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  • Remnants from a pioneering black school unearthed in Williamsburg

    Remnants from a pioneering black school unearthed in Williamsburg
    WILLIAMSBURG — Archaeologists exploring the grounds of a College of William and Mary dormitory where a sprig of a colonial brick footing was found last year have unearthed the remains of two outbuildings believed to be part of a landmark African-...
  • Colonial Williamsburg offers free tickets to Hampton Roads residents

    Colonial Williamsburg offers free tickets to Hampton Roads residents
    Colonial Williamsburg is offering free tickets to its Historic Area and art museums to residents of most cities and counties in Hampton Roads.  The free one-day tickets will be available Aug. 8 through Aug. 15 to residents of Williamsburg, James City...
  • Mystery dinner in Gloucester with 'Silent Murders' author

    Mystery dinner in Gloucester with 'Silent Murders' author
    Mystery author Mary Miley Theobald will present her latest book, “Silent Murders,” at a book signing, discussion and dinner Wednesday, Sept. 24, hosted by The Inn at Warner Hall in Gloucester. The event begins at 5:30 p.m. Theobald, a...
  • Wren dig reveals lost colonial building

    Wren dig reveals lost colonial building
    WILLIAMSBURG — Even in a town that archaeologists have probed countless times since 1930, few places have been dug over as many times as the landmark compound that makes up the historic colonial campus at the College of William and Mary. But...
  • Historic 1600s Jamestown church tower may have dodged cold-weather wrecking ball

    Historic 1600s Jamestown church tower may have dodged cold-weather wrecking ball
    One of English America’s most iconic early colonial structures may have dodged a potentially disastrous cold-weather wrecking ball this past winter when near-record freezing temperatures caused new lime mortar joints to fail instead of splitting off...
  • Some Independence Day fireworks affected by storm

    Some Independence Day fireworks affected by storm
    Officials across Hampton Roads are waiting to see if fireworks shows will have to be canceled or postponed as a hurricane, previously a tropical storm on Wednesday, tracks up the East Coast. As of Thursday, at least one Peninsula fireworks show had been...
  • Saving Jamestown's historic church tower

    One of English America's most iconic early colonial structures may have dodged a potentially disastrous cold-weather wrecking ball this past winter when near-record freezing temperatures caused new lime mortar joints to fail instead of splitting off large...
  • Washington College names interim president

    Washington College names interim president
    Washington College in Chestertown has named Jack Griswold, an investment executive, as the interim president of the college, according to a press release issued Monday. Griswold — an emeritus member and former chair of the college's board of...
  • Origins of French-American cuisine explored in Colonial Williamsburg dinner

    Origins of French-American cuisine explored in Colonial Williamsburg dinner
    A history lesson and a great meal are in store if you sign up for “The Founding Fathers of French Cuisine,” a French-inspired culinary evening taking place from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, July 19, in the Regency Room of the Williamsburg Inn....
  • 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....
  • Washington College president to step down

    Washington College president to step down
    The president of Washington College announced Tuesday that he will step down this fall to take a new post in Virginia. Mitchell B. Reiss, who has led the college in Chestertown for four years, will become the new CEO and president of the Colonial...