| 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...
| Oct 14, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Sparks started flying at the blacksmith shop on West Saratoga Street when James Madison was president of the United States, and a crew there is still on the job, now operating in a hybrid historical museum and working business.
The folks who run G. Krug...
| 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,...
| Nov 25, 2014
| 1:01 PM
Looking to get some holiday shopping done in the next couple of weeks? Consider one of the following craft shows in the region.
From crafters with handcrafted hair bows to painters with works valued in the thousands, Peninsula arts and crafts shows...
| 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 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 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...
| 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,...