| Sep 12, 2014
What to see this fall? Play it close to home with shows about Chicago, motherhood, composting, American history, demons and failure, or go far out and explore the entire galaxy. Here's how:
"The Chicago Effect: Redefining the Middle": Contrary to...
| Nov 12, 2013
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....
| Nov 12, 2013
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...
| May 3, 2014
Editor's note: This is part of an everyday series exploring individual line items in state and local budgets. Read the entire series at www.dailypress.com/watchdog.
History isn't cheap: state taxpayers kicked in $7 million this year to help run historic...
| Jun 23, 2014
| 3:57 PM
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...
| May 25, 2014
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...
| Jul 29, 2013
| 8:02 AM
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.
| Oct 15, 2013
| 7:56 AM
When we last checked in with Chesapeake indie-folk act The Last Bison, the group was preparing to play FloydFest with help from members of the Colonial Williamsburg Fifes and Drums. That show was one part of a summer tour that included stops at some of...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 9:53 AM
Good Neighbor pass holders will receive a 25 percent discount on purchases during Colonial Williamsburg’s Good Neighbor sale Monday, Oct. 21 through Friday, Oct. 25.
“This year we have extended the Good Neighbor sale to five days,”...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 8:12 AM
Here's a look at what's going on this coming week in the Hampton Roads writing and reading community.
Friday, Oct. 25
Eileen Rockefeller Growald - Author talk/book signing
Hennage Auditorium of the Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 3:58 PM
During the past 12 years, Glendale teachers have taken advantage of $4 million in grant funds to travel across the country to cities, museums and historical institutions to immerse themselves in stories of the past. But that appears to be coming to an...