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  • With apartments gone, historians wonder what is below Harbor Square

    With apartments gone, historians wonder what is below Harbor Square
    HAMPTON — The derelict buildings, playing children and crime associated with the property's seedy visitors are long gone from the former Harbor Square site downtown. But as the city plans to redevelop the 17.7-acre tract — and contractors...
  • Colonial Williamsburg offers free admission to military for Memorial Day

    Colonial Williamsburg offers free admission to military for Memorial Day
    During Memorial Day weekend, military members and their families will receive free admission to Colonial Williamsburg. The annual offer, which is open to active duty military, reservists, retirees, veterans and their families, will take place Friday,...
  • Blue Stars Museums program returns for summer months

    Blue Stars Museums program returns for summer months
    The Blue Star Museums initiative returns this summer, offering free admission to participating museums for active duty military and their families. This year, military families can get free access to the Hampton History Museum, Peninsula Fine Arts...
  • Rare map collector explores evolving idea of Virginia

     Rare map collector explores evolving idea of Virginia
    The first time William C. Wooldridge held an antique map of Virginia, he was a young Army officer taking a meandering, homesick stroll through the streets of Heidelberg, Germany. Catching his eye from an old print shop window, the early 1600s map...
  • 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...
  • Decorating for Christmas with nature's gifts

    Decorating for Christmas with nature's gifts
    When Bob Zealor was growing up in Overlea, he would go into the woods near his home and collect greens to make a wreath for his mother. You can imagine his delight when he discovered Colonial Williamsburg, where all the holiday decorations come from...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Just Looking: 269 Ben Lomond Road, Dunnsville, Va.

     Just Looking: 269 Ben Lomond Road, Dunnsville, Va.
    Address: 269 Ben Lomond Road, Dunnsville Price: $1,895,000 Listing agent: Listing Agent: Karin Andrews, Waterfront and Estate Agent/Realtor, Frank Hardy, Inc. 804-445-5500; e-mail: karinjandrews@hotmail.com / http://www.waterfrontandestate.com Basics:...
  • 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...
  • Folk portraits span range of approaches

     Folk portraits span range of approaches
    Nearly 173 years after the invention of photography transformed the way we see ourselves and the world, it can be hard to understand the simple folk art portraits through which so many Americans of the late 1700s and early 1800s hoped to be remembered....