. Open Tues.-Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday 1 to 5 p.m. Gallery gift shop and individual artists selling paintings, pottery, jewelry and other work.

ic Place, at 32nd Street and Pacific Avenue. It houses Beecroft & Bull Ltd., which recently added women’s clothing and accessories to its chic-yet-classic selection for men; Trish, one of the few local sources of Helmut Lang, Rag & Bone and Chan Luu jewelry; The Sterling Seahorse, for decorative items; and Bikini Hut, which sells more sundresses and tunics than it does swimwear. Around the corner is JLin Jewelry, a new accessories shop with inexpensive baubles. Nearby on Laskin Road, Go Fish! offers clothing and jewelry, Meg’s sells bathing suits and cover-ups, Sprout is a children’s consignment boutique and Ragged Robin and The Lemon Cabana provide home decorative goods and gifts. In downtown Norfolk, outside MacArthur Center, shoppers seeking something unique and different can find Monticello Shoes, with its exceptional selection of women’s pumps, boots and flats; independent bookseller Prince Books; Norfolk Stationery Co. for gifts and essentials; men’s clothing shop Details on Granby; and the d’Art Center, where local artists sell their wares from both their studios and a central gallery shop inside the Selden Arcade on Plume Street. Urban Outfitters, the popular chain selling trendy clothes and accessories, is scheduled to open a store on Granby Street this summer. – Carolyn Shapiro

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HAMPTON ROADS has plenty of offerings for sports-lovers of every stripe. And in 2012, the region celebrated a record-breaking champion. The Norfolk Admirals hockey team won its final 28 regular-season games to establish a North American professional hockey record. The Admirals then brought home the club’s first Calder Cup championship with four straight wins against the Toronto Marlies.

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Norfolk, www.norfolkrugby.com.

baseball

hockey

Professional baseball, Triple-A affiliate of the Baltimore Orioles; 72 regular season home games, April through September. Tickets $9 to $14; discounts for students through high school, active military and senior citizens. 24 luxury suites available. Parking, $5. Harbor Park, 150 Park Ave. on the downtown Norfolk waterfront. 12,067 seats; also a right-field party deck, including tables and bar area, for all ticket holders. 6222222, www.norfolktides.com

Professional hockey, American Hockey League affiliate of the Anaheim Ducks; 40 regular season home games, October through April Tickets $13.50-18.50 in advance; discounts for active military, students and seniors. Plenty of game packages available. Corporate boxes, $325. Norfolk Scope, 201 E. Brambleton Ave. 8,725 seats. 640-1212, www. norfolkadmirals.com

NORFOLK TIDES

NORFOLK ADMIRALS

racing

football

SOUTHERN VIRGINIA TROJANS Minor league/professional football, Colonial Football Association; five home games, July through September Tickets $8 in advance through the Trojans’ office at 410-0702; $10 at the gate. Children younger than 5 are free. Virginia Beach Sportsplex, 2181 Landstown Road. Seating for 6,000 with room for 4,000 more on the grassy berm, luxury boxes and alcoholic beverage service. 410-0702, southernvirginiatrojans.com

Call ahead for information. Phone numbers are 757 area code unless otherwise indicated.

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VIRGINIA CRUSADERS Semi-pro football, Mason-Dixon Football League; five home games, June to September Tickets $8; children 6 and younger, free. James City County Stadium, Williamsburg. 713-7407

LANGLEY SPEEDWAY NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Auto Racing, also featuring 11 divisions from late model to gokart races. Fun includes Wacky Wednesday. Tickets Wacky Wednesdays: To compete, $15; general admission, $5. Saturdays: General admission, $10; active/retired military or senior citizens, $8; children ages 6-12, $5; ages 5 and younger, free. Pit passes and family packs available. Langley Speedway, 11 Dale Lemonds Drive, Hampton. 0.395 mile lowbanked (4.5-degree) asphalt oval. Grandstands hold 6,200, with 3,400 more in the pits. On-site food options are aplenty. 865-7223, www. langley-speedway.com

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MEN’S AND WOMEN’S RUGBY Norfolk Blues and Storm

VIRGINIA DESTROYERS United Football League; four home games, August to October Season tickets range from $80 to $125; single tickets range from $20 to $35. Virginia Beach Sportsplex. 962-8866, www.ufl-football.com/ virginia-destroyers

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The men’s Norfolk Blues have been at it for 32 years. The women’s Norfolk Storm has been going strong for 14 years. Norfolk Blues: Practice, Lafayette Park, 38th and Granby streets, Norfolk, www.bluesrugby. org. Norfolk Storm: Practice, Lakewood Park, Willowood Drive,

