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Broad Street Realty details student housing, retail plans

The Williamsburg Shopping Center’s new owners want to revitalize a section of the city that has been under-utilized in recent years. Student housing is paramount to their plans, which have changed some in recent weeks after feedback from city staff. They will take those updated plans to the city’s...

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  • Cabaret show celebrates local "Leading Ladies"

    Cabaret show celebrates local "Leading Ladies"

    The Williamsburg Players are mixing up their repertoire with “Leading Ladies,” a cabaret show celebrating Broadway’s most memorable tunes and the dynamic divas behind them. The collaborative effort aims to highlight local talent. “I tried to choose a diverse group of vocalists,” said director Jeffrey...

      • VSO's 97th season reaches for the stars

        VSO's 97th season reaches for the stars

        Although the Virginia Symphony Orchestra is approaching its 100th birthday, its latest season kicks off with a celebration of a much older body: the galaxy itself. The orchestra opens its 97th season with a trio of performances throughout Hampton Roads Friday through Sunday. “Every year, of course,...

          • After dark, Sept. 20-24

            Thursday Berret’s: Tom Vinick, 6-9 p.m. Aroma’s: Open Mic Night, 7-9 p.m. Triangle: Boxwave, 7-10 p.m. Friday Aroma’s: Willie Tintype, 7-9 p.m. Triangle: Billie Joe Trio, 8-11 p.m. Yorktown Pub: Johnny Cardigan, 9:30-11:30 p.m. Saturday Aroma’s: Mark Rogers, 7-9 p.m. Sunday Berret’s: Caleb Folks,...

              • Limelight, Sept. 20-24

                Canoeing with the Stars: Escape the chaos of the city for a night under the stars. One experienced canoeist per canoe required. 7-10 p.m. Friday at York River State Park. Reservations required; call 566-3036. Canoes $13 per person or $8 per person for families of four or more. Williamsburg Music...


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                  • W&M is looking for a superhero — or heroine — for its next president

                    The College of William and Mary’s Presidential Search Committee met again on Sept. 15, this time to review their recently published Leadership Profile (the rubric for hiring the next president) and to discuss with the search firm how their recruitment is coming along. The Leadership Profile —

                      • We can do better with Williamsburg Shopping Center

                        Four, five-story, high-rise buildings for students, with retail on the first floor — that's what's being proposed for the Williamsburg Shopping Center. Just the fact that this is being proposed casts a long shadow on our town. And, it's on the fast track. The planning commission's public hearing...

                          • LWV forums

                            I am disappointed to learn that Ms. Cordasco and Delegate Pogge will not be participating in the League of Women Voters candidate forums. As Ms. Schilling points out in her Sept. 16 letter, the lack of participation deprives voters of this community a chance to hear Ms. Cordasco’s and Delegate...

                              • Doris Baker still active, involved at 100

                                Doris Baker, a former resident of Williamsburg now living in Virginia Beach, is celebrating her 100th birthday. She has no intention to stop doing what she had always done. Being active, involved, now, as a member of the Atlantic Shores Retirement Community. She may be the only woman who has ever...

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                                  • Last Word recommendations, Sept. 13

                                    Last Word recommendations, Sept. 13

                                    Recommended If you haven’t been to Johnstown Jewelers on Jamestown Road, you have missed out. They have beautiful jewelry and also do watch repair. Try them. You will like them. Tell one, tell all: If you are considering a new vehicle you must give the folks at Patriot GMC on Second Street, Williamsburg,...

                                      • Last Word on hurricane help, Sept. 9

                                        Last Word on hurricane help, Sept. 9

                                        Hurricane help Does anyone know what churches are collecting for the people of Texas, or any place that you could bring donations of clothes? Since Republican lawmakers are most likely going to demand offsets in the federal budget to pay for rebuilding South Texas, the first place they can start...

                                          • Last Word on bicycle safety, Sept. 6

                                            Last Word on bicycle safety, Sept. 6

                                            Bicycle safety I am distressed by the number of bare-headed bike riders I encounter on the Virginia Capital Trail. As the survivor of a low-speed spill on a quiet country road that cracked my helmet and left me unconscious for more than an hour, I can testify that neither speed nor the presence...

                                              • Last Word on recommendations, Sept. 2

                                                Last Word on recommendations, Sept. 2

                                                Recommended I used John Stetzer and Sons to do several repairs at our home. He was efficient and didn't overcharge me. Reach him at 757-592-1903. If you are looking for an amazing handyman in the Williamsburg area, his name is Jeff Keirn and the number is 757-870-3868. He and his crew can pretty...