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Port Warwick Art & Sculpture Festival

Posted by Lynnette Tully on Wed, Sep 19, 2018 @ 03:25 PM

justyn-warner-529942-unsplashHead out to Port Warwick on October 13 & 14th for the 14th Annual Port Warwick Art & Sculpture Festival.

Art at this year’s festival will include hand-carved furniture, paintings in oil, acrylics and watercolor, ceramics, mixed media, large and small sculptures, glass and jewelry.    

The festival is a draw for art enthusiasts and decorators at any budget as many artists offer a wide range of price points to choose from.   

Enjoy great food, drink, and live acoustic music throughout the weekend.

Returning to this year’s festival is the “Young Collectors Tent,” where children can buy art at huge discounts, spending as little as $5 on art valued for as much as $300. A portion of the proceeds from this tent will help fund an emerging artist scholarship fund.  

As always, the festival will go on, rain or shine and there will be free parking.

Port Warwick Art & Sculpture Festival...just another reason why we love where we live!

 

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Barktoberfest Dog Walk and Festival at Mill Point Park

Posted by Lynnette Tully on Wed, Sep 19, 2018 @ 10:45 AM

matt-nelson-259365-unsplashBarktoberfest (previously Paws for a Cause), the Peninsula SPCA’a annual fundraiser will take place at Mill Point Park on Saturday, October 20 from 12-5 p.m.

The family- and dog-friendly event will include rescue animals, vendors, exhibitors and community partners, all to benefit homeless animals at the shelter.

The annual Dog Walk is also back!  Guests don’t have to participate in the Dog Walk to attend, but those who do must register in advance. 

Registration fees for the Dog Walk:

  • between September 4-30 – $15
  • between October 1-16 – $20

Barktoberfest includes fun fall activities, live music, and a craft brew beer garden!

Festival admission is $5 per person. A Barktoberfest Package – which includes a Bow-Wow beer tasting ticket, Dog Walk registration, event admission, a souvenir glass and an exclusive Barktoberfest t-shirt – is available for $35.

All proceeds will benefit the Peninsula SPCA’s animals and programs.

Barktoberfest...just another reason why we love where we live!

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$5 Admission to The Mariners' Museum and Park in September

Posted by Lynnette Tully on Wed, Aug 22, 2018 @ 01:13 PM

1431191834The Mariners’ Museum and Park is offering $5 admission for anyone who brings in a non-perishable food donation for the Peninsula Food Bank during the month of September in honor of Hunger Action Month. Each person must bring a donated item to receive this special admission price. Offer not valid with other discounts or on movie tickets.

For more information about the Peninsula Food Bank and Hunger Action Month, visit: http://hrfoodbank.org/hunger-action-month/ 

For a list of the most needed items, visit: http://hrfoodbank.org/the-foods-we-encourage/ 

Today, The Mariners’ Museum sits in an urban oasis – the 550 acre park is now home to the 167-acre Lake Maury and the Noland Trail – a five-mile shoreline trail with fourteen bridges. Within the Museum itself you will find 90,000 square feet of exhibition galleries including the prestigious International Small Craft Center, and the award-winning USS Monitor Center. This state-of-the-art exhibition and conservation lab houses 210 tons of artifacts from the Civil War ironclad Monitor, which were recovered from NOAA’s Monitor National Marine Sanctuary.

The Mariners’ Museum Library and Archives is home to over 78,000 books; 800,000 photographs, films, and negatives; and over 1 million pieces of archival material, making it the largest maritime library in the Western Hemisphere.

The Mariners’ Museum and Park...just another reason why we love where we live!

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22nd Annual Neptune Wine Festival

Posted by Lynnette Tully on Wed, Aug 22, 2018 @ 11:42 AM

photo-1519671482749-fd09be7ccebfSeptember 15th and 16th, 12-5pm

3001 Atlantic Ave
Virginia Beach, VA
 
Join your friends by the oceanfront for an afternoon hosted by Virginia's leading vineyards. A great day trip from Richmond, Williamsburg, or the Peninsula. Taste from over 70 wines while you meet and greet the fascinating people who are forging Virginia's reputation for quality wines. Enjoy delicious food, live entertainment and the opportunity to purchase the wines you like by the bottle and case.
 
Each tasting ticket includes a commemorative wine glass and tastings throughout the event. You must purchase a ticket to enter the event. Saturday Tasting Ticket: Advance Tickets: $40 | Until September 9 Week of Event Tickets: $45 | Until Sold Out Saturday VIP Ticket:$50 advance purchase only, includes exclusive access to the event one hour prior to standard ticket holder access. Click to purchase tickets.
 
