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Colonial Williamsburg honors veterans and the 'forgotten patriots'

Veterans and members of the community gathered at a small ceremony at Colonial Williamsburg to honor veterans, as well as the “forgotten patriots,” for Veterans Day. The Sunday afternoon ceremony, which also recognized the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I, was attended by 150 people...

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  • More than the course was historic at Yorktown Battlefield 10-miler

    Now in its 25th year, the Yorktown Battlefield 10-miler is one of the most competitive races on the Peninsula. The Nov. 3 edition was the 10th of 12 races on the 2018 Peninsula Track Club Grand Prix schedule. It was also the 12th of 15 races in the Hampton Roads Super Grand Prix, a series of the...

      • Age-group records fall in fast Governor's Land 5K

        Fifteen years ago Robert S. White of Hampton ran the Governor’s Land 5K Run shortly after his 80th birthday and averaged less than an 8 minute, 20 second pace per mile for a remarkable time of 25:48, still the Colonial Road Runners 5K record for the men’s 80-84 age group. White didn’t run Governor’s...

          • Warhill Lions volleyball whacks Great Bridge Wildcats 3-0

            Warhill Lions volleyball whacks Great Bridge Wildcats 3-0

            Warhill struck early and smashed Great Bridge in three sets Tuesday night in a Region 4A girls volleyball semifinal in the Lions’ gym. Warhill senior Chloe Wilmouth set an early aggressive tone with a spike on the first point of the opening set. From there on Warhill kept the lead, but Great Bridge...

              • Strong defense pushes Warhill volleyball past Jamestown

                Strong defense pushes Warhill volleyball past Jamestown

                Warhill’s girls volleyball team beat out rival Jamestown in three sets Wednesday night. Warhill (22-2), ranked second in the region, worked defensively on the court to beat the Eagles (17-5). “The girls hustled,” Warhill varsity volleyball head coach Greg Koon said of the win. “We just live to...


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                  • William and Mary Theatre to stage 'The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

                    William and Mary Theatre to stage "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

                    Do you enjoy comedic musicals? What about ones with insecurities, sock puppets and magic feet? For their first production at the Kimball Theatre, William and Mary’s Department of Theatre, Speech and Dance will perform “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,” a musical featuring all of the...

                      • Old favorite ChowderFest, new Noktoberfest bring chowder and beer to Williamsburg

                        Old favorite ChowderFest, new Noktoberfest bring chowder and beer to Williamsburg

                        Don’t let the name fool you. Noktoberfest is every bit an Oktoberfest celebration, just coming in November the day after the annual ChowderFest this weekend in Williamsburg. CultureFix has a new beer-and-food festival in Noktoberfest, which promises to bring more than just a swig of the famous...

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                            Thursday Triangle: Robert Hodge, 7-10 p.m.; The Shock Broz, 11 p.m. to close Aromas: Open mic, 7-9 p.m. Friday Aromas: Wyatt Baldwin, 7-9 p.m. Triangle: Good Shot Judy, 8-11 p.m. Saturday Aromas: Caleb Folks, 7-9 p.m. Comedy Club: The Three Comedians — Brent Blakeney and Kristin Marie Sivills,...

                              • Limelight, Nov. 7-13

                                Limelight, Nov. 7-13

                                ‘Babette’s Feast:’ Two sisters grow to spinsterhood under the watchful eye of their pastor father. 2 p.m. Thursday, Williamsburg Regional Library, 515 Scotland St. Free Market Days Harvest Festival: The Historic Yorktown waterfront is the scene for a pre-Thanksgiving market. Buy turkeys, order...


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                                  • Fly a flag to remember Armistice Day

                                    Sunday marks the signing agreement to end World War I — at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month — 100 years ago. Now known as Veterans Day, it was once called Armistice Day. This, as in past years, is when veterans’ organizations place the appropriate size U.S. flags by deceased veterans’...

                                      • New shingles vaccine provides better protection for seniors

                                        Dear Savvy Senior, A good friend of mine got a bad case of shingles last year and has been urging me to get vaccinated. Should I? Suspicious Susan Dear Susan, Yes. If you’re 50 or older, there’s a new shingles vaccine on the market that’s far superior to the older vaccine, so now is a great time...

                                          • A resounding 'no' to Goodwin Plaza plan

                                            Rounds of applause to Cindy May of James City County for so deftly posting a stop sign in front of the Goodwin Plaza proposal. Her reasons why Goodwin Plaza is not a good idea are so on target. Surprisingly at a program for Colonial Williamsburg Foundations volunteers on Wednesday — I have been...

                                              • Share your thoughts on Goodwin Plaza plan

                                                The plan to convert the P3 parking lot behind The Blue Talon, R. Bryant,Ltd. and The Precious Gem is a ludicrous idea being promoted by Jeff Duncan for Mitchell Reiss and the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. This is a critical parking area for all Merchant Square businesses and for the usual shoppers...

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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...