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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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  • Skip the fuss, but save the Thanksgiving dinner traditions

    Skip the fuss, but save the Thanksgiving dinner traditions

    While Thanksgiving is traditionally a day for home chefs to show off their cooking prowess, others may prefer to have someone else do all the roasting, baking and cleaning up. Some Williamsburg restaurants open their doors on Thanksgiving to serve those who would rather enjoy their holiday meal...

      • Christmas Town to shine bright for its 10th anniversary

        Christmas Town to shine bright for its 10th anniversary

        Each November, Busch Gardens transforms into Christmas Town, a winter wonderland decked out with Christmas lights, decorations and themed stage shows. When the holiday attraction opens for its 10th anniversary Saturday, it’s poised to come back bigger than ever with a Christmas-themed train tour...

          • After dark

            Thursday Triangle: Joe Duggan & Friends, 6-9 p.m.; The Shock Broz, 11 p.m. to close Aromas: Open mic, 7-9 p.m. Corner Pocket: Karaoke Night, 10 p.m. Friday Aromas: The LCV Project, 7-9 p.m. Triangle: District Seven, 7-10 p.m. Saturday Aromas: Caleb Folks, 7-9 p.m. Comedy Club: Al Ducharme and Bernadette...

              • Limelight, Nov. 15-21

                Limelight, Nov. 15-21

                Draw your own mini comic: Indulge your artistic muse at the library’s Year of Making 1 p.m. Sunday at James City County Library, 7770 Croaker Road. Reservation required, call 757-259-4050. Free. ‘A Christmas Story’: Kick off your holiday season with everyone’s favorite Christmas comedy. Walsingham...


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                    Editor’s note: This essay was shared by the writer’s mother: I recently came upon this essay, written by my son in 2016 when he was 17. It eloquently expressed his hopes for a future where diversity is celebrated and society is filled with people celebrated for their differences and the unique...

                      • Gorbachev was caught up in history

                        Editor’s note: This letter was written to Frank Shatz regarding his column on Mikhail Gorbachev that was published Wednesday, Dec. 5. It is extremely important for journalists and historians to capture not just the big events, but, to the extent humanly possible, the motivations, reasons and thinking...

                          • CW needs to refocus on its mission

                            In Mitchell Reiss’s first Annual Report, he stated, “Americans have grown hungrier for authentic experiences … hands-on activities, role playing and audience participation are a must for children.” He heartily endorsed Colonial Williamsburg Foundation’s new mission statement: To feed the human...

                              • Why try to reverse-engineer diversity?

                                Newspaper reports indicated the College of William and Mary achieved diversity with the hire of a football coach of African descent by two women who occupy high administrative posts. Seriously, how will the college know when it has reached the goal of diversity? Given the large numbers of racial...

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                                  • Trump blames lawyer Michael Cohen for hush money 'liability'

                                    Trump blames lawyer Michael Cohen for hush money 'liability'

                                    President Donald Trump is defending the hush money payments made by his former lawyer to two women during his 2016 campaign as "a simple private transaction." He tweeted Monday that if there was wrongdoing, it's lawyer Michael Cohen's "liability" and not his. Federal prosecutors said in a court...

                                      • In possible plea deal, accused Russian agent case 'resolved'

                                        In possible plea deal, accused Russian agent case 'resolved'

                                        A woman accused of being a secret agent for the Russian government has likely taken a plea deal, prosecutors indicated Monday in a court filing that said her case has been "resolved." The information was included in a filing in the case against Maria Butina. Her lawyers and federal prosecutors...

                                          • Trump looking at several candidates for chief of staff

                                            Trump looking at several candidates for chief of staff

                                            President Donald Trump is considering at least four people to serve as his next chief of staff, after plans for an orderly succession for departing John Kelly fell through. The high-profile hiring search comes at a pivotal time as the Republican president looks to prepare his White House for the...

                                              • 'Fearless Girl' statue gets new permanent home

                                                'Fearless Girl' statue gets new permanent home

                                                The "Fearless Girl" statue that inspired millions with a message of female empowerment has a new permanent home in front of the New York Stock Exchange. The statue was removed on Nov. 27 from its spot opposite Wall Street's "Charging Bull" and unveiled at its new location Monday. The hands-on-hips...