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  • Bringing legend Paul Robeson back to life

    Bringing legend Paul Robeson back to life
    Anthony Brown grew up listening to the voice of Paul Robeson. Today, he does his best to keep that voice alive for new generations. Brown comes to the Kimball Theatre in Williamsburg on Saturday to give a performance of "I Go On Singing," his tribute to...
  • Historic brick landmark Bacon's Castle turns 350

     Historic brick landmark Bacon's Castle turns 350
    When Surry County planter Arthur Allen started erecting his stately brick manor house between Lawnes and Chippokes creeks in 1660, you could count the number of permanent masonry dwellings in Virginia on two hands and still have a couple of fingers to...
  • Spring welcomes the arrival of fun and helpful gardening events

     Spring welcomes the arrival of fun and helpful gardening events
    Spring returns Friday and with it more educational and entertaining gardening events. Here are three local ones I think you will like and can learn from – plein air painting or sketching, Historic Garden Week in Virginia and a new vegetable...
  • Tour groups offer new bike trips for Europe, U.S.

     Tour groups offer new bike trips for Europe, U.S.
    With its wide appeal to solo travelers, couples, families and multigenerational groups, "bicycle tourism" is booming. Traveling on two wheels enables tourists to connect close up with people and places while simultaneously working off excess calories...
  • Colonial Williamsburg displays George Washington in diverse portraits

    Colonial Williamsburg displays George Washington in diverse portraits
    If you ever wanted to look the most indispensable Founding Father in the eye, this might be a good time. With the recent acquisition of an iconic Gilbert Stuart portrait — plus the timely loan of a much earlier landmark likeness — Colonial...
  • Slavery took hold on the York River

     Slavery took hold on the York River
    Slavery may not have been born on the banks of the York River. But the rich alluvial soil that made the region's sweet-scented tobacco so popular and profitable during the late 1600s provided the historic ground where Virginia's slave culture took root...
  • Backyard makeover in Newport News extends daytime enjoyment, relaxation

     Backyard makeover in Newport News extends daytime enjoyment, relaxation
    Last year, Michael and Suzanne Naler won a landscape makeover for their backyard in Newport News, courtesy of Landscapes by Eric Bailey of York County. Before the $10,000 redo, the yard was bland, according to the Nalers. They won the prize at a 2014...
  • Chocolate is a passion for Williamsburg chef Marcel Desaulniers

    Chocolate is a passion for Williamsburg chef Marcel Desaulniers
    If scholarship money had been available for Marcel Desaulniers to go to mortuary science school, the culinary world would have been considerably less sweet. Desaulniers, who with his wife Connie Desaulniers, owns Mad About Chocolate on Armistead...
  • African Americans were the first tour guides of Williamsburg area

    African Americans were the first tour guides of Williamsburg area
    Tourists in Williamsburg before the city's restoration was well underway were left on their own to wander about unescorted, except at Bruton Parish Church. There, they would be greeted by the African-American sexton. For nearly four decades, three men...
  • A cradle of slavery and black resistance on the banks of the York

    A cradle of slavery and black resistance on the banks of the York
    Slavery may not have been born on the banks of the York River. But the rich alluvial soil that made the region’s sweet-scented tobacco so popular and profitable during the late 1600s provided the historic ground where Virginia’s slave...
  • Tourism Alliance wants up to 90 percent more funds from York

    The Greater Williamsburg Chamber and Tourism Alliance has requested additional money from surrounding localities and up to a 90 percent increase in funding from York County. York County currently contributes the least — approximately $342,447...