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

    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...

      • Local live music in July ranges from Jimmy Buffet tribute bands to 80s New Wave

        Local live music in July ranges from Jimmy Buffet tribute bands to 80s New Wave

        Few things say summer quite like outdoor concerts — save perhaps fireworks in July, and luckily, there are plenty of options for both in the Williamsburg area in July. » Sounds of Summer Concert Series: Yorktown’s annual live music series continues throughout July, albeit after taking a break for...

          • Pair of shops in Midtown Row aims to satisfy your sweet tooth

            Pair of shops in Midtown Row aims to satisfy your sweet tooth

            There’s a new option in town for those looking for a sweet treat to cool down on a hot summer afternoon. The Meadows Original Frozen Custard opened in March in the Midtown Row shopping center. The business is a dream four years in the making for owner Emily Brown. Since 2015, Brown, who hails from...

              • Enjoy a stroll to the Williamsburg Tasting Trail

                Enjoy a stroll to the Williamsburg Tasting Trail

                The craft beer and beverage scene continues to grow in popularity across the Williamsburg area, with businesses a part of the Williamsburg Tasting Trail ramping up events for fun in the summertime. Here is a sampling of what’s happening around town the next few months for those looking to unwind...

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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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