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  • Taking the Kids -- to Williamsburg in fall

    Taking the Kids -- to Williamsburg in fall
    Do you believe in "The World Unseen"? In ghosts? Maybe this time of year; maybe because we're in a small room lit by candlelight and the question is being posed by a seemingly possessed young woman named Sarah Pelham, who lived in 18th-century...
  • Baltimore blacksmith shop to run nonprofit museum

    Baltimore blacksmith shop to run nonprofit museum
    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...
  • Notes and notables

    Wall in Williamsburg Of all the memorials in our nation's capital, none is more emotionally evocative than the one that simply consists of 58,195 names etched into two long black rock walls. The Vietnam Veterans Memorial was completed in 1982 to a...
  • Colonial Williamsburg offers free admission to military

    Colonial Williamsburg offers free admission to military
    Colonial Williamsburg is offering free admission to its art museums to active duty military, retired military members and veterans from Oct. 9 to 13 in honor of a special exhibition honoring Vietnam veterans.  According to a press release from...
  • Part 6: Giving gifts, and gaining influence?

    Part 6: Giving gifts, and gaining influence?
    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...
  • USS Theodore Roosevelt rescues fishermen off Florida coast

    Sailors and Marines aboard the Norfolk-based USS Theodore Roosevelt rescued two men off the Florida Coast earlier this week after their vessel was engulfed by flames. Sailors spotted a rescue flare around 4:30 a.m. Monday about 90 miles off the coast....
  • Taste Studio offers visitors samples from Colonial Williamsburg's chefs

    Colonial Williamsburg unveiled a new program this year showcasing the foundation's chefs and giving visitors a chance to sample some savory recipes in a fun way. Colonial Williamsburg Executive Chef Rhys Lewis regaled participants of Taste Studio with...
  • Cue the spotlights - time for 'Williamsburg's Got Talent'

    Cue the spotlights - time for 'Williamsburg's Got Talent'
     The talent will be out on Saturday night at The Kimball Theatre in Colonial Williamsburg. All sorts of talent, and all of it homegrown.  It's the second edition of "Williamsburg's Got Talent," and it starts at 7 p.m.  I tell you this not only because...
  • Donation is music to Easton High School Band's ear

    Donation is music to Easton High School Band's ear
    The Easton Area High School band will get five new wind instruments thanks to a $5,000 donation from a local philanthropist. The donation from the Trigiano Foundation was presented at Tuesday night's school board meeting by Elaine Trigiano to high school...
  • VIMS gets $200K grant to help protect Powhatan village site

    VIMS gets $200K grant to help protect Powhatan village site
    Back when Capt. John Smith and Chief Powhatan butted heads in the early 1600s, the Algonquian village of Werowocomoco along the York River was fringed with marshland where inhabitants hunted and fished. Four centuries later, much of that marshy...
  • Blackbeard's legend gets new wrinkles

    No student of Blackbeard can explore the nearly 300-year-old legend of one of history's most notorious brigands long before realizing that it's riddled by exaggeration and invention. Just six years after the infamous buccaneer's death in 1718, a shadowy...