Monday, November 29, 2010

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Buffalo Wild Wings comes to Harbour View

Read Article from Suffolk News Herold


The economy may have slowed, but business is still booming in North Suffolk.
The newest business addition to the area will be a Buffalo Wild Wings in the Harbour View West Shopping Center.
The restaurant will be located across from Harris Teeter and is scheduled to open in the summer of 2011, according to Vicki Zima, regional marketing manager for Buffalo Wild Wings.
“We are the headquarters for wings, beer and sports,” Zima said. “We have a great atmosphere, 40 high-definition televisions and numerous big screens and all major sports packages so our customers can watch any game that’s on.”
Harbour View’s will be the seventh location in the Virginia Beach area, according to Zima. It is one of two planned for 2011, and another is in the works to arrive in 2012.
The restaurant will also bring 100 to 125 jobs to the community, as well as support for local vendors — the restaurants use all local vendors for produce and supplies, Zima said.
“We also pride ourselves in being involved with the community,” Zima said. “We do numerous fundraising events for organizations and do a lot of work for sports teams from high school to college to intercollegiate to Little League.”
Buffalo Wild Wings Grill & Bar was founded in 1982. Its restaurants feature a variety of menu items including its namesake Buffalo, N.Y.-style chicken wings. The Buffalo Wild Wings menu specializes in 18 signature sauces and seasonings.
There are currently over 700 Buffalo Wild Wings locations across 43 states.

Suffolk returns land to Nansemond tribe Adds culture to Suffolk, Va



Associated Press
Posted on November 26, 2010 at 11:57 AM

I  wanted to share this as it is good stuff for all of those who reside in Suffolk or are thinking about moving into Suffolk.  

SUFFOLK (AP) -- Suffolk has returned 100 acres in Lone Star Lakes Park to the Nansemond tribe.

The Virginian-Pilot reports that the city agreed to give the prime riverfront land to the tribe last week.

The tribe plans to construct an $8 million replica of a 17th century village, cultural center and burial ground on the property. The privately funded project will be called Mattanock Town.

Nansemond chief Barry Bass told the newspaper that the tribe wants Mattanock Town to be a working village.

He says the tribe will seek grants, corporate sponsors and individual owners after it officially takes ownership of the property.

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(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Selling Tips - Getting the best Value for your Home

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Consult with an expert, local real estate agent to ensure your house is priced competitively and well-staged. Why? Because while there are always three factors to getting a home sold—location, price, and condition—only two are under your control: price and condition. Of the two, which is more significant? Price. Remember that price will correct bad condition, but condition will never overcome a bad price.
Act fast. You’re in a race against time—the best price you’ll get in today’s market is the one you get now. If you wait, it will be lower. And every month the price on your home decreases, your costs remain the same. For example, Keller Williams research shows that sellers who listed their home at the price the agent originally recommended, sold the home 38 days faster. This is over a month of mortgage and tax payments! For a home that cost $200,000 at time of purchase, with 20 percent down and an interest rate of 6.5 percent, selling a month sooner results in a savings of $1101.31 for the mortgage alone, not including the taxes and insurance that the homeowner would be paying during this time.
Don’t worry about where the market has been, keep your focus on where it is going. The price your neighbor down the street got six months ago is not relevant in a market where your house is competing with others from all across town. Again, a local real estate agent will have the kind of long-term, wide-ranging data that will help you decide how to pinpoint your price with precision.

Suffolk News - Nut Cracker at the Hilton Garden Inn

The Nutcracker, presented by Ballet Virginia International with Symphonicity

Posted toLocal Events Dance

FROM THE PROMOTER
Ballet Virginia International is proud to present this Hampton Roads family tradition. Internationally renowned guest artists along with Virginia Beach's own Symphonicity will join Ballet Virginia International's Performing Company as well as over 100 local children and local guest celebrities in this time honored holiday classic. Clara and her friends will also host a Nutcracker Tea Party with light lunch at Noon before Saturday and Sunday's matinee performances. Tickets can be purchased at the Sandler box office or at www.coxtix.com. For more information, visit balletvirginia.org or call (757)446-1401.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Chick Fil A opening in North Suffolk near Harbour view

http://www.wavy.com/dpp/news/local_news/new-chick-fil-a-opening-in-suffolk

Creating over 70 new jobs in Suffolk !

Are you moving in to the hampton Roads area?  North Suffolk is centrally located to Virginia Beach and Newport News.  Medical Facilities have been opened in Harbour View area in the past several years bringing young and experienced medical professionals to the area. If you are moving in or moving from Suffolk i can help you with your move.

