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Wayne Harbin Builder named builder of the year by Southern Living.

Williamsburg/Yorktown based Homebuilder, WAYNE HARBIN BUILDER, INC. has been named Custom Builder Member of the Year by the Southern Living Custom Builder Program and will be featured in the June 2015 issue of the magazine.

“Harbin Builder is a family run business which consists of Wayne Harbin and sons Doug Harbin and Brad Harbin who now run the daily operation of the business. They represent the best our Program has to offer,” says Kristen Bryan, Associate Marketing Director, Southern Living. “Their tremendous ability as a builder and their sincere desire to serve their clients well have definitely contributed to their success and set them apart in this profession.”

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The Southern Living Custom Builder Program is an invitation-only network of nearly 100 builders across the country. Each member is hand-selected for their outstanding reputation, quality of design and construction, integrity, and stability in the locations they represent.

A member of the Custom Builder Program since 2002, Harbin Builder earned the 2015 Builder Member of the Year award for its successful presentation of their Southern Living Showcase Home “Harrison Place” in Ford’s Colony, Williamsburg, Va. They welcomed 1,300 ticketed visitors to the Showcase Home over 3 weekends last fall. The home was marketed by Liz Moore and Associates and Interior Designer was Christine Vaughan Estep of Jackson Thomas Interiors. Harbin Builder is a custom design build firm that strives to create homes which are beautiful, well built, energy efficient, and suit the lifestyle of the buyer. By working with architects, designers, and interior designers, Harbin Builder offers its clients a multitude of resources to ensure homes of the highest caliber are achieved.

The award was presented during the Southern Living Builder Conference held February 22 – 23 at the Loews Vanderbilt Hotel in Nashville, TN.

Happenings in Williamsburg March 2015

March 1 – 8

PechaKucha Night
Mar 7, 7 – 9 pm

PechaKucha Nights are a fun evening of creative sharing. Friends from the community are invited to share their stories, passion, talent in a fast and fun format.

Yorktowns Cabin Fever Concert Series
Mar 5, 7 pm

Wipe the winter blues away with a free concert in the Freight Shed at Riverwalk Landing in historic Yorktown. Local musicians engage and interact with the audience during this unique experience. 

Berkeley Homeschool Month
March, 9:30 am – 4:30 pm daily
During the month of March, Berkeley will offer a special rate to homeschooled students and their families. Enjoy a guided house tour and learn 18th century life on a plantation.

19th Annual Williamsburg Film Festival Holiday Inn Patriot
Mar 4 – 7, 10 am – 11 pm

The 19th Annual Williamsburg Film Festival celebrates the Golden Age of Hollywood with vintage films, memorabilia dealers, and guest stars from past films and television.

Williamsburg Choral Guild Voices Divine & Sublime
Mar 8, 4 pm

A program that spans four centuries of choral music, with piano, organ and woodwind quintet accompaniment and two vocal soloists. Conductors: Jay BeVille and Garry Sloan.

Next Generations Wine Dinner
Mar 5, 6:30 – 9 pm

Whether your status is Taken, Available or Complicated, youll enjoy tasting, learning about and incorporating some new wines into your social network!

FA Film Showing of  Verdi’s Opera ‘La Traviata’
Mar 6, 5 – 8 pm

Presented by Opera in Williamsburg,  Colonial Italian-American Organization and New Town Art Gallery. This is a film of the live performance by Opera in Williamsburg which took place at the Kimball Theatre on April 23rd, 2013.

The Hard Road Trio
Mar 7, 7:30 pm

Original Southwestern blend of Americana and Bluegrass music from the wide-open spaces of New Mexico. Perfect three-part harmonies, spartan arrangements and awesome mandolin playing are hallmarks of this trio. 

Auntie Ms American Cottage:  Art Workshops -Wet Felted Flower Class with Artist Barb Risucci
Mar 7, 9 am – 12 pm

Join Artist Barb Risucci in this interesting workshop that covers the basics of wet felting and sculpting wet felt into a beautiful three-dimensional flower.

