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Winter Wine Celebration from Domenick Fini

Winter Wine Celebration from Domenick Fini

By Jeff Maisey Domenick Fini spent the past 20-some years working in various capacities to bring the general public such award-winning events as the Town Point Virginia Wine Festival, Virginia Beer Festival, Harborfest and Bayou Boogaloo & Cajun Music Festival. Fini did so as a staff member of Festevents, which programs festivities in Norfolk’s Town

(Steve Crandall, CEO, Devils Backbone Brewing Company with Bart Jaeger, Chesapeake Bay Foundation Discovery Program Manager. Photo courtesy Chesapeake Bay Foundation)

State of the Bay

By Jeff Maisey A friend of mine, Steve Crandall, CEO of Devils Backbone Brewing Company, is certainly passionate about beer, but he’s equally engaged as an outdoorsman. The restoration and preservation of the Chesapeake Bay is something he and his wife Heidi feel is vital to future generations. A few years ago, Devils Backbone began


2016 Holiday Display & Events

Dickens Christmas Towne November 19 through December 31 Nauticus/Half Moone Cruise Terminal   Winter Wonderland: The Coleman Collection November 25 – December 31 Courthouse Galleries, Portsmouth   Santa’s Seaside Village November 27 through December 27 Thursdays through Sunday 2-10 PM 30th Street @ Oceanfront   Holiday Farmers Market November 26, December 3,


2016 Holidays Theater & Dance

“Searching for Santa: A Holiday Musical” November 19 6-10 PM, Free Virginia Beach Town Center Fountain Plaza A free evening of musical theater for the holidays.   Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker November 25 Sandler Center The biggest Christmas experience of the year! The original, direct from Russia, Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker! “Knock Out!”

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2016 Holidays Concert Schedule

“The Snowman & Gift of the Magi” Virginia Symphony Orchestra November 27 Sandler Center The charming, animated film follows the story of a young boy and his magical friendship with a snowman, while the VSO performs Howard Blake’s score, including the popular song “Walking in the Air.” “The Gift of the Magi”, is one

Holiday lights on the boardwalk in Virginia Beach

2016 Holiday Lights, Ice Skating & Parades

Million Bulb Walk November 11-23 Norfolk Botanical Garden   Walk Through the Lights November 18, 5-8 PM 2nd Street on Boardwalk. Stroll through the holiday lights at the Beach.   Holiday Lights at The Beach November 18 through January 1 2nd Street to 33rd Street at the Oceanfront Cruise in your car through


A Preview of Blue Moon Taproom in Norfolk

The Cordish Companies officially announced that it will be adding Blue Moon TapHouse to the exciting lineup of venues opening at Waterside District. Blue Moon TapHouse will be a completely unique dining and entertainment concept created specifically for the Waterside District and will debut when the project launches in the Spring. Blue Moon Brewing Company


Planting for a Future

By Al Markowitz In my last article on the state of our worsening climate reality – a subject not given nearly the attention needed in this election season – I focused on solutions. One of the more important solutions I wrote about is Permaculture farming as a way to re-sequester carbon to the soil. Given

(Green Flash COO Chris Ross in the Virginia Beach tasting room)

Green Flash Opens in Virginia Beach

By Jeff Maisey Green Flash Brewing Company’s official Virginia Beach grand opening is Sunday, November 13. The long awaited date is the day after the brewery’s breast cancer awareness event, Treasure Chest Fest, which has been held the past two years on the field where the San Diego-based craft brewery now stands. But if you’re