Insights: About Living Here

Home Tours & Designer Showcase

The Latest Design Ideas & Trends If you’re into home design and decorating, it can be a lot of fun to check out a ‘Parade of Homes’ tour.  What’s that, you say?  Well, imagine easily seeing and comparing a showcase of beautiful houses over a weekend, and taking away great design ideas for your home! Continue Reading...

The Joy Of Embracing Healthy Options

To Market, To Market… Voted #1 in Virginia and #3 in the nation, according to the American Farmland Trust’s Favorite Farmers Market Contest, the Williamsburg Farmers Market on Merchants Square has been an every growing source of seasonal produce and local products since 2002. Virginia’s ‘farm-to-table’ movement thriving in Williamsburg, Irvington and throughout our region.  There are Continue Reading...

Moving Here?

Helping You Discover The Many Joys of Coastal Virginia… Welcome to the beautiful and diverse area of southeastern Virginia, stretching from the Chesapeake Bay and to its tidal rivers and creeks.  Whether you’re a water enthusiast or prefer your feet to remain firmly on dry land, the greater Williamsburg and Northern Neck regions are such a wonderful Continue Reading...

The Joy of Oyster Roasts & Crab Feasts

Love to entertain?  Enjoy a Virginia tradition… Break out the Old Bay seasoning and host a festive oyster roast or crab feast!  Every summer and every Thanksgiving, my family celebrates the joy of togetherness in this wonderfully relaxed way. Area fishmongers can keep you in-the-know about what to expect for prices — and if your Continue Reading...

The Talk Of The Town

Explore Our Vibrant Community      Events & Activities      Living the Good Life Colonial Williamsburg’s Charm      A Revolutionary City      Live Webcams & Weather The College of William & Mary      Its Past, Present & Our Future      William & Mary News Williamsburg Magazines      Local Spin      Current and Previous Publications The Latest Continue Reading...

A Harvest Party At River’s Bend

Along The Chickahominy River, Life Is Good Today… The leaves are beginning to change color at long last, as mid-October graces the Williamsburg area.  It’s late afternoon, on the cusp of another warm autumnal evening.  I’ve packed up my briefcase much earlier than usual, even traded in my business suit for a comfy pair of Continue Reading...

Resources For Health & Wellness

Your Quality of Life Matters Greatly… Moving to a new area can present a host of challenges, especially when it comes to addressing the medical needs of you and your loved ones. Where will you find a great doctor, one who can help guide your health decisions for years to come? Who can help you Continue Reading...

Live The Good Life — In Williamsburg!

Come for a visit, stay for a lifetime!   Bring your loved ones to Williamsburg and make your time together one for the history books!  Discover adventure in America’s favorite family destination, where historical attractions, museums and the cultural arts combine with theme parks, golf, restaurants and shopping. Having spent the better part of my Continue Reading...

Wine A Little, You May Feel Better

Virginia is a great destination for wines, ciders and microbrews… According to tourism specialist Karen Batalo (Mar 14, 2013), Virginia Wines continue to show well on the international stage, this time at the largest competition of American Wines in the world! Competing among 5,500 entries from more than 25 states, Virginia earned five gold medals, Continue Reading...

Parks & Rec

Get Out There and Enjoy Yourself… Want to live life adventurously?  Our area boasts York River State Park, Waller Mill Park, Quarterpath Park, as well as twenty one additional parks and stadiums to meet your recreational needs.  You can even ‘Go Ape’ and ride a zip line through the woods, wow! Be sure to check out Continue Reading...

Navigating The Region’s Waterways

Williamsburg Offers Waterfront?  Who Knew! When you’re out on the water, a good day of boating can quickly go bad without reliable and timely information.  Marine radios and charts are trusted resources, so please don’t leave the dock without them on board! In this age of smart phones and tablet technologies, I’ve found it’s easy Continue Reading...

Are You Prepared For Hurricane Season?

A Little Planning Goes A Long Way… Whether you live along Virginia’s lovely coast or far inland, it pays to be proactive about the possibility of inclement weather in your area. History shows that the lack of awareness and preparedness are costly common threads among all major hurricane disasters.  By knowing your area’s vulnerability — Continue Reading...

Set Sail For Coastal Virginia

Sailing the Chesapeake Bay… Personally, this river girl has never met a boat or waterway she didn’t like! The Chesapeake Bay is world renowned for both leisure and sport sailing.  Our lovely lower bay region boasts a bounty of breezes, great ports, quiet harbor moorings, marinas, regattas and clubs. If I were to make an Continue Reading...

Gas Up The Boat, It’s Time To Go Fishing!

Fish On… One of the finest aspects of coastal Virginia living is the opportunity to simply go fishing.  Whether  your prefer freshwater, saltwater, inshore or offshore charters… there’s something for everyone! Plan your next fishing adventure by spending a little time with Chesapeake Angler and Prop Talk. Pack the sunscreen and pick up some Lee’s Continue Reading...

Being Mindful of The Chesapeake Bay Preservation Act

Working Together to Save the Bay… Did you know that local governments have the primary responsibility for managing land uses and development? The Chesapeake Bay Preservation Act focuses on assisting Tidewater localities to preserve the water quality through land use decisions. To implement the program, the Act established a nine-member citizen board called the Chesapeake Continue Reading...

River Style: For Life’s Delicious Moments

The Secret About Merroir… After a long day of previewing waterfront properties, Merroir is always a welcomed destination for me.  What a wonderful place to simply relax and unwind — or even discuss your real estate business needs! Part of the Rappahannock River Oyster Company, you’ll find cozy Merroir tucked along the banks of the Continue Reading...