Community group brings school supplies, resources to families in need

With school starting up in just a few weeks, some area families are facing tough decisions as they struggle to make ends meet while looking for ways to send their children to class with important school supplies. Local community organization Real People Educating Others aimed to soothe those economic...

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  • WM women's tennis loses two coaches in one week

    WM women's tennis loses two coaches in one week

    After six seasons at William and Mary, both women’s tennis coaches, Tyler Thomson and Jesse Medvene-Collins, have resigned. Thomson, the head coach, resigned on Aug. 16, and Medvene-Collins, associate head coach, resigned earlier in the week, according to Tribe Athletics sports information director...

      • The number to match was 25 at SuperHero 5K

        Twenty five was the magic number last Saturday at the CDR SuperHero 5K at The Vineyards at Jockey’s Neck. It was the 25th year that a charity 5K race has been held at The Vineyards, although the 11th as a benefit for Child Development Resources. It also was the 25th consecutive Colonial Road Runners...

          • WM and Bustamante named favorites for CAA championship

            WM and Bustamante named favorites for CAA championship

            The reigning champions have been picked as favorites for the title again. William and Mary’s men’s soccer team is the preseason favorite to win the Colonial Athletic Association championship title for a second straight year. Despite a daunting schedule including games against Atlantic Coast Conference...

            • CDR 5k celebrates local superheroes

              CDR 5k celebrates local superheroes

              Were you at the Vineyards at Jockey’s Neck Saturday morning? If so, you would have seen neighbors waking up to start the weekend and hundreds of people dressed as superheroes running on the street on a cloudy August day. Child Development Resources, a nonprofit that serves at-risk or disabled children...


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                • Williamsburg Arts Council scholarship helps photographer attend VCU

                  Williamsburg Arts Council scholarship helps photographer attend VCU

                  A veteran is pursuing her passion for photography thanks to the Williamsburg Arts Council, which awarded its first scholarship in August. Lisa Sadler, a Yorktown native and Thomas Nelson Community College graduate, is using the $3,000 award to study photography at Virginia Commonwealth University....

                    • Area musicians remember Aretha Franklin

                      Area musicians remember Aretha Franklin

                      After decades helping define the direction of American music with songs like “Respect” and “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman,” Aretha Franklin died Aug. 16 surrounded by family and friends in Detroit. She was 76. Area musicians took the opportunity to reflect on the Queen of Soul’s reign...

                        • A love letter, 50 years in the making

                          August 2018 My Dearest Barbara, Wow! Fifty years together. According to Google, only 6 percent of all married couples have made it past 50 years. I know I’m not the easiest person to live with, so before anything else, I want to thank you for putting up with me and all my faults for all these years....

                            • Panglossian takes aim at 'Necessary Targets'

                              Panglossian takes aim at 'Necessary Targets'

                              For its latest show, the creative minds at Panglossian Productions have set their sights on “Necessary Targets,” a drama about refugees in the aftermath of the Bosnian War. The play runs Friday through Aug. 26 at the Williamsburg Library Theatre. “It’s going to be one of those shows where everyone...


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                                • This 'enemy of the people' works in your interest

                                  The Virginia Gazette has been in publication since 1736. It has inspired debate over government practices since the days of King George II of Great Britain. One king, a revolution and 45 presidents of the United States later, The Virginia Gazette still stands for the ideals of reasoned debate among...

                                    • How Medicare covers diabetes

                                      Dear Savvy Senior, How well does Medicare cover diabetes? I’m 66 years old and was recently told by my doctor that I have pre-diabetes. If it progresses to full-fledged diabetes, what can I expect from Medicare? Recently Retired Dear Recently, Medicare actually provides a wide range of coverage...

                                        • Socialism expands the 'basic needs' list

                                          I read Wednesday’s “Last Word” on Democratic Socialism and noted with interest that the writer provided a “progressive’s idealized list” of basic subsistence essentials. Wiki differentiates “Traditional Basic Needs” as defined by the International Labor Organization World Employment Conference...

                                            • Williamsburg needs our attention as much as it ever did

                                              My first visit to Williamsburg was in August 1958. I was 12 and we lived in St. Augustine, Fla. Our family vacations were visits to our relatives or visits to an historic site or some combination thereof. It was a long trip to Williamsburg as there was no interstate and it would be another year...

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