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  • Ten different ways to have fun this week

    Ten different ways to have fun this week

    10 Harpsichord and Continuo Organ Recital: The concert will be performed by JanEl Will, organist at Bruton Parish Church. 8 p.m. Saturday, Bruton Parish Episcopal Church, 201 W. Duke of Gloucester St. Free. 9 David Gussman: Gussman will perform French musette music with a little Italian, Celtic...

      • Have a swimming time at Family Splash at the Pools

        Have a swimming time at Family Splash at the Pools

        Summer is the perfect time to visit the pool, and what better way to do that than at James City County Parks and Recreation’s Splash at the Pools. Josh Bew, park coordinator for JCC, said in addition to free use of the pool there would be games with prizes, such as pool noodle tug of war. “It’s...

          • Charlie Dunn brings the King of rock 'n' roll to Williamsburg

            Charlie Dunn brings the King of rock 'n' roll to Williamsburg

            A black pompadour, swinging hips and rhinestone jumpsuits are all the hallmarks of Elvis Presley. You can experience them in person at the Rotary Club of James City County’s “Elvis Genre Concert” featuring an Elvis tribute performance by Charlie Dunn. Sue Harmon, chairwoman of the Summer Concert...

              • Live music after dark in the Historic Triangle

                Thursday Aromas: Open Mic, 7-9 p.m. Berret’s Taphouse: Jeff Lewis, 7-10 p.m. Sweet Tea and Barley: Good Shot Judy, 7 p.m. Friday Aromas: Lane Rice, 7-9 p.m. Berret’s Taphouse: Scott Varney, 7-10 p.m. Cogan’s: Blind and Dirty, 8-11 p.m. Charly’s Airport Restaurant: Two if by Sea, 5-9 p.m. Sweet...

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                  • Event was something to celebrate

                    Two years ago, our Kiwanis Club approached the College of William and Mary with the idea of restoring a traditional event staged by the local hospital auxiliary led by Marie Bond for many years. At that meeting, the Fourth of July Ice Cream Social was reborn. Only a club of our size and experience...

                      • Consider health effects of splash fountain

                        Consider health effects of splash fountain

                        Why is there a fence surrounding this splash fountain in downtown Grand Junction, Colorado? Health reasons! While vacationing in Grand Junction, I saw this splash fountain that was installed in their rejuvenated downtown, but it was surrounded by a fence. My host explained that within months after...

                          • A closer look at Biden's plans for U.S. democracy

                            Last week, I wrote about former senator and vice president Joe Biden, who now seeks the Democratic nomination for president. As a result of my column, I was offered to be put on the press list of the “Biden for President” campaign and be invited to campaign events. The first invitation was for...

                              • Republican candidates are active, involved

                                In response to the June 22 Last Word contributor who is dismayed by the low primary election turnout and so few candidates, I am also very disappointed. I do not understand why so many residents are so uninformed and not involved with local politics. The elected officials really influence our lives,...

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                                  Last Word

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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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