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  • Last word on a 'simply grand' Illumination, Dec. 7

    Last word on a 'simply grand' Illumination, Dec. 7

    'Simply grand' This years Grand Illumination fireworks were "Simply grand" After 2015's debacle many of our longtime annual visitors expressed a less than enthusiastic attitude about going to CW, the taverns or Merchants Square this year. They did and were thrilled to see such a dynamic fireworks...

  • Last Word on weekday church services, Dec. 3

    Last Word on weekday church services, Dec. 3

    Weekday services I'm calling to respond to the person looking for a church that has services on weekdays. Williamsburg United Methodist Church on Jamestown Road has every second Tuesday a free dinner and church and activities for children and every Wednesday, from 5:30 to 6:30, there's a dinner...

  • Last Word on a noisy world, Nov. 30

    Last Word on a noisy world, Nov. 30

    Too much noise Every day I hike Freedom Park with my dog. Lately all I hear is the sound of very nearby construction destroying the serenity of the park. James City County should have bought the land surrounding the park either for expanding the trails or at least as a buffer. Did we really need...

  • Last Word on alcohol sales, Nov. 26

    Last Word on alcohol sales, Nov. 26

    Green lights A green outdoor light to honor veterans. Our True Value had green bulbs on sale for Veterans Day, and I noticed several neighbors had put them on their porch lights. Now I have mine on, also. Just wanted to share this information, a nice gesture. School bus safety Regarding school...

  • Last Word on saying 'thank you,' Nov. 23

    Last Word on saying 'thank you,' Nov. 23

    Thank you At Thanksgiving, let us be thankful for those on-duty police officers, fire personnel, EMTs, ER and hospital staff that make our holiday safe and secure. A very special thanks to the fire department in Toano. I called them about my smoke detectors and asked if they could install two new...

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  • Last Word on empty shelves, Nov. 19

    Last Word on empty shelves, Nov. 19

    Health insurance To the persons who responded to the comments about people who get free health care, the reality is that some still do, but many more get highly subsidized (yes, by the government) retired medical plans including federal employees. The person who thinks $300-400 per month is the...

  • Last Word on more rivalries, Nov. 16

    Last Word on more rivalries, Nov. 16

    Old rivalries William and Mary and the University of Richmond have the "South's longest rivalry" and are tied with Wisconsin and Minnesota as the fourth longest in Division I football. This year's game on Nov. 19 will be the 127th in the series that began in 1898. (In some years the teams played...

  • Last Word on old rivalries, Nov. 12

    Last Word on old rivalries, Nov. 12

    Old rivalries Don't know whether the UNC/U.Va. or W&M/UR rivalry is older, but I do know the oldest small-college rivalry in the South happens today, Nov. 12, between Randolph-Macon College and Hampden-Sydney College. It's so fierce that the only thing that really matters is not an overall season...

  • Last Word on an old rivalry, Nov. 9

    Last Word on an old rivalry, Nov. 9

    Old rivalry A couple of weeks ago, a football game was played between the University of Virginia and University of North Carolina and that game was touted as the oldest rivalry in the South. For years, many of us were led to believe that the University of Richmond and William and Mary football...

  • Last Word on feeding the needy, Nov. 5

    Last Word on feeding the needy, Nov. 5

    Food pantry I just came back from Fish after dropping off some food items. The door to the stock room was open and I was shocked to see most of the shelves. I was appalled! How can it be that residents of affluent communities cannot feed the hungry? I plead with you, please feel it in your heart...

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