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  • Prep roundup

    Grafton’s Anna Murphy shut out Warhill’s Stefa Ilardi 6-0, 6-0 in a clash of freshmen to win the Region 4A singles crown in girls tennis at Huntington Park, earning a Class 4 state semifinal berth. In doubles, Emily Sharp, the only senior on Jamestown’s 4A title team, and Katie Rowland outlasted...

      • W&M track and field athletes compete for trip to nationals

        Whether high school or college track and field, there are lots of dual meets, relays and invitationals in the first half of the outdoor season, but what really counts is qualifying for, then competing in the championship meets. May has been the championship month for the William and Mary men’s...

          • Prep roundup: Walsingham girls track wins fourth straight state championship

            Walsingham Academy’s girls track team won its fourth straight Virginia Independent Schools Athletic Association Division II state championship in rainy conditions at Virginia Commonwealth University’s Sports Backers Stadium Saturday. The Trojans scored 139.5 points to beat second place Cape Henry...

              • Kingsmill continues to produce elite champions

                Kingsmill continues to produce elite champions

                Now in its mid-teens, the Kingsmill Championship has been determined in regulation and overtime. It’s been shortened by monsoon rains and graced by ideal weather. But regardless of duration or conditions, Pete Dye’s River Course invariably produces an elite winner. Ariya Jutanugarn’s playoff victory...

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                  • WJCC nonprofit unfurls red carpet for kids in need

                    WJCC nonprofit unfurls red carpet for kids in need

                    The 147 kids in the W-JCC Community Action Agency’s Head Start program know their fair share of struggle, be it homelessness, the loss of a parent or otherwise. But they got the red carpet treatment with a fashion show and dance luncheon exclusively for them on May 18. “For these kids, I don’t...

                      • Colonial Williamsburg to offer new day camp program this summer

                        Colonial Williamsburg to offer new day camp program this summer

                        A new Colonial Williamsburg summer camp program offers a hearty dose of 18th century history for local children. DOG Street Camps will feature hands-on educational activities to immerse campers in history, science and technology in Colonial Williamsburg’s Historic Area. The weeklong day camps come...

                          • Nutrition advice for healthy aging

                            Nutrition advice for healthy aging

                            Good nutrition is a constant battle between a desire for long-term wellbeing and the immediate pleasure found in a bacon double cheeseburger. As Older Americans Month continues throughout May, health experts offer advice for how to live healthy and happy as long as possible. “The biggest thing...

                              • Travel perks are there for the taking

                                Dear Savvy Senior, What types of travel discounts are available to older travelers? I just retired and am interested in learning about travel deals for people over 60. Ready To Go Dear Ready, There are literally thousands of different travel-related discounts available to retirees that usually...

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                                  • Memorial Day honors real freedom fighters

                                    Monday, May 28, is Memorial Day. Memorial Day is a solemn holiday remembering all the men and women who fought and died while serving this great country. We must pay tribute to all serving in our armed forces, and we must remember the sacrifices they all made and continue to make. The sacrifices...

                                      • Authentic Jamestown needs broad support

                                        A recent article in The Virginia Gazette, “Jamestown Day celebrates history despite heat,” by Seth Birkenmeyer, rightfully reminded us of one of the most important days in our nation’s history: May 14, 1607, the day the colonists of the London Company landed on Jamestown Island with the intent...

                                          • Cooperstown Team says 'thank you!'

                                            The WYBL Williamsburg Revolution 12U Cooperstown Team would like to give a huge thank you to the following local businesses that have donated goods and/or services to our fundraising efforts to allow us to play in Cooperstown this summer. Without local businesses like you, we would never have achieved...

                                              • We need generosity, not judgment on Medicaid

                                                Why do some have health insurance while others don’t? And it is those who have it who are consciously making the decision to deny what should be a basic human right to others. Is the animosity with how the Affordable Health Care Act came about sufficient reason to deny the tax money I and all Virginians...

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