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  • Ticket Extras! Things to do this weekend and beyond

    Ticket Extras! Things to do this weekend and beyond
     Every Friday in Ticket, the Daily Press offers suggestions on things to do over the weekend and upcoming events to plan for. There are often lots more that won't fit into the print sections. So look here for Ticket Extras! online each Friday. This is a...
  • Saving Jamestown's historic church tower

    One of English America's most iconic early colonial structures may have dodged a potentially disastrous cold-weather wrecking ball this past winter when near-record freezing temperatures caused new lime mortar joints to fail instead of splitting off large...
  • Some Independence Day fireworks affected by storm

    Some Independence Day fireworks affected by storm
    Officials across Hampton Roads are waiting to see if fireworks shows will have to be canceled or postponed as a hurricane, previously a tropical storm on Wednesday, tracks up the East Coast. As of Thursday, at least one Peninsula fireworks show had been...
  • Witness debate between Founding Fathers Jefferson and Adams at Colonial Williamsburg

    Witness debate between Founding Fathers Jefferson and Adams at Colonial Williamsburg
    "Jefferson & Adams" explores the turbulent 52-year relationship between two celebrated Founding Fathers, Thomas Jefferson and John Adams. Written by Howard Ginsberg, the play takes the stage at 7:30 p.m. Saturday through Monday July 5-7 at Colonial...
  • SOL committee gets 3 new Peninsula members

    Two Peninsula lawmakers and a Williamsburg community leader were named to a new bipartisan committee aimed at reforming the state's Standards of Learning system. Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced Monday that state Sen. John Miller, D-Newport News; Del....
  • Historic 1600s Jamestown church tower may have dodged cold-weather wrecking ball

    Historic 1600s Jamestown church tower may have dodged cold-weather wrecking ball
    One of English America’s most iconic early colonial structures may have dodged a potentially disastrous cold-weather wrecking ball this past winter when near-record freezing temperatures caused new lime mortar joints to fail instead of splitting off...
  • Notes and notables

    A little too eager An old commercial once warned, "You never get a second chance to make a first impression." It is a message members of the new Hampton Roads Transportation Accountability Commission should have heeded. Last week, members of the new...
  • Colonial Williamsburg names new president Tuesday

     Colonial Williamsburg names new president Tuesday
    Dan Smith doesn't know Mitchell Reiss personally, but he is impressed by the credentials the new president of Colonial Williamsburg brings to the job. "If you look at his resume, it's astonishing," said Smith, superintendent of Colonial National...
  • Washington College president to step down

    Washington College president to step down
    The president of Washington College announced Tuesday that he will step down this fall to take a new post in Virginia. Mitchell B. Reiss, who has led the college in Chestertown for four years, will become the new CEO and president of the Colonial...
  • Phyllis Patterson dies at 82; co-founder of Renaissance Pleasure Faire

    Phyllis Patterson dies at 82; co-founder of Renaissance Pleasure Faire
    Phyllis Patterson, who with her husband, Ron, originated the Renaissance Pleasure Faire as a summer class in her Laurel Canyon backyard before it grew into a national corset-and-codpiece phenomenon, has died in a Marin County hospital. She was 82....
  • Colonial Williamsburg offers ticket deal through Groupon

    Colonial Williamsburg offers ticket deal through Groupon
    Colonial Williamsburg is offering a discount on single-day admission tickets through Groupon.  Through the Groupon deal, visitors can buy a Colonial Williamsburg ticket for $22 for adults or $11 for children, which is a 50 percent discount.  On...