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  • A look at Jamestown's role in forging the chains of slavery

    No place was more instrumental in the development and definition of slavery in Virginia than the first permanent English settlement at Jamestown. Here are some of the landmark events that played out in the colony's first capital during the 1600s:...
  • Defining, then defying the bonds of slavery in Virginia's colonial capital

    Defining, then defying the bonds of slavery in Virginia's colonial capital
    Few doubts about the legal status of Virginia’s blacks remained after the General Assembly — meeting in the new capital of Williamsburg in October 1705 — doubled down on the increasingly restrictive laws of the late 1600s by defining...
  • Colonial Williamsburg offers discount to pass holder friends

    Colonial Williamsburg offers discount to pass holder friends
    Colonial Williamsburg annual, collegiate and Good Neighbor pass members can bring friends and family to visit for only $10 through March 8. “Winter is a wonderful time to experience Colonial Williamsburg,” said Skip Ferebee, director of...
  • 2015 travel, from major anniversaries to sporting events

    2015 travel, from major anniversaries to sporting events
    The year 2015 teems with major anniversaries, from the 50th remembrance of the Selma Bridge Crossing in Alabama to the 450th birthday of St. Augustine, Fla., and the 800th staging of the Lord Mayor's Show in London. Check these out on our annual calendar,...
  • Forging the chains of slavery at Jamestown

    Forging the chains of slavery at Jamestown
    No place was more instrumental in the development and definition of slavery in Virginia than the first permanent English settlement at Jamestown. Here are some of the landmark events that played out in the colony’s first capital during the 1600s:...
  • Northwestern Lehigh's trio of Division I-bound athletes will never change their stripes

    Northwestern Lehigh's trio of Division I-bound athletes will never change their stripes
    Despite its growth in enrollment in the past decade, Northwestern Lehigh is still one of those schools where — like the bar in Cheers — everyone knows your name. On Wednesday, the school proudly held a ceremony in its auditorium to...
  • Sheer charm can have a heady impact on price

    Q: Decades ago, my father came upon this painting on tin at an antique show in Florida. Can you give us your opinion? A: Noting images plus measurements sent by the reader, we see that the artwork is set into an ornate and attractive gilt frame and...
  • Check out Williamsburg Restaurant Week through Jan. 25

    Check out Williamsburg Restaurant Week through Jan. 25
    Williamsburg brings back its restaurant week now through Jan. 25. Sponsored by the Williamsburg Area Restaurant Association, the event features two-course lunches for $10.15 and three-course dinners for $20.15 or $30.15.  Colonial Williamsburg also...
  • Newport News, Norfolk, Williamsburg all hosting restaurant weeks around the same time

    Newport News, Norfolk, Williamsburg all hosting restaurant weeks around the same time
    The "restaurant week" promotion offered by several Hampton Roads cities presents a nice diversion for the cold weeks of January and February. It's an opportunity to explore a new restaurant or revisit an old favorite at a reasonable cost. Most...
  • Four iconic portraits and a favored belonging give CW visitors a rare look at George Washington

    Four iconic portraits and a favored belonging give CW visitors a rare look at George Washington
    If you ever wanted to look the most indispensable Founding Father in the eye, this might be a good time. With the recent acquisition of an iconic Gilbert Stuart portrait — plus the timely loan of a much earlier landmark likeness — Colonial...
  • Fun history lesson in Pines

    Fun history lesson in Pines
    George Washington helped with the car line and Betsy Ross worked on the safety patrol at Pembroke Lakes Elementary School in Pembroke Pines. The nation's first president and the woman credited with making the first American flag were channeled by fifth-...