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Spring blooms at Williamsburg Botanical Garden

If you haven’t already discovered the Williamsburg Botanical Garden, now is a great time to pay a visit. The garden is located within Freedom Park at the intersection of Longhill and Centerville roads. In April, for the first time, the garden will be a part of the Williamsburg leg of the Garden...

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  • Take a walk through Bruton Parish history

    Take a walk through Bruton Parish history

    Even on a cold weekday afternoon, the Bruton Parish Shop and Heritage Center is packed with visitors. A wing of the store has been repurposed into a miniature museum, which displays artifacts and information collected from more than three centuries of parish history. Every Thursday, this is where...

      • Parker View residents help out the community

        Parker View residents help out the community

        Collecting teddy bears, pill bottles and sending out cards: These are the actions of a group of seniors in Williamsburg who have chosen to make a difference in their community. However, it is inaccurate to call them a group because they are in fact The Group. The Group is a small collection of...

          • Old photos get new life in Tom Bigford's hands

            Old photos get new life in Tom Bigford's hands

            Old photos sit in a box, some maybe in photo albums. As time goes by, the quality of the photos fade, but there are ways to preserve them for future generations. Williamsburg resident and owner of Digitize My Images, Tom Bigford, 82, helps create pictorial documentation of people’s lives by restoring...

              • Virginia Gazette printed parts of Declaration of Independence on July 19, 1776

                Virginia Gazette printed parts of Declaration of Independence on July 19, 1776

                It is not known how word of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence was proclaimed in Williamsburg. It simply may have been posted as a notice outside the city’s public buildings or by a vocal proclamation from the town crier. Nevertheless it took 21 days before the July 4, 1776, action...

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                  • Stylish and local: Three Sisters Boutique

                    Stylish and local: Three Sisters Boutique

                    It’s 10:30 a.m. and Kelly Terracina is making sure her boutique on the corner of Prince George Street is ready to open. She points to the clothes hangers that have been evenly spaced by whomever was closing the store last night. “We’re not like (big retailers) — if you look around everything is...

                      • Everything old is new again in the Williamsburg area

                        Everything old is new again in the Williamsburg area

                        Advance Pawnbrokers: Since 2007, the business has specialized in vintage, antique and collectibles, and has vast experience in appraising, buying and selling home furnishings, china, crystal, coins and jewelry. The business also accepts new consignments or will give cash in advance through a loan...

                          • Gourmet shop offers mostly Virginia-made products

                            Gourmet shop offers mostly Virginia-made products

                            Foodies looking to stock up on great food and beverages from across Virginia during the holidays — or any time of year — need look no further than Virginia Gourmet on McLaws Circle. Mike D’Alessandro and Jeff Gouger took over the business in August 2017 and have been working steadily since then...

                              • Bruton Parish Gift Shop

                                Bruton Parish Gift Shop

                                Nestled on Duke of Gloucester Street between the bustling sidewalks of Colonial Williamsburg and the storefronts of Merchants Square sits the Bruton Parish Gift Shop. Unlike other stores down the road, this gift shop is a charity. Run by manager Diane Koun, assistant manager Pam Michael and 50...

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