norfolk community: The Stockley Gardens Arts Festival in Nofolk VA - 05/21/10 01:44 AM
                            The Stockley Gardens Arts Festival in Nofolk VA          
The Stockley Gardens Arts Festival in Norfolk Virginia was this past weekend.   I made it early, so the crowds weren't there, and artists were still setting up.  I have been to this festival many times, and I am happy to report that this year there were artists that I had not seen before.  Maybe, because this time I went planning to write a blog I noticed more things than in other years.  They had a schedule full of Entertainment with all kinds of music ... Acoustic, … (2 comments)

norfolk community: A Brief history of the first century of the City of Norfolk. Check out the map I created of the City of Norofolk, Virginia - 01/28/10 12:14 AM
A Brief history of the first century of the City of Norfolk.  Check out the map I created of the City of Norofolk, Virginia (inspired by Lenn Harley's maps)

Before Norfolk was Norfolk it was called Skicoak and The Chesipean indians ruled the area.  By the time the English came they had been wiped out by Chief Powatan on the basis of a dream by one of his advisors.  The Chesipean Indians had been a peaceful people. In 1607 three English ships landed at Cape Henry (today's Fort Story,) and then continued their trip up the river where they finally … (1 comments)

norfolk community: Stay and Play in Norfolk. - 06/12/09 05:09 AM
In Hampton Roads the closest we have to a large city feel of living is Norfolk.  Specifically the Ghent, West Ghent area and downtown Norfolk.  As a real estate agent, I have found that people who move to downtown Norfolk do not want to leave.  Hence, the price of living in these neighborhoods is rather higher.
My friend Nicole, who lives in downtown Norfolk mentions in her Facebook page that she “is really loving the Wednesday nights "Stay & Plays"...especially when it's right next door :) So I am really exited to share this Norfolk happening.
This is what Nicole has … (1 comments)

norfolk community: Doumar's; Restaurant and Landmark for Norfolk Virginia - 05/20/09 02:40 AM
Norfolk has the closest feel to a big city in Hampton Roads.  I love the energy of the city, and that people who live there actually walk to go places.  We can't do that in the rest of Hampton Roads. Virginia Norfolk, is definitely one of my favorite places.
In Virginia Norfolk, you find Doumar’s  a local old style drive-in where the menu is composed of barbecue and  hamburger fare and Ice cream.  I was there a couple of days ago, for the first time, and tried their  Ice cream Sunday. It was really good.  It was very good!  … (3 comments)

norfolk community: The Painted lady - 05/19/09 02:08 PM
Since I moved to Hampton Roads, I have been a faithfull patron of "The Painted Lady".  It closed a couple of months ago.  As I was doing errands in Norfolk with my son, I couldn't help feeling the emptiness of a place where I took all my relatives from out of town, who made fun of the outside color. I held baby showers, and was invited to other friends celebrations.  Needless to say, I was very surprised to see that it had closed down.  I don't know the details but I imagine the down turn in the economy had something to … (5 comments)

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