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  • Last Word on the snowstorm, Jan. 14

    Last Word on the snowstorm, Jan. 14

    Snow stories Kudos to my wonderful neighbors in Winston Terrace, John and Rick, who shoveled out our driveway and wrapped the water faucet in the backyard! Thank you so much. You are great guys! My newspaper was delivered every day, even Sunday, although it was understandably late. UPS delivered...

  • Last Word on supervisors meetings, Jan 11

    Last Word on supervisors meetings, Jan 11

    Alternative education With the update in the Gazette regarding the New Year and the additional middle school for James City County, I certainly hope that the School Board and administrators add facilities for a separate all-inclusive alternative school environment at the new school that will provide...

  • Last Word on Citizens Police Academy, Jan. 7

    Last Word on Citizens Police Academy, Jan. 7

    Looking for ... I would love to buy just a few clementines, not a whole box. Anyone know of a local store who sells them loose? It's just me and I'd never eat 5 pounds. Williamsburg Charity Group is in need of a refrigerator in good condition for donation. Call 757-506-4274. To the person looking...

  • Last Word on crape myrtles, Dec. 31

    Last Word on crape myrtles, Dec. 31

    Thank you Another Christmas season has come and gone and Sidecar Santa would like to thank all of his behind the scene elves that make what I do possible. In particular, I would like to thank the wonderful ladies at Artfully Yours art studio, who became my primary collection point for beanies....

  • Last Word has some recommendations, Dec. 28

    Last Word has some recommendations, Dec. 28

    Looking for ... Anyone looking for fall cleanup, leaf removal, small tree removal, trimming or pruning, call Warren at 757-327-6497. Thank you. Found: Car key fob at corner of Colonies Crossing and Powhatan Secondary. Turned in to James City County Law Enforcement Center. The correct email address...

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  • Living with 'Future Shock'

    A few month back, my cell phone rang and there was a text message from a friend 700 miles away, saying that Linda had died. For years, she was our picnic table companion during the summer months at the John Brown Farm, a New York State Historic Site, in the town of North Elba. The news saddened...

      • Last Word on great holiday entertainment, Dec. 17

        Last Word on great holiday entertainment, Dec. 17

        Great shows The program "Christmas Dreams" held at the Kimball last weekend was outstanding in every way! Congratulations to all of the talented performers from the Institute for Dance studio for their outstanding performance. After reading Heather Bridges' article in the Gazette, my wife and I...

        • Last Word, Dec. 14

          Last Word, Dec. 14

          Christmas decorations Christmas decoration correctness has got to go. We are raising adults who cannot cope with life if they don't see Christmas decorations on every street, building and front yard. The latest absurdity: Someone is offended that the library is not decorated. Shame on whoever cannot...

        • Last Word on Christmas decorations, Dec. 10

          Last Word on Christmas decorations, Dec. 10

          Christmas decorations Political correctness has got to go. We are raising children who cannot cope with life as adults. The latest absurdity: Our libraries (WRL and JCCL) are not allowed to decorate at all for Christmas because someone might be offended. Shame on whoever came up with that one....

        • 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...

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        • Williamsburg's Civil War history resurfaces

          Williamsburg's Civil War history resurfaces

          The Battle of Williamsburg gets lost in the shuffle of history. Not only does it get less emphasis among Civil War historians, it also gets lost amid the city's own storied history, according to historian and author Carson Hudson, who gave an illustrated lecture Friday evening to about 100 people...

            • An inauguration 228 years in the making

              An inauguration 228 years in the making

              The presidential inauguration — an occasion this country has celebrated 57 times over — rolls around again Friday. President-elect Donald Trump will take the same oath of office penned into Article II of the Constitution, repeating the same words George Washington did 228 years ago. Washington's...

            • Locals ready for Women's March on Washington

              Locals ready for Women's March on Washington

              At least eight buses are headed from Williamsburg to Washington, D.C. on Saturday

                • W-JCC Foundation awards $30K in teaching grants

                  W-JCC Foundation awards $30K in teaching grants

                  When the WJCC Schools Foundation presents teachers with their grants, it's a celebration. Tuesday morning, Williamsburg-James City County School Board members walked the halls with those from the WJCC Schools Foundation's board, carrying bouquets of flowers, oversized cardboard checks and cellphones...

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