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Posted by Sandbridge Realty | Thursday, September 20, 2018


Sandbridge Realty is giving one lucky winner up to seven FREE nights at a beautiful four bedroom, Waterview home*! All you have to do is fill out an entry form by clicking here, from now through September 30, 2018. You could enjoy an amazing getaway at Sandbridge Beach...good luck! *Stay dates apply from October 2018 through May 31st, 2019-excluding holidays.




This Week's Events
Posted by Sandbridge Realty | Monday, September 17, 2018


Lady Antebellum and Darius Rucker: Summer Plays On Tour

Lady Antebellum and Darius Rucker first collaborated back in 2013. That collaboration was a cover of Old Crow Medicine Show's "Wagon Wheel", which was featured on Rucker's True Believers LP and subsequently became his biggest country hit to date. They have teamed back up for their Summer Plays On Tour, which will be hitting Virginia Beach on Thursday. Russell Dickerson will be opening up. His current hits include "Yours" and "Blue Tacoma."

When: Thursday, September 20 at 7PM

Where: Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater

Wasserhund Oktoberfest

Wasserhund Brewing will be holding their 3rd Annual Wasserhund Oktoberfest at Hunt Club Farm on Saturday, September 22nd. This is the largest German beer festival in Coastal Virginia and will feature over 30 local and regional breweries and traditional German food. Local band, The Deloreans will be providing some great 80s music. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to The Noblemen to support local charities.

When: Saturday, September 22 from 12PM to 6PM

Where: Hunt Club Farm

2018 NAS Oceana Air Show

This year the NAS Oceana Air Show is excited to present the United States' Navy famous Blue Angels with a flight demonstration along with the Canadian Forces 431 Air Demonstration Squadron, the Snowbirds! Tactical Demonstrations will be performed by the F-22 Raptor and the F/A-18F Super Hornet. On the ground will be AFTERSHOCK, a jet powered fire truck.

When: September 22 & 23 from 10AM-4PM

Where: NAS Oceana Naval Station



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Preparing for Hurricane Florence
Posted by Sandbridge Realty | Tuesday, September 11, 2018


The Governor of Virginia issued mandatory evacuations of the Sandbridge Area, which started at 8AM this morning. There is a very high danger of storm surges which may cause catastrophic issues for Sandbridge. Please pack up your belongings and lock all windows and doors and evacuate as soon as possible today. Bring keys back to the office to drop off so we know that you have packed up and left the property. When mandatory evacuations are announced, there are no Police, Fire, or ambulance calls. Sandbridge Realty will not be responding to any issues at the property because all workers will be preparing the houses for the hurricane. Please drive home safely.




Virginia Beach's Craft Beer Scene
Posted by Sandbridge Realty | Friday, September 7, 2018


There is so much to do in Virginia Beach including visiting local breweries. There are many so many local breweries that put out fantastic craft beers but this blog will focus on four- Wasserhund, Reaver Beach Brewing Co., Young Veteran's Brewing Co., and New Realm Brewing Co.

Wasserhund

Wasserhund was started by Virginia Beach locals, Aaron and Chrstine Holley. They decided they wanted to bring German culture to the United States after a trip to Germany in 2012 where they got to experience Oktoberfest. The Holleys took time to perfect their German beer recipes and adhered to the 500 year old German Purity Law, which states that only hops, barley, water, and yeast is allowed in beer. Wasserhund, which means water dog in German opened in 2015.

Aside from the fantastic beers, Wasserhund is also known for their pizzas which are named after dogs. The signature pizza is Wasserhund, which contains sauerkraut and bratwurst.

Make sure to follow them on social media to find out what concoctions they're coming up with. They will frequently have a small batch "Puppy Litter", which has included a kombeercha (kombucha & beer), butter biscuit table beer, and golden oreo lager.

Reaver Beach Brewing Co.

Reaver Beach was founded in 2010 by Justin and Kristin MacDonald. Reaver means "plundering forager" which makes sense when you look at Reaver Beach's logo. Reaver Beach specializes in sour beers. In keeping with the theme, all their beers have oceanic names. Year-round selections include Hammerhead, Hoptopus, The Reaver (their flagship beer), and Riptide. Seasonal beers include Diablo Rojo, Wendigo, Oceanus Aurum, Sandshark Summer, Beachfest, Jolly Roger, and Polaris.

Young Veteran's Brewing Co.

Virginia Beach is home to two military bases so it only makes sense that a brewery pays homage to that. Young Veteran's Brewing Co. was founded in 2012 by Thomas Wilder and Neil McCanon, who are Army Veterans that both served in Iraq. The brewery's decor is dedicated to military history. They have seven year-round brews as well as seasonal beers. Pineapple Grenade Hefeweizen is a favorite and contains tropical notes such as banana. Other beers include Jet Noise, Night Vision, Commander in Peach, and Shore Leave.

New Realm Brewing Co.

New Realm Brewing Co. opened just a few weeks ago and took over the spot once occupied by Green Flash Brewery. The company itself is fairly new. New Realm Brewing starting in 2016 in Atlanta, GA.

