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Dermatology Center of WIlliamsburg October Specials and Product of the Month
Business: Dermatology Center of Williamsburg
Coastal Virginia Magazine Readers Choice Award Winner for 2014

Dermatology Center of WIlliamsburg October Specials and Product of the Month Details:

Laser Hair Removal or Intense Pulsed Light
Purchase one treatment and receive your second treatment of the same area 50% off!

Micropeel or Micropeel Plus
$90 per treatment! Purchase up to three (3)treatments. Don't know what these are? Call or stop by the office today!


Jane Iredale
Purchase $100 of more of IN-STOCK Jane Iredale products and receive 20% off your total!

Purchase $150 or more of SkinCeuticals, and receive 10% off your total!

Specials cannot be combined with any other offers. Packages must be paid for in full at time of scheduling/first appointment. Offers valid 10/1/14 thru 10/31/14. Please limit one package per person

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.
Home Care Assistance has been named as a 2014 Best of Home Care® Provider
Business: Home Care Assistance
Home Care Assistance has been named as a 2014 Best of Home Care® Provider Details: We are proud to share that Home Care Assistance has been named as a 2014 Best of Home Care® Provider of Choice®, Best of Home Care® Employer of Choice and Leader in Excellence® by Home Care Pulse. To be recognized as one of the highest quality providers and employers in the home care industry is an honor and something we could not achieve without our compassionate and dedicated caregivers and wonderful clients.

Our mission at Home Care Assistance is to change the way the world ages. We provide older adults with quality care that enables them to live happier, healthier lives at home. Our services are distinguished by the caliber of our caregivers, the responsiveness of our staff and our expertise in Live-In care. We embrace a positive, balanced approach to aging centered on the evolving needs of older adults.

Thank you so much to all of our clients, caregivers and community supporters!
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
Award Winning Architecture
Business: New Town Associates, LLC
Details: Award Winning Architecture: The following New Town buildings have received various design awards:

• Suntrust Building, HRACRE award, Clark Nexsen Architects
• Old Point National Bank, HRACRE award, DJG Architects
• Prudential McCardle Realty, HRACRE award, Magoon & Associates
• Foundation Square, HRACRE award, Magoon & Associates
• Corner Pocket, HRACRE award, Billiards Digest award, Guernsey Tingle Architects
• 1st Advantage Federal Credit Union, HRACRE award, Guernsey Tingle Architects
• Bennington on the Green, HRACRE award, Guernsey Tingle Architects
• Williamsburg Environmental Group Building, HRACRE award, Guernsey Tingle Architects
• Langley Federal Credit Union, HRACRE award, Guernsey Tingle Architects
• Legacy Hall, HRACRE award, VA Parks Society award, Guernsey Tingle Architects

Opportunities in New Town
Business: Town Management
Opportunities in New Town Details: Now Hiring in New Town! New Town Job Opportunities
Office and Retail space for sale or lease! New Town Space Available
Residential Condos and Town Homes! New Town Residential Sales & Leasing

The New Town website has information about Job Openings, about Retail and Office Space for sale or lease, and about Residential homes available.

If you are looking for a good job, a wonderful place to live, or a great location for your business, check out the Opportunities section of the New Town Website. New Town Opportunities

Click Here to See New Town Aerial Photo

New Town has an open air Shopping Mall with Local Stores and National Chains, as well as Restaurants, Entertainment, Salons, Fitness, 12-screen Movie Theater, Government Offices, Financial Institutions, Medical & Dental Offices, Professional Services, and varied residential living options. New Town is located just off Route 199, has lots of free parking, is served by Williamsburg Area Transport bus routes, is adjacent to the campus of The College of William and Mary, and is convenient to area attractions like Colonial Williamsburg, Jamestown, Bush Gardens, and Water Country USA.
Commercial Property for Sale
Business: New Town Associates, LLC
Details: New Town Realty has the following properties for sale in New Town:

2+ acre lot located on Ironbound Road
Zoned for restaurant, office, commercial space

Hotel site located behind Sullivan Square off Center Street

Click Here to See New Town Aerial Photo

Interested parties should contact Lawrence Salzman at 804-288-9108 or

Thursday, October 23, 2014 - Cancer Awarness Bake Sale
Business: Newport Hospitality Group
Start: Thursday, 10.23.2014 9:00AM
End: Thursday, 10.23.2014 4:00PM
Location: 4290 New Town Avenue, Williamsburg, VA
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Friday, October 31, 2014 - Trick or Treat on Main Street
Business: New Town Commercial Association
Start: Friday, 10.31.2014 6:30PM
End: Friday, 10.31.2014 8:00PM
Location: Main Street, New Town
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Details: Bring your kids and pets out for trick or treating on Halloween! Businesses will be giving out candy. Nautical Dog is hosting a pet costume contest!
Monday, November 03, 2014 - New Town Dental Arts
Business: New Town Dental Arts
Start: Monday, 11.03.2014
End: Thursday, 11.06.2014
Location: 4939 Courthouse Street
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Details: Please join us for our 7th annual Halloween Candy Collection Drive.
Bring us your excess, uneaten and unopened Halloween Candy November 3rd through November 6th weekdays between 10am-3pm each day.
ALL the candy we receive will be donated to our Troops and Military Organizations.

Friday, November 07, 2014 - 1st Annual Litter & Recycling Expo
Business: Legacy Hall
Start: Friday, 11.07.2014 12pm
End: Friday, 11.07.2014 7pm
Location: Legacy Hall, 4301 New Town Avenue
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Details: This event is free and open to the public! Stop by and learn about recycling and litter prevention efforts. There will be exhibition, demonstrations, and games going on throughout the day. Places like the James River Association, VDOT, JCC Clean Water Heritage, and more will be present to teach about recycling and litter in James City County.

This event is sponsored by the James City Clean County Commission. For more information, call 757-259-5375.

Saturday, November 08, 2014 - HeartChase Williamsburg
Business: Town Management
Start: Saturday, 11.08.2014 9:30AM
End: Saturday, 11.08.2014 12:00PM
Location: Sullivan Square, New Town
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Details: HeartChase is a fun scavenger hunt that helps a great cause! Form a team of 2-5 people, and race through New Town finding all the checkpoints and collect donation tags! HeartChase raises awareness for and supports the American Heart Association.

For more information, or to register your team, go to
Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 3rd Annual Oyster Roast & Beer Tasting
Business: Corner Pocket
Start: Thursday, 11.13.2014 6 pm
End: Thursday, 11.13.2014 9 pm
Location: The Corner Pocket
Details: York River Oysters, Beers from Award-Winning Hardywood Brewery in Richmond, and Americana Swing music from The Delvers. Wow, what a lineup!
It's always a fun night, full of music, good food and good cheer. See you on the patio!