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9 Apr

Salty Paws Doggie Ice Cream Parlor

Salty Paws Doggie Ice Cream Parlor

It’s officially ice cream season now that the weather has warmed up, but why should dogs be left out of the fun?  They won’t any longer thanks to Salty Paws!

Just like an ice cream shop for humans, dogs are allowed taste tests to determine whether they prefer vanilla, blueberry, pumpkin, or peanut butter.  The toppings come next with tripe, beef, and lamb ‘n’ liver.

“People love to spoil their pets,” founder of Salty Paws, Suzanne Tretowicz said. “We saw people give them the unhealthy alternative, so we opened an ice cream shop where people could give them something healthier. … A lot of dogs are lactose intolerant. People love their pets, they humanize them, they love them like they love their children. We host birthday parties and ice cream socials.

Additionally, Salty Paws offers dog edible donuts, cookies, and cakes.  Seating is available both indoors and on the patio and is located about 13 miles from Sandbridge.  An ice cream break would be perfect during a long beach day.  Give your dog an experience they won’t forget on your next trip to Sandbridge!

https://www.saltypawsvabeach.com/

Information collected from Salty Paws website and The Virginian Pilot

 

2 Apr

Killin’ Pine Mobile Axe Range

Killin’ Pine Mobile Axe Range

Looking for a thrilling experience to be the highlight of your vacation?  Give Killin’ Pine Mobile Axe Range a call, and they’ll bring the fun right to your vacation rental!

The action takes place on a 20’x8′ flatbed trailer with a custom built safety cage, turf, lighting, and sound system.  The owners of the operation, James and Brendan Stauffer, do their best to take time and coach each thrower to help them successfully “kill pine”.  The minimum age to throw is 12 years old, and axes are sanitized after each thrower/group.  A private 2 hour rental, which would be perfect for Sandbridge vacations, typically run around $300.

The axe range will also be at various breweries throughout Virginia Beach during the week of your vacation.  Here you can throw axes for as little as $5!  These include New Realm Brewing, Farmhouse By Back Bay, Thin Brew Line, Maker’s Craft Brewing, and Deadline Brewing Project.  Specific dates can be found on their website linked below.

Killin’ Pine Mobile Axe Range

 

 

 

19 Mar

Clink Mobile Bar Co.

Clink Mobile Bar Co.

Ready for drinks this summer but don’t feel like leaving your vacation rental?  Robbie and Taylor, owners of Clink Mobile Bar Co., have created a business to serve drinks out of a renovated horse trailer!

“With Robbie’s expertise in the legal field and my love of hosting and planning events, we knew we were the perfect team to get this small business up and running,” says Taylor. “We love a good party and having the opportunity to connect with new people. We are ready to provide you with a fun and stress-free service.”

Several different packages are available to suit the needs of your group from a “standard open bar” to a “rise and shine” which focuses on Mimosas, Bloody Marys, and Screwdrivers.  Cups, cocktail napkins, ice, straws, mixers, and garnishes are provided with every package.

Clink Mobile Bar Co. is now booking for Spring and Summer of 2021!  Details can be found at their website linked below.

Clink Mobile Bar Co.

 

 

 

5 Mar

Thanksgiving in Sandbridge

Thanksgiving in Sandbridge

If your family is anything like mine, by the time August comes along and the school year approaches, an unspoken question lingers in the air: Who will host Thanksgiving this year? As the family member with the smallest house, but likely the one who enjoys hosting most, I always struggle to figure out the dynamics of hosting a holiday. However, this past year, I discovered a solution to the lingering question at hand: let’s have Thanksgiving in Sandbridge.

As soon as I started throwing the idea around, it didn’t take long to get the rest of my family members on board. This solution offered both a vacation and a “get out of jail free” pass on hosting Thanksgiving at any one person’s home. We rented a home with a hot tub and plenty of sleeping space so we could spend the week as a family, enjoying each other’s company and the luxury of being in a neutral space at the beach. Win-win!

The unpredictable Virginia weather performed in our favor with warm sunshine afternoons perfect for walks on the beach and chasing crabs with the kiddos on the beach. At night, we enjoyed themed family meals, each family taking turns on who was responsible for dinner that evening. The hot tub and game room provided late night entertainment and friendly family competition. At the end of the night, no one had to worry about driving home as we had ample room to accommodate grandmothers, aunts, uncles, and cousins alike.

