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  • Colonial Williamsburg offers fall discount

    Colonial Williamsburg offers fall discount
    Colonial Williamsburg is offering a discount to adults ages 50 and older during the fall months. For the price of a single-day admission ticket, qualifying adults can visit Colonial Williamsburg and its art museums an unlimited number of times through...
  • New toy store opens in Colonial Williamsburg

    New toy store opens in Colonial Williamsburg
    A new toy store has opened in Colonial Williamsburg. The William Pitt Store, located on the northwest corner of Duke of Gloucester and Botetourt Streets, is located in a historic building and was formerly known as the Davidson Shop. “The William...
  • NASCAR's Kyle Busch pits in Colonial Williamsburg

    NASCAR's Kyle Busch pits in Colonial Williamsburg
    WILLIAMSBURG— For most of the year, the common mode of transportation along Duke of Gloucester Street is a horse and buggy. Thursday afternoon, it was the M&M's Toyota Camry of NASCAR driver Kyle Busch that made an appearance in Merchants Square...
  • NYT Columnist David Brooks appearing in Williamsburg, Sept. 18

    NYT Columnist David Brooks appearing in Williamsburg, Sept. 18
    The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation will present the final event in its 2013 speaker series tomorrow at the Williamsburg Lodge.David Brooks, New York Times columnist and columnist/commentator on PBS NewsHour, will speak about "the current state of...
  • A Spanish outpost on the York ends in treachery and murder

     A Spanish outpost on the York ends in treachery and murder
    When America's first permanent English settlers sailed into Hampton Roads in 1607, they were far from the first Europeans to set foot on the land they named Virginia. Four times during the previous half-century, Spanish mariners looking for the fabled...
  • A landmark reconstruction redefined Williamsburg and the Peninsula

    A landmark reconstruction redefined Williamsburg and the Peninsula
    When the reconstructed Raleigh Tavern opened to the public on Friday, Sept. 16, 1932, it not only represented Colonial Williamsburg's first exhibition building but also a new identity for the old colonial capital and the rest of the surrounding region....
  • John C. Stidman, WMAR-TV pioneer

    John C. Stidman, WMAR-TV pioneer
    John C. Stidman, an artist and pioneer of WMAR-TV who spent 38 years at the city's first television station as a director and producer, died Wednesday of complications from a fall at the Presbyterian Home of Maryland in Towson. The longtime North...
  • 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....
  • Blackbeard's legend gets new wrinkles

    No student of Blackbeard can explore the nearly 300-year-old legend of one of history's most notorious brigands long before realizing that it's riddled by exaggeration and invention. Just six years after the infamous buccaneer's death in 1718, a shadowy...
  • Run for the Dream 8K winds through historic Williamsburg

    The Run for the Dream 8K wound through historic Williamsburg on Saturday for its fourth straight year. The run, and Sunday's half marathon, benefit An Achievable Dream and Wounded Warriors programs. Sunday's half marathon begins at 7 a.m. at Colonial...
  • Festival Williamsburg offers a variety of musical experiences in the coming week

    Festival Williamsburg offers a variety of musical experiences in the coming week
    Each spring, the Virginia Arts Festival offers dozens of performances throughout Hampton Roads. For several days during that period, the spotlight falls on Williamsburg. Festival Williamsburg, a festival within a festival, will take place Thursday May...