| Apr 5, 2012
| 10:33 AM
Nothing heralds the arrival of spring, and the Easter season, like a tulip bloom.
It's a beautiful bulb that has a history of intrigue, thievery and heartbreak, plus a Tulipomania economic bubble and bust 1636-'37, according to bulb history experts.
| Apr 7, 2012
| 8:13 PM
Why not walk, run or bike to help others? For the next couple of months there are multiple opportunities for those concerned with helping out research and awareness of different diseases to make their contribution. Better still, these fundraising...
| Apr 9, 2012
| 11:13 PM
El Centro native James Franklin “Jim” Gay, a nationally recognized food historian who had appeared on Food Network, network televisions and countless publications, died last week at the age of 61.
Gay, a retired naval aviator who graduated...
| Dec 30, 2011
| 5:55 PM
Residents of tourism meccas often trade stories of the surprising things visitors can do or say.
Years ago, in Colonial Williamsburg, Va., for example, a tourist was overheard arguing with her companion about which buildings to visit. Most Williamsburg...
| Dec 31, 2011
| 6:19 AM
Even though 2011 was a down year for the housing market, it was an up year for housing events in Hampton Roads.
February through November, southeastern Virginia was the scene of three nationally recognized homes, as well as the Peninsula's own Parade...
| Mar 10, 2012
| 12:21 PM
The 19th annual Taste of Williamsburg, sponsored by the Greater Williamsburg Chamber & Tourism Alliance, will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 28, in the Crowne Plaza Williamsburg at Fort Magruder.
This year’s event will showcase 15...
| Mar 12, 2012
| 7:32 AM
Beer, wine and liquors take center stage when Colonial Williamsburg presents “Good Spirits: Alcoholic Beverages in the 18th Century,” a conference taking place March 18-20.
During the three-day event, the staff from CW’s Historic...
| Oct 13, 2012
| 3:05 PM
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....
| Oct 17, 2012
Even before archaeologists began digging in the basement of the Brafferton Building late this summer, they could see and smell one of the most urgent reasons why they were sent into the historic College of William and Mary structure as part of a $3.65...
| Oct 17, 2012
When Colonial Williamsburg restored the three landmark buildings of the College of William and Mary's historic 18th-century campus in the early 1930s, the Brafferton Building was the last on the list.
But 80 years after that work was completed, a $3....
| Oct 19, 2012
As a seasoned travel writer with more than 173,000 miles logged, I've come to the conclusion that memorable vacations have two things in common: great destinations and exceptional accommodations.
Among my favorite destinations are Williamsburg, Virginia;...