The Ivy Trellis boutique opens in New Town

Staff writer

Local boutique The Ivy Trellis re-opened in New Town on March 1 after leaving the Lightfoot Crossing shopping center earlier this year.

The store is owned by Rosa Mann, and first opened as a southern boutique in Farmville, Virginia, in 1994. Mann said she closed the Farmville location in 2010 to spend more time traveling with her husband, and operated The Ivy Trellis as an online store before opening in Lightfoot last March.

The Ivy Trellis’ tagline is “interiors, gifts and gourmet,” Mann said. The store specializes in home and garden decor, and customers can expect to find table linens, pillows, bags, candles and more. Gourmet items including jams, spreads and dips, she said.

“We have just a little bit of everything, all my favorite things,” she said. “I love decorating, I love home decor and dressing up your table or your front door. It’s just all of the things that I really enjoy, which makes it super easy to sell.”

The 1,200-square-foot store also offers custom monograms on a number of products, along with gift baskets. After being open in Lightfoot for nearly a year, Mann said she decided to move her store to New Town based on customer feedback. That, combined with the additional storage space afforded to her by the New Town storefront, made the move an easy choice, she said.

The Ivy Trellis can be found at 5104 Main Street, between The Nautical Dog and Chico’s. For more information, visit theivytrellis.com or call 757-903-4893.

Looking to kick-start a new workout habit but can’t seem to find the time to visit the gym? Orangetheory Fitness studios across the country will offer a free “23rd hour” workout class on Sunday, March 10 to mark the beginning of daylight savings time.

Non-members are invited to try out a coach-led Orangetheory group workout class to prove that making time for healthy habits isn’t as hard as they may think. According to an Orangetheory news release, the gym chain offers science-backed, technology-tracked and coach-inspired group workout designed to produce results from the inside out.

“Orangetheory is leveraging daylight saving, the one day of the year with 23 hours versus 24, to give everyone in the U.S. a free workout,” a company news release states. “We want to prove to Americans that they do not need to add another hour to their day, they just need to make one count with the most efficient one-hour full body workout.”

The Williamsburg Orangetheory Fitness studio is in High Street at 1430 Richmond Road, Suite 707. To book a free class, visit orangetheoryfitness.com.

Williamsburg resident Lea Johnson was announced as the winner of York County-based contractor Streamline Roofing’s second-annual No Roof Left Behind free roof giveaway earlier this week.

Area residents were invited to nominate friends and family members who they felt were deserving of a new roof, and community members were able to vote for a winner through an online poll. Johnson bought her house as a single mother in 1993, according to a Streamline Roofing news release, and has worked two jobs since 2000 to maintain her home and care for her family.

“There have been times when I have broken down, and church members and neighbors keep me confident with their spiritual guidance,” Johnson said in the release.

The York County contractor will install a new roof at Johnson’s home next week. At the installation celebration event, local businesses Old City Barbecue and The Welcome Basket of Williamsburg will serve food to attendees.

For more information about Streamline Roofing their No Roof Left Behind program, visit streamlineroofingco.com or call 757-585-4362.

Arriaza can be reached at 757-790-9313 or on Twitter @rodrigoarriaza0.

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