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Rain forecast for Funhouse Fest weekend

Those planning to check out Bruce Hornsby’s Funhouse Fest may want to bring their raincoats, at least on Friday and Saturday. The festival kicks off Friday, with an expected high temperature around 88 degrees and a low of 76 degrees later in the evening. The chance of rain stands at 50 percent,...

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  • Limelight, June 21-25

    Spencer's Ordinary Ceremony: The Williamsburg Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution will remember those who gave their lives during the Battle of Spencer's Ordinary on June 26, 1781. Following a wreath ceremony, historian Chris Bonin will examine the battle's significance. 10 a.m.-noon...

      • After dark, June 21-25

        Thursday Aroma's: Open Mic Night, 7-9 p.m. Triangle: Anthony Rosano and Paul Warren: The A-roo-stic Duo, 7-10 p.m. Friday Aroma's: The Medicinals, 7-9 p.m. Triangle: Kevin Bleakley Duo, 7-10 p.m. Water Street Grille: Dharma Initiative, 8-11 p.m. Saturday Triangle: Joe's Day Off, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Aroma's:...

          • 'Foodie' film, panel to honor Tom Power

            'Foodie' film, panel to honor Tom Power

            Local chefs will gather to reflect on food, life and the passing of a fellow foodie at the Kimball Theatre Wednesday. The event features a screening of the Anthony Bourdain-produced documentary, "Jeremiah Tower: The Last Magnificent," followed by a panel featuring three influential local chefs....

            • Kimball Theatre planning assistive upgrades

              Kimball Theatre planning assistive upgrades

              Devices will help hearing and visually impaired attendees


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                • Trump appears anything but presidential

                  I never would have believed it, but we elected a "snake oil salesman" or "flimflam" man president of the United States. Yes, I believe he is a snake oil salesman and it has to stop. The latest example is his proposal to pass on the costs of an infrastructure program to states, cities, and corporations....

                    • W&M professor has opened a door to Cuba

                      The recent issue of the prestigious International Educator magazine featured a detailed, scholarly article by Janet Hulstrand, entitled, "Partnering with Cuba: New Opportunities for Forming Collaborative Academic Initiatives." She writes: "The recent restoration of diplomatic relations between...

                        • Wittman placing party above county

                          I am disappointed and deeply concerned about the efforts to repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act(Obamacare) and replacing it with the American Healthcare Act (Trumpcare) which was recently passed by the House of Representatives. I have lost respect and trust for Rep. Rob Wittman...

                            • Every family has its story to tell

                              "You really saw John Philip Sousa direct a band?" I asked my mother, remembering such a thrill playing "Stars and Stripes Forever" on the flute in my high school band. As she continued with that story, somehow it led into being with her teenage friends welcoming soldiers and sailors returning home...

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                                • Last Word on affordable housing, June 17

                                  Last Word on affordable housing, June 17

                                  Affordable housing What are the JCC supervisors thinking? Despite what the median income from the Census states, the average job in the local hospitality industry pays about $9 an hour. So if a worker is lucky enough to get a real 40-hour-a-week job (few do) then that is $360 a week, minus 30 percent...

                                  • Last Word on city taxes, June 14

                                    Last Word on city taxes, June 14

                                    Higher taxes We are glad the City Council has decided to further study the proposal to raise meal tax to 7 percent, up 2 percent from the current tax rate. The 5 percent meal tax currently generates close to $7 million. Kudos to Benny Zhang for speaking up and voting against the tax increase and...

                                    • Last Word on Williamsburg taxes, June 10

                                      Last Word on Williamsburg taxes, June 10

                                      City taxes It seems to me the city (elected officials?) wants to slaughter the goose that lays the golden eggs. In a number of cases, higher taxes are used to discourage an activity; conversely, lower taxes are used to encourage an activity. I have a proposal for CW on the admission sales tax:...

                                        • Last Word on safety first, June 7

                                          Last Word on safety first, June 7

                                          Meal tax The city proposes to make the the meal tax 7%, up 2% from current tax. The 5% meal tax currently generates close to $7million dollars. The Chamber of Commerce, Colonial Williamsburg and the Williamsburg Area Restaurant Association are all against this without a plan for the money. The...