Behind Closed Drawers
Mondays through Mar 30, 2 – 3 pm

Drop in to get a close look at Textiles of the Early South, one of the museums newest exhibitions. Then, peer into the textile study drawers and examine additional clothing and needlework from Colonial Williamsburgs collections.

C.A. Swanson Hornsby Jr. Memorial at Fords Colony
Mar 7 & 8

Junior golf tournament for boys & girls that are High School & Middle School age golfers. Tournament is run by the College Prep Golf Tour.

 

Women’s History Month at Colonial Williamsburg:

Remember the Ladies
Sundays through Mar 15, 3:30 – 4:30 pm

Meet with ladies of Williamsburg as they discuss what the promise of Independence and the coming war means to them.

Wild, Weird, Wonderful Women
Wed through Mar 25, 10:30 – 11:15 am

Discover and discuss strange and interesting objects associated with women and learn how and why they became part of Colonial Williamsburgs collections.

An Uncommon Soldier
March 4, 12 – 1 pm

This program explores the experience of women in the ranks and on the battlefield.

 

March 9 – 15

VSO Haydns Sinfonia Concertante
Mar 12, 8 pm

Four stars of the VSO stage join forces to perform Haydns charming Sinfonia Concertante, a work that allows each of them to display their virtuosity as musicians.

Williamsburg Players presents The 39 STEPS
Mar 12 - 28, See website for times

Inspired by Hitchcocks classic tale, this romantic thriller is a fast-paced ride through the signature world of the Master of Suspense. 

Shamrock the Burg
Mar 14, 6 – 10 pm

Get out your GREEN and cheer on SPRING! At the Williamsburg Community Building. Featuring live music by Glasgow Kiss, Guinness Draught and corned beef and cabbage.

Abstractive Landscapes Painting Workshop
Mar 14, 10 am – 4 pm

Bring a landscape photo of your own and painting materials, including a variety of brushes, at least one canvas and acrylic paints.

Shamrocks and Shenanigans at Water Street Grille
Mar 14, 11 am – 10 pm

Celebrate St. Patricks Day with Water Street Grille. Enjoy Irish themed specials, games and live music throughout the day. Call 757.369.5644 for more info.

Symphonique: Swing into Spring
Mar 15, 5:30 – 10 pm

Annual Black Tie Preferred Gala Benefit for the Virginia Symphony Orchestra at Two Rivers Country Club in Governors Land. Contact: 757.419.8815

Stitching Together a National Identity
Mar 15 – 17

Explore regional variations in American textiles of the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries and discover the forces that molded them.

Virginia Living Museum presents: Star Party/Laser Light Shows
Mar 14, begins at sunset

Free sky observing begins at sunset. Enjoy music accompanied by dazzling laser light effects in three planetarium shows.

Renaissance Wine Dinner at Giuseppes Italian Restaurant
Mar 15, 5 pm

Its A Tribute to the times of Da Vinci! In honor of the works of Leonardo Da Vinci, we will celebrate with Italian foods enjoyed during the Renaissance.

Frogs! A Chorus of Colors
Mar 14 - Sep 7

Explore TOAD-ally cool creatures and get eyeball to eyeball with live frogs from around the world! View more than 70 live frogs from across the globe, housed in detailed habitats with rock ledges, live plants and waterfalls.

Gesture: Abstract Expressionists
Mar 9, 7:30 pm

Sarah Eckhardt will discuss the wide range of artists techniques in abstract expressionism through iconic paintings in the VMFA collection.

To Be Seen as an American
Mar 11, 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Meet three black women who didnt accept societys limits on what they could accomplish. See website for details.

Women’s History Month at Colonial Williamsburg:

Remember the Ladies
Sundays through Mar 15, 3:30 – 4:30 pm

Meet with ladies of Williamsburg as they discuss what the promise of Independence and the coming war means to them.

Wild, Weird, Wonderful Women
Wed through Mar 25, 10:30 – 11:15 am

Discover and discuss strange and interesting objects associated with women and learn how and why they became part of Colonial Williamsburgs collections.

