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Chamber shifts marketing efforts toward food, activities

As the Williamsburg Taste Festival offers culinary delights through Sunday, it also marks progress toward a rebranded Greater Williamsburg area. Karen Riordan, president and CEO of the Greater Williamsburg Chamber & Tourism Alliance, said she envisions Williamsburg as a destination for foodies...

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  • Limelight, April 11-15

    Limelight, April 11-15

    Yorktown Kite Gathering: Bring your kite or borrow one for an afternoon of flying and demonstrations to help hone your skills. 1-5 p.m. Saturday at Yorktown Beach, 331 Water St., Yorktown. Free. Youth Harp Recital: The Williamsburg Youth Harp Society showcases the talent of its young musicians....

      • After dark, April 11-15

        Thursday Aromas: Open Mic Night, 7-9 p.m. Revolution Golf and Grille: Salsa Night, 8-10 p.m. Friday Aromas: Wyatt Baldwin, 7-9 p.m. Triangle: Scrapper Tuesday, 7-10 p.m. Cogan’s: Dog Street Boys, 8-11 p.m. Saturday Aromas: Tom Holden, 7-9 p.m. Comedy Club: Mike Storck, 8-9:30 p.m. Cogan’s: Skinner...

          • Passion, exuberance and a great end to VSO season

            With the end of the Easter and Passover seasons, there’s nothing like a bit of bawdy living and over indulgence to bring things back into perspective — musically speaking (or otherwise). Such were among the topics sung in the Virginia Symphony Orchestra’s program Friday in the Ferguson Center,...

              • Film screening addresses suicide

                Film screening addresses suicide

                Bacon Street Youth and Family Services plans to address the issue of suicide with a film screening at Regal New Town Stadium Wednesday. “Suicide: The Ripple Effect” tells the story of Kevin Hines, who attempted suicide by jumping off the Golden Gate Bridge at 19 years old. Hines has used his time...

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                  • Prep roundup: Lions get just two hits in loss to New Kent

                    Warhill managed just two hits against New Kent pitcher Grace Ellis in an 11-1, 6-inning loss Tuesday in Bay Rivers District softball play. Ellis struck out eight batters and gave up a run in the fourth inning. Taylor Nicholson brought in the only Warhill run after grounding to shortstop, with an...

                      • 'Maniac' ultramarathoners make it look easy — almost

                        After the sixth running of the Singletrack Maniac 50K last Saturday at Freedom Park, Williamsburg’s only ultramarathon, the only person to have completed every race is Chris Robertson, 45, of Williamsburg, and he had his fastest time ever for the technical, hilly trail race (5:25:15), and his highest...

                          • Four from Walsingham to compete at college level

                            Four from Walsingham to compete at college level

                            Four Walsingham Academy athletes have made commitments to continue taking part in their sports at the college level. Carson Cooper, who became involved in sailing when he was 12, will sail at Christopher Newport. Delaney Riggs, who has played soccer at Walsingham and with the Virginia Legacy club...

                              • Local golf clubs to field junior golf teams for summer

                                Local golf clubs to field junior golf teams for summer

                                Looking to grow golf among younger players, three Williamsburg area golf clubs will field teams in the PGA Junior League program this summer, one for the first time. Open registration is ongoing for kids ages 13 and younger at Ford’s Colony Golf Club and at Two Rivers Country Club, which is offering...

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                                  • Out of the pain, hope in our young people rises

                                    I remember when news of the Columbine shooting erupted in 1999. I sat in the living room tears flowing, mouth agape and chest tightening sorrowfully. The news, while frightening, was an anomaly. I was certain it would never happen again. Years passed, and that certainty waned. Mass shootings increased:...

                                      • Social welfare programs are not socialism

                                        I take no issue with Charles Misak’s explanatory descriptions of capitalism and socialism but, nonetheless, I believe it necessary to elaborate on the subject as a result of his final comment that he is amazed “anyone would advance it (socialism) as a viable economic system.” I agree that socialism,...

                                          • Trump's deals are much less than they seem

                                            Trump sure showed China how it is done. Put China on notice and President Xi rolled back the tariffs he proposed on U.S. cars. Trouble is, most American cars in China are made there. No tariffs. Trump whiffed again. Trump’s tariffs on steel and aluminum are the same. Tariffs with a few exceptions:...

                                              • The legacy of slavery and America’s enduring story

                                                Sometime in 2017, a suggestion appeared in the Gazette’s Last Word that Colonial Williamsburg ought to be shut down due to its “legacy of slavery.” That gave rise to considerable thought. What is the legacy of slavery? There is, of course, no one answer. The easiest answer, and the one most understandable,...

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