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  • Food program offers Christmas meals

    Food program offers Christmas meals

    Another community organization is hoping to ensure this Christmas is a merry one. The WJCC Community Action Agency’s Christmas Food Program returns Wednesday for its 39th year of giving food to those in need. “Every year, we find more and more people that need the support,” said Amy Holman, the...

      • Compassionate Friends group commemorates lost loved ones

        Compassionate Friends group commemorates lost loved ones

        The holiday season emphasizes merriment enjoyed alongside family. But for those who have lost a young child, grandchild or sibling, this time of year might instead conjure up painful memories. Members of the Compassionate Friends of Williamsburg hope to remind such individuals that they are not...

          • A tale of two Dickens events

            A tale of two Dickens events

            Charles Dickens gave us perennial classics such as “A Tale of Two Cities” and “Oliver Twist,” but he’s perhaps best known for “A Christmas Carol.” The quintessential holiday tale of redemption inspired the James City County Library and the Williamsburg Players to host two Dickensian events leading...

              • VSO plans holiday concerts

                VSO plans holiday concerts

                The Virginia Symphony Orchestra is celebrating the energy and warmth of the holidays with a pair of concerts, one grandiose and one more intimate. “Holiday Pops” heads to the Ferguson Center for the Arts in Newport News Friday, and “Holiday Brass” rings Dec. 15 at St. Bede Catholic Church. “They’re...

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                  • Last Word on Sidecar Santa, Dec. 9

                    Last Word on Sidecar Santa, Dec. 9

                    Sidecar Santa Does anyone have the contact information for the Sidecar Santa? I have some beanies to donate. Editor’s note: Sidecar Santa says you can contact him at sidecarsanta@hotmail.com, or you can drop the Beanie Babies at Artfully Yours art studio on Jamestown Road. Looking for … In response...

                      • Operation Share was a successful for all

                        On Nov. 18, the Williamsburg-James City County Sheriff’s Office held the 18th annual Operation Share at James City County Fire Station No. 1. We first held this event 17 years ago so members of our sheriff’s office and our local police departments could share a meal and friendship with some of...

                          • A day of sport, a lifetime of memories

                            On Dec. 2, Jamestown High School hosted the first Kyle Elliott Memorial Wrestling Tournament, raising money and awareness for mental health concerns. By all accounts, the tournament was well attended and well run, and Warhill High School emerged victorious. As Kyle’s mother, I want to thank everyone...

                              • The story of hemp in Virginia is an old one

                                Jack Jacobs' article in Saturday's Gazette should have taken a look at the history of growing Hemp in Virginia. In Virginia history classes 1619 is called the Red Letter Year because of four events which changed the direction of the colony. The first was local governance; the second was the arrival...

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