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Hilton Art Show & Porch Walk

Posted by Lynnette Tully on Wed, May 09, 2018 @ 03:12 PM

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The Hilton Art Show & Porch Walk is taking place on Saturday, May 12th from 11am to 7pm!

Stroll through Hilton Village's commercial district, down Main Street and to the James River and view and purchase incredible local art. Live music, food trucks, and a beer garden will be on site.

This event is part of Hilton's Centennial Celebration happening all year long!  

Hilton Village is a planned community located in Newport News, mid-way between Virginia Beach and Williamsburg. Hilton was built in 1918 as part of the war effort to house shipyard workers. Hilton sits on 100 acres of land between the C&O Railroad and the James River. When it was first built, it was a block of houses and a strip of stores in the middle of a vast forest, connected to the shipyard and the rest of the city by a streetcar. After World War I, the homes of Hilton were rented out, and later, sold as private residences. The quality housing of the village and its convenient commercial district became a big draw for the area. Hilton Village was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1969. The village is full of stories waiting to be told from its rich history. Hilton Village started as neo-traditional town planning in 1918 that translates today as a modern community that both treasures its history and looks toward the future. 

Visit http://www.hiltonvillage100.com/ for a calendar of upcoming events.  

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Top 5 Yard Sales in Hampton Roads

Posted by Lynnette Tully on Fri, Mar 14, 2014 @ 11:00 AM

There is no doubt that Spring will be a welcomed season here in Hampton Roads, Virginia.  And with the change in weather comes our favorite Spring time activities - baseball, gardening, bike riding, and yard sales!

The Daily Press has published a list of the top five yards sales in the area.  An avid yard sale-yard sales in Newport Newser, or not, don't miss these opportunities to find some hidden treasures:

Ford's Colony
This community's sale will take place on Saturday, March 15 from 8 a.m. to noon at the Historic Triangle Community Center, 312 Waller Mill Road, Williamsburg.

Kingsmill
This  sale has been known to draw thousands of shoppers to the Busch Gardens overflow parking lot. This year the sale will take place Saturday, March 22 from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Kiln Creek
This Newport News community hosts its annual spring sale on Saturday, April 5 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. The rain date is April 12.

Hilton Village 
The Hilton Village yard sale, where it is more advantageous to park and walk, than drive, is scheduled for April 26.

Virginia's Longest Yard Sale 
"Virginia's Longest Yard Sale" will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 7, in Mathews County. Organized by the county, the communitywide "yard, barn and collectibles sale" will stretch for miles across various spots. Shoppers can pick up a map of participating locations at the county's visitor center, 239 Main St., Mathews. For more information, go to visitmathews.com or call 804-725-4229.

The Daily Press will publish a more comprehensive list of yard sales on Sunday, April 20. Make sure your sale is included by emailing the details to npaitsel@dailypress.com by Friday, April 11.

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Neighborhood Spotlight - Hilton Village, Newport News

Posted by Lynnette Tully on Fri, Dec 06, 2013 @ 04:18 PM

The nation's first federal war-housing project, Hilton Village in Newport News is a planned community that was sponsored by the US Shipping Board and the Newport News Shipyard and sold to private homeowners after WWI. Street names in this 100 acre-tract, containing English village-type houses, honor government and shipyard officials.homes for sale in Hilton

Single family homes are mixed with duplex homes in this charming neighborhood.  Hilton Village's central shopping area is filled with antique stores, unique restaurants, a theater and other quaint shops.  At the end of Main Street you can find Hilton Elementary, one of the area's most sought after schools.  Directly behind Hilton Elementary is a playground, pier and the James River.

The Hilton Fall Festival, 4th of July Parade and the weekly Farmer's Market are just a few of the things make Hilton Village a great community. 

Homes in Hilton Village range in price from $110,000 - $349,900, and in size from 1,104 - 2,063 square feet.  

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