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Dinner showed value of sourcing food locally

What a great community we live in. Last week, Williamsburg Community Growers hosted a farm-to-table fundraising dinner. Chef Scott Hoyland from Culture Café donated his valuable time and professional services to provide a plant-based, five-course dinner that included signature hors d’oeuvres from...

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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...

                  • Last Word on harassment, Feb. 14

                    Last Word on harassment, Feb. 14

                    Looking good To whoever is decorating Lake Powell Road and Brookwood Drive with decorations: They look amazing. Can’t wait to see what you put up for Easter. This is harassment I worked at a big box hardware store. Every day, the male customers would make degrading sexual comments to any of the...

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                      • Colonial Williamsburg Antiques Forum will delve into stories of artifacts

                        Colonial Williamsburg Antiques Forum will delve into stories of artifacts

                        Colonial Williamsburg will hold its 71st Antiques Forum Feb. 22-26. In addition to lectures, conference attendees can take advantage of optional guided tours and workshops. British researcher Mike Rendell will lead a keynote presentation titled “Journal of a Georgian.” Other guest speakers will...

                          • Court docs: Poquoson man charged as accessory in York cyclist's death hid evidence from police

                            Court docs: Poquoson man charged as accessory in York cyclist's death hid evidence from police

                            On Oct. 25, Yorktown bicyclist Brian Utne died after the driver of a Heritage Gardens Tree and Lawn Care Specialists truck plowed into him, but as police and sheriff’s deputy’s looked for a suspect, the owner of the truck took steps to hide evidence from law enforcement, court documents allege....

                              • Court docs: Penniman man charged with distribution of marijuana

                                Court docs: Penniman man charged with distribution of marijuana

                                A York County man has been charged after a York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office deputy allegedly found digital scales and marijuana in the man’s car. Jamel John Young Jr, 25, has been charged with possession of marijuana with intent to sell or distribute, according to an arrest warrant filed in York-Poquoson...

                                  • Colonial Williamsburg acquires portrait of Revolutionary War officer

                                    Colonial Williamsburg acquires portrait of Revolutionary War officer

                                    Colonial Williamsburg’s latest art acquisition highlights the story of someone who lived through the last major battle of the Revolutionary War. The Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg recently added to its collection an oil portrait of Major Patrick Campbell, a Scottish officer who served on...

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