| Jan 4, 2015
JAMES CITY — Virginia's largest electricity provider will face off against James City County and preservationists this week in a battle over proposed new electrical towers crossing one of the nation's most historic waterways.
The battleground is...
| Jan 2, 2015
| 2:20 PM
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,...
| Jan 13, 2015
| 4:09 PM
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...
| Dec 26, 2014
| 5:52 PM
When builders started to put the finishing touches on Bruton Parish Church in late 1714, Duke of Gloucester Street was little more than a meandering horse path that dipped out of sight while crossing the deepest of early Williamsburg's many ravines.
| Jan 12, 2015
| 5:42 AM
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...
| Jan 10, 2015
| 12:16 PM
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...
| Dec 14, 2014
Looking out the kitchen window of his latest project, the Colonial Capital Bed & Breakfast on Richmond Road, David Everett can see the house where his mother grew up.
He wanted to buy that house, but it wasn't available. So he and his wife, Kathryn...
| Dec 19, 2014
| 10:18 AM
For some folks - a lot of folks, actually - Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without "It's a Wonderful Life."
It's a holiday classic, one of the gems of the American cinema. The great Frank Capra called it his favorite among all the films he made....
| Jan 14, 2015
| 10:41 AM
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.
| Jan 9, 2015
| 12:05 PM
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...
| Dec 19, 2014
| 11:24 AM
Colonial Williamsburg is offering three historically inspired products — Old Stitch Brown Ale Mustard, Mad Mary Tomato Catsup and Jane Vobe’s Tomato Conserve — to spice up your holiday table.
In 18th-century England and the colonies,...