Memorial Day in Hampton Roads

Memorial Day in Hampton Roads

Memorial Day is a holiday reserved to honor our many brave soldiers, and for most families, this time of remembrance is spent with loved ones, enjoying Memorial Day activities and Memorial Day movies over a long holiday weekend. It’s a time to reflect together upon the holiday outside of summer fun — themes of freedom, justice, opportunity, and sacrifice abound.

Whether you have family members in the military or want to remember those who have passed on, spend a moment with those closest to you honoring the individuals that allow us to be the land of the free and the home of the brave.

Source: Good Housekeeping



Sometimes, making plans and trying to figure out what’s happening around Hampton Roads can be stressful. Let us take a little bit of that stress away by going over all things Memorial Day; local deals, events, and online deals – we have it covered. Whether you have a 3 day weekend or even a 4 day weekend, we hope you enjoy it!




Memorial Day Ceremony, at Victory Arch, 25th Street and West Avenue, downtown Newport News. 11 a.m. (757) 245-4532 or (757) 247-8523.


Memorial Day Ceremony, Conaway Cemetery at Naval Medical Center, Portsmouth, 9 a.m. Attendants must have base access. (757) 953-7422.


Memorial Day Observance, Hampton National Cemetery Complex, Marshall Avenue and Cemetery Road, Hampton. A 21-gun salute, music and more. 10 a.m. (757) 723-7104.


Memorial Day Observance, Fort Monroe’s Continental Park. A 105 mm howitzer 21-gun salute, music and more. 11:55 a.m. (757) 788-2263.


Memorial Day Service, onboard the battleship Wisconsin, 1 Waterside Drive, Norfolk. 10 a.m. (757) 644-1000.

Source: The Virginian-Pilot


Pale Horse Coffee

Pale Horse Coffee is a veteran-owned and operated business air-roasting our premium beans in small batches from our roastery in Chesapeake, VA.

During our 70+ years of combined service to our country in the Navy, Air Force, and Coast Guard, we found a passion for great coffees and we hope to share that love of caffeine with you and your families!


Young Veterans Brewing Co.

Veteran owned, operated and located in the heart of Virginia Beach, VA. We at Young Veterans Brewing Co. don’t like to take ourselves too seriously, however, our product quality is a different story


Fathom Coffee

Fathom Coffee is the result of a passion for coffee and a passion for IT.

Our little craft coffee company was founded in 2016 by Bob Werby, Jeff Werby, and Lisa DeNoia. While working for a Virginia Beach defense contractor, Jeff and Lisa spent many hours navigating complex IT projects, requiring lots and lots of coffee. Coffee roasted by Jeff’s dad, Bob, fueled countless long days and nights working to meet never-ending deadlines.

As Bob’s began perfecting his roasting techniques, Jeff and Lisa spread their love for coffee amongst their friends and coworkers with an open door to anyone interested in joining them for a fresh cup brewed at their “underground” Chemex pourover coffee bar at the office.

For 2 years, people continually asked where they could buy the coffee and received the response, ” You can’t. This is the best coffee you can’t buy”.



Froggies features the finest regional & local entertainment, accompanied by an awesome BBQ menu, 26 mouth watering Taps and a Full Bar.


The Bold Mariner Brewing Company

The Bold Mariner Brewing Company is a Veteran Owned and Operated Craft Brewery in Norfolk Virginia. The Bold Mariner has a beer garden and an onsite tasting room with open views of the Brewery.


Warriors Taphouse

Military service has special meaning for the 3-founders, Dave Culler, Mike Herron and Tony Bird. Having served in the military, or having family members who have served; we understand the sacrifices required by those who have taken the oath to support and defend the freedoms we hold so dear.


Culler is a retired naval aviator, who had commanded (F/A-18) Squadron VFA-136 at nearby Oceana Naval Air Station, and was the Commanding Officer of Naval Station Norfolk. Herron’s son is currently on active duty in the United States Marine Corps, and Bird is a former UDT-SEAL. All three men’s fathers served in the military.


Our personal experience has inspired us to support a new mission; giving back to those who have given so much. Exceptional support to our combat wounded, nation’s fallen, veterans and their remarkable families is our new calling. Warriors Taphouse is ready to answer the call.



“Memorial Day is a week away, and many retailers are celebrating by offering weeklong discounts and savings. From meat for the grill to hotel stays, there’s definitely a deal for your Memorial Day Weekend plans.