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VIRGINIA BEACH PIRANHAS Women’s W-League Soccer; May through July. Celebrating 17th anniversary this year. Tickets at the gate, $8 for adults, $6 for children 15 and younger; youth pass, $15 per season. Virginia Beach Sportsplex, 2181 Landstown Road. www. hrpiranhas.com

VIRGINIA BEACH PDL PIRANHAS Men’s Premier Development League Soccer; May through July Tickets at the gate, $8 for adults, $6 for children 15 and younger; youth pass, $15 per season. Virginia Beach Sportsplex, 2181 Landstown Road. www. hrpiranhas.com

collegiate Christopher Newport University Newport News, USA South Athletic Conference (Division III), 594-7880, www.cnusports.com The College of William and Mary Williamsburg, Colonial Athletic Association (Division I), box office: 221-3340, www.tribeathletics.com Hampton University Hampton, Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (Division I), 728-6828, www. hamptonpirates.com Norfolk State University Norfolk, Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (Division I), 823-9009, www. nsuspartans.com Old Dominion University Norfolk, Colonial Athletic Association (Division I), 683-6963, www. odusports.com Virginia Wesleyan College Virginia Beach/Norfolk, Old Dominion Athletic Conference (Division III), 455-3303, www.vwc.edu/athletics

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t s e b e h t f best o FIRST, THERE WAS BEST OF. In March, residents voted for their favorite

businesses in each city, and winners were announced in May. Then residents voted again as those winners competed in a region-wide contest of the most popular categories. Now, here are your Best Of The Best. BURGER

Food & Fun Food

HM Hardee’s

Gold Five Guys Burgers & Fries Multiple locations

BARBEQUE

HM Kelly’s Tavern

Gold Doumar’s Cones & Barbecue 1919 Monticello Ave., Norf. 627-4163

Multiple locations

HM Red Robin Gourmet Burgers Multiple locations

Gold Frankie’s Place for Ribs 5200 Fairfield Shopping Center, Va. Beach 495-7427

HM Smoked From Above BBQ & Ribs 3376 Princess Anne Road, Va. Beach 499-4959

HM Smokey Bones Multiple locations

CHEESE COURSE Gold The Melting Pot

12233 Jefferson Ave., Ste. 3 Newport News 369-9500

HM Sonoma Wine Bar & Bistro 189 Central Park Ave., Va. Beach 490-9463

HM The Green Onion

HM Wood Chick’s BBQ 1025 N. Battlefield Blvd., Ches. 5499290

BARBEQUE RIBS

1603 Colley Ave, Norf. 963-1200

CHICKEN

Gold Pollard’s Chicken Multiple locations

Gold Frankie’s Place for Ribs 5200 Fairfield Shopping Center, Va. Beach 495-7427

HM Beach Bully 601 19th Street, Va. Beach 422-4222

HM Smoked From Above BBQ & Ribs 3376 Princess Anne Road, Va. Beach 499-4959

HM Chick-fil-A HM Farm Fresh Supermarkets Multiple locations

COFFEE HOUSE Gold Starbucks

HM Bad Ass Coffee Co 806 Baldwin Ave # 2, Norf. 640-2899

BREAKFAST

CRAB CAKE

Gold Broken Egg Bistro 501 Kempsville Rd., Ches. 410-8515

Gold Surf Rider Restaurant 8180 Shore Drive, Norf. 480-5000

HM D’Egg

HM Lynnhaven Fish House Restaurant

204 E. Main Street, Norf. 6263447

HM Sunrise Cafe 1369 N. Great Neck Road, Va. Beach 481-5727

2350 Starfish Road, Va. Beach 4810003

HM Pirate’s Cove

BRUNCH

Gold Broken Egg Bistro 501 Kempsville Rd., Ches. 410-8515

HM Lynnhaven Fish House Restaurant 2350 Starfish Road, Va. Beach 4810003

HM No Frill Bar & Grill 806 Spotswood Ave., Norf. 627-4262

BUFFET

109 Gainsborough Square Suite J&K, Ches. 549-7272

FAMILY/CASUAL DINING Gold Azalea Inn Grill

2344 East Little Creek Road, Norf. 587-4649

HM Freemason Abbey 209 Freemason Street Norfolk 6223966

Gold Golden Corral

HM Shogun Japanese Steakhouse

Multiple locations

550 First Colonial, Va. Beach 422-5150

HM DW Mongolian BBQ 1932 Laskin Road, Va. Beach 428-8891

HM Hibachi Grill & Supreme Buffet 5957 E. Virginia Beach Blvd., Norf. 962-1088

Gold Famous Uncle Al’s Hot Dogs & Fries - Virginia Beach 3972 Holland Road, Va. Beach 2867555