LIVE ENTERTAINMENT: Saturday 12:00-2:00pm - Joe Gosman Band 2:30-5:00pm - Cheap Thrills Sunday 12:00-2:00pm - Mike Proffitt Trio 2:30-5:00pm - Borderline Crazy
 
The Neptune Wine Festival...just another reason why we love where we live!
 

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The Love Where You Live Photo Contest is Back!

Posted by Lynnette Tully on Fri, Jul 20, 2018 @ 02:45 PM

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We had so much fun a few years ago with the Liz Moore Love Where You Live Photo Contest that we've decided to do it again! 

Who doesn’t love to take photos of the things that make them smile?  Whether you know your way around a sophisticated camera, or you just enjoying taking photos of your cat with your iPhone, we’d love for you to enter!  

Enter photos in categories such as Recreation, Community, Pets, Special Places, and more. 

The photo contest will run through October 15, 2018, and at that time we will select the grand prize winners.  Over $4,000 in prizes will be awarded including an iPad, Busch Gardens Season Passes, cash, and more!  We will also be running “mini contests” each month – stay tuned for details.

Enter as many times as you’d like!  Visit lizmoore.com/love to enter and to view our photos entries so far.

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Port Warwick Summer Concert Series

Posted by Lynnette Tully on Thu, May 31, 2018 @ 03:27 PM

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Warmer weather is finally here! Come out to Port Warwick every Wednesday, 6-9pm through August 29th (no concert July 4) to enjoy the summer night air on Styron Square listening to the area’s best music.

The concerts are FREE and all are welcome! Bring your own lawn chairs (no tents), blankets, food and drink – beer and wine allowed. Or enjoy the music from one of Port Warwick restaurant patios.

Click here for a list of bands and dates.

Thinking about moving to this great community?  Click to view homes for sale in Port Warwick.  

 

 

Tags: event, event-Peninsula, Port Warwick, Newport News, relo-peninsula-local

Busch Gardens Food and Wine Festical

Posted by Lynnette Tully on Thu, May 31, 2018 @ 03:04 PM

kelsey-chance-575541-unsplashFrom corks to coasters & craft beers to concerts...the Busch Gardens Food & Wine Festival is open every Fri., Sat. & Sun. May 25 - July 1. A short drive from even the Peninsula and Richmond, we are lucky to have them in our backyard!

Unleash your inner foodie with over 60 specialty food items, 30 different wines, 25 craft beers and 20 unique cocktails not normally served at the park. Plus, catch big-name concerts on select Saturday nights and additional entertainment throughout the event. 

For more information, visit https://buschgardens.com/williamsburg/events/food-festival/ .

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We Love Local Art!

Posted by Lynnette Tully on Thu, Feb 15, 2018 @ 10:27 AM

NN Art Reception-21.jpgAt Liz Moore & Associates, we truly love where we live!  So much so, in fact, that we commissioned local artist Bob Oller of Oller Creative Studios, to create original vector paintings of some of our favorite places!

Oller introduced his LizLocal collection a few months ago in the Newport News Liz Moore office in City Center – introducing the collection at a reception for VIP clients and Liz Moore agents.

5 paintings were unveiled to an eager audience:

Poquoson Flats
Yorktown Skies
Playing Time Lions Bridge, Newport News
Clear Skies, Air & Space Hampton
City Center Newport News

You can enjoy these works in the lobby at 11801 Canon Boulevard in Newport News, or view them online at lizmoore.com/art.  Various size glycee prints are also available via the website.

What’s next?  Stay tuned for the Williamsburg and Richmond office debuts!

For more information, visit lizmoore.com/art!
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Savoring The Peninsula's Craft Breweries

Posted by Lynnette Tully on Tue, Jan 30, 2018 @ 12:58 PM

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The craft brewery boom has beer lovers everywhere hopped up, and Virginia is no exception.

The Commonwealth boasts 206 breweries, 13th most in the nation. They produced nearly 300,000 barrels of traditional and wildly innovative brews last year. That’s part of an explosion that’s seen U.S. craft breweries triple in number to more than 5,000 in just five years. Not coincidentally, 2012 is also when Virginia’s General Assembly passed Senate Bill 604 allowing breweries to sell beer and their patrons to drink it on-site. That’s translated into an amazing 486-percent increase in Virginia breweries.

