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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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                • 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...

                        • Help homeless animals while crossing off your Christmas list

                          Help homeless animals while crossing off your Christmas list

                          Want to get your holiday gift shopping done while helping homeless animals? Then look no further than the Heritage Humane Society’s annual Christmas Bazaar. “(The bazaar) is our single biggest giving event of the year,” said Kimberly Laska, executive director of the Heritage Humane Society. Barbara...

                            • Limelight, Dec 5-11

                              Limelight, Dec 5-11

                              ‘The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman’: During 1960s racial strife in Louisiana, a 110-year old former slave tells the story of her remarkable life to a reporter. 2 p.m. Thursday, Williamsburg Regional Library, 515 Scotland St. Free. Celebrate the Season — Don Irwin in Concert: Steinway Artist...

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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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