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2008 

Norfolk Botanical Garden    Todays Norfolk Botanical Garden began in the mid 1930's with an idea by Frederic Heutte, a young horticulturist and Thomas P. Thompson, Norfolk City Manager from 1935-1938. Heutte had a fondness for Azaleas and believed Hampton Roads to have an ideal climate for growin...
12/22/2008
                        Phoebus   The community of Phoebus is a historic waterfront neighborhood in Hampton that is currently undergoing a revitalization effort in its historic district. Tax credits are being offered to promote business investment and restore historic buildings to their former gl...
12/17/2008
  Every year for the holidays the Hampton Coliseum changes it's normal nighttime illumination from white lighting to colored lighting with a very dramatic effect. Opened in 1970 the Hampton Coliseum is a multi-use venue which is owned by the City of Hampton. The Coliseum has featured many sportin...
12/16/2008
There are actually two Cape Henry Lighthouses. The Old Cape Henry Lighthouse was built in 1792 and was the first lighthouse authorized by the U.S. Government and the first federal construction project. In 1870 damage to the stone lighthouse was discovered and a new lighthouse was authorized to b...
12/07/2008
  #25 Virginia Tech defeats #17 Boston College for the ACC Championship Title!!! 12/06/08- Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, FL. Virginia Tech, for the second year in a row, wins the ACC Championship title 30-12 over Boston College. Sophomore Quarterback and Hampton, Va. native Tyrod Taylor was name...
12/06/2008
Founded in 1632, Historic St Luke's Church is the oldest church of English origin in America and is the oldest example of Gothic architecture in America. Located in Smithfield, Va. - Isle of Wight County. The church was originally referred to as the "Old Brick Church" until named St. Luke's Episc...
12/05/2008
Christmas in Colonial Williamsburg is one of my favorite times of year, decorative wreaths made with pine boughs, fruit, pine cones and mistletoe adorn the doors. The smell of wood fires and burning leaves are in the air, couples stroll hand in hand drinking hot beverages and talking, young lover...
12/03/2008
Below are two image's I recorded of fishing boats at Chincoteague, Va. on Assateague Island in Accomack County on Virginia's Eastern Shore. Chincoteague is best known for the Chincoteague Ponies made famous by Marguerite Henry's children's book Misty of Chincoteague. Most of Assateague Island is ...
12/02/2008
Below are two tours I have completed this week. 183 Ridgewood Parkway - Newport News, Va. 23608 $229,000 http://paydenvirtualtours.com/show/48405   416 Catalpa Avenue - Hampton, Va. 23661 $145,000 http://paydenvirtualtours.com/show/48389 Both of these tours were created for Sandra Payden of Gregg...
12/02/2008
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