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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 allowed just a lone Lions run in the fourth inning. Taylor Nicholson brought in the only Warhill run after grounding to shortstop,...

      • 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...

              • Prep roundup: Jamestown gets walkoff softball win over Warhill

                Tara Rowden hit a walk-off triple in the bottom of the ninth to drive in the winning run for Jamestown in a 2-1 win over Warhill Friday in Bay Rivers District softball action. Madalyn Morton pitched all nine innings for the Eagles, giving up three hits and an earned run while striking out five....

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                  • Dark, dramatic 'Lucia' a fitting Opera finale

                    The Virginia Opera Association closed its current season Sunday in the Carpenter Center on a thematically and appropriately tragic note, rounding off its seasonal roster of operas that support the idea that “love that is not madness is not love” with one of the great operatic works dealing with...

                      • Limelight, April 18-22

                        Limelight, April 18-22

                        Junior Ranger Day: Rangers lead children 14 and younger on a trek across Yorktown Battlefield, which earns them each a National Junior Ranger patch. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at Yorktown Battlefield. Free. Garden for Birds and Butterflies: Nature photographer Bob Schamerhorn shares his experiences...

                          • Dream Catchers riders celebrate organization's lifelong impact

                            Dream Catchers riders celebrate organization's lifelong impact

                            As Dream Catchers celebrates the success of its fundraising initiative in March, it also celebrates the success of its clients. The nonprofit organization, which offers therapeutic horse-riding services to people with special needs, held its sixth annual Catch a Dream horse show March 6, preceded...

                              • 'Carmen' launches latest Opera in Williamsburg season

                                'Carmen' launches latest Opera in Williamsburg season

                                With the advent of Opera in Williamsburg’s latest production, a revival of Georges Bizet’s 19th century “Carmen,” comes the opportunity to reflect on humanity’s enduring hopes and struggles. Performances run April 20 through April 24 at the Kimball Theatre. “It’s great music, and the story is eternal,”...

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                                  • Celebrate Earth Day at the supermarket

                                    With the 50th observance of Earth Day on Sunday, each of us can contribute by reducing our driving, use of electric energy and consumption of animals. Yes, that. Last fall, Oxford University's prestigious Food Climate Research Network and Germany's Heinrich Bolle Foundation concluded that solving...

                                      • Don't mock Melania Trump's accent

                                        I am shocked and distressed at Jimmy Kimmel’s recent critique of First Lady Melania Trump’s accent while she was reading to children. I have been an educator or administrator at all levels of education my entire life, working overseas, in the D.C. area and New York City, and I have encountered...

                                          • Longhill Road needs some attention

                                            Life threatening conditions exist at the bottom of some of the hills on Longhill Road and have been getting worse for some time. These dangerous areas are at the bottom of hills where cars can exceed the 45 mph speed limit. Soil adjacent to the blacktop has eroded away leaving substantially deep...

                                              • The future revisits the past through sports

                                                Lake Placid, N.Y., was the site of the 1932 and 1980 Winter Olympics, as well as the site of the 1972 FISU, World University Winter Games. Recently, Lake Placid was selected as the host of the 2023 FISU Winter Games by the International University Sport Federation. Williamsburg can learn a lot...

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