An Uncommon Soldier
March 11 & 14, 12 – 1 pm

This program explores the experience of women in the ranks and on the battlefield.

 

March 16 – 22

Military Through the Ages at Jamestown Settlement
Mar 21 – 22, 9 am – 5 pm

Hundreds of re-enactors present centuries of military history in one weekend. Re-enactors, depicting soldiers from 64 A.D. through modern times, demonstrate a variety of weapons and military tactics, field communication and medical treatment.

Williamsburg Players Childrens Theatre presents Happily Ever After
Mar 21, 11 am

This show contains the most hilarious renditions of some of the best from the Grimm Brothers iconic works. In this adventure, the engaging performers bring to life Rapunzel, Little Red Riding Hood, Rumplestiltskin and The Elves and the Shoemaker.

What is a Family?
Mar 18, 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Learn about the legal and social challenges slaves and free blacks in colonial Virginia face as they strive to keep family together. At the Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg.

Senior Champions Celebration
Mar 19, 5:30 – 7:30 pm

Join us for an evening of art, music, food and fun! Featuring art from the Innovative Senior Champions Program and art by featured artist of the New Town Art Gallery.

Death from the Skies
Mar 16, 7 pm

Asteroid impacts! Cometary debris! Extinction level events! These are the topics covered in this science-based but fun look at giant impacts from cosmic objects.

Oxen: Source of Power
Mar 18 – Jun 10, 11 am – 12 pm

Oxen played an important role in the lives of 18th-century Virginians. They provided the power to pull plows and move heavy loads.

Open Mic night at Water Street Grille
Mar 17, 6 – 9 pm

Enjoy your evenings with open mic night at the Water Street Grille. Call 757.369.5644 for more information.

 

Women’s History Month at Colonial Williamsburg:

Remember the Ladies
Sundays through Mar 15, 3:30 – 4:30 pm

Meet with ladies of Williamsburg as they discuss what the promise of Independence and the coming war means to them.

Wild, Weird, Wonderful Women
Wed through Mar 25, 10:30 – 11:15 am

Discover and discuss strange and interesting objects associated with women and learn how and why they became part of Colonial Williamsburgs collections.

An Uncommon Soldier
March 18, 12 – 1 pm

This program explores the experience of women in the ranks and on the battlefield.

 

March 23 – 29

Busch Gardens Williamsburg Opens for the Season!
March 27, 10 am
Busch Gardens opens for the 2015 season on March 27 and offers fun for the whole family with thrilling roller coasters, world-class dining and shopping options and kid-friendly attractions.

Williamsburg Home Show
Mar 28 - 29, see website for times

This event affords homeowners the convenience of comparative shopping 100 local companies showcasing the latest products and services in remodeling, decorating and landscapingall in one convenient location.

Beer Dinner and Steal the Pint Night at Water Street Grille
Mar 26, 6:30 – 9 pm

Join us for a fabulous dinner topped off with brews from Hardywood Park Brewing Company. Steal the Pint Night featuring the Hardywood Park Brewing Co. Buy the beer and steal the glass

March Wine Dinner at Riverwalk Restaurant
Mar 27, 6:30 – 9 pm

Join us for one or all of our international wine dinners. This months dinner features wines from South Africa. $. Call 757.875.1522 or visit Riverwalk Restaurant for more information. 

Art in the Garden: Adult Plein Air Painting and Sketching
Mar 28, - 11:30 am

Bring your chair, an easel, a sketchpad, or a nature journal and get to know the seasons! Artist Linda Miller will kick off each session with a botany overview for artists. 

Cornhole and Party benefiting the Wounded Warrior Project
Mar 28, 1:30 – 10:30 pm

The Parrotheads of the Philinsula (The Parrothead Club of Williamsburg) annual fundraiser to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project and Guitars for Vets.

To Be Seen as an American
Mar 25, 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Meet three black women who didnt accept societys limits on what they could accomplish. Lydia rose from slave to entrepreneur; Katie Marie was educated but lacked resources; Clara Byrd Baker fought for equal rights in the 20th century.

