| Nov 29, 2014
| 11:45 AM
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...
| Nov 30, 2014
| 4:21 AM
Move over Black Friday, Cyber Monday may be taking your place.
Although Black Friday deals get all of the hype — and most of those start on Thursday — Cyber Monday accounted for 42 percent of the overall sales during the Thanksgiving...
| Dec 20, 2014
| 11:45 AM
So, ten lords a-leaping, six geese a-laying, three French hens and a partridge in a pear tree aren't on your Christmas list this year. If they were, it would cost you more than five gold rings, anyway.
According to the Christmas Price Index compiled...
| Sep 16, 2014
| 6:03 AM
Look for "Duck Dynasty" peanuts and peanut brittle for sale in local stores and online next week from Smithfield Specialty Foods Group.
"We think the two brands together will do extremely well," said Pete Booker, Smithfield Specialty Foods Group vice...
| Dec 1, 2014
| 3:51 PM
If you're like me, it's 7 p.m. Monday night, and you're just getting started on your Cyber Monday shopping. Retail websites will get their biggest clicks tonight as many shoppers return home from work.
To help you weed through all of the promotions,...
| Dec 2, 2014
| 8:10 AM
Senior Advocate is inviting all over age 55 to a Colonial Williamsburg Single Seniors Social at WindsorMeade of Williamsburg Club House, 3900 Windsor Hall Drive, Williamsburg from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 3.
Learn about Virginia history from...
| Oct 25, 2014
| 2:50 PM
Back when Capt. John Smith and Chief Powhatan butted heads in the early 1600s, the Algonquian village of Werowocomoco along the York River was fringed with marshland where inhabitants hunted and fished.
Four centuries later, much of that marshy...
| Oct 31, 2014
| 7:41 PM
The talent will be out on Saturday night at The Kimball Theatre in Colonial Williamsburg. All sorts of talent, and all of it homegrown.
It's the second edition of "Williamsburg's Got Talent," and it starts at 7 p.m.
I tell you this not only because...
| Nov 4, 2014
| 6:07 AM
Colonial Williamsburg is allowing annual pass and Good Neighbor pass members to bring up to 10 friends for free through Monday, Dec. 15.
The free friends offer is good for a single day’s admission for up to 10 friends or family on the day of issue...
| Nov 20, 2014
| 4:29 PM
Gifts have taken Virginia legislators far afield in recent years — to the Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club, to Paris and even to Rabbit Lake, Saskatchewan.
The last two were courtesy of Virginia Uranium, which has been working...
| Dec 6, 2014
| 12:43 PM
During the holidays, southern magnolia trees are prized plants because their glossy, long-lasting leaves can be used to create fresh evergreen wreaths, swags, garlands and centerpieces. In spring, these same trees produce flowers with a fresh lemon scent,...