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  • Successful fall sports seasons start in the summer

    Successful fall sports seasons start in the summer

    As the sun hangs low every weekday morning, high school student-athletes put in the work to be ready for the fall sports season. For Jamestown and Warhill high school cross country runners, that means running together by 7 a.m. to beat the heat. “If a kid has some talent and they show up Aug. 1,...

      • York High alums shine at Independence Day 8K

        Last year a York High grad dominated the competition in the Yorktown Independence Day 8K Run, with Jack Little, 23, of York High School class of 2012 winning by 1 ½ minutes with a time of 27:36. This year, two recent York High grads dominated the race, as Dawson Connell, 22, of Yorktown (class...

          • Weekend race features debut cause and course

            Both a race course and a charitable beneficiary had very successful debuts last Saturday morning at the inaugural WISC Gymnastics Flipping 5K run/walk, along with a one-mile color fun run/walk, held from the Billsburg Brewery/James City County Marina. Most new Colonial Road Runners Grand Prix events...

              • WCA summer basketball camp focuses on skills

                WCA summer basketball camp focuses on skills

                Williamsburg Christian Academy’s basketball program has enjoyed success over several seasons, including a state championship for the boys varsity team in 2017, and this week the school is hosting its 25th annual Flying Eagle Basketball Camp for local youths. “I focus on basic fundamentals,” said...

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                  • VSO plans new assistant conductor's debut

                    VSO plans new assistant conductor's debut

                    As the Virginia Symphony Orchestra plans a return to the Virginia Beach Oceanfront for the concert series, the organization also welcomes its new assistant conductor. The Symphony by the Sea concert series kicks off Thursday with Gonzalo Farias debuting in the role. “In Gonzalo, we have found both...

                      • Shakespeare Alive preps 2nd Sundays debut

                        Shakespeare Alive preps 2nd Sundays debut

                        Shakespeare Alive, a spiritual successor to the Virginia Shakespeare Festival’s Williamsburg efforts, debuts Sunday with an abridged take on “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” during the 2nd Sundays Art and Music Festival. The troupe will perform 30-minute shows twice during the monthly festival through...

                          • Colonial Williamsburg acquisition highlights local artist

                            Colonial Williamsburg acquisition highlights local artist

                            Although only a few of his creations remain, an artist who lived in 18th century Williamsburg endures through a portrait passed down through generations. The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation announced Monday that the 21st century descendants of the painting’s subject, Joyce Armistead Booth, donated...

                              • Missing bugs spell trouble for birds

                                Missing bugs spell trouble for birds

                                Inspect under the porch light at your home or vacation cottage and ask yourself: Are there as many moths and other insects hanging on the wall as there used to be? Entomologists who have long collected insects in Europe recently reported that since the 1980s, flying insects have declined by 80%,...

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                                  • Exiled by Soviets, Lozansky supports Trump-Putin talks

                                    Dr. Edward Lozansky is the founder and president of the American University in Moscow and the Russia House Association in Washington, D.C. He is also a professor at Moscow State and National Research Nuclear Universities. But before all this, Lozansky, a nuclear physicist, was a dissident in the...

                                      • Nation's bad laws replaced over time

                                        I wonder if I am the only non-Trumper in this country who grows weary of his follower’s defense of his “policies.” I keep hearing and seeing the low-information crowd referring to the law and the crimes of folks seeking asylum. The Law. Wow! I hope those folks know it was at one time against the...

                                          • Proposed tactical facility doesn't belong in New Kent

                                            I would like to respond to the Curtis Security Consulting Letter to the Editor of July 11 regarding their conditional-use application to install a simulated war zone in Barhamsville, New Kent County. You need only read the first page of the New Kent Comprehensive County Plan to immediately understand...

                                              • Free speech doesn't endorse being uncivil

                                                The story covering the Fox & Friends broadcast from Colonial Williamsburg, published in the July 4 edition of The Virginia Gazette, was an interesting read but left out what Paul Harvey would call “the rest of the story.” Colonial Williamsburg sent an email to some of its volunteers letting them...

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