HM Dog N Burger 2001 Manteo Street, Norf. 623-1667

HM Famous Uncle Al’s Hot Dogs Chesapeake 1412 Greenbrier Pkwy # 116, Ches. 424-5705

LUNCH

Gold Azalea Inn Grill 2344 East Little Creek Road, Norf. 587-4649

Gold Freemason Abbey 209 Freemason Street Norfolk 6223966 108 Prescott Ave, Va. Beach 486-7778

HM Jersey Mike’s Subs Multiple locations

PIZZA

Gold Ynot Pizza & Italian Cuisine

Multiple locations

HM Elliot’s Fair Grounds

Multiple locations

HOT DOG PLACE

HM Azar’s Natural Foods

Multiple locations

619 18th Street , Va. Beach 233-4007

HM Smokey Bones

Multiple locations

FRIED CHICKEN Gold Pollard’s Chicken Multiple locations

2102 Great Neck Shopping Center, Va. Beach 496-9111

HM Azalea Inn Grill 2344 East Little Creek Road, Norf. 587-4649

HM Chesapeake Pizza 424 Battlefield Boulevard South, Ches. 482-4444

SANDWICH/WRAP/ DELI Gold Taste Unlimited

6464 Hampton Blvd., Norf. 623-7770

HM Subway 109 Gainsborough Square, Ches. 547-3629

HM The Route 58 Delicatessen 4000 Virginia Beach Blvd # 156, Va. Beach 226-8493

SEAFOOD

Gold Lynnhaven Fish House Restaurant 2350 Starfish Road, Va. Beach 4810003

HM Pirate’s Cove 109 Gainsborough Square Suite J&K, Ches. 549-7272

HM Surf Rider Restaurant 8180 Shore Drive, Norf. 480-5000

SHE CRAB SOUP

Gold Lynnhaven Fish House Restaurant 2350 Starfish Road, Va. Beach 4810003

HM Freemason Abbey 209 Freemason Street Norfolk 6223966

HM Surf Rider Restaurant 8180 Shore Drive, Norf. 480-5000

SMOOTHIE

Gold Tropical Smoothie Cafe Multiple locations

STEAK

Gold Ruth’s Chris Steak House 205 Central Park Ave., Va. Beach 213-0747

HM Byrd & Baldwin Bro Steakhouse 116 Brooke Ave., Norf. 222-9191

HM Outback Steakhouse Multiple locations

WINGS

Gold Buffalo Wild Wings Grill & Bar Multiple locations

HM Lendy’s Cafe 1581 General Booth Blvd., Suite 101, Va. Beach 491-3511

HM Wild Wing Cafe 1437 Sam’s Drive, Ches. 382-9464

Food & Fun - Fun CHILDREN’S ENTERTAINMENT

Gold Virginia Aquarium & Marine Ctr 717 General Booth Boulevard, Va. Beach 425-3474

HM Chuck E Cheese Pizza 2699 Lishelle Place, Va. Beach 4680181

HM Cinema Cafe Multiple locations

DANCE STUDIO Gold Golden Slippers Multiple locations

HM Dynamic Movements 3205-C Bridge Road Suffolk-FranklinIsle of Wight 686-0554

HM Evelyn Ott School of Dance 7921 Harold Street Norfolk 588-1162

HM Farm Fresh Supermarkets Multiple locations

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FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT

Multiple locations

HM Master Hwang’s World Class Tae Kwon Do

HM Rajput

Gold Virginia Aquarium & Marine Ctr 717 General Booth Boulevard, Va. Beach 425-3474

Multiple locations

HM Saffron Indian Bistro 4532 Columbus Street, Va. Beach 644-6904

ITALIAN RESTAURANT

HM Cinema Cafe

Gold Ynot Pizza & Italian Cuisine

Multiple locations

HM The Virginia Beach Field House 2157 Landstown Road, Va. Beach 427-3955

2102 Great Neck Shopping Center, Va. Beach 496-9111

HM Aldo’s Ristorante

HANGOUT (LIVE MUSIC/COMEDY CLUB/ NIGHT CLUB/ETC.) Gold The Jewish Mother

600 Nevan Road, Va. Beach 428-1515

HM Big Woody’s Bar & Grill 123 Battlefield Blvd N # H, Ches. 436-1919

HM Funny Bone Comedy Club and Restaurant 217 Central Park Ave., Va. Beach 213-5555

