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Attention House Hunters: The Liz Moore Summer Open House Extravaganza is Back!

Posted by Lynnette Tully on Fri, May 18, 2018 @ 12:51 PM

Calling all house hunters!  Visit a Liz Moore open house between May 19th and September 1st, 2018 and you'll be entered into a drawing to win some amazing prizes.  

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House hunters can register for the drawing at every Liz Moore open house.  The more you visit, the better your chances are of winning!
 
Click below for a list of open houses and to view complete contest rules.
 
Summer Open House Extravaganza Participating Properties

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Spring Tour of Homes in Patriots Landing

Posted by Lynnette Tully on Tue, May 15, 2018 @ 02:31 PM

Join us for a Spring Tour of Homes in Patriots Landing May 19th & 20th from 12-5!  Meet Kevin McNulty from LifeStyle Builders on Sunday and enjoy our free ice cream truck.

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At Patriots Landing in New Kent County, experience the serenity of living in a rural environment and the convenience of being only fifteen minutes from downtown Richmond. A planned, new home community of custom and waterfront homes located near Interstates 64 and 295, Patriots Landing is close to shopping, dining and entertainment, both in the Richmond and Williamsburg areas. With private, wooded homesites and plentiful amenities, Patriots Landing has so much to offer!

Interested in a brand new home in Patriots Landing?  Download the price list below.

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LPGA Kingsmill Championship: May 14th–20th

Posted by Grayson Moore on Mon, May 14, 2018 @ 11:06 AM

Come out to Kingsmill Resort this week to enjoy LPGA Golf on the beautiful River Course. The LPGA Kingsmill Championship is a must for golf enthusiasts and the resort has proudly hosted over 30 professional golf events in the past. The 6,326 yard Par 71 course designed by Pete Dye proves to be an enticing challenge to even the ak-n-cakiner-651430-unsplashmost skilled players. All overnight guests of Kingsmill Resort receive complimentary clubhouse tickets during their visit. To purchase tickets visit http://www.thekingsmillchampionship.com/  

 

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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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Pictures with Santa at Yankee Candle Factory- Saturday, December 16th

Posted by Grayson Moore on Thu, Dec 14, 2017 @ 09:59 AM

Do your kids still need a picture with Santa or do they still need to let him know what they want for Christmas? You’re in luck! Stop by the Yankee Candle Factory on Saturday, December 16th between 9:00 AM and 8:30 PM or during select hours during the holiday season (see link to calendar below). Santa will be there ready to greet your children, listen to gift requests and take pictures. The store will have a mike-arney-174173.jpgprofessional photographer available at select times during the holiday season. A calendar with the photographer’s hours and Santa visitation times can be found here 

 

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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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Williamsburg Winery Run Club- Now through November 30th

Posted by Grayson Moore on Mon, Nov 06, 2017 @ 11:53 AM

Do you enjoy running? Do you also like wine?  Every Thursday evening join runners from the Williamsburg Winery team on a 5K run/jog/walk through the vineyards at Wessex Hundred. Afterwards treat yourself to food and drink specials at the Winery. The run route is paved and open to all fitness levels, and there is no fee to participate in the run. If you complete five runs you will receive a free Williamsburg Winery Running Club T-karsten-wurth-inf1783-98124.jpgShirt. The runs take place every Thursday through November (weather permitting). Registration begins at 5:30PM, the run begins at 6PM and the food and drink specials are available from 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM. The Williamsburg Winery is located at 5800 Wessex Hundred, Williamsburg, VA 23185

 

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Busch Gardens Howl-O-Scream- Now through October 29th

Posted by Grayson Moore on Tue, Oct 24, 2017 @ 10:13 AM

If you dare, check out one of Virginia’s scariest Halloween attractions at Busch Gardens Williamsburg. Explore seven different indoor and outdoor haunted houses, as well as five areas of the park with live scare actors who are sure to give you chills. If you are in the mood for frightening entertainment, be sure to check out a spooky live show. Be advised that scare actors, dim lighting and fog begin at 6PM. Howl-O-Scream opens on select neven-krcmarek-175840.jpgThursdays and every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from September 23rd to October 29th. Please be sure to check park hours online prior to your visit. Tickets can be purchased here https://seaworldparks.com/en/buschgardens-williamsburg/howloscream/buy-tickets

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Pumpkinville- Now through October 30th

Posted by Grayson Moore on Wed, Oct 04, 2017 @ 01:38 PM

Are you searching for a fun outdoor activity to help your family get into the autumn spirit? Be sure to check out Pumpkinville in Toano. Pumpkinville is a pumpkin patch operated by a local family farm. You may pick your own pumpkins or choose from a selection of pre-picked pumpkins. In addition, Pumpkinville also offers fall decorations, arts and crafts, flowers, gourds and winter squash. The farm also offers activities such as a corn jennifer-burk-158493-1.jpgmaze, games and a hayride around the perimeter of the field. Pumpkinville also has picnic tables that can be reserved for birthday parties or groups. Call 757-869-9751 for reservations or information. Pumpkinville Farm is located at 7691 Richmond Road, Williamsburg VA 23188. Hours of operation are 9AM to 8PM Sunday through Thursday and 9AM to 9PM on Friday and Saturday.

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