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Wine and yoga provide a fresh mix for Williamsburg Winery

Yoga instructor, Mary Robinson wanted a way to incorporate two of her passions: drinking wine and doing yoga into one activity.  The Williamsburg Winery wanted to offer a new experience for guests.  Both of the aspirations combined to form the Yoga and Wine class at the Williamsburg Winery.  "There...

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  • William and Mary men's soccer returns 9 starters including top scorers

    William and Mary men's soccer returns 9 starters including top scorers

    The Colonial Athletic Association men's preseason soccer poll has not been released but when it is, William and Mary should be among the top teams with a load of talented players returning including Antonio Bustamante, one of 31 men's players around the country on the watch list for the most prestigious...

      • Jamestown moves up in Bay Rivers golf standings

        Poquoson High's golf team backed up its opening-match win in Bay Rivers District regular-season play by also playing best in the second full round, extending the Islanders' cumulative lead to 25 strokes. The Islanders, now at 655 overall, shot 323 Thursday at Stonehouse, 10 shots better than Jamestown...

          • Rough weather spoils events

            From its inception in 1993, until 2013, The Vineyards of Williamsburg 5K Run, now called the CDR SuperHero 5K at The Vineyards at Jockey's Neck, was a Saturday evening race. But with the routine threat of late afternoon or evening summer thunderstorms, and with two race postponements to Sunday,...

              • William and Mary men's soccer favorite to win CAA

                William and Mary was named the Colonial Athletic Association favorite in a coaches' poll, and junior midfielder Antonio Bustamante was selected as the Preseason Player of the Year. He led W&M last season with 10 goals and 24 points. The preseason All-CAA team also included Tribe juniors Ryder Bell...


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                  • Panglossian's latest tackles prejudice with dark humor

                    Panglossian's latest tackles prejudice with dark humor

                    It's been a sizzling summer for Williamsburg's theater scene, from the Williamsburg Players' acclaimed interpretation of "Next to Normal" to children's theaters putting fun spins on the likes of "The Lion King" and "The Hunchback of Notre Dame." That creative spark continues with Panglossian Productions'...

                      • Limelight, Aug. 16-20

                        Printed, Painted, Stained and Dyed: Join a curator to learn about printed textiles for fashion and home on this interactive tour. 2:30 p.m. Thursday at the Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg's Hennage Auditorium. Included with museum admission. Bits and Pieces Craft Project: Cleaning out the library's...

                          • After dark, Aug. 16-20

                            Thursday Aroma's: Open Mic Night, 7-9 p.m. Triangle: Ron Fetner, 7-10 p.m. Friday Aroma's: The LCV Project, 7-9 p.m. Triangle: Taylorbuilt Band, 8-11 p.m. Water Street Grille: Good Shot Judy, 9 p.m.-midnight Saturday Triangle: Joe's Day Off, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Aroma's: Chloe, 7-9 p.m. Water Street Grille: Elana...

                              • Williamsburg Art Gallery wins national recognition

                                Williamsburg Art Gallery wins national recognition

                                Less than two years old, the Williamsburg Art Gallery is already garnering national attention. The board behind the American Art Awards, which votes each year to declare the country's premiere showrooms, voted the Williamsburg establishment among the 25 best art galleries in the country and the...


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                                  • Questions, suggestions for Colonial Williamsburg

                                    The following is a multi-year comparison of Colonial Williamsburg financials along with suggestions: Good News: 2015 operating revenue is up 4% to $119M, the first upturn since 2007. Expenses for 2014 and 2015 were flat lowering the 2015 deficit by nearly 10% from $42M to $38M. Also, President...

                                      • Cell phones in school undermine learning

                                        Throughout my 26 years of teaching secondary English, parents have routinely asked the same question every year: What can I do to help my child succeed in your class? My tips typically included suggestions such as: establish a set time and distraction-free place to do nightly homework; ask specific...

                                          • A report and lessons from Charlottesville

                                            Last weekend, I received a request from a Charlottesville faith-based activist group: "We call for 1,000 clergy and faith leaders to show up in Charlottesville, VA to confront a national white supremacist rally." I decided to go to represent our Unitarian Universalists congregation. On Friday,...

                                              • Lee was more than Confederate general

                                                The Civil War is many things to many people. To borrow a line from the Virginia Civil War Sesquicentennial: "Our search for a single meaning will always fail because these places mean different things to different people. For the descendants of soldiers, places of reverence; for the scholar, learning;...

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