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  • 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...
  • Milestone day for religious freedom

    Exactly when the first Baptist believers settled on the lands south of the James River in the late 1600s is hard to determine from the surviving records. But according to an ancient grand jury document citing them for not attending the established...
  • Living Here: Museums and historic sites

    Living Here: Museums and historic sites
    Museums and sites can help you track the story of our region. From the earliest settlers to the space explorers, Hampton Roads museums tell a continuous story of the importance of our area. History museums 1. Air Power Park. Vintage military jets,...
  • Living Here: Outdoor activities

    Living Here: Outdoor activities
    Cycling The Peninsula offers many opportunities for cycling enthusiasts. Whether you enjoy group rides, solo jaunts or competitions, Hampton Roads has many opportunities. Courses and trailways in the Tidewater region tend to be flat but are often...
  • Living Here: Museums and galleries

    Living Here: Museums and galleries
    From the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum in Williamsburg to the Chrysler Museum of Art in Norfolk, art abounds in Hampton Roads. Art museums 1. Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum. Nationally acclaimed American folk art collection...
  • Living Here: Shopping

    Living Here: Shopping
    Stroll through shops in a town-like setting or escape to the comfort of an air-conditioned mall. City Center at Oyster Point. 701 Town Center Drive, Newport News. Offers 230,000 square feet of retail shops and restaurants. Host to a weekly farmers'...
  • Famous avant-garde artist Georgia O'Keeffe shakes up 1930s Williamsburg

    Famous avant-garde artist Georgia O'Keeffe shakes up 1930s Williamsburg
    Georgia O'Keeffe was already a world-renowned Modern artist when she returned to her family's former home in Williamsburg to receive an honorary degree from the College of William and Mary on May 7, 1938. But to many residents of this small Southern...
  • Five unique accommodations in the Maryland area

    Five unique accommodations in the Maryland area
    No offense to conventional hotels, but sometimes you just want to stay someplace a little different, a little avant-garde, someplace you'll be able to tell the grandkids about someday. You know, someplace that, once you post a picture on Facebook,...
  • Colonial Williamsburg runs promotion for Facebook fans

    Colonial Williamsburg runs promotion for Facebook fans
    Colonial Williamsburg will offer free admission to the Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg to visitors who "like" the Colonial Williamsburg Facebook page.  To get free single-day admission to the museums, visitors must say "I'm a fan," at any...