| Oct 25, 2012
| 12:11 PM
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-...
| Oct 30, 2012
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...
| Nov 12, 2012
| 8:07 AM
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...
| Nov 2, 2012
| 7:45 PM
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....
| Nov 4, 2012
| 6:00 AM
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...
| Nov 4, 2012
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...
| Nov 18, 2012
| 4:46 AM
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...
| Dec 3, 2012
| 11:57 AM
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.
Shadrack's Christmas Light...
| Nov 24, 2012
| 1:43 PM
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,...
| Nov 26, 2012
| 7:06 AM
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...
| Nov 30, 2012
| 8:30 AM
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...