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Yorktown Holiday Open House provides seasonal fun

Farmers market vendors and local businesses joined forces to welcome the holiday season Saturday with the Yorktown Holiday Open House Weekend. The day centered on an extended-hours Yorktown Market Days event. Alongside the classic lineup of local produce, jams and crafts that make regular appearances...

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  • Richmond regains Capital Cup with win over W&M

    Richmond's Cortrelle Simpson ran a slant pattern and caught the ball near midfield. Simpson shook off one William and Mary tackler and escaped another with a stiff-arm on the way to a 74-yard touchdown reception. Spiders tailback Xavier Goodall ran over the right side, cut left and sprinted past...

      • Columbia eliminates W&M with 2-1 win

        Columbia eliminates W&M with 2-1 win

        William and Mary’s streak of 10 matches without a loss, not to mention its season, came to an end Thursday night in the NCAA men’s soccer tournament. Kynan Rocks’ follow of a missed header with 7:15 remaining in the second overtime gave Columbia a 2-1 win over the Tribe at Martin Family Stadium....

      • Williamsburg Christian Academy starts season with a win

        Williamsburg Christian Academy starts season with a win

        Coming off a Virginia Independent Schools Division III championship season, Williamsburg Christian Academy beat Life Christian 89-65 Thursday in the Eagles season opener. WCA raced out to a 25-8 first quarter lead and extended that margin over the course of the game. Da’Shawn Cook scored 29 points...

          • Prep roundup: Bruton's Wincheski takes 2nd in state in 2A cross country

            Prep roundup: Bruton's Wincheski takes 2nd in state in 2A cross country

            In her final high school cross country race Saturday, Bruton’s Clara Wincheski came away with a second consecutive second-place finish at the Virginia High School League’s Class 2 meet, but improved her finish from last year’s state meet by 45 seconds on the same course. Wincheski had her best...


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              • Cantori Christmas concert returns with fresh takes, old favorites

                Cantori Christmas concert returns with fresh takes, old favorites

                Music is as intrinsic to the holiday season as Santa Claus and Christmas trees. From Michael Bublé’s Christmas crooning to more traditional hymns, there’s a song out there that can warm any heart, despite the brisk weather. The Cantori Choral Ensemble is doing their part to spread holiday cheer...

                  • Clarinetist Shifrin elevates Mozart, WSO

                    The Williamsburg Symphony Orchestra continues to impress with its blue ribbon roster of important international artists, the most recent being David Shifrin, clarinetist of considerable note. And, in his appearance in the Kimball, Wednesday, a clarinetist of lots of notes. Shifrin has a proven...

                      • Minguet Quartet provides blue ribbon performance

                        It’s a continuing tribute to the Chamber Music Society that we are regaled with some of the top chamber ensembles in the world. With rare exception, the groups gracing the Williamsburg Library Theatre stage have been blue ribbon in quality. Such was the case Tuesday with the appearance of the Minguet...

                          • Fundraising effort supports Alzheimer's Awareness Month

                            Fundraising effort supports Alzheimer's Awareness Month

                            With Alzheimer’s Awareness Month in full swing, Berkeley Oaks Memory Care Community is hosting a fundraiser to support the endeavor. “We invite everyone to join us in helping light the way for greater Alzheimer’s awareness, more crucial research and having fun achieving these goals,” Leslie Jones,...


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                              • Marching backward toward racial division

                                We are being told that our nation is racist. While not necessarily “systemic,” as is claimed by some, incidents that could be accurately described as racist still occur and likely always will. But I will not allow this country to be painted with such a broad brush of condemnation just because of...

                                  • Thankful at Thanksgiving

                                    As a child I was a picky eater; come to think of it, I still am. There were so many things I didn't like to eat, and the dishes served at Thanksgiving dinner were no exception. Oh, I liked the plates just fine — Mom set the table with her fine china for the holiday meal. She also got out the fancy...

                                      • The Curmudgeon Report: There is no hearing problem in Williamsburg

                                        You can count on it happening at least once a day in many Williamsburg homes. The man of the house will be reading the newspaper when his wife says something to him. Not sure of what he heard, he might respond with “What?” Immediately, the better half of the family starts the “go get your hearing...

                                          • Autograph book makes it way home

                                            Two months ago, I wrote a column about an autograph book I found while cleaning out some old file drawers here at the office. It was filled with sentiments from friends and family members and dated to the late 1800s. I couldn’t tell where it came from, or what connection it might once have had...

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                                              • Last Word is looking for answers, Nov. 8

                                                Last Word is looking for answers, Nov. 8

                                                Looking for … Looking for recommendations for tile work. We need to have shower floor regrouted, also a small bathroom and parts of our laundry room. Thanks in advance for your responses. For those looking for a podiatrist for seniors: I use Dr. Sara Bouraee, 757-220-331, in McLaws Circle. What’s...

                                                  • Last Word on parking, Nov. 4

                                                    Last Word on parking, Nov. 4

                                                    Downtown parking I am a long-time resident and occasionally shop and browse in town. I always use free street parking and hate parking garages and having to pay to park. Other than Colonial Williamsburg shops, the others can be found elsewhere. There is no more theater. I remember Roses 5 & 10...

                                                      • Last Word on texting while driving, Nov. 1

                                                        Last Word on texting while driving, Nov. 1

                                                        Texting while driving Since 2013, the state of Virginia has had on the books a primary law banning texting while driving. This ban was put in to effect to combat the increased number of accidents involving distracted drivers. Statistically, 80 percent of all accidents in Virginia were linked to...

                                                          • Kudos to the DMV in Last Word, Oct. 28

                                                            Kudos to the DMV in Last Word, Oct. 28

                                                            Kudos DMV! I encourage the person who is skeptical that the new DMV office will be faster or more efficient to go there and see for him or herself. I was there Monday morning a few minutes before 9 a.m. The doors opened at 9 a.m. and I was on my way home at 9:13 a.m. There were two workers at the...