| Dec 1, 2013
In the increasingly secular world of the early 21st century, few people spend much time worrying about their fates in the hereafter.
The spiritual power and importance of baptism often seem just as remote — even for those who have been duly...
| Dec 2, 2013
| 9:11 AM
Colonial Williamsburg also offering a buy-one-get-one-free deal on annual passes during the Black Friday, Cyber Monday shopping holidays.
The offer is available online only at colonialwilliamsburg.com/cyber. No code is needed.
You can find a running...
| Dec 1, 2013
The Christmas season brings twinkling lights, dazzling trees, hot chocolate, shopping extravaganzas, and long, long, long lines.
In 2012, tourists spent more than $882 million in Williamsburg and James City County — a combined total that puts...
| Nov 30, 2013
| 6:16 PM
To bring the beauty and fragrance of the winter woods into your home this holiday season, tour your yard and nearby woods for natural materials — pine, fir, cedar and bayberry — and then fashion them into wreaths, using foam, wire or straw...
| Nov 28, 2013
| 3:13 PM
Black Friday has come
First off let us thank you, loyal reader, for taking a few minutes out of your shopping schedule today to read these words. After all, with each passing year Thanksgiving in the U.S. is beginning to feel more and more like Black...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 8:43 AM
The Williamsburg Regional Library operates its Local Author Project to bring Hampton Roads authors to the attention of their patrons. Following are donations made in October. For information about the program, call 259-4042.
| Nov 24, 2013
Growing up in my house, Thanksgiving was as traditional a holiday as could be. Many of the same relatives gathered each year around a table that contained the always-popular turkey and the usual dishes: sausage dressing, mashed potato and turnip with...
| Nov 23, 2013
| 7:26 PM
Gantlet or gauntlet?
•Ted, Yorktown: Subject: Police Chief Finalists Run Gantlet. Reference the above headline in today's paper, I believe the last word should be "gauntlet," meaning a series of challenges. A "gantlet" is a railroad term.
| Nov 22, 2013
Two hundred-ninety-five years ago today, Royal Navy sailors from Hampton clashed with the notorious Blackbeard the Pirate in a hand-to-hand struggle off the remote Outer Banks island of Ocracoke.
Downing a bowl of strong liquor as they approached his...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 11:31 AM
Just in time for Thanksgiving, the Raleigh Tavern Bakery in the Colonial Williamsburg historic area is selling freshly baked pies.
Pies will be sold beginning at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, November 26 and Wednesday November 27th – doors open starting at 9...
| Nov 15, 2013
After the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, the most important sound in Williamsburg was no longer the urgent voices in the Capitol debating Virginia's future.
Instead it was the ringing of hammers and rattling of tin at the...