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Last Word on safe walking, Dec. 13

Safe walking Please refrain from blowing leaves in the street where people walk and ride bicycles. Hickory nuts, gum balls, acorns and sticks can be hidden and cause a bad fall. Leaves can be blown into the woods, bagged, recycled, shredded or vacuumed. W&M opportunity Since William and Mary students...

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  • Last Word, Dec. 2

    Last Word, Dec. 2

    Christmas tree The date for the lighting of the Christmas tree at CW has traditionally been on Christmas Eve, but apparently this year that has changed. What is the date for the lighting this season, and does anyone know the reason for the change? Editor’s note: According to Colonial Williamsburg’s...

      • Last Word on a wish list, Nov. 29

        Last Word on a wish list, Nov. 29

        Santa list I was thinking I should give my grandson a DVD of the wonderful play, “1776.” Then I thought it would be better to give it to his school. But then, that school is in another state, so what if people see a Santa list from their neighborhood schools and everyone who wishes can give a Christmas...

          • Last Word on school conferences, Nov. 18

            Last Word on school conferences, Nov. 18

            School conferences I left the first day of parent teacher conferences at my elementary school feeling very disheartened. I prepared your child's report card to share with you. I collected writing samples and reading assignments your child has completed. I wanted to show you how much your child...

              • Last Word on downtown parking, Nov. 15

                Last Word on downtown parking, Nov. 15

                Downtown parking Now that the Kimball is closed for movies and the variety of live events it held over decades, the city needn't worry about downtown parking. There won't be the same interest in coming to town any longer. So save the money from the parking study. People will find their entertainment...

                  • Last Word is looking for answers, Nov. 8

                    Last Word is looking for answers, Nov. 8

                    Looking for … Looking for recommendations for tile work. We need to have shower floor regrouted, also a small bathroom and parts of our laundry room. Thanks in advance for your responses. For those looking for a podiatrist for seniors: I use Dr. Sara Bouraee, 757-220-331, in McLaws Circle. What’s...

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                      • Quarterpath fields to undergo renovations

                        Quarterpath fields to undergo renovations

                        The Quarterpath softball fields will undergo a makeover after a city council decision on Thursday afternoon. The city council approved renovations at the three softball fields at 202 Quarterpath Road. Repairs include refurbishing the infield and adding irrigation. The work will cost $214,200 and...

                          • W-JCC school board tables high school redistricting

                            W-JCC school board tables high school redistricting

                            High school redistricting is off the table, and trailers for Jamestown High School are on it. The same majority of the Williamsburg-James City County school board who had previously indicated its opposition to redistricting reiterated that stance at the board’s Tuesday work session — vice chair...

                              • Local businesses celebrate Christmas spirit

                                Local businesses celebrate Christmas spirit

                                As Christmas nears and the magic of the season reaches its pinnacle, several local businesses have embraced the holidays as an opportunity to celebrate customers, community and the joy that can be found all around our area. “In retail, the holiday season has a whole different tone to it,” said...

                                  • Hornsby student earns national recognition

                                    Hornsby student earns national recognition

                                    From a young age, Emma Grace Stelljes expressed a desire to help people in a way greater than that of many adults. In recognition of such efforts, the Lois Hornsby Middle School student received a Daily Point of Light Award in November based on her work volunteering with organizations such as the...

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