1860 Laskin Road - LaPromenade Shoppes, Va. Beach 491-1111

HM Razzo 3248 E. Ocean View Ave., Norf. 9623630

JAPANESE RESTAURANT

Gold Kyoto Japanese Steak & Seafood 1412 Greenbrier Parkway, Ches. 420-0950

HM Otani Steak & Seafood

HM Norfolk Karate 814A W. 45th Street, Norf. 623-8997

MOVIE THEATER Gold Cinema Cafe Multiple locations

HM AMC Lynnhaven 18 1001 Lynnhaven Mall Loop Virginia Beach (888) 262-4386

HM Naro 1507 Colley Ave., Norf. 625-6276

TRAVEL AGENCY Gold CI Travel

3980 Virginia Beach Blvd, Suite 101, Va. Beach .627.8000

HM Travel Pros 634 Hilltop West Shopping Center, Va. Beach 425-3737

HM World Class Travel 561 Cedar Road Suite 1 Chesapeake 546-1010

HM Shogun Japanese Steakhouse

Gold Pirate’s Cove

550 First Colonial, Va. Beach 422-5150

109 Gainsborough Square Suite J&K, Ches. 549-7272

HM Leaping Lizard 4408 Shore Drive, Va. Beach 363-0161

MEXICAN RESTAURANT Gold Plaza Azteca

12233 Jefferson Ave., Ste. 3 Newport News 369-9500

HM Mi Hogar 4201 Granby Street, Norf. 640-7705

HM Restaurante Ole!

LOCALS’ HANGOUT

5191 Shore Drive, Va. Beach 460-0555

Gold Azalea Inn Grill

MONGOLIAN BARBEQUE

2344 East Little Creek Road, Norf. 587-4649

HM Croc’s 19th Street Bistro 620 19th Street, Va. Beach 428-5444 415 Atlantic Ave., Va. Beach 428-3644

NEW RESTAURANT

401 N Great Neck Rd # 106, Va. Beach 498-0323

HM Buffet City HM DW Mongolian BBQ 1932 Laskin Road Virginia Beach 428-8891

648 Grassfield Pkwy #12, Ches. 609-3156

SUSHI

HM Jersey Mike’s Subs Multiple locations

Gold Shogun Japanese Steakhouse

HM Woody McGees Barstro

550 First Colonial, Va. Beach 422-5150

4356 Holland Road, Va. Beach 2226775

HM Domo Japanese Restaurant Multiple locations

OUTDOOR/DECK DINING

HM Sakura Japanese Restaurant Multiple locations

HM Paradocks East Coast Grille 801 Eden Way North, Ches. 321-2202

HM Rudee’s

Food & Fun Recreation Gold Cypress Point Country Club 5340 Club Head Rd., Va. Beach 4908822

SPORTS BAR

Gold AJ Gators Sports Bar & Grill

HM Heron Ridge Golf Club

Multiple locations

2973 Heron Ridge Drive, Va. Beach .426.3800

HM Azalea Inn Grill 2344 East Little Creek Road, Norf. 587-4649

HM Ocean View Golf Course 9610 Norfolk Ave., Norf. 480-2094

HM Baxter’s 500 Granby Street Norfolk 622-9837

Food & Fun International Food CHINESE

GYMNASTICS/ CHEERLEADING FACILITY

Gold Ocean Tumblers Gymnastics 2725 Sonic Dr Virginia Beach 468 1982

HM Hurricane Gymnastics 409 Network Station, Ches. 549-8181

Gold Imperial Palace

HM Triple T Sports

4878 Princess Anne Road, Va. Beach 493-8838

HM Hibachi Grill & Supreme Buffet HM P. F. Chang’s China Bistro 4551 Virginia Beach Boulevard, Va. Beach 473-9028

619 E. Constance Rd. Suffolk 923-5150

MARTIAL ARTS CENTER

Gold LINXX Academy of Martial Arts 1253 Nimmo Pkwy, Va. Beach 6890680

HM Dragon Connections

INDIAN CUISINE

825 Chimney Hill Parkway, Va. Beach 340-1772

Gold Nawab

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ESTHETICIAN

Gold Coastal Dermatology 3176 Holland Road, Suite 103, Va. Beach 368-7546

HM Gigi Walentiny at Blue Willow Skin Care 1777 London Bridge Road, Suite 201, Va. Beach .630.6286

