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  • Vangieri's infectious musicality in step with the season

    Vangieri's infectious musicality in step with the season

    Louis Vangieri possesses a subtle duality that acts like a siren song for fans who have faithfully followed his professional music career for years at Peninsula-area coffeehouses, restaurants and other intimate venues. The Williamsburg resident’s warm smile and humble demeanor is welcoming. But...

      • Limelight, Dec. 12-18

        Limelight, Dec. 12-18

        Tenacity: Women in Jamestown and Early Virginia: The first women at Jamestown faced many challenges. Learn about them in this signature exhibit. Daily, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Jamestown Settlement, 2110 Jamestown Road. Free with museum admission. Ken Conger wildlife photography: This acclaimed photographer...

          • After dark

            Thursday Aromas: Open mic, 7-9 p.m. Triangle: Robert Hodge, 7-10 p.m. Friday Aromas: Diamond, 7-9 p.m. Cogan’s: Heart of Good, 8 p.m. Triangle: Something Different Jazz Combo: 7:30-10:30 p.m. Saturday Aromas: Wyatt Baldwin, 7-9 p.m. Cogan’s: London, 8 p.m. Comedy Club: The Kevin Lee Show with Hatton...

              • The Williamsburg Players bring holiday cheer with A Christmas Carol

                The Williamsburg Players bring holiday cheer with A Christmas Carol

                To help you break away from holiday duties and get into the Christmas spirit, the Williamsburg Players will perform Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” from Dec.13-23. Brink Miller, co-director of the show and the actor playing Ebenezer Scrooge, said in his 24 years of being Scrooge, he has seen...

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                  • Thank you for the kindness, neighbor

                    Wow! Double-wow! I saw on the Weather Channel night that Roanoke and the mountains areas had 14 inches of snow Sunday. We were lucky and had only a couple of inches at our house. The last forecast I saw before it started snowing said we could expect a light dusting ... maybe 1/4 inch at most, but...

                      • Women's Chorus sings home the holidays

                        The holiday spirit was in full voice Saturday during the Williamsburg Women’s Chorus “Home for the Holidays” concert, under the direction of Rebecca Davy, in the Williamsburg Presbyterian Church. Far from being a Hallmark program heavy on sentiment or melancholy, as the program’s title might suggest,...

                          • Defy your obligations; pay the price

                            The manufactured kerfuffle in West Point about a teacher not being able to accommodate his student's and the administration's requests to address students in the manner desired by the students, the law and contract obligations brings to mind a variation of the old maxim, "Patriotism and the flag...

                              • 'Nutcracker' offered a pleasant holiday outing

                                With more than 100 “Nutcrackers” under my writing belt, I can say that the Tchaikovsky score is colorful, much of it beautiful and lyrical. And the dance is always designed to offer pleasure. I can also say that, locally, with rare exception, the story of Clara, the Nutcracker prince and the Land...

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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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