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  • Cookbook of American chef James Beard to be released

    Cookbook of American chef James Beard to be released
    America’s passion for fine food took a huge leap forward in the 20th century through the work of two special cooks, Julia Child and James Beard. Child has gotten her due of late with the 2009 film, “Julie & Julia,” and a recent WHRO-...
  • Jack-o-lanterns: Colonial Williamsburg offers free 18th-century inspired designs

    Jack-o-lanterns: Colonial Williamsburg offers free 18th-century inspired designs
    Colonial Williamsburg has designs on pumpkin carving this Halloween. Families will enjoy using 18th-century-inspired beginner and advanced patterns for pumpkin carving, according to a press release. Guests can select from 27 revolutionary designs...
  • 'Timeless' church reflects 300 years of changes

    Sometime in the fall of 1712, a gang of Williamsburg brickmakers began firing tens of thousands of bricks for what would become one of colonial America's most indelible landmarks. Completed three years later, Bruton Parish Church has long been...
  • Rodney G. Stieff

    Rodney G. Stieff
    Rodney G. Stieff, former chairman of the board and CEO of Kirk-Stieff Co., which was the oldest silversmith firm in the country, died Tuesday of kidney cancer at the Blakehurst retirement community in Towson. The former longtime Orchards resident was 87....
  • Vote no on Baltimore's Question H

    Every few years, Baltimore City residents are called upon to vote on any number of bond initiatives, wherein the city uses its credit card to fund any number of projects. The city then repays the money with interest at some future date. This is common...
  • Historic weather vane crops up on Bruton Parish Church

    Bruton Parish Episcopal Church made a welcome discovery a few weeks ago when workmen finished erecting scaffolding around the historic colonial sanctuary's landmark steeple. Perched at the very top of the 100-foot-tall bell tower on Duke of Gloucester...
  • Hampton Roads' holiday fun snowballs as December draws near

    Hampton Roads' holiday fun snowballs as December draws near
    Once upon a time, Williamsburg's Grand Illumination was the Peninsula's undisputed champion of holiday crowds, pyrotechnics and merry-making. Move over, colonials. Make room for Hollydazzle. The Newport News celebration, happening Nov. 30 at City...
  • Head out for the holidays

    Head out for the holidays
    The holidays are here before you know it and often gone before you've had a chance to sample any of the wonderful seasonal offerings. Taking a day trip to any of these destinations will provide a quick cup of cheer. New Market Shadrack's Christmas Light...
  • Studded lemons: Use cloves and star anise to make decorative lemons and oranges for holiday decor

    Studded lemons:  Use cloves and star anise to make decorative lemons and oranges for holiday decor
    Here's now to insert star anise and cloves into lemons, thus creating "star-studded lemons," courtesy Kathy Rose, a floral designer and member of the Green Spring Garden Club. The club hosts its annual Christmas Homes Tour 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1,...
  • Colonial Williamsburg: Programs and walking tours feature history, creation and use of fresh wreaths, swags and garland

    Colonial Williamsburg: Programs and walking tours feature history, creation and use of fresh wreaths, swags and garland
    Colonial Williamsburg is now decked out for the holidays with wreaths, swags and garland made from natural materials including apples, lemons, oranges and pineapples, the 18th-century symbol for hospitality, according to a press release.  Here's how you...
  • Rosanne Cash, daughter of Johnny, to sing in Williamsburg

    Rosanne Cash, daughter of Johnny, to sing in Williamsburg
    Exciting news from Williamsburg arrived today. Rosanne Cash will play a show at the Williamsburg Lodge in February. A fine singer-songwriter, Cash hasn't played Hampton Roads often in recent decades. Her show here promises to be special. Ruth Moody of...