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Workshop seeks to build community through song

There’s no singing experience required for this celebration of community voice, though an open mind — and mouth — is encouraged. Ysaye Barnwell’s “Building a Vocal Community: The Power of Song in Community” workshop returns to the College of William and Mary after a successful visit in 2017. Barnwell,...


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  • Faerie court to cast a spell at MarsCon 2019

    Faerie court to cast a spell at MarsCon 2019

    Longtime local science, science fiction and fantasy convention MarsCon will have some big names and big crowds — and just a touch of magic — when it returns to Williamsburg in 2019. "This year, MarsCon's theme is "The Land of the Faerie," and as such, we're bringing a lot of guests and holding...

      • Kingsmill Comedy Weekend brings the laughs

        Kingsmill Comedy Weekend brings the laughs

        Kingsmill Resort’s fourth annual Comedy Weekend will bring a lineup of world-class comedians and plenty of laughs Jan. 25 and 26. The two-day show will be hosted by Jim Flannigan, a Chicago-based stand-up comic with experience performing at comedy festivals and clubs across the country. Each night...

          • WSO's Cabaret & Cocktails features Tony DeSare

            WSO's Cabaret & Cocktails features Tony DeSare

            There’s no better way to chase the winter blues away than at the Williamsburg Symphony Orchestra’s Cabaret & Cocktails evening, where guests can enjoy the musical stylings of jazz singer and pianist Tony DeSare. The event will return to the Williamsburg Lodge Jan. 26, transforming the hotel’s Virginia...

              • Try something new to start new year right

                Try something new to start new year right

                We’re into the new year and those New Year’s resolutions are fast fading from sight. A suggestion: simply resolve to try something new. What exactly? Here are a few suggestions, but we leave it to you to work out the details. Treat your palate Heading out for a bite to eat? Skip the burger or slice...


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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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