Below, we’ve rounded up all of the best sales going on now, including outdoor gear, mattresses, home goods, apparel, and tech. Check back often — we’ll update this list as more discounts surface.” VIEW THE DEALS


All of us at Atlantic Sotheby’s International Realty hope that you all are able to enjoy Memorial Day Weekend. Enjoy the festivities, support some local Veteran-Owned businesses, and remember all of those who have sacrificed their lives for our country.

The secret of happiness is freedom, and the secret of freedom, courage.” – Thucydides

7 Cities, 7 Homes

7 Cities, 7 Homes

Today let’s take a field trip around the “757” today…

The 757” is more than just an area code — it’s a point of pride and empowerment, especially for the region’s younger generation, and it could become a robust regional signifier for everyone to use and embrace. source

It’s time to explore 7 homes from the 7 cities that make up the Hampton Roads! From a unique abode in Western Branch, to a storybook-like home in Portsmouth – these home exude charm.


3812 Bruce Road ChesapeakeVirginia 23321

Offered at $1,799,900 by Misty Brownell, Managing Broker

Fabulous 3 acre estate with 600′ of prime waterfront, 1500SF Boathouse Condo, dock, 4 Boat/Jetski lifts and 2000SF In-law Suite. Impressive gated entrance to the property with and a long and lovely driveway of pavers, bridge, pond and a porte cochere. Extensive and beautiful landscaping. This 4 story home boasts over 9700 sqft of living area + 2 (2 car) garages. Multiple decks spanning 4500′ of Outdoor living area facing Elizabeth River, 25 skylights, 8 geothermal zoned wells, 3 elevators, 3 Steam Showers, 7 fireplaces…all with steel and concrete construction. Call for all features and appointment. SEE MORE


1573 Quail Point Rd Virginia BeachVirginia 23454

Offered at $1,365,000 by Andrew Christie, Associate Broker

Premiere Linkhorn Bay waterfront property offers 1.4 Acres and unobstructed views of Linkhorn Bay. Maximize your love for deep water access with the 10Klb boat lift, dock, and slip, equipped with water and electric. Riprap bulkhead – low maintenance, long lasting! Access the Narrows in just 10 mins and Broad Bay in 25. Chef’s kitchen features abundant cabinetry accompanied by stainless appliances, double oven and granite countertops. Kitchen opens seamlessly to the bright and airy living room with a unique gas fireplace and gorgeous 8” crown molding. Large picture windows provide stunning water views from all bedrooms, with all but one bedroom featuring a private balcony. Must-see master bedroom has its own gas fireplace, gorgeous view, and en-suite with sauna shower and jacuzzi tub. Features include new carpets, hardwood, paint, HVAC and water heater. Custom shutters and modern style dryvit system. Approved for pool. Schedule your viewing today! 9 new windows installed. SEE MORE


4756 Pleasant Avenue NorfolkVirginia 23518

Offered at $650,000 by Karen Howard, REALTOR®

Beautiful end of group, three level all brick townhome in the award winning community of East Beach. This home is located 500 yards from the Chesapeake bay and is full of upgrades and natural light. She boast almost 3,000 sqft of living space in the main house and an oversized detached two car garage with an amazing in law suite perfect for visitors or as income property. This home also has two additional parking spaces in the driveway, hardwood flooring, tankless water heater, double ovens with hooded vent, outdoor shower and low maintenance patio yard with pavers. SEE MORE


MM Secretariat Drive SuffolkVirginia 23435

Offered at $431,000 by Ebony Dawkins, REALTOR®

Step into luxury. Settle in among the natural beauty of northeastern Suffolk. The Lindsey Farmhouse with the sprawling wrap porch, is picture perfect on the outside and irresistibly stunning on the inside. Choose between 4/5 bedrooms and 2.5-3 baths ensures your family a lavish living space! Complete with James Hardie exterior siding, energy efficient vinyl windows and architectural roof shingles, this home is built for longevity, quality and custom comfort. Prepare your family’s favorite traditional recipes in your extravagantly beautiful kitchen complete with stainless steel appliance package, lovely Birch cabinets made right here in the USA and gorgeous granite counter tops. This beautiful home has a raised foundation wrapped in brick or stone, chic exterior color pallets and locally selected landscaping packages complete with sodded lawn create stately curb appeal. Treasured memory-making for years to come is on the horizon, right here at Nansemond Reserve at Sleepy Hole. SEE MORE

