| Jan 30, 2015
| 2:30 AM
Q: Decades ago, my father came upon this painting on tin at an antique show in Florida. Can you give us your opinion?
A: Noting images plus measurements sent by the reader, we see that the artwork is set into an ornate and attractive gilt frame and...
| Jan 25, 2015
Scenic Virginia is all about its name — preserving, protecting and promoting the state's beauty.
In early February, the nonprofit organization partners with the Garden Club of Virginia Symposium held at Colonial Williamsburg to do just that....
| Jan 23, 2015
| 1:21 PM
"Turn," the AMC cable TV series about spies during the Revolutionary War, will be at Colonial Williamsburg on Monday to shoot some scenes.
The scenes will be shot at the Revolutionary City. The Historic Area will remain open to the public.
| Jan 22, 2015
| 10:58 AM
George Washington helped with the car line and Betsy Ross worked on the safety patrol at Pembroke Lakes Elementary School in Pembroke Pines.
The nation's first president and the woman credited with making the first American flag were channeled by fifth-...
| Jan 14, 2015
| 10:41 AM
The "restaurant week" promotion offered by several Hampton Roads cities presents a nice diversion for the cold weeks of January and February. It's an opportunity to explore a new restaurant or revisit an old favorite at a reasonable cost.
| Jan 20, 2015
| 7:59 AM
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...
| Jan 16, 2015
| 5:57 AM
There were no big yellow school buses, permission slips or paper bag lunches for this school field trip. In fact, students never even left their desks.
At Pembroke Lakes Elementary on Thursday, a fifth-grade class went on an electronic field trip, using...
| Jan 13, 2015
| 4:09 PM
The Jamestown Settlement and Yorktown Victory Center living-history museums' admission revenue was down 2.5 percent in 2014 compared to 2013. Admission revenue amounted to $5,026,279 in 2014.
"The overall decline in visitation was mitigated by an...
| Jan 12, 2015
| 5:42 AM
The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation board of trustees has elected management consulting executive Joseph Christopher "Chris" Simmons and university representative Y. Ping Sun to serve as foundation trustees.
Simmons of McLean is a former managing...
| Jan 10, 2015
| 12:16 PM
When all is dormant and brown outdoors, moss can be very much alive and green.
Look around moist spots in your yard or nearby woods and you will likely find a patch of bright green moss.
Gently lift some of that pretty patch and transplant pieces into...
| Jan 9, 2015
| 12:05 PM
Williamsburg brings back its restaurant week now through Jan. 25.
Sponsored by the Williamsburg Area Restaurant Association, the event features two-course lunches for $10.15 and three-course dinners for $20.15 or $30.15.
Colonial Williamsburg also...