Welton’s Seafood Market stocks patrons’ pantries with fresh seafood, locally grown produce, and gourmet prepared foods such as its signature tomato pie. A pound of swordfish ($17.99/lb) imbues meals with fighting spirit, and a plate of scottish salmon ($16.99/lb) pairs well with a plaid, pleated garnish. Shellfish aficionados can also cook up a dozen littleneck clams ($5.99) or pilfer pearls from a dozen Sewansecott ocean-salt oysters ($10.99). Local farmers, including Pickett’s Harbor Farms in Cape Charles and Cromwell Farm in Pungo, supply seasonal produce such as butter beans, sweet corn, zucchini, and beets to stock Welton’s shelves, and customers can also pluck fresh herbs from the market’s back garden to spice up meals with less hassle than stealing 10-foot-tall chilies from the larders of local giants.
Five Points Community Farm Market was established in 2006 as a cooperative that allows market managers to work with more than 50 local farmers to collect, price, and sell quality local produce and products. The market is housed in an air-conditioned facility, allowing shoppers to browse healthy options grown in the fertile state of Virginia, such as orchard- grown apples ($1.79/lb.), crisp cucumbers ($1.99/lb.), sweet potatoes ($1.29/lb.), eggplant ($2.99/lb.), and vine- ripe tomatoes ($2.59/lb.), without sweating or withering into a human raisin beneath the sun.
Seafood reigns supreme at Eddie's Chesapeake Bay Crabhouse. The dinners include shrimp and oyster 6-pieces, while the sandwich roster features lump crab cake and flounder. To complement their formerly swimming entrees, the staff prepares sides such as cornbread, baked beans, and potato salad.
Led by experienced stylist and salonkeep Holly Muscat, clipsters at Fringe Salon keep close watch on new hair trends to ensure that every snip, color, and groom reenergizes personal styles. During haircuts, scissor sculptors consult with clients to deliver timeless bobs, trendy pixies, or permed mutton chops. Washes pamper locks with luxurious suds from Aquage, Redken, Tigi, and Matrix before a styling coaxes strands into date-nigh- ready arrangements. Adding highlights to a clip revamps locks with beachy, bright style, and a makeup application keeps the face from getting jealous and migrating to the back of the head in protest. A la carte customers can browse a full menu of services including manicures ($25+) and waxing ($10+).
Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Guarda and her skilled laser-brandishing staff clear away bodily cobwebs using the gentle Cynosure Elite laser. One 15-minute leg- or facial-vein treatment targets a single problem area with a concentrated dose of laser energy that causes spider veins to disappear like cursive from a third-grade classroom's blackboard. The advanced laser eliminates only problem veins, leaving surrounding tissue unharmed and causing minimal discomfort. Most veins require one treatment before fading into nothingness, though veins that are more troublesome or are actually baby snakes may require an additional treatment. Full results appear within four weeks of the noninvasive treatment.
When he was 12 years old, Dr. Mark Gutekunst suffered from migraine headaches nearly every day. The debilitating condition followed him into his teen years, and specialists—pediatricians, neurologists, and headache experts—chalked it up to unexplainable causes such as aliens. Finally, when all hope seemed lost, Mark's mother took him to a chiropractor, who discovered the headaches stemmed from a longstanding neck injury. Treatments began immediately, and, rather than masking the symptoms with painkillers, the chiropractor met the problem head-on with chiropractic care and adjustments.
Soon thereafter, Mark was headache-free. Chiropractic care had made such an impact on his life, and his family's life, that Mark decided to become a chiropractor himself. Currently, Dr. Gutekunst presides over his own practice, Chesapeake Wellness Center, where he and his staff strive to have a similar impact on other lives through such services as chiropractic care, corrective exercise instruction, and nutrition counseling.