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  • What's coming up?

    What's coming up?
    If you're a reader looking for an author/book event this week, you're in luck. From sports to history, fiction, poetry and more, this week's calendar is full of opportunities for readers and writers to meet and chat about the topics they love. Tuesday,...
  • Phyllis Patterson dies at 82; co-founder of Renaissance Pleasure Faire

    Phyllis Patterson dies at 82; co-founder of Renaissance Pleasure Faire
    Phyllis Patterson, who with her husband, Ron, originated the Renaissance Pleasure Faire as a summer class in her Laurel Canyon backyard before it grew into a national corset-and-codpiece phenomenon, has died in a Marin County hospital. She was 82....
  • 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 ...
  • GUIDE: Veterans Day freebies and discounts

    GUIDE: Veterans Day freebies and discounts
    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...
  • Historic desserts are still within reach of today's cooks

    Historic desserts are still within reach of today's cooks
    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...
  • Updating Martha Washington's cake

    Updating Martha Washington's cake
    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....
  • Monster trucks, Christmas tree lighting, "Hello, Dolly!": Fun Things To Do

    Monster trucks, Christmas tree lighting, "Hello, Dolly!": Fun Things To Do
    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...
  • Reviving a Revolutionary War landmark

     Reviving a Revolutionary War landmark
    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...