| 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...
| 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 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...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 1:01 PM
Hit the accelerator on entertainment this weekend with monster trucks, local blues and Sally Struthers. Sound like a volatile mix? It could also be an enjoyable one. Here are highlights. As always, find details at HrTicket.com.
REV IT UP. Car-crushing...
| Nov 12, 2013
Desserts are the sweet stuff of which memories are made, particularly in a holiday season, a time typically so rich with recollections. Salute that spirit with a historic dessert rooted in the North American past. For while tastes, trends and technology...
| Nov 12, 2013
In the 18th century, entertaining was done with desserts that could feed a crowd — a huge crowd. An election cake might serve up to 150 people, says Michael Krondl, a New York City food historian and author of "Sweet Invention: A History of Dessert....
| Nov 8, 2013
| 1:20 PM
Remembrance, Dedication days
Two tributes that take place each November at Gettysburg National Military Park have special significance this year. Dedication Day, held annually on Nov. 19, will mark the 150th anniversary of the...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 9:23 AM
Dozens of local and national retailers and restaurants are offering discounts and freebies to veteran and active duty military members for Veterans Day.
Here is a look at some of them.
Active duty military, reservists, retirees, veterans and their...