Lecture The Nabis Painters- Post Impressionists and Modernism
Mar 23, 7:30 pm

Jan Ledbetter will present the Nabis who exerted a major influence on the art produced in France during the late 19th century.

Oyster Roast at Water Street Grille
Mar 29, 12 – 4 pm

Join us for our great Oyster Roast! All you can eat: raw, roasted or steamed. Purchase your tickets in advance and save. 

Watercolor Workshop with Robin Poteet
Mar 28 - 30, see website for times

Special 3-day Workshop. Each day begins with a demo and discussion. Topics include (1) Landscape, (2) Architecture with Figures, (3) Portrait.

Women’s History Month at Colonial Williamsburg:

An Uncommon Soldier
March 25 & 28, 12 – 1 pm

This program explores the experience of women in the ranks and on the battlefield.

Wild, Weird, Wonderful Women
Wed through Mar 25, 10:30 – 11:15 am

Discover and discuss strange and interesting objects associated with women and learn how and why they became part of Colonial Williamsburgs collections.

March 30 – 31

The Williamsburg Symphonia presents Masterworks Concert #4 Transitions to Jazz
Mar 30 – 31, 8 pm

The Williamsburg Symphonia presents Masterworks Concert #4, Transitions to Jazz, featuring works by Bernstein, Schubert and Kurt Weill. 

NASA Science: Looking Outward, Inward, Homeward
Mar 31, 6:30 pm

NASA science pushes the boundaries of our knowledge about Earth, our Solar System and the universe. Learn about it in this talk by Dr. Ellen Stofan, principal advisor on NASAs science programs and science-related strategic planning and investments.

New section of Marywood Subdivision in Williamsburg VA is opening soon

Bulldozers are hard at work on the new section of Marywood in Williamsburg VA. Located at the end of Oxford Rd off Jamestown Road the new section will contain 27 1/3 acre home-sites ( see the site-plan below)

Home sales will start soon and  four single family detached home designs will be offered  ranging in size from  from 1,951 to 2,821 sq. ft. Options will include finished basements.  Pricing will be announced soon.

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Community amenities include a playing field, tot lot, picnic pavilion with grill, walking trails, and sidewalks. Home owners can also join the adjacent Kingswood Pool home of the Kingswood Klams swim team.

Distances to area destinations

4 miles to Colonial Williamsburg

17 miles to Fort Eustis

8 miles to Camp Peary

9 Miles to Cheatham Annex

18 Miles to Yorktown Training Center USCG

1 mile to Route 199

19 miles to Newport News-Williamsburg International Airport

Stay tuned for updates or send an email to John@MrWilliamsburg.com  for updates on this or any other new construction communities in Williamsburg VA

Search all homes for sale in Williamsburg/ Yorktown/ New Kent/ Poquoson/ and all of Hampton Roads here

This post was authored by local resident and REALTOR, John Womeldorf. John is known around town as Mr. Williamsburg, for both his extensive knowledge of the Williamsburg/ Hampton Roads area and  his expertise in the local real estate market.

I can help you access all the information you will need about choosing a neighborhood and buying a home in New Kent, Gloucester, Newport News, Hampton, York County, Smithfield, Williamsburg, Poquoson or the greater Hampton Roads area, including area information on schools, local government, shopping, activities for the children and more! Whether you have made a decision to relocate, retire or are just considering a move to Williamsburg or  Hampton Roads VA, let me help make your transition or PCS to the  area a smooth and enjoyable one!

You can search homes for sale , active adult communities, 55+ communities, condos and townhomes ,foreclosures/ REO,  land, building lots, commercial property  in Williamsburg , Yorktown, New Kent, Gloucester, Poquoson as well as the surrounding areas of Hampton Roads, Virginia at my website

You can reach me by phone at 757-254-8136 or email  John@MrWilliamsburg.com

I look forward to serving your real estate needs!

