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  • Fun things to do in Hampton Roads this weekend

    Fun things to do in Hampton Roads this weekend
    Looking for something fun to do in Hampton Roads this  weekend? Here's a look at some of your entertainment options.  The Hampton Coliseum has two big shows. On Friday night, it's Spring Jam - Doug E. Fresh hosting a concert that will feature Keith...
  • Jamestown Settlement museum to host citizenship ceremony

    A citizenship ceremony for children of naturalized U.S. citizens will be held at Jamestown Settlement, a museum of 17th-century Virginia. The March 28 event will be hosted by the Williamsburg Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American...
  • Williamsburg Hotel & Motel Association vies for localities' tourism dollars

    The Williamsburg Hotel & Motel Association sent letters to York County, James City County and Williamsburg officials on Friday requesting a total of $3.85 million from the localities. In the past the association has requested thousands of dollars, never...
  • Poquoson City Council approves city manager's two-year contract

    The Poquoson City Council approved a two-year employment agreement for City Manager J. Randall Wheeler on Jan. 12 and a $1,500 performance-based bonus, according to City Clerk Judy Wiggins. Randall's 2015 annual salary is $142,850 under the new...
  • Jamestown settlement and Yorktown Victory Center revenues down

    The Jamestown Settlement and Yorktown Victory Center living-history museums' admission revenue was down 2.5 percent in 2014 compared to 2013. Admission revenue amounted to $5,026,279 in 2014. "The overall decline in visitation was mitigated by an...
  • Halloween in Hampton Roads, from the mildly spooky to the truly terrifying

    Halloween in Hampton Roads, from the mildly spooky to the truly terrifying
    Halloween falls on a Friday this year, and there’s no Halloween like a Friday Halloween.  But for some folks, Halloween isn’t one night – it’s a full season.  Here’s a look at some of the places you can visit in Hampton...
  • Yorktown to celebrate Veterans Day

    York County's historical committee will mark Veterans Day with a memorial service at noon Tuesday at York Hall, 301 Main St., Yorktown. The service will include tolling of the bells, a presentation of the colors, singing of the National Anthem, the...
  • 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...
  • From fallen logs iconic boats built from felled trees now a part of Jamestown exhibit

    When the English settlers at Jamestown encountered their first Chesapeake Bay log canoe in the early 1600s, they knew a good thing when they saw it. Though they soon discovered that the narrow, somewhat unstable craft took some practice to get into...
  • $7 million: Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation

    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...
  • 'Wealth of Jamestown' draws back curtain of time

     'Wealth of Jamestown' draws back curtain of time
    Author Barbara N. McLennan draws the curtain of time back in this historical novel, letting us look through the window of the past and see some of Jamestown's most affluent and notable citizens. McLennan focuses on a small circle of friends and family...