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14 Aug

Local Fruit and Vegetable Stands

Hampton Roads encourages consumers to purchase locally grown and produced foods and products. By eating locally, you’re saving small family farms, supporting the local economy, keeping our community healthy, and preserving the environment. Use this food guide to find the markets, farms, watermen and restaurants that offer the freshest, most delicious local and seasonal products.  www.buylocalhamptonroads.org

The power in buying locally comes from being able to ask your farmer questions that are important to you. We offer a few suggestions on things to ask or look for.

Questions to ask your farmer:
• Did you grow this product yourself or was it purchased from another farm?
• What are your growing methods?
• What are your animals fed? Are they free range and/or pasture raised?
• Do you have any recipes or recommendations for this product?
• How long ago was this product picked? Is it ready to eat? What’s the best way to store or preserve it?

Farms and Markets are often seasonal. Call or check websites for open dates.
PYO = Pick Your Own
CSA = Community Supported Agriculture

Virginia Beach – Fruit & Vegetable Farmers:

Brookdale Farm – Virginia Beach
2060 Vaughan Rd.
Virginia Beach, VA 23457
(757) 721-0558
www.brookdale-farm.com

U-pick strawberries at Vaughan Rd. Stand at 1300 Princess Anne Rd. plus seasonal produce and popcorn, ornamental corn, squash, zucchini, potatoes and other seasonal goods. Call for hours and avail. for both locations. PYO CSA

Cindy’s Produce
2385 Harpers Road
(757) 427-2346
Local fruit, veggies, honey, jarred goods, flowers, veg & herb plants, pumpkins, fall décor and much more! Open daily May – Oct 10am – 6pm. Dec 10am – 7pm.Read More

1 Aug

iFLY of Virginia Beach

iFLY is an indoor skydiving experience that creates true free fall conditions, just like skydiving, without having to jump out of an airplane. iFLY’s vertical wind tunnel generates 1400 horse power from 4 powerful fans, creating a wall-to-wall cushion of air on which you can safely float. There’s no parachute, no jumping, and nothing attaching you to planet Earth. It’s just you and the air, and it’s the most incredible adrenaline rush.

Anyone Can Fly!
No experience is necessary. Just about anyone can fly, including those with physical disabilities. Children as young as 3 to adults as young as 103 have flown with us. If you have any concerns, please contact us. We’ll do everything we can to get you flying. No one should miss out on the iFLY experience!

The Experience at iFLY:
Siebert Realty Guests Enjoy 10% OFF!

Promo Code on Siebert GuestNet after confirming your reservation

  • Arrive an hour before your flight time to check-in, complete your waiver, attend your training session, and change into your flight gear (all included)
  • Your personal, highly-trained and accredited instructor guides you through the entire experience
  • Enter the flight chamber
  • Fly like a super hero!
  • Your instructor will make sure you’re comfortable and having a great time!

The whole experience lasts about 1 hour, and each flight is the equivalent of one and a half skydives. Have fun! Make your fight reservation today. We look forward to flying with you! Go to:  IFly Information & Website

iFLY Virginia Beach
2412 Pacific Avenue, Virginia Beach, VA 23451
(757) 747-8045Read More

21 Jul

Sandbridge Welcomes Your Fur Babies

Photo by Cindy Graf

Your Pet Deserves A Vacation Too!

Pets are welcome to vacation in Virginia Beach all year long!  Why leave your precious fur baby behind when heading to your family getaway? Your pet deserves a beach vacation too! Siebert Realty has over 65 fully furnished Sandbridge vacation rentals that warmly welcomes your pets.

A record 68% of American households now own a pet. Most, by far, are dogs and cats, who are now traveling more often with their human companions.  That’s why an increasing number of vacation rentals don’t just accept pets, they downright cater to them – usually for a fee that goes toward deep-cleaning.

The entire family is welcome to vacation in Virginia Beach and that includes Fido and Whiskers too! Whether it’s romping on our 35-miles of sandy beaches, taking a doggy-paddle in the ocean or playing a little game of fetch in our off-leash dog parks, you and your four-legged companion can experience “a dog’s life” at the beach!

Pets allowed on the Beach:
During the Winter, Spring and Fall months (before Memorial Day and after Labor Day weekend) dogs are invited to enjoy the public beaches and boardwalk area anytime (on leash). However, during the Summer months, (Friday before Memorial Day through Labor Day weekend) pets are limited to frolic on the north end of Virginia Beach above 42nd Street and the south end of Virginia Beach in the Sandbridge area before 10am and after 6pm (on leash). During the Summer season, dogs are also allowed on the boardwalk from 6am to 10am only.

Luckily, the question of where to find pet-friendly beaches is much easier. Coastal communities such as Sandbridge Beach realize it’s a “win-win” as long as the human half of the equation does their homework.  That means making sure their license and vaccinations are up to date, observing leash laws and, it should go without saying but we’ll say it anyway, scooping the poop. 🙂  If you and your 4-legged buddies are traveling to a beach away from home, it’s also a good idea to attach your vacation address and contact info to their collar.