10 Elmhurst Street Newport NewsVirginia 23603

Offered at $799,000 by Joyce O’Neill, Associate Broker

Versatile business opportunity, currently the Historic Boxwood Inn operating as a Bed & Breakfast and Wedding & Events venue. History dating to late 1890s when Samuel Curtis owned and operated as general store, post office, and tax assessor for Warwick county. Preservation and modern business make this a totally unique estate. Original millwork and tables from general store still in use, hardwood floors, covered porches, verandas add to the charm. Commercial kitchen, full size owners kitchen, 5 beautiful areas on first floor. Interior decor and furnishings included. Upgrades in past 5 years: slate roof, commercial exhaust, HVAC. The opportunities are waiting for you. Turnkey. Corporate events, restaurant, air B&B, Historic Estate, business corridor of I-64 and Rt. 60. SEE MORE


120 Sandpiper Dr Portsmouth, Virginia 23704

Offered at $265,000 by Jeremiah Burns, REALTOR®

Step into the privacy of your new charming cape cod surrounded by scenic water views on a quiet street. Get away with your canoe at high tide or relax at the fire pit as majestic herons and eagles take flight. As the kids play in the custom playhouse with loft, slip away into a gardener’s dream courtyard and rose garden. This desirable four-bedroom two bath home boasts meticulous, custom details that can be found throughout by a master craftsman and artist. You will find gleaming hardwood floors, a spacious kitchen, a large laundry room with custom cabinetry, a 20×20 garage with a 100-amp subpanel, and so much more. Pride of ownership is evident in the mature landscaping and upgrades. Use the sizeable bonus room upstairs overlooking the creek as a fifth bedroom. You will fall in love with the natural lighting as you watch the sunset from your backyard each evening. Don’t miss your chance on this sought-after home. SEE MORE


207 Clay Pipe Lane Hampton, Virginia 23666

Offered at $350,000 by Cain Cuninghame, REALTOR®

Want to move to Hampton, into a move-in ready and meticulously well-maintained home? Then look no further. 2013-Hvac, 2014-hot water heater, 2017-Windows, 2013-Garage Doors, 2016-Leaf Guard Gutters, 2013- roof, 2018-Fence. There is a generator hookup in garage. All window have treatments. Seller will also be providing the last 10 years of HVAC maintenance and termite/moisture monitoring program. SEE MORE


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The Miyazaki Japanese Garden of Red Wing Park

The Miyazaki Japanese Garden of Red Wing Park

Hey, fun fact: ​​​​​​​​​​​​Red Wing Park, located off of General Booth Blvd, is known for it’s beautiful gardens and annual Cherry Blossom Festival.” Right now, those Cherry Blossoms are in bloom.

“Red Wing Park is a 97-acre park that was developed in 1966 by the city as a family, general-use park. The property was acquired by the county in 1879 and was formerly known as the “Old City Poor Farm.” Red Wing Park is home to many gardens, including the Reba S. McClanan Fragrance Garden, established through the joint efforts of Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation and the Council of Garden Clubs of Virginia Beach, and the Miyazaki Japanese Garden.”

We would love to see your Cherry Blossom photos! Tag us on social media. For now, enjoy some we have found from Hampton Roads locals!



“Your son will hold your hand for a little while but he will hold your heart for a lifetime” Who else needs some Mommy & Me photos? – Ashley Marie Photography


Other Amenities at Red Wing Park:

  • ​Five Picnic Shelters with Charcoal Grills
  • Tennis Courts
  • Pickleball Courts
  • ​Basketball Court
  • Two Volleyball Courts
  • Handball/Racquetball Court
  • Two Playground Areas
  • Therapeutic Cradle Swing Seats
  • Shared-Use Paths
  • Gardens
  • Picnic Areas with Charcoal Grills
  • Dog Park​
  • Open Fields
  • Vending Machines
  • Public Restrooms
  • Wooded Area
  • Cornhole Boards

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Virginia Beach has many spots for you or the family to visit… take a look at our fine homes for sale in Virginia Beach and across the Hampton Roads.

6 Places To Catch An Inspiring Sunrise In Virginia Beach

6 Places To Catch An Inspiring Sunrise In Virginia Beach

One of the perks to living on the East Coast is gorgeous sunrises. As the weather gets warmer, you have the opportunity to go watch the sunrise (without freezing). But, where can you catch some of the best sunrises in Virginia Beach? We have our top 6 ready to inspire you on this lovely Monday Morning.


