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Junior Woman's Club seeks Art on the Square applicants

Williamsburg’s longest running art show, Art on the Square, returns to Merchants Square for its 56th year April 28, 2019. The search for artists is underway, with the Junior Woman’s Club of Williamsburg now accepting applications on its website. The annual juried show features more than 150 artists...

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  • An Occasion for the Arts celebrates 50th year

    An Occasion for the Arts celebrates 50th year

    When An Occasion for the Arts first burst onto the scene in 1969, Richard Nixon was the newly elected president, “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid” commanded the cultural zeitgeist and the image of Neil Armstrong’s first footsteps on the moon stood fresh in the nation’s collective conscious. ...

      • Warm weather welcomes Yorktown Art Stroll

        Warm weather welcomes Yorktown Art Stroll

        The Yorktown Art Stroll returned to Riverwalk Landing on Sunday. Parking spots were in short supply as the special event and warm weather drew crowds to the downtown area. “It’s a nice vibe. I like the people here,” said artist Paula Dooley. The Seaford resident made her art show debut Sunday,...

          • WJCC Community Action Agency names new executive director

            WJCC Community Action Agency names new executive director

            As the Williamsburg-James City County Community Action Agency continues celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2018, the Board of Directors named its next executive director. Tressell Carter will succeed Reba Bolden, who took the role in 2001 and died in December. “I am excited to be following in...

              • Literacy for Life event welcomes wine, 'Orphan Train' author

                Literacy for Life event welcomes wine, "Orphan Train" author

                Literacy for Life’s biggest fundraising event, Reading Between the Wines, returns for its 13th year Oct. 12. The educational nonprofit is once again inviting literature lovers to see a big name in the world of books. Christina Baker Kline, a New York Times bestselling author of “Orphan Train” and...

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                  • Government has a role in energy's future

                    I support Vernice Thompson's letter to the editor (Oct. 6) and I must echo her words criticizing Robert Bradly. The American government must lead by example in providing guidance on moving us forward into a future where the mix of sources of energy we use are environmentally sound, safe to use...

                      • Stewart showed he's not up to serving in U.S. Senate

                        At a recent town hall at Hampton University, which I viewed on television, students posed questions to senatorial candidates Tim Kaine and Corey Stewart. Mr. Kaine responded with informed and thoughtful answers, while Mr. Stewart failed to answer any of the questions posed to him, spouting irrelevant...

                          • Wittman's record on guns is important to all

                            Here’s a look at Congressman Rob Whitman’s record on crime and gun control legislation during the past year, as reported in the Daily Press. I have summarized his votes so that we may all be informed, as his website does not list these issues as a priority. In the week prior to Nov. 12, 2017, Whitman...

                              • A confession to the board

                                I’ve liked wine for more than 50 years, going back to my late teens. My condo association needs to know this in considering me for the board. At my age, it could be a lifetime appointment, and some of my advice could be ill-advised, or even biased, depending. Admittedly, wine has skewed my sensibilities...

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