On Thanksgiving day, the younger generation of Thanksgiving hostesses awoke early in an attempt to time each item on our Thanksgiving menu just right. The three refrigerators and two dishwashers in the house really came in handy (of course, with family, we had one completely full of beer, wine, and juice boxes!). My brother in law and nephew fried a turkey by the pool and grilled beef tenderloin on the grill, while the hosting ladies enjoyed charcuterie and wine in between baking, mixing, and inquiries such as “what do these potatoes need?” and “did you bring extra butter?”

When our Thanksgiving meal was ready, the tables in the home provided enough seating for us all to enjoy our meal  together and the dual dishwashers allowed for easy clean-up. My family was so pleased with the new tradition on the horizon. Everyone has been talking about it since and we are already planning for next year. My  only regret is we didn’t do this sooner!

26 Feb

Apex Entertainment Center

Apex Entertainment Center

There’s a new entertainment venue only 15 miles from Sandbridge that will be the perfect place for the family to unwind!  Activities offered include indoor go-karting, bowling, laser tag, escape rooms, ropes courses, arcades, sports simulators, axe throwing, mini golf, bumper cars, and virtual reality.  The hardest part will be deciding where to start!

“It’s 84,000 square feet of pure fun. You can’t pack any more attractions in this building,” explained Director of Operations, Joey Slawinski.

Food and beverages are available including alcohol. There are also more than 65 gluten-free options on the menu and a variety of vegetarian choices, too.

“With our unique concept, we offer something for all ages and every member of the family. Our mission is to create a memorable experience for all guests and have a strong presence within the community,” said Marcus Kemblowski, Chief Operating Officer of Apex Entertainment.

Many people wanted to know what restrictions are in place for COVID-19. Slawinski said they are doing everything they can to stay safe.

“Our restrictions are 30% or 250, ultimately but since we have two floors it’s definitely a little greater. Our total capacity normally outside of COVID is about 2,100.”

Apex Entertainment

Information collected from 13newsnow and Apex Entertainment

 

 

 

19 Feb

Dog’s Little Acre

Dog’s Little Acre

Siebert Realty has a new neighbor that you might notice on your way into Sandbridge this year!  Dog’s Little Acre, located on Sandbridge Road just before Siebert Realty, is a retail shop/dog groomer/coffee shop all rolled into one.

The retail shop is full of gourmet dog treats, birthday cakes, donuts, and more!  Popular brands like My Family Collars and Leashes, Chuckit! Launcher and Ball, Fluff and Tuff squeaker toys, Kong, and Up Country are all carried here.  They even have unique art prints, locally made artwork and greeting cards, and pet magnets.  Need a dog tag?  Bring your pup by and create a custom tag in less than 2 minutes!

Dog’s Little Acre prides themselves on using only the best products for your furry one when grooming.  Using natural shampoos and conditioners, your dog will be smelling wonderful and not at the expense of the environment.  Hypo-allergenic tearless shampoo, Oatcare oatmeal shampoo, and Vita-Silk conditioner are three of the main products that are used.

Fetch Coffee is located just outside of Dog’s Little Acre and is a drive thru coffee shop.  Enjoy your beverage at the picnic tables there or take it with you to your vacation rental.  Don’t forget to bring your pup for a puppuccino!

Dog’s Little Acre

 

12 Feb

New Skate Park for Summer 2021

Woodstock Skate Park

Virginia Beach’s new skate park is almost here after nearly 3 years of design, consultation, and construction!  Be sure to pack the skateboards and BMX bikes this year.  Located about 15 miles from Sandbridge, the Woodstock Skate Park is undergoing a $32 Million Renovation by notable skatepark builder Team Pain.

The park will showcase a mix of transitional and street elements including premium features such as:

  • Snake run and two-level bowl with waterfall, five corners, and two hips
  • Quarter pipe with extension
  • Ledge runs, stair sets, wall rides, snake run, banks, hips, rails, and other custom ledges
  • Warm-up area
  • Shaded viewing spots

“Public input helped shape the snake run based on the flow and speed desires of local park users,” said Tim Payne, founder of Team Pain Skate Parks. “Virginia Beach is home to beginner, intermediate, and professional level skateboarders and bike riders who are passionate about their sport. The community’s input was crucial in the development of this skate park and we are grateful to be involved in this project.”

