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Water Street Grille Running Club- Wednesdays at 6PM

Posted by Grayson Moore on Tue, Apr 17, 2018 @ 02:27 PM

Do you enjoy running? Do you also like delicious food and craft beer? If so, then the Water Street Grille Running Club is for you! The club participates in a free, weekly family-friendly 5k run/walk every Wednesday at 6PM. The route begins on the beachfront of Yorktown Riverwalk Beach, continues onto Main Street of Historic Yorktown and goes by the Visitor Center, arek-adeoye-213476-unsplashending up on the beach side of Water Street Grille. Afterword, be sure to stick around and socialize and enjoy a meal ($8 for runners/walkers) and a refreshing drink. For more information call (757)-369-5644 or visit www.waterstreetgrille.net

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Farmers’ Market at CNU- April 12th and 19th

Posted by Grayson Moore on Mon, Apr 09, 2018 @ 11:19 AM

Are you looking for a fun place to purchase local food, beauty products, crafts or clothing? Visit the beautiful campus of Christopher Newport University and purchase delicious locally sourced food or check out the selection of creative crafts. Established in 2011, the Farmers’ Market at Christopher Newport University is a student run event that sells locally sourced products with an emphasis on sustainability. Follow their Facebook page @FarmersMarketCNU to receive updates on petting zoos, musical acts, games and other special events peter-wendt-123928-unsplashthat are hosted throughout the Spring season. The markets will be held in front of the David Student Union on campus on April 12th and April 19th from 3PM to 6PM  **Free visitor parking is located in parking Lot B, which is located behind the Pope Chapel**. For more information, please email farmersmarket@cnu.edu.

 

 

 

 

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National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington D.C.

Posted by Lynnette Tully on Thu, Apr 05, 2018 @ 03:14 PM

dcEvery year, mother nature puts on a vibrant display of beauty in Washington, D.C. when the cherry blossom trees bloom and line the Tidal Basin with delicate pale pink and white flowers for a few weeks every spring. This event draws thousands of tourists from around the world but luckily for us this spectacular site is only a short drive away.

This year, the National Cherry Blossom Festival runs from March 20th to April 15th. The peak bloom period will almost certainly be during the festival but will officially be predicted by the National Park Service on
March 1st.

The National Cherry Blossom Festival is a tradition that showcases the beautiful gift of 3,000 cherry trees that the city of Tokyo gave to our nation’s capital in 1912. The annual festival is a three-week, city-wide event featuring more than 200 cultural performances and special events. From arts and exhibits to cuisine and sports, there is something for everyone to enjoy!

Getting around the city during this popular event can be challenging, especially on the weekends. Parking is limited in the city, so the best way to get to the Tidal Basin and the National Mall is by public transportation.

Once you’ve arrived, the simplest way to enjoy the day is to take a stroll along the Basin and enjoy the breathtaking views of the trees and the city’s most iconic landmarks. The beautiful trees make a great background for photos so be sure to bring your camera along. The best time to walk around and avoid
the crowds is early morning or early evening. You can expect more people on weekends and when the blooms are peaking. The east side of the Tidal Basin (between the National Mall and the Jefferson Memorial) tends to get the most congested.

Aside from walking, there are so many fun ways to enjoy the beautiful blossoms and celebrate the season.

Many guided tours are offered during the Festival and offer more information and details about the trees, Festival, monuments, and area. You can see the sights on a guided trolley tour, walking tour, by bicycle, by
Segway, by DC Duck, and more. You can take a free walking tour with a National Park Service Ranger and learn about the history of the cherry blossom trees and more. Tours such as Cherry Talks/Walks, Junior Ranger
Programs, and Lantern Tours are available. You can also enjoy the beautiful views from a boat cruise. Cruises range from a 45-minute sightseeing tour to a 2.5-hour dinner. Advance reservations are recommended for all of
these activities.

While viewing the blossoms you can mix in a little bit of history and culture. You can visit the monuments in sight of the cherry blossoms like the Jefferson Memorial, the National Mall, the White House, the FDR Memorial, and the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial. All of the memorials have National Park Service programs that provide insight and history about 5 the historic sites.

For a different view of the blossoms, you can go paddle boating on the Tidal Basin. You can rent a
paddle boat for two to four passengers and enjoy the spectacular views of the cherry trees and monuments from the water. It’s also a great way for the entire family to get some exercise together. Advance reservations are recommended during the festival.

You’ll undoubtedly work up an appetite touring and paddling, and “Cherry Picks” restaurants are ready to
welcome you and continue the cherry blossom fun with special dishes featuring cherries. Cherry Picks
highlights participating metro area restaurants with creative spring menus throughout the Festival. You can try cherry dishes like pork belly confit with cherry sauce, sherry cherry crispy goat cheese salad, brie and prosciutto crostini with cherry chutney, and many more! You can also enjoy special cherry themed cocktails like black cherry punch featuring cherry infused bourbon and cherry liqueur.

The National Cherry Blossom Festival is not only a celebration of spring and the beautiful blooms, but also a cultural event that honors Japanese culture. Over 200 special events and performances are held throughout the duration of the festival and showcase traditional contemporary music, dance, song and martial arts demonstrations. The stage is located at the Festival Welcome Center near the paddle boats. Daily performances will run from noon to 6 p.m. The line-up will include a wide variety of cultural offerings including vocalists, bands, dancers, drum performances, exhibitions, and more.

If you decide to make your day trip an overnight trip, many area hotels offer special cherry blossom-themed
packages which may include discounts, a free bloominspired cocktail, chocolates, meals, or more.

