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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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  • Second Sundays a charm

    Second Sundays a charm

    Second Sundays is in its eighth season — and proving it'll likely be around for a ninth. The monthly music and art festival has grown from a few vendors and one musician in 2009 to tents lining blocks of Prince George and North Boundary streets and three stages placed at every end. Its next dates...

      • A fresh-air look at creating art

        A fresh-air look at creating art

        For the seventh year, nonprofit Housing Partnerships, Inc. is bringing back a favorite fall event: the Contemporary Artisans Festival and Plein Air Art Show. More than two dozen artisans are expected to descend upon Duke of Gloucester Street on Sept. 16 and show off their talents, according to...

          • Jamestown Settlement to host trio of lectures

            Jamestown Settlement to host trio of lectures

            Coinciding with its temporary exhibit, Pocahontas Imagined, Jamestown Settlement is hosting a trio of lectures in partnership with the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. The lectures, which begin at 7 p.m. at Jamestown Settlement's Robins Foundation Theater, include: Sept. 5: "Pocahontas in Image and...

              • Prepared to be scared at Busch Gardens

                Prepared to be scared at Busch Gardens

                You don't have to wait until Halloween to get your frights, thanks to Howl-O-Scream at Busch Gardens where the spirit of Halloween comes to life with creepy creatures walking around, live shows and haunted villages. This year, the theme park is adding a new haunted house: "FrostBite" replaces 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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