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Carytown Farmers Market Now Open Through November 3rd

Posted by Lynnette Tully on Mon, Jun 24, 2019 @ 12:04 PM

jakub-kapusnak-296131-unsplashThe Carytown Farmers Market is open every Sunday 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM at 3201 Maplewood Ave.

Their mission is to enhance the unique character of the Carytown neighborhood while providing residents and visitors alike a healthy shopping alternative. By creating a fun and interactive atmosphere, our focus is to support local farmers and artisans as small businesses along with providing an educational and social experience to our shoppers.

Carytown Farmers Market...just another reason why we love where we live!

 

Tags: event, event-Richmond, events, relo-richmond-local

Westchester Concert Series Returns for its 5th Year

Posted by Lynnette Tully on Mon, Jun 24, 2019 @ 11:56 AM

mean-shadows-417848-unsplashThe Westchester Concert Series returns for its 5th year and you’re invited every other Friday night to enjoy great friends, food, fun, and, of course, live MUSIC! All events are FREE to attend, and there will be food and beer/wine available for sale. (Please, NO outside alcohol is allowed at these events!) As of now, concerts are held on the Village Green, near Plaza Azteca and Noodles & Company.

May 17 – Southern Tide

May 31 – En’Novation

June 14 – Red Neck Pool Party

June 28 – Diamond Heist

June 29 – 5 Second Rule

July 12 – Totally Random

July 26 – The Embers

August 9 – Spectrum

August 23 – South of James

September 6 – MSB, featuring Steve Bassett

September 20 – Flashback

October 4 – The Voltage Brothers

Westchester Concert Series...just another reason why we love where we live!

Tags: event, event-Richmond, events, relo-richmond-local

Innsbrook After Hours

Posted by Lynnette Tully on Mon, Jun 24, 2019 @ 11:49 AM

hanny-naibaho-388579-unsplashOne of Richmond’s most popular concert series, Innsbrook After Hours, is back! From now until September, head to Innsbrook for some of the biggest names in rock, pop, and country music right here in Richmond. Feel free to bring a chair or blanket, but remember, food, beverages, coolers, baskets, knapsacks, tents and pets are not allowed! Food and drinks will be available for purchase.

June 27 (6pm) – Jake Owen
July 17 (6pm) – Jonny Lang & JJ Grey & Mofro
July 18 (6pm) – Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Evening
July 25 (6pm) – Killer Queen & Abba The Concert
July 31 (6pm) – Earth Wind & Fire
August 2 (6pm) – John Butler Trio+
August 8 (6pm) – Brett Young
August 21 (6pm) – Boyz II Men
August 31 (6pm) – Chris Young
September 7 (6pm) – Little Big Town
September 14 (6pm) Brantley Gilbert
September 20 (6pm) – Gary Allan

Click to purchase tickets!

Innsbrook After Hours...just another reason why we love where we live!

Tags: event, event-Richmond, events, relo-richmond-local

Sunset Paddle Yoga Every Monday, Wednesday, & Sunday

Posted by Lynnette Tully on Mon, Jun 24, 2019 @ 11:40 AM

damir-spanic-1206760-unsplashLooking for a great workout with an even better view? Sunset Paddle Yoga allows you to take your practice outdoors and into nature. After a brief intro to paddleboarding, you'll paddle out and anchor your board. The instructor will guide you through a gentle yoga sequence for all levels. Modifications are given for beginner to advanced. This yoga session happens as the sun is setting allowing the day to just melt away! 

Every Monday, Wednesday, Sunday 6:30 - 8:15pm at Chickahominy Riverfront Park through Sept. 15, 2019.

Click here for tickets!

 
 

Tags: event, event-Williamsburg, events, relo-williamsburg-local

Williamsburg Farmers Market Open Every Saturday

Posted by Lynnette Tully on Mon, Jun 24, 2019 @ 11:30 AM

dane-deaner-411531-unsplashThe Williamsburg Farmers Market, open Saturdays 8am-noon, is located in Merchants Square in the heart of Williamsburg on Duke of Gloucester Street across from the College of William and Mary. Enjoy a peaceful morning of shopping while enjoying coffee, muffins, and music. Among the local products available are honey; free-range chicken, beef, lamb and pork; peanuts; baked goods;  potted plants and cut flowers. This award winning producer-only market has been growing since 2002.

To view the complete list of vendors, click here.

FREE parking on Francis Street (lot P6) on Saturdays from 8:00 a.m. until Noon. Prince George Street Garage is open for $1/hour. All other lots are posted as one hour or two hour parking and are patrolled from 8:00 a.m.

The Williamsburg Farmers Market...just another reason why we love where we live!

Tags: event, event-Williamsburg, events, relo-williamsburg-local

Summer Breeze Concert Series on Merchant's Square

Posted by Lynnette Tully on Mon, Jun 24, 2019 @ 11:18 AM

The Summer Breeze Concert Series is back in Colonial Williamsburg! Concerts take place every Wednesday from 6 – 9 pm. Food, Beer and Wine available for purchase. Event held rain or shine!

israel-palacio-459693-unsplashJune 26 – BJ Griffin and the Galaxy Groove – Pop/Dance

July 3 – 504 Supreme – Jazz/Swing

July 10 – Slapnation – Party Band

July 17 – Party Fins – Jimmy Buffet

July 24 – Bobby Blackhat – Blues

July 31 – Good Shot Judy – Jazz

Aug. 7 – Tidewater Drive Band – High Energy

Aug. 14 – Blind and Dirty – Grateful Dead

Aug. 21 – Fuzz Band – Party Band

Aug. 28 – The Janitors – R&B/Dance

Sept. 4 – Brasswind – Soul/R&B

Sep. 11 – TBD – TBD

Summer Breeze Concert Series...just another reason why we love where we live!

