| Nov 15, 2013
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...
| Aug 11, 2013
Twenty-odd stubs from worn-out slate pencils may not seem that noteworthy in a region so rich with history that significant archaeological discoveries are common.
But at the site of the 18th-century Bray School off Prince George and Boundary streets...
| Aug 4, 2013
Of all the public buildings that helped define life in 18th-century Williamsburg, the most conspicuous absence in today's restored colonial capital may be the Market House that once stood near the Powder Magazine on Duke of Gloucester Street.
| Dec 18, 2013
Williamsburg's blacksmiths and tinsmiths weren't the only tradesmen that had to ramp up production for the Revolution.
So many militiamen mobilized for the war in 1775 that their camp just north of town stretched all the way from the Capitol to the...
| Dec 2, 2013
| 9:11 AM
Colonial Williamsburg also offering a buy-one-get-one-free deal on annual passes during the Black Friday, Cyber Monday shopping holidays.
The offer is available online only at colonialwilliamsburg.com/cyber. No code is needed.
You can find a running...
| Dec 2, 2013
| 1:03 PM
Cyber Monday has been the largest online shopping holiday in the past two years, according to Shop.org, an arm of the National Retail Federation that focuses on Internet retailers.
Generally, bargain experts agree that Cyber Monday, which is Monday,...
| Dec 6, 2013
On the Peninsula this weekend, Christmas is blowing up. Two of the region's biggest, most explosive holiday events — Hollydazzle in Newport News and the Grand Illumination in Colonial Williamsburg — will brighten the skies. If you'd rather...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 10:11 AM
Colonial Williamsburg is offering half-off single day admission tickets through the daily deal website LivingSocial.com.
The deal offers single-day admission tickets for $18 for adults and $9 for youth. Tickets must be used by Dec. 31, 2013. Shoppers...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 5:54 AM
A disabled Gloucester veteran who gets around in a motor scooter has filed 10 lawsuits in local and federal courts since the summer of 2012 over access to businesses throughout Gloucester and the Peninsula.
Kenneth Flaum, 67, filed his first lawsuit...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 10:58 PM
This year's AMC Holiday House Tour in Harford County will be held on Sunday, Dec. 15, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The tour benefits the AMC Cancer Fund and Johns Hopkins Pediatric Oncology Center.
For further information, call 410-734-4808.
| Dec 9, 2013
| 4:06 PM
We predict that holiday fun and reindeer games will blanket the region in weeks ahead. So, here's a road map to help you navigate through the blizzard of mirth and the avalanche of good cheer.
May your bells forever jingle and your sleigh never get...