SPOT ONE | Little Island Park

“Little Island Park is a 122-acre beach park in Sandbridge, just north of Back Bay Wildlife Refuge. The park has a 775-foot beach north of the 400-foot fishing pier for surfing and a 2,000-foot beach for swimming and fishing south of the pier. Back Bay, a brackish lake, provides excellent fishing and crabbing along the western border of this unique park.” overall source


SPOT TWO | Neptune’s Park

“He stands 26 feet tall, sun reflecting off his frame, wave-inspired curls cast in bronze. He is the son of Saturn, Lord of the Sea. He is King Neptune, and with a majestic presence only he can muster, he presides over Virginia Beach’s newest oceanfront park. Located at 31st and Atlantic, Neptune’s Park is the third venue of its kind along the resort strip.” overall source


SPOT THREE | Rock Jetty at Rudee Inlet

“At the south end of the Oceanfront, the Rudee Inlet is the go-to hub for fishing charters, jet skiing, parasailing and waterside dining.” info + photo source Brian Knight


SPOT FOUR | Mount Trashmore Park

“Mount Trashmore Park, also known simply as Mount Trashmore, is a city park located in Virginia Beach, Virginia which opened in 1974, Mount Trashmore is an example of landfill reuse, as its creation consisted of the conversion of an abandoned landfill into a park.” photo source


STOP FIVE | False Cape State Park

“Featuring over six miles of unspoiled beaches in an ocean-to-freshwater bay habitat and 15.3 miles of trails, False Cape State Park is one of our favorite spots to explore for a unique glimpse into our seaside environment. With dunes, woodlands, farm fields, salt marshes and more, this coastal landscape is unmatched.” info sourcephoto source


SPOT SIX | Red Wing Park

“Red Wing Park, a 97-acre park located off of General Booth Blvd, is known for its beautiful gardens and annual Cherry Blossom Festival.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The Red Wing Park property was acquired by the county in 1879 and was formerly known as the “Old City Poor Farm.” It was developed into a park by the City in 1966 and is now home to many gardens, including the Reba S. McClanan Fragrance Garden, established through the joint efforts of Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation and the Council of Garden Clubs of Virginia Beach, and the Miyazaki Japanese Garden.” Just picture those cherry blossoms at sunrise in the Spring… there are not many photos in existence of this spot at sunrise, you could be one of the first. overall source


So now you want to move to Virginia Beach… take a look at our fine homes for sale.

Which sunrise spot would you want to live near?

4 Ways To Enjoy St. Patrick’s Day

4 Ways To Enjoy St. Patrick’s Day
Adrienne Cook once said, “St. Patrick’s Day is an enchanted time — a day to begin transforming winter’s dreams into summer’s magic.” This St. Patrick’s Day is different for sure, but there are still some ways to celebrate. If you need some inspiration, you’ve come to the right place.


Step One | Brunch

Nothing says good morning (or afternoon) quite like brunch, but did you know there is a plethora of recipes to make it a true St. Patrick’s Day feast? Get cooking, Rachael Ray has a whole lineup for you here!


Step Two | Drink Green Beer

Fun and festive, this is always a good way to get your day started. Need to figure our how to obtain green beer? Try this recipe! It is super simple. (thank goodness)


Step Three | Head Out For Festivities (or stay in)

There are a few things you can do safely around the Hampton Roads. There are some pop up markets, virtual comedy shows, and even virtual concerts. Take a look at all your options thanks to The Virginian-Pilot.


Step Four | Bake Some Goodies

We cannot forget about the last step. One of the perks of any holiday, is baked goods. From festive cookies, to cupcakes, to dessert pizzas – yes, dessert pizzas – there are almost too many options. Sort through all the recipes and suggestions from Good Housekeeping. Thank us later!


We hope everyone has a magical St. Patrick’s Day, no matter how you choose to celebrate.

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Welcome to Nansemond Reserve at Sleepy Hole!

Welcome to Nansemond Reserve at Sleepy Hole!

Nansemond Reserve is an upcoming Taylor Construction new home development nestled in the natural beauty of northeastern Suffolk. This calming community showcases the stunning tree-lined eastern bank of the Nansemond River, offering 3 of our most popular model homes and close access to the neighboring cities of Portsmouth and Chesapeake.


Only minutes away from Sleepy Hole Golf Course and under a 10 minute drive to major access points such as Interstate 664 and Route 17, Nansemond Reserve residents will enjoy easy access to major Hampton Roads entertainment and shopping, professional parks as well as industrial and military centers in Hampton, Newport News, Portsmouth, and Norfolk.

