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  • Hampton Roads writers offer summer reads

     Hampton Roads writers offer summer reads
    Editor's note: This week's Writers' Block column is being written by staff writer Ann M. Efimetz. The season of summer reading is upon us. Blockbusters aren't just movies. Online booksellers have editor's picks suggesting titles that can entertain and...
  • Historic 1600s Jamestown church tower may have dodged cold-weather wrecking ball

    Historic 1600s Jamestown church tower may have dodged cold-weather wrecking ball
    One of English America’s most iconic early colonial structures may have dodged a potentially disastrous cold-weather wrecking ball this past winter when near-record freezing temperatures caused new lime mortar joints to fail instead of splitting off...
  • Washington College president to step down

    Washington College president to step down
    The president of Washington College announced Tuesday that he will step down this fall to take a new post in Virginia. Mitchell B. Reiss, who has led the college in Chestertown for four years, will become the new CEO and president of the Colonial...
  • Colonial Williamsburg offers ticket deal through Groupon

    Colonial Williamsburg offers ticket deal through Groupon
    Colonial Williamsburg is offering a discount on single-day admission tickets through Groupon.  Through the Groupon deal, visitors can buy a Colonial Williamsburg ticket for $22 for adults or $11 for children, which is a 50 percent discount.  On...
  • Spring break with a twist

    Spring break with a twist
    With the dreadful weather that's spread across much of the country this winter, even into the usually balmy South, thoughts of spring might seem like a fantasy. But spring break really is on the horizon. It's a nebulous term, though, with getaways...
  • Hampton hangs two members of Blackbeard's crew 295 years ago

    Hampton hangs two members of Blackbeard's crew 295 years ago
    When a Royal Navy expedition led by Lt. Robert Maynard returned to Hampton from North Carolina on Jan. 3, 1719, the grisly sight of Blackbeard's severed head swinging from a bowsprit marked the end of one of history's most notorious pirates. Cannons...
  • 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....
  • Foodbank trains chefs and feeds the community with its culinary training program

    Foodbank trains chefs and feeds the community with its culinary training program
    Does just the thought of preparing lunches for the kids every day wear you out? Well, pity the culinary students at the Foodbank of the Virginia Peninsula who turn out more than 1,200 meals every weekday morning. The Foodbank workers are actually a...
  • 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...
  • Run for the Dream 8K winds through historic Williamsburg

    The Run for the Dream 8K wound through historic Williamsburg on Saturday for its fourth straight year. The run, and Sunday's half marathon, benefit An Achievable Dream and Wounded Warriors programs. Sunday's half marathon begins at 7 a.m. at Colonial...
  • Festival Williamsburg offers a variety of musical experiences in the coming week

    Festival Williamsburg offers a variety of musical experiences in the coming week
    Each spring, the Virginia Arts Festival offers dozens of performances throughout Hampton Roads. For several days during that period, the spotlight falls on Williamsburg. Festival Williamsburg, a festival within a festival, will take place Thursday May...