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  • WSO's Janna Hymes stepping down after 15 years

    WSO's Janna Hymes stepping down after 15 years

    After spearheading the Williamsburg Symphony Orchestra for 15 years, music director Janna Hymes plans to step down. The symphony announced Sunday that the 2018-19 concert season will be her last with the organization. "Williamsburg has been a home to me, and it has been an honor to be welcomed...

      • Wining, dining to support Avalon Center

        Wining, dining to support Avalon Center

        The Avalon Center is uncorking another small taste of France as its Wine Tour de France fundraising event returns to Le Yaca French Restaurant Sunday. Wine expert Clement Brown, capitalizing on his experiences growing up in France and 40 years of industry experience, selected the evening’s wines....

          • One year later, Juan Spence looks toward graduation and beyond

            One year later, Juan Spence looks toward graduation and beyond

            A year ago, Juan Spence was a regular 17-year-old. A junior at Warhill High School, he was also a standout athlete on the track team with dreams of moving on to an Ivy League school. On May 22, 2017, everything changed. On a drizzly and dreary Thursday afternoon, Spence was riding shotgun in senior...

              • You don't say: It's total anarchy out there

                You’d have to be living off the grid in a cave somewhere not to realize the world has changed in some basic and very dramatic ways since those “good old days” we all like to fantasize about. There’s nothing particularly warm and fuzzy about life in this new millennium. It’s a cold, hard, fast-paced...


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                  • Actions make life harder for some citizens

                    When perpetrators forestall and prevent an identified group of people from receiving health care services and they know these people will be harmed without the services, most cultures call such actions inhumane. It appears as if Sen. Thomas K. Norment Jr and the Republican members of the Senate...

                      • Gardeners not laughing at attempt at humor

                        Please forward this expression of my sympathies to Mrs. T. Patrick Cleary, as I am confident her husband’s timing is the least of her problems. You could help him by suggesting he learn a little about a subject before hitting the send button on his next missive. The poor dear’s epistle follows...

                          • And the winner is ... not who you think

                            I agree a president should get the Nobel Prize. Yes sir! The president of South Korea. He’s the first nonconservative leader in decades. That man realized Trump was being played like a bloated tuna; the president of North Korea had already gotten everything North Korea wanted. Lets see, nuclear...

                              • Eight Shires Distillery offers a taste of the past

                                Dr. William Dodson Jr. is a noted endodontist and the creator and owner of the Eight Shires Coloniale Distillery in Williamsburg. A combination that induces more than casual curiosity. “My father was the first oral surgeon in the tidewater area,” Dodson said in a recent interview with the Gazette....

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