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Williamsburg's Buggy Bathe's services go beyond the obvious

Drivers can get more than a car wash at Buggy Bathe.  In fact the full name of the business is Buggy Bathe Auto Wash, Lube & Detail Shoppe.  And, according to owner Robb De La Graza, all three elements play into the success of the business he and his wife Jennifer started in 1999. They added a...

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  • Comfort food brings back good, stress-free memories

    Comfort food brings back good, stress-free memories

    Whether it’s a hot bowl of soup, a grilled cheese sandwich, a piece of fried chicken, or a slice of meatloaf, most people like to indulge in their favorite comfort foods every now and then. Comfort foods are about “personal feeling,” says Dan Kennedy, owner of Old Chickahominy House on Jamestown...

      • Plants are just the thing to perk up a dull winter

        Plants are just the thing to perk up a dull winter

        Looking outside during a Williamsburg winter may mean seeing bare trees and plants. It is proven that a lack of plant exposure can have an adverse effect on mood. Dr. Dorothy Ibes, director of the Parks Research Lab at the College of William and Mary, did an experiment in November 2015 that involved...

          • 5 must-read books to keep winter at bay

            5 must-read books to keep winter at bay

            Winter weather means searching for any excuse to stay inside, and few excuses hold up better than curling up with a good book under a blanket and journeying to another world without having to leave the house. Several literary-minded community figures agreed to share their picks for books to keep...

              • Enlist the travel pros to help plan a getaway

                Enlist the travel pros to help plan a getaway

                One would think with all the travel arrangement tools available online today, travel agencies would not have enough of a market to keep going. But people like the personal touch and getting questions answered by professionals, according to David Hoar, co-owner of Travel Corner in Williamsburg The...

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                  • Ruritans help following tornado

                    When tragedy strikes its just human nature to want to help. When the tornadoes struck Essex County several weeks ago King William Ruritan member Dennis Smith traveled to the area to offer his assistance. What he saw was just beyond belief. The first house he came upon only the foundation was left....

                      • Column: October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

                        Most people know that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, but far fewer think of October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The first Domestic Violence Awareness Month was held in October 1987. The idea evolved from the first Day of Unity observed in October 1981 by the National Coalition...

                          • Column: Parents must set a good example

                            It is very challenging as parents to know the "right" thing to do to shape our children to make the best decisions that put them on the path God has laid out for them. The genetic makeup of an individual speaks volumes to us as to how we can best influence their choices. It requires the mind of...

                              • Letter: Welcoming additions to West Point schools

                                Letter: Welcoming additions to West Point schools

                                West Point School students, staff and visitors found three new additions when they returned to school this year. The completed canopies presented a new look to both buildings. Their contemporary design and sail-like features brought a new life to the structures. A very nice addition indeed. Also...

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