The community will also feature active open space such as a playground and park, and will interweave natural streams and other water features throughout the historic landscape dating back to the Jamestown settlement and American Revolutionary War.

One of the few remaining natural forests which are an extension of the Great Dismal Swamp about 30 minutes south of the community, Nansemond Reserve incorporates the natural beauty of the land into their community design. Nansemond Reserve is located minutes away from Nansemond River High School, John Yeates Middle, and Florence Bowser Elementary.


Join us for our 2-Day Lot Release Event and get 1st pick of your favorite homesite. Enjoy on-site Food Truck, Chesapeake Concessions and Quench Camper Bar as well as FREE local farm-raised pumpkins from Evans Farms. $2,500 Upgrade Vouchers, Raffle for Prize Baskets, and much more… RSVP Today and join us in celebrating the Official Lot Release of Nansemond Reserve at Sleepyhole! Note: FREE pumpkin supplies are limited and awarded on 1st come, 1st serve basis.




View ALL our models by visiting the Nansemond Reserve site!


View MORE on Nansemond Reserve, Northeastern Suffolk’s newest picturesque community
located just walking distance from the beautiful Sleepy Hole Park.


Local Real Estate Team Joins Roc Solid Foundation® to Help 3 Families

Local Real Estate Team Joins Roc Solid Foundation® to Help 3 Families

The Kris Weaver Real Estate Team, Hampton Roads #1 Real Estate Team as reported by The Wall Street Journal, is used to helping hundreds of families start their next chapter each year, but last week they joined local charity Roc Solid Foundation® to help in a different way.


Image Courtesy of Roc Solid Foundation®’s Facebook


“I was introduced to Roc Solid Foundation by a friend and colleague Phil Smith with Towne Bank. I watched the ROC Solid video and absolutely loved what they do to help children who are fighting cancer,” said Kris Weaver, founder of the Kris Weaver Real Estate Team and Principal Broker of Atlantic Sotheby’s International Realty.


Part of our mission here is the help the community, with children as part of our focus. I am very passionate about making a difference in the lives of our young people. When I saw the opportunity to improve the quality of life for children who are fighting cancer and to put a lasting smile on their faces I didn’t hesitate,” Kris continues.


Image Courtesy of Roc Solid Foundation®’s Facebook


“Battling cancer is very hard and trying, but it doesn’t mean that fun should end and life not lived to the fullest here and now.” Kris hopes their “contribution makes a big difference in the lives of our children and gives more reasons for them to push through during these difficult times. There is no such thing as too much when it comes to joy and happiness, especially in the lives of these little guys who are fighting for their future.


The Kris Weaver Real Estate Team is proud to help support Roc Solid in building 3 families in the Hampton Roads custom playsets in their backyards. Read more on the Roc Solid Foundation® by visiting our last blog post here.


Image Courtesy of Misty Saves The Day


From humble beginnings, Roc Solid has grown exponentially since it was founded in 2009, completing hundreds of Play It Forward projects and distributing thousands of Roc Solid Ready Bags in partnership with children’s hospitals all over the country… Roc Solid Foundation® builds hope for kids fighting cancer by offering opportunities for them to do what they do best – PLAY.”


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Building Hope | Roc Solid Foundation®

Building Hope | Roc Solid Foundation®

The Hampton Roads is home to a multitude of places that give back to the community… this includes the Roc Solid Foundation®, an organization that builds play sets and “builds hope for families fighting pediatric cancer.” Learn more about this wonderful organization and join us in supporting them. 


The story of Roc Solid Foundation® began more than 30 years ago when founder Eric Newman was diagnosed with liver cancer at age three. To the surprise of his doctors, he beat the odds and has been in remission ever since. But tragically, he also lost two first cousins to pediatric cancer at young ages, leaving him to question “Why me?”


Determined to do something with his passion for helping kids with cancer, his first fundraiser benefited the local children’s hospital (Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters in Norfolk, Va.) that saved his life.


From humble beginnings, Roc Solid has grown exponentially since it was founded in 2009, completing hundreds of Play It Forward projects and distributing thousands of Roc Solid Ready Bags in partnership with children’s hospitals all over the country.


Roc Solid Foundation® builds hope for kids fighting cancer by offering opportunities for them to do what they do best – PLAY.”

If you would like to get involved, click here.


All information on the Roc Solid Foundation® comes directly from their website. Thumbnail: Jpixx LLC.