Hampton Roads IcePlex caters to skaters of all experience levels, from tot lessons for 4- and 5-year-olds to its hockey league exclusively for polar bears. Youth and adult hockey leagues pit hockey enthusiasts against other local teams for exhilarating season play. The rink welcomes figure skaters of all backgrounds to lay claim to the ice as well, performing the simplest of two-foot spins to the most complex slam-dunks.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A beacon of global, ecological, and culinary change, Farm to Family provides local farmers and their customers with a simple, more sustainable means of transporting food from source to stomach. Because of the market's communal roots, the staff is able to keep a keen, green thumb on what's seasonally fresh, what's regionally rich, and what's soon to be needed for noshing, carving, and squashing. The seasonal selection currently includes succulent yellow squash and zucchinis ($1.89/lb.), sweet potatoes ($1.69), and most everything else that can be harvested within the region, including unmodified, unexpressive proto-jack-o-lanterns ($1–$15, ranging from mini to giant and fancy pumpkins). To see a complete list of what's sprouting up in the market, feel free to check out the weekly selection online.