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Williamsburg Unitarian Universalists participate in Colonial Parkway cleanup

It’s difficult to drive or bike down the Colonial Parkway without taking a moment to gaze out at the scenic views of the river, but what you may not notice are plastic bottles, wrappers and other trash strewn around the pull-off areas and nearby shoreline. A handful of Williamsburg Unitarian Universalist...

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  • Williamsburg National hosts 29th VSGA Junior Match Play Championship

    Williamsburg National hosts 29th VSGA Junior Match Play Championship

    More than a hundred of the best young male golfers in Virginia came to Williamsburg this week as the Williamsburg National Golf Club hosted the 29th Virginia State Golf Association Junior Match Play Championship, from June 18-21. Beginning with 121 golfers on Tuesday, the tournament came down to...

      • Williamsburg girls rowing team bring home medals, celebrate friendship and teamwork

        Williamsburg girls rowing team bring home medals, celebrate friendship and teamwork

        Despite the relatively short history of the rowing programs at the Williamsburg Rowing Club, and the fact that the team they sent had only been together this season, the club’s team of five amateur girls wrapped up the spring rowing season with a third place finish in the US Rowing U17/U15 National...

          • Tribe Athletics to hold town hall discussion

            Tribe Athletics to hold town hall discussion

            The College of William and Mary Athletics Department will hold its first Town Hall Discussion Tuesday with Samantha Huge, director of athletics, as she approaches two years in the role. The forum will be the first of a series of engagement opportunities for Tribe fans and alumni to ask questions...

              • Lafayette baseball wins state quarterfinals against Midlothian match 8-0

                Lafayette baseball wins state quarterfinals against Midlothian match 8-0

                Thanks to a combination of strong hitting and some capable work on the mound and infield, the Lafayette Rams baseball team defeated the Midlothian High School Trojans, 8-0, in their state quarterfinal match. Pitcher Geo Rivera, who enjoyed a good night both on the mound and behind the plate, including...

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                  • Kale on books: Geroux delights with another sea adventure

                    Kale on books: Geroux delights with another sea adventure

                    This is a new adventure for me, or at least the first in 25 years. I’ve been a professional writer for nearly 55 years, either working at newspapers, state government or in retirement. There have been few days when I’ve not written something, hopefully worthwhile. In 1992-93, my last year in the...

                      • Live music after dark in the Historic Triangle

                        Thursday Aromas: Open Mic, 7-9 p.m. Berret’s Taphouse: Rick Bozart, 7-10 p.m. Sweet Tea and Barley: Good Shot Judy, 7 p.m. Friday Aromas: The LVC Project, 7-9 p.m. Berret’s Taphouse: Richie Beard, 7-10 p.m. Cogan’s: Brandon Bower Band, 8-11 p.m. Sweet Tea and Barley: Timeline Jazz Quartet, 7-10...

                          • Ten different ways to have fun this week

                            Ten different ways to have fun this week

                            10 Kidz N Art Grand Opening: Activities include, ice cream and popsicle party face painting, games and a slime demo. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Kidz N Art, 4345 New Town Ave. Free. 9 13th annual Historic Virginia Land Conservancy Golf Challenge: Proceeds benefit the Historic Virginia Land Conservancy,...

                              • Local artist expresses passion for woodblock printing in new art show

                                Local artist expresses passion for woodblock printing in new art show

                                Paula Goodman Koz has been making wood prints for decades. You can see her art in her upcoming exhibition “Paula Goodman Koz: The Art of Woodblock Printing” at Prince George Art and Framing. Fred Miller, owner of the shop, said woodblock printing is an art form that has existed for thousands of...

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                                  • There are reasonable ways to stay safe

                                    I read the letters and editorials dealing with guns and the recent murders in our communities. Over the past years, there have been many calls for legislation to “do something.” Usually this takes the form of restrictions on gun ownership. On the surface this seems quite reasonable, and in many...

                                      • Graduation reminds us about the connectedness of things

                                        “I hope you all realize the whole point of the last four years was to understand the connectedness of everything.” -- Dr. Thomas Graves, President, College of William and Mary, at 1984 Commencement The champagne corks had already popped by that time, in salvos on the larger undergraduate side...

                                          • Traveling to U.S. is a risk worth taking

                                            Why would Guatemalians dare come to the United States? As a frequent volunteer in an indigenous village in the mountains, I want to shed some light on the dilemma which Guatamaltecas face every day. I am a nurse. For the past 14 years, I have worked in the community of Santiago de Atitlan for months...

                                              • Need more information on CW finances

                                                The 2018 Colonial Williamsburg Annual Report was just released with financial results that included the first full year of outsourcing and restructuring. Despite its importance, there was only one page of “Condensed Consolidated Statement of Financial Position,” with emphasis on “condensed.” The...

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                                                  • Last Word on sales tax increase, Feb. 28

                                                    Last Word on sales tax increase, Feb. 28

                                                    Sales tax increase I don’t appreciate the sneaky way this tax hike is being motored through to support tourism and another-named slush fund. Please list the names and phone numbers of who we can call in Richmond for York, James City and Williamsburg to let our voices be heard. Thank you. Editor’s...

                                                      • Last Word on sales tax, Feb. 24

                                                        Last Word on sales tax, Feb. 24

                                                        Sales tax increase Instead of a 1 percent sales tax increase to feed the tourism oligarchs, how about an increase to promote affordable housing for the people who do the work that runs the tourism industry in the area? Seems like the Chamber of Commerce, JCC Supervisors and the Williamsburg City...

                                                          • Last Word on Florida shootings, Feb. 21

                                                            Last Word on Florida shootings, Feb. 21

                                                            Florida shootings A question for Congress: Why is the possession of assault weapons more important than school children's lives? Don't those children have a right, under the Constitution, to live full lives, in liberty and in the pursuit of happiness? I’m in high school and I’m scared to go to...

                                                              • Last Word, Feb. 17

                                                                Last Word, Feb. 17

                                                                Shooting in Florida To all those who write in demanding rights to carry in schools, churches and other public places: do you also demand similar rights for convicted criminals, the mentally ill and those with restraining orders? Should they be allowed to build up arsenals of assault weapons? Anyone...

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