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A blast of history, fun mark Fourth of July

Independence Day provides an opportunity for Americans to reflect on the legacy of our Founding Fathers and their continued impact. The Historic Triangle is rife with events and activities that help make honoring those ideas and sacrifices fun and informative. "It's a day for all Americans to celebrate...

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  • Limelight, June 14-19

    GPS Pirates: The park will supply guests with GPS units; then, the hunt begins. Take advantage of geocaching and find caches featuring park information and small gifts. 4-6 p.m. Saturday at York River State Park. Call 566-3036 for reservations. Free. Irish Dance Showcase: Rose and Sword Academy...

      • After dark, June 14-19

        Thursday Aroma's: Open Mic Night, 7-9 p.m. Triangle: Andy Pratt, 7-10 p.m. Friday Aroma's: The LCV Project, 7-9 p.m. Triangle: Impulse, 8-11 p.m. Water Street Grille: Good Shot Judy, 8-11 p.m. Saturday Triangle: The Hamed Barbarji Quartet, 8-11 p.m. Water Street Grille: Blue Ribbon, 8-11 p.m. Yorktown Pub:...

          • Local art festival celebrates eight years

            Local art festival celebrates eight years

            The 2nd Sundays Art and Music Festival unleashes unbridled creativity on the streets of Colonial Williamsburg ten months out of the year, and June’s iteration marked its eighth anniversary. Crowds flocked to see returning vendors, newcomers and an array of music artists celebrating their art. Shirley...

              • Greek festival promises food, fun

                Greek festival promises food, fun

                There's no shortage of new cuisine and customs to experience at the biannual Williamsburg Greek Festival, which returns to St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church this weekend. "We like to share our culture," said Robert Marakos, the festival's chairman. "We like to share our food with everybody. Greeks...

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                  • Last Word on taxes, June 24

                    Last Word on taxes, June 24

                    Affordable housing There is no affordable housing in James City County for most of the hospitality, tourism or retail workers. We desperately need some small, 1,000- to 1,500-square-foot homes without all the fancy amenities on lots big enough to plant gardens and for children to play in. City...

                    • Opinion page reflects tone of nation's politics

                      Congratulations to the Virginia Gazette for its June 21 Opinion page. At the top of the page was a political cartoon right on point about the hate in politics which never takes a vacation. Then, as the perfect example of what point the cartoon was trying make, the Gazette, at the bottom of the...

                        • Local Democrats share their goals

                          The Democratic Committee of Williamsburg represents the Democratic Party. Our vision is clear, our mission is understood and our actions are progressive and united. Our goals are realistic and outcomes-focused: strengthen and grow the party; develop and maintain inclusive grassroots momentum; and...

                            • Look elsewhere for true affordable housing

                              The need for affordable housing is periodically discussed in greater Williamsburg, but there is never an actual solution other than the preposterous statement that $200,000 plus fits the definition. Meanwhile, some areas are actually doing something. Detroit, for instance, is building an attractive...

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