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  • Funhouse Fest 2017 bids farewell

    Funhouse Fest 2017 bids farewell

    As the dust settles on the lawn of the Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg following the conclusion of this year's Funhouse Fest, music fans can reflect on a weekend of old favorites and new discoveries. Bruce Hornsby and the Noisemakers as well as Sheryl Crow headlined Friday night. At the end...

  • An energizing, ecclectic Funhouse Fest 2017

    An energizing, ecclectic Funhouse Fest 2017

    Bruce Hornsby's weekend Funhouse Fest was everything it promised to be and more in this year's closing event to the 2017 Virginia Arts Festival. Following the major success of last year's first Funhouse Fest, the decision this year was a no brainer: Do it again. While last year's event was country-bluegrass...

      • Williamsburg Players explore family, mental illness in 'Next to Normal'

        Williamsburg Players explore family, mental illness in 'Next to Normal'

        The Williamsburg Players are known for leading the community on emotional journeys, and their latest play aims to do so while tackling an often taboo subject. "Next to Normal," a Tony award-winning Broadway musical, explores the lives of a seemingly normal suburban family dealing with mental illness...

          • A blast of history, fun mark Fourth of July

            A blast of history, fun mark Fourth of July

            Independence Day provides an opportunity for Americans to reflect on the legacy of our Founding Fathers and their continued impact. The Historic Triangle is rife with events and activities that help make honoring those ideas and sacrifices fun and informative. "It's a day for all Americans to celebrate...


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              • Last Word, June 28

                Last Word, June 28

                City taxes It amazes me the city is even still discussing raising the meal and hotel taxes and charging an admission fee to local attractions. There has been resistance from all those to be affected. Not once has the city of Williamsburg mentioned raising the real estate tax. The city of Williamsburg...

                • Congress needs to get down to business

                  Is this the time for an intramural baseball game to take place among Congressmen? Some would say it was not an intelligent decision, and I would concur. Don't we have a health-care bill in limbo? Isn't it a fact that we need tax reform? Shouldn't we be focused on preventing North Korea from developing...

                    • Memo to Council: More information needed

                      So far, I haven't met anyone who objects to the goals of Williamsburg City Council's proposed Tourism Development Fund. Tourism is a centerpiece of the local economy; making that stronger is generally good. What is objectionable is the introduction of a brand new local tax and the proposal to increase...

                        • HISTORICAL ACCURACY

                          While having coffee at the William & Mary Bookstore on Merchants Square with Sharon Ochsenhirt of Williamsburg, she told me about her recent visit to Martha's Vineyard. "I am a retired university archivist and lover of history," she said. "Thus, on my first visit to Martha's Vineyard I opted for...

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