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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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                • How are hiring decisions made?

                  Ever wonder what goes through the mind of a hiring manager looking at resumes for the job that you want? Here are some basic questions you need to understand and prepare. Generally, the questions in the mind of hiring managers include: » How is this candidate going to contribute to the revenue,...

                    • 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...

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                                • Here's the story behind the spy story

                                  By all indications, my recent column about the Colonel Alfred Redl Affair, the espionage tale that rocked the Austrian-Hungarian Empire, “hit the spot.” So many of my readers wanted to know how and when did I learn about Egon Ervin Kish’s exploits, and about how he broke the story as a young reporter....

                                    • Gender equality must be in Constitution

                                      Bert Hilburger’s Letter to the Editor (Gazette, Nov. 24), generated on the Family Foundation website, misses the mark because of inaccuracies. He is not likely aware of the details, but his statement that the 14th Amendment provides gender equality is a half-truth. The courts have interpreted gender...

                                        • VSO's Holiday Brass full of good cheer

                                          The holiday season, to me, brings visions of bright, shiny things, and when it comes to things bright and shiny, nothing quite matches the Virginia Symphony Orchestra’s brass, which was the focus of its Holiday Brass fare at St. Bede Catholic Church Friday. Under the direction of Gonzalo Farias,...

                                            • 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...

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