Ready to plan a fun getaway with your fur babies?  Check out the over 65 Sandbridge vacation rentals that warmly welcome pets to the beach:  http://bit.ly/2hfAFT0Read More

17 Jul

Little Red Mailbox

Beyond the children’s playground, past Siebert Realty‘s big, blue beach chair and down the wooden plank walkway by the fishing pier in Sandbridge’s Little Island State Park is The Little Red Mailbox, where anyone can “Leave a Note of Hope.” Alongside the windswept dunes and ocean, The Little Red Mailbox has served as a way to reconcile losses with heartfelt messages for anyone to read. Inside the mailbox is a pen and journals, filled with inspirational entries or drawings to bring a smile to the face of anyone who could use a little uplifting.

The mailbox, painted red by Outer Banks artist Vicki Horning, was established on March 5, 2017 by Daniel’s Grace, a Virginia Beach-based nonprofit helping to support families stricken with cancer.  Jodi Newland, owner of Sweetwater Cuisine in Virginia Beach, founded the organization, Daniel’s Grace Foundation, after losing her husband Daniel to colon cancer at the age of 32.

The goal of The Little Red Mailbox of Hope is to spread hope, love, and expression through the journal that is inside.  The Founder, Sue Goodrich said, “It’s a place to share your thoughts, dreams, feelings or secrets or to just visit and read what others have left along their journey. Everybody needs a little hope, and helping others also helps ourselves.” Goodrich said the box was created as a refuge to escape daily hustle and bustle by finding peace by the sea.

The mailbox at Sandbridge is the fifth of its kind. Others are located in Buxton, N.C., Mechanicsville, Va. and Johnstown, Pa., with the first being founded in Kill Devil Hills, N.C. by resident Sue Goodrich.

For more information on this foundation, visit http://www.danielsgrace.org/

10 Jul

Virginia Beach Fireworks Schedule

Virginia Beach Fireworks Schedule

Fireworks are launched near 22nd Street at the Virginia Beach Resort Oceanfront.

Since Beach Street USA’s fireworks shows are launched from a barge off shore, fireworks shows may be cancelled due to unsuitable atmospheric weather conditions or rough seas at the point of departure.  They will make every effort possible to present fireworks shows as reflected on the published schedule.

Cancellation notices will be posted on the BeachStreetUSA Facebook page at http://Facebook.com/BeachStreetUSA

Stars & Stripes Explosion
Jul 4, 2017 – 9:30pm
Weekly Display
Jul 9, 2017 – 10:00pm
Weekly Display
Jul 12, 2017 – 10:00pm
Jul 16, 2017 – 10:00pm
Jul 19, 2017 – 10:00pm
Jul 23, 2017 – 10:00pm
Jul 26, 2017 – 10:00pm
Jul 30, 2017 – 10:00pm
Aug 2, 2017 – 10:00pm
Aug 6, 2017 – 10:00pm
Aug 9, 2017 – 10:00pm
Aug 13, 2017 – 10:00pm
Aug 16, 2017 – 10:00pm
Aug 20, 2017 – 10:00pm
Aug 26, 2017 – 10:30pm
Sep 1, 2017 – 10:45pm
Sep 2, 2017 – 10:45pm

Siebert Realty – The Beach People
Vacation Beach Home and Condo Rentals
Sandbridge Beach, Virginia Beach, VA
www.siebert-realty.com

28 Jun

Sandbridge Beach – July 4th Boat Parade & Fireworks

Sandbridge Boat Parade & Fireworks!

Come celebrate our Nation’s 241st birthday by participating in the 14th Annual Sandbridge Boat Parade. From its humble beginning in 2004, our parade has grown every year with more watercraft and spectators. With legal fireworks in Mill Pond for the sixth year, the parade should have a record number of boats.


2017 Boat Theme:
The 4th of July and What it Means to Us!

Patriotic themes are always a great choice for any July 4th boat parade, and this year is no exception! So come on out… and Celebrate your FREEDOM at the annual boat parade! Decorate your boat, assemble your crew and enter your boat in this year’s contest. Awards given for best decorated boat and more.


Compete for Trophies:

• Grand Prize
• Best Decorated
• Best Theme Representation
• Best Costumes
• Best Use of Humor
• Most Creative
• Most Colorful
• Most Unusual
• Judges Special AwardRead More

20 Jun

Hardee’s Latin Fest

Hardee’s Latin Fest
June 23 – 24, 2017

For two days, Virginia Beach celebrates the sights and sounds of the Latin experience. Latin Fest possesses the key ingredients of good food, family participation, and first-rate Latin music. National performers electrify the diverse audience with high-energy tunes that move the crowd to dance under the stars. Local and regional Latin acts take the stage and unite festival-goers with the rhythms of Salsa, Merengue, and Jazz. Headline performances will take place on a giant stage on the beach at 24th Street. The Latin Fest is a FREE event.