All you have to do is call
Check out a couple of my Suffolk listings.

www.1412wilroyrd.info

www.411blueheronpointe.info

Call me if you want more information
Christine Parrish 757-816-7000

Outer Banks of NC - One of the preferred Vacation Spots

http://travel.ezinemark.com/outer-banks-one-of-the-most-preferred-tourist-destinations-31aec36d893.html

Outer banks of North Carolina,  also referred to as the OBX  is still one of the best vacation spots on the east coast.  Affordable and close enough to drive.
The attractions on the beach are unique.  The largest Dune Jockey's Ridge is famous for kite surfing and there is a unique shop called  Kity Hawk Kites  www.kittyhawk.com where you can rent hang gliding equipment , get lessons or purchase neat kites to fly on Jockey's Ridge.

Another attaction is the Wright Brothers Memorial.  Neat that this area was where the first plane was launched.  They even have a replica of the first plane the the Brothers experimented with.

More history exists on the beach and going towards Manteo only 15 minutes from Nags Head, you can see the Lost Colony Play.  This play is a recreation with actors of the story of the Lost Colony.

If you are looking for just relaxation there is plenty of beautiful beach or fishing off  the shore or on piers.
Food is great too. There are a number of good chain restaurants however the local mom and pop restaurants have the best food with cooks that have explored recipes around the globe and recreated them in this town.

A place to invest is always an option.  The beach has good rental activity and houses rent very well.
Want to explore your options on owning a vacation rental house or just a second home for a get away.
Contact me to discuss. I have owned a home on the beach for the past 15 years and have loved every minute of it.

Christine Parrish
757-816-7000
www.christineparrish.com
www.realestatebychristine.com

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Ocracoke Island, North Carolina

5. Ocracoke Island, North Carolina ocracoke-islandOutermost of the Outer Banks, Ocracoke is a 16-mile slash of unspoiled sand along the Cape Hatteras National Seashore. The remote isle was settled in the 1750s and history hounds can admire the East Coast's oldest operating lighthouse (built 1823) and browse Civil War artifacts at the Ocracoke Preservation Museum. Over 250 historic structures remain standing on the island (often on stilts), most utilizing materials from scuttled ships. The culinary, shopping, and nightlife scenes are worth the trip as well. Fisherman angle for Spanish mackerel and speckled trout, which is then served alongside oyster stew simmered with bacon at generations-old family-owned restaurants. Shops carry authentic crafts from quilts to woodcarvings, and CDs by such well-regarded locals as Molasses Creek and Mya Rose, who play bars like Deep Water Theater and Mango Loco.

Fun Fact: Isolated Ocracoke developed its own distinct dialect, a "brogue" which you can still distinguish among older residents.

Interests Rates still low.

The holiday season is coming soon.  The homes on the market will be decorated and beautiful.  If you are thinking about buying lets get qualified and go house shopping.

Join my website at www.christineparrish.com  click search saver and register to search your own searches with criteria just for you. You may get qualified there also.

When you see something you like let me know.

Secretariat - 1973 Tripple Crown Winner - Disney movie

I went to see Secretariat the movie.  What a horse.  I remember when I was 12 yrs old and watched him run these races.  His story is an inspiration to all.  His owner, Penny Twiddy who believed in him made a cameo appearance in the recent movie.  
I really enjoyed watching the movie and highly recommend it.  