Best,

John

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Destination Recreation Expo Sat Feb 21, 2015

Your one-stop-shop for everything James City County Parks and Recreation has to offer! Discover your parks and facilities, learn about all the classes and programs offered throughout the year and be one of the first to register for summer camps! Informational booths, interactive demonstrations and hands-on activities are just a few great features of this event. We’ll keep your children engaged while you gather information about summer camp opportunities, sports, outdoor, aquatic programs, special events, parks and facilities, REC Connect, inclusion and therapeutic programs and activities offered through our affiliate organizations. Raffles and discounts for camps, classes and facilities given on the day of event! All ages welcome.

Saturday, Feb. 21: Destination Recreation Expo, Free, 9 a.m.-noon at the James City County Recreation Center

5301 Longhill Rd.
Williamsburg, VA 23188

 757-259-5353

More info here

Yorktown VA announces events for 2015

Looking for new and exciting events to enjoy with your family and friends this year? Yorktown VA announces its main event line-up for 2015.

Listed below are some of the events and festivals in Yorktown for the coming year. Among the special events returning this year are Yorktown Market Days, Pirates Invade Yorktown, Blues, Brews & BBQ, Art at the River, Shagging on the Riverwalk Concert Series, Military Band Concert Series, Virginia Symphony Concert, Yorktown Art Stroll, Yorktown Day, Rhythms on the Riverwalk Concert Series, Yorktown Wine Festival, and the full Christmas event line-up, including the annual Yorktown Lighted Boat Parade. New events this year include the Sister Cities French Market and Lafayette’s Hermione Voyage 2015 with Yorktown being the first port of call in the United States. Up to date events calendars can be viewed and downloaded  at www.visityorktown.org

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Wine, Chocolate, New Construction

Saturday, February 14, 1-4pm valentines dayAt Liz Moore and Associates, HGTV is our Jerry Maguire and Tom Cruise has got nothing on the Scott Brothers. Really, is there anything more romantic than glittering new appliances and the smell of freshly cut lumber?wine seller williamsburg va And so, we have partnered with our most loved builders (you had us at hello!) in Ford’s Colony to host this special event, and we cordially invite you to come along. On Saturday Feb 14 from 1-4pm tour Tour seven fabulous new homes in Fords Colony, Williamsburg VA, see the latest in building innovations, and oh yes, sample wine compliments of the Wine Seller and a selection of chocolates. Grab that special someone and be prepared to fall head over heels! Each home will feature a different wine to sample and chocolate. Yummmm. Homes prices range from $435k to $975k. Visit all of the homes and receive a coupon good for 10% off your next wine purchase at The Wine Seller in Monticello Marketplace. Oh and if you want to meet Mr Williamsburg, I will be at 158 Blackheath serving wine and chocolate. Please come and see me..   valentine day open houses in fords colony williamsburg va   Print the brochure with addresses here

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Kids play all Spring and Summer with a Free 2-Park Preschool Pass

IT’S GOOD TO BE A KID AT BUSCH GARDENS®
AND WATER COUNTRY USA®

WILLIAMSBURG (February 2, 2015) – Taking young children to Busch Gardeimagens® and
Water Country USA® is more affordable than ever with a free 2-Park Preschool Pass. This limited-time, online-only offer, lets kids ages 3 to 5 enjoy free unlimited admission to the Williamsburg theme parks through Sept. 7.
Busch Gardens offers more than 50 KIDsiderate® attractions, including Sesame Street® Forest of Fun™ and Land of the Dragons®. Kid-sized roller coasters like Grover’s Alpine Express at Busch Gardens and Water Country USA’s Kritter Korral™ are among the can’t miss attractions waiting for little ones to enjoy.
And for a limited time, the Williamsburg parks are offering a great deal on a 2015
2-Park Fun Card. For just $75, a savings of 25 percent off the regular price of a 2-Park Fun Card, guests receive unlimited admission to both Busch Gardens Williamsburg and Water Country USA through Sept. 7.
For more information and to register for the free, 2-Park Preschool Pass, visit http://www.buschgardens.com/bgwpreschoolpass before May 31. Proof of the child’s age is required at the time the Preschool Pass is redeemed and must be redeemed at either park by May 31, 2015. Examples of valid identification are an original certified birth certificate or travel passport. Children ages 2 and younger receive complimentary admission and do not need to register.

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