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Williamsburg swimmers enjoy strong season, across the board

The swimming season may have come to a close, but that doesn’t mean that a lot of Williamsburg swimmers didn’t end the year with a splash. At the 2019 Short Course Senior Championships in Stafford, Virginia earlier this month, swimmers from 757swim managed to take home both state titles in the...

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  • W-JCC students earning All-State honors recognized

    W-JCC students earning All-State honors recognized

    School officials recognized students from Williamsburg-James City County schools who received All-State honors by the Virginia High School League for their athletics and academic activities last fall. Seven student-athletes from Lafayette High School were named to All-State teams: six for athletics...

      • Walsingham's Carter, Stanko to play college baseball

        Walsingham's Carter, Stanko to play college baseball

        In front of a small crowd of family, friends, coaches and staff in the Walsingham Academy Upper School's library, two student athletes made commitments to their futures. Christian Carter and Zach Stanko, two members of the Walsingham Trojans baseball team, were both offered full scholarships to...

          • Indoor, winter golf tourney raises money for local charities

            Indoor, winter golf tourney raises money for local charities

            Dozens of people gathered, many with drinks in hand, to watch teams of golfers compete over nine virtual holes in the second Charity Winter Golf Tournament. Bob Tubbs, who has organized the event both years, and spends much of his free time raising money for charity, says there is a lot that makes...

              • HRA senior offers a $1,500 golf scholarship

                HRA senior offers a $1,500 golf scholarship

                A local high school senior has created a $1,500 scholarship, and she is looking for a local student athlete to award it to. Anna Hohlrieder is a senior at Hampton Roads Academy in Newport News, where she has been on the HRA golf team since her freshman year. All seniors must complete a senior project...

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                  • [title of show]: A musical about writing a musical

                    [title of show]: A musical about writing a musical

                    “[title of show]" is a musical about two guys writing a musical about trying to write a musical — is that meta enough for you? This show, written by Jeff Bowen off of a book by Hunter Bell, is being put on independently by a group of students from the College of William and Mary. The musical documents...

                      • Redefine normal in the Williamsburg Players' production of 'You Can't Take It With You'

                        Redefine normal in the Williamsburg Players' production of "You Can't Take It With You"

                        Want to attend dinner filled with family drama, humor and chaos, all for the sake of young love? Then be sure to check out the Williamsburg Players’ production of “You Can’t Take It With You.” Jessi DePette, Williamsburg Players spokeswoman, said the story is a little bit like Romeo and Juliet....

                          • Pierce’s Pitt Bar-B-Que named state's best BBQ joint

                            Pierce’s Pitt Bar-B-Que named state's best BBQ joint

                            Williamsburg institution Pierce’s Pitt Bar-B-Que has been named Virginia’s top BBQ spot in Southern Living Magazine’s list of the south’s best BBQ joints in every state for 2019. The article lists 15 barbecue restaurants from Washington, D.C. a to Texas. Author Hannah Hayes notes that the winners...

                              • Top 10 for March 27-April 2

                                Top 10 for March 27-April 2

                                10 Indoor Flea Market: Visit vendors selling antiques, artwork, Furniture, Collectibles, jewelry, crafts and numerous other tables with yard sale treasures. 7 a.m. to noon Saturday, Historic Triangle Messmer Community Service Center, 312 Waller Mill Road. 9 Hands on the Past! At the Ed Shed: Enjoy...

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                                  • We must follow New Zealand on guns

                                    Last week, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern made the following statement at a press conference in the capital city of Wellington. "On March 15 our history changed forever. Now our laws will too. We are announcing action today on behalf of all New Zealanders to strengthen our gun laws and...

                                      • Bayh lived a life of purpose, service

                                        Former Sen. Birch Bayh of Indiana died earlier this month at the age of 91. To list his achievements, the New York Times had to run a full-page obituary. Among them, he was the architect of two constitutional amendments: the 25th Amendment which set out the rules for the temporary replacement of...

                                          • CW funding should not go to marketing

                                            I must agree with the views expressed by Clyde Haulman in last Saturday's Gazette. In light of the "Tommy tax," the money contributed by the city to Colonial Williamsburg should not be used for marketing, as the tax generates enough money that the board that oversees it has been talking about spending...

                                              • Spring renews our focus on health

                                                Spring brings renewed enthusiasm for all sorts of endeavors; it’s also a superb second chance to actualize those New Year's resolutions favoring more exercise and healthy eating. The shift toward healthy foods is omnipresent. Fast-food chains such as Chipotle, Starbucks, Subway, Taco Bell and Wendy's...

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