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  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day closings, events

    Martin Luther King Jr. Day closings, events

    Closings James City County County offices are closed Monday. Williamsburg-James City County schools and offices are closed Monday. Garbage collection and recycling will operate on a normal schedule Monday. James City County Library is closed Monday. James City County Recreation Center and Abram...

      • Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg expansion progresses

        Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg expansion progresses

        The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation's $40 million expansion of its art museums, begun in September, are “pretty much on schedule” despite minor weather-related delays, said Ronald Hurst, the foundation’s vice president for collections, conservation and museums. He is also its Carlisle H. Humelsine...

          • Jamestown theatre students to attend regional conference

            Jamestown theatre students to attend regional conference

            Jamestown High School’s theatre students are taking their act on the road to Mobile, Alabama,for the 2018 South Eastern Theatre Conference. In March, 25 Jamestown High School theatre students and James Stone, the theatre teacher and director, will represent Virginia at the South Eastern Theatre...

              • Louis Armstrong lives through WSO concert

                Louis Armstrong lives through WSO concert

                Louis Armstrong’s distinct voice and powerful performances made way for a legacy that endures nearly half a century following his passing. The Williamsburg Symphony Orchestra returns to the Williamsburg Lodge Saturday for another round of "Cabaret and Cocktails,” this time paying homage to the...

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                  • Last Word on postal problems, Jan. 17

                    Last Word on postal problems, Jan. 17

                    Mail problems When did the post office drop their motto and stop delivering without any notice? I haven’t had deliveries for the past six days, long past the snow. To make matters worse, when I went to the post office to mail a package, the drop-off bins were taped shut. And now Amazon is using...

                      • WSJ article offers look at race in America

                        I am writing today to make two recommendations: First, that every American find and read an opinion article written by Shelby Steele and published in the opinion page of the Jan. 13-14 weekend edition of the Wall Street Journal. Second, that the editors of The Virginia Gazette publish the entire...

                          • Researcher shares his algorithm for a successful life

                            Bertram Aaron, of Williamsburg, suggested Prof. Dr. Andrew Viterbi would be an interesting subject for an interview. I took him up on that idea. Viterbi is best known for inventing the Viterbi Algorithm, which was key in the development of cellphones and satellite receivers. He co-founded Qualcomm...

                              • To our neighbors, with profound gratitude

                                With the beginning of a new year and all the potential it has to offer, it is altogether fitting and natural for us to reflect upon the blessings of last year and especially upon those who were such a large part of realizing those blessings. We who volunteer for FISH wish to thank the Williamsburg...

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