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Oktoberfest in New Town

NewTown Williamsburg will be celebrating Oktoberfest this Sunday, September 24th. The event will take place in the parking lot of Paul's Deli, New Town Ave, from 3:30 to 7:00 p.m. and will feature "the Original Elbe Musikanten German Band". Admission is free. Oktoberfest beer and food will be available...

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  • Guest Speaker at Unitarian Universalists

    This Sunday, the Williamsburg Unitarian Universalists congregation will welcome guest visual artist/educator Donna Drozda, speaking on "The Four Immeasurables", a set of life practices that can be of benefit to everyone, regardless of any religious beliefs, seeking to explore their own capacity...

  • An Evening of Praise and Worship Concert

    Zion Baptist Church is Sponsoring an Evening of Praise and Worship Concert featuring Minister James Marsh in Concert along with Psalmist Lisa Reid Williamson, Praise and Worship. On 4th Sunday, 24 September 2017 at 4:00 PM. Zion Baptist Church Lightfoot. VA. Concert is free and open to the public....

  • Salvation Army Women's Auxiliary met recently...

    Salvation Army Women's Auxiliary met recently...

    The SAWA membership met recently to discuss upcoming community events ...which include The 11 th Annual Teddy Bear Tea , Belk Charity Sale & The Angel tree Christmas program. Seated : Sarah Avellar ( past president) & Alice Herring ( current president) . The Salvation Army has been busy this month...

  • UW of Virginia Peninsula's merging with UWGW discussed with Rotary

    UW of Virginia Peninsula's merging with UWGW discussed with Rotary

    The Rotary Club of Williamsburg invited the President of the United Way Virginia Peninsula (UWVP), Steve Kast, to address their club on the recent merger of UWVP's "Pathways out of Poverty" with the United Way of Greater Williamsburg's 2017 campaign. Kast noted that by merging these two interconnecting...

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  • Sam Frye Earns Eagle Scout

    Sam Frye Earns Eagle Scout

    Sam Frye, son of Chris and Karen Frye, was awarded his Eagle Scout Rank at a Court of Honor ceremony last this month highlighting his 11 years as either a Cub or Boy Scout. Sam's Eagle project was refurbishing the Stonehouse Elementary School's 100 X 100 foot blacktop playground and painting new...

  • How local is local enough?

    How local is local enough?

    Examining monarch and milkweed interactions from the Great Plains to the Atlantic Ocean: Dr. Harmony J. Dalgleish, Assistant Professor, Department of Biology at the College of William and Mary,will be the guest speaker at the meeting of The John Clayton Chapter of the Virginia Native Plant Society....

  • Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony Held at the Virginia Capital Trail's Jamestown Trailhead

    Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony Held at the Virginia Capital Trail's Jamestown Trailhead

    A ribbon cutting was held at the Virginia Capital Trail Jamestown Trailhead to officially open a newly installed bike repair station and air pump available for use by trail users. The installation was provided through a grant from BikeWalk Williamsburg. Attending the ceremony was Shelley Case of...

  • Virginia Symphony Orchestra Receives $62K Support from the VSSGW

    Virginia Symphony Orchestra Receives $62K Support from the VSSGW

    The Virginia Symphony Society of Greater Williamsburg presented a check for $62K to the Virginia Symphony Orchestra at the "Symphony Under the Stars" concert at Lake Matoaka Amphitheater. This money, raised by the VSSGW, helps to fund local orchestral performances, educational opportunities for...

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  • Plant Walk: Flowers and Grasses.

    Plant Walk: Flowers and Grasses.

    Sponsored by the John Clayton Chapter, Virginia Native Plant Society.All walks are free and open to the public In early fall, grass flowers make a nice contrast with blooms of asters and goldenrods, and many trees will show fall colors. Meet at College Landing Park, 2100 S. Henry Street, Williamsburg...

  • Prevent or Delay Alzheimer's with Nutrition

    SEPTEMBER 20 at 3:30 pmPrevent or Delay Alzheimer's with Nutrition Facilitated by Caroline Fornshell, MS, RDN, CDE, NASM-CPTRecent publications suggest nutrition is one of the major considerations in improving memory care health outcomes. Join us for Wellness Wednesdays at Berkeley Oaks and learn...

  • The seasons aren't the only thing changing.

    See what's new at Berkeley Oaks. Join us for ourFALL OPEN HOUSETHURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 281:00-3:00 pm or 5:00-7:00 pmWe invite you to take a look at Berkeley Oaks memory care community serving Williamsburg and the surrounding area. Tour the newly decorated Valeo™ Neighborhood's unique living options...

  • Hole in One at Golden Horseshoe Green Course

    Congratulations to Charles Carroll for acing the 17th hole today! He hit a 5 hybrid in the cup from 147 yards out. Way to go!!!!This item was posted by a community contributor.

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  • Margaret Parsley visits Hampton Shops

    Margaret Parsley visits Hampton Shops

    Two notable newcomers to Hampton Roads are the storybook witch, Margaret Parsley, and her creator, Holocaust survivor and award-winning author, Julian Padowicz.Mrs. Parsley, who is here primarily to promote her book, "Mrs. Parsley Makes a Delivery and Other Stories," explains that there should...

  • Saint Mary Star of the Sea School Students Begin their Year of Service to the Community!

    Saint Mary Star of the Sea School Students Begin their Year of Service to the Community!

    Saint Mary Star of the Sea School National Junior Honor Society students, Parker Cruz, Julia Campbell and Bryant Green began this year by servicing the poor at Saint Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Newport News. The students spent the morning preparing and serving food with other church volunteers....

  • New Eye Clinic Opens At Olde Town Medical and Dental Center With Help From James City Lions

    New Eye Clinic Opens At Olde Town Medical and Dental Center With Help From James City Lions

    Old Town Medical and Dental Center recently expanded its operation to include a fully functioning Eye Clinic. This brings to the Center the ability to provide complete eye exams and refractions to its patients. The Eye Clinic was made possible as a result of equipment purchased by the James City...

Life

  • Worldly ballerina turned local teacher shares journey

    Worldly ballerina turned local teacher shares journey

    Ballerina Sandra Balestracci performed in some of the finest venues in New York City, across the country and around the globe. She's also devoted years to fostering the next generation with her local performing arts school. As she turned 75 Tuesday, Balestracci reflected on a life of success as...

      • Literacy for Life partners with Matthew Whaley for new program

        Literacy for Life partners with Matthew Whaley for new program

        Parenting is a daunting task for anyone, as is navigating the complexities of ensuring a child gets a quality education. Local nonprofit Literacy for Life is preparing a new program to make things a little easier for those in the community who most need help; a $50,000 grant courtesy of Impact...

          • Williamsburg Winery announces new Merchants Square venture

            Williamsburg Winery announces new Merchants Square venture

            Merchants Square stands to offer a new temptation when the Williamsburg Winery opens a new tasting room and wine bar in early October. “We’re one of the commonwealth’s older wineries,” said Patrick Duffeler II, president and CEO of the winery, which opened its doors in 1988. “Our wines, I think...

              • Cabaret show celebrates local "Leading Ladies"

                Cabaret show celebrates local "Leading Ladies"

                The Williamsburg Players are mixing up their repertoire with “Leading Ladies,” a cabaret show celebrating Broadway’s most memorable tunes and the dynamic divas behind them. The collaborative effort aims to highlight local talent. “I tried to choose a diverse group of vocalists,” said director Jeffrey...