Spend your Saturday morning at the Zumba Marathon, where dozens of the area’s finest instructors will be ready to show you some of their favorite moves.  Vendors and cultural activities in the Latin Village in the 24th Street Park will round out the festival.

Preferred Viewing Tickets:
Enjoy Hardee’s Latin Fest concerts from up-close! Preferred Viewing tickets may be purchased for $8 (plus service fee) for Friday, June 23 or Saturday, June 24.  Two-day Preferred Viewing tickets may be purchased for $15 + service fee. Tickets at the gate will be $15.  Purchase tickets: http://bit.ly/2sanl7s

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7 Jun

Annual Boardwalk Art Show

Boardwalk Art Show   June 15th – 18th

Come join us for the 62nd Annual Boardwalk Art Show and have a fun time with family and friends while enjoying fine art, great food and live entertainment.

The Boardwalk Art Show is hosted by the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art. MOCA is a non-profit, non-collecting institution, which means the artwork in the galleries changes every 3-4 months.

It’s main mission is to promote exploration and understanding of the significant art of our time.  So while you won’t see Old Masters at the art show or museum, you’re guaranteed to see something cutting edge and different! MOCA also offers a variety of educational programs and classes for the community.

Proceeds from this event directly support the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art and help fulfill our mission to provide thought-provoking art exhibitions and children’s art education programs. In the last decade, MOCA has provided exposure to the arts to over 100,000 children in Hampton Roads.

This year join us on the boardwalk to meet amazingly talented artists and see their work up close. While here, join in the fun at Family Fest or at the Beer Garden and enjoy live entertainment throughout the weekend. If you’re looking for a special treat, purchase tickets to the Boardwalk Beach Club for a catered lunch, valet parking, private bathrooms and open bar. Whatever your interest, you’ll have a great time in Virginia Beach this Father’s Day weekend.

2017 Art Show Hours:
Thurs. June 15th Noon – 6pm
Fri. June 16th 10am – 6pm
Sat. June 17th 10am – 6pm
Sun. June 18th 10am – 6pm

Admission: Free
Location: Along the Boardwalk: 20th-35th St.

Parking:   Municipal parking lots are located on Pacific Avenue at 19th Street (south end of art show), 25th Street (middle of art show) and 31st Street garage (north end of art show). Daily rates apply. You can also park at MOCA at 2200 Parks Avenue, Virginia Beach, VA 23451 for free, and view our current exhibition. Then walk six blocks east down 23rd Street to the boardwalk.Read More

1 Jun

Sandbridge Shelling

Seashells… Down by the Seashore
“One cannot collect all the beautiful shells on the beach. One can collect only a few, and they are more beautiful if they are few. One moon shell is more impressive than three. There is only one moon in the sky.” – Anne Morrow Lindbergh, ”Gift From the Sea”

One of the most relaxing pastimes at the beach is to clear your mind, stroll slowly with loved ones along the shoreline, while gathering seashells on the beach. Sandbridge is the perfect place for shelling offering a quiet, secluded 5 mile stretch of beach to explore. The casual shell collector can enjoy shelling year round… even during the off season. Here are a few tips to make your shelling expedition even more fun:

Best Times to go Shelling:
Experts tell us that low tides, and the times of the new moon and the full moon, bring the best shells. If you visit immediately after a storm, you’ll find that the rough waves and strong currents will dislodge shells in shallow water and toss them onto the beach.

What To Bring for Shelling:
If you’re going to do any serious shell collecting, be sure to bring a strong mesh or canvas bag to carry your finds — shells can get heavy very quickly. You’ll want to bring along water and sun protection, as well as your basic beach gear. It helps to bring along lightweight beach or water shoes to protect your feet so you can explore areas along the tide line where shells are arranged in thick bands.

What Shells to Collect:
Keep in mind that an inhabited seashell is a sea creature’s home! Please don’t remove an occupied seashell, or live starfish, from the beach. If you find you’ve picked one up, don’t throw it into the water – place it gently down to avoid damage. Abandoned seashells, of course, are fair game. You’ll find beautiful ones in gently-used condition along the coast.Read More

31 May

41st Annual Norfolk Harborfest

41st ANNUAL NORFOLK HARBORFEST

June 9-11, 2017 
Town Point Park, Downtown Norfolk Waterfront, Virginia
Free & open to the public!

Friday: Noon – 11 pm (Parade of Sail – Noon)
Saturday: Noon – 11 pm (Fireworks – 9:30 pm)
Sunday: 10 am – 6 pm

The Annual Norfolk Harborfest® is THE LARGEST, LONGEST-RUNNING, FREE MARITIME FESTIVAL IN THE NATION! Hosted by Global AT&T and held in Town Point Park along the Downtown Norfolk Waterfront, the Norfolk Harborfest offers three explosive days of tall ship visits, national, regional, and local entertainment, electrifying fireworks show, and the biggest outdoor dock party in Hampton Roads. Harborfest is also proud to honor the Navy Reserve Centennial with a special recognition ceremony prior to Saturday night’s Fireworks. The family-friendly event is FREE and open to the public! **CLICK** for Harborfest Info.Read More