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VMFA gifted painting valued at $40 million by anonymous donor

Before a small crowd of donors, museum members and officials, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts showcased the museum’s latest acquisitions on Dec. 12. The centerpiece was the unveiling of Asher B. Durand’s Progress (The Advance of Civilization), which had been donated to the museum by an anonymous...

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  • Art show offers one-of-a-kind holiday gifts

    Art show offers one-of-a-kind holiday gifts

    The Williamsburg Contemporary Art Center’s newest art show will allow visitors the opportunity to purchase unique handmade gifts for the holiday season. The Small Works and Holiday Show runs now through Dec. 20 and showcases a variety of affordable artwork created by 168 WCAC member artists. Among...

      • Limelight, Nov. 21-27

        Limelight, Nov. 21-27

        Paperfolding: Learn the fine art of making beautiful things using your hands and paper at the library’s Year of Making 1 p.m. Sunday at James City County Library, 7770 Croaker Road. Reservations are required, call 757-259-4050. Free. Williamsburg Music Club: Stop and enjoy this vocal program by...

          • After dark

            Thursday Aromas: Open mic, 7-9 p.m. Friday Cogans: Brandon Bower Band, 8-11 p.m. Triangle: Bandits, a Jazz Quartet, 7:30-10:30 p.m. Water Street Grille: Chisman Creek Band, 7-10 p.m. Saturday Aromas: Chris Titchner, 7-9 p.m. Comedy Club: Tracy Locke and Von Mychaels, 8 p.m. Triangle: Brian C Band,...

              • Grab your car keys! Out and about after Thanksgiving

                Grab your car keys! Out and about after Thanksgiving

                After the turkey dinner and its fixings have been put in the fridge, the in-laws have headed home and the children have been put to bed, there’s a little bit of time to plan some fun for the weekend. From Thanksgiving Day runs to a family-friendly walk in the park or a visit to Merchants Square...

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                  • Sleighbell 5K was a family affair

                    “A Tale of Two Cities” is the classic novel by Charles Dickens that opens with the famous line, “It was the best of times ...” Last Saturday’s 10th annual Sentara Sleighbell 5K was “A Tale of Two Families,” also with the best of times: personal best records by race winners Sorenna Jean and Logan...

                      • Christmas Town Dash juggled some Grand Prix standings

                        Three heavy-hitters went into Sunday’s ninth annual Christmas Town Dash 8K Run at Busch Gardens as favorites: Roger Hopper, 27, of Norfolk; Victor Flemming, 39, of Carrollton and Andrew Osborne, 24, of Yorktown. Three-time defending Colonial Road Runners Grand Prix champion Roger Hopper is a perennial...

                          • W&M: New sports logos cost nearly $20,000 so far

                            W&M: New sports logos cost nearly $20,000 so far

                            After announcing in July “bold new” logos, the College of William and Mary has spent nearly $20,000 to update or replace everything from name tags to stencils. In July, Tribe Athletics announced it would bring the athletics department logo more in line with the college’s branding as a historic...

                            • It's down to the wire in CRR women's competition

                              While Roger Hopper has long since clinched his fourth consecutive Colonial Road Runners Grand Prix title for the men, the women’s overall Grand Prix title is still up for grabs, between Jamestown High junior Sorenna Jean, 16, of Williamsburg, and defending champion and Tabb High cross country coach...

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                                • Years later and continents away, words help make a family whole

                                  Recently, my editor received an email from Matthew Angelus, an attorney in Montreal, asking her to put him in touch with me. Angelus, wrote: “I recently read The Virginia Gazette opinion piece dated April 10, 2018 by Frank Shatz, entitled, ‘School assignment brings back Holocaust memories.’ The...

                                    • What is wrong with America: Is my story still alive?

                                      I am 71 years old. My American story is similar to many of my generation. I am the product of immigrants — Scots-Irish, German and English — who came to America seeking a better life and a chance to write their own stories and chart their own course of limitless opportunity. This was the American...

                                        • 'Listen to your gut' — it's a measure of your well being

                                          Usually the common phrase “my gut reaction” is considered an expression about one’s intuitive feeling in a particular situation. But this same idiom may be applicable to an emerging medical field: the role the gut’s microorganisms play in health and disease. Over the last decade scientists have...

                                            • Shopping small, local business is good business

                                              Twenty years ago, the number of large out of state — or country — corporations in James City County was small compared to local business. Since then, we have seen a rapid increase in their number, which has had a negative effect on the local economy. Most notably, the destruction of local businesses...

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