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Avalon's Light Up the Night: A Festival of Trees
Business: Town Management
Come out to New Town after dark this December to check out beautiful, uniquely decorated and brightly lit trees. This is a relaxed, family friendly holiday event which will once again be held in the Gazebo at the end of Main Street. The trees will be decorated by December 5, and Light Up the Night will kick off with the Grand Lighting Ceremony during the evening on Saturday, December 6. There will be a Holiday Musical Showcase in the afternoon on Saturday, December 13.

Walk or drive around the trees and enjoy their peaceful beauty with us! For more information about the event, contact Avalon at (757) 258-5022.

Dermatology Center of Williamsburg December Specials
Business: Dermatology Center of Williamsburg
Coastal Virginia Magazine Readers Choice Award Winner for 2014

Dermatology Center of Williamsburg December Specials Details:

Purchase a package of three Micropeels for $300, and receive a complimentary Retinol Booster with purchase. (Retinol Booster will be given to qualifying customers only)

Purchase any cleanser and moisturizer combo and receive 10% off total purchase price.

Offers valid 12/1/2014 to 12/31/2014
Dermatology Center of Williamsburg Holiday Hours
Business: Dermatology Center of Williamsburg
Coastal Virginia Magazine Readers Choice Award Winner for 2014

Dermatology Center of Williamsburg Holiday Hours Details: We, at DCW, realize the holidays are hectic; schedules change, patients need to cancel their appointments and reschedule. During this time period, we can typically offer same day appointments. Please contact our office and we are excited to help you!

In addition to our regular business schedule we are now available:
Christmas Season: We are open December 22nd and 23rd 8:00am – 4:00pm and December 29th and 30th 8:00am – 4:00pm.

If you need a quick last minute gift, please think of the Dermatology Center of Williamsburg! We offer gift certificates for cosmetic procedures, skin care products and make-up!

Have a safe and wonderful holiday season with your family and friends!

Dr. Corvette and Staff

Some Things I Have Learned From 26 Years As A Physician
Business: Dermatology Center of Williamsburg
Coastal Virginia Magazine Readers Choice Award Winner for 2014

Some Things I Have Learned From 26 Years As A Physician Details: This article contains some pearls of wisdom I have learned from practicing medicine for half of my life and spending time with thousands of patients.

Intuition is Everything: A patient should always believe and trust in their own instincts. Don’t let a provider tell you are fine if you think differently. No one knows your body better than you.

Increased Pace of Medicine: The demands on physicians have increased exponentially over the years. So before you visit your doctor, prepare carefully. Create a one-page synopsis listing your medications, medical problems, allergies, hospitalizations and operations. Keep copies of your pathology reports, scans and laboratory results. Most patients assume this to be the responsibility of their physician. Not so, because some of your lab work may be in hospital system A and some in hospital system B. Your provider may only have access to half of your labs or information.

Looking Younger: Are you thinking, “buy this laser procedure, add this filler to your face or put more botox in your system?” These procedures can certainly help, but the simple truth is “you are what you eat, drink and inhale” and sunshine destroys the skin. The skin never forgets a tan or a burn. It doesn’t matter how you got the tan or the burn- via the suntanning bed (an absolute no-no in my opinion) or from the sun. You will pay for the sun damage in the price of wrinkles, liver spots, broken blood vessels, skin cancers and skin that bruises with the least amount of trauma. Use a facial sunblock daily-a physical sunblock which blocks ultraviolet rays. Be aware of the types of facial fillers which are on the market (a filler is an injectable material used to fill facial wrinkles)- some of the fillers stay in the skin for the life of the patient while some are reversible. Personally, I only advocate the reversible fillers. Exercise, limit your intake of alcohol, and don’t smoke. Of course, there are many aesthetic procedures and skin creams which can lessen wrinkling and improve the texture of the skin. Lasers can photorejuvenate the skin by ridding the body of liver spots and broken blood vessels.

Acne and Nutrition: I was trained that acne was the result of hormones, bacteria, genetics, etc. Such factors do drive acne to a certain extent, but consuming a nutritionally sound diet is paramount to helping my patients with acne. My advice: Eat organic, fresh in-season foods without preservatives, herbicides, pesticides and hormones. Limit dairy and be sure your milk products are organic free of hormones and antibiotics. Decrease the amount of red meat you consume and be sure it is organic and grass fed. Avoid processed foods served in boxes, cans and plastic bags. Avoid sodas, sugar, high fructose corn syrup and non-nutritive sweeteners. These and similar measures can be of great help in controlling acne.