You can get a full pour, half pour, or taster portion. Taps are located inside and outside of the brewery, which makes it convenient so that you won't have to spend too much time in line. The brewery's spacious lawn has many games such as cornhole. Also outside, you can listen to local bands as you sip your beer. New Realm plans on building a restaurant in the near future but in the meantime, food trucks are on site every night. On the night I went, Pittsburgh's Best and A Bite of Maine were there. Bringing outside food is allowed as well but that will stop once the restaurant is built. New Realm is still brand new but it looks to be a success.



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This Week's Events
Posted by Sandbridge Realty | Tuesday, September 4, 2018


Dierks Bentley

Dierks Bentley and his Mountain High Tour 2018 will be making its way to the Veteran's United Home Loans Amphitheater on Thursday, September 6th. The show starts at 7:00PM. Opening up will be Brothers Osborne and LANCO.

Sandbridge Pig Pickin'

Pig Pickin' is just days away! This annual event guarantees a great time. Tickets are $40 and are available for purchase at Sandbridge Realty. A ticket will get you all-you-can-eat food and drinks. Live bands and local vendors will be on site as well. Make sure to stop by the Sandbridge Realty table for some giveaways! The money raised at this event goes to Station 17 Rescue Squad.

Neptune's Surfing Classic

Surfers of all ages will take part in Neptune's Surfing Classic on September 8 & 9. The surfing contest will start at 7:00AM, between 1st and 8th St at the Oceanfront, based on the swell and break.

NSOF Patriot's Day with Discovery Channel's EJ Snyder

NSOF (Navy Special Operations Foundation) will be holding the First Annual Patriot's Day Festival on Saturday, September 8 from 10AM-4PM at Back Bay Farms. This festival is being held in honor of all the American Patriots who lost their lives on 9/11. There will be food, beer & wine, military demonstrations, an obstacle course, petting zoo, and much more. The host of this event is EJ Snyder, host of Discovery Channel's Dual Survival, Naked & Afraid, and First Man Out.

This event is free and open to the public although donations of $10/individual and $25/family are encouraged.



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This Week's Events
Posted by Sandbridge Realty | Monday, August 27, 2018


Chase Bryant

Chase Bryant will be performing at Town Point Park at the Downtown Norfolk Waterfront on Thursday, August 30. This concert is free and open to the public. There are also preferred viewing tickets available for $15. On the day of the event, the preferred viewing tickets will go up to $20. Bryant came on to the scene in early 2015 with his debut single, "Take It On Back." The song became a top 10 single on the Country Airplay. Gates open at 5pm.

American Music Festival

The 25th Annual American Music Festival kicks off on Friday, August 31st. The festival will feature four headlining bands including: Ziggy Marley and SOJA (Friday), Goo Goo Dolls (Saturday), and ZZ Top (Sunday). They will all be performing on the 5th Street Stage. There will also be bands performing on 17th Street Stage, 24th Street Stage, and 31st Street Stage. Click here for the more info including the schedule.

Rock 'n' Roll Half Marathon

The Rock 'n" Roll Half Marathon is an annual event held every Labor Day weekend in Virginia Beach. This year, it is being held on September 1 & 2. It's held in conjunction with the American Music Festival. Along with the half marathon, there is also a one mile sand run and 5K. Participants receive free entry in to the American Music Festival.



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Whale Sighting in Sandbridge
Posted by Sandbridge Realty | Thursday, August 23, 2018


Every once in a while you feel the need to retreat. To step back from the 9 to 5, the ringing phones, the never ending emails. A necessary reset to get your heart back in the right place. I took a Happy & Well Day off last Monday. Did a few quick chores and grabbed my beach chair, telling myself “Just an hour will do”. A beautiful day on the beach in early August in Sandbridge. Looking to the left and right, families scattered about, on the beach, in the water, fishing, playing toss. Amazed that our beach has remained so pleasantly perfect and not packed with people. Room to just be. Contempt to just watch the gentle waves roll in, I became mesmerized with the passing dolphins and pelicans who were plentiful as the schools of fish were active on the water’s surface. I knew the spout of water that I caught out of the corner of my eye must be a pelican swooping down to grab lunch. And then a few minutes later, again, this time closer. And then a complete realization that a gray whale was cruising down the coastline. So close I thought I could have touched him. His graceful majestic presence literally cast a spell on the beach. Moms and Dads grabbed their sons and daughters and pointed excitedly, showing them something most people never see in their lifetime in its natural environment. An older man stood near me with his bride and didn’t say a word to each other. Just held hands and watched. We all watched until this magical moment had to end, as he cruised on up the coast on his whale journey. I secretly kept saying to myself “Let me see you one more time” but he was out of sight. Out of sight but not out of mind. I have thought about that whale many times in the last week. Hoping he stays safe and gets to cruise down the coast over and over for many years to come. As I walked home at the end of the day, I passed the same older couple that stood hand n hand. He recognized me and smiled, saying “what a gift today was”. Yes indeed.



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