Williamsburg Magazine

Pickleball may have a funny name, but it's serious play

It’s a game that appears to be a cross between tennis and ping pong with a funny name: pickleball. Played on a court with a low net, paddles are used to hit a hollow plastic yellow ball. The game can be played in pairs or singles. In Williamsburg, the game has become popular with a group of retirees...

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  • DIY workshops lets creative juices flow

    DIY workshops lets creative juices flow

    Craft enthusiasts looking for a fresh way to channel their creative energy may find just the thing at J&G Designs DIY Workshop on Jamestown Road. Jennifer Stanley and her husband, Greg, opened the workshop in 2017. The couple’s five children as well as Stanley’s father also help operate the business....

      • Spring blooms at Williamsburg Botanical Garden

        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...

          • 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...

              • Exhibit showcases the tenacity of women in early Virginia history

                Exhibit showcases the tenacity of women in early Virginia history

                Jamestown Settlement’s special exhibition “Tenacity” seeks to shine a brighter light on the role of women in the colony’s early years with digital exhibits and artifacts never before shown at the museum. The exhibition comes as part of 2019 Commemoration, American Evolution, a commemoration of...

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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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