Craft breweries, though, are so much more than high-ceiling warehouses cranking out lagers, stouts, porters and IPAs with cool labels and catchy names. Craft tasting rooms have become modern cultural centers, warm and welcoming community hubs - family and often dog-friendly - that are fun, vibrant boosts to their town's quality of life. Shadowed by looming stainless steel tanks where the hops, yeast and water join forces, tasting rooms thrive now as special-event venues, trivia parlors, music halls, food-truck and corn hole fests, even yoga studios.

Craft breweries and beer tourism add over $9 billion to Virginia’s economy, according to Gov. Terry McAuliffe, who calls Virginia “a premier destination for craft brewers and consumers
from all over the world.” Craft brewing is a collegial world in its own right. It thrives on the principal that all who brew are colleagues, not rivals, inspiring each other to greater creativity and beer innovation.
We’ll drink to that!

Here are just a few of our favorites for relaxed, beersavoring good times with friends on the Peninsula, where original beer-making remains on the rise:

Bull Island Brewing Company
758 Settlers Landing Road, Hampton
Owner Doug Reier has called the fire that destroyed his originally planned location during construction a in disguise. That’s because he then discovered Bull Island’s current bustling home along downtown Hampton's waterfront and moved on in.

Boasting a wide-open view of the Hampton River, Bull Island is a casual and convivial brew pub that serves light fare and five tasty flagship beers - King Street Kolsch, Waterman’s Wheat, Queens Way IPA, Laura’s Favorite Belgian Tripel and Dare Double Stout - along with a half-dozen seasonals.

As for staple events, circle Taco Tuesdays - $1.50 tacos all day - and live music Friday and Saturday.

Oozlefinch Craft Brewery
81 Patch Road, Fort Monroe
Former police officer Russel Tinsley began living his dream of beer-making in the fall of 2016 by opening Oozlefinch, which overlooks Mill Creek on historic Fort Monroe.

Oozlefinch, a mythical bird used as a U.S. Army artillery mascot, rose from an old Fort Monroe gym. It’s been transformed into a passionate place producing beers that, so says the Oozlefinch website, “pays
homage to the legends of Fort Monroe.”

But Oozlefinch also is all about being thoroughly modern and entertainingly inventive. It has made a fast name for itself with a variety of hazy IPAs and barrel sours such as Dr. Rendezvous, its winebarrel aged Sour Imperial Saison. Other unique, and cheeky, recipes include the Rare Bird Coffee Cream Ale, Cows at Large Imperial Milk Chocolate Stout and Lady in White Hefeweizen. The latter earned a silver medal last year from the Virginia Craft Brewers Guild.

Tradition Brewing Company
700 Thimble Shoals Boulevard, Newport News

Tradition has been a Newport News tradition since, well, June of 2016. That’s when five partners, including brewmaster Dan Powell, teamed up to found the brewery in an Oyster Point warehouse.

Its 20-barrel system pumps out nearly two dozen signature and seasonal beers. Hull 488 IPA, Red Willie Irish Red, Mothership Cream Ale and Sounder American Pale Ale are the ones that are available year-round.

Regular highlights of the Tradition calendar are Monday Industrial Nights, when restaurant and other food and beverage workers get tasting-room discounts just by showing a pay stub, and the Burn and Brew Group Run. Participants gather at Tradition for an early evening three-mile run/walk around City Center before repairing to the Tradition tap room for a wellearned post-workout brew.

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Introducing LizLocal.com!

Posted by Lynnette Tully on Mon, Jan 15, 2018 @ 03:11 PM

liz lpcal.jpgAt Liz Moore & Associates, we understand that our role as REALTORS is about far more than selling homes – we connect people to the community that they will call “home.”

We are often asked about local events, and to recommend our favorite local businesses and restaurants.  So, we decided to create a website dedicated to just that:  introducing LizLocal.com!  Log on to find information on local events in Richmond, Williamsburg, and on the Peninsula.  We’ll share the inside scoop on events like the Carytown Food Tour in Richmond, Boathouse Live coming to City Center in Newport News, and special events at Busch Gardens you won’t want to miss.

In addition to event info and stories about our favorite local businesses, you’ll also find video recommendations for restaurants (including what we like to order!).  Do you have a favorite you would like for us to feature?  Just let us know at info@lizmoore.com.

You can also tag your photos on instagram with #lizlocal to share them on the site, which is another great way to plug your favorite venues.

And, of course, you can search local real estate listings, subscribe to one or more of our digital real estate magazines, or order an e-version of one of our hyper local books – 101 Reasons to Love Living in RVA or 101 Reasons to Love Living in the Historic Triangle.

Check it out at www.lizlocal.com...Real estate is local – so are we!!

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