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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....

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  • Opportunities to hear live, outdoor music abound in area

    Opportunities to hear live, outdoor music abound in area

    Nothing says summer quite like outdoor concerts. This month, there’s a full calendar of live music from one end of the Historic Triangle to the other. » Sounds of Summer Concert Series: Yorktown’s annual live music series is back June 6. The music plays 7-9:30 p.m. every Thursday until Aug. 29,...

      • Colonial Williamsburg teaches the art of brewing beer in the 18th century

        Colonial Williamsburg teaches the art of brewing beer in the 18th century

        Colonial Williamsburg will demonstrate the beer brewing process as it was done in the 18th century by early settlers. In two May sessions at the Governor’s Palace Scullery, Colonial Williamsburg’s Historic Foodways staff will teach visitors how beer was brewed, who made it and who drank it in the...

          • Williamsburg Symphony's perspective to breathe new life into masterful old works

            Williamsburg Symphony's perspective to breathe new life into masterful old works

            “Music is timeless, it's everlasting, but when we perform it's gone in a second,” Williamsburg Symphony Orchestra conductor Janna Hymes said. The ephemeral nature of the music of old maestros and revolutionaries will be on full display for audience members at the Williamsburg Symphony Orchestra’s...

              • Retirement is for the birds — birdwatching, that is

                Retirement is for the birds — birdwatching, that is

                The abundance of trees and marsh across the Williamsburg area allows bird watchers to stay busy watching our feathered friends. Dr. Dan Cristol, biology professor at the College of William and Mary, said one of the prime birds living around Jamestown Island are bald eagles. While visiting Jamestown...

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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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