Run for the Dream is the inaugural race benefiting An Achievable Dream, a K–12 school dedicated to supporting low-income children, and Wounded Warriors, assisting the severely wounded of the armed forces. Altruistic sprinters can wear their hearts on the sleeves of a commemorative T-shirt as they race through Colonial Williamsburg, down iconic Duke of Gloucester Street, and finish at William and Mary's Zable Stadium. After registering online, runners can pick up their race packets and shirts at the race expo, which takes place at the Woodlands Conference Center. Refresh at the post-race bash in William and Mary's Sunken Garden, where Pierce's Pitt Bar-B-Que slathers on the sauce, beers replenish calories, and live musicians discuss their diet.
Storeowner Jennifer Raines scours the country in search of niche artists, soliciting her favorites to add to her collection at Quirks of Art. The collection of contemporary art and handcrafted items extends to include prints, jewelry, pottery, glass pieces, furniture, clothing, and local art, almost all handmade. The store also carries items from the Life is Good clothing line, as well as bath and body products from Zents.
Voted one of the area's top specialty retail stores in the 2010 Daily Press Choice Awards, Nautical Dog offers an assortment of inimitable products to pamper pups and their bipedal parents. Human chaperones and their canine charges freely peruse the aisles together at The Nautical Dog, stopping at Roxy's Bakery for a dog-friendly treat ($1.50+), sniffing out the best toys ($4.99+), and picking up wine accessories for Rex's next book-club meeting ($4.99+). Fashion-forward Fidos try on collars ($17.50+), leashes ($15.25+), and tail-accommodating canine accouterments ($13.50+), as their human counterparts browse home décor items such as candles ($10.50+) and dinnerware ($7.95+) for a gift to cheer up turf-bound homes jealous of canine mobility.
At Florimonte's Deli and Fine Foods, owner Mark Florimonte, certified by the American Culinary Federation, leads his chefs in dishing up quintessential New York–style pizzas and super-stacked sandwiches. The deli menu brims with classics such as the New Yorker—a stack of salami, mortadella, provolone, and capicolla slathered in an oil-and-vinegar sauce ($5.99) and infused with Woody Allen monologues. A house special, the turkey a la Karen piles roasted turkey and caramelized onions on thick slices of warm garlic bread ($5.99). With similar Italian-inspired flair, pizza chefs plate up hot, made-to-order slices or pies ($11.49/18"), sprinkled with toppings such as artichokes, meatballs, and peppers ($0.75/each). Pre-prepared deli dishes package easy dinners, including prosciutto-and-provolone-stuffed peppers ($8.95), and delectable desserts ($3.25) include cannolis, éclairs, and cheesecake, which attempts to conceal its creamy sweetness by wearing a cheesehead hat.
The licensed cleaning technicians at Clearly Better Window Cleaning polish windows with precision and care. The crew rolls through Williamsburg, Gloucester, Hampton, Newport News, Yorktown, and all of James City County to spruce up the interior and exterior of windows on structures such as houses or beached submarines.
On the strength of their keen eyes, nimble hands, and eco-friendly cleaning products, Ms. P Cleaning Service’s staff members return the clean, wholesome look to disheveled households. They offer general cleaning, move-in and move-out sessions, and laundry cleaning, and apply equal resolve to cleaning small businesses and offices.