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  • Last Word on the eclipse, Aug. 16

    Last Word on the eclipse, Aug. 16

    Eclipse watching I'm calling about the eclipse that's due Aug. 21. You cannot watch it with the naked eye and need a certain type of lens to look at the eclipse. They're usually just paper glasses with a film in them. Are these available locally for sale, or maybe doctors' offices or whatever have...

  • Last Word on a pleasant walk, Aug. 12

    Last Word on a pleasant walk, Aug. 12

    Pleasant walk One of our favorite places to walk with our Golden Retriever is Little Creek Reservoir Park. We were pleasantly surprised on our walk today to see brand new benches along the trail. I'm assuming they were put there by the park and just wanted to let them know how nice we thought they...

  • Last word on First Night, Aug. 9

    Last word on First Night, Aug. 9

    First Night I was appalled and chagrined when I read that the Williamsburg First Night was being canceled after 24 successful years. Lack of funds and volunteers was stated as the reason for canceling. This has been a great family event that crowds of people look forward to. Nobody ever asked me...

  • Last Word on the tourism fund, Aug. 5

    Last Word on the tourism fund, Aug. 5

    Tourism fund Adding taxes to tourists to get more tourists defies common sense. After seeing the huge difference in the property tax rate between James City County and the city of Williamsburg, I would say those most enjoying the financial benefits of Colonial Williamsburg have the financial incentive...

  • Last Word on scams, Aug. 2

    Last Word on scams, Aug. 2

    Scams We all need to write to the president and voice our opinion against phone companies allowing a scam feature on their phones. What is its purpose? It only creates a lot of crime. Someone got my debit/credit card and ordered food at a restaurant and my bank turned the card off. I was stranded...

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