Laycock's W&M football finale graceful, emotional

Jimmye Laycock convened his final game-day staff meeting at 10:59 a.m. Saturday. The gathering was brief and similar to the 444 that came before during his peerless career as William and Mary’s head football coach. Laycock and his 10 assistant coaches finalized strategy for the afternoon’s contest...

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  • Glide into some fun at Liberty's Ice Pavillion on DoG Street

    Glide into some fun at Liberty's Ice Pavillion on DoG Street

    For the third year in a row this winter, Liberty’s Ice Pavilion will return to Colonial Williamsburg at Merchants Square. The rink, which features real ice, opened Nov. 16 and will be open until Feb. 18. Jeff Duncan, Colonial Williamsburg’s vice president of real estate, said the ice rink isn’t...

      • Skip the fuss, but save the Thanksgiving dinner traditions

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          • Christmas Town to shine bright for its 10th anniversary

            Christmas Town to shine bright for its 10th anniversary

            Each November, Busch Gardens transforms into Christmas Town, a winter wonderland decked out with Christmas lights, decorations and themed stage shows. When the holiday attraction opens for its 10th anniversary Saturday, it’s poised to come back bigger than ever with a Christmas-themed train tour...

              • After dark

                Thursday Triangle: Joe Duggan & Friends, 6-9 p.m.; The Shock Broz, 11 p.m. to close Aromas: Open mic, 7-9 p.m. Corner Pocket: Karaoke Night, 10 p.m. Friday Aromas: The LCV Project, 7-9 p.m. Triangle: District Seven, 7-10 p.m. Saturday Aromas: Caleb Folks, 7-9 p.m. Comedy Club: Al Ducharme and Bernadette...


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                    Jodi Kantor, a Pulitzer-Prize–winning reporter with The New York Times, was selected as College of William and Mary’s 2018 Hunter B. Andrews Fellow in American Politics. She visited the campus this week, met with students and faculty and spoke at a public forum. Kantor and her reporting partner...

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                          • CW should stay focused on history

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                              • Unwavering support for FISH is appreciated

                                As the holiday season approaches, we who volunteer at FISH wish to extend our sincere and deepest thanks to the Williamsburg community for its unwavering and generous support that for more than 40 years has sustained our mission of providing food, clothing and small housewares to the less fortunate...

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