HM Natural Elements Spa & Salon 717 Eden Way Suite 612, Ches. 4361141

HAIRSTYLING SALON/ BEAUTY SALON Gold Salon Fusion

Please visit us at http://www. salonfusionnow.com

HM Changes City Spa 710 West 21st Street, Norf. 625-5300

DESSERT

Gold The Skinny Dip 3380 Princess Anne Rd #109 Virginia Beach 689-3433

HM The Melting Pot 12233 Jefferson Ave., Ste. 3 Newport News 369-9500

HM Ynot Pizza & Italian Cuisine 2102 Great Neck Shopping Center, Va. Beach 496-9111

ICE CREAM/YOGURT Gold The Skinny Dip

3380 Princess Anne Rd #109 Virginia Beach 689-3433

Multiple locations

HM Doumar’s Cones & Barbecue 1919 Monticello Ave., Norf. 627-4163

Health & Beauty Beauty CORRECTIVE HAIR COLORING

Gold Natural Elements Spa & Salon 717 Eden Way Suite 612, Ches. 4361141

HM Salon Fusion Please visit us at http://www. salonfusionnow.com

HM Studio East Salon Spa 3841 E. Little Creek Road, Norf. 588-5533

COSMETIC DENTISTRY Gold Greenbrier Dental Center

1059 Eden Way North, Ches. 547-2266

HM Dr. Tanya Brown 129 Hanbury Road West #101, Ches. 546-5262

HM Konikoff Family Dentistry Multiple locations

DAY SPA

Gold Sport Clips

4554 Virginia Beach Blvd., Va. Beach 490-0097

NAIL SALON

Gold The Look Salon & Day Spa HM Changes City Spa 710 West 21st Street, Norf. 625-5300

HM Natural Elements Spa & Salon 717 Eden Way Suite 612, Ches. 4361141

PEDICURE

Gold Natural Elements Spa & Salon 717 Eden Way Suite 612, Ches. 4361141

HM Changes City Spa 710 West 21st Street, Norf. 625-5300

HM Ron Paul Salon 1036 Volvo Parkway Ste. 11 & 12, Ches. 277-9945

PLACE TO GET A MASSAGE Gold Massage Envy

4000 Virginia Beach Blvd. Suite 160, Va. Beach 463-3689

HM Advanced Fuller School of Massage 195 South Rosemont Road Suite 105, Va. Beach 340-3080

HM Natural Elements Spa & Salon 717 Eden Way Suite 612, Ches. 4361141

Health & Beauty Family CHIROPRACTOR Gold Planet Chiropractic

1409 Kempsville Rd, Suite A Chesapeake 410-2793

HM Dolmat Chiropractic Clinic 4301 Virginia Beach Blvd. Virginia Beach 498-0098

HM Dr. David N. Block Family Chiropractic 1108 Madison Plaza, Ches. 436-5428

HM Wardell Orthopaedics 5818 Harbour View Blvd. Ste. 150 Suffolk 215-1400

HM Wards Corner Chiropractic 7400 Granby Street - Suite F Norfolk 588-8908

DENTIST

Gold Greenbrier Dental Center

Gold The Look Salon & Day Spa 1433 Sam’s Circle, Ches. 548-6550

HM David H. McDaniel, M.D. Laser

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1433 Sam’s Circle, Ches. 548-6550

MEN’S HAIR SALON

1433 Sam’s Circle, Ches. 548-6550

4239 Holland Road #716, Va. Beach 963-7882

GOLF COURSE

227 Mediterranean Ave., Va. Beach 425-1777

5957 E. Virginia Beach Blvd., Norf. 962-1088

HM Dream Cake

HM Cold Stone Creamery - Virginia Beach

Gold Chick’s Oyster Bar

2143 Vista Circle, Va. Beach 481-5757

616 Hilltop West Shopping Center, Va. Beach 425-1010

4725 Virginia Beach Blvd. Suite 160, Va. Beach 354-2133

Multiple locations

Gold Cotton Southern Bistro

CUPCAKE

HM Sweet Temptations

Gold Warrior’s Grill

HM Waterman’s Surfside Grille

Food & Fun Sweets Gold Just Cupcakes

Multiple locations

HM The Melting Pot

125 Market Street, Va. Beach 437-8900

HM Natural Elements Spa & Salon

HM The Look Salon & Day Spa

1532 Laskin Road, Va. Beach 425-0404

KEPT SECRET

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& Cosmetic Center

1059 Eden Way North, Ches. 547-2266

HM Konikoff Family Dentistry Multiple locations

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HM Norge Dental Center 7450 Richmond Road Williamsburg 564-0804