Laboratory Testing, Scans and Biopsy Results: Every time I do a biopsy, I tell my patients that “No news means nothing.” I tell my patients that if they have not heard the results from my office within two weeks, they should call my office for the results of their biopsy. Many patients believe no news is good news, but it might be a harmful omission instead.

You Are What You Eat: The facts are simple – we are living longer as a society but we are living sicker. We are developing more diseases with our typical western diets and sedentary lifestyles. We are surrounded by fast foods and poor nutritional choices. I encourage you to read your food labels. Notice the ingredients, notice the packaging, notice the country of origin. Know what you are eating and read about these so-called “natural flavors” in our foods. I highly recommend that we stay vigilant about the we eat and about the ingredients added to our foods.

I believe strongly that we need to inform ourselves about nutrition, create a balance in our lives, disengage or become less reactive to daily stressors, create friendships, exercise our bodies and breathe deeply. And, get eight hours of sleep a night; it’s so important to aging well and maintaining health. I truly believe that we could change the health of America if we all began to take our health into our own hands and fill our minds with knowledge and inquisitiveness.

Dr. Donna Corvette

Dermatology Center of Williamsburg Welcomes Denise Brooks, PA-C
Business: Dermatology Center of Williamsburg
Coastal Virginia Magazine Readers Choice Award Winner for 2014

Dermatology Center of Williamsburg Welcomes Denise Brooks, PA-C Details: We are pleased to introduce our newest Physician Assistant, Denise Brooks.

Denise is a Board Certified Physician Assistant through the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants. She is trained in diagnosing and managing all skin, hair, and nail conditions and skin cancer.

Denise received a Bachelor of Science degree from the Medical College of Virgina in 2001, Magna Cum Laude in 2001. For the next six years she worked in the hospital clinical laboratory setting until 2007. In 2007 she began her studies at Eastern Virginia Medical School where she obtained her Master’s degree in Physician Assistant Studies in 2009.

From May 2009 to March 2014 Denise trained and exclusively worked with Dr. Ronald Buckley in the Dermatology Clinic at Lakeview Medical Center in Suffolk, VA. Denise has a special interest in Medical Dermatology and stays active in many community and national societies. Denise is an active participant in Tidewater Dermatology and the Tidewater Mid-level Dermatology meetings. Denise belongs to the American Academy of Physician Assistants, Virginia Academy of Physician Assistants, and the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants.

Denise resides in Williamsburg and is excited to be practicing at the Dermatology Center of Williamsburg. She is passionate about helping people in our community.
The Art of the Monogram - Hand Monogramming Services
Business: Williamsburg School of Needlework
The Art of the Monogram - Hand  Monogramming Services Details: The Williamsburg Linen and Lace Company, located inside the School of Needlework on the corner of Center Street & New Town Avenue, announces The Art of the Monogram services in fine linen.

Based upon Old World European traditional monogramming, our trained hand embroiderers are available to embroider monograms, on fine linens, wedding handkerchiefs, wedding party gifts, christening & baby items, men's shirts, handkerchiefs,and all other special occasion gifts. We welcome you to bring in your own heirlooms, linens, or ideas.

Linda Tomlin, designer can assist in creating beautiful interlaced family monograms, cyphers, and crests in the French or European style.

Open by appointment.


Leisure Hand Embroidery Classes for 2014
Business: Williamsburg School of Needlework
Leisure Hand Embroidery Classes for 2014 Details: Private Hand Embroidery Classes are on offer for April, July, September, November & December, 2014.

All leisure classes are for both individuals and groups. All must be set up and created by appointment. You can therefore, create and select your own level of classes, time, and dates. Group discounts offered.

Classes on offer include: Basic Embroidery I & II, Whitework Embroidery I & II, Introduction to Church Needlework, Hand Monograms I-II-II, Hand Hemstitching I & II.

You are invited to stop by our foyer and obtain a brochure and registration form. Call today to schedule your own private classes for you and a friend, or for a group of friends.

