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Williamsburg's Art on the Square turns 54 Sunday

Sunday, Art on the Square in Williamsburg will take place for the 54th year. Hosted by the Junior Women's Club Williamsburg, the annual event serves as the organization's largest fundraiser, in addition to being a benefit to the local art community. Money raised from the event comes from artist...

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  • Jamestown, Lafayette sprinters making for exciting spring

    Jamestown, Lafayette sprinters making for exciting spring

    — The bread and butter for Williamsburg high school track and field athletes in recent years has been in middle and long distance races. No difference there this outdoor campaign, really, but the boys sprinters are also providing compelling storylines two meets into the Bay Rivers District regular...

  • With postseason approaching, Lafayette girls sweep Bruton in tennis

    With postseason approaching, Lafayette girls sweep Bruton in tennis

    Lafayette downed Bruton 9-0 in girls tennis Thursday to improve to 5-3 overall before an out-of-district match Friday at King's Fork. With a week left in the Bay Rivers District campaign, Lafayette is battling with Grafton for the No. 3 seed behind Jamestown and York in the Conference 18 tournament...

      • Rowley nets prestigious honor for Tribe men's hoops

        William and Mary men's basketball redshirt sophomore Paul Rowley has been elected to the elite Phi Beta Kappa honor society. A total of 48 men and women were elected in the spring semester. Rowley, who started nine games for the Tribe and averaged 5.4 points, will graduate in just three years with...

          • Seeded third, W&M runner triumphs to top women in Run the DOG

            Seeded third, W&M runner triumphs to top women in Run the DOG

            For last Saturday's eighth annual Run the DOG Street Challenge 5K, with 1,500 entrants and 1,276 official finishers, the men's winner — Robert Reynolds, 26, of Mechanicsville — was an overwhelming favorite and did not disappoint with his 15:14. However, the women's winner, William and Mary track...


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              • WSO's 'hidden gems' now in full daylight

                The Williamsburg Symphony Orchestra's "Hidden Gem" program, Tuesday in the Kimball Theatre, was another example of the fine programming skills Janna Hymes brings to her role as conductor and music director. It's difficult to develop a season that is balanced between the old and familiar and the...

                  • Nifty Gadgets That Can Help Seniors with Hearing Loss

                    Dear Savvy Senior, What types of products can you recommend to help people with hearing problems? My 65-year-old husband has some hearing issues, but doesn't think he needs a hearing aid, so I'm looking for some alternative devices that can help. Loud Talker Dear Loud, If your husband feels he's not...

                      • Pirates plunder Yorktown this weekend

                        Pirates plunder Yorktown this weekend

                        The air surrounding Yorktown's Riverwalk Landing will fill with the sounds of cannon fire and singing pirates this weekend when York County presents Pirates Invade Yorktown. "Kids love pirates. People love pirates," York County Parks, Recreation and Tourism Event Planner Kevin Ritchie said. "It's...

                          • Bike Month races toward Williamsburg

                            Bike Month races toward Williamsburg

                            With April showers mostly out of the way, May heralds blooming flowers and the arrival of Bike Month. BikeWalk Williamsburg is organizing the month-long affair, which features bike rides scheduled almost every day and various special events, ensuring options for people of all ages and skill levels....


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                              • Trump's own '100 Days of Doom'

                                Food handling professionals keep in mind what is called the "100 Degrees of Doom," the 100 degrees between 40° F and 140° F. This means that all foods served cold should be below 40° F. and all foods served hot should be heated to above 140° F. The 100° between is the perfect temperature for bacteria...

                                  • The Curmudgeon Report: Williamsburg searches for a spice rack

                                    We live in the age of modern miracles. Man has walked on the moon. The internet on our home computers provides so much information we are easily overwhelmed. And cars drive themselves — until a lamppost gets in the way. But I cannot help but wonder why our 21st century technocrats can't come up...

                                      • Questions of freedom, responsibility must be asked

                                        Kudos to Dr. James A. Anderson for speaking clearly on the issue of rights and abortion. All persons have a right to life. A woman should not have a right to take the life of her child no matter what stage of development. Women do have the right to make choices as to with whom they sleep and share...

                                          • Honor Flight trip was wonderful experience

                                            Honor Flight is dedicated to the veterans who served in World War II, Korea and Vietnam. These veterans are taken to visit the veterans memorials in Washington, D.C., with all expenses paid by donations. The Honor Flight organization from the Historic Triangle held its seventeenth gathering on...

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                                              • Last Word on mail delivery, April 26

                                                Last Word on mail delivery, April 26

                                                Mail delivery Here is an at-a-boy for the USPS: Under the circumstances, they do a great job. Case in point: we were out of town for a couple of months and our mail was expeditiously and accurately transferred. We unexpectedly had to return and the USPS quickly had our mail rerouted back to our...

                                                • Last Word on the spring musical, April 22

                                                  Last Word on the spring musical, April 22

                                                  A great show Fiddler on the Roof, Lafayette High School drama department's latest and most impressive production, truly reaches deeply into the core of the observer. The honed skills of a huge cast in song and dance accompanied by the outstanding school orchestra combined to present a most memorable...

                                                    • Last Word on assistance dogs, April 19

                                                      Last Word on assistance dogs, April 19

                                                      Looking for ... I know everyone is doing their spring cleaning. I'm looking for a used, but in good condition, lawn table and chairs with umbrella that someone is throwing out or looking to replace. Please call me 804-413-1622. I would like to donate several canes, walkers, etc. and cannot locate...

                                                      • Last Word on campus growth, April 15

                                                        Last Word on campus growth, April 15

                                                        Campus growth In reading the Gazette about William and Mary President Reveley's retirement, we were struck by the line, "he still plans on pushing growth in and around campus." Watching houses come down on Jamestown Road and hotels converted to dorms on Richmond Road, we are very concerned that...