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  • Home Gardener Day workshops Jan. 19 explore power of different gardening styles

    When all is dormant and brown outdoors, moss can be very much alive and green. Look around moist spots in your yard or nearby woods and you will likely find a patch of bright green moss. Gently lift some of that pretty patch and transplant pieces into...
  • Colonial Williamsburg Foundation board adds two trustees

    Colonial Williamsburg Foundation board adds two trustees
    The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation board of trustees has elected management consulting executive Joseph Christopher "Chris" Simmons and university representative Y. Ping Sun to serve as foundation trustees. Simmons of McLean is a former managing...
  • 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...
  • Jamestown settlement and Yorktown Victory Center revenues down

    The Jamestown Settlement and Yorktown Victory Center living-history museums' admission revenue was down 2.5 percent in 2014 compared to 2013. Admission revenue amounted to $5,026,279 in 2014. "The overall decline in visitation was mitigated by an...
  • Notes and notables

    Sing a song Warm up your vocal chords. They're talking again about the need for a state song. Virginia has been without one since 1997, when the General Assembly figured out the implications of "Carry Me Back to Old Virginny" and attached "emeritus"...
  • Students take virtual field trip to colonial times

    Students take virtual field trip to colonial times
    There were no big yellow school buses, permission slips or paper bag lunches for this school field trip. In fact, students never even left their desks. At Pembroke Lakes Elementary on Thursday, a fifth-grade class went on an electronic field trip, using...
  • USS Theodore Roosevelt rescues fishermen off Florida coast

    Sailors and Marines aboard the Norfolk-based USS Theodore Roosevelt rescued two men off the Florida Coast earlier this week after their vessel was engulfed by flames. Sailors spotted a rescue flare around 4:30 a.m. Monday about 90 miles off the coast....
  • Colonial Williamsburg offers free admission to military

    Colonial Williamsburg offers free admission to military
    Colonial Williamsburg is offering free admission to its art museums to active duty military, retired military members and veterans from Oct. 9 to 13 in honor of a special exhibition honoring Vietnam veterans.  According to a press release from...
  • Notes and notables

    Wall in Williamsburg Of all the memorials in our nation's capital, none is more emotionally evocative than the one that simply consists of 58,195 names etched into two long black rock walls. The Vietnam Veterans Memorial was completed in 1982 to a...
  • Christmas Town lights up Busch Gardens in Williamsburg

     Christmas Town lights up Busch Gardens in Williamsburg
    Scott Gasparich, vice president of entertainment at Busch Gardens, sums up the park's annual Christmas Town attraction in two words: "Absolute joy." Of course, given the opportunity, he expands and uses more than two words. "We feel a great sense of...
  • Historic homes in Williamsburg, Yorktown feature fresh floral decor for the holidays

    Historic homes in Williamsburg, Yorktown feature fresh floral decor for the holidays
    Holiday open houses are inspirational in many ways. They get you in the spirit of the season and pick up decorating ideas you can use at home. And, you get to know a little more about the histories behind the homes. December offers the opportunity to do...