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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...
  • Menchville High in Newport News honored for financial literacy test scores

    Menchville High School was named a Blue Star school in recognition of its students' successful performance on the 2013-14 W!SE Financial Literacy Certification Test, according to Newport News Public Schools officials. W!SE, or Working in Support of...
  • Savvy Shopper's guide to the 12 days of Christmas on the Peninsula

    Savvy Shopper's guide to the 12 days of Christmas on the Peninsula
    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...
  • 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"...
  • 10 Cyber Monday sales I'm excited about

    10 Cyber Monday sales I'm excited about
    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,...
  • Power company, preservationists face off over proposed towers across the James River

    Power company, preservationists face off over proposed towers across the James River
    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 the Virginia Supreme...
  • Governor unveils legislative priorities during visit to Colonial Williamsburg

    Gov. Terry McAuliffe rolled out part of his 2015 legislative package at a Virginia Chamber of Commerce event Friday at the Williamsburg Lodge, and some of what he's proposing — particularly a Tourism Growth Incentive Fund — would be great...
  • CW Single Seniors Social -- free on Wednesday for those 55 and older

    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...
  • Dominion Power, preservationists face off over proposed towers across James River

    Dominion Power, preservationists face off over proposed towers across James River
    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...
  • 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...
  • Holiday decorations often feature glossy green leaves from our native southern magnolia

     Holiday decorations often feature glossy green leaves from our native southern magnolia
    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,...