Health & Beauty Fitness GROUP TRAINER

DOCTOR/HEALTH CARE PROVIDER

Gold Onelife Fitness Multiple locations

Gold Tidewater Eye Center

806 Professional Place Suite D, Ches. 745-9348

1201 First Colonial Rd., Va. Beach 425-5550

HM Stroller Strides of Virginia Beach & Chesapeake

HM Lakeview Medical Center 2000 Meade Parkway Suffolk-FranklinIsle of Wight 539-0251

OB/GYN

Gold The Group for Woman

Please visit us at http://www. vbfitmoms.com

GYM/FITNESS FACILITY Gold Onelife Fitness

300 Medical Pkwy # 308, Ches. 466-6350

Multiple locations

HM Specialists For Women

HM Planet Fitness

Serving all of Hampton Roads 1101 Madison Plaza, Ches. 547-2322

ORTHODONTIST

Gold Anderson Orthodontics 2490 Pruden Blvd Suffolk 934-3000

HM Bivins Orthodontics 220 Mount Pleasant Road #200, Ches. 546-3888

ORTHOPEDIC PROVIDER

HM YMCA

1909 A Granby Street , Norf. 640-0022

NUTRITIONAL COUNSELOR Gold Onelife Fitness Multiple locations

HM CrossFit 757 201 21st St., Norf. 513-8898

1577 Laskin Road, Va. Beach 412-0019

PERSONAL TRAINER STUDIO

5818 Harbour View Blvd. Ste. 150 Suffolk 215-1400

PHARMACY

Gold Onelife Fitness

Gold Walgreens

Multiple locations

HM Jim White Fitness & Nutrition Studios

Multiple locations

HM CVS Multiple locations

1577 Laskin Road, Va. Beach 412-0019

HM Farm Fresh Supermarkets

HM Lacey Lee Fitness Studio

Multiple locations

1313 Redgate Ave., Norf. 288-5444

HM Rite Aid

YOGA FACILITY

Multiple locations

PLACE FOR EYE CARE Gold Tidewater Eye Center

Gold Zen Hot Yoga

3352 Princess Anne Rd. #901 Virginia Beach 453-6547

HM Hot House Yoga

Multiple locations

HM Beach Eye Care

1952 Laskin Road, Va. Beach 428-0099

HM Onelife Fitness

1201 First Colonial Rd., Va. Beach 425-5550

Multiple locations

HM Gilbert Eyecare 220 W. Brambleton Ave., Norf. 6220200

PLACE FOR LASER VISION CORRECTION Gold Tidewater Eye Center

ASSISTED LIVING

Gold Marian Manor - Our Lady of Perpetual Help

Multiple locations

HM Beach Eye Care

Multiple locations

1201 First Colonial Rd., Va. Beach 425-5550

HM Chesapeake Place 1508 Volvo Parkway, Ches. 548-4795

HM Virginia Eye Consultants 241 Corporation Blvd., Norf. 622-2200

PODIATRIST

HM The Ballentine 7211 Granby Street Norfolk 440-7400

DIABETIC FOOT CARE

Gold Podiatry Associates of Virginia

Gold Podiatry Associates of Virginia

Multiple locations

Multiple locations

HM 1Foot 2Foot 171 North Main St. Suffolk 934-0768

HM Atlantic Foot and Ankle Center 1788 Republic Road Virginia Beach 481-0898

SKIN CARE FACILITY

HM Foot Solutions 1437 Sams Drive #122, Ches. 549-3668

HEARING AID PROVIDER

Gold Hearing Services of Virginia 4356 Bonney Road, Suite 102, Va. Beach 962-2326

Gold Hague Medi-Spa

400 West Brambleton Ave., Norf. 274-4000

HM Beltone Audiology

HM Remedies Salon & Spa 1514 Holland Rd (End of 58 bypass, behind BB&T) Suffolk 934-9452

ANTIQUE SHOP

Gold Barrett Street Antique Mall 2645 Dean Drive, Va. Beach 463-8600

HM Way Back Yonder Antiques 620 High Street Portsmouth 398-2700

HM Williamsburg Antique Mall 500 Lightfoot Rd. Williamsburg 565-3422

1194 Lynnhaven Pkwy, Va. Beach 4685626

HM Bress Pawn and Jewelry 721 Granby Street Norfolk 6254228

HM Madison Jewelers 5304 Providence Rd., Va. Beach 200-0609

CHILDREN’S SPECIALTY/TOY STORE

Gold White Rabbit & The Wild Hare 334 W. 21st Street, Norf. 627-4169

HM All About Me 300 Monticello Ave #144, Norf. 6226666

HM The Knapsack Children’s Consignment 3352 Princess Anne Road, sTe. 913, Va. Beach 6893591