757.259.9400 tel
Office Suite Available
Business: SunTrust Building
Email: rjsjr@rjsassocs .com
Office Suite Available Details: Located in the Heart of New Town, which is a +/- 365 acre mixed-use development centrally located at the intersection of Monticello Avenue and Route 199 in Williamsburg, Virginia.
The SunTrust office building is situated on the corner of Monticello Avenue and Courthouse Street in James City County, directly across from the Williamsburg/James City County Courthouse, and is within walking distance to New Town 'town center'.
Direct access to I-64 via Route 199
Top quality exterior and interior finishes; First floor foyer accented with blond terracotta marble
Positioned midway between the Richmond and Norfolk markets
State of the art telecommunication
Building is anchored by SunTrust, Witt Mares and Kaufman & Canoles
Second Floor atrium

RJS & Associates, Inc.
Commercial Real Estate Brokerage
423 N. Boundary Street, Suite 200
Williamsburg, VA 23185
Phone: (757) 229-3139
Tuesday, December 16, 2014 - Music in New Town: Third week in December
Business: New Town Commercial Association
Start: Tuesday, 12.16.2014
End: Saturday, 12.20.2014
Location: New Town
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Details: Enjoy some Holiday Music in New Town!

Tuesday, December 16th: Williamsburg United Methodist Church Ringers 5-6PM - CANCELED
Liana Jones: 7-8:30PM - CANCELED

Wednesday, December 17th: Wellspring United Methodist Choir 6:30-8PM

Thursday December 18th: Hysterically Correct Carolers 6-8PM

Friday December 19th: Williamsburg Waites 2-4PM

Saturday December 20th: Hysterically Correct Carolers 12-2pm
Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - Where Holiday Wishes Come True: New Town Giveaway!
Business: New Town Commercial Association
Start: Wednesday, 12.17.2014
End: Thursday, 12.18.2014
Location: New Town, Williamsburg, VA 23188
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Details: Get a chance to win $50 to your favorite New Town establishment!

Every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday in New Town before Christmas week you can enter a giveaway drawing. All you have to do is locate the fife and drummer sculptors outside your favorite store in New Town and fill out an entry form inside! OR fill out an entry form and enjoy some holiday music by the Fountain between 5pm and 8pm. The details will be posted on the days of the drawing on the New Town Facebook page.

There will be nine winners over nine days: December 2nd - 4th, 9th - 11th, 16th - 18th. The winner will receive $50 to whichever New Town establishment they chose.

How to enter
Find the fife and drummer sculpture located by your favorite store in New Town and enter inside the store! OR enter by the fountain between 5-8pm. You could win $50 to your favorite New Town establishment! Information on the giveaway will be posted on the NTCA website: and the Facebook website: .

When and Where to enter
One winner will be selected every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from December 2nd to December 18th.
Between 5PM and 8PM people may enter outside at a giveaway table. The table will be located in front of the Regal Theater (4911 Courthouse Street, Williamsburg, VA).

Other Rules about Entering
A person entering may NOT be an employee of the New Town Commercial Association or Town Management. An individual is only eligible to win the same day that they enter the giveaway drawing.

The Winners
All the entries will be collected each day and the drawing will take place after 8PM. After a winner is determined, the entries from that day are no longer valid. The winner will win $50 to a New Town establishment of their choice.
If you win, we will attempt to contact you the next day. Our success depends on the entry information you have given us. We are not responsible for failure to communicate if you have provided us with incorrect contact information. If you have not responded BY JANUARY 31ST, you will have forfeit your prize. Once you contact us; we will ask from what New Town location you would like your gift certificate. We will have the certificate ready to be picked up as soon as possible. It is then your responsibility to come and claim your prize.

The Prize
The prize is $50 to any New Town establishment. These are listed at If a selected establishment does not allow for a purchase of credit or a similar arrangement, then the winner will have to select another establishment.

We will not share any contact information that is provided to us. We will announce names of the winners on the New Town Facebook Page. ( and the New Town Commercial Association website ( If you permit us to do so, we will also post your photo alongside your name.

The New Town Commercial Association is sponsoring this giveaway.

If you have any questions, call The New Town Commercial Association at 757-565-6200, or visit for more details.


Friday, December 19, 2014 - Holiday Carols Sing-Along
Business: New Town Commercial Association
Start: Friday, 12.19.2014 2:00PM
End: Friday, 12.19.2014 4:00PM
Location: Fountain by the New Town Movie Theater
Details: Get in the holiday spirit by singing some holiday tunes! The Williamsburg Waites will be leading us in some classic Holiday Carols. Families and Children welcome!