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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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  • For the freshest trees, head to Mill Farm

    For the freshest trees, head to Mill Farm

    If you are thinking of a fresh-cut Christmas tree this year, Mill Farm Christmas Trees and Berries in Williamsburg is the only place on the Peninsula to get one. And owners Bill and Mary Apperson will gladly help you choose the perfect tree for your home. “Choosing a Christmas tree is very personal....

      • Helping others is the work of the holidays

        Helping others is the work of the holidays

        Many people enjoy giving back to the community during the holiday season. There are plenty of opportunities in the Williamsburg area to help those in need and make the season a joyous time for everyone. Local schools, churches and other organizations often hold canned food drives to help stock...

          • Christmas Town is holiday world unto itself

            Christmas Town is holiday world unto itself

            Every year at this time, Busch Gardens in Williamsburg turns into a Christmas extravaganza, appropriately called Christmas Town. The entire park is decorated for the holidays. “It gets a whole new holiday overlay. Lights and decorations are put up in every country,” says Matthew Edwards, entertainment...

              • 5 questions for Sidecar Santa

                5 questions for Sidecar Santa

                Greg Selby will spend the weeks leading up to Christmas traveling around Williamsburg with a helper, handing out Beanie Babies to children. He took a few minutes from his work to talk about what drives him. Why travel by motorcycle? I already owned a red motorcycle and I like to pass out stuff...


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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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