CIGAR AND TOBACCO STORE Gold Emerson’s Cigars Multiple locations

CONSIGNMENT SHOP

Gold Plato’s Closet - Chesapeake Square, Newport News, & Virginia Beach locations Multiple locations

Health & Beauty Seniors

Pembroke 4 Suite 132, Va. Beach 497-3900

HM Virginia Hearing Consultants 241 Corporate Blvd., Norf. 412-1253

Health & Family Kids PEDIATRICIAN

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HM Frame N Art 2688 Virginia Beach Blvd., Va. Beach 463-4169

HM The Gallery at East Beach 9559 Shore Drive, Norf. 351-0400

SPECIALTY STORE Gold Wine & Cake Hobbies

Shopping General

Gold Nathan’s Lynnhaven Pawn

Multiple locations

HM Jim White Fitness & Nutrition Studios

Gold Wardell Orthopaedics

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CASH FOR GOLD

Multiple locations

HM Virginia Center For Women

940 Cedar Road Suite 108, Ches. 410-2833

2000 Meade Parkway Suffolk-FranklinIsle of Wight 539-0251

HM Crossfit Unrivaled

Multiple locations

HM Beach Eye Care

HM Skin Renaissance

Multiple locations

HM Lakeview Medical Center

HM 2nd Act 110-A W. 21st Street, Norf. 622-1533

HM Worth the Wait 3157 Virginia Beach Boulevard, Va. Beach 498-9051

DRY CLEANER Gold Albano Cleaners Multiple locations

HM S. Ray Barrett Dry Cleaners 200 W. 21st Street, Norf. 625-5215

HM Zoots Dry Cleaners Multiple locations

MUSICAL INSTRUMENT RETAILER (PIANO/ ORGAN/GUITAR/ETC.) Gold Alpha Music

3234 Virginia Beach Boulevard, Va. Beach 486-2001

HM Audio Light & Musical 5957 E Va. Beach Blvd Norfolk 8532424

HM Russell’s Music World 504 Washington Park, Norf. 622-5568

PAWN SHOP

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HM Bress Pawn and Jewelry 721 Granby Street Norfolk 6254228

PRINT AND FRAME STORE

6527 Tidewater Drive, Norf. 857-0245

HM Ann’s Hallmark Multiple locations

HM Simply Selma’s 1860 Laskin Road #119, Va. Beach 428-2885

SUPERMARKET

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UNIQUE GIFT SHOP Gold Simply Selma’s

1860 Laskin Road #119, Va. Beach 428-2885

HM Ann’s Hallmark Multiple locations

HM Leaping Lizard 4408 Shore Drive, Va. Beach 363-0161

WOMEN’S CONSIGNMENT Gold Worth The Wait

3157 Virginia Beach Blvd. Virginia Beach 498-9051

HM 2nd Act 110 West 21st Street, Norf. 622-1533

HM Plato’s Closet - Chesapeake Square, Newport News, & Virginia Beach locations Multiple locations

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HM Smoked From Above BBQ & Ribs 3376 Princess Anne Road, Va. Beach 499-4959

HM The Catering Place 2109 Holland Rd Suffolk 923-3333

FASHION JEWELRY/ ACCESSORIES STORE Gold The Mole Hole

1860 Laskin Rd., Va. Beach 417-7256

HM Jems From Jennie 5750 Churchland Blvd., Ports. 4849581

HM Lili’s of Ghent 323 W. 21st Street Norfolk 624-9868

FINE JEWELRY Gold Long Jewelers Multiple locations

HM Either Ore Jewelers 1620 Hilltop West Executive Center, Va. Beach 523-1549

HM Jared Galleria Of Jewelry 656 Phoenix Dr., Va. Beach 340-5181

FORMAL WEAR Gold All The Rage

1556 Laskin Road, Va. Beach 491-1418

HM Lili’s of Ghent 323 W. 21st Street Norfolk 624-9868

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1860 Laskin Road, Va. Beach 422-5263

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HM Plato’s Closet - Greenbrier 1412 Greenbrier Parkway, Ches. 416-7738

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306 West 21st Street, Norf. 627-6073

1725 S. Military Hwy., Ches. 420-6660

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4225 Portsmouth Boulevard, Ches. 488-4306

Supplies & Services Automotive

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2469 Castleton Commerce Way, Va. Beach 498-3051

HM Maaco Collision Repair & Auto Painting 1457 Harpers Road, Va. Beach 4255600

1458 Kempsville Road, Va. Beach 467-1234

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2900 Shore Drive, Va. Beach 4816549