For more information, call the festival hotline at (877) 44-BLOOM or visit the official website at
www.nationalcherryblossomfestival.org.

 

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Cupcake Wars for CHKD and The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society!

Posted by Lynnette Tully on Fri, Jan 05, 2018 @ 09:18 AM

Mark your calendars – our Annual Cupcake Wars fundraiser will be held on Friday, February 9th from 11am – 2pm (or until we run out of cupcakes) in ALL THREE Liz Moore offices! Get creative and donate your prize winning treats, or stop by and pick up some baked goods for your sweet tooth. All proceeds will go to CHKD and The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

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For more information on how you can contribute to this event, email Lynnette at lynnettetully@lizmoore.com.
Help us spread the word by inviting your friends and sharing the Cupcake Wars facebook event on your timeline!

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25th Annual Celebration of Lights- Now through January 1st 2018

Posted by Grayson Moore on Thu, Nov 30, 2017 @ 11:12 AM

Newport News’ premier annual drive through holiday light event opened to the public on November 23rd and runs through January 1st, 2018. Newport News Park is transformed into a bustling holiday scene with over one million lights that form beautiful displays and animated scenes. The two mile drive along the main road of Newport News Park is illuminated with over 300 individual display pieces, 43 arches and three miles of rope lighting. For its 25th anniversary this year, two giant 25’ x 16’ screens will be added to the end of the display and will show animated holiday scenes. The Forest of Lights display area will also feature upgraded LED lights clem-onojeghuo-172144.jpgthat will allow for more complex colors in the trees. The Celebration of Lights is open nightly from 5:30 PM to 10:00 PM and admission is $12 per car or $60 per bus (cash, credit cards Visa/MC and checks made payable to the City of Newport News are accepted). Advance/gift tickets can be purchased at the Newport News visitor center. Newport News Park is located at the intersection of Ft. Eustis Boulevard and Jefferson Avenue in Newport News, Virginia.

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Holiday Happenings this Weekend in Williamsburg, Richmond, and on the Peninsula

Posted by Lynnette Tully on Thu, Nov 30, 2017 @ 11:00 AM

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It's a big weekend for holiday cheer with events happening from the Peninsula to Richmond! 

Friday, December 1st
Grand Illumination in Richmond - 5:55 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Join the crowd to count down the seconds to turn on the downtown office buildings lights and the James Center’s Great Tree and reindeer.

Saturday, December 2nd
Holly Dazzle in City Center, Newport News - 4 to 8 p.m.
Hollydazzle is a free family event with activities and entertainment leading up to the spectacular “Fountains of Light Show” at 7:45 p.m. with fireworks and special effects  and the lighting of the 45 foot tree on the Fountain Plaza.  

Sunday, December 3rd
Colonial Williamsburg Grand Illumination - 4 to 7:30 p.m.
Enjoy musical performances from multiple stages and delight in the fireworks displays fired from the Capitol, the Magazine and the Palace.

Holiday celebrations...just another reason why we love where we live!

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19th Annual Coliseum Central Holiday Parade- November 18th

Posted by Grayson Moore on Wed, Nov 15, 2017 @ 04:14 PM

Are you looking to get into the holiday spirit? Come on out to the 19th Annual Coliseum Central Holiday Parade in Hampton! See marching bands, floats, helium balloons and much more. Also, don't forget to look for Santa sebastian-spindler-69272.jpgClaus! The parade will be held from 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM at 4410 E. Claiborne Square Hampton, VA 23666 on Saturday, November 18th. The event is free.

 

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Champagne Art Reception- November 6th

Posted by Grayson Moore on Mon, Oct 30, 2017 @ 11:14 AM

Stop by our Newport News Office on November 6th for a champagne art reception! At Liz Moore & Associates we love where we live, and we are excited to announce that we have commissioned local artist Bob Oller to capture our favorite places! Bob met Liz in 2015 when she asked several local artists to showcase their work at the Parade of Homes in Fords Colony. Liz fell in love with Bob’s painting “Farmer’s Market in Merchant Square” (pictured right) and merchantspainting.jpgpurchased a print for the office. Recently we decided to commission Bob to create permanent paintings for each of our offices that will depict some of our favorite places. Join us at our Newport News Office on Monday November 6th from 4-6 PM to learn about Bob’s work and watch him debut the new collection. The office is located at 11801 Canon Boulevard, Suite 100, Newport News VA 23606.

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Bluebird Gap Farm Festival- October 28th

Posted by Grayson Moore on Fri, Oct 27, 2017 @ 10:10 AM

Ring in the autumn season at the Bluebird Gap farm festival in Hampton! Enjoy a variety of food, activities for the kids, pumpkins and hayrides. Entry to the festival and activities are free, and it will be held rain or shine. For more information call 757-727-8311 for more information. The festival will be held on chris-lawton-154388.jpgSaturday, October 28th from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM at Bluebird Gap Farm, which is located at 60 Pine Chapel Road, Hampton VA 23666.

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City Center Oyster Roast- October 20th

Posted by Grayson Moore on Wed, Oct 18, 2017 @ 09:12 AM

Come out to City Center in Newport News for the 2017 City Center Oyster Roast! Enjoy craft beer for the adults, activities for the kids, oyster shell recycling, lawn games and live music from the Deloreans. The event will be held from 6-9 PM on Friday October 20th in City Center in Newport News. Admission and parking are charlotte-coneybeer-183671.jpgfree, but be sure to bring money for food and beverages.

 

 

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