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Williamsburg's Buggy Bathe's services go beyond the obvious

Drivers can get more than a car wash at Buggy Bathe.  In fact the full name of the business is Buggy Bathe Auto Wash, Lube & Detail Shoppe.  And, according to owner Robb De La Graza, all three elements play into the success of the business he and his wife Jennifer started in 1999. They added a...

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

    Glide into some fun at Liberty's Ice Pavilion 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...

      • Turkey made a bid for national fame

        Turkey made a bid for national fame

        It is still a question. If founding father Benjamin Franklin had had his way, would the national symbol of the United States have been the turkey and not the eagle? In fact, the turkey was very common in the woods of nearly all the early colonies. Flocks of the birds had become popular in Europe,...

          • Skip the fuss, but save the Thanksgiving dinner traditions

            Skip the fuss, but save the Thanksgiving dinner traditions

            While Thanksgiving is traditionally a day for home chefs to show off their cooking prowess, others may prefer to have someone else do all the roasting, baking and cleaning up. Some Williamsburg restaurants open their doors on Thanksgiving to serve those who would rather enjoy their holiday meal...

              • Fired up: Colonial Williamsburg kiln ready for November brick baking

                Fired up: Colonial Williamsburg kiln ready for November brick baking

                Down a lush green path at the end of North Queen Street in Colonial Williamsburg, stacks of sandy-colored unbaked bricks tower about six-feet high inside unwalled sheds. It’s brick firing season in the Historic Area, and historical interpreters are ready to fire the brick kiln with long rows of...

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                  • Ruritans help following tornado

                    When tragedy strikes its just human nature to want to help. When the tornadoes struck Essex County several weeks ago King William Ruritan member Dennis Smith traveled to the area to offer his assistance. What he saw was just beyond belief. The first house he came upon only the foundation was left....

                      • Column: October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

                        Most people know that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, but far fewer think of October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The first Domestic Violence Awareness Month was held in October 1987. The idea evolved from the first Day of Unity observed in October 1981 by the National Coalition...

                          • Column: Parents must set a good example

                            It is very challenging as parents to know the "right" thing to do to shape our children to make the best decisions that put them on the path God has laid out for them. The genetic makeup of an individual speaks volumes to us as to how we can best influence their choices. It requires the mind of...

                              • Letter: Welcoming additions to West Point schools

                                Letter: Welcoming additions to West Point schools

                                West Point School students, staff and visitors found three new additions when they returned to school this year. The completed canopies presented a new look to both buildings. Their contemporary design and sail-like features brought a new life to the structures. A very nice addition indeed. Also...

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                                  • Trump turns in written answers to Mueller questions, lawyers say

                                    Trump turns in written answers to Mueller questions, lawyers say

                                    President Donald Trump has provided the special counsel's office with written answers to questions about his knowledge of Russian interference in the 2016 election, his lawyers said Tuesday, marking the first time Trump has directly cooperated with the investigation. The step is a milestone in...

                                      • Whitaker got $900,000 from charity, 'fees' from fraud-accused company

                                        Whitaker got $900,000 from charity, 'fees' from fraud-accused company

                                        In the roughly two years before he rejoined the Justice Department, acting attorney general Matthew Whitaker earned more than $900,000 from a conservative charity with no other employees and collected more than $1,800 in "legal fees" from a Miami-based invention-marketing company that was shut...

                                          • Romaine lettuce is not safe to eat, CDC warns U.S. consumers

                                            Romaine lettuce is not safe to eat, CDC warns U.S. consumers

                                            Health officials in the U.S. and Canada told people Tuesday to stop eating romaine lettuce because of a new E. coli outbreak. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said it is working with officials in Canada on the outbreak, which has sickened 32 people in 11 states and 18 people in the Canadian...

                                              • Suicide bomber kills 50 in Kabul attack

                                                Suicide bomber kills 50 in Kabul attack

                                                A suicide bomber targeted a gathering of hundreds of Islamic scholars in the Afghan capital on Tuesday, killing at least 50 people as Muslims marked the birthday of the Prophet Muhammad. Another 83 people were wounded in the attack, with 20 of them in critical condition and the toll likely to rise,...

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