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311 Kempsville Road, Ches. 547-9595

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Gold Huntington Learning Center 2125 Starmount Pkwy Suite 123, Ches. 606-2586

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EMPLOYER FOR CAREER ADVANCEMENT AND BENEFITS Gold Geico Insurance

Serving all of Hampton Roads

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Serving all of Hampton Roads

110 Kegman Road, West, Ches. 482-5175

HM Haynes Furniture Multiple locations

FURNITURE STORE Gold Value City Furniture Multiple locations

HM Decorum Furniture 301 W. 21st Street, Norf. 623-3100

HM Haynes Furniture Multiple locations

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HM Eggleston Garden Center 110 La Valette Ave., Norf. 625-3670

HM Smithfield Gardens 1869 Bridge Rd. Suffolk-Franklin-Isle of Wight 238-2511

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HM Paramount Builders 501 Central Ave. Virginia Beach 888340-9002

HM Starling Guttering 800- B Principal Ct., Ches. 464-4104

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HM A-1 American Serving all of Hampton Roads

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811 Juniper Crescent Ste 2, Ches. 424-6243

HM The Cleaning Authority 150 Thalia Village Shoppes, Va. Beach 368-7000

INTERIOR DECORATING COMPANY Gold Esprit Decor

110 Kegman Road, West, Ches. 482-5175

HM Mary Barnett’s 4122 Granby Street, Norf. 622-1100

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CARPET CLEANING SERVICE 2617 Production Road, Va. Beach 340-8125

2300 Godwin Blvd Suffolk 539-1000

PLACE TO BUY NEW TIRES Gold Costco

HM Hobbs Ultra-Clean Service 141 Desert Road Corapeake NC 252465-8297

HM Monster Clean Serving all of Hampton Roads

850 Glenrock Road, Norf. 459-4471

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4429 Shore Drive, Va. Beach 502-8625

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Multiple locations

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HM Smithfield Gardens 1869 Bridge Rd. Suffolk-Franklin-Isle of Wight 238-2511

HM Terra Firma 4414 B Killam Ave., Norf. 440-4404

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HM Paramount Builders 501 Central Drive Virginia Beach 888-340-9002

HM Window World Serving all of Hampton Roads

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Gold Absolute Moving Company 2858 Crusader Circle, Va. Beach 486-8001

HM A Friendly Mover 3424 Chandler Creek Road Ste. 102, Va. Beach 689-0935

PEST CONTROL Gold Getem Services

1261 W. 42nd Street, Norf. 489-8611

HM 1st Choice Pest Control 1421 Glendale Ave., Ches. 892-4913

HM Suffolk Pest Control 3508 Robs Dr Suffolk 934-2223

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Multiple locations

HM Haynes Furniture Multiple locations

HM Mark Gonsenhauser’s Rug & Carpet Superstore 4153 Virginia Beach Blvd., Va. Beach 486-6600

PLUMBER

Gold A-1 American Serving all of Hampton Roads

HM Atomic Plumbing & Drain 1377 London Bridge Road, Va. Beach 464-2934

HM Norfolk Air Heating & Cooling 7914 Glade Road, Norf. 963-8365

REPLACEMENT WINDOW COMPANY Gold Window World

Serving all of Hampton Roads

HM Jerry Harris Remodeling Serving all of Hampton Roads

HM Paramount Builders 501 Central Drive Virginia Beach 888-340-9002

Supplies & Services - Legal & Finance FINANCIAL INSTITUTION (BANK/ CREDIT UNION) Gold NAE Federal Credit Union

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HM Navy Federal Credit Union Multiple locations

HM Towne Bank Multiple locations

INSURANCE COMPANY Gold Geico Insurance

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LAW FIRM

Gold Alliance Legal Group/Law Offices of Steve C. Taylor 133 Mt. Pleasant Road, Ches. 482-5705

HM MacDonald, Plumlee & Overton, P.C. 620 Cedar Road, Ches. 547-8952

HM The Law Offices of John W. Bonney, P.C. 5416 Tidewater Drive, Norf. 640-1008

HM The Merna Law Group, P.C. Serving all of Hampton Roads

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238 West 21st Street, Norf. 622-1788

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HM Billy Chorey, Sr. - Chorey & Associates 330 West Constance Road Suffolk 539-7451

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REAL ESTATE COMPANY

Gold Rose and Womble Serving all of Hampton Roads

HM Nancy Chandler Associate Realtors 701 W. 21st Street Norfolk 623-2382

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