Jamestown girls capture fourth state swimming title in a row

Jamestown won its fourth-consecutive girls swimming championship Friday at the SwimRVA Aquatic Center in Richmond. The Eagles bested second-place Rock Ridge High of Ashburn in the 4A meet by 29 points, led by pairs of individual wins by senior Joelle Vereb (100 fly, 100 back) and junior Abby Larson...

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  • Orioles are a hard-to-find winter treat

    Orioles are a hard-to-find winter treat

    Full disclosure: The Baltimore oriole is my favorite bird. This robin-sized songbird cannot be bettered. It has brilliant orange, black and white plumage, is armed with both a syrupy sweet song and an acerbic rattle, and resides in the most serene rural habitats. Its finely woven pendulum of a...

      • Second annual Bacon Street Gala to highlight retiring clinician

        Second annual Bacon Street Gala to highlight retiring clinician

        For the second year, Bacon Street Youth and Family Services will hold a fundraising gala celebrating young people's contributions to their community. The 45-year-old organization helps adolescents and families with substance abuse. Last year's gala raised more than $43,000 for the organization,...

          • Portrayor to put a new spin on classic act as John Rollison

            Portrayor to put a new spin on classic act as John Rollison

            John Rollison isn't a household name like Benjamin Franklin and George Washington, but his is a story worth telling. That's where James Cameron comes in. "John Rollison was a free man of color born in a way into aristocracy, his father was gentry and his mother was mulatto. He rose to be a master...

              • A breathtaking 'Midsummer's Night Dream'

                When it comes to top drawer dance that is competitive with many big city companies, you have only to drive up the road to the Richmond Ballet to enjoy just that. Officially designated the State Ballet of Virginia, this professional company offers a variety of highly polished dance that matches...


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                • He 'followed the money' and learned

                  As per a suggestion by Rufus Schriber in his letter to the editor of Feb. 11, I "followed the money." Had he also mentioned some of the big Democratic donors such as George Soros I might not have given it a second thought. But, Mr. Schriber committed the mistake of only telling one side of the...

                    • Wittman's silence in the face of attacks on values

                      Americans have a long-held belief that certain values are woven into the fabric of our country. We expect our elected officials to support and defend those values against attack. As a 24-year veteran of the U.S. military, I am very much aware of the solemn oath that public servants must swear to...

                        • The spirit behind a revitalized Muscarelle

                          If there is a 21st century hero at William & Mary, I nominate Dr. Aaron DeGroft. Here's why: I team taught an advertising persuasion class at the business school for about 10 years with Dr Donald Rahtz. Every couple of years the students would do a campaign for the College's Muscarelle Museum of...

                            • 'Sarajevo Roses' tells stories of struggle, rebirth

                              In 1993, a year after arriving in besieged Sarajevo, Roger Richards of Norfolk, a filmmaker, photographer and author, stood amidst hundred of fresh graves in Lion Cemetery and made a vow to the citizens of that city that he would tell their story. "Sarajevo Roses," was produced over 24 years and...

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