Walsingham girls win 5th straight state title in track and field

After four straight state titles, you might expect the Walsingham Academy girls track and field team to take a moment to catch its breath and rest on its laurels. Instead, despite some obstacles this year, the team showed no signs of slowing down en route to capturing the Trojans’ fifth straight...

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  • Head outside with a furry friend for Tails on the Trail

    Head outside with a furry friend for Tails on the Trail

    Get ready for a tail-wagging good time at Heritage Humane Society and James City County Parks and Recreation’s Tails on the Trail event. Jennifer LaFountain, an event organizer, said the event honors National Trails Day, which is the first Saturday in June. “We welcome the public dogs to come out...

      • Have a splash at Virginia's first water coaster

        Have a splash at Virginia's first water coaster

        Up and down, round and round, with a splash — Water Country USA’s newest ride combines a water slide with a roller coaster. Sitting in a raft at the top, riders are pushed down an 856-foot slide. After a brief moment downward, waterjets push the raft back up, splashing riders with cold water. Down...

          • WSO announces 5 candidates for new music director

            WSO announces 5 candidates for new music director

            The Williamsburg Symphony Orchestra has announced its five candidates for the position of music director and conductor. They are: James Blachly, music director of the Johnstown Symphony Orchestra, Experiential Orchestra, and Geneva Light Opera;Andrés Lopera, assistant conductor of the Columbus...

              • After Dark calendar for May 23-25

                After Dark calendar for May 23-25

                Thursday Aromas: Open Mic, 7-9 p.m. Sweet Tea and Barley: Good Shot Judy, 7 p.m. Friday Aromas: Audio Portrait, 7-9 p.m. Cogan’s: Fade to Blue, 8-11 p.m. Sweet Tea and Barley: Timeline Jazz Quartet, 7-10 p.m. Saturday Aromas: Waytt Baldwin, 7-9 p.m. Cogan’s: Michael Clark Band, 8-11 p.m. Sweet...


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                  • Captivating performance by Dali Quartet and Olga Kern

                    The Virginia Arts Festival’s popular coffee concert series held May 16 in the Williamsburg Winery closed with the Dali Quartet and pianist Olga Kern, the Festival’s newly named chamber music series director, also considered an international super star (and glamorous one at that). The Dali, currently...

                      • You Don’t Say: What’s so funny 'bout peace, love and being frugal?

                        About 100 years before the birth of Jesus, the Roman poet/philosopher Lucretius was born in Pompeii. He went on to write his only known poem, “On the Nature of Things,” in which he put forth the tenets of Epicureanism, which is a system of philosophy based upon the teachings of the ancient Greek...

                          • Bill Bryant understood the human condition

                            Bill Bryant has taken his leave and has departed physically from Mother Earth. She and all of her creations, those of the land and trees where they assemble, or those within the bodies of water where they thrive, have felt his presence and shall continue to do so. He touched the sensibilities and...

                              • Northam investigation result no surprise

                                I am not surprised at the results of the so-called investigation into the Eastern Virginia Medical School yearbook picture. I am not qualified to sit in judgement of anyone on this planet. Gov. Northam knows the truth, no matter what we see in the news. I hope he is prepared for the day he has...