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  • Wren dig reveals lost colonial building

    Wren dig reveals lost colonial building
    WILLIAMSBURG — Even in a town that archaeologists have probed countless times since 1930, few places have been dug over as many times as the landmark compound that makes up the historic colonial campus at the College of William and Mary. But...
  • Mystery dinner in Gloucester with 'Silent Murders' author

    Mystery dinner in Gloucester with 'Silent Murders' author
    Mystery author Mary Miley Theobald will present her latest book, “Silent Murders,” at a book signing, discussion and dinner Wednesday, Sept. 24, hosted by The Inn at Warner Hall in Gloucester. The event begins at 5:30 p.m. Theobald, a...
  • Smithfield Foods to sell 'Duck Dynasty' peanuts

    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...
  • Ticket Extras! Things to do this weekend and beyond

    Ticket Extras! Things to do this weekend and beyond
     Every Friday in Ticket, the Daily Press offers suggestions on things to do over the weekend and upcoming events to plan for. There are often lots more that won't fit into the print sections. So look here for Ticket Extras! online each Friday. This is a...
  • Fall art preview: 11 shows not to miss

     Fall art preview: 11 shows not to miss
    What to see this fall? Play it close to home with shows about Chicago, motherhood, composting, American history, demons and failure, or go far out and explore the entire galaxy. Here's how: "The Chicago Effect: Redefining the Middle": Contrary to...
  • Rare fabric swatches tell orphans' story at Colonial Williamsburg gallery

    Rare fabric swatches tell orphans' story at Colonial Williamsburg gallery
    No one today remembers the names of more than 16,000 infants taken in by London's famous Foundlings Hospital during the mid-1700s. But that doesn't mean there's no way to tell their anonymous but poignant stories. Scrupulously recorded by the...
  • Colonial Williamsburg restoration hinged on architect's visit

    Colonial Williamsburg restoration hinged on architect's visit
    When Boston architect William G. Perry came to Williamsburg on Jan. 13, 1927, it wasn't his first visit. But the pioneering sketches he first made as he toured the historic colonial town represented a milestone step in visualizing and promoting what...
  • Randall Plaxa, formerly of J.M. Randalls, launches event promotion company

    Randall Plaxa, formerly of J.M. Randalls, launches event promotion company
    "We're putting the brand back together," said Randall Plaxa, who once ran the bar and live music venue J.M. Randalls in Williamsburg. His new venture is an event promotion company that he hopes will present as many as 12 concerts a year. The company, J....
  • Small-town Williamsburg learned to love Mrs. Rockefeller's pioneering tastes

    Small-town Williamsburg learned to love Mrs. Rockefeller's pioneering tastes
    Williamsburg residents had plenty of reason to be curious when a pioneering folk art collection assembled by Abby Aldrich Rockefeller went on view inside the newly restored Ludwell Paradise House on Jan. 16, 1935. Few people before her had viewed ...
  • A daring governor shows his mettle in a bloody April 29, 1700 pirate battle

    A daring governor shows his mettle in a bloody April 29, 1700 pirate battle
    Gov. Francis Nicholson was nothing if not a man of action. Long before coming to Virginia in 1698, he'd shown his mettle time and time again, fighting Moors in North Africa, English rebels at the battle of Sedgemoor and hostile Indians in New York and...
  • Virginia history book wins 2014 Pulitzer Prize

    Virginia history book wins 2014 Pulitzer Prize
    “The Internal Enemy: Slavery and War in Virginia, 1772-1832” by historian Alan Taylor won the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for history. The book, which examines the impact of runaway slaves from Virginia who fled to the British for protection and...