Follow the links below for updates on the park.  Workers have been molding ramps and ledges throughout this winter weather to ensure it is ready for summer!

Woodstock Skate Park
Team Pain instagram

Information collected from VBgov and WAVY

5 Feb

Hibachi in Sandbridge

Hibachi in Sandbridge

Spice up your meals this year in Sandbridge!  Josh Sarran, owner of Mt. Fuji 757, has created a business to provide hibachi meals for private groups.

“It’s something fun and different,” says Sarran, 28. “It’s not just about good food. I like to joke around, express my personality and create a lot of smiles. I throw in plenty of little tricks, especially if kids are there.”

Sarran has been working as a hibachi chef since 2014 and has the appropriate health permits.  A $150 flat fee includes the set up — grill, tables and chairs, tablecloths and candles, disposable plates and cutlery.  After that it’s as simple as ordering off the menu!  Mt. Fuji’s “Hibachi at Home” menu features entrees served with clear soup, salad, fried rice, hibachi vegetables and two appetizer shrimp. Options include vegetables ($17), teriyaki chicken ($23), jumbo shrimp ($26), filet mignon ($31) and lobster tail ($41). Kids’ meals are $15 to $17.

“He brought everything and made it really easy and fun,” Justin Hockaday, a former customer, says. “He even let a couple of us try to flip an egg on a spatula … until he ran out of eggs. He interacted really well with all of us, from a 5-year-old to people in their 50s.”

https://www.mtfujiof757.com/

Information collected from Mt. Fuji website and The Virginia Gazette

 

14 Jan

Cottage LunaSea

Cottage LunaSea

Looking for a fun experience while on vacation in Sandbridge?  Round up the family and begin a resin crafting workshop to make a beach inspired memento!  Cottage LunaSea is a short drive away and will untap your inner artist.  They’ll also come right to your vacation rental for a private party!  Workshops are $50 per person and will include all supplies needed.  Remember to wear “paint clothes” in case things get messy.  In addition to the workshops, Cottage LunaSea is a fantastic place to shop.  Retailing unique gifts and home décor made by over 60 local artists — there will surely be a piece to bring home.

1169 Nimmo Pkwy Suite 210
Virginia Beach, Virginia 23456

(757) 716-3752

www.cottagelunasea.com

 

30 Oct

Hampton Roads Bridge Tunnel Expansion

The I-64 Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel has long been the area most clogged up with traffic on the way to Sandbridge.  The existing 3.5-mile bridge tunnel consists of two 2-lane immersed-tube tunnels on artificial islands.  These tunnels opened in 1957 (current westbound lanes) and 1976 (eastbound lanes) and are approximately 7,500 feet long. Traffic on these four lanes exceeds 100,000 vehicles per day during peak summer traffic.

This massive transportation project, expected to be completed by November 2025, will widen the current four-lane segments of the 1-64 HRBT corridor in Norfolk and Hampton, and bore new twin tunnels. The expansion will increase capacity, ease major congestion, and enhance travel time reliability.

Crews and subcontractors continue to make progress on the HRBT South Island in preparation for the Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM), which will eventually launch from the site in early 2022 and begin boring twin tunnels parallel to the existing eastbound tunnel. Workers are moving utility lines, constructing temporary plants on site and preparing to build a large dock to receive the TBM.

A concept video is linked below which takes viewers on a visual tour of the widening project!

30 Oct

Hampton Roads Bridge Tunnel Expansion

The I-64 Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel has long been the area most clogged up with traffic on the way to Sandbridge.  The existing 3.5-mile bridge tunnel consists of two 2-lane immersed-tube tunnels on artificial islands.  These tunnels opened in 1957 (current westbound lanes) and 1976 (eastbound lanes) and are approximately 7,500 feet long. Traffic on these four lanes exceeds 100,000 vehicles per day during peak summer traffic.

This massive transportation project, expected to be completed by November 2025, will widen the current four-lane segments of the 1-64 HRBT corridor in Norfolk and Hampton, and bore new twin tunnels. The expansion will increase capacity, ease major congestion, and enhance travel time reliability.

Crews and subcontractors continue to make progress on the HRBT South Island in preparation for the Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM), which will eventually launch from the site in early 2022 and begin boring twin tunnels parallel to the existing eastbound tunnel. Workers are moving utility lines, constructing temporary plants on site and preparing to build a large dock to receive the TBM.

A concept video is linked below which takes viewers on a visual tour of the widening project!