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

North Suffolk gets a Chick fil A

Chick-fil-A brings new opportunities

Published 11:45pm Friday, October 29, 2010 by Suffolk News Herold
By Leila G. Roche
Staff Writer
The Chick-fil-A cows are bringing their mission to “eat more chikin” to the residents of North Suffolk.
A Chick-fil-A restaurant on College Drive, across from the Harbour View East shopping center, is scheduled to open Nov. 18.
“We’re just about ready to roll,” said Dan Curran, franchise owner. “They’re paving the parking lot now, and it’s just a matter of shining it up and making it look pretty for the big day.”
The restaurant is home of “the original chicken sandwich” and sells a variety of chicken meals. There are nearly 1,500 restaurants in 38 states and Washington, D.C., that open Monday through Saturday.
The first 100 customers at the doors will receive free Chick-fil-A for life. The night before, Curran is pulling out the stops and will have entertainment, games and an ice cream party for those waiting in line.
Curran and his family moved from near Cleveland, where they owned a store, to open the College Drive store.
“We searched around in several different states for an ideal place to move the family to,” Curran said. “We have five children, two of them in college. The forethought was to move somewhere the kids would want to come back to. I want to babysit my grandkids someday, and this community offered everything we were looking for.”
Having not been here for long, Curran is already busy reaching out to the community.
At the night of the “first 100,” there will be a station to write cards and put together care packages for the deployed military troop Curran is working to adopt.
He also already approached area schools, first responders, churches and charities about partnering with them to support their organizations.
The new store will bring 70 jobs to the area, for which Curran said he has already received 1,100 applications.
While the birth of another new business to the area is worthy of celebration, city economic development director Kevin Hughes is particularly excited about the byproducts the project includes.
“The exciting thing about the Chick-fil-A is the roadway project and the public/private partnership between the city and the landowners,” Hughes said. “It’s a win-win project all the way around.”
The project has added an access road, which has already opened, to be used by residents of the 1,400 homes in the Burbage Grant neighborhood and provides a direct access point to the Lakeview Technology Center without employees and visitors having to drive through the residential neighborhood.
The new road is a half-mile extension of Burbage Drive, which connects to College Drive.
Previously, there was only one road in and out of the neighborhood, which includes an elementary school. City officials have been looking for opportunities to create multiple exits from neighborhoods in case of emergencies.
The city of Suffolk contributed nearly $3.5 million to extend Burbage Drive. The money came from part of the Route 17 Special Taxing District. The private sector also provided funding and property. Businesses such as Battlefield Associates and Lakeview Technology Center provided the necessary land and right of way needed for the project.
The Chick-fil-A project also created four or five more out parcels available on College Drive, which Hughes said he hopes will bring even more new business to the area.
The Chick-fil-A cows are bringing their mission to “eat more chikin” to the residents of North Suffolk.
A Chick-fil-A restaurant on College Drive, across from the Harbour View East shopping center, is scheduled to open Nov. 18.
“We’re just about ready to roll,” said Dan Curran, franchise owner. “They’re paving the parking lot now, and it’s just a matter of shining it up and making it look pretty for the big day.”
The restaurant is home of “the original chicken sandwich” and sells a variety of chicken meals. There are nearly 1,500 restaurants in 38 states and Washington, D.C., that open Monday through Saturday.
The first 100 customers at the doors will receive free Chick-fil-A for life. The night before, Curran is pulling out the stops and will have entertainment, games and an ice cream party for those waiting in line.
Curran and his family moved from near Cleveland, where they owned a store, to open the College Drive store.
“We searched around in several different states for an ideal place to move the family to,” Curran said. “We have five children, two of them in college. The forethought was to move somewhere the kids would want to come back to. I want to babysit my grandkids someday, and this community offered everything we were looking for.”
Having not been here for long, Curran is already busy reaching out to the community.
At the night of the “first 100,” there will be a station to write cards and put together care packages for the deployed military troop Curran is working to adopt.
He also already approached area schools, first responders, churches and charities about partnering with them to support their organizations.
The new store will bring 70 jobs to the area, for which Curran said he has already received 1,100 applications.
While the birth of another new business to the area is worthy of celebration, city economic development director Kevin Hughes is particularly excited about the byproducts the project includes.
“The exciting thing about the Chick-fil-A is the roadway project and the public/private partnership between the city and the landowners,” Hughes said. “It’s a win-win project all the way around.”
The project has added an access road, which has already opened, to be used by residents of the 1,400 homes in the Burbage Grant neighborhood and provides a direct access point to the Lakeview Technology Center without employees and visitors having to drive through the residential neighborhood.
The new road is a half-mile extension of Burbage Drive, which connects to College Drive.
Previously, there was only one road in and out of the neighborhood, which includes an elementary school. City officials have been looking for opportunities to create multiple exits from neighborhoods in case of emergencies.
The city of Suffolk contributed nearly $3.5 million to extend Burbage Drive. The money came from part of the Route 17 Special Taxing District. The private sector also provided funding and property. Businesses such as Battlefield Associates and Lakeview Technology Center provided the necessary land and right of way needed for the project.
The Chick-fil-A project also created four or five more out parcels available on College Drive, which Hughes said he hopes will bring even more new business to the area.

Monday, November 1, 2010

MLB Baseball news

Game 5 the Sanfrancisco Giants beat the Texas Rangers  3-0 First time to win the World series since 1954.  They played well, pitched and hit well.
Tim Lincecom against Cliff Lee was a 2 time winner in this series.  Buster Posey the catcher 23 yrs old was an amazing hitter, catcher and player for a rookie.  I enjoyed watching them play.  

Baseball is done for this year!