Tags: event, event-Williamsburg, events, relo-williamsburg-local

Downtown Hampton Block Party

Posted by Lynnette Tully on Mon, Jun 24, 2019 @ 11:02 AM

You know it's Summer time when the Downtown Hampton Block Party gets started!  Queens Way in Hampton is the best place be on a Saturday night.  All Block Parties Begin at 6PM with Bands Taking the Stage at 7PM.

June 29 - Last Fair Deal: A Tribute to The Grateful Deadmarcus-neto-96651-unsplash

July 6 - The Deloreans

July 13 - Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds with The Dharma Initiative

July 20 - Ghost-Note with The Fuzz Band

July 27 - BuckShot

*Sunday, July 28 - Waiters Race presented by Sysco in Mill Point Park at 2pm

August 3 - Anthony Rosano and The Conqueroos

August 10 - Slapnation

August 17 - Matt Stell with Roosterfoot

August 31 - Good Shot Judy

October 26 - Halloween Block Party

Downtown Hampton Block Party...just another reason why we love where we live!

Tags: event, event-Peninsula, events, relo-peninsula-local

Sounds of Summer at Riverwalk Landing

Posted by Lynnette Tully on Mon, Jun 24, 2019 @ 10:55 AM

Join us all summer long for free outdoor concerts by the river at Riverwalk Landing in Yorktown. Bring your lawn chairs and coolers, and stay until the sun sets! 

June 6 - En' Novation cesar-guadarrama-cantu-303807-unsplash

June 13 - Right On Band

June 20 - Tidewater Drive Band

June 27 - The Main Event Band

July 5 *No Concert

July 11 - TFC Band

July 18 - HotCakes

July 25 - Strictly Bizzness

Aug. 1 - Brasswind

Aug. 8 - Slapnation

Aug. 15 - Party Fins

Aug. 22 - Soul Expressions

Aug. 29 - Band of Oz

Sounds of Summer Concert Series...just another reason why we love where we live!

Tags: event, event-Peninsula, events, relo-peninsula-local

Port Warwick Summer Concert Series 2019

Posted by Lynnette Tully on Mon, Jun 24, 2019 @ 10:38 AM

helena-lopes-463976-unsplash-1The Port Warwick Summer Concert Series is a favorite among locals and is the perfect way to enjoy a Wednesday evening out!  The concerts are FREE and all are welcome! Bring your own lawn chairs (no tents), blankets, food and drink - beer and wine allowed on the square during the concert times. 

June 26 - Anthony Rosano and The Conqueroos

July 3 - Full Spectrum

July 10 - Bobby BlackHat

July 17 - Forte Jazz Band

July 24 - Woah

July 31 - Buckshot

Aug. 7 - The Wampler Brothers

Aug. 14 - On the Verge

Aug. 21 - HotCakes

Aug. 28 - The Original Rhondels

Port Warwick Summer Concert Series...just another reason why we love where we live!

Tags: event, event-Peninsula, events, relo-peninsula-local

Five Ways to Save Money When Building a New House

Posted by Lynnette Tully on Thu, May 30, 2019 @ 04:21 PM

The idea of building a new home from the ground up is exciting to many families. Being in control of features, colors, and layout is immensely satisfying as you can create a home for your specific needs and to your exact specifications. However, the costs of building a house can quickly add up and new-builds often end up massively over budget.

sharon-mccutcheon-556371-unsplashHere are Five Ways to Save Money When Building a New Home:

Shop Around the Market
The contracting industry is large and diverse, and there are plenty of companies available, so you never have to go with the first contractor you see or obtain a quote from them even if you build a rapport with one particular builder. Instead, make sure to get a variety of quotes from multiple companies so that you can compare and contrast their offerings. If you are strategic about it, you can even use competing quotes as leverage to encourage the contractors to reduce their pricing. 

A Smaller Footprint
The equation is simple: the bigger the home, the more money it will cost to build. Opting for a slightly smaller house can be a great way to save a lot of money. If you arrange it carefully, your small home can usually offer the same functionality as a larger one. For example, you can maximize the efficiency of space in your home by opting for an open-floor design. Having more open spaces in your home gives the feel of ample space without requiring the square footage (or a large invoice). 

Simple Aesthetic is Useful 
It can be tempting to opt for a stylish or complex look for your home. While this may end up looking nicer than an average home, the costs will also increase accordingly. Experienced home builders have found that adopting a simple and straightforward design is both easier to manage and cheaper to install. These simple finishes can also be helpful when it eventually comes time to sell. Potential buyers might not like your unique design choices if they do not share your tastes, but just about everyone is okay with simple design options. 

DIY is an Option
Although certain parts of a home should be built or installed by a qualified professional (such as plumbing, foundation, and electrical), there are plenty of opportunities for do it yourself work. Opting to carry out these projects yourself can save you quite a bit of money. Fixtures and fittings are a great place to start. If you are confident in your work, you can then move on to more complex projects.  

Don't Skimp on the Essentials
Cost-cutting is an integral part of the process of building your own home. After all, you are trying to stick to a budget. However, there are some aspects of a home where you should not go for the cheapest option. These include the roof (which protects the house against water damage), insulation (vital if you live in a seasonally cold area), and structural elements. Opting for cheap from the start can often cost you more in the long run as things begin to break. 

Building your own home can be a roller coaster ride from start to finish, but with these tips you can make the trip more comfortable and more affordable. 

Are you thinking about building a new home in the Richmond area?  Email us at rva@lizmoore.com and we can help you get started!

Tags: RVA Home Building